Charles Holker Carroll
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1847
|Preceded by||Seth Merrill Gates|
|Succeeded by||Robert L. Rose|
|Member of the New York State Assembly from Livingston Co.|
|Member of the New York State Senate|
1827 – March 1828
|Preceded by||John Bowman|
|Succeeded by||George H. Boughton|
|Born||May 4, 1794|
|Died||June 8, 1865 (aged 71)|
Groveland, New York
|Resting place||Williamsburg Cemetery|
Alida Maria Van Rensselaer
(m. 1820; her death 1832)
|Relations||Henry Fitzhugh (brother-in-law)|
Samuel S. Carroll (nephew)
|Alma mater||St. Mary's College (1813)|
Charles Holker Carroll (May 4, 1794 – June 8, 1865) was an American farmer and politician from New York who was a descendant of the Carrolls of Carrollton and married into the Van Rensselaer family.
Carroll was born on May 4, 1794 in Hagerstown, Maryland. He was the son of Charles Carroll (1767–1823) and Anne Sprigg (1769–1837). His siblings included William Thomas Carroll and Elizabeth Barbara Carroll (1806–1866), who was married to Henry Fitzhugh (1801–1866), an Erie Canal Commissioner and member of the New York State Assembly and the sister of Ann Carroll Fitzhugh, wife of Gerrit Smith.
Carroll's paternal grandfather was Charles Carroll of Duddington (1729–1773), himself the grandson of Charles Carroll (1661-1720), a native of England who emigrated to Maryland in 1689. His grandfather was the nephew of Charles Carroll of Annapolis and a cousin of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, a signor of the Declaration of Independence.
Carroll was married to Alida Maria Van Rensselaer (1801–1832) the daughter of Jeremiah Van Rensselaer (1769–1829). Alida was the niece of Jacob Rutsen Van Rensselaer and the granddaughter of Robert Van Rensselaer (1740–1802). Her older sister, Cornelia Rutsen Van Rensselaer (b. 1798), was married to Rep. Francis Granger. They lived at a homestead known as "The Hermitage" in Groveland, New York. Together, they were the parents of six children, only two of which survived to maturity:
- Henry Carroll (1821–1828), who died young.
- Charles Carroll (1823–1830), who died young.
- Cornelia Granger Carroll (1826–1909), who married Edward Philo Fuller (1820–1866), son of Congressman Philo C. Fuller, in 1850.
- Anne Elizabeth Carroll (1828–1905), who married William Dana Fitzhugh (1824–1889), son of Dr. Daniel H. Fitzhugh and nephew of Henry Fitzhugh, in 1849.
- Adeline V. Carroll (1830–1860), who died unmarried.
- Alida Carroll (1831–1831), who died young.
After his wife's early death in 1832, her sister, Catharine Schuyler Van Rensselaer (1802–1873), who never married, lived at "The Hermitage" and acted as a second mother to the Carroll girls.
Through his daughter Cornelia, he was the grandfather of Sophia Fuller (b. 1854) who married Edwin Forrest Sweet (1847–1935), a Congressman and Mayor of Grand Rapids, Michigan (from 1904–05) and Philo Carroll Fuller (1857–1931), who also served as Mayor of Grand Rapids in 1917. The Sweets were the parents of Carroll Fuller Sweet (b. 1877), George Sweet (b. 1881), Sidney Edward Sweet (b. 1883), Cornelia Van Rensselaer Sweet (b. 1886), Sophia Fuller Sweet (b. 1892).
Through his daughter Anne, he was the grandfather of Anne Fitzhugh (b. 1850), Alida Catharine Fitzhugh, who died in Texas, Carroll Fitzhugh (d. 1880), Cornelia F. Fitzhugh, who married Richard Field Conover (1858–1930), Edward F. Fitzhugh, a chemist.
- "CARROLL, Charles Holker - Biographical Information". bioguide.congress.gov. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
- Bergen, Tunis Garret (1915). Genealogies of the State of New York: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Founding of a Nation. Lewis Historical Publishing Company. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
- Rowland, Kate Mason (1898). The Life of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, 1737-1832: With His Correspondence and Public Papers. G.P. Putnam's Sons. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
- McNamara, Robert F. (Spring 1985). "In Search of the Carrolls of Belle Vue" (PDF). Maryland Historical Magazine (80): 99–113. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
- Hess, Stephen (2015). America's Political Dynasties: From Adams to Clinton. Brookings Institution Press. ISBN 9780815727101. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
- Biographical Review; this Volume Contains Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens of Livingston and Wyoming Counties, New York ... Biographical Review Publishing Company. 1895. pp. 343–344. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
- Reynolds, Cuyler (1914). Genealogical and Family History of Southern New York and the Hudson River Valley: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Building of a Nation. Lewis Historical Publishing Company. p. 1151. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
- Americana, Vol. 14. National Americana Society. 1920. p. 292. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
- "EDWIN FORREST SWEET.; Assistant Secretary of Commerce in Hoover Administration,". The New York Times. 3 April 1935. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
- "PHILO C. FULLER". The New York Times. 25 May 1931. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
-  Transcriptions from Gravestones, at RootsWeb
- United States Congress. "Charles H. Carroll (id: C000186)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
|New York State Senate|
|Preceded by |
| New York State Senate |
Eighth District (Class 4)
1827 - 1828
George H. Boughton
|U.S. House of Representatives|
|Preceded by |
Seth Merrill Gates
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from New York's 29th congressional district
1843 - 1847
Robert L. Rose