Whole Number 53
(Editor's Note: the following records have been taken from the "Marriage Records of Morgan County, Illinois" copied in 1926 by the Rev. James Caldwell Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Jacksonville, Illinois.)
Date of Marriage
|24||September 26, 1833||SPARKS, Truelove M.||Sally Gessford||Needham Roach|
|24||August 8, 1833||SPARKS, John||Elizabsth Bradshaw||Mathew Stacy, J .P.|
|24||September 26, 1833||Patterson, James||Nancy SPARKS||Allen F. Scrugg, M.G.|
February 22, 1844
SPARKS, Mathew B.
Newton Cloud, M.G.
|22||February 23, 1840||Acorn, Robert||Mary Ann SPARKS||James Ransom, M.G.|
|45||January 25, 1845||Denby, Thomas, Jr.||Martha SPARKS||Eligah Kirkman, M.G.|
Whole Number 84
Records of marriage licenses recorded in Gallatin County, Illinois, between 1813 and 1830 were copied by Lucy Bender and placed in the Library of Congress a number of years ago. The following four Sparks marriages are included:
SALLY SPARKS married Lewis Boatwright on November 12, 1813.
POLLY SPARKS married Allen Miller on November 12, 1813.
BENJAMIN SPARKS married Dicey Tidwellon January 15, 1814.
FANNY SPARKS married Hiram Tidwell on June 6, 1814.
Whole Number 152
Only one person named Sparks is found in FAYETTE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, MARRIAGE RECORDS, 1821-1877, published by Alenia McCord in 1983. (p. 297)
RICHARD SPARKS married Delia Brown on marriage license dated December 31, 1842; he of age; she by consent. Married January 1, 1843, by Samuel Turner, M. G. Richard Sparks swore he was over 21. Coggeshall and Lucinda Brown gave consent for Delia Brown who was not of age; rela tionship not stated. (Hook Old A, p. 21, 1.34.)
Whole Number 153
A SPARKS MARRIAGE IN TAZEWELL COUNTY, ILLINOIS
In the Tazewell County Whig, a newspaper published in the town of Tremont in Tazewell County, Illinois, there is a record of the following marriage:
April 7, 1846, at Tremont, marriage of Alexander Marbee and Bliz. Ann Sparks, by Rev. N. Johnson.
Whole Number 163
Sparks, Elizabeth Jane, married Jese Preston on December 2, 1852, by J. W. Keys.
(License #713, dated December 2, 1852)
Sparks, Addison J., married Mahalia A. Porterfield on January 26, 1854, by W. M. Pallet, M.G. (License #1063, dated January 26,1854)
Sparks, Rhoda, married Enos D. Green on January 1, 1868, by L. B. Adams, J.P. (License #2970, dated January 1, 1868)
Sparks, Alonzo, married Mary E. Boyd on February 16, 1869, by H. C. Wallace, M.G. (License #3567, dated February 11, 1869)
Sparks, John W., married Sarah J. Myers on September 7, 1869, by Richard Bird, M.G. (License #3822, dated September 6, 1869)
Sparks, Louisa A. M., married Joshua Reed on December 5, 1869, by John M. Taylor, M.G. (License #3956, dated December 1, 1869)
Sparks, Elizabeth E., married Robert W. Howard on May 8, 1870, by T. W. Pendergrass, M.G. (License #4141, dated May 4, 1870)
Sparks, Harriett, married David W. Walters on May 11, 1870, by Richard Bird, M.G. (License #4226, dated August 18, 1870)
[Editor's Note: Either the date of the license or the date of marriage is obviously in error; perhaps an error was made in the D.A.R. transcription.]
Whole Number 168
[Editor's Note: We are grateful to Norma E. Young, 332 Devon Drive, San Rafael, California, 94903, for the following record of early Sparks marriages in St. Clair County, Illinois. ]
Jenny Sparks married William Steel on February 8, 1811
Hannah Sparks married James Arnett on April 28, 1812
Sarah Sparks married William Brigance on March 14, 1813
Susannah Sparks married John Whiteside on December 22, 1819
Elizabeth Sparks married Samuel Crane on August 9, 1820
Ruth Sparks married David McFarland on April 26, 1823
Whole Number 194
SOME EARLY SPARKS MARRIAGES IN ILLINOIS
Matthew Sparks married Mary Southard on October 2, 1838
Fanny Sparks married Francis Kirkpatrick on October 10, 1821
Edward Sparks married Vanbever on April 14, 1850
Elizabeth Sparks married Henry Richey on June 6, 1839
Mary Elizabeth Sparks married James Davis on June 11, 1857
A. J. Sparks married Sally J. Vermilion on April 14 (or 15), 1857
Penelope Sparks married John Bolin on July 23, 1857
Ephraim Z. Sparks married Mary Jane Rightsell on June 10, 1861
Mary J.Sparks married Barton R. Fuller on September 4, 1861
Alonzo Sparks married Louisa Ann Love on October 8, 1861
Louisa Sparks married John Forsyth on November 30, 1864
Emily Sparks married John W. Fuller (or Puffin) on February 19, 1867
Carrie Sparks married Joseph L. Stanton on January 7, 1883
Nancy Sparks married Jacob Antrobos on April 6, 1827
Mary Sparks married William W. Adams on August 1, 1844
Jonas Sparks married Margaret Kirk on January 25, 1857