May 8, 2021
Whole Number 79
SPARKS FAMILIES OF NICHOLAS COUNTY, KENTUCKY
by Paul E. Sparks
Data relative to Sparkses of Nicholas County, Kentucky, have been published earlier and should be referred to by our readers. These can be found as follows:
1800 census, March 1955, Whole No. 9, p. 65;
1820 census, March 1965, Whole No, 49, p. 892;
1830 census, September 1959, Whole No. 27, p. 422;
1840 census, December 1966, Whole No. 56, p. 1040;
1850 census, September 1957, Whole No. 19, pp. 236-237;
Our readers are also reminded that the Sparkses of Nicholas County were probably related to the Sparkses of neighboring Bourbon, Fleming, Mason, Lewis, and Harrison Counties.
Property Deeds of Nicholas County, Kentucky, 1799-1865
Abstracted by Paul E. Sparks, 1963
Book E, Page 116. August 27, 1817. Coonrod Yeater & Sally his wife to heirs of John Sparks, deceased, namely:
late Micha Sparks,
Susan Sparks, &
Land valued at $164.
Book E, Page 186. February 18, 1818. Philemon Thomas of Louisiana to William Sparks, land on Hinkston Creek, 80 acres for $100.
Book E, Page 296. October 30, 1818. George Hufstetter & Catherine his wife to William Sparks, land on Hinkston Creek valued at $600.
Book E, Page 389. March 18, 1819. John May sells land on Hinkston Creek to William Sparks, 55 acres for $12.
Book E, Page 627. August 21, 1821. Lydia Swearingen sells 33 acres of land on Hinkston Creek to Caty Sparks for $33.25.
Book G, Page 90. August 8, 1825. William Thompson, sheriff of Nicholas County conveys land to William Sparks, towit: whereas the said Sparks did swear out a writ of tiere facie against the estate of John Sparks, deceased, in the hands of Catharine Sparks, his widow, to be administrator and descended and devised to said Catherine Sparks, widow; and to Micha Stokes, late Micha Sparks, widow and relict of Benjamin Stokes, deceased, and John Stokes, administrator of said Benjamin Stokes, deceased, and Mary Ann Stokes, Catherine Stokes & Harriet Stokes, heirs of said Benjamin Stokes, deceased; Isaac Baker and Martha, his wife, late Martha Sparks; Jonas Sparks, Susan Sparks &. Catharine Sparks, Jr.; all being heirs and legal representatives of said John Sparks, deceased;... saving to said Catharine Sparks her right of dowery in land of said John Sparks, deceased...; and land having been advertised for sale ... and William Sparks being successful bidder...
Book H, Page 200. November 16, 1827. John Workman conveys 102 acres of land on Hinkston Creek to Edward Sparks for $1.00.
Book I, Page 136. July 29, 1830. Edward Sparks and Polly, his wife, sell 50 acres of land to Jonas Sears for $270.
Book L, Page 15. April 23, 1835. Drusilla Thornburgh conveys 33 acres of land on Hinkston Creek to Catharmne Sparks & Elizabeth Sparks for $10. 00.
Book L, Page 30. January 9, 1835. David Crouch & Elizabeth, his wife, sell 50 acres of land to William Sparks & Jonas Sparks for $1.00.
Book L, Page 156. March 9, 1836. Catherine Sparks & Elizabeth Sparks convey 35 acres of land to Alvin Branch for $1.00. (Both women make their marks.)
Book L, Page 199. October 22, 1836. John Fugate & Nancy, his wife, sell 113¼ acres of land to William Sparks & Jonas Sparks for $2800.
Book L, Page 547. 19 November 19, 1838. Pratt Hughes & Sarah, his wife, sell 36 acres of land to Elizabeth Sparks for $333.33.
Book N, Page 407. 23 September 23, 1846. Willabough Stewart sells 55 acres of land to Thomas Sparks, Harrison County, KY, for $20.
