Owen Judson Carroll

This information is contributed by Jackie Purdy


Luther Rice Carroll
James Thomas Carroll
John Lemuel Carroll
Owen Judson Carroll


Owen Judson Carroll was born 26 February 1845 in Duplin co., North Carolina, the 
son of John Durham Carroll and Zilphia Chesnutt and the Grandson of Jesse Carroll, RS.

Owen Judson enlisted 2 May 1862, as a Private at the age of 17.
He enlisted as a substitute for James Thomas Carroll, his brother, in Co. “B” 1st. 
Battalion North Carolina, Heavy Artillery. He was enrolled with this command until 
April 1864, when he transferred to Co. “D”, Southerland’s battery, and light artillery. 
During the entire years 1863-1864, he was detailed for duty in the Provost Marshall’s 
office at Wilmington, acting as clerk for the court-martials of the army.

In January 1865, he was back into active duty; he took part in the defense of Fort 
Fisher and in March served with the artillery in the battles of Kingston and Bentonville. 
He was paroled with the army at Greensboro in May 1865, and returned to Duplin.

Owen Judson was married to Mary Ann Southerland, the daughter of Jesse Brown 
Southerland and Mary Jane Farrior.

Owen Judson Carroll died at Morehead City, North Carolina, October 4, 1901, he is 
buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, North Carolina along with his wife Mary Ann 
Southerland Carroll.

I have copies of his CSA record.

NOTE: When the Confederate Memorial, in Raleigh, NC was dedicated May 19 
thru 21, 1895, Owen Judson Carroll served as Chief Marshall. 
Some 20,000 visitors from all over the counties of North Carolina came by train to 
attend the dedication of the 72.6 foot Confederate Memorial on Capitol Square.
Among the other Marshals were George Washington Carroll of Magnolia, Luther Rice 
Carroll of Warsaw, and Dr. Norwood G. Carroll of Raleigh.

Owen Judson was my Great Granduncle.

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