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  • Mary `Polly' Sovereene (1790 - 1832)
    Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Oct 9 2019, 21:44:15 UTC
  • Jacob "Daniel" Bradham (c.1794 - 1859)
    Death of Daniel Bradham 16 Mar 1859 , Onslow County, North Carolina Weekly Standard, Raleigh, North Carolina March 16, 1859 Parricide - A reliable correspondent, writing us from Onslow county, under da...
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  • Peyton Walden (1813 - 1854)
    Peyton was one of nine known children born to John Walden and his wife Elizabeth Pitts Walden. Peyton grew up in Garrard County, Kentucky. His father owned a farm near Preachersville, between Lancaster...

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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