Marrying cousins
jdohe

Smithville, TN

#21 Mar 26, 2012
Something posted elsewhere; former New York Mayor Guiliani (sp?)married his cousin, had a son with her. That son received notoriety when posting about a new Mrs. Guiliani treating him like a red-headed stepchild.
justsayin

East Point, KY

#22 Mar 26, 2012
jdohe wrote:
Something posted elsewhere; former New York Mayor Guiliani (sp?)married his cousin, had a son with her. That son received notoriety when posting about a new Mrs. Guiliani treating him like a red-headed stepchild.
Not saying it doesnt happen in all walks of live.High class, low class. We all know it happens,but that doesnt mean it isnt wrong or nasty.Some people are just too lazy or plain stupid to get out and find someone that is not their next akin. If it is available, they just go for it.Most of them lack morals or intelligence.
jdohe

Smithville, TN

#23 Apr 7, 2012
Fact: In Jackson County, like many, people don't always know who is kin. For instance, at last count (1981), I had over 400 blood kin.
Duke Snider

Melvin, KY

#24 Apr 9, 2012
jdohe wrote:
Fact: In Jackson County, like many, people don't always know who is kin. For instance, at last count (1981), I had over 400 blood kin.
So which double first-cousin or uncle did you marry?
jdohe

Smithville, TN

#25 Apr 21, 2012
Duke Snider wrote:
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So which double first-cousin or uncle did you marry?
Hi gmpy. Your question exposed your frame of mind. In keeping with your views, which of her brothers impregnanted your mother?
Just kidding. lol

“NO MADE UP SCREEN NAME ”

Since: Jan 12

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#26 Apr 22, 2012
jdohe wrote:
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Hi gmpy. Your question exposed your frame of mind. In keeping with your views, which of her brothers impregnanted your mother?
Just kidding. lol
You might ask her. I don't know if any of them, but regardless it would by my father wouldn't it?

Do you know who your father really is?

I do ... He needed a donor and a DNA and tissue match test proved beyond a doubt my father wasn't an uncle...

Can you say the same or are you still guessing? Now, which double first cousin or uncle did you marry? You never answered the question or did you just shack up with one of your female cousins and become gay?
ugly

East Point, KY

#27 Apr 23, 2012
The reason a lot of people marry their cousins is because they cant either one find any one else that will have them.
in an out

United States

#28 Apr 23, 2012
make sure he is working not in the wel fare line an got all his teeth top bottom an don;t use dip. or chew tobbaco.got a 4 wheel drive so he can get up in those hollows. don.t let him grow a goat tee, for he may act like a billy goat and p i s s in his beard.
Dr know it all

Virgie, KY

#29 Apr 23, 2012
If we started from Adam & Eve wouldn't there have to be a little relation in there somewhere. Sure there would be. End of discussion with me.

“NO MADE UP SCREEN NAME ”

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#30 Apr 24, 2012
Dr know it all wrote:
If we started from Adam & Eve wouldn't there have to be a little relation in there somewhere. Sure there would be. End of discussion with me.
We are ... it's called humanity, but don't worry. We've been around so long mixing and remixing that genetically speaking for reproductive reasons you won't end up with a carbon copy of yourself or anyone else you know.
jdohe

Nashville, TN

#31 Apr 29, 2012
Duke Snider wrote:
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You might ask her. I don't know if any of them, but regardless it would by my father wouldn't it?
Do you know who your father really is?
I do ... He needed a donor and a DNA and tissue match test proved beyond a doubt my father wasn't an uncle...
Can you say the same or are you still guessing? Now, which double first cousin or uncle did you marry? You never answered the question or did you just shack up with one of your female cousins and become gay?
Bless your little heart. I'm sorry you have liars for ancesters.
just kidding lol
jdohe my kind

