March 7, 2021
Whole Number 114
FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE FAMlLY OF 44.4 GEORGE SPARKS (ca. 1777-ca. 1853)
OF ESTILL COUNTY, KENTUCKY, AND BROWN COUNTY, INDIANA
SHASTEKA CHARLES SPARKS, 1868-1927
WITH SON (DRIVER)
PAUL ANDERSON SPARKS, BORN 1905
Photograph taken ca. 1922
(Editor's Note: In the March 1974 issue of the Quarterly, Whole No. 85, we began a two-part article about the descendants of 44. Isaac Sparks (ca. 1740-ca. 1815) of Estill County, KY. Since the conclusion of that article in the June 1974 issue of the Quarterly, Whole No. 86, new data have been uncovered which shed additional light on the origin of this branch of the SPARKS family, and which also provide a substantial extension of the list of descendants of one of 44. Isaac Sparks' sons, 44.4 George Sparks.
In addition to the material referred to above, our readers will also find data about this branch of the family in two other issues of the Quarterly. On page 991 of the June 1966 issue, Whole No. 54, are the persons named SPARKS who were listed on the 1860 census of Putnam County, Missouri. Then on page 1392 of the March 1971 issue, Whole No. 73, are the marriages of persons named SPARKS in Putnam County, Missouri., from 1849 to 1869.
There can be little doubt that Isaac Sparks, named above, came from Pennsylvania to Kentucky. In 1850, his son, 44.4 George Sparks, was listed on the census of Brown County, Indiana. He gave Pennsylvania as his birthplace. George and his wife, Fanny (Stivers) Sparks, were living in the household of their youngest daughter, Rose Anna, and her husband, George Admire. George Sparks was 73 years of age, while his wife, Fanny, was 70 years of age according to this 1850 census. Fanny was listed as a native of Pennsylvania also.
Isaac Sparks was very likely the Isaac Sparks who appeared on the 1773 tax list of Tyrone Township in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. (Bedford County was formed in 1771. Two years later, in 1773, Westmoreland County was formed from Bedford County.) When the 1773 tax list of Bedford County was published in the Pennsylvania Archives, 3rd Series, Vol. 22, page 52, the name of Isaac Sparks was printed as Isaac Parks - a not uncommon error. by 1783, Isaac Sparks was living in Franklin Township Westmoreland County. He paid taxes that year on 100 acres of land, 1 horse, 3 cattle, and 6 sheep. The total number of inhabitants in his household was given as seven.
Assuming that two of the members of the household of Isaac Sparks in 1783 were himself and his wife, the other five members were probably their children. This fits fairly well the family of Isaac Sparks which was in Estill County, KY, in the late 1700's and early 1800's. According to the article which appeared in the March 1974 issue of the Quarterly, Isaac Sparks and his wife, Catherine, had, five children who were probably born prior to 1783. These were:
44.1 Elijah Sparks, born ca. 1767;
44.2 William Sparks, born ca. 1770;
44.3 John Sparks, born ca. 1772;
44.4 George Sparks, born ca. 1777; and
44.5 Jenny Sparks, born ca. 1780.
It is also quite possible that Isaac Sparks is the same man who was appointed as a constable in Yahogania County, Virginia, on December 23, 1776, and again on August 26,1777. (See "Minutes of Court of Yahogania County" published in Records of the District of West Augusta, Ohio County, and Yahogania Virginia by the Ohio State University Printing Dept. in Columbus in 1970, p.80 and page 97.) (Our readers are reminded that this area was claimed by both Pennsylvania and Virginia, and that Yohogania County embraced all of Westmoreland County, PA, and also portions of Washington, Fayette, Allegheny, and Beaver Counties.)
There is also a strong possibility that Isaac Sparks was closely related to 7. William Sparks who also paid taxes in Franklin Township in Westmoreland County, PA. This 7. William Sparks was the subject of an article in the March 1968 issue of the Quarterly, Whole No. 61. William Sparks died in 1788 and left a will in which he named his Children. They were:
7.1 Isaac Sparks, born November 24, 1768,
7.2 William Sparks,
7.3 James Sparks,
7.4 Rachel Sparks,
7.5 Margaret Sparks,
7.6 Elizabeth Sparks,
7.7 Sarah Sparks,
7.8 John Sparks
7.9 Ann Sparks.
The 7.1 Isaac Sparks who was the son of William was born November 24, 1768, and died in or near Cincinnati, Ohio, on August 21, 1834. (See the Quarterly of September 1971, Whole No. 75, p. 1421.) One can speculate that the Isaac Sparks who was born ca. 1740 and who moved to Kentucky was a brother of the William Sparks who died in Pennsylvania in 1788. We have no proof of such a relationship, however.
We realize that the foregoing does not constitute irrefutable proof that the Isaac Sparks of Pennsylvania and the Isaac Sparks of Estill County, Kentucky, were the same person. We do want to establish this position as a point of conjectural reference. Perhaps one of our readers can add data to the conjecture which will erase all doubt.
There is no doubt, however, that 44.4 George Sparks was a son of 44. Isaac and Catherine Sparks. George Sparks was married twice. His first marriage was ca. 1795. We have not learned the name of his wife, but they apparently had three children, the youngest born in January 1799. George married (second) Fanny Stivers on January 27, 1800, in Clark County, Kentucky, and they had eleven children, eight sons and three daughters. (See page 1635-37 of the March 1974 issue of the Quarterly, Whole No. 85, for other information about the family of George and Fanny (Stivers) Sparks.
At the time the article about George and Fanny (Stivers) Sparks was written, we were able to identify only one child, William Sparks, who was born to George and his first wife. Since the publication of that article, we have been able to make positive identification, of several other children as well as to make some probable identifications. Here is a list of the children of George Sparks:
44.4.1 Catherine Sparks
44.4.2 Frances "Franky" Sparks
44.4.3 William Sparks
44.4.4 An unidentified son
44.4.5 An unidentified daughter
44.4.6 An unidentified son
44.4.7 An unidentified son
44.4.8 Sarah Ann Sparks
44.4.9 James Sparks
44.4.10 Daniel Sparks
44.4.11 John Sparks
***44.4.12 Richard Sparks*** Incorrect
44.4.12 George Sparks, Jr.
44.4.13 Rosa Anna Sparks
44.4.1 Catherine Sparks, probable daughter of George Sparks and his first wife, was born ca. 1796, and was probably named for her grandmother Sparks. She married Isaac Henry on July 25, 1819, in Estill County, Kentucky. When the 1820 census was taken of Estill County, she was apparently widowed, for she was listed as the head of her household as Kitty Henry.
44.4.2 Frances "Franky" Sparks, probable daughter of George Sparks and his first wife, was born ca. 1798. She married James Crouch on October 28, 1824, in Estill County, Kentucky. When the 1830 census was taken of Estill County, they had four children, a son born ca. 1825; and two sons and one daughter,born between 1825 and 1830.
44.4.3 William Sparks, son of George Sparks and his first wife, was born in January 1799. He married Nancy Crawford ca. 1820, probably in Estill County, KY. He was listed on the 1820 census of Estill County, and he paid taxes there from 1821 to 1824. He then apparently joined his father and moved to the area of Indiana where Brown, Bartholomew and Johnson Counties come together. He was listed on the 1830 census of Bartholomew County, but by 1840 he was in Johnson County where he remained until his death on August 5, 1871. He and Nancy were the parents of nine known children. (See also pages 1037-1039 of the December 1966 issue of the Quarterly, Whole No. 56, for other details about this family.)
220.127.116.11 Luanna Sparks was born May 16, 1821, in Estill County, KY. She accompanied her parents to Johnson County, Ind., where, on April 25, 1839, she married William Hogg. He was born May 8, 1787, in Cork, Ireland, and he died in April 1880, in Putnam County, Missouri. Luanna (Sparks) Hogg died May 29, 1910. She and William were buried in the Hogg Cemetery, near Graysville, Missouri. According to a descendant, they had thirteen children who reached maturity.
18.104.22.168.1 Francis "Frank" Hogg was born October 29, 1840, at Morgantown, Indiana. He married Ellen Ann Brown on April 4, 1861, in Putnam County, Missouri. He died December 22, 1915, at Hartford, Missouri.
22.214.171.124.2 Susan Hogg was born July 9, 1843. On March 17, 1861, she married 126.96.36.199 Talton E. Sparks in Putnam County. He was a son of 44.4.11 John and Delila (Demar) Sparks. (See below)
188.8.131.52.3 William Hogg was born on August 4, 1845. He died March 13, 1863, while serving in the Union Army during the Civil War.
184.108.40.206.4 James Hogg was born on June 20,1848. He married Mary Ann MNU and they had five children:
220.127.116.11.4.1 Julia Ann Hogg married Colman Fowler and they had three children:
18.104.22.168.4.1.1 Orville Fowler;
22.214.171.124.4.1.2 Pauline Fowler married FNU McKim; and
126.96.36.199.4.1.3 Laura Fowler married FNU Richmond.
188.8.131.52.4.2 Vernie Hogg married FNU Savage.
184.108.40.206.4.3 Jonathan Hogg married and had six children:
220.127.116.11.4.3.1 James Hogg,
18.104.22.168.4.3.2 Aral Hogg,
22.214.171.124.4.3.3 Nova M. Hogg,
126.96.36.199.4.3.4 Monte Hogg,
188.8.131.52.4.3.5 Sadie Mae Hogg, and
184.108.40.206.4.3.6 Nina Bell Hogg.
220.127.116.11.4.4 Lonnie Hogg married FNU Victor.
18.104.22.168.4.5 Mary Hogg married FNU Gipson and they had six children:
22.214.171.124.4.5.1 Selma Gipson married FNU McQueen;
126.96.36.199.4.5.2 Okal Gipson;
188.8.131.52.4.5.3 Everett Gipson;
184.108.40.206.4.5.4 Colman Gipson;
220.127.116.11.4.5.5 Gene Gipson;
18.104.22.168.4.5.6 Opal Gipson.
22.214.171.124.5 Nathaniel Hogg was born July 16, 1850. He married Sarah Ellen Hukeby on August 6, 1873. She was born August 21, 1856, and she died April 7, 1941. Nathaniel died April 11, 1928. They had nine children:
126.96.36.199.5.1 Luanna Hogg was born ca. 1876. She married James Vincent.
188.8.131.52.5.2 Edward Hogg was born in May 1879.
184.108.40.206.5.3 Edith Hogg was born ca. 1880.
220.127.116.11.5.4 William Hogg died in 1972.
18.104.22.168.5.5 Carl Hogg.
22.214.171.124.5.6 George Hogg.
126.96.36.199.5.7 Nancy Hogg was born in 1890. She married FNU Morton.
188.8.131.52.5.8 Mooty Hogg married FNU West.
184.108.40.206.5.9 Tisco Hogg was born in 1896. He died December 18, 1978.
220.127.116.11.6 Talton Emery "Em" Hogg was born on May 30, 1852. On December 28, 1873, he married Missouri R. Wade. She was born on February 22, 1858, and died December 17, 1880. After her death, Em Hogg married Celia Ann Cain on November 19, 1882. She was born February 22, 1863, and she died on December 9, 1937. Em Hogg died in 1938. by his first marriage he had two children and by his second marriage he had twelve children.
18.104.22.168.6.1 Mary Ida Hogg was born June 9, 1875. She died June 12,1964. She married Allen Williams and they had two children,
22.214.171.124.6.1.1 Ailey Williams and
126.96.36.199.6.1.2 Mearl Williams.
188.8.131.52.6.2 Flora Anna Hogg married FNU McFarland.
184.108.40.206.6.3 Fannie Jane Hogg married FNU Morgan.
220.127.116.11.6.4 Alice Victory Hogg married FNU Vincent.
18.104.22.168.6.5 Clarence Izear Hogg was born July 11,1886.
22.214.171.124.6.6 Offie Hogg was born February 3, 1888. She died August 8, 1937. She married Delbert West
126.96.36.199.6.7 Margaret E. Hogg was born June 27, 1890. She died September 4, 1891.
188.8.131.52.6.8 William Thomas Hogg was born May 12, 1893. He married Nellie L. Collins and they had two children. William died January 8, 1968.
184.108.40.206.6.8.1 Pharis Hogg and
220.127.116.11.6.8.2 Carminieta Hogg.
18.104.22.168.6.9 James Edward Hogg was born July 14, 1894. He married Mahala E. Collins.
22.214.171.124.6.10 Alva L. Hogg was born January 9, 1896.
126.96.36.199.6.11 Ernie Laton Hogg was born January 9, 1898.
188.8.131.52.6.12 Lovisa Hogg was born October 27, 1899. She married FNU Brown.
184.108.40.206.6.13 Chester M. Hogg was born December 5, 1901. He married Nellie Capps and they had three children:
220.127.116.11.6.13.1 Santa C. Hogg,
18.104.22.168.6.13.2 Irvin L. Hogg, and
22.214.171.124.6.13.3 Leona V. Hogg.
126.96.36.199.6.14 Belle Gladys Hogg was born June 19, 1908. She married FNU Himmerman.
188.8.131.52.7 Absalom Hogg was born January 20, 1854. He married Sarah MNU and they had six children:
184.108.40.206.7.1 Edward Hogg,
220.127.116.11.7.2 Oma Hogg,
18.104.22.168.7.3 Ott Hogg,
22.214.171.124.7.4 Vada Hogg,
126.96.36.199.7.5 Richard Hogg, and
188.8.131.52.7.6 Martha Hogg.
184.108.40.206.8 Oliver Perry Hogg was born January 24, 1856. He died September 24, 1873.
220.127.116.11.9 Edward Hogg was born January 14, 1858. He married Mary Ramsey and they had four children.
18.104.22.168.9.1 Neal M. Hogg married Maggie Suttier and they had a daughter, Nola Hogg.
22.214.171.124.9.2 Pearl Hogg was born in 1881.
126.96.36.199.9.3 Luanna Hogg was born in 1888.
188.8.131.52.9.4 Susan Hogg married Jesse McFarland and they had thirteen children:
184.108.40.206.9.4.1 Glenn McFarland,
220.127.116.11.9.4.2 Earl McFarland,
18.104.22.168.9.4.3 E. J. McFarland,
22.214.171.124.9.4.4 Ailey McFarland,
126.96.36.199.9.4.5 Dennis McFarland,
188.8.131.52.9.4.6 Vane McFarland,
184.108.40.206.9.4.7 C.O. McFarland,
220.127.116.11.9.4.8 Paul McFarland,
18.104.22.168.9.4.9 Dee McFarland,
22.214.171.124.9.4.10 Mary McFarland,
126.96.36.199.9.4.11 Anna Belle McFarland,
188.8.131.52.9.4.12 Edith McFarland, and
184.108.40.206.9.4.13 Grace McFarland.
220.127.116.11.10 Aaron Hogg was born October 17, 1858. He died before 1870.
18.104.22.168.11 Latham C. Hogg was born October 17, 1860. He died September 24, 1933. He married 22.214.171.124.6 Martha E. Robbins, daughter of John and 126.96.36.199 Nancy Jane (Sparks) Robbins, on June 9,1887. (See below)
188.8.131.52.12 John Richard Hogg was born July 16, 1861. He died December 18, 1940. He married Emmaline Cain and apparently they had no children.
