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 to NANCY J. SPARKS, October 13, 1846 (married by C. B. Wilcox, M. G.)
THOMAS SPARKS of Chariton County, Missouri, to Martha Moffis, April 13, 1848 (married by John Daugherty, J.P.)
AMIJIDHA SPARKS to 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
SPARKS, JOHN HENRY & Mary Jane Bumett, married June 6, 1896.
Boys, Alexander Eli, age 19, & ANNA SPARKS, age 20, married March 29, 1866.
Williams, Edward T. & LOUISA H. SPARKS, married July 27, 1866.
Vanwert, Cornelius & MRS. MARTHA ANN SPARKS, married March 10, 1864.
Henly, John, Jr., & NANCY SPARKS, married November 22, 1869.
Whole Number 73
(Compiled in 1961 by Elizabeth Prather Ellsberry & copied by Carrie Grant Heppen)
John Sparks and Mary Jane West, November 2, 1858
Bleuford West and Lucy Sparks, November 8, 1855
Daniel Morgan and Nancy Jane Sparks, October 16, 1856
Peter Sparks and Elizabeth Corneilson, September 15, 1859
James H. Richmond and Fannie Sparks, April 5, 1860, at the residence of Daniel Sparks.
James Sparks and Ellen Lane, July 5, 1860
Talton E. Sparks and Susan Hoog, March 17, 1861
John W. Robins and Nancy J Sparks, May 30, 1861
George Sparks and Margaret E. Vincent, July 28, 1861
John Sparks and Susan DiIks, April 20, 1865
George West and Amanda Sparks, February 8, 1865, at the residence of Beuford West
Asa Callahan and Margaret E. Sparks, October 29, 1865
John HVestal and Milla Sparks, December 10, 1865
Peter Sparks and Sarah F. Vestil, November 16, 1865
Andrew Hurley and 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, Vol. XIV, No.2, 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 and Littleton Johnson, 13 April 1871
Viola Sparks and George Forguson, January 7, 1873
Thomas Sparks and Lizzie Searight, 25 February 1875
Martin F, Sparks and Amanda F, Sheets, 1 August 1875
William Sparks and Anna Smith, 31 December 1875
Rinta Sparks and Lewis J. McLellan, 9 March 1876
Amanda Sparks and Benjamin Steeples, 20 October 1876
Mary A. Sparks and George W. Holstead, 3 August 1879
Esther Sparks and William Miller, 25 September 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 and Henry H. Edmundson, December 13, 1831 (or 1836)
REBECCA SPARKS and James Fidler, February 28, 1833
ELIZA B. SPARKS and William Jones, August 27, 1839
EDWARD SPARKS and 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 to Theresa Bouis, October 30, 1825
Elvira Sparks to William Harsthorn, March 13, 1849
John Sparks to Lavonia Walton, January 11, 1829
Lucinda Sparks to Daniel Blair, September 24, 1831
Martha Sparks to James Cassmore, June 9, 1856
Martha Sparks to John Kneedler, October 16, 1853
Martha J. Sparks to James H. Cassmore, May 19, 1856
Mary C. Sparks to Andrew McPhail, October 25, 1849
Sampson Sparks to Julia O'Gallagher, September 28, 1859
Vienna Sparks to Joseph White, January 30, 1825
Wesley Sparks to 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 and Jane Jarvis, June 25, 1856
Book A. 1837 - 1857
MARY SPARKS and Stephen Workman, April 4, 1853
ISAAC SPARKS and Rebecca A. Jarvis, January 1, 1854
LUCINDA SPARKS and John McDowell, March 10, 1856
THOMAS SPARKS and Mary Ann Jamison, May 8, 1856
Book A, 1867 - 1871
ELIZABETH J. SPARKS and John Roberts, December 7 1869
SAMUEL E. SPARKS and Mary Walker, December 31, 1846
ELIZA JANE SPARKS (of Laclede County) and David Moody (of Miller County) May 31, 1863
ELVIRA SPARKS and 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 and John McMannus, April 24, 1828. (From "Washington County Marriage Book A")
Polly Sparks and Jacob Waggoner, September 26, 1830. (From Early March riage Records 1819-1850 & Will Records 1820-1870 of Cooper Co., Missouri. by Elizabeth Prather Ellsberry)
Martha Sparks and Pierson Costley [erroneously copied as "Cortley"], May 26, 1832. (From "Crawford County Marriage Records, 1 & 2")
Sarah Sparks and John Delany, March 20, 1834. (From "Monroe County Marriage Book A, 1831-49")
Eliza Sparks and Wm. Pinkston, May 5, 1836. (From "Marion County Marriage Record A & 2, 1827-56")
[Editor's Note: Elizabeth, Polly, and Martha Sparks, shown above, were daughters of Abel and Sarah (Cochran) Sparks; see pp. 3069-84 in the Quarterly of June 1987, Whole No. 138, for an, article devoted to this family.]
Whole Number 165
SOME MARRIAGE RECORDS OF BUCHANAN COUNTY, MISSOURI
Mary Sparks to Richard Moss, April 4, 1844
William Sparkes to Sary Rector, December 15, 1845
Abigail Sparks to George W. Howard, December 19, 1845
James L. Sparks to Malinda Jane Sullivan, February 14, 1850
Charleton Sparks to Frances Jane Hurt, October 7, 1852
Sabrina A. Sparks to 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 and Mary C. Duncan, January 8, 1850, by Isaac N. Hickerson, J.P.
Louisa Sparks and J. T. Chapman, September 21, 1854, by George P. Giddings, M. G., Presbyterian.
Jones Sparks and Mary Duncan, December 25, 1856, by Martin Kidwell, J.P.
Martin V. Sparks and Sarah J. Judy, April 5, 1859, by 0. P. Davis, M.G.
Mary G. Sparks and Amary E. Sweet, August 23, 1863, by Wm. R. Dempsey, J.P.
Whole Number 182
December 31, 1846 - Samuel E. Sparks and Mary Walker, Marriage performed by J. K. Allen.
Whole Number 195
William Sparks to Mary Delany (Delaney), May 6, 1831 (page 1) John Delany to Sarah Sparks, March 20, 1834 (page 3) Milton Sparks to Amanda Howell, March 14, 1835 (page 4) Robert Sparks to Martha Percy, 1 April 1841 (page 16) Obediah Pinkston to Nancy Sparks, February 16, 1843 (page 22)