Patrick Sullivan (deceased) was born in Cork, Ireland, in 1820. He left his native county for America in 1849, and worked in New York and Galena, Ill., until 1859, when he came to Clayton County. He purchased a farm of 123 acres in Cox Creek Township, which he resided upon until his death, which occurred April 1, 1865. He was married in 1854 to Margaret, daughter of Daniel and Hannah Collins, nee Barry, natives of Ireland. She was born in that country, Nov. 29, 1928, and emigrated to the United States in 1849. She resided in Cincinnati, O., until her marriage. To this union was blessed with nine children -Daniel, born in 1857, died in 1860; John, born April 29, 1859; Nellie, Nov. 22, 1861; Annie, June 12, 1862; James Dec. 18, 1864; and Mary, April 17, 1865. Three died in infancy. Mr. Sullivan was one of the early settlers and representative men of the county and in his death she lost one of her most highly esteemed citizens.
source: History of
Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 754
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