October 27, 2018

Pages 3529-3549
Whole Number 149

1.2.1.2.2.7 JESSE SPARKS (1773-1858)
SON OF 1.2.1.2.2 MATTHEW AND SARAH (THOMPSON) SPARKS
AND HIS DESCENDANTS



FAMILY OF JOHN COOPER PINKERTON (1842-1899)
AND HIS WIFE
MARY ELIZABETH (HORNER) PINKERTON (1848-1936)
With seven of their eight children
(Picture)

[Editor's Note: 1.2.1.2.2 Matthew and Sarah (Thompson) Sparks of North Carolina and Georgia had eleven sons and two daughters. Articles about four of the sons have been published in earlier issues of The Sparks Quarterly. An article about their son, 1.2.1.2.2.1 John Sparks, appeared in the issue of March 1966, Whole No. 53; that ca. 1.2.1.2.2.6 Absalom Sparks was in the September 1982 issue, Whole No. 119; that of 1.2.1.2.2.2 Matthew J. Sparks was in the September 1984 issue, Whole No. 127; and that of 1.2.1.2.2.3 William Sparks was in the September 1985 and June 1986 issues, Whole Nos. 131 and 134, respectively. An article about Matthew and Sarah Sparks was published in the June 1961 issue, Whole No. 34.

Here we publish information about 1.2.1.2.2.7 Jesse Sparks, son of 1.2.1.2.2 Matthew and Sarah (Thompson) Sparks , and some of his descendants. Most of the credit for the preparation of this article should go to a descendant, Minnie Lancaster, who lives in Antioch, Tennessee. She was assisted by Dorothy McClanahan Hermitage, Tennessee, and by Helen Young Bishop, DeKalb, Illinois.]

1.2.1.2.2.7 Jesse Sparks was born July 23, 1773, in Rowan County, North Carolina, and was about two years old when his parents moved to the newly-formed county of Surry, North Carolina, where they settled in that portion which would become Wilkes County in 1777 and then Ashe County in 1799. They lived near the present-day community of Jefferson until ca. 1786 when they moved to Georgia. It was there that Jesse's father, 1.2.1.2.2 Matthew Sparks, was killed by hostile Indians in the fall of 1793.

The first record we have found of Jesse Sparks appears in the minutes of the January 1797 term of the Jackson County [Georgia] Court where he was listed as a member of the grand jury. Prior to this time, he had been married to Elizabeth Jones, ca. 1795, and their first child, 1.2.1.2.2.7.1 Sarah Sparks, was born at Christmas time in 1796.

A portion of Jackson County was taken to form Clarke County, Georgia, in 1801, and Jesse Sparks went with the new county. In 1802, he was listed as a member of the grand jury of Clarke County Court, and sometime during that year he filed a claim for the property he had lost in 1795 from Indian raids. His brother, 1.2.1.2.2.3 William Sparks, witnessed the application for the claim. At the same time, Jesse and William also witnessed a claim made by their brother, 1.2.1.2.2.6 Absalom Sparks, for property which he, too, had lost in 1793 during an Indian raid, the same attack as that in which their father had been killed.

When the first land lottery was held in Georgia under the Act of 1803, Jesse Sparks was one of the citizens of Clarke County who participated in it. As a married man, he was entitled to two draws, but his name was not drawn. (Actually, the drawing did not take place until 1805.) There was no record kept of all of those who participated in the second land lottery of Georgia in 1807, and only the winners are known. Jesse Sparks was not among the winners.

About 1808, according to a History of Hickman County, Tennessee, published by Spence and Spence in 1900, Jesse Sparks moved his family to middle Tennessee where, on September 14, 1810, he was granted fifteen acres of land in Hickman County. The land was located on the Barren Fork of Sugar Creek, a tributary of Duck River, and was near the point where present-day Hickman, Humphreys, and Perry Counties join. The tract was adjacent to some land which Jesse had entered on March 31, 1809. Several years later, on May 18, 1824, he bought 70 acres which adjoined his original tract.

Jesse Sparks may have been joined by some of his brothers in his move to Tennessee. In the decade between 1800 and 1810, three of his brothers left Georgia and moved to Tennessee. They settled in the general area of the counties of Carroll, Hickman, and Humphreys. They were 1.2.1.2.2.9 Bailey Sparks, 1.2.1.2.2.13 Hardy Sparks, and 1.2.1.2.2.10 Isaac Sparks. Another brother, 1.2.1.2.2.8 Nathan Sparks, settled in Wilson County, Tennessee.

1.2.1.2.2.7 Jesse Sparks was listed as the head of his household on the 1820, 1830, 1840, and 1850 censuses of Hickman County. He was appointed a justice of the peace for the county on November 17, 1815, and was elected county coroner in 1826.

The family of Jesse Sparks grew rapidly, and shortly after the birth of his tenth child, in 1817, his wife, Elizabeth (Jones) Sparks, died. She was probably buried in the Coleman Cemetery in Hickman County. She left Jesse with a family of young children, and the following year he married Susan May. She had been born in 1795 and was a daughter of William and Hannah May. She took over the responsibilities of helping to rear her step-children, and, in addition, she and Jesse had eight children of their own.

Two interesting records have been preserved which give some insight into the life of 1.2.1.2.2.7 Jesse Sparks. The first involved his appointment as the administrator of his father's estate. This appointment was made 35 years after the death of 1.2.1.2.2 Matthew Sparks and was given to Jesse on September 14, 1829, by his mother and his four brothers who lived near him in middle Tennessee. The appointment was an effort to persuade the government (either Federal or State) to reimburse the estate of Matthew Sparks for property lost during the Creek Indian War. These records appear on pages 562-65 of the June 1961 issue of the Quarterly, Whole No. 34.

The other record involved Jesse's daughter,1.2.1.2.2.7.3 Eady Sparks, who had married John Hale and had six children. Hale apparently died ca. 1832, and his property was sold at a public auction in 1833, probably to settle his estate. Jesse Sparks bought a substantial portion of the property and gave it to Eady and to her children.

Susan (May) Sparks, second wife of Jesse Sparks, died sometime between 1840 and 1850, and when the 1850 census was taken of Hickman County, Jesse and his youngest child, 1.2.1.2.2.7.18 Jonathan Sparks, were living together. Sometime prior to 1858, however, Jesse apparently changed his residence to Perry County, Tennessee, perhaps to live with one of his children. It was there that he died on January 5, 1858. He was buried in the Pace Cemetery, now Pineview Cemetery.

There has been some confusion about the year of Jesse Sparks's death, probably caused by an erroneous date on his tombstone which gives the year as 1859. The confusion has been compounded, however, by a Bible record which was published on page 1017 of the September 1966 issue of the Quarterly and which gave his year of death as 1848. We now know that this was a typing error, and the year should have been typed as 1858. Recently, a document has been sent to us that proves conclusively that the year of the death of Jesse Sparks was 1858. Here is the document as it was written. (Webmaster Note: Correction made).

State of Tennessee by the Justices of the Co. Court
Perry County of Perry County, February term 1858

It being certified to us that Jesse Sparks, Sr. has died leaving an estate, that he made and published no last will and testament in writing, and the Court having apointed and qualified Jesse Sparks, Jr., administrator of said deceased. These are therefore to authorize and empower the said Jesse Sparks, Jr. to enter upon the administration of said estate, and to do and perform all things which lawfully devolve upon him as administrator. Witness Jesse Taylor, Clerk of said Court at office the first Monday in February 1858.

[signed] Jesse Taylor, Clerk

On the reverse side of this document was written the following:

A list of charges of my children. This is my wish and desire for each one to have a eaquil sheir.

Sally (or Sarah) Horner  $17.00
Nancy Thomas    25.00
Eady Hales    25.00
Elizabeth Brown   25.00
Polly Colman   25.00
James J. Sparks   25.00
Jesse Sparks    25.00
Anny Sparks    35.00
Hanner Murphree   35.00
Nathan Sparks    35.00
Absolam Sparks    25.00
Susan Cottom    33.00
Catherine Reaves   35.00
Jonath Sparks    25.00
Jesse Sparks   390.00

According to the family Bible (mentioned above), Jesse Sparks was the father of eighteen children. Ten of these were by his first wife, Elizabeth (Jones) Sparks, and the other eight were by his second wife, Susan (May) Sparks. Here are their names in the order of their births.

 by his first wife - Elizabeth by his second wife - Susan
1.2.1.2.2.7.1 Sarah ["Sally"] Sparks 1.2.1.2.2.7.11 Nathan Sparks
1.2.1.2.2.7.2 Nancy Sparks 1.2.1.2.2.7.12 Phillip Matthew Sparks
1.2.1.2.2.7.3 Eady Sparks 1.2.1.2.2.7.13 Absalom Sparks
1.2.1.2.2.7.4 Elizabeth ["Betsy"] Sparks 1.2.1.2.2.7.14 Hannah Sparks
1.2.1.2.2.7.5 Mary Jane ["Polly"] Sparks 1.2.1.2.2.7.15 Susan Sparks
1.2.1.2.2.7.6 James Jefferson Sparks 1.2.1.2.2.7.16 David Sparks
1.2.1.2.2.7.7 Jesse Sparks, Jr. 1.2.1.2.2.7.17 Catherine ["Katie"] Sparks
1.2.1.2.2.7.8 John Valentine Sparks 1.2.1.2.2.7.18 Jonathan Sparks
1.2.1.2.2.7.9 Martha ["Patsey"] Sparks  
1.2.1.2.2.7.10 Ann Sparks  

1.2.1.2.2.7.1 Sarah ["Sally"] Sparks was born December 23, 1796, in Franklin County, Georgia. She was undoubtedly named for her paternal grandmother. On October 1, 1814, she married John Horner, Jr. in Hickman County, Tennessee. He had been born on October 3, 1793, in Jefferson County, Tennessee, and was a son of John and Elizabeth (Russell) Horner. He served in the War of 1812 and was a land owner and farmer in Perry County, Tennessee. Sally Horner died on July 24, 1856, and John Horner died on July 18, 1878. They were buried in the Pineview Cemetery on Toms Creek in Perry County. They had eleven children. Four of their sons (1.2.1.2.2.7.1.1 Jesse Horner, 1.2.1.2.2.7.1.2 Russell Horner, 1.2.1.2.2.7.1.3 John Horner, and 1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4 James Horner) married four of the daughters of Robert Carson and Malinda (Carson) Patterson (Mary Carson, Martha Carson, Elizabeth Carson, and Sarah Carson).

