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. XXIII, NO. 2 JUNE, 1975
WHOLE NO. 90a

 
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[Note:  On the cover is a photograph, beneath which is the following caption:]

THE FAMILY OF

WILLIAM RILEY AND BARBARA ELIZABETH (CARTER) SPARKS

Photograph taken about 1906

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THE SPARKS QUARTERLY, published by The Sparks Family Association.

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

 
The Sparks Family Association was founded in March, 1953, as a nonprofit organi- zation devoted to the assembling and preserving of genealogical and historical materials pertaining to the Sparks family in America.  Membership in the Asso- ciation is open to all persons connected with the Sparks family, whether by blood, marriage, or adoption, and to persons interested in genealogical research. Membership falls into three classes: Active, Contributing, and Sustaining.  Active membership dues are three dollars per year;  Contributing membership dues are four dollars per year; and Sustaining membership dues are any amount over four dollars which the member wishes to contribute for the support of the Association. All members receive THE SPARKS QUARTERLY as it is published in March, June, September, and December.  Back issues are kept in print and are available for 75 cents per issue. The first issue of the QUARTERLY was published in March, 1953. Four indexes have been published for the years 1953 -1957, 1958 -1962, 1963 -1967 and 1968 -72.  Each is available for $1.00. A complete file of all issues of the QUARTERLY (1953 -1974) with the four indexes may be purchased for $54.00. (These 21 years of the QUARTERLY comprise 1710 pages.)
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 and applications for membership are available from Dr. Bidlack. The QUARTERLY is printed by off-set at the Edwards Letter Shop, 711 North University Ave., Ann Arbor, Michigan.

COVER PORTRAIT OF THE FAMILY OF

WILLIAM RILEY AND BARBARA ELIZABETH (CARTER) SPARKS






A detailed record, to the present day, of the descendants of William Riley and Barbara Elizabeth (Carter) Sparks has been given to the Association by Mrs. E.P. Wallin, Box 345, Grant, Nebraska (69140). Mrs. Wallin has also provided a copy of the family portrait which appears on the cover of this issue of the QUARTERLY. This photograph was taken about 1906. A record of the children of William Riley and Barbara Elizabeth (Carter) Sparks was published in the QUARTERLY of March 1969 (Vol. XVII, No. 1, Whole No. 65), on the cover of which we published a photograph of the parents of William Riley Sparks, Calvin and Mahala (Carmichael) Sparks.

William Riley Sparks was born on December 27, 1847, in Greene County, Indiana, and died on August 12, 1926. His wife, Barbara Elizabeth, was a daughter of John and Elizabeth (Martendale) Carter. She was born on February 3, 1851, in Greene County, Indiana, and died on September 2, 1930. They were the parents of nine children, all of whom appear in this family portrait. Only the youngest child is living today, Murrell Sparks, who sat between his parents for the portrait; he is now 82 years old and lives at Cheyenne Wells, Colorado.

The nine children of William Riley and Barbara Elizabeth (Carter) Sparks were: (1) William Granvil, born Dec. 26, 1868; (2) Luala, born Nov. 11, 1870; (3) John Calvin, born Sept. 2, 1872; (4) Joseph Wesley, born July 10, 1876; (5) Steven Douglas, born Sept. 22, 1880; (6) Charles, born Sept. 21, 1883; (7) Purmela, born Nov. 3, 1886; (8) Alvin, born Dec. 17, 1890; and (9) Murrell, born Sept. 27, 1892.

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PHOTOGRAPH OF JAMES MONROE SPARKS (1833-1906)

WITH HIS SECOND WIFE, MELISSA JANE (HEIM) SPARKS

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In the March 1973 issue of the QUARTERLY (Vol. XXI, No. 1, Whole No. 81) page 1546, and in the December 1973 issue (Vol. XXI, No. 4, Whole No. 84) pages 1611 -1612, we published queries regarding James Monroe Sparks. Mrs. R. E. Greene of Sumner, Washington, who is seeking to determine the parentage of James Monroe Sparks, has supplied a photograph of him and his second wife, Melissa Jane (Helm) Sparks, which we have reproduced above. Mrs. Greene took a snapshot of the original framed photograph 47 years ago; it is this snapshot that we have reproduced here.

