November 3, 2018

Pages 3229-3231
Whole Number 142

WHO WERE THE GRANDCHILDREN OF 1.2 WILLIAM SPARKS, died 1709?
OF QUEEN ANNES COUNTY, MARYLAND

by Paul E. Sparks



[Editor's Note: William Sparks, Senior (1.2), who died in 1709 in Queen Annes County, Maryland, had four sons and a daughter. He named all of his sons in his will which was probated on October 24, 1709. His daughter (unnamed) had apparently died by the time the will was made, for only her son, 1.2.3.1 Charles Hynson, was named in the will. (See the March 1971 issue of The Sparks Quarterly, Whole No. 73, for further details of the family of William Sparks, Sr.)]

William Sparks, Sr. was an ancestor of a considerable number of persons across the United States of America. For this reason, we believe it will be quite helpful, as well as interesting, to our readers if we attempt to name his grandchildren, i.e., the children of his four sons.

The first step we have taken to identify the grandchildren of William Sparks, Sr. has been to list all of the persons named SPARKS in early Queen Annes County who, by their apparent ages, could have been children of his sons. Fortunately, the early records of St. Lukes Parish furnish a sizeable list of births and marriages of persons named SPARKS during the period from 1730 to 1750. In addition, ten of the grandchildren of William Sparks, Sr. were named in the will of their father, John Sparks, who died in 1737. (See the December 1974 issue of the Quarterly, Whole No. 88, for details of this will.) Twelve other grandchildren were named in the settlement of the estate of their father, Joseph Sparks, who died in 1749. (See the September 1986 issue of the Quarterly, Whole No. 135, for details of this settlement.)

The following is an alphabetical listing of the thirty-five probable (and known) grandchildren of William Sparks, Sr. No attempt has been made to name any of the children of his daughter who married FNU Hynson. In the list which follows, we have attempted to estimate the probable year of birth. We have also included the date of marriage, the name of the spouse, and the names of children, where known.

Alphabetical List

Abigail Sparks. Probable daughter of William Sparks, Jr. Born ca.1725. Married Henry Tippins on May 18, 1737. Names of children unknown.

1.2.4.10 Absalom Sparks. Son of 1.2.4 John Sparks. Born ca.1725. Married (first) Elizabeth Brown on November 17, 1748, and (second) Ruth LNUca. 1765. Names of children:

1.2.4.10.1 Absalom Sparks,
1.2.4.10.2 Athaliah Sparks,
1.2.4.10.3 Brown Sparks,
1.2.4.10.4 Elijah Sparks,
1.2.4.10.5 Eliza Sparks,
1.2.4.10.6 Mary Sparks, and
1.2.4.10.7 Robert Sparks
.

Ann Sparks (1.2.5.7). Daughter of 1.2.5 Joseph Sparks. born ca.1735. Named in the settlement of father's estate in 1749.

Benjamin Sparks. Probable son of William Sparks, Jr. Born ca.1715. Married Mary Bailey on May 18, 1738. Names of children:

Mary Ann Sparks,
Jonas Hinson Wright Sparks,
William Sparks,
Benjamin Sparks,
Vinson Sparks,
Elizabeth Sparks, and
Barsheba Sparks
.

1.2.4.8 Caleb Sparks. Son of John Sparks. Born ca.1720. Married Hannah O'Bryan on March 19, 1745. Names of children:

1.2.4.8.1 Caleb Sparks, Jr.,
1.2.4.8.2 Solomon Sparks,
1.2.8.4.3 Thomas Sparks
, and probably others.

1.2.5.4 Charles Sparks (). Son of Joseph Sparks. Born ca.1731. Married Margaret LNU, ca.1754. Names of children:

1.2.5.4.1 Absalom Sparks,
1.2.5.4.2 Charles Sparks, Jr.,
1.2.5.4.3 Phoebe Sparks,
1.2.5.4.4 Margaret Sparks.

1.2.4.9 Cornelia Sparks. Daughter of John Sparks. Born ca.1720. Married to Peter Alley prior to 1737. Names of children:

1.2.4.9.1 John Alley,
1.2.4.9.2 Sarah Alley
,
others?

1.2.2.1 George Sparks. Probable son of George Sparks. Born ca.1702. Married (first) Elizabeth Ricketts on September 14, 1729, and (second) Ann Bolton on November 6, 1755. Names of children:

1.2.2.1.1 Elizabeth Sparks,
1.2.2.1.2 George Sparks,
1.2.2.1.3 Rebecca Sparks,
1.2.2.1.4 Thomas Sparks
, others?

1.2.4.2 George Sparks. Son of John Sparks. Born ca.1705. Married Sarah Salisbury on December 3, 171. Names of children:

1.2.4.2.1 Ann Sparks,
1.2.4.2.2 Richard Sparks,
1.2.4.2.3 Sarah Sparks
, others?

1.2.5.5 George Sparks. Son of Joseph Sparks. Born ca.1733. Married Mary Bostwick (?) ca.1755. Names of children:

1.2.5.5.1 Salathiel Sparks, born in 1756.
1.2.5.5.2 William Bostwick Sparks,
1.2.5.5.3 Solomon Sparks,
1.2.5.5.4 Mary Sparks,
1.2.5.5.5 George Sparks, and
1.2.5.5.6 James Sparks
.

1.2.1.4 James Sparks (). Probable son of William Sparks, Jr. Born ca.1715. Married (first) Elizabeth Barkhurst on February 9, 1737, and (second) Juliana (MNU) Meredith ca.1763. Names of children:

1.2.1.4.1 Nathan Sparks.
1.2.1.4.2 John Sparks (mother Juliana Meredith)
1.2.1.4.3 Daniel Sparks,
1.2.1.4.4 Henson Sparks,
1.2.1.4.5 Dau1 Sparks

James Sparks. Probable son of George Sparks. Born ca.1720. Married Rebecca LNU, ca.1740. Names of children:

Ursula Sparks,
William Sparks,
others?

1.2.4.3 John Sparks. Son of John Sparks. Born ca. 1705. Married Sarah Tippins, ca. 1730. Names of children:

1.2.4.3.1 Joseph Sparks,
1.2.4.3.2 Levi Sparks,
1.2.4.3.3 John Sparks,
1.2.4.3.4 Mary Sparks,
1.2.4.3.5 Sarah Sparks,
1.2.4.3.6 Absalom Sparks,
1.2.4.3.7 Ann Sparks, and
1.2.4.3.8 Mordecai Sparks
1.2.4.3.9 Abner Sparks Sparks, born ca.1739.

John Sparks. Probable son of William Sparks, Jr. Born ca. 1705. Married Rachel LNU, ca. 1728. Names of children:

Edward Sparks,
William Sparks,
James Sparks,
Mary Sparks,
John Sparks
,
others?

1.2.5.6 Jonas Sparks. Son of 1.2.5 Joseph Sparks. Born ca.1734. Married (first) Unknown, ca.1754, and (second) Mary Eakle on September 5, 1786. Names of children:

1.2.5.6.1 William Sparks,
1.2.5.6.2 Elizabeth Sparks,
1.2.5.6.3 David Sparks,
1.2.5.6.4 Esther Sparks,
1.2.5.6.5 Jonas Sparks.
1.2.5.6.6 Rachel Sparks,
1.2.5.6.7 Joseph Sparks,
1.2.5.6.8 George Sparks

Jonas Sparks. Probable son of George Sparks. Born ca.1710. Married Mary Sinnott on August 4, 1731. Names of children: Jemima Sparks, Lambert Sparks, Mary Ann Sparks, others?

