In my lates issue of Carolina Trees and Branches there is an article about nurses and midwives on the outer banks of North Carolina:
Jeanette Stowe was born on Aug. 1, 1883,to "Henry Bunyon Stowe and Christiana Jane Burrus (Styron). Jeanette was a descendant of two of Hatteras' oldest families. Her mothers first husband, Wesley Styron, was lost at sea, leaving her a widow with three small children to care for. She remarried to Bunyon Stowe and had eight more children. She named Jeanette after a sister who had died young."
"Jeanette married John Irvin Stowe from Rodanthe. His family came to the Outer Banks from Hyde County. Extensive research has never established a link between the two sets of Stowes. While sometimes cousins did marry, there is no evidence that Miss Jeanette and Mr. Irv, as he was known, were cousins."
There is further information on their life, but I did not see any children named, however some were implied. There is a picture of Jeanette with the information that she was a nurse and midwife on Hatteras Island for 60 years. She died in 1983, just before her 100th birthday.
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