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Free Genealogy Death Record on the Coffin Plate of Lyman P Bradley 1815 ~ 1875
Lyman P Bradley
Died Oct 4th 1875
60 Yrs 8 Months
This coffin plate was found in the U.S.
I went and had a hunt for Lyman P Bradley in the 1870 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 Bradley 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.
1870 United States Federal Census
Name, Home in 1870 (City, County, State) Estimated Birth Year, Birthplace, Race, Gender.
Lyman F Bradley Weston, Fairfield, CT abt 1813 Connecticut White Male
Lyman G Bradley Bristol, Hartford, CT abt 1821 Connecticut White Male
Lyman Bradley Guilford, Chenango, NY abt 1823 New York White Male
Lyman Bradley Hudson Ward 2, Columbia, NY abt 1810 New York White Male
Lyman Bradley Buffalo Ward 9, Erie, NY abt 1808 New York White Male
Lyman Bradley Spencer, Tioga, NY abt 1809 New York White Male
Lyman Bradley Ulysses, Tompkins, NY abt 1822 New York White Male
Lyman Bradley Middlebury, Wyoming, NY abt 1816 New York White Male
Lyman Bradley Troy, Geauga, OH abt 1824 Ohio White Male
Lyman T Bradley Troy, Geauga, OH abt 1825 Ohio White Male
I then went and had a hunt for Lyman P Bradley in the 1860 United States Federal Census on Ancestry.com. Again I found several individuals of interest as you can see below. There are many thousands of genealogy entries for the Bradley 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.
Lyman G Bradley Bristol, Hartford, CT 42 abt 1818 Connecticut Male
Lyman A Bradley Woodbridge, New Haven, CT 56 abt 1804 Connecticut Male
Lyman Bradley Hudson Ward 3, Columbia, NY 49 abt 1811 New York Male
Lyman Bradley Spencer, Tioga, NY 57 abt 1803 New York Male
Lyman Bradley Middlebury, Wyoming, NY 45 abt 1815 New York Male
Lyman T Bradley Troy, Geauga, OH 35 abt 1825 Not Stated Male
Lyman Bradley Sturgeon Bay, Door, WI 50 abt 1810 New York Male
I like the Lyman Bradley, Middlebury, Wyoming, NY, 45, abt 1815, New York, Male. I think he may be a good candidate for the right Lyman. His age is spot on and I can not find him in the 1880 census. This is good as the Lyman we are looking for died in 1875.
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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.