Tuesday, February 05, 2013

The Coffin Plate Of Nancy B Hopkins 1856

This Coffin Plate for Nancy B Hopkins is interesting as it may not be as old as the date would make one think it is. The plate gives the date of death as 1850 or 1856 (its hard to read) But the style of the plate suggests it was made after the 1860s. It could be that this plate was made up years after the Death of Nancy for her family to display as was the custom. More research is needed to figure this out.

I had a look around to see what I could find out about Nancy. Not sure if this is the right Nancy as the age and dates are a little off but its a place to start.

Name: Nancy B Hopkins
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Married
Place of Birth: Maine
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1824
Age: 26
Month of Death: Oct
Cause of Death: Brain Fever
Census Year: 1850
Census Location: (City, County, State)
Hampden, Penobscot, Maine

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