February 1, 2019

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MARRIAGES in Maryland


Copied by: John Frederick Dorman

[Editor's Note: Mr. Dorman copied these marriage records from an index to the original registers at the Maryland Hall of Records, Annapolis.]

16 August 1779 18.4 Thomas Sparks married Rachel Perdue by FNU Wersley
23 March 1786 Matthew Sparks married Providence Sharp by FNU Davis
16 July 1802 Thomas Sparks married Sarah Rampley by Unknown
18 April 1805 Ruth Sparks married William Price by Unknown
30 July 1805 Sarah Sparks married Lawrence Cuddy by Unknown
10 December 1811 Elijah Sparks married Jemima Cox by Unknown
23 December 1812 Rebecca Sparks married Thomas Anderson  by Unknown Rockwell
March 31, 1813 Elizabeth Sparks married Frederick Kauffman by FNU Rockwell
14 July 1814 Reuben Sparks married Betsy Price by FNU Coker
1 October 1814 Sarah Sparks married Sylvester Brown by FNU Glendie
27 March 1816 Laban Sparks married Sarah Green by Unknown
14 August 1816 Penelope Sparks married Charles Robinson by Unknown
24 August 1816 Aquila W. Sparks married Dorcas Conway by FNUMoranville
5 December 1816 Ruth Sparks married Josiah Pearce by Unknown
21 December 1816 Rachel Sparks married John T. Sumwalt by Unknown
December 9, 1820 Prudence Sparks married Richard Gosnell by FNU Rockwell
January 10, 1822 Samuel R. Sparks married Elizabeth Hitchcock by Unknown
January 23, 1823 William Sparks married Bethsheba Dyke by Unknown
August 20, 1823 Aquila Sparks married Sarah A. Merryman by Unknown
July 1, 1824 Elizabeth Sparks married Robert McCauley by FNU Roberts
December 24, 1824 Thomas Sparks married Mary Pearce by Unknown
January 19, 1825 Daniel Sparks married Rachel Curtis by Unknown
March 4, 1825 Rachel Sparks married James Carlin by FNU Rockwell
April 24, 1828 Elizabeth Sparks married John Patrick by Unknown
March 9, 1831 Francis Sparks married Elizabeth Ellen Schrader by Unknown
April 7, 1831 Aaron Sparks married Elizabeth Sparks by Unknown
April 10, 1832 Elijah B. Sparks married Elizabeth Anderson by FNU Roszell
October 23, 1832 Mary Sparks married Matthew Drake by FNU Roszell
January 5, 1836 Mary Sparks married John Gross by FNU Morris
September 4, 1839 Sarah Sparks married John Mays by Unknown
October 7, 1839 Emily Sparks married Austin Woolfolk by FNU White
August 11, 1841 Thomas D. Sparks married Mary Ann Rawlings by FNU Riley
23 November 1842 Rachel Arm Sparks married Andrew Warfield by FNU Shriver
January 12, 1844 Aaron Sparks married Mary C. Slade by Unknown
January 17, 1844 Arietta Sparks married Francis A. Parkson by Unknown
April 21, 1845 William Sparks married Sarah Roloson by FNU Morris
June 19, 1845 Aquila A. Sparks married Mary Jane Halbert by FNU Schreiber
October 7, 1845 Daniel C. Sparks married Amelia Lemmon by Unknown
May 21, 1846 Oliver P. Sparks married Mary G. Kemp by FNU Shrigley
July 29, 1846 Mary E. Sparks married William Bull by Unknown
June 26, 1847 Matthew Sparks married Mary Ann Johnson by FNU Hancock
November 3, 1848 William C. Sparks married Susannah Goover by Unknown
March 15, 1849 Trevis Sparks married Margaret Thomas by FNU Thomas
April 13, 1849 Josias Alfred Sparks married Sarah Ann Ensor by FNU Young
December 5, 1850 Catharine Sparks married James R. Wheatley by FNU Ryan
December 7, 1850 Parmelia Sparks married Aquila Chilcoat by FNU Coale
May 29, 1851 Edward R. Sparks married Rachel Miles by FNU Vinton

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Compiled by John Frederick Dorman

The following marriages are taken from a card file at the Hall of Records in Annapolis, Maryland. The references to the original marriage license books is shown, but most of these books reveal no more information than is contained in the card index. The State Record of Marriages, which covered only the years 1865-67, does give more information and those data have been added in the following list.

