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Today is January 23.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

 FatherMotherBirth place
Joseph Jasper Adair (1842-1846)Samuel Jefferson Adair (1806-1889)Jemima Catherina Mangum (1809-1848)Itawamba County, Mississippi
Antje Baltes (1780-bef1840)Jan Jorissen (bef1780-)Jantje Jacobs Klein (bef1780-)Zwaag, North Holland, Netherlands
Holford Jonas Bennett (1860-1933)Henry Tapus Bennett (1814-1876)Mary Unicomb (1830-1877)Molong, New South Wales, Australia
Margaret Butler (1748-1775)Somerset Hamilton Butler, 1st Earl of Carrick (1718-1774)Juliana Boyle (c1728-1804)
May Helen Emma Cambridge (1906-1994)Alexander Cambridge, 1st Earl of Athlone (1874-1957)Alice of Albany (1883-1981)Claremont House, Esher, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Arthur Capell, 1st Earl of Essex (1632-1683)Arthur Capell, 1st Baron Capell (1604-1649)Elizabeth Morrison (1613-1660)
Florence Matilda Corkery (1875-1961)Daniel Corkery (1844-1935)Matilda Wells (1850-1918)Waterloo, New South Wales, Australia
John Stephen Dunn (1853-1917)William Dunn (1810-1873)Isabella A Hulbert (1823-1903)Reids Flat, New South Wales, Australia
Mary Eldred (1690-1762)Thomas Eldred (1648-1726)Susanna Cole (1656-1726)Washington County, Rhode Island
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Familypedia people who died on this day

 FatherMotherDeath placeAge at death
Dirk II de Lorraine (c1050-1115)Gerard IV de Lorraine (c1000-1070)Hedwige de Namur (c1011-c1070)65
Edward Hurcombe Baglin (c1781-1866)Thomas Baglin (c1725-)Betty Hurcombe (bef1776-)Dursley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom85
James Barnard (1666-1726)John Barnard (1632-1680)Sarah Fleming (1639-1716)Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States60
Maria Barbara Beck (c1722-1771)Michael Beck (c1692-?)Tauberscheckenbach, Württemberg, Germany49
Endre Beliczay (1875-1935)Budapest, Hungary
Patience Bigelow (1695-1771)James Bigelow (1660-1728)Elizabeth Child (1670-1707)Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts76
Charles Booby (1847-1910)Joshua Booby (1793-1882)Mary Bridget Twohill (1806-1901)Jackalass, New South Wales, Australia63
Aeffie Arentse Bradt (c1645-1728)Arent Andrieszen Bradt (1616-1663)Catalyntje de Vos (1628-1712)Schenectady, New York, United States83
Phillips Brooks (1835-1893)William Gray Brooks (1805-1879)Mary Ann Phillips (1805-)Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

 FatherMotherJoined with-g1Wedding1 place
Comfort Benham (1692-)John Benham (1664-1751)Comfort Mansfield (1668-1744)Israel Merriman (1693-1753)New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Richard Berchtold von und zu Ungarschitz (1837-1906)Anton Berchtold von und zu Ungarschitz (1796-1875)Mathilde Strachan (1813-1899)Erzsébet Bánffy de Losoncz (1841-1913)Budapest, Hungary
Doctor Willard Bliss (1825-1889)Obadiah Bliss (1792-1863)Marilla Pool (1801-1857)Sophia Prentiss (1828-1888)Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States
Liesabeth Bremer (1723-1795)Stoffer Bremer (1665-1737)Anna Muller (1692-1750)Drewes Burfeind (1708-1760)Mulsum, Lower Saxony, Germany
David Brown (1848-1930)John Brown (1821-1896)Sarah Jane Alcorn (1826-1908)Emma Maria York (1862-1947)Jerrys Plains, New South Wales, Australia
Margaret W Bullard (1837-1926)Cullen Bullard (1806-1883)Wealthy Aubery (1812-1894)Martin E Sprague (1833-1910)Vermont, United States
Erzsébet Bánffy de Losoncz (1841-1913)Miklós Bánffy de Losoncz (1801-1894)Katalin Bethlen de Iktár (1814-1871)Richard Berchtold von und zu Ungarschitz (1837-1906)Budapest, Hungary
William Bowman Cadell (1850-1900)Thomas Cadell (1815-1872)Anne Catherine Bowman (1825-1901)Sarah Bayly (1849-1898)Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia
Alfonso XII de España (1857-1885)Francisco de Asís de Borbón (1822-1902)Isabella II de España (1830-1904)Mercedes of Orléans (1860-1878)
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Familypedia people who had their second wedding (or first after a liaison) on this day

 FatherMotherJoined with-g2Wedding2 place
Cecilia Bailey (1895-1927)James Bailey (1854-1933)Wilhelmina Thompson (1862-1939)John Hassall Roberts (1881-1962)Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia
Sarah Bayly (1849-1898)Nicholas Paget Bayly (1814-1879)Sarah Amelia Blackman (1827-1909)William Bowman Cadell (1850-1900)St John the Baptist, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia
William Cox (1764-1837)Robert Cox (1730-c1764)Jane Harvey (1736-?)Anna Blachford (1796-1869)Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
Georg I. von Pommern (1493-1531)Bogislaw X. von Pommern (1454-1523)Anna Jagiellon (1476-1503)Margaretha von Brandenburg (1511-1577)Wolgast
Joseph II von Habsburg-Lothringen (1741-1790)Franz I. Stephan von Lothringen (1708-1765)Maria Theresia von Habsburg (1717-1780)Marie Josephe, Duchess in Bavaria (1739-1767)Schönbrunn
Charles Holden (1695-1785)Charles Holden (1666-1717)Catherine Greene (1665-1753)Hannah Carpenter (1687-1781)Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island
Ewoud Laan (1744-1809)Pieter Laan (1713-c1779)Sijtje Swart (1712-1783)Aagje Rood (1765-1838)Wervershoof, North Holland, Netherlands
Adgate Lathrop (1764-1840)Cyprian Lathrop (1722-1785)Mary Stark (1726-1813)Martha Moss (1771-1850)Pittsford, Rutland County, Vermont, United States
Elisha Lathrop (1713-1787)Samuel Lathrop (1692-1753)Elizabeth Waterman (1696-1773)Hannah Hough (1725-1807)Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, United States
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