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. XIV, NO. 2  JUNE, 1966 
WHOLE NO. 54a

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

Oral A. Sparks (1888-1966)
with his parents
John G. and Martha (Hughes) Sparks

(View photograph)

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THE SPARKS QUARTERLY, published by The Sparks Family Association.

      Paul E. Sparks, President, 155 N. Hite Ave., Louisville, Kentucky. (40206)
      William P. Johnson, Historian-Genealogist, Box 531, Raleigh, NC (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 non-profit organization devoted to the assembling of and preserving of genealogical and historical materials pertaining to the Sparks family in America.  Membership in  the Association is open to all persons connected in any way with the Sparks family, whether by blood, marriage, or adoption, and to persons interested in genealogical and historical 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; Sustaining membership dues are any amount over four dollars.  All members, whether Active, Contributing, or Sustaining, receive THE SPARKS QUARTERLY as it is published in March, June, September, and December. Libraries,    genealogical and historical societies, and individuals may subscribe to the QUARTERLY without joining the Association at the rate of three dollars per year. Back issues are kept in print and are available for seventy-five cents per issue. The first issue of the QUARTERLY was published in March, 1953. An index covering the first five years (1953 -1957) and another covering the period from 1958 through 1962 have been published and are available for $1.00 each.  The editor of THE QUARTERLY from March, 1953, to September, 1954, was Paul E. Sparks; since September, 1954, the editor has been Russell E. Bidlack. The QUARTERLY is printed at the Edwards Letter Shop, 711 N. University Ave,  Ann Arbor,  Michigan. 

DEATH TAKES ORAL A. SPARKS

It is with deep personal sadness that the editor reports the death of his father-in-law, Oral A. Sparks, on June 11, 1966, in Corydon, Iowa, at the age of 78 years.

Oral A. Sparks was born on March 6, 1888, on his parents’ farm near Clio, Iowa. He was the only child of John Garland and Martha (Hughes) Sparks, whose portrait, with Oral as a child, appears on the cover of this issue of the QUARTERLY, John Garland Sparks was born on May 14, 1851, in Wilkes County, North Carolina, the son of Joel Sparks, Jr., and Almyra (Lane) Sparks. He died in August, 1923. Martha (Hughes) Sparks, daughter of John Frederick and Mary Jane (Flemming) Hughes, was born in  Scott County, Indiana, on April 20, 1850, aud. died in Clio, Iowa, on April 15, 1927.  Joel Sparks, Jr., grandfather of Oral A. Sparks, was born in Surry County, North Carolina, in May, 1824, and died on August 19, 1862, from wounds suffered as a Union soldier  at the Battle of Lone Jack in Jackson County, Missouri, on August 16, 1862. Joel Sparks, Jr., was married to Almyra Lane in Wilkes County, North Carolina, on September 5, 1844. She was born in 1822 and died on June 28, 1870, in Johnson County, Missouri. Joel Sparks, Sr., great-grandfather of Oral A. Sparks, was born in North Carolina about 1795; he moved to Missouri, settled in Lafayette County, and died in Bates County, Missouri, about 1861. Joel Sparks, Sr., was a son of Matthew Sparks, who died in Surry County,  North Carolina, in 1819.  Matthew Sparks was a son of William Sample Sparks who moved to North Carolina from Frederick County, Maryland, in the 1760’s. William Sample Sparks died in Surry County, North Carolina, in 1801.

[Scanner's note:  See SQ p. 3501 for the following:  Matthew was a son of the William Sparks who died in 1801.  He was a great-grandson of William Sample Sparks.]

Oral A. Sparks was graduated from the Allerton, Iowa, High School in 1907 and subsequently attended a business college in Des Moines. In 1909 he attended a trade

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school in Kansas City, Missouri. Most of his life was spent as a farmer on land which his Grandfather Hughes purchased from the U.S. Government in 1854.

On June 7, 1911, Oral A. Sparks was married to Alice Evelyn Mace, daughter of Albert Alonzo and Annie E. (Prince) Mace. To this union were born one daughter and two sons, Mrs. Sparks died on October 19, 1961, after which Mr. Sparks continued to live on his farm until his death. Always interested in history arid antiques, Mr. Sparks organized a small museum in his home to which he delighted in welcoming visitors. He was proud of his family heritage and was a charter member of The Sparks Family Association. Members may recall the several articles which he prepared for the QUARTERLY. Although a member of the Baptist Church in his early life, he had long been closely associated with the Clio Methodist Church.

