Francis "Frank" Emerson Sullivan (1923-2004) was orphaned as a small boy. He was raised by his maternal Grandparents who both passed away by the time he was 14. Due to the early loss of family, Frank only knew a few details about his parents.
On a research trip to The South Carolina Archives and History for the specific purpose of researching marriage records, I was able to find many documents related to several branches of my tree.
Knowing that Frank was born in 1923, his parents names and the locations they had been living in before their marriage, I began a search of the years previous to his birth and the probable counties.
I almost yelled out loud as I discovered Frank E. Sullivan and Mary C. Williams on the Kershaw County, South Carolina Marriage Register for 11 June, 1921.
Kershaw County, SC June 1921
South Carolina Department of Archives and History
Wanting to know more, I headed to one of my favorite resources, The newspaper.
|Frank Sullivan and Christine (Williams) Sullivan|
The State, Columbia, SC, 14 June 1921, pg.
This article announcing that Sgt. Frank E. Sullivan had brought home a bride was such a fun find. Not only does it confirm the marriage but it tells where and by whom they were married. It gives me one more piece of evidence for Christine's father's name. It even tells me where they were making their home as newlyweds and what Frank's job was.
Concentrating on one record group at a time and newspaper research helped me locate the marriage information for Francis "Frank" Emerson Sullivan (1880-1925) and Mary Christine (Williams) Sullivan (1896-1930). The clues provided nay lead me to even more.
Are we kin? Please contact me. Together we can find our people.
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