October 2, 2017

Pages 340-346
Whole Number 24

EARLY SPARKS RECORDS IN CONNECTICUT

by Russell E. Bidlack



Genealogical research in New England is easier than in any other section of the United States largely because of the early custom whereby the town clerk was required to record vital statistics as part of the town records. A transcription of the births, deaths, and marriages recorded in these town records of Connecticut prior to 1850 was made many years ago and is located in the Connecticut State Library. Known as the Barbour Collection, these records have since been master indexed by the Library and microfilmed. Below is a copy of all the Sparks entries in the Collection, alphabetically arranged. Following each entry is the name of the town where the record was made, with the volume and page number. by no means every Sparks vital record before 1850 is recorded here. Some town records have been lost, and we can be sure that town clerks occassionally simply forgot to record a birth, marriage, or death. Nevertheless, these records should prove invaluable to the descendant of the Connecticut Sparkses.

Sparks, Aaron, Jr., son of Aaron and Frances, born March 6, 1813.

(Killingly Vital Records, Vol. 1, p. 300)

Sparks, 43.2.10 Abigail, daughter of 43.2 Henry and Joan, born April 22, 1729.

(Killingly Vital Records, Vol. 1, p. 3)

Sparks, Abigail of Sheffield, married David Chapin, of Salisbury, March 23, 1806, by Joseph W. Grossman.

(Salisbury Vital Records, Vol. 3, p. 113)

Sparks, Almira, of Killingly, married Darius A. Wood, of Webster, Mass., December 14, 1847, by Rev. John D. Baldwin. (Killingly Vital Records, Vol. 2, p. 49a)

Sparks, Amos, son of Isaiah and Philisity, born September 24, 1792.

(Ashford Vital Records, Vol. 4, p. 239)

Sparks, Annett, of Vernon, married William O. Weaver, of Manchester, August 1, 1852, by Rev. George W. Brewster. (Manchester Vital Records, Vol. 1, p. 260)

Sparks, Arial, son of Jonas and Olive, born 1 April 1806. (Vernon Vital Records, Vol. 1, p. 260)

Sparks, Ariel, of Vernon, married Matilda Ingham, of Windham, January 15, 1829, by Rev. Dennis Platt. (Windham Vital Records, Vol. 3, p. 134)

Sparks, Caleb, son of Joseph and Eleanor, born 3 February 1804.

(Willington Vital Records, Vol. B, p. 84)

Sparks, Calvin, of Sheffield, married Eleanor Harris, of Salisbury, December 21, 1831, by L. E. Lathrop.

(Salisbury Vital Records, Vol. 3p. 139)

Sparks, Caroline, daughter of Nathan, born September 6, 1812. (Glastonbury Vital Records, Vol. 2, p. 184)

Sparks, Caroline H., of Glastonbury, married Horace Abbey, of Enfield, March 29, 1837, by Jeremiah Stocking, Elder. (Glastonbury Vital Records, Vol. 3, p. 140)

Sparks, Chauncey, son of Nathan, born December 21, 1814. (Glastonbury Vital Records, Vol. 2, p. 184)

Sparks, Chloe, daughter of Jonas and Olive, born January 30, 1809. (Vernon Vital Records, Vol. 1, p. 260)

Sparks, Chloe, married James Ingraham, both of Vernon, November 26, 1829, by A. Benedict. (Vernon Vital Records, Vol. 1, p. 218)

Sparks, Daniel, son of Joseph and Elenor, born November 1, 1797. (Willington Vital Records, Vol. B, p. 84)

Sparks, Dorothy, married John Parsons, May 27, 1712. (Hartford Vital Records, Vol. D, p. 28)

Sparks, Ebenezer, of Woodstock, and Elisabeth White, of Hartford, intention of marriage published June 5, 1736. (Woodstock Vital Records, Vol. 1, p. 63)

Sparks, Edward, son of Nathan, born October 7, 1798. (Glastonbury Vital Records, Vol. 2, p. 184)

Sparks, Edward, married Esther Burr November 27, 1823, by Charles J. Hinsdale.

