1813 - 1870
||Jesse Sullivan |
||Moore County, NC
||Moore County, NC at Bethlehem Baptist Church
- Jesse Sullivan has always been a bit of a mystery. He clearly descends from the Sullivan families for Davidson/Rowan/Guilford counties and is a very close relative to Rev. Joel Sullivan [1791-aft 1860] but unfortunately no information has yet come to light to prove who his father was. Y-DNA test results have proven that male Sullivan descendants of Jesse share the same Y-DNA as other Sullivan males descending from the Davidson County Sullivan families confirming that Jesse's father, grandfather, etc. were in fact Sullivans.
It is believed that he was the grandson of William Sullivan [1758-1838]. William was born in MD and migrated to Guilford County, NC then to present day Davidson County, NC. Rev. Joel Sullivan was one of his many children. The connection by many that Joel Sullivan was the father of Jesse seems like a natural one given that they both migrated to Moore County, NC and lived quite near each other in the Bethlehem Church area west of Carthage. But court records below show that Jesse was listed as an orphan in Davidson County in 1830 leading to speculation that  his father had died,  one of his parents had died and the other remarried or  his family had migrated away from the area leaving him on his own. It is possible that Joel could be his father in scenario 2 or 3 but neither is conclusive at this time.
Jesse married Celia Bean [also from Davidson County] and they can be found in 1840 living with her brother/cousin Jesse Bean [1802-1869]. They were early members of Bethlehem Baptist Church and are both buried in the old section of the cemetery.
1830, Feb 11 -- 1830-1839 County Court Minutes, Davidson County, NC
Jesse Sulivan, an orphan boy 18 years old, was bound to as an apprentice to Joseph Miller until he arrives to full age and during said apprenticeship to teach or cause to be taught said apprentice to read and write well and when free, give him $30 in cash.
1831, Feb 17 -- 1830-1839 County Court Minutes, Davidson County, NC
Jesse Sulivan was bound as an apprentice to Roswell A. King until arrives to full age during which said apprenticeship to teach or cause to be taught said apprentice to read and write well and when free, give him $35 in cash. Ordered by the court that the indenture heretofore entered into between the chairman of this court and Joseph Miller of this county therein binding to said Miller Jesse Sulivan as an apprentice be cancelled and set aside.
1834 -- Tax List, Davidson County, NC
Jesse Sullivan listed 1 white poll in Capt. Lee's District
1835 -- Tax List, Davidson County, NC
Jesse Sullivan listed 1 white poll in Capt. Johnson's District
1840 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 183
(30-40) 1M 1F
(20-30) 2M 2F
(5-10) 2M 1F
(0-5) 3M 3F
* I believe that Jesse, Celia, William L. and Barbara Sullivan were residing with Jesse Bean during the 1840 Census
1850 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 168
Jesse Sullivan 27 M, Farmer, Born in NC
Celia Sullivan 30 F, Born in NC
William L. Sullivan 13 M, Born in NC
Barbara A. Sullivan 11 F, Born in NC
Martha M. Sullivan 10 F, Born in NC
John B. Sullivan 5 M, Born in NC
1850 -- Agricultural Census, Moore County, NC Page 993
Jesse Sullivan listed 20 acres Improved, 0 Unimproved valued at $100
1851, Jul 29 -- 1851-1853 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 51
Ordered that William Fry be appointed overseer of the road from Elkins Branch to Beans Bridge and have the following hands to work: Josiah Lawhon, Jesse Bean, Saml. Gilmore, Henry B. Ritter, Albert Phillips, James Bryant, John Warner, Burrel Ritter, Jesse Sullivan, George Ritter, Archibald Ritter, George Cox, Benjamin Barber, Allen Cos, Jno. Morrison's Dick & Alston, D.O. Warner, B. Phillips, S. Phillips and R. Cole.
1860 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 495, Carthage Post Office
Jesse Sullivan 47 M, Farmer, $250 Real Estate, $500 Personal Property, Blind, Born in NC
Cilia Sullivan 38 F, Born in NC
Lindsay Sullivan 24 M, Born in NC
Barbara A. Sullivan 21 F, Born in NC
Martha Sullivan 19 F, Born in NC
John Sullivan 16 M, Born in NC
||Moore County Wallaces
||24 Feb 2014 |
||Celia Bean, b. 1819, Davidson County, NC , d. 1883, Moore County, NC  |
|>||1. William Lindsey Sullivan, b. 8 Jan 1837, Moore County, NC , d. 25 Nov 1912, Moore County, NC |
|>||2. Barbara Ann Sullivan, b. 8 Oct 1838, d. 20 Mar 1862|
|>||3. Martha Mary Sullivan, b. 11 Jan 1840, d. 25 Jan 1913|
|>||4. John Bean Sullivan, b. 14 Nov 1844, d. 10 Mar 1916|
||24 Feb 2014 |
||Moore County, NC Y-DNA Project|
Results of DNA tests on the following families: Britt, Brown, Cagle, Furr, Horner, Hunsucker, Maness, McNeill, Melton, Moore, Morgan, Richardson, Ritter, Sanders, Stewart, Sullivan, Wallace, and Williams.
- [S19] Moore County, NC FamilyTreeDNA Group Project [http://www.familytreedna.com/public/MooreCountyNC/].
Doric "Dart" Sullivan descends from Jesse Sullivan [1813 Davidson County, NC ? 1870 Moore County, NC] through son William Lindsay Sullivan and grandson Jesse Lindsay Sullivan [Dart's grandfather]. Jesse's ancestry is unknown but it is likely that he descends from the Sullivan families located in Guilford and Rowan/Davidson County NC area in the late 1700's. Dart's Y-DNA matched a number of Sullivan men around the country but to date the genealogical connection between these families has not been established. Also interesting is that two of the matches descend from Sullivans from Cork, Ireland potentially suggesting the area in Ireland where the Moore County Sullivans originated. More research will be needed to determine the actually relationships between these matches.