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John Carroll of Beachville, Ontario, and his descendants

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John Carroll of Beachville, Ontario, and his descendants

Posted: 31 May 2009 1:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: CARROLL, VAN ALSTINE, PRINE
I am working on the family of John Carroll of Beachville, Oxford County, Ontario. John was born about 1753 in Elizabeth Town, Essex County, New Jersey, and was living in Montgomery County, New York, in the Mohawk River Valley, before the American Revolution. He fought with the American "rebels" with General Schuyler during the Revolution. About 1800 he and his wife Mariah Van Alstine emigrated to the Thames River Valley in Oxford County, Ontario, where he settled in Beachville. John and Mariah had 11 children: Isaac, Abraham, John (killed in the War of 1812), Henry, Jacob, William, James, Cornelius, Daniel, Gertrude (Ingersoll) and Nancy (Fuller.) All remained in Oxford County, particularly Oxford Townships and Zorra, and the towns of Ingersoll and Woodstock, with the exception of Abraham who lived at one time in London, Middlesex Co., Ontario; Nancy Carroll Fuller later emigrated to St. Clair County, Michigan.

It is difficult to sort through the children and grandchildren, particularly when most have the same given names. There are a few anamolies in my research; particularly Alpheus, supposed son of Jacob and Rhoda (Fuller) but who gives his parents on two marriage licenses as "Daniel and Elizabeth," and Abraham Carroll who married Mary Ann McKay and who is enumerated in the 1851 census West Oxford Township. Alpheus was a witness at that marriage.

John "of Beachville" had a sister Nancy, wife of Jacob Van Alstine (Mariah's brother) who apparently emigrated from Montgomery Co. to Oxford with him; John also had a brother William, whose wife was Nancy Prine, known children William Jr. and David, also of Montgomery Co., of who nothing further is known, and I am wondering if this family came to Oxford as well, and are mixed in with the "Beachville" Carrolls, thus accounting for some "stray Carrolls".

This large Carroll family were mainly Baptist, Methodist and Presbyterian, and are buried in West Oxford Union, Ingersoll Rural and Beachville Cemeteries in Oxford County.
There is another Carroll Family of Norwich Township, Oxford County who were Maryland Loyalists and not related, as well as some native Irish Carrolls in Woodstock, Oxford County.

John's father was also John Carroll, born 1721 Dublin, Ireland, and his mother's name is not known; her place of birth is said to be Scotland. In addition to his siblings of Nancy and William, he may have had a brother David, a sea captain in Delaware, and a brother James. John Carroll of Beachville died there 15 Feb. 1855 at the age of 102 and is buried in the Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. His and his wife Mariah's tombstones are still standing and legible.

I would be very happy to correspond with anyone interested in this Carroll family.



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