James Daniel Phillips

M, b. 31 March 1894, d. 8 July 1977
     James was born on 31 March 1894. He married Viola V. Sullivan, daughter of Clem Vasti Sullivan and Ida M. Johnson, after 1922 at Lafayette, Florida, United States. James died on 8 July 1977 at Lafayette, Florida, United States, at age 83. His body was buried in July 1977 at Wayfare Cemetery, Lafayette, Florida, United States.1

Citations

  1. [S93] Emmett B. Howell, Cemeteries - Lafayette Co., FL, p. 72.

Vera Koon

F
     She married John L. Sullivan, son of Clem Vasti Sullivan and Ida M. Johnson, on 16 January 1915 at Lafayette, Florida, United States.1

Citations

  1. [S67] Lafayette Co. FL Marriage Records, Book E, p. 185.

Morris Sullivan

M, b. 5 May 1886, d. 12 January 1971
     Morris was born on 5 May 1886 at Lafayette, Florida, United States.1 He was the son of James H. Sullivan and Sallie A. Land. He married Josie Patterson, on 22 July 1906 at Lafayette, Florida, United States.2 Morris died on 12 January 1971 at Lafayette, Florida, United States, at age 84. His body was buried on 14 January 1971 at Midway Baptist Church, Lafayette, Florida, United States.3

Child of Morris Sullivan and Josie Patterson

Citations

  1. [S62] 1900 Census Lafayette FL, E.D. 73, Pg. 7, Dw. 132, Fam. 132, Mayo, 13 Jul 1900.
  2. [S67] Lafayette Co. FL Marriage Records, Book D, p. 167.
  3. [S93] Emmett B. Howell, Cemeteries - Lafayette Co., FL, p. 25.

Martin Sullivan

M, b. January 1888, d. 1966
     Martin was born in January 1888 at Lafayette, Florida, United States.1 He was the son of James H. Sullivan and Sallie A. Land. Martin died in 1966 at Lafayette, Florida, United States. His body was buried in 1966 at Midway Baptist Church, Lafayette, Florida, United States.2

Citations

  1. [S62] 1900 Census Lafayette FL, E.D. 73, Pg. 7, Dw. 132, Fam. 132, Mayo, 13 Jul 1900.
  2. [S93] Emmett B. Howell, Cemeteries - Lafayette Co., FL, p. 25.

Lula F. Sullivan

F, b. 9 September 1890, d. 24 June 1958
     Lula was born on 9 September 1890 at Lafayette, Florida, United States.1 She was the daughter of James H. Sullivan and Sallie A. Land. She married Thomas Hardy Hurst, on 29 May 1913 at Lafayette, Florida, United States.2 Lula died on 24 June 1958 at Lafayette, Florida, United States, at age 67. Her body was buried on 27 June 1958 at Airline Cemetery, Lafayette, Florida, United States.3

Child of Lula F. Sullivan and Thomas Hardy Hurst

Citations

  1. [S62] 1900 Census Lafayette FL, E.D. 73, Pg. 7, Dw. 132, Fam. 132, Mayo, 13 Jul 1900.
  2. [S67] Lafayette Co. FL Marriage Records, Book E, p. 47.
  3. [S93] Emmett B. Howell, Cemeteries - Lafayette Co., FL, p. 29.

Thomas Jefferson Sullivan

M, b. 19 September 1891, d. 11 January 1954
     Thomas was born on 19 September 1891 at Lafayette, Florida, United States.1 He was the son of James H. Sullivan and Sallie A. Land. He married Allie Miller, on 17 December 1913 at Lafayette, Florida, United States.2 Thomas died on 11 January 1954 at Lafayette, Florida, United States, at age 62. His body was buried on 14 January 1954 at Midway Baptist Church, Lafayette, Florida, United States.3

Citations

  1. [S62] 1900 Census Lafayette FL, E.D. 73, Pg. 7, Dw. 132, Fam. 132, Mayo, 13 Jul 1900.
  2. [S67] Lafayette Co. FL Marriage Records, Book E, p. 67.
  3. [S93] Emmett B. Howell, Cemeteries - Lafayette Co., FL, p. 25.