James Monroe Sparks was born somewhere in Kentucky on June 8, 1833. He died in
Pittsburg, Kansas, on March 8, 1906. He was married (first) to Sara A. McPhearson (or McPherson) on March 6, 1856. She died April 3, 1874, and on May 6, 1875, he married as his second wife a widow named Melissa Jane (Helm) Jones. Information regarding the children of James Monroe Sparks by each of his wives is contained in the articles cited above.

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AN ANSWER TO "WHO WAS ELLERY SPARKS, DIED 1864?"

On page 1670 of THE SPARKS QUARTERLY (Vol. XXII, No. 2, Whole No. 86), June 1974, the question was asked, "Who was Ellery Sparks, died 1864?" His death was recorded in the diary of William Salter, a journalist who was observing the effects of the Civil War by visiting army hospitals. The entry in his diary for July 27, 1864, reads as follows according to Vol. 33 of the Iowa Journal of History and Politics: "Before Atlanta. Isaac Wickham died this evening. Ellery Sparks also died. Wrote letters for both."
A brief abstract of the military service of Ellery E. Sparks is recorded on page 1055 of the QUARTERLY of March 1967 (Vol. XV., No. 1, Whole No. 57). In keeping with our announced intention in September 1967 to publish abstracts of

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ELERY E. SPARKS, CIVIL WAR SOLDIER, continued:

pension applications of the Civil War, we present here an abstract prepared by Dr. Paul E. Sparks of the papers on file in the National Archives pertaining to the application for a pension by the father of Elery E. Sparks. (See page 1720 of the March 1975 issue of the QUARTERLY for an explanation of the documents of this nature that may be obtained from the National Archives.)
 
 
ELERY E. SPARKS, son of John and Sarah (Anderson) Sparks, was born May 24, 1845, in Muscatine County, Iowa; he died on July 27, 1864, near Atlanta, Ga. File designation: Father's Cert. No. 247,748.

On Dec. 24, 1883, John Sparks, age 63, a resident of Fairport, Iowa, appeared before the Clerk of the District Court of Muscatine County, Iowa, to make an application for a pension for Dependent Fathers. He stated that his son, Elery E. Sparks, had enlisted on Nov. 14, 1862, at Davenport, Iowa, in Company A, 11th Regiment Iowa Infantry and that he had died on July 27, 1864, of wounds received in the Battle of Atlanta on July 22, 1864. His son had left neither a widow nor a child.

John Sparks further stated that he was married to the mother of his son, Elery, at Fairport, Iowa, on May 24, 1845, by J. L. Husted, a justice of the peace, and that she had died at Fairport on March 23, 1859. He said that he was partially dependent upon his son, Elery, for support. Brothers and sisters of Elery, who were under 16 years of age at the time of his death in 1864 were:

Sarah E. Sparks, born June 28, 1850.
Sophronia Sparks, born June 24, 1852.
Chester Sparks, born Nov. 4, 1854.
Wyman Sparks, born April 30, 1856.
Lucy Sparks, born May 14, 1858.
David Morris and John W. Anderson were attesting witnesses to the application.

On February 2, 1884, Arch G. Tyler, age 37, a resident of Illinois City, Illinois, (just across the river from Fairport, Iowa) made a Neighbors Affidavit in behalf of the application of John Sparks. He stated that he had known John Sparks for 25 years and was also intimately acquainted with his son, Elery, whom he met first when he (Elery) was about ten years old. He said that Elery had assisted his father in his pottery until his enlistment in 1862 and that during his military service Elery had sent money home regularly up to the time of his death. He (Tyler) knew this because he had served with Elery E. Sparks in the same company and regiment. The affidavit was made before J. M. Doran, a justice of the peace in Muscatine County, Iowa.

A similar affidavit was made by William H. Myers who said that he was a bunkmate of Elery E. Sparks and saw him send money home frequently to his father. M. W. Griffin and N. Rosenberger were attesting witnesses to the affidavit.

