Sampson Hervey

Conservation Assessment

Initials on footstone: S.H., next to Mary Hervey.

According to church records, Capt. Samson Hervey was buried here on 2/18/1801.

Inscription:

Sacred
To the Memory of
Capt. Sampson Hervey
who departed this life
on the 16th of February 1801 aged 70 years
Also
To the Memory
Of Samuel who died July 8, 1783 aged 10 months
Of Harvey who died March 15, 1789 aged 3 years
Of William who died August 16, 1796 aged 5 years
Of William Rodgers who died March 17, 1799 aged 7 months
All the children of William and Rachel Montgomery
and grandchildren of Capt. Hervey

Pause reader and consider the number and ages
Of those who lie beneath these clods and let
The reflection remind thee of the certainty and
uncertainty of they doom and excite thee to prepare to “meet” it.

Type of Marker: ?
Material: Marble
Issues: Biogrowth, blistering, sugaring
Comments: possibly headstone or footstone
Recommended Treatment: Cleaning w/biocide, consolidation, fill cracks/blisters

Evaluation
Historic Integrity: Questionable
Structural Integrity: Good
Material Integrity: Good
Legible Inscription: Poor

Marker Details
Inventory Number: 369
Cemetery Section: 6
Orientation: West
Marker Height/Length (in): 30
Marker Width (in): 15.5
Marker Thickness/Depth (in): 1.5

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.