May 27, 2019

Pages 1108-1121
Whole Number 60 ROBERT SPARKS (1777-1831)


(Editor's Note: This record of the descendants of Robert Sparks (1777-1831) by Miss White, whose home is in Shelbina, Missouri, was begun in the QUARTERLY of June 1967.

In addition to a sketch of the lives of Robert Sparks and his wife Isabelle (Ford) Sparks, that issue contained Miss White's record of the descendants of John Ford Sparks (1799-1871), the eldest son of Robert and Isabelle (Ford) Sparks. In this issue we present her record of the descendants of James Parnell Sparks (1801-1846), the second child of Robert and Isabelle (Ford) Sparks.) JAMES PARNELL SPARKS, 1801-1846 James Parnell Sparks, the second son of Robert and Isabelle (Ford) Sparks, probably was born in Madison County, Virginia, on January 4, 1801, and died in Monroe County, Missouri, on June 1, 1846. He was married on September 25, 1823, to Sarah Elizabeth Threlkeld. Known by her nickname "Sally", she was born in 1801 and died June 11, 1845. James Parnell Sparks moved with his family from Henry County, Kentucky, to Missouri in 1839. He and his wife are buried on their farm about six miles south-west of Shelbina, Missouri. They were the parents of thirteen children: Isabelle ["Ibby"] Jane Sparks was born in 1829 Elijah T. Sparks, born December 22, 1826. William M. Sparks, born 2 February 2, 1828. Martha Margaret Sparks, born June 28, 1830. Phoebe Ann Sparks, born December 3, 1831. Robert T. Sparks, born March 17, 1833. John Franklin Sparks, born January 4, 1835. Sarah Elizabeth ["Bet"] Sparks, born August 7, 1836. Nancy Ellen Sparks, born April 2, 1838 (?). Mitt Sparks. Samuel A. Sparks, born June 26, 1842. George R. Sparks, born 1845 (?) - - perhaps twin of Mary. Mary Catherine Sparks, born February 11, 1845. Isabelle ["Ibby"] Jane Sparks was born in Henry County, Kentucky. We know that she was the eldest daughter in the family, but her exact birth date is unknown. She married David Thomas. They are known to have had at least four children: Christy Gentry Thomas was born February 18, 1849; he was married in Shelby County, Missouri, on February 27, 1876, to Mary E. Stalcup of Monroe County, MO They had two daughters: Anna B. Thomas; and Lizzie M. Thomas. Bob Thomas. Buddie Thomas. Irvin Thomas. Elijah T. Sparks was born in Henry County, Kentucky, on December 22, 1826, and died June 24, 1866. He married Hardenia R. Maupin; she died February 2, 1853, and was buried on the James Parnell Sparks farm along with four infants, with no names. Elijah T. Sparks married, second, Virginia Maupin, who was born December 24, 1828, and died March 18, 1853(?). She also was buried on the James Parnell Sparks farm near Shelbina, Missouri. Elijah T. Sparks had one son: Thomas U. Sparks married Winnie Fenley. He was a druggest and his name is on the front of a building in Shelbina, Missouri, where his business was located. It is dated 1880. William U. Sparks was born February 2, 1828, in Henry County, Kentucky; he died February 18, 1865, and was buried in Shelbina, Missouri. He was married in Henry County, Kentucky, on October 11, 1853, to Mary E. List; she was born July 27, 1836, and died May 2, 1914; she was buried in Shelbina, Missouri. They were the parents of seven children: Lucy Jane Sparks was born June 25, 1855. George W. ["Shot"] Sparks was born May 25, 1856; he married Bessie Blake on February 1881. They had two children: Mary Sparks, born April 23, 1886. George W. Sparks, born October 26, 1892; he was married in 1934 to Gladys Edwards, who was born March 17, 1902. They had one son, George W. Sparks III, who was born June 20, 1937. They all live in Moberly, Missouri. Leonard Smith Sparks was born June 1, 1859; he married in Shelby County, Missouri, on December 14, 1886, Sarah Adelaide "Addie" Fuqua, who was born February 21, 1863, and died October 1, 1918. Leonard died November 22, 1910. Both are buried in Shelbina, Missouri. They were the parents of four children: Pat Sparks, born October 14, 1887; married in South America. Wailer Calvin Sparks, born July 25, 1889, died 1947. He married Margaret Wohlschlaeger and they had two children: Leonard Shelby Sparks. Glorea Jane Sparks, born September 3, 1932. Julia Sparks, born September 21, 1892; never married. Maurine Sparks, born August 24, 1896; she married Charles Mitchell Martin. James Powell Sparks was born December 9, 1860, and died in 1933. He married Eliza Galliher, who was born in 1865 and died in 1948. They had two children: lone Sparks, born October 31, 1890; married Homer Brook. Lawrence Sparks, born November 6, 1892; he is a retired dentist in Moberly, Missouri. He married Bernice Crosby and they had two daughters; he married as his second wife Lillie Mae Evens who was born April 9, 1896. His two daughters were Carol Jane Sparks, and Dorothy Sparks. Nellie D. Sparks was born in 1860; she died August 13, 1861, at the age of one year. (She must have been a twin of either Leonard or James.) Sarah Melvina Sparks was born October 9, 1862, and died August 12, 1862. Marion Hill Sparks. Martha Margaret Sparks, daughter of James Parnell and Sally (Threlkeld) Sparks, was born in Henry County, Kentucky, June 28, 1830, and died in 1923. He married George Herndon, who was born in Kentucky in 1822 and died on June 15, 1849. He is buried on the James Parnell Sparks farm southwest of Shelbina, Missouri. Martha Margaret then married as her second husband, on March 2, 1851, Newton Adams of Pleasureville, Kentucky; he was born January 1, 1823, and died June 6, 1919. They are buried in Shelbina, Missouri. Martha Margaret was the mother of eleven children. James P. Herndon was born August 5, 1849, and died March 12, 1861; he was buried on the James Parnell Sparks farm southwest of Shelbina, Missouri. Sarah Catherine Adams was born November 27, 1851, and died November 24, 1948 (or 1948); she married John C. Combs, born in 1842, died 1922. Anne B. Adams was born February 12, 1854, and died February 26, 1863. She is buried at Crooked Creek, Missouri. Mary Susan Adams was born May 31, 1856, and died March 12, 1863. She is buried at Crooked Creek, Missouri. Lucy Margaret Adams was born May 5, 1858, and died December 23, 1937. She was married on December 20, 1880, to Charles Henry "Brooks" Magruder, who was born November 30, 1853, and died December 7, 1937; he was from Monroe County, Missouri; they were married in Shelby County. Both are buried in Shelbina. They were the parents of eight children: Margaret Catherine Magruder, born October 11, 1882, in Monroe County, Missouri. She married in Monroe County on January 26,1902, Perry James, who was born March 17, 1880, and died May 6, 1962. They had two children: Lucille James, born January 29, 1903; she married December 6, 1924, Gale Freeman, born January 22, 1902, died October 16, 1957. Lloyd Magruder James, born July 21, 1913, died October 16, 1913. Travis Newton "Shelly" Magruder, born 1884, died 1932. He married Sally Patterson, who was born in 1880. They had one daughter, Adaline Magruder, who married Morris Osborn. Pearl Magruder, born 1886; she married Verdie Patterson, who was born in 1883 and died in 1961. They had two children: James Henry Magruder, born Nov, 1918; he married Margaret Garrison on July 1, 1939. She was born September 7, 1921. They have six children: Shirley Magruder, born February 16, 1941; Charolet Magruder, born July 14, - - - -; James Weldon Magruder, born June 5, 1945, Nelle Jean Magruder, born June 30, 1946; Pearl Melvin Magruder, born June 26, 1956; Margret Elizabeth Magruder, born October 10, 1959. Mary Virginia Magruder; she married Paul Vollmer (or Vollumer). They had two daughters: Kay Vollmer, and Adaline Vollmer. Letta Bell Magruder, born February 20, 1888, died March 11, 1888; buried at Crooked Creek, Missouri. Roy Lee Magruder, married Edna Seine. They had two children: William Henry Magruder. Lena Margaret Magruder, married FNU Tedder; they had a son: Michel Tedder. Nelle Magruder, married Russell Lasley. They had three sons: Charles Henry Lasley; he married and has two children, Pamala Susan Lasley Charles Henry Lasley. John Russell Lasley; he married and has two daughters: Rebecca Anne Lasley Patricia Ellen Lasley. Robert Combs Lasley; he married Ziercher; they have a son named David Lasley. Henry Magruder, married Ethel Caidwell. They had two children: Robert Lee Magruder, married Thresa Wood and had children named Lillian Magruder and Steve Magruder. Margaret Magruder, married Kenneth Jones. Robert Jennings "Jim" Magruder, born October 6, 1896, died March 28, 1963. He married Alma H. Draughn, who was born October 8, 1899. They had three children: Joyce Elaine Magruder, married Hughbert Snook; they have two children, Linda Snook and Bobby Snook. Josephine Magruder, married "Little Doc" James Parker. They have one child, Pamala Parker Charles Evert Magruder, married Erinice Hobbs. They had a son named Robert Lee Magruder. W. Otis Adams, son of Newton and Martha