Two weeks later, on Feb. 18, 1884, John Sparks made a general affidavit to support his application. He said that he had lived in Fairport, Iowa, since 1844 and that his family consisted at that time (1884) of his wife by a second marriage and six children, one of whom was by his second wife. He said that his son, Elery, was by his first wife and had been born on March 13, 1846. He said his son had not married and that he had left no heirs. As the eldest child, Elery was the only person legally found to support him (John) or to render aid since the other children were too small. Elery was working as an assistant in making stoneware when he enlisted in the service, and thus the proceeds of his labor were no longer available to help support the family. T.G. Regan, a justice of the peace, notarized the affidavit.

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ELERY E. SPARKS, CIVIL WAR SOLDIER, continued:

An undated document in the pension file of Elery E. Sparks is quite interesting since it gives a personal view of two common practices during the Civil War. By paying a bounty or by hiring a substitute, a man could avoid conscription, or compulsory military service. Also, the military establishment could pay a soldier a bounty for extending his period of service. Apparently, John Sparks was drafted and used both of these practices to avoid military service. He stated in the undated document that when he was drafted he was 43 years old and that from his occupation as a potter he only received between $200 and $300 per year. He had a dwelling in Fairport worth about $800 and a team of horses worth about $200. His son, Elery, had sent him $100 which he (Elery) had received as bounty money, and the remaining $700 of the bounty required had been raised by subscription from the people of Muscatine County to enable John Sparks to procure a substitute.

The Adjutant General's Office confirmed the military service of Elery E. Sparks on March 10, 1884.

The last document among those supplied by the National Archives from this file is a copy of a marriage license from W.H. Hughes, Clerk of the District Court of Muscatine County, Iowa, on July 23, 1888, confirming the marriage of John Sparks and Sarah Anderson on May 24, 1845, by James L. Husted, a justice of the peace.

From the documents supplied by the National Archives, we cannot determine what action was taken upon the application of John Sparks, but apparently he did receive a father's pension under Father's Certificate No. 247,748, which was issued sometime in 1884.

(Editor's Note: According to the 1860 and 1870 censuses of Muscatine County, Iowa, John Sparks, father of Elery E. Sparks, was born in Kentucky about 1822. He was a potter by occupation and on the 1860 census he was listed as a "manufacturer". His real estate was valued at $4500 and his personal property was valued at $2430. Living with the family in 1860 were the five children listed in the application as having been under 16 in 1864; also listed was Elihu Sparks, age 13 in 1860 (thus born about 1847). This was doubtless intended for Elery Sparks. Also listed as living in the household of John Sparks in 1860 was John Anderson, age 26, teamster, and Amanda Anderson, age 28, both born in Indiana. They were probably relatives of John's first wife, Sarah (Anderson) Sparks.

After the death of his first wife, Sarah Anderson, in 1859, John Sparks married,
as his second wife, Mary -- - - - - who was born in Maryland (Delaware according to the 1870 census) about 1839. When the 1870 census was taken, in addition to the five children mentioned above who were children of John and Sarah (Anderson) Sparks, there were three children of John and Mary: Willmetta Sparks, age 6; Della Sparks, age 4; and George Sparks, age 2. Living with the family in 1870 were Hester Penton, age 49, retired, born in Maryland, and Jennie Penton, age 19, born in Delaware. They could very well have been the mother and a sister of Mary Sparks, second wife of John Sparks.)

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CIVIL WAR PENSION PAPERS OF GEORGE W. SPARKS ANOTHER DESCENDANT

OF WILLIAM SPARKS (ca. 1760-ca. 1834) OF

ADAIR COUNTY, KENTUCKY

GEORGE W. SPARKS son of Truelove M. and Sarah (Guessford) Sparks, was born on Feb. 8, 1847, in Lee Co., Iowa, and he died after June 1922. He married Amanda J. Butrum on Aug. 29, 1867, in Jasper Co., Iowa.  He served in Company C, 10th Regiment Iowa Infantry. File Designation No. 853,401.

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GEORGE W. SPARKS, CIVIL WAR PENSION APPLICATION, continued:

George W. Sparks enlisted as a private in Company C, 10th Regiment Iowa Infantry on Oct. 3, 1864, at Grinnell, Iowa, for a term of one year. He enlisted as a substitute for his brother William P. Sparks, who had been drafted. George was 17 years of age, 5 feet 10½  inches tall, and he had dark hair and a dark complexion with gray eyes. He said that he was born in Lee County, Iowa, on February 8, 1847, and was a farmer by occupation.

