My wife (Sylvia Fay Scarlette) is the daughter of George Cadwallader Scarlette, Jr. (b. in Raleigh, NC Mar. 22, 1916, d. Nov. 29, 1980) and Fay Jackson Carroll (b. in Johnston Co. on Dec. 10, 1916, d. in Jacksonville, N.C [Onslow Co.] on May 21, 1975. She was the daughter of Earl Carroll who was born in Johnston Co, NC in 1891 and died in Washington, DC in 1961 and Gladys Branch who was born in Johnston Co. on April 27, 1897, d. in Raleigh, NC on June 3, 1983. Earl was the son of Ruffin Carroll who was b. in Johnston Co. in 1850 and Emily Green who was b. in 1855. Ruffin was the son of Howell Carroll, b. 1802 and Eleanor Hawkins, b. ?.
Your line seems more interesting with the collection of grandfathers, etc. What else do you know about Howell and Eleanor? Any possiblities for ancestors? I'm at a dead end. Finding the correct parentage for Ruffin was a new opportunity when I visited Johnston Co. on last Friday. I live in Winston-Salem, NC. Where are you? Where else do we look? I'm delighted to find out Ruffin's first name is "William". How did you find that or did you already know it? How can William Ruffin Carroll be your grandfather and William Ruffin Carroll be your great uncle as well? Help!
Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. Perhaps we can help each other.
Alvin Tyndall, firstname.lastname@example.org