There have been more than a couple of such instances.
Dr. Ian Stevenson wrote a book in the 1960s giving 20 cases suggestive of reincarnation, but these were not the only ones.
When I worked for a designer on Melrose Place in Los Angeles, she told me of newspaper stories back in India telling often of such things. One was the story of a 5-year-old boy who was concerned about his former wife. You see, he had buried the family gold and had not informed her before his untimely death. He returned to his former family and corrected the situation. In a land that acknowledges reincarnation, it's still a difficult subject to discuss because of the caste system; embarrassing to admit that your high-caste child may have lived in a low-caste family in a prior life. That condemns the caste system.
But reincarnation is also to be found in the Bible. Jesus tells his disciples that John the Baptist was Elijah returned. And the Kabbalists (Jewish mysticism) believe in reincarnation and they had a hand in writing Genesis. (I discuss this Genesis connection in a series of Hubs on the Bible's first book.)