James M Sullivan

10 August 1828–7 June 1864 (Age 35)
Mount Willing, Lowndes, Alabama, United States

The Life of James M

When James M Sullivan was born on 10 August 1828, in Mount Willing, Lowndes, Alabama, United States, his father, Daniel Sullivan, was 48 and his mother, Jane Griffith, was 24. He married Elleanor Mc Wright Pierce on 10 August 1848, in Lowndes, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Lowndes, Alabama, United States in 1850. He died on 7 June 1864, in Virginia, United States, at the age of 35, and was buried in Virginia, United States.

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James M Sullivan
Elleanor Mc Wright Pierce
Marriage: 10 August 1848
Daniel Wylie Sullivan
Thomas Edison Sullivan
Ruthie Jane Sullivan
James Monroe Sullivan
Francis Malcolm Sullivan
Francis A Sullivan
Alice Lee Sullivan

Spouse and Children

10 August 1848
Lowndes, Alabama, United States


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Age 5

Historical Boundaries - 1833: Lowndes, Alabama, United States
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 16

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of O’Sullivan, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Súileabháin ‘descendant of Súileabhán’, a personal name composed of the elements súil ‘eye’ + dubh ‘black’, ‘dark’ + the diminutive suffix -án.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Civil War

See information regarding Company A, Reg. 17 in the "Notes" section.

Sources (3)

  • J M Sullivan, "United States Census, 1850"
  • J M Sullivan, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James M. Sullivan in entry for James Monroe Sullivan, "Florida Deaths, 1877-1939"

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