James SULLIVAN and Catherine McGARRITY
Ireland to Cumberland Township
May 2, 2005:

Al
 
While researching my family tree (Sullivan), I came across a number of emails which 
started Dec/2002. In the emails, you mention that you had a picture of a Catherine 
Sullivan who was born in 1851. I have a sister of my great grandfather (Richard Sullivan 
b. 1836 d.. 1900) who was named Catherine born around 1851. I am wondering if this 
is the same Catherine. Richard and Catherine's parents were James and Catherine Sullivan 
who came to Canada in the late 1820's (not sure of the correct date of arrival) and 
settled in Cumberland Twp near the town of Bearbrook, Ontario. James and Catherine had 
5 children I can account for - James (b.1831), Richard, John Henry (b.1847 d. 1892), 
Samuel (b. 1849) and Catherine.
Could you let me know if this is a possibility as this would fit in my family tree 
nicely as I do not have any info on where Catherine went after the 1871 census - 
she was 19 years old at the time of the census.
 
SULLIVAN 1871 census 

Electoral District - 076 (Russell)

Twp, Town or Village - C (Cumberland)

Division  2         Page # - 40     Dwelling 125    Family 129

SULLIVAN James m 66 Born in Ireland farmer married
SULLIVAN Catherine f 60 Born in Ireland farmer married

SULLIVAN Henry m 24 Ont Protestant farmer
SULLIVAN Samuel m 22 Ont Protestant farmer
SULLIVAN Catherine f 19 Ont Protestant 

Thanks for your trouble and I hope this is a fit for my family tree. 

Wayne and Debbie Sullivan
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Hi Wayne:
 
Thanks for your e-mail.
 
I was hoping to hear from some descendants of my Sullivan ancestors but it doesn't 
look as if we have a match.
 
My GGrandmother, Catherine Sullivan (born in 1851) was the daughter of Nicholas 
Sullivan from County Meath and Mary McGee who came from County Armagh. 
 
There were quite a few Sullivans who came to the Ottawa area starting about 1823 and I 
have been trying to sort them out.
Most of them were Catholic from the southern part of Ireland but there were also 
some Protestant Sullivan families.
 
Since your ancestors were in Cumberland, which is now a part of the City of Ottawa, do 
you mind if I start a new page on our web site for your ancestors? There may be 
persons who follow the web site and who are descended from your Sullivan ancestors.
Just let me know if this is OK with you.
 
I have the 1881 census here and could check for Sullivans in the Ottawa area 
and see what shows up.  
... Al Lewis
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Al
 
Thanks for the reply. My Sullivan ancestors were Protestant, not Catholic - that I 
have found out. James Sullivan (my great-great grandfather) came to Canada sometime 
in the 1820's (I think). I can't seem to find a record of what ship he came to Canada 
on, though. I know he was born in Ireland in 1805. He married a Catherine McGarrity 
(maybe McGarety) but I don't know if they came to Canada married or met and were 
married in Canada. I have included what I think is their census records for 1861 and 
1871. Definitely the 1871 is correct, but the 1861 indicates they were in Algona twp 
in the Renfrew area, which isn't correct. This could be another James Sullivan, but 
what a co-incidence to be married to a Catherine McGarrity and have the same three 
children's names as in the 1871 census. 
I would apppreciate it if you could check for the 1881 census record for James Sullivan 
and also his sons James and Richard. I have a record of Henry - son of James, moving 
to Calvin twp (near North Bay) sometime around 1880 and another son, RIchard showing 
up in Calvin twp in the 1891 census - no record of him in the 1881 census that I can find. 
I can't find the son, James in 1881 either. I have included the census records for James 
for 1861 and 1871 that I have.
Go ahead and start a new page for my ancestors. If I have any more info on my ancestors 
in the area, I will let you know.
 
Wayne and Debbie Sullivan

     SULLIVAN CENSUS INFO

SULLIVAN 1861 census 350 page 001 line 09
@ca.on.renfrew.algona_township film C1070 lds0349319
9 SULLIVAN James m 56 Ire Protestant farmer married
( census includes maiden names )
Algona agricultural 1861 census 368a page 062 line 16
10 SULLIVAN {McGARRITY} Catheran f 52 Ire Protestant married
McGARETY in original document
11 SULLIVAN Henery m 17 Ont Protestant farmer
12 SULLIVAN Samule m 14 Ont Protestant farmer
13 SULLIVAN Cathoran f 12 Ont Protestant
also indexed in OGSPI as O'SULLIVAN

1861 census 368a page 062 line 16
@ca.on.renfrew.algona_township agricultural film C1071 lds0349319
16 SULLIVAN James concession 3 lot 21 acres 96
James 56 & Catheran 52 Algona 1861 census 350 page 001 line 09
also indexed in OGSPI as O'SULLIVAN
Renfrew County research by Ed Allard of Cornwall Ontario


SULLIVAN 1871 census 
Electoral District - 076 (Russell)
Twp, Town or Village - C (Cumberland)
Division - 2         Page # - 40     Dwelling 125    Family 129
SULLIVAN James m 66 Born in Ireland farmer married
SULLIVAN Catherine f 60 Born in Ireland farmer married
SULLIVAN Henry m 24 Ont Protestant farmer
SULLIVAN Samuel m 22 Ont Protestant farmer
SULLIVAN Catherine f 19 Ont Protestant
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Wayne:
By the way, my wife and I were married in the United Church at Cumberland
during the last century. This could be the same church which your ancestors attended. 
There is also an Anglican Church at Bearbrook, south of Cumberland. Come to think of it,
I believe that there are Sullivans buried there.
... Al
Here is something from the 1881 census:

1881 Census Place:	Cumberland, Russell, Ontario, Canada
	Source:	FHL Film 1375865  NAC C-13229  Dist 104  SubDist C  Div 2  Page 55  Family 209
	Sex	Marr	Age	Origin	Birthplace
Henery SULEVAN	M	M	32	Irish	Ontario
	Occ:	Farmer	Religion:	Church of England	
Mary Ann SULEVAN	F	M	26	Irish	Ontario
			Religion:	Presbyterian	
Evelna SULEVAN	F		2	Irish	Quebec
			Religion:	Presbyterian	
John Henery SULEVAN	M		1	Irish	Quebec
			Religion:	Presbyterian	
	Born:	May; 10/12	
James SULEVAN	M	M	74	Irish	Ireland
	Occ:	Labour	Religion:	Church of England

	and neighbours (possibly related):

1881 	Census Place:	Cumberland, Russell, Ontario, Canada
	Source:	FHL Film 1375865  NAC C-13229  Dist 104  SubDist C  Div 2  Page 53  Family 202
	Sex	Marr	Age	Origin	Birthplace
James SULIVAN	M	W	46	Irish	O. 
	Occ:	Farmer	Religion:	Church of England	
Catherin SULIVAN	F		70	Irish	Ireland
			Religion:	Church of England	
Elisebeth SULIVAN	F		15	Irish	O. 
			Religion:	Church of England	
William SULIVAN	M		20	Irish	O. 
			Religion:	Church of England	
Margrat SULIVAN	F		11	Irish	O. 
			Religion:	Church of England
New October 8, 2011: William John Sullivan in the Cumberland area was married to Jane UNKNOWN.

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