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COUSIN, domest. rel. Cousins are kindred who are the issue of two brothers or two sisters, or of a brother and a sister. Those who descend from the brother or sister of the father of the person spoken of are called paternal cousins; maternal cousins are those who are descended from the brothers or sisters of the mother. Vide 2 Bro. C. C. 125; 1 Sim. & Stu. 301; 3 Russ. C. C. 140; 9 Sim. R. 386, 457.

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According to a bombshell new report by ( Radar Online , family patriarch Kody Brown and his third wife, Christine, are actually second cousins. The website states that according to a search on, Kody and Christine are actually related due to their ancestors, William Moore Allred and Orissa Angela Bates.
Charles; three first cousins and six second cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia; grandparents, Bertha Scroggin, Kenneth and Ruth Cornelius; and uncle, Van "Bud" McCray.
The two are second cousins; their fathers-Lapu-Lapu City Councilor Ricardo Amores and Mariano del Rio-are first cousins.
by Baba Umar / Consanguineous marriages or parents who are related as cousins or second cousins is the prime cause of this disorder," Yahya Al Barashdi, a member of the Oman Association for the Hearing Impaired, told the Times of Oman.
Anyone found guilty of a terrorist crime, fighting for a jihadist organisation in Syria or any other country, attending a training camp for terrorists either inside or outside of this country will be subject to the following: He (she) will be deported along with all of his immediate relations, mother, father, siblings, wives, children as far as second cousins, to their country of origin.
It found that 1,130 (20 per cent) of Emiratis married their first cousins, 294 (five per cent) married their second cousins and 494 (seven per cent) married distant cousins.
Her second cousins Mari Prout and Janet Evans also joined her for the day.
He leaves two cousins, Doris Frankian of Worcester and Emily Roberts of Cranston, RI and many second cousins. He was born in Worcester and is predeceased by his parents, Albert and Emma (Sunquist) Stockhaus, a brother Irvin Stockhaus and a sister, Eleanor Stockhaus.
Teebi explained basic genetic principles and explored the concept of consanguinity, the scientific term for reproduction among couples who are second cousins or closer, or within an isolated population.