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Today is July 28.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
Jacqueline Lee Bouvier (1929-1994) John Vernou Bouvier III (1891-1957) Janet Norton Lee (1907-1989) Southampton, New York, United States
John Bridge (1853-1939) William Bridge (1819-1861) Sarah Carpenter (1826-1914) Wollombi, New South Wales, Australia
Margaret di Durazzo (1347-1412) Carlo di Durazzo (1323-1348) Maria of Naples (1329-1366)
Marguerite-Louise of Orléans (1645-1721) Gaston of Orléans (1608-1660) Marguerite de Lorraine (1615-1672) Château de Blois, Blois, France
Dorothy Evelyn Cavendish (1900-1966) Victor Christian William Cavendish, 9th Duke of Devonshire (1868-1938) Evelyn Emily Mary FitzMaurice (1870-1960)
Karolina Marie Chotková of Chotkov and Vojnín (1837-1901) Vilém Chotek von Chotkov und Vojnín (1803-1850) Louise von Ugarte (1813-1887) Brno, South Moravian Region, Czech Republic
Helen Suzette Crowninshield (1868-1941) Frederic Crowninshield (1845-1918) Helen Suzette Fairbanks (1841-1921) Paris, France
John Davison (1833-1923) Robert Davidson (1806-1843) Martha Blackman (1813-1901) Macquarie Plains, New South Wales, Australia
Benjamin Doty (1742-1826) Benjamin Doty (1689-1770) Hester Bemen (-bef1774) Old Saybrook, Connecticut, United States
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
Sancha de Mallorca (c1285-1345) Jaime de Mallorca (1243-1311) Esclarmonde de Foix (c1255-aft1299) Naples 60
Leopold VI. von Österreich (1176-1230) Leopold V. von Österreich (1177-1194) Helena of Hungary (c1158-1199) San Germano 54
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Johann Ambrosius Bach (1645-1695) Maria Elisabeth Laummerhirt (1663-1694) 65
Francis Neville Baglin (1763-1842) Matthew Baglin (c1725-1803) Ann Neville (c1725-1803) 79
Rene-Grigore Bogdan (1885-1975) Gheorghe Bogdan (1854-1925) Margareta Rosetti (1865-1940) Bucharest, Romania
Joseph I of Spain (1768-1844) Carlo Buonaparte (1746-1785) Letizia Ramolino (1750-1836) Florence 76
Zaccheus Bosworth (1614-1655) Joseph Bosworth (1574-?) (Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts) 41
Elizabeth Howard Brabyn (1805-1881) John Brabyn (1758-1835) Sarah Howard Elliott (1768-1847) South Creek, New South Wales, Australia 76
George Bridge (1854-1905) Benjamin Bridge (1816-1875) Susannah Ann Craft (1820-1910) Cessnock, New South Wales, Australia 51
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g1 Wedding1 place
Herbert Asquith (1881-1947) Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith (1852-1928) Helen Kelsall Melland (1854-1891) Cynthia Mary Evelyn Charteris (1887-1960) Chelsea, London, England, United Kingdom
Louise of Sweden (1851-1926) Karl XV of Sweden (1826-1872) Louise van Oranje-Nassau (1828-1871) Frederick VIII of Denmark (1843-1912) Stockholm, Sweden
John Campbell, 1st Baron Cawdor (c1753-1821) Pryse Campbell (1726-1768) Sarah Bacon (c1726-) Isabella Caroline Howard (1771-1848) Grosvenor Place, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Jean II de Valois (1319-1364) Philip VI de Valois (1293-1350) Jeanne de Bourgogne (1293-1348) Bonne of Bohemia (1315-1349)
Samuel Chivell (c1832-1880) Joseph Chivell (c1798-1855) Ann Bennie Goard (1800-1880) Mary Ann White (c1831-1854) Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Catherine Anne Cramp (1860-?) Josiah Cramp (1826-1893) Naomi Francis (1838-1896) Christian Hof (1845-1915) Georgetown, Queensland, Australia
Angeline Davis (1828-1911) Daniel Coon Davis (1804-1850) Saphronia Fuller (1804-1845) George Scofield (1819-1870) Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois
Ildikó Fáy (1924) Aladár Fáy (1898-1963) Gizella Csengey (1903-1986) Sándor Ónodi-Szabó (1921) Budapest, Hungary
David Gill (c1796-) John Gill (c1766-) Isabell Nicoll (1776-) Sarah Ogston (1797-1872) Saint Nicholas, Aberdeen, Scotland, 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
John Backhouse (1817-1907) John Backhouse (bef1817) Catherine Thompson (bef1817) Margaret Johnstone (1808-1899) Araluen, New South Wales, Australia
Emanoil Bogdan (1922-1881) Rene-Grigore Bogdan (1885-1975) Marie-Louise Wemyss-Swann (1893-1967) Anca Scârneci (c1927) Bucharest, Romania
David Butner (c1745-1819) Adam Butner (-bef1777) Susanna Thomas Rowan County, North Carolina, United States of America
Henry Gibbs (1793-1883) George Gibbs (-) Martha Cole (-) Mary Anne Quigley (1816-1863) Wilberforce, New South Wales, Australia
Jeanette Jerome (1854-1921) Leonard Walter Jerome (1817-1891) Clarissa Hall (1825-1895) George Frederick Myddleton Cornwallis-West (1874-1951)
Margaret Johnstone (1808-1899) John Backhouse (1817-1907) Araluen, New South Wales, Australia
George Marsden (c1816-1881) Samuel Marsden (c1780-1848) Wilhelmina Stevenson (c1791-1842) Margaret Gregory (c1821-1854) Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Horatio Walpole, 2nd Earl of Orford (1752-1822) Horatio Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford (1723-1809) Rachel Cavendish (1727-1805) Catherine Tunstall (-1807)
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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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