Gene, I found a record (see below)in Lowndes County that confirms that Albert O. Carroll was the adopted son of Jesse Carroll. Thanks for all the information with regards to Jesse Carroll's family. Source: Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia,Vol. 4 Pg. 38-39 "Jesse Carroll1803-1883 Lanier County Jesse Carroll was born in Duplin County NC in 1803, son of John Carroll (Vol 3). He was married to Margaret Chesnutt, b. 1806 in Duplin County. They had four children: Ann Elizab 1835married Geortge W. Roberts Francinab 1836married 1st Benjamin E. Sirmans, 2nd Henry mainor Mary E.b 1839married 1st William W. Knight, 2nd William J. Lamb Thurza Jane b 1845married Lemuel L. Liles, 1860 In company with his brother James (Vol I) and brother-in-law William Lamb (Vol I) and others of family connection, Jesse Carroll and family moved from their home in Duplin County NC to Lowndes County GA, October 1849, and settled near Milltown (now Lakeland). He bought a farm north of the village, and continued to live there until his deart, Sunday, Nov 2 1883. His wie died in 1879. Buried in the old town cemetery, now abando0ned in Lakeland. Mr. Carroll and his wife were for many years members of the Baptist Church and were among those who constituted the Milltown Baptist Church in 1852-1853. However, sometimes about 1868, they transferred their membership to the Methodist Church and died members of that connection. Hw was also a member of the Masons, and became a charter member of the old Butler Lodge, No 211 (long ago dissolved), of Milltown in 1858. He served as Junior Warden 1865-18798, inclusive, except for one year 1871, when he was Worshipful Master. He was a member of the surrender of the charter in 1883, dying not long afterwards. Mr. Carroll was paralyzed seven years before his death, and remained that way five years when he almost died but to everyone's surprise recovered rapidly and was able his lasy two years to personally look after his farming operations. Having no sons of his own he adoptede a teenage boy, Alberet, son of Samantha Clemmons (grandson of William E. Clemmons (Vol III) and he grerw up in the Carroll home and was Mr. Carroll's main dependence in his last years on his farming operations. The Carroll home and lands were placed in Berrien County in its formation in 1856 out of Lowndes County, but since 1920 have been in Lanier County."