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John Sullivan and Elizabeth Langan - Davidson, TN - late 1800's
Posted by: Travis Self (ID *****3723) Date: May 19, 2008 at 08:41:20
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I am searching for information on John Sullivan and his family. Tradition states that he was born in Ireland about 1865. He married Elizabeth Langan (b. 1871, Humphreys, TN, daughter of Thomas Langan and Mary O'Bryan) in 1892, Nashville, Davidson, TN. He passed away about 1904 in Nashville, Davidson, TN. I don't know if or when he immigrated from Ireland, and have not been able to find him on any historical records so far. There are a couple of John Sullivans listed on the 1870 and 1880 censuses of Davidson, TN, (one a son of John, one a son of James), but both are listed as being born in TN, with their parents born in Ireland.

Elizabeth also passed away about 1904 in Nashville, leaving their three young children as orphans. Their children are:

Daniel Sullivan (born 1894, Davidson, TN)
Mary Elizabeth Sullivan (born 1898, Davidson, TN)
Myrtle Isabel Sullivan (born 1899, Davidson, TN)

Isabel was sent to live with a relative in New York City. She remained there and married Thomas E. Fogarty sometime around 1919. This is the line I am researching.

If you have any information on this Sullivan family, especially information about John, his parents/siblings, and his origin, I would love to hear from you! My email is

Travis Self

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