James Sorohan1

M, b. 13 September 1875, d. 14 June 1951

Gravestone, Denn Cemetery, Co. Cavan
Ireland Genealogy Projects Archives
Cavan Index
Photo courtesy: Breedeen Nulty
Photograph by Picasa

Family: Bridget Corcoran b. c 1892, d. 8 Dec 1965

Citations

  1. [S2570] Gerard Sullivan, "Descendants of Thomas (Sorahan) Sullivan", Family history sent to Elaine Beaudoin by Gerard's son Michael in and email dated July 4, 2017.
  2. [S2575] James Sorahan, Ireland, County Cavan, Ballinanagh, Cavan birth registration Page 88, line 46; ID # 02132377, Accessed Feb, 2017 (September 18, 1875).
  3. [S2654] Certificate, James Sorahan and Brigid Corcoran marriage of June 28, 1915.
  4. [S2653] Katherine Sullivan, Ireland, County Cavan, Cavan, Denbawn death registration, Katherine lived on parcel #13 in Griffiths.
  5. [S2675] James Sullivan, Ireland, County Cavan, Cavan, Dennbane death registration, Accessed March 29, 2018.
  6. [S2664] Multiple transcribers and multiple photographers, Ireland Genealogy Projects Archives, Cavan Index, Accessed March 29, 2018.

Joseph Sorohan1

M, d. 22 December 1989

Gravestone, Denn Cemetery, Co. Cavan
Ireland Genealogy Projects Archives
Cavan Index
Photo courtesy: Breedeen Nulty
Photograph by Picasa

Family: Annie (?) d. 20 Aug 1993

Citations

  1. [S2664] Multiple transcribers and multiple photographers, Ireland Genealogy Projects Archives, Cavan Index, Accessed March 29, 2018.
  2. [S2664] Multiple transcribers and multiple photographers, Ireland Genealogy Projects Archives, Cavan Index, Accessed March 29, 2018. James Sullivan headstone died June 23, 1951, no. 150.

Kate Sorohan1

F, b. 12 July 1884

Family: James Gaffney d. c 1917

Citations

  1. [S2570] Gerard Sullivan, "Descendants of Thomas (Sorahan) Sullivan", Family history sent to Elaine Beaudoin by Gerard's son Michael in and email dated July 4, 2017.
  2. [S2580] Kate Sorahan, Ireland, County Cavan, Bellenanagh, Cavan birth registration Page 74, line 459; ID# 01986914, Accessed February, 2017 (August 7, 1884).

Margaret Sorohan1

F, b. 22 October 1872, d. 4 July 1938

Family: James O'Reilly d. 19 Mar 1919

Citations

  1. [S2570] Gerard Sullivan, "Descendants of Thomas (Sorahan) Sullivan", Family history sent to Elaine Beaudoin by Gerard's son Michael in and email dated July 4, 2017.
  2. [S2574] Margaret Sorahan, Ireland, Cavan, Ballinanagh, Cavan birth registration Page 86, line 70, ID 02180754, Accessed Feb, 2017 (November 2, 1872).
  3. [S2583] James Reilly, Ireland, County Cavan, Bellananagh, Cavan death registration, Accessed August, 2017.

Mary Sorohan1

F, b. 1819
  • Birth*: Mary Sorohan was born in 1819 at Ireland.1

Citations

  1. [S2569] 1821 Irish Census, County Cavan, Denn, Upper Longtree, Dennbane, Dublin.

Mary Sorohan1

F, b. 6 July 1882

Citations

  1. [S2570] Gerard Sullivan, "Descendants of Thomas (Sorahan) Sullivan", Family history sent to Elaine Beaudoin by Gerard's son Michael in and email dated July 4, 2017.
  2. [S2578] Mary Sorahan, Ireland, County Cavan, Bellanangh, Cavan birth registration Page 75, line 222; ID@ 02016732, Accessed February, 2017 (July 17, 1882).

Michael Sorohan1

M, b. circa 1761
  • Note*: Michael Sorohan and Thomas Sorohan On the 1821 Irish Census for County Cavan, Townland of Dennbane, there are three Sorohan/Sorahan families living in close proximity to each other. Given the ages, it has been hypothesized that the two oldest are brothers, specifically Thomas Sorohan, age 45 and Michael Sorohan, age 60. It is also believed that the third Sorohan, Thomas, age 30, is the son of the older brother, Michael. Further, a descendant of each of the believed "brothers" has tested his DNA and the Y chromosome matches exactly, proving they descend from a common Sorahan/Sullivan ancestor. Unfortunately, the match is too far back, as of yet, to find autosomal matches that might help support our hypotheses.
  • Birth*: Michael Sorohan was born circa 1761.1
  • Marriage*: He married Bridget (?) circa 1791. Assumed date of marriage somewhere before the date of birth of oldest child living at home in 1821.1
  • Anecdote*: The Cavan County 1821 Irish Census shows this family unit. At this time I am hypothesizing that the son Andrew bc1801 is the grandfather of Captain Andrew Sullivan (1882-1923).
  • Occupation*: Michael Sorohan was a farmer in 1821.1
  • Census*: He and Bridget (?) appeared on the census of 1821 at Dennbawn, Denn Parish, County Cavan, Ireland.1

Family: Bridget (?) b. c 1761

Citations

  1. [S1302] 1821 Dennbawn, Denn Parish, County Cavan Irish Census, Dublin, Family History Library, MF#597155.

