Carroll Family Genealogy Forum
Am researching whether Samuel Carroll d. 1840 Hardin Co., TN, married to Hulda Davy, was the son of Samuel Carroll, son of Joseph Carroll Sr. of York Co., SC. Family names and connections to other families known to have married into the Joseph Carroll family are there, but dates are a problem. Samuel Carroll of Hardin Co., TN, is said to have been born in 1788, based on his tombstone, which says he died age 52 in 1840. Joseph Carroll Sr.'s son Samuel Carroll died in 1783, meaning he could not be the son of a child born in 1788. However, Samuel Carroll of TN's grave marker may not be correct as almost his entire household died in 1840, probably of cholera or typhoid fever, and he may have been buried by neighbors or younger children who did not know how old he was. The age on his wife Hulda's grave marker does not jibe with their marriage date, which also makes me suspect that the age on her husband's grave marker could be incorrect also.
Can anyone prove or disprove?
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