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Free Genealogy Death Record on the Coffin Plate of Clementina D Collins 1824 ~ 1869
Clementina D Collins
DIED May 30th 1869
Aged 45 Years
This coffin plate for Clementina D Collins 1824 ~ 1869 was found in Boston, Mass USA.
I went and had a hunt for Clementina D Collins 1824 ~ 1869 in the 1860 United States Federal Census on Ancestry.com. I found several individuals of interest as you can see below.
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1860 United States Federal Census
Name, Home in 1860 (City,County,State) Age in 1860, Birth Year, Birthplace.
Clementine Collins, Baldwin, AL 6 abt 1854 Alabama.
Clementin Collins, Southern Division, Mobile, AL 4 abt 1856 Alabama.
Clementine Collins, Indian River Hundred, Sussex, DE 2 abt 1858 Delaware.
Clementine Collins, Tyler, Smith, TX 37 abt 1823 South Carolina.
Clementine Collins, Burlington, Chittenden, VT 34 abt 1826 Vermont.
Clementine Collins, Montpelier, Washington, VT 21 abt 1839 Vermont.
I thought that the Clementine Collins, Burlington, Chittenden, Vermont was the best contender. However I found she is still alive in 1870. The Clementine Collins from Tyler, Smith, TX is a good match except for the fact that the custom of keeping coffin plates was not very common in Texas. It will take a little more reasearch to figure this one out.
1870 United States Federal Census
Name, Home in 1870 (City, County, State) Estimated birth year, Birthplace
Clemma Collins Turtlecreek, Warren, OH abt 1825 Kentucky
Clementina E Collins Burlington, Chittenden, VT abt 1823 Vermont
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Coffin plates often contain birth and death dates, and sometimes the place of birth or the occupation of a deceased person.
While not technically a true vital record, coffin plates can be seen as a substitute for vital records or at the least a good clue. In the case of people who died before civil registration it might be one of the few written records genealogists will find in their hunt for that brick wall ancestor!
If you want to know more about what things qualify as a true Vital Records there is a good article at the Olive Tree.
Remember when searching for Coffin Plates on the net they are sometimes referred to as Coffin Plaques, Casket plates or Casket Plaques.