October 11, 2017

Pages 719-722
Whole Number 41

SPARKS MARRIAGES IN KENTUCKY (1776-1870)

by Paul E. Sparks



(Editor's Note: Paul E. Sparks, President of The Sparks Family Association, has been gathering Kentucky records pertaining to the Sparks family for many years. Beginning with this issue of the Quarterly, he will provide a list of extant marriage records relating to persons named Sparks preserved among Kentucky county records, prior to ca. 1870. As he explains below, many marriages in early Kentucky were never recorded, especially was this true prior to ca. 1817. In general, these data have been taken from three sources: (1) Paul’s own visits to numerous court houses where he has searched the marriage record files; (2) the Filson Club where most of the research was done by Annie Walker Burns who relied on clerks, acquaintances, student help, etc., and (3) miscellaneous sources. Of the one hundred counties in Kentucky in 1850, Paul reports that he has marriage records at present from only forty. Nevertheless, we are confident that, though they are not complete, the records which follow will be invaluable to many Sparks descendants.)

Although Kentucky was included as a part of Virginia as early as 1584 when Sir Walter Raleigh received the charter for "Virginia,” it was not until 1776 that it was officially designated as Kentucky County, Virginia. Four years later, Kentucky County was subdivided into three counties, Fayette, Jefferson, and Lincoln--all eventually to be further divided until Kentucky would have a total of 120 counties. Kentucky became a state in 1792.

The first marriages recorded in Kentucky were performed under the laws of Virginia. Typical of the early laws were those enacted by the Virginia General Assembly in October 1784 which were as follows:

1. Any minister of the Gospel in regular communion with any society of Christians could celebrate the rites of matrimony between any persons who could produce a marriage license.
2. The Governor of Virginia could charge fifteen pence f or issuing the marriage license, and the minister could charge two shillings for performing the marriage ceremony.
3. The minister was required to produce ministerial credentials, take an oath of allegiance to the Virginia commonwealth, and make a bond of 500 pounds lawful current money.
4. All marriages must be done in church except in cases of necessity.
5. Banns were required to be published on three Sundays at the time of divine service.
6. Marriages could be performed only between the hours of 8 A.M. and 12 noon.
7. The consent of the parents was required if the parties were under 21 years of age and the consent of the master was required in the case of servants.
8. Guns could be shot at the celebration of a marriage.
9. Ministers were required to keep a register of all christenings, marriages, and burials.

When Kentucky became a state in 1792, the marriage laws followed, in the main, those of the parent state, Virginia. However, in 1799, the marriage laws were modified to permit members of the county courts to perform the marriage ceremony if there were insufficient ordained ministers to give the service. In addition, the groom was required to give a bond that his family would not become a charge on the state.

With the numerous restrictions governing marriages, as well as the personal responsibilities placed upon the ministers, it is little wonder that the records of early marriages in Kentucky are scant, if not non-existent. R. C. Ballard Thruston, f or many years president of the Filson Club, Louisville, Kentucky, and an ardent preserver of early records, said that it was many years after Kentucky became a state before ministers began preserving the marriage records. Mr. Thruston went on to say: "Early marriage licenses were probably retained by the bride and groom, the minister who performed the ceremony making his return in the form of a list, often as not on a mere scrap of paper and sometimes covering a period of a year or two. It was many years before the custom of returning the marriage license, with proper endorsement of the officiating minister, to the county seat was followed. The first licenses and bonds were written in longhand and it was not until 1817 that printed forms were supplied to the counties, after which the longhand ones gradually ceased.”


ADAIR COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1801-187O)--Filson Club


Sarah Sparks married Lazarus Isaac on April 12, 1806. Father: William Sparks.
Elizabeth Sparks married Thomas Bristoe on October 6, 1806. Father: William Sparks; Mother: Mary.
Selah Sparks married Nathan Whittemore on December 1, 1808. Bondsman: Matthew Sparks.
Elijah Sparks married Rosy Bailey on December 14, 1814. Father: William Sparks.
John Sparks married Nancy Barnes on August 20, 1816. Father: William. Bondsmen: Matthew Sparks and J. Abell.
Catherine Sparks married Scotland McGlosson on February 7, 1824. He a son of Joseph and Doshia McGlosson; she a daughter of William Sparks. Bondsmen: Jehue Sparks and William Barnes.
Cynthy Sparks married Spencer Jones on March 16, 1824. Father: William. Bondsman: Elijah King.
Truelove Sparks married Nancy Hall on December 21, 1826. Mother: Elizabeth. Bondsman: G. W. Taylor.
Josiah Sparks married Anna Gilkey on October 18, 1827. Father: Jonathan. Bondsman: G. W. Taylor.

Jane Sparks married Thomas C. Wright on October 14, 1828. Bondsman: G. W. Taylor.
Sally Sparks married Samuel Rose on November 18, 1830. Father: Matthew.
Polly Sparks married Timothy England, April 12, 1832. Bondsman: Spencer Jones.
Nancy A. Sparks married William Roberts on June 4, 1836. Father: Matthew.
William W. Sparks married Lucinda Gibson on August 22, 1841. Bondsman: Jno. M. Blair.
Thomas Sparks married Mary Ann Jones on December 31, 1841. Bondsman: Spencer Jones.
Patsey Jane Sparks married Wm, W. Berry on December 31, 1842. Father: Matthew R. Bondsman: Spencer Jones.
Catherine Sparks married Zachariah Collins on December 17, 1842.
Jane Sparks married Michael Loy on January 19, 1842. Father: Thomas.
Mary Ann Sparks married Benj. Wilcox on November 6. 1843. Father: Matthew, Bondsman: Spencer Jones.

Mary M. Sparks married Wm. Hill on January 15, 1846. Bondsman: John S. Noble.
Josiah J. Sparks married Harriett Powell on October 8, 1846. Bondsman: S. Simpson.
Sarah A. Sparks married Sidney Murrah on December 8, 1846, Bondsman: John S. Noble.
Jeremiah Sparks married Frances J. Janes on May 6, 1847. Bondsman: S. Jones.
John R. Sparks married Pricilla Reece on May 6, 1847. Bondsman: Spencer Jones.
Joseph Sparks married Elizabeth Wilson on January 7, 1847. Bondsman: Nath. Wilson.
Matthew Sparks married Elizabeth Mosby on March 26, 1849.
Nancy Sparks married Jordon England on January 9, 1849. Bondsman: Spencer Jones.
Matthew Sparks married Mary A. McNeeley on March 26, 1849. Bondsman: Spencer Jones.
Joseph Sparks married Elizabeth Dooley in 1849.

Oney Emily Sparks married Thanas Aarons on October 31, 1852. He aged 22, born in Green County, Term.; she aged 21,
Polly E. Sparks married Dan England on December 29, 1853. He aged 22; she aged 17.
Sarah C. Sparks married John M. Smith on November 22, 1853. He aged 25; she aged 25.
Martha C. Sparks married Austin Loy on September 4, 1867. He son of Manerva Loy; she daughter of Josiah Sparks.
Matthew Sparks married Juliet E. Akin on January 21, 1868. He aged 34 the 25th of this month, born in Adair County, 2d marriage; she aged 24, daughter of Joseph K. Akin.



ALLEN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1815-1865)
Filson Club


Stephen Sparks married Elizabeth J. Levi on June 3, 1843. Bondsman: Z. B. Thackston.



BOURBON COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1785-1866)
Copied by Paul E. Sparks.


George Sparks married Elizabeth Wells on June 14, 1790. (Book I, page 8) Father: Richard. Bondsman: Wm, Paren.
John Sparks married Caty Waddel on August 22, 1792. (Book I, page 23)
Joseph Sparks married Anne Wilson, January 19, 1797. (Book I, page 35)
Micha Sparks married Benjmin (Benjamin?)Stokes on April 30, 1815. (Book 2, page 53)
Nancy Sparks married Stephen Barton on June 10, 1814. (Book 2, page 56)
William Sparks married Sarah Barton on January 15, 1815. (Book 2, page 56)
Fanny Sparks married Augustus Forsythe on January 17, 1819. (Book 2, page 67)
Polly Sparks married Robert Mclntire on February 18, 1921. (Book 2, page 76)
William Sparks married Eliza Barton on September 21, 1826. (Book 2, page 90)
Charlotte Sparks married Thomas W. Gerrard on September 4, 1827. (Book 2, page 144)

Wesley Sparks married Jane Givens on April 8, 1828. (Book 2, page 226)
Hiram B. Sparks married Josephine Turpen on January 30, 1831. (Book 2, page 221)
Elias Sparks married Elizabeth Jane Hall in 1837.
Nancy Sparks married Charles French in 1846.
Sarah Sparks married Elijah May in 1846.
Richard Sparks married Mary E. Williams in 1864.
George W. Sparks married Harriett Connor in 1866.



BRACKEN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1796-1857)--Filson Club

Thomas Sparks married Mahala Taylor on January 21, 1822. Married by Rev. Jeremia Lawson.



BULLITT COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS--Filson Club


Orson Sparks married Peggy Burdett on September 3, 1811.



CALLOWAY COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1822-1844)--Filson Club


Jane Sparks married John Jeffrey on February 25, 1834.
Caroline Sparks married Thomas Bizzell on March 28, 1836.
Burrel Sparks married Rebecca Morris on November 3, 1839.
William Sparks married Sarah Buoy (Bailey?) on January 2, 1843.
Burrell Sparks married Minerva Woodall on December 25, 1844.



CARTER COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1838-1876)
Copied by Clerk


Martha Sparks married James Litteral on October 29, 1841.
Nelson Sparks married Margaret Mauk on March 14, 1843.
James Sparks married Susanah Whitt on March 30, 1843.
John Sparks married Emily Henderson on February 12, 1844.
Isaac Sparks married Mary N. Jones on February 20; 1849.
Q. Jesse B. Sparks married Sarah Falkner on May 2, 1851.
Hugh S. Sparks married Nancy Curnutte on April 10, 1852.
Daniel Sparks married Elizabeth Sparks on June 15, 1852.
Levi H. Sparks married Nancy Lawson on July 7, 1860.
Emma Z. Sparks married John Harper on December 28, 1861.

Sarah Sparks married Frederick Mauk on April 2, 1862.
Martha Sparks married Jesse Briant on December 22, 1863.
Thomas Sparks married Galena Stegall on June 30, 1864.
Mary Sparks married John Lawson on July 12, 1864.
Isaac Sparks married Polly Branham on January 17, 1865.
Peter P. Sparks married Julia Cox on December 19, 1865.
William H. Sparks married Clerrinda Harris on February 12, 1866.
Mary E. S. Sparks married Isaac Middleton on October 14, 1866.
Jesse Sparks married Careasey Fults on December 4, 1866.
George W. Sparks married Rebecca Burchett on July 6, 1867.

Manerva Sparks married Washington Boggs on February 23, 1868.
Syntha Sparks married Arthur Prince on February 2, 1869.
William Sparks married Malinda J. Stephens on October 2, 1873.
Amanda Sparks married Thomas M. Clark on June 13, 1876.



CASEY COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS
Filson Club


Elihu Sparks married Josephine Gill on July 20, 1865. He of Casey County; she of Jessamine County.



CHRISTIAN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS
Filson Club


Susan Sparks married Richard Savage on March 28, 1819. Father: Thomas.
Sally Sparks married Martin Savage on May 28, 1819.
Aisley Sparks married James Bourland on May 6, 1820. He son of Archibald Bourland.



CLARK COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1793-1868)
Copied by Paul E. Sparks


Jenny Sparks married Francis Crouch on May 3, 1798, (Book 1, page 25) Bondsman: Lawrence Owen.
44.4 George Sparks married Fannie Stivers on January 27, 1800. (Book 1, page 34) Bondsman: Lawrence Owen.
John Spark married Mary Bradshaw on May 9, 1804. (Book 1, page 55) Bondsman: Edward Kendred.
William Sparks married Folly Rogers on November 26, 1805. (Book 1, page 62) Bondsman: James Quisenberry.
Isaak Sparks married Jane Malone on April 18, 1816. (Book 1, page 152) Bondsman: John Bush.
John William Sparks married Nancy Berry on September 23, 1868. (Book 3, page 96) Married by C. J. Vaught, M.G.,
M.E. Church at Levi Berry’s. Witt: William Hall and Ambrose Hall.

(This compilation of Kentucky marriage records for persons named Sparks will be continued in subsequent issues of The Sparks Quarterly.)



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Whole Number 42

SPARKS MARRIAGES IN KENTUCKY
by Paul E. Sparks


DAVIESS COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1851~1890)


Mary C. Sparks married George C. Jackson on January, 25, 1851. (Book A, page 220) Minister: H. L. Ellis.

Elizabeth Sparks married Samuel Lanham on August 17, 1857. (Book D, page 93) Bondsmen: Samuel Lanham and George W. Jackson. Minister: A. Brown

Robert F. Sparks married Sarah Jane Lanhffln on June 13, 1859. (Book E, page 71) Father: Oliver Sparks gives consent. Witnesses: Samuel Lanham and Thomas G. Watkins. (Robert Sparks made his mark. Oliver signed.)

Joe Ann Sparks married Andrew B. Alsop on January 7, 1861. (Book F, page 9) Witnesses, John N. Terrell and Samuel Lanham. She was 23 years old. Father and mother born in Henry County, Kentucky. Witness: Robert T. Sparks.

Frank Sparks married Samira Helm on January 20, 1873. (Book M, page 198) Married by J. T. Ellis, M.G.B.C. Father: J. H. Helm gives consent. Married at residence of Straud Helm. Witnesses: Creed Burton and J. Bartlett.

William C. Sparks married Nancy Ann Helm on July 22, 1873. (Book M, page 368) Married by H. C. Ford. Bondsman: Jno. C. McFarland. Married at residence of George Helm, Witnesses: Joseph A. Helm and Henry C. Barrett.

R. F. Sparks married Martha A. Pagan on August 21, 1878. (Book P, page 321) Bondsman: William Pagan. Witnesses: William Jackson and G. D. Jackson, Married by J. A. Taylor. R. F. Sparks made his mark.

Albert Sparks married Josie Lacklin on December 8, 1884. (Book S, page 633) Witnesses: Christopher Sparks and W. H. Terrill. Father: Elijah Lacklin, gives consent.

D. W. Sparks married Sallie B. Gipe on January 7, 1886. (Book U, page 191) Witnesses: Austin Barry and James W. Gipe. Bondsman: Fred Gipe. D. W. Sparks made his mark.

Nannie C. Sparks married James L Alsop on April 12, 1887. (Book V, page 391) Witnesses: J. P. Wilson and J. S. Storman. Bondsman: Pig Terrill. R. C. Sparks gives Consent.

J. H. Sparks married Mollie York on January 4, 1888. (Book W, page 199) Withesses: W. Fry and John Nashan. Bondsman: George Tyler. (J, H. Sparks made his mark.)

J. S. Sparks married Anne Veatch on December 20, 1890. (Book Y, page 405) Witnesses: Addle Hand and Monroe Swindler. Bondsman: J. H. Bozarth.



ELLIOTT COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1869-1912)
Copied by Paul E. Sparks


Book 1

Thomas B. Sparks married Arena Fields on August 30, 1869. (page 4) Married by Ruben C. Sparks. Witness: Alfred Sparks. Bondsman: A. J.Sparks.
Perlina A. Sparks married J. C. Lyon on September 9, 1869. (page 2), at the home of Nelson Sparks.
Surrilda Sparks married E. C. Stephens on January 1, 1870. (page ) Married by R. C. Sparks at the home of Wesley Sparks.
John M. E. Sparks married Mary Johnson on April 29, 1871. (page 18) Witness: Joel Sparks. Married by R. C. Sparks.
Eliza Sparks married James Middleton on August 17, 1871. (page 20). Married by Levi H. Sparks, minister, at the home of John Sparks. Witnesses: John Lawson and L. M. Mauk.
George W. Sparks married Louisa J. Creech on November 29, 1873. (page 38) Witnesses: Joel Sparks and Thomas B. Sparks
Rena Sparks married George W. Sparks on March 19, 1880. (page 58), at the home of Joel Sparks. Witnesses: John W. Sparks and Martin Sparks.
Lisa Sparks married Thomas L. Kelley on November 10, 1881. (page 80), at the home of Martha Sparks.
Dicy Sparks married Jasper N. Day on January 7, 1882. (page 108)
Clarinda Sparks married S. C. Sparks on July 19, 1883. (page 112)

L. C. Sparks married Clinda W. Sparks on July 19, 1883. (page 112) Witnesses: Thomas Sparks and William Sparks.
John T. Sparks married Martha E. Stegall on October 11, 1886. (page 126)
Perlina Sparks married Michael Whitt on October 15, 1886. (page 126)
Laban T. Sparks married Emily Lyon on December 9, 1880. (page 66) Witness: Rube Sparks.
William Nesbitt Sparks married Elizabeth Sparks on December 9, 1880. (page 66) Witness: James Sparks.
William L. Sparks married Louisa Rose on July 17, 1881. (page 74)
James F. Sparks married Folly A. Parker on October 9, 1881. (page 78)
William H. Sparks married Rachel Knipp on November 10, 1881. (page 80) Witness: Nelson Sparks.
R. M, Sparks married Mellissa C. Brickey on December 17, 1881.
John F. Sparks married Lynne Waddle on June 22, 1883. (page 114) Witness: Leborn Sparks, at the home of Susan Waddell. Married by Levi H. Sparks, minister.