184.108.40.206.13 Thomas Hogg was born December 27, 1863. He died March 24, 1941. He married Ella Bolander and they had six children:
220.127.116.11.13.1 Frank A. Hogg,
18.104.22.168.13.2 Myrtle Hogg,
22.214.171.124.13.3 Mabel Hogg,
126.96.36.199.13.4 Erastus Hogg,
188.8.131.52.13.5 Everett Hogg, and
184.108.40.206.13.6 Clonnie Hogg.
KATHERINE T. (SPARKS) DUNHAM
and her husband BARTON S. DUNHAM
220.127.116.11 Katherine T. "Kate" Sparks, daughter of William and Nancy (Crawford) Sparks,was born ca. 1825. She may have been named for her great-grand-mother, Catherine Sparks of Estill County, KY. Kate married Barton "Bart" Dunham on January 30, 1846, in Johnson County, Ind. It was his second marriage. He and Kate had three children.
18.104.22.168.1 David Barton
22.214.171.124.2 "Sis" Barton married FNU Shepherd.
126.96.36.199.3 Daughter Barton whom we have been unable to identify
188.8.131.52 Fanny Jane Sparks was born ca. 1827. On May 20, 1847, she married Richard Ferguson in Johnson County, Ind. They were the parents of five children, three sons and two daughters. We have not learned their names.
184.108.40.206 James Sparks was born on March 30, 1831, in Johnson County, Ind. He served in Company D, 82nd Regiment Indiana Infantry. (See the March 1981 issue of the Quarterly, Whole No. 113, for an abstract of his pension application file.) On January 16, 1850, he married Elizabeth Richmond in Johnson County, Ind. She was born ca. 1827 in Kentucky. After the Civil War ended, James and Elizabeth moved to Grinnell, Iowa. They had nine children:
220.127.116.11.1 Fanny Sparks was born July 5, 1850. She married John Sloan.
18.104.22.168.2 Abigail Sparks was born July 20, 1851. She married Nelson Frost.
22.214.171.124.3 Edward Sparks was born September 28, 1852.
126.96.36.199.4 Barton Sparks was born December 5, 1855.
188.8.131.52.5 Luanna Sparks was born February 21, 1857.
184.108.40.206.6 Andrew Sparks was born April 21, 1858.
220.127.116.11.7 William P. Sparks was born October 18, 1859. He married Rosa MNU.
18.104.22.168.8 Crawford Sparks was born June 22, 1866.
22.214.171.124.9 Catherine Sparks was born April 22, 1869.
126.96.36.199 Elizabeth Sparks, daughter of William and Nancy (Crawford) Sparks, was born ca. 1833 in Indiana. On January 2, 1851, she married Abraham P. Leggins (Logan?) in Johnson County, Ind. They had eight children, but we have learned none of their names. Elizabeth married, second, Marshall Schrongham by whom she had two children.
188.8.131.52 Edward Sparks was born March 20, 1836, in Indiana and died November 10, 1933, in Maysville, Dekalb County, Missouri. He was married twice. He married Elizabeth A. Pitcheron March 24, 1856, in Johnson County, Md. She had one child, but both she and the child died. Edward married, second, Mary Ann Betner on November 25, 1857, in Johnson County. She was born October 22, 1840, in Indiana and died November 3, 1932, in Maysville, Missouri. She was a daughter of Jacob and Deborah (Huntsinger) Bittner or Betner. The marriage of Edward and Mary Ann was performed by the Rev. John W. Ragsdale on November 27, 1857. Edward was usually called by his nickname, "Ned."
In 1863, Edward moved to Missouri and the following year to Iowa, then back to Indiana. In the early 1890's, Edward and Mary Ann moved to Missouri where two of their married children were living. When he was in his sixties, he met with a serious accident. He and Mart Thomas had driven a team to Maysville, Missouri., and on the way home the horses ran away. The men were thrown out of the buggy and Edward's hip was broken. There was no one to set it, and it was believed that he was too seriously hurt to recover. He did recover, however, and spent the last thirty years of his life in a wheel chair. In 1932, Edward became confined to his bed and Mary Ann cared for him although she was almost blind, but very alert. She died November 3, 1932, and was buried at Fairport Cemetery near Maysville. When friends and neighbors came to call on Edward following his wife's death, he told them, "We walked hand in hand for 75 years. Now she has found a better hand." He died a year later, on November 10, 1933, and was buried next to his beloved wife. They were the parents of the following children:
184.108.40.206.1 Martha M. Sparks, born June 3, 1861, in Indiana, and died June 12, 1938, in Indiana. She married Willis Ault and they had two children,
220.127.116.11.1.1 Chester Ault and
18.104.22.168.1.2 Dora Ault.
22.214.171.124.2 Margaret C. Sparks born April 16, 1863, in Johnson County, Ind., and died September 28, 1934, in Urbana, Benton County, Iowa. She married William Petro and they had the following children:
126.96.36.199.2.1 Vida Opal Petro,
188.8.131.52.2.2 Earl McDonald Petro,
184.108.40.206.2.3 Bertha Ann Petro,
220.127.116.11.2.4 Victor I. Petro,
18.104.22.168.2.5 LeRoy Ralphard Petro,
22.214.171.124.2.6 Tilson Petro,
126.96.36.199.2.7 Leona Petro,
188.8.131.52.2.8 Elbie Petro,
184.108.40.206.2.9 Covie Petro,
220.127.116.11.2.10 Ruth Petro, and
18.104.22.168.2.11 Lois Cecile Petro.
BRECKENRIDGE SPARKS (1865-1935)
SON OF 22.214.171.124 EDWARD & MARY ANN (BETNER) SPARKS
126.96.36.199.3 Breckenridge Sparks, born June 18, 1865, in Iowa; died September 24, 1935, in Maysville, Missouri. He married Ida Urich and they had children named:
188.8.131.52.3.1 Lawrence Sparks,
184.108.40.206.3.2 Edith Sparks,
220.127.116.11.3.3 Harlan Sparks,
18.104.22.168.3.4 Donald Sparks,
22.214.171.124.3.5 Lois Sparks, and
126.96.36.199.3.6 Forrest Sparks.
188.8.131.52.4 Lucy B. Sparks, born April 17, 1868, in Iowa; died January 5, 1894. She married Keller and lived in St. Joseph, Missouri. They had one son named
184.108.40.206.4.1 Philip Keller.
220.127.116.11.5 Jacob Sparks, born August 29, 1881, in Indiana. He married Myrtle Beckwith and had children:
18.104.22.168.5.1 Fern Sparks,
22.214.171.124.5.2 Loren Sparks, and
126.96.36.199.5.3 Carl Sparks.
188.8.131.52 William C. Sparks, son of William and Nancy (Crawford) Sparks, was born July 20, 1838, in Johnson County, Ind. He served in Company A and Company C, 7th Regiment Indiana Cavalry. (See the March 1981 issue of the Quarterly, Whole No. 113, for an abstract of his pension file.) On May 31, 1859, he married Miranda Whitaker in Johnson County, Ind. She was born ca. 1840 in Indiana. William and Miranda continued to live in Johnson County until after the death of his father in 1871 when they moved to Putnam County, Missouri., probably to be near his Sparks relatives. He went to Arkansas in 1894 and to the Oklahoma Territory in 1897. He died in a Soldiers Home in Arkansas sometime after 1916. Children:
184.108.40.206.1 Matilda J. Sparks was born in March 1860 in Indiana.
220.127.116.11.2 Jefferson T. Sparks was born ca. 1863 in Indiana.
18.104.22.168.3 Mary E. Sparks was born ca. 1866 in Indiana.
22.214.171.124.4 George W. Sparks was born ca. 1869 in Indiana.
126.96.36.199.5 Susan R. Sparks was born ca. 1872 in Missouri.
188.8.131.52.6 Luanna Sparks was born ca. 1875 in Missouri.
184.108.40.206.7 William C. Sparks, Jr. was born ca. 1877 in Missouri.
220.127.116.11 Margaret Ann Sparks was born September 18, 1841, in Johnson County, Ind. There, on March 19, 1860, she married Jesse W. Bolt. She died January 15, 1861, probably at the birth of their son. She was buried in the BethIehem Cemetery in Johnson County.
18.104.22.168 Absalom Sparks was born March 10, 1844, and died August 23, 1932. He married Mary Ellen Dine in April 1865. She was born February 6, 1849, and died December 22, 1927. They had four children.
22.214.171.124.1 Rebecca Catherine Sparks was born January 31, 1866, and died on October 10, 1933. She married Lewis Allen and had seven children.
126.96.36.199.2 Margaret Anna Sparks was born January 5, 1868, and died November 6, 1878. She was buried in the Bethlehem Cemetery in Johnson County, Ind.
188.8.131.52.3 Joseph Ambrose "Brose" Sparks was born October 22, 1869, and died in 1946. He married Effie Oliver on January 16, 1901, and they had one son. Brose and Effie lived in Morgantown, Ind.
184.108.40.206.3.1 Lloyd Oliver Sparks.
220.127.116.11.4 William Alonzo Sparks was born November 6, 1871. He married Lizzie Jacobs. They had two daughters:
18.104.22.168.4.1 Pearlie Marie Sparks, who married Arnold Smith, and
22.214.171.124.4.2 Violet Hazel Sparks, who married Bert Nevil.
44.4.4 Son1 Sparks
44.4.5 Son2 Sparks
44.4.6 Daughter Sparks
44.4.7 Son3 Sparks whom we have been unable to identify were born to George and Fanny (Stivers) Sparks between 1800 and 1810. by 1820, one son and the daughter were no longer living in the household of George Sparks; they may have married and left home or died. The other two sons were still in the household in 1820, but when the 1830 census was taken, they, too, were no longer in the household.
44.4.8 Sarah Ann Sparks, probable daughter of George and Fanny (Stivers) Sparks, was born between 1800 and 1810. She married William Cardwell on January 14, 1838, in Brown County, Ind. They were married by Thos. M. Adams, a justice of the peace.
44.4.9 James I. Sparks was born ca. 1809 in Kentucky, and was a young man when he accompanied his parents to Johnson County, Ind. It was there that he married Elizabeth Ferguson on February 14, 1839. She was born ca. 1819 in Kentucky. James followed his brothers to Missouri ca. 1849 and was in Putnam County when the 1850 census was taken. He was still in Putnam County when the 1860 census was taken and was listed as a farmer. He apparently died ca. 1875 for Elizabeth, his widow, married Andrew Richmond on December 31, 1877. James and Elizabeth had eight children.
126.96.36.199 Nancy Jane Sparks was born ca. 1840 in Johnson County, Ind. On October 16, 1856, she married Daniel Morgan in Putnam County, Missouri. She is probably the Nancy Morgan who died in 1859 and was buried in the Rose Cemetery in Putnam County.
188.8.131.52 John C. Sparks was born ca. 1843 in Indiana. He served in Company C, 2nd Regiment Missouri State Militia, in the Civil War. (See the March 1981 issue of the Quarterly Whole No. 113, for an abstract of his pension file.) On April 20, 1865, he married Susan Jane Dilks in Putnam County, Missouri, by his uncle, Daniel Sparks, a justice of the peace. John died February 17, 1883, and Susan died March 26, 1906. According to his pension file in the National Archives, they had seven children, but we have learned the names of only four of them.
184.108.40.206.1 Laura B. Sparks was born December 7, 1870, in Putnam County, Missouri.
220.127.116.11.2 Sarah Jane Sparks was born on June 30, 1877, in Putnam County, Missouri.
18.104.22.168.3 Everett J. Craben (?) Sparks was born July 7, 1879, in Shawnee County, Kansas.
22.214.171.124.4 Myrtle Sparks was born August 22, 1881, in Shawnee County, Kansas.
126.96.36.199 Emily "Milly" Sparks was born ca. 1845 in Indiana.
188.8.131.52 Levi Collins "Bud" Sparks was born in August 1847 in Indiana. On March 18, 1875, he married Tabitha E. Vincent in Putnam County, Missouri. She was born in May 1858 in Missouri and was a daughter of John "Jack" and Elizabeth (Corneilson) Vincent, and a sister of Rena Vincent who married 184.108.40.206 Vess Sparks (see below.) Bud Sparks died in 1922 and Tabitha died in 1927. They were buried in the Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines, Iowa. They had six children, all born in Putnam County, Missouri.
LEVI C. SPARKS (1847-1922)
with wife TABITHA (right), with her hand on his shoulder and
(left) RENA (VINCENT) SPARKS, widow of Sylvester Sparks
220.127.116.11.1 Minnie F. Sparks was born ca. 1876. She died in 1924. She married Sam Maginnis.
18.104.22.168.2 Everett Elton Sparks was born in August 1878. He died in 1954. He married Emma Franklin.
22.214.171.124.3 David Sylvester Sparks was born on June 1, 1880. On April 9, 1903, he married Delilah Albright at Unionville, Missouri. She was born February 4, 1890, at Mendota, Missouri.,and was a daughter of Henry and Florence (Pickins) Albright. Delilah died April 29, 1948, and David died August 26, 1960. They were buried in the Webb Cemetery, Spring Hill, Iowa. They were the parents of six children.
126.96.36.199.3.1 Homer Lee Sparks was born May 25, 1904, and died July 9,1978. He was married twice. His first marriage was to Jennie Faust on January 18, 1925, and to this marriage two children were born. He married, second, Mary Ella Morse on May 27, 1939. She was born May 20, 1916, and was a daughter of Samuel and Grace Morse. Homer and Mary Ella had four children, all born in Warren County, Iowa.
188.8.131.52.3.1.1 David L. Sparks was born July 26, 1925. He married Elma Joy Cooper and they had three children:
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 Sharon Sparks,
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 Matthew Sparks, and
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 Roxanne Sparks.
184.108.40.206.3.1.2 Richard L. Sparks was born October 18, 1931. He married Donna Brown and they had seven children:
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 Richard Sparks,
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 Debra Sparks,
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 Dianne Sparks,
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 Daniel Sparks,
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 Joseph Sparks,
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 Brenda Sparks,
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 Dennis Sparks.
22.214.171.124.3.1.3 Gary LeRoy Sparks was born September 12, 1940. He married Loyce Jean Curtis and they have two children:
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 Laura Lynn Sparks and
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 Beth Michelle Sparks.
18.104.22.168.3.1.4 Betty Lynn Sparks was born in March 1942; she died in December 1942.
22.214.171.124.3.1.5 William L. "Bill" Sparks was born April 28, 1943. He married and has one daughter,
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 Tammy Sparks.
184.108.40.206.3.1.6 Edna Louise Sparks was born November 12, 1944. She married, first, James Edwards and, second, Arnold Shackelford. She has three children:
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 Sheila Edwards,
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 Sonya Edwards, and
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 Brian Edwards.
220.127.116.11.3.2 Neal Ray Sparks, son of David Sylvester and Delilah (Albright) Sparks, was born December 23, 1905, and died in 1964. He married Alice Woods.
18.104.22.168.3.3 Edna Bell Sparks was born June 27, 1907. She married, first, Bert Ray and, second, Joe Moore.
22.214.171.124.3.4 Helen Mandy Sparks was born February 21, 1910. She married Johnny Llewellyn.
126.96.36.199.3.5 Icyle Adeline Sparks was born September 29, 1916. She married Merle Rinard and they had two children: Jack Rinard and Donna Rinard.
