New Hampshire’s Favorite Irish Son: Somersworth’s General John Sullivan (1740-1795)

Likeness, from Military Services and Public Life of General John Sullivan, by Thomas C. Amory, Boston, 1868

Likeness, from Military Services and Public Life of General John Sullivan, by Thomas C. Amory, Boston, 1868

Who else could I write about on Saint Patrick’s Day?   New Hampshire’s favorite Irish son, General John Sullivan, was a patriot of the American Revolution.  Though some researchers say he was born in Berwick, Maine, there is much evidence to support a New Hampshire origin.

General John Sullivan, son of John Owen & Margery (Brown) Sullivan was born 7 February 1740 in Somersworth, Strafford Co., NH , and died 23 January 1795 in Durham, New Hampshire. He married Lydia Remick Worchester, dau of John & Lydia (Remick) Worster. She was born 14 Oct 1738 and died 21 March 1820 in Durham NH. They are both buried in Sullivan Cemetery, on the family.

Much has been written about his ancestry, and so links to the best of those are provided here.   Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Descendants of General John Sullivan [Ancestry Message Boards]

The New Hampshire Lawyer in General Washington’s Army: A Biographical Sketch of the HON. JOHN SULLIVAN, LL.D., Major General in the Continental Army, by Oscar E. Rising, 1915

Military Services and Public Life of General John Sullivan, by Thomas C. Amory, Boston, 1868

Dedication of the Sullivan Monument at Durham, New Hampshire, Thursday, September 27, 1894, published by Authority of the State, Concord 1896.

 

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