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Re: Mazeppa T. Brewer Greene County NY
Posted by: Sarah Bunker (ID *****5227) Date: February 26, 2011 at 13:04:32
In Reply to: Re: Mazeppa T. Brewer Greene County NY by Susan Egnor of 8988

I'll have to look into this names, but that actually does somewhat match up, given the fact that all of the names are spelled wrong:

Mamie Baras == Mary May Barris (she was often called by different names)
Lester Baras == Lester Barris
Charles Baras == Charles Barris

Kollie I don't know but could be Carrie June (from a previous marriage). George is new to me, so I'll have to look into those. Porter June was a child from a previous marriage of Nettie. Maybe Mathew is Mazeppa, since his middle initial was T (for Tyler). My guess is whoever made the record didn't ask for spellings of names.

When I spoke to my grandmother last (and I intend to call her again today with updates and to hopefully get some more info) she said that when money was tight sometimes Nettie would put her kids in a "place she could get them back". This might explain why kids seem to disappear and reappear.

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