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.1 Jesse Horner was born March 5, 1816, in Hickman County. He was probably named for his paternal grandfather. He married Mary Malinda Patterson on October 28, 1838. Polly (as she was called) had been born on October 24, 1822, and was a daughter of Robert Carson and Malinda (Carson) Patterson. Jesse Horner died on October 20, 1857, at the age of 41 years, leaving Polly with a large family of children, the youngest being only two months old. Shortly there after, ca. 1858 or 1859, Polly re-married, this time to Jesse Sparks, Jr., an uncle of her first husband. When the 1860 census was taken, they were living in Perry County where their first, and only, child would be born the following December (See Item G, below.) Polly died on December 26, 1892. She and Jesse Horner had nine children.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.1.1 Martha Ann Horner was born November 26, 1839. She married Lemuel M. Pope on January 15, 1857. He had been born on Decem ber 4 (or 5) 1829, in Hickman County and was a son of James A. and Nancy (Halbrook) Pope. Lemuel died on September 28, 1863, in the Union prison at Capt Douglas, Illinois, leaving Martha Ann with three small children, Mary Adeline Pope, James Robert Pope, and William Pope. She married (second) William Bussell. She died on May 9, 1866. (See also Item 1.2.1.2.2.7.1.1.4, below).

(Picture)
MARY MALINDA (PATTERSON) HORNER (1822-1892)
Wife of Jesse Horner
(Photograph taken ca. 1886)

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.1.2. John Robert Horner was born October 27, 1843, in Perry County. On August 16, 1866, he married Mary Jane Weatherspoon. She had been born on August 17, 1848, and was a daughter of William R. and Mary Ann (Brown) Weatherspoon. John Horner died on October 22, 1912, at Only, Tennessee. Mary Jane died on September 24, 1925, in Hickman County. They had eight children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.1.2.1 Sophronia Horner,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.1.2.2 Elizabeth Horner,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.1.2.3 Isabel Horner,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.1.2.4 Sarah Horner,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.1.2.5 Almon Horner,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.1.2.6 Della Horner,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.1.2.7 John W. Horner, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.1.2.8 Jennie Horner.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.1.3 An unnamed daughter Horner was born to Jesse and Polly (Patterson) Horner on May 6, 1845, and died at birth.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.1.4 Melvina E. Horner was born October 8, 1846, in Perry County. She married James Andrew Pope on July 11, 1861. He had been born on September 30, 1837, and was a son of James Andrew and Nancy (Halbrook) Pope, thus he was a brother of Lemuel A. Pope who married Melvina's sister, Martha Ann. (See Item 1.2.1.2.2.7.1.1.1 above.) James Pope died on April 16, 1864, while serving in the Confederate States Army at St. Petersburg, Virginia. They had a son:

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.1.4.1 James Andrew Pope, III was born on January 30, 1863.

Melvina (Horner) Pope married (second) William Bussell, widower of her sister, Martha Ann Horner, ca. 1867. (See Item 1.2.1.2.2.7.1.1.1 above.) He had been born on March 28, 1837, and he died on May 1, 1907. He and Melvina had six children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.1.4.2 William Bussell,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.1.4.3 Jesse Bussell,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.1.4.4 John Bussell,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.1.4.5 Martha Bussell,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.1.4.6 Bertha Bussell, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.1.4.7 Harvey Bussell.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.1.5 James Harvey Horner was born December 3, 1848. He married (first) Susan Brown on February 10, 1870. She had been born in 1852 and died in 1873. James married (second) Susan Bussell on June 12, 1875. He died on January 8, 1918.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.1.6 William S. ["Billy"] Horner was born August 17, 1850. He married Ann Coleman on January 20, 1872. She had been born on August 1, 1853. Billy died on May 24, 1890, and Ann died on March 24, 1920.
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.1.7 Sophronia F. Horner was born March 22, 1853. She died on August 1, 1855.
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.1.8 Eli P. Horner was born February 12, 1854. He died on March 21, 1856.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.1.9 Nathan Cornealius ["Neal"] Horner was born August 23, 1857. He married (first) Nancy E. Pope on August 30, 1878. (This is quite likely the date the license was issued, not the actual marriage date.) She had been born on November 1, 1860. She died on December 11, 1890. Neal married (second) Bettie Phelissa Coleman. She had been born June 14, 1877, and was a daughter of James Sparks and Margaret A. (Stanley) Coleman. (See Item E, 1, j, below.)

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.2 Elizabeth ["Betsey"] Horner, daughter of John and Sally (Sparks) Horner, was born March 1, 1818, in Hickman County. She married Thomas Young sometime in October 1834 in Perry County. He had been born on April 15, 1811, in Dickson County and was a son of John Miller Young. Tom and Betsey lived in Perry County where Betsey died some time between 1891 and 1892. They had thirteen children, including a son, Thomas W. Young, who is said to have been adopted.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.2.1 Sarah A. Young was born in 1836. She is said to have moved to Kentucky.
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.2.2 Louisa A. ["Lisa"] Young was born in 1838. She married Carroll Nix.
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.2.3 Mary Elizabeth Young was born in 1840. She was married three times. Her first marriage was to W. E. ["Tom"] Britt. Her second marriage was to William Daniel King on July 28, 1872. He was born May 10, 1830, and he died on February 10, 1888. Mary Elizabeth married (third) Morgan R. Dean.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.2.4 William J. Young was born in 1842. He may have been the W. J. Young who married S. J. Horner on January 9, 1878, in Perry County.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.2.5 Nancy Ann Young was born September 28, 1843. She married James Joseph Shannon on October 11, 1857. He had been born on March 26, 1830, in Humphreys County. His mother's maiden name was Johnson, and she is said to have been related to Andrew Johnson, 17th President of the United States. Joe (as he was called) died on March 6, 1895, and Nancy Ann married (second) Henry M. Ledbetter in September 1897. She died on October 26, 1923.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.2.6 Martha L. Young was born in 1845. She married John W. Daniel.
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.2.7 John T. Young was born in 1848.
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.2.8 Samuel Young was born in June 1851. On November 2, 1872, he married Miss John E. Davis. She had been born on September 22, 1855, in Dyer County. She died in 1884.
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.2.9 Charles M. Young was born in 1853.
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.2.10 Margaret Young was born in 1855. She married FNU Green.
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.2.11 Benjamin Franklin Young was born in 1857. He married N. E. Horner on December 30, 1876.
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.2.12 Manerva Young was born in 1859. She married Lafayette Williams.
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.2.13 Thomas W. Young was an adopted son of Thomas and Betsey (Horner) Young.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.3 Annie Horner, daughter of John and Sally (Sparks) Horner, was born February 20, 1820, in Perry County. She married John Tipton Lewis ca. 1844. He had been born on May 17, 1822, in Dickson County and was a son of Aaron and Mary Lewis. John and Annie Lewis appeared on the 1860 and 1870 censuses of Perry County. She died there on March 10, 1889, and John died there on April 16, 1910. They had nine children, most of whom were buried in the Pineview Cemetery in Perry County.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.3.1 Sarah E. Lewis was born March 18, 1844. She died on October 10, 1879.
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.3.2 J. H. Lewis was born March 18, 1846. He died on May 26, 1846.
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.3.3 William Russell Lewis was born November 8, 1848. He married Sarah Melvina Patterson on July 19, 1872, and they had at least two children before his death on February 7, 1889.
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.3.4 J. B. Lewis was born February 22, 1851. He died on August 5, 1852.
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.3.5 Eliza Lewis was born December 14, 1853. She died on March 17, 1855.
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.3.6 Julia Lewis was born October 29, 1855. She died on December 8, 1922.
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.3.7 Mary J. Lewis was born February 9, 1858. She died on December 9, 1927.
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.3.8 Nancy H. Lewis was born May 5, 1860. She died on January 30, 1910. She never married.
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.3.9 Margaret T. ["Tippy"] Lewis was born March 7, 1862. She married Robert H. Patterson, a widower. He had been born on December 25, 1838. He died on July 15, 1914. Tippy died in Perry County in 1914.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4 Russell William Horner was born on July 8, 1822. On August 6, 1843, he married Martha Ann Patterson in Perry County, Tennessee. She had been born on 5 February 1826, and was a daughter of Robert C. and Malinda (Carson) Patterson. She died on June 12, 1872. After her death, Russell married (second) Sarah ["Sally"] (Patterson) Pitts on November 10, 1872, in Gibson County. She was a widow with two children. She was also a cousin of Russell's first wife. Russell died on November 14, 1882, and was buried in the Pineview Cemetery in Perry County. He and Martha Ann were the parents of eight children.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.1 Jesse Pleasant Horner was born August 8, 1844. He was married four times. His first marriage was to Mary Carolyn Mays on January 2, 1866, in Perry County. She had been born on February 7, 1846. She died on August 12, 1872, when their second child was born. Jesse married (second) Margaret Gray on October 28, 1872, in Perry County, and they had seven children before her death, which occurred ca. 1885. The third marriage of Jesse was to Mary Braden on April 22, 1886, in Humphreys County. She died nineteen days later.

