Soraghan Farm 2011

Soraghan Farm 2011
Patrick Soraghan/Sullivan Farm, Dennbane, Co. Cavan, 2011

About Patrick Sullivan and Rose Leddy

About Patrick Sullivan and Rose Corcoran

Not much is known about Patrick Sullivan except that he lived in Dennbane/Dennbawn, Denn Parish, County Cavan, Ireland. Records have been located which express the Sullivan last name with the Soraghan/Soroghan/Sorohan spelling. His wife, Rose (c1804-1874), is identified in various documents as having the maiden name of Leddy, McCabe and/or Corcoran. However, it is believed her maiden name was Corcoran. She also is from Ireland, most likely Drumbarry, Co. Cavan. They had at least 10 children, many which immigrated to the US. The children include: Mary (died before 1915 probably in Ireland); Rose Sullivan (died before 1915 probably in Ireland); Michael (c1829-1915); Ellen (c1830-1900); Thomas (c1831-b1901&1911 in Ireland); James (c1931-1898); Patrick (c1831-1881); Andrew (c1833-1881); Philip J. (1840-1915) [See also the Sullivan/Connor Genelaogy Blog]; and Matthew (1841-a1916). It is believed that neither Patrick nor Rose immigrated but lived and died in Ireland.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Elizabeth McCanna Sullivan Probate, Heirship Report c1883

Patrick and Rose's son Patrick, married Elizabeth McCanna in Easton, Pennsylvania, in 1855.  They had nine children, two of whom died as infants.  The younger Patrick Sullivan died in Chicago, Illinois, on January 2, 1881.  Just six months later, on July 22, his wife, Elizabeth, died leaving seven children, the youngest being only eight years old.

Elizabeth's brother-in-law, Michael Sullivan, provided information for the Proof of Heirship.  Michael Sullivan also provided the information six months earlier for his brother Patrick's Proof of Heirship.


No. 1-1702
Doc. 4, Page 158

State of Illinois
Cook County
In the Probate Court of Cook County Illinois

In the Matter of the Estate
Of
Elizabeth Sullivan, deceased
Proof of Heirship

Michael Sullivan being first duly sworn according to law in open Court on oath doth depose and say that he was well and intimately acquainted with the said Elizabeth Sullivan deceased in her life time and was so acquainted with her for about thirty years prior to her death, the said Elizabeth being the wife of his brother Patrick Sullivan; that he said Elizabeth Sullivan and his brother the said Patrick Sullivan were married in Easton Pennsylvania in the year 1855; that as the issue of such marriage the said Patrick Sullivan and Elizabeth Sullivan had nine children born unto them viz., Rose L. Sullivan, now Rose L. Colby wife of Francis T. Colby, Michael A. Sullivan, Thomas J. Sullivan, Charles J. Sullivan, Peter F. Sullivan, Andrew Sullivan, William Sullivan, Francis P. Sullivan who died when he was about six weeks of age about twenty five years ago, and prior to the death of the said Elizabeth Sullivan and Harry Sullivan who died when he was about ten months of age about five years ago and prior to the death of the said Elizabeth Sullivan; that said Elizabeth Sullivan departed this life on or about the twenty second day of July AD 1881 leaving her surviving the said Rose L. Sullivan now Rose L. Colby wife of Francis T. Colby, she being twenty seven years of age on December 28th 1883, Michael A. Sullivan who was twenty three years of age on March 18th 1883, Thomas J. Sullivan who was twenty one years of age August 8th 1883, Charles J. Sullivan who was eighteen years of age on June 19, 1883, Peter F. Sullivan who will be sixteen years of age on November 19th 1883, Andrew Sullivan who will be fourteen years of age November 25(?)th 1883 and William Sullivan who will be eleven years of age on October 18th 1883, her children her heirs and only heirs at law; that the said Patrick Sullivan husband of the said Elizabeth Sullivan departed this life on or about the second day of January 1881 and prior to the death of said Elizabeth Sullivan. This affiant further says that he knows that the said Elizabeth Sullivan was never married to any man other than the said Patrick Sullivan and that she never had any child or children other than the ones above named. That the maiden name of the said Elizabeth Sullivan was Elizabeth McCanna.
[Signed] Michael Sullivan

[No date is on the document]





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  1. Elaine,

    Happy Blogiversary!! I celebrate my Blogiversary later this month so I guess I can say this in my Blogiversary Month. This is an awesome group of bloggers.

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