Charles,Was Jesse and Mary Rachel Gavin Carrol the parents of James Manson Carroll?Also was the Joseph Carroll who lived in Thomas County GA during the 1840-1862 time period also the son of Jesse and Mary Rachel Carroll? Thanks for the previous information. I had presumed that Claiborn(e) Carroll was the son of either Manson or Joseph Carroll, both lived in Thomas County, before I received your information. I am researching the Carroll family for a friend of mine, Faye Carroll Hardy. Both of Faye's parents were Carroll's. Her grandfather was Albert O. Carroll, the adopted son of Jesse Carroll (1803-1883) and her mother's father was John Walker Carroll (1861-1916, Lowndes County GA). My problem to-date is finding who John W. Carroll's parents were, especially his father. The 1870 Lowndes County GA census has a Rachel Carroll (age 30) as head of a family with three children, Mary (11), Thomas (10) and John (8, b. 1861). I believe this John is John Walker Carroll. Any information concerning these families will be most appreciate.