Biography of Turner Sullivan
Howard County, IN Biographies





TURNER SULLIVAN, the oldest citizen now living in Jackson Township, was born in 1800 in North Carolina; his parents, Jacob and Nancy (Harris) Sullivan, moved to Tennessee when our subject was but a small child; his father was a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church. Turner learned the tanner's trade; he was married in Tennessee to Miss Maria Chandler; this union was blessed with four children, one of whom is living. Mr. Sullivan lost his wife in 1845, and in 1849 he married Miss Angeline Brant; they have had nine children, seven of whom are living. Mr. Sullivan came to Howard County in 1847, and the following year entered the land upon which he now lives; he started in the woods, built a log cabin and began to clear up his farm; he was the first Trustee in the township, and built the first schoolhouse in the township; he attended the first election, and has always voted the Republican ticket since the organization of that party; he cast his first vote for Gen. Jackson; his son, Jefferson S., was in the Ninety ninth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry; was taken with brain fever and died in a Southern land. Mr. Sullivan has always taken an active part in public and benevolent enterprises, and lives a conscientious Christian life; he and wife are active members of the United Brethren Church.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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