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Today is July 3.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
Erzsébet Mazág (1885-1955) András Fáy (c1860-c1925) Erzsébet Rachta (c1865-c1930) Budimír, Košice-okolie District, Košice Region, Slovakia
Macartney Abbott (1877-1960) Joseph Palmer Abbott (1842-1901) Matilda Elizabeth Macartney (c1848-1880) Murrurundi, New South Wales, Australia
Leopold I. von Anhalt-Dessau (1676-1747) Johann Georg II. von Anhalt-Dessau (1627-1693) Henriëtte Catharina van Nassau (1637-1708) Dessau, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Nathaniel Ball II (1663-1728) Nathaniel Ball (1625-1705) Mary Mousall (1619-1669) Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Thomas Samuel Best (1822-1893) Thomas Best (1799-1874) Mary Beckett (1800-1857) Dural, New South Wales, Australia
John Birtwistle (1894-1954) James Birtwistle (1864-1939) Ellen Smith (1865-1921) 30 Croft Street, Pendleton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Percival Harley Blackman (1890-1954) William George Blackman (1854-1930) Alice Burden Nevell (1869-1958) Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia
Albert James Burrell (1897-1968) James Burrell (1853-1913) Ellen Hooper (c1859) Balgownie, New South Wales, Australia
Thomas Byrnes (1825-1892) Francis Byrnes (1794-1850) Sarah Hibbs (1806-1849) Hawkesbury River, New South Wales, Australia
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
Sarah Ada Adair (1815-1852) Thomas Adair (1774-1858) Rebecca Brown (1776-1846) Loup Fork, Platte County, Nebraska
Joseph Allison (1801-1852) Thomas Allison (1779-) Anney Brown (1781-1837)
John Harold Bailey (1857-1936) John Bailey (1832-1877) Ellen Preston (1838-1915) Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia
Irving Bennett (1906-2001) William Henry Bennett (1873-1940) Amy Charles Wearne (1872-1914) Carbis Bay, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom
George Best (c1763-1836) Castle Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Thomas J Blanch (1809-1892) Edward Blanch (c1787-1860) Maria B Ashdown (c1789-1837) Tea Gardens, New South Wales, Australia
Samuel Blogget (c1633-1687) Thomas Blogget (c1605-1642) Susanna Unknown (c1598-1662) Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Henry Patton Foote Blythe (1851-1898) Thomas Jefferson Blythe (1829-1907) Esther Elvira Buam (c1825-c1865) Tippah County, Mississippi, United States
Mary Bolton (1807-1843) Robert Bolton (1766-1837) Ann Smith (c1775-1839) Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g1 Wedding1 place
Elizabeth Abbott (1721-1782) John Abbott (?-?) Elizabeth Birege (?-?) Sylvanus Delano (1720-1796) Tolland, Tolland County, Connecticut, United States
Lucy Apsley (1620-1681) Allen Apsley (1582-1630) Lucy St. John (c1594-) John Hutchinson (1615-1664) London
John Sinclair-Wemyss Arbuthnot (1912-1992) Kenneth Wyndham Arbuthnot (1873-1915) Janet Elspeth Sinclair-Wemyss (1889-1982) (Margaret) Jean Duff (1919) Holy Trinity, Brompton, Brompton, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Robert (Robby) Wemyss Muir Arbuthnot (1889-1962) Robert George Arbuthnot (1843-1890) (Helen) Mary Muir (1862-1926) Mary (Molly) Coghill (-1986)
Nathan Baldwin (c1687-c1773) David Baldwin (1651-c1689) Mary Stream (1653-1712) Elizabeth Rogers (c1713-aft1740) Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
Frederick Bennett (1865-1945) Charles Bennett (c1822-1893) Elizabeth Kate Worthington (1829-1926) Emily Eggins (1864-1942) Taree, New South Wales, Australia
John Botting (1805) Benjamin Botting (1780) Grace Nibley (bef1803) Jane Walton (bef1883) Horsham, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Frederick Josiah Bradlee, Jr. (1892-1970) Frederick Josiah Bradlee I (1866-1951) Elizabeth Whitwell Thomas (1868-1952) Josephine de Gersdorff (1896-1975) Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Carl Haverson Brumfield Jesse W. Brumfield Pearlie Magee Iris Broom
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Familypedia people who had their second wedding (or first after a liaison) on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g2 Wedding2 place
James Bigelow (1660-1728) John Bigelow (1617-1703) Mary Warren (1624-1691) Elizabeth Child (1670-1707) Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Henry Chesnut (1830-1911) William Chesnut (bef1830) Ellen McDonald (bef1830) Elizabeth Cherrington (1846-1887) Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Frances Craft (1848-1931) James Craft (1817-1854) Ann Woodbury (1824-1901) William Hollingshed (1848-1925) Wollombi, New South Wales, Australia
John Hardwick (c1818-1899) Maria Musselwhite (1818-1891) Gundaroo, New South Wales, Australia
Thomas McGuiness (1837-1921) Thomas Maginnis (1810-1862) Sarah Blackman (1815-1904) Sophia Elizabeth Fogg (1849-1921) Boorowa, New South Wales, Australia
Thomas Thynne, 2nd Viscount Weymouth (1710-1751) Thomas Thynne (c1687-1710) Mary Villiers (bef1694-1735) Louisa Carteret (1714-1736)
Eleanor of Naples (1450-1493) Ferdinand I of Naples (1423-1494) Isabella of Taranto (c1424-1465) Ercole I d'Este (1431-1505)
Moritz von Sachsen-Zeitz (1619-1681) Johann Georg I. von Sachsen (1585-1656) Magdalena Sibylle von Preußen (1586-1659) Dorothea Marie von Sachsen-Weimar (1641-1675) Weimar, Thuringia, Germany
Odilon IV, seigneur de Guérin-de-Châteauneuf du Tournel (1260-1352) Odilon Guérin III du Tournel, seigneur de Chapieu (1240-1287) Miracle de Montlaur (1235) Éléonore de Canillac (1285)
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    One of my 8 great, great grandmothers-Phoebe Ann Bronson, was born September 28, 1859 on the  NJ side of Greenwood Lake. Her family lived in Warwick, NY which is not far from Greenwood Lake. I believe that her mother moved in with her sister to have the baby, as census records show Phoebe's aunt, Elizabeth Decker Leachman, residing in Greenwood La…

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    I have been researching my paternal side of the family for about 15 years now.  Initially I had my last name only to research, Braham, while researching more and more I found that the original surname was Abraham(s), depending on the person, time and place.  But the curious thing was/is that the family went by Braham Abrahams.  There was a brother…

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