The fourth (and last) marriage of Jesse Horner was to Minnie Ball on August 1, 1886. They had six children before Jesse died on May 25, 1901, in Dyer County. After his death, Minnie moved her six small children to Nashville where they lived in the Tennessee Masonic Home.

by his first marriage, Jesse Horner had two children,

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.1.1 Robert Franklin Horner and
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.1.2 Mollie Horner

He had seven children by his second marriage:

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.1.3 William Horner,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.1.4 Edward Jesse Horner,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.1.5 Mattie Horner,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.1.6 Thomas W. Horner,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.1.7 Lee Horner,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.1.8 Lula Horner, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.1.9 Lillie Horner.

by his fourth marriage he had:

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.1.10 Neal Horner,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.1.11 Allene Horner,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.1.12 Duncan Horner,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.1.13 Mary Horner,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.1.14 Ida Horner, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.1.15 Joe Horner.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.2 Robert Edward Horner was born December 10, 1846. (Some say that his middle name was Elijah and that his date of birth was December 12, 1846.) He married Delilah E. ["Dillie"] Whitfield on December 22, 1871. She had been born on February 24, 1851, and was a daughter of Thomas Jefferson Whitfield. Robert and Dillie lived in Humphreys County where he died on March 17, 1885. Dillie died there on June 3, 1901. They had four children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.2.1 Foster Horner,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.2.2 Anna Horner,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.2.3 Thomas ["Jack"] Horner, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.2.4 Robert Horner.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.3 Mary Elizabeth Horner was born October 19, 1848. On January 18, 1866, she married John Cooper Pinkerton in Perry County. He had been born on October 16, 1842, and was a son of William and Margaret ["Peggy"] (Cooper) Pinkerton. He died on May 12, 1899, in Perry County.

After his death, Mary Elizabeth's sons wanted to move to Western Tennessee, but their mother resisted because she was afraid that if she moved, she would not be buried beside her husband in Pineview Cemetery. She survived him many years, dying on February 25, 1936, and was buried beside her husband. She was the maternal grandmother of Minnie Lancaster who has been most helpful in the preparation of this article. John and Mary Elizabeth had eight children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.3.1 William Pinkerton,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.3.2 Margaret Pinkerton,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.3.3 Polina Pinkerton,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.3.4 Robert Pinkerton,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.3.5 Martha Ann Pinkerton,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.3.6 Sophronia Pinkerton,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.3.7 James Pinkerton, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.3.8 Ellen Pinkerton.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.4 Martha Horner was born ca. 1850 and died when she was quite young.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.5 Polina Wynn Horner was born March 30, 1854, in Perry County. There she married Robert B. Patterson on February 1, 1872. He had been born on August 13, 1835, and was a son of Carson and Cassa (Carlton) Patterson. He served as a captain in the Confederate States Army during the Civil War. He died on June 20, 1893, and was buried in the Spring Hill Cemetery located at the Spring Hill Baptist Church near Eaton, Tennessee. Polina survived him by forty years, dying on July 13, 1933, in Gibson County. She, too, was buried in the Spring Hill Cemetery. She and Robert had nine children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.5.1 Mattie Patterson,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.5.2 Jesse Patterson,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.5.3 Bertie Patterson,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.5.4 Russell Patterson,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.5.5 Minnie Patterson,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.5.6 Gordie Patterson,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.5.7 Ruby Patterson,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.5.8 Mary Patterson, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.5.9 Irene Patterson.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.6 John Russell Horner was born ca. 1855. He died while quite young.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.7 Sarah Sophronia Horner was born ca. 1859. She married Matthew J. Gray on December 17, 1872, in Perry County. He had been born on December 8, 1852, and was a son of Martin S. and Louisa (Arnold) Gray. He was graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1881 and was a practicing physician. He and Sarah had five children before her death, which probably occurred shortly after the birth of their youngest child on July 28, 1889. Sarah was buried in the Gray Cemetery in Perry County. She and Matthew had five children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.7.1 Russell Gray,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.7.2 Edward Gray,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.7.3 Gertrude Gray,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.7.4 Bertie Gray, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.7.5 Mary Gray.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.8 Martha Ellen Horner was born ca. 1863 and was described by a relative as being quite beautiful. She married (first) Dr. John L. Bone on January 6, 1879, and they had at least one child who was born to them on September 2, 1882. The child, 1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.8.1 Luna Pearl Bone, died on September 12, 1885. Dr. Bone died shortly thereafter and was buried in the Bone Cemetery near the Perry-Humphreys Counties boundary.

After the death of her husband, John Bone, Martha Ellen married (second) her brother-in-law, Matthew J. Gray, on April 22, 1890, in Humphreys County. (See Item 1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.7 above.) They moved to Oregon in 1902 and both of them died there. They had five children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.8.2 Claude Gray,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.8.3 Arnold Gray,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.8.4 Claytie Gray,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.8.5 George Gray, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.8.6 Eloise Gray
.

Arnold and George died when they were quite young and were buried in the Wyley Cemetery at Waverly, Tennessee.

Elizabeth D. (Patterson) Horner & John Valentine Horner
(1827-1892) (1824-1913)
(Pictures)
Pictures made ca. 1887

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5 John Valentine Horner was born on April 1, 1824, in Perry County, Tennessee. It was there that he married Elizabeth ["Bettie"] Dilworth Patterson on September 8, 1844. She had been born on December 22, 1827, and was a daughter of Robert C. and Malinda (Carson) Patterson. She died on September 29, 1892, and was buried in the Pineview Cemetery. She and John had twelve children. After her death, John married (second) Nancy ["Kate"] (Owens) Smith. He died on January 18, 1913, in Humphreys County and was buried in the Pineview Cemetery.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.1 Martha Malinda Horner was born March 28, 1846, in Perry County. She married Ezra Russell Patterson on October 24, 1867. He had been born on February 8, 1846, and was a son of William and Malvina Josephine (Branch) Patterson. Martha Patterson died on March 28, 1921, and Ezra died on January 12, 1942. They were buried in the Pineview Cemetery. They had ten children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.1.1 Emma Patterson,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.1.2 Viola Patterson,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.1.3 Laura Patterson,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.1.4 William Patterson,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.1.5 Cora Patterson,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.1.6 Robert Patterson,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.1.7 Jesse Patterson,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.1.8 Elbert Patterson,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.1.9 Eva Patterson, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.1.10 Ray Patterson.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.2 William Russell Horner was born February 20, 1848. He took some medical training at Nashville University and then served as an apprentice doctor on Cypress Creek in Perry County. He married Amanda Frances Pace on November 25, 1869, in Perry County. She had been born on March 23, 1851, and was a daughter of William and Juliana (Thompson) Pace. William and Amanda moved to Humphreys County in March 1879 where he started a medical practice. He became a successful physician. Amanda died on March 21, 1936, and William died on April 22, 1944. They were buried in the McKeel Cemetery in Humphreys County. (This cemetery was originally called Trinity Cemetery.) William and Amanda had eight children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.2.1 Lauretta Horner,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.2.2 Margaret Horner,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.2.3 John Horner,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.2.4 Charles Horner,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.2.5 Lelia Horner,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.2.6 Lizzie Horner,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.2.7 William Horner, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.2.8 Jesse Horner.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.3 Sarah Myra Horner was born in 1850. She married Jesse H. Patterson on November 22, 1871, in Perry County. He had been born on November 30, 1849, and was a son of William and Melvina Josephine (Branch) Patterson. He died on March 22, 1878. Sarah died in 1943. They were buried in the Pineview Cemetery. They had three children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.3.1 Valentine Patterson,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.3.2 Benjamin Patterson, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.3.3 Bettie Patterson.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.4 Mary Melissa Horner was born September 21, 1852. On March 21, 1873, she married William Isaac Pace in Perry County. He had been born on September 15, 1848, and was a son of William and Julina (Thompson) Pace. He was a physician. He died on June 15, 1912, and Mary died on January 21, 1934. They were buried in the Pineview Cemetery. They had four children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.4.1 Julina Pace,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.4.2 Margaret Pace, and
two unnamed daughters who died at birth.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.5. Levi Harvey Horner was born April 12, 1855. He died on November 16, 1856.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.6 Emma Jane Horner was born June 2, 1857. She married Daniel Barry on December 27, 1876, in Perry County. He had been born on December 17, 1842, and was a physician. He died on November 3, 1920. Emma Jane died on October 25, 1922. They were buried in the Spring Hill Cemetery at Nashville. They had two children,

