in American National Biography Online
January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Obstetrics; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 945 words.
Ballard, Martha Moore (20 February 1735–19 May 1812), midwife and diarist, was born in Oxford, Massachusetts, the daughter of Elijah Moore and Dorothy Learned, farmers and innkeepers....