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. XVI, NO. 4 DECEMBER, 1968
WHOLE NO. 64a

 
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NINE OF THE THIRTEEN CHILDREN OF ROBERT AND MARTHA (PEARCY) SPARKS

Bottom row, from the viewer's left to right:
Oliver Perry Sparks (1847-1918), Isabell Ann Sparks (1847-1927),
Eliza Jane (Sparks) White (1851-1913), William Henry Sparks (1844-1934).

Top row, from the viewer's left to right:
Albert Lewis Sparks (1855-1938), Addison Davis Sparks 1857-1936),
Hugh Pearcy Sparks (1850-1943), Newton Adams Sparks (1859-1910),
and George Lee Sparks (1859-1941)

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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 531, 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 non-profit organization devoted to the assembling 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; and Sustaining membership dues are any amount over four dollars which the member wishes to contribute for the support of the Association. 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 associations, 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. Three indexes have been published, the first covering the first five years of the QUARTERLY (1953-1957); the second covering the years from 1958 to 1962; and the third covering the years from 1963 through 1967. Each of these is available for $1.00. A complete file of all issues of the QUARTERLY (1953-1964) with the three indexes may be purchased for $35.00.
The editor of the QUARTERLY from March 1953 to September 1954 was Dr. Paul E. Sparks; since September 1954 the editor has been Dr. Russell E. Bidlack, 1709 Cherokee Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan (48104). Back issues should be ordered from Dr. Bidlack. The QUARTERLY is printed at the Edwards Letter Shop, 711 North University Ave., Ann Arbor, Michigan.

ROBERT SPARKS (1777-1831) OF MADISON C0UNTY,VIRGINIA

AND HENRY COUNTY, KENTUCKY, AND HIS DESCENDANTS

Continued

By: HELEN WHITE

(Editor’s Note: This record of the descendants of Robert Sparks (1777-1831) by Miss Helen White, who lives at 209 East Spruce Street, Shelbina, Missouri, was begun in the QUARTERLY of June 1967 (Whole No. 58, Vol. XV, No. 2) and was continued in the issues for December 1967 (Whole No. 60, Vol. XV, No. 4) and June 1968 (Whole No. 62, Vol. XVI, No. 2). In those issues, Miss White traced the descendants of Robert’s sons, John Ford Sparks (1799-1871), James Parnell Sparks (1801-1846), Thomas Jameson Sparks (1804-1865), William Madison Sparks (1806-1879), and Henry Jefferson Sparks (1808-1888). In this issue we complete Miss White’s record of the children of Robert and Isabelle (Ford) Sparks, with their descendants.)

[Scanner's Note:  Referring to this article, the following was published in the June, 1976 issue of the QUARTERLY, Whole No. 94, on page 1833:

"SOME CORRECTIONS AND ADDITIONS

In the June 1967, December 1967, June 1968, and December 1968 issues of the QUARTERLY we published a series of articles about the descendants of Robert Sparks (1777-1831) of Madison County, Virginia, and Henry County, Kentucky. Our readers are requested to make the following corrections and additions to these articles:" (here on pages 1833 & 1834 follows the corrections and additions).

[Scanner's Note (cont.) The corrections will be inserted in place of the original material where practical.  Lengthy corrections and additions will be added where appropriate.  All changes will be printed in italics.]

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ROBERT SPARKS, 1811-1872

Robert Sparks, son of Robert and Isabelle (Ford) Sparks, was born in Henry County, Kentucky, on July 27, 1811. He moved to Missouri as a young man and on March 9, 1841, he was married in Monroe County, Missouri, near Old Clinton or Clapper Station, to Martha Pearcy. She was born in Kentucky on June 6, 1819, near Shelbyyule. Robert Sparks was a farmer. He died in Monroe County, Missouri, on January 21, 1872, and his wife, Martha, died on July 31, 1892. Both were buried in the Crooked Creek Baptist Cemetery, five miles south of Shelbina, Missouri. They were the parents of thirteen children:

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Martha (Pearcy) Sparks, born 1819, died 1892

Wife of Robert Sparks

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A portrait of nine of the children of Robert and Martha (Pearcy) Sparks, taken about 1910, appears on the cover of this issue of the QUARTERLY. Following is a list of their thirteen children:

1. Betsie Viotta Sparks, daughter of Robert and Martha (Pearcy) Sparks, was born in Monroe County, Missouri, on February 5, 1842, and died on September 9, 1844. She is possibly buried in Old Clinton, now called Norfork.
2. John Richard Sparks, son of Robert and Martha (Pearcy) Sparks, was born in Monroe County, Missouri, on July 5, 1843, and died on August 15, 1844. He was possibly buried in Old Clinton.
3. William Henry Sparks, son of Robert and Martha (Pearcy) Sparks, was born in Monroe County, Missouri, on August 30, 1844, and died on October 5, 1934.  In the family portrait on the cover he is shown on the bottom row at the viewer’s far right. He married Margaret Brice, who was born on either January or August 12, 1847, and died on May 20, 1920. They had no children, but reared two, Nora Ryan and another.

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DESCENDANTS OF ROBERT AND MARTHA (PEARCY) SPARKS, continued:

4. James Thomas Sparks, son of Robert and Martha (Pearcy) Sparks, was born in Monroe County, Missouri, on April 11, 1846, and died on August 15, 1846. He was possibly buried at Old Clinton.

5. Oliver Perry Sparks, son of Robert and Martha (Pearcy) Sparks, was born in Monroe County, Missouri, on November 7, 1847. He was a twin of Isabelle “Ibby” Ann. In the family portrait on the cover he is shown on the viewer’s far left. He never married. He died on January 24, 1918, and was buried at Crooked Creek Cemetery.

6. Isabelle Ann Sparks (called “Ibby”), daughter of Robert and Martha (Pearoy) Sparks, was born on November 7, 1847. She was a twin of Oliver Perry Sparks.  She never married and lived with her brothers, Oliver Perry and Albert.  She died on August 18, 1927, and was buried at Crooked Creek Cemetery. In the family portrait on the cover she is shown second from the viewer’s left.

