The seven-week-old son of Alfred Ingram died of a gastrointestinal problem on December 25, 1847 and was buried at Bethel Burying Ground. Mr. Ingram was a cabinet maker and undertaker who lived at 21 Prosperous Alley according to the African American Census of 1847. His unnamed spouse’s occupation is listed as “days worker.” There was no first name given for the infant on the Cemetery Returns.
Detail from Plan of the city of Philadelphia and adjoining districts, engraving after surveys by W. Allen (Philadelphia: H. S. Tanner, 1830). Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Available online at http://www.brynmawr.edu/iconog/washw/mapvfr.htm. Red square is the approximate site of the Ingram’s residence.