Mr. Sparks is survived by his three children: Melva (Mrs. Russell E. Bidlack) of Ann Arbor, Michigan; Gerald Sparks of Tulsa, Oklahoma; and the Rev. A. Harold Sparks of Grundy Center, Iowa. Eleven grandchildren also mourn his passing.

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PAINTINGS OF THE SPARKS COAT OF ARMS AGAIN AVAILABLE

In the March, 1966, issue of the QUARTERLY we reported with deep regret the death of Lois W. West who, for a number of years, had made paintings of the Sparks coat of arms for members of the Association. We are now pleased to announoe that Mrs. West’s daughter, Mrs. S. R. Rountree, who inherited her mother’s artistic gifts and who studied heraldic painting under her mother, has agreed to continue this service. Mrs. Rountree is willing to continue to make these paintings for the very low price of $5.00, plus fifty cents for handling and shipping. (Most heraldic artists charge from $25.00 to $50.00 per painting.)

Mrs. Rountree is willing to paint coats of arms for other families for $10.00 each, plus fifty cents for handling and shipping. It will be necessary for the individual ordering arms other than the Sparks arms to furnish Mrs. Rountree with an exact description. If such a description is not available, Mrs. Rountree is willing to do research to locate it, but will have to charge for this service.

Orders should be mailed as follows: Mrs. S. R. Rountree, Jr.
                                                              Rt. 1, Box 114,
                                                              Gatesville, North Carolina (27938)

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DESCENDANTS OF CHARLES ANDREW SPARKS (died about 1929) SOUGHT

Delmon D. Sparks of 10875 Sparton Road, La Sierra, California, is trying to locate descendants of his father, Charles Andrew Sparks, who died in the San Diego, Calif., area about 1929. Charles Andrew Sparks is known to have had a son named Clifford Sparks and a daughter named Edith Sparks, who would be half-brother and half-sister to Delmon. He will greatly appreciate any assistance members may give him in locating these relatives or their children.

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NOTES ON THE FAMILY OF JOHN SPARKS (died 1710)

OF WINDSOR, HARTFORD COUNTY, CONNECTICUT

The probate records of the town of Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, reveal that John Sparks died there early in 1710. We have no information regarding his origin. He was apparently a relatively young man, judging from the ages of his children, and he did not leave a will. His widow, Dorothy Sparks, was appointed administrator of his estate on July 3, 1710. An inventory, amounting to 54 pounds and 14 shillings had been taken on May 20, 1710, by John Williams, Samuel Burnham, and Benjamin Coult.

On May 27, 1712, Dorothy Sparks, widow of John Sparks, was married to John Parsons in the town of Hartford in the same county. Her children by John Sparks appear to have moved with her to Hartford. On November 3, 1712, the Probate Court of Hartford County appointed Jabez Coult as administrator in her place. By June 7, 1714, Dorothy had died, on which date John Parsons, her second husband, was described in the court records as “sometime of Hartford,” meaning that he had moved away.

From the records pertaining to the estate of John Sparks, it can be determined that he and his wife Dorothy were the parents of the following children:
 

1. Noah Sparks, born prior to 1692. On September 1, 1724, Noah Sparks, describing himself as the eldest son of John Sparks, deceased, appealed to the
court in Hartford “that the house and lands of John Sparks could not be divided
without spoiling the whole, and prays that the house and lands may be set out to
him, the said Noah, ... he giving bond for the payment to the rest of the heirs the
whorth thereof.” The court granted Noah Sparks’s request.

2. Esther Sparks, born about 1695. Her age was given as 18 years in May, 1713,
when she chose Samuel Wells as her guardian. She was probably the “Esther
Sparks, daughter of John, deceased, of Hardford,” who was married to Joseph
Fox, son of Richard Fox, Sr., of Glastonbury, Hardford County, Connecticut, on
December 6, 1717. They were married in Glastonbury.

3. Martha Sparks, born about 1697. Her age was given as 16 years on May 4, 1713,  when she chose her step-father, John Parsons, as her guardian.

