Hi Carroll, I know nothing of his siblings if any.The first entry in the Bible is his birth, and then wife and children on down.It has no mention of parentage or siblings, and I've had no luck finding them from other sources.
His wife's name is Elizabeth Ella.According to one of his sons' death certificate, her maiden name is BROCKET, but I've found almost no records of Brockets in the Md. DC northern Va. area.There was one family of BROCKETS in Alexandria, a Scottish enclave in the 18th century, but no record of Elizabeth in the proper time frame.A name that runs in the family is PROCTOR, which sounds a bit like BROCKET, and my great-grandmother said that they often went to the Proctor farm near Baltimore.Makes me wonder if her name was PROCTOR, not BROCKET.I'm quite sure about Elizabeth Ella though, from census records, her death certificate and her gravestone.
Family lore has it that our Carrolls were Scots-Irish, from which I suppose that way, way back they were immigrants from Scotland to Ireland ca. 1620, but came to America from Ireland.Scots-Irish or Ulster Irish were Protestant Irish, usually Presbyterian, but my CARROLLS were Methodists as of the middle 1800's, not Presbyterians as most Scots.However, Methodism was evangelical in the late 1700's and they may have converted from Presbyterian or Catholic.
Did you know that there was a Carrollsburg just east of the present day Capitol in what was then Prince George County, and that it was absorbed into the new District of Columbia?There is still a New Carrollton just east of D.C.
I'm anxious to hear if you find John B.When I started my genealogy about 1984 with my four late grandparents, I had the Carroll Bible as a good starting point for the Carrolls, but had nothing but my grandparents' names for my other three lines.As it turned out, I have run my other three grandparents' lines back to the 1600's and earlier, but I'm still stuck in 1801 with John B.A breakthrough sure would be nice.I live in Richmond VA, so with one or two good clues it would be fairly convenient to do research in the DC area.