October 1, 2017

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SPARKS MARRIAGE BONDS OF LAWRENCE COUNTY, INDIANA

by Paul E. Sparks



Henry Sparks Nelly Lee  20 June 1819  (Book A, page 11)
Hiram Sparks  Betsy Alvord  22 February 1833  (Book A, page 44)
Harrison Sparks  Desire Alvord  16 March 1833  (Book A, page 44)
Moses Sparks  Martha Ann Cooper  25 August 1841  (Book B, page 283)
William A. Sparks  Lydia A. Payne  20 February 1869  (Book E, page 213)
Raymond Sparks  Lila Meadows   7 November 1895  (Book I, page 416)

* by Lewis Collins, Maysville, Kentucky



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EARLY SPARKS MARRIAGES RECORDED IN HUNTINGTON COUNTY, INDIANA

Copied by Paul E. Sparks


Jacob J. Sparks Ellen Jane McCarty January 24, 1852 Book B, Page 127
Elizabeth Sparks Lafayette Messler 4 June 1859 Book B, Page 396
Albert Sparks Mary Ann Roberts 10 February 1860 Book C, Page 34
Moses Sparks Hannah Bane 14 February 1861 Book C, Page 101
Albert Sparks Martha Roberts 25 June 1861 Book C, Page 129
Wilson T. Sparks Mary Ellen Price 10 March 1862 Book C, Page 173
Hulda Sparks Jacob Roush 18 October 1862 Book C, Page 208
May Jane Sparks Thomas C. Kelsey 13 August 1866 Book D, Page 167
Henry Sparks Matilda Hutsell 22 August 1868 Book D, Page  370
Mary E. Sparks William C. Divilriss January 2, 1873 Book E, Page 364
Hannah Sparks Jacob Snyder 2 apr. 1876 Book F, Page 319

 

EARLY SPARKS MARRIAGES RECORDED IN WELLS COUNTY, INDIANA

Copied by Paul E. Sparks

George Sparks, Junior Sarah Mossburg 7 August 1838 Book1, Page 4
William Sparks Hester Miller 27 December 1838 "   1,  "  9
Charity Sparks Daniel Snider 16 February 1839 "   1,  "  12
Jane Sparks Nathan W. Rodgers 20 April 1839 "   1,  "  16
Matilda Sparks John J. Grant 29 May 1839 "   1,  "  17
Abigail Sparks Robert Roberts 21 April 1841 "   1,  "  46
Solomon Sparks, Junior Susanna Johnson 16 November 1846 "   2,  "  5
Delila Sparks David C. Conklin 23 February 1847 "   2,  "  9
Abel Sparks Elizabeth Douglass 4 May 1850 "   2,  "  55
Isaac Sparks Cynthia Ann Roberts 16 December 1851 "   2,  "  90
Molly Sparks Elias Wilcoxson 6 December 1851 "   2,  "  90
John Sparks Rebecca Roberts 25 July 1853 "   2,  "  137
Lydia Almeda Sparks Noah Redding 22 November 1853 "   2,  "  149
Andrew J. Sparks Mary Eikenbury 22 June 1854 "   2,  "  165
Sarah Ann Sparks William Haflich 1 March 1859 "   2,  "  308
William Sparks Samantha Brickley 14 June 1859 "   2,  "  323
William Sparks Mary J. Sale 8 November 1860 "   2,  "  363
George Sparks Phebe J. Light 18 July 1865 "   3,  "  183
Henry M. Sparks Elizabeth E. Grant 22 August 1867 "   3,  "  342
Henry C. Sparks Margaret E. Reilly 1 October 1868 "   3,  " 428
Elvina Sparks David Seibold 10 July 1875 "   4,  "  488
Lydia Sparks Abraham W. Mast 30 September 1876 "   5,  "  42
Charles W. Sparks Maggie Baker 12 May 1881 "   6,  "  34
Laura Sparks John W. McCance September 2, 1883 "   6,  "  291


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MARRIAGE RECORDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, INDIANA, 1815-1890

Copied by William C. Robertson


Col. William C. Robertson, a descendant of Josiah Sparks of Baltimore County, Maryland, visited the Franklin County, Indiana, courthouse last summer and searched the first eight volumes of marriage records for all persons named Sparks. The names are indexed in these volumes only under the male spouse, which means that Col. Robertson had to search the entire index to each volume for women named Sparks. He fears that he may have missed a few, since his time for this research was very limited. This is certainly an impressive list and appears to be nearly, if not entirely, complete.

