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. XV, NO. 1  MARCH, 1967
WHOLE NO. 57 

 
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SPARKSES IN THE WAR OF 1812

BOUNTY LAND AND PENSION APPLICATIONS

(Continued from page 953)


WILLIAM  L. SPARKS born in March, 1795, in Franklin County, Georgia, moved to Fayette County, Alabama, prior to 1837, probably before 1830; he was a son of Elijah and Judith (Humphreys) Sparks; he married Naomi Prickett in 1822 (she may have been his second  wife); his wife’s name on the 1850 & 1860 census is given as Sarah. Bounty Land Application File 26-535-80-55.

On December 30, 1850, William J. Sparks appeared before a justice of the peace named Thomas Wolstenholme in Fayette County, Alabama, to make application for bounty land on the basis of his service in the War of 1812. He gave his age as “fifty-six years next March” and stated that he had served as a private in a company commanded by Captain Benjamin Cleveland in the Georgia Regiment of Volunteers commanded by Lt. Col. Samuel Groves. He stated that he had volunteered in Franklin County, Georgia, on or about September 1, 1813, for the term of six months; be had served out his term and had been discharged at Milledgeville, Georgia, on March 5, 1814. He signed his application in a clear hand as “William Sparks.”

William J. Sparks enclosed with his application the hand written discharge which he had received, It was dated March 9, 1814, and was signed by both Capt. Benjamin Cleveland and Samuel Groves. According to records in the Treasury Department, William J. Sparks’s service actually began on August 24, 1813, and continued until March 3, 1814. His application was approved and he was issued a warrant (No. 17,050) for 80 acres of bounty land.

On April 9, 1855, William J. Sparks applied for additional bounty land In accordance with the Congressional Act passed that year. He appeared before a justice of the peace named R. Allen Smith in Fayette County, Alabama. He gave his age as 60 years. In this application he erroneously stated that he had served from September 1, 1812, until March 9, 1813, rather than September 1, 1813, until March 9, 1814. He gave no additional information about himself beyond what he had said in 1850. He signed this application as “William J. Sparks.” Richard I. Smith and John W. Russell, both residents of Fayette County, signed as witnesses. His application was approved and he was issued a warrant for 80 additional acres of bounty land.

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(Editor’s Note: William J. Sparks was a son of Elijah and Judith (Humphreys) Sparks of Franklin County, Georgia. Elijah Sparks is believed to have been a brother of Jeremiah Sparks, Sr., on whom we published an article in the QUARTERLY of December, 1960 (Vol. VIII, No. 4, Whole No. 32, pp. 518-25). Elijah was born about 1770 and died in Franklin County, Alabama, in 1831 or 1832. Judith Humphreys, wife of Elijah Sparks, was a daughter of Joseph Humphreys whose will was written on August 16, 1807, and was probated in Jackson County, Georgia. She was born about 1775. From deeds and other records on file in Franklin County, it is apparent that Elijah and Judith (Humphreys) Sparks had the following children:
          (1) William J. Sparks, born March, 1795.
          (2) Sarah Sparks, born about 1800; married Thomas R. Williams.
          (3) Amelia Sparks, born June 15, 1803; married John Bryson Word.
          (4) Thomas K. Sparks, born about 1807; married in 1826 Elizabeth J. Wyly.
          (5) Malinda Sparks, born about 1810; married in 1830 Benejah Williams.
          (6) Mary (or Folly) Sparks, married Jesse Carter Hooper.
          (7) - - - - - (a daughter), married Matthew Robertson.

When it was that William J. Sparks moved to Fayette County, Alabama, we are not certain. He was there by February 2, 1837, when his mother, Judith Sparks, sold him three slaves; in the deed he was identified as “of Fayette County, Alabama.” (See Franklin County, Georgia, Deed Book DD, p. 248.)

There is a marriage bond on file in Franklin County, Georgia, dated February 14, 1822, for the marriage of William J. Sparks and Naomi Prickett. It seems probable that this was the same William J. Sparks, but it also seems probable that he had been married previously. He must have been the William Sparks listed on the 1830

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census of Fayette County, Alabama. According to that census enumeration, there were, besides himself and his wife, the following children:
                              1 male born between 1815 and 1820
                              2 males born between 1820 and 1825
                              1 male born between 1825 and 1830
                              1 female born between 1815 and 1820
                              1 female born between 1825 and 1830

If the two older children were the son and daughter of William J. Sparks, Naomi could not have been their mother. They may, of course, have been relatives or hired hands, or William J. Sparks may have been married prior to his marriage to Naomi in 1822.

When the 1850 census was taken, William J. Sparks’s wife’s name was given as Sarah; she was probably his second or third wife. She was listed as aged 54 years, as was also her husband. Living with them were the following persons, probably all children of William J. Sparks:
                              Jackson M. Sparks, born in Alabama about 1830
                              Milly Sparks                   “     “           “           “     1833
                              George Sparks             “     “           “           “     1836
                              Phebe Sparks               “     “           “           “     1839

It is believed that the Russell Sparks listed on this 1850 census as living on a farm adjoining that of William J. Sparks was also a son. Russell Sparks was born in Georgia about 1819 (his age was given as 31). His wife’s name was given as Nancy and living with them was Sarah Sparks, aged 5, and Barshaba Sparks, aged 3. They were doubtless daughters of Russell and Nancy Sparks.

William J. Sparks and his wife Sarah were still living when the 1860 census was taken of Fayette County. Living with them then was a nine-year-old boy named William R. Sparks who was probably a grandson. In 1860, Sarah and Barshaba Sparks, believed to have been daughters of Russell Sparks, were living with the family of Samuel and Nancy Hollingsworth. It is probable that Russell Sparks had died by 1860 and this his widow, Nancy, had married Samuel Hollingsworth.)

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WRIGHT BRUCE SPARKS, born May 6, 1785, in Harford County, Maryland; moved to Franklin County, Indiana, in 1816 where he was still living in 1871; he married in Harford County, Maryland, in 1805, Mangya von Magnus, whose name was anglicized to Nancy Ann Magnus. Bounty Land Warrant File 89-000-160-55.

On January 3, 1851, Wright Sparks, a resident of Franklin County, Indiana, appeared before a justice of the peace named Peter H. Lemex (?) in Madison County, Indiana, to make application for bounty land. Wright Sparks stated that he was 64 years old and that he had served as a private in Captain John Turner’s company in Col.Wesey’s (or Veazey’s) Regiment of Maryland Militia. He stated that “he was called in the ‘general call’” for troops at Harford County, Maryland, in the latter part of August 1814 and had served for about two months. He believed he had been discharged in November, 1814, but could not remember the exact date. He stated that he had not received a written discharge. He signed his application as Wright Sparks.

No record of the service of Wright Sparks could be found in the Treasury Department and, since be could not present a written discharge, no action was taken on his applicatipn for bounty land.

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On July 11, 1856, Wright Sparks appeared before a notary public in Franklin County, Indiana, named Alfred Ward to make application for bounty land under the Congressional Act of 1855. He stated that he had not received a grant under the old act. He gave his age as 71 years and swore that he had served in the War of 1812 as a private in a company commanded by John Turner in the 42d Regiment of Maryland Militia in the summer of 1814 “when all the Militia of Baltimore, Harford, and Frederick Counties were called out for the defence of Baltimore.”  He stated that he had served from about August 28, 1814, until about October 26, 1814. He signed his application in a clear hand and his signature was witnessed by William Stooks and John D. Howland of Franklin County.

