Tag Archives: Hopewell

The immigrants in my family tree: 1624-1913

In a year when immigration is at the center of the national conversation, I thought it would be fun to focus on the stories of the immigrants in my family tree. I grew up knowing three of them – my … Continue reading

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Is this a photo of my Civil War ancestor Samuel Davis Agin?

One of the most intriguing characters in my family tree is my great-great-grandfather Samuel Davis Agin. He was born in 1841 in East Amwell, New Jersey, the youngest child of John Agin, a carpenter, and his wife Catherine Durling Agin. … Continue reading

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The mystery of the missing tombstone

My sister Cathy and I spent Saturday morning visiting a few cemeteries in central New Jersey. We knew, from the Find A Grave website, that several of our ancestors are buried there. We had an immediate success in a cemetery … Continue reading

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Jacob and Tillie Agin

My great-grandfather Jacob Sylvester Agin was born on December 19, 1868 in Hopewell, New Jersey. He was the oldest child of Samuel Davis Agin, a Civil War veteran who had recently returned home to start a family with his new … Continue reading

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