|Birth: ||Mar. 16, 1837|
South Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Jun. 15, 1886|
Lamar News, Sept. 9, 1886 - IN MEMORIUM - LEVINA CATHARINE BLACKWELL was born in South Carolina, March 16, 1837, and departed this life June 15, 1886, aged forty-nine years and three months.
She was married to JAMES E. BLACKWELL, January 19, 1854, professed religion in 1856, and joined the M. E. Church South the same year. Since then she has lived a model Christian.
She told her husband when he started to the late war that she would pray for him twice a day for him until he returned, and when he came back from the war she told him she had kept her promise.
She was the mother of seven children, all of whom except one have professed religion and are now members of the Methodist Church. She requested her husband, the night before her death, to tell all of her children that if she never saw them again on earth she would meet them at the pearly gates of heaven. She said there was not a shadow intervening between her and her Savior, and if it was God's will she had rather go than stay here and suffer as she had suffered for ten or twelve years.
Sister BLACKWELL was a good woman loved by all who knew her. I preached the last sermon that she heard on earth on Sunday afternoon at Free Hope Church. Wednesday following, a large congregation of weeping relatives and friends met at Walnut Grove Cemetery to pay the last tribute of respect to the remains of our departed sister. She has gone from us, but we mourn not as those who have no hope. She can not come back to us, but we can go to her.
May God bless the grief stricken ones, and my they all meet her in heaven. F. V. L. FINCH
Her husband's Death info:
Name: James E Blackwell
Birth Date: abt 1834
Death Date: 4 Jun 1910
Death Place: Alabama
Death Age: 76
Father Name: Johnathan Blackwell
FHL Film Number: 1894075
Name: James Ephraim Blackwell
Service Info.: SERG CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY
Birth Date: 16 Jan 1834
Death Date: 4 Jun 1910
Cemetery: McDonald Chapel Cem
Cemetery Address: 5724 Iceland Ave Birmingham, AL 35224
Other records show her to be the daughter of William M and Sarah Frances Roebuck Pearson from SC.
1850 Division 12, Cass, Georgia Sarah Pearson 35, Willis Pearson 16, Ruth Pearson 15, Lavinia Pearson 13, Benj Pearson 12, William Pearson 10, Charles Pearson 8, Sarah Pearson 6, George Pearson 3, James Pearson 1.
1860 Western Division, Fayette, Alabama James Blackwell 26, Lavenia Blackwell 33, William Blackwell 4, Sarah Blackwell 3, Susan Blackwell 1, Benjamin Pearson 21. * Researcher note: (The age on this 1860 census has to be in error according to all other records showing that Lavina was born in 1837. From 1850 through the time of her death show 1837.)
1880 Beat 11, Lamar, Alabama Jas. E. Blackwell 46, Luvina C. Blackwell 43, James B. W. Blackwell 15, Charles H. Blackwell 13, Henry P. Blackwell 10, George L. Blackwell 6.
The seven children's names gathered from research are: William Jonathan, Sarah Elizabeth, Susan Arilla, James Benjamin, Charles Hickman, Henry Pope, and George Lee Blackwell.
James Ephraim Blackwell (1834 - 1910)
Charles Hick Blackwell (1866 - 1941)*
Walnut Grove Cemetery
Created by: Algal
Record added: Dec 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45871430
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