William Carroll

William Carroll

Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 22 Mar 1844 (aged 56)
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 6820163 · View Source
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Tennessee Governor. He was a successful hardware merchant when he relocated to Tennessee, in 1808. At the outbreak of the War, he was appointed Captain of the Nashville Uniform Volunteers and for his actions was promoted Colonel. Elected Major General of the Tennessee Militia, he led his troops to victory at the Battle of New Orleans on January 8, 1815. Following the war, he resumed his business career in Nashville, Tennessee and was elected as a Democrat the 5th Governor of Tennessee, serving three terms, (1821-35). As Governor, he was known for having put Tennessee on sound financial footing during his years as the state’s chief executive. After leaving office, he returned to private life until his death at age 56. Carroll County Tennessee is named in his honor.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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To the memory of GEN. WILLIAM CARROLL

He was distinguished in the Battles of Talladega, Emuckfaw, Enotachopco, Tehopeka [Horseshoe Bend], and New Orleans.

And was Chief Magistrate of Tennessee for twelve successive years.



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