Worth S. Sullivan

M, b. 7 May 1894, d. 9 February 1974
     Worth was born on 7 May 1894 at Lafayette, Florida, United States.1 He was the son of James H. Sullivan and Sallie A. Land. He married Cora L. Miller, on 21 October 1914 at Lafayette, Florida, United States.2 Worth died on 9 February 1974 at Lafayette, Florida, United States, at age 79. His body was buried on 12 February 1974 at Midway Baptist Church, Lafayette, Florida, United States.3

Child of Worth S. Sullivan and Cora L. Miller

Citations

  1. [S62] 1900 Census Lafayette FL, E.D. 73, Pg. 7, Dw. 132, Fam. 132, Mayo, 13 Jul 1900.
  2. [S67] Lafayette Co. FL Marriage Records, Book E, p. 115.
  3. [S93] Emmett B. Howell, Cemeteries - Lafayette Co., FL, p. 25.

Mayo Sullivan

F, b. February 1896, d. circa 1974
     Mayo was born in February 1896 at Lafayette, Florida, United States.1 She was the daughter of James H. Sullivan and Sallie A. Land. She married J. B. Keen, on 11 December 1916 at Lafayette, Florida, United States.2 She married (--?--) O'Steen.3 Mayo died circa 1974 at Lafayette, Florida, United States.4

Citations

  1. [S62] 1900 Census Lafayette FL, E.D. 73, Pg. 7, Dw. 132, Fam. 132, Mayo, 13 Jul 1900.
  2. [S67] Lafayette Co. FL Marriage Records, Book E, p. 236.
  3. [S157] Estelle Virginia Vining Lencses, "Sullivan Family Records."
  4. [S710] Personal communication from Ralph V. Calhoun, 24 Mar 1995.

William H. Sullivan

M, b. October 1898, d. circa 1975
     William was born in October 1898 at Lafayette, Florida, United States.1 He was the son of James H. Sullivan and Sallie A. Land. He married Clyde Miller, on 13 May 1917 at Lafayette, Florida, United States.2 William died circa 1975 at Lafayette, Florida, United States.

Citations

  1. [S62] 1900 Census Lafayette FL, E.D. 73, Pg. 7, Dw. 132, Fam. 132, Mayo, 13 Jul 1900.
  2. [S67] Lafayette Co. FL Marriage Records, Book E, p. 267.

Josie Patterson

F, b. 17 July 1888, d. 22 December 1954
     Josie was born on 17 July 1888. She married Morris Sullivan, son of James H. Sullivan and Sallie A. Land, on 22 July 1906 at Lafayette, Florida, United States.1 Josie died on 22 December 1954 at Lafayette, Florida, United States, at age 66. Her body was buried in December 1954 at Midway Baptist Church, Lafayette, Florida, United States.2

Child of Josie Patterson and Morris Sullivan

Citations

  1. [S67] Lafayette Co. FL Marriage Records, Book D, p. 167.
  2. [S93] Emmett B. Howell, Cemeteries - Lafayette Co., FL, p. 25.

J. P. Sullivan

M, b. 12 July 1923, d. 26 May 1924
     J. was born on 12 July 1923 at Lafayette, Florida, United States. He was the son of Morris Sullivan and Josie Patterson. J. died on 26 May 1924 at Lafayette, Florida, United States. His body was buried in May 1924 at Midway Baptist Church, Lafayette, Florida, United States.1

Citations

  1. [S93] Emmett B. Howell, Cemeteries - Lafayette Co., FL, p. 25.

Louise Fowler

F
     She married Samuel Sanders Webb, son of William Axion Webb and Betty Dixon.1

Children of Louise Fowler and Samuel Sanders Webb

Citations

  1. [S179] Thomas Webb, "Webb Family Records."

Thomas Hardy Hurst

M, b. 17 September 1887, d. 11 November 1960
     Thomas was born on 17 September 1887. He married Lula F. Sullivan, daughter of James H. Sullivan and Sallie A. Land, on 29 May 1913 at Lafayette, Florida, United States.1 Thomas died on 11 November 1960 at Lafayette, Florida, United States, at age 73. His body was buried in November 1960 at Airline Cemetery, Lafayette, Florida, United States.2

Child of Thomas Hardy Hurst and Lula F. Sullivan

Citations

  1. [S67] Lafayette Co. FL Marriage Records, Book E, p. 47.
  2. [S93] Emmett B. Howell, Cemeteries - Lafayette Co., FL, p. 29.

