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Anne Shadie Sullivan
Female 1820 - 1914

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  • Nickname  Annie 
    Birth  Abt 1820  Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Residence  Columbus, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Born in Georgia, raised in Columbus, Ms. 
    Died  Canton, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 94 
    Buried  06 Apr 1914  St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I4454  Stewart
    Last Modified  16 Feb 2009 
     
    Family 1  Henry Buchanan 
    Married  11 Nov 1844  Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Kendall states: "Next to the King mansion at number 930 was the home of the wealthy and beautiful widow Buchanan, who eventually married the historian Gayarré. It was from the second-story balcony of this house that Mrs. Buchanan's only child fell to the sidewalk and was instantly killed–a tragic event the recollection of which still lingers in the neighborhood." [1]
    Last Modified  16 Feb 2009 
    Family ID  F1466  Group Sheet
     
    Family 2  Charles Etienne Arthur Gayarré,   b. 09 Jan 1805, Boré Plantation, New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1895, New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  28 Jan 1856  Columbus, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • No Issue.
    • She was married to a rich young cotton merchant and went to New Orleans to live. He died there after but a few years of happiness, leaving two children and a fortune to his wife. The children died and the young lady gave herself up to the life of a young widow.

      But after a while she was induced to go to the opera, and there was Gayarre, the most distinguished man in the State, who was pointed out to her, tall, handsome, and distinguished-looking, proud, and haughty. He had been Senator and was the celebrated author of a history of Louisiana. His fame filled the country.

      'Who is the beautiful lady?' asked the judge, running his supercilious eye over the other open boxes.

      'A young widow from Mississippi,' was the answer.

      In a flash he recognized his destiny, prophesied by a celebrated fortune teller in Paris who had predicted he would marry a rich beautiful widow.

      'Present me!" he said.

      But no fortune teller had prepared her. None was needed. To have a great man ask her to marry him was to assure her assent, and so they were married.
      [2]
    Last Modified  19 Feb 2009 
    Family ID  F1465  Group Sheet
     
  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Abt 1820 - Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Born in Georgia, raised in Columbus, Ms. - - Columbus, Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Age: 94 - - Canton, Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Nov 1844 - Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Jan 1856 - Columbus, Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 06 Apr 1914 - St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Newspaper page with Obituary for Sarah Ann Sullivan (French) 7 Apr 1914
    Newspaper page with Obituary for Sarah Ann Sullivan (French) 7 Apr 1914
    L’Abeille de la Nouvelle-Orléans, Tuesday 7 Avril 1914
    Page 2, Col. 4
    1914-04-0044

    UN NOM ILLUSTER PASSE DANS L’HISTOIRE

    Mort de Madame Charles Gayarré, veuve de l’éminent littérateur, home d’tat et historien de la Louisiane.

    A l’âge vénérable de quatre-vingt-quatorz ans, Madame Sarah Ann Sullivan, veuve du Juge Charles Gayarré a fermé…
    Marriage Contract: Gayarré-Sullivan (1 of 4)
    Marriage Contract: Gayarré-Sullivan (1 of 4)
    Marriage Contract: Gayarré-Sullivan (2 of 4)
    Marriage Contract: Gayarré-Sullivan (2 of 4)
    Marriage Contract: Gayarré-Sullivan (3 of 4)
    Marriage Contract: Gayarré-Sullivan (3 of 4)
    Marriage Contract: Gayarré-Sullivan (4 of 4)
    Marriage Contract: Gayarré-Sullivan (4 of 4)
     
  • Notes  Name:
    • Listed as Sulliven in a court case record.
    • Marriage contract has her name listed as Anne Shadie Sullivan.
      In her last will and testament, she writes her name as Shadie Anne Sullivan.
    • Sullivan or Sulliven. Charles Gayarré notes "the name being occasionally spelled either way..."
    • Tomb in St. Louis Cemetery #1 lists her as Sarah Anne Sullivan.
     
  • Sources 
    1. [S64] Louisiana Historical Quarterly, 439, vol. 19, issue 2.

    2. [S117] Memories of a Southern Woman of Letters, Grace King, (The Macmillan company, 1932), PS2178 .A4 2007., 359-360.

  

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