7. Hugh Pearcy Sparks, son of Robert and Martha (Pearcy) Sparks, was born in Monroe County, Missouri, on February 6, 1850, and died in Shelbina, Missouri, on March 13, 1943; be was buried in the Shelbina cemetery. In the family portrait on the cover, he is shown second from the left (in the center) of the top row. He was married three times; all of his children were by his first wife, Adelaide Bebee, daughter of Parley Bebee, who was born on a farm near Mendon, Michigan, on December 23, 1854, and died near Old Clinton, Missouri, on December 9, 1882, at the age of 27. She was buried in the Greenwood Methodist Cemetery, south-east of Shelbina. Hugh Pearcy Sparks married as his second wife, Jennie Sallee, who was born July 7, 1862, and died on July 11, 1901. She was buried at the Crooked Creek Cemetery. Her parents were O. P. and Mary Ann Sallee. Hugh Pearcy Sparks married as his third wife, Mrs. Anna M. (Hanger) Finney, who was born September 23, 1869, and died in Shelbina, Missouri, on March 5, 1944. She was buried in Shelbina, Missouri, Hugh Pearcy and his first wife, Adelaide (Bebee) Sparks, were the parents of three children:

(1) Edith L. Sparks, daughter of Hugh P. and Adelaide (Bebee) Sparks, was born in Monroe County, Mo., on September 25, 1879, and died on January 30, 1881. She was buried in the Greenwood Methodist Cemetery, south-east of Shelbina, Missouri.

(2) Hughbert Sparks, son of Hugh P. and Adelaide (Bebee) Sparks, was born in Monroe County, Mo., date unknown. We have no dates, or any knowledge of where he was buried, but it must be either Old Clinton or Greenwood cemetery. We found at Old Clinton, now called Norfork, at a cemetery on the north side of the road, a lot marked off with four corners of concrete, with the letter “5”. There were several graves that were just marked with river stones.

(3) Arthur Lee Sparks, son of Hugh and Adelaide (Bebee) Sparks, was born on May 11, 1881, in Monroe County, Missouri, and died in Kansas City, Missouri, on June 19, 1960; he was buried in Shelbina, Mo. He was married on September 14, 1904, to Julia Connely, who was born in Shelby County, Mo., on July 26, 1882. She died in Kansas City, Mo.  Miami, Florida, on September 2, 1962. They had four children:

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DESCENDANTS OF ROBERT AND MARTHA (PEARCY) SPARKS, continued

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Arthur Lee Sparks

Son of Hugh and Adelaide (Bebee) Sparks

Born 1881, died 1960

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Children of Arthur Lee and Julia (Connely) Sparks:
 

(A) Richard C. Sparks, son of Arthur and Julia (Connely) Sparks, was born in Kansas City, Mo., June 9, 1905, and died in Tucson, Arizona, Jan. 4, 1936. He died of T.B. contracted from a roommate at college.

(B) Ellen Louise Sparks, daughter of Arthur and Julia (Connely) Sparks, was born in Kansas City, Mo., on Jan. 8, l907;she married Fred W. Whitlock in St. Louis, Mo., on Sept. 16, 1929, who was born in El Paso, Texas, on Jan. 14, 1904. They had four children:

(a) Fred Woodworth Whitlock, born Nov. 15, 1930, married Betty Smoot in June 1956; she was born Feb. 28, 1932. They have four children:
(1) Mark Jay, born Jan. 11, 1958;
(2) Arlen Louise, born Nov. 11, 1959;
(3) David James, born Apr. 19, 1964; and
(4) Katherine Susana, born Dec., 1965.

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DESCENDANTS OF ROBERT AND MARTHA (PEARCY) SPARKS, continued:
Children of Helen Louise Sparks and Fred W. Whitlock, continued:
(b) Julianne Whitlock, born Aug. 13, 1934; she married Robert Richey in Nov. 195- ; he was born Apr. 7, 1926. They have two children:
(1) Amy Marie, born Dec. 13, 1962; arid
(2) Sara Beth, born June 9, 1966.
(c) Robert Sparks Whitlock, born Apr. 8, 1939; he married Mrs.  Evelyn Auer, who was born in Germany on Nov. 11, 1940. She had a son, Peter Auer, born Mar. 8, 1959.

(d) Marie Louise Whitlock, born Dec. 8, 1946, died June 22, 1963, in a private plane crash in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

(C) Dorothy Sparks, daughter of Arthur and Julia (Comely) Sparks, was born in Kansas City, Mo., on Jan. 4, 1910. She was married in Florida on May 11, 1942, to Grover M. Angell, who was born Feb. 20, 1893. They have three children:
(a) Susan Angell, born March 12, 1943.

(b) Donna Lee Angell, born Nov. 5, 1944.She married John Gaskill on Nov. 7, 1964;  they have a daughter, Shannan Lee Gaskill, born May 23, 1966.

(c) Charles Angell, born Aug. 15, 1946.

(D) Arthur Hughbert Sparks, son of Arthur and Julia (Connely) Sparks, was born in Chicago, Ill., on May 11, 1917, and died in August 1917.
8. Eliza Jane Sparks, daughter of Robert and Martha (Pearcy) Sparks, was born in Monroe County, Missouri, on November 30, 1851, and died on March 4, 1913. In the family portrait on the cover, she is shown third from the viewer’ s left. She was married on January 18, 1872, to Isaac Newton White, who was born on August 4, 1844, and died on April 28, 1914. Newton White was a farmer in the Crooked Creek and Grandville neighborhood. They had six sons. The Whites were Baptists and are buried at Crooked Creek Cemetery. They were the parents of six children, all sons. The picture of this family, appearing of the following page, was taken on November 7, 1903.
(1) Eugene Columbus White, son of Isaac Newton arid Eliza Jane (Sparks) White, was born in Monroe County, Mo., on October 17, 1873, and died south of Clarence on June 13, 1930. He was married on Nov. 24, 1896, to Annie Laura Sears, born Aug. 26, 1877, in Shelby County, and died in Shelbima on Oct. 23, 1942. They were buried in Shelbina, Mo. Gene White was a farmer and had seven children:
(A) Harold Allen White, son of Eugene and Annie (Sears) White, was born Feb. 27, 1898. He married Jessie Ernestine Boling in Shelby County on March 4, 1921; she was born Dec. 25, 1901. Harold is a farmer and lives south of Clarence, Mo. They had two children:

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DESCENDANTS OF ROBERT AND MARTHA (PEARCY) SPARKS, continued:

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Isaac Newton and Eliza Jane (Sparks) White & their Six Sons

November 7, 1903

Bottom row: (left to right) Jessie Lee White (youngest son),  Isaac Newton White (father), Eliza Jane (mother),  Eugene C. White (eldest son)
Top row: (left to right) Henry H. White, Charles H. White, Robert L. White, & Walter B. White.

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Children of Harold A. and Jessie E. (Boling) White:
(a) Floyd Henry White, son of Harold A. and Jessie E. Thite, was born on Dec. 7, 1921; he married Virginia Pearl Tyner on Nov. 29, 1945; she was born Oct. 24, 1921. They had six children:
(1) Janet Sue, born Jan. 1, 1947;
(2) Charles Eugene, born Apr. 23, 1949;
(3) Mary Ann, born May 29, 1950;
(4) John Allen, born July 13, 1951;
(5) David Henry, born Jan. 27, 1959; and
(6) Daniel Lee, born Sept. 1, 1960.

