My family supposedly descended from the same John Carroll through his son Benjamin. Our line follows: John1>Benjamin>John2>John3>John4>Benjamin Hawkins1(my great great grandfather>Thomas Neely>Benjamin Hawkins2>Thomas Joseph>myself.
My problem is confirming the ancestry of Benjamin Hawkins1. We know he was born in NC in 1809 and died in Rankin County MS in 1859.One source identified his ancestry as stated above, but the woman died and her sons have no interest in sharing any of her research. My brother has done most of the research on our family tree.