Joseph and Catharine Douglass and their children

Conservation Assessment

Names: Charles Graff, Henry Graff, Joseph Douglass, Sarah Ann Douglass and Catharine Douglass

Charles Graff
son of Joseph and Catharine Douglass

Died at Louisville, Kentucky
May 1854
In the 41st year of his age

Henry Graff
son of Joseph and Catharine Douglass

Died at Stockton, California
November 27th 1858
In the 42d year of his age
Death leads to its eternal rest

The weary soul


Sacred to the memory of
Joseph Douglass
who departed this life August 28th 1828 in the 52nd year of his age.

Sarah Ann
Eldest daughter of Joseph & Catharine Douglass
who departed this life July 17th 1830
in the 22nd year of her age
Kind angels watch this sleeping dust

Till Jesus comes to rasie the just
Then may they wake in sweet surprise
And in their Saviours image rise


Catharine Douglass
Wife of Joseph Douglass
Died January 28th 1859
aged 74 years
I have waited for thy Salvation O Lord.

Type of Marker: Headstone
Material: Marble
Issues: Biogrowth, blistering, broken/fragmented, delamination, harmful/failed repair, sugaring
Comments: Remove old repair
Recommended Treatment: Consolidation, fill cracks, patching, pinning and gluing

Historic Integrity: Intact
Structural Integrity: Poor
Material Integrity: Poor
Legible Inscription: Poor

Marker Details
Inventory Number: 14
Historic Number: 380
Ledger Book: Page 9, Number 55
Cemetery Section: 2
Orientation: West
Marker Height/Length (in): 39
Marker Width (in): 24
Marker Thickness/Depth (in): 1

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.