This is a portion of the article: MATTHEW CARROLL his father, was born in Ireland, about 1793. He came to America after his marriage, settling first in Indiana and later going to New Madrid county. This was about 1860, and his removal to Stoddard county occured in a few years from this date.It was here that he died in 1870. His first wife, Anna Barnes, was born in Ireland. She was the mother of five children,including PATRICK,who remained in Erin's Isle until after the Civil War and now lives in New York. Only one child, William, of Sikeston is now living. MARY became MRS. WILLIAM P. WHITE, of Stoddard county where her death occured. HANNAH was MRS. A.W.BROWN of New Madrid county. Nicholas died in Scott county in 1875. Anna Barnes Carroll died in Stoddard county in 1863. MATTHEW married MARY LEIGHTON of the same county, and they became the parents of one child, Samuel, who lived only one year. MATTHEW was a contactor and a farmer. In his religios faith he was a devout communicant of the Roman Catholic church.
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More on the article: (WILLIAM L CARROLL'S WIFE) MRS. CARROLL, nee SUSAN M MARSHALL, was born December 17,1860. her parents being E.FRANK and PARTHENIA CARRICO MARSHALL,well known citizens of the county.The eldest child of this union ,Parthenia, lived ledd than five years and a son Oscar, born July 20,1887was claimed by the grim reaper at about the same age. The other children are all living in Scott county. FRANK M born 9-28-1881 has set up his own home with MAGGIE CARROLL ( *note Carroll was her actuall maiden name this not in the article*) as his wife . WILLIAM N,a year and 2 days younger than Frank, farms for his father. ANNA, born January 21,1885, ARNOLD,June 15,1890, and Benjamin, whose natal day was february 05,1892, live with their parents; so also does MARVIN,born September 15,1902 In politics MR. CARROLL is a Democrat. He has served as judge of the county court in 1880 and again in 1890. The lodges to which he belongs are the Modern Woodsmen, The Odd Fellows and the Masons.
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