Ann Sparks married William Clough, 7 November 1825. Caroline County License Book, 1816-73.
Anna Sparks married Benjamin Biggs, 7 June 1823. Cecil County Marriage Book, 1777-1840, p. 290.
Edward Sparks married Rosetta Pinkney, 26 July 1826. Anne Arundel County Marriage Book, 1810-45, p. 69.
Edward Sparks married Sophia R. Pinkney, January 26,1832. Anne Arundel County Marriage Book, 1810-45, p. 91.
Edward A. Sparks married Lizzie Clark, September 27, 1866. State Record of Marriages, p. 78. (married in Baltimore County by M. O'Reilly; he aged 22, a blacksmith; she aged 22; both resided in Baltimore County.)

Elizabeth Sparks married George Reynolds, 30 July 1795. Dorchester County Marriage Book 1, p. 45.
Elizabeth Sparks married Nathan Russell, 8 October 1803. Caroline County Marriage Book, 1797-1815.
Elizabeth Sparks married John W. Hynson, January 21, 1840. Caroline County Marriage Book, 1816-1873.
George Sparks married Sally Harris, 26 August 1826. Caroline County Marriage Book, 1816-1873.
Henry E. Sparks married Louisa E. Diggins, January 18, 1864. Caroline County Marriage Book,1816-1873.
James W. Sparks married Lizzie Richardson, 13 September 1872. Anne Arundel County Marriage Book, 1851-1873, p. 117.
Joseph H. Sparks married Anna R. Hazzard, 15 December 1873. Caroline County Marriage Book, 1873-1886.
John Alfred Sparks married Charlotte Ann Meeds, 23 August 1866. State Record of Marriages, p. 177. (married at Centreville, Queen Anne County, by J. A. Cooper; he aged 22, farmer; she aged 19; both resided in Queen Anne's County.)

Julia Ann Sparks married Jesse Gibson, January 8, 1831. Caroline County Marriage Book, 1816-873.
Mary R. Sparks married Thomas E. Hepner, 14 June 1866. State Record of Marriages, p. 4. (married in Ablegany County by J. H. A. Kitzmiller; he aged 16 yrs. 8 mos., laborer; she aged 13 yrs. 6 mos.; both resided in Allegany County.)
Melvina Sparks married Joseph Ross, 7 June 1870. Caroline County Marriage Book, 1816-73.
Rachel Sparks married Samuel Covington, 13 April 1818. Caroline County Marriage Book, 1816-73.
Samuel E. Sparks married Anna E. Emerson, 20 February 1872. Caroline County Marriage Book, 1816-73.
Sarah Sparks married Lewis Comegys, 8 December 1835. Caroline County Marriage Book, 1816-73.
Solomon Sparks married Henrietta Pippin, 18 October 1831. Caroline County Marriage Book, 1816-73.
Solomon Sparks married Sarah Ann Bambury, 6 November 1837. Caroline County Marriage Book, 1816-73.
Stephen Sparks married Sarah Childerson, 6 December 1806. Dorchester County Marriage Book 1, p. 97.
William P. Sparks married Mary Emerson, April 21, 1866. Caroline County Marriage Book, 1816-73.

The only marriage records for Talbot County at the Hall of Records are contained in a mimeographed volume: The Marriage Licenses of Talbot County, Maryland, from 1796-1810 (n.p.;n.d.), compiled by the Carter Braxton Chapter, D.A.R., of Baltimore. In it on page 42, appears the following:

Moses Sparks married Mary Armstrong, May 16, 1796.

The Washington County marriage register at the Hall of Records is a microfilm copy of a negative photostat which is very difficult to read. There is no index to this volume and it has not been searched for Sparks marriages. It appears that many of the Maryland counties do not have marriage records, or that they are preserved for only very short periods.

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Nathan Russell married Nancy Sparkes, March 13, 1799
Nathan Russell married Elizabeth Sparks, October 6, 1803

(Note: The above marriages were copied by Mrs. Heppen from "Marriage Licenses of Caroline County, Maryland, 1774-1815" which appeared in Vol. 28 of the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, pages 344 and 434.)

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ca. 1775-ca. 1875)
Compiled by Paul E. Sparks

[Editor's Note: This list of the marriages in and around Queen Annes County, Maryland, has been compiled from several sources. Among these are: Maryland & DelawareGenealogist, Vol. I & II; Ancestral Notes, 1964; Maryland Marriages, edited by Robert Barnes; Maryland Marriage Clues, edited by Irma Harper; Bible Records of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Maryland Historical Society; Census records; International Genealogical Index (IGI); and various issues of The Sparks Quarterly (TSQ).]