On Jan. 12, 1889, George W. Sparks made application for an invalid pension, claiming that he was a victim of chronic diarrhea, pleurisy and disease of the spine from his military service. The Adjutant General's Office confirmed his service from his date of enlistment until he was mustered out with his company on Aug. 15, 1865, at Little Rock, Arkansas. His final pay was for $68.12 which was for service from Oct. 3, 1864, until Aug. 30, 1865.

Apparnetly George was granted a pension, but there is no record of the date of issuance nor of the amount in those papers from his pension file that have been furnished by the National Archives. On July 4, 1898, he responded to a questionnaire from the Bureau of Pensions as follows: He was married on Aug. 19, 1867, in Jasper County, Iowa, to Amanda Berthram by the Rev. Elisha Flaugh, M.E. Church. There were two children born to this marriage who were living in 1898: Dora Sparks, age 27
in August, and Burt A. Sparks, age 23 years on Dec. 14, 1897.

The next document in George Sparks's pension file is his discharge from the Western Branch of the National Home for Disabled Veteran Soldiers in Kansas on Oct. 22, 1920.

On March 10, 1922, he responded to another questionnaire from the Bureau of Pensions. In his response, he confirmed the date and place of his birth, his military service, and his marriage to Amanda Berthram. He said that three children had been born to this marriage: Dora Sparks, born about 1871; Alberta Sparks, born about 1875; and Herbert Sparks, born about 1886. Both Dora and Alberta were still living, but
Herbert Sparks was dead. He said that on Oct. 5, 1905, he and Amanda (Berthram) Sparks had been divorced and that he had married Nancy Cadwell, but he could not remember the date. Nancy had died about ten years earlier at Council Bluffs, Iowa, and he had not married again.

The last document (in chronological order) in the documents furnished by the National Archives from this file is a request by George W. Sparks for an increase in the amount of his pension which he made on June 30, 1922. He stated that he was now 75 years of age and resided at Marshalltown, Iowa. He said he believed he was entitled to an increase in his pension because he had reached the age of seventy-five. After he had left the military service, he had lived at the following places in Iowa: Davenport, Lynnville, Crawford County, Pottawattamie County, and Marshalltown. Minnie E. Grimm and Frances Sellers were witnesses to the application. There is nothing in the pension file to indicate what action was taken on this request.

(Editor's Note: As indicated above, George W. Sparks was a descendant of William Sparks, born about 1760, died about 1834, of Adair County, Kentucky. William Sparks was a member of that branch of the Sparks family that went from Prince Georges Co., Maryland, to Pittsylvania Co., Virginia, about 1777. About 1800, some members of this family moved to Adair Co., Kentucky, and then on westward to Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri. Dr. Paul E. Sparks is presently working on a lengthy article on this branch of the family and would welcome correspondence with descendants.)

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QUERY--WILLIAM SPARKS, BORN 1850, SON OF GEORGE SPARKS

Cora Sparks Esch of Spalding, Nebraska (68665) is seeking information regarding the family of her grandfather, WILLIAM SPARKS, who was born on March 4, 1850, somewhere in Missouri, perhaps in Jasper County. It is known that his father's name was GEORGE SPARKS who was also born in Missouri, date unknown.

William Sparks is known to have had a brother named ABRAHAM SPARKS who lived in Milian in Sullivan County, Missouri, in the early 1900's and had several sons. William Sparks was married to Hannah Luticia Everett in Arcola, Illinois, on June 19, 1873 (perhaps 1872). She was born May 15, 1858, at Knoxville, Illinois, and died in April 1921 in Walthill, Nebraska. William Sparks died on July 2, 1935, and was buried at Walthill. They had lived in Missouri following their marriage, then had moved to Moorhead, Iowa, and finally to Nebraska. They were the parents of the following children:

(1) John Allen Sparks, born August 19, 1874; died 194-(?) and was buried at Walthill, Nebraska.
(2) Emma Sparks, born November 16, 1876, died December 21, 1878.
(3) Lilly Mae Sparks, born September 19, 1879, died July 28, 1881.
(4) Mary Ann Sparks, born September 1, 1882, died in 1962.
(5) George Leroy Sparks, born June 25, 1885, died April 10, 1957.
(6) Birdie Ellen Sparks, born June 25, 1888, died in January 1967.
(7) Manda Capitola Sparks, born July 4, 1894.
(8) Frankie Devore Sparks, born February 10, 1899, died in 1969.
George, Birdie, and Manda were born in Monona County, Iowa. Frank was born in Missouri Valley, Iowa.
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QUERY-- MINA (SPARKS) AUSTIN, 1849-1883

