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Mary Mullins (Sullivant)

Birthplace: Lunenburg County, Province of Virginia
Death: after 1782
Charlotte County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Owen Sullivant, I, of Princess Anne County and Elizabeth Sullivant
Wife of James Mullins
Mother of James Mullins, Jr.; John H. Mullins; Stephen D. Mullins; Mary Haley; Lettice Smith and 1 other
Sister of John Sullivan, Sr.; Daniel Sullivan, of Goshen Swamp and Thomas Owen Sullivan
Half sister of John Sullivant; Charles Sullivant and Owen Sullivant, ll, of Charlotte County

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About Mary Mullins

Many have confused Owen Sullivant and Margaret Hewlett , his wife , with Owen's father , Owen who was married to Elizabeth Claiborne and also , to Mary Ruth Pleasants . This has led to them assuming that Mary Sullivant (who married James Mullins)was the DAUGHTER instead of the Half -SISTER of Owen (husband of Margaret Hewlett).

She married James MULLINS abt 1750 in King William Co., VA, son of William MULLINS and Katherine SMITH. He was born abt 1729/1730 in Hanover Co, VA, and died 1771 in Charlotte Co., VA.

Their children:

  1. John H. MULLINS b: abt 1752 in Lunenburg Co., VA
  2. James MULLINS b: 17 Nov 1751 in VA
  3. Mary MULLINS b: abt 1760 in Lunenburg Co., VA
  4. Stephen MULLINS b: 31 Oct 1763 in Lunenburg Co., VA
  5. Lucinda (Lettice) MULLINS b: abt 1764 in Lunenburg Co., VA



Caroline Co. formed 1727 from King & Queen Co., VA

Charlotte Co. formed 1764 from Lunenburg Co., VA -- Lunenburg Co. formed 1746 from Brunswick Co., VA -- Brunswick Co. formed 1720 from Prince George Co., VA

1782 Continental Census, Charlotte Co., VA: "Mary Mullins", head of household (Virginia Early Census Index, database)

"May 6, 1771 'On the motion of Mary Mullins who made oath according to law, Adm. of Estate of James Mullins, dec'd is granted her giving security, where upon she together with William Huddspeth, her security entered unto and acknowledge their bond for that purpose according to law.' Caroline County, Virginia, Order book 2, page 473." -- "Dec 5, 1785. Deed between Owen Sullivant of Charlotte Parish of Cornwall and james Mullings of same. 135 pounds was paid for 130 acres. This property was bounded by the property lines of Abner May, William Mullins, John Mullins, Thomas Redman, paul Cunningham and Dudley Brook, reserving to Mary Mullins, widow of James Mullings, 100 acres of said land during her life and devised to her by the Will the said Owen Sullivant, dec'd the 100 acres devised to her and James, her husband, being part of the 130 acres hereby intended to be conveyed. Charlotte County, Virginia Deed Book 2, page 153." (A. Deason Smith, Sullivan Genforum database, #7740, 21 May 2005) -- NOTE: This property referenced is property Mary's father, Owen II, left her and her husband James in his 1769 will. James Mullins died in 1771.

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Mary Mullins's Timeline

Lunenburg County, Province of Virginia
November 17, 1751
Age 18
Age 19
Lunenburg County, Virginia
October 31, 1760
Age 27
King William County, Province of Virginia
Age 29
Charlotte County, Virginia
Age 31
Charlotte County, Virginia
Age 33
Age 49
Charlotte County, Virginia, United States