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.6.1 Malinda Barry and
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.6.2 Elma Barry.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.7 John Robert Horner was born March 7, 1860. He married Margaret Murray. She died on February 8, 1904, and was buried in the Pineview Cemetery. John died on October 8, 1942, in Humphreys County and was buried in the McKeel Cemetery. He and Margaret had seven children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.7.1 Bettie Ann Horner,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.7.2 Juretta Horner,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.7.3 Carrie Horner,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.7.4 James Horner,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.7.5 Ira Horner,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.7.6 William Horner, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.7.7 Lessie Horner.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.8 Bettie Ann Horner was born March 7, 1860, and was a twin of John Robert Horner (next above). She married John H. Nix. He had been born January 6, 1858, and he died on November 16, 1930. Bettie Ann died on April 16, 1949. They were buried in the Pineview Cemetery. They had ten children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.8.1 Robert Nix,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.8.2 Cornelius Nix,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.8.3 Walter Nix,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.8.4 William Nix,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.8.5 Betsy Nix,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.8.6 Jesse Nix,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.8.7 Zachariah Nix &
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.8.8 Zebedee Nix (twins),
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.8.9 John Nix, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.8.10 Lucile Nix.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.9 Juretta Viola Horner was born in 1863 in Perry County. She married John Robert Pope on December 21, 1880. He had been born in 1859. He and Juretta moved to Henderson County, Tennessee, where he died in 1947. Juretta died in 1951. They were buried in Henderson County. They had nine children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.9.1 William Pope,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.9.2 Lillian Pope,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.9.3 Finley Pope,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.9.4 Irby Pope,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.9.5 Pearl Pope,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.9.6 Eulah Pope &
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.9.7 Beulah Pope (twins),
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.9.8 Bobbie Pope, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.9.9 John Pope.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.10 Jesse Carson Horner was born in 1865. He married Josephine Isabell Cooper in 1889 in Hickman County. She had been born on August 15, 1870, and was a daughter of Josephus and Manerva (Spurlock) Cooper. Jesse died on February 27, 1942, and Josephine died on December 14, 1942. They were buried in the Spring Hill Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee. They had four children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.10.1 Leda Horner,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.10.2 Ruby Horner, and
twin daughters who died at birth.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.11 Cornelius Alonzo Horner was born December 30, 1868, in Perry County. He married Mary ["Mollie"] Elizabeth Green on October 23, 1889, in Hickman County. She had been born on October 31, 1869, and was a daughter of Robert F. and Sarah (Rice) Green. Cornelius died on May 26, 1930, and Mollie died on December 5, 1941. They had seven children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.11.1 Horace Horner,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.11.2 Buford Horner,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.11.3 Grace Horner,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.11.4 Mary Horner,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.11.5 Luther Horner,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.11.6 Cornelius Horner, Jr., and
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.11.7 Claude Horner.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.12 James Franklin Horner was born July 16, 1871, in Perry County. He married Josephine Lewis. She was born August 20, 1877, and was a daughter of William R. and Sarah Melvina (Patterson) Lewis. James Franklin Horner died on March 19, 1957, and Josephine died on February 26, 1963. They were buried in the Centerville [Tennessee] Cemetery. They had six children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.12.1 Lyles Horner,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.12.2 Mellie Horner,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.12.3 William Horner,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.12.4 John Horner,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.12.5 James Horner, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.5.12.6 Buford Horner.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.6 Nancy Sarah Horner was born on November 23, 1826, in Perry County. She married Daniel A. Whitwell ca. 1845. He had been born on May 17, 1823, and was a son of William and Rebecca Whitwell. He and Nancy had four children before his untimely death on May 17, 1853. After his death, Nancy married (second) Gabriel Lancaster in 1860. He had been born in 1813 in North Carolina and was a son of Benjamin and Sarah Lancaster. They had three children. Gabriel died in 1866. Nancy died on November 27, 1910, in Lewis County.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.6.1 Sarah Rebecca Whitwell was born October 20, 1846. She married (first) W. C. Thompson, and after his death she married Labe Owens. He had been born June 3, 1847, and died in April 1946. Sarah died on May 28, 1936.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.6.2 Mary Elizabeth Whitwell was born December 10, 1848. She married John B. Mitchell on December 13, 1872. He had been born on March 25, 1846, and died on February 3, 1911. Mary Elizabeth died on December 18, 1934. They were buried in the Beech Grove Cemetery in Hickman County.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.6.3 Martha Jane Whitwell was born ca. 1850. She married S. R. ["Fain"] Smith on December 29, 1871.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.6.4 Myra Ann Whitwell was born ca. 1853. She married Jonah Sutton on February 20, 1870.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.6.5 Harriet Lancaster, daughter of Gabriel and Nancy (Horner) Lancaster, was born ca. 1860. She married John W. Poore on October 7, 1883, in Hickman County, and they had four children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.6.5.1 Arthur Poore,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.6.5.2 Harry Poore,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.6.5.3 Ethel Poore, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.6.5.4 Ruby Poore
.

Harriet married (second) John Parrish in Lewis County. She was buried in Nashville.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.6.6 Jemima Adelaide Lancaster was born December 3, 1862. She married Benijah W. Black on July 17, 1878. He had been born July 4, 1855, and was a son of George W. and Winifred (Pickard) Black. Benijah died on January 15, 1914, and Jemima died on March 14, 1949. They were buried in the Swiss Cemetery in Lewis County, Tennessee. They had five children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.6.6.1 Nathan Black,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.6.6.2 Pearl Black,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.6.6.3 Ollie Black,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.6.6.4 Stella Black, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.6.6.5 Clyde Black.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.6.7 J. Frances Lancaster was born ca. 1865. She married John D. Langston on September 25, 1890, and apparently they lived in Chester County, Tennessee.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.7 James Jefferson Horner, son of John and Sally (Sparks) Horner, was born on July 16, 1829, in Perry County. He married Sarah Myra Patterson on December 27, 1849. She had been born on August 24, 1830, and was a daughter of Robert C. and Melinda W. (Carson) Patterson. James and Sarah moved to Boone County, Arkansas in the fall of 1868 where Sarah died on July 24, 1869. They had seven children.

James Jefferson Horner married (second) Frances Jane Angel ca. 1870. She had been born on May 16, 1844, in Arkansas. She and James had six children, all of them born in Marion County, Arkansas. James and Frances moved to Brown County, Texas, ca. 1900 where he died on April 21, 1912. Frances died on February 10, 1932. She and James were buried in the Zepher Cemetery in Brown County, Texas. (Note that the first seven children listed below were born to James and his first wife, Sarah Myra (Patterson) Horner; the last six were born to James and his second wife, Frances Jane (Angel) Horner.)

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.7.1 Nancy Elizabeth Horner was born October 4, 1850, in Perry County. She married Reuben R. Carson ca. 1866. He died on April 8, 1909, and Nancy died on July 21, 1929. They were buried in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.7.2 Sarah Melinda Horner was born April 7, 1852. She married John Cooper Blackburn. She died on February 18, 1873, after the birth of their third child. Their children were

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.7.2.1 James L. Blackburn and
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.7.2.2 Roberta Blackburn.
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.7.2.3 Bethel Blackburn.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.7.3 Robert Carson Horner was born January 15, 1854. He married Mary Dobbs.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.7.4 John Henderson Horner was born February 4, 1856. He married Zula ["Sis"] Keefer ca. 1890. He died on December 22, 1935.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.7.5 Jesse Franklin Horner was born March 29, 1858, in Perry County. He married Alice Cantrell on October 7, 1880. He died on September 29, 1927.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.7.6 William Elbert Horner was born March 13, 1861, in Perry County. He married Emma Adams. He died in 1940 at Comanche, Texas.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.7.7 Nathan Elijah Horner was born April 18, 1867, in Perry County. He married Ann Baker on October 7, 1899. He died on October 12, 1937, at San Angelo, Texas.

Children of Frances Jane (Angel) Horner:

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.7.8 James ["Jim"] Russell Horner was born September 21, 1871, in Marion County, Arkansas. He married Lucinda ["Lou"] Baker on December 9, 1894. He died on May 21, 1941, at Colorado City, Texas.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.7.9 Martha Ann Horner was born September 19, 1873. She died ca. 1899. She never married.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.7.10 Thomas ["Tom"] Jefferson Horner was born July 15, 1875, in Marion County, Arkansas. He married Nancy Emma Hudspeth in 1898, and they had five children. Tom died on May 14, 1950, at Burley, Idaho.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.7.11 Eli Horner was born September 9, 1877. He married Ella Keeter on July 22, 1897, and they had seven children. He died on August 7, 1973, at Zepher, Texas.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.7.12 Levi Horner was born September 9, 1877, and was a twin brother of Eli Horner (next above). He married Alice McCullough on April 20, 1902, and they had eight children. Levi died on May 24, 1967, at Early, Texas.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.7.13 Myra Horner was born August 10, 1880. She married Thompson Stanley in 1903. She died on August 16, 1927.