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DESCENDANTS OF ROBERT AND MARTHA (PEARCY) SPARKS, continued:
Children of Harold A. and Jessie E. (Boling) White, continued:
(b) Caroline Louise White, born south of Clarence, Mo., on Dec. 6, 1923; he married Fred Crumrine, who was born June 13, 19 -
They live in Quincy, Ill., and have three children:
(1) Carol Faye, born May 30, 1947;
(2) Harold Ray, born Oct. 4, 1951;and
(3) Pamela June, born May 10, 1955.
(B) Newton Sears White, son of Eugene and Annie (Sears) White, was born Dec. 7, 1899, and died Feb. 6, 1952. He married Betty Thompson and they had one child. Newt worked for the American Telephone and Telegraph; he was buried in Shelbina. Their daughter was named Betty Ann White, born Oct. 2, 1945; she married Bill Wehmeyer and lives in Boonville, Mo.

(C) Rhoda Pearl White, daughter of Eugene and Annie (Sears) White, was born on June 8, 1901, and died on May 5, 1959; she was buried in Shelbina. She married Floyd William Moore on May 12, 1923; he was born Sept. 8, 1900. They had no children.

(D) Lotus Virginia White, daughter of Eugene and Annie (Sears) White, was born June 27, 1902. She married Charles Brown Moore on April 12, 1925; he was born April 22, 1903. They own the Shelbina Hatchery. They reared a niece of Charles B. Moore named Loyce V. Pickett, called “Peg’, who was born Aug. 30, 1922 and married Dwight Karns.

(E) Christie Margaret White, daughter of Eugene and Annie (Sears) White, was born April 19, 1905; she married Chester Lewis Ertel on Oct. 1, 1927; he was born March 15, 1904. They have two Sons:

(a) John Lewis Ertel, born June 13, 1928; he married Billie Rhinehart on Dec. 27, 1952; she was born June 12, 1930. They live in Cincinnati, Ohio, and have three children:
(1) Christopher Kirk, born Oct. 14, 1956;
(2) Laura Jane, born June 17, 1960; and
(3) Thomas Allen, born Nov. 27, 1961.
(b) Edward Eugene Ertel, born July 30, 1932; he married Janice Kay Gibson on May 2, 1953; she was born Aug. 25, 1932. They have two children and live
in Blytheville, Ark.
(1) Debra Kay, born Jan. 23, 1955; and
(2) Mark Edward, born Feb. 28, 1958.
(F) Mary Lucille White, daughter of Eugene and Annie (Sears) White, was born on July 7, 1906; she married Charley Martin in 1936. She is a bookkeeper.

(G) Walter Ercil White, son of Eugene and Annie (Sears) White, was born on Aug. 26, 1907; he married Ruth Elizabeth Rash on June 17, 1933; she was born Sept. 30, 1911. They live in Moberly, Missouri.

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DESCENDANTS OF ROBERT AND MARTHA (PEARCY) SPARKS, continued:
(2) Robert Lewis White, son of Isaac Newton and Eliza Jane (Sparks) White, was born in Monroe County, Mo., on September 8, 1875; he died in Fowler, Colorado  Lynwood, California, on November 19, 1938. He married Bessie M. Maupin on June 21, 1903; she was born March 11, 1875, and died November 18, 1918. They had two children. Robert later married Laura Webdell; they were divorced a few years later, Laura was born May 18, 1867, and died December 26, 1951. Robert and Bessie were buried in Fowler, Cob., and Laura was buried at Oak Ridge, south of Lentner, Mo.
(A) Pauline White, daughter of Robert L. and Bessie M. (Maupin) White, was born March 29, 1904. She married Loys Green on Jan. 3, 1933; he was born Aug. 2, 1902. Pauline is a school
teacher and principal of a school, first in Fowler, now in Greeley, Cob. They have three children:
(a) Edward Green, born July 31, 1934; married Sharon Blair on June 14, 1959; she was born June 19, 1938. He is a teacher, coaches basketball, in Colorado Springs, Col. They have two children, the eldest of whom is Brenda Sue, born Oct. 29, 1963.

(b) Shirley Green, born Sept. 10, 1936; married Dennis T. Walker on July 1, 1960; he was born Sept. 30, 1938. They are divorced. They had one child, Cheryl Lynn, born Aug. 31, 1962.

(c) Charlotte Green, born Sept. 19, 1937; she married Delbert Lee Gossline on June 28, 1958; he was born Sept. 15, 1931. They live in Greeley, Col. “Deb” is a certified public accountant in Greeley. They have two adopted children, David Lee, born Sept. 26, 1963, and a girl whose named is believed to be Nancy, born in 1966.

(B) Marion White (called “Bob”), son of Robert L. and Bessie M. (Maupin) White, was born July 14, 1906, in Shelbina, Mo. He married Martha Ingersol on June 7, 1927; she was born Aug. 12, 1906, in Colorado, and died Dec. 30, 1930, in Brush, Col. They had two daughters. On Sept. 16, 1935, he married (second) Grace McCoy, born May 11, 1907, and died Oct. 5, 1944, in Bishop, Calif. They had three girls. The third marriage took place July 19, 1945, to Marion Peterson, who was born Dec. 7, 1916. She had a son when they married and they now have one son. They live in Bishop, Calif., and Bob works at a Chevrolet garage.
(a) Phyllis White, daughter of “Bob” and Martha (Ingersol) White, was born in Colorado on March 16, 1928. She married Bert Clark on May 30, 1946; he was born Sept. 10, 1924. They had four children:
(1) Terry, born Sept. 25, 1948;
(2) Larry, born March 8, 1950;
(3) Bert, born July 25, 1956, died July 3, 1961; and
(4) Glenn, born 0ct. 28, 1958.
(b) Patricia White, daughter of “Bob” and Martha (Ingersol) White, was born Feb. 6, 1930, in Col. She married Gene Neilan on Feb. 9, 1948; he was born Sept. 16, 1927. They had three children:
(1) Gary born May 8, 1951;
(2) Greg, born May 30, 1955; and
(3) Scott, born June 20, 1960, died June 22, 1960.

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DESCENDANTS OF ROBERT AND MARTHA (PEARCY) SPARKS, continued:

Children of “Bob” and Martha (Ingersol) White, continued:
(c) Jacqueline White (called “Jackie”), daughter of “Bob” and Grace (McCoy) White, was born in Calif. on June 26, 1938. She married Edward Neilan in Calif. on June 26, 1938) he was born July 21, 1934. They have three children:
(1) Dennie, born July 29, 1957;
(2) Ronney, born May 28, 1959; and
(3) Laurie born April 4, 1961.
(d) Barbara White, daughter of “Bob” and Grace (McCoy) White, was born June 20, 1940. She married in California on Jan. 14, 1967.

