March 16, 2004

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Whole Number 106


In the Quarterly of June 1978 (Vol. XXVI, No. 2, Whole No. 102), we traced many of the descendants of 17.2.X.1 Richard Sparks (ca.1779-ca.1860) and his wife, Sarah (Peterson) Sparks. A son of Richard and Sarah was 17.2.X.1.9 Hiram C. Sparks, born ca. 1818, who died during the Civil War in Arkansas. A son of Hiram C. Sparks and his wife, Talitha (Scarbrough) Sparks, was 17.2.X.1.9.4 James Milton Sparks, born December 25, 1844; he died June 20, 1920. He married Nancy Orlena Jane Bunch in 1868. She was born either August 22 or Oct 22, 1845. In the article cited above (page 2009), we had only an imperfect list of their children based largely on census records. A new member of the Association, Mrs. Clifford Grooms of Orange, California, is a granddaughter of James Milton Sparks and has provided us with a complete list of the children of James Milton and Nancy (Bunch) Sparks as follows:

17.2.X. Hiram Charles Sparks, born Nov 3, 1870.
17.2.X. Samuel Lafayette Sparks, born Oct 20, 1872, died Nov 6, 1935.
17.2.X. Sarah Elizabeth Sparks, born 1 Aug 1874, died June 8, 1949.
17.2.X. Mary Telitha Sparks, born August 28, 1876, died January 31, 1966.
17.2.X. Anna Liza Sparks, born Oct 9, 1878, died Nov 17, 1915.
17.2.X. James Sparks, born May 14, 1880, died March 27, 1922.
17.2.X. John Alvin Sparks, born December 26, 1882, died July 11, 1968.
17.2.X. Myrtle Caroline, born March 14, 1884, died July 23, 1971.
17.2.X. Robinson Larken Sparks, born June 21, 1888, died 1 Jul 1972, in Orange, California.