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Butler/O'Sullivan/Cummins/Fields Connection in Lucas Co. OH
Posted by: Karen Deeds-Jarvie (ID *****7392) Date: October 08, 2004 at 07:47:29
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I'm interested in networking with anyone working the above names in the Toledo, Ohio area. Willing to share a great deal of information.

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My ggg-grandparents were John Butler and Ellen O'Sullivan (sometimes Sullivan). Ellen's sister Margaret's family were very pominent in the police department in Toledo. Here are the relevant families:

John Kerry O'Sullivan and Ellen "Nellie" Fox had 6 children: John (1832), Ellen (1837, who married John Butler), Margaret (1823, who married her second cousin Michale D. O'Sullivan), Mary (1905), who married Morris Burns/Byrnes, Elizabeth (1841, who married a Dan Sullivan or O'Sullivan--she went by both), and Anne (who never married).

Margaret and Michael were prominent Toledoans. Their children were: John (1846 in Ireland, who married Mary Redding and later Mary Sullivan), a police sargeant; Daniel (1848, who had a wife Sarah), a police captain; Michael (1857 with wife Mary Munch), Edward (1864 who married Alice Moore), and he was an undertaker; Mark (1865); Maria (1852 who married Samuel Gorman); and Ellen (1854) who married Michael O'Leary.

Ellen and John Butler had 8 children: James A. (1854), John (about 1857), Maggie (born 1863 and married John Morgan), Josephine (1862 and married Charles Bowers), Annie (born 1865 and married Edward Finn); Mary Ellen (1867 who never married); Kate (born 1869 and married Edward Bernor), and Charles Butler, who was born in 1878 and never married.

On a birth certificate for a child born to James A. Butler it states his wife's maiden name was Helen Fields. When James died in 1890, he left Ella and three children. She remarried in about 1895 to a railroader named James Cummins and they eventually moved to Etowah Tenn. They had three children together: William Cummins, Murray Cummins, and Franklin Cummins. Effie A. Butler, a daughter from the first marriage, died a spinster in Etowah. Don't know what happened to the other children.

There was another Butler family in Toledo, headed by David Butler, who occupied the same house that my grandparents lived in. Don't know if that was just coincidence or if there was some relationship. Am inviting other Butler, O'Sullivan, Sullivan, Cummins, or Fields researchers to join me in filling out these lines. Much to share.

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