THE
SPARKS QUARTERLY

THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE SPARKS FAMILY ASSOCIATION

“He who careth not from whence he came, careth little whither he goeth.” Daniel Webster


VOL. XXV, NO. 4 DECEMBER, 1977
WHOLE NO. 100a

 
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[Note:  Here appears a photograph, beneath which is the following caption:]

William Henry Sparks

1839 -1919

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THE SPARKS QUARTERLY, published by The Sparks Family Association.

Paul E. Sparks, President, 155 North Hite Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky (40206)
William P. Johnson, Historian-Genealogist, Box 1770, Raleigh, North Carolina (27602)
Russell E. Bidlack, Secretary-Treasurer & Editor, 1709 Cherokee Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan (48104)

The Sparks Family Association was founded in March, 1953, as a nonprofit organi- zation devoted to the assembling and preserving of genealogical and historical materials pertaining to the Sparks family in America.  Membership in the Asso- ciation is open to all persons connected with the Sparks family, whether by blood, marriage, or adoption, and to persons interested in genealogical research. Membership falls into three classes: Active, Contributing, and Sustaining.  Active membership dues are three dollars per year;  Contributing membership dues are four dollars per year; and Sustaining membership dues are any amount over four dollars which the member wishes to contribute for the support of the Association. All members receive THE SPARKS QUARTERLY as it is published in March, June, September, and December.  Back issues are kept in print and are available for $1.00 per issue. The first issue of the QUARTERLY was published in March, 1953. Four indexes have been published for the years 1953 -1957, 1958 -1962, 1963 -1967 and 1968 -72.  Each is available for $2.00. A complete file of all issues of the QUARTERLY (1953 -1976) with the four indexes may be purchased for $58.00. (These 24 years of the QUARTERLY comprise 1876 pages of Sparks Family history.)

The editor of the QUARTERLY is Russell E. Bidlack, 1709 Cherokee Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan (48104). Back issues and applications for membership are available from Dr. Bidlack. The QUARTERLY is printed by off-set.

UNION SOLDIERS NAMED SPARKS WHO APPLIED, OR WHOSE HEIRS

APPLIED FOR PENSIONS FOR SERVICE IN THE CIVIL WAR

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(Editor's note: From time to time we have been publishing abstracts of the pension files of Union soldiers who served in the Civil War. A great many Union soldiers and their widows (sometimes parents and children received Federal pensions for their service and the papers comprising their files in the National Archives in Washington contain fascinating records of both historical and Genealogical significance. We have an index of all the pension files for persons named Sparks that was compiled for us a number of years ago by Carrie Grant Heppen (now deceased). There are over 600 names on this list. For $3.00 it is possible to request that a clerk in the National Archives select and xerox the papers in a given file that appear to the clerk to have genealogical importance. It is also possible to obtain xerox copies of all the papers in a file, but the cost can run from $10.00 to $25.00, depending upon the number. If members of the Association have Sparks ancestors who served in the Civil War on the Union side, we shall be glad to obtain copies ($3.00 search) and publish an abstract in the QUARTERLY.

Dr. Paul E. Sparks, President of our Association, has obtained a number of these files (selected papers) and has abstracted them for publication. We shall use these as space permits, but it will be many, many years before we can publish all 600.  It must be remembered in reading these abstracts that we limited to those papers which a clerk in the National Archives has have been considered genealogically significant
 
WILLIAM HENRY SPARKS, son of John Thornton and Elizabeth (Launtz) Sparks,  was  born on Feb. 17, 1839, in Lewis County, Kentucky. He married four times, (1) Josephine Holliday, (2) Octavia Crosby, (3) Jemima Graves, and (4) Elizabeth Carr. He served in Company G, 10th Regiment Kentucky Cavalry.  File designation: Inv. Cert. No. 221,322.

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WILLIAM HENRY SPARKS, CIVIL WAR PENSION FILE, continued:
 

On July 16, 1877, William H. Sparks, age 37, a resident of Fearisville, Lewis County, Kentucky, made application for an invalid pension. He stated that he had enlisted in the Union Army on August 9, 1862, at Tollesboro, Kentucky, in Company G, 10th Regiment Kentucky Cavalry, commanded by Col. C. J. Walker, and was discharged at Maysville, Kentucky, on September 17, 1863. While stationed near Covington, Kentucky, in October 1862, he contracted a chronic catarrh of the head because of the severe exposure incidental to the life of a soldier. He was treated by the Regimental Surgeon at a private residence. He said that when he enlisted he was 6 feet tall, had gray eyes, dark hair and a fair complexion, and that he had been a farmer. D. M. Fearis, John Fearis, Thomas A. Mitchel, and Joseph A. Sparks witnessed his signature and the application was sworn to before S. G. Hissis, Lewis County Court Clerk.

The War Department confirmed Sparks's military service on November 17, 1877. He had been enrolled on August 9, 1862, in Company G, 10th Regiment Kentucky Cavalry to serve for one year. He was present for duty until he was mustered out with his company on September 17, 1863. There was no evidence of disability; however, the Regimental hospital records were not on file.

On November 28, 1882, the Bureau of Pensions issued Invalid Certificate No. 221,322 and William H. Sparks was placed on the pension rolls at the rate of $4.00 per month.

On March 2, 1909, Sparks applied for increased pension benefits under the 1907 Act of Congress. He said in this application that he had been born on February 17, 1839, in Mowers Precinct, Lewis County, Kentucky, and had lived in that county all of his life. His post office was Cottageville. J. W. Bell and W. H. Thompson witnessed his signature and the application was sworn to before John K. Dunbar, a notary public of Adams County, Ohio.

William H. Sparks responded to a questionnaire from the Bureau of Pensions in May 1916. He gave his post office as Sand Hill, Kentucky, and stated that his present wife was Elizabeth King (Adkins) Carr whom he had married on May 6, 1916, at Georgetown, Ohio. Prior to this marriage, he stated that he had been married to Josephine M. Holiday on January 11, 1866; she had died on March 10, 1887 at Fearis, Lewis Co., Kentucky. To this first marriage six children had been born:

1. John W. Sparks, born February 25, 1867.
2. Ella E. Sparks, born December 31, 1868.
3. Myrtle Sparks, born August 24, 1873.
4. Edwin M. Sparks, born April 5, 1875.
5. Bertha Sparks, born February 23, 1877.
6. Leslie Sparks, born August 8, 1886.
William H. Sparks died on July 11, 1919, and his daughter, Bertha (Sparks) Parry, made application for reimbursement for the expenses of his last illness and burial. She said that her father had been married four times. The first marriage was to Josephine Holiday; the second was to Octavia Crosby; the third was to Jemima Graves; and the fourth was to Elizabeth Carr. He had been divorced from his second wife, Octavia Crosby, but she had died in 1917.

Mrs. Parry went on to say that her father died at her home at Trinity, Kentucky. He was attended by Dr. Samuel of Maysville, Ky., and by Dr. Irvine of Tollesboro, Ky. Persons who had helped care for her father included her sister, Myrtle Houston; her niece, Jennie Houston; her brother, J. W. Sparks; and her nephew, Leslie Sparks. She asked for reimbursement in the amount of $243.

On August 14, 1919, Elizabeth K. Sparks, age 76, a resident of Ripley, Ohio, made application for a widow's pension. She said she was a widow of William H. Sparks ,whom she had married on May 6, 1916. She had been previously married to John Q. A. Carr in 1857. He was also a Civil War veteran. She appointed E. F. Young of Ripley, Ohio, as her attorney. Nothing was sent to indicate whether this was approved.