Carol R. Austin (Mrs. Charles W.), 9726 Mirage Circle, Garden Grove, California (92644) desires information on an ancestor of her husband's, MINA SPARKS. She was born on August 7, 1849, probably in Canada. The names of her parents are not known, but it is known that the family moved to Kansas at an early day and settled at Ellsworth in Ellsworth County.

MINA SPARKS was married to John Orlando Austin, as his second wife, on November 23, 1868 (place not known). (In an undated newspaper clipping, Mina's name appears as Minnie, but it is believed that Mina was the correct spelling.) She died at the
home of her sister, Mrs. John Wilford, on August 23, 1883. Her death probably
occurred in Kansas, but possibly in Colorado. Her children were:

(1) Freddie Austin, born November 14, 1869, died August 28, 1870.
(2) Addie Maud Austin, born February 12, 1871, died October 17, 1879.
(3) Annie Richmond Austin, born June 15, 1873, died October 19, 1874.
(4) Charles Peck Austin, born June 9, 1875, in Detroit, Michigan; he married Florence Homes, daughter of Philip Henry and Ann E. (Tobey) Holmes on February 15, 1898, in Gardner, Kennebec County, Maine. He died on January 19, 1948, in New York.
A scrapbook in the family has references to mining stock in Buena Vista, Colorado, property lost in a Denver flood, and pictures of John 0. Austin and Chief Sitting Bull; there is also a picture taken in Coffeyville, Kansas, of some Indians on their way to Washington to sign a peace treaty. Can anyone identify members of this family?

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SPARKS FAMILIES LISTED ON THE 1850 CENSUS OF TENNESSEE

Some months ago, Mrs. Irene D. Spencer of Whittier, California, provided the Association with a copy of an index listing the persons named Sparks appearing on the 1850 census of Tennessee. She had obtained this report from Byron Sistler & Associates, 1805 Madison St., Evanston, Illinois (60202), who have indexed this entire census. Through the years, we had accumulated many of the Sparks records from the 1850 census of Tennessee, and, with the index supplied by Mrs. Spencer, Dr. Paul E. Sparks, the Association's President, was able to identify families for whom we lacked a complete record. For a very reasonable fee, Sistler & Associates supplied the missing data arranged as they appear on the actual census. We are now able to present what we believe to be an accurate transcription of all the Sparks families, and households where Sparkses were included, when the 1850 census was taken in the state of Tennessee.

In previous issues of the QUARTERLY, we have published Sparks records from earlier Federal census records for Tennessee. In the September 1955 issue (Vol. III, No. 3, Whole No. 11, pp. 89-92) we published a record of the Sparks families listed on the 1820 and 1830 censuses. In the issue for March 1961 (Vol. IX, No. 1, Whole No. 33, pp. 546-548) we published a record of the Sparks families listed on the 1840 census. In those three censuses, only the head of the household was named - - the other members were simply enumerated by sex and age groups. The Federal census of 1850, like each 10-year census since that date, was planned to include the name of every free inhabitant, with place of birth, age, and sex. The individual's occupation (usually only for adult males) and the dollar value of his real estate were also given.

In 1850, Tennessee had the fifth largest population among the states - - a total of 1,002,717. The great majority of the population were natives of the state - - those who were not had largely migrated from the states east of Tennessee. There were 82 counties in 1850 (today there are 95), and individuals named Sparks were living in 34 of those counties. These were:

                                                                                      Number of Persons
                                        Name of County                  Named Sparks

Anderson 
Bedford 
Blount 
Cannon 
Carroll 
Claiborne 
Cocke 
Coffee 
Davidson
Decatur 
Fayette 
Franklin 
Grainger 
Greene 
Hamilton 
Hardeman 
Henderson
Henry
Hickman 
Humphreys 
Jefferson 
Marion 
McMinn 
McNairy 
Meigs 
6
4
17
5
25
18
11
6
2
15
1
36
2
2
11
4
9
4
12
18
1
5
7
20
9

