My father Don Leary told me when I was a kid that the Carroll of Carrollton signed the Declaration of Independance and that we were a shirt tail relative. My GGfather and family lived in South Amboy, Middlesex, NJ he was John Leary b1825 wife Elizabeth McMahon b1834, both in Ireland. Children Jerimah b1857, Cornelius b1864, Michel b1867, Stephen b1868 (my Gfather), Elizabeth b1869? 70? and a adopted daughter Heannah Carroll b 1866 all born in NJ. I have no idea if the Carroll relationship is the adoption or it came about another way.
Any information on the mentioned people would be appreciated. I need help. Please contact me at my E-mail address. Thanks