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WILLIAM HENRY SPARKS, CIVIL WAR PENSION FILE, continued:

(Editor's Note: ,William Henry Sparks was the grandfather of Pete Sparks (P.O. Box 716, Starke, Florida, 32091) whose photograph and autobiographical sketch appeared in the QUARTERLY of December 1966 (Vol. XIV, No. 4, Whole No. 56). It was Pete Sparks who provided the photograph of his grandfather that appears on this issue of the QUARTERLY.  He believes that the father of William Henry Sparks was named John Alice Sparks, but official records in Lewis County, Kentucky, give his name as John Thornton Sparks. John Thornton Sparks was born about 1809 and died sometime in 1849. A sketch of his life appeared in the QUARTERLY of June 1970 (Vol. XVIII, No. 2; Whole No. 70, pp. 1319-20). We believe that the parents of John Thornton Sparks sere George and Rachel (McClenahan) Sparks of Bourbon, Fleming, and Lewis Counties, Ky.

John Thornton Sparks married Elizabeth Launtz and they had ten children (see p. 1320 of the QUARTERLY).  William Henry Sparks, born February 17, 1839, was their 7th child.

Pete Sparks remembers that the full name of the oldest son of William Henry and Josephine M. (Holiday) Sparks was John William Sparks (born February 25, 1867), but he was always called Will or Willie. The daughter listed as Ella E. Sparks in the pension file (born December 31, 1858), was Ellen Eugene; she died unmarried while still a "school girl." The daughter Myrtle (born August 21, 1873) married Walter Houston and they lived in Portsmouth, Ohio, for many years. The son Edwin (born Auril 5, 1875) had the middle name McMasters; he married Mildred Wilson, daughter of Samuel and Alice Wilson, and they were the parents of Pete Sparks (originally named Percival Wilson Sparks, born February 21, 1901), Alice Maria Sparks, and Leslie McKinley Sparks. The daughter of William Henry Sparks named Bertha (born February 23, 1877) was married twice but had no children, according to Pete Sparks.

Before the Civil War, according to Pete Sparks, William Henry Sparks worked with a crewof men who would ride a raft of tan bark down the Ohio to the Mississippi, and then on down to New Orleans.  There the tan bark was sold. Then they could walk back home through the woods. After one trip, William Henry Sparks remained in the deep South and got a job working for a man who supplied wood for fuel for the steamships plying the Mississippi River. He was there when the Civil War broke out. The last river boat to be permitted to run back North offered to bring him back, but he said that he could not leave - - his boss had left him in charge of the business and, furthermore, the man owed him his wages. Later, however, he started back to Kentucky through the woods and when he reached the outposts of the Southern Army, he gave himself up and asked to be permitted to pass through the lines. In exchange for free passage through the ranks, he offered to recruit his friends for the Southern Army when he got home. He was permitted to pass through on his promise, but when he got back to Kentucky he enlisted in the Union Army as his pension application indicates.

After the war was over, according to Pete Sparks, William Henry Sparks, whom friends and neighbors called "Bill Henry," raised trotting horses along with tobacco, corn, and other small crops. As noted in the pension papers, his first wife, Josephine M. Holiday, died on March 10, 1887. He subsequently married three more times, but had no children by any wife except his first. He died at the home of his daughter, Bertha Sparks Parry, in Trinity, Kentucky, on July 11, 1919. Pete Sparks has noted that the several communities mentioned above, Fearis, Sand Hill, and Trinity, are within a radius of five miles of each other. "The post office address is Trinity, and a rural mail carrier covers the other villages," according to Pete Sparks, "and old Bill Henry's sister was Postmistress for several years when I was a boy going to school. The school was at Sand Hill, and there were other school houses in Cottageville, Fearis, etc., all within walking distance."

Pete Sparks relates that his father, Edwin McMasters Sparks, "taught school one year at Tollesboro and lived in Sand Hill; he walked nine miles each way, each day. He was supposed to have gotten a house to rent, but the deal fell through."  Regarding his grandfather, Pete recalls: "Bill Henry lived in a valley, Bill Henry's brother, Thornton Sparks, lived on top of the hill (Mowery Precinct), and each Sunday Thornton would drive past Bill Henry's house on his way to church. Old Bill Henry would

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WILLIAM HENRY SPARKS, CIVIL WAR PENSION FILE, continued:

be sitting on his front porch. Thornton would say 'Good morning, Will'; Bill Henry would nod his head and grunt. They might not see each other for another week, when the same exchange would take place."

Pete Sparks's father, Edwin McMasters Sparks, was killed by a train when Pete was only two years old, and his mother then returned to the home of her parents, Samuel and Alice Wilson. Pete relates that  "the Wilsons at one time owned ten square miles in that area, given them by George Washington, and my mother's mother always felt the Wilsons were better than the Sparkses. Like the Hatfields and the McCoys, the Wilsons lived in the river bottom, the land was more tillable, and they were more prosperous than the Sparkses who lived in the hills where grazing land was about all they had.  Old Bill Henry had a flat area on top of the hill back of his house, where he had a race track, to work out his harness horses. The center of the track was the vegetable garden and one of my earliest recollections was riding; in my Uncle Willie's lap, riding, around the track, and waving to the twins (daughters of Myrtle Sparks Houston) who would be pickin pole beans, or whatever, in the garden."

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DEATH TAKES GERTRUDE SPARKS (1891-1977)

We regret to report the death of Miss Gertrude Sparks which occurred on July 2, 1977, in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. Miss Sparks was a very early member of the Association and, with her sister, Leota Lawton of Plymouth, Illinois, prepared an article on the descendants of Ezra and Mahala (Shriver) Sparks which appeared in the September 1963 issue of the QUARTERLY (7101. XI, No. 3, Whole No. 43) pp. 747-56.

Gertrude Sparks was born on July 16, 1891, at Douglas, Butler County, Kansas, and was a daughter of James S. and Alice M. (Davis) Sparks. She was a graduate in home economics of the University of Wisconsin in Madison and taught for many years in fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Her grandfather was Solomon Shriver Sparks who was born in Adams County, Ohio, in 1821, while her great-grandfather was Ezra Sparks (1795-1862) who was born in Washington County, Pennsylvania. Ezra was a son of Solomon Sparks (1767-1838) who moved :with his family from Washington County, Pennsylvania, to Adams County, Ohio, about 1805.

CORRECTION

Helen Smither (8020 Meadow Lane, Leawood, Kansas, 66206) has called our attention to an error appearing on page 517 of the QUARTERLY (December, 1960, Vol. VIII, No. 4, Whole No. 32). We listed there the names of the 12 children of Henry and Lucy (Clark) Sparks, the last of whom .was named Henry. Miss Smither tells us that her uncle, T. C. Sparks, who did considerable research on the family, agreed that the 12th child of Henry and Lucy (Clark) Sparks was indeed named Henry, but he never married.

The Henry Sparks who married Sarah Smither (as stated in error on page 517) was actually a grandson of Henry and Lucy (Clark) Sparks and a son of Anthony Sparks. Anthony Sparks, son of Henry and Lucy (Clark), was born January 7, 1781; he died in 1865 in St. Joseph, Missouri. He married Mary Sparks, a daughter of Humphrey and Milley (Nalle) Sparks. The third son of Anthony and Mary Sparks was Henry Sparks, born June 28, 1810, in Monterey, Owen County, Kentucky; he married Sarah (Sallie) Smither in Monterey, Kentucky, on December 22, 1831. He died on December 31,1884, in Barry County, Missouri. We plan to publish a more detailed record of the descendants of Anthony Sparks at a later date.

[Scanner's note:  This paragraph was added to the referenced article.]

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SPARKS FAMILIES LISTED ON THE 1850 CENSUS OF OHIO

(Editor's Note: The December 1966 issue of the QUARTERLY (Vol. XIV, No. 4, Whole 11-,. 56, pp. 1034-36) contained a record of families named Sparks who were listed on the 1820 census of Ohio. The September 1966 issue (Vol. XIV, No. 3, Whole No. 55, pp. 1013-16) contained the record of Sparks families on the 1830 census. The December 1976 issue (Vol. XXIII, No. 4, Whole No. 92, pp. 1776-81) had a listing of the Sparkses on the 1840 census. The federal census of Ohio taken in 1810 was destroyed when the British burned Washington in 1814. Following is a record of the Sparkses listed on the 1850 census.

