Stephane, your post caught me because of the New Jersey part. I am somehow related to the New Jersey line. My Great, Great grandfather was born, raised in Coatesville Pennsylvania(about 33 miles west of Philadelphia) His father too was born,raised in Coatesville. For some reason the 1880 federal census showed his two oldest sons being born in New Jersey, but they returned to PA. I know my GGgrandfather was a soldier and that is possibly where and why we think he was there(married and had his two eldest) and then returned back here. His wife was named Medora. Maybe there is a "key" here somewhere. Any help?