188.8.131.52.3.6 Jacob Donald Sparks was born January 29, 1924. He married Imogene Short and they have two children:
184.108.40.206.3.6.1 Linda Sparks and
220.127.116.11.3.6.2 Nancy Sparks.
18.104.22.168.4 Haley Elizabeth Sparks was born in February 1884. She married, first, FNU McClure. She married, second, C. Tibbet, and she married, third, F. Powell.
22.214.171.124.5 Edna Sparks was born in March 1887 and died January 20, 1980. She married George Parker.
126.96.36.199.6 Maude Bell Sparks was born in February 1890 and died October 25,1976. She married Martin Haines.
188.8.131.52 Sylvester "Vess" Sparks, son of James and Elizabeth (Ferguson) Sparks, was born ca. 1849 in Indiana and was carried as a baby to Missouri. It was there in Putnam County that he married Hannah Serena "Renat' Vincent on July 25, 1875. (See above.) She was born in May 1860. Vess Sparks was injured in a mining accident ca. 1898 and died from the injuries about three weeks later. Rena married Ben Swearingen in 1910. She died in June 1923. She and Vess had six children:
184.108.40.206.1 James Ezekiel Sparks was born January 1, 1877, and died in 1950.
220.127.116.11.2 Caleb Hester "Cale" Sparks was born in November 1879 and died March 16, 1920. He married Pearl Goren and they had two children:
18.104.22.168.2.1 Henry Sparks and
22.214.171.124.2.2 Golda Sparks.
126.96.36.199.3 Gertrude Sparks was born ca. 1881. She may have married FNU Percantile. She apparently died prior to 1900.
188.8.131.52.4 Julius Deuteronomy Sparks was born in June 1884. He married Minnie Johnson.
184.108.40.206.5 Barbara Ethel Inez Sparks was born December 25, 1888. She married Jesse Lynn in 1917.
220.127.116.11.6 Lela Parlee Sparks was born May 30, 1896. She was about one and one-half years old when her father died from his injuries sustained in the mining accident. She married William Francis Biggs.
18.104.22.168 Mary Sparks was born ca. 1852 in Missouri.
22.214.171.124 George Sparks was born ca. 1854.
126.96.36.199 Cornelius "Neal" Sparks was born in May 1860. He married Mary Ellen West on April 21, 1878, in Putnam County, Missouri. She was born March 3, 1860, and died May 18, 1930. She was buried in the Rose Cemetery, Graysville, Missouri. Neal and Mary Ellen had one child,
188.8.131.52.1 Laura Sparks, who was born ca. 1879. She married M. W. Hurley and they had two children:
184.108.40.206.1.1 Rozetta Hurley and
220.127.116.11.1.2 Minnie Hurley.
(Editor's Note: This record providing further information regarding the family of 44.4 George Sparks (ca. 1777-ca. 1853) of Estill County, KY, and Brown County, Ind., will be continued in the next issue of the Quarterly. There we shall provide information on the following additional children of George Sparks:
44.4.10 Daniel Sparks, born August 26, 1810;
44.4.11 John Sparks, born ca. 1814; (Wrong...44.4.11 Richard W. Sparks, born or about January 13, 1816);
44.4.12 George M. Sparks, born ca. 1818; and
44.4.13 Rosa Ann Sparks, born ca. 1822.)
(Webmaster's Note: 44.4.12 Unidentified son of George and Fanny (Stivers) Sparks born between 1815 and 1820. When we published the first portion of this article, we stated that this son was named 44.4.12 Richard. Subsequently we discovered that the Richard Sparks whom we had assumed was the son of George and Fanny and who was living in Johnson County, Indiana, in 1850, was actually a native of Henry County, Kentucky, and in no way connected with George and Fanny (Stivers) Sparks.)
Whole Number 115
FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE FAMILY OF 44.4 GEORGE SPARKS (ca.1777-ca.1853)
OF ESTILL COUNTY, KENTUCKY, AND BROWN COUNTY, INDIANA
(Editor's Note: We here continue the record of the descendants of George Sparks which was begun on page 2294 of the June 1981 issue of the Quarterly, Whole No. 114. Readers are referred to the Editor's Note at the beginning of this article for information regarding the parentage of George Sparks and for citations for the previous material published in the Quarterly on this branch of the Sparks family.)
44.4.10 Daniel Sparks, son of George and Fanny (Stivers) Sparks, was born August 26, 1810, in Estill County, Kentucky, and had attained manhood before he and his parents went to Johnson County, Indiana. He was issued a license to marry Milly Anders on April 12, 1831, in Shelby County, Indiana, and the marriage ceremony was performed on April 14, 1831, by Isaac Bishop, a justice of the peace. The marriage certificate was filed in the office of the clerk of the Shelby County Circuit Court, Hiram Alldredge, on April 15, 1831. She was born on July 26, 1810, in Ohio.
Daniel and Mildred ["Milly"] Sparks had three children before they left Indiana ca. 1838. They moved across Illinois and into the Iowa Territory, but they did not finally settle down until they reached Linn County, Missouri. There, ca. 1841, they settled in that portion which would become Putnam County in 1843. It was there that seven more children were born to them. Daniel Sparks was a farmer and was quite active in community affairs. The first township school meeting was held in his house on June 9, 1849. He also served as a magistrate for a time.
The Civil War made a great impact on the family of Daniel Sparks. Three sons, John Sparks, Peter Sparks, and George Sparks, served in the Union Army, and George died from wounds received in battle. Also serving in the Union Army were four of Daniel's sons-in-law, Bleuford West, James H. Richmond, John H. Vestal, and George W. West.
Milly (Anders) Sparks died October 20, 1874, and was buried in the Rose Cemetery at Graysville. Shortly thereafter, Daniel Sparks married (second) Emma Jane Vestal, a sister of Daniel's son-in-law, John H. Vestal. She was born January 2, 1858. She and Daniel had four children before his death which occurred on April 17, 1889. He was buried in the Rose Cemetery.
Daniel Sparks died intestate, and it took several years to make a final settlement of his estate. Participating in the settlement were his widow, Emma Jane Sparks, and their two children,
Dora Sparks and
Ellen C. Sparks.
Also participating in the settlement were Daniel's children by his first wife, Milly, and their spouses. Those living were:
Peter Sparks and wife, Sarah MNU;
James M. Sparks and wife, Ellen MNU;
Daniel Sparks, Jr. and wife, Susan MNU;
Frances Sparks Richmond and husband, James H. Richmond;
Milly Sparks Vestal and husband, John H. Vestal;
Elizabeth Sparks Hurley and husband, Andrew Hurley;
Susan Sparks West, a widow of Bleuford West; and
Amanda Sparks West and husband, George W. West.
Two letters written by Daniel Sparks to his son, John, have been preserved and they provide a great deal of insight into his life and also into the customs of that time in this section of rural America. Here is one of the letters in its entirety. Spelling and punctuation have been changed where appropriate to make it more readable. Graysville, Putnam Co., Missouri., July the 5th, 1881.
Dear Son and Daughter:
I embrace the present opportunity to write you a few lines to inform you that we are all well at present. Hoping these lines may find you in some blessing of health. I have received a letter dated June the 23rd which gave me much satisfaction to hear from you for I have not heard from you in six or seven years.
You wanted to know how all the children was getting along. I will begin with James. He and family is well and is doing very well. His oldest daughter is married. He lives on my old place above Martinstown and is farming himself. He has not been in my house since I married. I did not marry to please him and it made him mad and he has not been in my house in six years.
I married a young woman. She has two children and is like for another. I have a very hard time at the present. I have plenty to go on, but it takes so much hard work to keep it up. I have no help. That makes it hard on me.
Sis is still a widow and is doing only tolerable.
Well, Peter is getting along very well considering the chance he has. He has a large family. He works very hard.
Buck Vestal and Dade is getting along mighty well.
James Richmond and Fanny is not getting along very well.
George West and Amanda is not getting along very well.
Andrew Hurley and Elizabeth is getting along mighty well.
Daniel has only been married about one year. He is doing very well for the times.
They all say they want to see you mighty bad. There is a heap more people in this country than there was when you was here. I am acting as a Justice of the Peace, and I am a leader in the United Brethern Church.
Prices: horses, $50 to 100; cows and calves is $35; common stock hogs $5 per 100; fat hogs $5.95; corn 35¢ per bushel; flour $3 per 100; other things in proportion.
I don't know anything more to write only I would like to see you once more. You know I am getting mighty old. I am 71 years old the 26th of next August. I aint expecting to live much longer but there is one thing about it, I am prepared and if we never get to see each other in this world, be prepared that when we come to die, we may meet in Heaven where we never part any more, where we can shake hands with all them that is gone on before, where there is no more pain and sorrow, no death, and God will wipe away all tears from our eyes.
All the girls belong to the church and are trying to make their way to Heaven.
I shall have to close. I still remain your father. Daniel Sparks to John Sparks
44.4.10 Daniel Sparks had thirteen children. Here is what we have learned about each of them.
18.104.22.168 John Sparks, son of Daniel and Milly (Anders) Sparks, was born ca. 1832 in Indiana. His nickname was "Bud." On November 2, 1854, he married Mary Jane West by Clay Collins, a justice of the peace of Putnam County, Missouri. She was born ca. 1837 in Missouri and was a daughter of Richard West, a native of Kentucky. John and Mary Jane named their first child, Richard, after his maternal grandfather. About 1859, John moved his family to Crawford County, Ark., where his second child, Daniel, was born. It was also there that he enlisted on June 23, 1862, in the 1st Regt. Arkansas Cavalry. (See the March 1981 issue of the Quarterly, Whole No. 113, for an abstract of his pension application file.) After leaving the service, John returned to Missouri where he settled in McDonald Township, Barry County. It was on his land in Barry County that the "Sparks Church" shown on the cover of this issue of the Quarterly was built. John Sparks continued to live there until just prior to 1890 when he moved to the Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, near what is now Tahlequah, Oklahoma. He was a farmer, but he was also interested in civic affairs. In 1877 he was appointed road overseer in District 12 of Barry County. He died December 12, 1891, and was buried in the Price Cemetery at Woodall, Oklahoma Territory. He and Mary Jane were parents of eight children:
22.214.171.124.1 Richard Sparks was born ca. 1856 in Missouri. He is said to have died shortly after the family moved to the Indian Territory.
126.96.36.199.2 Daniel Sparks was born ca. 1860 in Arkansas. He, too, is said to have died soon after the family moved to the Indian Territory.
188.8.131.52.3 Sarah Elizabeth "Lizzie" Sparks was born August 31, 1865, in Missouri. She married James S. Leap (or Leep) ca. 1882. She died August 8, 1937, and was buried in the Price Cemetery, Woodall, Oklahoma. She and James had eight children, all born at Tahlequah, Oklahoma.
184.108.40.206.3.1 Iolia Leap was born July 10, 1883, and died June 19, 1970. She married Bennie M. Fritts.
220.127.116.11.3.2 James Leap, Jr. was born in September 1885. He married Ethel Woodall in September 1919.
18.104.22.168.3.3 Jeremiah Marlowe Leap was born February 16, 1889, and he died September 6, 1939. He married Annie M. Fritts in February 1910.
22.214.171.124.3.4 Mollie Leap was born in March 1891, and she died in 1965 She married Doc Robbins.
126.96.36.199.3.5 John Leap was born June 1, 1895, and he died February 15, 1978. He married Jennie MNU.
188.8.131.52.3.6 Stella Elizabeth Leap was born December 1, 1900. She married Benjamin H. Harris. He was born December 10, 1888. He and Stella had five children.
184.108.40.206.3.6.1 John Harris was born October 24, 1920. He married Joyce Ellis.
220.127.116.11.3.6.2 James "Bud" Harris was born October 17, 1923. He married Marie Hall.
18.104.22.168.3.6.3 Mack Edward Harris was born February 11, 1928. He married Lois Ellis.
22.214.171.124.3.6.4 Virginia Harris was born November 24, 1931. She married Dero Carter.
126.96.36.199.3.6.5 Benjamin Harris, Jr. was born August 7, 1935. He married Norma Lee Carter, sister of Dero Carter, above, and they have two children.
188.8.131.52.3.7 Fred Leap was born March 28, 1904. He married Cleo Hendrix.
184.108.40.206.3.8 Buster Leap was born May 28, 1907. He married Ethel Couch.
220.127.116.11.4 James William "Bill" Sparks was born ca. 1866 in Missouri. On June 6, 1893, he married Dora Effie Mary Shepherd in Barry County, Missouri, by Z. T. Patton, a justice of the peace. Bill was aged 26 and Dora was aged 19. Their post office was Traverse, Missouri. Bill died October 28, 1930, and Dora died March 15, 1948. They were buried in the Price Cemetery, Woodall, Oklahoma. They had eight children.
18.104.22.168.4.1 Charley Sparks was born December 8, 1893, in Barry County, Missouri. He served in the army during World War I and after leaving the service, he married Josephine Cordery. She died in 1962 and Charley died in 1978. They were buried in the Price Cemetery. Six children who reached maturity were born to them.
22.214.171.124.4.1.1 Blanch Sparks was born in January 1920. She married (first) Charley Marine and married (second) Lewis Rose.
126.96.36.199.4.1.2 Beulah Sparks was born November 6, 1923. She married Martin Weaver.
188.8.131.52.4.1.3 Russell Sparks was born May 16, 1926. He married Jean Ballard.
184.108.40.206.4.1.4 Lou Ann Sparks was born August 30, 1930. She married Henry Roden.
220.127.116.11.4.1.5 Geraldine Sparks was born June 23, 1935. She married Leo Day.
18.104.22.168.4.1.6 Georgia Lee Sparks was born December 12, 1938. She married Donald Summerlin.
22.214.171.124.4.2 Jeremiah "Jerry" Sparks was born March 28, 1896, in the Cherokee Nation. On July 10, 1924, he married Ora Mae Luna. She was born At Russellville, Ark., on September 20, 1900. Jerry died August 3, 1969, and Ora Mae died in August 1979. They were buried in the Tahlequah (Oklahoma.) Cemetery. They had seven children.
126.96.36.199.4.2.1 Raymond Sparks was born October 28, 1924. He married Elva Jane Coward and they had six children:
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 Raymond Sparks, Jr.,
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 Mary Jane Sparks,
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 Jimmy Sparks,
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 Dianna Sparks,
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 Glen Sparks, and
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 Paul Sparks.
188.8.131.52.4.2.2 Clifford A. Sparks was born March 29, 1927, and died a few days later.
184.108.40.206.4.2.3 Jesse W. Sparks was born December 21, 1928. He married (first) Betty J. Whitaker and they had one child,
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 Victoria Sue Sparks. He married (second) Barbara Snodgrass.
22.214.171.124.4.2.4 J. Berry Sparks was born October 9, 1931. He married (first) Mary M. Downing by whom he had two children,
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 Barry L. Sparks and
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 Teresa Sparks.
He married (second) Loretta D. Mayfield.
18.104.22.168.4.2.5 Dora Ellen Sparks was born December 16, 1934. She married Bobby Joe Jenkins and they have three children:
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 Bobby Jenkins,
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 Patricia Jenkins, and
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 Joe Jenkins.
22.214.171.124.4.2.6 Virginia L. "Jean" Sparks was born June 15, 1936. She married Richard Alberty on October 16, 1953, and they have three children,
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 Karen J. Alberty,
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 Richard Alberty, and
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 Kathy Lynn Alberty. Mrs. Alberty has been most helpful in obtaining information about this branch of the SPARKS family.
