My great grandfather was Thomas Barksdale Carroll married to Ella Virginia Magee from Pike County Mississippi. Pike County is above New Orleans in Southern Mississippi. He was born in 1847 in Louisiana. His father (name unknown) was from Ireland and married a woman from Louisiana. I have a letter from a cousin that researched the 1850 census in Pike County MS. That letter written in 1974 was recently passed to me. I had always heard that Thomas Carroll came from Ireland. I was also told that he and a brother immigrated together but I cannot substantiate that. If this rings any bells please return an answer to this message.