1.2.5.8 Jonathan Sparks. Son of Joseph Sparks. Born ca.1735. No further information.

1.2.5.2 Joseph Sparks. Son of Joseph Sparks. Born ca.1730. Married Mary McDaniel, ca.1752. Names of children:

1.2.5.2.1 Joseph Sparks, born in 1754
1.2.5.2.2 James Sparks,
1.2.5.2.3 Mary Sparks,
1.2.5.2.4 Sarah Sparks,
1.2.5.2.5 Solomon Sparks,
1.2.5.2.6 Rebecca Sparks,
1.2.5.2.7 Susannah Sparks,
1.2.5.2.8 Elizabeth Sparks, and
1.2.5.2.9 Chloe Sparks, born ca. 1770.

Joseph Sparks. Probable son of George Sparks. Born ca.1710. Married Elizabeth Kelly on November 18, 1731. Names of children:

Ann Sparks,
David Sparks,
Elizabeth Sparks,
Joseph Sparks,
Mary Sparks,
Arthur Sparks,
Frances Sparks, and
Amy Sparks.

1.2.4.6 Mary Sparks. Daughter of John Sparks. Born ca.1715. Married ----Ruth, ca.1735. No further information.
1.2.5.11 Mary Sparks. Daughter of Joseph Sparks. Born ca.1740. No further information.
1.2.5.3 Merum Sparks. Daughter of Joseph Sparks. Born ca.1730. No further information.
1.2.4.4 Millington Sparks. Son of John Sparks. Born ca.1715. Married Mabel Ruth on February 9, 1740. Names of children:

1.2.4.4.1 Rachel Sparks born January 12, 1741.
1.2.4.4.2 Millington Sparks, Jr.
1.2.4.4.3 John Sparks,
1.2.4.4.4 William Sparks, others?

1.2.4.7 Rachel Sparks. Daughter of John Sparks. Born ca.1715. Married Robert Hawkins, ca.1735. No further information.
1.2.5.9 Rebecca Sparks. Daughter of Joseph Sparks. Born ca.1735. No further information.
1.2.4.5 Sarah Sparks. Daughter of John Sparks. Born ca.1715. Married FNU Herbert, ca.1735. No further information.
Sarah Sparks. Probable daughter of William Sparks, Jr. Born ca.1725. Married John Moore on June 25, 1746. Names of children unknown.
Sarah Sparks. Probable daughter of George Sparks. Born ca.1725. Married John Offley Collins on February 10, 1746/47. Names of children unknown.

1.2.5.12 Sarah Sparks. Daughter of Joseph Sparks. Born ca.1747. No further information.
1.2.5.1 Solomon Sparks. Son of 1.2.5 Joseph Sparks. Born ca.1727. Married Sarah -----, ca.1749. Names of children:

1.2.5.1.1 Joseph Sparks,
1.2.5.1.2 John Sparks,
1.2.5.1.3 Reuben Sparks,
1.2.5.1.4 Mary Sparks,
1.2.5.1.5 Susannah Sparks,
1.2.5.1.6 Hannah Sparks,
1.2.5.1.7 Solomon Sparks, and
1.2.5.1.8 Abel Sparks.

Ursula Sparks. Probable daughter of George Sparks. Born ca.1720. Married William Gregory on December 22, 1741. Names of children unknown.

William Sparks. Probable son of William Sparks. Born ca.1710. May have had middle name of Sample. Married Mary Corman on August 24, 1732. Names of children:

William Sparks,
Matthew Sparks,
James Sparks,
others?

William Sparks. Probable son of George Sparks. Born ca.1715. Married Ellinor Brooks on August 30, 1738. Names of children: William Sparks, others?

1.2.4.1 William Sparks. Son of John Sparks. Born ca.1705. Married Anne LNU ca.1728. Names of children:

1.2.4.1.1 Sarah Sparks,
others?

1.2.5.10 William Sparks. Son of Joseph Sparks. Born April 27, 1738. Married Martha Moore on March 12, 1761. Names of children:

1.2.5.10.1 James Sparks, born in 1759.
1.2.5.10.2 William Sparks,
1.2.5.10.3 Richard Sparks,
1.2.5.10.4 Pernina Sparks,
1.2.5.10.5 Marjorie Sparks,
1.2.5.10.6 Martha Sparks, and
1.2.5.10.7 Margaret Sparks
. (See page 3249 of this issue of the Quarterly for information regarding marriage of William Sparks and Martha Moore.)

