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Branches of the BULLER / BUTLER Family

First Generation

JANE BULLER (BUTLER) married about 1638, in London, England, COL. WILLIAM CLAIBORNE born 1587, Westmoreland County, England, occupation Secretary of State - Virginia and Planter, (son of EDMUND CLAIBORNE of CLEBURNE HALL, Westmoreland County, England, and GRACE BELLINGHAM, daughter of ALAN BELLINGHAM and DOROTHY SANDFORD).
WILLIAM died King William County, Virginia. Came as surveyor for the Virginia Company of London with Gov. Francis Wyatt in 1621; member of the Governor's council from 1625 to 1660; secretary 1625 and treasurer of the Virginia Colony; had one grant of 24,000 acres of land in King William County; established a trading post at Kend Island in 1631; was appointed one of the three commissioners to rule Virginia under Cromwell. CLAIBORNE was colonel of a command against the Indians and in 1653 was Deputy Governor. Seated at "Romancoke," King William County, Virginia.

Children:
i. LT. COL. THOMAS CLAIBORNE born 1647, "Romancoke", New Kent County, Virginia.
ii. LT COL WILLIAM CLAIBORNE born "Romancoke", New Kent County, Virginia.

Second Generation

LT. COL. THOMAS CLAIBORNE born 1647, "Romancoke", New Kent County, Virginia, occupation Planter/Virginia militia, married SARA FENN, (daughter of CAPT. SAMUEL FENN and {---}). THOMAS died 1683/5, Virginia.

Children:
i. ELIZABETH CLAIBORNE born 1678/9.

Third Generation

ELIZABETH CLAIBORNE, b. 1678/9, Virginia, married OWEN O'SULLIVAN I b. about 1673/4, Lynhaven Parish, Princess Anne Co., Virginia, occupation Planter. OWEN died about Feb 6, 1769, Charlotte/Lunenburg Co., Virginia.
OWEN O'SULLIVAN I was granted 240 acres Nov. 7, 1700 at Dam Neck, near OWEN HAYES (his maternal grandfather) at Fish Pond (Princess Anne Co., Virginia, Bk 4 folk 126). Also granted 862 acres Sep 10, 1755. The tithable List of William Caldwell, taken 1749 for Lunenburg, shows OWEN SULLIVAN (William & Mary Quarterly, 11/57). OWEN'S will dated Oct 12, 1768, proved Feb 6, 1769 in Charlotte Co. (This county split from Lunenburg in 1764.)

Children:
i. OWEN SULLIVAN II b. 1699.
ii. CHARLES SULLIVAN b. Virginia.
iii. WILLIAM SULLIVAN b. Virginia, m. LEANNA PERRIN.
iv. JOHN SULLIVAN b. Virginia.
v. PLEASANT SULLIVAN b. Virginia.
vi. MARY SULLIVAN b. Virginia, m. JAMES MULLINS.
vii. TEMPERANCE SULLIVAN b. Virginia, m. STEPHEN FARMER.
viii. ESTHER SULLIVAN b. Virginia, m. {---} HART.
ix. MADELINE SULLIVAN b. Virginia.
x. MARGARET SULLIVAN b. Virginia.
xi. FRANCES SULLIVAN b. Virginia.
xii. PATIENCE SULLIVAN b. Virginia.
xiii. ELIZABETH SULLIVAN b. Virginia.

Fourth Generation

OWEN SULLIVAN II b. 1699, Lunenburg Co., Virginia, occupation Planter, m. May 1721, in prob. Caroline Co., Virginia, MARY MARGARET HEWLETT, B. March 4, 1707, Virginia, (daughter of WILLIAM HEWLETT and MARY FEARNE, daughter of JOHN FEARNE and MARY LEE) d. Virginia, buried Virginia. OWEN died 1790, Charlotte Co., Virginia, buried Charlotte Co., Virginia.

OWEN II is named in his father's will. By deed Oct 1, 1781, OWEN SULLIVAN conveys to Chas. Crenshaw 151 acres "including the late dwelling house of the late OWEN SULLIVAN deceased, devised to said OWEN SULLIVAN by Will of OWEN SULLIVAN deceased (Charlotte Co., Virginia D Bk 3, p. 571). There are records of other sales from OWEN SULLIVAN to James Mullins, Stephen Farmer, etc. A HISTORY OF THE SULLIVAN FAMILY was compiled 1882 and published by William D. Sullivan 1913. In it he states OWEN & MARGARET had 5 children to move from Virginia to S. Carolina.

Children:
i. JAMES SULLIVAN.
ii. OWEN SULLIVAN.
iii. MARGARET/MAUDLINE SULLIVAN.
iv. PLEASANT SULLIVAN.
v. CHARLES SULLIVAN b. April 2, 1728, Charlotte County, Virginia.

Fifth Generation

CHARLES SULLIVAN b. April 2, 1728, Charlotte Co., Virginia, occupation Planter, m. June 15, 1749, in Virginia, MARY CHARLTON (JOHNSON), b. June 1, 1722, Goochland Co., Virginia, d. Dec 20, 1837, Greenville Co., South Carolina, buried Old Grove Cemetery, Greenville Co., SC. CHARLES died Nov 3, 1808, Greenville Co., South Carolina, buried Old Grove Cemetery, Greenville Co., SC.

Children:
i. MOSES SULLIVAN b. ca 1762, Virginia, married before 1800, MILLANDRA (MILLY) CHANDLER, born ca 1762, Virginia, (daughter of JOEL CHANDLER and {---}). MILLY died August 1832, Bibb County, Alabama. MOSES died cas 1805/6/10, Greenville County, South Carolina, buried Old Grove Cemetery, Greenville Co.
ii. SARA MARGARET SULLIVAN m. (1) JOSEPH DUNKLIN, JR., m. (2) MICAJAH SWEENEY.
iii. CLAIBORNE SULLIVAN m. MARY HARVEY CLAIBORNE died 1860.
iv. STEPHEN SULLIVAN m. MARTHA POWELL.
v. HEWLETT SULLIVAN b. 1763, m. MARY DUNKLIN. HEWLETT died July 11, 1830, Greenville Co., South Carolina, buried Old Grove Cem., Greenville Co., SC.

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