Carroll Family Genealogy Forum
Searching for info and ancestors of John Carroll b. 1667 in Scotland, migrated to County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
Joseph Carroll(1699),having received a land grant awarded to his Father, John Carroll, for services rendered in the Army of William, Prince of Orange, settled in York district, South Carolina in 1750, and located his land claim in that district on Allison and Bullocks creeks and on the little Catawba River.
From "History of the Watson Family in America" by Clayton Keith.
I quote from the 'History of the Carroll Family,' written by Hon. Thos.
M. Carroll, our state senator from this district, from 1868 to 1872.
His history was written in 1879.
"My great great grandfather, John Carroll, born in 1667, joined the
forces of William of Orange and was present at the battle of the River
Boyne, where the king's forces were routed. After the accession of
William to the throne, an act was passed and carried into effect during
his reign granting a pension to each soldier of the prince of Orange.
This included grants of land in the British colonies in North America.
John Carroll was given a grant of one league, or three miles square,
which was never laid by him, but descended to his oldest son, Joseph
Carroll, my great grandfather, who was born in the year 1699 in County
Tyrone, Ireland, and by him it was laid in York district, South Carolina
in 1751, sixty-one years after the service for which it was given, was
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James H. Downing