Twenty-four-year-old Frances Ann Davis died this date of unknown causes and was buried at Bethel Burying Ground. Ms. Davis had a fourteen-month-old daughter, Mary Ann, die of an “Inflammation of the Breast” fifteen months early in August of 1849. From that death certificate, we learn that the family lived at 19 Barclay Street now Delancey Street that runs from 6th to 8th Street between Spruce and Pine Streets. Ms. Davis’ residence was only two blocks from Bethel Church (now Mother Bethel).
Bronze sculpture by artist Frank Bender based on forensic facial reconstructions of three intact skeletons exhumed at the African Burial Ground in New York City.