Evidence indicates that after being purchased by Turner, Nancy was used as a domestic servant. On the night of August 21, together with seven fellow slaves in whom he had put his trust, he launched a campaign of total annihilation, murdering Travis and his family in their sleep and then setting forth on a bloody march toward Jerusalem.
Early on, blacks and whites alike came to regard Nat as unusually gifted. As they neared Jerusalem, a column of eighteen volunteers attacked the insurgents. Tuner was then later placed in jail where he confessed. Although the evidence for a spouse is circumstantial, the Richmond Constitutional Whig later reported that Turner married a young slave woman; this may have been Cherry, who in was sold to Giles Reese when Samuel died and his estate was liquidated.
Among those badly wounded was Hark Travis, who survived only to be hanged on September 9. Louisiana State University Press. When an eclipse of the sun took place in FebruaryTurner concluded that the time was near to act.
Little is known about either parent. On November 5, Turner was convicted if insurrection and sentenced to hang and on November 11 the sentence was carried out. Even though the rebellion was over on August 23, the leader of the blacks, Nat Turner escaped capture by the militia. Most whites scoffed, but at least one man, Etheldred T.
Turner later said that he wanted to spread "terror and alarm" among whites. After seeing a halo around the sun on August 13,Turner believed this to be a sign from god to begin the revolt. Believing in signs and hearing divine voices, Turner was convinced by an eclipse of the Sun that the time to rise up had come, and he enlisted the help of four other slaves in the area.
The five initially established July 4 as the date of the uprising, but Turner fell ill, due perhaps to fasting, and the target day passed. Over a thirty-six hour period, this band of slaves grew sixty or seventy in number and slew fifty-eight white persons in and around Jerusalem, Virginia seventy miles east of Richmond before the local community could act to stop them.
From Rebellion to Revolution: It was common during this time for the slave to be given the last name of their owner. In the hysteria of aroused fears and anger in the days after the revolt, white militias and mobs killed an estimated black people, many of whom had nothing to do with the rebellion.
He avoided large spiritual gatherings on Sundays, but at night in the quarters he willingly described what he had discovered during his solitary readings of the Bible. November The rebellion was suppressed within two days, but Turner eluded capture by hiding in the woods until October 30, when he was discovered by farmer Benjamin Phipps.
Helens in present-day Washington state. His mother was an African native who transmitted a passionate hatred of slavery to her son. His corpse was used for scientific study. Spreading terror throughout the white South, his action set off a new wave of oppressive legislation prohibiting the education, movement, and assembly of slaves and stiffened proslavery, antiabolitionist convictions that persisted in that region until the American Civil War — Warned not to act until given a further sign by GodTurner was instructed to continue teaching but not to breathe a word of his plans to his family or friends.
He was born on the Virginia plantation of Benjamin Turner, who allowed him to be instructed in reading, writing, and religion. His plan was to capture the armoury at the county seat, Jerusalem, and, having gathered many recruits, to press on to the Dismal Swamp30 miles 48 km to the east, where capture would be difficult.
To that extent, Turner was well within the popular millenarian religious tradition of the period and was hardly abnormal for his time.- Nat Turner’s Rebellion also known as the Southampton County Rebellion or the Southampton Insurrection, was a revolt led by Nat Turner and fellow slaves in Turner, Nat c– BIBLIOGRAPHY  Abolitionist and rebel Nat Turner  was born circa October 2,on the Virginia plantation of Benjamin Turner, the child of an enslaved woman named Nancy (the name of Nat’s father is unknown).
Little is known about either parent.
The revolt was crushed within two days and Nat Turner managed to escape. The first report of the Turner revolt was sent in form of a letter from the Postmaster of Jerusalem to the Governor of Virginia.
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Nate Turner- Led a slave revolt in Virginia that increased white southern fears and led to harsh laws in the South against fugitive slaves.
Watch video · Turner was the subject of William Styron's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Confessions of Nat Turner. Nat Turner’s life and uprising was also the subject of the film, The Birth of a Nation, which was directed, written by and starring Nate Parker. For most of his life he was known as "Nat", but after the rebellion, he was widely referred to as "Nat Turner".
Turner knew little about the background of his father, who was believed to have escaped from slavery when Turner was a young boy.Download