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A 109 year-old Bibb County, Alabama woman still delivered babies!

Interesting news article from the Daily State Sentinel (Montgomery, Alabama) April 13, 1868

The oldest woman in Alabama is Mrs. Sallie Samson, living in Bibb County. She is native of Jasper County, Georgia, but has been living in Bibb County since 1817, in the same neighborhood she now resides in, and is 109 years old.

Bibb County, Alabama courthouse ca 1960

Still rides horseback at night

She is as active now as she was thirty years ago, frequently riding horseback in the night time, ten and fifteen miles, to answer professional calls. She is considered one of the best “doctors” in the county, in her particular line, as hundreds of the well-developed boys and girls, now living in Bibb and Autauga Counties, will fully testify.

Knew stories of first settlements

She is a lady of remarkable memory, quite intelligent, and her stories of olden times and the first settlements of Alabama, are most extraordinarily interesting and thrilling. Long may she live in her career of usefulness in welcoming the advent of boy and girl babies into the world.

  1. Sketches of Alabama History, by Joel Campbell Du Bose, Eldredge & Bro., 1901

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  1. Re: 109 yr old Mrs. Sallie Samson article – The photo of the courthouse indicates ca. 1960, but the van in the picture appears to be from the mid to late 70s.
    Thanks for the great blog!

  2. Do you have any stories or history of Crenshaw or Butler County?? That is the area my family and relatives lived. I was born in Crenshaw County, AL but moved in 1959 to TX.
    Shannon Gardner Kelemen

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