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Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
Jacob Arisz (1728-1793) Aris Bartelsz (1698-) Cornelisje Gerrits (1698-) Grootebroek
Otte Brahe (1518-1571) Tyge Brahe (-1523) Sophie Rud (-1555) Tosterup
Adeline Mildred Bray (1894-1964) Edward Charles Bray (1857-1942) Lucy Muriel Howard (1872-1963) Crookwell, New South Wales, Australia
Hans Balthasar Brecht (1670-aft1696) Hans Balthasar Brecht (1636-1703) Ana Margaret Christman (1637-) Shriesheim, Baden, Germany
William John Cant (1867-1953) John Cant (1839-1874) Elizabeth Towns (c1846-?) Paterson River, New South Wales, Australia
Ruth Cheney (1895-1990) Charles Paine Cheney (1869-1897) Mary Ward Lyon (1868) Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
William Robert Cramp (1880-1929) William Cramp (1849-1884) Mirinda Whayman (1856-1929) Saltwater Creek, Queensland, Australia
Ruth Sylvia Gill (1908-1993) William Smith Gill (1865-1957) Ruth Littlejohn (1879-1964) Dalhebity, Bieldside, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
Theodore Francis Green (1867-1966) Arnold Green (1838-1903) Cornelia Abby Burges (1837-1901) Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
Nicholas Paget Bayly (1814-1879) Nicholas Bayly (1769-1823) Sarah Laycock (1783-1820) "Havilah", Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia 65
Albert Charles Blundell (1879-1955) Charles Blundell (1842-1910) Cecilia Caterson (1849-1930) Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia 76
Frederick Lynch Blunt (1848-1898) Frederick Ingram Clarridge Blunt (c1818-1898) Esther Lynch (c1820-1905) Leichhardt, New South Wales, Australia 50
Gheorghe Bogdan (c1612-1680) Gheorghe Bogdan (c1580-1634) Anghelina Scoarțeș (c1590-aft1634)
Josiah Bradlee (1754-1798) Samuel Bradlee (1707-1768) Mary Andrus Massachusetts, United States 44
Eliza Cafe (1873-1938) Thomas Cafe (1845-1885) Maria Jane Merrick (1855-1947) Singleton, New South Wales, Australia 65
William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire (1720-1764) William Cavendish, 3rd Duke of Devonshire (1698-1755) Catherine Hoskins (c1700-1777) Spa 44
Benjamin Cheney (1763-1840) Joseph Cheney (1726-1810) Dorcus Stewart (1735-1817) Freedom, Cattaraugus County, New York 77
George Cleveland (c1706-1756) Edward Cleveland (1663-1746) Deliverance Palmer (c1665-1717) Lake George, Warren County, New York, United States 50
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with Wedding1 locality
Leonardus Gerardus Bakker (1883-) Johannes Cornelis Bakker (1851-) Johanna Magdalena Foppen (1850-1907) Geertje Langeberg (c1901-) Amsterdam
Isaac Ball (1787-1865) Isaac Ball (1747-1809) Hannah Cummings (1757-) Sarah Manross (1792-1853) + Lovina Manross (1805-1863) Bristol, Vermont
Susannah Bellamy (1821-1890) James Zadock Bellamy (1798-1875) Hannah Singleton (1802-1869) James Smith (1816-1894) Parramatta
Sarah Bemis (1643-1712) Joseph Bemis (1619-1684) Sarah Bemis John Bigelow (1617-1703) Watertown, Massachusetts
Lucy Muriel Bray (1892-aft1918) Edward Charles Bray (1857-1942) Lucy Muriel Howard (1872-1963) Arthur Francis Graham (1887-?) Sydney
Agnes Chaseling (1854-1937) Thomas Chaseling (1831-1905) Catherine Jamieson (1825-1906) John Joshua Herps (1849-1922)
Karolina Chotková von Chotkov und Vojnín (1865-1919) Bohuslav Chotek of Chotkov and Vojnín (1829-1896) Wilhelmine Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau (1838-1886) Leopold Abraham Maria von Nostitz-Rieneck (1865-1945) Prague
Benjamin Josiah Cramp (1840-1917) Jury Cramp (1778-1849) Mary Ann Edmonds (1802-1870) Martha Jane Squire Bray (1842-1926) Binda, New South Wales
Zelma Eliza Day (1904-1997) Thomas Clark Day (1859-1946) Anna Eliza Berry (1865-1928) Otto Lewis Lloyd (1895-1971) Duchesne, Utah
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Familypedia people who had their second wedding (or first after a liaison) on this day

  Father Mother Joined with Wedding2 locality
John Bigelow (1617-1703) Randall Bigelow (c1578-1626) Mary Warren (1624-1691) + Sarah Bemis (1643-1712) Watertown, Massachusetts
Johannes Kales (c1805-1894) Jan Kales (c1765-1828) Maria Hollee (c1765-1826) Geertruida Saris (1804-1839)+Maria Oostwal (1820-1895) Haarlem
Paulus Johannes Korver (1907-1971) Johan Korver (1877-1951) Agatha Catharina Kueter (1880-1934) Sophia C.M. Boersen (1909-) + Koosje Bielsma (1911-) Alkmaar
Gian Galeazzo Visconti (1351-1402) Galeazzo II Visconti (c1320-1378) Blanche Marie de Savoie (1336-1387) Isabelle de Valois (1348-1372)+Caterina Visconti (1361-1404)
Karl Christian von Nassau-Weilburg (1735-1788) Karl August von Nassau-Weilburg (1685-1753) Auguste Friederike von Nassau-Idstein (1699-1750) Caroline van Oranje-Nassau (1743-1787)+Barbara Giesen (?-?)
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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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    Thanks for the updates and addition of the tree, will look at that functionality next time I am editing. have lots more data in ancestory but the transfer is manual so takes time. Shame there is no automtic GED transfer to get the process started.

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