Coffin plates are an overlooked free genealogical resource. They often contain the Birth Record and Death Record and can be used as a substitute for vital records. (Well technically they are not a substitute for vital records as the person giving the info might not have known for sure when the deceased was born or died. But it's a good place to start.)
In some rare cases the plates can contain even more information like place of birth or the occupation of the deceased. Unfortunately these valuable resources are scattered and there has not been a single repository for this valuable free genealogy resource until now. It is my intention to create a coffin plate database and a home for the unwanted plates themselves.
Here are the B SURNAMES I have online for Coffin Plates. I'll continue with the rest of my Coffin Plate Surnames over the next few days.
Coffin Plate Records on Ancestors At Rest Master Index
Sarah E Bailey 1833~1889 Found in Connecticut
Ada L Baker died 1865 Found in U.S.A.
Jacob Baker Found in New Hampshire
Emma Ball 1870~1934 Found in NY, NY. USA.
James Banks 1826~1868 Found in Maine.
Peter Banta 1866~1889
Lucy Dell Barnett 1878~1881 Found in RI.
Mary Etta Barker 1851~1898 Found in Ohio.
William Barry 1811~1850 Found in New York
Edith E Barton 1863~1863 Found in Maine
Eliza P Barton 1822~1897 Windsor, Kennebec, Maine
Rufus P Barton 1817~1896 Windsor, Kennebec, Maine
Sarah K Basford 1785~1859 Found in New Hampshire.
Belinda Bean 1814~1891 Found in NH
Samuel Bicknell age 83
Benjamin Birdsall 1786~1818 New York
James Bigalow 1821~1844 Found in U.S.A.
Vera Irene Bigham 1901~1904 East Zorra, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada
Jennie S Bigham age 19 Found in Kansas USA
Mary Billings 1824~1854 Massachusetts
Theophilus Blake 1774~1863 New Hampshire
Philander Bodwell 1818~1863 Born in Vermont or New Hampshire died in Massachusetts
William Bohen Died in 1886 Found in Connecticut
Carmela Bonello 1900 ~1935 Found in N.C, U.S.A.
Michele Bonello 1898 ~1924 Found in N.C, U.S.A.
Benjamin Boothby May be from Maine.
Margaret Boothby May be from Maine.
Bertha Bownes 1889~1905 Found in Connecticut.
Lyman P Bradley 1815~1875 Found in the U.S.
Frances M Brenon Found in the NJ.
Benjamin A Bridges died 1860 Massachusetts and Maine.
Geo E Bridges died 1870 Massachusetts and Maine.
George A Briggs 1849~1871 W Greenwich, Rhode Island.
John Burton Briggs 1852~1871 W Greenwich, Rhode Island.
Lyman Briggs 1840~1912 New York State
William Broderick 1823 ~ 1870 Found in U.S.A.
Charles N Brown 1853~1880 Found in Mass.
Joseph Brown Found in New York State U.S.A.
Samuel Brown Found in Illinois
Mary J Brownell Found in Illinois
Albert Bruner died 1894
Conrad B Bue died 1892
Wingas Buragas 1867~1904 Found in Pa
Mark Burgess 1825~1886 Found in Maine
Sabrina E. Burnham 1853~1870 Milford, Hillsborough, New Hampshire.
Nancey E. Burnham 1827~1871 Milford, Hillsborough, New Hampshire.
Eddie G Butler 1875~1877 Found in Rochester, New York
Elmer A Butler 1873~1875 Found in Rochester, New York