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General John Sullivan

Barb Fleming (View posts)
Posted: 1 May 1999 12:50PM GMT
Looking for information about children and grandchildren of General John Sulliavan of Durham, New Hampshire. Can anyone help? Thanks>

General John Sullivan

Posted: 19 Jul 2000 11:42AM GMT
Edited: 6 Sep 2001 3:00AM GMT
I too am looking for information on his ancestors. I have some printed information gathered from former family members. If you have not found what you are looking for or could offer information in return, please correspond with me on e-mail. Thanks.

Re: General John Sullivan

Posted: 23 May 2002 12:11AM GMT
Classification: Query
did your john sullivan by chance ever live in berwick,ME?

Re: General John Sullivan

Posted: 23 May 2002 12:14AM GMT
Classification: Query
do you know what year he was born in, if he had any siblings or who his parents were cause i have a general john sullivan with lots of info. i have tried many sites 2 of them are
google.com and type General John Sullivan
and
o-sullivan.net they have lots of things on it

hope that can help

*megan

Re: General John Sullivan

Betty Sullivan (View posts)
Posted: 23 May 2002 3:49AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks Megan, since posting this and doing extensive work I have found that we are not related to General John Sullivan. But thanks for the sites. they may be of help to others.

Timeline for General Sullivan's family

Posted: 16 Sep 2002 11:23PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Sullivan Sullyfun Sullefund Brown Browne Hardy Worchester Grant Parker Cotton Odiarne
Timeline of Master John Owen Sullivan -

17 Jun 1690 or 1691 - Master John Owen Sullivan born to Philip O'Sullivan and Joane McCarthy in Limerick or Ardea, Kerry Co., Ireland

1714 - Margery or Merjery Brown or Browne born in Cork, Ireland

About 1736 - Son of John Owen Sullyfun or Sullefund or Sullivan (age 46 or 47) and Margery Browne (age 22) - Benjamin Sullivan born

Abt. 1738 - Son of John Owen Sullyfun or Sullefund or Sullivan (age 48 or 49) and Margery Browne (age 24) - Captain Daniel Sullivan born

7 Feb 1740 - Son of John Owen Sullyfun or Sullefund or Sullivan (age 50 or 51) and Margery Browne (age 26) - General John Sullivan born

22 Apr 1744 - Son of John Owen Sullyfun or Sullefund or Sullivan (age 54 or 55) and Margery Browne (age 30) - Delegate to the Continental Congress James Sullivan born * Sullivan, James (1744-1808) Brother of John Sullivan; uncle of George Sullivan. Born in Berwick, York County, Maine, April 22, 1744. State court judge, 1776; Delegate to Continental Congress from Massachusetts, 1782-83; Massachusetts state attorney general, 1790-1807; Governor of Massachusetts, 1807-08; died in office 1808. Died December 10, 1808. Interment at Central Boston Common Cemetery, Boston, Mass. See also: congressional biography.

29 Jul 1745 - Daughter-In-Law Keziah Grant, wife of Benjamin Sullivan, born Somersworth, New Hampshire

26 Jun 1748 - Daughter-In-Law Mehitable Hetty Odiarne, wife of James Sullivan, born Durham, Strafford, New Hampshire

1752 - Daughter of John Owen Sullyfun or Sullefund or Sullivan (age 62 or 63) and Margery Browne (age 38) - Mary Sullivan born

1753 or 3 Oct 1754 - Son of John Owen Sullyfun (age 63 or 64) or Sullefund or Sullivan and Margery Browne (age 39) - Ebenezer (Eben) Moses born in Berwick, Maine or Massachusetts or New Hampshire

1758 - Daughter-In-Law Mary Parker, Ebenezer's second wife, born in South Carolina?

