Sculpture: marble; Base: granite; Foundation: brick covered by concrete
Administered by City of Aberdeen Cemetery Department 125 West Commerce Street Aberdeen Mississippi 39730
Located Old Aberdeen Municipal Cemetery Aberdeen Mississippi 39730
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Mississippi survey, 1992.
Image on file.
(On front lower corner of marker:) R. MILLER, COLUM. (On front of marker:) TO/THE MEMORY OF/MRS. JANE MARTIN DALTON/BORN IN NEWBERN N.C./SEPT. 3RD 1811,/DIED AT ABERDEEN/JAN. 6TH 1852./"There anchored safe my weary/soul shall find eternal rest"/her last words in the (...illegible)./By her zeal and extraordinary/personal effort St. John's Church/was founded: May it long remain/a monument to which her/surviving friends may fondly join/St. James Church in Livingston, Ala/also was founded by her pious labors./Her name is written in the/Church of the First Born/in Heaven. Erected to her virtues, by the/Love and respect of her surviving husband/A.D. 1853/EDIFICAVIT signed
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Two gravemarkers which share the same foundation. The gravemarker for Mrs. Jane Martin Dalton (1811-1852), the mother, has a carved relief of a central Gothic arch and 3 smaller arches. Below these central arches is a relief depicting St. John's Episcopal Church (ca. 1851-1853), prior to the 1870's raising the pitch of the church roof. On the same base, is a smaller marker for Mrs. Jane Henderson Dalton (1844-1845), the daughter of Mrs. Jane Martin Dalton. The daughter's marker also has a central Gothic arch beneath three smaller arches.