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From: "Sharla Linex" <>
Subject: Re: [GA-Roots] Hiram BURDETT/Re: Marrying Ages
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2000 23:23:20 -0500
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Thanks so much for this info. I too, married very young the first time, 14.
But 11 just seems like such a baby. I'm assuming in AL or GA they had to
get permission for her to marry at that age. Maybe one day I'll find my

Thanks again,
Sharla Linex
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From: Sharon <>
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Sent: Saturday, August 12, 2000 9:56 AM
Subject: Re: [GA-Roots] Hiram BURDETT/Re: Marrying Ages

> >A man marrying a girl with that much age difference was not uncommon in
> those days. In the 1700s I have a g-g-grandfather marrying a 16 year old
> and he was 45. They had 11 children! Then in the late 1800s I have a
> grandmother who m. a man 20 years older than she was and her girls each
> married older men. <
> And in more "modern" times....
> My great-grandmother was born 1889 my great-grandfather born 1880 they
> married in 1904 which made her 15 and him 24 they had 7 children
> twin girls]. My grandmother was born in 1912, my grandfather born 1907
> were married in 1928 which made her 14! and him 21, they had 8 boys and 2
> girls [that lived]. I married at the age of 17, [would not recommend it!
> <G>]... but God has richly blessed me with a wonderful person in my life
> 27 yrs now, no children unfortunately. My younger sister is married to a
> fine man 18 years her senior; seems they were made for each other. They
> have no children together. It is her first marriage..he was married
> Sharon

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