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Free Genealogy Death Record on the Coffin Plate of Anna Shattuck 1779 ~ 1863
Died April 15 1863
Aged 84 years
This coffin plate for Anna Shattuck 1779 ~ 1863 was found in Boston, Mass USA.
I went and had a hunt for Anna Shattuck 1779 ~ 1863 in the 1850 and 1860 United States Federal Census on Ancestry.com. I found several individuals of interest as you can see below.
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There are many thousands of genealogy entries for the Shattuck 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.
Anna Shattuck Groton, Middlesex, MA abt 1778, Massachusetts.
1860 United States Federal Census
Name, Home in 1860 (City,County,State) Age in 1860, Birth Year, Birthplace, Gender.
Anna Shattuck Groton, Middlesex, MA 83 abt 1777 Massachusetts Female
Anna Shattuck Pepperell, Middlesex, MA 70 abt 1790 Massachusetts Female
Anna Shattuck Greene, Chenango, NY 70 abt 1790 New York Female
Ann Shattuck Makee, Allamakee, IA 68 abt 1792 Vermont Female
Ann Shattuck Portland, Cumberland, ME 77 abt 1783 Maine Female
I think the Anna Shattuck from Groton, Middlesex, MA is the lady we are looking for so I went and had a look at the record and found her husband was Noah Shattuck. So I went and had a hunt for a marriage record.
Massachusetts Marriages, 1633-1850
Name, Gender, Spouse ,Marriage Date, City, County.
Noah Shattuck, Male, Anna Sheple, 25, Nov 1798, Groton, Middlesex.
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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.