Sad that Downing's website is no longer up as it provided an extensive list of individuals descending from John and Joseph Carroll. Those who don't have this lineage might contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
. As with many Ulster/Scotts Joseph came to America in the mid - 1730's residing for a while in Chester Co PA then he and family followed the Catawba Trail settling in the border area of now NC and SC near York. Thomas Carroll says that John inherited land from his father John as a result from his participation in the Battle of the Boyne. There is no documentation of this and I rather doubt it occurred. Joseph and family settled on Fishing Creek and was said to have a two story log cabin. I have a DAR booklet written 50 years after the "Battle of Huck's Defeat" showing that Joseph's son John rather than Samuel was responsible for killing Captain Huck during the Rev. I to have many of the early Carroll wills along with info regarding there land.