Do any of you Carroll researchers know anything about "Pomona," a Carroll estate in the Baltimore area?
The reason I'm asking is that my brother's middle name is "Carroll" and his father was born at Pomona in 1910. (My brother and I have different fathers - his father died in WWII.) There was a print or lithograph of Pomona in our home when we were growing up.
His father's family was very prominent in Baltimore and would have had the means to purchase a former Carroll estate. My brother believes, however, that his middle came from a familial relationship with the famous Carrolls. I don't see how this is possible, especially since our mother's side of the family is rife with Carrolls who were in KY and VA in the 1700s, and Carroll was a family name long before my brother was born. (Also, my brother's great grandparents were Jewish and arrived here from Germany circa the 1840s.)
I've told my brother he is not descended from Charles Carroll of Carrollton, but he has come back with "why might there not be some other relationship with the Carrolls, or why would [my grandparents] be living in the Carroll home?
I can't answer his question, and I'm hoping one of you might know which Carroll built/lived at Pomona. If I knew that and, possibly, what this Carroll did for a living, that might help answer the question. It's also entirely possible, of course, that the house was simply up for sale, my brother's grandparents bought it, and that is the tie. Nevertheless, he was told of a familial tie from his "earliest remembrances."
From reading the postings, many Carrolls appear to have been mistakenly told they were descended from Charles Carroll of Carrollton, but I haven't seen any postings where someone had a direct link to a Carroll home. Maybe there's something to what my brother was told, but more likely there isn't. Any help appreciated.
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