Ann Hogan, 38, died of Tuberculosis and was buried on this date, March 14th, in 1841. She lived with her family on Gaskill Street in the New Market Ward just north of Southwark. The New Market Ward extended east to the Delaware River, west to Fourth Street, north to Spruce Street and south to Cedar Street (now South Street). Her neighborhood had the reputation of being known for “frequent fights and other disturbances.”* At the time of Ms. Hogan death there were approximately 829 Black males and 1,209 Black females in the Ward according to the 1840 Census of New Market Ward.**
It is unknown at this time if Ms. Hogan was employed outside of her home. But in the New Market Ward it would not be uncommon to see, smell and hear the Pepper-Pot Woman hawking her popular Pepper-Pot Soup.
* Public Ledger, 18 August 1841.
** Public Ledger, 3 November 1840.