WILLIAM A. BARRY
DIED AUGUST 30th 1850
Note: This coffin plate for WILLIAM A. BARRY was found in New York.
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I went and had a hunt for WILLIAM A. BARRY 1811 ~ 1850 in the 1850 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 Barry 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.
William Barry Baltimore Ward 14, Baltimore, MD abt 1811 Ireland
William Barry St Charles, Kane, IL abt 1812 New York
William Barry Norwegian, Schuylkill, PA abt 1810 Ireland
William Barry Charlestown, Middlesex, MA abt 1813 Massachusetts
William Barry Subdivision 65, Newton, GA abt 1816 Ireland
William Barry Franklin, Huntingdon, PA abt 1814 Pennsylvania
William Barry Randolph, Norfolk, MA abt 1814 Ireland
William Barry New York Ward 12, New York, NY abt 1815 Ireland
William Barry Lowndes, Lowndes, AL abt 1810 Georgia
William Barry Middletown, Middlesex, CT abt 1814 Ireland
William Barry Noble, Morgan, OH abt 1813 Ohio
William Barry New Orleans Municipality 2 Ward 1, Orleans, LA abt 1815 Ireland
William Barry The District, Edgefield, SC abt 1813 South Carolina
William Barry New York Ward 14, New York, NY abt 1810 Ireland
William Barry St Louis Ward 5, St Louis (Independent City), MO abt 1815 Ireland
William F Barry Not Stated, Lowndes, MS abt 1814 South Carolina
William L Barry Warren, Lake, IL abt 1816 Massachusetts
William S Barry Rockingham, Windham, VT abt 1812 Vermont
Wm Barry Representative District 3, Orleans, LA abt 1815 Ireland
Wm Barry Boston Ward 9, Suffolk, MA abt 1816 Ireland
Wm Barry Pittsburgh Ward 3, Allegheny, PA abt 1810 Ireland
Wm Barry Not Stated, Perry, TN abt 1816 Tennessee
Wm Barry Boston Ward 12, Suffolk, MA abt 1815 Ir
Wm A Barry Springfield, Hampden, MA abt 1814 Massachusetts
Wm A Barry Jonestown, Lebanon, PA abt 1815 Massachusetts
Wm B Barry District 1, Baltimore, MD abt 1814 Maryland
Wm J Barry Rusk, Rusk, TX abt 1815 South Carolina
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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.