(Meniden Vital Records, Vol. 1, p. 24)

Sparks, Edward, married Phebe Ann Stone, both of West Haven, June 10, 1849, by Rev. A. B. Chapin, of West Haven. (Orange Vital Records, Vol. 1, p. 21)

Sparks, Edwin King, born Killingly, resident of Norwich, died July 15, 1849, age 8 years. (Norwich Vital Records, Vol. 7 1/2, p. 152.)

Sparks, Electa, married Noah Selleck, both of Salisbury, October 31, 1813, by Enos Honkins, J.P. (Salisbury Vital Records, Vol. 3, p. 114)

Sparks, Elijah, married Pamela Fox, both of Glastonbury, May 1, 1826, by Rev. Jacob Allen. (Glastonbury Vital Records, Vol. 3, p. 89)

Sparks, Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph and Mehetable, born November 2, 1751.

(Tolland Vital Records, Vol. 1, p. 75)

Sparks, Elizabeth, of Derby, married Henry B. Joy, of Danbury, July 28, 1845, by Rev. N. S. Richardson. (Derby Vital Records, Vol. 1, p. 325)

Sparks, Emily, of Derby, married Menrit Sperry, of Meniden, December 23, 1839, by Rev. Joseph Scott. (Derby Vital Records, Vol. 1, p. 185)

Sparks, Emily M., of Glastonbury, married William Brainand, of Haddam, October 5, 1830, by Jeremiah Stocking, J.P. (Glastonbury Vital Records, Vol. 3, p. 109)

Sparks, Enos, son of Henry and Mehetable, born November 23, 1733. (Killingly Vital Records Vol. 1, p. 14)

Sparks, Enos, of Baltimore, m. widow Lucy Grumley, of Saybrook, June 19, 1831, by Fred W. Hotchkiss. (Saybrook Vital Records, Vol. 1, p. 88)

Sparks, Enos, married Jane Ann Tripp, both of Saybrook, September 19, 1852, by Rev. J. H. Pettingill. (Saybrook Vital Records, Vol. 2, p. 139)

Sparks. Erastus. son of Isaiah and Philisity. born September 29. 1789. (Ashfond Vital Records, Vol. 4, p. 239)

Sparks, Esther, daughter of John, deceased, of Hartford, married Joseph Fox, son of Richard Fox, Sr., of Glastonbury, December 6, 1717. (Glastonbury Vital Records, Vol. 1, p. 40)

Sparks, Fanny, widow, married Simeon Spaulding, February 10, 1822, by Israel Day. (Killingly Vital Records, Vol. 1, p. 193)

Sparks, George Washington, married Susan Cheesbro, both of Vernon, October 17, 1849, by Rev. Albert Smith. (Vernon Vital Records, Vol. 2, p. 35)

Sparks, Hannah, daughter of Jonas and Olive, born May 8, 1794. (Vernon Vital Records, Vol. 1, p. 259)

Sparks, Hannah, married Mark Merrick, December 22, 1815. (Vernon Vital Records, Vol. 1, p. 252)

Sparks, Harriet, married John Miller, both of New York City, September 20, 1849, by Rev. Robert Turnbull. (Hartford Vital Records, Vol. 1, p. 268)

Sparks, Harriet M., of Glastonbury, married Marvin T. Nash, of Winchendon, Mass., November 2, 1834, by Rev. Jacob Allen. (Glastonbuny Vital Records, Vol. 3, p. 128)

Sparks, Harriet M., of Portland, married David T. Fuller, of Deleware, Ohio, October 8, 1849, by Rev. Saml. M. Emery. (Portland Vital Records, Vol. 1, p. 20)

Sparks, Helen S., of West Killingly, married George H. Stanton, of Norwich, July 7, 1850, by Rev. B. W. Walker. She aged 18, born Killingly; he aged 20, of Norwich. (Norwich Vital Records, Vol. 7, p. 153)

Sparks, Henry, married Lydia Ann Aldrich, both of Killingly, June 3, 1838, by Rev. Epaphras Goodman. (Killingly Vital Records, Vol. 2, p. 4a)

Sparks, Henry S., of Glastonbury, married Clarissa B. Eames, of Lisbon, March 2, 1834, by Henry Hazen, J.P. (Franklin Vital Records, Vol. 1, p. 31)

