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Elijah Sullivan, b. abt. 1830, VA, d. bef. 1880, D.C.
Martha, b. abt. 1837, VA, d. 10 Oct 1905, D.C.

David H Sullivan, b. abt. 1856, VA in MO in 1900
John Sullivan, b. 1872, DC

 

1863 Civil War - 1889 Pension File

1870 & 1880, and as you shared Eli* & Martha, m. abt. 1855, presumably D.C. of VA.

Eli* & Martha could of married 1854, Daniel in the 1870 census shows b. 1855, VA, should be with Daniel in the 1860 census.  I am still looking 28 Jun 2014

 

Elijah, Martha, David Sullivan - 1870  1880  1900 - City Directories - Holiday/Holliday

 

Other Possible Related Sources  - My Notes

 

Note: all census findings are as indexed, surnames and given may vary as dates may also.

 

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Eligha, Eligah, Elija, Elizah, Eliyahu, Eliyyahu, Latin form EliasSulivan/Sullivan

 

 

1850 - a possibility

 

Name: E Sullivan - line 6
Age: 20
Birth Year: abt 1830
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1850: Georgetown, Washington, DC
Gender: Male
Family Number: 238
House Number: 227
Occupation: Cigarmaker

Household Members:
R Sullivan, 25, M, b. abt. 1825, VA
S Sullivan, 44, F, b. abt. 1806, VA
E Sullivan, 20
M Sullivan, 18, F, b. abt. 1832, VA
E Sullivan, 13, M, b. abt. 1837, VA
A Sullivan, 11, F, b. abt. 1839, VA
M Sullivan, 9, F, b. abt. 1841, VA

 

 

Name: J Sullivan - line 2
Age: 23
Birth Year: abt 1827
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1850: Georgetown, Washington, DC
Gender: Male
Family Number: 237

Household Members:
J Sullivan, 23
S Sullivan, 17, b. abt. 1833, VA

 

Notes: Georgetown, Washington, District of Columbia and Georgetown North West Ward, Washington, District of Columbia

 

 

 

1860 - still in the process (30 Jun) of locating Elijah Sullivan, possibly Martha and son David H.

 

 

 

 

Civil War

 

 

U.S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914

#514
Name: Elijah Sullivan
Birthyear: abt 1830, does not provide Township/City info
Birthplace: Virginia
Enlistment Age: 33
Enlisted Where: Wash DC
By Whom: Capt. Scheetz (which is a valid surname i.e. found also as Shietz, Schitz)
Period: 3 yrs
Dated: 24 Sep 1863

Occupation: Cigar Maker
Eyes: Black
Hair: Dark
Complexion: Ruddy
Height: 5 ft 10/12 inches

14th Infantry, A Co., discharged 8 Sep 1864, by exp. of serv. at Ft. Yuma, Cal, a PVT

 

 

 

 

 

 

1869 - both Elijah and a Daniel are listed, Elijah living at 8 Potomac (cigar-maker) and Daniel at 1st cross Lingan...

...also listed at 8 Potomac is an Albert Sullivan, John H Sullivan (cooper) could be easily Elijah's brothers
and living at 1st near Lingan, is James Sullivan

 

 

 

1870

 

Name: Elija Sullivan
Age in 1870: 40
Birth Year: abt 1830
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1870: Georgetown, Washington, DC
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Georgetown
Occupation:

Household Members:
Elija Sullivan, 40
Martha Sullivan, 33
David H Sullivan, 15
 

 

 

 


1880


Name: Martha Sullivan
Age: 41
Birth Year: abt 1839
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1880: Georgetown, Washington, DC
Race: White
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
Occupation: Housekeeper

Household Members:
Martha Sullivan, 41

Living with John Archer & Family

 

 

Name: David Holliday - See Holiday/Holliday
Age: 25
Birth Year: abt 1855
Birthplace: Maryland
Home in 1880: Georgetown, Washington, DC
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Emma Holliday
Father's Birthplace: Maryland
Mother's Birthplace: Maryland


