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.
La madre de esta desnutrida niña de 4 años estaba tan convencida de su fallecimiento que ya estaba preparando su funeral. En el hospital pudo recuperarse. Ap / Patrick Farrell (miami Herald)