There's a record in "Mississippi Marriages 1776-1935" of Lidia Curry marrying Ransom DEES (reported as DUS) in 1829 when she was 20 in Amite, Mississippi.
On the 1860 census in Bossier LA Lidia Carroll is listed as head with her children, including Emily, and there is also another Carroll family in the house -- R.C. Carrell 28 and Mahalo Carrell 23 (actually Anderson Rutherford Carroll and wife Mahala) and their three children. Anderson Rutherford is the son of Anderson Carroll, who appears to be roughly the same age as John Carrol. Anderson Carroll Sr. was in Amite, Mississippi at the same time as the Currys (1820 census) and in East Faliciana, Louisiana in 1840 (1840 census). Anderson Carroll Sr's wife was Elizabeth DEES. Her mother Charlotte DEES 66, also born in South Carolina, is on the 1850 census for East Feliciana, LA along with her grandchildren Anderson Rutherford Carrol and his two siblings. She died at 76 in 1860, the census year when Anderson Rutherford and his family have moved in with Lidia and her children.
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