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John D. Sullivan
Born 1807
JOHN D. SULLIVAN, farmer, Richland Twp., Sec. 3; P.O. Cascade, Dubuque County; son of John and Margaret Sullivan; was born on the farm he now owns October 29, 1810; his father was a native of Ireland and was born in 1807; he came to this country in 1835, and entered the farm where his son now resides. His mother was born in Virginia in 1810; she was married in Illinois in 1827 to David Lindsay; had three children by this marriage, none of whom are living; she became a widow, and on January 1, 1810, she married Mr. Sullivan; she has four children by her second marriage—John D., William T. (lives in Daviess Co., Mo., and is editor of a paper called the Northern Missourian), Robert F. (resides in Franklin Co., Iowa), Dennis (lives in Richland Township, Jones Co., Iowa). John D. was married to Helen M. Simmons, who was born in Canada; she died July 13, 1877. Mr. Sullivan has five children—Adda, William H., Emma J., John F. and Charles M. Mr. Sullivan was for about one year a member of Co. C, 2d I.V.I.; entered the army in 1864. His brother, William T., enlisted in Co. K, 17th I.V.I., in 1861; served till the close of the war.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 691.


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