Correct Birthdate? Susannah would have been 12 when she married Joseph Wells if she was really born in 1745.

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RE: Susannah (Unk?) Wells, died 24 Nov 1769 in Baltimore, MD.

Married 20 Mar 1767 to Joseph Wells in Garrison Forest, Baltimore, MD
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There have been many instances of marriages that young. You need to get as many source documents as possible. I always look at the historical place setting to see what others did in the same time period. For example maybe she married to consolidate land holdings or maybe she was pregnant with harsh laws against illigitimate births or promiscuity.
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