27.2.1 ZACHARIAH SPARKS to Elizabeth Carter, marriage performed May 16, 1815, by James Smith.
Moses McCray to JANE SPARKS, license issued February 16, 1817, marriage performed same day by Stephan Oldham.
JOSHUA SPARKS to Rachel McCray, license issued April 4, 1818, marriage performed April 9, 1818, by James Smith.
LEMUEL SPARKS to Nancy Bartelow, license issued November 11, 1818, marriage performed November 26, 1818, by Peter Yost.
THOMAS SPARKS to Janey Harwood, marriage performed November 12, 1818, by A. Porter.
JOHN SPARKS to Vashti Wright, license issued August 5, 1819, marriage performed same day by Joshia Holland, local deacon, M.E. Church.
Abraham Conwell to BETSEY SPARKS, license issued February 20, 1821, no return.
JOHN SPARKS TO Mary Campbell, license issued April 19, 1823, marriage performed April 23, 1823, by Lemuel Miller, J . P.
Samuel Harris to MARY SPARKS, marriage performed April 6, 18214, by Thomas Flint, J.P.
James Blackburn to NEPPY SPARKS, license issue December 1, 1825, marriage performed same day by Daniel Davidson.
WILLIAM SPARKS to Mary Templeton, license issued January 25, 1830, marriage performed February 28, 1830, by Joseph A. Ball, M.G.
Patterson McCoy to ANN MARIAH SPARKS, marriage performed July 23, 1830, by Joseph Reed, J.P.
JEREMIAH B. SPARKS to Eliza Rockafeller, license issued September 16, 1830, marriage performed September 19, 1830, by Thomas Mannarring, Minister of the Gospel.

Isaac Rose to ELIZA SPARKS, license issued February 21, 1833, marriage performed same day by Joseph A. Ball.
Andrew Stephens to CASSANDRA SPARKS, license issued October 19, 1833, marriage performed same day by Benj. Lawrence.
William Lowes to JULIA SPARKS, marriage performed September 1, 1836, by Sam’l. B. Smith.
Elon Merril to CLARISSA SPARKS, marriage performed September 15, 1839, by Elijah Barwick, Minister of the Gospel.
JOSHUA SPARKS to Elizabeth Gaines, license issued September 19, 1839, marriage performed October 7, 1839, by Wm. McClure, J.P.
TEMPLE SPARKS to Mary Ann Rogers, license issued March 214, 1843, marriage performed March 26, 1843, by Thomas --?--, J.P.
JOSHUA SPARKS to Ann Dickson, license issued January 15, 1844, marriage performed January 20, 1844, by A. Miller, Minister of the Gospel.
AMOS SPARKS to Mary Deweese, license issued July 6, 1844, marriage performed July 12, 1844, by Miltiades Miller, Minister of the Gospel.
JAMES SPARKS to Mahitable Davison, license issued January 8, 1847, marriage performed January 10, 1847, by S. S. Griffith, Elder in the M.E. Church.

LEMUEL SPARKS to Martha Ann Powner, license issued November 8, 1849, marriage performed same day by Jacob Lanius, Elder in the M.E. Church.

JESSEE J. SPARKS to Elizabeth Miller, license issued November 16, 1850, marriage performed November 17, 1850, by E. H. Labin, Minister of the M.E. Church.

THOMAS SPARKS to Mary Drake, license issued November 22, 1851, marriage performed November 23, 1851, by Wm. Fraley, a regular Ordained Minister of the Gospel in the Methodist Episcopal Ch.

Daniel Ertley to MARTHA JANE SPARKS, license issued April 10, 1852, marriage performed April 11, 1852, by John McCullough, Minister.

Dennis Curran to MALINDA SPARKS, license issued July 24, 1852, marriage performed July 29, 1852, by John McCullough, Minister, M.E. Church.

WILLIAM SPARKS to Sarah Knott, license issued February 16, 1853, marriage performed February 17, 1853, by David Slaughter, J.P.

James C. Kennedy to SARAH SPARKS, license issued January 16, 1855, marriage performed January 21, 1855, by Marcellus A. Ruter, Methodist Minister.

John Williams to LIZIE SPARKS, license issued July 5, 1856, marriage performed July 29, 1856, by A. McFarland.

Paswell Long to LORA A. SPARKS, license issued October 31, 1857, marriage performed November 12, 1857, by Ludwig Ensminger, J.P.

