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Julie Helen Otto

Julie Helen Otto
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ARGENTINE (f): Derived from the Latin argentum, “silver,” this name was used by descendants of Benjamin and Argentine/Archintine (Cromwell) Cram (m. Hampton, N.H. 28 Nov. 1662) (VRs 1:556) of Hampton, N.H. (Argentine was the daughter of Giles Cromwell.) Argentine Cram (1693-1771), daughter of John and Mary (Wadleigh) Cram (VRs, p. 87) and granddaughter of Benjamin and Argentine, married Abraham Brown (1689-1769) of Hampton Falls, N.H., at Hampton, 6 Feb. 1717. Benjamin and Argentine’s daughter Hannah Cram m. Hampton 26 Oct. 1693 William Fifield, and some years later had Argentine Fifield (TAG 15:220).

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