A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812 Character Descriptions

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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Martha Ballard

In her midwife practice, from 1775 - 1812, this person delivered almost one thousand babies, and had a better success rate than most doctor and hospitals, well into the 1930s.

Ephraim Ballard

This person worked as a surveyor and miller and provided well for his family, dying in 1821 at the age of ninety-six.

John Ballard

This person was hot tempered and given to drink, but he also had amassed over 300 acres of land, and provided well for his family.

Dr. Cony

This person did not think highly of another person and often accused her of many things, and the tension between them grew.

Dr. Page

This person learned from the midwives of the area, but he had several bad experiences prior to that decision.

Parthenia

This person used to help with chores around the house and with weaving.

Hannah

This person...

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