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Today is September 1.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
Frederick IV of Sicily (1341-1377) Peter II of Sicily (1305-1342) Elisabeth von Kärnten (1298-aft1347)
Ruth Lucille Armour (1900-1926) Harry Ellington Armour (1874-1953) Gabriella Clark (1877-1966) Illinois, United States
Will Battams (1754-1839) William Battams (c1721) Ann Unknown (1725-1798) Newton Longville, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Edward Botting (1719) Edward Botting (1675) Elizabeth Langford (c1680) Shipley, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950) George Tyler Burroughs (1833-1913) Mary Evaline Zieger (1835-1920) Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Henry II de Bourbon (1588-1646) Henri de Bourbon (1552-1588) Charlotte Catherine de La Tremoille (1568-1629) Saint-Jean-d'Angély
Lydia Frances Carpenter (1880-1901) John B. Carpenter (1848-1927) Charity A. Stom (1854-1892) (Carroll, Chautauqua, New York, United States)
Elizabeth Sarah Chapman (1840-1931) William George Chapman (1814-1883) Elizabeth Dark (1821-1905) Macdonald River, New South Wales, Australia
Susanna Choate (1762-1827) Stephen Choate (1727-1815) Mary Low (1726-1769) Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
Bertrand Blanchard Acosta (1895-1954) Miguel Acosta (bef1895) Martha Blanche Reilly (bef1895) Denver, Colorado, United States 59
James Darwin Allen (1849-1912) John Washington Allen (1804-1852) Martha Ann H. Givens (c1816-1850) Oregon, United States 63
Mary Amos (c1748-1794) Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Alfonso Ordóñez (c1010-1050) Ordoño Ramírez de León (c981-aft1024) Cristina Bermúdez de León (?-bef1051) 40
Martha Blackman (1813-1901) James Blackman (1759-1842) Elizabeth Harley (1765-1842) Raglan, New South Wales, Australia 88
Henry Blanch (1854-1918) John Blanch (1817-1903) Lucy Neale (1818-1876) Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia 64
Alexander Books (c1786-1864) Webbs Creek, New South Wales, Australia 78
Theodore C. Bradlee (1895-1896) Frederick Josiah Bradlee I (1866-1951) Elizabeth Whitwell Thomas (1868-1952) Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
James Albert Bridge (1878-1965) John Bridge (1853-1939) Susan Clifford (1859-1939) Scone, New South Wales, Australia 87
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g1 Wedding1 place
John Adams (1638-1670) Jeremy Adams (1604-1683) Rebecca Baseden (-1678) Abigail Smith (1638-1673) Hartford County, Connecticut
Mary Ann Albury (1821-1906) John Albury (1794-1868) Ann Ralph (1794-1860) Jabez Buckman (1818-1901) Mulgoa, New South Wales, Australia
Hannah Allyn (c1650-1745) Robert Allyn (1608-1683) Sara Gager (1618-1683) Thomas Rose (1653-1744) Preston, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Teunis Anvelink (1699-?) Hermen Boijkink (c1650-1726) Geertcken Nijenhuis (1665-?) Enneken Gelink (c1703-?) (Winterswijk, Gelderland, Netherlands)
James Edward Baglin (c1874-1955) Charles Cole Baglin (1847-1926) Frances Hanks (1848-1924) Maud Elizabeth Baldwin (1885-1948) Bethnal Green, London, England, United Kingdom
Hastings Henry Macleay Baker (1885-1950) Henry Baker (-) Margaret Ann Unknown (-) Rosannah Jane Rose (1891-1953) Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia
Afra Bakker (1912-1965) Nicolaas Bakker (1882-1959) Cornelia Besseling (1882-1951) Simon Korver (1913-1983) Wervershoof
Marga Bakker (1953-) P.J. Bakker (?-) A. Pater (?-) Johannes H. Tol (1956-) (Obdam)
Charles William Beasley (1776-1837) Henry Beasley (bef1776 ) Susannah Trubshaw (bef1776 ) Mary Thomas (c1782-1821) St Matthews, Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
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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
Olvert Bakker (1853-1896) Klaas Bakker (1809-aft1862) Marijtje Bakker (1822-?) Petronella Koedooder (c1861-?) Wervershoof
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) Josiah Franklin (1657-1745) Abiah Folger (1667-) Deborah Read (1708-1774)
Jacob Korver (1761-?) Pieter Korver (1736-1795) Geertje Klaas Broers (?-1804) Geertje Rens Hartog (?-?) Blokker, Netherlands
Pieter Korver (1817-1870) Adrianus Korver (1788-1846) Lijsbeth Schuitenmaker (1789-1847) Aaltje Hendriks Schilder (1824-1875)
Stephen Partridge (1793-1878) Thomas Partridge (?-?) Jane Osmond (?-?) Sarah Williams (c1796-1830) Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
John F. Pickard (1832-1908) Abraham J. Pickard (1810-1896) Sally Ann Waite (1815-1896) Emaline Klock (1834-1908)
Peter Pickard (1791-1872) John Pickard (1760-1827) Magdelena Maria Garlock (1767-1851) Mary Fenton-Miller (1790-1835) Ellery, Chautauqua County, New York, United States
Chauncey Langdon Stickler (1897-1987) John James Stickler (1863-1932) Ellen Clerke (1864-1947) Marie Catherine Koenig (1911-1994) Hazleton
John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury (c1387-1453) Richard Talbot, 4th Baron Talbot (c1361-1383) Ankaret le Strange (c1361-1413) Margaret Beauchamp (1404-1468)
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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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