Carroll Family Genealogy Forum
I have done research on my Massey line and I have determined that I am of lineal descent from the marriage of Sterling (Starling) Carroll to Anna Richards. Anna was the daughter of William and Charity (Sherrod) Richards, see William Richards' will of 1824 Putnam Co. Ga. These Richards were definitely from Frankline Co., NC and I have proved conclusively that Charity (Sherrod)
Richards was the daughter of Revolutionary War Patriot Colonel Thomas Sherrod who lived to be in his late 90's, see his 1820 Franklin Co. NC will in which his mentions Charity Richards.
After Sterling Carroll's death Anna married John Ray in Henry Co., Ga in 1827. John Ray left a will there mentioning Susannah Carroll Anna's daughter (about eight years old at that time - 1833). In 1840 Susannah Carroll married Aven Massey - they are my gggrandparents. I, of course, would like to know more about Sterling (like that name and wish it had been passed down). I believe, but have not proof, that he is the son of Douglas Carroll from Franklin Co. NC who settled in Greene Co. Ga. ca. 1800-1805. Please stay in touch if you know more about the Carrolls.
Best to you, John Massey - firstname.lastname@example.org