126.96.36.199.4.2.7 Jerry Mae Sparks was born July 25, 1941. She married Darrell L. Denney and they have five children,
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 Ronald Denney,
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 Phyllis Denney,
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 Jerri Denney,
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 Jennifer Denney, and
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 Angela Denney.
22.214.171.124.4.3 Peter "Pete" Sparks was born January 8, 1900. He died March 6, 1963. he married (lst) Elizabeth E. Ross, granddaughter of Chief John Ross. They had two children,
126.96.36.199.4.3.1 Sadie Sparks and
188.8.131.52.4.3.2 Mary Sparks.
Pete married (second) Marie --- they had a son,
184.108.40.206.4.3.3 Kevin Peter Sparks.
220.127.116.11.4.4 Cordie Bell Sparks was born in 1902. She died in 1906.
18.104.22.168.4.5 Ada Sparks was born August 10, 1905. She died February 1, 1977. She married William Forrest and they had four children.
22.214.171.124.4.5.1 Wanda L. Forrest married Andy Dominguez.
126.96.36.199.4.5.2 William Forrest.
188.8.131.52.4.5.3 Sidney Forrest.
184.108.40.206.4.5.4 Jack Forrest.
220.127.116.11.4.6 William Sparks, son of James William "Bill" and Dora Effie Mary Sparks, was born December 29, 1907. He died September 15, 1956. He married Armettia Schubert and they had seven children:
18.104.22.168.4.6.1 William J. Sparks
22.214.171.124.4.6.2 Dora E. Sparks
126.96.36.199.4.6.3 Arnold Sparks
188.8.131.52.4.6.4 Clinton Sparks
184.108.40.206.4.6.5 Mary K. Sparks
220.127.116.11.4.6.6 James A. Sparks
18.104.22.168.4.6.7 Beulah M. Sparks
22.214.171.124.4.7 Robert L. Sparks, son of James William "Bill" and Dora Effie Mary Sparks, was born March 26, 1909. He died in February 1973. He married Ora Owens and they had nine children:
126.96.36.199.4.7.1 Lillian Sparks was born June 26, 1935. She married Raymond Birdtail.
188.8.131.52.4.7.2 Robert L. Sparks, Jr. was born October 25, 1937. He married Ella Mae Fears.
184.108.40.206.4.7.3 William R. Sparks was born March 15, 1939. He married Juanita Ross.
220.127.116.11.4.7.4 Wilburn Sparks was born March 19, 1942. He married Verna Spradlin.
18.104.22.168.4.7.5 Vivien Sparks was born April 30, 1944. She married Ray Towie.
22.214.171.124.4.7.6 Ray M. Sparks was born April 13, 1946. He married Marilyn Randall.
126.96.36.199.4.7.7 Minnie Mae Sparks was born October 3, 1948. She married (first) Jerry Poe, and married (second) Farster Ratramel.
188.8.131.52.4.7.8 Ruby Ann Sparks was born September 23, 1950. She married Jerry Perry.
184.108.40.206.4.7.9 Barbara Jean Sparks was born December 2, 1953. She married Michael Payne.
220.127.116.11.4.8 Major "Cale" Sparks was born January 13, 1913. He was married twice. by his first marriage he had two daughters,
18.104.22.168.4.8.1 Mary Louise Sparks and
22.214.171.124.4.8.2 Arletta Sparks.
His second marriage was to Lucinda Cain by whom he had three children:
126.96.36.199.4.8.3 Major Lou Sparks,
188.8.131.52.4.8.4 Cordia B. Sparks, and
184.108.40.206.4.8.5 Jeffrey Sparks.
220.127.116.11.5 Peter Sparks, son of John and Mary Jane (West) Sparks, was born May 8, 1869, in Barry County, Missouri. He married Glenna Clementine Reed, ca. 1897, at Tahlequah, Cherokee Nation. She was born February 28, 1879, in Benton County, Ark., and was a daughter of William and Celia Ann (Cockran) Reed. Peter and Glenna remained in the Cherokee Nation until ca. 1909 when they moved to Wyoming and settled in that portion of Fremont County which became Hot Springs County in 1911. It was there that Peter died February 11, 1943, and Glenna died March 10, 1962. They were buried in the Riverside Cemetery, Thermopolis, Wyoming. They had eleven children, the first five born at Tahlequah, Oklahoma., and the last six born in Wyoming.
18.104.22.168.5.1 John William Sparks was born ca. 1898. He died a year later.
22.214.171.124.5.2 Ethel May Sparks was born December 1, 1900, and she died September 20, 1969. She married Tony Simmons and they had:
126.96.36.199.5.2.1 Hazel Simmons,
188.8.131.52.5.2.2 Tony Simmons,
184.108.40.206.5.2.3 Dewey Simmons, and
220.127.116.11.5.2.4 Mickey Simmons.
18.104.22.168.5.3 Reed William Sparks was born August 9, 1902, and he died June 16, 1948. He married Elizabeth Miller and they had children named
22.214.171.124.5.3.1 Lena May Sparks,
126.96.36.199.5.3.2 Thomas Sparks,
188.8.131.52.5.3.3 William Sparks,
184.108.40.206.5.3.4 Grace Sparks, and
220.127.116.11.5.3.5 John Sparks.
18.104.22.168.5.4 Cherry Lee Sparks was born May 23, 1906. She died October 17, 1922.
22.214.171.124.5.5 Theodore Roosevelt Sparks was born May 27, 1908. He died April 10, 1925.
126.96.36.199.5.6 William "Bill" Sparks was born May 6, 1910. He died June 1, 1949. He married Mary Asay on October 31, 1934. She was born January 13, 1913, in Big Horn County, Wyoming, and is a daughter of Theodore P. and Mary (Dutton) Asay. Mary Sparks has been most helpful in sharing data about her husband's branch of the family. She and Bill have four children.
188.8.131.52.5.6.1 Theodore Sparks was born March 27, 1935. He married Sharon Lee Chevalier in 1954 and they have five children:
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 Darr Lea Sparks
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 Cindy Sue Sparks
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 Karen Kay Sparks
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 Tana Jean Sparks and
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 Theodore Sparks, Jr.
126.96.36.199.5.6.2 Mary Lee Sparks was born January 23, 1938. She married Gerald Lewis Waters in 1955 and they have four children:
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 Marcia Lynn Waters,
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 Freeman Shawn Waters,
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 Krystal Waters, and
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 Mary Denette Waters.
220.127.116.11.5.6.3 William Keith Sparks was born March 5, 1944. He married (first) Margaret Lowder and (second) Yasue Takahashi. by his first marriage he had
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 Shelli Dawn Sparks.
by his second marriage he has
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 William K. Sparks, Jr.,
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 Misty Leiko Sparks,
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 Stephen Koji Sparks, and
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 Peter Kenji Sparks.
184.108.40.206.5.6.4 Richard Dennis Sparks was born November 18, 1945. In 1968 he married Jackie Lynn Durham and they have one child,
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 Kasadee Ann Sparks.
22.214.171.124.5.7 Lola Madeline Sparks was born June 1, 1912. She married Alvin Winchester and they have two children,
126.96.36.199.5.7.1 Betty Winchester and
188.8.131.52.5.7.2 Doris Winchester.
184.108.40.206.5.8 Peter Sparks was born October 17, 1915, and he died September 16, 1916.
220.127.116.11.5.9 Hazel Agnes Sparks was born February 28, 1917. She married Cecil G. Bright and they had
18.104.22.168.5.9.1 Gloria Ann Bright,
22.214.171.124.5.9.2 Cecil Wayne Bright, and
126.96.36.199.5.9.3 Terry Lynn Bright.
188.8.131.52.5.10 Frank Allen Sparks was born July 14, 1920. He married Anna R. Percifield.
184.108.40.206.5.11 Marian Gladys Sparks was born June 3, 1923. She married Jacob Weber and they had one child,
220.127.116.11.5.11.1 Jakie Weber.
18.104.22.168.6 George Washington Sparks, son of John and Mary Jane (West) Sparks, was born January 6, 1871, at Cassville, Missouri. He was a young man when he went with his parents to the Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, ca. 1890. It was there on September 12, 1895, that he married Ockrie Ellen Chaudoin. She was born March 10, 1876, in Independence County, Ark., and was a daughter of John T. and Sally Ann (Reeves) Chaudoin. George Sparks was a farmer. He died on June 3, 1951, and Ockrie Ellen died March l, 1971. They were buried in the Riverview Cemetery, Arkansas City, Kansas.
GEORGE WASHINGTON SPARKS (1871-1951) seated
with wife, OCKRIE ELLEN (CHAUDOIN) SPARKS (1876-1971) seated
with daughters (standing) from left to right
ROCKIE OLA, BEAUNAH EDNA, FLORENCE MAE, and MARY LOU
PHOTOGRAPH OF GEORGE WASHINGTON SPARKS (1871-1951)
(Standing and wearing dark hat)
With his seven sons:
Front row, left to right: George Jr., Cleve Howard, and Russell Sage
Back row, left to right: Clint Hubbard, Bert Larry, John Leroy, and Murray William
George Washington and Ockrie Ellen (Chaudoin) Sparks were the parents of thirteen children.
22.214.171.124.6.1 Murray William Sparks was born July 19, 1896, at Tahlequah, Oklahoma. On June 11, 1924, he married Pearl Viola Farrar in Cowley County, Kansas. She was born March 29, 1908, in Pawnee County, Oklahoma., and was a daughter of Joseph Wesley and Alma Victoria (Brown) Farrar. Murray and Pearl were the parents of four children.
126.96.36.199.6.1.1 Nora Lee Sparks was born December 15, 1924. On May 28, 1950, she married Kenneth George Littrell. He was born May 20, 1927, and was a son of Ross Littrell. He died November 25, 1978. Nora Lee and Kenneth had two children,
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 James Ross Littrell and
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 Linda Sue Littrell.
22.214.171.124.6.1.2 Norman Loye Sparks was born May 26, 1926. On December 1, 1946, he married Dorothy Lucille Berry. She was born February 14, 1927, and is a daughter of Clarence Elroy and Caroline (Tague) Berry. Norman has been the leader in collecting information about this branch of the SPARKS family and deserves most of the credit for the production of this article. He and Dorothy have two children,
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 Roger Wynn Sparks and
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 Terry Lynn Sparks.
18.104.22.168.6.1.3 Deloris Alma Sparks was born January 2, 1928. On December 29, 1946, she married Kerry Weston McGuire. He was born June 5, 1925, and is a son of Walter and Gladys (Downing) McGuire. Deloris and Kerry have two children:
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 Marilyn Ann McGuire and
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 Michael Kerry McGuire.
220.127.116.11.6.1.4 Rozella Mae Sparks was born January 8, 1929. On December 27, 1950, she married Arlin Albert Campbell. He was born June 20, 1931, and is a son of William Albert and Era Elda Jane (Morgan) Campbell. Rozella and Arlin have three children:
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 Vicki Gail Campbell,
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 Andra Lea Campbell, and
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 Murray Albert Campbell.
18.104.22.168.6.2 Nora Ann Sparks was born January 4, 1898, at Gideon, Oklahoma. She died on November 1, 1914.
22.214.171.124.6.3 An infant girl Sparks was born to George and Ockrie Sparks on November 1, 1900. She died the following day.
126.96.36.199.6.4 John Leroy Sparks was born September 27, 1901, at Tahlequah, Oklahoma. He married Hattie Pearl Maynard. She was born September 18, 1910, and was a daughter of Reuben and Amanda (Lokey) Maynard. John and Hattie had seven children.
188.8.131.52.6.4.1 Wilburn L. Sparks was born June 1, 1927. He married Ruby Burdick.
184.108.40.206.6.4.2 Mildred B. Sparks was born November 10, 1928. She married Murvel Frank.
220.127.116.11.6.4.3 Arduth M. Sparks was born July 3, 1934. She married David Tribble.
18.104.22.168.6.4.4 John L. Sparks, Jr. was born August 22, 1936.
22.214.171.124.6.4.5 Kenneth R. Sparks was born April 6, 1938.
126.96.36.199.6.4.6 Joyce Ann Sparks was born August 19, 1940. She married Ralph Cornish.
188.8.131.52.6.4.7 Carolyn S. Sparks was born December 15, 1948.
184.108.40.206.6.5 Mary Lou Sparks was born July 24, 1903. She died November 2, 1956, at Caney, Kansas. She married Albert Lee Bartley. He was born January 21, 1904, and was a son of William and Alice (Hoyal) Bartley. He died January 28, 1979, at Caney, Kansas. He and Mary Lou had seven children.
220.127.116.11.6.5.1 Earmel Bartley was born in August 1924. She married Lindsey Carver.
18.104.22.168.6.5.2 Nolen W. Bartley was born April 20, 1926. He married Mildred Lloyd.
22.214.171.124.6.5.3 Shelton Bartley.
126.96.36.199.6.5.4 Delbert Bartley.
188.8.131.52.6.5.5 Edna N. Bartley was born February 10, 1931. She married (first) John Monasanto and married (second) Lorren Taylor.
184.108.40.206.6.5.6 Lavond Bartley was born November 4, 1932. She married Gerald Rutledge.
220.127.116.11.6.5.7 Albert Bartley, Jr. was born June 13, 1938.
18.104.22.168.6.6 Rockie Ola Sparks was born April 24, 1905. She died June 19, 1968. She married Hue Roy Maynard on December 1, 1927. He was born December 23, 1907, and was a son of Reuben and Amanda (Lokey) Maynard. He and Rockie Ola had six children.
22.214.171.124.6.6.1 Lemuel T. Maynard was born September 2, 1929. He married Adelia Maloane.
126.96.36.199.6.6.2 DelMarch D. Maynard was born August 30, 1931. He married Cherry J. Smith
188.8.131.52.6.6.3 Juanita Maynard was born June 12, 1933. She married (first) Wayne Asbury and married (second) Harold Wells.
184.108.40.206.6.6.4 Shirley A. Maynard was born August 13, 1940. She married (first) Fred Leonard Koonce and married (second) Richard May.
220.127.116.11.6.6.5 Dennis R. Maynard was born July 4, 1945. He married Nancy Whittaker.
18.104.22.168.6.6.6 Ken. A. Maynard was born May 28, 1948.
22.214.171.124.6.7 Clint Hubbard Sparks was born October 14, 1907, at Gideon, Oklahoma. He married (first) Audrey Wilkes by whom he had one child, Ella. He married (second)Fay Gay. She was born April 20, 1915, and was a daughter of George and Sarah E. (Carter) Gay. Clint and Fay had seven children.
126.96.36.199.6.7.1 Ella L. Sparks was born ca. 1930. She married Earl Hutchinson.
188.8.131.52.6.7.2 Florence L. Sparks was born October 13, 1933. She married Charles O'Daniel.
184.108.40.206.6.7.3 Mary M. Sparks was born October 10, 1935. She married Eugene Cromlev.
220.127.116.11.6.7.4 Herbert R. Sparks was born March 14, 1937. He married Julie Morrison.
18.104.22.168.6.7.5 Janet S. Sparks was born August 18, 1939. She married (first) Don Tipton and married (second) Kenneth Rowland.
22.214.171.124.6.7.6 Loye Joe Sparks was born April 20, 1941. He married Roberta Clowers.
126.96.36.199.6.7.7 Gary D. Sparks was born January 29, 1943. He married Lauren G. Pauley.
188.8.131.52.6.7.8 Clint H. Sparks, Jr. was born November 19, 1944. He married Karen Ammerman.
184.108.40.206.6.8 Florence Mae Sparks was born October 9, 1909. She married Earl A. Jennings on November 3, 1927. He was born September 26, 1907, and was a son of Allen and Abbey (Harris) Jennings. Florence and Earl had five children.
