I have Carroll and Smith in my line and Sabine Co. is near Van Zandt Co. TX and Caddo Parrish is near Sabine Parrish in LA.
My Samuel A. Smith was in Sabine Parrish LA, Ward 7 in 1870 with his parents: Smith, Henry L.37m.w. 37 GAMinister "Lizzie24AL(Elizabeth Howard McDow) "Mary Telula4LA "Samuel A.2LA "Anna Rebekka1LA
Henry L. Smith died 1870-1876 because Elizabeth McDow Smith married John L. Davis Dec. 16, 1876 in Sabine Parrish, LA.They moved to Smith Co. TX immediatly.
I do not know what happened to Mr. Davis but Elizabeth and her daughters show up in Smith Co. TX 1880 Census.I do not know where Samuel A. Smith was in 1880, he would have been 12.
Elizabeth McDow, Smith, Davis ended up marrying Dr. William Alexander Allen Nov. 14, 1880 Van Zandt Co., TX.Elizabeth and Dr. Allen had 2 sons, DeWitt b. 1882 & William "Arthur" Allen b. 1884 (both b. Van Zandt Co. TX).Elizabeth died 1891 in Van Zandt Co., TX.
Feb. 20, 1890 Van Zandt Co. TX Samuel A. Smith married Ida Carroll.Ida Carroll was daughter of James Carroll b. @1836 AL.I first located James Carroll and his family on the 1880 Smith Co. TX Census Carroll, James 44, AlNCAL white, married, farmer "Nancy wife39GANCNC (she was not mother of Ida) "Jefferson son20ALALAL " James J. son18ALALAL " Malcomson15AL ALAL " Idadau13AL-0--0- " Marthadau11Al-0--0- " William O.son9Al-0--0- "Marcus son6TX -0- -0- Peters, Handy B.step son8TXGA-0- Peters, Ann L.step dau.8TXGA-0- Peters, Bellestep dau.6TXGA-0- (I think she later used the last name of Carroll).I believe this family moved to Van Zandt Co., near Grand Saline.
I wondered if you might know of a connection to this family of Carrolls?Or maybe the Smiths?