Monday, September 14, 2009

The Siamese Twins of Texas County

The following was published in a Columbus, Ohio newspaper, March 3, 1849.

The Missouri Twins

These wonderful children are now being exhibited in St. Louis. They are the children of Mr. Benj. Ross, Texas county, Missouri, and were born on the 16th of December 1847. They are connected from the breast bone and abdomen, measure 20 inches in height, and weigh 20 pounds. Their connection is such that they stand face to face, heads coated over with fine black hair, and in all other respects perfect in form and features.--Missouri Statesman.

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