Descendants of Dunklin Sullivan Family Association

The Dunklin Sullivan Family Association has been formed to prepare for the first annual reunion to be held in June 2000, in Houston, Mississippi.

A primary purpose of the first annual reunion is to place an SCV (Sons of Confederate Veterans) plaque on the grave of our ancestor, Dunklin Sullivan, a Confederate veteran of the War Between the States.

All descendants of Dunklin Sullivan are encouraged to attend the reunion. This website will be updated throughout the coming year with progress reports and developments regarding the association and our SCV project.


Children of Dunklin Sullivan and Lydia Burks



Elisha Monroe

Joshua Box


Dunklin McKenzie

Henry Hickman

James J.


Children of
Henry Hickman Sullivan and Laura Jane Martin

Mary Adeline

William Dunklin

Annie Lee

Emmit Wesley

Fannie Mae

Henry Clay

Robert Saddler

James Rufus

Walter Lee

John Thomas

Joseph Edgar

Orin Burtram


Children of
Emmit Wesley Sullivan and Ada Mae Shipley

Roy Edward

Elmo Paul

Alton Rudolph

James Woodrow

Asta Mae

Mary Ella (Faye)

Charles Henry


First Generation

DUNKLIN SULLIVAN b. Jan 1, 1821, Blount Co., Alabama, occupation Farmer, m. Sep 17, 1843, in Calhourn Co., Alabama, LYDIA BURKS, b. 1826, Alabama or Georgia, (daughter of CHESLEY BURKS and LYDIA ROBINSON) d. after Feb 1887. JOHN died after Jun 1900, prob. Okolona, Chickasaw Co., Mississippi.

iii ELISHA MONROE SULLIVAN b. April 22, 1849, Tennessee, m. JOSEPHINE A. MARTIN. ELISHA died March 22, 1915.
iv JOSHUA BOX SULLIVAN m. Dec 31, 1871, MARTHA ANN McGHEE. JOSHUA died Aug 25, 1938, Okolona, Chickasaw Co., Mississippi, buried Aug 27, 1938, Okolona, Chickasaw Co., Mississippi.
vii HENRY HICKMAN SULLIVAN b. March 3, 1857.
viii JAMES J. (JACK) SULLIVAN m. Dec. 16, 1884, MARY SHANDS.


Second Generation

HENRY HICKMAN SULLIVAN b. March 3, 1857, Blount Co., Alabama, m. March 21, 1880, in Helena, Phillips Co., Arkansas, LAURA JANE MARTIN, b. Jan 14, 1863, Chickasaw Co., Mississippi, (daughter of RUBEN A. MARTIN and MARY ANN GLIDEWELL) d. May 25, 1922, Shawnee, Pottawatomie Co., Oklahoma, buried May 27, 1922, Shawnee, Pottawatomie Co., Oklahoma. HENRY died Feb/Apr 8, 1903, Chickasaw Co., Mississippi, buried Deb/Apr 10, 1903, Chickasaw Co., Mississippi.

HENRY - 22, and LAURA JANE - 18, are listed on the 1880 census in Searcy Twp., Phillips Co., Arkansas, next door to her father, R. A. MARTIN. On the 1900 census, they are in Chickasaw Co., Mississippi with 10 children. A widowed LAURA JANE is listed on the 1920 census in Shawnee, Pottawatomie Co., Oklahoma, with her youngest sons, James R. and John T.

