John and Ann Betar of Connecticut got married 80 years ago on November 25, 1932 and today considered as the longest married couple in the US. The longest married couple in the world as of 2013 is from England. Karam and Kartari Chand got married on January 6, 1925 and ben married for 88 years now. But the longest marriage in history lasted 91 years.
Daniel Frederick and Susan Bakeman of New York got married on August 29, 1772 four years before the American Independence when America was still a British colony. In 1863, ninety one years later after their marriage, the first Republican party president Abraham Lincoln passed the Emancipation Proclamation, proclaiming freedom to all slaves.
Daniel and Susan Bakeman got married while America was fighting for the birth of a free nation and their marriage ended ninety one years later with America involved in another battle of its own- the Republican party of Licoln fighting the Democrat party to bring freedom and to end slavery. Their marriage witnessed almost a century of history of this country. They witnessed the birth of America as a nation and they left watching America being divided and devastated by the Civil War of 1863.
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