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Julie Helen Otto

Julie Helen Otto
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PAUL (m): Despite the great debt both the Catholic and Protestant churches owe to St. Paul the Apostle (d. [69]), this name enjoyed surprisingly little currency in colonial New England, perhaps due to its Catholic and/or Anglican connotations. Paul Dudley (1675–1751) was the son of Massachusetts Bay and New Hampshire Governor Joseph Dudley and his wife, Rebecca (Tyng). Paul Terrill, b. Woodbury, Conn. 1 Feb. 1721, was the son of Ezra and ____ Terrill (William Cothren, History of Ancient Woodbury, Connecticut 3:18).

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