i MARY ADELINE SULLIVAN b. March 22, 1881, Helena, Phillips Co., Arkansas, m. Feb 23, 1904, SCOTT MOONEYHAM.
ii WILLIAM DUNKLIN SULLIVAN b. Jan 8, 1883, Helena, Phillips Co., Arkansas, m. Feb 6, 1910, DESSIE BARNETT.
iii ANNIE LEE SULLIVAN b. Jan 29, 1885.
iv EMMIT WESLEY SULLIVAN b. Mar 1, 1887.
v FANNIE MAE SULLIVAN b. Dec 27, 1889.
vi HENRY CLAY SULLIVAN b. Oct 4, 1891, Chickasaw Co., Mississippi, m. ALVIE WINTERS.
vii ROBERT SADDLER SULLIVAN b. Nov 23, 1893, Chickasaw Co., Mississippi, m. ELIZABETH LOWERY. ROBERT died April 26, 1973.
viii JAMES RUFUS SULLIVAN v. Jan 22, 1895, Chickasaw Co., Mississippi, m. DELIA JOHNSON. JAMES died April 26, 1973. Although James is listed on the 1920 census in the household of his widowed mother, there is also a listing for James SULLIVAN, age 25, with wife Delia and sons James E. and J.B. in Shawnee, Pottawatomie Co., Oklahoma. ??????
ix WALTER LEE SULLIVAN b. April 28, 1897, Chickasaw Co., Mississippi, m. FLORENCE MILES. WALTER died Sep 27, 1921.
x JOHN THOMAS SULLIVAN b. April 5, 1899, Chickasaw Co., Mississippi, m. ESTHER COUCH.
xi JOSEPH EDGAR SULLIVAN b. Sep 3, 1901, Chickasaw Co., Mississippi, d. April 7, 1902, Chickasaw Co., Mississippi, buried April 9, 1902, Chickasaw Co., Mississippi.
xii ORIN BURTRAM SULLIVAN b. April 24, 1903, Chickasaw Co., Mississippi, d. in 1903, Chickasaw Co., Mississippi, buried in 1903, Chickasaw Co., Mississippi.


Third Generation

ANNIE LEE SULLIVAN b. Jan 29, 1885, Helena, Phillips Co., Arkansas, occupation Homemaker, m. DAVID N. PARKER, b. 1872, Mississippi, occupation Farmer.

David and Annie Lee were married between 1900, when she was listed on the census in her father's household in Chickasaw Co., Mississippi, and the birth of their first child in 1907. They appear on the 1910 census in Forest Township, Pottawatomie Co., Oklahoma, with their first two children and a 23-year-old Emmit Wesley SULLIVAN in the household. (In the same township, Ada Mae SHIPLEY is listed in household of her father, Tom SHIPLEY.) In 1920, they are in Shawnee, Pottawatomie Co., OK with 7 children; occupation--Farmer.

i WILLIAM ERVIN PARKER, b. 1907, Oklahoma.
ii LAURA IRENE PARKER, b. 1909, Oklahoma.
iii EVAN PARKER, b. 1912, Oklahoma.
iv LORENE PARKER, b. 1913, Oklahoma.
v VELA A. PARKER, b. 1915, Oklahoma.
vi EDWARD PARKER, b. 1917, Oklahoma.
vii HOWARD PARKER, b. 1920, Oklahoma.

EMMIT WESLEY SULLIVAN b. Mar 1, 1887, Howlka, Chickasaw Co., Mississippi, m. Sep 7, 1911, in Shawnee, Pottawatomie Co., Oklahoma, ADA MAE SHIPLEY, b. Mar 16, 1892, Ennis, Ellis Co., Texas, (daughter of THOMAS DEE MORGAN SHIPLEY and JEANETTA BALLARD) d. Jan 31, 1966, McLean, Gray Co., Texas, buried Feb 3, 1966, McLean, Gray Co., Texas. EMMIT died Aug 7, 1976, Norwalk, Los Angeles Co., California, buried Aug 10, 1976, Pomona, Los Angeles Co., California.