(e) Marilyn White, daughter of “Bob” and Grace (McCoy) White, was born August 22, 1942.

(f) Mike Parker, son of Marion (Parker) White, born March 19, 1939.

(g) Robert William White (called “Bobby”), son of “Bob” and Marion White, born Sept. 16, 1949, in Bishop, Calif.

(3) Charles Howe White, son of Isaac Newton and Eliza Jane (Sparks) White, was born in Monroe County, Missouri, on February 22, 1879, and died south of Clarence, Mo., on March 10, 1932. He did not marry, but lived with Walter and they farmed all of their lives. Char by is buried at Crooked Creek Baptist Cemetery.

(4) Henry Harrison White, son of Isaac Newton and Eliza Jane (Sparks) White, was born in Monroe County, Missouri, on July 29, 1882; he died at his home in Shelbina, Missouri, on May 26, 1962. On June 28, 1908, he was married in Clarence, Mo., to Rose Bell Noel, who was born south of Clarence on June 12, 1880. Henry was buried in the Shelbina cemetery. He was a farmer, working with two of his brothers, Walter and Charley, before he married. Then he worked on a dray, back to farming, then worked at the Farmers Exchange. Henry had a sunstroke in August 1932 and was never able to work after that, what with heart trouble and hardening of the arteries. Rose, besides rearing seven children, has pieced and quilted quilts all of her life. She will soon be eighty- nine and still quilts every day. Besides the quilts that have already been worn out, we still have about 35 quilts of our own. She is a Baptist by faith.

(A) Mildred Bernice White, daughter of Henry H. and Rose (Noel) White, was born south of Clarence on March 27, 1910. She worked for ten years in the office of Dr. J. A. Furnish, then went to St. Louis and took nurses’ training at Barnes Hospital.  She is now working in the admitting office at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

(B) Anna Margaret White, daughter of Henry H. and Rose (Noel) White, was born in Shelbina, Mo., on August 15, 1911. She was Chief Operator and Cashier of the telephone company until she married Lester Cecil Farley on June 2, 1945; he was born on January 28, 1912. Lester was part-owner of Griggs & Farley Chevrolet Garage. He died on June 27, 1958, of heart trouble caused from polio. They had one son, Robert C. Farley, born March 21, 1946; he married Jan. 14, 1967, Michelene Goodnight, born Sept. 23, 1946.

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DESCENDANTS OF ROBERT AND MARTHA (PEARCY) SPARKS, continued:
Children of Henry H. and Rose (Noel) White, continued:
(C) Eliza Madeline White, daughter of Henry and Rose (Noel) White, was born in Shelbina, Mo., on March 12, 1913. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

(D) Mary Frances White, daughter of Henry and Rose (Noel) White, was born in Shelbina, Mo., on April 16, 1915. She also lives in St. Louis.

(E) Helen Marie White, daughter of Henry and Rose (Noel) White, was born August 30, 1917, on the Ed Gillispie farm south-east of Shelbina, Mo., in the Greenwood neighborhood. She is a Cosmetologist, having taken her schooling in St. Louis where she worked for eight years before coming back to Shelbina. She owns her own shop in Shelbina. (Miss White is the compiler of this record of the descendants of Robert and Isabelle (Ford) Sparks.)

(F) Katherine Louise White, daughter of Henry and Rose (Noel) White, was born on October 26, 1919, on the Ed Gillispie farm southeast of Shelbina, Mo., in the Greenwood neighborhood. She lives in St. Louis, Mo.

(G) Henry Noel White, son of Henry and Rose (Noel) White, was born in Shelbina, Mo., on December 29, 1922, in what was the Old Clark place. He was married on September 20, 1947, to Marcella Holzem in St. Louis, Mo. He works for Civil Service in St. Louis; they have five children:

   (a) Judith Ann White,. born in St. Louis on July 7, 1948.

   (b) Nancy Jo White, born in St. Louis on Aug. 2, 1949.

   (c) Thomas Noel White, born in Hannibal, Mo., on March 4, 1951.

   (d) David Alexander White, born in St. Louis on Oct. 28, 1956.

   (e) Rosalee White, born in St. Louis on May 8, 1958.

 (5) Walter bland White, son of Isaac Newton and Eliza Jane (Sparks) White,  was born in Monroe County, Mo., on January 25, 1886; he died In Clarence, Mo., on December 27, 1960. He was married on April 18, 1912, to Anna Ruth Clutter, who was born July 12, 1887, south of Clarence, Mo. Walter was a farmer and they had three children:
(A) Nina White, daughter of Walter B. and Anna R. (Clutter) White, was born in Shelby County, Mo., on March 16, 1913, and died on August 6, 1916. She was buried in the Union Cemetery, south of Clarence, Mo.

(B) Charles Lyle White, son of Walter B. and Anna R. (Clutter) White, was born in Shelby County, Mo., on December 21, 1915. He married Louise Hayden on May 24, 1941; she was born Sept. 29, 1921. They had two sons:

(a) Ronald Lyle White, born in Shelby County, Mo., on Dec. 16, 1945; and

(b) Randal Lynn White, born in Shelby County, Mo., on June 1, 1950.

(C) Howard Lynn White, son of Walter B. and Anna R. (Clutter) White, was born in Shelby County, Mo., on May 2, 1919, and died on December 16, 1957. He was buried at Clarence, Mo.

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DESCENDANTS OF ROBERT AND MARTHA (PEARCY) SPARKS, continued:
(6) Jessie Lee White, son of Isaac Newton and Eliza Jane (Sparks) White, was born in Monroe County, Missouri, on January 27, 1892. He married Eva Boling on June 20, 1915; she was born in Shelby County, Mo., on May 15, 1894, and died in Garden City, Kansas, on January 21, 1962. She was buried at Union Cemetery, south of Clarence. Lee was a farmer most of his life, then moved to Kansas. They had four children:
(A) Twila Isabelle White, daughter of Jessie Lee and Eva (Boling) White, was born in Shelby County, Mo, on May 15, 1916. She married in 1934 Arnold Gribble, who was born January 25, 1914. They live in Garden City, Kansas, and have four children:
(a) Phyllis Arnell Gribble, born and died on March 22, 1935; buried at Union Cemetery south of Clarence.