Book 0, Page 472. November 8, 1848. Thomas Quisenberry, Nicholas County Commissioner, conveys 15 acres of land for $300 to William Sparks which Nicholas County Court at its May term 1848 had awarded to said Sparks in his suit against Thomas Stokes and others."
Book P, Page 92. November 1, 1849. John Stokes & Deborah, his wife, sell 3½ acres of land to Charles Fishback, George Sparks, and William Wasson for $300.
Book P, Page 377. December 19, 1851. John Crouch sells 69 acres of land to William Sparks & Jonas Sparks for $2094.
Book P, Page 550. May 21, 1853. Elizabeth Sparks sells 36 acres of land to E. H. Wilson for $610, (Elizabeth Sparks signs her name.)
Book Q, Page101. At the May term, 1850, of the Nicholas County Court in the case of the heirs of Catherine Sparks, deceased, petition, Charles Fishback was appointed to sell the interest of the heirs in 56 acres of land which descended to the said heirs, towit: Melisa I. Sparks, Martha K. Sparks, Alvin sparks, William O. Sparks, & Mary C. Sparks, infant children of Catherine Sparks, deceased; Charles Fishback & Mary Ann, his wife; William Wasson & Harriet, his wife; from Benjamin Stokes, deceased. Land was sold to Robert Hopkins for $366.
Book Q page 217. February 15, 1838. William Sparks & Catsey, his wife, convey 55 acres to Jonas Sparks for $1.00. (This deed was not recorded until 21 August 1854.)
Book R, Page 90. September 1, 1855, A. D. Crouch sells land to William Sparks & Jonas Sparks for $4500.
Book R, Page 315. May 20, 1857. Samuel Sparks & Abbey, his wife, sell all our right in land of Jonas Sparks, deceased to James Young.
Book R, Page 363. September 18, 1857, Samuel Sparks & Abbey, his wife, sell land to Sledd Nelson
Book R, Page 384. October 7, 1857. Elizabeth Sparks, widow of Jonas Sparks; John F. Sparks & Cynthia L., his wife; James A. Young & Margaret, his wife, holding by purchase land from Samuel Sparks, another heir of the said Jonas Sparks, deceased; make an amicable division of several tracts of land held jointly by William Sparks & Jonas Sparks, deceased. Land was conveyed to William Sparks
Book S, Page 145. November 19, 1857. George Reed & Mary J., his wife, and John Reed & Acinath, his wife, sell 39 acres of land on Summerset Creek to John Sparks and Addison Young for $1971.
Book 5, Page 148. November 15, 1858. William Kern & Jane, his wife, sell 33 acres of land on the Licking River to Samuel Sparks for $687.
Book T, Page 478. December 19, 1860, John sparks & Cynthia, his wife, land to Addison Young.
Book 1, Page 76. May 14, 1864. Elizabeth Sparks; Emmerine Sparks James Huffstetter & Elvira, his wife; George W, Crouch & Susan, his wife; William Firman Gillaspie & Harriet, his wife; all heirs of William Sparks, deceased, sell 44 acres of land to Joseph Sparks, also an heir of William Sparks, deceased, for $150.
Book 1, Page 77. May 14, 1864, Joseph Sparks James Huffstetter & Elvira, his wife; George W, Crouch & Susan, his wife; William F. Gillaspie & Harriet, his wife; all heirs of William Sparks, deceased, to Elizabeth Sparks & Emmerine Sparks, also heirs of William Sparks, deceased, 80 acres of land. No money was involved. Christina, wife of Joseph Sparks, also signs.
Book 1, Page 81. May 14, 1864. (The heirs of William Sparks sell land to Harriet Gillaspie for $200, 50 acres.)
Book 1, Page 87. May 14, 1864. (The heirs of William Sparks sell 51 acres of land to Elvira Huffstetter for $150.)
Book 1, Page 112, May 14, 1864. (The other heirs of William Sparks sell 45 acres of land to Susan Crouch for $100.)
Book 1, Page 159. May 13, 1864. James A. Young & Margaret J., his wife, convey 91 acres of land on Summerset Creek to John F. Sparks.
