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Today is February 18.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

 FatherMotherBirth place
John Wesley Adair (1820-1903)Thomas Adair (1774-1858)Rebecca Brown (1776-1846)Greene County, Alabama
Zachariah Alden (1672-1709)John Alden (1622-1701)Elizabeth Phillips (1622-1695)Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Boleta Christena Anderson (1854-1948)Jens Christian Anderson (1821-1910)Margrethe Nielsen Christiansen (1830-1916)Tolstrup Sogn, Hjorring, Denmark
Jonathan Andrus (1783-1870)Elizar Andrews (1747-1829)Anna Clark (1755-1836)Richmond, Berkshire County, Massachusetts
Elisha Arnold (1661-1710)Stephen Arnold (1622-1699)Sarah Smith (1629-1713)Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island
Dirk Bakker Paaij (1675-aft1723)Pieter Bakker Paaij (c1650-aft1689)Trijn de Wit (c1755-aft1689)Broekoord, North Holland, Netherlands
Anne Elizabeth Bartlett (1861-1944)Thomas Bradbury Bartlett (1829-1905)Victoria Elizabeth Cilley (1831-1905)Nottingham, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States
Susanna Bemis (1700-1742)Ephraim Bemis (1656-1738)Elizabeth Unknown Bemis (1658-)Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Augustus Berkeley, 4th Earl of Berkeley (1716-1755)James Berkeley, 3rd Earl of Berkeley (aft1679-1736)Louisa Lennox (1694-1717)
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Familypedia people who died on this day

 FatherMotherDeath placeAge at death
John Albury (1823-1855)John Albury (1794-1868)Ann Ralph (1794-1860)Bolwarra, New South Wales, Australia32
Henry Southworth Alden (1671-1730)David Alden (1645-1719)Mary Southworth (c1650-1719)Needham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts59
John Amis (1724-1764)Thomas Amis (1700-1791)Rachel Daniel (1704-1784)Northampton County, North Carolina40
Amanda Rosaline Appollas (1859-1888)John H Appollas (1823-1870)Eleanor Curtis (c1827-)Grayson County, Texas, United States of America
Alfredo Enrique Assumma (1916-1977)Giuseppe Assumma (1882-1947)Ángela Bilotti (1886-1970)Ciudad de Mendoza, Provincia de Mendoza, Argentina
Lucretia Baker (1776-1856)Johnathan Baker (1753-1848)Lucretia Hendee or Hurd (1757-1849)White Creek, Washington County, New York, United States of America80
Maria Sophia Berchtoldovna of Uherèic (1794-1878)Maria Anton Berchtold of Uherèic (1754-1819)Maria Anna Huszár de Szent-Kereszt (1771-1847)Vienna, Austria84
Norma Wilson Berntson (1917-2007)John Berntson (1890-1982)Alice Erma Wilson (1891-1967)Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah
Hugh Bigod, 3rd Earl of Norfolk (c1182-1225)Roger Bigod, 2nd Earl of Norfolk (c1144-1221)Ida de Tosny (c1150-)43
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

 FatherMotherJoined with-g1Wedding1 place
Susan Ames (1791-1852)Phineas Brigham (1784-1847)Buckland, Franklin County, Massachusetts
Mary Ann Angell (1808-1882)James Williams Angell (1776-1851)Phebe Ann Morton (1786-1854)Brigham Young (1801-1877)Kirtland, Geauga County, Ohio
Cornelis Appelman (1799-1882)Jan Appelman (1765-1808)Neeltje Potjes (1762-1820)Dieuwertje Wagemaker (1801-1860)Blokker, North Holland, Netherlands
Marcia Emma Georgiana Arbuthnot (1804-1878)Charles Arbuthnot (1767-1850)Marcia Mary Anne Clapcott Lisle (1774-1806)William Henry Hugh Cholmondeley, 3rd Marquess of Cholmondeley (1800-1884)United Kingdom
Cyrus Bates (1792-1839)Oliver Bates (1763-1828)Rebecca Hart (1763-1840)Lydia Harrington (1795-1873)Henderson, Jefferson County, New York, United States
Asa Bigelow (1779-1850)David Bigelow (1732-1820)Patience Foote (1737-1791)Lucy Isham (1780-1853)Colchester, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Maartje Braakman (1812-1903)Jacob Braakman (1773-1825)Sijtje Laan (1775-1853)Jan Hoffer (1809-1870)Hoogkarspel, North Holland, Netherlands
Phineas Brigham (1784-1847)Phineas Brigham (1757-1813)Susanna Howe (1764-1813)Susan Ames (1791-1852)Buckland, Franklin County, Massachusetts
Margaret Jane Brownlow (1862-1915)John Brownlow (1838-1867)Isabella Fraser (1832-1920)Thomas Andrew Brereton (1849-1897)Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Familypedia people who had their second wedding (or first after a liaison) on this day

 FatherMotherJoined with-g2Wedding2 place
Alexis Abraham Dobbs (1849-1938)John J Dobbs (1821-1912)Louisa Elizabeth Beeman (1829-1863)Mary Elizabeth FisherHolly, Oakland, Michigan, United States
Ranuccio Farnese (1630-1694)Odoardo Farnese (1612-1646)Margherita de' Medici (1612-1679)Isabella d'Este (1635-1666)
Cornelis Keizer (1745-1835)Meindert Keizer (1716-aft1769)Trijn Jans (-)Aafje Jacobs (-)Wervershoof, North Holland, Netherlands
John Smith (1832-1911)Hyrum Smith (1800-1844)Jerusha Barden (1805-1837)Nancy Melissa Lemon (1833-1915)
Pietro Johannes Antonio Vittali (1852-1912)Giovanni Antonio Vitali (1823-1893)Sophia Pardoen (1827-1905)Margaretha Poelenjee (1844-1907)Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Elizabeth Ward (1643-1710)William Ward (1603-1687)Elizabeth Story Hall (1613-1700)Henry Kerley (1627-1712)Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Samuel Charles Whitbread (1796-1879)Samuel Whitbread (1764-1815)Elizabeth Grey (1765-1846)Mary Keppel (1804-1884)
Gerrit Gerrits van Eek (c1754-1827)Gerrit van EekJennigjeAaltje Kroes (1776-1845)Epe, Gelderland, Netherlands
Rudolf IV. von Baden-Baden (c1280-1348)Hermann VII. von Baden-Baden (1266-1291)Agnes von Truhendingen (-aft1309)Maria von Oettingen (c1300-1369)
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