Post Published on September 14, 2012.
Last Updated on April 28, 2016 by davemackey.
”The media age of marriage for Southern women of Mary’s race and class was twenty, but planter daughters often married as young as fourteen. By contrast, young women of similar backgrounds in the North most often married later, with the average Yankee bride nearly twenty-four.” – Catherine Clinton, Mrs. Lincoln: A Life, pg. 32.