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Chronology: 1778 to 1952

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Young Daniel Sullivan married Anne Cotter, his cousin, on January 5, 1868, and they had seven children, as hereinafter further set out.

He moved to San Antonio, Texas in January, 1882, and engaged in the banking business until his death at San Antonio, Texas, November 30, 1931. He is buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas.

5. Mary Sullivan (1815-1888), daughter and fifth child of Jeremiah Sullivan and wife, married William Cotter of New Market, Ireland, who died in Ireland in 1876 and his wife Mary, died in Ireland in the year 1888. They had six children, as follows:

- John, who died in Ireland, leaving widow and eleven children.
- Honoria, married Henry Pomeroy of Millstreet, leaving six children.
- Anne, wife of Daniel Sullivan of Indianola, Texas, U.S.A., died November 9, 1904 at San Antonio, Texas, leaving husband and seven children, all then living and residing at San Antonio, Texas.
- Kate, married William Doherty, leaving two children.
- Mary, married Timothy O'Driscoll of Clanbannon, County Cork, leaving eight children.
- Elizabeth, who married William Quinlan Of Meenygorman, leaving issue. One of Elizabeth's sons emigrated to the United States in 1890, settled at San Francisco, California, and became a lawyer of prominence. He died in 1938 at San Francisco, leaving a widow but without issue.

ANNE COTTER - Our Mother - daughter of William Cotter and wife Mary Sullivan Cotter, was born September 13, 1842, at New Market, County Cork, Ireland and baptized the same day.

She came to the United States in 1856 with her Uncle Daniel Sullivan who placed her and her cousin, Anne Sullivan, as students at the Ursuline Convent in Galveston, Texas. There she remained until the close of the Civil War when she joined her uncle at Indianola, Texas.
She married Daniel Sullivan, her cousin, at Indianola, Texas, January 5, 1868, with Bishop C. M. Dubuis of Galveston, officiating.

She died November 9, 1904, at San Antonio, Texas, and was buried in the family plot in St. Mary's Cemetery.

A Copy of her Irish Baptismal Certificate is as follows:


Parish of New Market, Diocese of Cloyne.

I hereby Certify that Anne Cotter, born of William Cotter and Mary Sullivan Cotter, was baptized according to Rites of the Holy Roman Catholic Church, in the Church of Parish of New Market, on the 13th of September, 1842.

James Doherty
Cate M. Auliffe,
Rev. E. Griffin, Parish Priest.
Date 20 Sept. 1926

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