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Julie Helen Otto

Julie Helen Otto
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Independence (usually m): The exciting events of the Revolutionary War and the young Republic inspired many names such as Independence and Liberty, which descend from the "virtue" names (often unisex) bestowed by the Puritans a century earlier. Twin sons, Independence and Liberty Whipple, were born to Jonathan and Mary Whipple on October 31, 1777, in Douglas, Massachusetts (Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, on AmericanAncestors.org). Independence Pease, the daughter of Emory and Mary Pease, was born in Somers, Connecticut, on August 27, 1776 (Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 [The Barbour Collection], on AmericanAncestors.org).

Posted by Jean Powers at 07/09/2013 09:48:51 AM | 


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