I should mention how I am related to James and Rhoda Stephenson Carroll.I descend through his daughter, Rhoda.She married Joseph Lazarus Matthews in 1832 in Johnston County, North Carolina.Shortly after their marriage they moved to Noxubee Co., Mississippi.They later moved to Illinois, Utah, California, and Arizona. I was reading in a book, Claybank Memories, by Val McGee (1989), pg. 245.It said: "James Carrol, a Revolutionary soldier, was among the Scottish people who left Ireland and came to North Carolina in the pre-Revolutionary period.His parents were Duncan and Isabella (Dallas) McCarroll, according to Brant and Fuller..." The 1893 source has a long title: MemorialRecord of Alabama--A Concise Account of the States Political, Military, Professional & Industrial Progress, Together with the Personal Memoirs of Many of its People in Two Volumes.Published by Brant & Fuller 1893, Madison, Wisconsin.On page 809 of Vol. 1 is a history of Major Carroll, son of Major James, who was a son of James.In this biography it states: "The Carroll (originally spelled McCarroll) family in America are descendants of James Carroll, who came to America at an early day and settled on the Atlantic coast.He was the son of Duncan McCarroll and Isabella (Dallas) McCarroll". In a family book we call the Archibald Sullivan Record Book (kept in the late 1870's by Archibald and his wife Julia Matthews Sullivan, Rhoda's son-in-law and daughter)is a list of names of family and friends.They are individually listed and relationships are not defined in most cases.Included among these names are Duncan McCarroll and Isabella Dallas McCarroll. I don't know for sure if these are, in fact, the parents of this James.I just find it a very interesting set of coincidences, although I haven't definitive proof.I do think though, that the William and Ann Carroll of Columbia County, Georgia are not the parents of this James and his brother William.I will write a separate message with my reasons for this belief.