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Reaching out for help researching the family of Richard Sullivan and Johanna/Hannah Connell.  Their children were baptised at Mourneabbey 1881 - 1900.  I have birth/baptismal records.
In 1901/1911 the family was living in Ballinvuskig, Rahan……

This is what I know / have found so far

1881 Daniel        emigrated to USA
1883 Ellen
1885 Timothy       possible death Nazareth House, Mallow 1970
1889 Johanna
1892 Mary
1895 Bridget       possible marriage to Timothy Walsh, Burnfort 1930
1897 Margaret      
1900 Patrick John  married Ellen Dooley, Tinryland, Carlow 1934

Would especially love to hear from anyone who may be related to or know of this family.

We will be visiting Mallow in mid September and it would be great to make some progress on this before then.


Ed Sullivan


Saturday 30th Jul 2022, 07:04PM

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  • Hi Ed,

    My name is Jim Sullivan and we've been researching our Sullivan's from Knockbrack Townland, Rahan Civil Parish, Mourne Abbey Church Parish in County Cork for many years.  We visited Mallow and several locations just south of Mallow where my Sullivan's are from.  My great grandfather Daniel Sullivan, his brother James and their mother Ellen (Kenny) Sullivan immigrated to America in 1855.  They are on Griffith's Valuation in Knockbrack Townland in 1851 and their previous Sullivan generation is listed on the Tithe Applotment of 1825.  To the best of our knowledge Daniel had 5 brothers and 1 sister.  They were all born between 1827 and 1840.  Their names are Jeremiah, Timothy, Patrick, John and James.  Their sister's name was Mary.  Unfortunately, we only know the whereabouts of 3 of them.  As I mentioned Daniel and James came to America with their Mother Ellen and Patrick is buried in the very old Ballynamona Cemetery which is in the Moune Abbey Church Parish. The current two Catholic Churches are Burnfort and Analeentha and we visited both. We've tried to research the missing Sullivan's, however we did not find them on the 1901 or 1911 census or on any other documents. Some of the names you listed look familiar, however without their ages, it would be hard for me to determine if they are related.  

    Jim Sullivan


    Friday 3rd Feb 2023, 09:03PM
  • Hi Jim,

    I just saw your message.

    I got lucky and had a breakthrough with my Sullivan family research just one month before our trip last September.

    Richard's (in my original message) father was Daniel. Daniel and family lived in Knockananig townland which I see is on the northern border of Knockbrack.  My estimated birth year for Daniel is 1820.   So it does seem there's a good chance the families are related. Perhaps the Daniel's could be first cousins.

    I'm on Ancestry and have done DNA testing so let me know if you're interested in connecting.



    Friday 21st Apr 2023, 05:56PM

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