John P. T. Davis to MARTHA JANE SPARKS, license issued September 27, 1862, marriage performed September 29, 1862, by Sam'l. C. Kerr.

William C. Robertson to CLARA SPARKS, license issued July 22, 1876, marriage performed July 23, 1876, by E. A. Campbell.

William Beard to LESSIE SPARKS, license issued November 9, 1875, marriage performed November 10, 1875, by A. Murphy, Minister of the Gospel.

JOHN SPARKS to Edna L. Moore, license issued July 2, 1877, marriage performed July 6, 1877, by James P. Orr, Minister.

Joseph (or Jason?) Carr to EDNA L. SPARKS, license issued January 27, 1886, marriage performed same day by Charles P. Kelso, J.P.

JOHN SPARKS to Maggie S. Sommerfield, license issued October 14, 1886, marriage performed October 17, 1886, by Rev. W. C. Hissinger.



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TWO EARLY SPARKS MARRIAGES IN MARION COUNTY, INDIANA


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

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



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SPARKS MARRIAGE BONDS OF HENDRICKS COUNTY, INDIANA

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Rebecca Sparks married John Poynter, 13 August 1830.
Nancy Sparks married Asa Roy, 20 May 1831 (Book 1½, p. 3)
Galen Sparks married Lydia Askren, 26 December, 1836 (Book 1½, p. 3.20)
Nicy A. Sparks married Nathaniel Helton, 8 November 1838 (Book 2, p. 35)
Thomas J. C. Sparks married Martha Ann Askren, 22 March 1840 (Book 2, p, 80)
David Sparks married Sarah Pinkley, 12 February 1841 (Book 2, p. 112)
Lydia A. Sparks married Wm, L, Hutch, 5 March 1846 (Book 3, p. 59)
Lydia Sparks married Wm. M. Dinwiddie, 30 July 1853 (Book 4, p. 372)
Mary E. Sparks married Milton Hendricks, 14 May 1853 (Book 5, p. 228)
William Sparks married Phoebe B. Fancett, September 3, 1854 (Book 4, p. 463)
Mary B, Sparks married William M. Jones, 12 June 1856 (Book 5, p. 83)
David W, Sparks married Mary J. May, 31 October 1861 (Book 6, p. 91)
Ann R. Sparks married William H. Faught, September 1, 1863 (Book 6, po 213)
Deborah Ann Sparks married Lewis Beasley, 18 October 1865 (Book 6, p. 396)
David W. Sparks married Rachel McCaslin, July 11, 1872 (Book 7, p. 457)
Samuel Sparks married Mary Hatfield, 20 Oct, 1874 (Book 8, p. 164)
Mary A. Sparks married John Peters, 25 May 1876 (Book 8, p. 310)
Joseph Sparks married Ada Clark, 30 November 1879 (Book 9, p. 87)
Isaac Sparks married Sophronia Orton, 6 October 1881 (Book 9, p. 255)
John T. Sparks married Sophia Bez, 23 March 1886 (Book 10, p. 100)
Mattie Sparks married Charles Ringo, 9 December 1886 (Book 10, p. 161)
Thomas J. C. Sparks married Polly Richardson, 19 December 1889 (Book 10, p. 432)
Katella Sparks married Marcus Craven, 10 February 1897 (Book 11, p. 519)
Luther F. Sparks married Nettie Brill, 21 April 1897 (Book 11 p. 539.)
Frances R. Sparks married Willim M. Sparks, 3 October 1887 (sic5 (Book 12, p. 3)
Oliver W. Sparks married Vangie Burgens, 30 July 1899 (Book 12, p. 358)
Mollie A. Sparks married James H. Hedges, 11 February 1904 (Book 12, p. 557)
Pearl Sparks married Millard Weaver, 16 October 1912 (Book 14, p. 78)
Everett S. Sparks married Ruth Case, 19 March 1933 (Book 14, p. 118)


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SPARKS MARRIAGES IN PARKE COUNTY, INDIANA, 1831-1860

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Thomas Sparks married Catherine Melton on July 18, 1839
Chloe Ann Sparks married Eli Earhart on November 5, 1840.
William Sparks married Elizabeth Brown on January 10, 1843.
Westly Sparks, Jr., married Martha Carhart on November 5, 1846.
Nancy Jane Sparks married Jacob Jessup on March 16, 1848.
Mary Sparks married Daniel H. Overpeck on September 20, 1849.
Thomas Sparks married Lucinda Odell on December 12, 1850.
Lucinda Sparks married John Capper on June 27, 1854.
Mary C. Sparks married James D. Strain on December 7, 1854.
Westly Sparks married Emelia Carhart on February 11, 1855


