|Death: ||Apr. 26, 1857|
Memphis Daily Appeal
April 28 1857
Death of Hon. Thos. B. Carroll
Our whole community have been affected painfully at the sudden death of Hon. Thomas B. Carroll, Mayor of the City, which melancholy event occurred at his residence on Hernando street, on Sunday evening at 10 minutes to 4 o'clock. The disease which terminated so fatally to one who had hitherto been considered in the most robust health, was inflammation of the bowels. Its ravages were fearfully rapid, Col. Carroll having only been confined to his room about five days. Thus has our city been deprived of its Chief Magistrate by the hand of death, his family of a most kind, affectionate and devoted head, and the numerous warm personal friends of the deceased of a friend and companion, true as steel in every emergency of fortune and ready to risk everything in their defense.
Col. Carroll was the second son of the late Hon. Wm. Carroll, Governor of Tennessee during several successive terms, and chief aid de camp to Gen. Jackson at the battle of New Orleans. He received his collegiate education at the University of Nashville, and soon after he entered upon manhood's estate removed to Panola county, Mississippi, where he successfully engaged in mercantile pursuits, and where he enjoyed the general respect and esteem of the community among whom he had cast his fortunes. From that county he removed to Helena, Ark., and from the latter place to this city, about twelve years since. Col. Carroll inherited the warm, impulsive and fearless qualities of his father. Frank and outspoken in all his dealings with men, he sometimes made enemies by the very frankness of his nature, as do all men of a quick and impulsive temperament. Yet he was as quick to repair a wrong, when convinced that he had erred, as he was to maintain his rights.
Col. Carroll was twice a candidate for the Mayoralty of this city. His first race was with Hon. A.B. Taylor in 1854, who was the successful candidate over him by a comparatively insignificant majority. Last year the citizens of Memphis elevated him to the first office in their gift by a majority which indicated a flattering confidence in his ability and integrity. He was again a candidate for election with fair prospects of success, when he was summoned to a higher tribunal. The business houses of the city were yesterday closed after 12 o'clock, and the bells were tolled during the morning and the evening previous, in respect to his memory, and his remains were followed to the tomb by the Common Council, Free Masons, Military, Fire Companies, and an immense concourse of citizens.
William Carroll (1788 - 1844)
Cecelia M Bradford Carroll (1792 - 1848)
Eliza B. Ham Carroll (1825 - 1889)
Child Carroll (____ - 1857)*
Cecelia Carroll Finlay (1842 - 1899)*
Mary Elizabeth Carroll Emery (1849 - 1872)*
Emma Carroll Tucker (1849 - 1906)*
William Henry Carroll (1810 - 1868)*
Thomas Bradford Carroll (1818 - 1857)
Charles Montgomery Carroll (1821 - 1899)*
Died in the Prime of Life while serving as Mayor of Memphis
Plot: Lenow Circle
Created by: Mary & Kent
Record added: Nov 25, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101277622