Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday: Louis/Lewis Huffman Carroll, 1822-1885

Louis (or Lewis) Huffman Carroll was my great-great-great grandfather. He was born March 4, 1822, near Lebanon in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, the son of Thomas and Dorcas Huffman Carroll. By the 1850 census he was married to Jane Barr and living in West Elizabeth, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Daughter Margaret Melzina, my great-great-grandmother, was born in 1846.

On the 1860 and 1870 censuses, the family is living in Carroll, Washington County, Pennsylvania. Son Harvey Louis was born in 1858. In 1870, Margaret and her husband Joseph William Wolfe and their daughter Emma are living with them, as well as a 12-year-old girl named Olive Pancost--not sure how or if she is related. In 1880, Huffman (the name he was using by that point), Jane, and Harvey lived in Monongahela in Washington County, Pennsylvania, with daughter Margaret Carroll Wolfe and her growing family next door.

Huffman is listed as a boatbuilder on the 1850 census, and as a carpenter on the next three censuses. He died on January 6, 1885, in Monongahela, and is buried next to his wife in the Monongahela Cemetery in the same plot as Joseph and Margaret Carroll Wolfe and their infant daughter Myrtle Jenny Wolfe.

© Amanda Pape - 2010

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