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Free death Record on coffin plate Alva Morrison 1809 ~ 1863

Free Genealogy Death Record on the Coffin Plate of Alva Morrison 1809 ~ 1863

The Free Genealogy Death Record on the Coffin Plate of Alva Morrison

Alva Morrison
Died Nov 11th 1863
AE 54 yrs

This coffin plate for Alva Morrison was found in Maine.

I went and had a hunt for Alva Morrison in the 1860 United States Federal Census on I found a Alvin Morrison living in Clinton, Kennebec, Maine as you can see below.

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There are many thousands of genealogy entries for the Morrison surname on Ancestry. If you want to have a look at them I have a link to a FREE TRIAL at at the bottom of this page.

1860 United States Federal Census Record

Name: Alvin Morrison
Age in 1860: 51
Birth Year: abt 1809
Birthplace: Maine
Home in 1860: Clinton, Kennebec, Maine
Gender: Male
Post Office: Clinton
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members: Name Age
Alvin Morrison 51
Hannah Morrison 46
George Morrison 17
Jane Morrison 23
Joseph Morrison 20
Sanfred Morrison 14
Hannah Morrison 12
Charles A Morrison 8

I found a large number of Morrisons living in Clinton, Kennebec, Maine in the 1860 United States Federal Census. I have put them on line as they may help with reasearching the genealogy of the Morrison family tree.

1860 United States Federal Census

Name, Home in 1860 (City,County,State) Age in 1860, Birth Year, Birthplace Gender.

Alvin Morrison Clinton, Kennebec, ME 51 abt 1809 Maine Male
Hannah Morrison Clinton, Kennebec, ME 46 abt 1814 Maine Female
George Morrison Clinton, Kennebec, ME 17 abt 1843 Maine Male
Jane Morrison Clinton, Kennebec, ME 23 abt 1837 Maine Female
Joseph Morrison Clinton, Kennebec, ME 20 abt 1840 Maine Male
Sanfred Morrison Clinton, Kennebec, ME 14 abt 1846 Maine Male
Hannah Morrison Clinton, Kennebec, ME 12 abt 1848 Maine Female
Charles A Morrison Clinton, Kennebec, ME 8 abt 1852 Maine Male
Esther E Morrison Clinton, Kennebec, ME 14 abt 1846 Maine Female
James Morrison Clinton, Kennebec, ME 46 abt 1814 Maine Male
Synthia Morrison Clinton, Kennebec, ME 54 abt 1806 Maine Female
Caroline Morrison Clinton, Kennebec, ME 19 abt 1841 Maine Female
James A Morrison Clinton, Kennebec, ME 17 abt 1843 Maine Male
Louisa Morrison Clinton, Kennebec, ME 15 abt 1845 Maine Female
George Morrison Clinton, Kennebec, ME 30 abt 1830 Maine Male
Jane Morrison Clinton, Kennebec, ME 28 abt 1832 Maine Female
Dependance Morrison Clinton, Kennebec, ME 9 abt 1851 Maine Female
George Morrison Clinton, Kennebec, ME 7 abt 1853 Maine Male
Eugene Morrison Clinton, Kennebec, ME 6 abt 1854 Maine Male
Flora E Morrison Clinton, Kennebec, ME 4 abt 1856 Maine Female
Angenette Morrison Clinton, Kennebec, ME 1 abt 1859 Maine Female
Elijah Morrison Clinton, Kennebec, ME 36 abt 1824 Maine Male
Benjamin Morrison Clinton, Kennebec, ME 40 abt 1820 Maine Male
Lucretia Morrison Clinton, Kennebec, ME 36 abt 1824 Maine Female
Sebrina Morrison Clinton, Kennebec, ME 11 abt 1849 Maine Female
Manly Morrison Clinton, Kennebec, ME 6 abt 1854 Maine Male
Franklin Morrison Clinton, Kennebec, ME 4 abt 1856 Maine Male
Lucy Morrison Wayne, Kennebec, ME 75 abt 1785 Massachusetts Female

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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.

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