|Birth: ||Aug. 19, 1814|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Jan. 7, 1878|
Born and reared in Robeson, N.C. Son of Isaac and Mary Mundall Sullivan. Attended University of N.C. Graduated from University of Pennsylvania on Friday, April 6 1838, with the degree of Doctor of Medicine, with a speciality in Acute Rheumatism. Married Mary Ruth Clark in Tioga Co, PA about 1837/38. Mary Ruth was born in N.Y. state.
They moved to Carroll/Montgomery Co, MS near Winona, where they had eight known children. Dr. Sullivan's brother, John Cloud Sullvan also moved to this area. A younger sister, Caroline Sullivan Nash and her husband James Nash later located in this area. Another sister, Mary Jane Sullivan Crawford and her husband John Crawford located in current Tate Co, MS. and are buried in Dean-Crawford Cemetery in Tate Co.
Two years after his death, the 1880 Census for Sardis, MS lists an age 63 female as M.B. Sullivan, with a 26 year old Step-Daughter who is one of Dr. Sullivan's daughers by his first wife. Therefore, Dr. Sullivan obviously remarried after the death of his first wife and relocated to this general area of Panola Co. No other information relative to his second marriage is known.
One of their younger sons, William Sullivan, was the first graduate of Vanderbilt Law School according to information posted on a website connected with this law school. William practiced law in Oxford; was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives; was appoint to the U.S. Senate upon the death of a MS Senator; was elected to serve the remaining term for this U.S Senate seat; and did not seek reelection. William served in the Senate from March 1897 to March 1901. William is reported to have been educated in Panola Co Schools, indicating Dr. Sullivan move to Panola County after the death of his first wife.
Two other sons, Hampton Mundall Sullivan and Marvin Eddy Sullivan were graduates of the University of Mississippi Law School.
The MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL reported the death of another son of Dr. Sullivan:
"Johnson Sullivan residing near Sardis, Miss., fell from a wagon filled with fodder and was kicked to death by the mules attached to the wagon, September 6, 1876; son of Dr. Isaac Sullivan."
[Johnson is most likely the son shown as Frank on the 1850 and 1860 Census.]
Daughter's Marriage Ref: "The Panola Story": "Rev. S. B. Brewer of Oxford to Miss Mollie E. Sullivan at Bride's Fa, Dr. Isaac Sullivan Res near Sardis, 10/5/1871"
Mary Ruth Clark Sullivan (1819 - 1861)
John E Sullivan (1840 - 1922)*
Hampton Mundall Sullivan (1847 - 1886)*
Marvin E. Sullivan (1855 - 1924)*
William Van Amberg Sullivan (1857 - 1918)*
Mary E. Sullivan Brewer (1857 - 1928)*
Created by: Gene Waldrop
Record added: Aug 25, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41121130
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