Timothy Sullivan was born in County Kerry, Ireland, Sept. 8, 1817, and was a son of B. Sullivan and Margaret nee Murphy. He was married in Ireland in March, 1840, to Margaret Shea. Of six children born of that union, one is living, Eliza, wife of Geroge Miller. Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan emigrated to the United States in 1846 and landed at New York. He engaged in railroading in that State, and in New Jersey, Connecticut and Ohio. His wife died in Ohio in February, 1852, and in December, 1853, he married Mrs. Bridget Gibbons, who was born in Limerick, Ireland. In 1856 the subject of this memoir came to Elkader, Clayton County, and has followed farming here since. He owns 160 acres of land, eighty under cultivation, and has one of the finest farms in this section of the county. In politics he is a Democrat.
source: History of
Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 672
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