Juanita Hurst

F, b. 10 March 1920, d. 21 June 1944
     Juanita was born on 10 March 1920 at Lafayette, Florida, United States. She was the daughter of Thomas Hardy Hurst and Lula F. Sullivan. Juanita died on 21 June 1944 at Lafayette, Florida, United States, at age 24. Her body was buried in June 1944 at Airline Cemetery, Lafayette, Florida, United States.1

Citations

  1. [S93] Emmett B. Howell, Cemeteries - Lafayette Co., FL, p. 29.

Allie Miller

F, b. 6 March 1898, d. 10 November 1978
     Allie was born on 6 March 1898. She married Thomas Jefferson Sullivan, son of James H. Sullivan and Sallie A. Land, on 17 December 1913 at Lafayette, Florida, United States.1 Allie died on 10 November 1978 at Lafayette, Florida, United States, at age 80. Her body was buried in November 1978 at Midway Baptist Church, Lafayette, Florida, United States.2

Citations

  1. [S67] Lafayette Co. FL Marriage Records, Book E, p. 67.
  2. [S93] Emmett B. Howell, Cemeteries - Lafayette Co., FL, p. 25.

Cora L. Miller

F, b. 18 November 1895, d. 27 November 1976
     Cora was born on 18 November 1895. She married Worth S. Sullivan, son of James H. Sullivan and Sallie A. Land, on 21 October 1914 at Lafayette, Florida, United States.1 Cora died on 27 November 1976 at Lafayette, Florida, United States, at age 81. Her body was buried in November 1976 at Midway Baptist Church, Lafayette, Florida, United States.2

Child of Cora L. Miller and Worth S. Sullivan

Citations

  1. [S67] Lafayette Co. FL Marriage Records, Book E, p. 115.
  2. [S93] Emmett B. Howell, Cemeteries - Lafayette Co., FL, p. 25.

(Son) Sullivan1

M, b. 18 November 1924, d. 18 November 1924
     (Son) was born on 18 November 1924 at Lafayette, Florida, United States. He was the son of Worth S. Sullivan and Cora L. Miller. (Son) died on 18 November 1924 at Lafayette, Florida, United States. His body was buried in November 1924 at Midway Baptist Church, Lafayette, Florida, United States.

Citations

  1. [S93] Emmett B. Howell, Cemeteries - Lafayette Co., FL, p. 25.

J. B. Keen

M, b. circa 1895
     J. was born circa 1895. He married Mayo Sullivan, daughter of James H. Sullivan and Sallie A. Land, on 11 December 1916 at Lafayette, Florida, United States.1

Citations

  1. [S67] Lafayette Co. FL Marriage Records, Book E, p. 236.

Rose Ella High

F, b. 28 August 1875, d. 6 December 1958
     Rose was born on 28 August 1875 at Florida, United States.1 She married William Lafayette Sullivan, son of Solomon Sullivan and Sarah Ann Grant, on 10 December 1896 at Suwannee, Florida, United States.2 Rose died on 6 December 1958 at Suwannee, Florida, United States, at age 83. Her body was buried in December 1958 at Friendship Cemetery, Suwannee, Florida, United States.3

Children of Rose Ella High and William Lafayette Sullivan

Citations

  1. [S23] 1900 Census Suwannee FL, E.D. 115, Sh. 13, Dw 292, Fam 292.
  2. [S66] Suwannee Co. FL Marriage Records, Book 1, p. 411.
  3. [S225] Suwannee County Genealogical Society, Suwannee FL Cemeteries - Vol. 2, p. 30.

Sallie C. Sullivan

F, b. September 1897
     Sallie was born in September 1897 at Suwannee, Florida, United States.1 She was the daughter of William Lafayette Sullivan and Rose Ella High.

Citations

  1. [S23] 1900 Census Suwannee FL, E.D. 115, Sh. 13, Dw 292, Fam 292.

Eva I. Sullivan

F, b. August 1899
     Eva was born in August 1899 at Suwannee, Florida, United States.1 She was the daughter of William Lafayette Sullivan and Rose Ella High.

