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Demcy, Demse, or Dempsey Carrell ??
Posted by: Lura CARROLL Southard Date: January 12, 1999 at 20:12:01
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I am trying to find ancesters for Major Hardy Carroll b. March 12, 1791. d.March 28, 1858 m. Elizabeth Ferguson in Stokes Co, NC on March 18, 1815. Major had settled in Stokes Co. after returning from the War of 1812. He is believed to be the son of Alexander CARREL/ CARROLL/?? and Lucy ROYAL/RYAL who married in Duplin Co, NC on April 7, 1783. They were living in adjacent Sampson Co. in the 1790 Census. I have some unverified information on the background of Lucy Royal, but absolutely nothing on Alexander. The only clue is that a Demcy Carrel co-signed Alexander's marriage bond. Alexander also bought some land from Demcy Carroll and his wife Martha. Demcy Carrel and an Edmund Carrel were witnesses when Alexander later sold some land. These names - Alexander, Demcy (Dempsey) and Edmund - do not appear in any of the other Carroll/Carrel families that I have been able to reconstruct living in that area at that time. I have found information that a Dempsey Carroll lived in Westmoreland Co., VA prior to this time, but I have found no way of linking him to Sampson Co, NC. If any of these names sound familiar to you, please contact me.
Lura CARROLL Southard

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