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William Carroll

Birthplace: Lancaster County, PA, United States
Death: June 05, 1759 (48-59)
Frederick County, VA, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Jane Carroll
Father of George Carroll; Jane Jackman; Mary Carroll; Joseph Carroll and Catherine M. Morris

Managed by: James Hutchison
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About William Carroll



Genealogies of WV Families, p. 226.

Will of William Carroll, written 23 Dec 1758, probated 05 Jun 1759 Frederick County, Virginia.


(Source: Pioneers of Old Frederick County Virginia by Cecil O'Dell)

William Carroll was in Orange County, Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley by September 1735. He purchased just over 143 acres from Lord Fairfax on 21 July 1749. He also purchased 600 acres on Smith Creek from Fairfax on the same date. William was living on the 600 acres in 1749 when it was surveyed. About 300 acres of both these tracts combined were within Benjamin Borden's 3,300 acre tract which was part of the McKay, Hite, Duff and Green 100,000 acre grant from the Colony of Virginia.

William was deceased by 05 June 1759 when his will, written 21 December 1758, was proved in Frederick County Court. He left 326 acres to his daughter, Mary Carroll. He had purchased this very tract from Jacob and Catherine Boon on 01 July 1757. Mary and her husband, John Alderson, sold this same land to Mark Oyler on 06 April 1761.

William also left 265 acres in August County, Virginia, for which he had received a patent on 10 September 1752, to his son, George. After George died, his brother, Joseph, sold the acreage to John Alderson, Jr. on 20 November 1771, along with an additional 158 acres adjacent to the same property. William bequeathed 840 acres, including where he lived, to sons George and Joseph. After George died, Joseph and his wife, Mary, sold 743 acres of this land in three separate parcels between August of 1772 and September of 1773. William directed his executors to sell 175 acres on Smith Creek and use the proceeds for the benefit of his youngest daughters, Catherine and Jane Carroll.

Cecil O'Dell cites a Virginia court deposition from about 1745 sworn by William and several other settlers that "they removed from Pennsylvania and the Jerseys to this colony."

William Carroll Date: Nov 20, 1771 Location: Frederick Co. Record ID: 34249 Description: Deceased landowner Book-Page: 17-491

Property: 158 acres on Stroud's branch between Smith's Creek and the Peaked Mountain; also at same place, a tract called Carroll's Meadow; corner survey belonging to Zebulon Harrison, crossing Daniel James' Branch, containing 265 acres.

Remarks: Joseph is only surviving son and heir of William Carroll, deceased, late of Frederick County. £25. First tract patented to William, 16 Aug 1756, corner another survey of William Carroll's; second tract patented to Wm. Carroll, 10 Sep 1752. Delivered to John Alderson, 27 Nov 1774.

This land record was originally published in "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800. Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County" by Lyman Chalkley

The Stringer Family and Kin by Alvin Ward Vogtle, Birmingham, Alabama, 1966, lists William Carroll "who came from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to Augusta County".

Virginia in the Revolution and War of 1812, Virginia Colonial Militia, 1651-1776, Vol. II, p. 93 of Augusta County Militia in 1742, lists "Wm. Carrel" in Company No. 5, Math. Skeens, Ensign. Also, Virginia Military Records from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, the William and Mary College Quarterly, and Tyler's Quarterly, Benealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983 Baltimore, p. 25 lists Wm. Carrell under Company No. 5, Peter Showll, Capt., And. Burd, Lieut., Math. Skeens, Ens.

Settlers by the Long Grey Trail by J. Houston Harrison, Joseph K. Ruebush Co., Publishers, 1935 Dayton, Virginia, p. 300: "Among his neighbors, in the region of Daniel James Bramch, was his pastor, the Rev. John Alderson, Jr., who on 20th November, 1771, purchased from Joseph Carroll, the only surviving son and heir of William Carroll, deceased, late of Frederick County, and Mary, his wife, two tracts on Stroud's branch between Smith's Creek and Peaked Mountain, the first embracing 158 acres, adjoining another survey of Carroll's and the second 265 acres, called Carroll's Meadow, crossing Daniel James Branch, adjoining a survey belonging to Zebulon Harrison. (Deed Book 17, p. 491.)

Hopewell Friends' History, 1734-1934, Frederick County, Virginia, Chapter 7, pgs. 98-99: "On 4th day we rode about 30 miles to Smith's Creek where we had a meeting on 5th day, at the house of William Carroll. It was silent, though they had sent notice several miles, and several came. I told them though I had nothing to communicate by way of preaching or declaration, yet I found freedom to have another opportunity at a proper time and place; which I had next day at the house of John Mills, about ten miles off, somewhat in our way. The meeting was to good satisfaction. The Indians had killed and taken away people within two or three miles of this place not many weeks before." Note that it is unusual that, William, obviously being a Quaker, should be in the militia. However, the militia was the one of only two means of security against Indian attack; the other being, traveling to the nearest fort upon advance warning of impending attacks. The Quakers were notorious conscientious objectors to war and military service, however, surviving in this territory was not easy.

William Carrol mentioned in the record of Carrol Name William Carrol gender Male Daughter Carrol Other information in the record of Carrol from Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates Name Carrol Event Type Death Event Date 14 Oct 1824 Event Place Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Gender Female Father's Name William Carrol Citing this Record "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JK78-W5Q : 8 March 2018), William Carrol in entry for Carrol, 14 Oct 1824; citing , Philadelphia City Archives and Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; FHL microfilm 1,905,399.



William Carroll Last Will - Frederick County Virginia

23 Dec 1758 will made. Proved 5 Jun 1759. William Carroll, wife Jane to receive one third of the moveable estate. Sons George & Joseph 800 acres of land. Son Joseph is youngest son and not of age. Daughter, Mary Carroll to have land where Jacob Bann (?) formerly lived. Daughter, Katherine and Jane Carroll, youngest daughter. Estr: wife Jane, friend John Miller. Witness John Ridell, William White & Jackson Allen.


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William Carroll's Timeline

Lancaster County, PA, United States
Augusta County, Virginia
March 15, 1751
Forest Glen, Montgomery, Maryland, United States
June 5, 1759
Age 59
Frederick County, VA, United States