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Today is August 28.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
Mary Ann Adams (1831-1903) John Adams (c1797-1859) Sarah Bankin (1814-1878) North Richmond, New South Wales, Australia
Rosa Algeo (1883-1965) Charles Lockhart Algeo (1857-1943) Fanny Crossingham (1856-1943) South Kolan, Queensland, Australia
Benedict Arnold (1683-1761) Benedict Arnold (1641-1727) Mary Turner (1650-1690) Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, United States
Elizabeth Charlotte Ashcroft (1848-1934) Henry Ashcroft (1827-1896) Rebecca Frances Taber (1830-1902) Menangle, New South Wales, Australia
Hannah Barnes (1831-1924) Thomas Barnes (c1786-1859) Lydia Broomfield Etherington (c1794-1859) Kelso, New South Wales, Australia
Frances May Beazley (1884-1970) Abraham Beazley (1832-1891) Jane Troth (1851-1939) Barmedman, New South Wales, Australia
Hermanus Japikse Borgman (1723-c1767) Jacobus Dircks Borgman (c1695-1767) Mary Werners (c1700-) Merzen, Lower Saxony, Germany
Hilda Bowden (1902) James Bowden (1868-1943) Annie Sophia Chandler (1882-1963) Yarrowitch, New South Wales, Australia
George Bridge (1854-1905) Benjamin Bridge (1816-1875) Susannah Ann Craft (1820-1910) Wollombi, New South Wales, Australia
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
Ellen Aurelia Allred (1850-1929) James Tillmon Sanford Allred (1825-1905) Elizabeth Bridget Manwaring (1821-1866) Sanpete County, Utah
Alma Emmeline Avard (1900-1990) Albert Henry Avard (1864-1920) Emmeline Rose Gill (1872-1952) Hamilton, New South Wales, Australia 90
Albert George Bassingthwaighte (1865-1937) John Bassingthwaighte (1832-1893) Anne Broadhead (1833-1899) Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia 72
Daisy Victoria Blackman (1891-1972) Charles Edward Blackman (1853-1939) Margaret Thomas (c1857-1944) 81
Harman Russell Boxsell (1879-1951) Edward Boxsell (1832-1895) Elizabeth Wenham (1838-1906) Murwillumbah, New South Wales, Australia 72
Elizabeth Ann Bright (1892-1941) George Bright (1845-1914) Matilda Jane Marks (1852-1936) Prince Henry Hospital, Redfern, New South Wales, Australia 49
Afonso V of Portugal (1432-1481) Edward of Portugal (1391-1438) Eleanor of Aragon (1402-1445) 49
Louis the German (c806-876) Louis the Pious (778-840) Ermengarde of Hesbaye (c778-818) Frankfurt am Main, Germany 70
James Kinghorne Chisholm (1830-1912) James Chisholm (1806-1888) Elizabeth Margaret Kinghorne (1808-1894) "Gledswood", Narellan, New South Wales, Australia 82
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g1 Wedding1 place
Thomas William Anlezark (1851-1893) John Anlezark (1812-1889) Mary Ann Doyle (1823-1852) Rachel Campbell (c1852-1943) Tambaroora, New South Wales, Australia
John Aspinwall (c1700) Joseph Aspenwall (1673-1743) Hannah Dean (1679-1712) Sarah Sands (1705-1765) Saint Georges Church, Hempstead, Nassau County, New York
John Baglin (c1697-?) Jonathan Baglan (c1670-) Sarah Stone (c1695-?) Mary Peglar (c1705-?) Newington-Bagpath, Gloucestershire (England)
Johanna Maria Bakker (1888-) Johannes Cornelis Bakker (1851-) Johanna Magdalena Foppen (1850-1907) Johannes Pieter Broekhuizen (1888-) Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Joan de Beauchamp (1396-1430) William Beauchamp, 1st Baron Bergavenny (c1343-1411) Joan FitzAlan (1375-1435) James Butler, 4th Earl of Ormonde (1392-1452)
Edwyn Burnaby (c1798-1867) Edwyn Andrew Burnaby (1771-1824) Mary Browne (1772-1858) Anne Caroline Salisbury (c1805-1881) Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
Aaron Bush (1725-1798) Ebenezer Bush (1687-1757) Mary Miriam Taylor (1682-1752) Mary Ashley (1723-1768) Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States
James Butler, 4th Earl of Ormonde (1392-1452) James Butler, 3rd Earl of Ormonde (1376-1405) Anne Welles (1360-1397) Joan de Beauchamp (1396-1430)
François I de Bretagne (1414-1450) Jean V de Bretagne (1389-1442) Jeanne de Valois (1391-1433) Yolande d'Anjou (1412-1440) Nantes, France
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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
Yolande d'Anjou (1412-1440) Louis II of Naples (1377-1417) Yolande of Aragon (1384-1442) François I de Bretagne (1414-1450) Nantes, France
Thomas William New (1838-1899) James New (c1812-1887) Mary Lane (c1813-1896) Margaret Boyd (1844-1919) Camden, New South Wales, Australia
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    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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    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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    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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