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James Garfield Carroll

James Garfield Carroll

Posted: 28 Jul 2002 9:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 19 Mar 2003 2:32AM GMT
Surnames: Carroll, Brashears
Is anyone researching James Garfield Carroll of Bell Co. KY and Collin Co. TX?
A daughter, Maggie Mae Carroll, b. 1881 KY, married Richard Edward Brashears in 1897 in Collin Co. TX.

Lyn

Re: James Garfield Carroll

Posted: 14 Nov 2007 2:46AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Carroll
Dear Carroll Family researcher,

My father's name was James Garfield Carroll. He passed away in 1998 at age 90. His father was William M. Carroll. William also had a brother Garfield.
For a year or so I have been attempting to locate more information on my Grandfather William (called "Sherdy") who was born in 1876. The Sherdy or Sherod could have been a nickname because later official records (except one census record of 1900 with the name Sherod) list him as William M. Carroll. He was raised in Campbell County, TN. William's parents were James Carroll and Elizabeth "Polly" (Morgan) Carroll. Supposedly, William's grandparents (James' parents) were W.H. Carroll and DORA (PERKINS) Carroll; William's maternal grandparents were J.F. Morgan and Sarah (Smith) Morgan. From family I learned that some of the kin lived in the Duff community of Campbell County. Also, from family I learned that supposedly, Grandfather William had brothers Tom, Joe and Garfield.

The more recent knowledge of Grandfather William is that he was employed by the L&N Railroad in Corbin, KY, beginning his job in 1900. He lived both in Knox and Whitley County, KY (both with Corbin addresses). He was married to Nannie Rains (in 1901) (her father, Squire Rains; mother, Millie Carr) of Whitley County (near Williamsburg) and they had 9 children. Grandfather William died in 1939.

So far, after searching thousands of records in Campbell County and surrounding counties, I have found no census records, marriage record or any records with James Carroll and Elizabeth (Morgan) Carroll with their family. Since my Grandfather William was born in 1876, I would think his parents were born in the time frame of 1834-1858, probably near the early 1850s, if he was one of their older children. I have found literally tens of William Carrolls and James Carrolls in Campbell County, TN but none meeting the correct criteria..

Of course, with so many William and James Carrolls on TN files and not knowing complete names of my Carroll ancestors, it is complicated. I would love to learn the ancestors of my grandfather so if you possibly have knowledge of his family, I would be appreciative of any information you can share with me.

Brenda Jody
crjody@newwavecomm.net


Re: James Garfield Carroll

Posted: 2 Feb 2013 1:16AM GMT
Classification: Query
Maggie Mae Carroll and "Ed" Brashears were my great grandparents.
Where did you find Mag's parents? My family info doesn't seem to pan out, showing a William and an Effie Carroll as parents.
Mag died in Lawton, Ok in 1960 and Ed died in Lawton in 1971.

Re: James Garfield Carroll

Posted: 18 Feb 2013 11:26PM GMT
Classification: Query


Rachel,

As I do not know the complete name of my Great Grandfather James Carroll, I am unfortunately of little help to you. However, I strongly suspect your James Garfield Carroll is a different one than my direct family.

Re: James Garfield Carroll

Posted: 3 Mar 2013 7:05PM GMT
Classification: Query

Rachel,

Do you know the original birthplace of Maggie Mae Carroll and Ed Brashears?
It just occurred to me that a cousin recently told me she thinks some of our Carroll Family may have migrated to OK.

Brenda Jody

crjody1@twc.com

Re: James Garfield Carroll

Posted: 4 Mar 2013 3:33AM GMT
Classification: Query
Maggie Mae was born in Kentucky. Richard (Ed) was born in Tennessee. I just got Maggie Mae's death certificate in the mail yesterday. Her parents are listed as James Carroll and Fannie Massey. I haven't had time to search them up yet.
Maggie and Ed lived in Texas and Oklahoma. They were my dad's grandparents on my grandma's side. You'll see my dad, Odis (Otis) listed on some of the census as living with Mag and Ed. His mother was Jimmie Mae Brashears. Both Mag and Ed died in Lawton, Ok.

Re: James Garfield Carroll

Posted: 4 Mar 2013 1:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Carroll
Rachel,

I find this interesting because of the locations and the similarities in names.
1. My Grandfather William M. Sherrod Carroll (the son of James Carroll) had a daughter named Mae. 2. Grandfather William lived very near the KY border close to Jellico, TN and 3. migrated from there across the line into southern KY to marry a KY woman. 4. Also, as I mentioned there is family rumor some of our family migrated to OK.
I am wondering if there is some kind of connection to your family and mine.

Re: James Garfield Carroll

Posted: 4 Mar 2013 1:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
Rachel,

I find this interesting because of the locations and the similarities in names.
1. My Grandfather William M. Sherrod Carroll (the son of James Carroll) had a daughter named Mae. 2. Grandfather William lived very near the KY border close to Jellico, TN and 3. migrated from there across the line into southern KY to marry a KY woman. 4. Also, as I mentioned there is family rumor some of our family migrated to OK.
I am wondering if there is some kind of connection to your family and mine.

Re: James Garfield Carroll

Posted: 4 Mar 2013 3:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
It sounds very possible that there is a connection. I have an extensive history on the Brashears side, but the Carroll side information I had was not right. I do know that Maggie Mae was part indian. There is no doubt of that. I just don't know how much and am unsure if she was Cherokee or Choctaw. You can tell by the pictures she was at least 1/8. Most of the women, including myself have the strong features. I have indian on my mother's side as well but no one ever talked about it, so that is a complete mystery!

Re: James Garfield Carroll

Posted: 4 Mar 2013 5:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
Rachel,

You mentioned your Carroll grandparents are from TN and KY. Where in those states were they born and raised?

Brenda
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