Biography of Elias Carman
Allen County, OH Biographies

ELIAS CARMAN. farmer, P. O. Delphos, was born in Shelby County, Ky., July 14, 1809, son of James and Comfort (Clifton) Carman, natives of Germany and France. respectively; and who lived for several years in Kentucky, where Mrs. Carman died. James Carman then moved to Cincinnati, Ohio. where he remained about sixteen years. and where he again married; in 1865 he came to this county. dying here in 1869. Our subject entered land in Sugar Creek Township, this county, in 1834, on which he moved in 1836, and where he still resides, and here he has improved many acres. He was married, in 1830, to Mary Richards, of Cincinnati, who bore him eight children, three now living: Sarah C., Abigail S. and Louisa E. Mrs. Carman died in September, 1882, aged seventy two years. Mr. Carman then married, in August, 1884, Mrs. Henrietta (Barkshire) Poe, of Delphos, Ohio, widow of James M. Poe, who died in September, 1871, and by whom she had two children, Anna E. and Rose. Mrs. Carman was born in April, 1834, in Warren County, Ind., daughter of William and Elizabeth (Thornbourgh) Barkshire, natives of Ohio, both now dead. They were the parents of three children, who survive them: Henrietta, Elizabeth and Sarah M. Mr. Carman is a member of the Baptist Church, and Mrs. Carman of the Christian Church. In politics he is a life long Democrat.

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