Eighteen-year-old Martin Adams died this date, November 13th, in 1847. The cause of death was Consumption. We know the disease today as Tuberculosis. Martin lived on Corn Street (now American Street) below Wharton Street. His home was near 2nd and Christians Street in the Southwark neighborhood now known to some as Queen Village.
Tuberculosis was the leading cause of death (17.6%) for those buried at the Bethel Burying Ground.