Margaret (Sparks) Adams, was born January 2, 1860, and died February 8, 1929; he married Lena Goodnight. They had one child, a daughter named Margaret Adams. Robert Preston Adams, son of Newton and Martha Margaret (Sparks) Adams, was born December 20, 1861, and died July 2, 1910. He married Martha Coard on March 25, 1897. Mattie Adams, daughter of Newton and Martha Margaret (Sparks) Adams, was born January 24, 1864, and died in 1956; she was married on October 21, 1885, to W. Basil Williamson. They had five children: Willie Mae Williamson, born October, 1886; died October 11, 1959; she married John Edward byrd, who was born November 14, 1882. They had two children: Eugene byrd; he married and had a child named Regina byrd. Mary Martha byrd, married Kenneth J. Cissna. They had two children: James W. "Jim" Cissna, married Mary Lynn Taylor Kay Cissna. Weldon T. Williamson, born April 5, 1888, died December 5, 1918; he married Lenora Ridgway. They had a daughter: Katherine Williamson who married Weldon Blackford. She had two children, Ray Weldon Blackford and Kathy Anne Blackford. Margaret "Madge" Williamson, born January 8, 1890; she was married on September 6, 1910, to William Maddox, who was born January 1, 1888, and died November 20, 1962. They had six children: Joe Weldon Maddox, married Martha Millard on July 7, 1942; she was born June 28, 1941. They have four children: John Paul Maddox, born January 27, 1943; Joe Weldon Maddox, born March 12, 1944; Robert Millard Maddox, born July 7, 1945; William Woods Maddox, born January 17, 1947. Margaret Maddox, married James Towson; they had one son, Billy Towson. Marion Maddox, married J. T. Johnson; they had two sons, Tom Johnson and Jim Johnson. Jane Maddox, married Fred Richards, who was born October 17, 1916, and died June 13, 1959. They had two sons, Richie Richards and Craig Richards
. R. W. Maddox, married and had four sons, Bruce Maddox, David Maddox, Mark Maddox
, and Mike Maddox. Pricilla Maddox, married Dr. L. L. Davis of Mexico, Missouri. They had four children: Pricilla Davis, Elizabeth Davis, Donna Davis, and Madge Davis. Jean Williamson, married Robert Martin. They had three children: Infant son Martin, born and died July 3, 1921. Mary Martin married FNU Brink. They had five children: Mike Brink, Dan Brink, Carol Brink, Bill Brink, and Richie Brink. Doris Helen Martin married ? Bennett and had three children: Tom Bennett, Bob Bennett, and Susan Bennett Helen Williamson, born July 1, 1904; married to Roger Finney in 1940. Newton T. Adams, son of Newton and Martha Margaret (Sparks) Adams, was born July 29, 1866, in Shelbina, Missouri, and died June 25, 1935, in Jerome, Idaho. He was married on May 30, 1894, to Anna Laura Brown, who was born March 31, 1876 in Morissa, Illinois, and died September 4, 1954, in Kansas City, Missouri. They had three children: Margaret Adams, born May 13, 1897, in Maryville, Kansas; she married Guy Phorris, who died April 9, 1932, in Jerome, Idaho. Margaret then married Charles Hohnhorst. She and her first husband had six children: Harold Guy "Pat" Phorris. Henry Brown "Duge" Phorris. John Colemoa Phorris. Carl Jerome "Bud" Phorris. Betty Jean Phorris. Earl "Skett" Phorris. Henry Newton Adams, born 4 February 1898, in Montgomery County, Kansas; he was married, first, to Cora Flothers. They were divorced and he married as his second wife, on September 20, 1943, Eunice F. Welker, who was born November 3, 1905, in Bloomington, Bear Lake County, Idaho. He died January 15, 1965 in Ada County, Idaho. He had three children by his first wife: Robert Elmer Adams, born February 22, 1929; he married on February 24, 1952, Bernice Lavelle Stickler, born November 15, 1922. They have two children, Randy Merrill Adams, born January 24, 1953; and Mark Edward Adams
, born October 22, 1954. Shirley Morlene Adams, born January 28, 1931; she married Kenneth Lee Blackburn on July 18, 1952; he was born September 2, 1928. They had five children: Sherry Denise Blackburn, born June 9, 1954; Randa Gail Blackburn, born July 10, 1956; Tammy Jeanette Blackburn, born November 9, 1957; Gina Len Blackburn
, born November 6, 1959; and Merissa Lynn Blackburn, born April 27, 1961. Gina Beth Adams, born January 15, 1933; she was married on February 19,1950, to Russell Dean Blackburn, who was born February 2, 1930. They have three children: Robert Russell Blackburn, born October 26, 1950; Cristen Scott Blackburn, born June 27, 1955; and Donna Blackburn, born June 3, 1964. Edwin B. Adams, born January 15, 1907; he married on September 7, 1927, Ruth Showier, who was born April 8, 1910. They had four children: Ralph Edwin Adams, born May 30, 1930; he married Patricia Ann Wessella on September 27, 1958. They have two children: Julia Katherine Adams, born September 21, 1959; and Eric Stuart Adams