(b) David Gribble, born March 3, 1940; he married Helen Davis, who was born in 1940. They had one son. They were divorced and he married Mary - - - -, who had several children. They live in Garden City.  His son by his first marriage is Gregory Scott Gribble, born March 5, 1959.

(c) Arnice Ann Gribble, born in 1942, married James Charles Davis. They live in Garden City, Kansas and have three children:

(1) James Maurice Davis, born 1960;
(2) Deborah Arnell Davis, born 1961; and
(3) Skisha Dee Davis, born 1962.
(d) John Lyle Gribbbe, born 1942, twin of Arnice Ann.
(B) Burl Boling White, son of Jessie Lee and Eva (Boling) White, was born in Shelby County, Mo., on August 11, 1919; he died in Kansas on April 3, 1966. He married Mary Tull, who was born January 25, 1924, in Colorado Springs, Cob. Burl was buried at Union Cemetery, south of Clarence. They had five children:
(a) Robert Lee White, born March 16, 1944.

(b) William Glenn White, born August 17, 1945; died October 50, 1946.

(c) Jean Elizabeth White, born March 17, 1946.

(d) Jerry Franklin White, born June 22, 1949.

(e) Burma Kay White, born October 5, 1956.

(C) Thelma Jean White, daughter of Jessie Lee and Eva (Soling) White, was born in Shelby County, Mo., on August 31, 1921. She was married in Shelby County on December 14, 1940, to James David Weems (called “Jack”) who was born June 1, 1919. He is a farmer south of Clarence and they have four children:
(a) James David Weems, born April 13, 1943; died August 21, 1946.

(b) Charlotte Weems, born February 1, 1949.

(c) Lora Kathleen Weems, born July 3, 1950.

(d) Carol Jeanette Weerns, born January 31, 1960.

(D) William Glenn White, son of Jessie Lee and Eva (Boling) White, was born June 3, 1923; he married Donna Marie Finley in Grant County, Kansas, on August 25, 1948; she was born September 9, 1929. They live in Nashville, Arkansas, and have nine chIldren. (see following page)

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DESCENDANTS OF ROBERT AND MARTHA (PEARCY) SPARKS, continued:
 
Children of Willaim Glenn and Donna Marie (Finley) White:
(a) Glena Marie White, born September 30, 1949.

(b) Donna Lou White, born August 17, 1950.

(c) Rebecca Lynn White, January 17, 1952.

(d) William Guy White, born February 5, 1953.

(e) James Edward White, born July 27, 1955.

(f) Joseph Newton White, born October 13, 1957.

(g) Bob Alton White, born April 5, 1959.

(h) Rickey Lee White, born June 27, 1960.

(i)  Rodger Burl White, born June 27, 1960. (twin)

9. Samuel Ovid Sparks, son of Robert and Martha (Pearcy) Sparks, was born in Monroe County, Missouri, on October 6, 1853, and died on July 28, 1910. He is not shown in the family picture on the cover. He married Caroline Eliza Howe who was born in Canada on February 7, 1860. (She had previously been married to a man named Swift.) She died on July 27, 1946. After Samuel died, she married a man named Whitby. They are all buried in Clarence Cemetery. Samuel and Caroline had one son, Ernest Lewis Sparks.
(1) Ernest Lewis Sparks, son of Samuel and Caroline (Howe) Sparks, was born in Shelby County, Missouri, on August 6, 1888, and died in a hospital in Quincy, Illinois, on October 8, 1966. He was married in Hannibal, Mo., on October 18, 1911, to Harriet Alberta Williams, who was born on August 22, 1889, and died in Hannibal Hospital on July 9, 1958. They were both buried in Hannibal. Lewis was publisher of the Hannibal Courier-Post. They had four children:
(A) Alberta Louise Sparks, daughter of Ernest Lewis and Harriet A. (Williams) Sparks, was born in Hannibal, Mo., on April 15, 1914. She was married on March 8, 1934, to Arvel Robert Mefford, and they had two children. He was killed in France while in service on September 9, 1944. Alberta married again on December 30, 1948, Edward A. Kiethey, who was born May 9, 1944. They have one child.
(a) Carol Lou Mefford, born Dec. 17, 1937.

(b) .Arvel Robert Mefford, born Sept. 2, 1942.

(c) Geanie Keithey, born July 30, 1951.

(B) Marion Lucia Sparks, daughter of Ernóst Lewis and Harriet A. (Williams) Sparks, was born in Hannibal, Mo., on March 12, 1916; she was married on August 10, 1946, to Elmer Willmazm, who was born Dec. 6, 1911. They live in Hannibal and have two ohildren:
(a) Lucia Anne Willmanri, born November 3, 1948.

(b) John Sparks Willrnann, born December 25, 1950.

(C) Ernest Lewis Sparks (called “Bud”), son of Ernest Lewis and Harriet A. (Williams) Sparks, was born in Hannibal, Mo., on February 9, 1919; be was married on December 21, 1947, to Dorothy Jean Menzel; she was born Jan. 28, 1927. He is now publisher of the Hannibal Courier-Post and they have two adopted girls;
(a) Sarah Menzel Sparks, born August 5, 1954.

(b) Jane Anne Sparks, born February 27, 1956.

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DESCENDANTS OF ROBERT AND MARTHA (PEARCY) SPARKS, continued:
Children of Ernest Lewis and Harriet A. (Williams) Sparks, continued:
(D) Harry Albert Sparks, son of Ernest Lewis and Harriet A. (Williams) Sparks, was born in Hannibal, Mo., on May 19, 1921, and died on November 24, 1942. Harry was an ensign in the U.S. Navy in World War II and was assigned to the Pacific Fleet as a fighter pilot. He was killed during advance training at Miami, Florida. He was buried in the Grandview Cemetery in Hannibal, Missouri.
10. Albert Lewis Sparks, son of Robert and Martha (Pearcy) Sparks, was born in Monroe County, Missouri, on March 10, 1855, and died on February 10, 1938. He never married and was buried in the Crooked Creek Baptist Church
Cemetery. He is at the far left, top row, in the family portrait.

11. Addison Davis Sparks, son of Robert and Martha (Pearcy) Sparks, was born in Monroe County, Missouri, on April 1, 1857, and died on May 25, 1936. He was married on December 25, 1887, to Mary Louise Griggs, called “Mollie”, who was born on March 11, 1867, and died on March 18, 1933. Both were buried in the Crooked Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. They had four children: (He is second from the left, top row, in the family portrait.)

(1) Leroy Sparks, son of Addison D. and Mollie (Griggs) Sparks, was born on August 22, 1889, and died in St. Joseph, Missouri, on August 21, 1956. He was buried in Paris, Missouri.

