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Free Genealogy Death Record on the Coffin Plate of Hannah E Rounds
Hannah E Rounds
Age 31 yrs 1 mon 17 dys
This coffin plate for Hannah E Rounds was found in New York. Submited by Thomas Roberts. Thanks Thomas.
From the style of this coffin plate we can tell it is from the 1860s. This would give Hannah a birth date of 1829 to 1840.
I went and had a hunt for Hannah E Rounds in the 1860 United States Federal Census on Ancestry.com. I found several individuals of interest as you can see below. There are many thousands of genealogy entries for the Rounds 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.
Hannah Rounds, Franklin, Ripley, IN 63 abt 1797 Maryland
Hannah Rounds, Kennebunkport, York, ME 24 abt 1836 Nova Scotia
Hannah C Rounds, Charlestown, Middlesex, MA 30 abt 1830 Maine
Hannah C Rounds, Milford, Worcester, MA 38 abt 1822 Massachusetts
Hannah Rounds, Vestal, Broome, NY 27 abt 1833 New York Female
Hannah Rounds, Niles, Cayuga, NY 51 abt 1809 Massachusetts
Hannah Rounds, Lafayette, Onondaga, NY 1 abt 1859 New York
Hannah Rounds, Lafayette, Onondaga, NY 5 abt 1855 New York
Hannah Rounds, Gorham, Fulton, OH 74 abt 1786 Maine Female
Hannah Rounds, Providence Ward 2, Providence, RI 50 abt 1810 Massachusetts
Hannah Rounds, Wallingford, Rutland, VT 41 abt 1819
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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.