(Picture)
NATHAN SPARKS & MARY HARRIET (LEWIS) HORNER
Photograph taken ca. 1885

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.8 Nathan Sparks Horner, son of John and Sally (Sparks) Horner, was born on February 23, 1832, in Perry County. It was there that he married Mary Harriet Lewis on January 11, 1852. She had been born on February 17, 1830, and was a daughter of Aaron and Mary Lewis. She and Nathan had nine children. Mary Harriet died on March 28, 1894. After her death, Nathan married (second) Sally (Patterson) Pitts Horner, widow of 1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4 Russell W. Horner. (See above.) Sally died on March 12, 1910. Nathan S. Horner died on November 4, 1922. They were buried in the Pineview Cemetery. The children of Nathan Sparks and Mary Harriet (Lewis) Horner were:

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.8.1 Margaret A. Horner was born October 12, 1852. She died on June 1, 1855.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.8.2 Sarah Jane Horner was born August 26, 1854. She married John W. Young on January 10, 1878. She died on April 27, 1943.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.8.3 M. Adeline Horner was born May 27, 1856. She married Joe Marvin on July 15, 1886. She died on November 17, 1943.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.8.4 Nancy Elizabeth ["Bettie"] Horner was born December 20, 1858. She married A. J. ["Jack"] Daniel on September 23, 1879, and they had a daughter named Ollie Daniel who married Wesley Barber. Bettie died on November 27, 1950. A photograph of Nathan S. Horner with his daughter, Bettie (Horner) Daniel, his granddaughter, Ollie, and a great- granddaughter, Maurine Barber, appears.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.8.5 Martha G. Horner was born February 12, 1861. She died on December 31, 1861.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.8.6 Nathan Sparks Horner, Jr. was born May 27, 1862, in Perry County. It was there that he married Mary [Mollie"] Jane Cotham on February 16, 1888. She had been born on February 16, 1868, and was a daughter of Thomas and Martha Jane (Porter) Cotham. Nathan died on November 12, 1912, and Mollie died on April 27, 1915. They were buried in the Pineview Cemetery. They had four children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.8.6.1 Faunus Eran Horner,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.8.6.2 Trula Venus Horner,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.8.6.3 Argus Albion Horner, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.8.6.4 Ila Harriet Horner.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.8.7 Jesse Wilson Horner was born February 21, 1866. He married Emma Suanna Daniel on January 6, 1887. Jesse died on May 6, 1941.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.8.8 J. Egbert Horner was born December 20, 1869. He died on July 6, 1872.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.8.9 G. Lee Horner was born April 24, 1872. He died on May 11, 1948. He never married.

(Picture)
NATHAN SPARKS HORNER WITH HIS DAUGHTER BETTIE (HORNER) DANIEL
HIS GRAND DAUGHTER,OLLIE (DANIEL) BARBER
AND HIS GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER, MAURINE BARBER
Photograph taken ca. 1915

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.9 William P. Horner was born February 23, 1832. He was a twin brother of Nathan Sparks Horner (see next above). He probably died when he was quite young.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.10 Elijah Egbert Horner was born on October 9, 1834, in Perry County. He married Ryanza Nix ca. 1859, and they had two children before the untimely death of Elijah ca. 1865, at the age of 31 years. Their children were:

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.10.1 John M. Horner was born ca. 1861. He married Malinda E. Patterson on January 9, 1878.
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.10.2 Pleasant W. Horner was born ca. 1863.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.11 Mary Jane Horner was born on April 28, 1837. She married William Henry Lancaster ca. 1852. He had been born on February 7, 1829, in Hickman County and was a son of John and Rachel (Harder) Lancaster. He died on February 17, 1875, in Marion County, Arkansas. Mary Jane survived him thirty years, dying on October 3, 1905. They had ten children.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.11.1 Sarah Harriet Lancaster was born January 23, 1853, in Perry County. She married James Dickson Stanley on October 15, 1882. She died on July 11, 1911.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.11.2 Nancy Caroline Lancaster was born December 23, 1854. She married George Washington Young on January 16, 1875, in Marion County, Arkansas. He had been born on April 18, 1847, in Yell County, Arkansas, and was a son of John and Elizabeth (Bullington) Young. He served in the Confederate States Army and after the war ended, he became a teacher and a business man. He died on October 12, 1921, at Pyatt, Arkansas. Nancy died on May 9, 1955, in Marion County, Arkansas, and was buried beside her husband in the Patton Cemetery at Pyatt, Arkansas. They had six children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.11.2.1 Minnie Young,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.11.2.2 William Young,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.11.2.3 Josie Young,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.11.2.4 Augustus Young,
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.11.2.5 Arkansas Young, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.1.11.2.6 Ernest Young.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.11.3 John Russell Lancaster was born February 27, 1857. He married Sarah Virginia Rhoten on March 31, 1889. He died on June 14, 1943, at Zinc, Arkansas.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.11.4 Rachel Ann Lancaster was born July 11, 1859. She married William C. Casey on September 18, 1904. She died on May 10, 1946, at Eros, Arkansas.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.11.5 Martha Malinda Lancaster was born September 25, 1861. She married Darius Kelly. She died on March 23, 1943, at Lead Hill, Akransas.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.11.6 Louise Elizabeth Lancaster was born June 8, 1864. She married James Washington Johnson on March 4, 1882. She died on Decem ber 28, 1955, at Van Buren, Arkansas.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.11.7 Pleasant Nathaniel Lancaster was born October 6, 1866, in Perry County. He was never married. He died on August 28, 1955, at Eros, Arkansas.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.11.8 Rebecca Jane Lancaster was born November 10, 1868, in Randolph County. She married William C. McClain on October 6, 1892. She died on November 27, 1917, at Eros, Arkansas.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.11.9 James Monroe Lancaster was born March 13, 1871. He married Nancy Jane Stanley. He died on June 8, 1934.

1.2.1.2.2.7.1.11.10 Thomas Winfield Lancaster was born December 27, 1875. He was married three times. His first marriage was to Lucinda Pigg on March 13, 1892. His second marriage was to Charity Brady, and his third marriage was to Mrs. Mollie Stonecipher. He died on December 14, 1962.

1.2.1.2.2.7.2 Nancy Sparks, daughter of Jesse and Elizabeth (Jones) Sparks, was born on December 14, 1798, probably in Jackson County, Georgia. She married Samuel Thomas ca. 1826. He had been born ca. 1795 in Georgia. When the 1850 census was taken of Hardeman County, Tennessee, Samuel and Nancy were listed with four children; there may have been others born to them.

1.2.1.2.2.7.2.1 Martha Thomas was born ca. 1828.
1.2.1.2.2.7.2.2 James Thomas was born ca. 1830.
1.2.1.2.2.7.2.3 Elizabeth Thomas was born ca. 1835.
1.2.1.2.2.7.2.4 Joel Thomas was born ca. 1837.

1.2.1.2.2.7.3 Eady Sparks was born February 19, 1801, probably in Clarke County, Georgia. She was undoubtedly named for her father's sister, Eady Sparks. She married John Hale in 1819. He may have been a son of Isaiah Hale who applied in 1832 in Hickman County for a pension for his service in the Revolutionary War. John Hale died in 1832, leaving Eady with six small children. His property was sold at a public auction conducted by Ureal B. Spicer, constable, in Hickman County in 1833.

(John Hale may also have been a brother of the wife of Hardy Sparks, brother of Jesse Sparks. Note that John and Eady (Sparks) Hale named a son Isaiah Hale. We also know that Hardy and Mary (MNU) Sparks, who lived in the Hickman-Humphreys-Carroll Counties area of Tennessee from ca. 1810 to 1830, named their first child Isaiah Hale Sparks. For this reason, we believe that Hardy's wife was Mary Hale.)

John and Eady (Sparks) Hale had six children; however, we have no further information about them other than that which appears below.

1.2.1.2.2.7.3.1 Elizabeth Hale was born ca. 1820.
1.2.1.2.2.7.3.2 Jesse Hale was born ca. 1822.
1.2.1.2.2.7.3.3 Isaiah Hale was born ca. 1824.
1.2.1.2.2.7.3.4 Albert Hale was born ca. 1826.
1.2.1.2.2.7.3.5 Winney Hale was born ca. 1828.
1.2.1.2.2.7.3.6 J. Robert Hale was born ca. 1830.

1.2.1.2.2.7.4 Elizabeth ["Betsy" ] Sparks, daughter of Jesse and Elizabeth (Jones) Sparks, was born February 24, 1803, probably in Clarke County, Georgia. She married Jesse Richard ["Dick"] Brown ca. 1824 in Hickman County. He was a son of Dr. William Brown who had settled Brown's Bend at Only, Tennessee. Dick was killed in an accident involving a runaway team ca. 1829, and when the 1830 census was taken, Betsy was shown as the head of the household. They had three children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.4.1 Mary Ann Brown was born January 14, 1825. She married William Redden Weatherspoon on September 4, 1845. He had been born on August 1, 1821. Mary Ann died on May 7, 1890, and was buried in the Murphree Cemetery. She and William had seven children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.4.1.1 James R. Weatherspoon,
1.2.1.2.2.7.4.1.2 Martha Jane Weatherspoon,
1.2.1.2.2.7.4.1.3 Willis Matthew Weatherspoon,
1.2.1.2.2.7.4.1.4 Sarah Elizabeth Weatherspoon,
1.2.1.2.2.7.4.1.5 William W. Weatherspoon,
1.2.1.2.2.7.4.1.6 Benjamin Weatherspoon, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.4.1.7 Andrew Weatherspoon.

1.2.1.2.2.7.4.2 William Hunt Brown was born March 5, 1828. He was married twice. His first marriage was to FNU Weatherspoon on July 29, 1851. She had been born on May 21, 1829, and she died on November 22, 1856. She and William had two children, Sarah Ann Brown and Jesse Richard Brown. William married (second) Elizabeth Rebecca King on July 24, 1857. She had been born on March 24, 1840, and was a daughter of Spencer King. William died on May 7, 1885, and Elizabeth died on December 17, 1916. They had nine children, including an infant (not shown below) who died at birth. (Note that the first two children listed below were born to Lucinda (Wilkins) Brown.)

1.2.1.2.2.7.4.2.1 Sarah Ann Brown was born May 31, 1852. She married William Henry Jones on February 13, 1873. He had been born on April 4, 1844, and he died on April 20, 1905. Sarah Ann died on July 18, 1906.

