Whole Number 62
Mrs. Elizabeth Prather Elisberry of Chillicothe, Missouri, has compiled and placed in the Library of Congress a list of the marriages in Carroll County, Missouri, between 1833 and 1856. The following Sparks marriages appear in this list according to a search made by Mrs. Peter J. Heppen:
James H. Frazell married Nancy J. Sparks, October 13, 1846 (married by C. B. Wilcox, M. G.)
Thomas Sparks of Chariton County, Missouri, married Martha Moffis, April 13, 1848 (married by John Daugherty, J.P.)
Amijidha Sparks married Elizabeth Ralston, February 19, 1852 (married by R. S. Humphrey, Elder in the Church of Jesus Christ)
Whole Number 71
Copied by Guy McLure Sone & Ruth Veils Sone
John Henry Sparks married Mary Jane Bumett June 6, 1896.
Alexander Eli Boys, age 19, married Anna Sparks, age 20, March 29, 1866.
Edward T. Williams married Louisa H. Sparks, on July 27, 1866.
Cornelius Vanwert married Mrs. Martha Ann Sparks, on March 10, 1864.
John Henly, Jr., married Nancy Sparks, on November 22, 1869.
Whole Number 73
(Compiled in 1961 by Elizabeth Prather Ellsberry & copied by Carrie Grant Heppen)
John Sparks married Mary Jane West, November 2, 1858
Bleuford West married Lucy Sparks, November 8, 1855
Daniel Morgan married Nancy Jane Sparks, October 16, 1856
Peter Sparks married Elizabeth Corneilson, September 15, 1859
James H. Richmond married Fannie Sparks, April 5, 1860, at the residence of Daniel Sparks.
James Sparks married Ellen Lane, July 5, 1860
Talton E. Sparks married Susan Hoog, March 17, 1861
John W. Robins married Nancy J Sparks, May 30, 1861
George Sparks married Margaret E. Vincent, July 28, 1861
John Sparks married Susan DiIks, April 20, 1865
George West married Amanda Sparks, February 8, 1865, at the residence of Beuford West
Asa Callahan married Margaret E. Sparks, October 29, 1865
John H. Vestal married Milla Sparks, December 10, 1865
Peter Sparks married Sarah F. Vestil, November 16, 1865
Andrew Hurley married Elizabeth Sparks, August 8, 1869
(A record of the Sparks families living in Putnam County, Missouri, as recorded on the 1860 census was published in the Quarterly for June 1966, Whole No. 54, p. 991.)
Whole Number 78
(The following Sparks marriages have been copied for us by a correspondent; we do not have the book and page numbers for these.)
Germina Sparks married Littleton Johnson, April 13, 1871
Viola Sparks married George Forguson, January 7, 1873
Thomas Sparks married Lizzie Searight, February 25, 1875
Martin F, Sparks married Amanda F, Sheets, August 1, 1875
William Sparks married Anna Smith, December 31, 1875
Rinta Sparks married Lewis J. McLellan, March 9, 1876
Amanda Sparks married Benjamin Steeples, October 20, 1876
Mary A. Sparks married George W. Holstead, August 3, 1879
Esther Sparks married William Miller, September 25, 1882
Whole Number 112
The following marriage records from Scott County, Missouri, were copied for us a number of years ago by a genealogical friend:
Evaline Sparks married Henry H. Edmundson, December 13, 1831 (or 1836)
Rebecca Sparks married James Fidler, February 28, 1833
Eliza B. Sparks married William Jones, August 27, 1839
Edward Sparks married Mariah Owens, May 3, 1833
(Note: A Frances Sparks, age 15, born in Georgia, was living with the family of John W. Price in Scott County, Missouri, when the 1850 census was taken.)
Whole Number 126
Edmund Sparks married Theresa Bouis, October 30, 1825
Elvira Sparks married William Harsthorn, March 13, 1849
John Sparks married Lavonia Walton, January 11, 1829
Lucinda Sparks married Daniel Blair, September 24, 1831
Martha Sparks married James Cassmore, June 9, 1856
Martha Sparks married John Kneedler, October 16, 1853
Martha J. Sparks married James H. Cassmore, May 19, 1856
Mary C. Sparks married Andrew McPhail, October 25, 1849
Sampson Sparks married Julia O'Gallagher, September 28, 1859
Vienna Sparks married Joseph White, January 30, 1825
Wesley Sparks married Lucy Duren, February 3, 1838
Editor's Note: The above records were copied for us by Betty Cain a number of years ago from an index compiled by the St. Louis Genealogical Society. The Edmund Sparks heading this list is known to have been Isaac J. Sparks, son of Samuel and Sally (Brown) Sparks, of Bowdoinham, Maine. A day prior to his marriage, Isaac had been baptized and had joined the Roman Catholic Church under the name Edmond Isaac James Sparks. (See the Quarterly of March 1979 (Whole No. 105), page 2081.) The John Sparks listed as having been married to Lavonia Walton on January 11, 1829, was a brother of Isaac J. Sparks. Lucinda Sparks and Vienna Sparks may have been sisters of Isaac and John.
