August 1, 2017

Pages 925-927
Whole Number 51

DESCENDANTS OF
23.1 GEORGE W. AND NANCY SPARKS

by W. F. Arnall



Mr. Arnall has also provided a record of the descendants of 23.1 George W. Sparks and his wife Nancy. George W. Sparks, son of 23. Richard and Anna (Smith) Sparks, was born ca. 1806 in Iredell County, North Carolina, and died in Wright County, Missouri, on Oct 8, 1870. (See the Quarterly of September , 1962, Whole No. 39, p. 663). George W. and Nancy Sparks were the parents of eight children

23.1.1 Nervia Caroline Sparks was born in 1830 and died in 1855; she married John G. Ridens in 1849. They were the parents of two children, a son who died at birth and another son named23.1.1.1 George Washington Ridens.

23.1.1.1 George Washington Ridens was born August 29, 1842, and died December 27, 1931. He married, first, in 1870, Amelda Ann Fliewming, who was born May 22, 1852, and died December 18, 1882. He married as his second wife, Frances S. Preston, who was born in 1862 and died in 1942. His children by his first wife were:

23.1.1.1.1 John G. Ridens, born 1871.
23.1.1.1.2 Jim L. Ridens, born Oct 30, 1872.
23.1.1.1.3 Mary E. Ridens, born 2 January 1874; married M. U. Farris.
23.1.1.1.4 Margaret L. Cs. Ridens, born March 11, 1876.
23.1.1.1.5 Menervia Caroline Ridens, born 16 January 1878; married a King.
23.1.1.1.6 J. E. S. Ridens, born May 14, 1881.
by his second wife, Frances, George Washington Ridens had the following children:
23.1.1.1.7 Willie Isaac Ridens, born Nov 27, 1886.
23.1.1.1.8 Robert Oscar Lee Ridens, born 5 January 1888.
23.1.1.1.9 Charlie Maynard Ridens, born March 23, 1890.
23.1.1.1.10 Myra Jane L. Ridens, born February 20, 1892; married a Hayes.
23.1.1.1.11 Valora M. Ridens, born March 17, 1894; married a Lindsey.
23.1.1.1.12 Mable I. Della Ridens, born Oct 20, 1896; married an Adams.
23.1.1.1.13 Jettie Otis Ridons, born September 21, 1898; married a Goodman.
23.1.1.1.14 Jessie Ann Ridens, born Nov 6, 1902; married a Jackson.
23.1.1.1.15 Alcia Pearl Ridens, born June 22, 1908; married Denver Cottengim.

23.1.2 Tabetha Sparks was born in 1834; she married Henry Seagraves. Their children were:

23.1.2.1 Rev. Joseph F. Seagraves.
23.1.2.2 Evelyn Seagraves.
23.1.2.3 Jake Seagraves.
23.1.2.4 Rachel Seagraves; married Isaac Owens. Following the death of Rachel, Isaac Owens married 23.2.8 Sarah Bradshaw, daughter of Wade P. and Senith (Sparks) Bradshaw.

23.1.3 Ann Sparks was born in 1836; she married a Jones and moved to Texas.
23.1.4 William Sparks was born in 1839 and died prior to 1870. He never married.
23.1.5 Alvira Sparks was born in 1841; she married a Long and moved to Laclede County, Missouri.
23.1.6 Jane Sparks was born in 1842.
23.1.7 Susannah Sparks was born in 1846; she married a Campbell and moved to Laclede County, Missouri.
23.1.8 James Sparks was born in 1849; he married Jane Moody and they had one child, 23.1.8.1 Mady L. Sparks.


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Whole Number 63

ADDITIONAL NOTES ON THE DESCENDANTS OF
23.1 GEORGE WASHINGTON SPARKS (Ca.1806-1870)

by Flossie Sweaney


In the Quarterly of September 1965 (Vol. XIII, No. 3, Whole No. 51, pp. 925-27) we published a record prepared by W. F. Arnall of the descendants of 23.1 George Washington and Nancy Sparks. George Washington Sparks was a son of 23. Richard and Anna (Smith) Sparks and was born ca. 1806 in Iredell County, North Carolina. He died in Wright County, Missouri, on Oct 8, 1870. (See the Quarterly of September 1962, Vol. X, No. 3, Whole No. 39, p. 663.) One of the children of George W. and Nancy Sparks was a daughter named 23.1.2 Tabetha Sparks , who was born in 1834. She married Henry Seagraves. One of the children of Henry and Tabetha (Sparks) Seagraves was a daughter named 23.1.2.4 Rachel Seagraves. She married Isaac Owens.

Following the death of Rachel, Isaac Owens married as his second wife, 23.2.8 Sarah Bradshaw, who was a daughter of Wade P. and 23.2 Senith (Sparks) Bradshaw. Senith (Sparks) Bradshaw, born ca. 1810, was a daughter of Richard and Anna (Smith) Sparks. Thus, Isaac Owens’ first wife, Rachel Seagraves, was a first cousin once removed of his second wife, Sarah Bradshaw.

In a sketch on Sarah Bradshaw in the Quarterly of June 1965 (Vol. XIII, No. 2, Whole No. 50, p. 901) we gave a list of her children by Isaac Owens, with a brief reference to the children of Isaac Owens by his first wife, Rachel Seagraves. Following is a more detailed record of the children of Isaac and Rachel (Seagraves) Owens:

23.1.2.4.1 Eva Owens, daughter of Isaac and Rachel (Seagraves) Owens, was born in 1874. She went to Oklahoma and married an Indian who had been married before and had a daughter of his first wife. No further information.

