Bettie Frances Slayton Waller Campbell County Midwife

Bettie Frances Slayton Waller grew up in the home of Bob Slayton, overseer on a large Halifax County plantation. Called “mother to many,” she was a self-taught midwife who delivered hundreds of babies throughout Campbell and Halifax counties. The baby on her lap in this photograph is her grandson, Kenneth Waller.

Loaned by Regina Phillips

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