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Free Genealogy Death Record on the Coffin Plate of Mark Burgess 1825 ~ 1886
Died April 3 1886
Aged 61 years
This coffin plate for Mark Burgess 1825 ~ 1886 was found in Maine, United States.
I went and had a hunt for Mark Burgess 1825 ~ 1886 in the 1880 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 Burgess 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.
1880 United States Federal Census
Name, Parents or spouse Home in 1880 (City,County,State) Est. Birth Year, Birthplace, Relation.
Mark Burgess Annie Burgess Panguitch, Iron, UT <1837> England Self
Annie Burgess Mark Burgess Panguitch, Iron, UT <1847> DEN Wife
Mary A. Burgess Mark Burgess,
Annie Burgess Panguitch, Iron, UT <1876> Utah Territory Daughter
Sarah C. Burgess Mark Burgess,
Annie Burgess Panguitch, Iron, UT <1879> Utah Territory Daughter
Mark Burgess Big Eagle, Scott, KY <1873> Kentucky Grandson
Mark T. Burgess Hannah Burgess East Livermore, Androscoggin, ME <1866> Maine Son
Mark Burgess Mary Burgess Fairfield, Somerset, ME <1820> CANADA Self
Mary Burgess Mark Burgess Fairfield, Somerset, ME <1835> CANADA Wife
Frank Burgess Mark Burgess,
Mary Burgess Fairfield, Somerset, ME <1859> CANADA Son
Nellie Burgess Mark Burgess,
Mary Burgess Fairfield, Somerset, ME <1866> CANADA Daughter
Annie Burgess Mark Burgess,
Mary Burgess Fairfield, Somerset, ME <1871> Maine Daughter
Mark A. Burgess Baltimore, Barry, MI <1874> Kansas Brother
Mark E. Burgess William J. Burgess,
Calist Burgess Springport, Jackson, MI <1868> Michigan Son
Mark J. Burgess Ann Burgess Panaca, Lincoln, NV <1869> Utah Territory Son
Mark Burgess Emma Burgess Bridgeport, Fairfield, CT <1840> England Self
Emma Burgess Mark Burgess Bridgeport, Fairfield, CT <1843> England Wife
Alice Burgess Mark Burgess,
Emma Burgess Bridgeport, Fairfield, CT <1864> England Daughter
Emma Burgess Mark Burgess,
Emma Burgess Bridgeport, Fairfield, CT <1866> Connecticut Daughter
Fanny Burgess Mark Burgess,
Emma Burgess Bridgeport, Fairfield, CT <1869> Connecticut Daughter
Lucy Burgess Mark Burgess,
Emma Burgess Bridgeport, Fairfield, CT <1873> Connecticut Daughter
The Mark Burgess born in Canada in 1820 looks like the best candidate so far.
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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.