Pages 4183, 4184, 4185, 4186,4187,4188

Date Person Named Spouse Remarks
ca. 1774 Elizabeth SparksM Henry Thompson Dau. of Absalom Sparks; p.1703 TSQ QA's Accts. 72139
ca. 1775 Ruth SparksM William Tippins Wid. of Absalom Sparks; p.1702 TSQ QA's Accts. 72/39
ca. 1788 Noah SparksM Sarah LNU Adm. Acct. TCE #1 QA's County
ca. 1790 Solomon SparksM Esther Sparks Dau. of William Sparks; probably son of Solomon Sparks; 1800 census QA's Co.
June 11, 1794 Simon SparksM Sarah Nevitt (or Neute) Dau. of James Nevitt or Neute; recorded in Baltimore County
May 16, 1796 Moses SparksM Mary Armstrong Rec. in Talbot Co.; 1800 census QA's Co.
May 23, 1797 Millington SparksM Rebecca Brooks Recorded in Kent County; p. 3847 TSQ
October 21, 1797 Sluyter SparksM Elizabeth Walls Recorded in Kent Co.; 1800, 1810, 1820 censuses QA's Co.
May 15, 1799 Levi SparksM Rachel Pippins Recorded in Kent Co.; 1800 census QA's Co.
April 12, 1800 Samuel SparksM Rachel Higgins Recorded in Kent Co.; 1810 census QA's Co.
ca. 1800 Isaac SparksM Margaret LNU QA's Will Book WHN 4
ca. 1800 John Smoker SparksM Sophia LNU QA's Will Book TCE 1
ca. 1802 Elijah SparksM Nancy Hinds She, heir of Isaac Hinds; p.266 & 2567 TSQ; QA's Land Com. ST W6
October 8, 1803 Elizabeth SparksM Nathan Russell Recorded in Caroline Co.
ca. 1805 Solomon SparksM Charlotte LNU Bible record, Arlington Sparks; 1810, 1820 censuses of QA's Co.
June 3, 1805 Amos SparksM Nancy Borough p. 619 & 1528 TSQ
ca. 1805 Jesse SparksM Margaret Burns p. 618 & 1248 TSQ
ca. 1805 Juliann SparksM FNU Meredith Dau. of William Meredith by
his will, 1805.
ca. 1805 UnknownM Mary Ann Nevitt Wid.; will of Noah Larwood, 1805.
ca. 1807 UnknownM Rebecca Corman Sister of Samuel Corman & named in his will, 1807
ca. 1808 UnknownM FNU Brown Sister of John Brown & named in his will, 1808
ca. 1809 UnknownM Mary Oldson Dau. of Hannah Oldson & named in her will, 1809
ca. 1810 Harriet SparksM William Woodall Dau. of Simon Sparks & named in his will; QA's Land ST W9/233
ca. 1810 Levi SparksM Matilda LNU p. 2568 TSQ
ca. 1810 Sarah SparksM FNU Devenish Dau. of Noah Sparks; Adm. Acct. TCE #1 QA's Co.
ca. 1810 Risdon SparksM Elizabeth LNU Bible record, Arlington Sparks; 1820 census QA's
1812 Robert SparksM Ann Wright Wid. of James Wright; he, a minister; QA's Land JB21523
October 22, 1812 William SparksM Henny Callahan Recorded in Talbot Co.
ca. 1812 Solomon SparksM Lucretia LNU Bible record; Arlington Sparks
ca. 1815 John P. SparksM Mary McCosh Heir of Thomas McCosh; QA's Land Com. JB #1/268 1819
ca. 1816 Joshua Sparks Margaret DeFord Dau. of WIlliam DeFord; QA's Land Corn. JB #11167
September 17, 1816 William SparksM Anne P. Warham He, son of Solomon & Esther Sparks; p. 1391 TSQ
ca. 1816 Allen SparksM Rebecca DeFord He, son of George & Rachel Sparks; she, dau. of William DeFord, QA's Land Com. JB 11167; p.4038 TSQ
ca. 1817 Hester SparksM Joseph Cook Dau. of Noah Sparks; Adm. Acct. TCE #1, QA's Co.
March 18, 1817 Mahala SparksM William Clark Married by Rev. Jackson; p. 2567 TSQ
ca. 1818 John P. SparksM Mary LNU QA's Will Book TCE 1
ca. 1818 Elizabeth SparksM FNU Devoirix Dau. of Solomon Sparks; QA's Land Com. JB1/249
April 13, 1818 Rachel SparksM Samuel Covington Recorded in Caroline County
ca. 1819 John SparksM Mary LNU Heir of Thomas McCosh, QA's Land Com. JB#1/268
ca. 1822 Elizabeth SparksM Richard Downes Dau. of Solomon Sparks; QA's Land Com. TM21500
