Some Other Central Virginia Midwives

Amherst: Ginny Cox, Maude Watson Flood, Amanda Lewis, Anne Parrish, Signora Thurman

Bedford: Melinda Anderson, Mary Jett Austin, Bertha Calloway, Bessie Cunningham, Over Eggleston, Eliza Fuqua, Vergie Fuqua, Julia Hartman, Lula Mae Jones, Eliza Jane Miller, Mary Lucy Miller, Mattie Payne, Carrie Rucker, Gladden Seldon, Bessie Van Hook, Helen Wester

Campbell: Mary Jett Austin, Bettie Frances Slayton Waller

Lynchburg: Julia Whiteley Branch, Margaret Carter, Cora Flagg, Caroline Griffin, Catherine Harris, Margaret Jones, Mary J. Majors, Kitty Shelton Patterson, Matilda Rollins, Mary B. Steptoe, Mary Strother, Margaret Sweeney, Mary Jane Thornhill, Sylvia Tucker

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    I was born at the University of Virginia hospital in Charlottesville, VA., however during that time, my maternal grandmother, Nannie Catherine Starks was the midwife for many babies born in Rappahannock County. I do not remember that she ever rec’d any payment for these services. Most of the poor people both white and black used her services to deliver their babies.

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