220.127.116.11.6.8.1 Orland M. Jennings was born May 25, 1928. He married Charlene Kingston.
18.104.22.168.6.8.2 Denzel E. Jennings was born October 25, 1931. He married Emma J. Johnson.
22.214.171.124.6.8.3 Gloria A. Jennings was born July 22, 1933. She married Melvin Finuf.
126.96.36.199.6.8.4 Glen H. Jennings was born January 20, 1935. He married Sharon K. Head.
188.8.131.52.6.8.5 Cecil E. Jennings was born December 18, 1936. He married Sharon Dempsey.
184.108.40.206.6.9 Bert Larry Sparks was born April 13, 1912. He married Sadie F. Foust on September 16, 1939, at Winfield, Kansas. She was born May 5, 1916, and was a daughter of Thomas Foust. Bert and Sadie had five children.
220.127.116.11.6.9.1 Larry R. Sparks was born August 18, 1940. He married Fondra S. Dobbs.
18.104.22.168.6.9.2 Ilene Sparks was born November 3, 1943. She married William Green.
22.214.171.124.6.9.3 Sharon K. Sparks was born June 25, 1945. She married Frank Hudson.
126.96.36.199.6.9.4 George D. Sparks was born September 28, 1948. He married Vicki Nuckols
188.8.131.52.6.9.5 Wanda L.Sparks was born July 25, 1952. She married Dennis Williams.
184.108.40.206.6.10 Cleve Howard Sparks was born December 2, 1913. He died November 4, 1973, at Wichita, Kansas. He married Gracie Mae Foust on November 10, 1942, at Newkirk, Oklahoma., and they had four children.
220.127.116.11.6.10.1 Anita M. Sparks was born April 3, 1949. She married John D. Gillis.
18.104.22.168.6.10.2 Howard C. Sparks was born May 16, 1953. He married Alice Wilhelm.
22.214.171.124.6.10.3 Donsetta F. Sparks was born February 11, 1955. She married James Wallace.
126.96.36.199.6.10.4 Delphas E. Sparks was born October 4, 1961.
188.8.131.52.6.11 George W. Sparks, Jr. was born June 13, 1915. He died November 4, 1933
184.108.40.206.6.12 Russell Sage Sparks was born April 29, 1917. He married Nattie P. Hall on June 30, 1940. She was born January 29, 1917, and was a daughter of William and Cora (Green) Hall. Russell and Nattie have four children.
220.127.116.11.6.12.1 Nellie J. Sparks was born May 6, 1941. She married (first) Johnny A. Carter and married (second) Tom M. Whaley.
18.104.22.168.6.12.2 Richard L. Sparks was born May 27, 1942.
22.214.171.124.6.12.3 Carroll D. Sparks was born September 9, 1946.
126.96.36.199.6.12.4 Russell G. Sparks was born March 4, 1954.
188.8.131.52.6.13 Beaunah Edna Sparks was born August 23, 1919. She died June 6, 1977. She married Levi Henry Glory in 1937. He died March 20, 1976. They had three children.
184.108.40.206.6.13.1 Shannon Dale Glory.
220.127.116.11.6.13.2 Sheryl Glory.
18.104.22.168.6.13.3 Darril Glory.
22.214.171.124.7 General Grant Sparks, son of John and Mary Jane (West) Sparks, was born on September 21, 1874. He died May 31, 1946. He never married.
126.96.36.199.8 Ellis Sparks was born ca. 1876, and he died when he was quite young. We have found no further record of him.
*************End of John***************************
188.8.131.52 James Monroe Sparks, son of Daniel and Mildred Anders Sparks, was born February 6, 1835, in Brown County, Ind., and was a baby when his parents moved to Missouri. On July 5, 1860, he married Ellen Elizabeth Green Lane in Putnam County, Missouri. She was born June 14, 1844, at Renick, Missouri., and was a daughter of Aaron Whitlow and Frances Isabel (Dickerson) Lane. James Sparks was postmaster of Martinstown, Missouri., from 1864 to 1876. He also established a store there in 1866 with his brothers-in-law, L. C. Lane and J. P. Lane, as his partners.
James Monroe Sparks died July 11, 1908. His wife, Ellen, survived him by twenty-five years, dying on March 25, 1933. They were buried in the Martins town Cemetery. They had eight children.
184.108.40.206.1 Permelia Frances "Sissie" Sparks was born January 25, 1862. She married Charles W. Mathews on March 13, 1879, in Putnam County, Missouri.
220.127.116.11.2 Noah Martin Sparks was born November 18, 1863, in Putnam County. He was a merchant in Martinstown, Missouri. He married Sarah Isabell Crooks. She was born May 2, 1864, and was a daughter of George and Phoebe Caroline (Henry) Crooks. Noah died November 17, 1932, and Sarah died February 5, 1945. They were buried in the Martinstown Cemetery. They had eight children.
|JAMES MONROE SPARKS (1835-1908)||NOAH MARTIN SPARKS|
|with his wife, ELLEN (LANE) SPARKS||(1844-1933)|
18.104.22.168.2.1 Gladys Sparks was born in 1886. She married Pearl M. Jones.
22.214.171.124.2.2 Velma Sparks was born October 24, 1888. She died December 27, 1968. She married Stephen Jesse Richardson.
126.96.36.199.2.3 Phoebe Ellen Sparks was born November 24, 1890. She died May 11, 1966. She married William Baird Richardson on January 15, 1908.
188.8.131.52.2.4 Ovid Sparks was born September 25, 1893. He died February 22, 1939. He married Faye Fowler. She was born March 24, 1893, and died May 27, 1948. They were buried in the Martinstown Cemetery.
184.108.40.206.2.5 Dee Sparks was born June 15, 1895. He married Goldie Kimmel.
220.127.116.11.2.6 Dollie L. Sparks was born June 15, 1895, and was a twin to Dee Sparks. She died June 30, 1968. She married Orval Lawson.
18.104.22.168.2.7 Murl G. Sparks was born March 17, 1903. He died May 8, 1943. He married Etta McCune She was born August 13, 1903.
22.214.171.124.2.8 Herbert Sparks was born in 1906. He died in 1962 at Kirksville, Missouri. He married (first) Ruby Gordon in 1932. He married (second) Isabelle Robinson. He married (third) May Walker in 1946.
GEORGE FREEMAN & ELLA MAE (RICHEY) SPARKS
with their son, WHITLOW VANE SPARKS
126.96.36.199.3 George Freeman Sparks, son of James and Ellen (Lane) Sparks, was born January 22, 1866. He married Ella Mae Richey on April 1, 1891, in Putnam County. She was born April 16, 1870, and was a daughter of James and Susan (Fightmaster) Richey. She died October 5, 1942, and George died on May 29, 1948. They had four children.
188.8.131.52.3.1 Whitlow Vane Sparks was born July 4, 1892. He was married three times. We have not learned the name of his first wife, nor do we know whether there were children born to that marriage. His second marriage was to Anna Jane Hart on December 12, 1917. She was born February 7, 1898, and was a daughter of U. S. and Ida (Musgrove) Hart. Two children were born to Anna Jane and Whitlow Sparks.
184.108.40.206.3.1.1 Floyd Merrill Sparks was born November 11, 1919. He died on November 6, 1973. He married Louise L. Kimmel and they had one child, Terry Lynn Sparks.
220.127.116.11.3.1.2 Lloyd Melvin Sparks was born September 12, 1921. On January 2, 1942, he married Naomi N. Wiles. She was born November 13, 1924, and was a daughter of Aaron and Frona Visa Ellen (Embree) Wiles. Melvin Sparks has been most helpful in furnishing information about this branch of the SPARKS family. He and Naomi have three children: Beverly Sparks, Richard Sparks, and Jill Sparks. Whitlow Sparks's third marriage was on March 30, 1923, to Belle Nowels. Two children were born to this marriage. Whitlow died June 5, 1967, and Belle died November 28, 1969. They were buried in the Lemons (Missouri) Cemetery.
18.104.22.168.3.1.3 John Lee Sparks married Rosemary MNU and they have a daughter named
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 Lynn Sparks.
188.8.131.52.3.1.4 George Sparks died in infancy.
184.108.40.206.3.2 Preston L. Sparks was born March 31, 1894. He died June 14, 1971. He married Marie O'Reilly on April 27, 1918; they had two children.
220.127.116.11.3.2.1 Preston H. Sparks married Josephine Douglas and they had two children:
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 Preston Sparks and
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 Dianne Sparks.
184.108.40.206.3.2.2 James Willard Sparks was born October 2, 1932. He died January 30, 1979. He married Jeanette Watson and they had two children:
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 Jennifer Sparks and
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 Julia Sparks.
188.8.131.52.3.3 Eula Fon Sparks was born ca. 1896 and died in infancy.
184.108.40.206.3.4 Pearl T. Sparks was born in 1899. He died in 1917.
220.127.116.11.4 Sarah Josephine ["Sena"] Sparks was born October 16, 1867. She married J. Elijah Mullenix.
18.104.22.168.5 Edwinnie T. Sparks was born on May 3, 1874. She married (first) Frank Hodges and married (second) William Curfman.
22.214.171.124.6 Gilbert Earl Sparks was born on September 17, 1875. He died in August 1876.
126.96.36.199.7 Everett Pearl Sparks was born on May 2, 1877. He died February 23, 1949. He married Frances E. ["Fannie"] Harradine. She was born in 1882 and died in 1942. They were buried in the Martinstown (Missouri) Cemetery.
188.8.131.52.8 Ethel Dale Sparks was born on September 27, 1887. She died in 1962. She married Lester E. Barnes in 1911 in Putnam County, Missouri. He was born in 1888 and died in 1973.
184.108.40.206 Lucy Susan ["Sissie"] Sparks, daughter of Daniel and Mildred Anders Sparks, was born April 13, 1837, in Brown County, Ind. On November 8, 1855, she married Bleuford G. West in Putnam County. He was born in October 1825 in Kentucky. He served in the Union Army during the Civil War. He died March 10, 1876. Sissie survived him over thirty years, dying on May 11, 1908. They were buried in the Rose Cemetery, Graysville, Missouri. They had at least five children.
220.127.116.11.1 Daniel S. West was born March 27, 1857. He married Mary R. MNU
18.104.22.168.2 Nancy P. West was born December 14, 1858.
22.214.171.124.3 Mildred "Milly" West was born December 25, 1860.
126.96.36.199.4 Mary Isabelle West was born March 15, 1866. She married John A. Robbins.
188.8.131.52.5 Laura G. West was born October 18, 1870. She married FNU Phend.
184.108.40.206 Peter Sparks, son of Daniel and Mildred Anders Sparks, was born May 10, 1839, in Putnam County. It was there, on September 15, 1859, that he married Elizabeth Ellen Corneilson. She was born ca. 1841 in Missouri. They were married by John Lane, a justice of the peace. Their first child was born in July 1860, and Elizabeth was pregnant with their second child when Peter decided to join the Union military forces. He was in the service when his second child was born on August 20, 1862. (See the March 1981 issue of the Quarterly, Whole No. 113, for an abstract of his pension file.) Elizabeth died August 24, 1864, while Peter was still in the military service and he was unable to attend her funeral.
PETER SPARKS (1839-1911)
with second wife, SARAH FRANCES (VESTAL) SPARKS
After leaving the military service in April 1865, Peter Sparks returned to Putnam County where, on November 16, 1865, he married Sarah Frances Vestal. She was born ca. 1849 in Missouri. To this union eleven children were born. Peter died February 28, 1911, and Sarah died September 8, 1927. They were buried in the Rose Cemetery, Graysville. Here are the children of Peter Sparks.
220.127.116.11.1 John W. Sparks, son of Peter and Elizabeth, was born July 30, 1860. He married Claretta Wade.
18.104.22.168.2 Mahala Sparks, daughter of Peter and Elizabeth, was born August 20, 1862. She married (first) FNU Richmond and married (second) Richard Hogg.
22.214.171.124.3 Lucinda Sparks, daughter of Peter and Sarah, was born November 9, 1866. She married Rufus Newman and they had ten children.
126.96.36.199.3.1 Orvel Newman.
188.8.131.52.3.2 Roscoe Newman.
184.108.40.206.3.3 Rollie Newman.
220.127.116.11.3.4 Garret Newman.
18.104.22.168.3.5 Pearly Newman.
22.214.171.124.3.6 Edna Newman married FNU Husted.
126.96.36.199.3.7 Dora Newman married FNU McBee.
188.8.131.52.3.8 Bernice Newman married FNU Allen.
184.108.40.206.3.9 Roxy Newman.
220.127.116.11.3.10 Gladys Newman married FNU Walters.
18.104.22.168.4 Mildred G. ["Milly"] Sparks was born October 17, 1867. She died in 1929. She married David Miller and they had three children.
22.214.171.124.4.1 Nova Sparks Miller.
126.96.36.199.4.2 Ode Sparks Miller
188.8.131.52.4.3 Clarence Miller.
184.108.40.206.5 William Henry Sparks was born on October 17, 1869. He married Hattie Millizer and they had four children.
220.127.116.11.5.1 Bertha Sparks married FNU Hogg.
18.104.22.168.5.2 Dee Sparks.
22.214.171.124.5.3 Ervin Sparks.
126.96.36.199.5.4 Mildred Sparks married FNU Rabun.
188.8.131.52.6 James David Sparks was born July 17, 1872. He married Dora Ann Fowler in 1895 and, according to his obituary, they had five children. James died in 1949 and his funeral was held in the Graysville Baptist Church. Dora died in 1951. They were buried in the Rose Cemetery in Graysville. Here are their children.
184.108.40.206.6.1 Hazel Mae Sparks was born in 1905; she died in 1908.
220.127.116.11.6.2 Pearl Sparks grew to manhood and lived in Unionville, MO.
18.104.22.168.6.3 Lovada Sparks married FNU Smith.
22.214.171.124.6.4 Jakie Sparks. Perhaps his name was Jacob and he was nicknamed "Jakie."
126.96.36.199.6.5 Lloyd E. Sparks.
188.8.131.52.7 Rebecca F. Sparks was born on December 11, 1873. She married (first) George Morrow and married (second) Forest Harriage. She and George Morrow had four children.
184.108.40.206.7.1 Logan Morrow.
220.127.116.11.7.2 John Morrow.
18.104.22.168.7.3 Bessie Morrow married FNU Hutch.
22.214.171.124.7.4 Nean Morrow married FNU Millizer.
126.96.36.199.8 Charlotte J. Sparks, daughter of Peter and Sarah, was born on February 20, 1875. She married George McFarland and they had six children.
188.8.131.52.8.1 Etta McFarland.
184.108.40.206.8.2 Addie McFarland.
220.127.116.11.8.3 Harry McFarland.
18.104.22.168.8.4 George McFarland.
22.214.171.124.8.5 Anlaria McFarland.
126.96.36.199.8.6 Wilma McFarland.
188.8.131.52.9 Daniel S. W. Sparks was born December 20, 1877. He married Martha Hogg. She was born December 22, 1877. Daniel died July 19, 1961. He and Martha had seven children.
