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Today is August 31.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
Trijn Simons (1710-aft1741) Simon Jacobsz (1672-aft1710) Marij Pieters (1674-1743) Andijk
Asa Brigham (1788-1844) Lewis Brigham (1756-1803) Mary Rice (1767-1797) Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Levinah Brigham (1711-1749) Elnathan Brigham (1683-1758) Bethiah Ward (1681-1765) Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
William Henry Hugh Cholmondeley, 3rd Marquess of Cholmondeley (1800-1884) George James Cholmondeley, 1st Marquess of Cholmondeley (1749-1827) Georgiana Charlotte Bertie (1764-1838) Piccadilly, London, England, United Kingdom
Jacob Eli Christie (1859-1943) Thomas Christie (1797-1862) Mary Lamb (1818-1889) Lower Portland Head, New South Wales, Australia
Christopher James Cottell Glyn Christopher Cottell Jennie Nicloe Westlake Burton Upon Trent, Staffordshire, England
Moses Doty (1702-1775) Samuel Doty (1679-aft1746) Elizabeth Hull (1679-) Piscataway Township, New Jersey
Valdon Kape Dowiyogo (1968-) Bernard Annen Auwen Dowiyogo (1946-2003) Christine mnu (-2008)
Thomas Alexander George Forlong-Gordon (1831-1914) William Forlong of Erins (1790-1878) Crawfurd Pollok Gordon (1788-aft1874) Wellshott, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
Sarah Archer (1823-1905) Bredfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
Alice May Avard (1892-1954) David John Avard (1865-1944) Martha Jane Wright (1871-1940) East Maitland, New South Wales, Australia 62
John Baker (1783-1848) Joseph Baker (1755-1850) Lavina Keyes (1765-1859) Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 65
Richard Barnes (1871-1942) Thomas Barnes (bef1856-aft1871) Catherine (bef1856-aft1871) Narrandera, New South Wales, Australia 71
Robert de Beaumont, 3rd Earl of Leicester (1130-1190) Robert de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Leicester (1104-1168) Amice de Gael de Montfort Durazzo, Albania 60
Petr Bechinie von Lažan (c1510-1561) Jan Bechinie von Lažan (c1481-1547) Anna von Chlumu (c1485-c1550)
Sondag Beerninck (c1640-1706) Ratum, Netherlands 66
Marion Boyd (c1470-1559) Archibald Boyd (1454-bef1508) Christian Mure (c1454-1523)
William Bramble (1804-1887) Thomas Brimble (1764-1837) Elizabeth Tudgay (c1773-1850) Cataway, Bibby Harbour, Myall Lakes, New South Wales, Australia 83
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g1 Wedding1 place
Charles Hugh Benger (1849-c1925) Charles Benger (1819-1887) Euphemia Ferguson (c1821-1891) Rubina Green (1855-c1909) Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
Ann Bloodworth (1798-1875) James Bloodworth (c1759-1804) Sarah Bellamy (c1770-1843) Thomas Bray (1792-1855) Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Umberto Bossi (1941) Gigliola Guidali (-)
Harriet Gladys Bragg (1914-1987) Clarence Edward Bragg (1888-1960) Lillian Sarah Fassett (1891-1982) William Beveridge Kendall (1909-1997) Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
Clarence Elmer Brown (1894-1978) Augustus Stanfer Brown (1876-1964) Ida Amelia Sweeton (1878-1971) Helen Mae Tucker (1897-1968) Grundy County, Tennessee, United States
Thomas Bruce, 2nd Earl of Ailesbury (1655-1741) Robert Bruce, 1st Earl of Ailesbury (1626-1685) Diane Grey (c1629-1689) Elizabeth Seymour (c1655-1696) England, United Kingdom
William Ellis Buckingham (1914-1992) Claude Phillip Buckingham Jessie Bell Locke Anastasia Charlotte Koslowski Davison, Michigan
Jean of Angoulême (c1399-1467) Louis of Orléans (1372-1407) Valentina Visconti (1371-1408) Marguerite de Rohan (c1412-1497)
Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury (1563-1612) William Cecil (1521-1598) Mildred Cooke (1524-1589) Elizabeth Brooke (1562-1596)
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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
Johann Georg I. von Anhalt-Dessau (1567-1618) Joachim Ernst von Anhalt-Dessau (1536-1586) Agnes von Barby-Mühlingen (1540-1569) Dorothea von Pfalz-Simmern (1581-1631) Heidelberg
Rudolf von Anhalt-Zerbst (1576-1621) Joachim Ernst von Anhalt-Dessau (1536-1586) Eleonore von Württemberg (1552-1618) Magdalene von Oldenburg (1585-1657) Oldenburg, Lower Saxony, Germany
Thomas Bray (1792-1855) John Bray (1760-1797) Mary Devine (1766-1827) Ann Bloodworth (1798-1875) Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Sophia Field (1807-1871) Edward Field (c1769-1826) Elizabeth Sarah Dixon (c1770-1837) James Collits (1806-1880) Hassans Walls, New South Wales, Australia
Elizabeth Veall Inch (1848-1916) James Inch (1817-1876) Catherine Veall (1821-1875) Richard Palmer (1837-1931) Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Richard Palmer (1837-1931) Richard Palmer (1800-1875) Frances Gutsell (1817-1901) Elizabeth Veall Inch (1848-1916) Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Elisabeth von Hohenlohe-Weikersheim (-1488) Albrecht I. von Hohenlohe-Weikersheim (1371-1429) Elisabeth von Hanau (c1390-1475) Hugo von Montfort (c1410-1491)
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    Another software change, over which we users have no control, has caused problems with renaming pages and maybe with other things. Please read the notes at the top of Help:Renaming pages.

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  • Kimbo8867

    My Sixteen

    March 6, 2015 by Kimbo8867

    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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  • Robin Patterson

    Something (probably the latest Wikia appearance change) has disabled our main person input form. We are contacting Wikia about it.

    To create new person-pages, please go to Forum:Data entry without using Form:Person or Forum:Data entry without using Form:Person/model and copy-n-paste.

    For existing pages, "Edit with form" may work; if not, just use "E…

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  • Jslash831

    Braham Abrahams family

    October 1, 2014 by Jslash831

    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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