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SULLIVAN Old Forge, Taylor area of Scranton
Posted by: Walton Sullivan (ID *****2165) Date: January 27, 2009 at 08:59:14
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Looking for home place of my SULLIVAN clan. Family lore has the family coming from somewhere in County Cork. Earliest documentation that I have is the 1880 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania census that my Great Great Uncle Michael (Mitchel) SULLIVAN (SULLEVAN) was living in Old Forge, Lackawanna Co PA. He was then 55 years old born in Ireland a miner. Living with him at the time was his wife Margaret DISKIN SULLIVAN 40 also born in Ireland; his mother Mary SULLEVAN 78 and 6 children all born after 1872. Michael c 1825-1892 his wife Margaret DISKIN SULLIVAN c 1844-1905: Michael mother Mary SULLIVAN died before 1900. They were Roman Catholic and parishioners of St. Joseph RC Church in Minooka, PA.
My great grandfather Patrick SULLIVAN was born c 1842 and died 1903 Taylorville, Scranton PA. Earliest info indicates that Patrick emigrated to Rhymney Wales and married Ellen CUMMINS (CUMMINGS) (1845-1927) in Bedwellt, Monmouth Wales 1863. Patrick was also a miner and worked in the Iron Works in Rhymney. Two of their children Mary 1864 and Ellen 1865 were born in Wales. Patrick was born in Ireland and Ellen CUMMINGS was born in Wales of Irish parents.
Patrick SULLIVAN brother Florence SULLIVAN c 1845-1909 (my great granduncle) was also found working in Wales as a miner. His death certificate indicated his parents were John SULLIVAN and Julia SULLIVAN. Florence SULLIVAN married Ellen GLYNN 1849-1913 about 1875 in Taylorville, Scranton PA.
While I have been able to trace most of the family in later years I am unable to find their origin in Ireland. Looking for any suggestions and comments. Thank you in advance.

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