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Mount Airy, North Carolina
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Never Separated
Photograph by Penny de los Santos

January 17, 1874—Chang Bunker's cry in the middle of the night signaled his death. "Then I am going," Eng said. Within hours, Eng passed too. Modern doctors believe Eng's blood collected in his dead brother's body causing Eng to bleed to death. After an autopsy in Philadelphia, the twins were eventually moved to the graveyard of nearby White Plains Baptist Church. The tombstone indicates both wives rest alongside their husbands, but Sarah (Eng's wife) was actually buried on her husband's farm. One of the world's oldest known sets of conjoined twins, Chang and Eng lived until age 62.
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