Philip Sullivan and Ellen Connor Family

Philip Sullivan and Ellen Connor Family
Philip Sullivan and Ellen Connor Family: From left to right: James Sullivan, James Gahagan, Ann Sullivan Gahagan, Philip M. Sullivan, Honora "Nonie" Mahoney, Thomas Hoy, Mary Sullivan Hoy, Pete Sullivan, Ellen Madigan Sullivan, Alex Sullivan, Maggie Sweeny Sullivan, Frank Sullivan; Seated: Philip J. Sullivan and Ellen Connor Sullivan, c1908-1909

About Philip Sullivan and Ellen Connor

About Philip J. Sullivan and Ellen Connor

Philip J. Sullivan, son of Patrick Sullivan and Rose (last name most likely Corcoran) was born on January 6, 1840 in Dennbane, County Cavan. He was one of ten children. He and his wife Ellen Connor, daughter of James Connor (c1818-1897) and Anastasia Colfer (Colfour) (c1821-1884) was born 1843 in Taghmon, County Wexford, also had ten children. Philip immigrated c1856 and Ellen c1855, both with their parents and siblings. Philip and Ellen married in Chicago in 1865. They owned a grocery store on the southwest side of Chicago from 1871-c1900s. By 1910, they were living at 833 Madison in Evanston, Illinois, where they spent the rest of their lives. They had ten children: Mary, Anastasia (Ann), James (Jay), Infant, Frances (Frank), Peter, Alexander (See also Sullivan/Madigan Genealogy), Michael, Charles, and Philip. Philip Sr. died of a cerebral hemorrhage on May 26, 1915 and Ellen died of a stroke on December 3, 1919.

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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Ellen Connor, birth record

Ellen Connor's birth date was believed to be August 15, 1848 as recorded in her son's Philip M. Sullivan's family bible. However, when the family bible of Ellen's parents, James Connor and Anastasia Colfour/Colfer was located, the birth date of August 24, 1843 was given.

The 1843 date is the more likely date as it was recorded in the late 1870s (closer to the actual birthday) and was "accepted" as the birth date by her Mother, Anastasia Colfour Connor. Also, the 1843 birth date would make her just 3 years younger than her husband, rather than 8 years younger, giving her a marriage age of 22 rather than 17.

Birth record in upper left hand corner.

James and Anastasia Connor Bible

Bible courtesy: Lori Reiss, great, great granddaughter-in-law of James and Anastasia Connor

3 comments:

  1. This is a great blogging community. Welcome.

    Regards, Grant

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  2. What a nice family treasure to have. Our old family bible is on lock down by a distant cousin not interested in sharing....
    Regards,
    Theresa (Tangled Trees)

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