4 April 1863: “Paid Mrs Suky midwifes fees…”

Item description: Receipt, dated 4 April 1863, presumably signed by Edmund Wilcox Hubard (E.W. Hubard), for midwifery services performed by “Mrs. Suky.”

[Item transcription available below images.]

From folder #185 in the Hubard Family Papers, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Item transcription:

[side 1]

April 4th Paid Mrs Suky midwifes fees for visiting [aid?] Caty, Easther, Lavinia, Charity, Jinny & June this year – 6 women in 1863 – The sum of $12 by Madison.

E.W. Hubard

[side 2]

Paid Suckey for Midwifery $12 April 1863

More about this item: Based on names listed in ledgers in this collection, Madison and at least some of the women identified here may have been slaves of the Hubard family.  Sukey (various spellings) was often used as a nickname for Susanna, and since several Hubard and Wilcox family members bore that name, the midwife identified here may have been a relative.

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