September 16, 2017

Pages 2290
Whole Number 113

THE FAMILY OF
JOSEPH MONROE SPARKS (1855-1911)



In the Quarterly of December 1978 (Vol. XXVI, No. 4, Whole No. 104) pp. 2057- 60, we published an abstract of the Civil War pension papers of 74. Coleman Sparks who was born in South Carolina about 1826 and died on June 24, 1863, while in the Union Army. He had married Louisa E. Goings (or Goins) on 1 April 1849, at Calhoun, Georgia. They were living in the 12th Division of Gordon County,Georgia, when the 1850 census was taken. We believe, but have no proof, that Coleman Sparks was closely related to (perhaps a son of) Drury Sparks (born ca. 1795) who was originally from Union County, South Carolina, and who moved to Gordon County, Georgia, between 1840 and 1850.

A record of the children of Coleman and Louisa E. (Goings) Sparks, taken from their family Bible, was part of the Civil War pension papers that we published,as noted above. One of the children listed was 74.4 Joseph Monroe Sparks, born October 17, 1855.

Sarah Henderson, Rt. 7, Hester Heights, Russellville, Alabama (35653) has written to us regarding the family of this Joseph Monroe Sparks, who seems to have been known under the middle name Monroe. He married Emma Daily, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Sherryl) Daily, on August 7, 1876. Between 1880 and 1900 they moved from Colbert County, Alabama, to Lawrence County in the same state. He died on February 11, 1911, and was buried in Kings Cemetery on Highway 20 in Lawrence County, Alabama. Emma (Daily) Sparks died June 26, 1941.

They had the following children:

74.4.1 Isom G. Sparks, born 1877; he died in August 1966. He married Amy Yocum who died February 20, 1946. They had children named

74.4.1.1 Jessie Sparks,
74.4.1.2 Mary Emma Sparks,
74.4.1.3 Louise Sparks, and
74.4.1.4 Jack Sparks.

74.4.2 John Coleman Sparks, born 1880; he died on April 14, 1932. He was married twice, first to Zula ----- who was born in 1884, and second to Lillian Brewer. He had no children.

74.4.3 Rhoda Ann Sparks, born 1883. She married James Yocum and had a daughter named Annie May.

74.4.4 Leander Alonzo Sparks (twin of Huston) was born March 14, 1886, and died March 26, 1965. He lived at Hillsboro, Lawrence County, Alabama. He married Willie Grace King, born May 3, 1891, daughter of Haney and Sarah (Fike) Hargett. They had the following children:

74.4.4.1 Virginia Lucille Sparks, born December 5, 1907;
74.4.4.2 Julia B. Sparks, born October 12, 1909;
74.4.4.3 Odell Sparks, born January 15, 1915;
74.4.4.4 L. A. Sparks, born January 17, 1919;
74.4.4.5 William Albert Sparks, born December 5, 1918;
74.4.4.6 John Sparks, born December 24, 1920;
74.4.4.7 Willie Pauline Sparks, born March 17, 1923;
74.4.4.8 Tommie Sparks, born March 17, 1927;
74.4.4.9 Betty Sue Sparks, born August 21, 1929; and
74.4.4.10 Jo Ann Sparks, born August 3, 1932.

74.4.5 Houston Ferndor Sparks (twin of Leander) was born March 14, 1886, and died May 30, 1955; married Zeda Houston, born September 24, 1889, died January 6, 1958. They had children named

74.4.5.1 Bertie Sparks,
74.4.5.2 Lee Sparks,
74.4.5.3 Juanita Sparks, and
74.4.5.4 Dorothy Sparks


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Whole Number 119

THE FAMILY OF JOSEPH MONROE SPARKS (1855-1911)

In the Quarterly of December 1978 (Vol. XXVI, No. 4, Whole No. 104) pp. 2057- 60, we published an abstract of the Civil War pension papers of 74. Coleman Sparks who was born in South Carolina about 1826 and died on June 24, 1863, while in the Union Army. He had married Louisa E. Goings (or Goins) on 1 April 1849, at Calhoun, Georgia. They were living in the 12th Division of Gordon County,Georgia, when the 1850 census was taken. We believe, but have no proof, that Coleman Sparks was closely related to (perhaps a son of) Drury Sparks (born ca. 1795) who was originally from Union County, South Carolina, and who moved to Gordon County, Georgia, between 1840 and 1850.

A record of the children of Coleman and Louisa E. (Goings) Sparks, taken from their family Bible, was part of the Civil War pension papers that we published,as noted above. One of the children listed was 74.4 Joseph Monroe Sparks, born October 17, 1855.

Sarah Henderson, Rt. 7, Hester Heights, Russellville, Alabama (35653) has written to us regarding the family of this Joseph Monroe Sparks, who seems to have been known under the middle name Monroe. He married Emma Daily, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Sherryl) Daily, on August 7, 1876. Between 1880 and 1900 they moved from Colbert County, Alabama, to Lawrence County in the same state. He died on February 11, 1911, and was buried in Kings Cemetery on Highway 20 in Lawrence County, Alabama. Emma (Daily) Sparks died June 26, 1941.

They had the following children:

74.4.1 Isom G. Sparks, born 1877; he died in August 1966. He married Any Yocum who died February 20, 1946. They had children named

74.4.1.1 Jessie Sparks,
74.4.1.2 Mary Emma Sparks,
74.4.1.3 Louise Sparks, and
74.4.1.4 Jack Sparks.

74.4.2 John Coleman Sparks, born 1880; he died on April 14, 1932. He was married twice, first to Zula LNU who was born in 1884, and second to Lillian Brewer. He had no children.

74.4.3 Rhoda Ann Sparks, born 1883. She married James Yocum and had a daughter named Annie May.

74.4.4 Leander Alonzo Sparks (twin of Huston) was born March 14, 1886, and died March 26, 1965. He lived at Hillsboro, Lawrence County, Alabama. He married Willie Grace King, born May 3, 1891, daughter of Haney and Sarah (Fike) Hargett. They had the following children:

74.4.4.1 Virginia Lucille Sparks, born December 5, 1907;
74.4.4.2 Julia B. Sparks, born October 12, 1909;
74.4.4.3 Odell Sparks, born January 15, 1915;
74.4.4.4 L. A. Sparks, born January 17, 1919;
74.4.4.5 William Albert Sparks, born December 5, 1918;
74.4.4.6 John Sparks, born December 24, 1920;
74.4.4.7 Willie Pauline Sparks, born March 17, 1923;
74.4.4.8 Tommie Sparks, born March 17, 1927;
74.4.4.9 Betty Sue Sparks, born August 21, 1929; and
74.4.4.10 Jo Ann Sparks, born August 3, 1932.

74.4.5 Houston Ferndor Sparks (twin of Leander) was born March 14, 1886, and died May 30, 1955; married Zeda Houston, born September 24, 1889, died January 6, 1958. They had children named

74.4.5.1 Bertie Sparks,
74.4.5.2 Lee Sparks,
74.4.5.3 Juanita Sparks, and
74.4.5.4 Dorothy Sparks

This record of the children of Joseph Monroe Sparks has been provided by Sarah Henderson whose grandfather was Leander Alonzo Sparks.

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