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Free Genealogy Death Record on the Coffin Plate of William Broderick 1823 ~1870
Died June 7th 1870
The shape of this coffin plate tells us that William was most probably a Catholic.
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I went and had a hunt for William Broderick 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 Broderick 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 Broderick New York Ward 4, New York, NY abt 1824 Ireland
William Broderick Baltimore Ward 16, Baltimore, MD abt 1828 Ireland
William Broderick New York Ward 16 District 2, New York, NY abt 1828 New York
William Broderick New York Ward 5, New York, NY abt 1823 Ireland
Wm Broderick Baltimore Ward 9, Baltimore, MD abt 1827 Maryland
Wm Broderick Madbury, Strafford, NH abt 1824 Ireland
In the 1870 United States Federal Census I found the following.
1870 United States Federal Census
Name, Home in 1870 (City, County, State) Estimated Birth Year, Birthplace, Race, Gender.
William Broderick Middletown, Middlesex, CT abt 1820 Ireland White Male
William Broderick North Vernon, Jennings, IN abt 1820 Indiana White Male
William Broderick West Roxbury, Norfolk, MA abt 1825 Ireland White 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.