Swain, Uriah (d. 1810) K-9|9A


Old North Cemetery
Section no: K
Memorial no: 9|9A
Orientation: North-west

See map of this cemetery: https://cemeteries.nha.org/old-north-cemetery/section-k/

Personal Information

Name: Capt. Uriah Swain
Gender: Male
Death: September 10 1810
Death place or cause:
Branch of service:
Number interred: 1


In memory of
Capt. Uriah Swain
who died Sept. 10th 1810
Æt. 56
In him were lost the tender Husband,
The Provident Father, the dutiful Son;
The affectionate Brother, the faithful Friend,
And the useful Citizen.

Epitaph: Yes
Epitaph of note:
Image of note:
Text on footstone:
Biographical notes: One of several Nantucket whaling masters recruited by merchant William Rotch in 1786 to establish a satellite whaling port in Dunkirk, France, Uriah Swain (1754-1810) later helped inaugurate Nantucket’s China Trade; as captain of the ship Mars in 1800, Swain was perhaps the first islander to trade southern fur sealskins for tea in Canton.
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Inscription Condition: Mainly decipherable


Stone Composition: Slate
Stone Shape: Rounded top, step down to semicircular shoulders
Type of Monument:
Monument Condition: Damaged, cracked|Repaired
Condition assessment:
Condition note:
Shape of text panel:
Main motif: Willow|Urn
Marginal motif: Decorative border
Width of stone: 23″
Thickness of stone: 7.5″
Length of slab: 48″
Name of stone Carver:
Comments: Repaired with 3 copper pins

Data Collection

Date data collected: 17-Jun-03
GPS marker location:
Stone exists 1900: yes
Stone exists 2002:
Stone exists 2003: Yes
Stone exists 2004:
Stone exists 2005: yes
Footstone exists: Yes
Location note:
Citation source: NHA Old North Cemetery file (MS115, Box 2)
Field recorder: 8th grade project
Data input by: Amanda Nicholas|Georgen Gilliam Charnes
Reviewed by: Automatic