Ohio became the seventeenth state in the Union in 1803, and by 1850 all but one (Noble) of her 88 counties had been formed. When the 1850 census was taken, persons named Sparks lived in 32 of these counties. Counties where there were no Sparkses listed were: Allen, Ashland, Astabula, Athens, Auglaize, Belmont, Clermont, Columbiana, Coshocton, Defiance, Erie, Franklin, Gallia, Geauga, Greene, Guernsey, Hancock, Hardin, Harrison, Henry, Hocking, Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Lake, Lawrence, Lorain, Lucas, Madison, Mahoning, Marion, Medina, Meigs, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Morrow, Paulding, Perry, Pickaway, Pike, Portage, Preble, Putnam, Scioto, Shelby, Summit, Union, Van Wert, Vinton, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Williams, and Wood.

In the following list, the page number refers to the page in the volume containing the particular county named. The two numbers given below the page number are those supplied by the census taker. The first was the house number; the second was the family number. These two numbers are often the same, but when two families lived in the same house, the sequences would thereafter be different. These numbers are useful to the genealogist because one can frequently judge how near one family lived to another by comparing the numbers. (Thus, in Clark County we know that the families of Richard Sparks (67-67), Ephraim Sparks (68-68), and Thomas Sparks (69-69) lived very near each other.) Opposite each person's name is given his age, then whether male or female, and the state in which he was born. Where the census taker listed occupation and value of real estate owned, this information is also given.

It should be kept in mind that it was not uncommon for the census taker to make an error. He would usually obtain his information from whomever happened to be at home on the day he called, and that individual might, for example, guess at the ages of the members of the household.

Following is a detailed listing of the Sparks families found on the 1850 census of Ohio, arranged alphabetically by counties:)

Adams County, Ohio - 1850 Census

   Green Township
Page 118, Census taken July 29, 1850, by James Sparks

219-219 Sparks, John   39  (M) Ohio Farmer $400 
      "       Rebecca  29  (F)    " . .
.       "       John O.    1  (M)    " . .
. Baird, John H.  45  (M)    " Merchant $2000
. Williams, John   24  (M) Penna. . .
. Colvin, Harvey  18  (M) Ky. Laborer .

   Tiffin Township.  Post office:  West Union
Page 274.  Census taken August 29,1850 by James Sparks

1313-1313 Sinton, Mary   60   (F) Ireland . $1500 
Sparks, Mary J.  20  (F) Ohio
.       "       George B.  19  (M)    " Student .

Page 280

1358-1358 Sparks, Mary   50   (F) Ohio . $1500 
      "       John  24  (M)    " Merchant     700
.       "       Salathiel  20  (M)    " . .
.       "       George  18  (M)    " . .
.       "       Grace  15  (F)    " . .
. Hasshey, Thomas  22  (M) Penna.  Carpenter .
.      "           Mary A.  23  (F)    " . .
[Scanner's note:  The last two names above are on SQ page 1945.]

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 Adams County, Ohio, 1850 Census, continued:

   Winchester Township
Page 317.  Census taken Sept. 2, 1850, by James Sparks

1633-1633 Sparks, Catherine   73   (F) Penna. .  .
      "       Abner  38  (M) Ohio Farmer .
.       "       John O.  30  (M)    " Carpenter .

Page 323.  Census taken Sept. 2, 1850, by James Sparks

1676-1676 Sparks, James   45   (M) Penna. Inn Keeper $3,000 
      "       Rebecca  42  (F) Ky. Kpinghse .
. Shriver, Wm.  26  (M) Ohio Tanner .
. Hufman, Mary  20  (F) Penna. . .
. Monrer, James  17  (M) Ky. . .
. Harris, Richard B.  11  (M)   " . .
. Eylor, Joseph  26  (M) Ohio Saddler $250
. Turner, Charles J.  22  (M) N.J. Coach Driver .
. Nichel, Henry  21  (M) Ohio . .
. Sparks, John  25  (M)    " Home .
. Day (Hay)?, Berry  42  (M)    " Trader .
. Hay (Day)?, Eliz. M.  30  (F)    " . .
.    "    Martha  16  (F)    " . .
.    "    John  14  (M)    " . .
.    "    Catherine  10  (F)    " . .
.    "    Albert    7  (M)    " . .
. Foster, Samuel  49  (M)    " None .
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Page 345, Census taken Sept. 6, 1850, by James Sparks
1822-1822 Sparks, Jonathan  32  (M) Ohio Carpenter $1,000 
      "       Rebecca  32  (F)    " . .
.       "       Cynthia A.  11  (F)    " . .
. Wright, Joseph  40  (M)    " . .

  Scott Township
Page 438. Census taken Sept. 23, 1850, by James Sparks

2437-2437 Sparks Levi   24   (M) Ohio Carpenter $7,000 
      "       Nancy  22  (F)    " . .
.       "       Rebecca    1  (F)    " . .

Page 441.  Census taken Sept 24, 1850, by James Sparks

2463-3463 Sparks, Ezra  55   (M) Penna. Farmer $7,000 
      "       Mahala  49  (F) Va. . .
.       "       Solomon  29  (M) Ohio . .
.       "       John  28  (M)    " . .
.       "       Robert  21  (M)    " Farmer .
.       "       Mary  19  (F)    " . .
.       "       Catherine  16  (F)    " . .
.       "       Cutley (?)  15  (M)    " . .
.       "       Ezra  10  (M)    " . .
. Dugan, James  10  (M)    " . .
.      "       Abbertine  4  (F)    " . .

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Brown County, Ohio - 1850 Census

   Pleasant Township, District 13
Page 281, Census taken July 16, 1850, by John G. Marshall

195-126 Blair, John  61   (M) Tenn. . $4,950 
    "     Ann M.  42  (F) Ohio . .
.     "     Mary   A.  21  (F)    " . .
.     "     Martha J.  18  (F)    " . .
.     "     Almira  15  (F)    " . .
.     "     Phoebe E.  10  (F)    " . .
. Voorhes, Elizabeth  17  (F)    " . .
. Sparks, Ephriam  45  (M) Maryland None .

   Union Township, Post Office: Ripley.  District 12.
Page 39.  Census taken August 13, 1850, by Thos. Middleton

587-592 Sparks, William   53  (M) Maryland Cabinet Maker $2,200 
      "       Jane  44  (F) Penna. . .
.       "       Hester Ann    7  (F) Ohio . .

Butler County, Ohio - 1850 Census

   St. Clair Township.
Page 139. Census taken Sept. 18, 1850, by F. N. Slack.

309-315 Wilson, Jos. P.   50   (M) Penna. Farmer $30,500 
      "       Lydia A.  46  (F) N.J. . .
.       "       Henry  19  (M)  Ohio  Farmer     2,850
.       "       Mariah  11  (F)    " . .
.       "       Mary    9  (F)    " . .
. Harraid, William  50  (M) England Gardener .
. Sparks, Green  21  (M) Ohio Laborer .

   Hanover Township, District 193
Page 305.  Census taken Oct. 2, 1850, by F. N. Slack

493-500 Hueston, Wm.   44  (M) Ohio Farmer $30,500 
      "         Hester  38  (F)    " . .
.       "        Joseph    1  (M)    " . .
. Gestus, Mary  17  (F) Germany . .
.       "       Eliza  15  (F)      " . .
. Sparks, John  22  (M) Maryland Laborer .
. Stuart, Wm.  34  (M) Ireland    " .
. Sprigg, Samuel  30  (M) Maryland    " .
. Kemp, Samuel  19  (M) Delaware    " .
       -501 Kennedy, Wm.  22  (M) Ireland    " .
. McCoy, John  19  (M)      "     " .

   Milford Township, District 193
Page 426.  Census taken Nov. 28, 1850, by F. N. Slack

1380-1298 Sparks, Thomas   50   (M) Maryland Farmer
      "       Mary  40  (F)      " . .
.       "       Wm.  20  (M)      " . .
.       "       Cassandra  15  (F) Ohio . .
.       "       Francis  10  (M)    " . .
.       "       Phillip    8  (M)    " . .
.       "       Sarah    6  (F)    " . .
.       "       Mary E.    3  (F)    " . .