Sparks, Honora, daughter of Nathan, born June 3, 1802. (Glastonbury Vital Records, Vol. 2, p. 184)

Sparks, Honoria, married David Andrews 3rd, December 30, 1819. (Glastonbury Vital Records, Vol. 2, p. 187)

Sparks, Isaiah, son of Joseph and Mehetable, born November 3, 1754. (Tolland Vital Records, Vol. 1, p. 75)

Sparks, Isaiah, married Filisity Dawset, December 9, 1779; died December 7, 1794. (Ashford Vital Records, Vol. 4, p. 239)

Sparks, Isaiah, son of Isaiah and Philisity, born December 16, 1783; died May 27, 1785. (Ashford Vital Records, Vol. 4, p. 239)

Sparks, Jane, married Joseph Hoss, February 25, 1741. (Pomfret Vital Records, Vol. 1, p. 104)

Sparks, Jeremiah, son of Joseph and Mehetable, born October --, 1757.

(Tolland Vital Records, vol. 1, p. 75)

Sparks, Jeremiah, son of Lemuel and Bathsheba, born November 6, 1778. (Mansfield Vital Records, Vol. D, p. 165)

Sparks, Joan, wife of Henry, died May 16, 1729. (Killingly Vital Records, Vol. 1, p. 3)

Sparks, John B., of Willimantic, died October 10, 1859, age 2 years, 4 months. (Windham Vital Records, Vol. 4, p. 159-60)

Sparks, Jonas, m. Olive Smith, February 19, 1794. (Vernon Vital Records, Vol. 1, p. 251)

Sparks, Joseph, married Mehitable Johnson, April 29, 1747. (Windham Vital Records, Vol. 1, p. 275)

Sparks, Joseph, son of Joseph and Mehetable, born 3 February 1761. (Tolland Vital Rec Vol. 1, p. 75)

Sparks, Joseph, son of Lermuel and Bathsheba, born August 23, 1772. (Lebanon Vital Records, Vol. 1, p. 278)

Sparks, Joseph, married Eleanor Orcutt, December 24, 1789. (Willington Vital Records, Vol. B, p. 84)

Sparks, Joseph, son of Joseph and Eleanor, born June 24, 1809. (Willington Vital Records, Vol. B, p. 84)

Sparks, Joseph, of New York, married Mary Batty, of Willington, October 13, 1833, by Francis Wood, Clark. (Willington Vital Records, Vol. D, p. 25)

Sparks, Josephine C., of Willington, married Waldo Johnson of Warren, Mass., December 30, 1852, by Rev. William C. Walker. (Willington Vital Records, Vol. D, p. 88)

Sparks, Julia, daughter of Nathan, born March 27, 1806. (Glastonbury Vital Records: Vol. 2, p. 184)

Sparks, Julia, of Glastonbury, married Elias Ingham of Marlborough, December 25, 1827, by Jeremiah Stocking, J.P. (Glastonbury Vital Records, Vol. 3, p. 96)

Sparks, Julia M., married James K. Logee, both of Killingly, October 13, 1844, by Ven Stiles, J.P. (Thompson Vital Records, Vol. 2, p. 75)

Sparks, Larass, daughter of Jonas and Olive, born April 14, 1802. (Vernon Vital Records, Vol. 1, p. 259)

Sparks, Larissa, married Ira Thrall, October 18, 1826, by A. Benedict.

(Vernon Vital Records, Vol. 1, p. 213)

Sparks, Laurance, son of Isaiah and Philisity, born March 18, 1782.

(Ashford Vital Records, Vol. 4, p. 239)

Sparks, Lemuel, son of Joseph and Mehetable, born September 11, 1747. (Windham Vital Records, Vol. 1, p. 275)

Sparks, Lemuel, son of Lemuel and Jane, born April 6, 1769, in Tolland.

(Willington Vital Records. Vol. B. p. 28)

Sparks, Lemuel, married Bathsheba Clark, July 9, 1772, by William Metcalf, Esq. (Lebanon Vital Records, Vol. 1, p. 278)

Sparks, Lemuel, administration from, 1794. (Hampton Vital Records, Vol.

TM, [no p.])