, born September 14, 1961. Jack Newton Adams, born September 30, 1932, married on 28 Jan1951, to Eleanor Madlen; they bad three children. He married again on October 31, 1965, Diane Hutchens, who was born August 16, 1936. She had two children whom Jack adopted, and they had one. These six children are: Thomas Newton Adams, born June 15, 1955; Barbara Ann Adams
, born March 9, 1960; Nancy Lynne Adams, born April 1, 1962; Susan Diane Adams, born August 27, 1966; Cynthia Lynn Adams, born December 3, 1962; and Jennifer Lynn Adams, born January 5, 1964. Robert Lynn Adams, born February 19, 1934; he married on December 18, 1954, Louise Chapin. They have three children: Stephaine Lynne Adams, born February 24, 1959; Michele Louise Adams
, born July 21, 1962; and Melissa Ruth Adams
, born April 14, 1965. Caroline Ruth Adams, born February 16, 1940; she married June 29, 1957, DeWitt Moss. They have two children: Kevin DeWitt Moss, born January 7, 1959; and Gregory Edwin Moss, born April 7, 1961. Jane Adams, daughter of Newton and Martha Margaret (Sparks) Adams, was born December 30, 1868. She died May, 1947. Virinie Adams, daughter of Newton and Martha Margaret (Sparks) Adams, was born April 28, 1871. She died October 30, 1957; she married Henry Gerling. They had two children: John Henry Gerling, married Virginia MNU. Pauline Gerling, married Philip John Hickey, who was born April 13, 1896, and died March 20, 1965. They had two children: Mary Margaret "Peggy" Hickey; she married Bill Ratz. They had a daughter named Gertrude Ratz. Carol Hickey; she married Warren Fayart; they had three children:

John Fayart,
Charles Fayart, and
Caroline Fayart
. Phoebe Ann Sparks, daughter of James Parnell and Sally (Threlkeld) Sparks, was born December 3, 1831; she died January 12, 1893, and was buried in the Greenwood Methodist Cemetery near Shelbina, Missouri. She married Fountain C. Sparks, son of John Ford and Patsy (Threlkeld) Sparks, in Henry County, Kentucky, on July 30, 1848. They were the parents of twelve children. A record of these children and their descendants appears in the record of Fountain (or Fountion) C. Sparks in the June, 1967, issue of the QUARTERLY (Vol. XV, No. 2, Whole No. 58) pp. 1065-1067. These twelve children were named: ( John William Sparks, born June 17, 1849; ( Mary Jane Sparks, born in 1851; ( James Henry Sparks, born in 1853; ( Martha Isabel Sparks, born June 19, 1856; ( Elias Magruder Sparks, born March 3, 1859; ( Theodor D. Sparks, born June 18, 1861; ( Edgar Crockett Sparks, born in 1864; ( Andrew Johnson Sparks, born in 1866; ( Sarah Lorena Sparks, born in 1868; ( Charles Ford Sparks, born April 16, 1870; ( Fountain George Sparks, born in 1872; and ( Emett Alonzo Sparks, born in 1874. Robert T. Sparks, son of James Parnell and Sally (Threlkeld) Sparks, was born in Henry County, Kentucky, on March 17, 1833, and died November 7, 1904; he was buried at Crooked Creek Baptist Cemetery in Monroe County, Missouri. He was married, first, in 1854 to Elizabeth A. Warren; she was born in 1832 and died May 1, 1862. He married as his second wife in 1865, Addlin (Lusk) Bates, who died in 1872. Robert T. Sparks then married on December 27, 1874, Eliza A. (Patrick) Withers, who was born in 1837 in Monroe County, Kentucky, and died December 9, 1911; she was buried at Crooked Creek. Robert T. Sparks had six children: Infant son was born in 1854, and died in youth. Mary Chatrick "Mollie" Sparks was born in Monroe County, Missouri, on December 25, 1857, and died on May 8, 1964, living to be 106 years old. She died in Quincy, Illinois, and was buried in Shelbina, Missouri. She was married on March 3, 1887, to Lee K. Maupin, at the residence of the bride's home, the minister being W. B. Craig, Baptist. They had five children: Harry S. Maupin, born December 11, 1887, married on October 17, 1911, Maude Powell. Ruby Lee Maupin, born March 16, 1890, died November 26, 1918; she married August 9, 1911, Fletcher N. Wood, who was born January 26,1892. They had one daughter: Winifred Leeallen Wood, born February 28, 1913; she married Donald R. Butterfield on September 10, 1938; he was born April 1, 19--. They had two children: Robert Keith Butterfield, born March 10, 1941; and Linda Butterfield
