Dating ritual in early american history
Although the Bishop of London ordered that weddings be held in churches, traveling to them could be difficult for rural families and parishioners.
Hannah Powell may have been married at Bruton Parish due to its proximity to her home.
Since were not yet responsible for running a household or raising children, women had more freedom during these years than they would ever have again. George Tucker, 1788.) Others married quickly for fear that waiting too long might eliminate the availability or choice of husbands.Whatever the location or time, however, the ceremony was the same.The ceremony was a ritualized affirmation of family.But as a parent I never took any Liberty with a child but to dissuade where I thought I had reason to do so; but in no instance Whatever to persuade.