Sparks, Lemuel, of Sheffield, Mass., married Mrs. Hannah Ingram of Canaan, September 1, 1844, by Rev. Stephen J. Stebbins. (Canaan Vital Records, Vol. A, p.

103)

Sparks, Lucinda, daughter of Nathan, born July 18, 1818. (Glastonbury Vital Records, Vol. 2, p. 184)

Sparks, Lucinda, of Glastonbury, married Mark E. Perkins, of Bristol, March 29, 1837, by Jeremiah Stocking, Elder. (Glastonbury Vital Records, Vol. 3, p. 140)

Sparks, Lucretia, daughter of Jonas and Olive, born January 20, 1796. (Vernon Vital Records, Vol. 1, p. 259)

Sparks, Lucretia, married Walter Harris, both of Vernon, October 8, 1823, by Oliver H. King, J.P. (Vernon Vital Records, Vol. 1, p. 209)

Sparks, Lucy, household duties, born in Mansfield, resided in Rockville, died November 10, 1850, aged 48 years. (Vernon Vital Records, Vol. 2, p. 144-5)

Sparks, Maria A., married David Q. Curtis, both of Glastonbury, March 22, 1840, by Elder Jeremiah Stocking. (Glastonbury Vital Records, Vol. 3, p. 154)

Sparks, Martha, married John Mclntire, December 17, 1843, by Rev. William H. Smith. (Bridgeport Vital Records, Vol. 1, p. 54)

Sparks, Martin, son of Isaiah and Philisity, born August 30, 1785. (Ashford Vital Records, Vol. 4, p. 239)

Spark, Mary, married Ledusky Munn, both of Derby, October 12, 1835, by Rev. Joseph Scott. (Derby Vital Records, Vol. 1, p. 166)

Sparks, Mary Ann, daughter of Nathan, born August 18, 1810. (Glastonbury Vital Record: Vol. 2, p. 184)

Sparks, Mary Ann, m. Osman T. Curtis, both of Glastonbury, January 1, 1840, by Elder Jeremiah Stocking. (Glastonbury Vital Records, Vol. 3, p. 153)

Sparks, Mary G., married John Deacon M.D., both of Waterbury, January 2, 1853, by Rev. J. L. Clark. (Waterbury Vital Records, Vol. 4, p. 28)

Sparks, Mehetabel, daughter of Henery and Mehetabel, born July 28, 1737, in Warwick. (Killingly Vital Records, Vol. 1, p. 40)

Sparks, Mehetabel, daughter of Isaiah and Philisity, born September 14, 1787. (Ashford Vital Records, Vol. 4, p. 239)

Sparks, Melven Perlye, son of Joseph and Mehetable, born February 15, 1749/50.

(Tolland Vital Records, Vol. 1, p. 75)

Sparks, Moses, son of Henry and Mehetabel, born August 23, 1731. (Killingly Vital Records, Vol. 1, p. 7)
 
Sparks, Moses, died June 12, 1757. (Pomfret Vital Records, Vol. 1, p. 4)

Sparks, Noah, married Margaret Strong, both of Windsor, July 29, 1736.

(Windsor Vital Records, Vol. 2, p. 199)

Sparks, Noah, died August 12, 1767. (Tolland Vital Records, Vol. 1, p. 28)

Sparks, Olive, daughter of Jonas and Olive, born August 1, 1804. (Vernon Vital Records, Vol. 1, p. 260)

Sparks, Olive, married Augustin Parker, both of Vernon, September 25, 1823, by Oliver H. King, J.P. (Vernon Vital Records, Vol. 1, p. 209)

Sparks, Orrigin, son of Joseph and Elenor, bonn June 23, 1800. (Willington Vital Records, Vol. B, p. 84)

Sparks, Origin, married Calista Converse, both of Willington, November 26, 1829, by Samuel S. Mallory. (Willington Vital Records, Vol. C, p. 92)

Sparks, Osborn, of Sheffield, Mass., married Sarah M. Taylor of Litchfield, Sept 2, 1846, by Rev. William Dixon. (Litchfield Vital Records, Vol. TM49, p. 15)

Sparks, Parker, son of Joseph and Elener, born July 15, 1793, died August 19, 1794. (Willington Vital Records, Vol. B, p. 84)

Sparks, Parker, son of Joseph and Elenor, born August 14, 1802, died July 9, 1806. (Willington Vital Records, Vol. B, p. 84)

Sparks, Pearl, son of Joseph and Elener, died January 6, 1797. (Willington Vital Records, Vol. B, p. 84)

Sparks, Phineas, son of Lemuel and Bathsheba, born December 13, 1774, in Ashfond. (Mansfield Vital Records, Vol. D, p. 164)

Sparks, Phinehas, administration from, 1799. (Hampton Vital Records, Vol. TM [no pg.])

