Saturday, February 11, 2012

The Family of Henrietta Phelps Lawson Jeffries

Born a slave in Halifax County, Va., married at 15 years old, widowed at age 22 in Caswell County, N.C., married again at age 23, hauled into Court at age 54 for providing the age old service of Midwife to countless women in Caswell County. She spent the rest of her life in Caswell County, with her dignity restored by a sympathetic Judge, who understood her vital role to mothers facing the dangerous time of childbirth everywhere.

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