(2) Ivah Belle Sparks, daughter of Addison D. and Mollie (Griggs) Sparks, was born on May 21, 1891; the was married on July 9, 1913, to Marion Henniger, who was born on April 7, 1892. They had a son. She was married (second) on April 20, 1932, to Fred Turner, who was born on December 23, 1887, and died on September 30, 1940. Ivab now lives in Paris, Missouri.
(A) Wayne Sparks Henniger, son of Marion and Iva Belle (Sparks) Henniger, was born on June 13, 1914; he was married on October 12, 1935, to Mable Klein, who was born April 2, 1913. They had one child:
(a) Phyllis Henniger, born July 2, 1936; she married Bill Westwood, who was born July 2, 1934. They had two children:
(1)Douglass Dean Westwood, born Aug. 2, 1959; and
(2) Gregory William Westwood, born Dec. 7, 1963.
(3) Margie Lucille Sparks, daughter of Addison D. and Mollie (Griggs) Sparks, was born May 13, 1897. She was married on February 28, 1920, to Russell Brady, who was born on May 19, 1898. They live on a farm between Shelbina and Paris, Mo. They had two children:
(A) James Russell Brady, born Dec. 1, 1921, in Monroe Co., Mo. He was married on Feb. 14, 1963, to Betty Durbin, who was born Sept. 21, 1925. They live on a farm close to his folks, and have one son named James David Brady, born May 19, 1966.

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DESCENDANTS OF ROBERT AND M&RTHA (PEARCY) SPARKS, continued:

Children of Margie Lucille Sparks and Russell Brady, continued:

(B) Mary Frances Brady, born in Monroe County, Missouri, on January 18, 1930; she married James L. Shumard on May 23, 1950; he was born Aug. 1, 1929. They live on a farm west of Shelbina, and have four children:
(a) Kennie Shumard, born March 14, 1951.

(b) Donnie Shuinard, born June 13, 1952.

(c) James M. Shumard, born July 10, 1955.

(d) Phillip Russell Shuxnard, born Nov. 2, 1962.

(4) Earl Burton Sparks, son of Addison D. and Mollie (Griggs) Sparks, was born in Monroe County, Missouri, on January 26, 1904. He was married on November 22, 1924, to Eula Gladys Gwynn, who was born March 27, 1904. They are living in Thermopolis, Wyoming, and he works for the Pan American Petroleum Company. They have no children.
12. Newton Adams Sparks, son of Robert and Martha (Pearcy) Sparks, was born in Monroe County, Missouri, on June 28, 1959, and died on December 20, 1910, in his home south of Shelbina. He never married and lived with Ibby, Albert and Perry. He was buried in the Crooked Creek Baptist Cemetery. He and George Lee Sparks were twins. In the family portrait on the cover, he is in the top row, fourth from the viewer’s left.

13. George Lee Sparks, son of Robert and Martha (Pearcy) Sparks, was born in Monroe County, Missouri, on June 28, 1859, and died in Vandalia, Missouri, on January 6, 1941. He was married prior to the year l887to Nora Ryan. She had been reared by William Henry and Margaret (Brice) Sparks. She was born on September 4, 1869, and died October 8, 1946. George Lee Sparks died in Vandalia, Missouri, or January 6, 1941. Both were buried in Vandalia, Missouri. They had eight children:

(1) Guy Sparks, son of George Lee and Nora (Ryan) Sparks, was born July 31, 1887. He was married on June 28, 1911, to Esther Farnsworth, who was born August 19, 1890. They lived in Binger, Okla., for a number of years, where they owned a lumber yard. He is now retired and they live in Anadarko, Okla. They had no children.

(2) Lester Sparks, son of George Lee and Nora (Ryan) Sparks, was born on May 23, 1890. He never married is lives in Vandalia, Mo.

(3) Lola Sparks, daughter of George Lee and Nora (Ryan) Sparks, was born on April 19, 1893; she never married and lives in Mexico, Missouri.

(4) Rolla Sparks, son of George Lee and Nora (Ryan) Sparks, was born on June 14, 1895; he was married on September 14, 1926, to Goldie Marie Harman, born March 16, 1905. They have two adopted children, He is retired and lives in Nashville, Ill.
 

(A) Gwendolyn Faye Sparks, born Feb. 10, 1931; married Roy E. Jones on Aug. 27, 1949; he was born May 14, 1928. Children:
(a) Deborah Kay Jones, born June 1, 1950;

(b) Patricia Louise Jones, born Jan. 6, 1952; and

(c) Kenneth Roy Jones, born Sept. 3, 1954.

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DESCENDANTS OF ROBERT AND MARTHA (PEARCY) SPARKS, continued:
 
(B) Roberta Jean Sparks, adopted daughter of Rolla and Goldie Marie (Harmon) Sparks, was born Feb. 10, 1932; she was married on March 2, 1952, to Dwight F. Britt, who was born on March 22, 1925. They have two children:
(a) Dwight Robert Britt, born Dec. 30, 1954.

(b) Jean Marie Britt, born July 17, 1958.

(5) Virginia Sparks, called “Phoebe”, daughter of George Lee and Nora (Ryan) Sparks, was born on June 12, 1899; she was married on Oct. 25, 1924, to William J. Kennedy, who was born on July 29, 1899, and died on April 28, 1951. She lives with Lola in Mexico, Mo.
(6) Tilda Lillian Sparks, daughter of George Lee and Nora (Ryan)Sparks, was born on January 12, 1902, and died in December, 1965. She married Grafford Orion Diggs, who was born Jan. 27,1898.
(7) Frazier Sparks, son of George Lee and Nora (Ryan) Sparks, was born January 4, 1905.

(8) Edith Sparks, daughter of George Lee and Nora (Ryan) Sparks, was born on January 14, 1907. She was married on May 11, 1935, to Donald W. Bunker, who was born April 24, 1906. They live in Jefferson City, Missouri.

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OLIVER TOWLES SPARKS, born 1813

Oliver Towles Sparks, son of Robert and Isabelle (Ford) Sparks, was born in Henry County, Kentucky, on September 22, 1813. He was married in Henry County to Elizabeth Lacklin, Jr., in 1833. The marriage bond is dated December 3, 1833, and they were probably married shortly thereafter. Oliver Towles Sparks was in Daviess County, Kentucky, as early as 1838 where he purchased land from Joshua and Elizabeth Miller on March 24, 1838. He died there in 1863. He made his will on March 14, 1863, and it was probated on April 4, 1863. He left all of his property to his wife, Elizabeth. Our Information on this family is limited to what we have been able to glean from census and other official records. We believe that Oliver Towles and Elizabeth (Lacklin) Sparks were the parents of the following children:

1. Mary C. Sparks, born about 1834.

2. Isabel Sparks, born about 1836.

3. Elmeretta (or Phoebe ?) Sparks, born about 1838.

4. Robert F. Sparks, born about 1840; he married Jane Lanham in Daviess County, Kentucky. The marriage bond was dated June 13, 1859.

