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Free Genealogy Death Record on the Coffin Plate of Livonia Hodsdon 1807~1868
Died Feb 10th 1868
Aged 61 years 7 mos
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I went and had a hunt for Livonia Hodsdon in the 1860 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 Hodsdon 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.
1860 United States Federal Census
Name, Home in 1860
(City,County,State) Age in 1860, Birth Year, Birthplace
Alice R Hodsdon Brewer, Penobscot, Maine 60 abt 1800 Maine
Betsey Hodsdon Saco, York, Maine 60 abt 1800 Maine
Lydia Hodsdon Acton, York, Maine 59 abt 1801 Maine
Abigail Hodsdon Shapleigh, York, Maine 58 abt 1802 Maine
Eliza Hodsdon Peru, Oxford, Maine 58 abt 1802 Maine
Mary R Hodsdon Milton, Oxford, Maine 57 abt 1803 New Hampshire
Ann M Hodsdon Parsonsfield, York, Maine 54 abt 1806
Maria Hodsdon Kenduskeag, Penobscot, Maine 54 abt 1806
Mary A Hodsdon Bucksport, Hancock, Maine 54 abt 1806 Maine
Sarah Hodsdon Portland, Cumberland, Maine 54 abt 1806 Maine
Elizabeth Hodsdon New Portland, Somerset, Maine 51 abt 1809 Maine
Olive Hodsdon Parsonsfield, York, Maine 51 abt 1809 Maine
Hannah C Hodsdon Saco, York, Maine 50 abt 1810 Maine
Susan Hodsdon Shapleigh, York, Maine 50 abt 1810 Maine
Priscilla Hodsdon Raymond, Cumberland, Maine 49 abt 1811 Maine
Rachel Hodsdon Pownal, Cumberland, Maine 49 abt 1811 Maine
Betsy Hodsdon New Portland, Somerset, Maine 48 abt 1812 Maine
Mary L Hodsdon Kenduskeag, Penobscot, Maine 48 abt 1812 Maine
Narcissa Hodsdon Bethel, Oxford, Maine 45 abt 1815 Maine
Adeline Hodsdon Buxton, York, Maine 44 abt 1816 Maine
Belinda Hodsdon Piermont, Grafton, New Hampshire 43 abt 1817 New Hampshire
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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.