1759 - Son Benjamin Sullivan marries Keziah Grant (children Benjamin and Elizabeth)

1760 - Grandson Benjamin Sullivan born to Benjamin Sullivan and Keziah Grant

1760 - Son John Sullivan marries Lydia Remick Worster or Wooster or Worchester (They have children: John, George, Lydia, James, and Mary)

17 Jun 1765 - Son Daniel Sullivan marries Abigail Bean (children Rachel, James, Hannah, Mary, Lydia, and John)

1767 - Son Benjamin Sullivan lost at sea while serving in the British Royal Navy

22 Feb 1768 - Son James Sullivan marries Mehitable (Hetty) Odiarne (children: James, Avis, Mehitable (Hettie), William, John Langdon, Richard, William Bont or Bant, George, and Nancy)

4 May 1768 - Daughter Mary Sullivan (age 16) marries Theophilus Hardy in New Hampshire (Children: Benjamin, Sullivan, Margery, Sarah, and Dorothy)

6 Jan 1769 - Grandson James Sullivan born to James Sullivan (age 25) and Mehitable (Hetty) Odiarne (age 21) in Biddleford, York, Maine

Abt 1770 - Grandson Benjamin Hardy born to Mary Sullivan (age 18) and Theophilus Hardy.

29 Aug 1771 - Son George Sullivan born to John Sullivan (age 31) and Lydia Worshester.

8 Oct 1771 - Granddaughter Avis Sullivan born to James Sullivan (age 27) and Mehitable (Hetty) Odiarne (age 23) in Biddleford, York, Maine

29 Jul 1772 - Granddaughter Mehetable (Hettie) Sullivan born to James Sullivan (age 28) and Mehitable (Hetty) Odiarne (age 24) in Saco, York, Maine

1773 - Ebenezer's older brother John was released from having to help his brother with his accademic pursuits.

18 Feb 1773 - Son Ebenezer (age 20 or 21) married to Abigail Cotton (child: John - supposed raised by General Sullivan's family)

30 Nov 1774 - Grandson William Sullivan born to James Sullivan (age 30) and Mehitable (Hetty) Odiarne (age 26) in Saco, York, Maine

ABT. 1774 or 1775? - Grandson John Sullivan, Ebenezer's (age about 21 or 22) son, born in Berwick, Maine

ABT. 1774 or 1775? (more likely to be after 1778??) - Son Ebenezer (about age 22 or 23) married to Mary Parker in Charleston, South Carolina

1775 - Daughter Mary Sullivan born to John Sullivan (age 35) and Lydia Worshester.

22 June 1775 - Son John Sullivan (age 35) becomes Brigadier-General Continental Army

1775 - Son Brigadier General Sullivan (age 35) commanded left wing of army

May to December, 1775 - Son Ebenezer (age 22 or 23) is Captain of Scammon?s Massachusetts Regiment

1775 - Captain Wood was soon after promoted to Major - Son Ebenezer Sullivan (age 22 or 23) , a brother of General John, succeeded him in command

June 17,1775 - Son Ebenezer (age 22 or 23) fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill

21 December 1775 - Son General John Sullivan, having encamped in Cambridge at Winter Hill, waits his fate in the planned attack agianst the British batteries occupying Bunker Hill

1776 - Son James Sullivan,(age 32) State court judge, 1776

1st January, 1776 - Son Ebenezer (age 23 or 24) is Captain 15th Continental Infantry

March 17, 1776 (age 23 or 24) - fighting that day was Son Captain Ebenezer Sullivan, whose brothers James would become governor of Massachusetts and John, a general in Washington's Army, would force English troops to evacuate Boston on March 17, 1776

20th May, 1776 - Son Ebenezer (age 23 or 24) taken prisoner at the Cedars

1776 - Son Ebenezer (age 23 or 24) taken prisoner by the Indians of Canada, held as prisoner for some time and experienced suffering and cruelty at their hands but finally escaped. He was held as a hostage by the Indians and rescued from burning at the stake by a British officer

On June 1 [1776] - Washington's six additional regiments arrived under the command of Major General John Sullivan (age 36) of New Hampshire. The next day Thomas died, and Sullivan took command.

4 June 1776 - Colonel Thompson was promoted a brigadier general March 1, 1776, and on the 19th of March he relieved General Charles Lee of the command of the forces at New [p.191] York. In April following he was ordered to Canada, to reenforce General John Thomas. He met the remnant of the Northern army on its retreat from Quebec, and assumed the chief command, yielding the same on the 4th of June to General John Sullivan (age 36) , by whose orders he made a disastrous attack on the enemy at Three Rivers, and was there made a prisoner.