Along with this application, Wright Sparks submitted a sworn statement by Joseph Walker and Matthew Hunt, both residents of Baltimore County, Maryland, dated March 24, 1856, that “Wright Sparks did perform military service under Captain John Turner in the War of 1812, that they knew said Wright Sparks well before & after the war, and saw him while performing said service.” He also submitted two other statements. One was signed by Walker Walker on February 16, 1856, in Baltimore County, Maryland, and the other by Ephraim Bell on February 23, 1856, also in Baltimore. Both Turner and Bell swore that Sparks had served as he claimed.

On June 27, 1859, Wright Sparks again made his claim for bounty land. He was now 74 years old, still a resident of Franklin County, Indiana. In this application, he stated that he “was enrolled in Harford County at a place called Block House or Cooptown on or about the 27th or 28th of August 1814.” He claimed that he had continued in service until the latter part of October. He signed his application in a clear hand as Wright Sparks. John W. Keely and Wilson Morrow, both residents of Franklin County, signed as witnesses.

With his 1859 application, Wright Sparks submitted a sworn statement by John Wiley and Nicholas Shaw, residents of Harford County, Maryland, dated June 4, 1859. They swore “that they were well acquainted with Wright Sparks ... [and] that they mustered in the same company under Captain John Turner of the 40th Regiment, Md. Militia, that they marched to Baltimore from Hartrford County, Md., under Captain John Turner to do Battle for their Country and was there on Military duty for more than 14 days, know him to be a faithful and good Soldier and a true Patriot.”  They added that they had each received 160 acres of bounty land.

Finally on August 22, 1859, a record was found in the Treasury Department proving that Wright Sparks had served in Captain John Turner’s Company, beginning on August 28, 1814, and that “he Is reported furloughed 21 Sept. 1814 for 6 days.” His application was now approved and he was issued a warrant for 160 acres of bounty land.

On April 24, 1871, Wright Sparks appeared before Samuel S. Harrell, clerk of the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Indiana, to make application for a pension for his service in the War of 1812. He stated that he was 85 years old and a resident of Mt, Carmel in Whitewater Township, Franklin County. He stated that his wife’s name was Nancy Magnus to whom he had been married in Harford County, Maryland, in September, 1805. He gave no new information regarding his service in the War of 1812. He signed this application by mark in the presence of Walter Mitchell of Whitewater Township and William B. Maddook of Brookville, Indiana. His application was rejected on April 16, 1872  “by reason of insufficient service.”

(Editor’s Note: Wright Bruce Sparks was born in Harford County, Maryland, on May 6, 1785, and was a son of Francis and (Wright) Sparks. A biographical sketch of Wright B. Sparks appeared in the QUARTERLY of March 1966, Vol. XIV, No. 1, Whole No. 53, pp. 974-76.)

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ZACHARIAH SPARKS, born in Newberry County, South Carolina, about 1780; a  resident of Wilmington, Clinton County, Ohio, as late as 1860; probably never married. Bounty Land Warrant File 10 -265 -160 -55.

On October 31, 1850, Zachariah Sparks appeared before a justice of the peace named Amos L. Sewell in Clinton County, Ohio, to make application for bounty land. He stated that he was 70 years old, was a resident of Clinton County, Ohio, and that he had served as a private in a company commanded by Captain Benjamin Lewis in Col. Starling Tucker’s regiment in the War of 1812. He stated that “he was drafted at Lawrence District in the State of South Carolina on or about the first day of March AD 1814, according to his best recollection for the term of three months and continued in actual service for the term of about seven weeks.” He added that he had been honorably discharged “at Sheldon Hill near Beaufort Island, South Carolina” sometime in April 1814. He could not recall having received a written discharge, but “he recollects distinctly that he received the sum of fourteen dollars for his services.” He signed his application as “Z. Sparks.”

An auditor in the Treasury Department reported on February 13, 1851, that “the muster rolls of Captain Benjamin Lewis do not appear to be on file in this office, but I find by the pay rolls of Col. Tucker that Zachariah Sparks, a private, received $13.95 in the year 1814.” Zachariah Sparks was issued a warrant for 40 acres of bounty land (No. 2847) on April 10, 1851.

On April 19, 1855, Zachariah Sparks appeared before A. C. Diboll (?), mayor of the village of Wilmington in Clinton County, Ohio, to make application for additional bounty land under the new Congressional Act. He stated he was 75 years old and a resident of Clinton County, Ohio. He gave no additional data regarding his service. He again signed his name as “Z. Sparks.” He had never turned in his warrant for bounty land, so he now returned it to the Treasury Department to be added to his new warrant. Joseph K. Sparks and David Linton, both of Clinton County, signed as witnesses.

The application of Zachariah Sparks was approved and he was issued a warrant for 160 acres of bounty land.

(Editor’s Note: Zachariah Sparks, born in South Carolina about 1780, was a son of Stephen Sparks of Newberry County, South Carolina, who died on July 10, 1816. Apparently Zachariah Sparks never married. When the 1850 census and the 1860 census were taken of Wilmington, Ohio, he was listed as living in the household of his brother, Dr. Joseph K. Sparks. His age in 1860 was given as 80. (See the QUARTERLY of September 1961, Vol. IX, No. 3, Whole No. 35, pp. 570-76, for a record of Zachariah’s father and grandfather. Dr. Joseph K. Sparks, brother of Zachariah, also received bounty land for service in the War of 1812--see the QUARTERLY for September, 1961, Vol. IX, No. 3, Whole No. 35, pp. 588-89.)

This now completes our abstracts of bounty land and pension applications of personsnamed Sparks who served in the War of 1812. We have progressed from Aaron Sparks to Zachariah Sparks, with seventy-four others in between. Since these abstracts have been spread over issues of the QUARTERLY for seven years, we have prepared a name index which begins on the following page.

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INDEX TO SPARKSES IN THE WAR OF 1812

Beginning in the issue of THE SPARKS QUARTERLY for September, 1960, and ending in the present issue, we have published a series of abstracts of bounty land and pension application papers of persons named Sparks who served in the War of 1812. Notes by the editor following most of the abstracts have provided additional data on the applicant and his family. In all, we have published material on seventy-six men named Sparks who gave service in America’ s second war with England.

Now that the series has been completed, we have thought our readers would find a list of these records useful. Opposite each name is given a brief summary of the data which we have on that individual. Then, in parentheses, is given the issue of the QUARTERLY in which that abstract appears, with the page numbers it occupies.

AARON SPARKS of Camden, New Jersey; died September 4, 1856; married Elizabeth Applen of Salem County, New Jersey, September 15, 1813. (September, 1960, Vol. VIII, No. 3, Whole No. 31, p. 496.)

AARON SPARKS of Baltimore County, Maryland; born about 1787, died May 31, 1856; married Elizabeth Sparks on April 10, 1831. He was a son of Josiah Sparks, Jr. (September, 1960, Vol. VIII, No. 3, Whole No. 31, pp. 497-98.)

AARON SPARKS of Killingly, Connecticut; born about 1790, believed to have died during the War of 1812; he married Frances or Fanny Knight of Killingly on November 6, 1812. (September, 1960, Vol. VIII, No. 3, Whole No. 31, p. 498.)

