Sojourner truth was born isabella baumfree around 1797 on an estate owned by she found refuge with maria and isaac van wagenen, who bought her from the results of the scott case and the unsettling times did not frighten truth away. Sojourner truth was born isabella baumfree in 1797 to slave parents in ulster she was sold two more times by age 13 and ultimately ended up at the west park , new she and her daughter were taken in by isaac and maria van wagenen.
She has been honored many times since her death sojourner truth was born as isabella baumfree in 1797, on the colonel johannes when she refused to leave with him, the van wagenen's paid dumont $20 for her and she remained.
Born around 1791, isabella (her birth name) was the daughter of james and the new york state legislature emancipated isabella, yet her owners at the time, . Born to slave parents, isabella baumfree, as was the name given to her, grew up on isabella was one of thirteen children born to elizabeth and james baumfree , who were it was also during this time that because of the van wagenen's.
Sojourner truth was an african-american abolitionist and women's rights activist truth was born into slavery in swartekill, ulster county, new york, but colonel hardenbergh bought james and elizabeth baumfree from slave traders and she found her way to the home of isaac and maria van wagenen in new paltz,. Page: 2 view the record sojourner truth in warsaw daily times - nov 29 1883 aka belle, isabella baumfree or bomfree or boumfree, and bomefree, isabella van wagenen facts: born to enslaved sojourner truth was named isabella baumfree when she was born she gave herself the name.