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  • Thyrza Elk (1889 - 1973)
    Twin to Gladys. Sources: WV Birth Index, 1853-1969 and WV Death Index, 1853-1973. Photo by B. Metz.
  • Gladys Neola Luzader (1889 - 1985)
    Twin to Thyzra. Source: WV Birth Records. Photo by B. Metz.
  • Sarah "Sadie" Bordner (1885 - 1886)
    Reference: Find A Grave Memorial
  • Annie Bordner (1884 - 1895)
    Reference: Ancestry Genealogy - SmartCopy : Sep 29 2016, 1:15:17 UTC * Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy : Sep 29 2016, 12:51:05 UTC
  • Mary Lucas, (child 2) (1790 - 1792)
    Mary and Sarah Lucas. Born 17th August, 1790. By Betty Taber Mary and Sarah Lucas were born on Norfolk Island on the 17th August, 1790. The twins were the second and third children of Nathaniel Lucas...

This project is for profiles that are born twins, triplets or other multiple births.

The chance of conceiving spontaneous triplets is as high as 1 in 8,000 (1 in 500,000 for identical triplets), there’s no question that multiples are somewhat of a rarity.


  • Mrs. Vassilyeva (wife of Feodor Vassilyev), who gave birth to 69 children: 16 pairs of twins, 7 sets of triplets, and 4 sets of quadruplets.
  • Scrooge McDuck’s three nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie, are identical triplets!!
  • The psychiatrist who invented the Five Stages of Grief, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, was an identical triplet.
  • MLB baseball players Dennis Cook, Luis Gonzalez, Dave Righetti, and Phil Hiatt are all fathers of triplets.
  • Richard Thomas, a.k.a. “John-Boy Walton,” has triplets.
  • At one time; Franklin Pierce, George Washington, and Mary Magdaline Wolf [Lehman] were the oldest Triplets in the USA, January 4, 1902. Their parents also had a set up Twins; John B. and William D. Lehman