I'm fairly new to Carroll County, though I've posted here a few times.
I just received the land bounty papers for my 4th gr grandfather John Carr. He had served in the Cherokee Removal (1837), Gover's Company, Norwood's Battalion from Jackson County, AL. The papers indicate that he made his first application for land while living in Carroll County, dated Feb., 1853. He did receive 40 acres on that first application. In 1855, he made an additional application for 120 acres. I don't know whether the second application was successful.
Interesting fact is that the rest of the Carr family, along with related families named Taylor and Edwards, settled in Stone County. This includes wife Nancy Carr, son Elihu Carr and daughter Bethany Carr. John Carr himself can be found back in Stonefort, Saline County, IL in the 1860 census along with his daughter Nancy Carr Spence. Son George W. Carr was living with wife Mary Ellen Warren in neighboring Pope County, IL.
I would like to start researching in Carroll. As I checked the LDS site for microfilm sources, I was disappointed to find limited sources for land records and probate records. Do any of you experts out there have any suggestions for me? I'm open to anything except travel. I live in MO quite aways off from Carroll County. Thanks!