Wednesday, November 29, 2006

John Bernard Carroll Sr and Mary Agnes Hansen

Names : John Bernard Carroll Sr. and Mary Agnes Hansen

Relation to blog author : Grandparents .
Relation to my Jefferds cousins : Grandparents ; relation to the children of my cousins : Great-grandparents .

Summary of important facts :
Location of family : Several ; family moved often during our grandfather's U.S. Navy career.
In the 1930's, the family made San Diego, CA their permanant home .

Sources used: Family records ( Family Bible )
Certificate of birth, City of Philadelphia John Carroll , 24/3/1887 . Certificate filed 31/3/1887.
Marriage license, County of Philadelphia, for John B. Carroll & Mary A. Hansen, 28/10/1919 .
U.S. Census returns ( from ) .
1910, Boston,MA; Seamen of the U.S.S. Missouri .
1930, Norfolk, VA; Precinct Number 25, block 1329 .
Certificate of death, County of San Diego; John Carroll, Number 8009 4711
Certificate of death, County of San Diego; Mary Agnes Carroll, Number 8009 11041

John Bernard Carroll Sr. was born on 24 March, 1887, in Philadelphia,PA .
He was christened at Saint Thomas Aquinas church in Philadelphia .
He was the eldest son of John Carroll and Jennie McEntee .

See the individual page on John and Jennie Carroll, for more information on them.

The 28 October, 1919, in Philadelphia, he married Mary Agnes Hansen .
They had two children, a son, John Joseph( a.k.a, John Bernard Jr. ), born in 1920,
and a daughter, Virginia Rose, born in 1922 .

Mary Agnes Hansen was born on 20 January, 1891, in Philadelphia, PA .
She was christened at the Asumption chuch, Philadelphia .
She was the eldest child of Christian Hansen , a railroader, and Catherine ( or Kate ) Morris. Christian was U.S. born, and Catherine was born in Ireland .

Grandfather( who was known as "Grossie" to his grandchildren ) served in the U.S. Navy . Through his Navy career, he had the chance to travel and see many things of this world.
A destiny that a poor child from Phildelphia would have never dreamt of.
He was devoted to his wife, and his two children. And despite his frequent departures, he held a regular correspondance with his family.
A few of these letters still exist.

Grandmother ( known as "NanNan to her grandchildren), kept the house running during her
husband's absences. She also endured the different moves, to such bases as Norfolk, Honolulu or Great Lakes, Il .
During their retirement, our grandparents doted on their four grandchildren, born to their daughter, Virginia Rose, and son-in-law, Donald Francis Jefferds .

The 3 August, 1962, John passed away in San Diego.
Mary passed away on the 30 December, 1972, in San Diego.
Our grandparents rest in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego .

Neither I, nor my sister or brother , had the pleasure to know our grandfather.
I was able to know our grandmother through a few of her visits to Hawaii . I was able to receive some of her love that she had for her grandchildren.

The following photo galleries are dedicated to the memory of our grandparents .

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Portrait Gallery of Mary Carroll (born Hansen)

A young Mary Agnes Hansen. Undated photo .

Mary Agnes Hansen as a bride .

Grandmother, and on left, John ( my father), and Virginia ( my aunt ).
This was in Honolulu, Hi, where Grandfather was stationed in the U.S. Navy.
Photograph dating from the 1920's .

Portrait of Grandmother .
Undated photo .

Grandmother in her "sophisticated lady " shot, in San Diego .
Undated photo .

Grandmother ( on the right ), visiting Waikiki beach, with a friend .
Photo dating from the 1960's .

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Portrait Gallery of John Bernard Carroll Sr.

The only known image of our grandfather as a child in Philadelphia. He is standing next to his little brother , Edward .
Undated photograph .

Back of the phtograph of our grandfather as a child. The handwriting is our Grandmother, Mary Agnes'. I think she may have addressed this photograph to my father years later, with her comments !

It is readable by clicking on the image.

Detail from a very old photograph. Our grandfather is a young sailor in the U.S. Navy. The V and the word that reads "Dad ", marks his spot . It looks like Grandfather hurt his arm, as it is in a sling .

Our Grandparents , John & Mary, with children , John Joseph (a.k.a. J B Jr) , & Virginia Rose.
Undated photo, taken sometime in the 1930's .

Our grandparents at their home in San Diego .

Grandfather Carroll , with his legendary humour, showing off the " catch of the day " !

Grandfather being congratulated by an unidentified officer.

Our very elegant Grandfather, dressed to go on the town .

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

John Carroll and Jennie McEntee

Names : John Carroll and Jennie Mc Entee

Relation to blog author : Great grandparents ;
Relation to my Jefferds cousins; their great-grandparents; relation to their children; great-great-grandparents .

Summary of important facts:
Location of family: Philadelphia, PA from 1886 up until the death of Jennie.
Sources used: 1900 U.S. Census: 12th division, Philadelphia,Enumeration district 375, Sheet 2 . This was found on .
Marriage Certificate; State of Pennsylvania, 20 May, 1886 .

John Carroll was born on 15 August, 1860 according to his marriage certificate.
He was the son of Andrew Carroll and Catherine (maiden name not known ).

See the individual page on Andrew and Catherine Carroll , for more information on them .

Place of birth is only listed as "Schuylkill County " . The 1900 Census gives a different month of birth-June, but still in 1860 . John died before 1919 .
John married on 20 May, 1886 in Philadelphia , Jennie Mc Entee .

Jennie McEntee was born on 7 May, 1863, in Philadelphia. She died after 1919 .
By using other sources , I found her parents, who are named Patrick McEntee and Agnes Haines.
John & Jennie's children :

John, born March 1887 , Philadelphia PA
Career U.S. Navyman
(Our ancestor)
Andrew - born November 1890 ; died ?
Edward born December 1892 ; died towards 1957 in NJ

Questions still unanswered:-
In which parish of Schuylkill County, was John baptised ?
-What are the dates of death for John and Jennie ?
-What became of Andrew Carroll? If he grew up and married, where is his family located?