5. Francis IL (or Frank M. ?) Sparks, born about 1842; he married Samira Helm, daughter of J. H. Helm, in Daviess County, Ky. The marriage bond was dated January 20, 1873.

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CHILDREN OF OLIVER TOWLES AND ELIZABETH (Lacklin) SPARKS, continued:
6. Elizabeth Sparks, born about 1844 (?); she married Samuel Lanham in Daviess County, Kentucky. The marriage bond was dated August 17, 1857. By 1863 she was a widow with children named Oliver Sparks Lanham and Josephine Lanham.

7. James Sparks, born about 1846.

8. John Sparks, born about 1848.

9. Samuel Sparks, born about 1850.

10. Elkany Sparks, born about 1853. (This was probably the W. S. C. Sparks who was listed as an orphan of Oliver T. Sparks in a court order dated October 1863 (Book G, page 573). This was probably also the William C. Sparks who married Nancy Ann Helm in Daviess County in 1873 (marriage bond dated July 22, 1873).

11. Joseph K. Sparks., born about 1855. In October 1863 he was called an orphan of Oliver T. Sparks in a court order appointing James E. Sutton as his guardian. Sutton was also designated guardian of Samuel, W.S.C., and John Sparks (Book G, p. 573).

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Isabell Ann Sparks (called “Ibby”) 1817-1908

Isabell Ann Sparks (called “Ibby”), daughter of Robert and Isabelle (Ford) Sparks, was born in Henry County, Kentucky, on February 24, 1817, and died in Shelbina, Missouri, on February 24, 1908. She was buried in Shelbina. She was married on January 25, 1837, in Kentucky to Isaac Perry McConnell. They had two children, James William McConnell and Obe McConnell.

1. James William McConnell,. son of Ibby Ann and Isaac P. McConnell, was born in Kentucky on February 25, 1841, and died on March 25, 1866. He married his cousin, Phoebe Ann Sparks (called “Mitt”), daughter of Henry Jefferson and Nancy (Threlkeld) Sparks, who was born on August 16, 1847, in Kentucky. They had one daughter, Annie, a record of whose descendants appears on page 1156 of the QUARTERLY (Vol. XVI, No. 2, Whole No. 62, June, 1968).

2. Obe McConnell, son of Ibby Ann and Isaac P. McConnell, was born - - - -.     No further information.

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Betsy Vallatty Sparks, 1819-1841

Betsy Vallatty Sparks, daughter of Robert and Isabelle (Ford) Sparks, was born in Henry County, Kentucky, on June 9, 1819. She died on Deóember 1, 1841, in Kentucky and was buried just north of Pleasureville, Kentucky. She never married.

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SPARKS FAMILIES LISTED ON THE 1850 CENSUS OF LINCOLN COUNTY, MAINE

Copied by Carrie Grant Heppen

Town of Bowdoinham, enumerated July 27, 1850, by Syms Gardner.
(Vol. 10, p. 903A)

177-177 SPARKS, James 2d   37  (M) Maine  Bricklayer  $1500 
         "          Elenor  31  (F)      "
       "          Mary Ellen    3  (F)      "

Same, enumerated July 29, 1850, by Syms Gardner.
(Vol. 10, p. 305A)

202-202 SPARKS, David   49  (M)  Maine  Farmer $1500 
         "          Rhoda  54  (F)      "
       "          Albion R. P.  24  (M)      " Ship carpenter
       "          Samuel C.  23  (M)      "     "           "
       "          William P.  20  (M)      " Farmer
       "          Maria G.  18  (F)      "
       "          David C.  17  (M)      " Sailor

Same, enumerated August 1, 1850, by Syms Gardner.
(Vol. 10, p. 307A)

232-232 SPARKS, James   55  (M)  Maine  Farmer  $3000 
         "          Hepsebah  54  (F)      "
       "          James M.  17  (M)      " Farmer
       "          Winship W.  17  (M)      "
       "          Newell    9  (M)      "

Same, enumerated same day, next door to above James Sparks
(Vol. 10, p. 305A)

233-233 SPARKS, William   33  (M)  Maine  Sea Captain   
         "          Louisa  32  (F)      "

Same, enumerated August 3, 1850, by Syms Gardner.
(Vol. 10, p. 208A)

244-244 SPARKS, Samuel   63  (M)  Maine  Farmer $2000 
         "          Emma  62  (F)      "
       "          Emma Jr.  24  (F)      "
       "          Samuel  32  (M)      " Farmer
       "          Hipsaney  27  (F)      "
       "          Sarah W.  22  (F)      "
       "          Charlotte  19  (F)      "

 
247-247 SPARKS, Nicholas   51  (M)  Maine  Farmer  $4000 
         "          Silence  32  (F)      "
       "          Edward  22  (M)      " Joiner
       "          Harriet  17  (F)      "
       "          Sewall    9  (M)      "
       "          Mary E.    2  (F)      "
       "          George H. 4/12  (M)      "
Phelps, Sullivan  22  (M)      "

Same, enumerated August 6, 1850, by Syms Gardner.
(Vol. 10, p. 311)

275-275 SPARKS, David 2d   31  (M)  Maine  Farmer $2000 
         "          Emily S.  26  (F) New York
       "          Mary S.    2  (F) Maine 
Horton, Syrus J.  17  (M) New York Farmer
(Note:  BOWDOINHAM has been a part of Sagadahoc County since 1854.)
 
 

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SPARKS FAMILIES LISTED ON THE 1850 CENSUS OF LINCOLN COUNTY, MAINE., continued

Town of Bowdoinham, enumerated August 13 1850, by Syms Gardner
(Vol. 10, . 319)

386-386 Tarbox, Martha   58  (F) Maine  Occup. not given   
        "      Caroline  26  (F)      "
(The above residence lists 24 other persons, various surnames, both male and female, adults and children, but not listed or grouped together as is usual for families; among which persons are:
SPARKS, Hebsebah  20  (F) Maine     
  SALLY, James Sparks  18  (M)      " Sailor

The City of Bath, enumerated on August 14, 1850, by Ammi R. MItchell.
(Vol. 10, p. 179)

635-748 CRESSEY, Charles   25  (M) Brit. Providence  Caulker   
         "            Frances A.  28  (F) Maine
       "            Martha J. 5/12  (F)      "
SPARKS, Horatio N.  26  (M)      " Laborer
       "          Lucy H.  26  (F)      "
       "          David N.    2  (M)      "

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SPARKS BURIALS IN BOWDOINHAM, MAINE

The following records of Sparks burials in the Town of Bowdoinham, Sagadahoo Co., Maine, have been copied from Doris M. Row1and’s Death Records of Bowdoinham, Maine published in 1967. Mrs. Rowland has attempted to copy the inscriptions on tombstones still standing in the various cemeteries which she has located in the town (which would be called a township outside New England) of Bowdoinham.