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

                                                                               Number of Persons
                                 Name of County                   Named Sparks
 

Perry 2
Roane 11
Rutherf ord 6
Shelby 6
Warren 9
Washington 13
Wayne 1 
White 6
Wilson
2
11
6
6
9
13
1
6
4__
Total 298

Like the population as a whole, the great majority of the 298 individuals named Sparks in Tennessee in 1850 were natives of the state. A total of 73 Sparkses gave their place of birth as a state other than Tennessee. North Carolina was the birth place of 26, Virginia was the birth place of 20, while 17 had been born in South Carolina. The only other states represented were: Maryland W., Alabama (2), Georgia (2), Kentucky (2), and Mississippi (1).

Census takers in 1850 were instructed to assign a number to each house and to each separate family. Most census takers appear to have made no distinction, assuming that everyone living in a house constituted one family. The numbers are, therefore, usually the same. The head of the household was listed first, this usually being the eldest male unless he were a hired man or an aged relative. If the first name was that of an adult male and a woman's name follows, in nearly every case she can be assumed to have been his wife. (Unfortunately, it was not until the 1880 census that provision was made to record the relationship of each member of the household.) If there were children living at home, they were usually listed next, in the order of their birth. Other relatives, hired hands, orphans that had been taken in, etc., were usually listed after the youngest child.

In each instance where a person named Sparks has been found on the 1850 census of Tennessee, we have listed the entire household of which he/she was a member. Likewise, we have included persons not named Sparks where they have been found living in a Sparks household. The page number in each case refers to the page of the manuscript volume in the National Archives containing that particular county or part thereof. The house number and the household or family number (usually the same) are given because the census taker assigned these as he progressed from one home to the next. These numbers may reveal how near to each other two families in the same district lived. If two Sparks families were living on adjoining farms or lots, we can usually assume a close family relationship. Following the name of each individual is his/her age in 1850, an indication whether male or female, and the place of birth. The occupation of adult males usually appears as the next item, followed by the value of their real estate, if any.

While census records constitute a major source for genealogical research, it must be remembered that they contain errors. Some families were missed entirely by the
census taker, while some individuals were omitted from households. In some cases, a young man or woman "working out" might be listed with their parents and also with
the household in which they were working, thus being counted twice. One member of
the household usually supplied the census taker with the information. This individual might guess at the ages and place of birth of other members of the household and, on occasion, might give wrong information intentionally. (Mrs. Abraham Lincoln's age was given on the 1860 census of Illinois as four years younger than she actually was.) The census taker sometimes misunderstood a name or guessed at the spelling, and his handwriting is sometimes difficult to decipher.

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

 Despite these shortcomings, we are confident that this record of Sparkses in Tennessee in 1850 will be helpful to many of our members with Tennessee connections.

Anderson County, Tennessee - - 1850 Census

  16th Subdivision
(p. 82)

586 -587 Sparks, James   46  (M) Tennessee Farmer  
        "       Keziah  34  (F)         "
      "       James M.  14  (M)         "
      "       Mary M.  10  (F)         "
      "       Katharine    8  (F)         "
      "       Elizabeth    6  (F)         "

Bedford County, Tennessee - - 1850 Census

  Civil District No. 1
(p. 166)

74-74 Sparks, Royal   37  (M) Virginia Farmer  
        "       Martha  60  (F)         "
      "       Noel  30  (M)         " Laborer
      "       Mary Ann  19  (F) Tennessee

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Blount  County, Tennessee - - 1850 Census

   The 4th Civil District
(p.49)

328 -328 Sparks, Sam'l  24  (M) Tennessee Saddler $200 
        "       Mary  19  (F)         "

  The 8th Civil District
(p. 96)

677 -677 Lane, Margaret   50  (F) Tennessee  
        "   Sarah  26  (F)         "
      "   Alsy  23  (F)         "
      "   Rose  21  (F)         "
      "   Nancy   19  (F)         "
      "   William  16  (M)         "
      "   John  14  (M)         "
      "   Martha  13  (F)         "
      "   Jas.  10  (M)         "
      "   Rachel    7  (F)         "
Sparks, Absalom  19  (M)         "

