My primary source for information relating to the issue of Jesse CARROLL, SR, has been a book entitled, "Revolutionary War Records, Duplin and Sampson Counties, North Carolina." It states that Jesse, Sr, was born abt 1749 in Granville County, NC, but does not name his parents. Much information abounds on the Interent and particularly on this CARROLL GenForum suggesting that Jesse CARROLL, SR, b 1749, was a son of William CARROLL who died testate in Granville County, NC, in 1781-1782. I have an abstract of William's will and it does indeed list a son named Jesse.
Now along comes a possible bombshell that I found posted on this CARROLL GenForum which states:
"...it appears that WILLIAM CARROLL who died testate in Granville Co, NC ca 1781/82 was NOT the father of our line of CARROLLs... In that Will, he refers to his son JESSE, who "IS NOT of age" - whereas our JESSE b ca 1749 WOULD HAVE BEEN OF AGE at the time of the Granville Co, NC's WILLIAM CARROLL will...." This was posted 7 Dec 2001 by Sarah Howell Studstill.
Do you--or anyone who might be reading my posting--have a copy or the full transcript of the will of William CARROLL of Granville County? My abstract merely lists the named individuals in William's will and provides not details as to those of majority or minor status. I certainly hope someone will post the full contents of William's will here on this GenForum site for the benefit of the descendants of Jesse CARROLL, Senior.