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Remembering Private Agin

Last Saturday, we held a ceremony to remember Samuel Davis Agin – the Civil War veteran in my family tree – 150 years after he first marched off to war. Davis served two tours of duty with the Union Army. … Continue reading

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Finally, a memorial for my Civil War ancestor

When I learned that my great-great-grandfather Samuel Davis Agin served in the Civil War, I looked forward to paying tribute to him at his final resting place in the Princeton Cemetery in Princeton, New Jersey. But when my sister Cathy … 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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