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Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
Marij Pieters (1674-1743) Pieter Jansz (c1645-1700) Geert Jans (c1650-1693) Andijk
Alfred Aldridge (1887-1969) William Aldridge (1858-1943) Georgina Smith (1870-1909) Miles, Queensland, Australia
John Alves Arbuthnot (1802-1875) William Arbuthnot, 1st Baronet (1766-1829) Anne Alves (-1846) Queen Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
Martha Elizabeth Henrietta Archer (1821-1853) Thomas Archer (1790-1850) Susannah Hortle (1801-1875) Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
William John Bailey (1829-1879) William Henry Bailey (c1798-1865) Margaret Bradley (1804-1840) Sackville Reach, New South Wales, Australia
Abigail Barnes (1683-1768) Richard Barnes (1631-1708) Deborah Dix (1641-1689) Massachusetts
Mary Best (1803-1870) George Best (c1763-1836) Martha Chamberlain (c1778-1833) Castle Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Lucy Bigelow (1830-1905) Nahum Bigelow (1785-1851) Mary Gibbs (1809-1888) Charleston, Coles County, Illinois
Florence Amy Bridge (1865-1950) Joseph Bridge (1840-1916) Rose Anna Elizabeth Chick (1840-1916) Ellalong, New South Wales, Australia
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
Samuel Adair (1843-1844) Thomas Jefferson Adair (1814-1895) Frances Rogers (1818-1847)
Louisa May Austin (1893-1956) Frank Urquhart Austin (c1854-1916) Catherine Levingston (1856-1942) Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia 63
Jacob Bake (1773-1849) John Richard Bake (1748-1838) Eleanor Slacht (?-1835) Union Township, Union County, Indiana, United States 76
Cyrus Bates (1792-1839) Oliver Bates (1763-1828) Rebecca Hart (1763-1840) Henderson, Jefferson County, New York, United States
Clifford Tasman Blackman (1923-1990) George Charles Albert Blackman (1878-1957) Elizabeth Peppiatt (1882-1954) Willoughby, New South Wales, Australia 67
William Bottom (1835-1925) William Bottom (1807-1896) Mary Ann Ferris (1813-1890) Cooma, New South Wales, Australia 90
Mary Ann Brownlow (1836-1903) William Brownlow (1799-1865) Selena Eacott (1818-1906) Browns Creek, Blayney, New South Wales, Australia 67
Johannes Brussé (1829-1829) Jacobus Brussé (1794-1860) Carolina van Schuik (c1792-1854) Haarlem, North Holland, Netherlands 0
Elizabeth of Angoulême (1545-1568) Henri II of Angoulême (1519-1559) Caterina de' Medici (1519-1589) Madrid, Spain 23
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g1 Wedding1 place
Emily Apps (1864-1902) Moses Baker Apps (1833-1875) Harriet Eggins (1838-1875) William Colin Doust (1861-1949) Southgate, New South Wales, Australia
Ruth Lucille Armour (1900-1926) Harry Ellington Armour (1874-1953) Gabriella Clark (1877-1966) Ralph Waldo Emerson Dunham (1894-1970) Wichita, Kansas, United States
John Bent (1596-1672) Robert Bent (1566-1631) Agnes Gosling (1570-1639) Martha Blanchard (1598-1676) Weyhill, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
Martha Blanchard (1598-1676) Pierre Jean Blanchard (1555-1610) Martha Baker (1570-1654) John Bent (1596-1672) Weyhill, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
Emmeline Bradshaw (-1978) Oswald Mosely Bradshaw William Senhouse Blunt (1885-1965)
Margaret Butler (1748-1775) Somerset Hamilton Butler, 1st Earl of Carrick (1718-1774) Juliana Boyle (c1728-1804) Armar Lowry-Corry, 1st Earl Belmore (1740-1802)
Mary Cole (1705-1753) William Cole (1671-1734) Ann Pinder (1675-) Samuel Dickinson (1665-1750) Washington County, Rhode Island
Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home, Baron Home of the Hirsel (1903-1995) Charles Cospatrick Archibald Douglas-Home, 13th Earl of Home (1873-1951) Lillian Lambton (1881-1966) Elizabeth Hester Alington (1909-1990)
William Colin Doust (1861-1949) David Doust (1836-1937) Mary Eliza Waters (1837-1909) Emily Apps (1864-1902) Southgate, New South Wales, Australia
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Familypedia people who had their second wedding (or first after a liaison) on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g2 Wedding2 place
John Ball (1620-1675) John Ball (1590-1665) Elizabeth Fox (1625-1676) Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Richard Battams (1821-1900) Matthew Battams (1792) Henrietta Unknown (1794) Caroline Farr (1843-1906) Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire
Anne Cheeke (c1615-) Thomas Cheeke (c1589-) Essex Rich (c1589-) Robert Rich, 3rd Earl of Warwick (1611-1659)
John Hughan (1830-1908) Gordon Hughan (1804-1881) Mary McNay (1797-1874) Elizabeth Morrison (c1835-1880) Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Almira Jane Reid (1840-1912) John Hendeson Reid (1815-1862) Sophronia Prentiss (1817-1846) William Wood Hall (1832-1891) Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa
Robert Rich, 3rd Earl of Warwick (1611-1659) Robert Rich, 2nd Earl of Warwick (1587-1658) Frances Hatton (1590-1624) Anne Cheeke (c1615-)
Philipp IV. von Nassau-Saarbrücken (1542-1602) Philipp III. von Nassau-Weilburg (1504-1559) Amalie von Isenburg-Büdingen (1522-1579) Elisabeth von Nassau-Dillenburg (1564-1611) Neuweilnau Castle, Weilrod, Hesse, Germany
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    March 6, 2015 by Kimbo8867

    One of my 8 great, great grandmothers-Phoebe Ann Bronson, was born September 28, 1859 on the  NJ side of Greenwood Lake. Her family lived in Warwick, NY which is not far from Greenwood Lake. I believe that her mother moved in with her sister to have the baby, as census records show Phoebe's aunt, Elizabeth Decker Leachman, residing in Greenwood La…

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