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Free Genealogy Death Record on the Coffin Plate of Henry Dickerson 1837 ~ 1910
Died June 3/10
Age 73 Yrs
This coffin plate for Henry Dickerson was found in New Hampshire.
I went and had a hunt for Henry Dickerson 1837 ~ 1910 in the United States Federal Census Records on Ancestry.com. I found several individuals of interest as you can see below. There are many thousands of genealogy entries for the Dickerson 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.
1860 United States Federal Census
Name, Home in 1860 (City,County,State) Age in 1860, Birth Year, Birthplace, Gender.
Henry C Dickerson Champaign, Champaign, IL 22 abt 1838 Pennsylvania Male
Henry Dickerson Leonidas, St Joseph, MI 23 abt 1837 New York Male
Henry Dickerson Not Stated, Newton, MS 21 abt 1839 Alabama Male
Henry Dickerson Ledyard, Cayuga, NY 23 abt 1837 New York Male
Henry Dickerson York, Fulton, OH 22 abt 1838 England Male
Henry H Dickerson Marion, Marion, OH 22 abt 1838 New Jersey Male
1870 United States Federal Census
Name, Home in 1870 (City, County, State) Estimated Birth Year, Birthplace, Race, Gender.
Henry Dickerson Not Stated, Pike, GA abt 1838 Georgia Colored Male
Henry Dickerson Louisville, Winston, MS abt 1838 Mississippi White Male
Henry Dickerson Camden Middle Ward, Camden, NJ abt 1836 New York White Male
Henry Dickerson Venice, Cayuga, NY abt 1838 New York White Male
Henry Dickerson York, Fulton, OH abt 1838 England White Male
Henry Dickerson Jersey, Licking, OH abt 1837 Ohio White Male
Henry H Dickerson Marion, Marion, OH abt 1836 New Jersey White Male
1900 United States Federal Census
Name, Home in 1900 (City,County,State) Estimated Birth Year, Birthplace, Race, Relation to Head-of-house.
Henry Dickerson, Tuscaloosa Ward 6, Tuscaloosa, Alabama abt 1837 Alabama White Head
Henry Dickerson, York, Fulton, Ohio abt 1839 Ohio White Head
Henry Dickerson, Jersey, Licking, Ohio abt 1838 Ohio White Head
1910 United States Federal Census
Name, Home in 1910 (City,County,State) Estimated Birth Year, Birthplace, Race, Gender.
Henry Dickerson 746-Militia Dist, Coweta, GA abt 1835 Georgia Colored Male
Henry Dickerson, Harford, Cortland, NY abt 1837 New York White Male
Henry Dickerson, York Twp, Fulton, OH abt 1838 White Male
Henry Dickerson, Anderson Twp, Hamilton, OH abt 1836 Ohio White 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.