Carroll Family Genealogy Forum
The most I know is that Raford was born in North Carolina 11-3-1808. Then he moved to Illinois - Vandalia in Fayette County. He was a land owner there.
He was my great-great grandfather. My grandfather lived in Mulberry Grove, IL, and also in St. Louis and finally in Tipp City, Ohio.
I have been in touch with several of the descendents of Raford's children (there were l0 children), but no one has been able to trace the parentage of Raford.
Hope this helps.