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Free Genealogy Death Record on the Coffin Plate of Thomas Hawkins
Thomas ? Hawkins
Aged 52 yrs 10 mos
This coffin plate for Thomas Hawkins was found in Massachusetts USA. I know that this style of plate was in use in the 1860s. This would give Thomas a date of birth of 1807 to 1820.
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I went and had a hunt for Thomas Hawkins in the 1850 and 1860 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 Hawkins 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.
1850 United States Federal Census
Name, Home in 1850 (City,County,State) Estimated Birth Year, Birth Place.
Thomas Hawkins Vinegar Hill, Jo Daviess, IL abt 1812 England
Thomas Hawkins Castor, Stoddard, MO abt 1812 North Carolina
Thomas Hawkins New York Ward 5, New York, NY abt 1813 England
Thomas Hawkins District 30, Lewis, VA abt 1814 Virginia
Thomas Hawkins Rochester, Ulster, NY abt 1814 England
Thomas Hawkins Rockville, Montgomery, MD abt 1818 Maryland
Thomas Hawkins District 2, Montgomery, KY abt 1814 Kentucky
Thomas Hawkins Township 13 N R 4 W, Mercer, IL abt 1809 Kentucky
Thomas Hawkins Phelps, Ontario, NY abt 1818 Ireland
Thomas Hawkins Wilmington, New Castle, DE abt 1810 Delaware
Thomas Hawkins Monroe, Morgan, IN abt 1810 Iowa
Thomas Hawkins District 5, Benton, IN abt 1810 Ohio
Thomas Hawkins District 11, Wilson, TN abt 1817 Virginia
Thomas Hawkins New York Ward 2, New York, NY abt 1815 New York
Thomas Hawkins New York Ward 1 Western Division, New York, NY abt 1814 New York
Thomas J Hawkins Youngstown, Mahoning, OH abt 1817 Ohio
Thomas J Hawkins District 46, Lafayette, MO abt 1808 Kentucky
Thomas J Hawkins Glocester, Providence, RI abt 1813 Rhode Island
Thomas J Hawkins District 64, Wetzel, VA abt 1817 Maryland
Thomas J M Hawkins Robinson, Greene, MO abt 1812 Tennessee
Thomas L Hawkins District 54, Russell, VA abt 1814 Virginia
Thomas M Hawkins Providence Ward 6, Providence, RI abt 1817 Rhode Island
Thomas R Hawkins District 9, Haywood, TN abt 1818 North Carolina
Thos Hawkins Lowndes, Lowndes, AL abt 1817 Georgia
Thos Hawkins District 2, Jessamine, KY abt 1815 Kentucky
Thos Hawkins Washington, Stark, OH abt 1814
Thos Hawkins Towanda, Bradford, PA abt 1808 Pennsylvania
Thos Hawkins Baltimore Ward 12, Baltimore, MD abt 1810 Maryland
Thos Hawkins Searcy, Phillips, AR abt 1814 Massachusetts
Thos Hawkins District 63, Taylor, VA abt 1808 Virginia
Thos B Hawkins Not Stated, Madison, MO abt 1811 Virginia
Thos D Hawkins District 9, Camden, GA abt 1816 London
Thos F Hawkins Not Stated, McDowell, NC abt 1818 North Carolina
Thos P Hawkins District 62, New Madrid, MO abt 1809 North Carolina
1860 United States Federal Census
Name, Home in 1860 (City,County,State) Age in 1860, Birth Year, Birthplace, Gender.
Thomas Hawkins Ranges 5, 6, and 7, Calhoun, AL 42 abt 1818 North Carolina Male
Thos Hawkins Southern Division, Lowndes, AL 44 abt 1816 Georgia Male
Thomas Hawkins Mobile Ward 2, Mobile, AL 56 abt 1804 England Male
Thomas Hawkins Mobile Ward 6, Mobile, AL 55 abt 1805 England Male
Thos Hawkins Southern Division, Sumter, AL 58 abt 1802 North Carolina Male
Thomas Hawkins Fairfield, Fairfield, CT 44 abt 1816 Connecticut Male
Thomas Hawkins New Haven Ward 4, New Haven, CT 40 abt 1820 Ireland Male
Thomas H Hawkins Preston, New London, CT 60 abt 1800 Connecticut Male
Thos J Hawkins Killingly, Windham, CT 45 abt 1815 Rhode Island Male
Thomas Hawkins Wilmington Ward 5, New Castle, DE 50 abt 1810 Delaware Male
Thomas Hawkins Township 10 Range 2, Williamson, IL 45 abt 1815 Virginia Male
Thomas Hawkins Noblesville, Hamilton, IN 51 abt 1809 Ohio Male
Thomas Hawkins Washington, Shelby, IN 54 abt 1806 Virginia Male
Thomas Hawkins Randolph, Tippecanoe, IN 50 abt 1810 Ohio Male
Thomas J Hawkins District 2, Franklin, KY 54 abt 1806 Virginia Male
Thomas Hawkins Hammonsville, Hart, KY 40 abt 1820 Kentucky Male
Thos B Hawkins Lee, Berkshire, MA 60 abt 1800 Connecticut Male
Thomas A Hawkins Weesaw, Berrien, MI 60 abt 1800 New York Male
Thos C Hawkins Shoal Creek, Barry, MO 58 abt 1802 Tennessee Male
Thomas Hawkins Robberson, Greene, MO 41 abt 1819 Tennessee Male
Thomas R Hawkins Township 38 Range 21, Hickory, MO 41 abt 1819 Tennessee Male
Thomas P Hawkins St Francois, Madison, MO 47 abt 1813 Virginia Male
Thomas Hawkins Richland, Stoddard, MO 45 abt 1815 Tennessee Male
Thomas Hawkins Shrewsbury, Monmouth, NJ 60 abt 1800 New Jersey Male
Thomas Hawkins Rochester, Ulster, NY 44 abt 1816 England Male
Thos Hawkins Long Acre, Beaufort, NC 45 abt 1815 Male
Thos Hawkins Not Stated, Buncombe, NC 50 abt 1810 North Carolina Male
Thomas Hawkins Not Stated, Cleveland, NC 58 abt 1802 North Carolina Male
Thomas Hawkins East, Carroll, OH 40 abt 1820 Ohio Male
Thomas Hawkins Chagrin Falls, Cuyahoga, OH 40 abt 1820 England Male
Thomas Hawkins Biglick, Hancock, OH 42 abt 1818 Pennsylvania Male
Thomas Hawkins Berlin, Mahoning, OH 51 abt 1809 Pennsylvania Male
Thomas Hawkins North Towanda, Bradford, PA 52 abt 1808 Pennsylvania Male
Thomas Hawkins Tamaqua, Schuylkill, PA 47 abt 1813 England Male
Thomas M Hawkins Providence Ward 6, Providence, RI 45 abt 1815 Rhode Island Male
Thomas Hawkins District 1, Lauderdale, TN 42 abt 1818 North Carolina Male
Thomas Hawkins Not Stated, Lewis, VA 47 abt 1813 Virginia Male
Thomas L Hawkins Not Stated, Russell, VA 44 abt 1816 Male
Thomas Hawkins District 1, Sussex, VA 58 abt 1802 Virginia Male
Thomas Hawkins Not Stated, Taylor, VA 53 abt 1807 Virginia Male
Thomas Hawkins Not Stated, Wetzel, VA 45 abt 1815 Maryland Male
Thomas Hawkins White Oak Springs, Lafayette, WI 42 abt 1818 England Male
Thomas Hawkins Waukesha, Waukesha, WI 53 abt 1807 England 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.