I think this thread has been discussing several different Dempsey Carrells.
My Dempsey Carrell, Jr. b. December 22, 1762 fought in the Rev. War from Duplin County, NC and applied for his pension in AL on January 29, 1833. He was in the 1790 census in Sampson Co, NC and lived there until around 1800-1805 and then was in SC before going eventually to Wilcox Co, AL. I believe his father was Dempsey Carrell, Sr. who lived in Duplin County, NC.
I don't know the father of Dempsey Carrell, Sr. I believe he was living in Halifax County, NC in 1752. He was first mentioned in Duplin/Sampson Co, NC in 1769 and was declared to be an "aged and infirm man" and therefore exempted from paying tax in 1789. However, he was still alive in 1793. I estimate his death to be between 1793 and 1800.
I would like to learn the father of Dempsey Carrell, Sr. I am especially interested in knowing if he might be a cousin of Demse James Carrell of VA. I would also like to consider if he might be related to the Carrolls who settled in the 1600's in Isle of Wight County, VA.