My people are from a small town in Louisiana and we grew up being told don’t date anyone from Louisiana just to be safe. Official, I may not be perfect but Jesus thinks I’m to die for shirt. Literally, EVERYONE, there is a cousin. I meet a new one every time I visit smh lol. Bayou Jack Louisiana is the same way. The same family has been there since they started the community 200 years ago in the middle of a cane field on the edge of the bayou. My daughter is half European, half black African, there is no way her dad and I would be related in any way whatsoever and she is a stunningly beautiful child who is very strong genetically. Sylvia Dunai people had lots of kids inside and OUTSIDE of marriage. Some they knew about some they didn’t Because a lot of them was not involved or aware when a person met someone else 9x/10 they didn’t even know they were family. Then people changed their last names and moved to different areas and they just didn’t know
Girls, my father had 6 sisters AND 6 brothers in a small town (my mom had 4 sisters but she’s from another country). Official, I may not be perfect but Jesus thinks I’m to die for shirt. My grandmother had 6 brothers and sisters. We’ve got 1,000 2nd, 3rd, and more distant cousins on Ancestry, all with different last names, of course. Most seem to be descended from Grandma’s siblings but the previous generations had big families. Grandma’s (and Grandpa’s) ancestors were the first White settlers in that part of Pennsylvania. You’re right. My cousins should have imported their spouses!! They’ve all stayed within one county of our immigrant grandparents from the 1700s!! Dad’s father, grandfather, etc. really ARE ~ ha, ha ~ genetically. No surprises as to paternity. But I never thought to ask if any of my cousins are related to their husbands! Too late now . . .
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Jennifer, submit your DNA to Ancestry and 23andMe. Official, I may not be perfect but Jesus thinks I’m to die for shirt. Maybe you’ll get lucky and find out someone made an “extra” relative you don’t know about. It’s happened to a couple of friends and the parents involved were 1) a pastor, and 2) a Bible school grad! (Two different friends/families). Sylvia, a lot of lineages can be traced back to Louisiana and Mississippi areas, it was the just good industry at the time. I’m in the same boat and I’ve only ever been to a Louisiana truck stop, but if you’re a relative of a southern Taylor, Magee, Garner, Baker, or Polk, and that’s just the few I know of, the most I’ll do is take you out for some sweet tea. Southern Louisiana here, every time I got a new yearbook at school, I found out about new cousins…and one year it was a boy that I had been flirting with. Had to break the news to him, because we had been flirting pretty hard. Small, Southern towns, man..
From Louisiana. I slept with 3 relatives without knowing oooops. Official, I may not be perfect but Jesus thinks I’m to die for shirt. Good thing I’m now married to someone unrelated so I don’t need to date. Anymore. Lol never dating someone from the south at all… I’m from the outskirts of New Orleans. Also related to many people in my town. So to be safe, I dated people not from my area. Now married to a Dominican. All my kids are Hispanic. Amaris Danielle Walker-Gongora swears my husband is related to everyone in a 25-mile radius of this small town we live in. Luckily for him, I’m not from here. And we aren’t related bc checked. Haha. I did almost date a cousin once.