John Carroll was on the I & M Canal at Crotty, later Seneca Illinois and perhaps with the Rock Island Railroad, nothing else about him.
Catherine was an Upton, but nothing else is known.
John apparently had a brother or two who were on the Rock Island Railroad, perhaps as far away as Iowa.
The baby Thomas Francis Carroll was my grandfather 1869-1932, he ran a dry goods and jewlery store in Seneca and moved to Ottawa around 1915-17. Anything that anyone might know about the Upton connection or where any of the other Carroll family members might be would be of interest to me.One story had Margaret out west by 1882 or 1884--perhaps Colorado, other said they thought it might be Iowa.
This is the information from the census John Carroll 32 ? (might be 45) Catherine (Upton) wife 34 Mary 11 James 8 Margaret 6 William 3 Thomas 6 mos.