Alexander Napier

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Erected to the memory of Alexander Napier
stone cutter of Philadelphia Native of Scotland born in Montrose who departed this life January 6th 1819 aged 45 years 10 months and 6 days.

O ye whose cheek the tear of pity stains
Draw near with pious reverence and attend
Here lie the loving husbands dear remains
The tender father and the generous friend
They pitying heart that felt for human woe
The dauntless heart that fear’d no human pride
The friend of man to vice alone a foe;
For even his failings leaned to virtues side.

Also Eliza daughter of Alexander and Ann Napier who departed this life Novemver 4th 1708 aged 5 months.

Type of Marker: Ledger Stone
Material: Marble
Issues: Sugaring
Recommended Treatment: Consolidation, previously cleaned by MC, previously conserved by MC

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

Marker Details
Inventory Number: 321
Historic Number: 103
Ledger Book: Page 55, Number 373
Cemetery Section: 5
Orientation: East
Marker Height/Length (in): 72
Marker Width (in): 36
Marker Thickness/Depth (in): 2

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.