Hi Kevin I did find my GG Grandparents in the 1880 Garden Twp, Boone County, Iowa census.Barney Carroll was born in Ireland in 1832/33 and both his parents were too.His parents are unknown to me. Barney's wife, Ellen Williams Carroll was born in New York around 1840.Both of her parents were born in Ireland. Children of Barney and Ellen: 1. William Carroll - age 16 - born MI (my G Grandfather) 2. Margret Carroll - age 14 - born IA 3. Mary Carroll - age 12 - born IA 4. Edward Carroll - age 8 - born IA 5. John Carroll - age 6 - born IA Thanks for your reply and the good lead. This family may be connected - have got much more work to do here.