 

 

 

1889

 

This confirms the Elijah Sullivan, A Co. 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry, is your Elijah, listing his wife Martha

U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934


Name: Elijah Sullivan
State Filed: District of Columbia
Widow: Martha Sullivan
Roll number: T288_459

 


 

1900

 

Name: Martha Sullivan
Age: 63
Birth Date: Dec 1836
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1900: Washington, Washington, DC
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Mother in Law
Marital Status: Widowed

having 1 child, 1 living

Name: Emma Holliday
Age: 39
Birth Date: Mar 1861
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1900: Washington, Washington, DC
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Marriage Year: 1878
Years Married: 22
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother: number of living children: 1
Mother: How many children: 7
Occupation: N.G.

Household Members:
Emma Holliday, 39
Henry C Holliday, 20
Benjamin Holliday, 19
Nora M Holliday, 18
Virginia Holliday, 16
David C Holliday, 14
John W Holliday, 12
Martha Sullivan, 63

 

 

 

 

Holiday/Holliday

 

 

District of Columbia, Select Marriages, 1830-1921

Name: David C. Hollida
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 25 Dec 1878
Marriage Place: District of Columbia
Spouse: Emma H. Benton
FHL Film Number: 2107965
Reference ID: 415

 

 

 

District of Columbia, Select Births and Christenings, 1830-1955


Name: David Holiday
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Georgetown, D.C.
Spouse: Emma Benton
Child: Holiday


Name: Holiday
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 16 Mar 1881
Birth Place: Washington, District of Columbia
Father: David Holiday
Mother: Emma Benton
FHL Film Number: 2114651
Reference ID: cn 26089

Source: District of Columbia, Select Births and Christenings, 1830-1955 [database on-line].  Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2014.
 

Original data: District of Columbia, Births and Christenings, 1830-1955.. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.
 

Notes: This Holiday (child) above cannot be the one in the 1880 census, as per the 1880, b. 1879, age 7 mos., so they had another child 1881.  However, I do not find any more David & Emma Holiday/Holliday's in the "All District of Columbia, Select Births and Christenings, 1830-1955"

But I do find the following

Name: Emma Benton Sullivan
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Georgetown, D. C.
Spouse: Daniel Sullivan
Child: Sullivan

Name: Sullivan
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 5 Nov 1879
Birth Place: Washington, District of Columbia
Father: Daniel Sullivan
Mother: Emma Benton Sullivan
FHL Film Number: 2114649
Reference ID: cn 20643

Notes: So this is the child in the 1880 census, as David is here as Daniel...and Emma as Benton Sullivvan

 



City Directory, 1876

Name: David Holiday on the image has Holliday
Residence Year: 1876
Residence Place: Washington, District of Columbia
Occupation: Cigar Mkr
Publication Title: Washington, District of Columbia, City Directory, 1876

Living at 32 Congress - does not show a spouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

City Directories - 1237, 1257 & 1259 32nd NW could be one in the same location

 

U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 City & Area Directories View Image
Name:  Martha H Sullivan
Spouse:  Elijah Sullivan
Residence:  1878 - Washington, District of Columbia
  80 High Gtn - widow Elijah
 
U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 City & Area Directories View Image
Name:  Martha H Sullivan
Spouse:  Elijah Sullivan
Residence:  1879 - Washington, District of Columbia
  80 High Gtn - widow Elijah
 
U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 City & Area Directories View Image
Name:  Martha Sullivan
Residence:  1884 - Washington, District of Columbia
  1257 32nd NW - widow Elijah
 
U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 City & Area Directories View Image
Name:  Martha Sullivan
Spouse:  Elijah Sullivan
Residence:  1886 - Washington, District of Columbia
  1259 32nd NW - widow Elijah
 