BARZILLA SPARKS of Baltimore, Maryland; born about 1780, died April 13, 1848; he married Sarah Ann Gudgeon of Kent County, Maryland, on March 16, 1823. Sarah Ann was a resident of Gallia County, Ohio, in 1852, when she made application for a pension; by 1855 she was a resident of Campbell County, Kentucky. (September, 1960, Vol. VIII, No. 3, Whole No. 31, pp. 498-500.)

DANIEL P. SPARKS of Louisiana; he was born in 1784, died October 13, 1867; he married Maliza Vinson on June 29, 1841, at Franklin, Louisiana. She was a  resident of Houston, Texas, when she made application for a pension in 1878.  He was a son of Daniel and Martha (Pearce) Sparks. (September 1960, Vol. VIII, No. 3, Whole No. 31, pp. 500-501.)

DAVID SPARKS of Morgan County, Georgia, and Talladega County, Alabama; he was born in 1794; his wife’s name was Milly. (September 1960, Vol. VIII, No. 3, Whole No. 31, p. 501.)

ELSBERRY SPARKS of Shawney Town, Illinois, Sabastian County, Arke.nsas, and Johnson  County, Texas; he was born about 1793-94; he is believed to have been a son of Absolom and - - - - - (Elsberry) Sparks. (September 1960, Vol. VIII, No. 3, Whole No. 31, pp. 501-02.)

ENOCH SPARKS of Franklin County, Alabama; he was born in September, 1791; son of John and Mary (Parmely) Sparks; his wife’s name was Nancy. (September  1960, Vol. VIII, No. 3, Whole No. 31, pp. 502-03. Additional information on Enoch Sparks appears in the QUARTERLY of March 1966, Vol. XIV, No. 1, Whole No. 53, p. 967.)

FRANCIS SPARKS of Baltimore County, Maryland; he was born on May 11, 1792, died on November 26, 1867; married Betsey E. Schroder on March 21, 1831. (September 1960, Vol. VIII, No. 3, Whole No. 31, pp. 503-04.)

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GEORGE SPARKS of Adams County, Ohio; he was born May 16, 1794, died December  30, 1839; he married Mary Decamp, license dated August 11, 1823. He was  born in Pennsylvania and was a son of Salathiel Sparks who came to Adams County, Ohio, with his family from Washington County, Pennsylvania, in 1804. (September, 1960, Vol. VIII, No. 3, Whole No. 31, p. 504.)

GEORGE SPARKS of Wilkes County, North Carolina, and Elliott County, Kentucky; he was born November 9, 1796, died May 11, 1879; he was a son of John and Sarah (Shores) Sparks; he married, first, - - - - -Mainer; he married, second, Nancy Short. (December, 1960, Vol. VIII, No. 4, Whole No. 32, pp. 525-.26.)

GEORGE SPARKS of Hardy County, Virginia, and Licking County, Ohio; he was born  about 1777, died February 5, 1868; he married Nancy - - - - - ; he probably  married a second wife named Jane - - - - - . (December, 1960, Vol. VIII, No. 4,  Whole No. 32, p. 526.)

GEORGE SPARKS of Ulster and Seneca Counties, New York; he was born about 1792, died in 1864; he married Margaret Ostrander. (December, 1960; Vol. VIII, No. 4, Whole No. 32, p. 527.)

JACOB F. SPARKS of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; he was born about 1779; died probably before 1855. (December, 1960, Vol. VIII, No. 4, Whole No. 32, p. 529.)

JAMES SPARKS of Bedford County, Pennsylvania; born about 1788; he married Phoebe - - - - -. (December, 1960, Vol. VIII, No. 4, Whole No. 32, pp. 529-30.)

JAMES SPARKS of Jonesville, Lee County, Virginia; he died in 1816. (March, 1961, Vol. IX, No. 1, Whole No. 33, pp. 542-43.)

JAMES SPARKS of Bowdoinham, Maine; he was born about 1795. (March, 1961, Vol. IX, No. 1, Whole No. 33, p. 543.)

JAMES SPARKS of Richmond County, North Carolina, and Lexington County, South  Carolina; he was born between 1780 and 1795; he married Nancy Huggins in Anson County, North Carolina, in 1818; he was still living in 1871. (March, 1961,  Vol. IX, No. 1, Whole No. 33, pp. 543-44.)

JAMES SPARKS of Jefferson County, Kentucky, and Marion County, Missouri; he was born about 1791; died July 23, 1851; he is believed to have married Nancy (or Anna) Kennett. (March, 1961, Vol. IX, No. 1, Whole No. 33, pp. 544-45.)

JOEL SPARKS of Surry County, North Carolina, and Bates County, Missouri; he was born prior to 1793; he died about 1861; the name of his first wife is unknown, but he married, second, Mary Shatley; he was a son of Matthew and Eunice Sparks. (September, 1961, Vol. IX, No. 3, Whole No. 35, pp. 579-580.)

JOHN SPARKS of Salem County, New Jersey; he was born about 1793, still living in 1855. (September, 1961, Vol. IX, No. 3, Whole No. 35, pp. 580-81.)

JOHN SPARKS born probably in North Carolina; he grew up in Georgia, and died at Tallassee, Alabama; he was born June 26, 1784, and died October 18, 1836; he married Sarah Brooks; he was a son of Matthew Sparks, Jr. (September, 1961, Vol. IX, No. 3, Whole No. 35, pp. 581-82.)

JOHN SPARKS of New Jersey; he was born about 1773 and died before 1831. (September, 1961, Vol. IX, No. 3, Whole No. 35, pp. 582-83.)

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JOHN SPARKS of Union and Spartanburg Counties, South Carolina; he was born about  1795, and died in 1857. He was a son of Josiah and Lydia (Tollison) Sparks.  He married Fereby - - - - -  (September, 1961, Vol. IX, No. 3, Whole No. 35,  p. 583.)

JOHN SPARKS of Brown County, Ohio, and Johnson County, Indiana; born about 1789. (September, 1961, Vol. IX, No. 3, Whole No. 35, p. 584.)

JOSEPH SPARKS of Bedford County, Pennsylvania; he was born about 1785, and was still living in 1855; he is believed to have been a son of Joseph Sparks, Jr. (September, 1961, Vol. IX, No. 3, Whole No. 35, pp. 584-85.)

JOSEPH SPARKS of Bristol, Rhode Island; born about 1790, he was still living in 1855. (September, 1961, Vol. IX, No. 3, Whole No. 35, pp. 587-88.)

JOSEPH D. SPARKS of Ulster and Dutchess Counties, New York; he was born about1795, and died March 29, 1867; he married Esther C. Titus. (December, 1961, Vol. IX, No. 4, Whole No. 36, pp. 592-94.)

JOSEPH K. SPARKS of Newberry County, South Carolina, and Wilmington, Ohio; he was born about 1791, and died September 17, 1873; he was a son of Stephen Sparks and a brother of Zachariah Sparks who also received bounty land; he married, first, Elizabeth Goodwin; he married, second, Abi (Linton) Farquhar. (September, 1961, Vol. IX, No. 3, Whole No. 35, pp. 588-89.)

JOSEPH S. SPARKS of Bedford County, Pennsylvania, and Bureau County, Illinois; he was born on May 11, 1794, and died on March 31, 1868; he was a son of Solomon and Rachel Sparks; he married Elizabeth Naill. (September, 1961, Vol. IX, No. 3, Whole No. 35, pp. 585-86. Additional information of Joseph S. Sparks was published in the QUARTERLY of Jane 1965, Vol. XIII, No. 2, Whole No. 50, p. 912.)