MRS. ALCY SPARKS, wife of Mr. James Sparks, died July 22, 1824, in the 62d year of her age. (Bowdoinham Village cemetery)
AMY P. SPARKS, wife of Samuel Sparks, died July 23, 1870, 83 years of age. (Ridge Cemetery)
CAROLINE R. SPARKS, wife of Samuel Sparks, died Aug. 3, 1909, aged 77 years, and 3 months. (Ridge Cemetery)
CARRIE M. SPARKS, daughter of Capt. John H. and Sarah E. (Denham) Sparks, born 1857, died 1871. (Ridge Cemetery)
CHARLES N. SPARKS, born 1840, died 1884. (Ridge Cemetery)
DAVID SPARKS, husband of Emily Sparks, died Sept. 30, 1864, aged 45 years, 11 months. (Ridge Cemetery)
DAVID SPARKS, husband of Rhoda Sparks, died July 28, 1872, aged 71 years and 6 months. (Ridge Cemetery)
ELEANOR DENHAM SPARKS, wife of James Sparks, born March 28, 1819, died Jan. 4, 1920. (Ridge Cemetery)
EMILY SPARKS, wife of David Sparks, born Dec. 22, 1822, died Nov. 24, 1882. (Ridge Cemetery)
EMMA SPARKS, daughter of Samuel and Amy Sparks, died March 16, 1871, aged 54 years, 6 months. (Ridge Cemetery)
HIPSANY W. SPARKS, born Feb. 13, 1822, died Jan. 28, 1909. (Ridge Cemetery) HIPSBETH SPARKS, wife of Capt. James Sparks, died July 10, 1857, aged 61 years.  (Ridge Cemetery)
JAMES SPARKS, husband of Eleanor Denham Sparks, born May 20, 1813, died April 26, 1901. (Ridge Cemetery)
CAPT. JAMES SPARKS, husband of Alcy Sparks, died March 1, 1840, aged 78 years. (Bowdoinhain Village cemetery)

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SPARKS BURIALS IN BOWDOINHAM, MAINE, continued:

CAPT. JAMES SPARKS, husband of Hipsebeth Sparks, died Sept. 25, 1874, aged 80 years. (flag) (Ridge Cemetery) Town records of Bowdoinham show he was born in 1794 & served in the War of 1812; see the QUARTERLY of March 1961, Vol. IX, No. 1, Whole No. 33, p. 543 for his bounty land papers.)
JOHN E. SPARKS, born 1859, died 1877. (Ridge Cemetery) (On lot with Sarah Elizabeth Sparks)
JOHN H. SPARKS, husband of Sarah E. Denham Sparks, born 1828, died 1863. (Ridge Cemetery)
LOUISA F. SPARKS, born 1853, died 1938. (Bowdoinham Village cemetery)
MARGARET E. SPARKS, born 1844, died 1940. (Ridge Cemetery)
MARY E. SPARKS, Sampson wife of William S. Sparks Sampson, born Oct. 31, 1846, died Oct. 3, 1919. (Bay View Cemetery, on the road from Topsham)

[Scanner's note:  See SQ p. 2071 for correction.]

MARY ELIZABETH SPARKS, daughter of Nicholas and Patience Sparks, died Sept. 30, 1837, aged 18 years. (Ridge Cemetery)
MINERVA J. R. SPARKS, wife of Winship W. Sparks, born 1836, died 1904. (Ridge Cemetery)
CAPTAIN N. SPARKS, husband of Silence C. Sparks, died May 6, 1881, aged 82 years. (Ridge Cemetery)
NEWELL SPARKS, son of James and Hepsibeth Sparks, died Sept. 18, 1837, aged 13 months. (Ridge Cemetery)
NICHOLAS SPARKS, son of Nicholas and Patience Sparks, died July 30, 1833, aged 2 years and 2 months. (Ridge Cemetery)
PATIENCE C. SPARKS, wife of Nicholas Sparks, died March 10,1847, aged 46 years and 6 months and 10 days. (Ridge Cemetery)
RHODA SPARKS, wife of David Sparks, died March15, 1880, aged 83 years, 11 months and 15 days. (Ridge Cemetery)
SAMUEL SPARKS, husband of Amy P. Sparks, died Oct. 16, 1854, aged 66 years. (Ridge Cemetery)
SAMUEL SPARKS, husband of Caroline R. Sparks, died June 9, 1883, aged 63 years and 11 months. (Ridge Cemetery)
SARAH E. DENIIAM SPARKS, wife of Capt. John H. Sparks, born 1829, died 1876. (Ridge Cemetery)
SARAH ELIZABETH SPARKS, born 1859, died 1934. (Ridge Cemetery)
SILENCE C. SPARKS, wife of Capt. N. Sparks, died Dec. 8, 1904, aged 88 years. (Ridge Cemetery)
CAPT. WILLIAM W. SPARKS, born Aug. 4, 1855, lost at sea in January, 1888.
WINSHIP W. SPARKS, husband of Minerva J. R. Sparks, born 1836, died 1897. (Ridge Cemetery) (Served in Civil War, died Aug. 16, 1897)
CAPT. WM. W. SPARKS, died April 15, 1853, aged 36 years, 6 months. (Ridge Cemetery)

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NEW MEMBERS OF THE SPARKS FAMILY ASSOCIATION

It is a pleasure to report the names and addresses of eight new members of THE SPARKS FAMILY ASSOCIATION.

Chesterson, Dorothy (Mrs. James R.), C.M. Rt. 9, Crawfordsville, Md. (47933)
Fannin, Mrs. Maude E. Sparks, 1319 Park Ave., Portsmouth, Ohio. (45662)
Faulk, Marion List (Mrs. F. L.), 115 Arkansas Ave., Monroe, Louisiana (71201)
Jackson, Mrs. Dewitt, P.O. Box 64, Pleasant Hill, Louisiana (71065)
Sanders, Mrs. A. C., 633 Raborn, San Dimas, California (91773)
Sparks, M. E., 38 Russell Rd., Ashland, Kentucky (41101)
Sparks, Richard A., 8 Richard Road, Bedford, Massachusetts (01730)
Sparks, Mrs. William Pickney, Jr., 3318 Mitchell Rd., Waco, Texas (76708)
 
 

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