Sullivan in my family comes from my paternal grandfather’s side. My great grandmother Alice Davidson was the daughter of Mary Lumia Sullivan. Granddaughter of Dunklin Sullivan the senator. I see the names Dunklin and Lumia ( Lumley ) carried through the family quite a bit. The family came from South Carolina, to Alabama and then to Texas.


Hewlett Sullivan

My 5th great grandfather
Birth 28 Dec 1763 in , Charlotte, Virginia, USA
Death 11 Jul 1830 in Dunklin, Greenville, South Carolina, USA

Hewlett Sullivan

Hewlett Sullivan’s son was Dunklin Sullivan.

Birth 27 Feb 1791 in , Greenville, South Carolina, USA
Death 1 Dec 1837 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA
Dunklin SullivanSOURCE: pages, W. Stuart Harris “Heritage of Perry County”, 1991.p31- “Dunklin Sullivan, Perry County’s first state senator, was born in Greenville District, South Carolina, on February 27, 1791. As a child, he moved to Tennessee, where he received a good eduction for that period of time, and began the study of law.
“He moved to Cahawba in 1819, where he practiced law, but moved to Marion early in 1822, where he married Polly Maybry [sic]* on February 3 of that year.
“He served in several public offices – probate judge, senator, and representative.
“He died in Tuscaloosa, while attending a session of the Alabama Legislature, on December 1, 1837.
*fn91- Marriage Book A; Owen IV, p1637 states that Mary Mayberry [sic] was the bride, and that this marriage took place in Centreville, Bibb County. [end Harris quotes]


Built by George Washington Sullivan, son of Hewlett Sullivan and Mary Charlton. The plantation was built in 1847, Laurens county South Carolina. It was uncommon to have a brick home at that time in the location which he chose.

George and Jane were wealthy land owners by 1850 while living in Laurens South Carolina. In 1850 their net worth was $7000 and they owned close to 50 slaves.


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  1. Re: Hewlett Sullivan
    His mother was Mary Charlton; his wife was Mary Dunklin. They named most of their children for presidents so George Washington Sullivan was, in fact, named for the president. I have always heard that they had more than 100 slaves. I have not checked census or legal documents to verify, however.
    I did know that some of Charles and Mary Charlton Sullivan’s children did go to various states, rather than staying in South Carolina.


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