R. B. Sparks married Hannah Kelley on June 22, 1883. (page 114)
John C. Sparks married Mary E. Green on December 30, 1883. (page 116) Witnesses: Isaac W. Sparks and Robert M. Green.
Martin Sparks married Missouri Prince on January 20, 1884. (page 118) Witness: Joel Sparks.
Robert L. Sparks married Lina Lyon on September , 1886. (page 122)
Polly Sparks married William Stephens on November 8, 1886. (page 130)
Ceriy [?] E. Sparks married Robert M. Green on July 24, 1880. (page 60) Witnesses: A. J. Sparks and Isaac Sparks
Ellen Sparks married Albert Jones on January 14, 1882. (page 84)
Landon Sparks married Elvira Pennington on February 13, 1887. (page 130) Witness: Eli Sparks.
John J. Sparks married Sarah Rebecca Cox on October 11, 1887. (page 140)
Corrinda Sparks married William F. Nichols on December 2, 1903. (page 160), at the home of Nelson Sparks.
Nancy Sparks married Alonza Sparks on October 31, 1902. (page 178) Married at the home of L. D. Sparks. Witness: James K. Sparks.
Sarah Sparks married George Ison on February 20, 1908. (page 188) Married at the home of Elisha Sparks.
Green Sparks married Jane Jones on October 30, 1909. (page 180) Witness: Hugh Sparks.
James Franklin Sparks married Nannie Kendall on April 1, 1906. (page 188)



Book 2

America V. Sparks married Harvey Gray on February 23, 1888. (page 352), at the home of Joel D. Sparks.
Margaret Sparks married James Sparks on January 25, 1892. (page 10) Witness: John Sparks.
Ida Sparks married MiIlard Barker on August 8, 1892. (page 18)
William G. Sparks married Mary Stapleton on November 16, 1893. (page 36)
Veriina Sparks married A. J. Human on March 21, 1894. (page 44), at the home of Joel Sparks.
Juda Sparks married Alfred Holbrook on April 12, 1894. (page 44), at the home of Rev. L. H. Sparks.
Rena Bell Sparks married Milton Terry on August 4, 1894. (page 58)
Sarah L. Sparks married James Stidharn on July 25, 1892. (page 60)
Abagail Sparks married Joseph P. Maggard on October 19, 1893. (page 66)
Marinda Sparks married J. B. Felts, January 9, 1895. (page 74), at the home of A. J. Sparks.

William Franklin Sparks married Ellen Griffiths on August 3, 1892. (page 18)
Hugh Sparks, Jr., married Cynthia Fannin, January 1, 1894. (page 38)
George M. Sparks married Mandy Greene on May 24, 1894. (page 42)
Genetta A. Sparks married Alamander M. Sparks on November 1, 1897. (page 156) Witness: Aley Sparks.
Cynthia Sparks married A. W. Lyon on June 11, 1898. (page 170)
Landon Sparks married Rena E. Creech on February 29, 1896. (page 104)
Frank Sparks married Becky J. Binion on April 14, 1896. (page 112) Witnesses: Joel Sparks and William Sparks.
J. W. Sparks married Florence Hunter [?] July 2, 1896. (page 114)
Hansford Sparks married Lulie F. Holbrook on October 7, 1896. (page 122)
Hugh Sparks married Lindy Stephens on June 14, 1896. (page 124)
Ida B. Sparks married J. B. Gilliaxn.
Laura B. Sparks married A. O. Pezmington on December 21, 1895. (page 106), at the home of J. N. Sparks.

Emma Sparks married Rufus J. Kendall on September 2, 1896. (page 124), at the home of J. D. Sparks.
Nancy J. Sparks married William Skaggs on May 20, 1897. (page 140), at the home of L. H. Sparks.
Lilly M. Sparks married Richard M. Holbrook on October 14, 1897. (page 148), at the home of J. E. Sparks.
Wesley Sparks married Malinda Staphens on August 18, 1897. (page 150) Witnesses: Reuben Sparks and Hugh Sparks.
Andrew Sparks married Bethena Williams on March 13, 1897. (page 134) Witness: J. W. Sparks.
Elliott Sparks married Mallisa Ison on May 7, 1897. (page 140)
William H. Sparks married Martha Griffith, (page 140)
James P. Sparks married Mary F. Terry on May 15, 1897. (page 142), at the home of L. D. Sparks.
Colby Crawford Sparks married Nancy B. Branhain on September 25, 1897. (page 146) His father: Levi Sparks. Witnesses: James W. Sparks and John Lawson. Married by Levi H. Sparks, minister.

Noah Sparks married Flora Porter on August 4, 1897. (page 154)
Sarah R. Sparks married John F. White on January 10, 1900. (page 208) Married at borne of Calvin Sparks.
Martha Sparks married Boon Niokie on March 23, 1900. (page 214)
Stella Sparks married John L. Creech on October 9, 1900. (page 216)
Celia J. Sparks married Harlan Gilliuin on September 15, 1899. (page 218), at the home of J. B. Sparks.
Bertha Sparks married A. T. Johnson on February 22, 1901. (page 232), at the home of F. D. Sparks.
Rebecca Sparks married Isaac Eldreidge on March 12, 1906. (page 256), at the home of L. D. Sparks.
Margaret Sparks married Hanson McFarland on March 4, 1902. (page 266), at the home of L. H. Sparks. Witness: James L     Sparks. Married by L. H. Sparks, minister.

William Sparks married Ida Stephens on October 1, 1902. (page 270) Witnesses: William Sparks, Sr., and Green Sparks.
Minnie Sparks married David Gray on September 21, 1902. (page 272)
Eliza M. Sparks married R. E. Skaggs on February 27, 1904. (page 288), at the home of Nelson Sparks.
James K. Sparks married Laura Hay on March 25, 1898. (page 158)
Dell Sparks married Nancy Johnson on December 30, 1897. (page 162)
W. M. Sparks married Florence Kinster, February 4, 1900. (page 206)
William B. Sparks married Pearlie Porter on February 19, 1900. (page 206)
Ander Sparks married Malessa Lyon on October 5, 1900. (page 220), at the home of Wiley Lyon. Witness: William Sparks.

Marion Sparks married Rebecca Griffiths on September 5, 1900. (page 222)
Frances Sparks married John Conn on November 10, 1904. (page 296), at the home of W. H. Sparks.
Mary A. Sparks married Robert Lambert on June 5, 1903. (page 316), at the home of Boon Sparks.
Martha Sparks married Martin Brickey on July 12, 1906. (page 348), at the home of Bruce Sparks.
Mertie Sparks married Martin Brickey on February 2###, 1906. (page 352)
Effie Sparks married V. H. Redwine on April 12, 1908. (page 366)
Rilda Sparks married Timothy Skaggs on October 14, 1908. (page 378), at the home of Benton Sparks. Witnesses: Benton Sparks.

Mary S. Sparks married Thomas H. Skaggs. (page 396), at the home of Nelson Sparks. Witness: H. P. Sparks.
Florence Sparks married W. A. Cox, January 23, 1910. (page 398)
Nelson Sparks married Emma Johnson on February 25, 1902. (page 262)
William Sparks married Ida Stephens on October 1, 1902. (page 270) Witnesses: William Sparks, Sr., and Green Sparks.
Frank Sparks married Sarah Marshall on August 9, 1902. (page 274)
George Sparks married Martha Stephens on June 20, 1903. (page 282)
Henry (Harry) Sparks married Mary Barker on March 10, 1904. (page 284) Witness: Ellington Sparks.
James W. Sparks married Mary Lyon, January 25, 1903. (page 320)
Willie A. Sparks married Mary J. Creech, January 2, 1904. (page 322) Witness: M. B. Sparks.
D. N. Sparks married America Waggoner on December 16, 1903. (page 322)
Colby C. Sparks married Julia B. Mauk, July 1, 1905. (page 328)
Henry D. Sparks married Rebecca Bear on August 17, 1905. (page 332), at the home of Bruce Sparks.
Marinda Sparks married John Lyon on June 5, 1903. page 408), at the home of J. C. Sparks.
Mintie Sparks married W. C. Mauk on September 15, 1910. (page 412), at the home of Elizabeth Sparks. Witness: Milford Sparks.

Jane Sparks married Thurman Johnson on December 24, 1910. (page 414)
Alma Sparks married Martin Sparks on October 7, 1911. (page 426) Married at the home of Albert Sparks. Witness: Alvin Sparks.
Flora Sparks married Elisha Barker on May 22, 1890. (page 428) Witness: Elbert Sparks.
Jane Sparks married Willie Skaggs on July 4, 1912. (page 446) Witness: Minta Sparks.
Polly A. Sparks married Dewie Ritchie, (page 448)
Rufus Newton Sparks married Anna Ferguson, January 10, 1906. (page 336)

Harrison Sparks married Grace Kunsford on August 10, 1910. (page 408)
Eli Sparks married Julia Rose on July 13, 1911. (page 424)
Monroe Sparks married Susan Ratliff on November 4, 1911. (page 432)
Julia Sparks married George Waggoner on September 24, 1903. Married at the home of J. A. Sparks.
L. C. Sparks married Susan Holbrook, August 1, 1889. His father born in N.C. Bondsman: . F. N. Sparks.
James B. Sparks married Amanda Kegley on May 20, 1890. His father born in Carter Co., Ky.
G. W. Sparks married Lucinda Sargant on September 14, 1888. His father born in N.C.



ESTILL COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1810-1851)
As copied by Annie Walker Burns


Isaac Sparks married Annis McGuire on September 18, 1810.
Peggy Sparks married Nathaniel Oldham on May 6, 1812.
James Sparks married Susanna Rogers, 1813.
Amis Sparks married Richard McKinney on February 14, 1813.
Catherine Sparks married Isaac Henry on July 25, 1819.
Franky Sparks married James Crouch on October 28, 1824.
Folly Sparks married Jeremiah Fowler on April 14, 1825.
Thomas Sparke married Patsy Powell on April 20, 1825.
James Sparks married Nancy Newman on December 9, 1825.
Thomas Sparks married Polly Sparks on August 7, 1826.
William Sparks married Hannah Skinner on August 11, 1829.
John Sparke married Nancy Eastis, February 3, 1831.
Margaret Sparks married Allen Roberts on June 10, 1835.
Susan Sparks married John Easter on December 31, 1835.
Samuel Sparks married Letty Bonny on February 9, 1837.
Elizabeth Sparks married David Adams on June 9, 1837.
Barnett Sparks married Mary Mirche [?], January 17, 1839.
Polly Sparks married Stephen White on April 14, 1839.
Alfred Sparks married Sally Cole on November 29, 1839.
Joseph Sparks married Malinda Barnes on March 12, 1846.
William Sparks married Susan Ann Bony on March 16, 1847.
John Sparks married Mary Jane Murphy on August 2, 1849.
William Sparks married Sally Ann Crouch on May 2, 1850
Sally Ann Sparks married Thomas Crouch on November 24, 1851.



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Whole Number 43

SPARKS MARRIAGES IN KENTUCKY
by Paul E. Sparks
(Continued from page 746)


FAYETTE COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1802-1880)
Copied by Paul E. Sparks


Will Sparks married Marion W. Hillix on December 22, 1841. (Book 1, page 132) Bondsman: Jas. F. Hillix.
Margaret A. Sparks married Richd. L. Taylor on April 22, 1840. (Book 1, page 130)
Thomas Sparks married J. F. Spiers on September 8, 1843. (Book 1, page 147) Bondsman: William Sparks.
James Sparks married Mary Corman on August 24, 1845. (Book 1, page ---) Bondsmen: Geo. F. Corman.
Jerome Sparks married Mary Holmes on August 21, 1849. (page 128) Bondsman: Sarah Wallace.
W. S. Sparks married Mrs. Judith A. St.Clair on April 30, 1850. (Book 2, page 148) Bondsman: G. W. Cunningham.
Jonas Sparks married Mrs. Sarah Stephens on June 22, 1853. (Book 2, page 250)
Joseph S. Sparks married N. J. Lawless, January 12, 1857. (Book 3, page 13)
Lucy Sparks married Columbus Jenkins on December 11, 1871. (Book 5, page 68) Married in the Christian Church.
Nellie Sparks married Newton Jenkins on September 26, 1872. (Book 5, page 108) Married in the Church of Christ.
B. R. Sparks married E. H. Bell on September 7, 1875. (Book 5, page 222)
W. W. Sparks married Sarah Jane Smedley on September 18, 1879. (Book 5, page 380) Married in the Christian Church.



FLEMING COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1798-1886)
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Hannah Sparks married Franklin Casady on July 12, 1866. (Book B, page 392) She aged 19, born in McGoff in County, Ky., Father born, in Virginia. He aged 48., at the home of John A. Sparks.

Sarah B. Sparks married Charles R. Nealis on May 30, 1870. (Book G, page 272) She aged 19, born in Henry County, Ky.; Parents born in Morgan County, KY. He aged 32, born in Fleming County, Ky.

Rebecca J. Sparks married Michael S. Planck on August 19, 1886. (Book Q, page'74) She aged 17, born in Robertson County, Ky.; Father born in Nicholas County, Ky.


FLOYD COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1799-1860)
From a copy in the Filson Club


Allen Sparks married Elizabeth Keesee on June 27, 1822.
Richard Sparks married Mary Ann Stratton on March 22, 1860.


FRANKLIN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1794-1864)
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William H. Sparks married J. Tinie Arnold on July 1,1864.


GALLATIN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1798, Book I)
From a copy in the Filson Club


Henry Sparks married Mary McClaskey, January 15, 1807.


GREENUP COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1803-1850)
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Dulcena Sparks married Thomas Walker on November 19, 1828.
Isaac Sparks married Lucinda Thomas on March 15, 1833. James Thomas, father of Lucinda, Bondsman.
William Sparks married Emmaline Hyde, January 1, 1828. Bondsman: Lewis Hyde. James L. Hyde, father, gives consent.
Catherine Sparks married James W. Howard on December 12, 1836.
William Sparks married Elizabeth Hager on December 27, 1848. Consent given by Elizabeth Hager married Thomas Sparks.
Solomon Sparks married Angeline Roister on September 10, 1850. Bondsman: John Holbrook.


HARDIN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1792-1827)
From a copy in the Filson Club


Elizabeth Sparks married Benj. Johnson on April 17, 1800.
Nancy Sparks married John Winchester on June 18, 1803. Married by Benj. Johnson.
Polly Sparks married Charles Norris on November 10, 1827.


