Millie and Christine McCoy (1851-1912) were conjoined twins born into slavery. They and their mother were sold to a showman, Joseph Smith. Smith and his wife educated the girls; they eventually could speak five languages, dance, play music, and sing. They were known as 'The Two Headed Nightingale'. In the 1880s they retired and purchased a small farm. Millie died of tuberculosis at age 61, with Christine following hours later. They remain one of the oldest-lived set of conjoined twins.
Heads up Tri-State area; the Inked Out New Jersey 2014 tattoo show will be held September 12 – 14 at the Meadowlands Expo Center. If you attended last year’s show than you know not to miss out. Headlining artist such as Shane O’neill, Mario Barth, BJ Betts, Bob Tyrrell, Christine Barnum, London Reese, Horitoshi and many more.