June 22, 1822 William SparksM Elizabeth Sparks Married by Rev. Tuff
August 13, 1823 John SparksM Mary Phenix Married by Rev. Tuff
July 25, 1825 Rebecca SparksM William Apsley Married by Rev. Tuff
March 1, 1826 John SparksM Ruth Smith Married by Rev. Clements;
August 26, 1826 George SparksM Sally Harriss Recorded in Caroline Co.; p.266 TSQ
September 27, 1826 Hester SparksM John Hines Married by Rev. Clements;
ca. 1827 UnknownM Margaret Smith She, a widow; QA's Land JB #11345
January 2, 1827 Samuel SparksM Elizabeth Meredith Married by Rev. Tuff
October 20, 1827 Isaac SparksM Elizabeth Wiggins Married by Rev. Clements; Adm. Acct. TCE #1, QA's Co.
February 9, 1828 Charles I. SparksM Sarah Ann Wiggins Married by Rev. Tuff; he son of John Smoker Sparks
February 23, 1828 James SparksM Mary Satterfield Married by Rev. Tuff
February 27, 1828 Samuel SparksM Rebecca Rouse Married by Rev. Tuff
May 15, 1828 Elijah SparksM Henrietta Davis Married by Rev. Walton p. 2568 TSQ
May 28, 1928 Elizabeth Ann SparksM John Hewitt Married by Rev. Clements; Adm. Acct. TCE #1, QA's Co.
December 22, 1828 Henry SparksM Sarah Lucas Married by Rev. Sparkes
ca. 1828 John M. SparksM Rowena Adm. Acct TCE #1, QA's Co. 1850 census of QA's Co.
April 24, 1829 William SparksM Elizabeth Davis Married by Rev. Moore
October 20, 1829 Isaac SparksM Elizabeth Wiggins Married by Rev. Clements
July 16, 1830 Lodowick SparksM Sarah Ann Sparks Married by Rev. Clements; Adm. Acct. TCE #1, QA's Co.
September 27, 1830 James SparksM Rebecca Walls Married by Rev. Clements
January 8, 1831 Julia Ann SparksM Jesse Gibson Recorded in Caroline Co., p.267 TSQ
October 20, 1831 Solomon SparksM Henrietta Pippins Recorded in Caroline Co. Bible record, Arlington Sparks; p. 267 TSQ
December 20, 1832 Elizabeth SparksM James Lynch Recorded in Kent County
December 22, 1831 Christopher SparksM Ann Maria Scully Married by Rev. Offley
July 22, 1833 Isaac SparksM Margaret A. Wiggins Married by Rev. Offley; Adm. Acct. TCE #1, QA's Co.
December 21, 1833 Ann SparksM William Williams International Genealogical Index (IGI)
December 8, 1835 Sarah SparksM Lewis Comegys Recorded in Caroline Co.; p. 267 TSQ
January 20, 1836 Luther K. SparksM Elizabeth I. Skinner Married by Rev. Sparkes
May 24, 1836 Valentine SparksM Mary Osbourne Married by Rev. Unknown
November 1837 Solomon SparksM Sarah Ann Bamberry Recorded in Caroline Co.; p. 267 TSQ; bible record, Arlington Sparks
December 5, 1838 James SparksM Elizabeth Arlett Married by Rev. Larkin
December 17, 1838 James SparksM Juliann Booker Recorded in Caroline Co.; 1850 census of QA's Co.
January 21, 1840 Elizabeth SparksM John W. Hynson Recorded in Caroline Co.; p. 266 TSQ
March 28, 1840 John SparksM Mary Winchester Married by Rev. Bell
December 1, 1841 Risden SparksM Emily Ann Cook Married by Rev. Crane
ca. 1843 John C. SparksM Elizabeth MNU 1850 & 1860 Censuses, QA's Co.
December 5, 1843 James SparksM Emily Ann Coleman Married by Rev. Crane
August 16, 1844 Robert SparksM Emiline Bevans Married by Rev. Sutton; pp. 2056 & 2508 TSQ
July 29, 1845 Samuel SparksM Kitty Harrison Married by Rev. Pratt
November 18, 1847 Clinton C. SparksM Susan Nabb Married by Rev. Anderson; pp. 2056 & 2568 TSQ
ca. 1848 Joseph B. SparksM Sarah Rebecca Walls Portrait & Biog. Record, Eastern Shore, 1898
February 29, 1848 Frances SparksM William Cahall Internahonal Genealogaical Index (IGI)
