Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I335772
  • Name: John SULLIVAN
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 17 FEB 1740 in Somersworth, Strafford Co., NH
  • Event: Elected Governor of New Hampshire BET 1786 AND 1790
  • Death: 23 JAN 1795 in Durham, Strafford Co., NH
  • Title: Gov.
  • Event: Pic Gen. John Sullivan
  • Note:
    SULLIVAN, John, (brother of James Sullivan and father of George Sullivan), a Delegate from New Hampshire; born in Somersworth, N.H., February 17, 1740; received a limited education; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Durham in 1760; Member of the Continental Congress in 1774 and 1775; during the Revolution was appointed as a brigadier general; later promoted to major general, and from June 1775 until early in 1780; again a Member of the Continental Congress in 1780 and 1781; attorney general of New Hampshire 1782-1786; president of New Hampshire in 1786 and 1787; member of the state ratification convention in 1788; speaker of the state house of representatives; again chosen president of New Hampshire; appointed by President Washington judge of the United States District Court of New Hampshire in September 1789 and held that office until his death in Durham, N.H., January 23, 1795; interment in the Sullivan family cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Owen O'SULLIVAN b: 17 JUN 1692 in County Limerick, Ireland
    Mother: Margery BROWNE b: 1714 in County Cork, Ireland

    Marriage 1 Lydia WORSTER b: 14 OCT 1738 in Berwick, York Co., ME
    • Married: 1760 in Berwick, York Co., ME
    1. Has No Children George SULLIVAN b: 29 AUG 1771 in Durham, Strafford Co., NH
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