Mount Desert Island Historical Society
Documentation for Jacob William Carroll and Rebecca Whitmore


Family Record

According to the 1900 census, Rebecca (Whitmore) Carroll had given birth to 12 children, 10 of whom were living as of the 1900 census. It remains to be determined if the census report was correct and if so, who the unaccounted for children were.


Census Data

  1880 1890 1900 1910
Jacob William Carroll 49 ? dead

Rebecca (Whitmore) Carroll 35 ? 55 65
    Nellie Rebecca Carroll 9 ? 28 married and living in separate household
    Gertrude Whitmore Carroll 7 ? 27 37
    Fannie Edith Carroll 6 dead

    John Carroll 4 ? married and living in separate household

    Katherine Carroll 2 ? 22 ?
    Alice Carroll 1 ? 21 married and living in separate household
    Sarah Tenney Carroll

? 19 married and living in separate household
    Grace Clark Carroll

? 17 ?
    William Lloyd Carroll

? 16 ?
    Anna Beatrice Carroll

? 12 22

1880 Tremont, Maine (Hancock County) - dwelling 331, family 358. Also living in this household in 1880 were Enoch E. Lurvey (12 y., b. Maine), Rachel Carroll (Jacob's mother; 89 y., b. Massachusetts), and Mary A. Carroll (Jacob's sister; 45 y., b. Maine).



1890 Tremont, Maine (Hancock County) - census data unavailable.

1900 Tremont, Maine (Hancock County) - dwelling 139, family 145.




1910 Southwest Harbor, Maine (Hancock County) - dwelling 207, family 213.



Death Data

Obituary for Nellie Rebecca (Carroll) Thornton, daughter of Jacob William Carroll and Rebecca Whitmore, from Bar Harbor Times, Thursday, 6 February 1958, page 7, column 3: