In Helynn Carrier's manuscript this family is unconnected to the other Harrods (as John's parents are not known). The date of birth is believed to be ca. 1727. Where did you get the John Harrod-Caroline Downey connection? Anything connecting to them must only belong to the Franklin county Harrod families from an interview of John Harrod who did not explicitly state that his ancestral grandmother Caroline Downey was married to a Harrod from what I have seen of the interview. Bernice Swainson so screwed her interpretation of that interview as she kept jumping around names and generations trying to fit the info to our ancestral line. The information in the interview is accurate so far as can be checked but it is not a part of my family (I am a 6th great grandson of John and Rachel Shepherd Harrod and one of the leading living Harrod and related family genealogists since I inherited cousin Helynn Carrier's work). It is the ancestral story of another line--the Franklin County Harrods. I am checking county histories and county records available online to try to find missing connections and more info--so far have been somewhat successful, finding new people, connections and dates, but nothing new on these major (so-far) unconnected families.