Re: [Genealogy Research Club] Need help
>>>>did they all really need to have 8 plus children???<<<<I now your comment is tongue-in-cheek but I'm bored here *smile* so thought I'd mention two reasons.....
1- mortality rates. The number of children dying at early age was high. It assured family line survival.
2- child labor. Helping on the farm and/or supplementing family wages (children as young as 5-6 were working coal mines).
From: Natalie Garlock
Sent: Thursday, July 07, 2011 7:26 PM
( did they all really need to have 8 plus children???)
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