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Alfred T. Carrell
Posted by: Roger W. Daniel Date: April 24, 2000 at 08:55:15
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Looking for information regarding my great great grandfather, Alfred T. Carrell. He resided in Rockingham County, North Carolina. Was a soldier in the Confederate Army during the Civil War (45th NC, co E). His wife was Mary and they had a son named John Wesley Carrell. Here's the big mystery. There are several Carrells listed in company E. Among them are Alfred T. Carrell, Lee Washington Carrell, and Rawley Carrell. Lee Washington and Rawley both died during the war. Alfred T. was imprisoned at Elmira, NY after the battle of Spotsylvania. He was released after the war and walked back to NC. On the 1870 census, he is shown living next to Rufus Carrell in Rockingham County, NC. Now back to 1850. The census in 1850 shows the Atheal Carrell household. Atheal is married to Jane Cole. Among the children are Theopholus Carrell, Rawley Carrell and Lee Washington Carrell. Does the "T" in Afred T. Carrell stand for "Theopholus"?. Theopholus Carrell is never mentioned agained in the Rockingham County, NC census. I have a marriage bond between a Theopholus Carrell and a Mary Harrison. On the bond, it appears that the bride's middle initial is "L". I also have the Confederate pension application signed by my great, great grandmother and it is clearly signed Mary L. Carrell. I know for a fact that her name was Mary Lee Carrell. Was her maiden name Mary Lee Harrison? Here's the clincher. Let's fast forward again to 1870. Alfred T. Carrell and Mary Carrell are living next door to Rufus Carrell. Rufus was a blacksmith in the area. I have obtained a copy of his business journal. In it is a notation for work, performed by Rufus, in 1870 for Theopholus Carrell. Alfred T. Carrell has got to be the same person. If anyone has any information, please let me know. Thanks, Roger W. Daniel


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