184.108.40.206.9.1 Aca Sparks was born April 28, 1898.
220.127.116.11.9.2 Leonis Sparks was born June 2, 1901. He died August 1, 1952.
18.104.22.168.9.3 Alva Sparks was born March 2, 1904, and died March 2, 1932.
22.214.171.124.9.4 Eve Sparks was born May 7, 1907, and died June 6, 1908.
126.96.36.199.9.5 Wilbur Sparks was born April 24, 1910, and died March 15, 1976.
188.8.131.52.9.6 Geneva Sparks was born November 24, 1914. She married FNU Pierschbacher.
184.108.40.206.9.7 Don E. Sparks was born March 5, 1919, and died June 7, 1978.
220.127.116.11.10 Aaron Leonis Sparks was born January 21, 1881. He married 18.104.22.168.2.1 Martha Ellen Sparks, ca. 1908. She was born May 16, 1894, and was a daughter of 22.214.171.124.2 James Thomas and Mary Elizabeth (Hillerman) Sparks. (See below.) Aaron died November 20, 1953, and Martha died January 8, 1968. They were buried in the Rose Cemetery, Graysville, Missouri. They were the parents of eight children.
126.96.36.199.10.1 Gurney Sparks was born August 31, 1909. On February 14, 1935, he married Edith Cassady. Gurney married (second) Maria Sarah (McGahhy) Williams.
188.8.131.52.10.2 Ailey Roosevelt Sparks was born May 15, 1912. He married Lahoma Fowler in 1933. They have been most helpful in the preparation of this article.
184.108.40.206.10.3 Howard Robert Sparks was born February 2, 1914. He died March 24, 1980. On August 1, 1946, he married Verna Mason and they had seven children.
220.127.116.11.10.3.1 Linda Sue Sparks was born January 21, 1948. She married FNU Finley.
18.104.22.168.10.3.2 Regina Sparks was born November 21, 1948.
22.214.171.124.10.3.3 Robert Sparks was born August 1, 1950.
126.96.36.199.10.3.4 Joan B. Sparks was born October 29, 1951.
188.8.131.52.10.3.5 Steve B. Sparks was born August 11, 1955
184.108.40.206.10.3.6 Rodney B. Sparks was born August 8, 1959
220.127.116.11.10.3.7 Eddie Dean Sparks and died when young.
18.104.22.168.10.4 Walter Leonis Sparks was born October 29, 1916. He died November 11, 1918.
22.214.171.124.10.5 Flossie Arfie Sparks was born June 11, 1919. She married Gay Hollis Cain and they had six children.
126.96.36.199.10.5.1 Coy B. Cain was born October 8, 1934. He died January 2, 1935.
188.8.131.52.10.5.2 Leonis Cain was born September 10, 1936. He married (first) Sharon Bills and they had two children,
184.108.40.206.10.5.2.1 Julia Cain and
220.127.116.11.10.5.2.2 Janet Cain.
He married (second) Donna Flynn and they had one child,
18.104.22.168.10.5.2.3 Sherri Cain.
22.214.171.124.10.5.3 Patricia Ann Cain was born July 11, 1939. She married Marvel Gail Rolland and they had two children, Gail Ann Rolland and Christi Rolland.
126.96.36.199.10.5.4 Larry Gay Cain was born September 2, 1941. He married Kathy Clark and they had four children,
188.8.131.52.10.5.4.1 Cynthia Ann Cain,
184.108.40.206.10.5.4.2 Teri Lynn Cain,
220.127.116.11.10.5.4.3 Kathlene Cain, and
18.104.22.168.10.5.4.4 Larry Cain, Jr.
22.214.171.124.10.5.5 Caroline Flosie Cain was born September 15, 1943. She died December 25, 1943.
126.96.36.199.10.5.6 Collene Florie Cain was born September 15, 1943, and was a twin to Caroline. She married Ronald Smith and they had two children,
188.8.131.52.10.5.6.1 Ronald Smith and
184.108.40.206.10.5.6.2 Randy Smith.
220.127.116.11.10.6 Arzetta Mae Sparks was born January 11, 1922. She married Raymond Hultz and they had seven children.
18.104.22.168.10.6.1 Glen Frederick Hultz was born November 12, 1937. He married Linda Danhaus and they had one child,
22.214.171.124.10.6.1.1 Aaron Hultz.
126.96.36.199.10.6.2 Garld Edward Hultz was born February 4, 1939. He married Lorelei Wingerter and they had three children,
188.8.131.52.10.6.2.1 Tammy Hultz,
184.108.40.206.10.6.2.2 Pamela Hultz, and
220.127.116.11.10.6.2.3 Todd Hultz.
18.104.22.168.10.6.3 Lavina Ellen Hultz was born February 12, 1940. She married William Glass and they had three children,
22.214.171.124.10.6.3.1 Jeffrey Hultz,
126.96.36.199.10.6.3.2 Glen Hultz, and
188.8.131.52.10.6.3.3 Teri Hultz.
184.108.40.206.10.6.4 Ronald Ray Hultz was born December 17, 1941. He married Joyce Ann Richmiller and they had five children,
220.127.116.11.10.6.4.1 Raymond Hultz,
18.104.22.168.10.6.4.2 Sherry Hultz,
22.214.171.124.10.6.4.3 June Hultz,
126.96.36.199.10.6.4.4 Ronald Hultz, and
188.8.131.52.10.6.4.5 Sunday Marie Hultz.
184.108.40.206.10.6.5 Darlene Louise Hultz was born July 3, 1943, and died when quite young.
220.127.116.11.10.6.6 Robert Lee Hultz was born April 11, 1945. He married Marcia Bowman and they had three children,
18.104.22.168.10.6.6.1 Randy Hultz,
22.214.171.124.10.6.6.2 Rusty Hultz, and
126.96.36.199.10.6.6.3 Robin Hultz.
188.8.131.52.10.6.7 Kenneth Wayne Hultz was born November 5, 1946. He married Karen Richmiller and they had five children,
184.108.40.206.10.6.7.1 Eric Hultz,
220.127.116.11.10.6.7.2 Kevin Hultz,
18.104.22.168.10.6.7.3 Gregory Hultz,
22.214.171.124.10.6.7.4 Daren Paul Hultz, and
126.96.36.199.10.6.7.5 Melissa Hultz.
188.8.131.52.10.7 Odetta Marie Sparks was born March 17, 1925. She died December 12, 1925.
184.108.40.206.10.8 Lahoma Nina Mae Sparks was born May 27, 1932. She died December 23, 1934.
220.127.116.11.11 Fina Edith Sparks, daughter of Peter and Sarah, was born November 30, 1885. She married John Edward Monroe. 18.104.22.168.12 Frederick Harrison Sparks, son of Peter and Sarah, was born on August 16, 1889. He died in 1972. He married Daisy Dale McFarland and they had three children.
22.214.171.124.12.1 Luvena Sparks married FNU Gordon.
126.96.36.199.12.2 Verne Sparks.
188.8.131.52.12.3 Lucile Sparks.
184.108.40.206.13 Minnie Sparks, daughter of Peter and Sarah, was born August 20, 1891. She died September 1, 1976. She married (first) Claude Vincent and married (second) Harve Morton. She and Claude had four children.
220.127.116.11.13.1 Noval Vincent.
18.104.22.168.13.2 Coy Vincent.
22.214.171.124.13.3 Cloy Vincent, a twin to Coy.
126.96.36.199.13.4 Robert Vincent.
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188.8.131.52 George F. Sparks, son of Daniel and Mildred Anders Sparks, was born ca. 1841 in Missouri On July 28, he married Margaret E. Vincent in Putnam County. She was born ca. 1846 and was a daughter of John and Elizabeth Hannah (Corneilson) Vincent and a sister of the wives of 184.108.40.206 Levi Sparks and 220.127.116.11 Sylvester Sparks (see above). Shortly after his marriage, George Sparks entered military service in the Union Army and died of wounds which he received in the Battle of Sedalia, Missouri. (See March 1981 issue of the Quarterly, Whole No. 113, for an abstract of his pension file.) He and Margaret had no children. After his death, Margaret married Asa Callahan on October 29, 1865, in Putnam County.
18.104.22.168 Sarah Frances ["Fanny"] Sparks, daughter of Daniel and Mildred Anders Sparks, was born ca. 1843. On April 5, 1860, she married James Henry Richmond in Putnam County. He was born January 7, 1841, in Johnson County, Ind., and was a son of Andrew and Anna (Titsort) Richmond. He served in Company B, 11th Regt. Missouri State Cavalry and lost his left eye in August 1863 while in the service. Fanny (Sparks) Richmond died February 14, 1912, and after her death James made his home with his son, Daniel Andrew Richmond at Centerville, Iowa. He died there on May 20, 1930. He and Fanny had nine children, all born in Putnam County.
22.214.171.124.1 Amanda Ellen Richmond was born March 2, 1862.
126.96.36.199.2 Emily Catherine "Emma" Richmond was born January 1, 1863.
188.8.131.52.3 George Liecher Richmond was born on February 2, 1866. He married Bernice Rowland, ca. 1880. She was born December 12, 1863, and was a daughter of Benton L. and Martha (Collins) Rowland. George died September 23, 1954, and Bernice died December 13, 1955. They had five children.
184.108.40.206.3.1 Elvie E. Richmond was born May 4, 1881. She married John Henderson.
220.127.116.11.3.2 Cora Lee Richmond was born December 6, 1886. She married Joseph Knight.
18.104.22.168.3.3 Frances Denton Richmond was born January 22, 1889. She died April 15, 1932. She married Omer L. Morrow on February 4, 1905. He was a son of John S. and Ellen (Wright) Morrow. Omer died June 4, 1967. He and Frances had six children.
22.214.171.124.3.3.1 Seth Martin Morrow was born ca. 1906. He married Louise Albro.
126.96.36.199.3.3.2 Lidle Francis Morrow was born 4 February 1908. He died March 27, 1976. He married (first) Jessie Strode and married (second) Ellen Trath Albee.
188.8.131.52.3.3.3 George Sterling Morrow was born September 16, 1911. He died December 15, 1967. He married Margaret Hunt.
184.108.40.206.3.3.4 Izona Mabel Morrow was born in October 1913. She married (first) K. M. Nichol and married (second) Harry Overback.
220.127.116.11.3.3.5 Miller James Morrow was born November 12, 1916, in Appanoose County, Iowa. He died September 28, 1964, in Sunnyside, Wash. On June 12, 1938, he married Esther Rebecca Whittum, daughter of Homer and Zay Dora Lafray (Montana) Whittum. Miller and Esther had eight children:
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 Richard Morrow,
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 Denton Lee Morrow,
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 Patricia Anne Morrow,
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 James Morrow,
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 Thomas Morrow,
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 Michael Morrow,
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 Samuel Morrow, and
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 Barry Dale Morrow.
184.108.40.206.3.3.6 Irene Ellen Morrow was born December 31, 1919. She died January 27, 1979. She married (first) Wayne Crider and married (second) B. F. Richards.
220.127.116.11.3.4 Cecil A. Richmond was born August 9, 1894. He married Goldie MNU
18.104.22.168.3.5 Robert D. Richmond was born February 10, 1906.
22.214.171.124.4 A son was born June 10, 1869, and died the same day.
126.96.36.199.5 Daniel Andrew Richmond was born on April 27, 1873. He married Anna MNU He died in 1950.
188.8.131.52.6 Johan Richmond was born on October 15, 1878. She died the same day.
184.108.40.206.7 Peter Pressley Richmond was born on December 24, 1880.
220.127.116.11.8 Jacob Wesley Richmond was born on December 24, 1880, and was a twin brother to Peter Pressley Richmond. Jacob died in June 1881.
18.104.22.168.9 Myrtle Richmond was born on November 16, 1886. She died June 11, 1887.
22.214.171.124 Amanda Sparks, daughter of Daniel and Mildred Anders Sparks, was born ca. 1844 in Missouri. She married George W. West on February 8, 1865, in Putnam County. He was a Civil War veteran. According to the 1880 census of Putnam County, he and Amanda had six children and there may have been others.
126.96.36.199.1 Susan Frances West was born ca. 1866. She died in 1953. She married George Hamilton Veach and they had five children.
188.8.131.52.1.1 Lora Ann Veach was born April 3, 1898. She died May 27, 1972. She married George Henderson and they had one child, Chester.
184.108.40.206.1.2 Posey "Pode" Veach married Lucy Vanderville and they had two children, Orville Lee and Delores.
220.127.116.11.1.3 Flo Veach married William Henderson and they had two children, George and Drucilla.
18.104.22.168.1.4 Winnie Cloe Veach was born April 29, 1905. She died July 9,
1970. She married Guy Delbert Blue.
22.214.171.124.1.5 Rodney Bine Veach was born September 23, 1909. He married Blanche Vanderville and they had three children,
126.96.36.199.1.5.1 Raleigh Veach,
188.8.131.52.1.5.2 Marie Veach, and
184.108.40.206.1.5.3 Wanda Veach.
220.127.116.11.2 Nancy E. West was born ca. 1866; she may have been a twin to Susan Frances West.
18.104.22.168.3 Mildred "Milly" West was born ca. 1868.
22.214.171.124.4 Mary E. "Molly" West was born ca. 1871. She married FNU Mullenix.
126.96.36.199.5 Fanny Dade West was born ca. 1873. She married Elmer Veach and they had two children.
188.8.131.52.5.1 Hobert Veach was born in 1898. He married Gladys MNUand they had one child, Doris.
184.108.40.206.5.2 Zedda Rosella Veach married Logan Gordy and they had one child,
220.127.116.11.5.2.1 Lois Gordy.
18.104.22.168.6 Marlin West was born ca. 1880.
22.214.171.124 Dade Mildred "Milly" Sparks, daughter of Daniel and Mildred Anders Sparks, was born March 17, 1848, in Missouri. On December 10, 1865, she married John H. "Buck" Vestal in Putnam County. He was a Civil War veteran. Milly was a member of the United Brethern Church at Graysville, Missouri. A letter which she wrote to her brother, John Sparks, ca. 1885 has been preserved. Here are some excerpts:
We all would like for you and Mary Jane to come out and see us. My oldest girl is married and got one child. I ant got but two children. I never had but three and one died. Pap and his family is well. Pap looks mity old. He has broke mitily since you was here. Jim lives about 15 miles from here. His postoffice is Lemmon Station. We live about a mile on the mail road west of Paps and close to Graysville, the postoffice.
I hope to see you all before long and if I don't, I hope to see you in a better world. Pete has got eight children. Manda has got seven children. Jim has got six children. Sis ant married since Bluford died. We have got a better 80 acres of land than we had when you was here. I have got the prettiest grandchild you ever saw. It is a girl. Her name is Murta May Moore. We have lots of good (Church) meetings here. There is a meeting nearly all the time. Fanny and her man is sanctified. They say Dan ant got any children. Elizabeth has got four children.
Milly (Sparks) Vestal died March 23, 1914. Her husband, Buck Vestal, died on December 15, 1938. They were buried in the Rose Cemetery at Graysville, Missouri. They had three children.
126.96.36.199.1 Charlotte ["Lottie"] Vestal was born July 18, 1866. She is probably the daughter who married FNU Moore and had the child,
188.8.131.52.1.1 Murta May Moore, referred to by Milly Vestal in her letter above.
184.108.40.206.2 David G. Vestal was born September 3, 1867.
220.127.116.11.3 A child was born on December 10, 1870, and died in infancy.
18.104.22.168 Elizabeth "Lizzie" Sparks, daughter of Daniel and Mildred Anders Sparks, was born ca. 1850. She married Andrew Hurley on August 8, 1869, in Putnam County. He was born August 31, 1835, and he died May 17, 1908. He and Lizzie had at least three children and there may have been others.