HARRISON COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1793-1881)
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James Sparks married Nancy Godman on December 13, 1821. (No. 1545) Married by Augustine Eastin, Clerk.
Catharine Sparks married William Jones on February 20, 1823. (No. 1610) Married by Augustine Eastin, Clerk.
Ann Sparks married Henry Batterton on September 4, 1825. (No. 1392) Married by Leroy Cole.
Mary Sparks married Baylus Jones on April 11, 1826. (No. 2006) Married by Lewis Corbin.
Thomas W. Sparks married Luannah McDaniel on May 15, 1828. (No. 2226) Married by D. D. Dyche.
Mary Sparks married Joseph J. Hannen on November 16, 1826. (No. 2072) Married by H. McDaniel.
Nancy Sparks married Stephen Barton, January 11, 1831. (No. 2463) Married by Isaac Collard.
Julia Sparks married Balus Jones on October 1, 1831.
Silas Sparks married Isabella Givens on September 26, 1833. (No. 2694) Married by William Tucker.
Elias M. Sparks married Elizabeth Jane Hall on July 9, 1839. (No. 3044) Married by William Tucker.
William Sparks married Eliza Taylor on December 15, 1846. (No. 3926) Married by S. V. Lee.
Nancy Sparks married Charles French, January 13, 1846. (No, 3833) Married by S. V. Lee.
John Sparks married Jane Bramel on March 22, 1855. (No. 4797) Married by S. V. Lee.
G. W. Sparks married Lucy O. Duncan on June 11, 1858. Married by Duncan Harding.
Elizabeth Sparks married Charles P. Talbott on November 3, 1857. Married by Y. R. Pitts.
Harriet Sparks married Duncan Jones on June 17, 1858. Married by Duncan Harding, J.P.
Amos Sparks married Nausea Jane Slade on July 20, 1863. Married by Ransom Lancasten.
Richard Sparks married Mary B. Williams, March 1, 1864. Married by William Pinkerton.
George W. Sparks married Harriet Conner, January 7, 1866. Married by Z. M. Lee.
Jane C. Sparks married F. G. Craig on November 15, 1866. Married by S. L. Helm.
Sarah E. Sparks married William R. Whitaker on September 8, 1881. Married by William Batliff.



HENRY COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1798-1884)
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32.1.8 Walter Sparks married Susan Prewitt on February 8, 1814. Father: Coleman Prewitt.
Oliver Sparks married Elizabeth Locklin, Jr. on December 3, 1833. Mother: Elizabeth Locklin, Sr.
Ibby Ann Sparks married Isaac P. McConnell, January 25, 1837, Mother: Isabella Sparks.
William Sparks married Cath. Tiller on April 4, 1837.
John Sparks married Nelly Follis on August 14, 1837, Father: George Follis
on Deceased.
Nancy Sparks married William Hardin on October 4, 1838.
Richard Sparks married Milly Ann Satterwhite, January 7, 1840. Mother: Elizabeth Satterwhite.
Mary Jane Sparks married Elias McGruder on March 18, 1844, Father: John Sparks.
Sarah Sparks married Marquis Maddox on May 25, 1848. Father: John Sparks.
Fountain Sparks married Phebe Ann Sparks on July 30, 1848. His father: Fountain Sparks. Her father: William Sparks.
Robert Sparks married Elizabeth Estis on May 28, 1849. His father: Robert Sparks. Her mother: Josena Estis.
William Sparks married Mary B. List on October 11, 1853.

Isham Sparks married Sarah Prewitt on July 11, 1854.
Oliver Sparks married Sarah A. Maddox on October 10, 1854.
Thomas A. Sparks married Caroline Montfort on June 9, 1855.
John Sparks married Inreah Schooler on November 14, 1859.
John W. Sparks married Elizabeth Threlkeld, January 13, 1865.
Robert Sparks married Elizabeth Johnson on March 11, 1872.
A. T. Sparks married Sophrona P. Tate on April 4, 1878.
John W. Sparks married Clara Threlkeld on April 7, 1881.
Stephen Sparks married Elizabeth Ethington on November 27, 1884.



HOPKINS COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1807-1868)
From a copy in the Filsan Club


P.1 Noah Sparks married Lucinda Newton on June, 1842. Married by N. Harding.
Samuel Sparks married Ann Anderson on January 1843 Married by N. Harding.



JEFFERSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1780-1875)
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Stephen Sparks married Catha Padget on August 13, 1799. Married by Jacob Linton. (Book I, page 34)
Alice Sparks married Ben Newkirk on November 30, 1801. (Book I, page 40)
Eliza Sparks married Nathe Kuykendall on November 29, 1802. (Book I, page 43)
Eliza Sparks married Nathe Richter on September 13, 1804. Affidavit made. Married by W, Kavenaugh. (Book I, page 49)

Rebecca Sparks married John Pringle on December 10, 1804. (Book I, page 50)
Hannah Sparks married John Smith on September 6, 1808. Bondsman: William Sparks. Father: Walter Sparks. Consent proven by oath of his son, said William Sparks. Married by Reubin Smith. (Book I, page 62)

Joanna Sparks married Benj'n Lovelace on September 13, 1813. Bondsman: William Sparks. Father: Walter Sparks. Consent proven by William Sparks. Married by L Hobbs. (Book I, page 77)

Sarah Spark married Rowland Hampton on June 16, 1816. Bondsman: Henry Stonestreet. Witness: Charles Dunn, Father: William Sparks, consent in writing. Married by Benj'n Allen, (Note: Register and bond give John Sparks as the father) (Book I, page 90)

Ezra Sparks married Catherine Griffey on March 22, 1819. The said Catherine being the daughter of Samuel Griffey whose consent was given in person. Married by Benj'n Allen, (Book I, page 103)

Elizabeth Sparks married John C. Smith on February 15, 1820. Said Elizabeth being daughter of Walter Sparks whose consent was certified. Witness: Samuel K. Sparks. (Book I, page 113)

Nancy Sparks married Wiley Greggs, August 1, 1822. Said Nancy being daughter of William Sparks whose consent is certified, Married by Richard Sharp. (Book I, page 136)

Fanny Sparks married Isham Wilhoite on September 29, 1823. Said Fanny being daughter of William Sparks on Dec'd., and of Mourning Sparks, his widow. Consent proven by John Browa. Married by James Ward. (Book I, page 147)

Edward Sparks married Nancy Jones on December 29, 1824. She of lawful age and daughter of FNU Jones, Married by Lacjaens Carpenter. (Book I, page 161)

Nimrod Sparks married Susan Parker on February 18, 1826. Said Susan being daughter of Thomas Parker whose consent is certified. Married by James Ward,. (Book I, page 170)

James Sparks married Elizabeth Mattocks on August 18, 1837. Bondsman: John C. Hale. Mother: Mrs. Peggy Mattocks, Married by Daniel C. Ban~e. (Book 3, page 4)

Sarah Sparks married Craven K. Slaughter on May 5, 1840. Mother: Mrs. Elizabeth Sparks. (Book 3, page 74)

Susan Sparks married Henry L. Ball on November 15, 1842. She a widow of Nimz'od Sparks on Dec'd, Married by 1!. Holman. (Book 4, page 16)

Joseph Sparks married Sarah McMann, January 15, 1846. She a daughter of Eveline McMann who consents as proven by oath of George W. Griffey. Married by George IL Crumbough. (Book 4, page 108)

Alezander K. Sparks married Louisa Antle on July 22, 1846. The said Louisa being without parents or guardian and having been raised by her grandfather, Samuel Giffy who consents in person. Married by Samuel Helm. (Book 4, page 111)

Julia Sparks married George W. Stephens on September 3, 1847. She being daughter of Sarah Sparks who consents hereto in writing as proven by oath of William I. Sparks. Married by W. Holman, (Book 4, page 168)

William Sparks married Evelina McMahan on October 21, 1849. She the widow of Jno. McMahan as proved by William Fleming. Married by John Singer. (Book 5, page 15)

Richard N. Sparks married Eliza B. Welch on April 24, 1850. She without parents or guardian as proved by And. Martin. Married by John Kennedy. (Book 5, page 38)

Mary Ann Sparks married James Taylor on June 4, 1851. She a daughter of C. Sparks whose written consent is proved by Thomas Sparks. Married by W. Holman. (Book 5, page 95)

Daniel S. Sparks married Jane Ann Churchman on July 12, 1851. She a daughter of Elijah Churchman who consents hereto in person. Married by Francis Thomson. (Book 5, page 98)

Tinsley Sparks married Susan Humble, January 4, 1855. She of full age as proven by William J. Humble. Married by Wm. P. Barnett. Witnesses: Wm. P. Baird and Wm. Sheene. (Book 6, page 89)

Benjamin Sparks married Cecelia C. Norman on November 29, 1856. She of full age as proven by Alex. Howell, Married by Wm. Holman. Witnesses: G. L. Reynolds and B. A. Waggoner. (Book 6, page 209)

N. N. Sparks married Jennie M. Terrill on February 24, 1858. (Book 7, page 66) Candacey Sparks married Oliver P. Ganote on July 22, 1858. Married by R. Downey Blair. Witnesseag A. J. Hall and F. Meret. (Book 7, page 91)

Holden Spark (or Sparks) married Eliza Jane Humble on September 30, 1860. Married by Wm. P. Barnett, Witnesses: Tho. Wheeler and Samuel Rigley. (Book 8, page 14)

Mildred Spark (or Sparks) married G. L Crittenden on August 6, 1862. Married by N. Holman. Witnesses: L. Vader and J. Moore. (Book 89 page 65)

Harvey Sparks married Emily Pound on September 12, 1866. Married by Wm. P. Barnett. Witnesses: N. B. Hopewell and Preston Wheeler. (Book 9, page 390)

Julia L, Sparke married C. C. Rule on March 2, 1869. Married by A. T. Spalding. Witnesses: Mrs. Sparks, Dr. Bell, and Mr. and Mrs. Lenart. (Book 10, page 74)

Samuel N, Sparks married Sarah Ellen Rouser on September 3, 1871. Married by Dennis Spurner. Witnesses: Jas. Swearingen, Frances Watson, and Maggie Shively. (Book 10, page 247)

William I. Sparks married Mary Carmin, February 3, 1872. Married by J. B. Wood. Witnesses: Mrs. Fannie Shy and Mary Wells. (Book 10, page 282)

William Sparks married Anna Blount, January 29, 1873. Married by William N, Pratt. (Book 11, page 39)

James Sparks married Annie Cole on December 10, 1874. Married by Samuel Matlack. Witnesses: James Terry and George N, Bache. (Book 11, page 167)

Mathie(?) Jane Sparks married Robert M. Thompson on September 8, 1875. Married by R. Downey Blair. Witnesses: John Sparks, S. Brentlinger, and Joseph Davis. (Book 11, page 215)

Lizzie Sparks married William Dale on October 7, 1875. Married by P. Gait Miller. Witnesses: B. 0. Pumphrey, W. K. Murphy, C. T. Murphy, and Jeptha Dale. (Book 11, page 220)



JESSAMINE COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1798-1870)
Copied by Paul B. Sparks


(Note: The marriage books are either missing entirely, or have been misplaced in the Jessamine County Courthouse. The original papers, however, such as the ministers' returns, licenses, bonds, and parental permissions to marry (if applicable) were filed in boxes. These are difficult to examine, since they have been filed by year and by groom surname, all held together by rubber bands, I was assured that a project is underway to complete books again. The marriages which follow were copied from an index which simply gives the name and the book numbers From data sent us by Dorothy Sparks Foster, it is fairly safe to say that most of these undated marriages were performed between 1850 and 1860, and later. We have supplied a few birth dates, where known, to suggest an approximate year of marriage.)

Isaac Sparks married Maryann Hendrick, January 11, 1827. Bondsman: Joseph N, Hendrick. (Book 1, page 86)
Jerome Sparks married Sarah Wilmore on August 24, 1829, Bondsman: James Wilmore. (Book 1, page 104)
John A. Sparks married Martha Burch on December 23, 1838, (Book 1, page 167)
Martha Ann Sparks married James Burns, (Book 1, page 194)
Jerome A, Sparks (born 1843) married Molly A. Nooe on February 15, 1862. (Book 2, page 45)
Elihu Sparks married Josephine Gill. (Book 29 page 67)
Morean Sparks married Lizzie Clemmons. (Box 9)
Ann Eliza Sparks (born ca. 1837) married G. N. Rose. (Book 2, page 10)
Mary Jane Sparks married James N, Walters (Book 2, page 32)
Margaret P. Sparks (born ca. 1835) married Geo. D. Cornish. (Book 2, page 28)
Jane Ellen Sparks (born ca. 1831) married Ephraim Drake. (Book 2, page 47)
Eudora Sparks married John N. Stone. (Book 2, page 66)
Mary Sparks married George N. Corman. (Book 2, page 63)
Catharine Sparks married Gratton Corman, (Book 2, page 74)
George Wm. Sparks married Susie Watts. (Box 9)
Cathanine Sparks (born ca. 1841) married Robert Barr. (Box 1)
Sallie Morris Sparks married J. Hogan Ballard. (Box 1)
Chas. T. Sparks married Maya Funk. (Box 9)
Nimrod Sparks married Sudie Huggins. (Box 9)
Chas. S. Sparks married Mattie N. Broce. (Box 9)
Mary Sparks married James Carson. (Box 2)
Beatrice Sparks married Ambrose Corman. (Box 2)

Ella Sparks married Elvie Carpenter. (Box 3)
R. Morgan Sparks married Anna Steele Hughes. (Box 10)
Mrs. Eunice Sparks married H. L. Elder. (Box 4)
Jennie Sparks married Oliver C. Garvey. (Box 4)
Price Sparks married Birdie Stevens. (Box 10)
Samuel Sparks married Rhoda Webb. (Box 10)
Mary A. Sparks married David Knoble, Jr. (Box 6)
Mary Anna Sparks married Dillard Logan. (Box 6)
Bettie D. Sparks (born ca. 1846) married Marcellus McDaniel. (Box 7)
Emma Brown Sparks married Leonidas Robinson, (Box 8)
Conley Sparks married Pauline Spradling. (Box 10)
Buell Sparks married Martha Johnson. (Box 10)
Ida F, Sparks married S. L. Helm, Jr. (Box 5)



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Whole Number 46

SPARKS MARRIAGES IN KENTUCKY
by Paul E. Sparks
(Continued from page 766)


JOHNSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1843-1881)
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Dorcas Sparks married Aaron Fairchild on February 25, 1845. (Book I) Married by Henry Jayne.
Dianah Sparks married Wiley Craft on December 24, 1845. (Book I) Married by Henry Jayne.
William Sparks married Louisa Blevens on September 15, 1855. (Book I) He was aged 22 years; she was aged 16. Oath of Daniel Blevens.
Henry Sparks married Mary Conley on November 2, 1857. (Book II, page 32) He was 22 years old; she was 16.
Thomas Sparks married Peggy Johnson on August 19, 1858. (Book II, page 42) He was 26 years old; she was 21.
Sarah Sparks married Peter Scaggs on October 27, 1858. (Book II, page 44) Witness: Andrew Scaggs.
Lucy Sparks married John Scaggs on December 25, 1858. (Book II, page 48)
Mary Ann Sparks married Layfayette McKenzie on February 17, 1859.
William Sparks married Martha Salyer on December 13, 1859. (Book II, page 58) Witnesses: Elisha Sparks and Martin McKenzie.
Jane Sparks married Lemuel G. Janes on June 19, 1860. Witness: James McKenzie. (Book II, page 66)
Nathan Sparks married Elizabeth Craft, June 1, 1861. (Book II, page 82)
Lydia Sparks married Martin McKenzie, 1 April 1859. Witnesses: Elisha Sparks and James McKenzie.
Robert Sparks married Frances Melvinia Carter on August 14, 1865. Witnesses: Daniel Sparks and Daniel Conley.
Diana Sparks married Edwin O'Bryan on August 21, 1866.
Jane Sparks married Ransome Lyons on May 16, 1867.
David Sparks married Elizabeth Evans on February 24, 1868. Witness: Robert Sparks.
Nancy Sparks married William J. McKenzie on December 25, 1873, in home of William Sparks. She was aged 17 years. Her father and mother both born in Kentucky.
Elizabeth Sparks married James McDowell on February 14, 1874, in home of Matthew Sparks. She was 31 years old and both her parents were born in Bath County, Kentucky. Marriage performed in home of Matthew Sparks.
Tillman Sparks married Susie E. Murry on May 6, 1874, in houae of Sam Murry. He was 24 years old; his father was born in North Carolina, his mother in Kentucky.
Benjamin Sparks married Nancy Jane Caudill, January 6, 1876. He was 20 years old.
Survilla Sparks married Eslen M. Lyons on February 9, 1877. He was 22 years old, his father's name was Nickles.
Allen Sparks married Mary Hundley on March 9, 1877, in house of Matthew Sparks. His father born in North Carolina.
William Henry Sparks married Susan Alley, 1877, in house of William Sparks.
Nichelous Sparks married Martha J. Williams on May 12, 1877, in house of Robert Sparks. He was 29 years old, his father was born in North Carolina. She was 25 years old, she was born in Russell County, Virginia.
Margaret Sparks married William Mullins on November 4, 1881, in house of Elisha Sparks. She was 20 years old.

(These records of Sparks marriages in Kentucky will be continued in future issues of the Quarterly.)