4. Ruth Sparks, born about 1700.

5. John Sparks, born about 1702.

6. Anne Sparks, born about 1704.

7. Dorothy Sparks, born about 1706.

8. Thomas Sparks, born about 1708; he was described as 16 years of age on
September 1, 1724, when his brother, Noah, was appointed his guardian.
Nothing more has been learned of this family of John and Dorothy Sparks. The fact
that John Parsons, Dorothy’s second husband, was described in 1714 as
“sometimes of Hartford” indicates that the family had moved between 1712 and
1714. Perhaps the children scattered following their mother’s death in 1714; the
younger ones may even have assumed the name Parsons. There were a number of
Sparkses in the town of Glastonbury, also in Hartford County, at a later date who
may have been connected with the above family. (See the following sketch of John
Sparks, died 1746, of Glastonbury.)

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NOTES ON THE FAMILY OF JOHN SPARKS (died 1746)

OF GLASTONBURY, HARTFORD COUNTY, CONNECTICUT

From the probate records of the town of Glastonbury in Hartford County, Connecticut, we know that a John Sparks died there early in 1746. It is possible that he was the same John Sparks who was born about 1702, son of John Sparks of Windsor, Hartford County, died 1710. We have no records to prove this possible relationship, however. This John Sparks of Glastonbury seems to have been a relatively young man when he died in 1746, judging from the ages of his children. He did not leave a will. His widow, Susannah Sparks, was appointed his administrator on July 1, 1746.  An inventory of his estate had been prepared on June 27, 1746, by Manoah Smith and William Densmore which amounted to 39 pounds, 10 shillings, and 9 pence.  Appended to the inventory is the note: “Add Cape Breton wages,  £24.15.04,” which suggests that he may have been a sailor. Ezekiel Webster signed Susannah’s bond as administrator. From the records of the settlement of this estate, it appears that John and Susannah Sparks were the parents of the following children:

          1. John Sparks, probably born about 1728.

          2. Susannah Sparks, born July 31, 1730; she was married to Samuel Rice, son of
              John Rice, in Glastonbury on August 24, 1757.

          3. Jonathan Sparks, born about 1734; he was described as aged 13 years when
              his mother was appointed his guardian on January 6, 1746/7.

          4. Dorothy Sparks, born about 1737; she was described as aged 10 years when
              her mother was appointed her guardian on January 6, 1746/7.

          5. David Sparks, born about 1740; he was described as aged 7 years when his
              mother was appointed his guardian on January 6, 1746/7. He was probably the
              David Sparks who appears on the 1800 and 1810 census of East Hartford,
              Connecticut.

          6, Eunice Sparks, born about 1744; she was described as aged 3 years when her
              mother was appointed her guardian on January 6, 1746/7.

          7. Anne Sparks, born about 1746; she was described as being “about 6 years of
              age” on May 11, 1752, when Ezekiel Webster was appointed her guardian. She
              may have been born after her father died.

On April 7, 1747, Susannah Sparks, widow of John Sparks, requested the court to appoint commissioners to adjust the claims against her husband’s estate, “the estate being insolvent,” whereupon the court appointed Richard, Juduthan, and Manoah Smith of Glastonbury “to adjust the claims of the creditors.”

Nothing more is known of this family. It may be significant that Ezekiel Webster signed Susannah’s administrator’s bond in 1746 and was also named guardian of her daughter Anne in 1752. Perhaps he was Susannah’s father or brother. It also seems probable that the widow, Susannah Sparks, had either died or married again by 1752, since the decision was made to appoint Webster her daughter’s guardian.

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SPARKSES APPEARING ON THE 1800 CENSUS OF HARTFORD COUNTY, CONNECTICUT

Copied by Carrie Grant Heppen

Town of East Hartford

page Name of head of household Male (ages)  Females (ages) 
50(95) David Sparks under 10: 1 under 10:  2
16 to 26:  1 16 to 26:   1 

Town of Glastonbury
97(189) Reuben Sparks 10 to 16:  2 16 to 26:  2
45 & up:  1 45 & up: 1

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SPARKSES APPEARING ON THE 1810 CENSUS OF HARTFORD COUNTY, CONNECTICUT

Copied by Carrie Grant Heppen

Town of East Hartford:
Page Name of head of household Males (ages) Females (ages)
119(621) David Sparks under 10: 3 under 10: 3
16 to 26:  1  10 to 16:  1
45 & up:  1 16 to 26:  1
45 & up:  1

Town of Glastonbury
150(621) Reuben Sparks 45 & up:  1 45 & up:  1
  "       " Nathl. Sparks under 10:  1 under 10:  3
10 to 16:  1 26 to 45:  1
26 to 45:  1
 "       " Elijah Sparks 16 to 26:  1 under 10:  1
16 to 26:  1

