Source Information from Elizabeth Tuck
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||Marriages of Surry County, North Carolina 1779-1868, p. 184 1
||North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868, Bond #: 000147364, Image Num: 005072, Record #: 01 208 1
||North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2004, County Court Records at Dobson, NC - FHL # 0546467-0546474 1
North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868, Bond #: 000141499, ImageNum: 002898, Record #: 02 276 (no image) 1
||Find A Grave Memorial # 43772544.
Sullivan vrs. Sillivan
...an analysis by Elizabeth Tuck 2011
Benjamin Sullivan used in 1820/30 census.
Benj Sullivan used in 1840 census.
Benjamin Sillivan per
Benjamin L. Sillivan per
- North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868, Concerning marriage to Eliza Gentry 2 Jan 1825, Bond #: 000141499, ImageNum: 002898, Record #: 02 276 (no image)
- Tombstone Tarkington Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana, USA (To be verified)
- Will of Benjamin L Sillivan, SOURCE: Monroe County (IN) Historical Society, P-3-70. (transcription of primary source, no image available)
OF THE SILLIVAN FAMILY NAME
...reminiscence by Bob
While reading a
while back about the Norman conquest of 1155 and the occupation
of Ireland I learned that most common names thought to be
of Irish origin are really early Norman (French) names. Such
as Sullivan, Sillivan, Reily and etc. I had always been told
that the original family name was Sullivan and that it was
changed to Sillivan in a dispute with the Catholic Church
some time back in Northern Ireland.
Based on this rumor,
my uncles Elmer, Jack, and Jim ( the youngest three ) all
changed their names to Sullivan while my mother uncle Bud
and aunt Mable all stayed with the Sillivan spelling. This
confused a lot of people as to which of my cousins were related
to each other, Probably confused my cousins too. But as it
turns out they were Sillivans from the beginning and it was
only a rumor and not a fact. Sillivan is a French name.