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Whole Number 49

SPARKS MARRIAGES IN KENTUCKY
by Paul E. Sparks (Continued from page 817)


LAUREL COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1825-1851)
From the Records of the Filson Club


Abraham?(Absolom?) Sparks married Elizabeth Miller on July 2, 1856. Bondsman: W. J. Miller.
Elizabeth Sparks married Caleb W. Catching on November 12, 1849.
Martha Sparks married Wesley Johnson on September 16, 1857. Bondsman: John W. Johnson.


LAWRENCE COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1822-1865)
Copied by Paul E. Sparks


### married Lawrence County Court Clerk

George Sparks married Nancy Short on July 31, 1822. (Book I, p. 12) Married by Stephen Wheeler, Baptist minister.
Thomas Sparks married Katherine Jayne on December 24, 1823. (Book I, p. 17) Married by Stephen Wheeler, Baptist minister.
Sarah Sparks married Henry Jayne on December 25, 1824. (Book I, p. 26) Married by James Wheeler, Jr., J.P.
Jarret Sparks married Elizabeth Boggs on September 19, 1825. (Book I, p. 31) Married by Stephen Wheeler, Baptist minister.
Calvin Sparks married Sally Lyon on June 16, 1828. (Book I, p. 48) Married by Stephen Wheeler, Baptist minister.
Wiley Sparks married Sintha Holebrook on August 20, 1832. (Box 3) Married by Stephen Wheeler Baptist minister. Bondsman: John Holebrook.
Elijah Sparks married Sarah Evans on October 19, 1832. (Box 3) Consent of her father, Wesley Evans. Witnesses: Daniel Sparks married E. E. Stikes.
Dianah Sparks married Pardon Morris, 1832. (Box 2, missing?)
Sinay Sparks married Iray Isam on September 5, 1833. Bondsman: Calvin Sparks.

Elisha Sparks married Susannah Pridemore on December 16, 1833. (Box 3) Consent of her father, John Pridemore, of Floyd County. Bondsmen: Daniel Sparks, Saul Sparks,and David Sparks.
Franky Sparks married William Gent on September 20, 1834. (Book I, p. 116)
Daniel Sparks married Sarah Jayne on July 31, 1834. (Book I, p. 112)
Sarah Sparks married Tilman Craft on March 18, 1835. (Book I, p. 131)
Wesley Sparks married Nancy Keesee on June 19, 1835. (Book I, p. 121)
Frances Sparks married Reuben Keesee on December 1, 1836. (Book I, p. 134)
Charlotte Sparks married Andrew Cain, 1837. (Box 1)
Nicholas Sparks married Dorcas Ross on December 21, 1837. (Box 3) Bondsman: Robert Ross.
Kesiah Sparks married Campbell Gent on February 23, 1839. (Box 2, missing) Consent of her father, Thomas Sparks. Married by Stephen Wheeler, Baptist minister.

Etheldred Sparks married Ella Gent on October 14, 1841. (Box 3) Bondsman: Robert Ross.
Sirena Sparks married Daniel Castle on October 17, 1844. (Box 1)
John W. Sparks married Almeda Green on December 21, 1845. (Book II, p. 133) Married by Elder Rufus Humphrey.
Mary A. Sparks married Hiram Morrow, 1846. (Box 2, missing?)
Samuel Sparks married Nancy Scaggs on November 11, 1847. (Box 3) Consent of her father, Lewis Scaggs. Married by Lewis Scaggs.
Nancy Sparks married John Hutchison on March 21, 1847. (Book II, p. 112) Consent of her father,George Sparks. His father, Peter Hutchison. Married by William Barker. Witnesses:
William Green married James Mason.
Reuben Sparks married Elizabeth Dues on July 6, 1849. (Book II, p. 24)
Matthew Sparks married Hannah Adkins, January 18, 1852. (Book II, p. 48) He 21 years old; she 23 years old. Married by G. C. Burgess, J.P.
Alfred Sparks married Mary Ann Green on December 30, 1852. (Book II, p. 53) He born on head of Big Blame Creek; she in Scott County, Virginia. He 21 years old; she 14 years old.
Polly Sparks married Harvey Lester on May 11, 1854. (Book II, p. 72) He 21 years old; father, William Lester. She 18 years old; father, Calvin Sparks. He was born Taswil (i .e . Tazewell) County, Virginia; she born Lawrence County, Kentucky. Witnesses: Wiley
Sparks, William Lions, and Thomas Lester.
Polly Sparks married Lewis Lyon, January 2, 1854. (Book II, p. 77)
Bethena Sparks married David Curnutte on September 27, 1855. (Book II, p. 96)
Reuben Sparks married Mary Curnutte on December 18, 1857. (Book II, p. 114) He 28 years old; she 21 years old. Married by Enoch Green, Baptist minister. Witnesses: David married MaryWellrnan.
Nancy Sparks married Nelson White, January 8, 1857. (Book II, p. 106)
George Sparks married lafair Chafin on January --, 1858. (Box 3) He born in Johnson County,Kentucky, age 22, 1st marriage. She born in Logan County, Virginia, age 27, third marriage. Married by H. Moore, minister, Methodist Episcopal Church, South.
Nancy Sparks married Isaac Lester, February 4, 1858. (Book II, p. 121) He born in Tazewell County, Virginia, age 20 years. She 20 years old., at the home of Garrett Sparks by Enoch Green, Baptist minister. Witnesses: R. R. Sparks married William Lyon.
Daniel Sparks married Eleanor Cordial on May 5, 1859. (Box 3) He born in Surry County, North Carolina, age 46 years, 2nd marriage. She born in Lawrence County, Kentucky, age 32 years, 1st marriage. Married by Enoch Green, Baptist minister.
Rebecca H. Sparks married John F. Green on October 27, 1859. (Book 3A, p. 31) He born in Cabell County, Virginia, 20 years. old. She born in Lawrence County, Kentucky, 17 years old. Married by Enoch Green, Baptist minister.
Lizy A. Sparks married Peter T. Burgess, 1860. (Box I)
Delilah Sparks married Elisha Wellman, 1860. (Book 3A, p. 25)
Peter Sparks married Alafair Jordan on February 15, 1860. (Book 3A, p. 31) He age 21. Her father, John W. Jordan. Married by John Hale, minister, Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Bondsman: Hiram J. Jordan. Witness: Jesse Jordan.
Allen Sparks married Anna Gibson on October 1, 1863. (Book 5, p. 69) Married by Silvester B. Miller, Baptist minister.
Joel Sparks married Eliza J. Adkins, 1863. (Book 5, p. 71)
Nelson Sparks married Surrilda Holbrook on December 15, 1864. (Book 5, p. 55) He 19 years old. She 15 years old. Witnesses: Jno. J. Gambill married William Boggs, Jr.
Martin Sparks married Nancy Colyer on October 20, 1865. (Box 3) His father, Wesley Sparks. Gemima Sparks married John Green on March 2, 1865. (Book 3A, p. 30) His father, Thomas Green. Married by Enoch Green, Baptist minister.
David L. Sparks married Thursa Curnutte on May 14, 1865. (Book 5, p. 83) Her father, Reuben Curnutte. Bondsman: David G. Curnutte. Married by Enoch Green, Baptist minister.
Seana Sparks married George Stephen, 1865. (Box 3)
Pheba J. Sparks married Francis Parker, 1865. (Book 5, p. 77)
Anna Sparks married Ellis Booth, 1865. (Book 5, p. 79)
Mahala A. Sparks married James L. Wheeler, 1865. (Book 5, p. 83)
Jennie Sparks married John Green, 1865. (Book 5, p. 83)
Rachel Sparks married Enoch Green on August 21, 1865. (Box 2) His father, Giles Green. Her father, Daniel Sparks.


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Whole Number 51

SPARKS MARRIAGES IN KENTUCKY
by Paul E. Sparks
(Continued from page 887)


LEE COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1875-1885)


George W. Sparks married Mary S. Durbin on September 30, 1875. Bondsman:father, Silas Durbin. He was born in Estill County, Ky., aged 26, 1st marriage; parents born in Estill County, Ky. She was aged 16, 1st marriage; father born in Estill County, Ky., mother born in Missouri. Married by A. B. Williams. He living in Jackson County, Ky. Book 1, p. 316.

Martha Ann Sparks married Sylvester Whisman on September 30, 1875. Bondsman: Aaron Warner. He was born in Lee County, Va., aged 20, 1st marriage; parents born in Va. She was born in Wolfe County, Ky., aged 19, 1st marriage; father's birth place was unknown; mother born in Wolfe County, Ky. Married by Hiram Whisman. His residence, Wolfe County, Ky.

Julie Sparks married William Goocey, January 9, 1885. He was aged 25; she was aged 16. Married at Thomas Sparks's.



LEWIS COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1806-1851)
Copied from the Records of the Filson Club


Katherine Sparks married Isaac Dickson on October 23, 1824. She was daughter of Joseph Sparks. Surety, James Sparks.
Harriet Sparks married Jesse Trusedale, Jr., February 2, 1828. (Both of age)
John Sparks married Elizabeth Launtz, March 27, 1830. She daughter of Curtis Launtz.
Thomas Sparks married Mary Wallingford, January 8, 1830. She daughter of John Wallingford.
Catherine Sparks married Eli Nash on September 3, 1832. She daughter of 1.2.5.10.2.5.1 Caleb Sparks.
William Sparks married Susanna Gilbert on March 22, 1834. She daughter of Elias Gilbert. Surety, Richard Nash.
Joseph Sparks married Isabella Ellis, January 8, 1834. Guardian, Joseph Sparks.
Cytha Ann Sparks married Jesse Nash on April 12, 1834. Surety, John Sparks. Certificate from James Nash, father of Jesse, giving his consent. Cytha Ann Sparks over 21 years of age as proved by oath of her brother, John Sparks. Married by D. K. Putnam, a legally authorized minister.
Joseph Sparks married Nancy Armstrong, January 8, 1837.
Ephraim Sparks married Sally Ann Reilly, January 8, 1837. She daughter of Samuel Reilly.
Elizabeth Sparks married William Arthurs, January 8, 1837.
William Sparks married Jane Trusedale, January 8, 1838.
Elizabeth Sparks married Michael Evans, January 8, 1838. She a daughter of William Sparks.
Patsey Sparks married Joseph Yates, January 8, 1836. She a daughter of James Sparks.

Sidney Sparks married Henry Tolle, January 8, 1830. Bondsman, Jeremiah Tolle.
John Sparks married Angelina Brown, January 8, 1843. She a daughter of Daniel Brown.
Julia Ann Sparks married Charles Patton, January 8, 1845. She a daughter of James Sparks and Malinda Sparks.
Jonas Sparks married Martha Patton, January 8, 1845. She a daughter of Charles Patton. He son of Malinda Sparks. Bondsman, Charles Patton.
William Sparks married Cynthia Ann Entemann, January 8, 1846.
Jesse Sparks married Nancy Patton, January 8, 1846. She the daughter of William Patton.
William Sparks, Jr., married Polly Meenach, January 8, 1847. She a daughter of Alexander Meenach.
Caleb Sparks married Elizabeth Dixon, January 8, 1849.
Edward F. Sparks married Sally Criswell, January 8, 1B49. He a son of William Sparks. Bondsman, William Sparks.
James H. Sparks married Phebe Davis, January 8, 1848. She a daughter of George Davis.

(Editor's note: It is apparent that 'January 8' has been supplied as the month and the day for nearly all of the above marriages; why this should have been done is a mystery. The original documents undoubtedly contain the correct dates.)


LINCOLN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1780-1851)
Copied by Lucy Kate McGhee - The Filson Club

David Sparks married Araminta Cox on December 30, 1797. Bondsman, Thomas Cox.



MADISON COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1830-1900)
Copied by Paul E. Sparks


Rachel Sparks married John MoQueen on December 25, 1830. Book 1, p. 178.
William Sparks married Aly Seaborn, married by Isaac Fowler May 28, 1849. Book 2, p. 25.
Margaret E. Sparks married Patterson Becknell on August 15, 1854. Book 2, pp. 79-80. She aged 12, he aged 23. Married In presence of William Carpenter and Louis Mobley by Mason Armstrong, M.G. of M.E.C.
Jeremiah Sparks married Miss Sally Morris, January 17, 1856. Book 2, p. 93. John Morris, Jr., bondsman. Both Morris and Sparks made marks. Certificate of William Sparks, father of Jeremain, attested by Levi Sparks and John Morris, Jr. Certificate of Vinson W. Morris attested by James M. Hurst and John Morris, Jr., at the home of Jefferson Morris in Madison County in the presence of Robert Seabourn and Levi Sparks by Hiram Casteel.
Rebecca Sparks married James D. Harvey on Septeniber 10., 1864. Book 7, p. 429. She was born in Harlan County, Ky., aged 31, 1st marriage. He aged 35, 2nd marriage. Bondsman: Jesse Denham.
Absalom Sparks married Miss Susan Ann Turley on August 13, 1867. Book 2, p. 257. Married in presence of Robert Bogg and Mrs. Hannah Turley by James C. Caldwell, M.C.C.
John W. Sparks married Mary M. Horn on June 17, 1893. Book 23, p. 272.
George Sparks married Addie Warmuth, January 1, 1900. Book 26, p. 71. He aged 25; she aged 14.



MASON COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1788-1850)
Copied from the Records of the Filson Club

Daniel Sparks married Sarah Bogard on November 9, 1789. She a daughter of Jacob Bogard.
Thornton Sparks married Martha Littlejohn on July 9, 1831. She a daughter of John Littlejohn



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Whole Number 52

SPARKS MARRIAGES IN KENTUCKY
by Paul E. Sparks
(Continued from page 935)

MORGAN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS 1822-1900
Copied by Paul E. Sparks


William Sparks married Folly Lyon on May 2, 1832. Book 1, p. 22.
John Sparks married Mary Lykins on November 10, 1841. Book 1, p. 57.
John Sparks married Lucinda Waggoner on November 7, 1844. Book 1, p. 68.
Elijah Sparks married Angebine Blanton on August 18, 1869. Book 2, p. 30.
Joseph Sparks married Cyntha A. Kilgore on August 18, 1881. Book 2, p. 182.
Reuben D. Sparks married Florence Hutchinson on February 16, 1898. Book 3, p. 216.



NELSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1785-1850)
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William Sparks married Nancy Nall on June 5, 1817. Surety, John Nall. She a daughter of John Nall.
Joseph Sparks married Sally Bodine on November 13, 1848. Married by N. B. McClaskey.



NICHOLAS COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1799-1855)
Copied by Paul E. Sparks


George Sparks married Rachel McClenehan on April 18, 1805. by John Persons.
William Sparks married Miss Caly Knox on May 18, 1820. by Peter Horn.
Jonas Sparks married Betsey Knox on October 30, 1821. by Richd. Thomas.
Atrisma Sparks married Isaac Baker on May 16, 1822. by James G. Leach.
Patsy Sparks married Isaac Baker on August 28, 1823. by Peter Horn.
William Sparks married Malinda Mattox in 1825.
James Sparks married Polly Ellis on November 1, 1827. by John Rogers.
Susan Sparks married Abraham Inlow on July 17, 1828. by John Rogers.
Edward Sparks married Folly Moler on August 7, 1828. by Peter Horn.
Otho Sparks married Susan Snap on February 7, 1833. by Elijah B0 Chrisman.
Sally Ann Sparks married Noah Varner on April 7, 1833. by Abraham Shrout.
Polly Sparks married Abraham Shulse, January 20, 1836. by John Doughty.
George Sparks married Catherine Stokes on December 30, 1836. by James G. Leach.
Charles Sparks married Mary Ann Barnett, January 18, 1838. by Isaac Monson.
Elvira Sparks and James Hufstetter
on September 21, 1841, by John Doughty.
Kitty Harriet Sparks married Ephraim Wilson on April 19, 1842. by Thomas Wilson.
John Sparks married Cyntha Bradshaw on August 23, 1849. by Peter Horn.
Margaret Sparks married Addison Young on September 30, 1852, by W. P. Ross, J.P.
Otha Sparks married Sarah I. Smith on July 6, 1853. by B. P. Buckner. Married at Charles Barnett' s.
Samuel Sparks married Abigail H. McVey on July 18, 1854. by Abraham S. Barr. Married at John McVey's.