JOSIAH SPARKS, born about 1796 in New Jersey, died in Wilmington, Delaware, on December 29, 1866; he married, probably as a second wife, Sarah Doel; he was closely related to the Aaron Sparks of Camden, New Jersey, whose name appears as the first one in this list. (December, 1961, Vol. IX, No. 4, Whole No. 36, pp. 594-95.)

LABAN SPARKS of Baltimore County, Maryland; he was born about 1794; he was a son of Thomas and Rachel (Perdue) Sparks; he married Sarah Green. (September, 1961, Vol. IX, No. 4, Whole No. 36, p. 595.)

LEONARD SPARKS, born probably between 1780 and 1790 in South Carolina; a resident of Jefferson County, Tennessee, about 1806-1812; married Patsey  Beard. (September, 1961, Vol. IX, No. 4, Whole No. 36, pp. 596-98.)

MADISON SPARKS, of Culpeper County, Virginia, and Owen County, Kentucky; he was born on August 10, 1795, and died August 13, 1873; he was a son of Henry and Lucy (Clark) Sparks; he married his first cousin, Fanny Sparks; his brother, Reuben Sparks, also received bounty land. (March, 1962, Vol. X, No. 1, Whole No. 37, pp. 634-35.)

MARTIN SPARKS, born about 1783 in New York; a resident of Clark County, Illinois, in 1855. (March, 1962, Vol. X, No. 1, Whole No. 37, p. 635.)

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MATTHEW SPARKS of Meoklenburgh County, Virginia, and Greene County, Indiana; he was born about 1782 and died about 1850; he married Mary - - - - - (‘June, 1962, Vol. X, No. 2, Whole No. 38, pp. 640-42.)

MATTHEW SPARKS of Baltimore County, Maryland; he was born about 1790 and died on May 12, 1874; he was a son of Josiah Sparks, Jr.; he married Mary Johnson. (March, 1962, Vol. X, No. 1, Whole No. 37, p. 636; also June, 1962, Vol. X, No. 2, Whole No. 38, p. 642.)

MATTHEW SPARKS of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, and Rockingham County, North Carolina; he was born about 1781; he is believed to have married Mary Vaughan. (June, 1962, Vol. X, No. 2, Whole No. 38, pp. 642-43.)

MATTHEW B. SPARKS of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, and Morgan County, Illinois; he was born about 1780 and died in 1845; he was a son of Matthew and Kezia (Stone) Sparks; he married Nancy Sutton. (March, 1962, Vol. X, No. 1, Whole No. 37, pp. 636-37.)

MOSES SPARKS of Jefferson County, Kentucky, Jackson County, Indiana, and Collin County, Texas; he was born about 1789 and died in 1858; he was a son of James Sparks; he married Elizabeth - - - - - . (June, 1962, Vol. X, No. 2, Whole No. 38, pp. 643-44.)

NIMROD SPARKS, born about 1790 in Washington County, Pennsylvania; died January 20, 1840, in Jefferson County, Kentucky; he married Susan B. Parker. (June, 1962, Vol. X, No. 2, Whole No. 38, pp. 645-46.)

ORSON SPARKS, born in Jefferson County, Kentucky, about 1791; he resided in Bullitt County, Kentucky, moved to Clark County, later Scott County, Indiana, followirg the War of 1812; returned to Buliitt County, later Spencer County, Kentucky; about 1830 moved to Marion County, Missouri, and died there in 1870; he was a son of Daniel and Sarah Sparks; he married Margaret Burditt. (June, 1962, Vol. X, No, 2, Whole No. 38, pp. 646-49.)

RANDALL SPARKS of Gloucester County, New Jersey; he was born about 1778 and died July 12, 1830; he was a son of the Hon. John Sparks and his third wife, Ruth Randall; he was married twice, first to Ann Clark and second to Rebecca Stetser. (June, 1962, Vol. X, No. 2, Whole No. 38, pp. 649-650.)

REUBEN SPARKS of Boone County, Kentucky; he was born in 1792 and died in 1848 or 1849; he was a son of Henry and Lucy (Clark) Sparks of Owen County,  Kentucky; he married Rosa or Rosanna World or Worrell; his brother, Madison Sparks, also received bounty land. (June, 1962, Vol. X, No. 2, Whole No. 38, pp. 650-51.)

REUBEN SPARKS of Jefferson County, New York, and Bedford, Ontario, Canada; he was born about 1780-85 and died on November 17, 1836; he married Lusetta Rice. (September, 1962, Vol. X, No. 3, Whole No. 39, pp. 660-61.)

REUBEN H. SPARKS of Abingdon, Washington County, Virginia, and Washington County, Tennessee; he was born about 1777 and died on July 15, 1855; he married Sarah L. McClellan. (June, 1962, Vol. X, No. 2, Whole No. 38, pp. 651-53.)

RICHARD SPARKS, born about 1770-80 in North Carolina or Virginia; died in Jefferson County, Tennessee, in 1836; he married Anna Smith, who died in Wright County, Missouri. (September, 1962, Vol. X, No. 3, Whole No. 39, pp. 661-65.)

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RICHARD SPARKS of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; he was born about 1790 and died September 18, 1820; he was a son of David Sparks of Philadelphia; he married Eliza Ford Freeston. (September, 1962, Vol. X, No. 3, Whole No. 39, pp. 665- 66.)

ROBERT SPARKS born about 1779 in Maryland; he died in Tuscarawas County, Ohio,  on May 29, 1826; he married Catharine Fink in Jefferson County, Ohio, in March, 1815. (September, 1962, Vol. X, No. 3, Whole No. 39, pp. 666-67.)

ROBERT SPARKS born about 1789 in North Carolina; he was drafted in 1814 in Jasper County, Georgia; he was a resident of Putnam County, Georgia, in 1850; he married Sarah - - - - - . (September, 1962, Vol. X, No. 3, Whole No. 39, pp. 667- 68.)

ROBERT SPARKS born in Steuben, Maine, about 1804; he was a son of Thomas Sparks; he served as a drummer boy in the War of 1812; following his discharge he resided for 50 years in St. George, New Brunswick; he moved to Beverly, Massachusetts, then in 1872 to Nealville, Wisconsin; from 1873 to 1878 in lived in Anoka, Minnesota; he died November 30, 1880; he married Elizabeth Shaw. (September, 1962, Vol. X, No. 3, Whole No. 39, p. 668; additional information in issue of December, 1965, Vol. XIII, No. 4, Whole No. 52, p. 941.)

ROBERT U. SPARKS of Camden, New Jersey; he was born about 1792 and died on February 1, 1872; he married Amy - - - - - . (September, 1962, Vol. X, No. 3, Whole No. 39, pp. 668-69.)

SIMON SPARKS of Woodbury, Gloucester County, New Jersey; be was born in 1781, and was still living in 1855. (June, 1963, Vol. XI, No. 2, Whole No. 42, p. 738.

SIMON SPARKS, born in New Jersey about 1790; he died in Montgomery County, Illinois, October 2, 1854; he was probably a son of Sinnookson Sparks; he served in the place of his brother, Andrew Sparks. Simon Sparks married Catherine Templeton. (June, 1963, Vol. XI, No. 2, Whole No. 42, pp. 738-741.)