June 13 [1776] - Son General Sullivan (age 36) retreated to Ile-aux-Nois

9th August, 1776 - Son John Sullivan (age 36) becomes Major-General

1776 - Peter Bryant Bruin Major and Aide-de-Camp, John Skey Eustace (Ga) Aide-de-Camp, to General Sullivan (age 36)

14 August 1776 - Alexandria Scammell (NH.) Aide-de-Camp to General Sullivan (age 36)

14 August 1776, to 12th June, 1779 - Lewis Morris Jr. (N. Y.) Aide-de-Camp to General Sullivan (age 36)

[August 30, 1776] But Admiral Howe was not interested in preventing an American retreat. On the contrary, he was once more pursing a negotiated peace. Aboard his flagship, HMS Eagle, he had spent much of the previous day in conversation with the two captured American generals, William Alexander and John Sullivan. He got nowhere with Alexander, whose family had seen savage British repression of Scottish revolts. But John Sullivan was more naive and emotional. He eagerly agreed to become his Lordship's emissary to the Continental Congress.

August 1776 - In the center of the American line, about the same number of German troops skirmished with the Massachusetts and Connecticutt soldiers under Major General John Sullivan (age 36) of New Hampshire, who had managed to avoid censure for his awful performance in Canada.

August 1776 - Son General Sullivan (age 36) taken prisoner at Long Island

August 29 (Quaker Hill) - Son General Sullivan (age 36) and troops repulsed the Bristish forces

15 August 1776 - William Stephens Smith (N. Y.) Major and Aide-de-Camp to General Sullivan (age 36)

9th October, 1776 - Edward Sherburne (N. H.) Major and Aide-de-Camp to General Sullivan (age 36)

December 1776 - Son General Sullivan (age 36) exchanged

9 Apr 1777 - Grandson John Langdon Sullivan born to James Sullivan (age 33) and Mehitable (Hetty) Odiarne (age 29) in Saco, York, Maine

7 August 1777 - In early August, Son General Sullivan is overcome with bleeding ulcers and writes to Washington: Hanover

27 September 1777 - John White (Pa) volunteer Aide-de-Camp to General Sullivan (age 37)

9 November 1777 - Nicholas Van Cortlandt (N. Y.) Major and Aide-de-Camp to General Sullivan (age 37)

1777 - Patrick Cogan, an officer of the First New Hampshire Regiment in the Revolution, who served under General John Sullivan (age 37) at Ticonderoga

1778 - Son Ebenezer (age 25 or 26) is exchanged

1778 - When released Son Ebenzer was aide to his brother Gen. John Sullivan in the Rhode Island campaign

1778 - General Titcomb's brigade in the unsuccessful campaign of General Sullivan (age 38) against the British at Newport, Rhode Island

1778 ? - Rufus King served in the Revolutionary War; became aide to General Sullivan (age 38) in his expedition to Rhode Island

9 August 1778 Rhode Island Adventure - the day after Son General Sullivan (age 38) had ferried his army from the mainland to the north end of Newport's Aquidneck Island, the French discovered that Admiral Howe's fleet was approaching from New York.

9 September 1778 - Resolved, that the thanks of Congress be given to Major-General Sullivan (age 38), and to the officers and troops of his command, for their fortitude and bravery displayed in the action of August 29th (Quaker Hill), in which they repulsed the British forces and maintained the field."

??? when??? - Grandson Nehemiah Sullivan, Ebenezer's and Mary Parker's son born possibly in Salem County, New Jersey or Charleston, South Carolina or Maine or New Hampshire ??

??? when??? - Grandson William Sullivan, Ebenezer's and Mary Parker's son born possibly in Salem County, New Jersey or Charleston, South Carolina or Maine or New Hampshire ??

??? when??? - Grandson David Sullivan, Ebenezer's and Mary Parker's son born possibly in Salem County, New Jersey or Charleston, South Carolina or Maine or New Hampshire ??