Virgie, KY

#32 Apr 29, 2012
jdohe, I like reading your post. You're the only one I know that can stay up with facts when it's discussions are most anything he wants to add an input to (Duke Snider). Keep up with your wisdom because you will need it getting back to the (Duke). I have enough sense to realize you both have your basket over filled when I can only get a peck in my bushel basket, you may want to say I am a basket case but I consider myself a peck case. Keep up your intelligent post as I for one enjoy reading what you have to say. Especially when it comes to answers to the Duke. Not that I don't care for him, I care for anyone I may gather my 4 pecks and sometime in the future have a full basket.
jdohe

Nashville, TN

#33 Apr 29, 2012
Thanks, jdohemykind. Duke & I always fight b/c agreeing with him would be a real travesty. LOL

I'm a few cards short of a peck, too. Oh excuse me, I meant deck. ;>}
the one

Somerset, KY

#34 May 1, 2012
jdohe wrote:
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Not just in Jackson County; all over the world. In history, marrying "within the family" was plotted to keep the "royal seed" sound. Weird, I know, but still true.
Actually, going back into genealogical records, say, 300 or more years back, and finding that you are already distantly related to your significant other isn't that uncommon, no matter where you're from. It is estimated that about 1/3 of the entire US population is directly descended from at least one European house of royalty (England, Scotland, and France in my case). If you go by the numbers (2 parents, 4 grandparents, etc.), it is estimated that virtually everyone of Western European descent is directly descended from Charlemagne at least once, and virtually all Asians are descended from Confucius as well. There are a number of online articles about it too.
tim bob

Martin, KY

#35 May 3, 2012
hell fire
lol

London, KY

#36 May 5, 2012
I say 80% of the people in Jackson county are married to their kin.How could they not be.Back in older days no one went outside the area much.Hardly any cars and people traveled short distances.He11 it took all day driving to get to Cincinnati back then no I-75 for the ones that did finally get a car.Of course by then all the family had been started and like it or not most every one is married to kin.
Back then people didnt talk about things like they do today.Just because you didnt marry your cousin recently sure dont mean the older people in your family didnt.I have done a lot of research and most of you would be surprised.
not true

East Point, KY

#37 May 5, 2012
Though I am sure many people married distance cousins back in the day, MANY did not. I believe people had higher standards about things like that back then than they do now. My geneology has been traced back several generations on both sides, and there was only one distant relative that married his 3rd cousin and my mom said they were ridiucled by the whole community for it, and it was counted a shame and disgrace.People may not have many cars back then or much way of travel, but they werent as lazy back then as they are now. and I CAN REMEMBER MY BROTHERS AND NEIGHBOR boys walking and hitch hiking for miles and miles to other counties 'sparking'.Please excuse my capitals. Didnt realize they were on .
jdohe

Nashville, TN

#38 May 5, 2012
Read about a Kennedy marrying 2nd cousin, early 1900s, I think.
the one

Somerset, KY

#39 May 6, 2012
jdohe wrote:
Read about a Kennedy marrying 2nd cousin, early 1900s, I think.
I believe that was either JFK's grandparents or great-grandparents, if I'm not mistaken.

Anyways, in a number of states it's completely legal for you to marry your first cousin, including (this isn't a full list) New York, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Virginia, and Georgia. I believe in Kentucky it's where you can't marry third cousin or closer. Plus we are the only state where if you get a marriage license, you have to swear that you are not closely related to the person you are marrying.

As for New York and some of those other states, there could be a historical reasoning as to why you can marry your first cousin. It was a rather common thing to happen in some of your more traditional Italian Catholic and German families as well. As for Rudy Guiliani, his family knew that him and his first wife were related, only they thought it was a distant one. It turned out that his first wife was his second cousin.
sick

East Point, KY

#40 May 6, 2012
wekll then, one more reason I am grateful to live in good ole ky!We all know it happens, but that doesnt make it right. No matter how famous or well off someone is that marries their kin, that still doesnt justify it.I guess most are distant kin if traced back far enough, but that is not the same as close . I mean closer than 3rd, that is just sick.I dont pay any attention after that.I believe the bible says not to marry second or third. I guess He must have thought He created everyone with enough sense to know better than to marry first. lol!

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