HENRY SULLIVAN, B. CA. 1788, PA; m. Polly "Mary" LANE / Polly
"Mary" LAIN (ca. 1796, VA, daughter of Henry LANE / Henry LAIN, Greene Co., TN
and granddaughter of Cornelius LANE / Cornelius LAIN), 26 Mar 1812, Greene Co., TN. Our
line of the SULLIVAN family came to PA from Ireland. Their name in Ireland was O'SULLIVAN.
Some descendants believe our family came from County Cork, probably landing at the Port of
Philadelphia. A Henry O'SULLIVAN was baptized in Ballyhay, County Cork, Ireland, on 27 Jun
1746. He was the son of John O'SULLIVAN. This Henry is believed to be the father of our
Henry born around 1788 in PA. We know that our SULLIVAN line descended from Henry SULLIVAN
born around 1788 in PA. He later settled in Bledsoe Co., TN.
- Jacob SULLIVAN, b. ca. 1814, m. ? Mary "Polly" SWAFFORD (b. ca.
1831, SC). Children: Manervy SULLIVAN, James SULLIVAN, John SULLIVAN, William
"Billy" SULLIVAN, Margaret SULLIVAN, Mary E. SULLIVAN, Thomas SULLIVAN.
- Martha SULLIVAN, b. ca. 1818, Bledsoe Co. TN.
- Sarah SULLIVAN, ca. 1822, Bledsoe Co., TN.
- Isaac SULLIVAN, b. ca. 1824, m. Elvina C. BLACK (b. ca. 1831 GA, parents
thought to be Richard BLACK and Jane BLACK, d. after 1880 in Van Buren Co., TN). Children
Nancy SULLIVAN, James C. SULLIVAN, William Richard SULLIVAN, Darius SULLIVAN. He died
between 1866 and 1870.
- James SULLIVAN, b. 1825, Bledsoe Co., TN, m. Lucinda Jane BLACK,
ca 1848 in Bledsoe Co., TN or NC). Children: Isaac SULLIVAN, William C. SULLIVAN, Mary
Catherine SULLIVAN, John SULLIVAN, Trasda Carlista SULLIVAN, Laura SULLIVAN, Ophra Lou
SULLIVAN, John Duncan SULLIVAN.
- Polly A. "Mary" SULLIVAN, ca. 1826
- William SULLIVAN, b. ca. 1828, Bledsoe Co., TN m. ? Elizabeth SWAFFORD.
Children: Jane SULLIVAN, Matilda SULLIVAN, Isaac SULLIVAN, Marilda SULLIVAN. Found in
Sequatchie Co., TN 1860; Robinson Road, Bledsoe Co. TN 1870.
- Daniel SULLIVAN, b. 11 Apr 1828, Bledsoe Co., TN; m. Pheby COLLINS (b. 25
Mar 1837, d. 5 Feb 1920, in Roane Co., TN, daughter of Thomas COLLINS). Children: Mary
SULLIVAN, Daniel SULLIVAN, Henry SULLIVAN, Stamper SULLIVAN in Cumberland Co., TN.
- Nancy SULLIVAN, ca. 1830, Bledsoe Co., TN.
- David SULLIVAN, ca. 1830, Bledsoe Co., TN.
- John SULLIVAN, b. ca. 1832, m. Elizabeth "Betsy" KNEENER (b.
1840, buried Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Children: Mary SULLIVAN m.? BREWER, Emaly SULLIVAN m.
? EDMONS, James SULLIVAN m. Susie HYDER, Ellen SULLIVAN, Bunn SULLIVAN m. Nancy Unknown,
Elijah "Lige" SULLIVAN, Nancy SULLIVAN m. Plaze EDMONS, Henry SULLIVAN, John
SULLIVAN m. Hester FERGUSON, Elizabeth "Lizzie" SULLIVAN, Lafayette
"Fate" SULLIVAN m. Angeline SULLIVAN, Charles "Charlie" SULLIVAN,
- Elijah SULLIVAN, b. ca. 1836, Bledsoe Co., TN.
