John Sullivan

1820–about 1878 (Age 58)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of John

John Sullivan was born in 1820, in Kentucky, United States. He married Christina A "Cherety Kate" Colbert on 23 July 1852, in Jennings, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. He died about 1878, in Trimble, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 58.

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John Sullivan
Christina A "Cherety Kate" Colbert
Marriage: 23 July 1852
William T Sullivan
Mary Ellen "Mollie" Sullivan
Richard Sullivan
Robert Sullivan
Laura Sullivan
Laughery Sullivan
Franklin Sullivan
Charles S Sullivan
Andrew "Andy" Sullivan
John Sullivan

Spouse and Children

23 July 1852
Jennings, Indiana, United States


    William T Sullivan



    Richard Sullivan


    Robert Sullivan


    Laura Sullivan


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World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 0

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 10

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 16

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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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Sources (3)

  • John K Sullivan, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Sullivan, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Sullivan in entry for Mary Ellen Crafton, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

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