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SPARKSES APPEARING ON THE 1810 CENSUS OF TOLLAND COUNTY, CONNECTICUT

Copied by Carrie Grant Heppen


Page Name of head of household Males (ages) Females (ages)
115(1779) Jonas Sparks under 10:  1 under 10:  3
10 to 16:  1 10 to 16:  1
26 to 45:  1 16 to 26:  1
26 to 45:  1
   "      " Shubael Sparks 26 to 45:  1 under 10:  1
16 to 26:  1

Town of Tolland
177(1844) Joseph Sparks under 10:  3 16 to 26:  1
10 to 16:  2 26 to 45:  1
45 & up:  1

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DEATH TAKES COLBY SPARKS OF GATES, KENTUCKY

We regret to report that the Rev. Colby Sparks, a Baptist preacher who was born in Elliott County, Kentucky, died at the age of 89 on August 15, 1965. A son of Levi H. and Nancy (Lawson) Sparks, Colby Sparks was born on February 23, 1876. His father, Levi H. Sparks, had been born on May 31, 1834, and had died on May 20, 1911. (For a record of the Sparks ancestry of Colby Sparks, see the QUARTERLY of December, 1955, Vol.  III, No. 4, Whole No. 12, pp. 97-102.)

Colby Sparks was married twice, first, on September 26, 1898, to Nancy Belle Braum, and, second, on July 1, 1905, to Julia Mauk who survives him. In addition to his wife, Colby Sparks left four sons and five daughters to mourn his passing.   William Sparks of Wheelersburg, Ohio; Levi Sparks and Andrew Sparks of Olive Hill, Kentucky, Ivan Sparks, of Warner Robins, Georgia; Mrs. Lola Power of Morehead, Kentucky; Mrs. Opal Gregory of El Paso, Texas; Mrs. Bonnie Oney, of Hammond, Indiana; Mrs. Eva Oney, of Soldier, Kentucky; and Mrs. Susan Sturgill, of Heath, Ohio. He also left 27 grandchildren and 56 great-grandchildren. Nancy Jane (Sparks) Skaggs, sister of Colby Sparks, died this summer.

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TWO EARLY SPARKS MARRIAGES IN MARION COUNTY, INDIANA

          Charles Sparks and Marianna Rhodes, April 25, 1850
          John Sparks and Margaretta Rhodes, February 23, 1845

(Note: The above were copied by Mrs. Heppen from a volume in the D.A.R. Library in Washlngton entitled Marriage Records, Marion County, Indiana, 1843-1851, compiled by the Caroline Scott Harrison Chapter, pages 31 and 7.)

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TWO EARLY SPARKS MARRIAGES IN CAROLINE COUNTY, MARYLAND

          Nathan Russell and Nancy Sparkes, March 13, 1799
          Nathan Russell and Elizabeth Sparks, October 6, 1803

(Note: The above marriages were copied by Mrs. Heppen from “Marriage Licenses of
Caroline County, Maryland, 1774-1815” which appeared in Vol. 28 of the Pennsylvania
Magazine of History and Biography, pages 344 and 434.)

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AN EARLY SPARKS MARRIAGE IN ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA

The Alexandria Gazette, published in Alexandria, Virginia, on August 22, 1835, contains the following item:

          “Married, On Thursday evening, by the Rev. Mr. Brown, Mr. Robert Emmett Kain, of Washington, to Mrs. Julia Ann Sparks, of this place.”

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A LETTER FOR WILLIAM SPARKS IN SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA, 1841

Included in the names of persons who had unclaimed letters at the Shreveport, Louisiana, Post Office dated January 1, 1841, is that of ‘WILLIAM SPARKS.

