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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Triplets born to dairy farmer in Dallas County, Alabama

From Tuscaloosa News August 2, 1937

Triplets Arrive in Perry County
Three girls born to dairy farmer’s wife in a Selma hospital

All girls born to Dobbins

Selma, Alabama, August 2—Triplets, all girls, were born here Sunday night to Mrs. David Dobbins, wife of a Perry County dairy farmer.
The babies were all thriving today to set a new birth record for Dallas County for never before have triplets been born to white parents within the county.

Dallas county map

Dallas County, Alabama

The three babies arrived at King Memorial Hospital within nine minutes of one another, at 9:55 p.m. Each is perfectly formed, and their aggregate weight is 13 pounds, 10 ounces.
First to arrive, Marcia, weighed 4 pounds and 2 ounces. Allison weighed 4 pounds 7 ounces, and Leah weighed 3 pounds and 1 ounce.
The Dobbins reside eight miles from Marion. Prior to her marriage, Mrs. Dobbins resided for some time at Birmingham. Family records on both sides fail to show any previous multiple births, it was said.

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  1. This caught my eye since David was my Dad’s Uncle. The triplets of course were my dad’s first cousins. We have seen them over the years at reunions and their birthday celebrations. They are all still living.
    I enjoy your stories about Perry County where the Dobbins family settled and farmed, but in your books, the family isn’t mentioned. Maybe I should check in Dallas County. Thanks for the memories.

  2. Come on down the road to Marengo County, AL around 1955, there was another set of triplets
    born to the Bridges Family. There was male and females, but can not remember how many of each.
    Maybe it was in the water !!!

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