Carroll County, Ohio - 1850 Census

   Perry Township, District 16
Page 141.  Census taken Aug. 12, 1850, by R. Hatton.

963-966 Sparks, Thomas   48   (M) Penna. Farmer $2,000 
      "       Mary  40  (F)     " . .
.       "       Elizabeth  38  (F)     " . .
.       "       Delilah  30  (F)     " . .
[Scanner's note:  The last two names above appear on SQ page 1947.]

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SPARKS FAMILIES LISTED ON THE 1850 CENSUS OF OHIO, continued:

Carroll County, Ohio - 1850 Census

   Loudon Township, District 16
Page 163.  Census taken Aug. 16, 1850, by R. Hatton

1003-1107 Sparks, David   31   (M) Ohio Clergyman $200 
      "       Nancy  27  (F)    " . .
.       "       Emily    2  (F)    " . .
.       "       Andora    1  (F)    " . .
. Redman, Louisa  16  (F)    " . .

Champaign County, Ohio - 1850 Census

   Rush Township.  Post Office: Lewisburg.
Page 258. Census taken Sept. 2, 1850, by D. F. Spain.

527-542 Winder, Thomas   36   (M) Ohio Manufacturer $5,000 
      "       Rebecca  34  (F) Pa.(?) . .
.       "       Hester A.  11  (F) Ohio . .
.       "       Samuel C.    9  (M)    " . .
.       "       Joseph J.    7  (M)    " . .
.       "       Phenius    4  (M)    " . .
. Sparks, Sarah  22  (F)    " . .

   Wayne Township, District 17
Page 700.  Census taken Sept. 17, 1850, by Colin McDonald

220-221 Sparks, Benjamin   26   (M) Ohio Farmer
      "       Zipporah  25  (F) Virginia . .
.       "       Holderidge 3/12   (M) Ohio . .

   Town of Urbana, District 17
Page 764.  Census taken Aug. 7, 1850, by Colin McDonald

131-133 Sparks, George   39  (M) N.J. Brick mason $250 
      "       Malinda  39  (F) Ohio . .
.       "       William  13  (M)    " . .
.       "       Mary    9  (F)    " . .
.       "       Sarah    5  (F)    " . .
.       "       John    2  (M)    " . .
. Tribute, Elizabeth  18  (F)    " . .

Clark County, Ohio - 1850 Census

   Green Township.
Page 53.  Census taken July 10, 1850, by S. M. Wheeler

67-67 Sparks, Richard   45  (M) N.J. Farmer  .
.       "       Lucy  42  (F) Ohio . .
.       "       Mary  20  (F)    " . .
.       "       Robert  18  (M)    " Plasterer .
.       "       Francis M.  13  (M)    " . .
.       "       Lucy Jane  10  (F)    " . .
.       "       Thomas    8  (M)    " . .
.       "       Abigail    5  (F)    " . .
.       "       Richard    3  (M)    " . .
.       "       Catherine 5/12   (F)    " . .

 
68-68 Sparks, Ephriam   41   (M) Ohio .
      "       Mary  41  (F)    " . .
.       "       Abigail  16  (F)    " . .
.       "       Hannah   14  (F)    " . .
.       "       Sarah A.  11  (F)    " . .
.       "       John    9  (M)    " . .
.       "       Mary Ellen    6  (F)    " . .
.       "       Lydia    2  (F)    " . .
[Scanner's note:  The last three names above are on SQ page 1948.]

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Clark County, Ohio - 1850 Census, continued:
 

69-69 Sparks, Thomas   71  (M) N. J. .  .
      "       Abigail  69  (F)    " . .
. Houston, Rebecca  36  (F)    " . .
.       "         Mary E.  14  (F)    " . .
.       "         Margaret  10   (F)    " . .
.       "         Thomas  10  (M)    " . .
.       "         Eli    7  (M)    " . .
.       "         Louisa    6  (F)    " . .
.       "         Charlotte    1  (F)    " . .

   Mad River Township.
Page 80.  Census taken July 26, 1850, by S. M. Wheeler.

467-467 Sparks, Simon   63   (M) N. J. .
      "       Catherine  60  (F)    " . .
.       "       Simon C.  18  (M) Ohio . .

   Springfield Township.
Page 167.  Census taken July 17, 1850, by B. H. Rogers.

101-108 Sparks, David   30   (M) Ohio .
      "       Sarah  23  (F) Georgia . .
.       "       Michael  10  (M) Ohio . .
.       "       George    8  (M)    " . .
.       "       Edward    2  (M)    " . .
. Humer, Louisa     10 or  16  (F)    " . .
. Balsebry, Eliz.  18  (F)    " . .
.
Page 193.  Census taken July 24, 1850, by B. H. Rogers.
473-487 Davidson, Joseph  38   (M) Ohio Carpenter $1,500 
        "         Ann  36  (F)    " . .
.         "         Sarah  14  (F)    " . .
.         "         M. A.  12  (F)    " . .
.         "         H. D.    9  (F)    " . .
.         "         C. J. (?)    7  (M)    " . .
.         "         S. L.    4  (F)    " . .
. Arbogast, Eli  21  (M)    " Carpenter .
. Scovil, George  16  (M)    "         " .
. Sparks, Simon  17  (M)    "         " .
. MIlls, William  30  (M)    "         " .

Clinton County, Ohio - 1850 Census

   Chester Township, District 182.
Page 561.  Census taken Sept. 9, 1850, by Alanson Jones.

15-15 Sparks, Joseph K.   59   (M) S.C. Physician $5,000 
     "       Abi  41  (F) Ohio . .
.      "       Zachariah  70  (M) S.C. None .
. Farquhar, Benjamin  19  (M) Ohio School Teacher .
.        "         Francis  15  (M)    " Farmer .
. Sparks, Stephen L.    5  (M)    " . .
.       "       Josiah W.    2  (M)    " . .

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SPARKS FAMILIES LISTED ON THE 1850 CENSUS OF OHIO, continued:

Clinton County, Ohio - 1850 Census, continued:

   Chester Township, District 21.  Post Office: Wilmington.
Page 385. Census taken Aug. 9, 1850, by J. B. Thomas.

377-377 Strickle, Jacob W.   39   (M) Ohio Innkeeper $7,600 
      "        Mary  36  (F) Ky. . .
. Sparks, George  21  (M) Ohio . .
  .                     (Note:  This George Sparks  was among 17 males enumerated in this hotel.)

Crawford County, Ohio - 1850 Census

   Sandusky Township.
Page 784.  Census taken Aug. 27, 1850, by Jno. M. Calachen.

932-936 Sparks, John   54   (M) Penna. Farmer $200 
      "       Mary  38  (F) Ohio . .
.       "       James  17  (M)    " . .
.       "       Thomas  15  (M)    " . .
.       "       William  12  (M)    " . .

Cayahoga County, Ohio - 1850 Census

   City of Cleveland. First Ward.
Page 298.  Census taken Aug 2, 1850, by Jonas N. Mason.

789-873 Sture, John   40   (M) Germany Farmer
    "      Susannah   48  (F)       " . .
.     "      John    8  (M)       " . .
. Spark, Mary  27  (F)       " . .
.     "       William 5/12  (M)       " . .

Darke County, Ohio - 1850 Census

   German Township, District 31.
Page 391.  Census taken Dec. 6, 1850, by E. B. Taylor.

