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Free Genealogy Death Record on the Coffin Plate of James Banks 1826 ~ 1868
Died June 10th 1868
This coffin plate for James Banks 1826 ~ 1868 was found in Maine
I went and had a hunt for James Banks 1826 ~ 1868 in the 1860 United States Federal Census on Ancestry.com. I found several individuals of interest as you can see below. There are many thousands of genealogy entries for the Banks surname. If you want to have a look at them I have a link to a I suggest using the Free Trial on Ancestry.com
1860 United States Federal Census
Name, Home in 1860
(City,County,State) Age in 1860, Birth Year, Birthplace.
James Banks Mineral, Plumas, CA 33 abt 1827 Sweden
James Banks Bear River, Yuba, CA 35 abt 1825 Ohio
James Banks Township 9 Range 8 E, Gallatin, IL 36 abt 1824 Illinois
James Banks Wayne, Wayne, IN 33 abt 1827 Ireland
James Banks Jefferson, Warren, IA 34 abt 1826 Ireland
Jas Banks District 1, Breathitt, KY 35 abt 1825 North Carolina
James F Banks District 2, Daviess, KY 33 abt 1827 Kentucky
James A Banks Grand River, Carroll, MO 34 abt 1826 Kentucky
James Banks Newark Ward 5, Essex, NJ 35 abt 1825 New York
James H Banks Tuckahoe, Jones, NC 33 abt 1827
James C Banks Not Stated, Pasquotank, NC 32 abt 1828 North Carolina
James Banks Waldo, Josephine, OR 33 abt 1827 Ireland
James Banks Elizabeth, Allegheny, PA 35 abt 1825 Virginia
James Banks District 5, Wayne, TN 35 abt 1825 North Carolina
James Banks Not Stated, Goochland, VA 34 abt 1826 Virginia
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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.