U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 City & Area Directories View Image
Name:  Martha Sullivan
Spouse:  Elijah Sullivan
Residence:  1887 - Washington, District of Columbia
  1259 32nd NW - widow Elijah
 
U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 City & Area Directories View Image
Name:  Martha Sullivan
Residence:  1889 - Washington, District of Columbia
  1259 32nd NW - Housekeeper
U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 City & Area Directories View Image
Name:  Martha Sullivan
Spouse:  Elijah Sullivan
Residence:  1890 - Washington, District of Columbia
  1257 32nd NW - widow Elijah
   
U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 City & Area Directories View Image
Name:  Martha Sullivan
Spouse:  Elijah Sullivan
Residence:  1891 - Washington, District of Columbia
  1259 32nd NW - widow Elijah
   
U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 City & Area Directories View Image
Name:  Martha Sullivan
Residence:  1893 - Washington, District of Columbia
  1259 32nd NW
   
U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 City & Area Directories View Image
Name:  Martha Sullivan
Spouse:  Elijah Sullivan
Residence:  1896 - Washington, District of Columbia
  1259 32nd NW - widow Elijah
   
U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 City & Area Directories View Image
Name:  Martha Sullivan
Residence:  1900 - Washington, District of Columbia
  1237 32nd NW - domestic
   

 

 

Other Possible Connection Sources

 

John C. Sullivan

Birth abt 1800,  Fauquier County, Virginia
Death abt 1830, Rapides, Rapides, Louisiana

Catherine

Birth 18 Aug 1798, Virginia
Death 22 Oct 1877 in Rapides Parish, Louisiana
 

Catherine E Sullivan - daughter

Birth 3 Oct 1827, Virginia
Death 5 Oct 1886, Rapides Parish, Louisiana
 

http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/233305/person/-2091733493

 

 

Going by the the 1869 City Directory showing Elijah, Albert W, & John H, living at 8 Potomac, find the following 1850-1880 censuses of a John H Sullivan and Albert, as being possibly related.


Name: John H Sullivan
Age: 25
Birth Year: abt 1825
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1850: Alexandria, Alexandria, Virginia

and pursuing the 1869 City Directory leading me to the 1850 above, I find in 1860  John H and Albert, none other than living in Georgetown

Name:  J H Sullivan
Age in 1860:  34
Birth Year:  abt 1826
Birthplace:  Virginia
Home in 1860:  Georgetown Ward 2, Washington, District of Columbia
Gender:  Male
Post Office:  Georgetown
Occupation: Cooper (Traditionally, a cooper is someone who makes wooden, staved vessels, bound together with hoops and possessing flat ends or heads) Cask/Barrel Maker

Household Members: 
J H Sullivan, 34
Sarah Sullivan, 27
Albert Sullivan, 9, b. abt. 1851, DC
J F Sullivan, 7, b. abt. 1853, DC
Amanda Sullivan, 5, b. abt. 1855, DC
Fillmore Sullivan, 3, b. abt. 1857, DC

and same family in 1870, as well as the following 1880

Name: John Sullivan
Age in 1870: 44
Birth Year: abt 1826
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1870: Georgetown, Washington, DC
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Georgetown
Occupation: Cooper

Household Members:
John Sullivan, 44
Sarah E Sullivan, 38
Albert W Sullivan, 19, apprentice Blacksmith
John F Sullivan, 17
Amanda Sullivan, 15
Filmore Sullivan, 13
Annie Sullivan, 3
Thomas Sullivan, 1


Name: John H. Sullivan
Age: 56
Birth Year: abt 1824
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1880: Georgetown, Washington, DC
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Sarah E. Sullivan
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
Occupation: Cooper

