Charles John Neilson

Conservation Assessment


to the memory of
Charles John Neilson

who departed this life
suddenly June 8th 1846
aged 29 years 6 months
and 27 days
Farewell dearest husband! A short while adieu,
Then shall this poor fabric be interred with you,
One dust shall receive us one tomb be our bed,
Till earth shall deliver to Jesus its dead,
While our temples together in one grave shall rest,
May our spirits repose on Imanuels pure breast.

Type of Marker: Bedstead
Material: Marble
Issues: Biogrowth, buried, loss, sugaring, sunken, vegetation
Comments: Buried bedstead marker; rails and footstone are all that is present
Elements Missing or Compromised: Missing headstone
Recommended Treatment: Cleaning w/biocide, consolidation, document

Historic Integrity: Intact
Structural Integrity: Good
Material Integrity: Good
Degree of Bioturbation: 1/4 sunken

Marker Details
Inventory Number: 174
Historic Number: 309
Ledger Book Number: 204
Cemetery Section: 5
Orientation: East

Written by Amy Grant

Amy Grant is a graphic designer and web developer. She is the founder of the Southwark Historical Society, a volunteer based group that studies the Southwark Historical District located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.