Nine-month-old Thomas Todd died this date, August 5th, in 1845 of Pneumonia and was buried at Bethel Burying Ground. He lived at 40 Blackberry Alley with his father William and his mother Henrietta. His brothers and sister were Martha, John, William, Jr., and Daniel. Blackberry Alley,which no longer exists, was located between 8th and 9th Streets and from Walnut to Spruce Streets in center city Philadelphia. The Todds paid $120 a year for the room that housed the entire family. Mr. Todd was a coachman and made relatively good wages at $27 a month. Ms. Todd worked as a domestic, according to census records.
Tragically, four years after baby Thomas died Mr. Todd died suddenly of an enlarged heart and was buried next to his baby son at Bethel Burying Ground.