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William Carroll
Birth: Mar. 3, 1788
Pittsburgh
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 22, 1844
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA

Tennessee Governor. He was a successful hardware merchant when he relocated to Tennessee, in 1808. At the outbreak of the War, he was appointed Captain of the Nashville Uniform Volunteers and for his actions was promoted Colonel. Elected Major General of the Tennessee Militia, he led his troops to victory at the Battle of New Orleans on January 8, 1815. Following the war, he resumed his business career in Nashville, Tennessee and was elected as a Democrat the 5th Governor of Tennessee, serving three terms, (1821-35). As Governor, he was known for having put Tennessee on sound financial footing during his years as the state’s chief executive. After leaving office, he returned to private life until his death at age 56. Carroll County Tennessee is named in his honor. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Cecelia M Bradford Carroll (1792 - 1848)*
 
 Children:
  William Henry Carroll (1810 - 1868)*
  Thomas Bradford Carroll (1818 - 1857)*
  Charles Montgomery Carroll (1821 - 1899)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
To the memory of GEN. WILLIAM CARROLL

He was distinguished in the Battles of Talladega, Emuckfaw, Enotachopco, Tehopeka [Horseshoe Bend], and New Orleans.

And was Chief Magistrate of Tennessee for twelve successive years.
 
Burial:
Nashville City Cemetery
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 36.14775, -86.76935
 
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Originally Created by: grave hunter
Record added: Oct 04, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6820163
William Carroll
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
William Carroll
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William Carroll
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 Added: Dec. 2, 2015
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- Mike Caldwell
 Added: Mar. 3, 2015
In memory to William Carroll. From the descendants of his comrade in arms, Capt. Richard Allen Benson.
- Cory (CSC)
 Added: Aug. 1, 2014
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