|Birth: ||Mar. 15, 1827|
Barthenia Gowan was the daughter of James C. Gowan and Lucinda Margaret "Jane" (True) Gowan. She was born in 1827 in Tennessee. Barthenia was one of 10 children born to James and Jane Gowan:
Hanah GOWAN b: 1826 in Harrison,IN
Barthenia GOWAN b:15 MAR 1827 in TN
male GOWAN b: 1830
Mary GOWAN b: 1832
John GOWAN b: 1834
James GOWAN b: 1836
Lucinda GOWAN b: 1838
Lavina GOWAN b: 1841
Marian GOWAN b: 1843
Reason GOWAN b: 1843
Barthenia grew up to marry Thomas Elliott 27 MAR 1846 in Harrison County, Indiana. They had atleast one son, James M. ELLIOTT b: 1851 in IL. She then married Martin Willis Carriker 8 APR 1858 in Montgomery, Illinois. Barthenia and Martin had at least four children,
Martin F. CARRIKER b: 1 JUN 1863
William Lafayette CARRIKER b: 10 FEB 1865
Bell CARRIKER b: ABT 1867
Arthur Benton CARRIKER b: 14 NOV 1871
Charles F. CARRIKER b: 14 JUN 1873
Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chisled out
On polished, marble stone.
It reaches out to all who care,
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist,
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you,
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left,
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday, I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.
Barthenia is buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Bucklin, MO, next to her husband, Martin W. Carriker.
Pleasant Grove South Baptist Cemetery
Created by: Joyce Anne
Record added: Aug 05, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28799979