OLDHAM COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1823-1880)
Copied by Paul E. Sparks


Jack Sparks married Mary Crews on March 13, 1832.
Jane Sparks married William Leaford on August 19, 1833.
Edmund Sparks married Elizabeth Armstrong, April 11, 1844.
L. I. Sparks married H. Roney on March 17, 1852.
Fred B. Sparks married Mrs. Elizabeth Ashby on August 16, 1855.
Elizabeth Sparks married J. A. Sandefur on September 11, 1856.
Mary E. Sparks married John W. Wallace on March 14, 1857.
G. W. Sparks married Edmonia Blakemore on November 3, 1864.
Mitchell Sparks married Maggie Ragsdale on December 24, 1868.
John F. Sparks married Emma T. Brumley, January 10, 1879.



OWEN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1819-1890)
Copied by Paul E. Sparks


Rhoda Sparks married George P. Hill, January 8, 1821. Bondsman: Henry Sparks, father.
Ibby Sparks married Lewis Smither, January 8, 1827. Bondaman: Anthony Sparks, father.
Madison Sparks married Winifred Stafford, 5 February 1827. Bondsman: Thomas Carter.
William Sparks married Juliann Warner on September 14, 1831. Bondsman: William Warner.
Thomas Sparks married Mariah Sparks on October 17, 1831. Bondsman: Thomas Sparks.
Henry Sparks, Jr., married Folly Smither on December 21, 1831. Bondsman, William Smither.
Middleton Sparks married Nancy Williams on April 30, 1832. Bondsman: Charles Williams.
Lucindy Sparks married Delvill Walker on August 31, 1836. Bondsman: Jno. P. Sparks.
Lucy Sparks married Robert J. Hill on March 11, 1837. Bondsman: John Sparks.
Nancy Sparks married Daniel Stow on May 18, 1837. Bondsman, Nancy Sparks.
Martha Sparks married Jesse B. Hill on October 2, 1837. Married by Joshua Wilboit.
Sarah Sparks married Bayless G. Harden on December 16, 1844.
Frances Sparks married John L. Hill on November 21, 1846. Bondsman: Anthony Sparks, father.
Mary Sparks married William H. Smith on July 8, 1848. Bondsman, Anthony Sparks, father.
A. I. Sparks married Sarah Ann Eads on September 13, 1849. Bondsman: John Lawler,
George W. Sparks married C. L. Weems, January 17, 1853. Bondsmen: Clarissa Weems married John - -
Thomas J. Sparks married Mildred Sparks on November 10, 1856. Bondsman: H. G. Smith.
R. H. Sparks married M. A. Yarbrough on July 31, 1863.
Jno. M. Sparks married A. Hardin on June 18, 1864.
A. P. Sparks married Eva Roberts on September 16, 1869.
B. H. Sparks married M. B. Roberts, January 21, 1880.
Wesley S. Sparks married Sallie M. Sparks on February 25, 1885. Bondsmen: Thomas Moore married A. T. Sparks.
John A. Sparks married Moblie Clements on November 5, 1885. Bondsmen: C. N. White married Sidney Douthitt.
B. L. Sparks married Alice Bourne on August 25, 1889. Bondsmen: Dove Clark married William Gaines.



PERRY COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1820-1850)
Copied by Paul E. Sparks


James Sparks married - - - - - - - - - - - - - - on September 26, 1836. by J. Haddin, J.P.
Ephraim Sparks married - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -, January 31, 1839. by Abie Pennington.

PIKE COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1821-1865)


Copied from Records of The Filson Club

Mary Jane Sparks married Lorenza D. Hinkle on March 24, 1846.
Richard Sparks married Mary Johnson, January 24, 1849.
Keziah Sparks married Jacob Ratliff on December 2, 1852. She a daughter of Martha Sparks.
Martha Jane Sparks married William M. Helvy on July 19, 1856. She born in Lawrence County, Ky., and a daughter of B. Sparks.
Richard Sparks married Rebecca DavIs on March 15, 1865.
Margaret Sparks married Andrew Ratbiff on August 22, 1861. Married at Squire Ratliff's.

SHELBY COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1792-1860)


Copied by Paul E. Sparks

Elijah Sparks married Dinah Duncan on March, 1803. Book 1, p. 10.
Samuel Sparks married Caty Carr on May 8, 1806. Book 1, p. 22.
Richard Sparks married Mary Smith on March 27, 1806. Book 1, p. 28.
Leonard Sparks married Hannah Sharp on April 7, 1814. Book 1, p. 90.
John Sparks married Patsey Trailkill on September 26, 1822. Book 2, p. 3.
James Sparks married Sarah Threldkill on September 25, 1823. Book 2, p. 24.
Jonas Sparks married Paulina Polleweight on April 5, 1827. Book 2, p. 99.
[NOTE: This was originally printed as James Sparks and was corrected in the Quarterly at page 3969.]

Henry Sparks married Nancy Theldkild on December 9, 1830. Book 2, p. 128.
Nimrod C. Sparks married Penelope Tibby on February 10, 1834. Book 1833-1848, p. 76. She a daughter of Henry Tilly.
Walter J. Sparks married Eliza Ann Terrell on December 17, 1851. Book 1848-1853, p. --. She a daughter of A. B. Terrell.
William A. Sparks married Mary Louisa Haverton on December 30, 1852. Book 1848-1853, p. --. She a daughter of Allen Haverton.
Richard I. Sparks married Mildred Ann Pierce on March 2, 1858. Book 1853-1860, p. --. She a daughter of John M. Pierce.



SPENCER COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1824-1875)
Copied by Paul E. Sparks


Massey Sparks married David Prind on December 23, 1824. Bondsmen: Harmon Sparks married David Prind. Witnesses: Paphall Lancaster.
Harman A. Sparks married Malinda Peak on December 26, 1824. Married by William Stout. Book 1, p. 3.
Sally Sparks married Willis MoGaughey on August 24, 1827. Bondsmen: Willis McGaughey married Benjamin Sparks. Married by William Stout. Book, p. 19.
Betsey Sparks married James Booth on April 15, 1829. Bondsmen: Willis McGaughey and James Booth. Married by William Stout. Book 1, p. 33.
Duncan Sparks married Rachel Martin on December 2, 1834. Bondsmen: Willis McGaughey an Duncan Sparks. Married by William Stout. Book 1, p. 49.
Asa Sparks married Ailsa Purcell on June 13, 1839. Bondsmen: Alexander Purcell married Asa Sparks. Married by William Stout. Book 1, p. 94.
Asa Sparks married Jane Coleman on Oct, 1852. Bondsman: Robert Cunningham. Witnesses: Mrs. L, Page, Mrs .Collins, Mrs. Hartsciaw. Married at George L. Page's. Book 2, p. 9.
Jackson Sparks married Ainanda J. Drake on December 1, 1852. Bondsmen: William Drake and Jackson Sparks. He over 21 years of age. Book 2, p. 16.
Mary Elizabeth Sparks married John C. Markwell on October 4, 1853. Bondsmen: Walter Sparks and John C, Markwell. Married by William P. Barnett at home of Walter Sparks. Witnesses: Milton McGrew married Samuel Harrison. Book 2, p. 54.
Susan C. Sparks married Charles W. Noble on December 1, 1875. Bondsmen: James Sparks married Charles W. Noble, Witnesses: George Vandike and Jack Vandike. Married by J. A. Henderson at home of James Sparks. Book 2, p. 849.

(Note by Paul E. Sparks: The marriage books are quite mixed up at Taylorsville. Book 1 is the minister's returns, and some ministers made one return each year only consequently, there are no indexes. I spent the morning of July 9, 1965, going over Book 1 page-by-page of old faded writing. I believe I caught all the Sparkses.)



TRIMBLE COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1836-1880)
Copied by Paul E. Sparks


Polly Sparks married Elijah Wilihoit on February 28, 1851.
John Pressley Sparks married Fannie Barnett Hancock on November 1, 1866. He born in Henry County, Ky., aged 27; his father born in Virginia, his mother born in Kentucky. She born in Thimble County, Ky., age 18; her father born in Virginia, her mother born in Kentucky.

A. J. Sparks married Catharine Murphy on September 16, 1879. Married at Mt. Carmel, Kentucky, Witnesses: Mary Ferris married William Ferris.



WOODFORD COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1788-1850)
Copied from Records of The Filson Club


21.1.3.4 Martin Sparks married Catty Middleton on October 3, 1801. Bondsman: Lewis Sullivan.
James Sparks married Rachel Petty on August 18, 1804. Bondsman: Jacob Wilson.
73. Archibald Sparks married Elizabeth Carter on June 18, 1814. Bondsman: Jno B. Carter, father.
George Ann Sparks married Allen Carter, January 9, 1838.
Adeline Sparks married Joseph W. Williams on July 2, 1838. Bondsman: Henry MoHarth.
Berry F. Sparks married Sarah Simmons on Jane 21, 1849.



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Whole Number 62

NOTES ON A HARDIN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, SPARKS FAMILY


In Vol. 78, page 345, of the New England Historical and Genealogical Register appears the statement that John Winchester, who was born May 3, 1783, in New London, Connecticut, and died on August 30, 1859, in Morgantown, Indiana, married as his first wife NANCY SPARKS. The marriage bond for this union is recorded in Hardin County, Kentucky, and is dated June 18, 1803. Benjamin Johnson performed the marriage. According to the above source, Nancy died in 1813 or 1814. It is also stated that she was a brother of Job Sparks.

There are two other Sparks marriage bonds on record in Hardin County, Kentucky.

On April 17, 1800, Benjamin Johnson obtained a bond to marry Elizabeth Sparks on April 17, 1800,
O on November 10, 1827, Charles Norris obtained a bond to marry Polly Sparks.



Pages 1275-1279
Whole Number 68

MARRIAGE RECORDS OF SPARKSES IN LEWIS COUNTY, KENTUCKY - 1806-1890
Copied by Paul E. Sparks on August, 1969


(Editor's Note: Marriages of Lewis County, Kentucky, are given on page 934. of the Quarterly Vol. XIII, No. 3 on September 1965, as copied from the records of The Filson Club, Louisville, Kentucky, The marriage licenses which follow were copied by Paul E. Sparks from the original records in the Lewis County courthouse, Vanceburg, Kentucky. As presented to our readers, these records are abstracts rather than the exact wordings.)

Book A, page 68. Katharine Sparks married Isaac Dickson. Security: James Sparks. License issued 23 Oct1824. No return. Isaac Dickson of lawful age as proved by his own oath and certificate from Joseph Sparks, the father of Catharine, giving his consent duly proved and filed. J. H. Robb, Clerk.

Book A, page 87. Harriett Sparks married Jesse Trusdale, Jr. Security: Isaac Dickson. License issued February 2, 1828, married by Peter M. Cox, E.G.C., 5 February 1828. Both parties over age 21 as proved by oaths. Joseph Robb, Clk.

Book A, page 97. John Sparks married Elizabeth Launtz. Security: Hugh Wilson. License issued 7 March 1830, married by William F. Mavity, E.C.C., 1 April 1830. John Sparks over age 21 married a certificate from Curtis Launtz giving his consent proved by oath of Hugh Wilson. Jos. Robb, Clk.

Book A, page 98. Thomas Sparks married Mary Ann Wallingford. Security: John Wallingford. License issued I9 April 1830, married by Thomas Warring 22 April 1830. Thomas Sparks over age 21 as proved by his oath and personal consent of John Wallingford, father of Mary Ann, given before me. Jos. Robb, C. Clerk.

Book A, page 99. Sidney Sparks married Henry Tolle. Security: Jeremiah Tolle. Certificate from Stephen Tolle father of Henry, giving his consent proved by oath of Jeremiah Tolle a witness thereto. A certificate from Joseph Sparks, father of Sidney, giving his consent as proved by oath of Jesse Trusedale. License issued 17 July 1830. No return. George W. Parker, D.C.

Book A, page 110, Catherine Sparks married Eli Nash. Security: 1.2.5.10.2.5.1 Caleb Sparks. License issued September 3, 1832, married by James McClain, J.P.L.C., September 6, 1832. Eli Nash over age 21 as proved by own oath, and personal consent of 1.2.5.10.2.5.1 Caleb Sparks, father of Catherine given before me. King D. McLane, D.C.

Book B, page 9. William Sparks married Syanna Gilbert. Security: Richard Nash. License issued March 22, 1834, married by James McClain, J.P.L.C., 23 March 1834. William Sparks over age 21 as proved by his oath and certificate of consent from Elias Gilbert, father of Syanna. Joseph Robb, C.C.L.G.

Book B, page 9. Cytha A. Sparks married Jesse Nash. Security: John Sparks. License issued April 12, 1834, married by D. K. Putnam, Minister of the Gospel, 13 April 1834. Certificate from James Nash, father of Jesse, giving his consent proved by oath of John Sparks. Cytha Ann Sparks over age 21 as proved by oath of her brother, John Sparks. Jos. Robb, Clk. LGC.

Book B, page 12. Joseph Sparks married Isabella Ellis. Security: John Thomson, Sr. License issued August 18, 1834 married by John Tomson 18 August 1834. Joseph Sparks over age 21 as proved by his oath married personal consent of Joseph Sparks the guardian of Isabel Ellis given before me. J. Robb, Clk.

Book B, page 24. Patsy Sparks married Joseph Yates. Security: James Garrett. License issued May 18, 1836, married by James McClain 18 May 1836. Joseph Yates over age 21 as proved by his oath married certificate from James Sparks, father of Patsey giving his consent proved by oath of James Garret. Joseph Robb, Clk.

Book B, page 33. Joseph Sparks married Nancie Armstrong. Security: William Sparks. License issued June 5, 1837, married by John Johnson, JPLC, 8 June 1837. Personal consent of William Sparks father of Joseph given before me married certificate of Aaron Armstrong, father of Nancy, giving consent as proved by oath of Lewis Armstrong, a witness. Jos. Robb, C L Cty C.

Book B, page 34. Ephraim Sparks married Sallie A. Reiley. Security: Samuel J. Riley. License issued 5 August 1837 married by John Johnson, JPLC, 6 August 1837. Ephraim Sparks over age 21 as proved by his oath married personal consent of Samuel J. Riley, father of Sally, given before me. Jos. Robb, Clerk.

Book B. page 34. Elizabeth Sparks married William Arthurs. Security: John Johnson. License issued September 6, 1837. No return. Certificate from David Arthurs, father of William, and from Rebecca Sparks , mother of Elizabeth, proved by oath of John Johnson. Joseph Robb, Clk.

Book B. page 39. Elizabeth Sparks married Michael Evans. Security: William Sparks, License issued 16 April 1838, married by William L. Parker 19 April 1838. Michael Evans over age 21 as proved by his oath married personal consent of William Sparks, father of Elizabeth, given before me. Edwin L. Singleton, D.G.

Book B, Page 41. William Sparks married Jane Truesdale. Security: James Henderson. License issued 1 August 1838, married by Hugh Wilson 2 August 1838. Both parties over 21 as proved by their oaths. Joseph Robb, Clk.

Book B, page 45. Sarah Sparks married James Moore, Jr. Security: James Moore, Sr. License issued 8 April 1839, married by Lewis Hamrick 16 April 1839. Return made 6 August 1839. Personal consent of James Moore, Sr., father of James Moore, Jr., given before me married a certificate in writing from Rebecca Sparks, mother of Sarah, giving consent as proved by oath of William Arthurs. J. Robb, Clerk.

Book B, page 80. John Sparks married Angelina Brown. Security: Daniel Brown. License issued 11 December 1843, married by John P. Hampton 19 December 1843. Return made January 15, 1844. John Sparks over age 21 as proved by his oath married personal consent of Daniel Brown, father of Angelina, given before me. Joseph Robb, Clk.

Book C, page 3. Julia, Ann Sparks married Charles Patton. Security: Jonas Sparks. License issued 19 August 1845, married by John Thomson 21 August 1845. Return made 21 August 1846. Charles Patton over age 21 as proved by oath married certificate from Malinda Sparks, mother of Julia Ann, giving consent proved by oath of Jonas Sparks, a witness. Joseph Robb, Clk.

Book C. page 4. Jonas Sparks married Martha Patton. Security: Charles Patton. License issued 19 August 1845, married by John Thomson 21 August 1845. Return made 21 August 1846. Certificate from Malinda Sparks, mother of Jonas, giving consent proved by Charles Patton, a witness, and certificate from Thomas Patton, father of Martha, giving consent proved by Charles Patton, a witness. Joseph Robb, Clk.

Book C. page 16. Jesse Sparks married Nancy Dickson. Security: William Dickson. License issued 21 October 1846, married by John Thomson 21 October 1846. Jesse Sparks over 21 as proved by own oath married personal consent of William Dickson, father of Nancy, given before me. Wm. C. Ireland, D.C.

