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James Henry Sullivan
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Birth: Jul. 20, 1880
North Carolina, USA
Death: Mar. 20, 1968
Newport Beach
Orange County
California, USA

James Henry & Murray Allan Sullivan were the best of friends. Murray was his nephew. They both joined the church at the same time.
The home place in Wayne, N. C. was on Hollands Cross Roads. In 1815 they were living 1 mile from Kenly when he was 5 or 6 years old. He stayed there until he was about 20. Uncle Henry went to Salt Lake City, Utah in October 1900. His nephew George Langston took him to Goldsboro, N. C. where he took a train to Salt Lake City, Utah. After he was baptised in 1898, he came back in 1910 to serve a mission in the Southern States Mission. He baptised Gertrude on July 21, 1911, Mable Mitchell on Aug 11, 1911. who were his sister Loue's children. He went on several missions back to the Southern States Mission. The last time was in 1944. On November 1944 he went back to the home place in Wayne, N. C. and the cemetery. Then on to Richmond, to see his sisters Loue, Dysena and Mable along with other members of the church he had visisted with on his previous missions. He also saw Loue's other children: Muriel, Gertrude, Bertha.
Uncle Henry was converted to the mormon faith by traveling missionaries. He was baptised by Louis Swensen (from Moroni, Utah on mission to N. C. Nov. 1897-Dec 1899. He was also President of the branch June 23, 1898 with the understanding that Pres. Robinson preside until he went home. Presided July 13, 1898 until Dec. 15, 1899) on 20 March 1898 in Pinkney, Wayne Co., North Carolina (according to the Record Book of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints North Carolina Conference Jan. 1, 1898 - 1906) page 12 and he was confirmed by C.(Carlos) A. Call (from Chesterfield, Id., Jan. 1897, to Ga. Conf. Apr. 12, 1898) on the same date. He was ordained a Priest by D. H. Elton on Nov. 2, 1898 with a notation "Gone to Utah". He was ordained an Elder a high official in the church on Nov. 5, 1899 by George A. Lyma. He was endowed in the Salt Lake Temple on Dec 18, 1901. He went to Salt Lake sometime between Sep. to Dec. 1900 as he was there when he was endowed in 1901. In a letter (original held by Les Robbins grandson of Fannie) written to the family of his sister Florence (Fannie) on March 21, 1940 from Salt Lake City, he refers to having left the old home (Wayne, North Carolina) 40yrs ago. This would make him leaving in 1900 to go to Salt Lake. In the same letter he also refers to having loss 5 half sisters, 1 half brother, 2 own sisters and six brothers and sisters in law. He also goes on to say: "I have 6 living children, 3 of whom are married and 3 are at home with me. The youngest is nearly 16, she being an infant 3 weeks old when my wife died. I have 4 living grandchildren. My two married sisters who live here in Utah have large families. My youngest married sister has a son in his 3rd. year of medicine at the Penn State University in Philadelphia, Pa and my brother Gary has three daughters, all of which are married. I have one sister here which has never married and is partially blind, but is happy and busy." He was living at 1337 Rosevelt Ave. Salt Lake City, Ut when he wrote this letter.
He was married in Salt Lake City, Utah on June 24, 1903 to Edna Jensen or Ramussen and they had 7 children.

Uncle Henry was 42 when his wife died. He never remarried even though he had an opportunity to marry his friend, Jessie Evans who worked in his office.
Uncle Henry preached the funerals of two of his best friends from Wayne, N. C. M. G. Radford, and Murray Sullivan. He was made a Priest Dec. 3, 1898 along with M. G. Radford. He also was first counselor to M. G. Radford who was the first president to the Branch located in Radford Cross Roads, Wayne, N. C. This was organized in December 1898. They were set apart by Elder Levia Swenson and Elder David H. Elton. This event occurred in Mary and Ruffin his parents home.

James Henry said his mother told him that his great grandfather was John Sullivan. He tried to prove this on a trip back East going to Wash. D. C. for help in 1944. He could not find any evidence that would verify this. It has been pretty much established that Owen Sullivan was his great grandfather. Owen had there sons: John, Jesse and Russell. Jesse was his grand father.
Written by Jewel Hope Seay Gholson(Loue Evie Sullivan Mitchell was my Grandmother. 
 
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 Parents:
  Ruffin Sullivan (1829 - 1894)
  Mary Argent Mozingo Sullivan (1854 - 1929)
 
 Spouse:
  Edna Jensen Sullivan (1882 - 1924)*
 
 Children:
  James Eugene Sullivan (1904 - 1963)*
  Carl Adelbert Sullivan (1907 - 1909)*
  Mary Lucile Sullivan Lundwall (1909 - 1999)*
  Grace Kathleen Sullivan (1915 - 2002)*
  Edna R Sullivan Jones (1924 - 2014)*
 
 Siblings:
  Chellie Elizabeth Sullivan Mitchell (1857 - 1927)**
  Jesse Thomas Sullivan (1859 - 1894)**
  Loue Evie Sullivan Mitchell (1875 - 1934)*
  James Henry Sullivan (1880 - 1968)
  Gary Ruffin Sullivan (1882 - 1960)*
  Dysena Winfree (1884 - 1937)*
  Mary Sullivan Whiting (1888 - 1992)*
  Elsie Florence Sullivan Poulsen (1891 - 1990)*
  Eva Ruffin Sullivan (1894 - 1976)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Salt Lake City Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Plot: R_6_2_1ES2
 
Maintained by: Jewel Gholson
Originally Created by: Grave Chick
Record added: Jul 28, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74080848
James Henry Sullivan
Added by: Jewel Gholson
 
James Henry Sullivan
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James Henry Sullivan
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