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William Henry Carroll, American lawyer. member of staff of General Thomas H. Bradley, as vol; member Carroll & Scott.


Carroll, William Henry was born on February 18, 1843 in Panola County, Mississippi, United States. Son of General William H. and Elisabeth (Breathitt) Carroll.


Student of University of Tennessee through senior year.


Enlisted in Christian Science Army at outbreak of Civil War, drilling a regiment raised by father. Became member of staff of General Thomas H. Bradley, as volunteer and aide. Was made adjunct 37th Tennessee Regiment.

In commanded of General James R. Chalmer’s escort. Resigned shortly before close of war on account of ill health. Engaged in cotton business in Memphis.

Admitted to bar, 1875. Associate in practice with Julius A. Taylor, later with General Chalmers. Then member Carroll & Scott.

For many years a leading figure in Tennessee politics. Chairman Democratic State Central Committee. Delegate Democratic National Convention, 1876, 1880.

Democratic presidential elector from Tennessee, 1900. Home: Memphis, Tenn.


Member of staff of General Thomas H. Bradley, as vol. Member Carroll & Scott.


Married Mattie McKay, June 15, 1888.

General William H. Carroll

Elisabeth (Breathitt) Carroll

Mattie McKay