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Sullivan family in Moundsville West Virginia, USA.
« on: Friday 01 February 19 19:33 GMT (UK) »
Hello, I am looking for information on a family whose surname is Sullivan, and who went to Moundsville, West Virginia, USA...  A Mr. John Chester Sullivan, born 1898 ish, would be my grandfather. When he grew up, Mr. John C. Sullivan had a farm of 50 acres at Moundsville. There is a road in Moundsville named Sullivan road, which I think may have lead out to his place, but I do not know for ceetain. I am hoping to find out about thier life in Moundsville, or any memories anyone may have of them. Thank you.

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Re: Sullivan family in Moundsville West Virginia, USA.
« Reply #1 on: Friday 01 February 19 19:44 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to RootsChat

A few more details would help. What was the name of the parents ?  Where was John Chester Sullivan born ?

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Re: Sullivan family in Moundsville West Virginia, USA.
« Reply #2 on: Friday 01 February 19 19:46 GMT (UK) »

There was a John C Sullivan born 1898 Pennsylvania living in Moundsville in 1930 with a family but he was a plumber  ???

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XMHZ-BS5

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Re: Sullivan family in Moundsville West Virginia, USA.
« Reply #3 on: Friday 01 February 19 20:05 GMT (UK) »
There is a WW2 Draft card for John Chester Sullivan

born Chester , Virginia
14 Jan1899
residence Moundsville , Marshall, West Virginia
registration 16 Feb 1942
employer New Martinsville Glass Company
next of kin Charles L Sullivan
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Re: Sullivan family in Moundsville West Virginia, USA.
« Reply #4 on: Friday 01 February 19 20:09 GMT (UK) »
Birth transcript, West Virginia Births Index :

John C Lester Sullivan  ? John Chester ?
14 Jan 1899
Chester, Hancock, West Virginia
father Charles L Sullivan
mother Julian Ann Burkett ? Julia ?
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Re: Sullivan family in Moundsville West Virginia, USA.
« Reply #5 on: Friday 01 February 19 21:31 GMT (UK) »
Hi, and thank you for all of your replies. I have already done the tracing of the line, right back to the 1600's. I am now hoping to  find anyone who actually knew them or there descendants in Moundsville. I am sorry I should have made it cearer in my post. I appreciate you all taking the time to reply.

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Re: Sullivan family in Moundsville West Virginia, USA.
« Reply #6 on: Friday 01 February 19 22:27 GMT (UK) »
Have you considered writing a letter/email to the local newspaper or facebook group for people who may have known them?

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http://www.cityofmoundsville.com/?fbclid=IwAR3pvDTKsH-KKeeB1-DF3Ua3OLd87txechF7bOMyae9MP8uFYRnzqYIeR2M

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Re: Sullivan family in Moundsville West Virginia, USA.
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 02 February 19 12:59 GMT (UK) »
Hello, Yes, thank you; it's a good idea, and I have ie facebook. I have considered the local newspapers, but tbh, I have also been in touch with a couple of lingering very old family relatives, so I decided not to. Posting here is more of a reach out to anyone who may still be alive and moved away from that area; ie either themselves, or thier surviving family members.

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Re: Sullivan family in Moundsville West Virginia, USA.
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 02 February 19 13:18 GMT (UK) »

RootsChat is a forum for tracing ancestors. It is a rule of RootsChat that we cannot help with living relatives or friends unless information is thru the personal message system. 

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