Book 1, Page 230. March 28, 1865. Robert W. Barr sells 148 acres of land to Joseph Sparks for $1900.
PERSONS NAMED SPARKS WHO PAID TAXES IN NICHOLAS COUNTY, KENTUCKY, 1800-1850
|Date||Taxpayer||Acres||Watershed||Males >21||Horses||Total Value|
|1800||Joseph Sparks||1517||Licking R.||1||2||- - -|
|1805||Joseph Sparks||Brushy Fork||1||2||- - -|
|1806||George Sparks||Brushy Fork||1||- - -|
|William Sparkes, Jr.||1||3||130|
|1820||George Sparks||200||Licking R.||1||1||1 5|
|William Sparks, Jr.||135||Hinkston||1||2||1550|
|1826||William Sparks 2nd||1|
|1828||(No tax book)|
|1832||(No tax book)|
|1837||(No tax book)|
|Cath. & Eliz. Sparks||100||Cassady||3||1590|
|Dist. 1||Charles Sparks||131||Sugar Creek||1||1||191|
|Dist. "||Otha Sparks||1||1||40|
|Dist. 2||Elizabeth Sparks||100||Cassady||3||1100|
|Dist. 3||George Sparks||104||Hinkston||1||4||2280|
|Dist. "||William Sparks||161½||Hinkston||1||5||5025|
|Dist. "||Jonas Sparks||134||Hinkston||1||8||4350|
|Dist. 1||Otha Sparks||1||1||50|
|Dist. "||Charles Sparks||187||Sugar Creek||1||3||275|
|Dist. 2||John Sparks||1||1||25|
|Dist. "||Elizabeth Sparks||100||Cassady||3||1100|
|Dist. 3||William Sparks||161||Hinkston||1||4||3071|
|Dist. "||George Sparks||104||Hinkston||1||5||1760|
|Dist. 1||Otha Sparks||1||2||35|
|Dist. "||Charles Sparks||131||Sugar Creek||1||3||170|
|Dist. 2||Elizabeth Sparks||74||Cassady||2||484|
|Dist. "||Catherine Sparks||36||Cassady||1||236|
|Dist. 3||George Sparks||104||Hinkston||1||5||1398|
|Dist. "||William Sparks||161||Hinkston||1||4||2429|
|Dist. "||Jonas Sparks||1 36||Hinkston||1||6||2114|
|Dist. 1||Charles Sparks||1||1||30|
|Dist. "||Otha Sparks||1||1||10|
|Dist. 2||Elizabeth Sparks||110||Cassady||5||1090|
|Dist. 3||William Sparks||80||Hinkston||1||3|
|Dist. "||Joseph Sparks||1||1||50|
|Dist. "||Jonas Sparks||50||Hinkston||1||5|
|Dist. "||George Sparks||104||Hinkston||1||2||1432|
|1845, 1846, 1847, and 1848 (All tax lists were substantially the same as that of 1844: the same persons, acres, etc.)|
|Dist. 1||Otha Sparks||1||1||$40|
|Dist. "||Charles Sparks||1||1||30|
|Dist. 2||Elizabeth Sparks||72||Cassady||1||820|
|Dist. 3||George Sparks||52||Hinkston||1||1100|
|Dist. "||William Sparks||161||Hinkston||1|
|Dist. "||Jonas Sparks||130||Somerset||1||3200|
|Dist. "||Jonas & Wm. Sparks||Somerset||130|
|Dist. "||John Sparks||1|
|Dist. 1||Otha Sparks||1||1||20|
|Dist. "||Charles Sparks||1||2||40|
|Dist. 2||Elizabeth Sparks||72||Cassady||1||820|
|Dist. 3||George Sparks||17||Hinkson||1||3||430|
|Dist. "||William Sparks||80||Hinkson||1||3||2180|
|Dist. "||Jonas Sparks||50||Hinkson||1||7||1580|
|Dist. "||Jonas & Wm. Sparks||162||Hinkson|
|Dist. "||Joseph Sparks||1||1||80|
|Dist. "||John Sparks||1||2||145|