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SPARKS MARRIAGES IN HARRISON COUNTY, INDIANA, 1825-1876

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John Sparks married Anna Owin, April 20, 1825. Both of lawful age. Also written is the following: "I Baxter Parks [sic] a Justice of the Peace in and for said county do certify that John Sparks married Anny Own of said county were legally joined in marriage by me on the 20th day of April 1825. Given under my hand

Baxter Sparks [sic]"

(Book A, p. 174)

Thomas Sparks married Nancy Chapman on January 31, 1829. He had consent of father [Baxter Sparks]; she had no parents or guardian in the state. by Edward McCown. (Book A-2, p.292)

Mary Sparks married Luke Coon on August 27, 1830. She made affidavit [she was a daughter of Baxter Sparksl. He of lawful age. by William Anderson, J. P. (Book A-2, p. 312)

Rhoda Sparks married Joseph Walden on May 11, 1833. She made affidavit. He of lawful age. by Henry Bonebrake. (Book A-3, p. 1)

Ellen Sparks married Abraham Baird on November 2, 1835. She had no parents in the state. He of lawful age. by William Sampson, J.P. (Book A-3, p. 50)

Tabitha Sparks married Henry Sadler on March 2, 1836. She made affidavit. He of lawful age. by William M. Saffer, J.P. (Book A-3, p. 54)

John Sparks married Harriet M. Dillinger on March 6, 1849. Both made affidavits. by Thos. R. Austin, L.D.M.E.C. (Book B, p. 155)

Martha J. Sparks married Thomas Akers on August 28, 1851. Both made affidavits. by Thomas R. Austin, L.D. (Book B, p. 299)

Sarah Sparks married Lewis Martin on December 28, 1854. Married by Z. R. Cooper, J.P. (Book C, p. 156)

(No Sparks marriages were recorded in Books D, E F, and G (1859 to 1876)


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SPARKS MARRIAGE LICENSES FOUND IN MORGAN COUNTY, INDIANA


William J. Sparks married Harriett Rheinhart on May 6, 1843 (Book B, page 63)
Isaac Sparks married Carolyn Taylor on February 13, 1856 (Book C, page 259)


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SPARKS MARRIAGES AND DEATHS FOUND IN A

NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED IN HANCOCK COUNTY, INDIANA 1850-1920


The following marriages and deaths of persons named Sparks have been taken from a compilation by Rosamary A. Finney in 1984 from a newspaper called the Hancock County [Indiana] Democrat published between 1850 and 1920. Ms. Finney provided the following introductory note to her compilation: "Names and dates are given as they appeared and should not be accepted as factual. Names appearing more than once may indicate different information having appeared in different articles at various times and the information being furnished by different people. Proof should be obtained for accuracy. This material is presented only as a means of linking persons in that time period.... Be aware that many of the very early marriages shown may not have been in Hancock County or even in Indiana. Such dates were gleaned from death notices or other articles."

