1838 - 1918 (79 years)
||Thomas Robinson Carroll |
||Oct 03, 1838
||Covington county, Mississippi, USA
||Oct 03, 1838
||Jones county, Mississippi, USA 
||Mar 25, 1914
||Saint Landry parish, Louisiana, USA 
||Mar 25, 1918
||Saint Landry parish, Louisiana, USA
- He was a Methodist Episcopal Church South minister and moved to Science Hill from St. Landry Parish.
Shirley D. Metrejean
(Tom, if you recall the history of that area--it was in 1914 that the Imperial St. Landry Parish was divided creating Evangeline Parish. Bayou Chicot is in present day Evangeline. The 1 year old "Thomas, Jr." in the 1870 census was my great grandfather.)
1870 Census Louisiana, 4th Ward, St. Landry Parish, Bayou Chicot
Enumerated June 30, 1870 T. H. Thompson
Carroll, Thomas R., age 31, farming, born Mississippi
" , Mercy Ann, wife, age 27, born Louisiana
" , Caledonia, age 4, born Louisiana
" , Thomas, age 1, born Louisiana
A NOTABLE SUPERINTENDENT
That Rev. T. R. Carroll, Superintendent of the Methodist Sunday School Army, and a most efficient on, the following facts will show: in 1865 he organized a school at Bell Chaney Springs, St. Landry Parish, and he was made its superintendent.
In 1867, a Sunday school was organized at Science Hill under a brush arbor, and he became the superintendent. When a year later a log school house was built and a Methodist Church was organized, he was retained as superintendent and served until 1880, at which time he moved to Ville Platte and organized a school in his own home.
In 1885 he moved into the vicinity of Washington and at once placed his letter in the Methodist Church. He was then appointed superintendent of the Washington school and has been re-elected annually ever since. It will be seen that his work as superintendent covers a period of forty-seven years. Brother Carroll is still in good and bids fair for as many years in the service he loves so much. He is the local preacher and assists the pastor in every way possible.
Copied from "The Visitor", Methodist-Episcopal magazine published July 21, 1912, at Nashville, Tennessee.
Death of Judge T. R. Carroll
"God touched him with His finger, and he slept," the poet wrote. So may we say of this grand old man --- "God touched him and he slept," but not until a beautiful life was lived, a noble example of patience, fidelity to truth and faith were given. Mr. Carroll came to our city last Saturday evening to console and to be with his daughter, Mrs. E. T. Lafleur in her hours of sorrows, but the hand of Divinity had layed upon him and he too in short time was called to meet his Maker.
Mr. Carroll attended Sunday school at the M.E. Church, leading in prayer and explaining the lesson which on this occasion was "The Good Samaritan" and took deep interest in the fact that our town possessed such a neat church. Judge Carroll died as he wished, it is said that it was his desire to die after participating in a religious service. On leaving the church as he crossed in front of the home of Emile Ludeau, he was seized with a weak spell, and at once rushed to the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. T. Lafleur, where medical help was summoned but to no avail for his time had come, and the Angel of death claimed him in less than half an hour. Judge Carroll was 75 years of age. He had been justice of the peace at Washington for a number of years. Was a member of Co. K. Fifth Louisiana of which the venerable Samuel Haas was captain. On the 4th of last July at Gettysburg, Col. Scheumaker of the North and Judge Carroll of the South tied the Golden Knot of Peace. Judge Carroll was the oldest Sunday School Superintendent in the state. Had he lived until next June he would have been occupying this position for forty-nine years. He was married twice his first wife dying several years ago. He is survived by his widow several children and a number of grandchildren. The interment was in the Moundville private graveyard near Washington. Rev. Morgan, officiating. The Banner extends its sympathy to those who called to mourn his loss.
-- The Evangeline Banner.
||Oct 17, 2013 |
||Mercy Ann Whittington, b. Dec 05, 1841, Bayou Chicot, Evangeline (formerly Saint Landry) parish, Louisiana, USA , d. Apr 20, 1900, Saint Landry parish, Louisiana, USA (Age 58 years) |
||Dec 29, 1863
||Science Hill, Louisiana (near Glenmora)
| ||1. Emerlie Carroll, b. Dec 28, 1864, d. Dec 28, 1864 (Age 0 years)|
|+||2. Caledonia Carroll, b. Aug 25, 1866, d. 1912 (Age 45 years)|
|+||3. Thomas Robinson Carroll, Jr., b. Jul 05, 1868, Louisiana, USA , d. Jun 11, 1905, Washington, Louisiana, USA (Age 36 years)|
|+||4. Phiginia Carroll, b. Jan 09, 1869, d. Feb 05, 1924 (Age 55 years)|
|+||5. Mary Loucinde Carroll, b. Jul 21, 1870, Carroll Crossing, Rapides parish, Louisiana, USA , d. 1949 (Age 78 years)|
|+||6. Charlie Gay Carroll, b. Feb 24, 1875, d. Dec 24, 1909, Palmetto, Louisiana, USA (Age 34 years)|
|+||7. Wardie Graves Carroll, b. Jul 27, 1881, d. Nov 21, 1944, New Orleans, Orleans parish, Louisiana, USA (Age 63 years)|
| ||8. John Marvin Carroll, b. Apr 19, 1882, d. 1915 (Age 32 years)|
| ||9. Myrtis Vane Carroll, b. Jan 10, 1887, d. 1955 (Age 67 years)|
| ||10. Willie Lee Carroll, b. Aug 06, 1887, d. 1901 (Age 13 years)|
- [S429] Metrejean, Shirley, email of 10-24-2000.
- [S269] Raney, Pat, email of 8-14-2000.
- [S429] Metrejean, Shirley, email of 11-6-2000.
- [S429] Metrejean, Shirley, letter of JAN 16th 2001.
- [S429] Metrejean, Shirley, email to Tom Cloud of APR 25, 2005.
- [S429] Metrejean, Shirley, letter of JAN 16th, 2001.