CARROLL, Charles Holker (1794-1865)

CARROLL, CHARLES HOLKER, a Representative from New York; born at Belle Vue, Hagerstown, Md., May 4, 1794; was graduated from St. Mary's College, Baltimore, Md., in 1813; moved to Livingston County, N.Y.; studied law but never practiced; engaged in agricultural pursuits; land agent; supervisor of Groveland, Livingston County, in 1817, 1818, 1822, 1840, and 1848; county judge 1823-1829; served in the State senate in 1827 and 1828; member of the State assembly in 1836; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1847); was not a candidate for renomination in 1846; managed his large landed estate near Groveland, N.Y.; presidential elector on the American Party ticket in 1856; died in Groveland, N.Y., June 8, 1865; interment in Williamsburgh Cemetery.

Cornell University
Carl A. Kroch Library
Ithaca, NY
Papers: 1845, 1 leaf.
A letter from Charles H. Carroll to an unidentified recipient written on August 4, 1845. In the letter, Charles Carroll declines to send autographs of distinguished individuals to the unnamed addressee, on the grounds that they are an inseparable part of business letters.


New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: In the Luther Bradish Collection, 1801-1863, 10.5 linear feet.
Correspondents include Charles H. Carroll.

  • McNamara, Robert F. "In Search of the Carrolls of Belle Vue." Maryland Historical Magazine 80 (Spring 1985): 99-113.