Citations

  1. [S23] 1900 Census Suwannee FL, E.D. 115, Sh. 13, Dw 292, Fam 292.

John Luther Sullivan

M, b. 23 November 1882, d. 11 October 1978
     John was born on 23 November 1882 at Madison, Florida, United States.1 He was the son of William Thomas Sullivan and Amanda E. Stroud. He married Hattie Bryant, on 19 December 1903 at Madison, Florida, United States.2 John died on 11 October 1978 at Madison, Florida, United States, at age 95. His body was buried at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Madison, Florida, United States.3
     Biography of John Luther Sullivan:
The following article prepared by Mr. E. B. Browning, Sr. of Madison County, Florida was sent to me by Mr. Tom Webb of Tallahassee who indicated he found it in some of Mr. Brownings papers.

JOHN LUTHER SULLIVAN

By E. B. Browning, Sr.

The practice of reading a historical paper at The Ebenezer Home-coming celebrations, was begun by the late Carlton Smith. After his untimely passing, the program committee has asked me each year to continue the task so well begun by Carlton.
This year our study will focus on the life of a person who seems so well to have embodied the Scriptual qualities of quietness and order, all through his days. This man, a life-long citizen of Madison County, was born November 23, 1882, two and one-half miles East of Lee, on the Blue Springs Route. It will be observed that when he celebrates his birthday this fall, he will turn down the lane of his 89th year. We rejoice that God has spared his life and he is with us today in full possession of his faculties. He is Mr. John Luther Sullivan, commonly called "Mr. Luther".
Mr. Sullivan was reared in a home that honored Christian standards. His parents were William and Amanda Stroud Sullivan. On December 19, 1903, Mr. Sullivan joined Miss Hattie Bryant at the altar of Marriage. Mrs. Sullivan was an orphan living with her sister in Moultrie, Georgia, at the time. The problem of celebrating birthdays in the Sullivan home solved itself, for Mrs. Sullivan was one year and one day older than Mr. Sullivan. That brought a joint celebration.
The Sullivans had three sons, Teford, Jake, and Cecil. Only Cecil survives but there are Jimmy Sullivan, Grandson, with his two children who are, of course, great grandchildren. Mrs. Sullivan, gracious wife and mother, passed, March 19, 1970. It will be seen that she and Mr. Sullivan travelled the road of marriage together for 67 years.

Mr. Sullivan remained in his Lee home until he was around 21 years of age. His first work, other than farm tasks, was clerking in his brother's store at Lee. His brother was J. J. Sullivan who , besides the store, was Postmaster at Lee. Mr. Luther was general assistant in the enterprises.

In the years 1905 and 1906, Mr. Luther became the partner of R. L. Millinor in the ownership and operation of a saw-mill. Mr. Luther was actually in charge of the mill. In 1907, the Sullivans moved westward, to the area two and one-half miles North of the then flourishing Champaign. This was Mr. Luther's first venture into naval stores, then called "turpentining". The still and auxiliaries was a side camp of the Cherry Lake Turpentine Company. In this undertaking Mr. Luther became the operating partner of J. D. Shaw, buying one-half interest in the business.

The Sullivan's interest in the acquirement of land began at around 17 years of age. He purchased the farm of his grandfather, Jefferson Sullivan, for $700.00. After two or three years he sold it to Reverend Rutherford for $1200.00, turning a profit of $500.00. Mr. Luther said, "That is the first money I ever made and I recall that Reverend Rutherford brought the cash in a hand-bag used those days for carrying extra necessities for babies."

Later, he and Mr. Shaw purchased 1600 in the region of the turpentine still. In the course of events, Mr. Luther bought out Mr. Shaw and settled down to his life interest in land and timber.

The story of Mr. Sullivan's life as it relates to his business in land and timber, is one to warm the blood. It shows what an able man with steady purpose and hard work can do on the American Scene of free enterprise.

This man received only the formal education offered in old Stonewall and Phillips Schools in the early days when all the students and grades were in one big room and "Head-marks" were given for good spelling.