, born March 4, 1945. Willie Ben Maupin, born in Shelby County, Missouri, on May 20, 1893;she married on May 8, 1929, Richard French "Dick" Taylor, who was born June 15, 1893, and died November 10, 1964. They had three children: Mary Elizabeth Taylor, born July 28, 1930; she married Sept, 23, 1951, William Lewis Wilt, who was born January 5, 1928. They had two girls: Anne Renee Wilt, born January 2, 1957; and Sandra Kay Wilt, born November 22, 1958. They live in Brookfield, Missouri. Charlotte Ann Taylor, born January 18, 1932; she was married on August 3, 1952, to John N. Perry, who was born October 22, 1928. They have four children: Jean Ann Perry, born August 9, 1956; Janet Sue Perry, born December 13, 1958 Julie Lynn Perry, born December 21, 1961; and Joe Alan Perry, born March 25, 1964. Richard French Taylor, Jr., born May 5, 1936; he married September 3, 1960, Joyce Lee Thoein, who was born October 28, 1938. They have one child:Leigh AnnTaylor, born December 28, 1966. John Henry Maupin, born in Shelby County, Missouri, on August 31, 1896; and died August 25, 1964; he was buried in Clarence, Missouri. He was married on August 5, 1921, to Melcenia J. Wood, who was born December 13, 1901. They had three children: Audry Gene Maupin, born January 7, 1923; he married July 30, 1952, Mary Elizabeth Walker, who was born January 20, 1929. They had one son: Richard Kent Maupin, born October 28, 1949. Ruby Helen Maupin, born January 1, 1925; she married February 22, 1947, Harold Leslie Downing, who was born October 9, 1924, and died July 7, 1962, She then married on December 28, 1963, Bill M. Gibson, who was born December 23, 1924. by her first husband she bad the following children: John Leslie Downing, born July 3, 1951; Gary Randall Downing, born February 26, 1953; Cynthia Lynn Downing, born June 24, 1958. Patricia Louise Maupin, born July 4, 1927; she was married on June 4, 1949, to Paul Keith Lorimer, who was born March 26, 1921. They have three children: Patrick Harold Lorimer, born March 17, 1950; Michael Paul Lorimer, twin, born March 17, 1950; and Kathalee Lorimer, born November 7, 1951. Elizabeth Maupin, born in Shelby County, Missouri, on July 28, 1900; she married Homer Albert Wallace, who was born July 4, 1889. They were married on March 10, 1929. No children. Willie A. Sparks, daughter of Robert T. and Elizabeth (Warren) Sparks, was born January 8, 1862; he married on August 11, 1886, in Shelby County, Missouri, by O. B, Brownson, minister of the Baptist Church, to K. Henry Marquette, of Shelbina, Missouri. They had four children: Mary Marquette, married Fred Burkhart. Violet Marquette, married Lee Smith. Roland Marquette, married Helen MNU. Lee Marquette
. Lillian D. Sparks, daughter of Robert T. and Addlin (Lusk) Sparks, was born December 4, 1866, and died August 27, 1944; she was buried in Shelbina, Missouri. She was married in Shelbina on October 10, 1893, to John S. Miles, who was born April 19, 1864, and died January 27, 1945. They were married by O. L. Brownson, minister of the Baptist Church. They had one daughter: Adeline C. Miles, born May 10, 1895; married November 6, 1919, Lloyd W. King, who was born in 1892. They had one daughter, Katherine L. King, who was born October 10, 1920; she married June 18, 1949, J. Warren Head; they have two sons: Wallace L. Head, born March 21, 1950; and John W. Head
, born March 8, 1953. Fredrick Sparks, son of Robert T. and Addlin (Lusk) Sparks, was born . His mother died either at his birth or shortly thereafter and he was reared by his mother's sister, Amanda J. Lusk, who married J. M. Bates. Fredrick Sparks married FNU Farrell. They had a son named Irvin Bates Sparks. James Ludson Sparks, son of Robert T. and Eliza A. (Patrick) Sparks, was born March 24, 1876, and died June 18, 1906. He is buried at the Crooked Creek Baptist Cemetery south of Shelbina, Missouri. John Franklin Sparks, son of James Parnell and Sally (Threlkeld) Sparks, was born in Missouri. He was married in Shelby County, Missouri, on March 2, 1871, to Mary B. (List) Sparks, widow of his brother, William N. Sparks. She was born July 27, 1836, and died May 2, 1914. John Franklin and Mary B. (List) Sparks were the parents of three children: Gerald Sparks was born December 7, 1872, and died April 24, 1926; be was married on November 27, 1893, to Stella Hughes, who was born February 10, 1870, and