Jerry Lee & Myra Brown Lewis
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Jerry Lee Lewis with Myra Brown Lewis, circa 1955 in Louisiana.
Lisa Abel ewww, 13 years old??? hmmmm.
Kathy Pinna Or, a common Southern man . . . lots of men wed young girls.
Apr 10, 2014 on Facebook ·
Tmi Fox My genealogy is full of some disparate ages when it comes to marriage. One of my branches (long, long, long ago) even has a step-father who impregnated his step-daughter due to the extreme lack of men in that area at the time (they had to repopulate the island). I myself dated a 21 year old when I was 14 which never hurt me in any way and we were still friends when he died of cancer decades later. The point is we need to take into consideration "mental age" and the era we are talking about and not make arbitrary judgements, especially when you consider what the average life span was even just 100 years ago (there was only so much time to accomplish everything). Most western teenagers are A LOT older mentally than say a poor uneducated 13 year old from the middle east forced to marry a 50 year old she's never even met because of some warped sense of family honor and religion. That truly is gross.
Ted Whitten It's ridiculous to call him a paedophile. It's been fairly common and legal to marry at very young ages at numerous times and places throughout recent history. [external link] Today, in the US, many see this as shocking. But he was a product of the time and place he was raised.
Ted Whitten Anyone ever seen My Fair Lady? .. one of the most famous, classic musicals of all time .. and noticed the MASSIVE age different between the two lead characters? Eliza was probably supposed to be about 17, and Professor Higgins, around 65. But not at all unusual.
Rebecca A Brown Age if consent varies from state to state. The cousin thing --- hhhhhmmmmm.
Blytha Dennis Ellis Isn't that the same as a 2nd cousin?
Apr 10, 2014 on Facebook ·
Charlotte Hall first cousin once removed...second cousin, not the same. She was the child of Jerry's first cousin. They'd be second cousins only if one of each of their parents were first cousins. There has to be a way to describe the relationship between individuals and their cousins' children. If first cousins each have children, then those children are second cousins to each other, right down through the generations. (Needed to have this explained to me!)
Ted Whitten Either way, love is love. It's not like they were brother and sister. Heck, I've heard of cases where brother and sister married accidentally, not realizing they were even related at all. That's icky, but cousins .. even first cousins ... who are we to judge whether two people who love each other should be together.
Pam Denham As for being cousins, it depends most states won't allow 1st or 2nd cousins to marry however 3rd cousins may marry. My uncle & his wife are also cousins. His grandpa & her grandma were brother & sister. However, my uncle was adopted so they aren't blood related. It was funny to see that her surname didn't change, because it's the same.
Julie Ballantyne Check out the ESSO gas sign in the background.....now exxon. cool
Sharon Spain Ingle Look at your genealogy records. It used to be common for girls to marry at about that age. I'm not saying it's good, but it used to be an accepted thing. My husband's mother married when she was 14 & was very happy.
Rita Quinn Wilhelm Years ago men married very young girls. It seems disgusting to me but in working on my geneology, I have found this happens.
Brenda Ash I also worked on my family tree too and found first cousin marrying on both sides of my family, Think about it, over hundred years or more people were limited to travel and living in small towns not like today we meet people around the world. So if your Dating a relative now is pretty sicken..
Joan Langston Parrett Also the chance of so many mental and physical problems from too close a family member...My x had an aunt who married her first cousin and they had to sign something saying they would not re produce due to the possibility of too close a genetically match..or maybe genetically unmatch...many problems from too close DNA...
Susanne Zimmer Basque it is true that if you share the same dna ( which would happen of you marry a first cousin) and there are genes that carry certain illnesses and abnormalities, they will be more likely to surface..that's why we don't do that now a days bc we figured it out!
Apr 18, 2014 on Facebook ·
Robin Sikes-Mitchner Who cares. Our ancestors used to marry 1st cousins.
Apr 10, 2014 on Facebook · Reply
Joan Collins He was from a very poor but talented family....he and his two cousins were famous. ( can't remember who they were)
David Chrenko Elvis was 24 years-old and in the Army in Germany, when he started dating 14 year-old Priscilla Beaulieu.
Attilio Paolo Pezzotta nothing against jerry lee lewis as being a pioneer in music..but tell me how on earth does he manage to marry his 13 year ols cousin..amazing..i wonder if anyone could do that shit today and get away with it..oh well still a rock legend who cares music man
Mary Jervis The government didn't like the idea that "white" people started listening to the sounds of "colored" people, as they were called back then. So they threw some people in jail and drafted others and had white-bread boys singing songs that should have been done by the original groups. This was especially hated in the south.
Margarett Saunders I Noticed The Gas Station In The Back Ground ..... An Esso Station Haven't Seen That In A Many A Year .... How Many Remember The Esso Gas Station .... :)! .. Saw Jerry Lee At The Hollywood. Casino In Bay St. Louis .... Before The Storm Still Sounded Great...
Jamie Wagner yea as one stated if u want to sit there behind a computer and criticize others for the age then u need to think there are some families who marry their children off when they are babies n some of these people never have a voice to use cause if they did they would be punished grow up
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