Following you will notice some of the names mentioned in your postâ€¦ Maybe this can give you some leads. There also is another family from County Meath but this would be for another discussion. I hope that you will consider joining the Carroll DNA project at www.familytreedna.com
. Already five Carrolls have had their dna tested and waiting for results!!
Philip Carroll father of Martin Carroll, lived on Lake Street leading to the shores of Lough Ramour ( spelling ?? ) in the town of Virginia. He died on 3 September 1840. His widow Ann Gibney Carroll with two boys ( Martin & Patrick ) and three girls ( Catherine, Ann, and Ellen ) immigrated to America in 1853.
One of the boys, Martin Carroll was baptized in Lurgan Parish ( now Bailieborough ) Witnesses were Thomas Lynch & Margaret Farly. Here is the obituary for Martin Carroll. You will notice that several postings before I have mentioned the obituary of his wife Catherine Oâ€™Farrell Carroll.
Following article taken from Dubuque Telegraph-Herald issue of Saturday, 7 May 1910 with captions of Martin Carroll called by death, Father of Bishop John Patrick Carroll passes away at Helena on Friday night and Pioneer held in high regard.
"Martin Carroll, father of Bishop John P. Carroll of Helena, Montana died in Helena on Friday night at the advanced age of eighty-four years. The death of Mr. Carroll marks the passing of a (pioneer or platonic, cannot read clearly) resident of Dubuque and a man whose death leaves in mourning a city of friends. (para) Born in Ireland, Mr. Carroll came to Dubuque early in life and for years he was one of the best known businessmen in the city. He conducted a bakery near First and Main Streets and during his long career was a man held by the highest esteem in the community. Mrs. Carroll died some years ago. Mr. Carroll is survived by his children, Bishop John P. Carroll of Helena, Miss Mary of Chicago, Philip Carroll of Joliet, James Carroll of East Dubuque, Mrs. Anne McDermott and Mrs. Catherine McCarthy of Helena, Montana. One son, Dr. Charles Carroll, died some years ago universally mourned. (para) The body will be brought to Dubuque on Tuesday morning to the residence of J. H. Carroll, 330 Locust Street from where the funeral will be held to the Cathedral. Announcement of the funeral time will be made later. (para) The passing of Mr. Carroll causes deep regret in Dubuque. He was resident here for many years and a pioneer of the finest type. Death in closing his career had claimed a man of splendid character and one whose influence in the early life of the city made for its upbuilding. Bishop Carroll will accompany the body of this father to Dubuque where it will be laid in Mr. Olivet."
NOTE: The J.H. Carroll mentioned is John H. Carroll, son of my g.g.g. Uncle James Carroll of Dubuque. We have not yet determined what is the relationship between the families because my Carroll family came from Mayo in early 1800â€™s and this family is from Cavanâ€¦ yet there are many connections between the two familiesâ€¦