The Rev. Canon Robert Girard Carroon, Ph.D.

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The Rev. Canon
Robert Girard Carroon, Ph.D.

Robert Girard Carroon, the son of Matthew Arnold Carroon and Agnes Girardeau Squire, is a native of Kansas City, Missouri.  The Rev. Dr. Carroon completed his Bachelor of Arts degree at Indiana State University.  He completed his Master of Divinity at the Nashotah House Theological Seminary and, in addition to his theological studies, obtained a Master of Arts from the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Carroon's Ph.D. (D.Litt.) was completed at England's Sussex University.

The Rev. Dr. Carroon has had an illustrious career in the American Episcopal Church, having served for many years as the Honorary Canon of Christ Church Cathedral in Hartford, Connecticut
and Archivist and Historiographer of the Diocese of Connecticut.  He is the current Secretary of the Board of Archives of the Episcopal Church and the Senior Priest Associate at Grace Episcopal Church in Hartford Father Carroon now serves the Episcopal Church in America as the Director of Scholarship Programs, with the Society for the Increase of the Ministry.

Society Memberships
Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Connecticut  (Past President of
   the Connecticut Society)
* General Society of Colonial Wars  (Chaplain General)
* National Gavel Society
* Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (former National
* National Huguenot Society (President of the Connecticut Society)
* Aztec Club of 1847 (Chaplain)
* Ancient Heraldic and Chivalric Order of Albion
* Baronial Order of Magna Charta
* Military Order of the Crusades
* Descendants of the Illegitimate Sons and Daughters of the Kings of Britain
* Military Order of the Stars and Bars (former Chaplain General)
* Order of the Blue and Gray  (Chaplain)
* National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution  (former
   Genealogist General)
* Order of the Founders and Patriots of America (former Chaplain General)
* General Society Sons of the Revolution  (Chaplain of the Connecticut
* Saint Andrew's Society of Connecticut
* National Society Sons of Colonial New England (Chaplain General)
* General Society of Mayflower Descendants
* Society of the Descendants of the Colonial Clergy
* Hereditary Order Descendants Loyalists & Patriots American Revolution
* General Society of the War of 1812 (Chaplain General)
* Huguenot Society of America
* Huguenot Society of South Carolina
* Society of the Descendants of Washington's Army at Valley Forge (former
   Chaplain General)

* Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (former National Chaplain)
* Order of Descendants of Privates and Privateers
* Sons of Sherman's March to the Sea
* Society of the Descendants of the Founders of Hartford (Chaplain)
* Thomas Rogers Society
* Sons of Veteran's Reserve


Carroon, Rev. Robert Girard, Ph.D.,
Broadswords and Bayonets : The
    Journals of the Expedition Under the Command of Captain Thomas
    Stirling of the 42nd Regiment of Foot, Royal Highland Regiment
    (The Black Watch) to Occupy Fort Chartres in the Illinois Country,
    August 1765 to January 1766
Illinois: Illinois Society of Colonial Wars,

Carroon, Rev. Robert Girard, Ph.D., A New Heart a New Spirit: Sermons
    and Addresses Commemorating Bicentennial of the Consecration of
    Samual Seabury First Bishop of the American Episcopal Church
   York:  Morehouse Publishing, 1988
Carroon, Rev. Robert Girard, Ph.D.,  From Freeman's Ford to Bentonville:
    The 61st Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War
Pennsylvania:  Burd
   Street Press, 1998
Carroon, Rev. Robert Girard, Ph.D., Union Blue: The Military Order of the
    Loyal Legion of the United States
Pennsylvania:  Burd Street Press,

Chivalric Orders
The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem
   (Serving Brother)

* Imperial Order of Saint Michael the Archangel (Chevalier, bestowed by HIH
   Grand Duke Vladamir of Russia)

Listed In
Clerical Directory of the Episcopal Church
Filby's Who's Who in Genealogy and Heraldry

Other Notes
The Rev. Dr. Carroon is a member of the Union League of Philadelphia. He was a former  hockey player  (goaltender) with the  Indianapolis Chiefs, with whom he won the International Hockey League Turner Cup Championship in 1958.  He also played with the Milwaukee Falcons and on the Hartford Whaler Alumni Team of the  National Hockey League. He has served as President of the Hartford Whalers and Hartford Wolf Pack (New York Rangers) Booster Club and serves on the Advisory Board of the Hartford Wolf Pack.

He is a Past President of the Connecticut Society of Genealogists, a member of the Association for the Preservation of Civil War Sites, and the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.  He is a life member of the Saint Andrew's Society of Milwaukee, and a member of the French-Canadian Genealogical Society; the Alliance Francaise; the Bunker Hill Monument Association; the Grant Tomb Monument Association.  Father Carroon also serves as Chief Archivist for the Clan Donald USA.

In addition to Father Carroon's other roles in the Episcopal Church, he is a member of the Guild of All Souls, the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament, and the Society of King Charles the Martyr.  In addition, he serves as Chaplain of the 82nd Airborne Association of Connecticut. Father Carroon is a member of Alpha Delta Chapter, Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity; and is a member of Phi Alpha Theta History Fraternity.

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