Age: 57, credited to Derby, VTVITALS
Birth: 06/10/1804, Derby, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Mead Hill Cemetery, Holland, VT
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Photograph from the 8th Infantry history, scanned by Deanna French.
MORGAN CENTER -- The news of the death of Rev. Isaac Blake was a great shock to the community. He left this place with his wife on Saturday, Sept. 29 in usual health, to go to Lowell, for the purpose of preaching the Sabbath and visiting with friends. After arriving at his destination, in company of relatives, he stopped into a neighbor's house, and in answer to a question about his health and spiritual condition, he said, "I find it the best way to be goon", and while attempting to say more fell back, gasped, and was dead. He apparently suffered no pain, and died suddenly, as he had often expressed a wish in regard to death
Mr. Blake was 79 years old last June. he has lived here several years, faithfully and acceptable preaching the gospel, During his ministry he has preached in thirteen states and in Canada. When the rebellion broke out our Father Blake was eager to enlist, and joined a Company in (we believe) the 8th Vermont Regiment, and went South, spending some years in the service.
Returning to his native county he resigned his work as a preacher. He has been a faithful Christian, a kind neighbor, a good townsman, and a genial companion. His funeral services were held at Morgan Center, Oct 3d, Rev. Pitcher of Stanstead Plain officiating. Text: 2d Timo., 4th chapter, 6th, 7th, and 8th verses. The sermon was very appropriate, the tribute to the deceased touching and just.
Orleans County Monitor, Oct. 8, 1883
Courtesy of Deanna French