Sullivan,  Mark D

Sullivan, Mark D

Male 1830 - 1913  (83 years)

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  • Name Sullivan, Mark D 
    Born 29 Mar 1830  Simpson County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Military Service Civil War 
    Died 17 Aug 1913  Smith County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Alex Sullivan Cemetery, Smith County MS  [1, 2
    Person ID I1862  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2017 

    Father Sullivan, Thomas "Pappy Tom",   b. 15 Jan 1775, Columbia County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1855, Sullivan's Hollow, Smith County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Workman, Mary Polly,   b. 23 Apr 1803, Sullivan's Hollow, Smith County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Oct 1891, Sullivan's Hollow, Smith County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 1809  [3
    Family ID F340  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Byrd, Mary Catherine,   b. 30 Aug 1832,   d. 14 Dec 1872, Smith County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 1851  Smith County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Sullivan, Celia Jane,   b. 24 Dec 1854, Smith County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Jul 1904, Smith County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)  []
    +2. Sullivan, Thomas Franklin "Money Frank",   b. 05 Jun 1857, Sullivan's Hollow, Smith County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Aug 1937, Smith County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  []
    +3. Sullivan, Robert Henderson,   b. 30 Sep 1859, Smith County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1943, Smith County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  []
     4. Sullivan, Laura C,   b. 08 Oct 1862, Smith County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Sep 1875, Smith County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 12 years)  []
    +5. Sullivan, Mark Alexander "Mack",   b. 13 Nov 1865, Smith County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1950, Smith County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  []
     6. Sullivan, Mary Margrette,   b. 09 Feb 1868, Smith County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1950, Collins, Covington County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     7. Sullivan, Louvisa Vicey,   b. 1870, Smith County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1933, Smith County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)  []
    Last Modified 11 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F523  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Mar 1830 - Simpson County, Mississippi, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1851 - Smith County, Mississippi, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Aug 1913 - Smith County, Mississippi, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Mark D Sullivan
    Mark D Sullivan

    Documents
    Military Service - Civil War
    Military Service - Civil War

    Headstones
    Mark D Sullivan
    Mark D Sullivan
    Mark D Sullivan
    Mark D Sullivan
    Mary Catherine (Byrd) Sullivan
    Mary Catherine (Byrd) Sullivan

  • Notes 
    • " Mark Sullivan enlisted on July 22,1863, as a private in Company C, 8th Mississippi Infantry under Captain Ward. Courtmartialed at Dalton, Georgia, for being AWOL Mark was reprieved from death by his commanding officer, Captain George Buchanan, and was discharged from service when hostilities ended"

      8th Mississippi Infantry Regiment
      Company C "True Confederate" of Smith County
      Mustered into state service: Raleigh, MS on June 1, 1861
      CAPT: William T. Ward, H.W. Crook
      1ST LT.: John C. Wilkinson, R.J. Austin
      2ND LT.: Cornelius McLaurin

      "The people of the Hollow have, from the begining, been absorbed by an interest in law and politics. Sometimes, as in the case of Pappy's son Mark, interest in law and the impulse to joke were at loggerheads. The sheriff of Smith County once gave Mark a summons to appear in Raleigh the following Monday morning for jury duty. Mark, knowing what was on the docket for the week, did not want to serve, but he arose early Monday morning, long before sunup, and made his way to Raleigh on horseback. He was in court early, and when court time finally came the little old courthouse was jammed with people, who didn't care so much about the county's affairs as they did about the news. Watching trials were entertainment for them. When his turn came to be qualified for the jury, Mark said, "Judge, I have an excuse. When I left my home this morning I left my wife and daughter in bed, and I don't know which one is going to die first, and I would like to get off jury duty." The judge replied "Why Mr. Sullivan, why hadn't you done and told me about this? Shore you can get off, and I am very sorry to hear about this, and I hope that they get well, and I want you to let me hear how they are getting along."

      "So Mark got up and left the courthouse and went on about his business. That afternoon when court had adjourned for the day, the judge went down into the courtyard, where he happened to see Mark talking with a group of men. He walked over and said,"Why Mr. Sullivan, I thought you said your wife and daughter were in a dying condition - and here you are still up here?" "No, Judge," Mark replied, "You see when I left home this morning it was a way before daylight, and my wife and daughter were still in bed, and you must have misunderstood me, because you ought to know, Judge, they're not sick, but they were in bed when I left." The judge didn't say a word. He turned around and went about his business, knowing that Mark Sullivan had put one over on him. Mark went on to serve as constable for a long time while his son Mac was justice of the peace. "It was woe unto him who was caught violating the law, then. Old Mark would catch him and Mac would sentence him."

  • Sources 
    1. [S33] Ancestry Family Trees, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.;), Database online.
      Record for Robert Henderson Sullivan

    2. [S33] Ancestry Family Trees, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.;), Database online.
      Record for Mark A. "Mack" Sullivan

    3. [S61] 1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Year: 1910; Census Place: Lawrence Cove, Morgan, Alabama; Roll: T624_29; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 153; Image: 759.
      Birth date: abt 1902 Birth place: Alabama Residence date: 1910 Residence place: Lawrence Cove, Morgan, Alabama

    4. [S33] Ancestry Family Trees, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.;), Database online.
      Record for Mark D Sullivan