1.2.1.2.2.7.4.2.2 Jesse Richard ["Bud"] Brown was born 2 February 1856. (One record has the date as February 7th.) He married Mary Jane Wherry on January 26, 1888. She had been born on December 15, 1870. Bud died on February 15, 1931, and Mary Jane died on July 1, 1943. They had seven children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.4.2.2.1 Agnes Lee Brown,
1.2.1.2.2.7.4.2.2.2 Eula Bell Brown,
1.2.1.2.2.7.4.2.2.3 Ollie Brown,
1.2.1.2.2.7.4.2.2.4 Paul Brown,
1.2.1.2.2.7.4.2.2.5 Nora Jessie Brown,
1.2.1.2.2.7.4.2.2.6 Varden Brown, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.4.2.2.7 Nathan Brown.

1.2.1.2.2.7.4.2.3 William Spencer Brown was born ca. 1858.
1.2.1.2.2.7.4.2.4 Mary Elizabeth Brown was born February 13, 1861. She died on July 12, 1862.
1.2.1.2.2.7.4.2.5 Allan Hunt Brown was born March 17, 1863. He married Mayme D. Wilkins, and they had one child whose name we have not learned.
1.2.1.2.2.7.4.2.6 John Russell Brown was born November 22, 1865. He married Nannie McCord.

1.2.1.2.2.7.4.2.7 Martha Frances ["Mattie"] Brown was born May 13, 1868. She married Daniel George Murphree on July 2, 1885. He had been born on October 24, 1865. Mattie died on October 9, 1916. Daniel died on April 30, 1949. They had three children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.4.2.7.1 Ada Murphree,
1.2.1.2.2.7.4.2.7.2 Eunice Murphree, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.4.2.7.3 Edith Murphree.

(Ada was the mother of Dorothy McClanahan who has been most helpful in the preparation of this article.)

1.2.1.2.2.7.4.2.8 Emma Young Brown was born June 12, 1870. She married George Allen Lowe on March 7, 1894. He had been born on November 16, 1868. He died on October 10, 1929, and Emma died on Janu ary 23, 1941. They had two children,

1.2.1.2.2.7.4.2.8.1 Walter Lowe and
1.2.1.2.2.7.4.2.8.2 Amanda Lowe.

1.2.1.2.2.7.4.2.9 Malissa D. Brown was born May 20, 1875. She died on September 13, 1878.
1.2.1.2.2.7.4.2.10 Elizabeth Jane ["Eliza"] Brown was born March 31, 1878. She married Claude F. Woolard on November 26, 1902. He had been born on November 28, 1878. He and Eliza lived at Dyersburg, Tennessee. He died on January 14, 1926, and Eliza died on May 14, 1971. They had two children,

1.2.1.2.2.7.4.2.10.1 Herman Woolard and
1.2.1.2.2.7.4.2.10.2 Mable Woolard.

1.2.1.2.2.7.4.3 Jesse Richard Brown, son of Dick and Betsy (Sparks) Brown, was born December 25, 1828. He was married twice. His first marriage was to Malinda Wilkins, a twin sister of Lucinda Wilkins. (See Item D, 2, above.) She had been born on May 21, 1829, and died on September 4, 1854. She and Jesse had two children, Susan Brown and Mary Malinda Brown. After her death, Jesse married (second)1.2.1.2.2.7.6.2 Mary Elizabeth Sparks ca. 1856. She had been born June 19, 1837, and was a daughter of James Jefferson and Rhoda (Murphree) Sparks. (See below.) They had seven children (see 1.2.1.2.2.7.6.2.3 through 1.2.1.2.2.7.6.2.9 below). Jesse died on January 20, 1900, and Mary Elizabeth died on June 3, 1907.

1.2.1.2.2.7.4.3.1 Susan Brown was born February 27, 1852. On February 10, 1870, she married 1.2.1.2.2.7.1.1.5 James Harvey Horner, son of Jesse and Mary M. (Patterson) Horner. (See above.)
1.2.1.2.2.7.4.3.2 Mary Malinda Brown was born ca. 1853.
1.2.1.2.2.7.4.3.3 James C. Brown was born February 28, 1858. He married Emma T. Wilkins on July 17, 1888. She had been born in 1862; she died in 1881. Jim died on August 8, 1927. He and Emma had two children,

1.2.1.2.2.7.4.3.3.1 Ethel Brown and
1.2.1.2.2.7.4.3.3.2 Reid Brown.

1.2.1.2.2.7.4.3.4 Elizabeth ["Betty"] Brown was born July 18, 1860. (Some say her birthdate was June 13.) She married Jesse J. Seymore on December 2, 1882.
1.2.1.2.2.7.4.3.5 Jesse Richard Brown, Jr. was born December 22, 1861. He was never married.
1.2.1.2.2.7.4.3.6 William Daniel Brown was born in 1868. He married Cora Wherry on June 1, 1893. She had been born in 1876 and died in 1942. William died in 1952. They had six children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.4.3.6.1 Clarence Brown,
1.2.1.2.2.7.4.3.6.2 Oliver Brown,
1.2.1.2.2.7.4.3.6.3 Bertha Brown,
1.2.1.2.2.7.4.3.6.4 Jesse Brown,
1.2.1.2.2.7.4.3.6.5 Guy Brown, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.4.3.6.6 Lucile Brown.

1.2.1.2.2.7.4.3.7 Rhoda Elretta ["Rhett"] Brown was born September 22, 1869. She died on February 17, 1907. She was never married.
1.2.1.2.2.7.4.3.8 Evalina Brown was born December 22, 1873.
1.2.1.2.2.7.4.3.9 Thomas Monroe ["Tom"] Brown was born March 16, 1877. He married Sallie Owens. She was born March 16, 1892. Tom died on February 12, 1933. Sallie died on January 15, 1962.

1.2.1.2.2.7.5 Mary Jane ["Polly"] Sparks, daughter of Jesse and Elizabeth (Jones) Sparks, was born October 22, 1805, in Georgia. She married Abner Coleman ca. 1827 in Hickman County. He was born November 8, 1800, in North Carolina and was a son of Benjamin and Mahala (Suchy) Coleman. Polly apparently died between 1836 and 1840 leaving Abner with three children. He married (second) Cassandra Cotham by whom he had several children. He died on March 20, 1878.

1.2.1.2.2.7.5.1 James Sparks Coleman was born December 28, 1828, in Hickman County. He married Margaret Angeline Stanley on January 28, 1852. She had been born on October 18, 1835, and was a daughter of Henry and Jennie (Dickson) Stanley. She died on August 14, 1880. After her death, James married (second) Mrs. Ruth (Pinkerton) Patterson on August 31 1884. She died on August 17, 1895. James died on December 17, 1902, in Hickman County. He and Margaret had ten children.

1.2.1.2.2.7.5.1.1 Ann Jane Coleman was born August 1, 1853. She married William S. Horner on June 24, 1872. He had been born on August 17, 1850, and was a son of Jesse and Mary P. Horner. He died on May 24, 1890. They had children, but we have not learned their names.

1.2.1.2.2.7.5.1.2 Abner Henry Coleman was born January 20, 1856. He married Sallie Groff, and they had three children whose names we have not learned. Abner died on August 16, 1915.

1.2.1.2.2.7.5.1.3 Albert Bonnoa Coleman was born August 4, 1859. He married (first) Martha Emeline Hunt who had been born on August 12, 1857, and was a daughter of Joel and Matilda (Moore) Hunt. She died on December 13, 1883. In 1888, Albert married (second) Arena Brady who had been born on September 21, 1871, in Newton County, Mississippi, and was a daughter of C. C. and Nancy (Rogers) Brady. She died on May 8, 1894, at Manassa, Colorado. He died there on March 23, 1921.

1.2.1.2.2.7.5.1.4 James P. Coleman was born April 19, 1863. He died on September 17, 1884.

1.2.1.2.2.7.5.1.5 William ["Will"] Samuel Coleman was born March 27, 1865. He married Sallie Lomax in 1902. He died on January 1, 1950.

1.2.1.2.2.7.5.1.6 Joseph A. H. Coleman was born September 5, 1867. He married Vinnily Horner on January 4, 1907, and they had two children whose names we have not learned. Joseph died on December 9, 1956.

1.2.1.2.2.7.5.1.7 Margaret Josephine ["Josie"] Coleman was born February 1, 1870. She married James W. Cooper on March 29, 1889. He had been born on October 4, 1856, and he died on January 8, 1946. Josie died on December 2, 1949. They were buried in the Walker Cemetery in Hickman County. They had two children, Ira Cooper and Bertha Cooper.

1.2.1.2.2.7.5.1.8 Benjamin Franklin ["Frank"] Coleman was born August 5, 1872. He married Ida Churchwell on January 10, 1900.

1.2.1.2.2.7.5.1.9 Edgar ["Ed"] Oscar Coleman was born April 17, 1875. He married Susan Lewis on September 22, 1900. He died on December 7, 1943.

1.2.1.2.2.7.5.1.10 Betty Phelissa Coleman was born June 14, 1877. She married Nathan Cornealius ["Neal"] Horner. He had been born in August 1857 and was a son of Jesse and Mary (Patterson) Horner. He died on January 8, 1943. He and Betty had at least one child, but we have no further information.

1.2.1.2.2.7.5.2 Susan Jane Coleman was born on December 1, 1829. She married William ["Bill"] Kennedy Lewis ca. 1844. He had been born on May 3, 1820, and he died on March 23, 1892. Susan died in 1909. They had six children.

1.2.1.2.2.7.5.2.1 Mary E. Lewis was born November 11, 1845. She died on October 11, 1855.

1.2.1.2.2.7.5.2.2 James Wilson Lewis was born May 12, 1848. He married Rebecca Josephine Sutton on May 10, 1876. She had been born on December 1, 1858. She died on September 23, 1895. (One record has September 25th.) James married (second) Minnie Dickson who had been born in 1867. She died in 1962. James died in 1930.

