Married at 12 years old

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tandrea
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Married at 12 years old

Post by tandrea » Yesterday, 04:08

Hello,

It appears that when my great grandparents married in 1872 in Sicily, my great grandmother was only 12 years old. I understand that although this was not common it did happen occasionally. My question is why would she get married so young and what would be the reaction of the community? would they be accepting of this?

Thanks!

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