died March 10, 1960. They are buried in Moberly, Missouri. They had two daughters: Joyce Sparks, born April 17, 1896; lives in Moberly. Helen Sparks, born August 10, 1901; lives in Moberly. Ada Bell Sparks was born in 1876; she married Yancy E. Sullivan. They had two children: John Sullivan; he married and had a son named Charles Yancy E. Sullivan. Mary Frances Sullivan; she married Ben Baker and (second) Edwin Edney. Alvin Sparks, was also born in 1876, a twin to Ada Bell Sparks. He died December 12, 1876. Sarah Elizabeth "Bet" Sparks, daughter of James Parnell and Sally (Threlkeld) Sparks, was born August 7, 1836, and died July 19,1921; she married Henry S. Sparks, who was a son of John Ford and Patsy (Threlkeld) Sparks. He was born in Henry County, Kentucky, on December 30, 1830, and died February 19, 1892. They had two children: Mary "Nora" Sparks, born in 1854; and George T. "Short" Sparks, born in 1857. A record of this family appears on page 1074 of the June, 1967, issue of the QUARTERLY, Vol. XV, No. 2, Whole No. 58. Nancy Ellen Sparks, daughter of James Parnell and Sally (Threlkeld) Sparks, was born April 2, 1837, according to family records; this cannot be correct, of course, if her sister, Sarah Elizabeth Sparks, was born August 7, 1836. She died January 16, 1911. She married Henry Terrence Smith, who was born on June 16, 1835, and died August 11, 1905; they are both buried in the Catholic Cemetery in Shelbina, Missouri. They were the parents of nine children: Theresa Smith married William Eubanks. Mary Jane Smith married John Higgins as her first husband. She later married Charles Hultz. She had three children: Fred Higgins married Jane Houghton. They had two children: Finice Higgins married Edith Barton; they had a daughter named Carol Lee Higgins. Daisey Lee Higgins married Harvey Chapman; they had a daughter, Iva Jane Chapman. Sally Higgins was born in 1888 and died in 1957; she married Jim Orr, who was born in 1879. They had eight children: Denver Orr, born 1913; married Alta MoClimen. They have two daughters: Kathy Orr, born 1954; and Susan January Orr, born 1956. Floyd Orr, born 1917; married Rhoda Bell Walker. They had two children: Floyd A. Orr, Jr., born 1954; and Betty June Orr
, born 1956. Naomi Orr, born 1927; married Charles Phillips and, second, Buford Dooley. She had one son, Charles Wesley Phillips, born 1946. Robert Lee Orr, born 1925, died 1956 Ann Pearl Orr. Clifford Earl Orr. Opal Mae Orr. Harry Lee Orr. Albert Roy Hultz, son of Charles and Mary Jane (Smith) Hultz, was born in 1889 and died in 1961; he married Margaret Maude Keith, who was born in 1905. They had seven children: Martin Leroy Hultz, born 1932; married Darlene Marie Gardner. They had four children:

Linda Lee Hultz, born 1955;
Karen Kay Hultz, born 1956;
Dua Darlene Hultz, born 1958; and
Martha Sue Hultz, born 1962. Victor Finice Hultz, born 1932; married Rebecca Lucille Armel. They had five children: Michael Gene Hultz, born 1957; Patricia Jane Hultz, born 1959; Judy Elaine Hultz, born 1961; Benjamin Roy Hultz
, born 1962; and Steven Edward Hultz, born 1964. Marvin Albert Hultz, born 1934; married Elsie Marie Stone, who was born in 1940. They had three children: Debra Marie Hultz, born 1959; Sandra Lucille Hultz
, born 1961; and Cynthia Jo Hultz, born 1964. Jim Orville Hultz, born 1937; married Bonnie Ann Cha. Two daughters: Kimberly Ann Hultz, born 1962; and Brenda Kay Hultz
, born 1963. Lloyd Ray Hultz, born 1939; married Carolyn Sue Ketchum. They have two sons, Terry Dale Hultz, born 1961; and Tommy Hultz, born 1962. Walter Edward Hultz, born 1941; married Sarah Jane Stone. They have three children: Randy Lee Hultz, born 1960; Ricky Linn Hultz, born 1961; and Robby Lane Hultz
, born 1963. Joe Fredrick Hultz, born 1943. Sarah Catherine "Kate" Smith, daughter of Henry T. and Nancy Ellen (Sparks) Smith, was born in 1865 and died in 1943. She married Robert Lee Sparks, son of Robert F. and Polina Jane Sparks, who was born 5 February 1866, and died February 15, 1895. Following his death, she married as her second husband, Henry Veal, who was born in 1860 and died in 1937. Kate and Henry are buried in Shelbina, Missouri. She had two children by her first husband, Robert Lee Sparks, and one child by her second husband. Her children by Robert Lee Sparks were ( Maggie Sparks; and ( Marvin Lee Sparks. A record of these two children appears on pages 1071 and 1072 of the June, 1967, QUARTERLY, Vol. XV, No, 2, Whole No. 58.

