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Enoch Zephaniah Stout "Zeffee" Blackwell
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Birth: Sep. 26, 1878
Hopewell
Mercer County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Dec. 20, 1881
Hopewell
Mercer County
New Jersey, USA

Zeffee died of diphtheria at the age of 3. He was born and died in Hopewell Twp., Mercer Co., NJ.

The following clipping (source unknown) was shared by David Blackwell of Pennington:

DEAR BRETHREN: - In compliance with the request of the afflicted parents, I now forward for publication in the SIGNS OF THE TIMES a notice of the death of Zephaniah S. Blackwell, who departed this life December 20, 1881, aged 3 years, 2 months and 20 days. Our dear brother and sister Blackwell feel that the affliction is very severe, yet each realizes that the Lord has done it; therefore their desire is to bow in humble submission to their heavenly Father's will. The dear little one was very active and manifested unusual intellect; but it was God's will to take him before the "bud had blossomed into the rose." At the funeral, the writer of this notice used as a text the following words: "And he said, While the child was yet alive, I fasted and wept; for I said, Who can tell whether God will be gracious to me, that the child may live? But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he will not return to me." Brother G. M. Fetter made some very appropriate remarks. May the dear father and mother be enabled to say individually,

"Cease then, my soul, O cease to mourn
To me he never can return:
Peace, to my troubled breast, be still!
Jehovah took him at his will."

WM. J. PURINGTON
HOPEWELL, N.J., Dec. 26, 1881. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Blackwell (1814 - 1897)
  Sarah Furman Blackwell (1845 - 1924)
 
 Siblings:
  Noah D. Blackwell (1853 - 1853)**
  Mary Elizabeth Blackwell (1856 - 1856)**
  Enoch Blackwell (1857 - 1857)**
  Elizabeth Maria Blackwell Maple (1867 - 1942)*
  Elijah L Blackwell (1868 - 1897)*
  William Thomas Blackwell (1869 - 1877)*
  Anna M Blackwell Van Kirk (1872 - 1948)*
  John Blackwell (1874 - 1892)*
  Jemima H. Blackwell Scheid (1876 - 1952)*
  Enoch Zephaniah Stout Blackwell (1878 - 1881)
  Edgar Hart Blackwell (1885 - 1977)*
  Edna Ida Blackwell Holcombe (1885 - 1967)*
  Reuben Lewis Blackwell (1887 - 1933)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Note: Heartfelt thanks to Wayne Irons for creating this memorial and the gravestone image.
 
Burial:
First Baptist Church Cemetery
Hopewell
Mercer County
New Jersey, USA
 
Maintained by: Joseph R. Klett
Originally Created by: Wayne Irons
Record added: May 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52781278
Enoch Zephaniah Stout Zeffee Blackwell
Added by: Wayne Irons
 
 
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Rest in peace, little cousin.
- Joseph R. Klett
 Added: Sep. 18, 2013
 
 
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