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Concerning Near-Relation Marriages

posted Apr 18, 2010, 2:26 PM by James Wise   [ updated Sep 2, 2010, 10:07 AM by Travis Wise ]
From the local annual church meeting:

Concerning marriages of near relations, especially cousins, was unanimously considered, and deemed good that such marriages should not at all be, and that parents should warn their children earnestly in this respect, so that offense and scandal might be prevented, which have been so often occasioned by it, and that our dear youth may not in ignorance be led into something, where afterward their thoughts might be accusing one another about those things which can not be altered any more, and therefore should be well considered previously in the fear of God.