October 13, 2020
Whole Number 81
A FURTHER NOTE ON THOMAS MARSHALL SPARKS, 1847-1912
On page 1487 of the June 1972 issue of the Quarterly, Whole No. 78, we published some biographical data on Thomas Marshall Sparks, son of Joseph and Isabella (Ellis) Sparks, who was born in Lewis County, Kentucky, and died in Scotland County, Missouri, Our President, Dr. Paul E. Sparks, recently found a genealogical work called the Searight Family by William Seawright published in 1893, and on page 72 of this work the wife of Thomas Marshall is identified as Elizabeth J. Searight, daughter of William and Mary (Knox) Searight; she was born December 2, 1848, and died March 22, 1912. They had one child, Mary Isabella Sparks, born November 10, 1881.