SOLOMON SPARKS born January 4, 1787, in Washington County, Pennsylvania; he died May 21, 1860, in Taylor County, Virginia (now West Virginia); he was a son of George and Rachel (Norris) Sparks; he married Rachel Nixon. (September, 1963, Vol. XI, No. 3, Whole No. 43, pp. 757-58.)

SOLOMON SPARKS born about 1783 in Wilkes County, North Carolina; a resident of Cherokee County, North Carolina, prior to 1850; he was probably a son of John Sparks; he married Julia  - - - - -. (December, 1963, Vol. XI, No. 4, Whole No. 44,  pp. 780-81.)

STEPHEN SPARKS born in 1775 in what is now Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; he died August 9, 1851, in Jackson County, Indiana; he was a son of James Sparks and a brother of Moses Sparks, mentioned earlier; he married Catherine Padget. (December, 1963, Vol. XI, No. 4, Whole No. 44, pp. 781-83.)

THOMAS SPARKS born about 1790 in Baltimore County, Maryland; he was drafted in  Montgomery County, Maryland, in 1814; by 1851 he had moved to Montgomery  County, Indiana; he was a son of Thomas and Rachel (Perdue) Sparks and a  brother of Laban Sparks, mentioned earlier; he married Jinsey - - - - -  (June, 1964, Vol. XII, No. 2, Whole No. 46, p. 818.)

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THOMAS SPARKS of Pittsylvania County, Virginia; he was born about 1795 and was still living in 1871; he married Nancy Wright in Caswell County, North Carolina, in 1817. (June, 1964, Vol. VII, No. 2, Whole No. 46, pp. 818-19.)

THOMAS SPARKS of Rhode Island and Spencer, Tioga County, New York; he died in 1813 at Sacketts Harbor while a soldier in the U.S. Army; he married Margaret Cowell. (June, 1964, Vol. VII, No. 2, Whole No. 46, pp. 820-21.)

THOMAS SPARKS of Salem County, New Jersey; he was born about 1793 and died in 1822; he married Phebe Mayhew; he was probably a son of Thomas and Sarah Sparks. (June, 1964, Vol. VII, No. 2, Whole No. 46, pp. 821-22.)

URIAH SPARKS born in North Carolina about 1797; he was a resident of Morgan County, Georgia, in 1815; lived later in Newton and Carroll Counties, Georgia; the name of his first wife is unknown, but he married, second, Mrs. Sarah Whatley in 1832. (September, 1964, Vol. XII, No. 3, Whole No. 47, pp. 842-43.)

WALTER SPARKS of Henry County, Kentucky; he died in Orange County, Indiana, on August 15, 1843; he married Susan Prewitt or Fruit on February 8, 1814, in Henry County, Kentucky. (September, 1964, Vol. XII, No, 3, Whole No. 47, pp. 844-46.)

WALTER C. SPARKS of New York City; he was born about 1791 and was still living in 1871. (September, 1964, Vol. XII, No. 3, Whole No. 47, pp. 843-44.)

WESLEY SPARKS of Parke and Harrison Counties, Indiana; he was born about 1790 and was still living in 1855. (September, 1964, Vol. XII, No. 3, Whole No. 47, pp. 846-47.)

WILLIAM SPARKS of Bourbon County, Kentucky; he was born at least as early as 1792  and died in 1849; he married Elizabeth Barton in 1826 (perhaps this was a second marriage); she was living in Marion County, Missouri, in 1855; she later moved to Saline County, Missouri. (June, 1965, Vol. XIII, No. 2, Whole No. 50, pp. 908-09.)

WILLIAM SPARKS born May 1, 1782, in Wilkes County, North Carolina; he died on  December 25, 1857, in Franklin County, Alabama; he was a son of John and Mary (Parmely) Sparks; he married Eunice Woodruff. (June, 1965, Vol. XIII, No. 2, Whole No. 50, pp. 910-11; additional information on William Sparks was published in the QUARTERLY of March 1966, Vol. XIV, No. 1, Whole No. 53, pp. 960-68.)

WILLIAM SPARKS born about 1794 in Kentucky; volunteered in Bourbon County, Kentucky, in 1814; he married Cordelia Donavan in Fleming County, Kentucky, in1815; he died in Andrew County, Missouri, between 1856 and 1860. (September, 1965, Vol. XIII, No. 3, Whole No. 51, pp. 928-30.)

WILLIAM SPARKS born in Washington County, Pennsylvania, about 1793; he died in Monongalia County, Virginia (now West Virginia) on March 13, 1853; he married Sarah Clouse in 1821. (September, 1965, Vol. XIII, No. 3, Whole No, 51, pp. 930-32.)

WILLIAM SPARKS born about 1791 in Maryland; a resident of Hamilton County, Ohio, in 1819 where he married on October 14, 1819, Jane Wiggins; he moved to Ripley Brown County, Ohio, in 1820 where he died on November 22, 1876. (December, 1965, Vol. XIII, No. 4, Whole No. 52, pp. 950-51.)

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WILLIAM D. SPARKS born in Surry County, North Carolina, about 1790; died in Cooper County, Missouri, priorto 1860; he was a son of Matthew and Eunice Sparks; his wife’s name on the 1850 census was given as Priscitta; he was a brother of Joel Sparks who also received bounty land. (December, 1965, Vol. XIII, No. 4, Whole No. 52, pp. 951-53.)

WILLIAM J. SPARKS born March, 1795, in Franklin County, Georgia; he moved to Fayette County, Alabama, prior to 1837, probably before 1830; he was a son of Elijah and Judith (Humphreys) Sparks; he married Naomi Prickett in 1822 (she may have been his second wife); his wife’s name on the 1850 and 1860 census  was given as Sarah. (March, 1967, Vol. XV, No. 1, Whole No. 57, pp. 1041-43.)

WRIGHT BRUCE SPARKS born May 6, 1785, in Harford County, Maryland; he moved to Franklin County, Indiana, in 1816, where he was still living in 1871; he was a son of Francis and - - - - - (Wright) Sparks; he married Mangya von Magnus, whose name was anglicized to Nancy Ann Magnus. (March, 1967, Vol. XV, No. 1, Whole No. 57, pp. 1043-44.)

ZACHARIAH SPARKS born in Newberry County, South Carolina, about 1780; he moved to Wilmington, Clinton County, Ohio, where he was living as late as 1860, making his home with his brother, Dr. Joseph K. Sparks; he was a son of Stephen Sparks of Newberry County, South Carolina; Zachariah Sparks is believed never to have married. (March, 1967, Vol. XV, No. 1, Whole No. 57, p. 1045.)

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FRANK MELVILLE SPARKS, born February 28, 1877

(The following biographical sketch appeared in the Centennial History of Michigan, published by the Lewis Publishing Company in 1939, Vol. III, p. 77.)

Frank Melville Sparks, editor of the Grand Rapids herald, was born on February 28, 1877, at Bangor, Maine, a son of Frank E. and Laura Jane (Rose) Sparks, who were also natives of the Pine Tree State and representatives of old families that for generations had lived in Maine. His grandfather, Francis F. Sparks, was a sea captain who sailed out of Bangor and was also interested in the Sparks Ship Yards at Sparks Point, Penobscot Bay, an enterprise that was conducted by the family for many generations. He married on June 19, 1905, Miss Marie McCarty, daughter of Charles and Mollie (Pecuniar) McCarty, the former a native of Ireland, and the latter of Pennsylvania. They have one daughter, Pricilla Marie, born on April 2, 1914. He is a Mason and a Congregationalist.

