December 6, 2014

Kissing Cousins - A Reality in All Family Trees

Keep in mind as mentioned previously Micaela and Pedro never married but from their relationship they had two children; Juan and Petrona.  I don't know what finally broke this couple up but I know that Micaela never married but lived under consensual contract with Manuel Morales Aleman and had 6 children with him.

So in closing, never assume that this has never happened in your family tree or that it would never happen as the planet only had but so many people on it at one time.  Many speculate that this also happened to keep land in the family.  However I would like to be the romantic and think it was because of love. After all, love can be blindšŸ˜‰

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2 comments:

  1. Love can definitely be blind. Another possibility for inter-family marrying is "Para mantener la raza pura" or to maintain a pure race. By pure, they meant white. I have found several relatives of mine who married cousins.

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  2. My paternal ancestors were from PeƱuelas, from Barrio Santo Domingo, way up on a mountaintop. They were poor, and most of them did not have horses or donkeys. They got around on foot, so their sphere of acquaintances was limited, and cousins were frequently thrown together for baptisms, funerals, Christmas, and the like. My paternal great-grandparents were first cousins.

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