Sparks, Priscilla, daughter of Lemuel and Bathsheba, born May 15, 1777.

(Mansfield Vital Records, Vol. D, p.165)

Sparks, Pressilla, daughter of Lemuel and Barshela [sic], died April 8, 1795, in the 18th year of her age. (Hampton Vital Records, Vol. 1, p. 323)

Sparks, Rockey, son of Joseph and Elenor, born April 3, 1791.

(Willington Vital Records, Vol. B, p. 84)

Sparks, Ruth, daughter of Thomas, married Elizur Loveland, son of Lot Loveland, May 17, 1758. (Glastonbuny Vital. Records, Vol. 2, p. 73)

Sparks, Sarah, daughter of Thomas, married Samuel Bidwell, son of Nathaniell Bidwell, November 7, 1751. (Glastonbury Vital Records, Vol. 1, p. 125)

Sparks, Solyman, son of Joseph and Elenor, born March 15, 1807. (Willington Vital Records, Vol. B, p. 84)

Sparks, Solyman, married Annis Holman, April 14, 1833, by Rev. Samuel S. Mallory. (Willington Vital Records, Vol. D, p. 22)

Sparks, Stephen, son of Joseph and Mehitable, born April 24, 1759. (Tolland Vital Records, Vol. 1, p. 75)

Sparks, Stephen, son of Isaiah and Philisity, born August 24, 1780. (Ashford Vital Records, Vol. 4, p. 239)

Sparks, Susanna, daughter of John, born July 31, 1730, married Samuel Rice, son of John Rice, August 24, 1757. (Glastonbury Vital Records, Vol. 2, p. 42)

Sparks, Thankful, daughter of Jonas and Olive, born August 2, 1811.

(Vernon Vital Records, Vol. 1, p. 260)

Sparks, Thankfull, of Vernon, married Charles Ingraham of Hebron, March 9, 1834, by Chester Humphrey.

(Vernon Vital Records, Vol. 2, p. 1)

Sparks, Thomas, married Betsey Granger, February 14, 1821, by Rev. Ebenezer Washburn. (Torrington Vital Records, Vol. 1, p. 24)

Sparks, Uniah, son of Joseph and Mehetobel, born April 17, 1752. (Tolland Vital Records, Vol. 1, p. 75)

Sparks, Walter C., married Jane Fry, both of Danbury, this day July 3, 1842, by Rev. Rollin S. Stone. (Danbury Vital Records, Vol. 3, p. 116)

Sparks, Washington, farmer, aged 24, of Vernon, married Susan Cheesbro, aged 25, of Vernon, October 17, 1849, by Rev. A. Smith. (Vernon Vital Records, Vol. 2, p. 130-1)

Sparks, William, son of Lemuel and Bathsheba, born May 21, 1775. (Mansfield Vital Records, Vol. D, p. 165)

Sparks, William, son of Jonas and Olive, born October 22, 1798. (Vernon Vital Records, Vol. 1, p. 259)

Sparks, William, married Lucy Parker, both of Vernon, October 9, 1823, by Olive H. King, J.P. (Vernon Vital Records, Vol. 1, p. 209)

Sparks, William, married Emeline Wadsworth, both of Glastonbury, April 6, 1825, by Jeremiah Stocking, J.P. (Glastonbury Vital Records, Vol. 3, p. 83)

Sparks, William C., son of Nathan, born March 17, 1804. (Glastonbury Vital Records, Vol. 2, p. 184)

Sparks, William C., of Glastonbury, married Mary M. Buck of Manchester, January 4, 1852, by Charles Merse. (Glastonbury Vital Records, Vol. 3, p. 223)

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