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Today is July 7.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
Annie May Adams (1881-1882) Henry Daniel Adams (1844-1920) Eliza Agnes Bradley (1846-1925) Narrandera, New South Wales, Australia
Karl Johan Aldrin (1866-1941) Johan Jan Henrik Aldrin (1817-1895) Brita Eriksdotter (1830-1889) Hagfors Municipality, Värmland County, Värmland, Sweden
George Arnold (1777-1851) Thomas Arnold (1730-1819) Hannah Randall (c1740-1819)
Edward Bayly (1812-1873) Nicholas Bayly (1769-1823) Sarah Laycock (1783-1820) Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Johann Gottlieb Michel Bernitt (1753-1813) Jacob Niclas Bernitt (1724-1774) Catharina Elisabeth Seidler (1725-1760) Wismar
Lydia Bill (1753-1838) Ephraim Bill (1719-1802) Lydia Huntington (1727-1798) Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Antonia Blok (1850-1861) Hendrik Blok (1813-1880) Johanna Pieterse (1813-1857) Zierikzee, Zeeland, Netherlands
Thomas Bolling (1735-1804) John Bolling (1700-1757) Elizabeth Bland Blair (1709-1775)
Ann Botting (1845) William Botting (1817) Ann Chiltington (c1819) Wisborough Green, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
Jan Bergwerf (1692-1749) Pieter Bergwerf (1660-1742) Teuntje van der Velde (1669-) South Holland, Netherlands
Theodóra Bihary (1925-2001) Károly Bihary (1899-1978) Irén Palik (1898-1975) Budapest, Hungary
Elias Blok (1875-1875) Elias Blok (1835-1876) Johanna Francisca van Tinteren (1838-1926) Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Thomas Brantley (1793-1871) Robert Brantley (1740-1795) Sarah Rorie (c1732-) Union County, Tennessee, United States of America
Egon Brunswik (1903-1955) Julius Brunswik (1863-c1940) Helene von Wiser (1881-c1960) Berkeley, Alameda County, California, United States
Ariaantje Brussé (c1788-1863) Jacobus Brussé (c1768-1813) Adriana Honing (1757-1844) Haarlem, North Holland, Netherlands
Sarah Butler (?-1838) Henry Thomas Butler, 2nd Earl of Carrick (1746-1813) Sarah Taylor (c1756-1841)
Thomas Charles Roland Carter (1865-1949) Richard Carter (1835-1914) Charlotte Rose (1833-1886) Queensland, Australia
Ferdinand Tadeáš Chotek von Chotkov und Vojnín (1838-1913) Jindřich Chotek von Chotkov und Vojnín (1802-1864) Caroline Louise von und zu Eltz (1810-1862) Volšovy, Klatovy District, Plzeň Region, Czech Republic
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g1 Wedding1 place
Jude Allen (1743-1828) Jude Allen (1714-1793) Elizabeth Locke (1718-1771) Sarah Philbrick (1744-1827) Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States
Eliza Maria Allred (1822-1842) James Allred (1784-1876) Elizabeth Warren (1786-1879) George Travis Edwards (1814-1906) Pike, Illinois
Emma Mae Austin (1871-1949) Pollard Austin (1825-1899) Harriet P. Alger (1838-1871) William Lowell Warner (1876-1932) Petoskey, Michigan, United States
Lydia Bill (1753-1838) Ephraim Bill (1719-1802) Lydia Huntington (1727-1798) Joseph Howland (1749-1836) Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, United States
George Brudenell, 1st Duke of Montagu (1712-1790) George Brudenell, 3rd Earl of Cardigan (1685-1732) Elizabeth Bruce (c1689-1745) Mary Montagu (c1712-1775)
James Earl Carter (1924) James Earl Carter (1894-1953) Bessie Lillian Gordy (1898-1983) Eleanor Rosalynn Smith (1927) Plains, Sumter County, Georgia, United States
Augustus Peter Chick (1852-1933) Peter Chick (c1800-1883) Henrietta Mary Hannagan (1817-1890) Susannah Crossley (1853-1896) Ellalong, New South Wales, Australia
David Guillan Crombie (1797-1879) John Crombie (1750-1841) Elizabeth Guillan (1752-1839) Janet Campbell Webster (1801-1882) Anstruther, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom
Silas Doty (c1721-?) Joseph Doty (1683-aft1748) Hannah Edwards (?-?) Susanna Bump (1727-?) Wareham, Massachusetts Bay Colony
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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
Sholto John Douglas, 18th Earl of Morton (1818-1884) George Sholto Douglas, 17th Earl of Morton (1789-1858) Frances Theodora Rose (-1879) Alice Anne Caroline Lambton (-1907)
Jared Pratt (1769-1839) Obadiah Pratt (1742-1797) Jemima Tolls (1754-1812) Charity Dickinson (1776-1849) Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States
Robert John Wilkes (1825-1881) Thomas John Wilkes (1793-1884) Ann Taylor (1792-1850) Eleanor Susan Welch (1847-1867) Paterson, New South Wales, Australia
Heinrich Friedrich von Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1625-1699) Philipp Ernst von Hohenlohe-Neuenstein-Langenburg (1584-1628) Anna Maria zu Solms-Laubach-Sonnenwalde (1585-1634) Juliane Dorothea zu Castell-Remlingen (1640-1706) Langenburg
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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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    Something (probably the latest Wikia appearance change) has disabled our main person input form. We are contacting Wikia about it.

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    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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