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AN EARLY SPARKS FAMILY OF GLENN COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

Several months ago, in the Willows Daily Journal, a newspaper published in ‘Willows, California, there appeared an article by Marge Pattison, Journal Correspondent, devoted to a small and neglected cemetery located on Highway 88 near the community of Ord Bend in Glenn County, California. Miss Pattison stated that one of the individuals buried there was William B. Ide, “the first and only president of the short-lived Bear Flag Republic.”  She added, however, that the most noticeable monument in the little cemetery “is a square one of marble, set among the old oak trees, which emits a pale, golden glow. It still stands, although a little tilted, but the spire that once crowned it lies broken on the ground.” Three inscriptions appear on this monument and read as follows:

          Isaac Sparks, born February 11, 1820, died November 1, 1867
          Hugh Sparks, born April 15, 1829, died December 20, 1858
          Elizabeth ‘White, born January 29, 1825, died November 30, 1857

It is probable that Isaac Sparks and Hugh Sparks were brothers, and Elizabeth White may well have been their sister. Beneath her name appears the following: “Although Her Earthly Sun Is Set, Its Light Shall Linger On Us Yet.”

We have not been able to identify this Sparks family and would be most grateful far any suggestions a reader might have. Among the other stones in this little cemetery, according to Miss Pattison, is that of John D. Stone who died in 1856 and that of L. C. Truitt, who died on November 24, 1864 in his 38th year. The latter is identified on his atone as "A Native of Texas.”

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NOTES ON A SPARKS FAMILY OF WALKER COUNTY, ALABAMA

In the History of Walker County, Alabama, by John Martin Dombhart, published in 1937,
on page 256, there appears a record of the family of Eli Sparks and Frances Kitchens. Frances Kitchens was a daughter of James Matlock Kitchens who was born in Tennessee on August 7, 1796. According to this sketch, Eli and Frances (Kitchens) Sparks were the parents of the following children:

[Scanner's note:  The following correction was contained in The QUARTERLY, Whole No. 103, at page 2037: "Samuel Sparks, not Eli Sparks, married Frances Kitchen. Their children born prior to 1860 were: Mary Sparks, born ca. 1842; Thomas Sparks, born ca. 1845; James M. Sparks, born ca. 1847; John W. Sparks, born ca. 1850; Samuel Eli Sparks, born ca. 1856, and Rutha Sparks, born ca. 1859. There may have been others."]

1. Eli A. Sparks, born January 22, 1835, died July 28, 1872; he married his cousin,      Mary Caroline Baker, daughter of Alvin Baker.

[Scanner's note:  The above-referenced article also contains the following comment: Eli A. Sparks (the "A" was for Allen) was a son of Thomas and Rutha (White) Sparks, and thus a brother of the Samuel Sparks who married Frances Kitchen.

2. Louisa C. Sparks, married J. B. Boshell.
3. Richard Thomas Sparks.
4. James M. Sparks.
5. Rutha Sparks, married Isaac Roberts.
6. Samuel E. Sparks.
7. Elizabeth Sparks.


On his tombstone in King’s Chapel Churchyard, Hilliard, Walker County, Alabama, Eli A. Sparks’s name is given as “Elia Sparks”; the inscription reads: “Elia Sparks was born the 22 day of Jan. 1835 & was married to N. C. Baker in 1858, departed this life the 28 day of July 1872 age 37 yrs. 6 months 6 days.” His wife’s inscription reads: “Mary C. Sparks, wife of E. A. Sparks, born Sept. 3, 1840; Died Jan. 27, 1932.”  In the same cemetery, there are stones bearing the following inscriptions:
“Mary S. Sparks, Born May 2, 1856; Died Apr. 6, 1926,” and “Alvin S. Sparks, Born Mar. 22, 1861; Died Apr0 189 1916,”

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SOME SPARKS FAMILIES FROM THE 1860 CENSUS

Several of our members have been aided in their search for ancestors through our publishing of Sparks families as listed on the 1850 census of various counties throughout the United States. These records have been supplied largely by Carrie Grant Heppen, our professional genealogist who watches for the name Sparks in her genealogical research in Washington. Mrs. Heppen has copied many records of Sparks families from later census reports and we have thought it might prove helpful to our members to publish some of those from the 1860 census.

Essentially the same information was gathered about each household in 1860 as in 1850. The name of each member was given, usually with the head of the family listed first, but there was no indication of family relationships. The sex, age, and place of birth was given for each person, along with the occupation of the bread-winner, and an indication of the value of his real estate and personal property. (In the 1850 census, only real estate was evaluated.)

In the following record, we provide the page number of the census along with the number assigned by the census taker to each house and family. The latter are sometimes helpful in determining how close together families may have lived who had the same surname.