Emmit and Ada Mae were both listed on the 1900 census in the households of their fathers; Emmit in Chickasaw Co., Mississippi, and Ada Mae in Ellis Co., Texas. On the 1910 census, Emmit was living with his sister, Annie Lee Parker, and her family, and Ada Mae was in the household of her father, both in Pottawatomie Co., Oklahoma. The 1920 census has Emmit and Ada Mae and their first 4 children residing in Redmound Township, Seminole Co., Oklahoma.

i ROY EDWARD SULLIVAN b. Sep 7, 1912, Shawnee, Pottawatomie Co., Oklahoma.
ii ELMO PAUL SULLIVAN b. Jul 2, 1914, Shawnee, Pottawatomie Co., Oklahoma, d. Jan 20, 1945.
iii ALTON RUDOLPH SULLIVAN b. Feb 9, 1916.
iv JAMES WOODROW SULLIVAN b. Nov 11, 1918, Shawnee, Pottawatomie Co., Oklahoma, m. 1943, KELEN GOODE. JAMES died May 5, 1945, Mindanao, Philippines, buried May 1945, Mindanao, Philippines.
v ASTA MAE SULLIVAN b. Feb 21, 1921.
vi MARY ELLA (FAYE) SULLIVAN b. Mar 21, 1924.
vii CHARLES HENRY SULLIVAN b. Feb 7, 1928.

FANNIE MAE SULLIVAN b. Dec 27, 1889, Chickasaw Co., Mississippi, m. April 20, 1907, RICHARD E. BAILEY, b. 1887, Mississippi. FANNIE died Oct 10, 1933, Calhoun Co., Mississippi, buried Oct 12, 1933, Poplar Springs Cem., Calhoun Co., Mississippi.

i IRENE BAILEY b. 1910, Mississippi.
ii MINNIE A. BAILEY b. 1911, Mississippi.
iii VERA MAE BAILEY b. 1916, Mississippi.
iv HENRY E. BAILEY b. 1919, Mississippi.


Fourth Generation

ALTON RUDOLPH SULLIVAN b. Feb 9, 1916, Shawnee, Pottawatomie Co., Oklahoma, m. 1945, LELA HENDERSON.


ASTA MAE SULLIVAN b. Feb 21, 1921, Seminole, Seminole Co., Oklahoma, m. Sep 25, 1944, CLARENCE EUGENE (TEX) FOSDYCK.


MARY ELLA (FAYE) SULLIVAN b. Mar 21, 1924, Beggs, Okmulgee Co., Oklahoma, m. Nov 14, 1942, in Groom, Carson Co., Texas, JOSEPH LeROY HALSEY, b. Jan 23, 1923, Booker, Ochiltree Co., Texas, (son of JOSEPH HORN HALSEY and IDA MYRTLE WILLEY) d. Apr 16, 1969, Los Angeles, LA Co., California, buried Apr 19, 1969, Forest Lawn, Glendale, LA Co., California. MARY died Apr 23, 1973, West Covina, LA Co., California, buried Apr 26, 1973, Forest Lawn, Glendale, LA Co., California.

i DORIS LaRae HALSEY b. 1944.
iii DONNA JO HALSEY b. 1950.


Fifth Generation

DORIS LaRae HALSEY b. 1944, Borger, Hutchinson County, Texas, m. Mar 30, 1968 in So. Lake Tahoe, El Dorado Co. California, JIM BROOKS (son of ROBERT EMMETT BROOKS and HELEN ELAINE HENRY) occupation insurance adjuster.

i. JOSEPH KEVIN BROOKS b. Nov 9, 1962, Glendale, Los Angeles Co., California, d. Jun 11, 1976, Plano, Collin Co., Texas, buried Jun 14, 1976, Plano, Collin Co./McLean, Gray Co., Texas.
ii. (female child) BROOKS.
iii. EIREANN ELIZABETH BROOKS b. 1980, Glendale, Los Angeles Co., California.
iv. JAMES COLIN BROOKS b. Jun 14, 1983, Plano, Collin Co., Texas, d. Jun 14, 1983, Plano, Collin Co., Texas, buried Jun 1983, Forest Lawn, Glendale, Los Angeles Co., California.


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James Clark, Committee Chairman.

Contact LaRae Halsey-Brooks for information about the reunion, currently scheduled
for June, 2000.

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