James M Sullivan

Brief Life History 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 43 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 4 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 A. Sullivan
Alice Lee Sullivan

Sources (6)

  • J M Sullivan, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James M. Sullivan, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • James M. Sullivan in entry for James Monroe Sullivan, "Florida Deaths, 1877-1939"

World Events (7)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

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.


Historical Boundaries: 1830: Lowndes, Alabama, United States

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

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

Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Liam, Donal, James Patrick, Michael Patrick, Aileen, Brigid, Paddy, Siobhan, John Patrick, Kevin Patrick, Parnell.

Irish (Cork and Kerry): shortened form of O'Sullivan .

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.

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