Re: Anna Carriker (Thompson) Boykin Texas/Oklahoma
Glenda Frost email relates to your query.
I got your email address from RootsWeb, and rather than posting there, thought I would just email you, since I knew my message would be rather long.Hope you don't mind.
I am a descendant of Samuel Matthew Carriker and his first wife, Mollie Pritchard.I was wondering if you might have any info as to where Mollie Pritchard might be buried and the date of her death?I have searched for many years and have found nothing on her demise.Just to update your records, they had four children together:
Susie Leona ("Luna") Carriker- My Grandmother-
married William Augustus Pippin-My Grandfather
Theodoscia "Doscia" Carriker- married Richard "Bush" Morgan
Anna Carriker- married an ?Unknown ? Thompson
Lee Carriker -married Evalina Bass (his stepsister, & daughter of his step-mother, Kate Bass Carriker)
G-Grandfather Carriker married Rachel Catherine (Locke)(Bass) and they had four children together:
Homah, Oley, Matthew and Beauty.(They are all buried in Mineral Wells, Texas where they all lived with their families during their lifetime, of course....except for little Beauty who died at age 5, and I'm not sure when she died or where she is buried).Do you have any info or her?
When Kate Bass married G-Grandfather Samuel Carriker, she brought with her the one child, Evalina Bass, from her previous marriage to?Unknown Bass? (I am repeating this so this will be easy to follow:Evalina Bass married Lee Carriker).
(NOTE;Evalina and Lee were half-brother and sister and were not really any "blood-kin" except by their parents' marriage.)
G-Grandfather Carriker had a blacksmith shop in Cooper, Texas (Delta Co.) for many years, and I was told that he was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetary there; however, I contacted them and they have no record of such.He could be buried in an unmarked grave.
G-Grandfather Carriker was a very brilliant and intelligent man and even patented a device to prevent thievery on boxcars on June 11, 1895, in Durant, Indian Territory, Oklahoma.Furthermore, hewas a master wood-working craftsman also, and the Carriker descendants, who still live in Mineral Wells, have many wooden boxes with intricate designs he hand-crafted,and a violin that he made by hand and played, also.He died of TB, and after his death, a hand-written note was found inside the violin that read something like this:"To all my children and grandchildren - This consumption and coughing has contributed to a terrible way of life for me.I hope and pray to God that all of you have a better life than I have had."This was told to me by Martha Carriker (she has since died at 104 yrs. old) who was Matthew's wife.She said Samuel died a terrible death which made me so sad.I miss being able to talk with her because she was a wealth of information on the Carriker family.I wish I could get a copy of that note, but I can't find out which member of the Carriker family has it