Numerical List

Children of 1.2.1 William Sparks, Jr.

1.2.1.1 John Sparks. Probable son of William Sparks, Jr. Born ca. 1705. Married Rachel LNU, ca. 1728. Names of children:

1.2.1.1.1 Edward Sparks,
1.2.1.1.2 William Sparks,
1.2.1.1.3 James Sparks,
1.2.1.1.4 Mary Sparks,
1.2.1.1.5 John Sparks
,
others?

1.2.1.2 William Sparks. Probable son of William Sparks. Born ca.1710. May have had middle name of Sample. Married Mary Corman on August 24, 1732. Names of children:

1.2.1.2.1 William Sparks,
1.2.1.2.2 Matthew Sparks,
1.2.1.2.3 James Sparks
,
others?

1.2.1.3 Benjamin Sparks. Probable son of William Sparks, Jr. Born ca.1715. Married Mary Bailey on May 18, 1738. Names of children:

1.2.1.3.1 Mary Ann Sparks,
1.2.1.3.2 Jonas Hinson Wright Sparks,
1.2.1.3.3 William Sparks,
1.2.1.3.4 Benjamin Sparks,
1.2.1.3.5 Vinson Sparks,
1.2.1.3.6 Elizabeth Sparks, and
1.2.1.3.7 Barsheba Sparks
.

1.2.1.4 James Sparks. Probable son of William Sparks, Jr. Born ca.1715. Married (first) Elizabeth Barkhurst on February 9, 1737, and (second) Juliana (MNU) Meredith ca.1763. Names of children:

1.2.1.4.1 Daniel Sparks,
1.2.1.4.2 Henson Sparks,
1.2.1.4.3 John Sparks, and
1.2.1.4.4 Nathan Sparks.

1.2.1.5 Abigail Sparks. Probable daughter of 1.2.1 William Sparks, Jr. Born ca.1725. Married Henry Tippins on May 18, 1737. Names of children unknown.

1.2.1.6 Sarah Sparks. Probable daughter of William Sparks, Jr. Born ca.1725. Married John Moore on June 25, 1746. Names of children unknown.

Children of 1.2.2 George Sparks

1.2.2.1 George Sparks. Probable son of George Sparks. Born ca.1702. Married (first) Elizabeth Ricketts on September 14, 1729, and (second) Ann Bolton on November 6, 1755. Names of children:

1.2.2.1.1 Elizabeth Sparks,
1.2.2.1.2 George Sparks,
1.2.2.1.3 Rebecca Sparks,
1.2.2.1.4 Thomas Sparks
, others?

1.2.2.2 Joseph Sparks. Probable son of George Sparks. Born ca.1710. Married Elizabeth Kelly on November 18, 1731. Names of children:

1.2.2.2.1 Ann Sparks,
1.2.2.2.2 David Sparks,
1.2.2.2.3 Elizabeth Sparks,
1.2.2.2.4 Joseph Sparks,
1.2.2.2.5 Mary Sparks,
1.2.2.2.6 Arthur Sparks,
1.2.2.2.7 Frances Sparks, and
1.2.2.2.8 Amy Sparks.

1.2.2.3 Jonas Sparks. Probable son of George Sparks. Born ca. 1710. Married Mary Sinnott on August 4, 1731. Names of children:

1.2.2.3.1 Jemima Sparks,
1.2.2.3.2 Lambert Sparks,
1.2.2.3.3 Mary Ann Sparks
,
others?

1.2.2.4 William Sparks. Probable son of George Sparks. Born ca. 1715. Married Ellinor Brooks on August 30, 1738. Names of children:

1.2.2.4.1 William Sparks,
others?

1.2.2.5 Ursula Sparks. Probable daughter of George Sparks. Born ca. 1720. Married William Gregory on December 22, 1741. Names of children unknown.

