Robert Carroll was b. 30 Sep 1814 in Tennessee to John Harrison Carroll and Elizabeth Betsey Stubblefield (both b. Virginia). He married Mary Jane Bannister (also B. Tennessee)on 27 Feb 1840 in Clay Co., MO. They had nine children that I know of: Elizabeth (1841), James (1842), Martha Anna (my great-great-greatgrandmother, b. 7 Feb 1844), Elijah (1845), John (1847), Evaline F. (1852), Sarah C. (1853), Mary E. (1856), and George Washington (1856). It appears that the Carrolls were connected with the James family, also of Kearney, but haven't clearly established how, when, or where that connection was established. I have been told that Martha Anna was raised with the James children and there are family photos with Martha and her husband with the James brothers. Would love to share more info on the family.