Carroll Family of Barnwell County, 
South Carolina
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Arlie O’Bryant Carroll, Jr [Thomas Sr. (1), Jacob (2), Abraham (3), William Benjamin (4), Starling (5), Arlie O’Bryant Senior (6)] is a DNA match to CLAN COLLA because he had a rare null value for marker 425. Clan Colla members are the descendants of the Three Collas, Rulers of the Kingdom of Airgialla (Oriel). 
Arlie O'Bryant Carroll also shows a Genetic Distance of 0 to the two descendants of Burton Carroll that have tested their Y-DNA. 

From Peter Beggins 8/21/2015 (Admin of Carroll surname group at FTDNA and co-admin of the Null 425 Clan Colla surname group) 
"Hello Jennifer,
I see 67- and 111-marker results are in for your uncle, Carroll 303983. He has a genetic distance of 6 from our 67-marker Clan Colla modal DNA. He has all four unique Clan Colla markers: 511=9, 425=0, 505=9, 441=12
He has the Carroll1 unique marker: 445=11.
He has 67-marker GDs of 1 to 5 from the other 19 members of the Carroll 1 subgroup. Attached is a matrix of GDs.
 He has 111-marker GDs of 5, 6, and 8 from the other 6 members of the Carroll 1 subgroup who have tested 111 markers." 

There is a fabulous site about the DNA study of the Three Collas and how they determined the DNA was from this group. The site is run by Peter Biggins. His website title page is called "DNA of the Three Collas."

The goal of this website to try and find other Carroll descendants from these lines and have them also tested on FTDNA. We hope they will join not only the Carroll Project but also the Clan Colla project. Below are links to both sites. Please contact me if you have any questions about Y-DNA testing.
From Wikipedia on “Airgialla” (
“In the beginning of the 4th century, three warlike princes, called the Three Collas, sons of Eochy Doimhlein, son of Cairbre Lifeachar, legendary High King of Ireland, of the race of Érimón, made a conquest of a great part of Ulster, which they wrested from the old possessors, princes of the race of Ir, called the Clanna Rory, or Rudericians.
The origins of Airgialla stem from the Battle of Achadh Leithdheirg fought c331 in "Fearnmhagh" - old Farney, a disputed battle site between: Dartree, Monaghan,[10] Farney, Monaghan[11] and Aghaderg Parish, County Down.[12]
In this battle the forces of the Three Collas defeated the forces of Fergus Foga, king of Ulster, of the Ulaid who was slain; and the victors burned to the ground Emain Macha or Emania, (near the present city of Armagh,) the famous palace of the Ulaid kings, which had stood for six centuries, and had been long celebrated by the Irish bards. The sovereignty of Ulster thus passed from the race of Ir to the race of Heremon. The names of the three chiefs were Colla Uais, or Colla the noble, Colla Meann, or Colla the famous, and Colla da Chroich, or Colla of the two territories. Colla Uais became monarch of Ireland 327, and died in 332. The territory conquered by the three Collas comprised the present counties of Louth, Monaghan, and Armagh."

Barnwell County, South Carolina and Sampson/Duplin/Bladen County, North Carolina Connections
The Carroll Family of Barnwell County, South Carolina is matching the following descendants of Sampson/Duplin/Bladen County, North Carolina at the Y-111 testing level. Kit names are not listed for their privacy just their paternal ancestors and genetic distance.

Jesse Carroll, Jr. ,              b. 1774, Sampson Co., NC                     GD5
John Carroll,                      d. 1761, Six Runs Creek, Duplin, NC       GD5
Jesse Carroll                     b.1743 d.1809                                        GD6
Alexander Carrell/Carroll     d. 1827, Sampson Co., NC                     GD6
Elisha Carroll                     b 1799 d 1840 Duplin, NC                       GD6
Johan Hendricksson           b before 1654.Fryksände (?) Swe            GD8 (this is correct)  

Other known connections between Thomas Carroll Sr. and North Carolina
The only connections between Thomas Carroll Sr and North Carolina that are known at this time are his relationships with Abraham Odom's and Joshua Lee's family. 

Abraham Odom (d: 1840 Barnwell County, SC) is said to be from North Carolina. The son of John Odom who was also from North Carolina (per Wells Family Tree, There is also a Abraham Odom who died in Duplin County, North Carolina c. 1812 (per Geni trees). Abraham Odom signed Thomas Carroll Sr will and acted a a witness on all documents relating to his administration of his estate. Thomas Carroll Jr also signed Abraham Odom's will. Abraham Odom lived next to Thomas Carroll Sr on Windy Hill Creek. Mary Carroll married Abraham Odom.

Joshua Lee land locations match known NC Carroll and SC Carroll locations: Joshua Lee purchased a tract of land in Duplin County, NC from James Kenan in 1772 and sold to King Vann on the 18 Feb 1780 for 2000 pounds. A portion of this tract of land was bought by Jesse Carroll, Sr in 1784. Written on the 12 Feb 1780 for Joshua Lee for 100 acres on the east side of the Six Runs and was recorded 28 Sept 1785. (John Carroll another Carroll DNA match owned land on Six Runs)
"Two other deeds seem most certainly to involve Jesse the soldier. On 11 Apr 1784, King Vann deeded to Jesse Carroll, both of Duplin County, 75 acres for 25 pounds. The deed covered land that had been part of a tract granted to Joseph Williams and part of a tract granted to Joshua Lee described as on the East side of Six Runs and lying in the fork of Stewart’s Creek.” From research on Jesse Carroll by Oakey Mertz: 

Research on Joshua Lee by Carol Lee Vickery from her "Carol Lee Vickery Tree." Carol Lee Vickery even had Brent Holcomb weight in on her research before connecting the Joshua Lee of NC to the Joshua Lee of Barnwell County, SC.
Joshua Lee also owned land Little SaltCatchers (Salkehatchie) in Barnwell County, SC which then passed to Joshua Lee, Jr.  

Joshua Lee’s great granddaughter married Thomas Carroll Sr’s grandson.
Joshua Lee b. 1754 Edgecomb County, NC d. 1813
Joshua Lee b. 1774 Duplin County, NC d. Barnwell County, SC Dec 1807
Stephen Lee b. 1798 Bladen County, NC d. Dale County, AL
Elizabeth Lee b. 1820 Barnwell County, SC d. Barbour County, AL m. John C. Carroll b.1814 (son of Thomas Carroll, Jr and Sarah Walker)

It also appears the NC Carroll group remove the same part of Barbour, AL as the SC Carroll group mentioned on this website. In a email from Keith Wade from 9/20/2015 he stated that:
" I actually have two different Carroll lines in my family. They are not connected down here. Meaning they never crossed married here. In fact the other line is pretty much non existing here anymore. That line comes from Duplin, NC through a John Carroll born about 1740 who had a son John C. Carroll who had a son named Mason who left NC and settled in Thomasville GA. He had a son named Isham who came to Barbour. He is another Grandfather of mine on a different line.  
My understanding is that there are two main Carroll Brothers that came to the USA at the same time to NC and that is where most of the Carroll's come through. That John is supposed to be one of those brothers."​