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From: "Carol Burnett" <>
Subject: Re: [BRE] first cousin marriages
Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2001 17:10:34 -0700
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Does anyone know anything about a John Knepp that was b. 1812 in PA. He and
His wife were long time members of a Dunkard Brethern Church in Cross Keys,
Lack Twp., Juniata county. I am looking for his mother, father, and
siblings. We believe at the time he was born the county where he was born
was Northumberland. I would appreciate anyone's help.
Thank you,
Carol Kenepp Burnett

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Sent: Friday, September 07, 2001 4:06 PM
Subject: Re: [BRE] first cousin marriages

> Last March I was surfing around Cyndi's List and came upon a support group
> for persons married to their first cousins. I had always thought it was
> illegal in the US to do that these days but according to the info on the
> KissinKuzzins site, there are a number of states (I think they said 17)
> first cousin marriages are legal today. I have tried to find the site
> tonight but it doesn't seem to be there anymore.
> It jumped out at me for I had recently been told by a fellow researcher
> that a distant cousin of ours is married to her first cousin today in
> Carolina. The support group felt it wasn't a medical problem but to hear
> their reasoning, one had to join the group and I wasn't interested in that
> I have no idea what their thinking is.
> Thought you'd find this interesting. For the record, my husband and I
> have found only one common ancestor so far - Noah!
> Judy
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