December 21, 1848 Isaac SparksM Ann Elizabeth (Blanding) Tolson Married by Rev. Clements
January 4, 1849 George SparksM Juliann Hollingsworth Married by Rev. Clements
July 16, 1849 Samuel SparksM Susan Godwin Married by Rev. Sumption
October 22, 1849 Luther K. SparksM Frances Ann Smith Married by Rev. Bell
November 7, 1849 Sluyter SparksM Frances Gray Married by Rev. Clements
December 30, 1849 Wilson SparksM Ann Holland Married by Rev. Sumption
April 3, 1850 John Ridgway SparksM Mary E. Williamson Married by Rev. Crane
ca. 1851 Elizabeth Ann SparksM Edwards Walls Adm. Acet. TCE #1, QA's Co.
September 25, 1851 James SparksM Henrietta Coleman Married by Rev. Crane
January 7, 1852 Charles H. SparksM Susan Hinson Married by Rev. Bell
3 February 1852 Daniel B. SparksM Julia Ann Chance Married by Rev. Ayers
May 12, 1852 William Kent SparksM Sarah Straughn Married by Rev. Cooper
January 18, 1853 Richard James SparksM Margaret Elizabeth Moore Married by Rev. Crane
May 24, 1854 William V. SparksM Ann E. Harrison Married by Rev. Crane
October 16, 1856 George W. SparksM Rachel Ann Sparks Married by Rev. Clements
January 14, 1857 Robert SparksM Sarah Ann Winchester Married by Rev. Hill
December 17, 1857 Robert SparksM Catherine Hamm (or Hammond?) Sparks Bible record, Arlington Sparks
ca. 1856 Ezekiel SparksM Emily Jane 1860 census QA's Co.; p. 1078 TSQ
July 7, 1857 Lodowick SparksM Sarah E. (Calloway) Thomas Married by Rev. Simpson
December 23, 1861 John Solomon SparksM Louisa Seward Married by Rev. Aldred; Bible record, Arlington Sparks
January 21, 1864 Henry Erastus SparksM Louisa Diggins Recorded in Caroline Co.; Bible record, Arlington Sparks
April 21, 1866 William Parrott SparksM Mary F. Emerson Married by Rev. Powers; Bible record, Arlington Sparks
August 23, 1866 John Alfred SparksM Charlotte Ann Meeds Recorded in Caroline Co.; p. 267 TSQ; 1880 census QA's Co.
ca. 1870 William Kent SparksM Ann Elizabeth Richardson Richardson Family & others,1963, compiled by Laura Thompson
June 7, 1870 Melvina SparksM Joseph Ross Recorded in Caroline Co.; p. 267 TSQ
February 20, 1872 Samuel E. SparksM Anna E. Emerson Recorded in Caroline Co.; p. 267 TSQ
December 15, 1873 Joseph H. SparksM Anna R. Hazzard Recorded in Caroline Co.; P. 267 TSQ
ca. 1875 Samuel A. SparksM Mary Jane Seward Information given by Michael Roach, 1983

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Pages 4183-4188 of the September 1993 issue of the Quarterly, Whole No. 163, contain a compilation of the marriages of persons named Sparks in Queen Annes County, Maryland, during the period 1775-1875. The compilation was based upon records from several different sources, and it was not intended to be thought of as complete.

Recently, a member of the Association, Peter G.Thyrre, Ardsley, New York, sent us a list of nearly three dozen additional marriages of persons named Sparks in Queen Annes County during this same period of time. In the main, these additional names were taken from "Queen Annes County, Maryland, Marriage licenses, 1817-1858" compiled by Raymond B.and Sara Sethdark, 1963. We are pleased to add these names to the earlier list.

Person Named Date Sparks Spouse

November 3, 1818 John Mary Meredith


Married by Rev. Sparkes;

May be the couple on the earlier list as: ca. 1818, John P. & Mary, and as: ca. 1819, John & Mary

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