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Today is November 28.

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  Father Mother Birth place
Thomas Henry Abbott (1870-1954) Henry Palmer Abbott (1827-1903) Elizabeth Anne Lord (1844-1926) Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Endre Beliczay (1875-1935) Budapest, Hungary
Johannes Wilhelmus Bergman (1950-2000) Johannes Wilhelmus Bergman (1928) Adriana Henriëtte Meijers (1930-2006) Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Nathan Brigham (1693-1784) Nathan Brigham (1671-1747) Elizabeth Maynard (1664-1733) Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Alfonso XII de España (1857-1885) Francisco de Asís de Borbón (1822-1902) Isabella II de España (1830-1904) Madrid, Spain
Clarence Alfred Roy Clark (1906-1976) Alfred Parrott (1864-1948) Maud Maria Clark (1871-1939) Traralgon, Victoria, Australia
Fanny Sarah Cramp (1852-1926) Thomas George Cramp (1818-1865) Sarah Lefley (1824-1906) Casino, New South Wales, Australia
Catherine Critchley (1817-1872) William Critchley (c1775-1847) Catherine Murphy (1795-1864) Erskine St, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Tscharner DeGraffenried (1722-1794) Christopher DeGraffenried (1691-1742) Barbara Needham (1688-1744) Williamsburg, Prince Edward County, Virginia, United States
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
Sybil Amidon (1783-1863) Samuel Amidon (1742-1819) Ruth Wood (1745-1831) Madison County, New York 80
Agnes von Brandenburg (1297-1334) Hermann III. von Brandenburg (c1271-1308) Anna von Habsburg (c1278-1327) 37
Suanhilde Billung (c950-1014) Hermann Billung (c906-973) Oda (?-?) 64
Lilian Elizabeth Blundred (1916-1990) John Thomas Blundred (1896-) Mary Jane Broadaway (1897-1978) Bedworth, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom 74
Francis Blunt (1779-1857) John Blunt (1752-) Mary unknown (c1758-1830) Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom 78
Louella Brock (1865-1896) Valentine Brock (c1821-1881) Bethany Ginn (c1820-1880) 31
Sidney Herbert Buller-Fullerton Elphinstone, 16th Lord Elphinstone (1869-1955) William Buller-Fullerton-Elphinstone, 15th Lord Elphinstone (1828-1893) Constance Euphemia Woronzow Murray (1838-1922) Carberry Tower, Carberry, East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom 86
Catherine Burgoon (1805-1893) Robert Burgoon (1776-1864) Catherine (1780-1851) Loretto, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States 88
Phyllis Margory Cattell (1910-1968) Thomas Henry Cattell (1873-1953) Cecilia Ferris (1883-1956) 58
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g1 Wedding1 place
Adeline Wall Arnold (1835-1903) Albert Arnold (1807-1881) Elizabeth Wall (1807-1842) Ferdinand Smith (1836-1897) Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Zina Baker (1786-1839) Oliver Baker (1755-1811) Dorcas Dimick (1760-1849) William Huntington (1784-1846) Plainfield, Sullivan County, New Hampshire
Mary Bartlett (1636-1706) Obadiah Ward (1632-1718) Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Robert Best (c1810-1868) Mary Clements (c1790-1854) Compton Dundon, Somerset, England
Thomas Biffin (c1792-1853) John Biffin (c1767) Susannah Yates (c1771) Louisa Best (c1794-1835) Fovant, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
George Charles Albert Blackman (1878-1957) Charles Edward Blackman (1824-1914) Casiah Elizabeth Hill (1849-1913) Elizabeth Peppiatt (1882-1954) St George's Anglican Church, Invermay, Tasmania, Australia
Thomas Bridge (1812-1900) Joseph Bridge (1776-1829) Elizabeth Buffey (c1788-1872) Sarah Fernance (1820-1904) Lower Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Albert John Carlisle (1881-1950) John Carlisle (1818-1893) Elizabeth Phipps (1837-1893) Margaret Mary Thomas (1882-1954) Pingelly, Western Australia, Australia
Hannah Conklin (1744-1826) Israel Conklin (c1720-) Deborah Smith (c1720-) Zebulon Ketcham (1740-1823) Huntington, Suffolk County, New York, 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
Mary Clements (c1790-1854) Robert Best (c1810-1868) Compton Dundon, Somerset, England
Maria Hodge (1797-1870) Henry Gustavus Hodge (1744-1824) Sarah Cotton (1751-1831) William Pippin (1785-1861) Salem, Livingston County, Kentucky, United States
Thomas Parrish (1860-1939) Edward Parrish (c1826-1870) Ann Wilbee (c1828-1907) Amelia Smith (1866-1961) Jamberoo, New South Wales, Australia
Brabazon Ponsonby, 1st Earl of Bessborough (1679-1758) William Ponsonby, 1st Viscount Duncannon (1659-1724) Mary Moore (c1662-1713) Elizabeth Sankey (c1680-1738)
Frederick IV of Naples (1452-1504) Ferdinand I of Naples (1423-1494) Isabella of Taranto (c1424-1465) Isabella del Balzo (-1533)
Philipp von Eppstein-Königstein (c1440-1481) Eberhard III. von Eppstein-Königstein (-1475) Anna von Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein (c1420-1465) Louise von der Mark-Arenberg (c1454-1524) Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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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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