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The nineteen Sparks marriage bonds on record in Pittsylvania County are listed below in chronological order:
4 October 1788 - True Love Sparks and Jane Sparks - Martha Sparks, mother of Jane.
14 August 1792 - John Sparks and Cathrine Baggerly - David Baggerly, bondsman.
January 7, 1794 - Josiah Sparks and Susanna Phillips - Thomas Phillips, father of Susanna.
22 December 1800 - David Gunn and Eleanor Sparks - Matthew (his MS mark) Sparks, bondsman
28 November 1802 - Mathew Sparks and Nancy Sutton - William Booth, bondsman.
27 November 1804 - Edmund Sparks and Patsy Wright - Nathan Sparks, bondsman.
1807 - (date of registration) - John Sparks and Judah Dodson.
1809 - David Baggerly and Thaly Sparks - Thomas Sparks, father of Thaly.
January 2, 1811 - William Duncan and Jinney Sparks - John Sparks, bondsman.
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(Note: The following Sparks marriages are taken from a volume entitled Early Virginia Marriages, by William A. Crozier, 1953.)
James Sparks and Margaret Dawson, December 15, 1785. Fauquier County, Virginia.
James Sparks and Harnar Parker, July 10, 1791. Westmoreland County, Virginia.
William Sparks and Lucy Redman, January 6, 1801. Westmoreband County, Virginia.
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The following Sparks marriages are taken from a book entitled The Marriage License Bonds of Westmoreland County, Virginia, 1786-1850, by Stratton Nottingham, which was published in Onanock, Virginia, in 1928.
Richard T. Brown and Lucy Spark, 27 March 1806; Alexander Parker, security.
George Coates and Polly Spark, 26 April 1834; William George Walker, security.
James Spark and Hannah Parker, 10 July 1791; Richard Parker, security.
George Sparks and Ann Sanford Hall, 19 May 1825; Charles Teet, security.
William Sparks and Tracy Redman, January 6, 1801; Charles Muse, security.
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BEDFORD COUNTY, VIRGINIA, MARRIAGES -- 1800-1853
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(There was one Sparks marriage, as follows:)
William Sparks and Julia Martin, December 26, 1836; Bondsman, James Martin.
Whole Number 50
The following is found on page 125 of Catherine L, Knorr's Marriages of Charlotte County, Virginia, 1764-1815.
6 October 1788. Marriage bond of Benjamin Weatherford and NANCY SPARKS; Surety, John Carrier; they were married on November 12, 1788, by the Rev. Edward Almond.
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The Alexandria Gazette, published in Alexandria, Virginia, on August 22, 1835, contains the following item:
"Married, On Thursday evening, by the Rev. Mr. Brown, Mr. Robert Emmett Kain, of Washington, to Mrs. Julia Ann Sparks, of this place."
Whole Number 95
The following Sparks marriage records appear among the marriage bonds in Shenandoah County, Virginia, according to a volume entitled Shenandoah County, Virginia, Marriage Bonds, 1772-1850, compiled by Bernice Ashby and published in 1967. In the days when bonds as an alternative to marriage banns) were common in many southern states, it can usually be assumed that the marriage took place within a few days following the date of the bond.
ARTHUR SPARKS & Bety Kesterson, June 22, 1787. Bondsman: Calin Brahour.
SALLY SPARKS & Adam Bowman, December 15, 1792. Bondsman: John Crookshanks.
ELIZABETH SPARKS, widow, & Thomas Caldwell, December 10, 1804.
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Only one Sparks marriage bond has been found among the early records of Scott County, Virginia. In Book 1, page 10, there is a record of ELLENDER SPARKS having been married to Peter Mock on June 18, 1818, by William Walls.