264-274 Sparks, Andrew  72   (M) Penna. Farmer $2,500 
      "       Nancy  61  (F) Md. . .
.       "       Sarah  30  (F) Penna. . .
.       "       Emeline  20  (F) Indiana . .
. Reed, Nancy E.  24  (F)      " . .
265-275 Reed, Nancy E. (sic)  24   (F) Indiana .  .
Sparks, Easton  38  (M) Penna. Farmer $3,000
.       "       Cynthia A.  34  (F) Ohio . .
.       "       Nancy  14  (F)    " . .
.       "       Isaac  12   (M)    " . .
.       "       W. H. W.  10   (M)    " . .
.       "       Susanna    8  (F)    " . .
.       "       Melinda E.    6  (F)    " . .
.       "       Phebe A.    1  (F)    " . .
. Reed, Elizabeth    4  (F)    " . .
.    "       Thomas    2  (M)    " . .
266-276 Sparks, Andrew J.   32   (M) Penna. .  .
      "       Maranda  22  (F)      " . .
.       "       Jno. W.    4  (M) Ohio . .
.       "       Anne M. 6/12  (F)    " . .

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Delaware County, Ohio - 1850 Census

   Berkshire Township.
Page 101. Census taken July 25, 1850, by Henry Hodge.

101-101 Sparks, Charles   42   (M) Ohio Cordwainer  .
      "       Sarah  38  (F)    " . .
.       "       Charles, Jr.  14  (M)    " . .
.       "       Sarah Jane    9  (F)    " . .
.       "       Eli J.    6  (M)    " . .
.       "       James    4  (M)    " . .

Fairfield County, Ohio - 1850 Census

   Richfield township.
Page 400.  Census taken Aug. 19 1850, by J. R. Murnaugh

204-210 Sparks, John   31   (M) Ohio Taylor $150 
      "       Jane  28  (F)    " . .
.       "       Mary J.    8  (F)    " . .
.       "       Ester J.    5  (F)    " . .
.       "       Sarah    3  (F)    " . .
. Bamens, George  20  (M) Penna. Taylor .

Fayette County, Ohio - 1850 Census

   Jasper Township.
Page 149.  Census taken Sept. 17, 1850, by Wm. Smith.

1202-1202 Sparks, Elias   36   (M) Ky. Farmer $1,600 
      "       Elizabeth J.  34  (F)   " . .
.       "       Margaret J.  13  (F)   " . .
.       "       Silas  12  (M) Ohio . .
.       "       Hiram    9  (M)    " . .
.       "       Mary C.    6  (F)    " . .
.       "       John W.    3  (M)    " . .
.       "       Martha E. 11/12  (F)    " . .

Fulton County, Ohio - 1850 Census

   Franklin Township.
Page 682.  Census taken Sept. 20, 1850, by Wm. E. Parmalee.

996-1002 Sparks, John   35   (M) N.J. Farmer $275 
      "       Emma  34  (F)   " . .
.       "       Catherine  13  (F)   " . .
.       "       George    4  (M) Ohio  . .
.
Hamilton County, Ohio - 1850 Census

   Spencer Township.
Page 245.  Census taken Aug. 14, 1850, by David Hill.

14-16 Sparks, James   35   (M) N. J. Blacksmith
      "       Sarah A.  32  (F)    " . .
.       "       Rebecca A.  13  (F)    " . .
.       "       Alexander R.  11  (M)    " . .
.       "       James H.    7  (M) Delaware . .
.       "       Sarah E.    4  (F)      " . .
.       "       Mary S.    3  (F)      " . .
.       "       John P. 4/12  (M) Ohio . .

   Whitewater Township, District 69.
Page 288.  Census taken Sept. 25, 1850, by A. F. Bussall.

318-318 Lawton, Alfred   29   (M) N. Y. Blacksmith $900 
 .       "       Ann  29  (F) Ohio . .
.       "       Charles    3  (M)    " . .
.       "       Mary 2/12  (F)    " . .
. Sparks, Jesse J.  24  (M) N. J. Wagon Maker .
. Ruder, John Ruder  20  (M) N. Y.  Bl(ack) Sm(ith) .
. Lawton, George  19  (M)    "      "          " .
[Scanner's note:  The last four names above appear on SQ page 1951.]

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Hamilton County, Ohio - 1850 Census, continued:

   Crosby Township.
Page 315.  Census taken Dec. 5, 1850, by A. F. Bussall.

703-703 Simmons, John   29   (M) Penna. Farmer $1,200 
     "            Clarissa  25  (F) Ohio . .
.      "            Emla    2  (F) Md. . .
. Sparks, Equilla  14  (F) Iowa . .

   Colerain Township
Page 342.  Census taken Aug. 21, 1850, by J. C. Williamson.

98-98 Sparks, Isaac  45   (M) Ohio Farmer $3,500 
      "       Rebecca  39  (F)    " . .
.       "       Alford  19  (M)    " . .
.       "       Elizabeth  18  (F)    " . .
.       "       Emely  16  (F)    " . .
.       "       Sarah    8  (F)    " . .
.       "       William    7  (M)    " . .
.       "       Abigail    5  (F)    " . .
.       "       Andrew    4  (M)    " . .
.       "       Edward    3  (M)    " . .
.       "       Roda 6/12  (F)    " . .

Page 364.  Census taken Sept. 8, 1850, by J. C. Williamson.

452-542 Barnes, Mikel   39   (M) Ohio Farmer $5,500 
      "       Sarah  36  (F)    " . .
.       "       Ellenor  26  (F)    " . .
.       "       John  24  (M)    " . .
.       "       Steven  20  (M)    " . .
.       "       Hetty  20  (F)    " . .
.       "       Aray  18  (F)    " . .
.       "       Sarah  16  (F)    " . .
.       "       James  15  (M)    " . .
.       "       Anna M.  13  (F)    " . .
.       "       Caroline  10  (F)    " . .
.       "       Elizabeth    8  (F)    " . .
.       "       Avary    5  (M)    " . .
.       "       Catherine    3  (F)    " . .
.       "       Abigail    1  (F)    " . .
. Sparks, Catherine  75  (F) Maryland . $750
.
Page 366.  Census taken Sept. 10, 1850, by J. C. Williamson.
488-488 Sparks, Rudolphus   36   (M) Ohio . $2,000 
      "       Sarah  21  (F)    " . .
.       "       Meranda    1  (F)    " . .
.       "       Ann 6/12  (F)    " . .
. Runyan, Milton  22  (M)    " Cooper $500

Page 369.  Census taken Sept. 19, 1850, by J. C. Williamson.

520-520 Sparks, Joseph   52   (M) N. J. Farmer $14,000 
      "       Ann  49  (F)    " . .
.       "       Mellison  26  (F)    " . .
. Finch, Mariah  22  (F) Ohio . .
. Sparks, Sarah  15  (F)    " . .
.       "       James  13  (M)    " . .

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Hamilton County, Ohio - 1850 Census, continued:

   Green Township.
Page 440. Census taken July 26, 1850, by William M. Robb

98-98 Sparks, James   24   (M) Ohio Cooper
      "       Elizabeth  21  (F)    "  . .
.       "       John    1  (M)    " . .
. Peter, Nicholas  25  (M) Germany Laborer .
. Thurston, Maria    5  (F) Ohio . .

   City Of Cincinnati. Ward 3
Page 508. Census taken Aug. 13, 1850, by Liberty Jenks.

8-2 Wible, Frank   37   (M) Ohio Landlord $1,500 
     "      Mary  33  (F) France . .
.      "      Josephine    7  (F) Ohio . .
. Sparks, W. B.  30  (M) Unknown Clerk .

   City of Cincinnati.  Ward 5.
Page 452.  Census taken Sept. 6, 1850, by W. C. Thorpe.

502-541 Manchester, John   34   (M) Md. Rum Hse-Bding
Sparks, John  32  (M) Ohio Wagon Maker .
. Jacket, Benj.  37  (M)    " Brick Mason .

   City of Cincinnati. Ward 6.
Page 70.  Census taken Aug. 7, 1850, by Littleton Quinton.

383-499 Sparks, David   23   (M) Ohio Carpenter .
      "       Louisa  21  (F)    " . .
. Howitt, Elizabeth  44  (F) Md. . .
.      "      Alis Mary    7  (F)    " . .

   City of Cincinnati.  Ward 8.
Page 465.  Census taken July 13, 1850, by Caleb Trevor.