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DEATH TAKES SENATOR EDWARD MARTIN

On March 19, 1967, death claimed one of the most generous supporters of The Sparks Family Association, former United States Senator Edward Martin of Pennsylvania. Senator Martin‘s interest in the Sparks family stemmed from the fact that his wife, Charity, descends from Colonel Richard Sparks (born about 1757, died 1815). Mrs. Martin has been an invalid for many years, and it was always the Senator who sent her membership dues each year. He also contributed an extensive file of material on Colonel Richard Sparks.

Senator Martin was eighty-seven years old at the time of his death, but he still possessed the military bearing of a man who had participated in every United States war from the Spanish-American, for which he quit college at eighteen to enlist as a private, through World War II. Rising through the ranks, he was made a major general and commander of the Pennsylvania National Guard in 1941.

In 1943, Martin was elected governor of Pennsylvania and served that office until 1947. He was the favorite son presidential candidate of the Pennsylvania delegation at the 1948 Republican National Convention. He supported Governor Thomas Dewey at that Convention and delivered Dewey’s nomination address.

From 1947 until 1959, Edward Martin served in the United States Senate. At the time of his retirement he was the ranking Republican member of the Finance Committee. He constantly urged reduced spending, a balanced budget, and lower taxes.

Following his retirement, Senator Martin secluded himself from public life and devoted most of his time to the presidency of the Dunn-Mar Gas and Oil Company. His home was in Washington, Pennsylvania.

Senator Martin is survived by his wife, Charity; one daughter, Mary Murphy of Washington; and one son, Edward Martin, Jr., of Wanesburg, Pennsylvania.

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UNION SOLDIERS NAMED SPARKS BURIED AT ANDERSONVILLE

At Andersonville, Georgia, site of a famous Confederate prison during the Civil War, there are 13,706 graves of Union soldiers who died in the prison camp. In the book called Andersonville Diary by John L. Ransom published at Auburn, New York, in 1881, appears a list of the graves that have been identified. There are three for soldiers named SPARKS and one for a soldier named SPARK.

             L. D, SPARKS. Grave 1690. 66th Indiana Regiment, Company D. He died on
             June 7,1864.

             M. J. SPARKS (actually Matthew T. Sparks). Grave 3060. 5th Iowa Regiment,
             Company K. He died on June 9, 1864.

             E. SPARKS. Grave 6975. 10th New York Regiment, Company 13. He died on
             August 27, 1864.

             G. SPARK. Grave 9954. 16th New York Artillery Regiment, Company B. He died
             on September 28, 1864.

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MEN NAMED SPARKS WHO SERVED IN THE CIVIL WAR FROM IOWA

Contributed by Mrs. John Peterka

(The following records have been copied by Mrs. Peterka from a six-volume work entitled Roster and Record of Iowa Soldiers in the War of the Rebellion together with Historical Sketches ofVolunteer Organizations, 1861-1866, published by authority of the General Assembly, under the direction of Brig. Gen.  Wm. H. Thrift, Adjutant General. Des Moines, Iowa, 1908-1911.)

Second Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Term of service three years. Mustered into service of the United States at Keokuk, Iowa, May 28, 1861, by Lieutenant Alexander Chambers, U.S.A. Mustered out at Louisville, Ky., July 12, 1865.
 

J. P. SPARKS. Rejected May 28, 1861, by Mustering Officer. Company C.Third Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Term of service three years.  Mustered into service of the United States at Keokuk, Iowa, June 10, 1861, by Lieutenant Alexander Chambers, United States Army.

ALLEN SPARKS. Age 39. Residence National, nativity Kentucky. Enlisted May Corporal Aug. 20, 1861; Third Corporal Nov. 7, 1861; Second Corporal Nov. 26, 1861; First Corporal Dec. 1, 1861; Fifth Sergeant Feb. 14, 1862. Wounded slightly by spent ball April 6, 1862, Shiloh, Tenn. Promoted Fourth Sergeant May 17, 1862; Third Sergeant Sept. 4, 1862; Second Sergeant Nov. 25, 1862. Wounded. Lost right index finger July 12, 1863, Jackson, Miss. Discharged Sept. 19, 1863, for disability. Company C.

 HENRY SPARKS. Age 24. Residence National, nativity Kentucky. Enlisted May 22, 1861. Mustered June 8, 1861. Discharged April 27, 1863, for disability. Company C.

WILLIAM H. (or WHEEDON) SPARKS. Age 23. Residence Lirinville, Nativity Indiana. Enlisted May 22, 1861. Mustered June 8, 1861. Deserted Jan. 28, 1863, near Moscow, Tenn. Company C.
Fifth Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Term of service three years. Mustered into service of the United States at Burlington, Iowa, July 15, 1861, by Lieutenant Alexander Chambers. Mustered out July 30, 1864, at Chattanooga, Tenn.
JOHN H. SPARKS. Age 24. Residence Jasper County, nativity Indiana. Enlisted June 24, 1861. Mustered July 15, 1861. Mustered out July 30, 1864, Chattanooga, Term., expiration of term of service. Company B.

WILLIAM H. SPARKS. Age 21. Residence Lynn Grove, nativity Iowa. Enlisted June 24, 1861. Mustered July 15, 1861. Wounded in head slightly Sept. 19, 1862, luka, Miss. Taken prisoner Nov. 25, 1863, at Missionary Ridge, Tenn. Returned from capture Dec. 25, 1863. Mustered out Aug. 1864, expiration of term of service. Company B.

MATTHEW T. SPARKS. Age 28. Residence Lybrand, nativity Illinois. Mustered  July 15, 1861. Taken prisoner Nov. 25, 1863, at Chattanooga, Tenn. Died  Andersonville Prison July 9, 1864. Buried Andersonville National Cemetery,
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Tenth Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Term of service three years. Mustered into service of the United States at Iowa City Aug. 21, 1861, by Captain Alexander Chambers, United States Army. Mustered out at Little Rock, Ark., Aug. 15, 1865.

GEORGE W. SPARKS. Age 17. Residence Jasper County, nativity Iowa. Enlisted Oct. 3, 1864. Mustered Oct. 3, 1864. Mustered out Aug. 15, 1865, Little Rock, Ark. Substitute. Company C.
Eleventh Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Term of service three years. Mustered into the service of the United States at Davenport, Iowa, Oct. 19, 1861, by Captain Alexander Chambers, United States Army. Mustered out July 15, 1865, Louisville, Ky.
ELLEBY S. SPARKS (Veteran) Age 19. Residence Sweetland, nativity Iowa. Enlisted Sept. 25, 1862. Mustered Oct. 14, 1862. Re-enlisted and re-mustered& Jan. 1, 1864. Wounded in left arm severely July 22, 1864, near Atlanta, Ga. Died  of wounds July 27, 1864. Buried in National Cemetery, Marietta, Ga. Section J,  grave 248. Company A.

JASON C. SPARKS. Age 21. Residence Le Grand, nativity Indiana. Enlisted March 31, 1864. Mustered March 31, 1864. Mustered out July 15, 1865, at Louisville, Ky. Company E.