- Benjamin Franklin "Frank" SULLIVAN, b. 17 Jun 1838, Bledsoe
Co., TN m. J. Catherine POPE (b. Jun 1843, AR, 1862. Children: Henry SULLIVAN, Mary
SULLIVAN, Sarah SULLIVAN, William SULLIVAN, Martha SULLIVAN, Cora Belle SULLIVAN, James
SULLIVAN, John SULLIVAN. Of the 12 children born only 7 lived to adulthood. He died 6 Jan
1914, Pikeville, Bledsoe Co., TN. Buried on East Valley Rd., land belonging to Bird
FREEMAN, Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Bledsoe Co., TN.
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JAMES SULLIVAN ( 5th child of Henry SULLIVAN and Polly LANE
SULLIVAN), b. 1825, Bledsoe Co., TN, m. Lucinda Jane BLACK (b. ca. 1832 in NC, d. after
1880, ? Warren Co., TN, parents thought to be Richard BLACK and Jane BLACK). He served in
the Civil War, 16th Confederate Tennessee Infantry. Richard and Jane Black were
said to be Cherokee Indians. Family legend has it that James Sullivan traded Richard Black
buttons and other items for his daughter's hand in marriage. Lucinda's Indian name was
said to be "Flower of the Morning." The Blacks disappeared after the 1870 census
records were taken in Bledsoe County, Tennessee. Lucinda birth place was listed as North
Carolina and her sister's was listed as Georgia. Family members say that Lucinda was part
of the Manito Indians which were suppose to be part of the Cherokees. There were McIntosh
Indians living in the area of Long Island near South Pittsburg, Tennessee in Marion
County. Some of the family members thought the Black family lived on Long Island when
James and Lucinda were married. No marriage records have been found for them. It is
thought that they had an Indian marriage and they weren't recorded.
- Isaac " Ike" SULLIVAN, b. 1849, Bledsoe Co., TN, m. 1st
Elizabeth MARTIN PRIEST, aka Elizabeth MARTIN ROMANS, 2nd Luella
"Ella" BRIMER. Children: Twin Boy SULLIVAN, Twin Girl SULLIVAN, Mary Elizabeth
SULLIVAN, Tommy SULLIVAN, Dovie SULLIVAN, Alma SULLIVAN. He died Jan 1912, Sherwood, TN.
- William C. SULLIVAN, b. ca. 1854, m. Frances "Cordelia" DORSEY
(b. ca. 1856, d. before 1900, Warren Co., TN) 12 Jul 1872, Warren Co., TN. Children:
Daniel SULLIVAN, Elizabeth SULLIVAN, Samuel SULLIVAN, Daisy SULLIVAN, Henry SULLIVAN,
Bernie SULLIVAN, Titus SULLIVAN, James Parker SULLIVAN, Arnia May SULLIVAN.
- Mary Catherine SULLIVAN, b. Feb 1856, ? Warren Co., TN, m. Elisha EVANS
(b. Feb 1857, St Louis, MO, d. 12 May 1911, Ben Mountain, Warren Co., TN) ca. 1880.
Children: Albert EVANS, Edward EVANS, Clinton EVANS.
- John SULLIVAN, b. 1859, Warren Co., TN, d. before 1870, Warren Co., TN.
- Trasda Carlista Ward SULLIVAN, b. 4 Apr 1862, Warren Co., TN, m. James C.
SULLIVAN (son of Isaac SULLIVAN and Elvina BLACK SULLIVAN) 11 Aug 1890, Van Buren Co., TN.
Child was John "Oscar" SULLIVAN.
- Laura SULLIVAN, b. 1866, Warren Co., TN.
- Ophra Lou SULLIVAN, b. Sep 1867, Warren Co. or White Co. , TN, d. 1903,
- John Duncan SULLIVAN, b. 10 Dec 1868, Warren Co. or White Co., TN,
m. Augusta PASSONS (b. 19 May 1881, Spencer, Van Buren Co., TN, d. 23 Dec 1966,
Bridgeport, AL) 26 Nov 1899, Van Buren Co., TN. Children: Trasda Calvin SULLIVAN, Madgie
Eugenia SULLIVAN, Alice Roosevelt SULLIVAN, Lou Lemuel Phebe Irene SULLIVAN, Evelyn
Rebecca SULLIVAN, Katie Samantha SULLIVAN, Lela Mae SULLIVAN.
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JOHN DUNCAN SULLIVAN (8th child of James SULLIVAN and Lucinda
BLACK SULLIVAN), b. 10 Dec 1868, Warren Co. or White Co., TN, m. Augusta PASSONS (b. 19
May 1881, Spencer, Van Buren Co., TN, d. 23 Dec 1966, Bridgeport, AL) 26 Nov 1899, Van
Buren Co., TN.
