John Sullivan

John Sullivan (1740 - 1795)

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Gov. John Sullivan
Born in Somersworth, New Hampshiremap
Husband of — married [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Durham, New Hampshiremap
Profile last modified | Created 30 Jul 2014
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Categories: American Founding Fathers | Signers of the Continental Association | Special Improvement Projects | Sullivan Family Burial Ground, Durham, New Hampshire | New Hampshire Governors | Namesakes US Counties | New Hampshire Notables.

Gov. John Sullivan was a Founding Father in the American Revolution
Preceded by
2nd Governor
John Langdon

2nd Governor
John Langdon
John Sullivan
3rd Governor
of New Hampshire

1785— 1786
New Hampshire

Succeeded by
2nd Governor
John Langdon

4th Governor
Josiah Bartlett



John Sullivan is Notable.

Born in Somersworth, New Hampshire, Sullivan was the third son of Irish settlers from the Beara Peninsula in County Kerry ; his father John Owen Sullivan was a schoolmaster. One of his brothers, James Sullivan , became Governor of Massachusetts. Another brother, Benjamin, who served in the Royal Navy died before the American Revolution. Their father, John Owen ("Eoghan") O'Sullivan was the son of Philip O'Sullivan of Beare of Ardea, minor gentry in Penal Ireland and a scion of the O'Sullivan Beare Clan, Ardea Castle line. The Penal Laws reduced them (as Catholics) to the status of peasants. [1]

In 1760, Sullivan married Lydia Remick Worster of Kittery, now in Maine.[3] John and Lydia Sullivan had six children, Margery, who died in infancy, Lydia, John, James, George and another Margery, who lived only two years.


Place: Sullivan Family Burial Ground,Durham, Strafford County, New Hampshire, USA. [2]


  • Five U.S. states have named counties in John Sullivan's honor: Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvanis, and Tennessee.


  1. John Sullivan on Wikipedia
  2. Find A Grave memorial

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