Michael Sorohan1

M, b. circa 1799
  • Birth*: Michael Sorohan was born circa 1799.1

Citations

  1. [S2569] 1821 Irish Census, County Cavan, Denn, Upper Longtree, Dennbane, Dublin.

Owen Sorohan1

M, b. circa 1811
  • Birth*: Owen Sorohan was born circa 1811 at Ireland.1

Citations

  1. [S2569] 1821 Irish Census, County Cavan, Denn, Upper Longtree, Dennbane, Dublin.

Patrick J. Sorohan1,2

M, b. 11 September 1886, d. 14 July 1974

Patrick J and Mary (Finnegan) Monument
St. Lawrence Cemetery, West Haven, Connecticut
Photo courtesy: Mike Sullivan
  • Birth*: Patrick J. Sorohan was born on 11 September 1886 at Dennbane, Denn, County Cavan, Ireland.1
  • Birth: He was born on 28 November 1886 at Denbawn, Denn, County Cavan, Ireland. Maggie Sorahan, was the informant on the birth registration. Could this be his older sister, Margaret? She would have only been 14 at the time.3
  • Biography*: Pat Sullivan was secretary of the Denn Parish, County Cavan, Pioneer Society. He received a resolution from the Society expressing sorrow on his departure for America in 1912. The Pioneer Society was a group of men that swore off drinking for life. Pat never took a drink during his life time.

    Pat had left the farm in 1912 for the US. Brother James returned to the farm and took over operation. Only grandmother and James were left on the farm. Grandmother was 65 at the time.1
  • Name Variation: Patrick J. Sorohan was also known as Sullivan.4
  • Emigration*: He emigrated on 21 April 1912 from Queenstown, County Cork, Ireland.1
  • Immigration*: He immigrated on 29 April 1912 to New York City, New York County, New York, USA.1
  • Marriage*: He married Mary A. Finnegan on 27 November 1912 at St. Mary's Church, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.1
  • Naturalization*: Patrick J. Sorohan was naturalized on 6 October 1922.1
  • Employment*: He was employed by operating a long distance moving business for 20 years which he owned. He made many moves within the state of New York. One of his customers was Paul Whiteman, "The King of Jazz." Paul Whiteman discovered Bing Crosby and his Rhythm Boys. During the 1920s they were the primary vocalists for Whiteman. Pat Sullivan was hired to move the band equipment and instruments to the various locations in New York State. Pat possessed a valuable interstate trucking license at this time. Pat was armed with a pistol at all times to ward off any robbery attempts on these trips.1
  • Biography: In his early years, Pat Sullivan was an active member in the Knights of Columbus.He was a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Greater New Haven Council. The Fourth Degree is the highest category of membership attainable in the Knights of Columbus. In later years his back and stomach problems caused him to be inactive and discontinue his moving business. During WWII he served as an Auxiliary Policeman.1
  • Death*: He died on 14 July 1974 at Hamden, Connecticut, USA, at age 87;

    Patrick Sullivan Dies; Retired As Trucking Contractor

    HAMDEN — Patrick J. Sullivan, husband of the late Mary Finnigan [sic] Sullivan of 215 Norton St., died Sunday, July 14, 1974, in Hamden after a lengthy illness.

    Mr. Sullivan was born in Ireland, Sept. 11, 1891 [sic], and was a retired trucking contractor in this area for many years. He was a former member of the Knights of Columbus and a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Brendan's Church.

    He leaves one daughter, Mrs. Michael (Elizabeth) McGreevy of this city; five sons, James J. and John W. Sullivan, both of Hamden, Edward P. and Gerald F. Sullivan both of Wallingford and Vincent A. Sullivan of this city; one sister, Sister Mary Kyran of England, 14 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

    His funeral will be held from Sisk Brothers Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St., Wednesday morning at 8:15. A Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Brendan's Church at 9. Burial will be in St. Lawrence Cemetery, West Haven.
    Obituary in New Haven Register, July 17 1974.1
  • Burial*: He was buried on 19 July 1974 at St. Lawrence Cemetery, West Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA.2

Family: Mary A. Finnegan b. 20 Apr 1884, d. 16 Oct 1973

Citations

  1. [S2570] Gerard Sullivan, "Descendants of Thomas (Sorahan) Sullivan", Family history sent to Elaine Beaudoin by Gerard's son Michael in and email dated July 4, 2017.
  2. [S1676] Find A Grave, online http://findagrave.com, Patrick J. Sullivan FAG memorial 86728164, created by Mike S, 13 Mar 2012.
  3. [S2063] Bridget Ahern Grave monument, Calvary Cemetery, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA, Accessed February, 2017.
  4. [S2587] Meriden Record-Journal, May 22, 2011, Located on Find A Grave February 3, 2018, Obituary posted with other information on Find A Grave. Memorial#70348382, maintained by Mike S.
  5. [S1676] Find A Grave, online http://findagrave.com, Gerald F. Sullivan, died 2011, Memorial ID 70348382, maintained by Mike 5; added 25 May 2011.