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Free Genealogy Death Record on the Coffin Plate of Abigail Perkins 1802 ~ 1882
Died May 16 1882
Aged 80 yrs
This coffin plate for Abigail Perkins 1802 ~ 1882 was found in Boston, Mass USA.
I went and had a hunt for Abigail Perkins 1802 ~ 1882 in the 1880 United States Federal Census on Ancestry.com. I found several individuals of interest as you can see below. I think the Abigail Perkins, Timothy Barnard, Windsor, VT abt 1802 Vermont is the Abigail we are looking for. There are many thousands of genealogy entries for the Perkins surname.
Are you interested in the Perkins name in history? The Perkins Name in History is a customized book offering a unique blend of fascinating facts, statistics and commentary about the Perkins name. The book is part of a series of family name books in the Our Name in History collection.
If you want to have a look at them I have a link to a I suggest using the Free Trial on Ancestry.com
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1880 United States Federal Census
Name, Parent or spouse names, Home in 1880
(City,County,State) Birth Year, BirthPlace.
Abigail Perkins, Abram Essex, Essex, MA abt 1816 Massachusetts
Abigail M. Perkins, William W. Newbury, Essex, MA abt 1822 Massachusetts
Abigail Perkins, Norfolk, Norfolk, MA abt 1835 Massachusetts
Abigail C. Perkins, Luke Rochester, Plymouth, MA abt 1810 Massachusetts
Abigail Perkins, Boston, Suffolk, MA abt 1858 New Hampshire
Abigail Perkins, Oliver L. Pittsfield, Merrimack, NH abt 1816 New Hampshire
Abigail M. Perkins, Warner, Merrimack, NH abt 1823 New Hampshire
Abigail A Perkins, Augustus Dover, Strafford, NH abt 1822
Abigail Perkins, Somersworth, Strafford, NH abt 1817 NH
May Abigail Perkins, Anna L. Newport, Newport, RI abt 1869 Missouri
Abigail Perkins, Timothy Barnard, Windsor, VT abt 1802 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.