WILLIAM P. SPARKS. Age 20. Residence Musoatine, nativity Indiana. Enlisted Oct. 3, 1861. Mustered Oct. 18,1861. Promoted Fourth Corporal June 6, 1863. Missing in action July 22, 1864, near Atlanta, Ga. Mustered out June 2, 1865, Washington, D.C. Company H.
GEORGE W. SPARKS. Age 18. Residence Springville, nativity Indiana. Enlisted Sept. 9, 1861. Mustered Oct. 18, 1861. Died Feb. 27, 1862, California, Missouri. Company K.
Twelfth Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Term of service three years. Mustered into the service of the United States at Dubuque, Iowa, Oct. 17, 1861, by Captain E. C. Washington, United States Army. Mustered out Jan. 20, 1866, Memphis, Tenn.
THOMAS H. SPARKS. Age 21. Residence Hazelton, nativity Indiana. Enlisted  Shiloh, Term. Discharged for disability Jan. 16, 1863, St. Louis, Mo. Company F.


Twentieth Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Term of service three years. Mustered into service of the United States at Clinton, Iowa, Aug. 22, 1862, by Captain H. B. Hendershott, Second Artillery, United States Army. Mustered out at Mobile, Ala., July 8, 1865.

CHARLES SPARKS. Age 26. Residence Davenport, nativity Ohio. Enlisted Jan. 9, 1865. Mustered Jan. 10, 1865. Transfered to Company E, Twenty-ninth Infantry, July 13, 1865. Company D.
Twenty-first Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Term of service three years. Mustered into service of the United States at Dubuque, Iowa, June 4 to Aug. 25, 1862, by Captain George S. Pierce, U.S.A. Mustered out of service July 15, 1865, at Baton Rouge, La.

EDWIN SPARKS. Age 32. Residence Peosta, nativity Ohio. Enlisted Aug. 19, 1862, as Fourth Sergeant. Mustered Aug. 20, 1862. Accidentally wounded Jan, 21, 1862, Iron Mountain, Mo. Discharged for disability April 9, 1863, at Houston, Mo. Company C.

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Twenty-ninth Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Term of service three years.
Mustered into service of the United States at Council Bluffs, Iowa, Dec. 1, 1862, by Lieutenant Horace Brown, United States Army. Mustered out Aug. 10, 1865, at New Orleans, La.

       CHARLES SPARKS. Age 26. Residence Davenport, nativity Ohio. Enlisted Jan.
             9, 1865. Mustered Jan. 10, 1865. Mustered out Aug. 10, 1865, at New Orleans,
             La. See Company D, Twentieth Infantry. Company E.

Fourth Regiment Iowa Volunteer Cavalry. Term of service three years • Mustered into
the service of the United States, at Mount Pleasant, Iowa, Jan. 1, 1862, by Captain
Alexander Chambers, United States Army. Mustered out of service Aug. 10, 1865, at
Atlanta, Ga.

       JEREMIAH J. SPARKS. Age 22. Residence Grinnell, nativity Illinois. Enlisted Oct.
             22, 1861. Mustered Nov. 23, 1861. Transferred to Invalid Corps on June 28,
             863. Mustered out Dec. 4, 1864, at Memphis, Term., expiration of term of service.
             Company B.

       HENRY M. SPARKS (Veteran) Aug 18. Residence Eddyville, nativity Indiana.
             Enlisted Sept. 4, 1862. Mustered Sept. 4, 1862. Re-enlisted and re-mustered
             Feb. 29, 1864. Promoted Bugler May 1, 1864. Mustered out Aug. 8, 1865, at
             Atlanta, Ga. Company F.

Seventh Regiment Iowa Volunteer Cavalry. Term of service three years. Mustered
into the service of the United States, at Davenport, Iowa, on dates ranging from
April 27 to July 13, 1863, by Lieutenant Colonel William N. Grier, First United
States Cavalry. The Seventh Regiment of Iowa Cavalry, excepting the Lieutenant
Colonel, and Companies K, L, M, were mustered out of service at Leavenworth, Kan.,
May 17, 1866; Companies K, L, M, were mustered out at Sioux City, Iowa, June 22,
1866.

       TRUELOVE SPARKS. Age 32. Residence Wapello, Illinois, nativity Kentucky.
             Enlisted April 19, 1863. Mustered June 3, 1863. Transferred to Company B,
             Seventh Cavalry Reorganized. Company S.

Seventh Regiment Iowa Volunteer Cavalry Reorganized. Term of service three years.

       TRUELOVE SPARKS. Age 32. Residence Wapello, Illinois, nativity Kentucky.
             Enlisted April 19, 1863. Mustered June 3, 1863. Discharged for disability on July
             29, 1865, at Springfield, Ill. See Company B, Seventh Cavalry. Company B.

Thirty-eighth Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Term of service three years.
Mustered into the service of the United States at Dubuque, Iowa, on Nov. 4, 1862,
by Captain George S. Pierce, United States Army. Transferred to Thirty—fourth
Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry (Thirty-fourth and Thirty—eighth Consolidated)
Jan. 1, 1865, at Morganza, La.

       JOHN C. SPARKS. Age 31. Residence Elgin, nativity Kentucky. Enlisted Aug. 12,
             1862. Mustered Nov. 4, 1862. Died of disease Oct. 25, 1863, at Memphis, Term.
             Buried in Mississippi River National Cemetery, Memphis, Term. Section 19 grave
             249. Company H.

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Fortieth Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Term of service three years. Mustered
into the service of the United States at Iowa City, Iowa, Nov. 15, 1862, by Captain
H. B. Hendershott, United States Army. Mustered out of service Aug. 2, 1865, at
Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation (Indian Territory).

       BENJAMIN C. SPARKS. Age 18. Residence Lynnville, nativity Indiana. Enlistid
             Aug. 22, 1862. Mustered Sept. 13, 1862. Mustered out Aug. 2, 1865, at Fort
             Gibson, Cherokee Nation. Company D.

       JOHN R. SPARKS. Rejected Sept. 13, 1862, by Mustering Officer. Company D.

       STEPHEN J. SPARKS. Age 28. Residence Lyxmville, nativity Illinois. Enlisted
             Aug. 22, 1862. Mustered Sept. 13, 1862. Discharged f or disability April 20,
             1863, at Paducah, Ky. Company D.

Forty-seventh Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Term of service one hundred days. Mustered intothe service of the United States at Davenport, Iowa, June 4, 1864, by Lieutenant A. A. Harbach, United States Army. Mustered out of service Sept. 28, 1864, at Davenport, Iowa.

       JESSE SPARKS. Rejected June 4, 1864, by Mustering Officer. Company I.

       NOBLE SPARKS. Rejected June 4, 1864, by Mustering Officer. Company I.

Forty-eighth Iowa Infantry Battalion. Term of service one hundred days. Mustered
into the service of the United States at Davenport, Iowa, July 13, 1864, by Captain
AlexanderChambers, United States Army. Mustered out of service Oct. 21, 1864, at
Rock Island, Ill.

       SAMUEL T. SPARKS. Age 18. Residence Jasper County, nativity Ohio. Enlisted
             May 14, 1864. Mustered July 13, 1864. Mustered out Oct. 21, 1864, at Rock
             Island, Ill., expiration of term of service. Company B.

Roster and Record of Iowa Soldiers in Miscellaneous Organizations of the Mexican
War, Indian Campaigns, War of the RebelIion and the Spanish-American and Philippine
Wars, together with histtorical sketches of volunteer organizations. Published by
authority of the General Assembly, under the direction of Brig. Gen. Guy B, Logan,
Adjutant General, 1911.

Captain Guthrie’s Company K, Fifteenth U.S. Infantry.