22.214.171.124.1 James Hurley.
126.96.36.199.2 Isaac Hurley.
188.8.131.52.3 Dicea Hurley married (first) FNU Wilson and married (second) FNU Mullenix.
184.108.40.206 Daniel Sparks, Jr., son of Daniel and Mildred Anders Sparks, was born ca. 1852. On January 4, 1880, he married Susan May Cain in Putnam County. She was born May 15, 1862, in Tennessee, and was a daughter of Martha Cain. Daniel Sparks died May 16, 1904. Susan survived him by over fifty years, dying on November 25, 1955, at the age of 93 years. She and Daniel had two children.
220.127.116.11.1 Calpurnia F. "Purney" Sparks was born January 2, 1887. She died September 28, 1897.
18.104.22.168.2 Rollie F. Sparks was born May 24, 1892. On September 15, 1915, he married Reta M. Martin. She was born April 24, 1900, and was a daughter of Hugh D. and Lucinda (Mullenix) Martin. Rollie and lived at Livonia, Missouri., where he was a farmer. He was also a township trustee, a member of the United Brethern Church, and a member of the Masonic Lodge. He, like many of the Sparkses of Putnam County, was a Republican in politics. He died April 29, 1957, and Reta died February 26, 1976. They were buried in the Rose Cemetery, Graysville, Missouri. They had four children.
22.214.171.124.2.1 Valee Sparks was born May 20, 1921. On March 8, 1942, she married Paul B. Matheson at Biloxi, Miss. They live in Rockford, IL., where Valee is a teacher. They have three children.
126.96.36.199.2.1.1 Gary P. Matheson was born July 31, 1943. He married Becky Hodges.
188.8.131.52.2.1.2 Vance L. Matheson was born February 2, 1948. He married Cathy Foster.
184.108.40.206.2.1.3 Deanna Matheson was born December 13, 1953. She married Dennis Bennett.
220.127.116.11.2.2 Dean E. Sparks was born July 19, 1923. He married Eloise Patterson in 1946 in Putnam County, Missouri. He was a social worker in Ukiah, California., until his retirement. He and Eloise have one child,p>18.104.22.168.2.3 Hugh D. Sparks was born August 17, 1925. He died in 1944 while attending college. He never married.
22.214.171.124.2.2.1 Camilla Sue Sparks.
126.96.36.199.2.4 Max L. Sparks was born August 28, 1929. He married Dorothy Pearson in 1949 in Putnam County. He teaches school in Queen City, Missouri. He and Dorothy have two children.
188.8.131.52.2.4.1 Kenney Sparks was born January 1, 1952. He married Carol Johns.
184.108.40.206.2.4.2 Jolene Sparks was born October 15, 1954. She married Dave Sublett.
220.127.116.11 Dora Viola Sparks, daughter of Daniel and Emma Jane (Vestal) Sparks, was born ca. 1876. In 1894, she married George A. Wilson and they had three children:
18.104.22.168.1 Hugh Wilson;
22.214.171.124.2 William Wilson; and
126.96.36.199.3 Clyde Wilson.
188.8.131.52 Ellen Cordelia Sparks, daughter of Daniel and Emma Jane (Vestal) Sparks, was born March 2, 1880. She died June 21, 1960. She was married twice. Her first marriage was to John Wright in 1894. They had three children,
184.108.40.206.1 Ollie Wright, died in infancy.
220.127.116.11.2 Eva Wright, died in infancy.
18.104.22.168.3 Hazel Wright. She was born June 8, 1898. She married Jack Haveridge.
Ellen Cordelia Sparks married (second) Samuel W. Veach. He was born January 1, 1869. He died January 18, 1916. He and Ellen had six children.
22.214.171.124.1 Arthur E. Veach was born May 12, 1902.
126.96.36.199.2 Ida Viola Veach was born September 22, 1904.
188.8.131.52.3 Edith Emma Della Veach was born April 18, 1907.
184.108.40.206.4 Alice Violet Veach was born November 30, 1910.
220.127.116.11.5 Ray Theodore Veach was born April 5, 1912.
18.104.22.168.6 Margaret Elizabeth Veach was born April 8, 1915.
22.214.171.124 Ira Orville Sparks, son of Daniel and Emma Jane (Vestal) Sparks, was born in 1882. He died in 1953. He married Elsie Owens on June 29, 1902, in Appanoose County, Iowa. They had several children, including a son,
126.96.36.199.1 Henry Sparks.
44.4.11 John Sparks, son of George and Fanny (Stivers) Sparks, was born ca. 1814 in Kentucky and was a good-sized lad when he accompanied his parents to Johnson County, Indiana. It was there, on November 14, 1837, that he married Delila Ann Demar. She was born ca. 1819 in Kentucky. John and Delila settled down to house-keeping in Johnson County, and he was listed as the head of a household there when the 1840 census was taken. About 1846, however, he decided to join his brothers, Daniel Sparks and James Sparks, in Missouri, and when the 1850 census was taken, he was living in Putnam County where he was listed as a chairmaker.
It was apparently in Putnam County that Delila died ca. 1855 and shortly thereafter John moved his family to Adair County, Missouri. There, on July 1, 1860, he married a widow, Barbara H. MNU
(Editor's Note: Fire damage to the marriage record prevents our reading the full name of John's second wife. She had at least three children by her former marriage:
William W. Sparks,
Thomas Sparks, and
When the 1860 census was taken of Adair County, all of the children of John and Delila were living with him.
by 1870, John and Barbara Sparks were living in Macon County, Missouri. With them were John's youngest children, Fannie and George. Nothing has been learned of this couple after this census was taken. John's son, Talton Sparks, testified that he (Talton) lived in Colorado for one year. A story handed down to relatives says that John died the Oregon Trail while moving further west. He and Delila (his first wife) had seven children.
188.8.131.52 Nancy Jane Sparks, daughter of John and Delila (Demar) Sparks, was born ca. 1838 in Indiana. On May 30, 1861, she married John M. Robbins in Putnam County. He was born ca. 1839. According to the 1880 census of Putnam County, he and Nancy Jane had seven children.
184.108.40.206.1 Mary B. Robbins was born ca. 1863.
220.127.116.11.2 John A. Robbins was born ca. 1863 and was probably a twin to Mary B.
18.104.22.168.3 Daniel S. Robbins was born ca. 1866.
22.214.171.124.4 William Thomas Robbins was born ca. 1868.
126.96.36.199.5 Fannie C. Robbins was born ca. 1870. She married James H. Rowland.
188.8.131.52.6 Martha E. Robbins was born ca. 1872. On June 9, 1887, she married 184.108.40.206.11 Latham C. Hogg. He was a son of William and 220.127.116.11 Luanna (Sparks) Hogg and was a cousin of Martha. (See page 1037 of the December 1966 issue of the Quarterly, Whole No. 56, and also this article.) Martha and Latham Hogg had five children.
18.104.22.168.6.1 Lucy Hogg married FNU McFarland.
22.214.171.124.6.2 Mary Hogg married FNU Collins.
126.96.36.199.6.3 John Emery Hogg was born August 25, 1892; he died April 9, 1966.
188.8.131.52.6.4 Ruby Hogg married FNU Cassady.
184.108.40.206.6.5 Dell Vina Hogg was born June 26, 1895; she died January 27, 1960. She married Joseph T. Morgan.
220.127.116.11.7 Sarah E. Robbins was born ca. 1875.
18.104.22.168 Talton Emerson Sparks, son of John and Delila (Demar) Sparks, was born August 12, 1840, in Brown County, Ind. (Some descendants say that his middle name was Emery rather than Emerson.) He served in Company D, 1st Regt. Missouri State Cavalry during the Civil War. (See the March 1981 issue of the Quarterly, Whole No. 113, for an abstract of his pension file.) On March 17, 1861, he married 22.214.171.124.2 Susan Hogg in Putnam County. She was a daughter of William and 126.96.36.199 Luanna (Sparks) Hogg. (See above.)
TALTON E. SPARKS
born August 12, 1840, Died August 20, 1917
Son of John and Delila (Demar) Sparks
Talton E. Sparks was a farmer and apparently lived all of his adult life in Putnam County where he died August 20, 1917. Susan preceded him in death, dying on January 23, 1916. They were buried in the Hogg Cemetery in Putnam Cemetery in Putnam County. They may have had as many as seven children, however, we have found records of only five.
188.8.131.52.1 John William Sparks was born on December 23, 1865. He married Matilda Ellen Corneilson, a daughter of John W. and Margaret (West) Corneilson. Bill Sparks died in 1948 and was buried in the Hogg Cemetery. He and Matilda had four children.
184.108.40.206.1.1 John E. Sparks was born January 29, 1889. He married Belle Mae Veach on February 15, 1915. He died July 12, 1962, at Ottumwa, Iowa. Belle died in 1954. They had nine children, but we have not learned the order of their births.
220.127.116.11.1.1.1 Cordelia "Dee Dee" Sparks married Cleo Watkins. She died at age 46.
18.104.22.168.1.1.2 Blanche Sparks married Olin Hank.
22.214.171.124.1.1.3 Celeste Sparks lived in Reno, Nevada.
126.96.36.199.1.1.4 Geneva Sparks married August Fragale. They lived in Reno, NV.
188.8.131.52.1.1.5 Colleen Sparks married Bob Owens. They lived in Newton, Iowa.
184.108.40.206.1.1.6 Lavon Sparks married James Doody. They lived in Chicago, IL.
220.127.116.11.1.1.7 William Sparks married Bea Gard. They lived in Regency, Iowa.
18.104.22.168.1.1.8 Robert Sparks married Jean McCallester.
22.214.171.124.1.1.9 Larry Sparks lived in Reno, Nevada.
126.96.36.199.1.2 Stella Juanita Sparks, daughter of John William and Matilda Ellen (Corneilson) Sparks, was born 6 February 1893. She died August 27, 1972, and was buried in the Rose Cemetery, Graysville, Missouri.
She married (first) Joe Heavlin in 1917 and they had a daughter,
188.8.131.52.1.2.1 Frances Heavlin.
She married (second) Levi Lee and they had one son,
184.108.40.206.1.2.2 Hearld Lee.
220.127.116.11.1.3 Margaret Susan "Maggie" Sparks, daughter of John William and Matilda Ellen (Corneilson) Sparks, married John Stuff and they had three children:
18.104.22.168.1.3.1 Stella Stuff,
22.214.171.124.1.3.2 Nora Stuff, and
126.96.36.199.1.3.3 Coy Stuff.
188.8.131.52.1.4 Francis F. "Frank" Sparks, son of John William and Matilda Ellen (Corneilson) Sparks, married Lucy Hillerman on April 15, 1918. She was a daughter of Frank and Mary Ella (Patterson) Hillerman. Frank died September 20, 1933. He and Lucy had four children:
184.108.40.206.1.4.1 Clifford Sparks,
220.127.116.11.1.4.2 Reta Sparks,
18.104.22.168.1.4.3 Doyle Sparks, and
22.214.171.124.1.4.4 William Sparks.
126.96.36.199.2 James Thomas Sparks, son of Talton and Susan (Hogg) Sparks, was born March 27, 1868. He married Mary Elizabeth Hillerman on February 19, 1894, in Putnam County. She was born March 21, 1878, and was a daughter of Allen and Lyda Ann (Bennett) Hillerman. James died August 9, 1928, at Kirksville, Missouri. Mary Elizabeth died December 28, 1967, at Quincy, IL. They had nine children.
188.8.131.52.2.1 Martha Ellen Sparks was born May 16, 1894. She died January 8, 1968. She married 184.108.40.206.10 Aaron Leonis Sparks and they had eight children. (See above.)
220.127.116.11.2.2 Orpha Allen Sparks was born December 22, 1895. On January 11, 1913, she married Ephraim N. Patterson. He was born June 29, 1895, and died August 4, 1964. Orpha died July 21, 1971. They were buried in the Greenmount Cemetery at Quincey, IL. They had five children.
18.104.22.168.2.2.1 James E. Patterson married Florence Broemmer and they had three children:
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 Phyllis Patterson,
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 Gene Patterson, and
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 Michael Patterson.
22.214.171.124.2.2.2 Pansy May Patterson married Alfred Powell and they had two children:
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 Donald Powell and
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 Allen Powell.
18.104.22.168.2.2.3 Milo M. Patterson was born June 14, 1922. He married Anna E. Potter and they had one child,
22.214.171.124.2.2.4 Dora Marie Patterson married Donald E. Terwelp and they had four children:
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 Danny Terwelp,
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 Randy Terwelp,
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 Sandra Terwelp, and
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 Gary Terwelp.
184.108.40.206.2.3 Arfie Ellen Sparks was born December 22, 1895, and was a twin sister of Orpha. She died April 18, 1928.
220.127.116.11.2.4 Fannie Anna Sparks was born November 24, 1896. She was married twice. Her first husband was John W. Stivers and her second husband was James Enoch Patterson. She died January 24, 1971.
18.104.22.168.2.5 Wiley Emerson Sparks was born August 3, 1898. He died September 30, 1976, at Kirksville, Missouri. On December 27, 1923, he married Gracey Bell Richmond and they had four children.
22.214.171.124.2.5.1 Amos Andrew Sparks was born October 23, 1924. He was killed during World War II in Italy on January 30, 1944.
126.96.36.199.2.5.2 Bessie Louise Sparks was born March 27, 1926. She married Clarence Reno and they had three children:
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 Richard Reno,
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 Janet Reno, and
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 Brenda Reno.
188.8.131.52.2.5.3 Loretta Mae Sparks was born June 22, 1929. She married (first) John T. Morris and married (second) Harold Wright. Loretta and Harold had two children:
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 Debra Wright and
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 Shirley Ann Wright.
126.96.36.199.2.5.4 Geraldine Sparks was born August 30, 1931. She married (first) Edgar Hurley by whom she had two children:
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 Sharon Hurley and
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 Carolyn Hurley.
Geraldine married (second) Howard Greenley.
22.214.171.124.2.6 Allen G. Sparks was born May 14, 1900. He died January 9, 1960, at Kirksville, Missouri. He married Helen Deters on September 23, 1932, and they had one child,
126.96.36.199.2.6.1 Allen George Sparks.
Helen died in 1952 and Allen married (second) Pearl (Lynch) Noe.
188.8.131.52.2.7 Erie Pressley Sparks was born August 2, 1911, at Graysville, Missouri. He married Lauria Edna Davis on November 20, 1931, at Quincey, IL. She was born on February 4, 1915, and was a daughter of Joseph W. and Amanda (Myers) Davis. She died at Kirksville, Missouri, on August 2, 1967. She and Erie had sixteen children.
184.108.40.206.2.7.1 James Joseph Sparks was born June 8, 1932. He married Emma Mae Claus on August 9, 1953, and they had four children:
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 James J. Sparks,
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 Brian Sparks,
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 Robert Sparks, and
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 Stephen Sparks.
22.214.171.124.2.7.2 Paul Laverne Sparks was born December 27, 1934. On March 26, 1955, he married Beverly Alda Rezentes and they had seven children:
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 Alda Sparks,
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 Paul Sparks,
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 Samuel Sparks,
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 Daniel Sparks,
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 William Sparks,
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 Jesse Sparks, and
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 Angela Sparks.