As the needs of his business expanded, he developed the skills to cope with the problems. When he joined Mr. Shaw, he began exploring with a surveyor's instrument. He became proficient in its use and served as County Surveyor. He mastered bookkeeping, processing and sale of timber, the vast complex of naval stores and many other aspects of business and community life.

We have said that Mr. Luther was a man of quietness and order. I do have his permission, given most modestly, to tell the sequel of his success in land acquirement. With all of it in Madison County except one tract in Brooks County, Georgia, Mr. Sullivan at the crest of his program, owned 23,000 acres of land.

When we review the ups and downs of American economy, including the Great Depression of the 1930's, we are forced to give, and we are happy to give, Mr. Sullivan a-high place indeed among those who have helped to build and stabilize our life here.

Mr. Luther joined Burress Chapel Universalist Church during the pastorate of A. G. Strain. Impressed with the personality of Reverend Strain and the spirit of light and freedom in the church, he has left his name on the books and still considers himself a member there, as indeed he is.

In politics, Mr. Luther has numbered his membership among the Democrats. However, his ideas rise above party lines, for he is a conservative in the best and most wonderful sense of that word. He believes that an individual in spending money should get fair value for his outlay. He believes that an ' individual should live within his income. In a flexible way, he applies these same principles to our units of government, local, state, and national.

In the early 1950's Madison faced a state-directed need for erecting a new elementary school and land was scarce. If anyone knew that we stood on the verge of greatly expanded prices for real-estate, Mr. Sullivan surely did. He sold his residential and adjoining property at a fair figure, and took the pressure off the community, as it faced a greatly improved future. I call this devotion to the public interest of a high order.

As we honor the memory of Mrs. Sullivan, we salute Mr. Sullivan on this fine occasion as steady man of purpose, quiet in his ways, gentle in his mariners, splendid in his example.







Children of John Luther Sullivan and Hattie Bryant

Citations

  1. [S30] 1900 Census Madison FL, E.D. 94, Sh 1, Fam 1, Dw 1, 1 Jun 1900.
  2. [S710] Based on graves next to each other.
  3. [S110] Joseph T. Eichelberger, Madison County Florida Cemeteries, p. 683.

Eula Sullivan

F, b. 30 June 1889, d. 22 September 1962
     Eula was born on 30 June 1889 at Madison, Florida, United States.1 She was the daughter of William Thomas Sullivan and Amanda E. Stroud. She married Fred Carlton Glass, circa 1905 at Madison, Florida, United States. Eula died on 22 September 1962 at Madison, Florida, United States, at age 73. Her body was buried in September 1962 at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Madison, Florida, United States.2

Children of Eula Sullivan and Fred Carlton Glass

Citations

  1. [S30] 1900 Census Madison FL, E.D. 94, Sh 1, Fam 1, Dw 1, 1 Jun 1900.
  2. [S110] Joseph T. Eichelberger, Madison County Florida Cemeteries, p. 726.

William Raleigh Sullivan

M, b. 13 June 1892, d. 20 June 1939
     William was born on 13 June 1892 at Madison, Florida, United States.1 He was the son of William Thomas Sullivan and Amanda E. Stroud. William died on 20 June 1939 at Madison, Florida, United States, at age 47. His body was buried in June 1939 at Corinth Baptist Church, Madison, Florida, United States.2

Citations

  1. [S30] 1900 Census Madison FL, E.D. 94, Sh 1, Fam 1, Dw 1, 1 Jun 1900.
  2. [S110] Joseph T. Eichelberger, Madison County Florida Cemeteries, p. 29.

Emma Belle Sullivan

F, b. 25 May 1896, d. 8 November 1924
     Emma was born on 25 May 1896 at Madison, Florida, United States.1 She was the daughter of William Thomas Sullivan and Amanda E. Stroud. She married W. Thomas Blount, circa 1915.2 Emma died on 8 November 1924 at Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, United States, at age 28. Her body was buried in November 1924 at Corinth Baptist Church, Madison, Florida, United States.2

Child of Emma Belle Sullivan and W. Thomas Blount

Citations

  1. [S30] 1900 Census Madison FL, E.D. 94, Sh 1, Fam 1, Dw 1, 1 Jun 1900.
  2. [S110] Joseph T. Eichelberger, Madison County Florida Cemeteries, p. 29.