I need to stick with ancestors, but my husband, his grandfather, and his son were all born on the same day & month (different years, obviously). Looking on my watchlist, same/close to me also are not my ancestors. So... I looked through my watchlist for profiles of ancestors who were born close to each other and found two that struck me - Catherine Blanchan, born before 26 December 1637 in France (my 9x-gr-grand) and Burr Harrison, born before 28 December 1637 in England (my 8x-gr-grand). What struck me was my perception of them. Their lives were so different that I was really surprised that they were born the same century, much less the same year.
Catherine arrived in New Netherland by way of France, England, Germany, and Amsterdam, her family one of many French Huguenot families taking that route as they fled persecution. She married Louis du Bois in Mannheim, he being of another Huguenot family moving to a safer place - for their religion. In New Netherland, she and three of their children were taken in a 1663 raid of Hurley and held captive by the Esposus for three months before being rescued (by a party that included her husband).
Burr's life was quite civilized in comparison. Possibly descended from Magna Carta Surety Barons, Burr and his father Cuthbert were both born in Westminster, London. It's said his father had moved the family to Virginia by 1665, although that may be a record for Burr, who settled in Dettingen Parish, Stafford County, Virginia. Burr's profile says he "first shows up in Virginia in 1654, as indentured to a Tho. Meades". Burr was prominent in the community - active with the parish and a Justice for the county. It is said he was sent "by the House of Burgesses on an embassy to the Piscataway Indians in 1699." Landmarks of Old Prince William, notes that "Burr Harrison (1637-1706), whom we have already met on his embassy to Conoy Island in 1699, was the immigrant ancestor of the family of that name ever since leaders in Prince Wiliam, Fauquier and Loudoun".
Burr and Catherine were both in America by the 1660s, were both pioneers, but the story of their lives are vastly different.
It was an interesting look, prompted by Week 37's challenge. Thanks Amy & Robynne!