23.1.2.4.2 William Owens, son of Isaac and Rachel (Seagraves) Owens, was born in 1875 in Missouri. He died in Meridan, Idaho, as a result of being thrown from a horse.. He married Hiley Forrest, daughter of John and Julie (Giedon) Forrest; she was born May 25, 1875, and died in 1942 in Melba, Idaho. They were the parents of the following children:

23.1.2.4.2.1 Odessa Owens, born 1896, died 1898; buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Norwood, Missouri.
23.1.2.4.2.2 Elmer Huel Owens, born Oct 24, 1900; married Caroline Rodeignez. No children.
23.1.2.4.2.3 Don Raymond Owens, born Nov 30, 1902. He never married.
23.1.2.4.2.4 Iva Pansy Owens, born May 26, 1904, in Meridan, Idaho. She married Lee Rufes Harrington on March 26, 1919. He was born September 6, 1891, in Steuben County, New York, and died on July 26, 1960. He was buried in the Buck Creek Cemetery, Vera, Oklahoma. His parents were Rufus Adelbert and Alice (Moore) Harrington. Following is a list of their children:

23.1.2.4.2.4.1 Lillie Mable Harrington, born February 26, 1920, in Wood Co., Okla, died Oct 23, 1921, Norwood, Missouri.

23.1.2.4.2.4.2 Lenora Doris Harrington, born December 12, 1921, in Norwood, Missouri., died Oct 4, 1926, and buried in Buck Creek Cemetery, Vera, Oklahoma. She was drowned in the 1926 flood at Vera.

23.1.2.4.2.4.3 Lee Roy Harrington, born Oct 5, 1923, in Norwood, Missouri.; he married Helen Friend, daughter of Frank Wesley and Mary Elizabeth (Lindsay) Friend, on July 2, 1949, in Sunnyside, Washington. She was born Oct 18, 1929, in Wichita, Kansas. Their children:

23.1.2.4.2.4.3.1 Dennis C. Harrington, born December 8, 1950;
23.1.2.4.2.4.3.2 Charles A. Harring ton, born Nov 19, 1952; and
23.1.2.4.2.4.3.3 Stanley Warren Herrington, born Oct 27, 1953.

23.1.2.4.2.4.4 Orlan Harrington, born 10 January 1925, in Norwood, Missouri. He married Arlene Teadke, daughter of Paul Jackson and Mary (Wacken) Teadke, on August 4, 1946, in Norfolk, Nebr. They have one son, Bruce E. Harrington, born December 29, 1951, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

23.1.2.4.2.4.5 Dwain Forest Harrington, born August 18, 1926, in Vera, Oklahoma. He married Marjorie Roehr, daughter of Wallace W. and Eva Laura (Bales) Roehr, on April 11, 1954. She was born Nov 8, 1931, in Liberal, Kansas. Children:

23.1.2.4.2.4.5.1 Dwain Forrest Harrington, born 15 January 1956;
23.1.2.4.2.4.5.2 Eva Marie Harrington, born June 24, 1958; and
23.1.2.4.2.4.5.3 Thomas T. Harrington, born February 11, 1962.

23.1.2.4.2.4.6 Don Kenneth Harrington, born January 11, 1928, in Vera, Oklahoma. He married Joy Homers. Children:

23.1.2.4.2.4.6.1 Donna Joy Harrington, born 4 January 1959; and
23.1.2.4.2.4.6.2 Kenneth Wayne Harrington, born August 27, 1960.

23.1.2.4.2.4.7 Pansy Lea Harrington, born 13 January 1932, in Vera, Oklahoma. She married Fred Underwood, son of Alfred Clinton and Vida Marie (Lusk) Underwood. He was born May 24, 1931. Children:

23.1.2.4.2.4.7.1 Cathy Sue Underwood, born December 17, 1951;
23.1.2.4.2.4.7.2 Clinton Lee Underwood, born January 21, 1958;
23.1.2.4.2.4.7.3 Delbert Underwood, born Nov 7, 1961; and
23.1.2.4.2.4.7.4 Carl Joseph Underwood, born Nov 15, 1964.

23.1.2.4.2.4.8 Nellie Marie Harrington, born Oct 7, 1933, in Vera, Oklahoma. She married Orban Sappington, son of ElMarch and Jessie lona (Gibson) Sappington he was born March 13, 1930. Children:

23.1.2.4.2.4.8.1 Rhonda Elaine Sappington, born 1 January 1956;
23.1.2.4.2.4.8.2 Donald Leon Sappington, born June 26, 1957; and
23.1.2.4.2.4.8.3 Anita Lynn Sappington, born 20 January 1962, died January 21, 1962.

23.1.2.4.2.4.9 Billy Dean Harrington, born July 31, 1935, in Vera, Oklahoma. He married Idalia Scharsoh. Children:

23.1.2.4.2.4.9.1 Michal K. Harrington, born August 24, 1959; and
23.1.2.4.2.4.9.2 Mark R. Harrington, born August 12, 1962.

23.1.2.4.2.4.10 Flora June Harrington, born January 22, 1937, in Vera, Oklahoma. She married Dan Allen Smith, Sr., who was born Oct 18, 1937, in Kansas City, Kansas. His parents were Le Roy and Edna (Mead) Smith. Children:

23.1.2.4.2.4.10.1 Dannette L. Smith, born July 3, 1957, in Warrensburg, Missouri.; and
23.1.2.4.2.4.10.2 Dan Allen Smith, Jr., born April 15, 1959, in Compton, California.

23.1.2.4.2.4.11 Ruby Jean Harrington, born June 17, 1939, in Vera, Oklahoma. Unmarried.

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