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Carroll, Stephen

STEPHEN CARROLL, farmer, P.O. Titusville, was born July 24, 1826, in Sandy Lake (now Worth) Township, Mercer Co., Penn. His father, Rev. William Carroll, a Presiding Elder in the Erie Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was a native of Washington County, Penn., but moved to Mercer County, same State, in an early day; he there married Rachel Sutton, a native of Maryland. They spent one year (1849) in this county, but returned to Mercer County, where they ended their days. They were parents of eleven children. Our subject, the next to the youngest in this family, came to Oil Creek Township, Crawford Co., Penn., in 1847, and erected a saw-mill. In 1850 he located in Rome Township and devoted himself to farming. He was married, November 28, 1849, to Esther, daughter of James Kerr, by whom he had three children: Angie, wife of Mr. Hummer, and two deceased in childhood. During the late war Mr. Carroll enlisted, September 8, 1862, in Company D, Eighteenth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry, serving in the Army of the Potomac and participated in the engagements at Hanover Court House, Gettysburg, South Mountain and many other of the memorable battles fought in Virginia and Maryland. He was a brave soldier and received an honorable discharge June 6, 1865. He acted as Company Clerk at Cumberland, Md., at the mustering out and is reliable authority for the statement that nearly every survivor of the company was present at the last muster. Since his return he has taken an active part in political affairs; was elected School Director, Supervisor, Justice of the Peace; appointed May 5, 1879, by Gov. Hoyt, Sealer of Weights and Measures for Crawford County; re-appointed June 12, 1882, and is discharging the duties of this position with credit to himself and to the satisfaction of the community. Squire Carroll has a fine farm of 100 acres well-improved land, and is devoting his attention to the breeding of live stock, having some very fine pure-blooded cattle of the short-horn variety, and was one of the first to introduce this improved grade of cattle in his township.


 

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