I am highly impressed with the tracking you have done on the Beasley/Hollingsworth lines.I wish the Carroll lines had better success.I think so many Carrolls get lost trying to create a line to Charles the Signer.From what I see here, I am confident our lines mesh.I suspect our connection is closer than we know.Your lines from NC to Pike Co., AL make it so by gravity of logic. The key to get further back for both of us is to to see clearly how my line links with your Hardy and the Duplin Carrolls line.Then we'll have 2-D confidence growing toward 3-D view.
I have the Pike Co. AL Carroll group in clear sight with depth. Thanks to our family there, it is very well documented. I am concentrating on Pike Co.'s North Carolina line.I have my opinion on who John Carroll in NC/AL was and hence his line back into the 1600's, but I would feel more comfortable with your independent investigation.
I see that John Carroll was born in Johnson Co., NC about 1796 and died in Clay's Hill, Pike Co., AL on 26 Aug 1861. His wife was Martha Patsy Lassiter who was born about 1797 in Johnson Co., NC and died 14 Nov 1863 in Pike Co., AL. My gggg grandparents have family that links the gereration before with probable cousins in Duplin/Sampson/Cumberland Co.
Here's my theory. Theory, I repeat theory, so poke holes in it, please. If I am right about Thomas being Hardy's brother, and Thomas Carroll being the father of Duplin Revolutionary soldiers on record here, things work clear for you to the next theory. I expect that Hardy father Thomas Carroll deceased in 1785 links up as direct family as John Carroll cousins somewhere along my following ancesters:
ggggg grandfather James Carroll. Born Johnson Co., NC about 1760 and died Johnson Co., NC 16 May 1834.
gggggg grandfather William Carroll born in Johnson Co., NC in 1742 and died Johnson Co., NC in 1809.
ggggggg grandfather John Carroll born Isle of Wight Co., VA about 1710, left Isle of Wight Co. about 1740, and died 1762 Johnson, Co., NC.
gggggggg John Carroll born about 1675 in Britain or Ireland and died about 1714 on Isle of Wight Co., VA.Note that John's brother Thomas died on Isle of Wight Co. in 1716. Another Thomas.
And eventually to ggggggggg grandfather John Carroll, born about 1635, and who landed at the Isle of Wight Co., VA about 1665; dying there around 1706.
Finding the Thomas Carroll tie-in among the Johns, or more precisely, the Hardy Carroll tie-in, lies here in Duplin.Some fun, huh.Hope my near kin is not reading this heresy.My aunt is searching her storage this week for a geneology that my grandfather's first cousin did seventy years ago that shows our line to Charles the Signer. So, don't mind you going into attack mode to prove me wrong and back them up as it would be fun for me to accept their view. Thank you for bringing Hardy into play and helping me debuck an enclave family myth.