Did Nelson Davis Marry Harriet Tubman?


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Harriet Tubman married Nelson Davis on March 18, 1869. Nelson Davis was Harriet Tubman's second husband. Her first husband was John Tubman, who died in 1867.

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Harriet Tubman married her first husband while she was still a slave, so she was never officially married to him. She met Nelson Davis in 1869 and married him the same year. He had formerly been a slave in North Carolina, and he fought in the Civil War. Harriet Tubman and Nelson Davis never had any children of their own, but they adopted a daughter in 1874. They were married for 19 years until Davis' death in 1888.

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