Barker, Annie Sowers
She was a widow for more than 1/4 a Century. She never remarried. Born 8 May 1837 (one source 1839) in Rowan County, NC she moved with her parents, Lewis and Susannah Sink Sowers (see his picture other column) at less than a years old to the Parke/Fountain County IN line. They lived here for less than 20 years. Lewis and Susannah took all of their 11 children (except Annie who was a new bridge and mother) to Page County Iowa where two more children were born to the Sowers'. Susannah died a few days after the birth of her last child, George Valentine Sowers. Lewis can be seen with his second wife, Margaret Infram from this page (other side) whom he married 27 August 1863 in Nodaway County, Missouri after Susannah's death in February 1863. Margaret had five children of her own with first husband, John Cromwell Whittington and one lone Sowers son, Jacob. However, it is said and all indication proves so that she was an exceptionally good mother to Lewis' first crew!