MARRIAGES

Adda Sparks married George T. Johnson on October 16, 1887
Amaziah Sparks married Amanda Steele on February 23, 1854
Clara E. Sparks married William H. Craig on June 1899
Claude W. Sparks married Elsie A. Judge on February 14, 1912
Delia R. Sparks married Harvey H. Stottlemeyer on June 1898
Elijah Sparks married Clara Coon in October 1891
Elijah Sparks married Eva Mae Smith on November 1912
Elnathan Sparks, son of Wm. Sparks, married Clementine Mace on September 1883
Francis M. Sparks, son of James Sparks, married Margaret J. Blakely on September 19, 1873
Frank M. Sparks, son of Thompson Sparks, married Lydia Garner on July 24, 1859
Frank M.Sparks, son of Thompson Sparks, married (second) Matilda Loudenback on May 1882
Ira W. Sparks married Ella M. Collins on April 1883
James K. Sparks married Mary Johnson on February 1891
James Sparks married Sarah Ann Reeves on November 15, 1849
Josephine Sparks married William H. Riggs on October 27, 1918
Jeremiah B. Sparks married Eliza Rockefeller, daughter of John Rockefeller, on September 19, 1830
Ladora F. Sparks, daughter of Francis Sparks married Charles F. Moore on October 1879
Martha C. Sparks married Cam T. Schooley on December 24, 1873
Mary Alice Sparks married William F. Stanley on January 25, 1872
Mary A. Sparks married William H. Martin in September 1894
Mary Sparks married John Jackson in August 1881
Maude E. Sparks, daughter of Ira W. Sparks, married William F. Krall on July 2,1914.
Meotta B. Sparks married John C. Louderback in August 1881
Minnie Sparks married Daniel L. Wilson in May 1813
Nancy F. Sparks, daughter of Wm. A. Sparks, married James A. Tucker in November 1886
Neville Sparks, son of James Sparks, married Rachel Newman on November 14, 1880
Sarah Ann Sparks married William Maggard in December 1861
Sarah Ann Sparks married John H. Fitzpatrick on September 5, 1840
Sarah A. Sparks married Morris J. Cochran on August 10, 1874
Sarah I. Sparks married Marion P. Tuterow in March 18, 1888
Dr. J. Walter Sparks married Myrtle Pierce, daughter of Wm. D. Pierce, on June 27, 1894
William Sparks married Olive Wilkinson on August 10, 1840
William A. Sparks, son of John Sparks, married Hannah Trees on April 23, 1852
William J. Sparks married Hannah Ellen Simmons on December 1885
William A. Sparks, son of John Sparks, married Catherine Garner on February 23, 1865
William A. Sparks, son of John Sparks, married Levina Jackson, widow, nee Coon, on May 15, 1891
Willis E. Sparks, son of Ira W. Sparks, married Mattie Haynes in November 1907

DEATHS

Amanda Sparks, died June 1, 1906, Holliday, Illinois; sister of Margaret T. Garriott and Martha Kennedy
Catherine A. Garner Sparks, born August 23, 1835, died April 27, 1889; She married William A. Sparks on February 23, 1865
Eliza Sparks, wife of Rev. Jeremiah B. Sparks, daughter of John and Mary Rockefeller, born February 5, 1805, New Jersey, died December 19, 1880; married September 19, 1830

Frank Sparks, born December 12, 1832, died June 28, 1910, son of Thompson and Lucy Sparks; married July 24, 1859, to Lydia Garner; married (second) May 1882 to Matilda Loudenback

Hannah H. Sparks, wife of William J. Sparks, born 1851, died February 13, 1914
Harriet H. Sparks, wife of Dr. J. B. Sparks, died August 30, 1918.

James Sparks, born January 24, 1828, died December 12, 1905; married November 15, 1849, to Sarah Ann Reeves.
Rev. J. B. Sparks, born 1809, died February 11, 1886
John Sparks, born 1803, died March 8, 1873

Lavina (Coon) Sparks, born October 10, 1845, died December 18, 1897; married on January 1, 1863 to Andrew Jackson Sparks who died January 1, 1868; married (second) May 15, 1891, William Sparks.

Lysander Sparks, died January 20, 1899, in Missouri.
Lydia (Garner) Sparks, wife of Frank Sparks, died 1863
Mary Campbell Sparks, wife of John Sparks, born on June 23, 1805, in Delaware; died February 1884
Mary Sparks died August 24, 1903
Myrtle L. Sparks, daughter of William D. and Anna Marie Pierce, born December 1872, died January 22, 1914; married June 27, 1894, to J. Walter Sparks
Nevil Sparks and his new wife to Kansas January 1881 [news item]
Rachel Sparks, born 1877, died June 2, 1886, daughter of William A. and Catherine Sparks
William Sparks
, born May 27, 1818, died November 3, 1900; married August 10, 1840 to Olive Wilkinson, who died September 8, 1870
William A. Sparks, born January 2, 1825, died September 14, 1910; son of John and Mary Sparks; married April 23, 1852 to Hannah Trees, who died October 10, 1863; married (second) February 23, 1865, Catherine Garner, who died April 27, 1889; he married (third) May 15, 1891, Levina Jackson, who died December 18, 1897.



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A SPARKS MARRIAGE RECORD FROM ADAMS COUNTY, INDIANA


A transcription of marriages in Adams County, Indiana, from 1844 to 1849 was published in the June 1994 issue of The Hoosier Genealogist, Vol. 34, No. 2, pp. 77-85. The marriage of one person named Sparks appeared in this list, as follows:

Sarah M. Sparks married Benoni High, February 21, 1847

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