Sarah Larey died this date, March 19th, in 1840 of Tuberculosis and was buried at Bethel Burying Ground. Born in New Jersey, she came to Philadelphia in 1813 when she was approximately thirty-three-year-old. It was reported on the death certificate that she was married, however, I haven’t been able to locate with certainty the name of that spouse.
Ms. Larey lived with her family in Currant Alley, now Warnock Street. It is located between Locust and Spruce Streets between 10th and 11th Streets. Above is a photo of Warnock Street in 1926. Below is a photo of what Warnock Street looks like currently.
Ms. Larey may have been witness to the “riot” that took place in her neighborhood during the summer of 1839.