In using census records for genealogical research, it should always be kept in mind that these records were made by a census taker on the basis of an interview with some member of the family. He frequently misspelled names, misunderstood ages and places of birth, and sometimes omitted an individual or an entire family. Furthermore, the family member giving the information often erred, usually giving ages from memory rather than looking them up in the family Bible and sometimes forgetting places of birth.  When used intelligently, however, census records are an invaluable source for the genealogist.

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SPARKSES LISTED ON THE 1860 CENSUS OF CUMBERLAND COUNTY, ILLINOIS

   Johnstown Precinct (Post Office: Johnstown) enumerated June 15, 1860, by R. Bloomfield.
(page 678)

101-101 Sparks, Samuel  30  (M) Kentucky  Farmer  $3000/ 
        "        Jane 30 (F)  Indiana    $400
      "        Margaret E.    7 (F)      "
      "        Ezra    5 (M) Illinois
      "        John S.    4 (M)      "
      "        George    1 (M)      "

   Clear Creek Precinct (Post Office: Majority Point) enumerated June 16, 1860, by R. Bloomfield.
(page 682)

134-134 Sparks, Ezra  63  (M) Kentucky  (none)  $1200/ 
        "      CatharIne 58 (F)       "     $300
      "      Bateman 19 (M)  Indiana
      "       Isaac H.  16 (M)       "

   Clear Creek Precinct (Post Office: Majority Point) enumerated June 19, 1860, by R. Bloomfield
(page 687)

70-70 Sparks, Benjamin D.  28  (M) Kentucky  Farmer  $3000/ 
        "      Nancy L.  36 (F) Indiana  $1000
      "      John L.  15  (M)      "
      "      Rachel  13  (F)       "
      "       Mary C. 11 (F)      "
      "       Joseph S.   9 (M)      "
      "       Margaret J.   7 (F)      "
      "       Phebe   1 (F) Illinois 

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[Scanner's note::  The last four members of the Benjamin D. Sparks family actually appear on page 988.]

   Spring Point Precinct (Post Office: Comton)  enumerated July 6, 1860, by R. Bloomfield.
(page 740)

74-74 Sparks, James  54  (M) Kentucky  Farmer  ---/$200 
        "       Mary 53 (F)       "
      "       Benjamin D. 21 (M) Indiana
      "       Mary E. 17 (F)       "

 
75-75 Sparks, James  26  (M) Indiana  Farmer  ---/$50 
        "       Cary A. 24 (F)       "
      "       John   7 (M)       "
      "       Mary E.   3 (F)       "
      "       Martha C.   1 (F)       "

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SPARKSES LISTED ON THE 1860 CENSUS OF COLES COUNTY, ILLINOIS

   Matoon Township (Post Office: Mattoon) enumerated June 21, 1860, by H. S. Baylor.
(page 66, vol. 10)

467-467 Sparks, Lucinda  46  (F) Kentucky    --/$100 
        "       Alonzo 21 (M) Indiana Farm laborer
      "       Mary J. 16 (F)       "  Domestic
      "       Barton 14 (M)       " 
      "       E. M. 13 (F)       " 
      "       Richard 11 (M)       " 
      "       Abner 11 (M)       " 
      "       William   9 (M)       " 
Harper, George 20 (M)       "  Farm laborer

   Matoon Township (Post Office: Mattoon) enumerated June 23 1860, by H. S. Baylor.
(page 77)

541-541 Cunningham, James T.   57 (M) Kentucky  Farmer  $140K/ 
        "                 Sarah E. 40 (F)      "    $32K
      "                 James H. 20 (M) Illinois Student
      "                 Nancy J.   5 (F)      "
      "                 Eliza C.   2 (F)      "
Sparks, Ephraim 25 (M) Indiana Farm laborer
      "      Bate 19 (M)      "      "        "
Starkweather, B. F. 22 (M) Illinois      "        "
Spears, William 23 (M) Indiana      "        "
     "       Levi 21 (M)      "      "        "
Moffett, John 14 (M) Illinois      "        "
     "       Isaac 19 (M)      "      "        "
Carins, Thomas 19 (M)      "      "        "

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SPARKSES LISTED ON THE 1860 CENSUS OF MADISON COUNTY, ILLINOIS

   Township 5, Range 9 (Post Office; Upper Alton) enumerated July 6, 1860, by W. B. Dorsey.
(page 212, vol. 28)

1590-1590 Sparks, Augustus  20 (M) Illinois  Farmer  ---;$400 
        "       A. J.  19 (F)      "
      "       William 26 (M) Kentucky
      "       Mary Ann 54 (F) Virginia
      "       Elvira 26 (F) Illinois
      "       Sarah J.   4 (F)      "

