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Today is April 27.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
John Albury (1823-1855) John Albury (1794-1868) Ann Ralph (1794-1860) East Farleigh, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Grace Enid Baglin (1933-2006) Edward William Burgess Baglin (1906-1969) Florence Eveline Jenner (1901-1994) Hospital, Keynsham, Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Thomas Belasyse, 1st Earl Fauconberg (1699-1774) Thomas Belasyse, 3rd Viscount Fauconberg (-1718) Bridget Gage (-1732)
Mary Ann Australia Bridge (1869-1963) John Thomas Bridge (1845-1887) Sarah Sadler (1845-1917) Ourimbah, New South Wales, Australia
Betsy Maria Bybee (1860-1923) Byram Lee Bybee (1799-1864) Else Maria Knudsdatter (1820-1866) Weber Fort, Weber County, Utah Territory
David Calef (1767) Joseph Calef (1718-1793) Elizabeth Jewell (c1718)
María Cristina delle Duo Sicilie (1806-1878) Francesco I delle Duo Sicilie (1777-1830) Maria Isabel de España (1789-1848) Palermo
Peregrine Andrew Morny Cavendish, 12th Duke of Devonshire (1944) Andrew Robert Buxton Cavendish, 11th Duke of Devonshire (1920-2004) Deborah Vivien Freeman-Mitford (1920)
William Cavendish, 7th Duke of Devonshire (1808-1891) William Cavendish (1783-1812) Louisa O'Callaghan (-1863)
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
Mary Ann Adair (1836-1861) Thomas Jefferson Adair (1814-1895) Frances Rogers (1818-1847) Washington, Washington County, Utah
Lillie Ard (1886-1968) Moses Caswell "Bunk" Ard (1857-1934) Elizabeth McKenzie (1855-1931) Washington Parish
Michael C Bauer (1992-2010) Maria Lynn Bauer (1973-2010)
Maria Lynn Bauer (1973-2010) Albert David Bauer (1938-2001) Sally Esther Roxbury (1948-) Kent County, Michigan, USA
Eliza Bellamy (c1873-1930) Joseph Bellamy (1840-1877) Emma Diplock (1841-1922) Yanco, New South Wales, Australia 57
Henrietta M Blackman (1807-1851) James Blackman (1759-1842) Elizabeth Harley (1765-1842) Dirty Swamp, New South Wales, Australia 44
Cornelis Bos (c1775-aft1818) Opmeer 57
George Boulton (1842-1926) William Boulton (c1809-1892) Caroline Whatson (1823-1899) Taree, New South Wales, Australia 84
Beatrix Bulteel (1859-1937) John Bulteel (1827-1897) Euphemia Emily Parsons (c1831-1914) 78
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g1 Wedding1 place
David Joshua Adams (1884-1947) David Jonathan Adams (1854-1911) Louisa Maria King (1859-1938) Margaret Isabel Beecher (1889-1961) Narrandera, New South Wales, Australia
Christine E.A. von Anhalt-Bernburg (1746-1823) Viktor II. Friedrich von Anhalt-Bernburg (1700-1765) Albertine von Brandenburg-Schwedt (1712-1750) August II. von Schwarzburg-Sondershausen (1738-1806) Bernburg
Henry Ashcroft (1827-1896) John Ashcroft (c1780-1855) Elizabeth Ann Tebbutt (1790-1847) Rebecca Frances Taber (1830-1902) Menangle, New South Wales, Australia
Eliza Aspinall (1854-1919) George Aspinall (c1815-bef1881) Lucy Porritt (1822-1887) George Henry Dickens (1854-1920) St. Mary Church, Stockport, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
Elizabeth Beauchamp (c1675-1735) John Beauchamp of Trevince (c1650-) John Harris (-1732) Gwennap, Wales, United Kingdom
John Brownlow (1838-1867) William Brownlow (1799-1865) Selena Eacott (1818-1906) Isabella Fraser (1832-1920) Black Springs, New South Wales, Australia
Mary Ann Brownlow (1836-1903) William Brownlow (1799-1865) Selena Eacott (1818-1906) Thomas Weavers (1819-1888) St Saviour, Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Daniel Davis (1673-1741) Samuel Davis (bef1673) Mary Meddowes (c1644) Mary Hubbard (1682) Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
George Henry Dickens (1854-1920) Henry Dicken (1824-1863) Marguerite Farmer (bef1824-1916) Eliza Aspinall (1854-1919) St. Mary Church, Stockport, Cheshire, England, 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
Ezra Taft Benson (1811-1869) John Perry Benson (1781-1842) Chloe Taft (1785-1826) Adeline Brooks Andrus (1813-1898) Nauvoo, Illinois, United States
Thomas Bruce, 2nd Earl of Ailesbury (1655-1741) Robert Bruce, 1st Earl of Ailesbury (1626-1685) Diane Grey (c1629-1689) Charlotte d'Argenteau (1678-1710)
Elizabeth Paterson Cochrane (1858-1920) John Cochrane (1820-1884) Elizabeth Paterson (1831-1923) Colin Carmichael (1863-1899) Seattle, King County, Washington, United States
Elizabeth Penfield (1716-1816) Isaac Penfield (1685-1754) Hannah Luddington (1693-1716) John Mallory (1715-1793) Washington, Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States
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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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    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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  • Phil allen

    Hi

    August 26, 2014 by Phil allen

    Thanks for the updates and addition of the tree, will look at that functionality next time I am editing. have lots more data in ancestory but the transfer is manual so takes time. Shame there is no automtic GED transfer to get the process started.

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