Seven-month-old Anthony Osbourne died this date, February 22nd, in 1849 of Catarrh Fever and was buried at Bethel Burying Ground. His parents Anthony (~34) and Jane (~29) lived with their other children Henry (~2) and Lucy (~7 months/a twin?); according to the 1850 Federal Census.
The arrow points to the location of the Osborne family residence in 1847.They resided in the rear of no. 2 Gulielma Street (now Naudain). The family lived in one room for which they paid $3 a month (about $75 in today’s currency.) Ms. Osbourne was occupied as a laundress and Anthony worked as a waiter no doubt on nearby Broad Street. Both adults and all the children were born in Pennsylvania according to the 1847 African American Census.
The 1847 Census reveals that 20 African American families lived on Gulielma Street for a told of 79 men, women and children. Most of the families lived in 12’x 12’shacks that use to be a horse stable or pig pen. The Osborne family lived in one of these hovels. Mr. and Mrs. Osburne could read and write, belonged to a beneficial society and regularly attended religious services.