Bridget Sullivan

Documented History

Bridget was born in Ireland according to the United States Federal Census records for 1870 and 1880. Her birth year is estimated to be around 1838.

1870 United States Federal Census

According to the 1870 Census, taken 9 August 1870, Bridget lived with her husband and two sons in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana at the time. She was 31 years old and kept house.

1870 United States Federal Census – Bridget

Her husband, Maurice was 34 and worked as a Laborer. Both were born in Ireland. Michael was 6 years old and Morris (Maurice) was 2 years old. Michael was born in Ohio, Morris (Maurice) in Indiana.

1880 United States Federal Census

Morris and Bridget lived at 11 Shadwick St., Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana in 1880, according to the United States Federal Census record for that year. They were both born in Ireland, Morris was 43 and Bridget was 42 years old at the time.

1880 United States Federal Census – Bridget

Their children were: Michael (Mikel) – age 15, Maurice (Moris) – age 12, and Magie – age 1. Morris and Michael were Laborers. Bridget had a fever at the time and was unable to read and write. Maurice was at school.

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An undated marriage record from Indiana, Select Marriages Index, 1748-1993 lists the father’s name as Maurice Mack, his spouse as Sullivan, and his children as Margaret Mack. I think this may be a record for Margaret’s marriage and she would be the “Magie” listed in the 1880 Census.

Another one lists Morris J. Mack as a child and Briget Sullivan as the spouse.


Maurice & Bridget’s daughter Margaret died 20 December 1922 of Pulmonary Tuberculosis, according to Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011 . She had been born 20 July 1880 in Indiana and passed at 42 years and 5 months old. She was married to Frank Nichols.

1922 Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011 – Margaret

Her father is listed as Maurice Mack from Ireland and her mother was listed as Bridget Sullivan from Ireland. Margaret’s husband was the informant. Margaret was buried 23 December 1922 in Holy Cross.

Bridget’s information is pretty much identical to that of her husband Maurice at this point.  I haven’t figured out a set of parents for either one of them yet but am hoping to do so soon so that I can fill in some blanks. As always, I’ll update this post as I find additional information for this ancestor.

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