My Carroll family originated in County Louth, Ireland also. James Hamilton Carroll born 1754. children elizabeth, James, John, Thomas Benjamin and Francis. Married to Mary Bellows. Have been trying to find a connection in Ireland. Visited Louth Village last April and took a lot of notes from the cemetery. There was a Peter Carroll died Aug 17, 1792. Also a Peter that died Aug 13, 1841 child of John and Bridgett. Also a Peter that died Jan 4, 1849. Also a Peter that died April 13, 1856. You can see how difficult it is to track once you get to Ireland. Beautiful little town.