       THEODORE B. SPARKS. Private. Enrolled April 10, 1847, at Fort Madison,
             Iowa by Captain Guthrie. Died Sept. 25, 1847, at Puebla, Mexico.

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SPARKS FAMILIES LISTED ON THE 1860 CENSUS OF PULASKI COUNTY, ARKANSAS

Copied by Carrie Grant Heppen

   Big Rock Township, Post Office:  Little Rock; enumerated August 1, 1860 by W. Woolford
(page 218)

384-349 Sparks, Sarah E.  24 (F) Mississippi  Widow   
        "       Susannah   5 (F) Arkansas
      "       Amon   2 (M) Mississippi
Fink, Sarah 25 (F) Arkansas
   "    Elizabeth   5 (F)        "

(page 219)

390-353 Fisher,  Ithemar  56 (M) North Carolina  Wood chopper   
        "       Sarah 43 (F) Ohio
      "       Asa 10 (M)    "
      "       Mary   8 (F)    "
      "       Harry   4 (M) Texas
Sparks, Daniel 21 (M) Ohio Laborer
      "       Andrew 18 (M) Indiana
        "       Jacob 14 (M)       "

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SPARKS FAMILIES LISTED ON THE 1860 CENSUS OF ST. FRANCIS COUNTY,

ARKANSAS

Copied by Carrie Grant Heppen

   Franks Township, P.O. Madison, enumerated Aug. 23, 1860, by O. E. Dorris.
(page 460)

484-484 Griggs, John M 32 (M) Missouri  Innkeeper  $9400 
        "      Mary A.  31 (F) Tennessee /$2600
      "      Oade (?)    6 (M) Arkansas
      "      Charles R.   1 (M)       "
Sparks, William C. 25 (M) Maryland Physician --/$150
Graber, John 22 (M) Germany Gardner
Burns, James 67 (M) Scotland Grocer
Morris, James 22 (M) Mississippi Common laborer
Mordann(?), James 30 (M) Ireland Oster (?)
Williams, William L. 22 (M) Tennessee Stage driver
Dox, Martin 23 (M) New York     "        "
  "     Ann 23 (F) Tennessee

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SPARKS FAMILIES LISTED ON THE 1860 CENSUS OF SCOTT COUNTY, ARKANSAS

Copied by Carrie Grant Heppen

   Revalee Township, Post Office: Revilee; enumerated July 23, 1860, by John A. Fry
(page 776)

530-525 Sparks, William G.  35 (M) Tennessee Farmer  $200 
        "       Minerva 32 (F) Georgia   /$150
      "       Eliza 12 (F) Mississippi
      "       Mary B.   9 (F) Arkansas
      "       Mandavilla   7 (F)       " 
      "       Isaac   4 (M)       " 
      "       Daniel   4 (M)       " 
        "       Martha   1 (F)       " 

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SPARKS FAMILIES LISTED ON THE 1860 CENSUS OF SABASTIAN COUNTY,

ARKANSAS

Copied by Carrie Grant Heppen

   City of Fort Smith; enumerated August 28, 1860, by S. Caldwell.
(page 1132)

1284-1244 Sparks, MItchell 48 (M) Ireland  Merchant  $44000 
        "       Hannah 32 (F) Massachusetts /$65000
      "       George 12 (M) Arkansas
      "       David 10 (M)       " 
      "       Eliza   6 (F)       " 
      "       James   3 (M)       " 
      "       Charles   1 (M)       " 
Tyler, John S. 27 (M) New Hampshire Bookkeeper
Shea, William 27 (M) Ireland Clerk

   Upper Township, Post Office, Fort Smith; enumerated Aug. 27, 1860, by S. Caldwell.
(page 1122)

1205-1166 McNamee, Peter  30 (M) Ireland  Laborer  $900 
  Sparks, C. M. 34 (M) Massachusetts School Teacher  /$35

SPARKS FAMILIES LISTED ON THE 1860 CENSUS OF MARION COUNTY, ARKANSAS

Copied by Carrie Grant Heppen

   Western District, Post Office: Pikeville; enumerated July 6, 1860, by Jasper Clark.
(page 560)

615-564 Sparks, James  42 (M) Tennessee  O.S.B. Clergy $350 
        "       Margaret 22 (F) Mississippi /$1000
      "       James 10 (M) Alabama
     "        John    1 (M)       "

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SPARKS FAMILIES LISTED ON THE 1860 CENSUS OF MARSHALL COUNTY, ALABAMA

Copied by Carrie Grant Heppen

   Eastern Division, Post Office, Aurora; enumerated June 26, 1860, by J. M. Scott.
(page 840)

349-349 Sparks, Marion  46  (F) South Carolina  Blacksmith  $1000 
        "       Elizabeth 49 (F) North Carolina   /$572

(page 854)

437-437 Sparks, Russell  23 (M) South Carolina Farmer  --/$39 
        "       Matilda E. 17 (F)      "          "
      "       Lurana   2 (F) Alabama

(next)

438-438 Sparks, James  28  (M) South Carolina Farmer  --/$450 
        "       Margaret E. 26 (F) North Carolina
      "       Adarina C.   4 (F) Alabama
      "       Louisiana F.   2 (F)       "
      "       Marion C.   1 (M)       "

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SOME SPARKS MARRIAGE RECORDS FROM BELL COUNTY, TEXAS

The following marriage records are taken from a volume in the D.A.R. Library in Washington, D.C., entitled “Bell County, Texas, Marriage Records, 1850 to 1882,” copied from records on file in the County Courty Court House by Marion Day Mullins, Vada Sutton, and Leannell Porter.

          SPARKS, S. A., to M. A. Fisher, July 30, 1855.
          SPARKS, John A., to Martha Reed, November 4, 1858.
          SPARKS, Elijah, to Sarah Atlas Reed, December 26, 1861.
          Armstrong, Matthias, to S. A. SPARKS, January 7, 1866.
          Marshall, Henry, to Emeline SPARKS, May 29, 1866.
          SPARKS, James T.,  to Nancy A. Primes, March 1, 1868.
          Rogers, J. C., to Mrs. Martha SPARKS, December 13, 1868.
          Freeman, Dave, to Mandy SPARKS, August 16, 1877.
          SPARKS, Jack, to Sarah Griffin, December 24, 1880.

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SPARKS FAMILIES LISTED ON THE 1860 CENSUS OF MARSHALL COUNTY, ALABAMA

Copied by Carrie Grant Heppen

   Kalamazoo Village; enumerated on July 17, 1850, by N. Gibbs.
(page 29A)

424-438 Sparks, Benjamin 45  (M) Massachusetts    $100 
       "       Oscar   5 (M) Michigan

   Village of Oshtemo: enumerated on July 31, 1850, by N. Gibbs.
(page 58)

831-845 Sparks, Henry  39  (M) Connecticut  Farmaer  $2500 
        "       Minerva 44 (F) Massachusetts
      "       Nathaniel 19 (M) Connecticut

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832-846 Sparks, Asell  36  (M) Massachusetts  Farmer  $1600 
        "       Sabry 30 (F)               "
      "       Munson B.   5 (M) Michigan
      "       Olive 67 (F) Connecticut

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833-847 Sparks, Kelsey  35  (M) Massachusetts  Fermer  $500 
        "       Elizabeth 33 (F)             "
      "       Comfort 10 (F) New York
      "       John K.   8 (M)    "        "
      "       Mary J.    2 (F) Michigan
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