Keighley, Elizabeth (1816-1838)

Elizabeth Keighley was born March 22, 1816, at Peel Town, Isle of Man.  She was attentive to her parents.

Sunday, December 3, 1837, she was in distress for her soul, and in the prayer meeting held after the night preaching, in the chapel at Peel Town, she found Jesus Christ to the joy of her soul.  And Dec. 10, she joined the preachers’ class.

Feb. 4, 1838, she was taken poorly.  On Tuesday being asked if she were prepared for the great change, she said, “I am willing to go and ready, and would rather go than stay here.”  Wednesday 7, to Bro. Kelley, she said, “John, I am ready and willing to depart; for when alone, an angel appeared at my bed-side, and told me I was only to see another Sabbath in this world; and I am going to

“Range the sweet plains,
On the banks of the river,”

with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.  Request my father and mother not to weep and cry for me; by their doing so they hurt me.”  These were her last words.  And on Monday, Feb. 12, she departed this life, in the twenty-second year of her age.

T. Oliver


Primitive Methodist Magazine, 1838.  Pages 396-397.



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