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Constant/Carroll/Wilmoth Edmonson Co.,KY
Posted by: Doyle Sanders Date: April 24, 2001 at 22:17:02
In Reply to: Re: Constant's in NC and TN 1850-1900 by Donna Waddell of 451

Mary Frances Franklin went by the name Fannie. She and her husband John Wilson Carroll were married in 1800 in South Carolina, she being 14 at the time, she eloped with the recently discharged John Wilson Carroll who was 21 at the time. He served 18 monthns in the Company of Capt. Twiggs, 8th North Carolina Light Infantry Regiment during the War of 1812. Tried to contact you with E-mail, but you have set your computer not to receive or you have changed E-mail providers. I have her widows claim for land which she filed in Edmonson County in 1878 (#L-780). Would send you notes and transcription if you like. Carrolls and Wilmoths both lived in Larue County (formed from Hardin, et al, in 1843, before, this partion was part of Hardin County. Hart was formed in 1819 from Hardin County as well. Carrolls and Wilmoths settled on Long Fall Creek in Edmonson County in about 1857.

In the 1860 Edmonson County Census Frances states she was born in Virginia. She and John were buried in the Old Carroll Cemetery as was William Brice Constant and his and their daughter Delilah Carroll. In 1962 the Nolin Reservoir and Dam was built and the Old Carroll Cemetery was moved to Hill Grove Batpist Cemetery one mile up the hill. Ironically the Long Fall Church which the Old Carroll Cemtery was associated with was disbanded and the membership chose a new site to build a new church on. My g-grandfather Lewis W. Sanders, his brother Charlie Sanders and father John Delaware Sanders all donated land,supplies and labor to build the new church. The Long Fall Church had been established in 1885, but was constantly flooded in the Spring of each year as the Nolin River flooded. The graves of William Brice Constant and Delilah Carroll are not identifiable as are many others, most were marked with fieldstones or wooden crosses or planks. Park documents state that there were no visible remains to be moved so they were required to moved the soil which was all that was left to Hill Grove.

There are some Carrolls listed as charter members of Hill Grove, they may have been members of the Nolin Baptist Church, (est. 1832) prior to the building of Long Fall, then members of Hill Grove in 1905 when it was finished. Family members of the Hill Grove membership from all over the country will meet for the annual "Decoration Day" or Homecoming as it is now called, the Sunday following the 3rd Saturday of June, or June 17th this year.


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