Photo of Grandmother Carroll

A photo that was in my late aunt's collection :

This was my Aunt Virginia' s handwriting. So, she is talking about her
( and my Dad's ) grandma Carroll.
I believe that this lady is Jennie Mc Entee, wife of John Carroll.
Becuase a person only has 2 grandmothers, and the second grandmother was named Catherine Hansen ( née Morris).

My aunt may have confused the named " McEntee " for " Maggie ".

In any case, Grandma Carroll's son , John Bernard Carroll Sr. does have a resemblance to her ( she is his Mom ).
Click on the photo for a closer view.

Post Scriptum :
Since I was able to recontact several members of my family, my cousin Gerry, confirmed that this photo is of Jennie McEntee, the wife of John Joseph Carroll.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Andrew Carroll's arrival in America

The only clue I have was found on the website of Heritage Quest. Once again, my sincere Thanks to Mrs. Kay Keating, for helping me.

Mrs Keating found the following :

Name: Andrew Carroll
Arrival Date: 12 Mar 1853
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1827
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
Destination: United States of America
Place of Origin: Ireland
Ship Name: Queen of the West
Port of Arrival: New York
Line: 49
Microfilm Serial: M237
Microfilm Roll: 124
List Number: 178
Port Arrival State: New York
Port Arrival Country: United States

Note: Andrew traveled with:
James Carroll, 56 years ;
Catherine Carroll , 44 years
James Carroll ; 22 years

A very intersting find. :)
Considering that Andrew's first son, Patrick, was born around 1855, it is very promising.
His year of birth here, is estimated to be towards 1827.I wouldn't be too worried that it varies with the U.S. Census estimations. Sometimes, the dates are off .

How neat; if this turns out to be the same Andrew Carroll, his parents and a brother, are also listed.

Andrew Carroll and Catherine

Names: Andrew Carroll and Catherine( maiden name unknown)

Relation to blog author: Great-great-grandparents
Relation of this couple to my family: Great-great-grandparents to my Jefferds cousins .
Great-great-great-grandparents to their children.

Summary of important facts:
Location of family : New Castle, Schuylkill County, PA in 1860 & 1870 .
Shenandoah , Schuylkill County in 1880 .

Andrew Carroll- born somewhere between 1818-1827; deceased after 1880 .Born in Ireland. Coal miner .
Catherine - born towards 1835; deceased after 1880 . Born in Ireland .

Their children:
1) Patrick - born towards 1855; died ?. Slate picker in 1870;
2) James - born towards 1858; died ?. Slate picker in 1870. Miner in 1880 .
3) John - born 15 August, 1860 ; died before 1919, Philadelphia.
Laborer in 1880; Railroader in 1886 and up to his death .
Our ancestor.
4) Mary Ann- born towards 1863; died ? . Taylor in 1880 .
5) Thomas - born towards 1865 ; died ? . Slate picker in 1880 .
6) Martin - born towards 1867;died ? . Slate picker in 1880 .
7) Elizabeth - born towards 1867 ; died ?.
8) Catherine - born towards 1870; died ? .

Sources: U.S. Census returns for 1860,1870, ( on Heritage Quest).
A very special Thank you to Kay Keating for acessing these returns for me !
Note: On 1860 Census, the family name is spelled CARROL ;
On the 1870 Census,the family name is spelled CARL.
Keep these spellings in mind if you want to find these documents on line.
Finally, the 1880 Census came fom . No problem there; our name is spelled as usual !!

Questions that are still unanswered :
- From where in Ireland do Andrew & Catherine come from ??
- Where in Schuylkill County PA were they married ?? I'am trying to find the parish where they were wed. So far, no luck .
- When did Andrew & Catherine die ?

If anyone can help me with this family, Please write me a comment and drop me your e-mail address .
Let me know also if you think that this Carroll family may be yours. With 8 Carroll children, there could be countless cousins out there.

Thank you in advance !

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Our Carroll ancestors

Carroll family genealogy chart
The ancestors in bold face are in our direct line. This is going from the oldest ancestors down to our family today.

Andrew Carroll (ca 1808->1880) & Catherine(ca 1835->1880)
8 Children:
Patrick - James - John - Mary Ann - Thomas - Martin - Elisabeth -Catherine

John Carroll
Married 20 May 1886, Philadelphia with :
Jennie McEntee
3 Children:
John Bernard Carroll Sr. - Edward Carroll - Andrew Carroll-
Married 28 October 1919 , Philadelphia with:
Mary Agnes Hansen
2 children :
John Joseph Carroll (a.k.a John B Jr) Married to Kazuko Suzuki
3 Children born to this couple:
Barbara Carroll
XX Carroll
C Carroll

Virgina Rose Carroll Married to Donald Jefferds
4 children born to this couple :
William Jefferds
Kathleen Jefferds
Margaret "Peggy" Jefferds
Patricia "Patsy" Jefferds
Children of my Jefferds cousins :
L Jefferds (William)

M Trenkle( Kathleen)

T McLaughlin (Margaret)

A Baggett (Patricia)
C Brinkman (Patricia)
A Brinkman ( Patricia)
T Brinkman ( Patricia)

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Welcome !

Hello !

This is a genealogy blog for all that are interested in the Carroll family name. Inside, I will present you our Carroll family members, and some anecdotes and photos of them.

I'am open to all feedback from other Carrolls and anyone interested in our family name.

Thank you for visiting , and Happy Hunting !

Barbara ( Carroll) Joly