Posted By:Eric Olson
Post Date:August 04, 2000 at 09:37:32
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Forum:Carrell Family Genealogy Forum
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I am looking for the family, natural or adoptive, of ANTHONY WAYNE CARREL/CARROLL, who
married Balinda Root in 1826 in Licking Co, OH. His father is said to have been killed in the War
of 1812.

I've just learned of JONAS WARD, born 1744, MA, died 1812, Licking Co, OH.
(Where is Jonas buried? I cannot find any Wards at either the Old Colony Burying Ground,
Maplegrove or Phillips Cemeteries in Granville. Where in Licking Co. were they?)

I am not really familiar with the Ward genealogy. But is seems he had at least 2 children who
married in Licking Co.: JEMIMAH WARD who married GEORGE CARRELL in 1803, and JONAS
WARD Jr. who married ELIZABETH DEWEES in 1814. Jonas Jr. seems to be born 1790, VA,
and died in IA in 1873.

Who were the children of George and Jemimah? It this George Carrell the same who served in
the War of 1812 from OH with Miller's 3rd Regiment? Did he survive the war and return home?
Or is he the George Carrol, OH county unknown, who served from 30 Sep 1812 to 3 Mar 1813
with Captain Joseph Sutton's Regiment? Or neither? Or even the same man, serving two years
in a row.

After Anthony's father was killed in the War of 1812, he said he was raised by a well-off friend of
the family. Could this have been a Ward? Or possibly a Root or a Rose of Granville, Licking Co,
OH? He married into the Root family, and was accepted. The Roots and the Roses both were
families who were original founders of Granville, OH, arriving from MA starting in 1805, and who
had sold their farms in MA and bought land in Licking Co, OH. At least 60 families did so and
migrated together as a group.

What well-off family raised Anthony Wayne Carrel in central Ohio, from 1814 to 1826, has been
our family mystery for nearly 200 years. The names of his parents and siblings is similarly a
mystery. He and Balinda Root raised 8 children near Granville, OH and he was able to educate
them. One son became Superintendant of Schools of Independence, MO, and at least 2 others
became teachers. Anthony himself was a farmer, and a devout Presbyterian, often exhorting in

Any thoughts, clues, information, or even guesses greatly welcome.

Thank you for your time,
Eric Olson in Seattle