James and Sarah Stewart

Conservation Assessment

Name(s): James Stewart, Sarah Stewart
Inscription:

James Stewart
departed this life
February 18th 1856
in the 69th year of his age.
While I draw this fleeting breath,
When mine eyelids close in death,
When I rise to worlds unknown
And behold thee on thy throne
Rock of ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in thee

Also Sarah
widow of James Stewart
Born Oct. 30, 1789
Died Feb. 16, 1872
“So many there.”

Foot Stone
To the memory of
Capt. James Stewart
son of James & Sarah Stewart
and Josephine his wife
who were lost at sea Sept. 1856.

Type of Marker: Headstone and footstone
Material: Marble
Issues: Biogrowth, blistering, sugaring, sunken
Comments: Base is 1ft below grade
Recommended Treatment: Cleaning w/ biocide, consolidation, fill cracks/blisters, pinning and gluing, raising, removing old pins

Evaluation
Historic Integrity: Intact
Structural Integrity: Good
Material Integrity: Good
Legible Inscription: Poor
Degree of Bioturbation: 1/4 sunken

Marker Details
Inventory Number: 252
Historic Number: 217
Ledger Book: Page 43, Number 293
Cemetery Section: 5
Orientation: East
Marker Height/Length (in): 41
Marker Width (in): 22
Marker Thickness/Depth (in): 5
Footstone Height (in): 15
Footstone Width (in): 16
Footstone Thickness (in): 3

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.