65-96 Sparks, Jesse   35   (M) Penna. Wagon Maker $4,000 
      "       Louisa  25  (F) Tenn. . .
.       "       Harriet  12  (F) Ohio . .
.       "       Sarah    5  (F)    " . .
.       "       John    3  (M)    " . .
.       "       George    2  (M)    " . .
.       "       Andrew    2  (M)    " . .
.       "       Robert  10  (M)    " . .
. Osburn, Elizabeth  15  (F) Ky. . .

   City of Cincinnati.  Ward 10.
Page 152. Census taken Sept. 26, 1850, by L. D. Rose

28-27 Sparks, Ephriam   31   (M) Penna. Silver Plater
      "       Rebecca  29  (F) N. J. . .
.       "       William Bell    4  (M) Ohio . .
.       "       Edeth A.    1  (F)    " . .

Highland County, Ohio - 1850 Census

   Highland Township.
Page 97.  Census taken July 16, 1850, by J. Levering.

58-58 Murley, Joseph   26   (M) Ohio Iron Merchant $950 
      "      Susannah  23  (F) Va. . .
.       "      Virginia    3  (F) Ohio . .
. Shaw, Marshall H.  29  (M) Mass. Clerk .
. Sparks, Coziah  19  (F) Ohio . .
. Hatcher, Robert  21  (M) Va. Laborer .

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Holmes County, Ohio - 1850 Census

   Knox Township, District 76.
Page 273.  Census taken Aug. 1, 1850, by John Huston.

340-342 Sparks, J. B.   40   (M) Ohio Cooper
      "       Arcul (?)    9  (F)    " . .
.       "       Andrew    4  (M)    " . .
. Bowens, John  22  (M)    " Cooper .

Huron County, Ohio - 1850 Census

   Richmond Township
Page 64.  Census taken August 17, 1850, by A. Raymond.

842-863 Sparks, Asof  W.   40   (M) Conn. Farmer $1,200 
      "       Betsey  38  (F)    " . .
.       "       LIman  18  (M) N. Y. . .
.       "       Alma A.  16  (F)    " . .
.       "       Ana  14  (F) Ohio . .
.       "       Mercia  10  (F)    " . .

   New Haven Township
Page 178.  Census taken Oct. 25, 1850, by A. Raymond

2461-2512 Sparks, George   47   (M) Rhode Island Farmer $3,750 
      "       Martha  49  (F) N. Y. . .
.       "       Byron  24  (M)   " . .
.       "       Seldon  21  (M)   " . .
.       "       Sarah A.  18  (F)   "  . .
.       "       Elizabeth  16  (F) Ohio . .
.       "       Wesley  13  (M)    " . .
.       "       Judson  10  (M)    " . .

Page 179.  Census taken Oct. 25, 1850, by A. Raymond

2466-2517 Palmer, Meigs   39   (M) Ohio Farmer
      "       Betsey  30  (F) N. Y. . .
.       "       Caleb E.    7  (M) Ohio . .
.       "       Henry M.    6  (M)   " . .
.       "       Henrietta    1  (F)   " . .
. Sparks, William  19  (M) N. Y. . .
. Heath, Amy  19  (F) N. J. . .

Licking County, Ohio - 1850 Census

   Brownville Township.
Page 249.  Census taken Sept. 19, 1850, by E. Wilson

1735-1834 Sparks, Wm.   44   (M) Md. Carpenter $500 
      "       Sidney  41  (M) Ohio . .
.       "       E. J.   20  (F)    " . .
.       "       E. F.  15  (M)    " . .
.       "       Wm. W.  13  (M)    " . .
.       "       N. P.  11  (M)    " . .
.       "       J. R.    9  (M)    " . .
.       "       G. B.    7  (M)    " . .
.       "       M. H.    5  (F)    " . .
.       "       B. L.    3  (M)    " . .
.       "       Anna   65  (F)    " . .

   Union Township.
Page 297.  Census taken Oct. 30, 1850, by E. Wilson.

2050-2177 Glick, Geo. W.   38   (M) Ohio Supt. P. H. $1,000 
     "     Rosella  33  (F)    " . .
.      "     Silas B.  14  (M)    " . .
.      "     Julius  12  (M)    " . .
.      "     Wm. L.  10  (M)    " . .
.      "     Sarah J.    6  (F)    " . .
.      "     Hester M.    4  (F)    " . .
.      "     Julia A.    2  (F)    " . .
. Sparks, Wm.  23  (M)    " . .
. Sanford, Geo. W.  22  (M)    " . .
                        (There follow the names of 84 inmates of this "Poor House.")

[Scanner's note:  The last 8 names above appear on SQ page 1954.]

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Licking County, Ohio - 1850 Census, continued:

Page 307.  Census taken Oct. 10, 1850, by E. Wilson.

2102-2235 Sparks, John   60   (M) Ky/ Farmer
      "       Elizabeth  45  (F) Va. . .
.       "       Geo.  20  (M) Ohio Farmer .
    -2236 Sparks, Wm.  28  (M)    " Farmer .
.       "       Mary A.  24  (F)    " . .
.       "       John    8  (M)    " . .
.       "       Ezekiel A.    7  (M)    " . .
.       "       Nancy A.    5  (F)    " . .
.       "       James A.    3  (M)    " . .
.       "       Susan J.    1  (F)    " . .

   Etna Township
Page 621.  Census taken Oct. 21, 1850, by Hiram Wright

1993-2030 Sparks, Richard  45   (M) Va. Farmer
      "       Rosan  47  (F) Penna. . .
.       "       Lemuel  17  (M) Ohio . .
.       "       Mary  23  (F)    " . .
.       "       Eli  13  (M)    " . .
.       "       Manuel 5/12   (M)    " . .

   Washington Township.
Page 813.  Census taken Sept. 20, 1850, by E. B. Pratt

1202-1207 Sparks, John   31   (M) Va. Farmer
      "       Jane  28  (F)    " . .
.       "       Nancy    4  (F) Ohio . .
.       "       Henry    1  (M)    " . .
. Weekly, Caroline  20  (F) Va. . .

Page 819. Census taken Sept. 21, 1850, by E. B. Pratt

1244-1249 Sparks, George   73   (M) Va. Farmer $4,300 
      "       Jane  46  (F) Penna. . .
. Wilson, Sarah E.  19  (F)      " . .
.       "       Margaret J.  13  (F) Ohio . .
.       "       William A.  10  (M)    " . .
. Sparks, Ann    6  (F)    " . .
.       "       Amelia    2  (F)    " . .

   Newton Township.
Page 899.  Census taken Oct. 22, 1850, by E. B. Pratt.

1819-1834 Sparks, George W.   36   (M) Va. Farmer $2,000 
.       "       Margaret  31  (F) Ohio . .
.       "       Abraham  13  (M)    " . .
.       "       Mary E.    9  (F)    " . .
.       "       George L.    6  (M)    " . .
.       "       John C.    3  (M)    " . .

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Logan County, Ohio - 1850 Census

   Zane Township, District 87.
Page 313.  Census taken Sept. 9, 1850, by Wm Newell

39-37 Sparks, Henry   24   (M) Ohio Saddler $50 
      "       Harriet  22  (F)    " . .
.       "       Castilla    4  (F)    " . .
.       "       Charles    3  (M)    " . .
.       "       Sarah E. 10/12  (F)    " . .

Page 316.  Census taken Sept. 10, 1850, by Wm. Newell

58-58 Sparks, Charles F.   21   (M) Ohio Laborer  .
      "       Jane  20  (F)    " .

Page 338.  Census taken Sept. 18, 1850, by Wm. Newell

194-194 Sparks, Isaac   53   (M) N. J.  Farmer $1,200 
      "       Martha  56  (F)    " .
.       "       Martha  15  (F) Ohio . .
.       "       Sarah  23  (F)    " . .

Monroe County, Ohio - 1850 Census

   Wayne Township.
Page 578.  Census taken Sept. 28, 1850, by Samuel Blowers.

