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Row of headstones and footstones against the old (East) back wall.

A Few Photographs of the Second Cemetery

During our site visit, team member Taylor Dietrich documented many of the grave markers. The inscriptions below are taken from a report provided to Shearith Israel by Jablonski Building Conservation, which performed a detailed assessment of the cemetery’s physical condition in the summer of 2015, and includes some information transcribed from the congregation’s burial register by Rachel Frankel.

The Grave of ABRAHAM JUDAH Son of BERNARD & CATHERINE JUDAH died Feb. 26, 1825; aged 14 years 11 months and 7 days.
The Grave of
Abraham Judah
Son of
Bernard S. & Catherine Judah
died Feb. 26, 1825;
aged 14 years 11 months
and 7 days.

 

In memory of Bernard S. Judah Born June 1776 Died May 1831
In memory of Bernard S. Judah
Born June 1776
Died May 1831
Headstone of Isaac Harby
Sacred to the Memory of Isaac Harby
A Native of Charleston
He Died In The City
on [December 12, 1822]
Aged — years
[Probable] headstone of Hannah Jacobs widow of B. Jacobs. Died August 20, 1825. Heavily weathered Hebrew and English inscription
[Probable] headstone of Hannah Jacobs
widow of B. Jacobs. Died August 20, 1825.
Headstone of Benjamin Jacobs, died 1/31/1824. A steel support frame has been placed around this fragile headstone. Weathered Hebrew and English inscription
… Memory
of Benjamin Jacobs,
who departed this life
on Saturday
the 31 of January 1824
Age__ years
A steel support frame has been placed around this fragile headstone.

 

Headstone of Rachel S
Rachel____S
who departed this life
on the 5th day of August
1822
Aged 49 Years