1.2.1.2.2.7.5.2.3 Abner C. Lewis was born ca. 1851. He married Martha Owens.
1.2.1.2.2.7.5.2.4 M. A. ["Mia"] Lewis was born May 12, 1854. She died on December 4, 1855.
1.2.1.2.2.7.5.2.5 Jesse Franklin Lewis was born December 23, 1857. He died on May 3, 1874. (One record gives the date as May 8th.)
1.2.1.2.2.7.5.2.6 William Walker Lewis was born ca. 1864. He married Genie Gobelet.

1.2.1.2.2.7.5.3 Elizabeth ["Betsy"] Coleman was born September 18, 1832. She married J. D. Lewis ca. 1849. He had been born July 3, 1825. Betsy died on November 2, 1886. J. D. died on May 21, 1891. They were buried in the Starbuck Cemetery. They are said to have had seven children.

1.2.1.2.2.7.5.3.1 Mary Jane Lewis married William T. Weems.
1.2.1.2.2.7.5.3.2 William K. Lewis married Josephine Brady.
1.2.1.2.2.7.5.3.3 John Aaron Lewis married Laura Weems.
1.2.1.2.2.7.5.3.4 George R. Lewis married Linda Turnboe.
1.2.1.2.2.7.5.3.5 Martha H. ["Mattie"] Lewis.
1.2.1.2.2.7.5.3.6 Christina Annie Lewis.
1.2.1.2.2.7.5.3.7 Susan Lewis married Edd C. Coleman.

1.2.1.2.2.7.6 James Jefferson Sparks, son of Jesse and Elizabeth (Jones) Sparks, was born on April 14, 1808, probably in Tennessee. He married Rhoda Murphree ca. 1832. She had been born on December 19, 1813, in South Carolina. James died on December 18, 1851, and Rhoda died on December 3, 1877. They were buried in the Murphree Cemetery. They were the parents of seven children, all of them born in Tennessee.

1.2.1.2.2.7.6.1 Martha Ann Sparks was born November 27, 1835. She married Newton C. Lovette on April 22, 1860. He had been born January 16, 1837. He served in the Confederate States Army and died while crossing the Tennessee River near Kingston on October 1, 1863. Martha Ann died on December 26, 1910. She and Newton had two children, N. C. and W. D.

1.2.1.2.2.7.6.2 Mary Elizabeth Sparks was born June 19, 1837. She married Jesse Richard Brown, Jr. ca. 1856, and they had seven children. (See Item D, 3, above.)

1.2.1.2.2.7.6.3 Daniel George Washington Sparks was born September 27, 1839. He served in the 48th Regiment Tennessee Infantry, Confederate States Army. He married Rebecca Blackwell on October 14, 1861. She had been born ca. 1841 Daniel built a log house for his bride which is still standing and is occupied by a grandson, Will Sparks Stringer, who has made a restoration of the structure.

Rebecca (Blackwell) Sparks died during a typhoid fever epidemic in 1877. Three of her daughters also died at the same time. Daniel married (second) Leona Frances Norman on October 30, 1889. She had been born on October 4, 1861. Daniel died on February 4, 1917. Leona died on April 26, 1935. Daniel was the father of six children, three by each of his marriages.

1.2.1.2.2.7.6.3.1 Molly Sparks was born ca. 1862. She married J. P. Crowell on December 24, 1881, and they had two daughters, Sallie B. ["Poonie"] Crowell and Florence Crowell. After the death of Molly in 1887 during a typhoid fever epidemic, the girls were reared by their aunt, Martha Ann Lovette. (See Item F, 1, above.)

1.2.1.2.2.7.6.3.2 Luella Sparks died in 1887 during the typhoid fever epidemic.
1.2.1.2.2.7.6.3.3 Sarah ["Sally"] Sparks died in 1887 during the typhoid fever epidemic.

1.2.1.2.2.7.6.3.4 Margaret Ella Sparks, the first child of Daniel Sparks and his 2nd wife, Leona Norman, was born September 27, 1890. She married Thomas E. Stringer on April 11, 1909. He had been born on December 29, 1882. Margaret died on September 20, 1962, and Thomas died on September 21, 1967. They had three children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.6.3.4.1 Lloyd Stringer,
1.2.1.2.2.7.6.3.4.2 Will Sparks Stringer, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.6.3.4.3 Janey Stringer.

1.2.1.2.2.7.6.3.5 Doshye Sparks was born ca. 1895. She married Lloyd Baker on April 19, 1914.
1.2.1.2.2.7.6.3.6 James D. ["Jim"] Sparks was born ca. 1898.

1.2.1.2.2.7.6.4 Jesse Sparks, son of James Jefferson and Rhoda (Murphree) Sparks, was born ca. 1842 and undoubtedly was named for his paternal grandfather. He served in Company F, 42nd Regiment Tennessee Infantry, Confederate States Army. He died while he was a prisoner of war at St. Louis, Missouri, on March 1, 1862.

1.2.1.2.2.7.6.5 Sarah F. Sparks was born February 9, 1845. She married Amsel J. D. Murphree ca. 1860. He had been born on May 16, 1842. He served in the Confederate States Army and died of measles at Camp Cheatham, Ten nessee, on November 9, 1861. Sarah died on December 3, 1896. They had one child,

1.2.1.2.2.7.6.5.1 Amsel S. D. Murphree, Jr., who was born January 13, 1862, and died on August 24, 1877.

1.2.1.2.2.7.6.6 James Jefferson Sparks, Jr. was born September 6, 1847. He married Julia (Kelly) Lewis on November 22, 1893. She had been born on May 10, 1861. James died on October 19, 1902, after being shot by his stepfather-in-law on October 16, 1902. Julia died on January 20, 1948. She and James had five children, including a child who has not been identified.  

1.2.1.2.2.7.6.6.1 Rhoda C. Sparks was born August 17, 1896. She married Sam Blackwell on April 12, 1911. She married (second) Walter Waidridge, and they had five children: Leon, S. W., W. H., Chris tine, and Beth.

1.2.1.2.2.7.6.6.2 James Daniel Sparks was born August 28, 1897. He died on July 1, 1898.

1.2.1.2.2.7.6.6.3 J. Wesley Sparks was born July 9, 1899, and died while quite young.

1.2.1.2.2.7.6.6.4 Henry Hatcil Sparks was born January 21, 1902, in Hickman County. He married Lena May Flowers who had been born July 28, 1902. Henry was a highly successful farmer and cattle-raiser in the Only, Tennessee, community. Lena died on February 28, 1955. He died on January 17, 1984. (See the September 1984 issue of the Quarterly, Whole No. 127, for his obituary.) He and Lena had two children,

1.2.1.2.2.7.6.6.4.1 Henry H. Sparks, Jr. and
1.2.1.2.2.7.6.6.4.2 Marjorie Sparks.

1.2.1.2.2.7.6.7 William M. Sparks was born in October 1850. When the 1870 census was taken, he was shown as living in the household of his mother. Apparently he was never married; he died on October 3, 1877.

1.2.1.2.2.7.7 Jesse Sparks, Jr. was born February 13, 1811, in Tennessee. He married Mary ["Polly"] Malinda (Patterson) Horner ca. 1859. She had been born on October 22, 1822, and was a daughter of Robert C. and Malinda (Carson) Patterson. She was also the widow of Jesse Horner, thus Jesse Sparks, Jr. was the uncle of her deceased husband. (See Item A, 1, above.) Jesse Sparks, Jr. died on February 23, 1890. Polly died on December 26, 1892.

1.2.1.2.2.7.7.1 Jesse Sparks, III was born December 3, 1860, at Lick Creek in Perry County. He be came a most successful farmer. He represented Perry County in the 1909 and 1910 sessions of the State Legislature and was a director of the First National Bank of Linden. In 1886, he married Minerva ["Nerva"] Ledbetter, daughter of H. M. Ledbetter, a well-known farmer of Perry County. She had been born on March 24, 1869, and died on July 19, 1943. Jesse died on March 13, 1924. Jesse and Minerva had two children.

1.2.1.2.2.7.7.1.1 Jesse Kent Sparks was born July 17, 1888. He was married on December 18, 1913, to Bess E. Edwards who had been born on November 18, 1893; she was still living in 1966. J. Kent Sparks, as he was known, studied law at Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tennessee, and was admitted to the bar in 1909. He began a successful career as an attorney in Linden the following year. He became postmaster of Linden and was also editor of the Perry County News. He was a mem ber of the Methodist Church and of the Masonic fraternity. According to A History of Tennessee andTennesseans published in 1913, he was one of the most forceful men in Perry County. He died on August 7, 1966. He and Bess had two children,

1.2.1.2.2.7.7.1.1.1 Elizabeth Sparks and
1.2.1.2.2.7.7.1.1.2 Jessie Sparks.

[Editor's Note: J. Kent Sparks, as he always signed his name, was a member of the Sparks Family Association for a number of years prior to his death. A notice of his death appeared in the Quarterly of September 1966, Whole No. 55, p. 1017. He was the owner of the family Bible that had belonged to his great-grandfather, Jesse Sparks (1773-1858), containing the record of the births of Jesse's children.

