Posted By: Tina Keister (email)
Date: 11/26/2005 at 00:29:35
Oliver Carroll, florist and proprietor of Pine Gove nursery, Boonesboro; is a grandson of Charles Carroll, and offical in the Revolutionary War, who was a nephew of J C Carroll of Carrolton, a signer of the Declaration fo Independence; was born in Miami county, Ohio, March 23, 1829, and was there raised, devoting his early life to farming; on becoming of age he entered into the mercantile business in Georgetown, Ohio, and remained in said business for four years, but his health requiring outdoor exercise, he again engaged in farming, in 1856 he move to Greene county, Wisconsin, and ther followed his occupation for two years, and then came to Marshall county this State, and remained for four years, in 1863 he came to his present location and established the first nursery in the county and has been very successful, his nursery consists of all fruit trees adapted to this climate, and are of choice varieties, in connection with which he has evergreens, ornamental shrubbery and house-plants in great variety; his ground is tastefully laid out, and consists of eight acres; he was married Oct 2, 1858 to Miss Mary J Banta, who was born in Ohio; she is the Holland descent, Jacob Banta having emigrated to this country, and was about the first settler in New York City, then known as New Amsterdam; he settled in New Jersey, and from there to Lebanon, Ohio, shortly after the Revolutionary War was ended.
Bio from the 1880 Boone Co history book pg 560
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