Help! Is the following genealogy fact or fiction? Someone emailed it to me several years ago, it's been collecting dust in my file cabinet since then.
Charles Carrollwas born 1660 in Ireland, diedJuly 1, 1720 in Baltimore.He married Mary Darnall, daughter of Henry Darnall and Eleanor Halton.This Charles became the Attorney General to Lord Baltimore.Mary Darnell's father, Henry was the governor of Maryland.
Charles Carroll, son of Charles Carroll (above), was born April 2, 1702 in Baltimore. He married Elizabeth Brooks and had three sons: Absalom (shown below); Britten born 1735; and Charles III, who became known as Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Absalom Carroll was born about 1745. His wife’s name is unknown (one researcher states her name as Harriet Hara). Absalom came to Baltimore, MD around 1767 from Ireland; he later moved to Colleton District, SC. He and his wife both died some time during Rev. War period, leaving 5 children as orphans:
1. Britten Carroll, born about 1768
2. Absalom Carroll Jr., b. abt. 1770
3. Jonn Carroll, b.abt. 1771 (our ancestor, see below)
4. James Carroll, b. abt. 1773
5. Moses Carroll, b. abt. 1775
John Carroll (Carrel) was born about 1771 in Colleton District, SC, and died about 1810 in Catahoula Parish, LA. Around1802 he married Mary Scoggins, daughter of Jonas and Catherine Scoggins who were in the Adams Co., MS, area before 1790. Mary was most likely not John’s first wife as his three sons (John, William and Thomas) were all born between 1790-1800, according to census records.
John Carroll is found on the1792 MS Early Census Index in the Natchez District, and on the MS 1810 Territorial Census Tax List. He was listed as an original owner of 204 acres on Fairchild’s Creek on March 30, 1798 in the Mississippi Territory. On that same date, a Benjamin Carroll (unknown relationship) was listed as the original owner of 535 acres of Buffalo Creek. John Carroll and his wife Mary Scoggins received a gift of 100 acres of land in Catahoula Parish, Louisiana, from her parents on Feb. 2, 1805. On the same day the Scoggins also gave 100 acres in the neighborhood of Pine Ridge to Moses Carroll and his wife Amelice (Amelia) Scoggins. Amelice and Mary (also listed as Polly) are named as daughters of Jonas and Catherine in his will.
John and Moses were brothers. Moses was found on the MS 1810 Territorial Census Tax List. Absalom Carroll is mentioned in several Catahoula Parish records with Johh Carroll. It is possible that this Absalom, who died about 1829 in Jones Co., MS, was also John’s brother
After John’s death his widow Mary married James Wright. On April 5, 1810, she bound her son Thomas into the care of John Bowie for 10 years. Bowie was to teach Thomas writing and arithmetic fundamentals and at the end of his tenure was to supply him with two suits of clothes and a horse, saddle and bridle. Mary appointed her son William Carroll as her attorney to sell the land belonging to the heirs of John Carroll in 1813.
John had at least three sons (Mary was most likely not their natural mother):
1. William b. between 1790-1800, SC (m. Martha Unkown), found in Ouachita Parish, LA, by 1820; involved in several land transactions.
2.John (our ancestor), b. Aug. 5, 1795, SC, d. Nov. 1, 1873, Jackson Parish, LA. He was a Methodist minister and a veteran of the War of 1812. His Bounty Land Application and Widow’s Pension Application are on file at the National Archives. His first wife was our ancestor, Susannah Martin, whom he married Jan. 17, 1817, Catahoula Parish. His second wife was Jane Carrick Squires whom he married on April 7, 1843, Ouachita Parish. His third wife was Elizabeth J. Hamilton Webb whom he married Jan.16, 1868, Caldwell Parish. She was in Ouachita Parish by 1830; he was a Methodist minister and a veteran of War of 1812.
3. Thomas b. between 1790-1800, SC; d. between 1844-1850 in Ouachita Parish, m. Esther/Sarah Unknown, found in Ouachita Parish by 1830.