184.108.40.206.2.7.3 Bonnie Sparks was born August 27, 1937. She died two days later.
220.127.116.11.2.7.4 Betty Jean Sparks was born August 27, 1937. She was a twin sister of Bonnie Sparks. On September 20, 1958, she married Robert Staats and they have four children:
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 Roberta Staats,
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 George Staats,
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 Fred Staats, and
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 Heidi Staats.
126.96.36.199.2.7.5 Barbara Sue Sparks was born August 26, 1938. On September 6, 1961, She married Dale Houston and they have three children:
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 Michael Houston,
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 Richard Houston, and
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 Candy Houston.
188.8.131.52.2.7.6 Jerry Lester Sparks was born December 27, 1939. He became a minister. He married Elizabeth R. Zimmerman on May 22, 1958, and they have three children:
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 Anthony Sparks,
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 Luena Sparks, and
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 Elizabeth Sparks.
184.108.40.206.2.7.7 Wiley Lee Sparks was born July 21, 1941. He married Patsy L. Harvey on February 20, 1960, and they have four children:
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 Debbie Sparks,
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 Theresa Sparks,
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 Wiley Sparks, and
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 Mary Sparks.
22.214.171.124.2.7.8 Erie Martin Sparks was born October 22, 1942. He died January 31, 1944.
126.96.36.199.2.7.9 Riley Pressley Sparks was born January 19, 1944. He married Sandra R. Ditmars on February 13, 1962, and they have three children:
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 Riley Sparks,
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 David Sparks, and
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 Stephanie Sparks.
188.8.131.52.2.7.10 Larry Howard Sparks was born November 11, 1945. On July 22, 1967, he married Janet K. Cookson and they have three children:
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 Michael Sparks,
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 Luria Sparks, and
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 Eric Sparks.
184.108.40.206.2.7.11 Nancy Kathleen Sparks was born March l, 1947. She married Ronald Lee Attebury on July 12, 1963, and they have two children:
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 Twila Attebury and
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 Ronald Attebury.
188.8.131.52.2.7.12 John Robert Sparks was born May 25, 1948. He became a physician. He married Penny E. Miller on January 26,1974, and they have three children:
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 John Sparks,
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 Jason Sparks, and
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 Jeffrey Sparks.
184.108.40.206.2.7.13 William Andrew Sparks was born September 12, 1950. He died two days later.
220.127.116.11.2.7.14 Becky Ann Sparks was born September 12, 1951. She married Timothy Staats on July 11, 1970, and they have two children:
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 Shawn Staats and
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 Amanda Staats.
184.108.40.206.2.7.15 Lonnie Joe Sparks was born July 27, 1953. On May 18, 1974, he married Sandra E. Steele and they have one child,
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 Kelly Sparks.
22.214.171.124.2.7.16 Beverly Mae Sparks was born August 26, 1955. She married Richard Craig Shahan on March 27, 1976, and they have one child,
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 Dennis Craig.
184.108.40.206.2.8 Lettie Rena Sparks, daughter of James Thomas and Mary Elizabeth (Hillerman) Sparks, was born February 24, 1914. On August 8, 1928, she married William H. Sutton in Randolph County, Missouri. He was born on March 5, 1910, and was a son of James and Bertha (Stewart) Sutton. Lettie died August 13, 1962, and William died January 30, 1964. They were buried in the Ownbey Cemetery at Kirksville, Missouri. They had twelve children.
220.127.116.11.2.8.1 Ann Mary Sutton was born April 3, 1929 She died on May 26, 1952. She married Fred Inkelaar and they had two children:
18.104.22.168.2.8.1 Billie Inkelaar and
22.214.171.124.2.8.1 Fred Inkelaar.
126.96.36.199.2.8.2 Martha E. Sutton was born September 20, 1931. She married (first) H. Trowbridge and married (second) W. Zimmerman. She had two children:
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 Cecelia Trowbridge and
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 William Zimmerman.
22.214.171.124.2.8.3 Frances L. Sutton was born July 10, 1932. She married James D. Smith on May 9, 1953, and they have three children:
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 Jean Smith,
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 Anna Smith, and
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 John Smith.
126.96.36.199.2.8.4 Albert E. Sutton was born August 7, 1934. He married Betty J. Hall.
188.8.131.52.2.8.5 Robert Lee Sutton was born July 17, 1936. He died August 5, 1936.
184.108.40.206.2.8.6 Andrew I. Sutton was born October 18, 1937. He married Pauline McKim and they have three children:
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 Paula Sutton,
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 James Sutton, and
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 Paulette Sutton.
220.127.116.11.2.8.7 Alice A. Sutton was born March 21, 1940. She married David Hodge.
18.104.22.168.2.8.8 Betty I. Sutton was born September 2, 1942. She married Dean Sallie, Jr., and they have three children:
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 Dean Sallie, III,
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 Mildred Sallie, and
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 Matthew Sallie.
22.214.171.124.2.8.9 Billy M. Sutton was born September 21, 1944. He married (first) Margaret Ann Booth and they had a son,
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 Billy Leo Sutton.
He married (second) Ruth Ann Sizemore and they had a son,
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 Jason Sutton.
18.104.22.168.2.8.10 Rena Sutton was born April 18, 1948, and died that same day.
22.214.171.124.2.8.11 Jo Ann Sutton died at birth.
126.96.36.199.2.8.12 Howard Wayne Sutton married Bonita Arnold and they had four children:
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 Billie Sutton,
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 Rena Sutton,
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 Patty Sutton, and
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 Howard Sutton.
220.127.116.11.2.9 Nellie Geneva Sparks, daughter of James Thomas and Mary Elizabeth (Hillerman) Sparks, was born May 4, 1916. She died May 10, 1971. She married (first) Frederick Leroy Lane. He was born on September 20, 1910, and died March 19, 1937. He and Nellie had two children. After his death, Nellie married (second) Joseph Ostrander on October 29, 1945. They had no children.
The children of Frederick and Nellie (Sparks) Lane were:
18.104.22.168.2.9.1 Mary Rena Celia Lane was born August 3, 1933. On July 4, 1950, she married James Delbert Bartlow. He was born July 15, 1926, and was a son of Thomas and Bessie (Conder) Bartlow. Rena Bartlow has been most helpful in providing information about persons named SPARKS in Putnam County, Missouri. She and James have five children:
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 Joseph Bartlow,
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 Thomas Bartlow,
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 John Bartlow,
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 Mary Bartlow, and
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 Jack Bartlow.
220.127.116.11.2.9.2 Lloyd Leroy Lane was born June 6, 1937. He married (first) Sandra Hopkins and they had a child,
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 James Lane.
He married (second) Martha McClimen and they had four children:
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 Nellie Lane,
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 Lloyd Lane, Jr.,
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 Janice Lane, and
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 Jane Lane.
184.108.40.206.3 Daniel E. Sparks, son of Talton and Susan (Hogg) Sparks, was born on December 1, 1873. He died April 22, 1889, and was buried in the Hogg Cemetery.
220.127.116.11.4 Ira Lafayette Sparks, son of Talton and Susan (Hogg) Sparks, was born on December 15, 1878. He died March 26, 1907, and was buried in the Hogg Cemetery. Apparently he never married.
18.104.22.168.5 Pressley Martin Sparks, son of Talton and Susan (Hogg) Sparks, was born January 24, 1884. He died in 1948 at the home of a nephew, Frank Sparks, in Gibbs, Missouri. He never married.
(Editor's Note: A descendant of Talton and Susan (Hogg) Sparks wrote that this couple had two other children: F. F. Sparks, born on March 12, 1870, and Latham C. Sparks who died March 17, 1917. We have found no record of these two persons. Perhaps a reader can set the record straight as to the number of children born to Talton and Susan (Hogg) Sparks.
22.214.171.124 Daniel Sparks, son of John and Delila (Demar) Sparks, was born ca. 1842 in Indiana. It is said that he fought with the Confederate Army during the Civil War and was killed.
126.96.36.199 James Sparks, son of John and Delila (Demar) Sparks, was born ca. 1846 in Missouri. We have found no record of him after the 1860 census of Adair County, Missouri.
188.8.131.52 Martha Ann Sparks, daughter of John and Delila (Demar) Sparks, was born on October 14, 1848, in Adair County, Missouri. It was there that she married George Waddill on December 12, 1868, and they continued to live there for the rest of their lives. A relative wrote this about Martha: "She was a wonderful house-keeper and a fabulous cook. She was a dear, much beloved woman, beautiful, short, round and sweet. I remember so well her platters of fried chicken and her marvelous gooseberry pies."
George Waddill died in August 1921 and Martha died the next year. They were the parents of four children.
184.108.40.206.1 A daughter whose name we have not learned was born to George and Martha (Sparks) Waddill. She married William Berry.
220.127.116.11.2 Emery David "Em" Waddill, son of George and Martha (Sparks) Waddill, vvas born on 2 February 1872. He died March 2, 1967. He married Minnie Hulse and they had at least four children.
18.104.22.168.2.1 Eula Waddill married Richard Miller. They lived at Macon, Missouri.
22.214.171.124.2.2 Irene Waddill married S. Greiner.
126.96.36.199.2.3 Margaret Waddill married Clarence Saxton.
188.8.131.52.2.4 Robert Lee Waddill.
184.108.40.206.3 John T. Waddill lived in Jefferson City, Missouri.
220.127.116.11.4 Harvey Waddill lived in Avondale, Colo.
18.104.22.168 Fannie Sparks, daughter of John and Delila (Demar) Sparks, was born on July 26, 1851, in Missouri. On August 4, 1872, she married Nathaniel C. Prentice in Macon County, Missouri. He was born May 3, 1848. He was a well-to-do man for his day. When his sons were ready to marry, he gave each one 1,000 to get started on. His estate was valued at 15,000 air his death in 1911. Fannie had preceded him in death, dying on January 22, 1907. They were buried in the Bell Cemetery at Elmer, Missouri. They had two children.
22.214.171.124.1 James William Prentice was born July 27, 1874, in Macon County, Missouri. On October 15, 1896, he married Ina May Goodnight. She was born December 27, 1877, and was a daughter of Henry H. and Margaret E. (Nichols) Goodnight. Ina May died December 16, 1974. James died December 21, 1935. They were buried in the Monte Vista Cemetery, Rio Grande County, Colo. They had seven children.
126.96.36.199.1.1 Ruby Prentice was born June 7, 1898. She married Oscar Bailey in 1917.
188.8.131.52.1.2 Caryll Nathaniel Prentice was born March 31, 1901. He married Marie Ellen Roberts in 1920.
184.108.40.206.1.3 Iris Armada Prentice was born May 20, 1906. She married Richard A. Wolfe in 1928.
220.127.116.11.1.4 Henry Harrison Prentice was born January 14, 1910. He died October 10, 1972. He married Mary Lucille Koch in 1935.
18.104.22.168.1.5 James Leonard Prentice was born January 18, 1914. He married Gayle McDonald in 1938.
22.214.171.124.1.6 June Prentice was born June 22, 1915. On February 28, 1937, she married Harold V. Abernathy. He was born April 12, 1911, and was a son of Edward S. and Bessie May (Murray) Abernathy. June Abernathy has been most helpful in preparing this article. She and Harold have two children.
126.96.36.199.1.6.1 Judith Ann Abernathy was born April 10, 1939. She married Edward Eugene Laven on March 12, 1960.
188.8.131.52.1.6.2 Kathryn Sue Abernathy was born October 6, 1946. She married Terry King Maurer on June 8, 1968. 184.108.40.206.2 George Harry Prentice was born November 10, 1876. He died May 7, 1946, and was buried in the Bunce Cemetery at Elmer, Missouri. Harry Prentice was married twice. His first wife was Gertrude Pruin by whom he had a son, Paul Prentice. Paul married Grace Murray. Harry Prentice married (second) Theodosia Nichols and they had a daughter, Mabel Prentice. Mabel married Kenneth Elliott and lives in Elmer, Missouri.
44.4.12 George Mote Sparks, son of 44.4 George and Fanny (Stivers) Sparks, was born ca. 1818 in Kentucky. On October 30, 1836, he married Elizabeth Harris in Brown County, Indiana. She was born ca. 1820 in Tennessee. George and Elizabeth left Indiana ca. 1849 and went to Missouri where they were listed on the 1850 census of Putnam County. George was listed as a brickmaker. With them vrere three children, all born in Indiana. We have found no further record of this family. Relatives believe they went to Appanoose County, Iowa. There is a possibility that George died prior to 1860 and was buried in the Rose Cemetery in Putnam County. A tombstone bears the inscription, "George Sparks, 18-0," which may have been intended for 1820. (Middle name for George comes from Ancestry.com.)
220.127.116.11 Martin Sparks was born ca. 1841.
18.104.22.168 Sarah A. Sparks was born ca. 1844.
22.214.171.124 Nancy C. Sparks was born ca. 1848.
44.4.12.x Abraham Sparks
44.4.12.y William M. Sparks born March 4, 1850, in Missouri. He married Hannah Luticia Everett in Arcola, Illinois, on June 19, 1873.
44.4.13 Rosa Ann Sparks, daughter of George and Fanny (Stivers) Sparks, was born ca. 1822 in Kentucky. (Her name may have been intended for Roseanna.) She was a small child when her parents brought her to Indiana. It was there, in Browan County, that she married George Admire on March 29, 1841. He was born August 10, 1822 in Henry County, Kentucky, and was a son of Squire Jesse Admire. George and Rosa Ann settled down to housekeeping in Hamblen Township, Brown County, and when they 1850 census was taken, four children had been born to them. Also living in their household were the parents of Rosa Ann, George Sparks, aged 73, and Fanny (Stivers) Sparks, aged 70. Both were natives of Pennsylvania, according to the census.
In all probability, George and Fanny Sparks died in the early 1850's, for ca. 1854, George and Rosa Ann moved to Missouri where they settled in Putnam County. It was there that they were listed on the 1860 census. With the outbreak of the Civil War, George joined the 2nd Regiment Missouri State Cavalry and served in that unit until he was discharged because of blindness on December 30, 1863. Rosa Ann died January 15, 1867, and was buried in the Rose Cemetery in Putnam County. George died January 11, 1911. He married twice after the death of Rosa Ann.
George and Rosa Ann (Sparks) Admire had eight children. The five oldest were born in Indiana, while the three youngest were born in Missouri.
126.96.36.199 Silas Admire was born April 2, 1842.
188.8.131.52 Delilah Admire was born August 15, 1845.
184.108.40.206 Sarah Admire was born on May 13, 1848. According to an affidavit she made to support her stepmother's request for a widow's pension, she married FNUHobbs.
220.127.116.11 Jesse Admire was born in July 1850.
18.104.22.168 Minerva Admire was born September 18, 1852.
22.214.171.124 Nancy Admire was born in February 1854.
126.96.36.199 Ruth E. Admire was born in February 1856.
188.8.131.52 James A. Admire was born on April 6, 1860. He died April 15, 1927, and was buried in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Putnam County, Missouri.
(Editor's Note: This completes the records we have found of the descendants of George Sparks of Estill County, Kentucky, and Brown County, Indiana. Although these records represent a great deal of research, they are far from complete. Perhaps other descendants of George Sparks can supplement what has been presented in the Quarterly. If so, we hope they will share those records with us.)