Name: Absalom CARROLL 1
Birth: BET. 1760 - 1764 in Colleton Dist. SC
Death: 1829 in Jones Co. Ms
On the first Census, 1790, of the United States in South Carolina, Charleston District, St Bartholomes Parish is Absolem Carrell. Living with him is one male under 16, and 4 females. No ages for them and one female could be his wife. My research starts with his daughter, Susannah, born about 1795 to the third wife of Absolem. His fourth wife is Eleanor Robinson and their children begin in 1807 according to T R Carroll who wrote about this family.
Living next to Absolem is Petter Cooper, John Robinson, Moses Cooper, Edward Robinson, and still in the same parish is Carrel Harper, John Williams, Jacob Carrell, Solomon and Edward Harper, Mrs Williams, and a James Hutson. Surnames of related families to the Carroll clan. A closer look will reveal other surnames of settlers who moved on to Jones County Ms.
Nancy Perry submitted the following "facts" to the LDS. Reference # 17609 ID 1523. "Absalom Carroll b 1770 in Colleton Dist SC. Parents died and Absalom raised by family in SC. He remained in that family until he was 21. Served under George Washington until the end of the war. Absalom's parents are from Ireland."
And more from the History of the Carroll's as written down by Thomas Robinson Carroll in 1909. Absalom must have tired of SC as he later "pulled up stakes and with son-in-laws, Thomas "Tom" Williams and Edward "Ned" Harper, moved to Jones County Ms on the Bogue Homa, an Indian name meaning Red Bayou." Located just East of Laurel Ms in Jones County.
The James Carroll Williams family that came to Texas said that "Thomas Williams lived on the Black Water River" which is the Western border of Madison Co Ms. Two other researchers said that they were in Copiah Co Ms. So as of 2010, I cannot find them in the records of Madison or Copiah. kw
Now back to the 1790 census and if this is our Absalom Carroll and I do think it is due to the Robinson family living next door, then Absalom had either 3 daughters and a wife or just 4 daughters and 1 son. Earlier publish histories said that he was childless until the third wife. This definitely needs further research.
One further note about the various spelling of Absalem, Absalom, Absalum, etc, is a fact that our ancestors were not "sticklers" for accuracy. Much spelling was done by phonetics. And education was not that important, when you had to put food on the table for many hungry souls. kw
I have borrowed & accumulated much of the "facts" for the Carrolls and allied families from numerous sources and they are listed at the bottom of this history. kw
Father: Absalum CARROLL b: ABT. 1745 in County Cork Ireland
Mother: Harriet HARA b: in Ireland
UNKNOWN b: in SC
- Susannah CARROLL b: 1795 in Colleton District SC
Eleanor ROBINSON b: ABT. 1788 in SC
in Colleton District SC
- Note: Nancy Perry shows this marriage in Copiah Co Ms but the location would more likely be SC in 1806 as the children born after Susannah are born in SC except for the last three which are born in MS.
- Mary E CARROLL b: 1 FEB 1807 in Colleton District SC
- Benjamin Franklin CARROLL , Sr b: 17 FEB 1809 in Colleton District SC
- Harriett CARROLL b: ABT. 1811 in Colleton District SC
- John Edward CARROLL b: 28 FEB 1813 in Colleton District SC
- Moses CARROLL b: ABT. 1815
- Sarah CARROLL b: ABT. 1818 in Colleton District SC
- James Allen CARROLL b: 1821 in Jones Co Ms
- Martha Ann CARROLL b: ABT. 1823 in Jones Co Ms
- Absalom CARROLL , Jr b: 20 APR 1828 in Jones Co Ms
- Title: William Benton Carroll & R. Francis Carroll on b/d of Absalom Carroll.
Note: William Benton Carroll & R. Francis Carroll on b/d of Absalom Carroll.. 1790 SC census. Nancy Perry notes.