Seven-month-old Adelia Tilton died this date, June 7th, in 1844 of Cholera and was buried at Bethel Burying Ground. She lived with her mother Alice, a single parent, at 63 Currant Alley (now Warnock). It was a small narrow alley that ran between Locust and Spruce Streets and between 10th and 11th Streets.
Alice Tilton worked as a wash woman. Information concerning other children or family members is not available at this time. She would have paid approximately $28 a year for a room maybe 9’x9′ that did not have heat or indoor plumbing including fresh water. All of which probably lead to the baby contracting Cholera. In the 1847 African American Census, it was reported that at least 85 Black families lived in Currant Alley. To date, I have identified three other individuals from families that lived in the alley and died and were buried at Bethel Burying Ground.