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  • Mark Longfellow (1927 - 1955)
    Shot his ex-wife to death with a revolver.
  • Col. John Richmond (1594 - 1664)
    According to the Richmond Family Ancestry page on Elizabeth Nicholas' family group:: HUSBAND: John RICHMOND BIRTH: 1594 PLACE: Ashton, Keynes, Wiltshire, England MARRIAGE: 1631 PLACE: Ash...
  • Polly Sovereene (Beamer) (1790 - 1832)
    Husband convicted of murdering his wife. Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Oct 9 2019, 21:44:15 UTC Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy : Jan 14 2020, 12:34:09 UTC
  • Elizabeth Emerson (1665 - 1693)
    The following is from a website entitled "Executed" The Emersons of Haverhill, Massachusetts, were the kind of family that just could not stay out of trouble. Death was a common feature i...
  • Touman (Tóu màn chán yú) (-270 - -209)
    Touman (Turkish: Teoman, Tuman) was the earliest known Hiungnu (Xiongnu) chanyu, reigning from 220 BC to 209 BC. He reformed the Hunnic nomad military system, formed the army unit of 10000 men: Tumen...

Family killing family

Do you have ancestors who have killed each other? This could be on purpose or by accident. I have found several of these tragedies in my own tree.


A familicide is a type of murder or murder-suicide in which at least one spouse and one or more children are killed, or in which a parent or parents and possibly other relatives such as siblings and grandparents are killed. In some cases all of the family members' lives are taken. If only the parents are killed, the case may also be referred to as a parricide. Where all members of a family are killed, including when the killing takes the form of a murder-suicide, the crime may be referred to as family annihilation.

Source: Wikipedia

  • Filicide - A parent or parents killing their own child or children.
  • Infanticide - The killing of one's child (or children) up to 12 months of age.
  • Mariticide - The killing of a husband by a wife, but commonly used for either spouse.
  • Uxoricide - The killing of a wife by a husband.


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