Jacob Jackson, War of 1812 Boatswain (1779-1865)

 

Conservation Assessment

Name(s): Jacob Jackson (1779-1865), Catharine Jackson (1790-1873), Amanda Jackson (1832-1916)
Inscription:

Our Father Jacob Jackson
Born Oct. 14 1779

Died Nov. 14, 1865
Blessed are the dead
who die in the Lord.

Catharine Jackson
Born Aug. 28, 1790.
Died Sept. 20, 1873

Amanda C. Jackson
Born March 5, 1832
Died Oct. 29, 1916.

Type of Marker: Headstone and footstone
Material: Marble
Issues: Biogrowth, sugaring, sunken
Comments: issues listed concern the footstone not the headstone; a modern cement based patch is located on the bottom corner of the stone. It was left in place due to possible harm caused in removing it.
Recommended Treatment: Consolidation, excavation, pinning and gluing, raising, resetting

Evaluation
Historic Integrity: Intact
Structural Integrity: Excellent
Material Integrity: Excellent
Legible Inscription: Excellent

Marker Details
Inventory Number: 124
Historic Number: 346
Ledger Book: Page 26, Number 162
Cemetery Section: 5
Orientation: East
Marker Height/Length (in): 48
Marker Width (in): 23
Marker Thickness/Depth (in): 5
Footstone Height (in): 14
Footstone Width (in): 17
Footstone Thickness (in): 5
Base Length (in): 29
Base Width (in): 12
Base Thickness (in): 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.