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Julie Helen Otto

Julie Helen Otto
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LEAPHE/LEAFY (f): A nickname formed from Puritan "virtue-name" RELIEF. The 1850 census shows seventy-five women named Leafy, mostly in New England and New York. The oldest was Leafy Waters (b. Massachusetts abt. 1782) of Milford, Otsego County, New York, and the youngest was Leafy Willson (b. Ohio 1850) of Suffield, Portage County, Ohio.

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