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Capt James Mims Sullivan

Capt James Mims Sullivan

Death 25 Jan 1927 (aged 83)
Burial Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 8455775 · View Source
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James Mims Sullivan was born August 18, 1843. He was the oldest son of Dr. James Madison Sullivan and Sarah Scott Mims. He attended the Arsenal Military Academy in Columbia, South Carolina prior to the Civil War. During the Civil War he was promoted to the rank of Captain, Company A, 6th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry. In 1868 he married Mary Virginia Stokes. James and Mary had 7 children their names are:

1.) Eva Henrietta Sullivan born Nov 14, 1869 died Oct 3, 1872
2.) Richard Mims Sullivan born Dec 31, 1872 died May 27, 1930 married Griffie Vance Dorroh
3.) Lalla Sullivan born Apr 1874 died 1876
4.) John Wickliffe Stokes born Mar 3, 1876 died Jan 16, 1931 married Emma Dunn

The Sullivan Family moved to Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee from Greenville, South Carolina sometime between 1876-1878.

5.) Mary Virginia Sullivan born Dec 25, 1878 died Feb 3, 1964 married Rev. George Thomas Harmon Jr.
6.) James Taylor Sullivan "Jones" born July 4, 1882 died Feb 18, 1946 married Mary Veronica O'Neil

The Sullivan Family moved back to Greenville, South Carolina sometime between 1882-1886.

7.) Earle Elgen Sullivan born Mar 14, 1886 died 1959

James Mims Sullivan is listed as a Dry Goods Merchant in the 1880 US Census. He was the Mayor of Jackson Tennessee in 1881. He is listed as a Cotton Merchant in the 1900 US Census.

The family dog's name was "Leo" and he was a Saint Bernard

He died Jan 25, 1927


Capt Co A 6th SC Calvary

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  • Maintained by: James Sullivan
  • Originally Created by: Robin Farley Dixson
  • Added: 29 Feb 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8455775
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Capt James Mims Sullivan (18 Aug 1843–25 Jan 1927), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8455775, citing Christ Episcopal Church Cemetery, Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by James Sullivan (contributor 47993702) .