Household Members:
John H. Sullivan, 56, VA
Sarah E. Sullivan, 47, VA
Albert U. Sullivan, 29, DC, Cooper
Amanda Sullivan, 25, DC, at home
Millard F. Sullivan, 23, DC, Cigarmaker
Annie Sullivan, 13, DC, at school
Thomas Sullivan, 11, DC, at school
Minnie Sullivan, 8, DC,
John F. Sullivan, 27, DC, Cooper
Mary Sullivan, 25, daughter in law, NY
Mary Sullivan, 3, niece, DC
Sarah Sullivan, 1m, DC

Living at 96 Washington St. Georgetown, Washington County, District of Columbia (which this address today is Washington Circle

 

 

I find these Martha Howard's in 1850

Name: Martha Howard
Age: 13
Birth Year: abt 1837
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1850: Gloucester, Virginia
Gender: Female
Family Number: 488

Household Members:
Jno A Howard, 44
Emeline Howard, 35
Catharine Howard, 26
Horitia W Howard, 15
Martha Howard, 13
Frances Howard, 11
John Howard, 8
Emeline Howard, 3
Ann Pointer, 32
Wm Pointer, 17


Name: Martha Howard
Gender: Female
Age: 16
Birth Year: abt 1834
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1850: District 44, Ohio Co., Virginia = Ohio County, West Virginia (county seat is Wheeling.  The county was formed from the District of West Augusta, Virginia in 1776.   It was named for the Ohio River, which forms its western boundary.)


Name: Martha A Howard
Age: 14
Birth Year: abt 1836
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1850: Fluvanna Co., Virginia
Gender: Female

 

My Notes:

No documents really narrow down where Elijah was born other than, VA, abt. 1830.  And the earliest I find any record for him is the 1869 DC directory.  Which also shows an Albert (cigar-maker) & John H. Sullivan (cooper) same address as Elijah (cigar-maker) of 8 Potomac.   Which to confirm where Albert & John H. were and where born, would be the 1870 census, which I do find a John, age 44, b. VA, with a son named Albert W, age 19, b. D.C, next door to Elijah (40), Martha and David H.

Also there is always the chance Martha age 33, could of had David at age 18, and that Elijah is not the bio father.

The fact is D.C. is bordered by VA, MD, WV, Elijah really could be from any of those states, which WV comes after the CW.   The 1860 census would list Elijah as born VA, not WV, and if Martha & Elijah are together by 1860, then where is Martha, David and Elijah...which could be they have not yet met & married, or if they every married.  We do know between 24 Sep 1863- 14 Sep 1866, Elijah is involved with the CW, per the one record a 3 yr enlistment. 

That fits and since the one military record states single, they might not have met until after his discharge 14 Sep 1866, also the pension is dated 29 Jun 1889, stating Martha and that she filed in, D.C.

The presumption would be that in 1850 Elijah was living in VA, possibly met Martha abt. 1854, but there is no 1860 census putting them together, and then here comes the Civil War.   Also, how do we know Elijah was born as a Sullivan? 

 

Per Michele - 27 Jun 2014

I SUSPECT that David Sullivan's name (born circa 1855 in VA) may have been changed to HOLLIDAY because on the 1900 census Martha Sullivan is living with her DAUGHTER-IN-LAW Emma HOLLIDAY who is also widowed. 

On the 1880 DC census, David HOLLIDAY, age 25, is married to Emma Holliday, age 20; they have one son at this point, Henry Holliday, 7 months old.  This David Holliday is the exact age as David Sullivan would be if both were born in 1855 as the census records indicate. 

This is the only way that Martha Sullivan could be living with someone with the last name of Holliday who is also her daughter-in-law in 1900.

***There is a David H. Sullivan, who was born in VA and the right age, living in MO on the 1900 census

I have put out a query on the DC emailing list through rootsweb for the obit for Martha Sullivan.  She died in 1905.  The person providing the information was Emma Holliday.  Martha is buried, apparently alone, in Glenwood Cemetery in DC.  

Research & Compiled by

 

D.R. “Doc” Young

ID#298

Start Date: 27 Jun 2014

Update: 30 Jun 2014

End Date:

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