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.
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Howard County, IN
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