The child by her second husband, Henry Veal, was named George Veal. He was born on July 5, 1903, and died November 12, 1912. Rose Smith, daughter of Henry T. and Nancy Ellen (Sparks) Smith, was born; she married Dr. A. C. Forsythe. They had one daughter: Anna Mae Forsythe; she married Laurence Peters. They had one son: Larry Peters; he married Shirley Ann Bried. They had a daughter, Cynthia Lynn Peters. Effie Smith, daughter of Henry T. and Nancy Ellen (Sparks) Smith, was born. She was buried in the Catholic Cemetery in Shelbina, Missouri. She apparently died in youth. A child of Henry T. and Nancy Ellen (Sparks) Smith, died in youth; name not known. Nancy Isabelle Smith, daughter of Henry T. and Nancy Ellen (Sparks) Smith, was born in Monroe County, Missouri, on January 6, 1875; she died March 8, 1930; buried in Shelbina, Missouri. She married Felix Grundy Veal, who was born February 14, 1872. They had three children: Nelle Mae Veal, born June 29, 1901, died July 13, 1963. She married Guy London Welker, who was born July 12, 1898, and died March 24, 1954. Thomas Gentry Veal, born October 2, 1903; married Helen Parmaenter. They had two children: Joan Veal, born Dec, 31, 19--; she married Gerry Paradies. They adopted a boy named Mark. Thomas Gentry Veal, born June 30, 1942. Alma Margaret Veal was born June 23, 1911; she married Mike Wingate in 1932; following his death she married Harlan Curtis DeWitt in 1939; he was born August 10, 1907. by her second husband, she had two children: DeeAnna DeWitt, born November 30, 1941; married Robert Knapp Stalcup, born April 25, 1939; they have a son: John Robert Stalcup, born December 17, 1962. John Harlan DeWitt, born November 7, 1944. Lucy M. Smith, daughter of Henry T. and Nancy Ellen (Sparks) Smith, was born December 11, 1878, and died August 4, 1950; she was buried in Shelbina, Missouri. She married John E. Goodnight, who was born April 22, 1873. They had seven children: Lois Goodnight, born February 7, 1900; she married Guy Davenport. They had two sons: Richard Davenport; he married Shirley Morris. Jack Davenport. Harry Goodnight, born 3 February 1902; he married Lillian Dee Ramsey, who was born January 23, 1909. They have a daughter named Daelyne Goodnight, who married Kenneth Mayes and had four children: Kenny Mayes, Donnie Mayes, Julia Mayes, and Billy Mayes. Ray Goodnight, born October 5, 1904; he married Caroline Kern. Anna Bell Goodnight, born May 7, 1907; she married Richard Young, then Jim Steers. Irene Goodnight, born March 14, 1910; she married William "Buster" Hayes. They had three children: Judy Hayes. Bill Hayes. Gyla Hayes. John Goodnight, born June 7, 1916; he married Helen Burke. They had two children: Larry Joe Goodnight. Joana K. Goodnight; she married James C. Lucas. Joe Goodnight, born June 5, 1919; he married Phyllis Nelson, who was born April 17, 19--. They had four children: Michelene Goodnight, born September 23, 1946; married January 14, 1967, Robert C. Farley, who was born March 21,1946. Joelene Goodnight, born October 26, 1947. Marlene Goodnight, born May 17, 1951; married in March, 1967, Sam Matter. Mary Ann Goodnight, born January 28, 1959. Joe Smith, son of Henry T. and Nancy Ellen (Sparks) Smith, married Ruth . No children. Mitt Sparks, daughter of James Parnell and Sally (Threlkeld) Sparks. She had no family. Samuel A. Sparks, son of James Parnell and Sally (Threlkeld) Sparks, was born June 26, 1842; he was married on October 20, 1869, to George Ann Warren, born 1846, died 1923. They had three children: Zenora Sparks, daughter of Samuel A. and George Ann (Warren) Sparks, was born in August, 1871, and died February 16, 1872. She was buried at Crooked Creek. Angus Sparks, son of Samuel A. and George Ann (Warren) Sparks, married Gertie Lee Francis, who was born in 1880 and died in 1928; buried at Shelbina. They had four children: Vinata Pearl Sparks, born in 1899, who married Degar McKinley Potter; Vadon Maurice Sparks, born in 1902, who married Carrie Ningler; Vivian Mae Sparks, born in 1904, who married Robert Louis Koch; Russell Kay Sparks, born in 1909, who married Veronica Dolan.. Shelby C. Sparks, son of Samuel A. and George Ann (Warren) Sparks, married Edith Stone. They had one son after they moved to California: Hale Sparks; he married and had two children named Ty Monroe Sparks and Holly Anne Sparks. George R. Sparks, son of James Parnell and Sally (Threlkeld) Sparks, was born in 1845 and died October 11, 1885. He was married in Dec, 1864, to Maude A. Snell, who was born November 25, 1847, and died February 4, 1887. Both were buried at Crooked Creek Baptist Cemetery near Shelbina, Missouri. Very little is known of this family. They are known to have had the following children: Shasteka Sparks. Panola Sparks. Tahaska Sparks
. Sally Sparks. Milt Sparks. Infant son Sparks, died August 4, 1881.. Infant daughter Sparks died August 1, 1891. Infant child Sparks died June 29, 1882. Mary Catherine Sparks, daughter of James Parnell and Sally (Threlkeld) Sparks, was born February 11, 1845, and died September 17, 1862. She was buried on the James Parnell Sparks farm southwest of Shelbina, Missouri.

(Editor's Note: In future issues of the QUARTERLY we shall publish records compiled by Helen White of the descendants of the other children of Robert Sparks (1777-1831) of Madison County, Virginia, and Henry County, Kentucky.)

