I am looking for any information on the ancestors of Howell Carroll whom I believe was a farmer in Johnston County, NC near the town of Zebulon (which is now in Wake County).
Howell was born about 1802 and died in March 1861. His estate was recorded on 19 March 1861. His first wife was Ellinor Hawkins whom he married about 1831. They had children: Martha, Berry b. Apr 1840, John, James b. 26 April 1846, Polly, William Ruffin b. 4 Jan 1849 and Mary.
Howell's second wife was Thula Earp whom he married 12 June 1856. They had two children: Benjamin and an unknown infant.