Book C. page 17. William Sparks married Cynthia Ann Bateman. Security: Bazil B. Applegate. License issued 14 December 1846, married by George W. Harden 21 December 1846. Both parties over age 21 as proved by oath of Bazil B. Applegate. Joseph Robb, Clk.

Book C. page 28, William. Sparks, Jr. married Polly Meenach. Security: Michael Evans and William Sparks, Sr. License issued 30 December 1847. No return. Personal consent of William Sparks, Senr., father of William Sparks, Jr. given married certificate from Alexander Meenach, father of Polly giving consent proved by oath of Mordecai Meenach and Michael Evans. J. Robb, Clk.

Book C. page 34. James H. Sparks married Pheba Davis. Security: George Davis. License issued 8 June 1848. No return. James _H. Sparks over age 21 as proved by own oath married consent of George Davis, father of Pheba, given before me. W. G. Ireland.

Book C. page 40 . Edward J. Sparks married Sally Criswell. Security: William Sparks. License issued 16 March 16, 1849, married by John Waddell March 16, 1849. Personal consent of William Sparks, father of Edward J. and Sally Criswell over age of 21 years proved by own oath. Joseph Robb, Clerk.

Book _, page __. Caleb Sparks married Elizabeth Dickson. Security: Jesse Sparks. License issued September 6, 1849. No return. Both parties over age 21 as proved by their oaths. Joseph Robb, Clerk.

(Note: from this point forward, the license book was printed on a standard form, and unfortunately no relationships were proven.)

Book D. page 206. Joseph Sparks married Louisa Jane Gornes. October 29, 1856. Security: William C. Comes
Book E. page 153. Malinda Sparks married James W. Perry. July 31, 1858. Security: William Sparks
Book F. page 191. Jesse Sparks married Sarah Ann Logan. October 7, 1861
Book G. page 200. Eliza E. Sparks married J. Wilson McElroy March 6, 1866
Book H. page 244. Mary Ann Sparks married William Walker May 12, 1868
Book H. page 288. Joseph Sparks married Mary J. Seaman. October 21, 1868
Book J. page 108. Sarah Sparks married Cleatin Pressley. November 27, 1872
Book J. page 222. Mary J_ Sparks married Asa Carrington. September 16, 1873
Book J. page 358. Louisa B_ Sparks married James A. Crawford. February 14, 1874
Book K. page 22. Eliza J_ Sparks married Lewis P. Secrest. November 7, 1874
Book K. page 88. Moses Sparks married Martha W. Duffey. April 8, 1875
Book K. page 230. Mary A. Sparks married Lewis N. Latham. February 14, 1876
Book K. page 316. Sarah J_ Sparks married Thomas F. Guthrie. September 8, 1876
Book K. page 348. Amanda E. Sparks married Joseph Sartain. November 4, 1876
Book L. page 216. James H. Sparks married . Arzilla Lykins. October 14, 1878
Book L, page 348. Elizabeth Sparks married Eli Holland. May 28, 1879
Book M, page 39. Jesse Sparks married Cynthia Dunaway. June 26, 1860
Book M, page 43. Isaac Sparks married Bertha McVey. July 1880
Book M, page 53. Nancy J. Sparks married Amos Riley. August 11, 1880
Book M, page 85. Stephen Sparks married Martha G. Day. November 24, 1880
Book M, page 159, Mary E_ Sparks married W. K. Parker. August 23, 1881
Book M, page 202. Alfred S_ Sparks married Lillie Heath. December 19, 1881
Book N, page 401. Mary C. Sparks married Lewis Howard. March 12, 1881
Book U, page 475. Alfred Sparks married Mary F. Patten. August 22, 1881
Book N, page 483. John Sparks married Elizabeth B. Essex. September 12, 1884
Book O, page 107. Frank Sparks married Sarah M. Patton. February 21, 1885
Book O, page 363. Joseph A_ Sparks married Sallie B. Ingrim. August 18, 1886
Book O, page 395. Ella Sparks married Joseph B. Carrington. October 6, 1886
Book O, page 605. John Sparks married Minta Riley. June 28, 1887
Book P, page 481. Jennie Sparks married Samuel Sparks. September 26, 1889
Book Q, page 151. Andrew J. Sparks married Ella Lykins. December 22, 1890
Book Q. page 383. Oathey Sparks married Charles Nealis. December 17, 1891


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Whole Number 76



SPARKS MARRIAGE LICENSES, WEBSTER COUNTY, KENTUCKY
(1860-1900)



Nancy A. Sparks married William W. Magnaw on February 11, 1862 (Book 1)
William Sparks married L. J. Grayson, January 28, 1869 (Book 14)
Martha J. Sparks married H. L. Head on December 11, 1873 (Book 5)
Joel Sparks married N. J. Grayson on November 25, 1880 (Book 9)
L. M. Sparks married Silvanis Sheffer on December 27, 1883 (Book 10)
Sarah Sparks married W. B. Wiseman, January 31, 1888 (Book 12)
Julia A. Sparks married Ebenezer Cobb on July 25, 1888 (Book 12)
W. R. Sparks married Hallie Cobb on February 22, 1899 (Book 17)
Lucy Sparks married R. L. Minor on November 18, 1900 (Book 18)



Pages 1550-1554
Whole Number 81

ADDITIONAL SPARKS MARRIAGES IN KENTUCKY
by Paul E. Sparks


(Editor's note: In the March 1963 issue of the Quarterly, Vol. XI, No. 1, Whole No.41) beginning on page 719, appeared Paul E. Sparks's article on early records of Sparks marriages in Kentucky. In that and successive issues, Dr. Sparks presented Sparks marriage records from some forty Kentucky counties as he had found them recorded in a variety of sources. Following are some additions to this collection.)



ADAIR COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS
Copied by Paul E. Sparks


(Note: these are in addition to those recorded on page 720 of the Quarterly on March 1963, Whole No. 41.)

J. Sparks married S. Dooley, 1854 (Book 2)
Josiah Sparks married Mahinda Shirley on December 25, 1856. His age 31, her age 31. (Book 4, page 129)
Greenup Sparks married Mary A. England on December lit, 1865. (Book 2)
Ann Sparks married Meredith Roach. (Book 2)
C. W. Sparks married Nancy Royse on October 5, 1865. (Book 2)
Cyntha Sparks married Sidney B. Richard. (Book 2)
Biddy Ann Sparks married Franklin McKinney. (Book 2)
Margaret Sparks married James Romines. (Book 3, page 174)
Liza Jane Sparks married William Cumpton. (Book 3, page 198)
Ernehine Sparks married Samuel L. Moore. (Book 2, page 6)
Harriet Sparks married Isaac Henegar. (Book 3, page 214)
Emeline Sparks married James L. Moore. (Book 4, page 5)
Pohhy A. Sparks married Adison Henegar. (Book 4, page 77)



ANDERSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS
Copied by Paul E. Sparks


Elizabeth Sparks to Jeptha Preston Cox on July 21, 1835. (Book A, page 78) License issued by order of S. B. Petty, present guardian of said Elizabeth Sparks; Cox and Petty make bond of 50 pounds on 13 July 1835. Married by Jas. H. Walker on July 21, 1835. License returned on July 22 and filed by J. H. Walker, Clerk.

Mary Katharine Sparks to John Wilson on November 3, 1836. (Book A, page 107) License issued on the written certificate of Mary Katharine Sparks giving her consent which was proven by the oaths of Jepthah P. Cox and James Sparks. License issued November 2, 1836. Married by James H. Walker. Return filed with James H. Walker, Clerk.



BOONE COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1813 -1850)
Copied from Microfilm by Paul E. Sparks


Thomas Sparks and Nancy Horshey on April 22, 1813. (Book A, page 15)
Louisa Sparks and William Todd on May 14, 1836. (Book B, page 9)
Washington C. Sparks and Sarah Songer on May 24, 1836. (Book B, page 9)
Reuben Sparks and Rosanna Worrell on December 19, 1836. (Book B, page 13)
Mary Sparks and Abraham Swing on April 10, 1839. (Book B, page 29)
Lucy C. Sparks and Franklin Trester, January 7, 1841. (Book B, page 40)
Dehihia Sparks and Charles Tuttle on June 8, 1850. (Book C, page 309)



BOYD COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1860-1905)
Copied by Paul E. Sparks


Henry Sparks married Elizabeth Rouse on September 26, 1861. (Book 1a, page (124)

He single, age 23, born Lawrence County, Ky., father born in North Carolina. She single, age 23, born Greenup County, Ky., permission proved by Samuel Rouse. W. W. Craft, bondsman.

John Sparks married Nancy Jane Jackson on January 5, 1870. (Book 3a, page (420)

He single, age 23, born Johnson County, Ky., father born in North Carolina. She single, age 27, born Russell County, Virginia, father born in Virginia.

John W. Sparks married Ehiza Musser, January 29, 1874. (Book 4a, page 502)

He widower, age 29, born Chestchester County, New York (? was this intended to be Westchester ?), father born in France. She single, age 18, born in Smith County, Virginia.

Lulie Bell Sparks married Obe Dixon on July 8, 1899. (Book 16a, page 567)

She single, age 16, born Mason County, Ky., father born in Ky. He single, age 25, born in Boyd Co., Ky.

Fernando Sparks married Annie Horn on March 22, 1900. (Book 17a, page 136)

He single, age 21, born Johnson County, Ky. She single, age 19, born in Scioto County, Ohio. Nathan Sparks, witness.

Annie Sparks married Robert Hood on September 19, 1900. (Book 18a, page 41)

She single, age 23, born Elliott County, Ky.; father, G. W. Sparks, born in Ky.; mother, Lula Sparks, born in Kentucky. He single, age 26, born in Fairfax County, Va.; father, J. J. Hood, born in Virginia; mother, Mary A. Hood, born in Virginia.

E. W. Sparks married Mary L. Miller, 1905. (Book 23a, page 493)

He single, age 27, born in Elliott County, Kentucky; father, G. W. Sparks, born in Kentucky; mother, Louisa J. Creech, born in Kentucky. She, single, age 15, born in Lawrence County, Ky.; father, William Miller, born in Kentucky; mother, Alley Cambell, born in Kentucky. Witness, Rettie Sparks.



BULLITT COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1796-1886)
Copied by Paul E. Sparks


(Note: these are in addition to those recorded on page 721 of the Quarterly, March 1963, Whole No. 41.)
Orson Sparks married Peggy Burdett on September 3, 1811. Married by Simeon Hall. (Book 1, page 15)
Walter Sparks married Nancy King, January 5, 1820. (Book 1, page 44)
William Sparks married Lucy E. Peirce on February 21, 1855. She a daughter of John Peirce. Married by P. B. Samuel, minister, Baptist Church. (Book 1, page 133)
James Sparks married Sarah C. Davis on August 26, 1880. His age 26, born Spencer County, Kentucky, 2nd marriage. Her age 16, born Jefferson County, Kentucky, first marriage. (Book 5, page 112)
James Sparks married Juliet Gentry on April 5, 1886. His age 32, widower, born in Spencer County, Ky. Her age 33, single, born in Bullitt County, Ky. (Book 5, page 34)



CALDWELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1828-1833)

(Note: the following Sparks marriage records have been taken from Kentucky Pioneers and Their Descendants, published by the Kentucky Society Daughters of Colonial Wars, 1941-1950. The Caldwell County, Kentucky, courthouse burned in 1864, but all the records were saved.)

Jane Sparks married Sherwood Savage, January 23, 1828. Married by Isaac Grubbs, J.P. (Page 293)
Mary Ann Sparks married William Erwin, January 2, 1833. Married by Coleman Radcliff. (Page 300)



CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1795-1840)
Copied by Myrtice C. Kraft, 1961

Patsey Sparks married William Rice on December 7, 1815. Bond, Richard Wells. (page 13)
Betsey Sparks married Frederick Imhoff on November 2, 1816. (page 14)
James Sparks married Betsey Wells on May 30, 1819. Bond, Richard Wells. (page 20)



CARTER COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1838-1910)
Copied by Paul E. Sparks

(Note: these are in addition to those recorded on pages 721-722 of the Quarterly for March 1963, Whole. No. 141.)
Rebecca Sparks married John Burchfiehd on March 15, 1855. (Book B, page 27)
Solomon Sparks married Miss Helen Jane Burchfiehd, 1856. (Book B, page 37)
David Sparks married Dova E. Hamilton, January 14, 1885. (Book 2, page 242) His age 21, born Lewis County, Ky. Her age 16, born Carter County, Ky.
Lucy Sparks married Squire Bryant, January 14, 1886. (Book 2, page 284) Her age 35, born Johnson County, Ky. His age 60, born in Alabama.
W. N. Sparks married Martha S. Binion on February 27, 1902. (Book 9, page 422) His age 24, born Elliott County, Ky. Her age 21, born Elliott County, Ky. They were married by Frank Sparks.
Joel W. Sparks married Dora Bear on February 9, 1903. (Book 10, page 191) His age 20; father, J. E. Sparks; mother, Elizabeth Boggs. Her age 18; mother, Rebecca Bear. Witness: Millard Sparks.

Frank Sparks married Sydnia Collins on June 11, 1903. (Book 10, page 327) His age 28, born Elliot County, Ky.; father, L. C. Sparks; mother, Mervy Jane Binion. Her age 20, born Greenup County, Ky.; father, Frank Collins; mother, Louisa Swaim.
Lanta Sparks married William Hicks, January 1, 1904. (Book 11, page 51) Her age 23, born Pactolus, Ky.; father, J. J. Sparks; mother, Alice Curry. His age 26.

Rebecca Sparks married William Roe on June 27, 1907. (Book 12, page 51) Her age 21, born Elliott County, Ky.; father, Booner Sparks; mother, Ella Sparks.
H. T. Sparks married Sarah Green, February 6, 1908. (Book 12, page 175) His age 23, father, W. H. Sparks; mother, Rachel S. Sparks. Her age 20; father, S. L. Green; mother, Ellen Green.


Robert Sparks married Josephine Salyers on May 30, 1908. (Book 12, page 241) His age 23; father, William Sparks; born Lawrence County, Ky.; mother, Leon Rose. Her age 22.


Green Sparks married Fannie Dickson on October 9, 1905. (Book 12, page 187) His age 24; father, Andy Sparks; born Johnson County, Ky.; mother, Bethena Adkins. Her age 21.


Thomas Sparks married Litha Knipp on June 8, 1907. (Book 13, page 445) His age 22; father, J. Sparks; mother, Eliza Roe. Her age 15.


Lillie Belle Sparks married Leonard Elam, January 24, 1907. (Book 13, page 307) Her age 17; father, A. J. Sparks; mother, Eliza Roe. His age 22.


Ora S. Sparks married John Gilbert, August 1, 1909. (Book 14, page 52)
Sarah E. Sparks married N. J. Smith on May 21, 1909. (Book 14, page 283)
W. S. Sparks married Mary Salyer on July 8, h909. (Book 14, page 49)
Thomas Sparks married Lillie Emma Fults on August 30, 1909. (Book 14, page 65)
George Sparks married Maudie Isom on December 16, 1909. (Book 14, page 150)
Everett Sparks married Hattie Haywood on July 30, 1910. (Book 14, page 335)
Pearley Sparks married John James on November 5, 1910. (Book14, page 405)



ESTILL COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS

(Note: the following bond, copied by Paul E. Sparks, is in addition to those recorded on page 746 of the June 1963 issue of the Quarterly, Whole No. 42.)

Thomas Sparks married Dosha Thomas on September 16, 1812. (Book B, page 52)
  [Scanner's note: Item added to page 746]



FLEMING COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS

(Note: the following bond, copied by Paul E. Sparks, is in addition to those recorded on page 761 of the September 1963 issue of the Quarterly, Whole No. 43.)

Cyntha Sparks married Thomas Newcomb on November 14, 1838. (Book A, page 99)
  [Scanner's note: Items added to page 761]



FRANKLIN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS

(Note: the following bonds, copied by Paul E. Sparks from records in the Louisville Public Library, are in addition to those recorded on page 762 of the September 1963 issue of the Quarterly, Whole No. it3.)

Elizabeth Sparks married Leonard Smither, January 8, 1800.
Mary Sparks married Joshua Wilhoit on April 2, 1806. Her father, Henry Sparks.
William Sparks married Kitty Peel on December 6, 1813.
  [Scanner's note: Items added to page 762]



GREEN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1793-1836)

From copies in the Louisville Public Library

William Sparks married Elizabeth Cochran. Bond dated July 19, 1825, William Sparks and William England. Consent on July 19, 1825, by Thomas Cochran, father. Witnesses: James Lawrence and William England. Consent on July 15, 1825, by Matthew Sparks, father. Witness: William England.

