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Joseph Sr. Carroll (b. September 15, 1699, d. May 17, 1786)Joseph Sr. Carroll (son of John Carroll) was born September 15, 1699 in Tyrone County, Ulster, Ireland, and died May 17, 1786 in York County, South Carolina.He married Lady Jennet Swance on Bef. 1724.
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Joseph Carroll, was born in Ulster county, Ireland, in 1699, and married in that country Jane Swance, and Irish-protestant lady, with whom he immigrated to America about 1730, settling in what is now Chester county, Pennsylvania.Here he resided more than twenty years and it was where a number of his children were born.That restless spirit of adventure pictured in his mind the beautiful and fruitful lands of Georgia and the Carolinas, when he in company with a large number of others migrated to that section of the country.A portion of the company settled near Charlotte, North Carolina, another, including Joseph Carroll and family, continued the journey farther south until they came to Allisons creek, in York District, South Carolina, near where this stream empties into the Catawba river.This was in the latter part of 1751 or early in 1752.He had some time prior to this obtained a grant of land from the British Crown and, selecting a tract of 840 acres on Allisons creek he began a settlement there in 1753.He also obtained by this grant a large tract of land five or six miles south of his homestead and another tract along the Catawba river, in all amounting to five thousand seven hundred and sixty acres of land.In 1753 he built a dwelling house in the bottom lands of Allisons creek, from yellow swamp pine logs cut from his lands five miles distant and hauled to where they were used.This house was a two story structure, twenty-four by thirty feet, and stood for more than one hundred and twenty-five years. His great-grandson, Thomas M. Carroll, visited that section in 1878 and the old house was still standing, but unoccupied.It was in this home that Joseph Carroll died in 1786, at the age of eighty-seven years.He was one of those sturdy old pioneers who lived up to his religion seven days in a week, a devout Presbyterian.
The following is quoted from the SAR papers of Thomas M. Carroll:"My great grandfather, Joseph Carroll was born in Tyrone County, Ireland in 1699. He came to America and settled in Chester County, Pennsylvania in 1729. Having received a land grant awarded to his father, John Carroll for services rendered in the Army of William, Prince of Orange, he settled in York District, South Carolina in 1750, and located his land claim in that district on Allison and Bullocks Creeks and the Little Catawba River."Joseph provided the Continental Army with provisions during the Revolutionary War.Joseph and his wife Jennet had fourteen children.
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Record Change: December 05, 2003
More About Joseph Sr. Carroll and Lady Jennet Swance:
Marriage: Bef. 1724
Children of Joseph Sr. Carroll and Lady Jennet Swance are:
- +Elizabeth Carroll, b. Abt. 1732, Chester County, Pennsylvania, d. 1777, York County, South Carolina.
- +Joseph Elias Jr. Carroll, b. March 17, 1744/45, Chester County, Pennsylvania, d. February 17, 1803, York County, South Carolina.