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Free Genealogy Death Record on the Coffin Plate of Mary J Billings 1824 ~ 1854
Mary J Billings
Died April 2nd 1854
Aged 30 Years
This coffin plate was found in Con. I was told Mary was from Massachusetts.
I went and had a hunt for Mary Billings 1824 ~ 1854 in the 1850 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 Billings surname. If you want to have a look at them I have a link to a FREE TRIAL at Ancestry.com at the bottom of this page.
1850 United States Federal Census
Name, Home in 1850 (City,County,State) Estimated Birth Year, Birth Place.
Mary Billings Colchester, New London, CT abt 1827 Connecticut
Mary Billings Cavendish, Windsor, VT abt 1824 Vermont
Mary Billings Dryden, Lapeer, MI abt 1823 Ohio
Mary Billings Saco, York, ME abt 1823 Maine
Mary Billings Pittsburgh Ward 9, Allegheny, PA abt 1819 Massachusetts
Mary Billings St Louis Ward 5, St Louis (Independent City), MO abt 1827 Kentucky
Mary Billings Manchester, Wayne, PA abt 1829 Pennsylvania
Mary Billings Jackson, Washington, NY abt 1828 New York
Mary Billings Woodstock, Oxford, ME abt 1826 Maine
Mary Billings Jefferson, Jackson, AR abt 1825 South Carolina
Mary Billings Genesee, Potter, PA abt 1828 New York
Mary Billings Monmouth, Kennebec, ME abt 1828 Maine
Mary Billings Eastbrook, Hancock, ME abt 1826 Maine
Mary Billings Hempstead, Queens, NY abt 1823 Germany
Mary Billings McKean, Erie, PA abt 1820 New York
Mary Billings Springville, Susquehanna, PA abt 1829 Pennsylvania
Mary Billings Skaneateles, Onondaga, NY abt 1827 New York
Mary Billings West Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA abt 1822 Massachusetts
Mary Billings Quincy, Norfolk, MA abt 1827 Massachusetts
Mary A Billings Lowell, Middlesex, MA abt 1823 Massachusetts
Mary A Billings Kennebunk, York, ME abt 1821 Maine
Mary A Billings North Stonington, New London, CT abt 1820
Mary A Billings Monroe, Waldo, ME abt 1820 Maine
Mary A Billings Racine, Racine, WI abt 1820 New York
Mary A Billings Worcester Ward 8, Worcester, MA abt 1820 New Hampshire
Mary A Billings Franklin, Marion, IN abt 1827 Indiana
Mary A Billings Cherry Creek, Chautauqua, NY abt 1823 New York
Mary A Billings District 29, Lee, IA abt 1828 Indiana
Mary A Billings Middleborough, Plymouth, MA abt 1822 Massachusetts
Mary Ann Billings District 11, Buchanan, IA abt 1821 Connecticut
Mary B Billings Newburgh, Penobscot, ME abt 1825 Maine
Mary C Billings Providence Ward 4, Providence, RI abt 1827 Rhode Island
Mary C Billings Providence Ward 5, Providence, RI abt 1822 Rhode Island
Mary E Billings Newport, Newport, RI abt 1829 Rhode Island
Mary E Billings Elba, Genesee, NY abt 1826 New York
Mary J Billings Woodstock, Oxford, ME abt 1824 Maine
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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.