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Julie Helen Otto

Julie Helen Otto
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KETURAH (f): Hebrew for "incense." A concubine of Abraham (1 Chronicles 1:20) seen in the Parke family. Also seen in certain Stonington, Connecticut, families. A colonial lightning victim at Royalston, Massachusetts (which saw a good many such strikes), was Weston, Mass., native Keturah Babcock (1754–1769), daughter of Jason and Mary (Beaton) Babcock (Royalston VRs, pp. 161).

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