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(Editor's Note: A portion of the December 1967 issue of the QUARTERLY, Vol. XV, No. 4, Whole No. 60, was devoted to the family of James Parnell Sparks who moved from Henry County, Kentucky, to Monroe County, Missouri, ca. 1839. Among the thirteen children of James Parnell Sparks was a son, George R. Sparks, born ca. 1845. (See just above.) Descendants of George R. Sparks have sent information about his family which we now present.) George R. Sparks married Maude Anna Snell in December 1864 and they had eight children, including three who died in infancy. Those who reached maturity were: Shasteka Charles Sparks, Panola Sparks, Tehaska Sparks, Sally Sparks, and Milton Sparks. Shasteka Charles Sparks was born April 10, 1868, in Shelbina, Missouri. He married Gertrude Mac Kendrick and they had two children before she died October 12, 1903? in St. Louis, Missouri. After her death, Shasteka married Lillie Lechey Hicks by whom he had one child. Shasteka died March 5? 197? at Pine Bluff, Arkansas. He and two of his siblings, Panola and Tehaska, were named for members of an Indian family which had befriended their father. Ralph Merical Sparks was born January 16, 1895, at Cambridge, Ohio. He married Juliette Yvonne Sanson in France on May 29, 1916. She was born October 25, 1899, at Tours, France, and was a daughter of Emile and J. A. (Rennady) Sanson. Ralph Sparks was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces during World War I. Afterwards, he became a steamfitter construction supervisor. He died January 15, 1975, at Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He and Juliette had six children: Gisele Anita Sparks was born March 9, 1918, in France. She married Carl Kenneth Beadle and they had two children: Charles K. Beadle was born March 22, 1942. He married January Devall and they had three children: Keith Beadle, Ken Beadle, and Kim Beadle
. Ralph Andrew Sparks was born in 1944.  He married Ramona Olinde and they had two children: Kevin Sparks and Karl Sparks
. Robert Charles Sparks was born August 26, 1921, in Chilliwac, Canada. He married January Evans and they had four children: Vivian Elaine Sparks was born September 19, 1944. She married Lonnie B. Dyer and they had three children: Denise Dyer, Bryant Dyer, and Jennifer Dyer
. Linda Gail Sparks was born July 8, 1947. She married DeWayne Lang and they had three children: Deena Lang, Tammie Lang
, and Kevin Lang. Robert Charles Sparks, Jr. was born November 8, 1952. He married Diane Williams and they had two children: Blayne Sparks and Lauren Sparks
. Ricky Joseph Sparks was born January 30, 1960. Raymond Daniel Sparks was born in 1923 in Monroe, La. He died April 5? 1926, from the effects of poison which he had accidentally eaten. Marvin Edward Sparks was born in 1924. He died April 5, 1926, in "the same accident as his brother, Raymond. They were buried in the Five Point Cemetery in Monroe, Louisiana. Annette Yvonne Sparks was born November 1, 1926, in Monroe, La. She married Kenneth Lee Cox and they had two children: Don Lee Cox was born September 7, 1948. He married Patricia Ann Rook and they had two children: Wendy Cox and Sheila Cox
. Barbara Anita Cox was born February 12, 1951. She married Henry S. Herbst. Harvey Lee Sparks was born April 9, 1929, at Baton Rouge, La. He married Juanita F. Harwell on June 25, 1960. She was born July 26, 1931, and was a daughter of John B. and Mary L. (Ourso) Harwell. Harvey and Juanita have two children: Deborah Ann Bergeron, born December 25, 1952 (a daughter of Juanita Harwell Bergeron Sparks). She married Charles Stanley Arnold and they have two children: Angel Faith Arnold and Dustin Charles Arnold. John Rene Sparks, born March 30, 1965. Maude Althea Sparks was born January 18, 1898, at Shelbina, MO She married Robert Searcy Rasbury on March 15, 1915. She died June 10, 1975, in Austin, Texas. She and Robert had six children: Esther Louise Rasbury was born November 26, 1916. Marjorie Elizabeth Rasbury was born September 8, 1918. She married McDonald Hunt. Robert Search Rasbury, Jr. was born May 11, 1922. Ramona June Rasbury was born June 1, 1929. Wanda Delores Rasbury was born February 26, 1931. Glenn Darwin Rasbury was born November 1, 1932. Paul Anderson Sparks was born January 1, 1905, at Commerce, MO. He was a professional musician. He married Pauline Otto and they had four children: Judy Sparks, Nancy Sparks, Linda Sparks, and John Sparks. Panola Sparks, daughter of George and Maude (Snell) Sparks, was born ca. 1870. She was usually referred to as "Nola." Tehaska Sparks probably was born in the 1870s. He married a woman named Emma MNU. Sally Sparks was probably born in the 1870s. She was living in 1927 and attended the funeral of her brother, Shasteka, in 1927 with her husband. Milton "Milt" Sparks probably was born in the 1870s. He is said to have married a woman from the state of New York and lived there. They were managers of a dairy.