179-179 Sparks, Joseph   38   (M) Penna Laborer  .
      "       Priscilla  29  (F)     " . .
.       "       John    5  (M) Ohio . .

Morgan County, Ohio - 1850 Census

   Malta Township.
Page 109.  Census taken July 16, 1850, by John Leamons.

22-22 Howe, George I.  32  (M) Ohio Merchant
    "      Sarah E.  25  (F)    " . .
.     "      Ann M.    3  (F)    " . .
.     "      George    2  (M)    " . .
. Sparks, Lettice  26  (F)    " . .

   District 108
Page 245.  Census taken July 25, 1850, by John Leamons.

273-279 Sparks, William   50   (M) Va. Shoemaker
      "       Rebecca  24  (F) Ohio . .
.       "       Martha    9  (F)    " . .
.       "       Elizabeth    6  (F)    " . .
.       "       Sarah    3  (F)    " . .
.       "       William 5/12  (M)    " . .

Muskingum County, Ohio - 1850 Census

   Jefferson Township.
Page 164.  Census taken Oct. 10, 1850, by R. M. Catten.

1322-1335 Wentworth, Lyman   35   (M) N. Y. Cooper
         "          Orphea  31  (F)    " . .
.          "          George  10  (M) Michigan . .
.          "          Frances    8  (F)    " . .
.          "          Caroline    4  (M) Ohio . .
. Sparks, Phidelia  15  (F) Michigan . .

   Madison Township
Page 290. Census taken Oct. 11, 1850, by A. P. Hager.

253-253 Swisher, Jacob  73  (M) Penna Blacksmith
       "        Anna  58  (F) Va. . .
. Sparks, Thomas  22  (M) Ind. Farmer .
.       "       Margaret E.  19  (F) Ohio . .
. Carner, Jacob  40  (M) Va. . .

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 SPARKS FAMILIES LISTED ON THE 1850 CENSUS OF OHIO, continued:

Ottawa County, Ohio - 1850 Census

   Bay Township.
Page 167.  Census taken Sept. 16, 1850, by J. W. Smith

477-477 Sparks, Thomas   33   (M) N. Y. Sailor
      "       Lydia  24  (F) Ohio . .
.       "       Cornelia    6  (F)    " . .
.       "       Maria    3  (F)    " . .
.       "       Reuben    1  (M)    " . .

Richland County, Ohio - 1850 Census

   Northington Township, District 127
Page 561, Census taken July 24, 1850, by E. G. Stokes

35-35 Sparks, Mahlon   35   (M) Penna. Blacksmith
      "       Catherine  34  (F)    " . .
.       "       William  11  (M)    " . .
.       "       Henry H.    9  (M)    " . .
.       "       John    7  (M)    " . .
.       "       George W.    4  (M)    " . .
.       "       Martha I.    2  (F) Ohio . .
.       "       Alfred M. 3/12  (M)    " . .

Ross County, Ohio - 1850 Census

   City of Chillicothe.
Page 107.  Census taken Aug. 1, 1850, by James McLean

835-835 Sparks, James   30   (M) S. C. Laborer
      "       Rebecca  22  (F) Ohio . .
.       "       Jane M.    2   (F)    " . .
.       "       Charles H.  12   (M)    " . .

Sandusky County, Ohio - 1850 Census

   York Township.
Page 940.  Census taken Aug. 31, 1850, by J. S. Foulke

1092-1113 Sparks, Randall   36   (M) Penna. Farmer $4,000 
      "       Ann  31  (F) Ohio . .
.       "       Lemuel  13  (M)    " . .
.       "       Catherine  11  (F)    " . .
.       "       Albert    8  (M)    " . .
.       "       Lesley    6  (M)    " . .
.       "       Malissa    3  (F)    " . .

   Townsend Township.
Page 948.  Census taken Sept. 3, 1850, by J. S. Foulke

1152-1175 Sparks, Isaac  30   (M) Ohio Farmer $1,500 
      "       Comfort  25  (F)    " . .
.       "       Joseph    4  (M)    " . .
.       "       Mary    2  (F)    " . .
.       "       (unnamed) 1/12  (M)    " . .

Seneca County, Ohio - 1850 Census

   Scipio Township.
Page 57.  Census taken Oct. 28, 1850, by R. Crum.

128-128 Sparks, James S.   48   (M) Penna. Physician $4,000 
      "       Martha  46  (F) N. J. . .
.       "       John G.  21  (M) Ohio . .
.       "       Josiah S.  19  (M)    " . .
.       "       Jeremiah  19  (M)    " . .
.       "       Sarah Ann  16  (F)    " . .
.       "       Martha  13  (F)    " . .
.       "       James P.  11  (M)    " . .
.       "       Edgar C.    9  (M)    " . .
.       "       George W.    7  (M)    " . .
.       "       Jane L.    4  (F)    " . .
. Clark, Jane B.  37  (F) Penna. . .

[Scanner's note:  The last seven names above are on SQ page 1957.]

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SPARKS FAMILIES LISTED ON THE 1850 CENSUS OF OHIO, continued:

Stark County, Ohio - 1850 Census

   Bethlehem Township.
Page 252.  Census taken Sept. 23, 1850, by G. M. Williams

376-386  Wann (?), Wm. L.  35   (M) Penna. Laundry $2,500 
     "           Catherine  32  (F)    " . .
. Spark, Isaac Newton  22  (M)    " Machinist $800
(Isaac Newton Spark was one of the children and six adults living with the above couple.)

Trumbull County, Ohio - 1850 Census

   Bloomfield Township, District 143.
Page 536.  Census taken Aug. 16, 1850, by Jacob H. Baldwin.

857-881 Sparks, Sylvester   29   (M) N. Y.  Farmer $300 
      "       Calista  22  (F)    " . .
.       "       Celia    5  (F) Ohio, Trumble Co. .
.       "       Wilbur S.    2  (M)   "            " . .
.       "       Pluma 6/12  (F)   "            " . .

   Gustavus Township.  District 143.
Page 607.  Census taken Sept. 11, 1850, by Jacob H. Baldwin.

1500-1552 Sparks, Amasa   35   (M) N. Y.      Chinese Box- maker 
      "       Lucy  30  (F)   " . .
.       "       Eliza Ann  13  (F) Ohio . .
.       "       Melissa    9  (F)    " . .
.       "       Sophronia    9  (F)    " . .
.       "       Lorenzo    6  (M)    " . .
.       "       Mary E.    4  (F)    " . .
.       "       Lucinda    2  (F)    " . .

   Town of Warren.  District 143.
Page 702.  Census taken July 18, 1850, by James Hoyt.

2035-2115 Sparks, Erastus   30   (M) N. Y. Farmer $1,000 
      "       Pluma  24  (F) Ohio . .
.       "       Philemon    7  (M)    " . .
.       "       Almira    4  (F)    " . .

Tuscarawas County, Ohio - 1850 Census

   Warwick Township.
Page 225.  Census taken Oct. 25, 1850, by Wm. Weltz.
1538-1538 Sparks, William   44   (M) Mass. Engineer
 .       "       Elizabeth  60   (F)    " . .
.       "       Eliza  25  (F)    " . .
.       "       John  19  (M)    " Laborer .
. Demuth, Benjamin F.    7  (M) Ohio . .

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SPARKS FAMILIES LISTED ON THE 1850 CENSUS OF OHIO, continued:

Tuscarawas County, Warwick Township, Ohio, 1850 Census, continued:

Page 225.  Census taken Oct 25, 1850, by Wm. Weltz.

1554-1554 Sparks, Leonard   26   (M) Mass. Farmer
      "       Elizabeth  28  (F) Penna. . .
.       "       Clarissa    6  (F) Ohio . .
.       "       Mary J.    3  (F)    " . .
. McGinnis, Wm.  12  (M) N. Y. . .

Page 231

1598-1598 Demuth, John  71   (M) Penna. None $300 
      "        Elizabeth  68  (F)    " . .
.       "        Susan  22  (F) Ohio . .
. Sparks, Rebecca    6  (F)    " . .

