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Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
Etelka Alm (1861-1941) Móricz Fáy (1818-1866) Paulina Staudt (c1825-1904) Pest, Pest County, Central Hungary Region, Hungary
Joel Baldwin (1796-1850) Timothy Baldwin (1762-1823) Prudence Chapman (1768-1846) Wilton, New Hampshire, United States
Katalin Bethlen de Bethlen (1700-1759) Sámuel Bethlen de Bethlen (1663-1708) Borbála Nagy de Borsa Bonyha, Mureş County, Transylvania, Holy Roman Empire
Joshua Bigelow (1677-1728) Joshua Bigelow (1655-1745) Elizabeth Flagg (1655-1729) Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Sarah Brain (1842-1896) Thomas Brain (1815-1854) Maria Butler (1818-1848) Bletchingdon, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Edward Broadaway (1770- Samuel Broadaway (1734-) Alice Green (1734-)
Barbara Pierce Bush (1981) George Walker Bush (1946) Laura Lane Welch (1946) Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, United States
Jenna Welch Bush (1981) George Walker Bush (1946) Laura Lane Welch (1946) Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, United States
Catarina de Bragança (1638-1705) John IV of Portugal (1604-1656) Luisa de Guzmán (1613-1666) Vila Viçosa
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
Ruth Lucille Armour (1900-1926) Harry Ellington Armour (1874-1953) Gabriella Clark (1877-1966) Wichita, Kansas, United States 26
George Hunt Barton (1852-1933) George Barton (1824-1894) Mary Susan Hunt (1821-1863) Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 81
Fanny Bemis (1771-1852) Massachusetts
Lascăr Bogdan (c1800-1873) Dimitrie Bogdan (c1765-1820) Smaranda Rosetti (c1770-1847) Iași, Iași, Moldavia, Romania 73
Thomas Brigham (1641-1717) Thomas Brigham (1603-1653) Mercy Hurd (1616-1693) Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 76
Thomas Brigham (1695-1765) Nathan Brigham (1671-1747) Elizabeth Maynard (1664-1733) Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 70
Amy Matilda Brooks (1866-1948) George Edward Brooks (1836-1920) Ellen Davis (1842-1928) Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia 82
William Alfred Broster (1875-1919) George Broster (1823-1901) Elizabeth Chivell (c1829-1893) Salisbury, South Australia, Australia 44
Flora Harriet Brumfield Thomas Colter "Tom" Brumfield Saphronia L. Magee Slade, Marion County
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g1 Wedding1 place
Alfred Francis Baker (1878-1955) Lyman Herman Baker (1848-1920) Elizabeth Goodman (1856-1939) Anna Fidelia Beck (1889-1963) Allegan, Allegan County, Michigan, United States
Johannes Cornelis Bakker (1851-) Leendert Bakker (1825-1866) Gerarda van Steen (1822-1893) Johanna Magdalena Foppen (1850-1907) Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Anna Fidelia Beck (1889-1963) Samuel Clinton Beck (1858-1938) Marietta Anna Johnson (1861-1949) Alfred Francis Baker (1878-1955)
Anna Ilsabe Sabine Bernitt (1790-1846) Johann Gottlieb Michel Bernitt (1753-1813) Catharina Margaretha Groning (1752-1851) Joachim Karl Theodor von Amsberg (1777-1842) Wismar
Thomas Blundell (-1740) John Blundell (1652-1712) Elizabeth Holmes (c1653-1709) Mary Ede (-1740) Parish Church, Horley, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Christina Cameron (1829-1909) George Cameron (1794-1851) Margaret McLean (1803-1866) Laughlan McLean Cameron (c1824-1863) Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Laughlan McLean Cameron (c1824-1863) Donald Cameron (1798-1876) Catherine McLean (1792-1870) Christina Cameron (1829-1909) Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Caroline Crouch (c1845-1937) Henry Crouch (c1811-1886) Elizabeth Mary May (1817-1884) Henry Thomas Blake (c1844-1876) All Saints, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
Annie Louisa Davis (1873-1957) Charles Davis (1836-1905) Emily Blanchford Gale (1852-1894) Thomas William Lee (1874-1943)
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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
Sara Bergwerf (1758-1820) Pieter Bergwerf (1724-) Trijntje Borsje (c1731-) Cornelis Melhart (c1750-1820) Zierikzee, South Holland, Netherlands
Robert Alfred Evenden (1814-1892) Robert Evenden (1783) Sarah Tillman (1790) Hannah Tester (1817-1893) West Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
Richard James Gosper (1836-1919) John Gosper (1801-1886) Hannah Beale Reynolds (1806-1888) Mary Catherine Smith (c1866-1950) Meranburn, New South Wales, Australia
Ruby Pearl Gray (1898-2000) William Gray (1874-1942) Eliza Nixon (1873-1968) Douglas Castles (?-1982) Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Anne Neville (1414-1480) Ralph de Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland (c1364-1425) Joan Beaufort (1379-1440) Walter Blount, 1st Baron Mountjoy (c1420-1474) Raby Castle, County Durham, England, United Kingdom
Joan Trelake (1497-1573) John Trelake or Lake (1483-1538) Thomas White (1492-1567) England, United Kingdom
Wilhelm Otto von Isenburg-Birstein (1597-1667) Wolfgang Ernst I. von Isenburg-Büdingen (1560-1633) Anna von Gleichen-Remda (1565-1598) Anna Amalia von Nassau-Dillenburg (1599-1667)
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    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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