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Is a son of Adam Sullivan, who came to Texas from Illinois in 1839. He settled in Red River county, where he remained until 1844, when he moved to Van Zandt county. He improved a little farm in the spring of 1844, and was probably the first man to make any improvement in the county.
Wm. McBee moved his family to what is known as the McBee League in the fall of a844. Mr. Sullivan put in his crop in the spring of the same year, but moved his family later in the same year. The Sullivan family really came a little later than the McBees.
Adam Sullivan was the father of eleven children and was a good citizen in the county and lived until 1867, and died at the age of 67 years. He located with his wife, 1280 acres of land in N. W. corner of the McBee league in 1845. A part of this land is owned and controlled by E. Sullivan now, 630 acres.