     Township 4, Range 9, W. (Post Office:  Maryville) enumerated July 25, 1860, by T. M. Long.
(page 643)

1439-1416 Sparks, Hardy  53 (M) Kentucky  Laborer   
        "       Elizabeth  42 (F) North Carolina Kpg. house
      "       Leon 16 (M) Illinois
      "       James 14 (M)      "
      "       Henry 11 (M)      "
      "       Sampson   8 (M)      "
      "       Samuel 25 (M)      " Farm hand
      "       Maria 24 (F) Leipzig Kpg. house
      "       William   2 (M) Illinois

     Township 4, Range 9 (Post Office:  Edwardsville)  enumerated August 23, 1860, by E. H. Thomas.
(page 781)

32-32 Grigsby, William  38 (M) Kentucky  Farmer  $2400/ 
        "        Dorthea 29 (F) Hanover    $830
Sparks, Sampson 10 (M) Illinois
      "      Julia   8 (F)      "
      "      Hellena   6 (F)      "
      "      William   4 (M)      "
Grigsby, Sarah 8/12 (F)      "
Biser, Helena 59 (F) Hanover
Anderson, Oliver 35 (M) Sweden Farm hand

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SPARKSES LISTED ON THE 1860 CENSUS OF LOGAN COUNTY, ILLINOIS

     Lincoln Precinct (Post Office: Lincoln)  enumerated July 7, 1860, by A. Mayfield.
(page 119, vol. 24)

875-878 Sparks, Samuel  60 (M) New Jersey Farmer   $2000/
        "       Mary 55 (F) Ohio    $500

 
876-879 Sparks, James  35 (M) Ohio  Farmer  $800/-- 
        "       Jesse 22 (M) Illinois  
      "       Eveline 19 (F)      "
      "       Mary 17 (F)      "
      "       Samuel 13 (M)      "
      "       Sarah 11 (F)      "

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SPARKSES LISTED ON THE 1860 CENSUS OF ADAIR COUNTY, IOWA

    Grand River Township (Post Office: Greenfield) enumeraged July 23, 1860, by James C. Gibbs.
(page 22, vol. 1)

167-152 Sparks, Barnitt  26  (M) Pennsylvania Hotel Keeper  $200/ 
        "       Almyra 25 (F) Ohio   $250
      "       Charles E.   1 (M) Illinois
Gilman, James S. 21 (M) Indiana

SPARKSES LISTED ON THE 1860 CENSUS OF BOONE COUNTY, IOWA

   North Township (Post Office:  Boonsboro) enumerated July 11 1880, by John A. Hull.
(page 291, Vol. 2)

Sparks, Thomas  41 (M) Pennsylvania  Farmer  $2400/ 
        "       Esther A. 31 (F)           "     $100
        "       Leroy   7 (M) Iowa
        "       Fremont   6 (M)   "
      "       Ugene   5 (M)   "
      "       Aseneth D.   3 (F)   "
      "       James D.   2 (M)   "
      "       John C. 3/12 (M)   "

Marcy Township (Post Office: Alton) enumerated July 20, 1860, by John A. Hull.
(page 235)

746-583 Sparks William J.  53  (M) North Carolina     
        "       Sarah 52 (F)      "          "
      "       Jonathan 26 (M)      "          "
      "       William 21 (M) Indiana
      "       Mille 20 (F)       "
      "       John 18 (M)       "
      "       Nancy 14 (F)       "
      "       Jane 12 (F)       "
      "       Sarah 11 (F)       "

 
747-584 Sparks, David  30 (M) North Carolina     
        "       Elizabeth 30 (F)      "          "
      "       William J. Jr. 10  (M) Indiana
      "       Mary C.   8 (F) Iowa
      "       Sarah J.   6 (F)   "
      "       Millie M.   4 (F)   "
      "       John E.   1 (F)   "

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SPARKSES LISTED ON THE 1860 CENSUS OF WAYNE COUNTY, IOWA

   Washington Township (Post Office:  Cambria)  enumerated July 7, 1860, by M. Boyle.
(page 467, Vol. 18)

609-574 Sparks, William J.  28  Indiana  Farmer  $400/ 
       "       Margaret E. 21       "     $100
     "       Mary E.   2 Pennsylvania
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