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Free Genealogy Death Record on the Coffin Plate of Samuel Allen 1799 ~ 1874
Died May 24, 1874
Aged 75 yrs 3 mos 17 days
This coffin plate for Samuel Allen 1799 ~ 1874 was found in Massachusetts.
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I went and had a hunt for Samuel Allen in the 1870 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 Allen 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.
1870 United States Federal Census
Name, Home in 1870
(City, County, State) Estimated Birth Year, Birthplace.
Samuel Allen, Marion, Drew, AR abt 1800 North Carolina
Samuel Allen, Union, Wells, IN abt 1798 New York
Samuel Allen, Shrewsbury, Worcester, MA abt 1798 Massachusetts
Samuel Allen, Haddonfield, Camden, NJ abt 1800 New Jersey
Samuel K Allen, Plumsted, Ocean, NJ abt 1798 New Jersey
Samuel Allen, Taghkanic, Columbia, NY abt 1800 New York
Samuel Allen, Brooklyn Ward 10, Kings, NY abt 1800 Ireland
Samuel Allen, New Castle, Westchester, NY abt 1800 New York
Samuel Allen, Benton, Yates, NY abt 1799 New York
Samuel Allen, Silver Spring, Cumberland, PA abt 1800 Pennsylvania
Samuel Allen, Philadelphia Ward 14 Dist 41 Philadelphia, PA abt 1800
Samuel P Allen, District 5, Williamson, TN abt 1799
Samuel Allen, Chickahominy, Charles City, VA abt 1798 Virginia
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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.