William Speaks (sic) married Maria Eads. Bond dated November 19, 1836, William Sparks and Charles Eads. Consent, Robert C. Eades, father. Witness, Charhes Eads.



HARLAN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS

(Note: the following bond was copied by Paul E. Sparks from a record in the Filson Club; the Harlan County courthouse burned in 1864, but some records saved.)

Julia Sparks married Barret Arnette on February 10, 1840, Married by Elijah Green, pchr.



MERCER COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS
Copied by Paul E. Sparks

James B. Sparks married Harriet J. Johnson on August 16, 1855, Bondsman, Dr. Granville W. Rose, (No book; license filed in a box.)

Mary Catherine Sparks married John L. Conan on June 17, 1862, Bondsman, Richard Scott. Oath of Mary Catherine Sparks that she was 21 years of age and upward. (No book; filed in box.)



ROWAN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS
Copied by Paul E. Sparks

George T. Sparks, married Ida F. Stapleton on October 11,1889.
James Sparks married Laura B. Green on April 7, 1892.

(Note: The Rowan County, Ky., courthouse burned in 1864; the building burned again in 1880 and all records were destroyed.)



TRIGG COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS

(Note: the following bonds were copied from Eurie P. W. Neel's History of Trigg County, published in 1961, page 17. See also the marriage bonds from Christian County, Ky., as recorded on page 722 of the Quarterly, March 1963, Whole No. 141. The Trigg County courthouse burned in 1864 but all records were saved.)

Alsey Sparks married James Bourhand on May 6, 1820.
Zeriah Sparks married Jacob Morris on December 24, 1812.
Sally Sparks married Martin Savage on May 28, 1818.
Susan Sparks married Richard Savage on May 28, 1818.
Mary Jane Sparks married Edward Griggs on March 9, 1876.



WEBSTER COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS
Copied by Paul E. Sparks from Records in the Louisville Public Library

Nancy A. Sparks married William W. Magnaw on February 11, 1862. (Book 1)
William Sparks married L. J. Grayson, January 22, 1869. (Book 4)
Martha J. Sparks married H. L. Head on December 11, 1873. (Book 5)
Joel Sparks married N. J. Grayson on November 25, 1880. (Book 9)
L. M. Sparks married Silvanis Sheffer on December 27, 1883. (Book 10)
Sarah Sparks married W. B. Wiseman, January 31, 1888. (Book 12)
Julia A. Sparks married Ebenezer Cobb on July 25, 1888. (Book 12)
W. R. Sparks married Hallie Cobb on February 22, 1899. (Book 17)
Lucy Sparks married R. L. Minor on November 18, 1900. (Book 18)



Page 1782-1786
Whole Number 92

MARRIAGE RECORDS OF SPARKSES IN ADAIR COUNTY, KENTUCKY
1801-1895
Copied by Paul E. Sparks


(Editor's Note: Marriages of Adair County, Kentucky, are given on pages 720-721 of the Quarterly (Vol. XI, No. 1, March 1963, Whole No. 41) as copied from the records in The Filson Club, Louisville, Kentucky. The marriage licenses which follow were copied by Paul E. Sparks from the original records in the Adair County Courthouse, Columbia, Kentucky, and are much more accurate and complete than those on the earlier list. Four marriages appearing on the records in The Filson Club could not be found. As presented to our readers, these records are abstracts rather than the exact wordings.)

Book 12, page 364. ALICE SPARKS married Robert Granville Wilson. 15 September 1887. His age 22. Her age 22. Married at the home of W. W. SPARKS.

Book 4, page 139. AMANDA SPARKS married William T. Bragg. January 10, 1857. Consent of their parents. Witness: ROBERT SPARKS.

Book 2-6, page 122. ANN SPARKS married Meredith Roach. 12 March 1845. Married by William J. Traylor.

Book 2-6, page 168. BIDDY ANN SPARKS married Franklin McKinney. September 4, 1852. Both single and both born in Adair County. Married by Spencer Janes, minister,Christian Church.

Book 1, page 86. CATHANNE SPARKS married Scottland McGlasson. 7 February 1824. Her father, WILLIAM SPARKS. His parents, Joseph married Doshia McGlasson. Bondsmen: JEHU SPARKS married William Barnes. Married by Elijah King.

Filson Club Record. CATHERINE SPARKS married Zachariah Collins. 17 December 1842.

Book 14, page 164. CHARLES SPARKS married Harriet J. Bragg. 14 November 1891. His age 18. Her age 17.

Book 2-6, page 277. CHARLES W. SPARKS married Nancy Royse. 5 October 1865. Bondsmen: William A. Roach married John Prock. Married at the home of of Sarah Rose by Merriday Roach, M.B.C.

Book 11, page 60. CHARLES W. SPARKS married Laura J. Mooneyham. 14 November 1882. He, a blacksmith, age 38, 4th marriage. She, age 18, 1st marriage. Married at the home of Daniel Mooneyham.

Book 1, page 92. CYNTHIA SPARKS married Spencer Janes. 14 October 1824. Her father, WILLIAM SPARKS. Married by Elijah King.

Book 2-6, page 102. CYNTHIA SPARKS married Sidney B. Richard. January 4, 1842. Married by Spencer Janes.

Book 5, page 141. CYNTHIA M. SPARKS married David F. Ragan. 21 November 1867. His age 20. Her age 22. Bondsman: Thomas Aaron. Married at the home of RUFUS M. SPARKS.

Book 8, page 288. DAVID J. SPARKS married Loumira A. Janes. 10 August 1876. His age 21. Her age 17. First marriage for both. Bondsman: JEREMIAH SPARKS. Married by W. M. England, U. Bapt. M. G.

Filson Club Record. ELIHU SPARKS married Rosy Bailey. 14 December 1814. Her father: William Bailey.

Book 3, page 198. ELIZA JANE SPARKS married William R. Cumpton. 6 November 1855. His age over 21. Her age 21. Her father, JOHN SPARKS, gives consent. Bondsman: Nimrod Barnes.

Book 2-6, page 94. ELIZABETH SPARKS married Thomas Bristoe. 6 October 1806. Her father, WILLIAM SPARKS; her mother, MARY SPARKS. Married by William Moss.

Book 12, page 576. ELMIRTIA SPARKS married Winfield T. Garrison. 23 August 1888. His age 22. Her age 16. Bondsman: C. W. SPARKS.

Book 2-6, page 186. EMELINE SPARKS married Samuel L. Moore. 20 March 1856. His age 17, born Russell County, Ky. Her age 19, born Adair County. Married by Merida Roach, M.B.C.

Book 4, page 5. EMELINE SPARKS married James L. Moore. 19 March 1856. Her father, JOHN SPARKS, gives consent. Bondsman: Jeremiah H. Roach.

Book 2-6, page 293. EMILY SPARKS married Daniel England. 30 August 1866. Married at the home of WALTON SPARKS by John W. Sexton. Witnesses: William R. Wooten married William R. Cumpton.

Book 11, page 152. EMILY E. SPARKS married William C. Kerns. 19 April 1883. His age 22. Her age 2 First marriage for both.

Book 9, page 290. GEORGE W. SPARKS married Eliza Jesse. 30 August 1878. His age 20, home in Metcalfe County, Ky. Her age 16. First marriage for both. Married by W. T. Jessey, M.B.C.

Book 15, page 311. GEORGIA A. SPARKS married Charles E. Kingrey. 7 November 1894. His age 20. Her age 26 First marriage for both. Married at the home of MRS. SPARKS. Witnesses: J. M. SPARKS married MRS. SPARKS.

Book 2-6, page 274. GREENUP SPARKS married Mary A. England. 14 December 1865. Married by Meridy Roach. Witnesses: Joseph Jesse married William Reece.

Book 12, page 380. GREENUP W. SPARKS married Sallie E. Petty. 16 October 1887. His age 22, born Washington County, Ky. Her age 18. First marriage for both.

Book 12, page 614. GREENUP S. SPARKS married Elizabeth Womack. 23 September 1888. His age21. Her age 17.

Book 3, page 214. HARRIET SPARKS married Isaac Henegar. January 21, 1856. Her father, JOHN SPARKS, gives consent. Bondsman: Nimrod Barnes.

Book 1, page 115. JANE SPARKS married Thomas 0. Wright. 14 October 1828. Married by G. W. Taylor.

Filson Club Record. JANE SPARKS married Michael Loy. January 19, 1842. Her father, THOMAS SPARKS.

Book 2-6, page 223. J. SPARKS married S. Dooley. - -  - - - 1860. Witnesses: M. England married S. Dooley.

Book 1, page 107. JEREMIAH SPARKS married Rachel James. 27 July 1827. Married by Elijah King.

Book 2-6, page 128. JEREMIAH SPARKS married Frankie Jane Janes. 6 May 1847. Married by Spencer James.

Book 1, page 45. JOHN SPARKS married Nancy Barnes. 21 August 1816. Her father, William Barnes. Bondsmen: MATTHEW SPARKS married J. Abell. Married by Jeremiah Abell.

Book 2-6, page 128. JOHN B. SPARKS married Priscilla Reece. 6 May 1847. Married by Spencer Janes.

Book 8, page 188. JOHN W. SPARKS married Charlotte T. Collins. January 6, 1876. His age 20. Her age 17. First marriage for both. Bondsman: Zachariah Collins. Married by Rev. William Wheat.

Book 14, page 34. JOHN W. SPARKS married Laura E. Bennett. 25 February 1891. His age 35 and 2nd marriage. Her age 25 and 1st marriage.

Book 1, page 106. 14.6 JOSIAH A. SPARKS married Anna Gilkey. 18 October 1827. Her father, Jonathon Gilkey. Bondsman: G. W. Taylor.

Book 2-6, page 124. JOSIAH J. SPARKS married Harriet Powell. 8 October 1846. Bondsman: Sam Simpson.

Book 2-6, page 129. JOSIAH SPARKS married Elizabeth Wilson. January 7, 1847. Bondsman: Nathaniel Wilson.

Book 2-6, page 144. JOSIAH SPARKS married Elizabeth Dooley. -- --- 1849.

Book 4, page 129. JOSIAH SPARKS married Malinda Shirley. 24 December 1856. His age 31. Her age 31. Bondsman: Cager Creel.

Book 11, page 614. JOSIAH SPARKS married Margaret Fletcher. 20 September 1885. His age 59 and 4th marriage. Her age 40 and 2nd marriage.

Book 3, page 174. MARGARET SPARKS married James Romines. 20 August 1855. Her age over 21 and 1st marriage. Bondsman: William A. Reece.

Book 2-6, page 228. MARIAH SPARKS married Hiram C. White. 16 September 1860. His age 30.

Book 2-6, page 213. MARTHA SPARKS married I. Martin. 20 October 1858. His age 24, born Adair County. Her age 20, born Adair County. Married by Robert Luftwich, M.U.B.C. Witnesses: ROBERT SPARKS married Mrs. Sexton.

Book 5, page 101. MARTHA C. SPARKS married Austin Loy. September 4, 1867. His age 20. His mother, Manerva Loy, gives consent. Her age 19. Her father, JOSIAH A. SPARKS, gives consent. Married at the home of her father.

Book 14, page 252. MARY SPARKS married J. W. Sampson. 17 March 1892. His age 27. Her age 21. First marriage for both.

Book 2-6, page 115. MARY ANN SPARKS married Benjamin Wilcox. 7 November 1843. Her father MATTHEW SPARKS. Married by Spencer Janes.

Book 12, page 582. MARY J. SPARKS married George 0. Reece. 21 August 1888. His age 20. His father, J. C. Reece, gives consent. Her age 21. Married at the home of her father, J. M. SPARKS.

Book 2-6, page 127. MARY M. SPARKS married William Hill. January 15, 1846. Married by John S. Noble.

Book 2-6, page 141. MATTHEW SPARKS married Mary A. McNeeley. 26 March 1849. Married by Spencer Janes.

Book 2-6, page 141. MATTHEW SPARKS married Elizabeth Mosby. 6 April 1849. Married by Spencer Janes.

Book 5, page 201. MATTHEW SPARKS married Juliet E. Akin. January 21, 1868. His age 34 on the 25th of January and his 2nd marriage. Her age 24 and her 1st marriage. Her father, Joseph K. Akin, age 62, born in Cumberland County, Ky. Her mother, Nancy B. Akin, age 58, born in Barren County, Ky. Bondsman: James S. Akin.

Book 14, page 316. MATTHEW SPARKS married Elvina McGinnis. 11 September 1892. His age 59 and his 3rd marriage. Her age 27 and her 2nd marriage.

Book 16, page 74. MOSES SPARKS married Annice E, Stotts. -- --- 1895

Book 2-6, page 141. NANCY SPARKS married Jordan England. January 9, 1849. Married by Spencer Janes.

Book 1, page 154. NANCY A. SPARKS married William Roberts. 5 June 1836. Her father, Matthew Sparks. Married by Spencer Janes.

Book 15, page 6. NANCY E. SPARKS married George England. 13 April 1893. Her age 18. His age 19. Married at the home of DAVID SPARKS.

Book 6, page 295. NANCY JANE SPARKS married James Jesse, 28 February 1871. His age 19. His father, Joseph Jesse, gives consent. Her age 16 and her 1st marriage. Her father, JOSIAH SPARKS, gives consent. Bondsman: William Jesse.

Book 2-6, page 166. ONEY EMILY SPARKS married Thomas Aarons. 31 October 1852. His age 22 and born in Green County, Tenn. Her age 21. Married by G. W. Taylor. Bondsman: Francis Montgomery.

Book 2-6, page 104. PATSY JANE SPARKS married William Berry. 31 December 1842. Her father, MATTHEW W. SPARKS. Married by Spencer Janes.

Book _1, page 134. POLLY SPARKS married Timothy England. 12 April 1832. Married by Spencer Janes.

Book 4, page 77. POLLY A. SPARKS married Addison Henegar. 20 September 1856. Bondsman: Nimrod Barnes.

Book 3, page 59. POLLY E. SPARKS married Daniel England. 19 December 1853. His age 22.
Her age 17.

Book 2-6, page 244. P. M. SPARKS married S. T. Harel. 19 December 1862. Married at the home of W. T. Blair. Witnesses: Z. Collins married Frank Rogers.

Book 6, page 451. RACHEL MARGRETT SPARKS married Albert W. England. 8 February 1872. His age 19. His mother, Nancy England, gives consent. Her age 21. Bondsman: JEREMIAH SPARKS. Witness: WILLIAM R. SPARKS.

Book 1, page 126. SALLY SPARKS married Samuel Rose. 20 November 1830. Her father, MATTHEW SPARKS. Married by Elijah King.

Book 1, page 10. SARAH SPARKS married Lazarus Jesse. 17 April 1806. Her father, WILLIAM SPARKS. Married by Jeremiah Abell.

Book 2-6, age 109. SARAH A. SPARKS married Sidney Murrah. 8 February 1846. Married by John S. Noble.

Book 2-6, page 241. SARAH A. SPARKS married Huriah Pennington. 8 March 1863. Married
by W. L. Morrison, M.M.E.C.S. Witnesses: THOMAS SPARKS married James McClister.

Book 3, page 511. SARAH C. SPARKS married John W. Smith. 21 November 1853. Both over age 21. Her 1st marriage. Married by John S. Noble. Bondsman: William A. Reece.

Filson Club Record. SELAH SPARKS married Nathan Whittemore. 1 December 1808. Bondsman: MATTHEW SPARKS.

Book 2-6, page 214. SUSAN SPARKS married Anderson Cathron. 16 December 1858. His age 22. First marriage for both. Witnesses: John Rose married John White.

Book 2-6, page 103. THOMAS SPARKS married Mary A. Janes. 31 December 1841. Married by Spencer Janes.

Book 1, page 105. TRUELOVE SPARKS married Nancy Hall. 21 December 1827. Her mother, Elizabeth Hall. Married by G. W. Taylor.

Book 7, page 26. WILLIAM SPARKS married Margaret England. 3 October 1872. His age 25. Her age 20 and her father, George W. England, gives consent. Witnesses: JOSIAH SPARKS married James Roberts.

Book 6, page 99. WILLIAM R. SPARKS married Nancy J. Janes. February 6, 1870. His age 21. Her age 18. Married at the home of her father, Thomas S. Janes, who gives consent. Bondsman: J. C. Reece.

