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Stories-A History of Appalachia


Jan 11, 2020

In 1937 the state of Tennessee passed a law that forbade marriage for anyone under the age of 16, without their parents' permission.  The first case brought under that new law involved 32 year-old Homer Peels, who married Geneva Hamby, who was 11 years old, in Monroe County.

Today we tell that story.

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