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Today is August 3.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
John Abbot (1704-1793) John Abbot (1674-1754) Elizabeth Harnden (1756-1693) Andover, Massachusetts, United States
Johanna Maria Bakker (1888-) Johannes Cornelis Bakker (1851-) Johanna Magdalena Foppen (1850-1907) Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley (1867-1947) Alfred Baldwin (1841-1908) Louisa MacDonald (1845-1925) Bewdley, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom
George Bellamy (1857-1938) James Bellamy (1836-1914) Esther Williamson (1837-1874) Castle Hill, New South Wales, Australia
John Boxsell (1840-1895) Thomas Boxsell (1799-1875) Mary Ann Puxted (1802-1875) Seaham, New South Wales, Australia
Tom Brady (1977-) Thomas Brady, Sr. Galynn Brady California, United States
Harriet Gladys Bragg (1914-1987) Clarence Edward Bragg (1888-1960) Lillian Sarah Fassett (1891-1982) Glens Falls, Warren County, New York, USA
Thomas Brown (1806-1871) James Brown (c1780-) Mary Russell (c1780-) Burwash, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Abraham Carr (1857-1933) Abraham James Carr (c1828-1902) Maria Burdett (c1829-1885) Butterwick, New South Wales, Australia
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
James Anlezark (1847-1923) James Anlezark (1806-1874) Matilda Hawthorn (1821-1880) a private hospital, Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia 76
Adeline Wall Arnold (1835-1903) Albert Arnold (1807-1881) Elizabeth Wall (1807-1842) Providence, Rhode Island, United States 68
Mary Arnold (1619-1656) Hartford County, Connecticut
William Avery (1848-1926) James Avery (c1814-1875) Catherine Heaslip (c1825-1904) Dungog, New South Wales, Australia 78
Joan de Beauchamp (1396-1430) William Beauchamp, 1st Baron Bergavenny (c1343-1411) Joan FitzAlan (1375-1435) 34
Henry Blyton (1851-1932) William Blyton (1804-1877) Eliza Jane Smith (1812-1870) Leichhardt, New South Wales, Australia 81
Christoph Stoffel Brecht (1591-1665) Kuntz Conrad Brecht (1563-1612) Catharine Of Neudorf (-) Shriesheim, Karlsruhe, Baden, Germany 74
Asa Brigham (1788-1844) Lewis Brigham (1756-1803) Mary Rice (1767-1797) Washington County, Texas 56
Bartholomew Burghersh, 1st Lord Burghersh (-1355) Robert de Burghersh, 1st Baron Burghersh (c1254-1306) Maud de Badlesmere (c1265-1306)
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g1 Wedding1 place
Bertrand Blanchard Acosta (1895-1954) Miguel Acosta (bef1895) Martha Blanche Reilly (bef1895) Helen Belmont Pearsoll (bef1921)
William Goodchild Betts (1845-1910) James Betts (1814-1887) Frances Goodchild (1816-1847) Emma Jones (1852-1919) Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia
James Gordon Brown (1951) John Ebenezer Brown (1914-1998) Jessie Elizabeth Souter (1918-2004) Sarah Macaulay (1963) North Queensferry, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom
Mary Catherine Burgoon (1859-1954) John Burgoon (1800-1879) Ann Geissinger (1831-1895) John White (1854-1939) Hollidaysburg, Blair County, Pennsylvania, United States
Margaret Butler (aft1568-c1652) William Butler (c1540-) Margaret Greeke Lawrence Washington (c1568-1616) Aston-le-Walls, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
John Robertson Cameron (1856-1921) William Wardrop Cameron (c1828-1906) Agnes Logan Thomson (c1829-1891) Jessie Tisdell (1859-1884) Wingham, New South Wales, Australia
Edward Cavendish (1838-1891) William Cavendish, 7th Duke of Devonshire (1808-1891) Blanche Georgiana Howard (1812-1840) Emma Elizabeth Lascelles (1838-1920) St. George's Church, Hanover Square, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Ebenezer Cheney (1764-1832) William Cheney (1741-1803) Elisabeth Sweet (1745-1763) Hannah Eaton (1761-1832) Campton, Grafton County, New Hampshire
William George Thomas Cornwell (1920-1992) William John Cornwell (1901-1958) Violet May Clift (1899-1953) Connie Musgrave (1920-1970) Barling, Essex, United Kingdom
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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 Butler (1665-1745) Thomas Butler (1634-1680) Emilia van Nassau-Beverweerd (1635-1688) Mary Somerset (c1664-1733) Badminton
Edward Smith Hall (1786-1860) Smith Hall (bef1786) Jane Drewry (bef1786) Sarah Holmes (-1838) Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Algernon Turnor (1845-1921) Christopher Turnor (-1886) Caroline Finch-Hatton (c1817-1888) Henrietta Caroline Stewart (1850-1930)
Johann Ludwig, Reichsgraf von Wallmoden-Gimborn (1736-1811) George II of Great Britain (1683-1760) Amalie Sophie Marianne von Wendt (1704-1765) Luise Christiane Baronin von Liechtenstein (1763-1809)
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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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