Jacob Jackson, whose body rests near those of his wife Catharine and several of their children, was a U.S. Navy veteran of the War of 1812. He was an active supporter of Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, elected as a member of the vestry in 1842.
Name(s): Jacob Jackson, Jr. (1812-1866) and John Denike (1807-1854)
to the memory of John E Denike Born December 13th 1807
Died December 30th 1854
aged 44 years and 17 days He’s gone aloft Why should we mourn departed friends Or shake at death’s alarm? Death’s but the servant Jesus sends To call us to his arms.
Jacob Jackson Jr. Born October 2d 1812
Drowned in the Potomac
River July 19th 1866 “Around thy name our dearest memories cling.”
Type of Marker: Headstone and footstone
Historic Integrity: Altered
Structural Integrity: Good
Material Integrity: Fair
Legible Inscription: Poor
Issues: Biogrowth, blistering, erosion, sugaring, sunken
Comments: This might be the top half to a broken bottom that might still be buried. If that is the case it will need to be pinned back together. Headstone is lying horizontal on the ground in front of footstone.
Recommended Treatment: Cleaning w/biocide, consolidation, excavating, resetting