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Free Genealogy Death Record on the Coffin Plate of Dexter Richardson 1786 ~ 1869
June 30, 1869
In His 83rd Year
This coffin plate for Dexter Richardson 1786 ~ 1869 was found in the United States. Submited by Thomas Roberts. Thanks Thomas.
I went and had a hunt for Dexter Richardson 1786 ~ 1869 in the 1860 and 1870 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 Richardson surname. If you want to have a look at them I have a link to a I suggest using the Free Trial on Ancestry.com
1860 United States Federal Census
Name, Home in 1860
(City,County,State) Age in 1860, Birth Year, Birthplace.
Dexter M Richardson, Lawrence Ward 2, Essex, MA 34 abt 1826 Massachusetts
Dexter Richardson, Richfield, Otsego, NY 29 abt 1831 New York
Dexter Richardson, Burrillville, Providence, RI 24 abt 1836 Rhode Island
1870 United States Federal Census
Name, Home in 1870
(City, County, State) Estimated Birth Year, Birthplace.
Dexter Richardson, Somerville, Middlesex, MA abt 1867 California White
Dexter Richardson, Sudbury, Middlesex, MA abt 1800 Massachusetts White
Dexter Richardson, Canaan, Grafton, NH abt 1831 New Hampshire White
Dexter Richardson, Richfield, Otsego, NY abt 1830 New York White
Dexter Richardson, New Hope, Chatham, NC abt 1850 North Carolina White
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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.