Re: uncle-niece marriages in Rhode Island #general


Joy Weaver <joyweave@...>
 

My family also has an uncle-neice marriage which I believe occurred in
NY. In fact, the whole thing gets very complicated:

My father's parents were first cousins. And then my father's first
cousin (daughter of my grandfather's sister) married my grandmother's
brother.

Both the first cousin marriage and the uncle-neice marriage were, as far
as I know, in NY.

Joy

Paula Spier wrote:

It wasn't _only_ Rhode Island that allowed uncle-niece marriaages. My
husband's grandfather, the youngest in a large family, married his niece,
the daughter of the oldest, in 1887. >>>>>>>>SNIP>>>>>>>>>
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