   Clay Township
Page 290.  Census taken Nov. 23, 1850, by Wm. Weltz.

1999-2019 Sparks, Charles  26   (M) Mass. Farmer
      "       Elizabeth  30  (F) Ohio . .

   Union Township
Page 317.  census taken Nov. 30, 1850, by Wm. Weltz.

83-83 Sparks, John   27   (M) Ohio Farmer $600 
      "       Polly A.  24  (F)    " . .
.       "       Sarah E.    3  (F)    " . .
.       "       Noah    1  (M)    " . .

   Sandy Township
Page 524.  Census taken Oct. 16. 1850, by D. McFarlane.

26-26 Sparks, Henry   37   (M) Ohio Farmer $3540 
      "       Sarah A.  29  (F)    " . .
.       "       John  10  (M)    " . .
.       "       Mary J.    8  (F)    " . .
.       "       William M.    6  (M)    " . .
.       "       Isaac W.    3  (M)    " . .
.       "       Margaret A.    1  (F)    " . .

Page 525.  Census taken Oct. 17, 1850, by D. McFarlane

28-28 Sparks, Isaac   38   (M) Penna. Farmer $5350 
      "       Catherine  38  (F) Ohio . .
.       "       Mary A.  13  (F)    " . .
.       "       Sarah  11  (F)    " . .
.       "       Deborah    9  (F)    " . .
.       "       Rosanna    5  (F)    " . .
.       "       Winfield S.    1  (M)    " . .
29-29 Calender, Carrissa   48   (F) Penna . $2280 
Sparks, Hanna  50  (F)      " . $1100
. Cope, Shadrach  20  (M)      " Laborer .
.     "      Lucinda  23  (F)      " . .

   Warren Township.
Page 558.  Census taken Sept. 23, 1850, by D. McFarlane.

39-39 Sparks, Catherine   58   (F) Penna. . $400 
      "       Susan  31  (F) Ohio . $200

Page 559

42-42 Sparks, Robert  24   (M) Ohio Farmer $600 
      "       Martha  19  (F)    " . .
.       "       Josiah    2  (M)    " . .
.       "       Catherine A.    1  (F)    " . .
. Patterson, Catherine  10  (F)    " . .

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SPARKS FAMILIES LISTED ON THE 1850 CENSUS OF OHIO, continued:

Tuscarawas County, Warren Township, Ohio, 1850 Census, continued:

   Warren Township, continued:
Page 574.  Census taken Sept. 30, 1850, by D. McFarlane.

147-151 Sparks, John   62  (M) N. J.  Farmer $6150 
      "       Mary  62  (F) Penna. . .
.       "       Zebulon  21  (M) Ohio . .
.       "       Reasin  19  (M)    " . .
. Thompson, Ann  14  (F)    " . .

Page 574.

148-152 Sparks, Ephriam L.   60   (M) N. J. Farmer $4800 
      "       Comfort  51  (F) Md. . .
.       "       Samuel  18  (M) Ohio Farmer .
.       "       Clarissa  16  (F)    " . .
.       "       Joseph  14  (M)    " . .
.       "       Martha J.  11  (F)    " . .
.       "       Ephriam    9  (M)    " . .
. Thompson, Jane E.  25  (F)    " . .
. Larimer, Porter  19  (M)    " Laborer .
. Helany, Mary  75  (F) Md. . .

Wyandot County, Ohio - 1850 Census

   Upper Sandusky District.
Page 646.  Census taken Oct. 30, 1850, by Azariah Root.

203-1630 Sparks, Henry   35   (M) Canada Farmer  .
      "       Lucy  40  (F) N. Y. . .
.       "       Lucy A.  15  (F) Canada . .
.       "       Willard  13  (M)       " . .
.       "       Aurelin  12  (F)       " . .
.       "       Margery    8  (F)       " . .
.       "       Farmilla    5  (F) Ohio . .
.       "       Rebecca    3  (F)    " . .

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ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS

1850 Census, Parke County, Indiana

In the QUARTERLY of March 1960 (Vol. VIII, No. 1, Whole No. 29, p. 468) appeared a listing of the Sparks families found on the 1850 census of Parke County, Indiana.  A further search of this census by Dr. Paul E. Sparks has revealed both errors and omissions.  Following is a corrected listing of Sparks families appearing on this census.

[Scanner's note:  These corrections have been made in the referenced article.]

   Adams Township, Census taken August 21, 1850, by W. Burton.

237-237 Spark, Thomas  31   (M) Virginia Farmer
     "      Catherine  29  (F) Kentucky . .
.      "      Maranda    9  (F) Indiana . .
.      "      Mary    5  (F)      " . .
.      "      Elizabeth    3  (F)      " . .
.      "      William 11/12  (M)      " . .

   District No. 85.  Census taken Aug. 15, 1850, by C. Noel.
Page 275.

166-166 Sparks, William   36   (M) Indiana Saddler  .
      "       Elizabeth  34  (F) Ohio . .
.       "       Samuel A.    4  (M) Indiana . .
.       "       Wesley R.    2  (M)      " . .
.       "       John M. 2/12   (M)      " . .

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ADDITIONS & CORRECTIONS, 1850 CENSUS OF PARKE COUNTY, INDIANA,  continued:

   District No. 89:
Page 299.  Census taken Sept. 5, 1850, by C. Noel.

505-505 Reed, James C.   33   (M) Ohio Blacksmith  .
    "      Elizabeth  25  (F)    " . .
.     "      Catherine  35  (F)    " . .
.     "      Mary    1  (F)    " . .
. Landis, Elijah  24  (M) Penna. Teacher .
. Sparks, Thomas K.  27  (M) Indiana Saddler .

Page 314.  Census taken Sept. 12, 1850, by C. Noel.

715-715 Sparks, Wesley   60   (M) Virginia Farmer  .
      "       Wesley  24  (M) Indiana . $300
.       "       Martha  22  (F) Ohio . .
.       "       Eliza J.    2  (F) Indiana . .
.       "       Mary E.    1  (F)      " . .

Page 317.  Census taken Sept. 14, 1850, by C. Noel

703-703 Nance,  William   32   (M) Indiana Farmer  .
      "       Elizabeth  32  (F)       " . .
.       "       Mary A.  12  (F)       " . .
.       "       John    9  (M)       " . .
.       "       William    7  (M)       " . .
.       "       Benjamine    5  (M)       " . .
.       "       Robert    2  (M)       " . .
. Sparks, Achison  16  (M)       " Farmer .

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NEW MEMBERS OF THE SPARKS FAMILY ASSOCIATION

Nancy Sparks Babbs (Mrs. Leonard), 746 Oakdale, Jackson, Michigan (49203)
Marilyn Bruder (Mrs. James L.), 1237 E. Michelle, West Covina, California (91790)
Janet Combs (Mrs. Don), 108 Bishops Dr., Slidell, Louisiana (70458)
Mildred Sparks Dadisman (Mrs. J. Carrel), 5041 Yosemite Dr., Columbus, GA (31907)
Richard Hart, 2735 Forest Glen Trail, Riverwoods, Illinois (60015)
Judith D. Houston (Mrs. Stuart), 8332 E. Arlington Rd., Scottsdale, Arizona (85253)
Lauretta Jacobs (Mrs. Gilbert), 880 N.E. 51st Ave., Des Moines, Iowa (50513)
Floyd S. Parker, Rt. 2, Box 29-CE, Quinlan, Texas (75474)
Marylynn Sparks Shanahan (Mrs. Roger), 6209 Bartholf Ave., Jacksonville, FL, (32210)
Bert Sparks, 3900 E. 10th St., Silver Springs, Nevada (89429)
George T. Sparks, Jr., 10140 Charington Rd., Cockeysville, Maryland (21030)
Lewis C. Sparks, R.R. # 1, Box 161, Lyons, Ohio (43533)
Donna Vitkauskas (Mrs. Mike), 440 S.W. 10th St., Corvallis, Oregon (97330)

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