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Free Genealogy Death Record on the Coffin Plate of George W Benson 1820 ~ 1864
George W Benson
Co K Thirtieth Maine Vols
Mustered At Augusta
Jan 11 1864
Died at New York
Sept 5th 1864
Aged 44 years
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I went and had a hunt for George W Benson in the 1850 United States Federal Census on Ancestry.com. I found several individuals of interest as you can see below. Their are many thousands of genealogy entries for the ---------- surname. If you want to have a look at them I have a link to a Free Trial on Ancestry.com. Ancestry has more genealogy records than any site on the net and they often have free trials and special promotions.
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1850 United States Federal Census
Name, Home in 1850 (City,County,State) Birth Year, Birth Place.
George Benson Sterling, Cayuga, New York abt 1815 New York
George Benson Baltimore Ward 1, Baltimore, Maryland abt 1818 Maryland
George Benson Northbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts abt 1818 Massachusetts
George M Benson New York Ward 14, New York, New York abt 1818 New York
George Benson New York Ward 15 Western Half, New York, New York abt 1820
George Benson Jefferson, Fayette, Ohio abt 1820 Ohio
George G Benson Saco, York, Maine abt 1820 Maine
George Benson East Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts abt 1821 Massachusetts
George Benson Stowe, Lamoille, Vermont abt 1821 Vermont
George Benson Malta, Morgan, Ohio abt 1823 England
George Benson Hanover, Chautauqua, New York abt 1824 Pennsylvania
George Benson Southwark Ward 1, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania abt 1824 Scotland
George Benson Burrillville, Providence, Rhode Island abt 1824 Maine
George Benson District 22, Christian, Illinois abt 1825 Ireland
George Benson Bath, Lincoln, Maine abt 1825 Maine
George Benson Lehman, Pike, Pennsylvania abt 1825 Pennsylvania
George W Benson Lehman, Pike, Pennsylvania abt 1825 Pennsylvania
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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.