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Eleanor Carroll

Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Wife of Daniel Carroll, Signer of the US Constitution, and Articles of Confederation
Mother of Daniel Carroll, III; Mary Carroll and Catherine Morris

Managed by: Louis Braithwaite Boone
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About Eleanor Carroll

Wife of Daniel Carroll, Signer of US Constitution.



Eleanor Carroll (27 Apr 1732 - 13 April, 1763)

  • She was a cousin of Charles Carroll of Carrollton
  • Husband: Daniel Carroll of Maryland
  • Married his second cousin in 1750, which brought him a sizable dowry of 3,000 pounds.
  • Together they had two children, a son and a daughter. The son is depicted in the only portrait ever created of Eleanor.
  • Eleanor Carroll died at thirty-one on 13 April 1763,. The Maryland Gazette for 28 April 1763:
  • On Tuesday last died here, universally regretted, Mrs. Eleanor Carroll, Consort of Mr. Daniel Carroll of this Place, after a long illness, which she bore with that Patience, Fortitude and Resignation to the Divine Will, which denote a sincere Christian. She was blessed with all the Qualification that make a good a Good Wife, tender Mother, kind Mistress, and affectionate Friend. Her benevolent Disposition, affability of Manners, and great Sense, procured her the Friendship and Esteem of all her acquaintance.

Eleanor died on April 13, 1763 at the young age of 31, long before Daniel ever became a public figure. He never remarried.

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Eleanor Carroll's Timeline

April 27, 1732
March 15, 1751
Age 18
Age 19
Age 21
April 13, 1763
Age 30
September 17, 1787
- September 17, 1787
Age 30
Independence Hall, Philadelphia,

The Signers of the U. S. Constitution

New Hampshire
John Langdon
Nicholas Gilman

Rufus King
Nathaniel Gorham

Roger Sherman
William Samuel Johnson

New York
Alexander Hamilton

New Jersey
William Livingston
David Brearley
William Paterson
Jonathan Dayton

Benjamin Franklin
Thomas Mifflin
Robert Morris
George Clymer
Thomas FitzSimons
Jared Ingersoll
Gouverneur Morris
James Wilson

George Read
Gunning Bedford, Jr.
John Dickinson
Richard Bassett
Jacob Broom

James McHenry
Daniel Carroll
Dan of St. Thomas Jenifer

John Blair
James Madison, Jr.
George Washington

North Carolina
William Blount
Richard Dobbs Spaight
Hugh Williamson

South Carolina
John Rutledge
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney
Charles Pinckney
Pierce Butler

William Few
Abraham Baldwin

Biographies of the Founding Fathers

Colonial Hall now contains 103 biographical sketches of America's founding fathers. At this time we have divided them up into 3 groups:
As you will see there are still many biographies that need to be added to our site, including a new category: Other Founding Fathers.

The biographies on this site are primarily from 1 of the following 2 sources:
Lives of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence, by the Rev. Charles A. Goodrich. Published in 1829.
The United States Manual of Biography and History, by James V. Marshall. Published by James B. Smith & Co., in Philadelphia in the year 1856.
The U.S. Constitution at the National Archives