Randolph County, Indiana
The Winchester Journal
CARRIER:-- Elizabeth Carrier, whose maiden name was Miller, was born in Pendleton County, W. Virginia, January 14, 1822, and departed this life at her home in White River Township, Randolph Co., Indiana, March 15, 1895; aged seventy-three years, two months, and one day.
Wednesday, March 27, 1895
At the age of sixteen, Sister Carrier joined the United Brethern in Christ. On the 24th of June 1841, she married her first husband, Elijah Stonestreet. To this union were born seven children; the father and three of whom, have preceeded her to the spirit world. Mr. Stonestreet departed this life, December 12, 1855. Being left a widow she and her children emigrated to Fayette County, Ohio, where she joined the M.E. Church by letter. After being a widow for about three years she married her second husband, Solomon J. Carrier, February 8, 1858, who with his wife and her children, came to this neighborhood, in which she lived until her death. She and her husband first attached themselves to the M.E. Church at Olive Branch; the class being afterward reorganized at New Dayton, where she remained a member until her death. She leaves a sorrowing husband, four children and a vast number of relatives and friends to mourn her death; but their loss is his eternal gain. In all the relations of life she acted her part nobly. As a child she was obedient and dutiful; as a sister she was agreeable, as a wife she was loving and helpful, as a mother she was kind and indulgent, as a neighbor she was sympathizing and charitable; she was ever ready to visit the sick and minister to their wants, as long as her health would permit; she was ever ready to relieve the poor and needy. The writer knew Sister Carrier during many years and he can truly say that a mother has fallen in Israel When Time, the great healer of earthly sorrow, has dispelled the clouds from their mental skys then the bereaved will see that God, in mercy, released her from the physical agonies she suffered for years, and transported her to her home above; there to join the general assembly and church of the first born, that inumerable company who have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. As a Christian she was fervent in spirit, and walked in the ardinances of the Lord, blameless. May all emulate her Christian life!
The narrow way she kept with even steady pace.
And finished well her pious Christian race. The heavenly prize she always kept in view. And ran, and fought, and urged her passage through; Having lived a devoted Christian during fifty-seven years. E.M.S. Funeral services on the 17th, in the M.E. Church at Maxville, by Rev.
Thomas Addington, assisted by Revs. A.M. Addington and F.F. Canada, text (selected by Sister Carrier before her death) Rev. 14:13 "And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, blessed are the dead that die in the Lord; from hence forth, yea, saith the spirit, that they may rest from their labor, and their works do follow them."
We wish to hereby express our
Contributed by Dennis Miller
most sincere and heart felt thanks
to our neighbors and friends for
kindness and assistance rendered
during the sickness, death and sad
bereavement and irreparable loss
of a companion, and a dear and
affectionate and loving mother.
May God smile on all of our dear
neighbors and friends.
SOLOMON J. CARRIER \ JAS. A. STONESTREET
MRS. REBECCA RUST
A Randolph County
Catherine, b. Rockingham Co VA 10/15/1798-d. 7/10/1888 ae 89y; m. abt 1817 (no name); m. 59y when husb. died Bur New Dayton Cem.
Summarized by Sandra Mumah
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