  The 10th Civil District
(p. 162)

1169-1169 Sparks, Hyram   31  (M) North Carolina Mechanic  
        "       Tabitha  31  (F) Tennessee
      "       Samantha  11  (F)         "
      "       Sarah J.    9  (F)         "
      "       Sam'l.    8  (M)         "
      "       Jas.    7  (M)         "
      "       John    6  (M)         "
      "       Wm. R.    4  (M)         "

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

Blount County, Tennessee - - 1850 Census, continued:

  The 16th Civil District
(p. 246)

1802-1802 Fisher, Charles   40  (M) Tennessee Farmer  
        "      Amanda  44  (F)         "
Sparks, Matthew   23  (M)         " Farmer
      "       Lusinda  21  (F)         "
      "       Elizabeth  19  (F)         "
      "       Robert B.  17  (M)         "
      "       Susan  15  (F)         "
      "       James  13  (M)         "
Fisher, - - - - -  12  (M)         "
      "       Modene    4  (F)         "
      "       Nancy    7  (F)         "
      "       Benjamin    2  (M)         "
      "       Susannah    5  (F)         "

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Cannon County, Tennessee - - 1850 Census

  Craftes, the 5th District
(p. 795)

92 -92 Sparks, Edmund   30  (M) Virginia Farmer  
        "       Elizabeth  23  (F) Tennessee
      "       Thomas    3  (M)         "
      "       William R.    2  (M)         "
      "       James A. 6/12  (M)         "
Simpson, Edy  20  (F)         "
Gray, Thomas  15  (M)         "
Hull, Margaret  50  (F)         "

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Carroll County, Tennessee - - 1850 Census

  9th Civil District
(p. 177)

1172-1172 Sparks, Isaac   45  (M) Georgia Farming $4500 
        "       Jane S.  33  (F) Tennessee
      "       Elizabeth E.  22  (F)         "
      "       Rachel E.  19  (F)         "
      "       William M.  16  (M)         "
      "       Moses T.  14  (M)         "
      "       James N.    6  (M)         "
New, Nathan L.  18  (M)         " Farmer
   "     Pleasant S.  16  (M)         "      "

  10th Civil District
(p. 182)

1206-1206 Sparks, Isaac   67  (M) North Carolina Farming $1000 
        "       Wilmoth  36  (F) Tennessee
      "       Bailey N.  33  (M)         " Farming
      "       Jesse P.  27  (M)         "      "
      "       Isaac  21  (M)         "      "
      "       Ann J.  24  (F)         "
      "       Wilmoth (Jr.)  19  (F)         "
      "       Mahala T.  15  (F)         "
Tyson, Sarah  28  (F)         "
     "      Isaac S.    4  (M)         "

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Carroll County, Tennessee - - 1850 Census, continued:

[Scanner's note:  In the QUARTERLY, the last 5 names above appear on page 1742]

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Claiborne County, Tennessee - - 1850 Census

  7th Subdivision, E. Dist.
(p. 597)

849-849 Sparks, Calvin   21  (M) Kentucky Farmer  
        "       Jemima  23  (F) Tennessee
      "       Elizabeth    1  (F)         "

(p. 615)

960- 960 Sparks, Manson (Edmon?)  26  (M) Tennessee Farmer  
        "       Martha   29  (F)         "
      "       Sally A.    8  (F)         "
      "       Rebecca    6  (F)         "
      "       William    5  (M)         "
      "       Edmond    3  (M)         "
Murray, Elizabeth  22  (F)         "

(p. 637)

1094-1094 Sparks, William   48  (M) North Carolina Farmer  
        "       Sarah  46  (F) Tennessee
      "       Nancy  13  (F)         "
      "       Thomas  10  (M)         "
      "       Mathew    7  (M)         "
      "       Margaret M.    6  (F)         "
Capps, William  62  (M) North Carolina Laborer
Kid, Fanny  54  (F) Virginia

(p. 657)

1231-1231 Sparks, Preston   22  (M) Tennessee Farmer  
        "       Mary  22  (F)         "
      "       John P.    1  (M)         "

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Cocke County, Tennessee - - 1850 Census

 District No. 11
(p. 726)

