Just a follow up to your last message, with some additional information I have on George and Eliza.
They were both actually from an area of Monmouth County, NJ, that is now part of Neptune, NJ.The area was called Shark River Village, or Hamilton, during the 1800s.Both the Hagerman and White families were in that area.I thought I had Eliza's parents, but can't find it right now.
Both George and his brother James were listed as Engineers in the 1850 Census.George living in Oceanport and James in Shark River Village.There was an early rail line that went through those areas, possible they worked on railroad(?).Oceanport is actually on the Shrewsbury River and thus provided water access to northern NJ and New York.Both Oceanport and Shark River Village were part of Ocean Township in Monmouth County.This whole area was part of Shrewsbury Township in the 1700s.
George's family as listed in the 1850 and 1860 Census included George and wife Eliza, and children: Susan J.born about 1841/1842 Williamborn about 1843/1844 George E. born about 1845/1846 Ruebina A. or Adelaide born 1848 Vantheeysenborn 1850 Catherineborn 1854.
The 1850 census also listed Phebe, age 55.She is no longer listed after that census.
George L. Hagerman, d. July 25, 1855, in his 40th yr, is buried in the Hamilton Churchyard, also known as Shark River Church yard.This cemetery is still there and has a newer part.My ancester James, George's brother is also buried there, as are other family members and many Whites.
Of note to be careful when researching George and Eliza is that my ancester James also had a son named George E., born 1858 who married an Elizabeth (maybe Elizabeth White) and had children in the 1880s and 1890s.However they stayed in Neptune, NJ, at least into the early 1900s.