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 Enoch Zephaniah Stout “Zeffee” Blackwell

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Enoch Zephaniah Stout “Zeffee” Blackwell

  • Birth 26 Sep 1878 Hopewell, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
  • Death 20 Dec 1881 Hopewell, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
  • Burial Hopewell, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
  • Memorial ID 52781278

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.


Gravesite Details Heartfelt thanks to Wayne Irons for creating this memorial and the gravestone image.

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  • Maintained by: Joseph R. Klett
  • Originally Created by: Wayne Irons
  • Added: 24 May 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 52781278
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Enoch Zephaniah Stout “Zeffee” Blackwell (26 Sep 1878–20 Dec 1881), Find A Grave Memorial no. 52781278, citing Hopewell Baptist Meeting House Cemetery, Hopewell, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Joseph R. Klett (contributor 47554493) .