I have a Carroll family from NY also. In fact two. One was my great-grandfather Jeremiah Carroll born in NY in 1854. He named his first son John, so I am thinking that maybe his father was John. I have no further info on him and haven't been able to find him for 10 yrs or more. I do know that he lived in Canada for awhile, the first four children were born in Cobourg, Ontario, Canada and Married Elizabeth Meehan, then immigrated to Cook co. Chicago, Illinois. There were about 9 children from this marriage. Mary, John, Thomas, Frances, Catherine, James, Edward Arthur, Jeremiah, Elizabeth(my grandmother) We have relatives in Poughkeepsie, but I can't find out the connection. The father's name was James E. Carroll and he ran a meat market on Jefferson st. there. There were a lot of children of this marriage too. One was secretary to Cardinal Hayes. Thomas Carroll born 1885 I think(without my notes) James E. came from Louth in 1834-1836. If you run across any of these family member's please let me know. I have hit a brick wall big time.