September 25, 2017
Whole Number 67
DAVID SPARKS, BORN in 1829, NORTH CAROLINA TO OWEN CO., IND.
Miss Ivadell Ross of 1724 North Sixth Street, Estherville, Iowa, has asked us to publish the following query: "My mother's name was Bass and I am working on her family genealogy. I found that David Sparks, born in Wilkes County, North Carolina, in 1829, moved to Owen County, Indiana, ca. 1835; lived there until October 25, 1851. He married August 19, 1849, Elizabeth Bass, who died December 16, 1871. They had nine children, seven of whom were living in 1880: William J., Mary C., Sarah J., John, Surilda, Olive N., Alpha P. He married (second) on September 7, 1872, Mrs. Nancy Williams.
"Do you have any records of Elizabeth Bass Sparks's parents and ancestors? Perhaps some of their descendants are active in the Sparks Family Association and they might have this information. Any leads you might give me will be appreciated. My grandfather 's father and grandfather were both named Edward Bass; one place I found the name Thomas Edward Bass. I am trying to get proof so members of the Bass family may join the D.A.R. and other patriotic organizations."