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Free Genealogy Death Record on the Coffin Plate of Theophilus Blake 1774 ~ 1863
Died Nov 3rd 1863
Aged 89 yrs 2 mo
This coffin plate for Theophilus Blake 1774 ~ 1863 was found in the USA.
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I went and had a hunt for Theophilus Blake 1774 ~ 1863 in the United States Federal Census on Ancestry.com. I found several individuals of interest as you can see below. I think the Theophilus Blake living in Epping, Rockingham, New Hampshire is the one we are looking for. There are many thousands of genealogy entries for the Blake 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.
Theophilus Blake District 2, Henderson, KY abt 1819 England
Theophilus Blake Epping, Rockingham, NH abt 1775 New Hampshire
Theophilus Blake Epping, Rockingham, NH abt 1834 New Hampshire
Theophilus Blake District 13, Wapello, IA abt 1836 New York
Theophilus Blake District 13, Wapello, IA abt 1818 Vermont
Theophilus Blake Boscawen, Merrimack, NH abt 1824 New Hampshire
Theopholus Blake Beaver, Pike, OH abt 1776 Virginia
1860 United States Federal Census
Name, Home in 1860 (City,County,State) Age in 1860, Birth Year, Birthplace, Gender.
Theophilus Blake Round, Shelby, IA 23 abt 1837 Ohio Male
Theopholis Blake Division 1, Henderson, KY 41 abt 1819 England Male
Theopelus Blake Niles, Berrien, MI 9 abt 1851 Michigan Male
Theophilus Blake Manchester Ward 2, Hillsborough, NH 25 abt 1835 New Hampshire Male
Theophilus Blake Boscawen, Merrimack, NH 36 abt 1824 New Hampshire Male
Theophilus Blake Epping, Rockingham, NH 86 abt 1774 New Hampshire Male
Theophilus Blake Newport, Sullivan, NH 35 abt 1825 New Hampshire Male
Theophalus W Blake Springfield, Gallia, OH 55 abt 1805 Virginia Male
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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.