Monday, July 31, 2017

Alexander Sullivan's Troubles

The Cronin Case, Complete: The Assassination of Dr. Patrick Henry Cronin ..., By Duke Bailie:

"Alexander Sullivan was born (Abt. 1841) in Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada.  His father was, at the time, in the English military service, and is now a pensioner of Great Britain.  When yet a youth, Alexander Sullivan went to Detroit, Mich., and found employment...".

Detroit Free Press; Issue Date: Friday, August 22, 1913 Page 1

"Former Detroiter Once Held in Famous Cronin Murder....Body Will Be Buried Beside That of Spouse in Mt. Elliott Cemetery....died Thursday In Chicago at the age of' 60 years. Friday the body will arrive in Detroit and will he laid beside that of his brilliant wife," Mrs. Margaret Buchanan Sullivan...". 

Friday, July 28, 2017

Bartram's Travels

Also see Thomas Brown In The Hornet's Nest.

The Hornet's Nest, A novel of the Revolutionary War by [President] Jimmy Carter, is concerned with the war "as it was fought in Georgia and the Carolinas...".


Two of the characters, husband and wife Kindred and Mavis Morris were associates of Dr. John Bartram of Philadelphia whose son, William, was going to collect flora and fauna, too.

Bartram:  Then the surveyor team is supposed to come here, and I shall join this British and Indian group, who will be establishing the boundary lines of the territory just ceded by the Indians in Augusta.  Then we plan to return to Savannah, continue my examination of the coastal areas of Carolina and Georgia, and later go farther into the interior of northern Florida and southern Georgia.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Noted Desperado

Logan Belt was the uncle of my 2nd great-grandfather's (James Johnson) second wife, Nancy (*Mott) Tolbert Gold Johnson.

The life of Logan Belt... [Published 1888]:

"His brother-in-law, Asa *Mott, also cared for and disposed of a great deal of his ill-gotten property."