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Re: Carroll County Database
Posted by: Ron Hall (ID *****1123) Date: June 30, 2004 at 11:21:43
In Reply to: Re: Carroll County Database by magda morris of 763

The death records in Carroll are from 1854 to 1896 and registering a death was supposedly required. However, Carroll being such a rural, sparsely populated county, when people died, the family often simply buried them and never bothered to register the death. If the person died intestate and the family had little or no property, the county had no way of knowing of the death. Consequently, the death records of Carroll are woefully incomplete.

The 1860's seem to have been a time of especially poor record keeping, probably due to the fact that women and children left alone seldom went to town. In the years immediately after the war, the same held true.

I checked the Carroll Cemetery Book but the name does not appear there either. So if he died in Carroll, he didn't have a marker.

Since Patrick and Grayson counties are extremely close to Fancy Gap, you might should have their death records checked.

best regards,
Ron Hall

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