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Free Genealogy Death Record on the Coffin Plate of William Thompson 1822 ~ 1874
1822 - 1874
This coffin plate for William Thompson was found in Ohio USA. Submited by Thomas Roberts. Thanks Thomas.
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I went and had a hunt for William Thompson 1822 ~ 1874 in the 1870 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 Thompson- surname. If you want to have a look at them I have a link to a I suggest using the Free Trial on Ancestry.com
1870 United States Federal Census
Name ~ Home in 1870
(City, County, State) Birth year, Birthplace.
William Thompson ~ Cypress Ridge, Monroe, AR abt 1822 Tennessee
Wm B Thompson ~ Wallingford, New Haven, CT abt 1822 Connecticut
William Thompson ~ New Castle Hundred, New Castle, DE abt 1822 England
William Thompson ~ Condit, Champaign, IL abt 1822 Pennsylvania
Wm Thompson ~ Garrett, Douglas, IL abt 1822 Indiana
William Thompson ~ Ustick, Whiteside, IL abt 1822 Scotland
Wm S Thompson ~ Millgrove, Steuben, IN abt 1822 Vermont
Wm Thompson ~ Eldorado, Benton, IA abt 1822 Ohio
Wm Thompson ~ Mound, Miami, KS abt 1822 Ireland
William Thompson ~ Panther, Graves, KY abt 1822 North Carolina
Wm R Thompson ~ Crossing of Kinniconick, Lewis, KY abt 1822 Kentucky
Wm Thompson ~ Doaks Precinct, Shelby, KY abt 1822 Kentucky
Wm Thompson ~ North, Washington, KY abt 1822 Kentucky
Wm Thompson ~ New Orleans Ward 9, Orleans, LA abt 1822 Norway
William Thompson ~ Gray, Cumberland, ME abt 1822 Maine
Wm Thompson ~ Baltimore Ward 19, Baltimore (Independent City), MD abt 1822 Maryland
William E Thompson ~ Baltimore Ward 7, Baltimore (Independent City), MD abt 1822 Maryland
Wm Thompson ~ District 3, Harford, MD abt 1822 Maryland
Wm C Thompson ~ Hyde Park, Norfolk, MA abt 1822 Ireland
Wm J Thompson ~ Tyrone, Livingston, MI abt 1822 New York
William Thompson ~ Meriden, Steele, MN abt 1822 Connecticut
Wm A Thompson ~ Clay, Atchison, MO abt 1822 Ireland
William Thompson ~ North Brunswick, Middlesex, NJ abt 1822 New Jersey
Wm P Thompson ~ Elizabeth Ward 5, Union, NJ abt 1822 New Jersey
William Thompson ~ Pomfret, Chautauqua, NY abt 1822 England
William Thompson ~ Aurora, Erie, NY abt 1822 Ireland
Wm Thompson ~ New York Ward 18 District 12 (2nd Enum), New York, NY abt 1822 Ireland Male
William Thompson ~ New York Ward 18 District 21, New York, NY abt 1822 Ireland
William Thompson ~ Northfield, Richmond, NY abt 1822 Ireland
William Thompson ~ Smithtown, Suffolk, NY abt 1822 England
William Thompson ~ Township 4, Polk, NC abt 1822 South Carolina
William J Thompson ~ Ohio, Gallia, OH abt 1822 West Virginia
William Thompson ~ Big Lick, Hancock, OH abt 1822 Ohio
William Thompson ~ Bedford, Bedford, PA abt 1822 Pennsylvania
Wm Thompson ~ Harris, Centre, PA abt 1822 Pennsylvania
Wm Thompson ~ Philadelphia Ward 24 Dist 79 (2nd Enum), Philadelphia, PA abt 1822 Male
Wm Thompson ~ Philadelphia Ward 24 District 78, Philadelphia, PA abt 1822 Pennsylvania
Wm H Thompson ~ Philadelphia Ward 24 District 79, Philadelphia, PA abt 1822 Pennsylvania
William Thompson ~ District 7, Hardeman, TN abt 1822 Tennessee
William M Thompson ~ Catalpa, Culpeper, VA abt 1822 Virginia
William Thompson ~ South Hill, Mecklenburg, VA abt 1822 Virginia Black Male
William Thompson ~ Sun Prairie, Dane, WI abt 1822 Ireland
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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.