1.2.2.6 James Sparks. Probable son of George Sparks. Born ca. 1720. Married Rebecca LNU, ca. 1740. Names of children: Ursula Sparks, William Sparks, others?

1.2.2.7 Sarah Sparks. Probable daughter of George Sparks. Born ca.1725. Married John Offley Collins on February 10, 1746/47. Names of children unknown.

Children of 1.2.4 John Sparks

1.2.4.1 William Sparks. Son of John Sparks. Born ca.1705. Married Anne LNU ca.1728. Names of children: Sarah Sparks, others?

1.2.4.2 George Sparks. Son of John Sparks. Born ca.1705. Married Sarah Salisbury on December 3, 1730. Names of children:

1.2.4.2.1 Ann Sparks,
1.2.4.2.2 Richard Sparks,
1.2.4.2.3 Sarah Sparks
, others?

[Webmaster Note: Church records listed in Whole Number 73 show the following:
1.2.4.2.1 Sarah Sparks, born November 1,1733.
1.2.4.2.2 Richard Sparks, born September 8, 1738.
1.2.4.2.3 Ann Sparks born January 8,1740.]

1.2.4.3 John Sparks. Son of John Sparks. Born ca. 1705. Married Sarah Tippins, ca. 1730. Names of children:

1.2.4.3.1 Joseph Sparks,
1.2.4.3.2 Levi Sparks,
1.2.4.3.3 John Sparks,
1.2.4.3.4 Mary Sparks,
1.2.4.3.5 Sarah Sparks,
1.2.4.3.6 Absalom Sparks,
1.2.4.3.7 Ann Sparks, and
1.2.4.3.8 Mordecai Sparks
 
1.2.4.3.9 [and Abner Sparks, born ca.1739].

1.2.4.4 Millington Sparks. Son of John Sparks. Born ca.1715. Married Mabel Ruth on February 9, 1740. Names of children:

1.2.4.4.1 Rachel Sparks,
1.2.4.4.2 Millington Sparks, Jr.
,
1.2.4.4.3 John Sparks,
1.2.4.4.4 William Sparks, others?

1.2.4.5 Sarah Sparks. Daughter of John Sparks. Born ca.1715. Married FNU Herbert, ca.1735. No further information.
1.2.4.6 Mary Sparks. Daughter of John Sparks. Born ca.1715. Married FNU Ruth, ca.1735. No further information.
1.2.4.7 Rachel Sparks. Daughter of John Sparks. Born ca.1715. Married Robert Hawkins, ca.1735. No further information.
1.2.4.8 Caleb Sparks. Son of John Sparks. Born ca.1720. Married Hannah O'Bryan on March 19, 1745. Names of children:

1.2.4.8.1 Caleb Sparks, Jr.,
1.2.4.8.2 Solomon Sparks,
1.2.4.8.3 Thomas Sparks
, and probably others.

1.2.4.9 Cornelia Sparks. Daughter of John Sparks. Born ca.1720. Married to Peter Alley prior to 1737. Names of children:

1.2.4.9.1 John Alley,
1.2.4.9.2 Sarah Alley
,
others?

1.2.4.10 Absalom Sparks. Son of 1.2.4 John Sparks. Born ca.1725. Married (first) Elizabeth Brown on November 17, 1748, and (second) Ruth LNU ca. 1765. Names of children:

1.2.4.10.1 Absalom Sparks,
1.2.4.10.2 Athaliah Sparks,
1.2.4.10.3 Brown Sparks,
1.2.4.10.4 Elijah Sparks,
1.2.4.10.5 Eliza Sparks,
1.2.4.10.6 Mary Sparks, and
1.2.4.10.7 Robert Sparks
.