17 Jun 1779 - Grandson Richard Sullivan born to James Sullivan (age 35) and Mehitable (Hetty) Odiarne (age 31) in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts

1779 - Jonathon Dayton accompanied Son General Sullivan (age 39) on his western expedition

1779 - Joseph Brant, (Thayendanega) accompanied the expedition from Fort Niagara against Son General Sullivan (age 39)

In 1779 the Americans retaliated with overwhelming force, sending Son Major General John Sullivan (age 39) at the head of the 4,000 - man army into the heart of Iroquis country.

8 Sep 1779 - Grandson Sullivan Hardy born to Mary Sullivan (age 28) and Theophilus Hardy

14 October 1779 - "Resolved, that the thanks of Congress be given to Major-General Sullivan (age 39) and the brave officers and soldiers under his command, for effectually executing an important expedition against such of the Indian nations as, encouraged by the councils of his Britannic majesty, had perfidiously waged an unprovoked and cruel war against these United States, laid waste many of their defenseless towns, and with savage barbarity slaughtered the inhabitants thereof."

30 November 1779 - Son General John Sullivan (age 39) resigned

Abt 1780 - Granddaughter Dorothy Hardy born to Mary Sullivan (age 29) and Theophilus Hardy

Abt 1781 - Granddaughter Sarah Hardy born to Mary Sullivan (age 30) and Theophilus Hardy

16 May/Mar 1781 - Grandson William Bont or Bant Sullivan born to James Sullivan (age 37) and Mehitable (Hetty) Odiarne (age 33) in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts

1781 - Son Captain Daniel Sullivan dies aboard a British prison ship

Abt 1782 - Granddaughter Margery Hardy born to Mary Sullivan (age 31) and Theophilus Hardy

11 Apr 1782 - Grandson Parker Sullivan, Ebenezer's (age 29 or 30) and Mary Parker's son, born in New Jersey or possibly elsewhere?

1782-1783 - Sullivan, James (age 38) Delegate to Continental Congress from Massachusetts

21 Feb 1783 - Grandson George Sullivan born to James Sullivan (age 37) and Mehitable (Hetty) Odiarne (age 33) in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts

June 1788 became the month of decision. Virginia's convention met on the second, New York's on the seventeenth and New Hampshire's on the eighteeneth. Although they started latest, the Granite Staters surged to the head of the pack because they had thrashed out a lot of disagreements in their earlier convention - and because Governor John Sullivan (age 48) had gone from mediocre general to first-class politician. During the months of adjournment, he and his right-hand man, John Langdon, had worked tirelessly to change minds and hearts. One June 21, only three days after the delegates reconvened, the Constitution prevailed 57 to 46.

1790 - Son Ebenezer (age 37 or 38) found on the Berwick, York, Maine Census with 2 Free White Males of 16 years and upward including heads of families, 1 Free White Male under 16 years, 4 Free White Females including heads of families

1790 - Son James Sullivan, James (age 46) Massachusetts state attorney general, 1790-1807;

23 January 1795 - Son General John Sullivan (age 54) died

20 Jun 1795 - Master John Owen Sullyfun or Sullefund or Sullivan (age 104) dies Berwick, York, Massachusetts

1799 - Son Ebenezer (age 46 or 47) dies and is buried in Charlestown, South Carolina (possibly Charlestown, New Hampshire)

1801 - Wife Margery Browne Sullivan dies (age 87)

1807 - Son James Sullivan Governor of Massachusetts, 1807-08 died in office 1808.

December 10, 1808 - Son James Sullivan (age 64) dies
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Re: Timeline for General Sullivan's family

Betty Sullivan (View posts)
Posted: 19 Sep 2002 4:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Sullivan
THank you for your informative reply. Since posting I have ruled out a connection to General John Sullivan. Instead I am now looking for a forefather of Absalom Ransom Sullivan born about 1805-6 in Butler Co. Ohio. According to the 1880 census his father came from VA. If you have any information that would be helpful I would appreciate it. Thanks. Betty Sullivan.

Re: Timeline for General Sullivan's family

Posted: 22 May 2012 3:46AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Sullivan
I am also looking for a forefather of Absalom Ransom Sullivan.I am some where down the line from him and Charles Hartley Sullivan is his grandson, I believe. Any help would be appreciated.
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