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Today is September 4.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
Johann IV. von Anhalt-Dessau (1504-1551) Ernst von Anhalt-Dessau (c1455-1516) Margarete von Münsterberg-Öls (1473-1530) Dessau, Germany
Mary Ellen Ashcroft (1858-1926) Henry Ashcroft (1827-1896) Rebecca Frances Taber (1830-1902) Menangle, New South Wales, Australia
Gerardus Besseling (1694-c1756) Hendrik Bisseling (c1650-) Anna C. Scholten (1659-) Emmerich, Germany
Henry Botting (1778-1854) Henry Botting (1756-1837) Elizabeth Potter (1756-1835) Balcombe, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Peter Bent Brigham (1807-1877) Uriah Brigham (1757-1820) Elizabeth Fay (1767-1809) Bakersfield, Franklin County, Vermont
Charles Butler (1671-1758) Thomas Butler (1634-1680) Emilia van Nassau-Beverweerd (1635-1688) Dublin
John Caldwell (1797-) John Caldwell (1771-1802) Janet Renfrew (1780-1881) Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Louis de Bourbon (1729-1765) Louis XV de Bourbon (1710-1774) Maria Leszczyńska (1703-1768) Palace of Versailles, Versailles, Île-de-France, France
James Cecil, 1st Marquess of Salisbury (1748-1823) James Cecil, 6th Earl of Salisbury (1713-1780) Elizabeth Keat (1721-1776)
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
Bonifacio del Monferrato (1150-1207) Guglielmo V del Monferrato (1100-1190) Judith von Österreich (c1118-aft1168) 57
Homer Edward Ambrose (1900-1977) Homer Deforrest Ambrose (1868-1953) Ida May Hayes (1872-1939) Windsor, Windsor County, Vermont, United States 77
Sancho I de Mallorca (1274-1324) Jaime de Mallorca (1243-1311) Esclarmonde de Foix (c1255-aft1299) Formiguères, France 50
Bermudo III de León (c1015-1037) Alfonso V de León (994-1028) Elvira Mendes (c996-1022) 22
Elizabeth Jane Bacon (1863-1965) John Bacon (c1817-1866) Ann Maria Powers (c1812-1914) Glebe, New South Wales, Australia
Peter Bake (1804-1868) Jacob Bake (1773-1849) Eleanor Slacht (?-1835) Union County, Indiana, United States 64
Ruxandra Balș (1805-1867) Grigore Balș (c1770-1860) + Ana Mavrocordat (c1780-c1850)
Margaret Behan (1831-1855) Peter Behan (c1795-1874) Margaret Hogan (1812-1884) Regentville, New South Wales, Australia 24
John Benjamin (1554-1606) (Sussex, England) 52
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g1 Wedding1 place
Isabella de Mallorca (1337-1406) Jaime III de Mallorca (1315-1349) Constance of Aragon (1318-1346) Giovanni II del Monferrato (1313-1372) Montpellier
Leopold I. von Anhalt-Dessau (1676-1747) Johann Georg II. von Anhalt-Dessau (1627-1693) Henriëtte Catharina van Nassau (1637-1708) Anna Luise Föse (1677-1754) Dessau, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Catherine Avery (1852-1921) James Avery (c1814-1875) Catherine Heaslip (c1825-1904) Samuel A Richards (1847-1940) Bulahdelah, New South Wales, Australia
Sarah Avery (1846-1928) John Abel Avery (1798-1880) Charlotte Emma Davis (1808-1874) George Henry Bramble (1844-1917) Port Stephens, New South Wales, Australia
Jacobus Bergman (1811-1861) Theodorus Jacobsz Bergman (1784-) Quirina van Raaphorst (1789-c1811) Johanna de Groot (1824-1881) Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
George Henry Bramble (1844-1917) William Bramble (1804-1887) Lydia Jean Austen (1820-1872) Sarah Avery (1846-1928) Port Stephens, New South Wales, Australia
William Brigham (1735-1793) Nathan Brigham (1693-1784) Hephzibah Ward (c1695-1748) Rebecca Ball (1739-1768) Southborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts
Henriette Alice Cadogan (1914-2005) Francis Charles Cadogan (1885-1970) Ruth Evelyn Howard (1877-1962) Anthony Frederick Mark Palmer, 4th Bt. (1914-1941)
Carlos IV de España (1748-1819) Carlos III of Spain (1716-1788) Maria Amalia von Sachsen (1724-1760) Maria Luisa di Parma (1751-1819) Madrid, Spain
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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
Francis Scott, 2nd Duke of Buccleuch (1695-1751) James Scott, Earl of Dalkeith (1674-1705) Henrietta Hyde (c1677-1730) Alice Powell (-1765)
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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.

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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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