We know very little about the Africans who did not live long enough to be indentured. According to the records of the Board of Health’s marine hospital located on State Island — aka the “pest house”, “quarantine hospital;” or “Lazaretto” — six of the Ganges Africans died there and were provided with a coffin and burial. Costs were billed to the Federal District Marshall, John Hall . One, identified only as “Negro Ganges” was admited to the Philadelphia Alms House on October 29, 1800 and died there a few months later . The fate of the eighth person is entirely unknown.
|First Name||Surname||Place of Death||Date of Death|
|Unknown||Ganges||Marine Hospital||August 9, 1800|
|Unknown||Ganges||Marine Hospital||August 21, 1800|
|Unknown||Ganges||Marine Hospital||August 25, 1800|
|Unknown||Ganges||Marine Hospital||August 29, 1800|
|Unknown||Ganges||Marine Hospital||September 8, 1800|
|Unknown||Ganges||Marine Hospital||September 15, 1800|
|Negro||Ganges||Philadelphia Alms House||January 14,1801 |
 Philadelphia Guardians of the Poor, Alms House Admissions and Discharges 1785-1805 (digital image, familysearch.com), p 99. Original at Philadelphia City Archives.