CARROLL, Charles Holker, (1794 - 1865)


CARROLL, Charles Holker, a Representative from New York; born at Belle Vue, Hagerstown, Md., May 4, 1794; was graduated from St. Mary’s College, Baltimore, Md., in 1813; moved to Livingston County, N.Y.; studied law but never practiced; engaged in agricultural pursuits; land agent; supervisor of Groveland, Livingston County, in 1817, 1818, 1822, 1840, and 1848; county judge 1823-1829; served in the State senate in 1827 and 1828; member of the State assembly in 1836; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1847); was not a candidate for renomination in 1846; managed his large landed estate near Groveland, N.Y.; presidential elector on the American Party ticket in 1856; died in Groveland, N.Y., June 8, 1865; interment in Williamsburgh Cemetery.


Bibliography

Robert F. McNamara. “In Search of the Carrolls of Belle Vue.'' Maryland Historical Magazine 80 (Spring 1985): 99-113.