Book 10, page 173. WILLIAM R. SPARKS married Mary F. Mooneyham. 20 December 1880. His age 23. Her age 23. First marriage for both. Married at the home of Daniel Mooneyham. Bondsman: Thomas J. England.

Book 2-6, page 100. WILLIAM W. SPARKS married Lucinda Gibson. 22 August 1841. Married by John M. Blair.

Book 12, page 162. WILLIAM W. SPARKS married Sarah F. Gills. September 2, 1886. His age 65 and a physician. Her age 47. Second marriage for both.


Page 2824-2826
Whole Number 132

MARRIAGE RECORDS OF PERSONS NAMED SPARKS
IN BOURBON COUNTY, KENTUCKY, 1785-1895


(Editor's Note: In the March 1963 issue of The Sparks Quarterly, Whole No. 41, we began a series of articles entitled "Sparks Marriages in Kentucky, 1776-1870." On page 721 of that issue, we presented the marriages of persons named SPARKS in Bourbon County. Since that time, additional data have been found which make corrections and revision necessary. Our readers are requested to make the proper notes in their copies of the March 1963 issue.)

GEORGE SPARKS married Elizabeth Wells. June 14, 1791. Her father, Richard Wells, gives consent. Bondsman: William Perrin. Clerk: John Edwards. Married by A. McClure. Book 1, page 8. Note of consent: "June the twelf Day 1791. Sir: I am well satisfyd that GEORGE SPARKS should Marry my daughter Elizabeth Wells and I Desr you wood Issu him out a Lisen to be Marred and this shall be your Reseat frome [signed] Richard Wells. Witness present: Ben Tom Far [ ? ] Mary Far [ ? ] . "

JOHN SPARKS married Katy Waddel. August 22, 1792. Her father, James Waddel, gives consent. Bondsman: James Cleaver. Witness: Reeder Clark, or perhaps this is Reeder, the Clerk. Married by A. Eastin. Book 1, page 23. Note of consent: "August the 17th 1792. Sir: This is to Sertify that I am Willing that JOHN SPARKS have my daughter in Marriage. From, Sir, Your Humble Servt. [signed] James Waddell."

MICHAEL SPARKS married Elizabeth Wells. August 15, 1794. Bondsman: William Perrin. "Know all men by these presents that we, MICHAEL SPARKS and William Perrin, are held and firmly bound to his Excellency, the Governor of Kentucky in the sum of fifty Pounds current money in that the clerk of Bourbon County has this day issued a license for the marriage of the said SPARKS to Elizabeth Wells. August 15, 1794."

JOSEPH SPARKS married Anne Wilson. January 1, 1797. Married by J. Whitaker. Book 1, page 35.

1.2.5.10.2.5.1 Caleb SPARKS married Rebecca Wilson. October 19,1805. Her father, Ephraim Wilson, gives consent.

MICHA SPARKS married Benjamin Stokes. April 30, 1815. Her father, John Sparks, gives consent.
Married by the Rev. Anderson. Book 2, page 53.

NANCY SPARKS married Stephen Barton. June 10, 1814. Married by A. Eastin. Book 2, page 56.

WILLIAM SPARKS married Sarah Barton. January 15, 1815. Her father, Andrew Barton, gives consent. Married by A. Eastin. Book 2, page 56.

FANNY SPARKS married Augustus Forsythe. January 7, 1819. Bondsman: James Sparks. Married by A. Eastin. Book 2, page 67.

POLLY SPARKS married Robert McIntire. February 18, 1821. Married by A. Eastin. Book 2, page 76.

WILLIAM SPARKS married Eliza Barton. September 21, 1826. His father: William Sparks. Her father: David Barton. Married by G. Gates. Book 2, page 90.

WESLEY SPARKS married Jane Givens. April 8, 1828. His father: James Sparks. Married by C. Phillips. Book 2, page 226.

CHARLOTTE SPARKS married Thomas W. Garrard. September 4, 1851. Married by J. Gano. Book 2, page 144.

HIRAM B. SPARKS married Josephine Turpen. January 30, 1851. Married by E. Pratt. Book 2, page 221.

WILLIAM B. SPARKS married Caroline Breckinridge. April 14, 1853. He aged 30, born Fayette County, Kentucky. She aged 19, born Bourbon County, Kentucky. Both single. Witnesses: H. Shropshire and J. W. Sparks. Married by Joseph R. Barbee. Book 3, page 57.

WILLIAM SPARKS married Mary S. Shropshire. September 9, 1856. He aged 24, born Bourbon County, Kentucky. She aged 21, born Bourbon County, Kentucky. Both single. Witnesses: H. Shropshire and J. W. Sparks. Married by Joseph R. Barbee. Book 3, page 57.

JOHN W. SPARKS married Lucinda Clark. October 6, 1857. He aged 24, born Bourbon County, Kentucky; She aged 21, born Bourbon County, Kentucky. Her father: Edwin Clark. Witnesses: Joseph Hawkins, John Simpson, and William Sparks. Married by Y. R. Gills, M. B. C. Book 3, page 72.

BETTIE SPARKS married Charles P. Talbott. November 6, 1857. She is daughter ofWesley Sparks of Harrison County, Kentucky. (From The Western Citizen, 1826-1866, by Eliz. T. Clough.)

JOHN W. SPARKS married Julia C. Garrard. November 3, 1859. He aged 26; his 2nd marriage. She aged 21, her 1st marriage. Both born Bourbon County, Kentucky. She oldest daughter of Charles T. Garrard. Witnesses: John Cum mins and John Allison. Married by John Allen Gano. Book 3, page 95. (Also from The Western Citizen, 1826-1866, by Eliz. T. Clough. )

GEORGE S. SPARKS married Miss Mary C. Rymel. November 9, 1865. Witnesses: Lewis Clark and William G. Morris. Married by Geo. S. Savage, Miss. Methodist Church. Book 3, page 144.

FRANK D. SPARKS married Bertie D. Shropshire. May 17, 1866. Witnesses: William Sparks and J. M. Hawkins. Married by I. L. Helm, Miss. Baptist Church. Book 3, page 149.

JONAS SPARKS married Elizabeth M. Banta. January 9, 1873. Witnesses: D. B. F. Reynolds and Jas. Coomes. Married by L. H. Reynolds. Book 3, page 196.

WILLIAM J. SPARKS married Hattie Stoker. May 15, 1878. Witnesses: Andrew Gutziel and Kelly Elliott. Married by Geo. A. Weeks. Book 3, page 228.

RICHARD C. SPARKS married Bettie H. Howe. February 26, 1880. Book 3, page 236.

JULIA L. SPARKS married Brooke Smith. March 2, 1880. Book 3, page 236.

ALICE C. SPARKS married Joseph Wm. Ashurst. July 5, 1887. Witnesses: Lloyd Sparks and Lloyd Ashurst. Book 3, page 277.

LEWIS SPARKS married Eva Laughlin. December 27, 1893. Book E. page 324.

WILLIAM J. SPARKS, JR. married Mary P. Smith. May 30, 1894. Book 3, page 327.

LLOYD W. SPARKS married Mrs. Millie Ann Brock. March 13, 1894. Book 3, page 329.

JANIE SPARKS married Jas. S. Thompson. December 19, 1894. Book 3, page 331.


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Whole Number 169

SPARKS MARRIAGES RECORDED IN
MUHLENBERG COUNTY, KENTUCKY, 1854-1910


[Editor's Note: We are grateful to Eleanor McCauley Worley of 4339 Patrick Road, Sunbury, Ohio, 43074, for copying for us the following marriage records from Kentucky Archives Films. Mrs. Worley's compilation extends to 1967, but in keep- ing with our editorial policy, we are including here only those marriages through 1910. The Muhlenberg County marriage records begin in 1798, but the earliest for anyone named Sparks is dated 1854.]

Sparks, James R., age 23, son of Walter Sparks, Jr., and Mary Ann Tinkle, age 21 on September 21, 1854 (Book 1A, p. 107)

Sparks, Sarah Ann, daughter of Walter Sparks, Jr., and Charles Karnes, January 8, 1856 (Book 2, p. 56)

Sparks, Charles M, son of Walter Sparks, Jr., and Sally Miller, December 13, 1859 (Book 2, p. 61)

Sparks, James W., age 24, son of Alexander Sparks, and Mary F. Reed, age 21 on October 31, 1871 (1st marriage for both) (Book 8, p. 208)

Sparks, Charles F., age 21, son of Alexander Sparks, and Nancy J. Nofsinger, age 18, February 4, 1874 (1st marriage for both) (Book 9, p. 231)

Sparks, Nancy Catherine, age 19, daughter of Alexander Sparks, and George A. Tyler, age 27 on August 12, 1874 (her 1st marriage, his 2nd) (Book 9, p. 345)

Sparks, Walter, age 75, son of Walter Sparks, Sr., and Nancy Browning, age 47 on October 9, 1877 (his 2nd marriage, her 3rd) (Book 11, p. 207)

Sparks, Peter M., age 20, son of Charles M. Sparks, and Maggie C. Hailey, age 20 on December 20, 1883 (1st marriage for both) (Book 14, p. 201)

Sparks, Nancy J., age 27, divorced wife of Charles F. Sparks, and Edward J. Ragon, age 30 on December 25, 1883 (her 2nd marriage, his 1st) (Book 14, p. 209)

Sparks, Emma, age 21, daughter of Charles M. Sparks, and Jesse H. Vincent, age 28 on September 28, 1887 (1st marriage for both) (Book 16, p. 520)

Sparks, George W., age 28, son of Charles M. Sparks, and Lillian E. Oates, age 27 on May 29, 1889 (1st marriage for both) (Book 17, p. 374)

Sparks, Thomas J., age 25, son of Charles M. Sparks, and Montie D. Oates, age 19 on February 27, 1894 (1st marriage for both) (Book 19, p. 553)

Sparks, Walter Sparks, age 22, son of Charles M. Sparks, and Bettie Gill, age 18 on August 5, 1896 (1st marriage for both) (Book 21, p. 38)

Sparks, Lillie C., age 22, daughter of Charles B. Sparks, and Ecolas Nofsinger, age 2 on April 3, 1898 (1st marriage for both) (Book 21, p. 604)

Sparks, Lucy, age 17, daughter of Charles Sparks, and James H. Brown, Jr., age 2 on April 13, 1899 (1st marriage for both) (Book 22, p. 302)

Sparks, Harvey L., age 24, son of Henry Clay Sparks, and Virdie May Harrison, age 17 on April 17, 1901 (1st marriage for both) (Book 23, p. 389)

Sparks, Bessie, age 17, daughter of Peter M. Sparks, and Arthur Whitmer, age 24 on October 22, 1905 (1st marriage for both) (Book 27, p. 231)

Sparks, Lillie, age 22, daughter of Peter M. Sparks, and J.C. CarroU, age 23, January 29, 1908 (1st marriage for both) (Book 29, p. 451)

Sparks, Grace Idella May, age 16, daughter of Henry Clay Sparks, and Major Moore, age 17, March 24, 1910 (1st marriage for both) (Book 31, p. 369)

Sparks, Milton, age 19, son of George W. Sparks, and Dove Stovall, age 26 on October 9, 1910 (1st marriage for both) (Book 32, p. 129)

Sparks, Charles M., age 21, son of Peter M. Sparks, and Bessie B. Stewart, age 20 on November 6, 1910 (1st marriage for both) (Book 32, p. 193)



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Whole Number 175

JESSAMINE COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGES (1798-1930)



[Editor's Note: In March 1963, we began publishing the marriage records that the Association's president. Dr. Paul E. Sparks, had accumulated of persons named SPARKS in Kentucky. On page 766 of the September 1963 issue of the Quarterly, Whole No. 43, the marriage records of persons named SPARKS in Jessamine County were published with a note that the records were far from complete. Recently, Dr. Sparks returned to Jessamine County and found the marriage records still in a state of incompleteness. He was able, however, to get some additional information about some of the marriages. The following list is intended to replace page 766 of the Quarterly.

[According to the Jessamine County clerk (1996), the first marriage book has been missing for several years. It covered the period 1798-1826.]

Isaac Sparks married Mary Ann Hendricks, January 11, 1827. Marriage Bond. Bondsman: Joseph W. Hendricks. (Book 1, page 86)
Jerome Sparks married Sarah Wilmore on August 24, 1829. Marriage Bond. Bondsman: James Wilmore. (Book 1, page 104)
John A. Sparks married Martha Burch on December 23, 1838. (Book 1, page 167) Martha Ann Sparks married James Burns on September 22, 1842. (Book 1, page 194)
Ann Eliza Sparks, born 1837, married G. W. Rose, License issued June 23, 1856. Married by Rev. S. Noland on June 29, 1856. Book 2, page 10.
Margaret P. Sparks born ca.1835, married George D. Cornish on March 4, 1857, by Rev. W. Noline, M.G. (Book 2, page 28)
Mary Jane Sparks married James W. Walters on November 9, 1857, by William Moline, M.G. (Book 2, page 32)
Jerome A. Sparks, born 1843, married Molly A. Nooe, License issued January 27, 1862. Married February 3, 1862, by Rev. W. T. Benton, M.G. (Book 2, page 45)
Jane Ellen Sparks, born ca.1831, married Ephraim Drake, License issued November 3, 1862. Married November 4, 1862. (Book 2, page 47)
Eudora Sparks married John Stone, License issued April 5, 1865. Married April 6, 1865, by Rev. S. Noland, M.G. (Book 2, page 66)
Euhu Sparks married Josephine Gill on July 20, 1865, by Rev. S. Noland, M.G. (Book 2, page 67)
Charles W. Sparks married Bettie McKinney, License issued September 13, 1865. Married September 19, 1865, by S. Noland, M.G. (Book 2, page 69)
Mary Sparks married George W. Corman, License issued January 8, 1866. Married January 9, 1866, by Jacob Rohrer, M.G. (Book 2, page 73)
Catherine Sparks married Gratton Corman, License issued January 22, 1866. Married January 24, 1866, by Jacob Rohrer, M.G. (Book 2, page 74)
Catherine Sparks, born ca.1841, married Robert Barr, ca.1860. (Box 1)
Sallie Morris Sparks married J. Hogan Ballard, ca.1865. (Box 1)
Moreau Sparks married Lizzie Clemmons, ca.1869. (Box 1)
Mary Sparks married James Carson, ca.1870. (Box 2)
Beatrice Sparks married Ambrose Carson, ca.1870. (Box 2)
Bettie D. Sparks married Marcellus McDaniel on July 2, 1872. (Box 2)
Ella Sparks married Elvie Carpenter, ca.1875. (Box 3)
Mrs. Eunice Sparks married H. L. Elder, ca.1880. (Box 4)
Jennie Sparks married Oliver C. Garvey, ca.1882. (Box 4)
Ida F. Sparks married S. L. Helm, Jr., ca.1883. (Box 5)
Lucy G. Sparks married Samuel P. Wilson, ca.1885. (Box 5)
Norvell Sparks married Ann E. Beasley, ca.1885. (Box 5)
Mary A. Sparks married David Knoble, Jr., ca.1885. (Box 6)
Mary Ann Sparks married Dillard Logan, ca.1885. (Box 6)
Emma Brown Sparks married Leonidas Robinson, ca.1885. (Box 8)
George William Sparks married Susie Watts on December 1, 1887. Witnesses: Edward Watts married Thomas Watts. (Box 9)
Edwin S. Sparks married Eunice Hamilton, License issued February 7, 1889. Married February 13, 1889, at Harvey Deanes. Witnesses: George H. Dean and E. R. Sparks. (Box 9)
Charles T. Sparks married Mayme Funk on August 22, 1892. Married at W. H. Lair. Witnesses: William Welch married Miss Scott. (Box 9)
Nimrod N. Sparks married Sudie Huggins, License issued May 2, 1893. Married May 3, 1893, by Robert Graham, M.G. (Box 9)
Charles S. Sparks married Mattie Morris Broce, License issued January 19, 1898. Married January 20, 1898, by Joseph Grant. Witnesses: B. Stopher and David Robinson. (Box 9)
R. Morgan Sparks married Anna Steele Hughes, ca.1909. (Box 10) Price Sparks married Birdie Stevens, ca.1914. (Box 10)
Samuel Sparks married Rhoda Webb, ca.1917. (Box 10) Conley Sparks married Pauline Spradling, ca.1927. (Box 10)
Buell Sparks married Martha Johnson, ca.1930. (Box 10)

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