Thank you for allowing me into the group! My Kit No. B253700
This is the O'Sullivan line I come from. Thank you to the Admins!
Anyone here know if they are a relation to this baseball player, Big Mike Sullivan? The article indicates that he is a cousin to my Great Grandfather, John W. Sullivan of Portland, Maine. If so, perhaps you could check to see for any matches to me or to my brother who Ydna tested, Rick Sullivan. Thanks! This is a little more information: Below is a sketch of Michael Joseph "Big Mike" Sullivan (1870-1906), a Major League baseball pitcher who played at least one season for the semi-pro or New England League Portland team. This is from the Daily Eastern Argus (Portland) 29 June 1895. Mike was a pitcher for the Washington Nationals (1889), Chicago Colts (1890), Philadelphia Athletics (1891), New York Giants (1891, 1896-97), Cleveland Spiders (1894-95), and Boston Beaneaters (1899). He led the National League in win-loss percentage (.750) in 1892. Mike was a cousin to John W. Sullivan, a prominent grocer and city councilor in Portland and great-grandfather of our member Deb Sullivan Gellerson. Mike was born in Boston, son of Galway immigrants Patrick Sullivan (1839-1916) and Winnifred Joyce Sullivan, and the grandson of Lawrence J. Sullivan (1799-1904) and Barbara O'Malley (1820-1892) who died in Boston. Played for the Nationals! He later became a Boston attorney. Lawrence Sullivan died in 1904 in Boston, aged 104 years, 4 months, 9 days! His parents were Michael Sullivan and Anastasia O'Malia, according to his death record. The Portland Sullivans were said to have been from the Parish of Ross, County Galway...
O'Sullivan/Sullivan Territories - 16th Century Ireland
Anybody seen this home? Dated about 1900. Ronnie Howie
Judy posting for James, my Dad.
We wanted to share how Dna has been helpful and exciting for our family since July and to share all our gedmatch numbers with the group.
Dad has learned of a daughter he never knew he had. Dad also learned that his father (RIP) had a sister (Aunt to Dad) he never knew he had. Filled two lines of Sullivan branches that were brick walls, of Micheal and Catherine Sullivan (GG Grandparents to me) from Castlemaine, Kerry, Ireland.
Here is a chart of our known Sullivan's. I added to the matrix to show relationships.
Sullivan genealogy found in the old Cobh church.
Kevin, as Ronnie has already mentioned so well, your results will take a little time to be finalized as to location on the BIG Y tree. Currently I don't see your kit listed (B53034) on the Big Y Tree as of a few moments ago. When your results are ready, you'll be able to locate your kit on the tree. Here's what mine looks like - just a small part of the L270 branch.
I have been playing detective this week…….I was contacted by a family of an adoptee with a suspected Mother of “Sullivan” from Boston born 1922. Previously she matched a woman as a 1st cousin that identified her paternal side especially when she also matched (less well) to the 1st cousin’s half-sister. This confirmed the paternal line and lead to the likelihood that her Mother was a Sullivan.
Only (2) Sullivan matches came up when matching the 1st cousin and the adoptee to Sullivans in the entire database. I was one of them at the 3rd cousin level. Logically I thought that this related to my Mom’s GGGF Thomas Sullivan b1799.burined here in St. Mary’s in Northampton, MA.
In search a connection to this woman’s family, I was able to determine that the adoptee was likely the descendant of Daniel Sullivan b1811 Banndon, Co Cork, Ireland. He immigrated to Ontario, Canada with some family eventually moving to Boston. But my Mother’s HAMP Sullivans were from Tough, Beaufort, Co. Kerry. This was unlikely to be the source of the match.
BUT……my “SHEA” Y - chromosome matches a small group of O’Sullivans (in the Sullivan Project - haplotype R-A113) including descendants of Daniel Sullivan, b. 1764 and d. 1853. Is he connected to her Daniel above????
R-L270 concentrated in SW Ireland. Shout out to all you M269 Western Sullivan holdouts. Take the $39 R-L270 SNP test and join the team.
Most recent R-L270 SNP Map - a few outliers in the UK.
Here's an updated screenshot of the L270 haplogroup - mostly Sullivans/O'Sullivans and strongly Southwest Ireland. I didn't include areas outside of Ireland and the UK because there are no red circles anywhere else. If you have a Sullivan surname, I hope you are considering taking the $39 L270 SNP test.