My husband descends from Elias CARROLL (b. 1/17/1815 York, SC). According to info that we have Elias and at least one of his brothers (Nathaniel) fought in the Texas Revolution and received land grants for their service. (I think they were living in TN at the time that they came to Texas to fight, but am still working on proof).
About 1847 Elias, Abner, Nathaniel and Joseph moved to Navarro Co. TX with their families. All of these brothers were born in York Co. SC and their father was Samuel CARROLL.
Elias CARROLL left Navarro Co. TX for Smith Co. TX where he died in 1880.