Children of 1.2.5 Joseph Sparks

1.2.5.1 Solomon Sparks. Son of Joseph Sparks. Born ca.1727. Married Sarah -----, ca.1749. Names of children:

1.2.5.1.1 Joseph Sparks,
1.2.5.1.2 John Sparks,
1.2.5.1.3 Reuben Sparks,
1.2.5.1.4 Mary Sparks,
1.2.5.1.5 Susannah Sparks,
1.2.5.1.6 Hannah Sparks,
1.2.5.1.7 Solomon Sparks, and
1.2.5.1.8 Abel Sparks.

1.2.5.2 Joseph Sparks. Son of Joseph Sparks. Born ca.1730. Married Mary McDaniel, ca.1752. Names of children:

1.2.5.2.1 Joseph Sparks, born in 1754
1.2.5.2.2 James Sparks,
1.2.5.2.3 Mary Sparks,
1.2.5.2.4 Sarah Sparks,
1.2.5.2.5 Solomon Sparks,
1.2.5.2.6 Rebecca Sparks,
1.2.5.2.7 Susannah Sparks,
1.2.5.2.8 Elizabeth Sparks, and
1.2.5.2.9 Chloe Sparks
, born ca. 1770.

1.2.5.3 Merum Sparks. Daughter of Joseph Sparks. Born ca.1730. No further information.

1.2.5.4 Charles Sparks. Son of Joseph Sparks. Born ca.1731. Married Margaret LNU, ca.1754. Names of children:

1.2.5.4.1 Absalom Sparks,
1.2.5.4.2 Charles Sparks Jr.,
1.2.5.4.3 Phoebe Sparks, and
1.2.5.4.4 Margaret Sparks
.

1.2.5.5 George Sparks. Son of Joseph Sparks. Born ca.1733. Married Mary Bostwick (?) ca.1755. Names of children:

1.2.5.5.1 Salathiel Sparks, born in 1756.
1.2.5.5.2 William Bostwick Sparks,
1.2.5.5.3 Solomon Sparks,
1.2.5.5.4 Mary Sparks,
1.2.5.5.5 George Sparks, and
1.2.5.5.6 James Sparks
.

1.2.5.6 Jonas Sparks. Son of Joseph Sparks. Born ca.1734. Married (first) NU, ca.1754, and (second) Mary Eakle on September 5, 1786. Names of children:

1.2.5.6.1 William Sparks,
1.2.5.6.2 Elizabeth Sparks,
1.2.5.6.3 David Sparks,
1.2.5.6.4 Esther Sparks,
1.2.5.6.5 Jonas Sparks.

1.2.5.6.6 Rachel Sparks,
1.2.5.6.7 Joseph Sparks,
1.2.5.6.8 George Sparks

1.2.5.7 Ann Sparks. Daughter of 1.2.5 Joseph Sparks. born ca.1735. Named in the settlement of father's estate in 1749.

1.2.5.8 Jonathan Sparks. Son of Joseph Sparks. Born ca.1735. No further information.

1.2.5.9 Rebecca Sparks. Daughter of Joseph Sparks. Born ca.1735. No further information.

1.2.5.10 William Sparks. Son of 1.2.5 Joseph Sparks. born April 27, 1738. Married Martha Moore on March 12, 1761. Names of children:

1.2.5.10.1 James Sparks, born in 1759 or 1765?.
1.2.5.10.2 William Sparks,
1.2.5.10.3 Richard Sparks,
1.2.5.10.4 Pernina Sparks,
1.2.5.10.5 Marjorie Sparks,
1.2.5.10.6 Martha Sparks, and
1.2.5.10.7 Margaret Sparks
. (See page 3249 of this issue of the Quarterly for information regarding marriage of William Sparks and Martha Moore.)

1.2.5.11 Mary Sparks. Daughter of Joseph Sparks. Born ca.1740. No further information.

1.2.5.12 Sarah Sparks. Daughter of Joseph Sparks. Born ca.1747. No further information.

Again, we remind our readers that this list contains quite a lot of conjecture, and many items need additional research. We welcome reactions from our readers.

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