Cheney and Kilbourn Coffin Records
Record Books, Ledgers & Receipts
Silas E. Cheney and John Kilborn
between 1796 and 1821
Litchfield Historical Society
The Cheney and Kilborn Coffin Records collection is a collection of two typed transcripts compiled into one collection. The collection is a list of people who the two coffin makers (Silas Ellis Cheney and John Kilborn) made coffins for, the price, what the coffin was made from, and the date. The two made coffins for many people in town including the Buells, Buels, Ozias Seymour, and Lyman Beecher and the Beecher Estate. One entry that might be of some interest is the purchase of a Child’s coffin by Cato, a slave.
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