GENE CARROLL was born in St. Louis County, Missouri in 1941.  He graduated from Eureka High School in Eureka, Mo.  Gene Carroll served in the U. S. Air Force.  In 1969 Gene married Esther Mae Ziock in Chesterfield, St. Louis County, Missouri.   He was a fire fighter for Chesterfield Fire Protection District for 30 years retiring in 1997.  Gene is the grandson of  Cora Alice Conner and William Jackson Carroll.


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Left: William Carroll & Cora Conner, their wedding picture.
  Right: Cora & William in old age.

WILLIAM JACKSON CARROLL was born in 1874 in Miller County, Missouri and was the son of Laura Ann Armstrong and John Hughes Carroll.   He died 1952 in Miller County, Missouri and is buried in Hopewell Cemetery, Morgan County.  In 1908 he married Cora Alice Conner and they became the parents of fifteen children:  

Orena Clementine born 1909

William Thomas born & died 1910

Willard Wyate* born 1912

Walter Jackson born 1913

John Murriel born 1915

Flora Alice born 1916

George Monroe Franklin 1917
Rosa Lee Frances born 1917

Lela May born 1919

James Orville born 1921

Robert Conner born 1923

Phinus Edward born 1925

Frieda Myrtle born & died 1927

Mary Elizabeth born & died 1929

Charley Clinton born 1931 (died at age 3)

(I was once told by other family members that Cora Alice had several miscarriages too & that if she wouldn't have lost those babies she would have had a total of 22 or 23 children.  Also with her daughter Flora - late in life it was discovered that her 2 twins were still in her abdomen & had turned into large tumors.  Had this not happened she would have been one of triplets & that was 2 more children for Cora Alice.)

The 12 guage in top of pic belonged to Wm. J. Carroll.  4/10 on the bottom was purchased by Wm. J. Carroll & given to his son Willard Carroll for a birthday present.


JOHN HUGHES CARROLL was born in Morgan County, Missouri in 1849 and was the son of Susannah Hughes and John W. Carroll. John H. is believed to have died circa 1910 in Brocket, Arkansas.  John Hughes married Laura Ann Armstrong Dutcher.    Laura Ann had three children by her previous marriage to William B. DUTCHER:  

Levi DUTCHER: born circa 1868

Sarah Jane DUTCHER: born 1869

George Monroe DUTCHER: born 1872

Children of Laura Ann Armstrong Dutcher & John Hughes CARROLL:

William Jackson*
b: 1874 Bagnel, Miller Co., Mo.,
d: 5 Oct. 1952 Eldon, Miller, Mo.
buried: Hopewell Cem., Morgan Co., Mo.
m: Cora Alice CONNER on 21 Oct. 1908

Laura Ann Armstrong Dutcher Carroll died circa 1875 and John H. remarried to Sarah Jane ROBINSON or ROBERTSON or ROBINETT:

Edith Clementine - 1884 - 1966

James Monroe - 1886

Myrtle C. - 1888

John Hughes/Henry - 1890 - 1948 (?disappeared)

Finis E.  - 1893


b:23 Dec. 1815 in Washington Co., Tennessee
d: 6 Dec. 1875 Miller County, Mo.
m:  Susannah HUGHES 3 Aug. 1837 Cooper County, Mo. (Susannah was born: 19 March 1817 in Tennessee & died: 6 Nov 1894 in Miller Co., Mo.)

Mary E.  born 1839

Sarah A. born 1840 - m: Joel Cooper 1859 Miller Co.

Margaret Jane - b: 1 June 1844 - d: 15 March 1918 - m: James Monroe James 24 June 1876 - buried: Toll Woods Cem.

Susan Frances born 1844 - m: Samuel P. Moody

John Hughes* born 1849 - m: Laura Armstrong Dutcher

Cornelia K. born 1852 - m: Andrew J. Armstrong

Nancy B. born 1854 - Thomas J. dobson

William M. born 1857 - Lucinda Herman

John W. Carroll was from Jonesboro, Tenn. & went to Cooper Co., Mo.  His father returned to Tennessee. A brother called "Mac" went back & forth between Tenn. & Mo.




b: 1794
d: Washington Co., Tenn.
m: Matilda

1891 - John Carroll's age in 1891 was 97 as per 1891 Tenn. census

Children of Matilda & John Carroll:

Matilda Louisa - 1815 - 1900

John W.*  - 1815 - 1875

William J. - 1824 - 1895

Archibald Calhoun - 1828 - 1882


Most of the Carroll family information was provided by:

Martha Carroll Fenimore


Published in the Independent Journal
8 November 1984

    During the second week of October, 1984, Esther and Gene Carroll, Potosi, Mo. had a very enjoyable reunion with Mr. Carroll's family.

After an overnight stay at Deer Ridge Lake (Lewis Co., Mo.) and a short side trip to the stte of Iowa the Carrolls proceeded on to Miller Co., Mo. where they visited with Mr. Carroll's aunt and uncle, Elizabeth and James Carroll, whom he had not seen in many years.

The next day they spent the afternoon having a very pleasant visit with another aunt and uncle, Flora Carroll Sidebottom an Robert Sidebottom.

The Carrolls then had a safe and pleasant journey home and are looking forward to their next visit.


SUSANNAH HUGES: b: 1817 in Tennessee.  Married John W. Carroll in Cooper Co., Mo. 3 Aug. 1837 & they became the parents of eight children.  They moved to Morgan County & then to Miller County, Missouri.  Living in Miller Co., Mo. in 1860, 1870, 1880.