276 -276 Sparks, Thomas   21  (M) North Carolina Farmer  
        "       Sally  21  (F) Tennessee

(p. 748)

439 - 439 Sparks, John   59  (M) North Carolina  
        "       Sally  62  (F) South Carolina

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

Cocke County, Tennessee - - 1850 Census, continued:

(p. 758)

510 -510 Sparks, John J.   29  (M) South Carolina Farmer  
        "       Edy  30   (F)         "        "
      "       John T.    9  (M)         "        "
      "       Joseph    7  (M)         "        "
      "       James    5  (M)         "        "
      "       George    4  (M) Tennessee
      "       Morris N.    1  (M)         "

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Coffee County, Tennessee - - 1850 Census

  Third Civil District
(p. 47)

327-327 Sparks, Matthew  36  (M) Virginia Farming  
        "       Malissa  36  (F) Tennessee
      "       Martha    9  (F)         "
      "       James    6  (M)         "
      "       Eliza    4  (F)         "
      "       Elizabeth    2  (F)         "

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Davidson County, Tennessee - - 1850 Census

  City of Nashville
(p. 309)

921-1045 Sparks, James   30  (M) Maryland Bridge Bldr.  
        "       Susan  28  (F)         "

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Decatur County, Tennessee - - 1850 Census

  2nd District
(p. 801)

57-57 Sparks, A. W.   39  (M) Tennessee Farmer  $800
        "       Martha A.  28  (F)         "
      "       Hugh S.    8  (M)         "
      "       Elizabeth    6  (F)         "
      "       William    4  (M)         "
      "       Tennessee    1  (F)         "

(p. 801)

59-59 Sparks, Rebecca   42  (F) Tennessee  $1,800
        "       Lafayette  19  (M)         "
      "       Thomas  17   (M)         "
      "       Ulessa R.  14  (F)         "
      "       Samuel  12  (M)         "

(p. 802)

66-66 Sparks, John F.   25  (M) Tennessee Farmer  
        "       Elizar  20  (F)         "
      "       Nancy C.    3  (F)         "
      "       Geo. M.    1  (M)         "
Gidcourt, Robt. S.  15  (M)         "

 

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Fayette County, Tennessee - - 1850 Census

  Civil District No. 1
(p. 471)

55-55 McClellan, Isaac B.  55  (M) Virginia Clk. Chancery Ct. $2,000 
        "           Margaret R.  55  (F) Pennsylvania
      "           Margaret E.  22  (F) Tennessee
      "           Mary C.  19  (F)         "
      "           Elizabeth S.  15  (F)         "
      "           John M.  13   (M)         "
      "           William J.    9  (M)         "
Sparks, Sallie P.  23  (F)         "

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Franklin County, Tennessee - - 1850 Census

(p. 82)

547 - 547 Sparks, Solomon   60  (M) North Carolina Farmer $800 
        "       Susan  48  (F)         "        "
      "       Mary E.  20  (F) Tennessee
      "       George  19  (M)         "
      "       John  17   (M)         "
      "       Hannah  16  (F)         "
      "       Carroll  14  (M)         "
      "       Peter  10  (M)         "
      "       Jane    8  (F)         "
      "       Alfred    7  (M)         "
      "       Lucinda    4  (F)         "

(p. 83)

552 - 552 Sparks, Joseph   27  (M) Tennessee Wagon Makr  
        "       Sarah  28  (F)         "
      "       Margaret E.    6  (F)         "
      "       Benjamin    5  (M)         "
      "       Solomon    4  (M)         "
      "       James S.    2  (M)         "

(p. 136)

Sparks, Charles L.  44  (M) Virginia  
        "       Frances  40  (F)         "
      "       Mary J.  15  (F)         "
      "       William H.  13  (M)         "
      "       Thomas S.    6  (M)         "

(p. 181)

1211-1211 Sparks, Jonathon   55  (M) Tennessee Farmer  
        "       Rachel  53  (F)         "
      "       Jacob Esau  22  (M)         "
      "       Cyntha  20  (F)         "
      "       Isabella  18  (F)         "
      "       Jane  16  (F)         "
      "       John C.  12  (M)         "
      "       Edward  10  (M)         "
      "       Sarah F.    7  (F)         "

 
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