Whole Number 133
Book A, 1845 - 1860
Isaac Sparks married Jane Jarvis, June 25, 1856
Book A. 1837 - 1857
Mary Sparks married Stephen Workman, April 4, 1853
Isaac Sparks married Rebecca A. Jarvis, January 1, 1854
Lucinda Sparks married John McDowell, March 10, 1856
Thomas Sparks married Mary Ann Jamison, May 8, 1856
Book A, 1867 - 1871
Elizabeth J. Spark married John Roberts, December 7 1869
Samuel E. Spark married Mary Walker, December 31, 1846
Eliza Jane Sparks (of Laclede County) married David Moody (of Miller County) May 31, 1863
Elvira Spark married George N. Long, March 11, 1866
Whole Number 155
In 1986, Susan Ormesher compiled Missouri Marriages Before 1840 which was published by the Genealogical Publishing Company in Baltimore. She copied these from a number of sources. Following is a list of Sparkses found by Ms. Ormesher, with her source for each.
Elizabeth Sparks married John McMannus, April 24, 1828. (From "Washington County Marriage Book A"); daughter of Abel and Sarah (Cochran) Sparks
Polly Sparks married Jacob Waggoner, September 26, 1830. (From Early Marriage Records 1819-1850 & Will Records 1820-1870 of Cooper Co., Missouri. by Elizabeth Prather Ellsberry); daughter of Abel and Sarah (Cochran) Sparks
Martha Sparks married Pierson Costley [erroneously copied as "Cortley"], May 26, 1832. (From "Crawford County Marriage Records, 1 & 2"); daughter of Abel and Sarah (Cochran) Sparks
Sarah Sparks married John Delany, March 20, 1834. (From "Monroe County Marriage Book A, 1831-49")
Eliza Sparks married Wm. Pinkston, May 5, 1836. (From "Marion County Marriage Record A & 2, 1827-56")
[Editor's Note: see pp. 3069-84 in the Quarterly of June 1987, Whole No. 138, for an, article devoted to the family of Abel and Sarah (Cochran) Sparks.]
Whole Number 165
Mary Sparks married Richard Moss, April 4, 1844
William Sparkes married Sary Rector, December 15, 1845
Abigail Sparks married George W. Howard, December 19, 1845
James L. Sparks married Malinda Jane Sullivan, February 14, 1850
Charleton Sparks married Frances Jane Hurt, October 7, 1852
Sabrina A. Sparks married John N. Bradshaw, June 9, 1853
Whole Number 179
The following item has been copied for us from "Marriage Records, Audrain County, Missouri, 1837-1879." A. A. Sparks married Sarah I. Muldrow, October 9, 1846. Marriage performed by, R. C. Mansfield.
Whole Number 182
Richard M.Sparks married Mary C. Duncan, January 8, 1850, by Isaac N. Hickerson, J.P.
Louisa Sparks married J. T. Chapman, September 21, 1854, by George P. Giddings, M. G., Presbyterian.
Jones Sparks married Mary Duncan, December 25, 1856, by Martin Kidwell, J.P.
Martin V. Sparks married Sarah J. Judy, April 5, 1859, by 0. P. Davis, M.G.
Mary G. Sparks married Amary E. Sweet, August 23, 1863, by Wm. R. Dempsey, J.P.
Whole Number 182
December 31, 1846 - Samuel E. Sparks married Mary Walker, Marriage performed by J. K. Allen.
Whole Number 195
William Sparks married Mary Delaney, May 6, 1831 (page 1)
John Delany married Sarah Sparks, March 20, 1834 (page 3)
Milton Sparks married Amanda Howell, March 14, 1835 (page 4)
Robert Sparks married Martha Percy, April 1, 1841 (page 16)
Obediah Pinkston married Nancy Sparks, February 16, 1843 (page 22)