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Today is May 27.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
Charles Francis Adams (1835-1915) Charles Francis Adams (1807-1886) Abigail Brown Brooks (1808-1889) Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Moses Baker Apps (1833-1875) George Apps (1791-?) Sarah Baker (c1794-?) Sedlescombe, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Robert William Leslie Balgowan (1888-1971) Robert Balgowan (1855-1935) Jane Frost Hanrahan (1856-1940) Reids Flat, New South Wales, Australia
Donald Bangasser (1932-1999)
Helena Broda (1893) Józef Broda (c1870) Katarzyna Unknown (c1870) Ogrodzona, Slaskie, Poland
Carlton John Brownlow (1904-1957) Alexander Brownlow (1864-1918) Lucy Eva Cramp (1871-1940) Binda, New South Wales, Australia
Philip III of Navarre (1306-1343) Louis Capet (1276-1319) Marguerite d'Artois (1285-1311)
George Ernest James Chaseling (1869-1941) James Andrew Chaseling (1842-1881) Elizabeth Steadman (1838-1912) Terara, New South Wales, Australia
Gustavus Chittick (1832-1865) Thomas Chittick (c1804) Eleanor Sharpe (c1809) Rotten Mountain, County Fermanagh, Ireland
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
Pieter Jansz (c1645-1700) Jan Andijk 55
Rachel Ann Albury (1847-1924) John Albury (1823-1855) Mary Ann Masters (1822-1901) Newtown, New South Wales, Australia 77
Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 4th Earl of Shaftesbury (1711-1771) Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury (1671-1713) Jane Ewer (-1751) 60
Simpson Green Ayers (1820-1897) Asa Ayers (c1790-1826) Olivia Vessells (c1795-c1865) Tippah County, Mississippi, United States
John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset (1404-1444) John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset (c1373-1410) Margaret Holland (1385-1439) 40
Samuel Blanch (1826-1919) Edward Blanch (c1787-1860) Maria B Ashdown (c1789-1837) Palmers Island, New South Wales, Australia 93
Meyndert Boon (1698-1756) Jan Boon (1658-aft1704) Agatha Overst (1666-c1748) 58
Harriet Bowles (1806-1857) David Jesse Bowles (1776-1823) Elizabeth Thomas Martin (1774-) Marion County, Missouri, United States
Charlotte Bradford (1805-1882) 77
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g1 Wedding1 place
Thomas Arndell (1825-1907) Thomas Arndell (1799-1865) Sophia Loder (1803-1887) Mary Hall (1829-1894) Presbyterian Church, Portland Head, New South Wales, Australia
Barbara von Sachsen-Wittenberg (1405-1465) Rudolf III. von Sachsen-Wittenberg (c1367-1419) Barbara von Liegnitz (-1435) Johann der Alchimist von Brandenburg-Kulmbach (1406-1464)
Henry William Stark Beales (1843-1888) William Beales (c1816-) Eliza (c1815-) Mary Ann Ratcliff (1847-1921) Reigate, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
John Bigelow (1643-1721) John Bigelow (1617-1703) Mary Warren (1624-1691) Sarah Wheate Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Susanna Bigelow (1695-1768) Daniel Bigelow (1650-1715) Abigail Pratt (c1658-1715) Stephen Jennings (1688-1763) Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Richard Bingham, 2nd Earl of Lucan (1764-1839) Charles Bingham, 1st Earl of Lucan (1735-1799) Margaret Smith (1739-1814) Elizabeth Belasyse (1770-1819) Marylebone, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
Jean I de Bourbon (1381-1434) Louis II de Bourbon (1337-1410) Anne of Auvergne (1358-1417) Marie de Berry (1370-1434) Paris, France
Louis IX Capet (1214-1270) Louis VIII Capet (1187-1226) Blanca of Castile (1188-1252) Marguerite de Provence (1221-1295)
Roland Forrest Carter (1921-2010) James Guilford Carter (1891-1967) Etta Mae Lewis (1892-1976) Janeth Hall Duckett (1925-2001) Haddonfield, Camden County, New Jersey, United States
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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
Elizabeth Belasyse (1770-1819) Henry Belasyse, 2nd Earl Fauconberg (1743-1802) Charlotte Lamb (1743-1790) Richard Bingham, 2nd Earl of Lucan (1764-1839) St Marylebone Parish Church, Marylebone, England, United Kingdom
Geertje Korver (1803-1874) Simon Korver (1776-1840) Antje Maurits (1781-1858) Jan Kamp (1811-?) Zwaag
Caroline Maddox (1825-) John Potter Maddox (1789-1856) Jane Francis (1791-1870) John Sedgwick (c1824-1890) Heston, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
William Alcock Tully (1830-1905) William Tully (bef1830) Mary Alcock (bef1830) Sara Ann Darvall (c1846-1875) Ryde, New South Wales, Australia
Jacobus van der Heijde (c1772-1846) Jacobus van der Heijde Hendrika Johanna Hessers Regina Willemina Patjeaux (c1764-1830) Zierikzee, Zeeland, Netherlands
Friedrich I. von Salm (1547-1608) Philipp Franz zu Salm-Kyrburg (1518-1561) Maria Aegyptiaca von Oettingen (c1524-1559) Anna Amalie von Nassau-Weilburg (1549-1598) Saarbrücken
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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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    October 1, 2014 by Jslash831

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    Hi

    August 26, 2014 by Phil allen

    Thanks for the updates and addition of the tree, will look at that functionality next time I am editing. have lots more data in ancestory but the transfer is manual so takes time. Shame there is no automtic GED transfer to get the process started.

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