|"Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-64GS-47L?cc=1320976&wc=9FRT-SP8%3A1073227701 : accessed 3 March 2019), Film Number (Digital Folder Number) 004009605, image 1172 of 1771; Philadelphia City Archives and Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.|
Oh, for Pete's sake.
After years of periodically looking through FamilySearch's "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915" I finally found Solomon Hartley's death record in Philadelphia:
This is to Certify Solomon Hartley was accidentally Drowned. -- John Dennis Coroner
August 9th 1814
Aged about 40 Years.
What has thrown me off all this time was how this record was indexed ("Solomon McCarkley" instead of "Solomon Hartley"). I should know better by now that indexing is not an exact science, and yet that appears to be the only reason I didn't find this record earlier.
The record basically reveals what I already knew, that he died about 40 years old about 1815 after drowning. I didn't know the date, and further inspection of the record indicates that he was buried in the same cemetery as his brother George Hartley.
|Solomon's brother George Hartley.|
I'm not sure if August 9 is the date Solomon died, or when he was examined by the coroner.
I had no idea that he was Baptist.
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