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Free Genealogy Death Record on the Coffin Plate of Edwards W Green 1809 ~ 1868
Edwards W Green
Died Oct 13 1868
Age 59 yrs 8 mos 10 dys
This coffin plate for Edwards W Green 1809 ~ 1868 was found in Ohio USA.
I went and had a hunt for Edwards W Green 1809 ~ 1868 in the 1850 and 1860 United States Federal Census on Ancestry.com. I found several individuals of interest as you can see below. I like the Edward Green from Franklin, Warren, Ohio as the best candidate. I went to the 1870 census to see if the Edward Green from Franklin was still their and he was not. This is more evidence that he is the right man. There are many thousands of genealogy entries for the Green 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.
Edward Green Franklin, Warren, OH abt 1810 New York
Edward Green New York Ward 8, New York, NY abt 1807 New York
Edward Green German, Chenango, NY abt 1808 New York
Edward Green Philadelphia South Mulberry Ward, Philadelphia, PA abt 1808 Pennsylvania
Edward Green Danvers, Essex, MA abt 1809 New York
Edward Green Watson, Lewis, NY abt 1810 New York
Edward Green Albany Ward 9, Albany, NY abt 1810 Ireland
Edward Green Wayne, Erie, PA abt 1807 New York
Edward Green Tittabawassee, Saginaw, MI abt 1806 England
Edward Green Plainfield, Essex, NJ abt 1810 Ireland
Edward Green Harrison, Hudson, NJ abt 1810 Ireland
Edward Green Shutesbury, Franklin, MA abt 1806 Massachusetts
Edward Green Sheffield, Berkshire, MA abt 1809 Connecticut
Edward B Green Edgemont, Delaware, PA abt 1808 Pennsylvania
1860 United States Federal Census
Name, Home in 1860 (City,County,State) Age in 1860, Birth Year, Birthplace, Gender.
Edward Green Sheffield, Berkshire, MA 51 abt 1809 Connecticut Male
Edward Green New Hanover, Burlington, NJ 53 abt 1807 New Jersey Male
Edward Green Albany Ward 9, Albany, NY 49 abt 1811 Ireland Male
Edward Green New York Ward 6 District 4, New York, NY 50 abt 1810 Ireland Male
Edward Green New York Ward 22 District 2, New York, NY 51 abt 1809 New York Male
Edward Green Cleveland Ward 1, Cuyahoga, OH 51 abt 1809 Vermont Male
Edward Green Franklin, Warren, OH 50 abt 1810 New York Male
Edward B Green Edgemont, Delaware, PA 52 abt 1808 Pennsylvania Male
Edwd Green Philadelphia Ward 10 East District, Philadelphia, PA 53 abt 1807 Pennsylvania Male
Edward Green Fulton, Rock, WI 53 abt 1807 New York Male
1870 United States Federal Census
Name, Home in 1870 (City, County, State) Estimated Birth Year, Birthplace, Race, Gender.
Edward Green Salisbury, Litchfield, CT abt 1811 New York White Male
Edward Green Ward 2, Madison, LA abt 1808 Virginia Colored Male
Edward Green Sheffield, Berkshire, MA abt 1810 Connecticut White Male
Edward Green Jersey City Ward 5, Hudson, NJ abt 1810 New York White Male
Edward Green Albany Subdivision 335, Albany, NY abt 1810 Ireland White Male
Edward Green Philadelphia Ward 10 District 29, Philadelphia, PA abt 1810 South Carolina White Male
Edward Green Petersburg Ward 1, Petersburg (Independent City), VA abt 1808 Virginia Colored Male
Edward Green Chancellor, Spotsylvania, VA abt 1809 Virginia Colored 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.