- Trasda Calvin "Bug" SULLIVAN, b. 14 Oct 1900, Bone Cave, Van
Buren Co., TN, m. James William "Will" MOORE (b. 21 Mar 1897, Dayton, TN, d. 19
Sep 1963, buried Cumberland View Cemetery, Jasper, TN. Served in WW I, 10BNM REPL TNG
Light Artillery 1917-1918) 2 Oct 1919, Jasper, Marion Co., TN. Children: Lola Virginia
MOORE, James Lloyd MOORE, Calvin Smith MOORE, Billy Maurice MOORE, Bob Lee MOORE, Joseph
Doss MOORE, Douglas Guinn MOORE, Thomas Risden MOORE, Robert Coleman MOORE, Mary Ruth
MOORE. She died 17 Feb 1981, buried Cumberland View Cemetery, Jasper, TN.
- Madgie Eugenia SULLIVAN, b. 6 Oct 1919, Sherwood, TN, m. Walter Leonard
PAYNE SR. (b. 7 Jul 1897, Richard City, TN, son of William Andrew Payne and Laura Celia
SMITH. He died 20 Apr 1965, S. Pittsburg, TN). Children: Ollie Janette PAYNE, Sadie
Elizabeth PAYNE, Dorothy Lucille PAYNE, Walter Leonard "Cotton" PAYNE, Marvin
Lewis PAYNE, James Lawrence PAYNE, Ivy Ruth PAYNE.
- Alice Roosevelt "Rose" SULLIVAN, b. 19 Nov 1904, Sherwood, TN,
m. 1st William Walter MOORE (b. 1904 Cleveland, TN) in 1928; 2nd
John HARRIS. Children: Mildred Louise SULLIVAN (b. 1923, d. 1924), Billy Joe MOORE.
- Lou Lemuel Phebe Irene SULLIVAN, b. 10 Oct 1906, m. 1st Allen
Webster CARNES SR from Rome, GA (b. 23 Dec 1902, Cave Spring, GA, d. 17 Mar 1972 Bamberg,
SC) ca. 1926, 2nd Joseph "Reece" SHORT (b. 6 Dec 1905, Sewanee, TN,
d. 13 Sep 1996 Belleville, IL). Children: Joseph Carl Waldon SULLIVAN, Allen Webster
CARNES JR., Joseph Reece SHORT JR. (twin), Josephine SHORT (twin), Clyde Edward SHORT,
Patricia Sue SHORT, William Lewis SHORT, Thelma Mae SHORT.
- Evelyn Rebecca "Bill" SULLIVAN, b. 18 Dec 1911, Bridgeport, AL,
m. 1st Charlie Elbert. WELLS JR. (b. 26 Jun 1908 Anderson, Franklin Co., TN,
son of Charlie Elbert WELLS Sr. And Sallie HUNTER WEST WELLS. Died 19 Jul 1990, AL) on 24
Sep 1927, 2nd William "Bill" Franklin COWAN on 28 Nov 1966. Children:
Charles Elbert WELLS, Joseph Carl WELLS, John Allen WELLS, Jo Ann WELLS, Jerry Raymond
WELLS, Jimmy Don WELLS, Wayne WELLS, Phyllis Jean WELLS. She died 27 Jun 1988, Ider, AL
- Katie Samantha SULLIVAN, b. 2 Dec 1914, Richard City, TN, m. 1st
Jack "Buster" HAMOCK (b. 10 Mar 1913, d. 2 Oct 1975, son of Adam HAMOCK and
Lillie HAMOCK) in 1933, 2nd William "Lawrence" SHORT (b. 8 Nov 1907,
Sewanee, TN, d. 8 Jan 1986, Chattanooga, TN, son of Reuben SHORT and Julia Ann AUSTIN
SHORT) on 20 Oct 1936. Child was Ray Newman HAMOCK, who changed his name to Ray Newman
SHORT. She died 18 May 1987 in Chattanooga, TN, buried in Greenwood Cemetery.
- Lela Mae SULLIVAN, b. 24 Mar 1917, d. 27 Apr 1920, , Richard City, TN.
Buried in Beene Cemetery, South Pittsburg, TN
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