J. Kent Sparks had also preserved a number of documents pertaining to the settlement of Jesse's and Jesse's father's (Matthew Sparks's) claims for losses suffered from Indian attacks in Georgia in the 1790s. Jesse Sparks (1773-1858) had placed these documents in "an old- fashioned ballot box, 8 inches by 10 inches" which had been passed down through the family, along with a number of artifacts. Of these, J. Kent Sparks wrote as follows to your editor on January 6, 1957:

"I have a horn cup (steer's horn with wooden bottom) with the word LIBERTY printed on it. The letters are clear or light, I do not know what was used to make them, but one can read the word LIBERTY by holding it up to the light. It must have come down from the Revolutionary War days. I have a walking cane or stick, the hand piece of which was made from part of a deer's horn, which was my great- grandfather's."]

1.2.1.2.2.7.7.1.2 Ammah Sparks, daughter, was born June 20, 1890. She married Daniel E. Starbuck on September 3, 1909, and they had two children,

1.2.1.2.2.7.7.1.2.1 Lorena Starbuck and
1.2.1.2.2.7.7.1.2.2 Jesse Starbuck who was called "Buddy". 

Ammah died at the birth of "Buddy" and he was adopted by James and Polly Sparks, his grandparents.

1.2.1.2.2.7.8 John Valentine Sparks was born on March 15, 1813. He died while he was still quite young.
1.2.1.2.2.7.9 Martha ["Patsy"] Sparks was born August 22, 1814. She died while she was still quite young.
1.2.1.2.2.7.10 Ann Sparks was born January 20, 1817. She was never married and made her home with her brother, Jesse Sparks, Jr. She died in 1890.  

[Editor's Note: This concludes the first part of an article about the descendants of the children of Jesse Sparks by his first wife, Elizabeth (Jones) Sparks. The second, and concluding, part of the article will be devoted to the descendants of his children by his second wife, Susan (May) Sparks, and will be published in a future issue of the Quarterly.]


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JESSE SPARKS (1773-1858)
SON OF 1.2.1.2.2 MATTHEW AND SARAH (THOMPSON) SPARKS
AND HIS DESCENDANTS


[Editor's Note: This is a continuation of the article begun in the March 1990 issue of the SPARKS Quarterly. In that issue, we presented a brief sketch of the life of Jesse Sparks (1773-1858) of Hickman County, Tennessee, and ten of his children and their descendants: Sarah, Nancy, Eady, Elizabeth, Mary Jane, James J., Jesse, Jr., John, Martha, and Ann. These children were by his first marriage which was to Elizabeth Jones. She died ca. 1817.

Here we present data on his other eight children: Nathan, Phillip Matthew, Absalom, Hannah, Susan, David, Catherine, and Jonathan. These children were by his marriage to Susan May.]

Shortly after the death of his wife, Elizabeth (Jones) Sparks, ca. 1817, Jesse Sparks married (second) Susan May. She had been born in 1795 and was a daughter of William and Hannah May. She took over the responsibility of caring for Jesse's youngest children, and, in addition, she and Jesse had eight children of their own.

1.2.1.2.2.7.11 Nathan Sparks, son of Jesse and Susan (May) Sparks, was born on August 28, 1819, in Hickman County, Tennessee. He was probably named for his uncle, Nathan Sparks. Young Nathan married Martha Cannon ca. 1839. She had been born ca. 1823 in Tennessee and was a daughter of Dennis Cannon. (Martha and Nathan Sparks were among the heirs named in the will of Dennis Cannon on August 12, 1853, according to Will Book H of the Humphreys County Court.)

On January 5, 1846, Nathan Sparks bought 61 acres of land on Big Hurricane Creek, a tributary of Duck River, from Lewis W. Bryant for $75.00. He sold the land in 1853, and he and his family apparently moved from Tennessee. According to the 1850 census of Humphreys County, he and Martha had four children, and they may have had others who were born to them later. We have no further information about this family.

1.2.1.2.2.7.11.1 Nancy Sparks was born ca. 1840.
1.2.1.2.2.7.11.2 Hannah Sparks was born ca. 1843.
1.2.1.2.2.7.11.3 James Sparks was born ca. 1847.
1.2.1.2.2.7.11.4 Jesse Sparks was born ca. 1849.

1.2.1.2.2.7.12 Philip Matthew Sparks was born October 29, 1820. He died when he was quite young.

1.2.1.2.2.7.13 Absalom Sparks was born on April 25, 1822. He was probably named for his uncle, Absalom Sparks. He was a blacksmith. He married Malinda Boles, probably in 1845. She had been born on November 5, 1822. Absalom died in June 1894. After his death, Malinda made her home with their son, James E. Sparks. She died on May 27, 1910. She and Absalom were probably buried in the family cemetery on their farm in Humphreys County. They had eight children.

1.2.1.2.2.7.13.1 Jesse Thomas ["J.T."] Sparks was born ca. 1846. He married Sarah E. Wilkins.

1.2.1.2.2.7.13.2 Nancy C. Sparks was born April 7, 1848. She married James Polk ["J.P."] Ayers on February 21, 1877, in Humphreys County. He died on May 4, 1919, and Nancy died on April 16, 1935. They were buried in the Larkin Cemetery near Bold Springs, Tennessee. They had at least two children.

1.2.1.2.2.7.13.2.1 Thomas Melvin Ayers was born January 6, 1878. He married Alice Leathers. He died on August 15, 1965.

1.2.1.2.2.7.13.2.2 Annie Ophelia Ayers was born September 15, 1880. She was married to James Albert Larkin on December 26, 1906. He had been born on May 22, 1875, and he died on September 6, 1938. Annie died on December 22, 1965.

1.2.1.2.2.7.13.3 Marjorie Ann ["Sis"] Sparks was born December 19, 1852. She married Christopher Columbus ["Lum"] Pullen. He had been born on April 12, 1846, and he died on September 12, 1924. Sis died on February 2, 1929. They had two children.

1.2.1.2.2.7.13.4 Martha Elizabeth Sparks was born August 25, 1856. She married Joseph Choate. He had been born in 1853 and died on May 6, 1896. Martha died on December 23, 1940.

1.2.1.2.2.7.13.5 Mary J. ["Mollie"] Sparks was born ca. 1858. She married Robert Weatherspoon on November 30, 1879.

1.2.1.2.2.7.13.6 William H. Sparks was born ca. 1862. He apparently died when he was quite young.

1.2.1.2.2.7.13.7 Benjamin Sparks was born ca. 1865 and died when he was quite young.

1.2.1.2.2.7.13.8 James E. ["J.E."] Sparks was born in February 1870. He married M. A. ["Maggie"] Rice on July 10, 1894. After his father died, his mother made her home with him until her death. He and Maggie had two children, Susan and Charlie.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14 Hannah Sparks was born January 29, 1824, in Hickman County, Tennessee. It was there that she married Levi Murphree on March 9, 1843. He had been born January 10, 1822, and was a son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Brown) Murphree. He died on January 5, 1892, and Hannah died on November 24, 1893. They were buried in the Murphree Cemetery at Only, Tennessee. They were the parents of nine children.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1 Mary Ann Frances Murphree was born February 18, 1844. She was married three times. Her first marriage was to David McClure ["Mac "] Cooper on January 17, 1861. He had been born ca. 1829 and was a son of John and Hannah (Walker) Cooper. He served in the Confederate States Army in the Civil War and died on September 20, 1861, at Nashville, Tennessee. by a most remarkable coincidence, his son was born that same day.

After the death of her soldier-husband, Mary Ann Murphree married Jonathan J. Lancaster on December 18, 1864. He had been born on May 24, 1837, and was a son of Paschal and Margaret (Halbrooks) Lancaster. He and Mary Ann had nine children before his death which occurred on January 7, 1883. After his death, Mary Ann married (third) J. T. Powers. She died on September 22, 1891. She and her second husband were buried in the Trinity Cemetery in Humphreys County, Tennessee.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.1 David McClure Cooper, son of David and Mary Ann (Murphree) Cooper, was born September 20, 1861, the same day on which his father died in the Civil War. He was a farmer and cattle buyer. He was also a member of the Humphreys County Court. He married Alice Turner on March 4, 1884. She had been born on December 31, 1864. She died on January 8, 1918, and David died on December 18, 1937. They were buried in the Turner Cemetery. They had eleven children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.1.1 Lydia Cooper,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.1.2 Lucia Cooper,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.1.3 Mattie Cooper,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.1.4 Thomas Cooper,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.1.5 Mabel Cooper,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.1.6 Margaret Cooper,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.1.7 Helen Cooper,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.1.8 Mack Cooper, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.1.9 unnamed triplets Cooper who died at birth.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.2 Margaret C. Lancaster, daughter of Jonathan and Mary Ann (Murphree) Lancaster, was born ca. 1865. She apparently died when she was a young woman.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.3 Thomas Levi Lancaster was born March 14, 1868. He married Stella McKeel on March 41 1894. She had been born on March 13, 1875. Levi (as he was called) died on June 6, 1944, and Stella died on February 14, 1960. They were buried in the Oakland Cemetery at Trenton, Tennessee. They had five children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.3.1 Grace Lancaster,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.3.2 Hattie Lancaster,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.3.3 Paul Lancaster,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.3.4 Douglas Lancaster, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.3.5 Thomas Lancaster.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.4 James Monroe Lancaster was born June 14, 1870. Monroe (as he was called) was married twice. His first marriage was to Ida C. Parchman on March 2, 1892. She had been born on November 10, 1874, and was a daughter of William and Rebecca (Summers) Parchman. She and Monroe had three children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.4.1 Frances Lancaster,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.4.2 William Lancaster, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.4.3 Nina Lancaster.

Ida died on April 21, 1897. Monroe Lancaster married (second) Martha Ann Pinkerton on December 24, 1903. She had been born on May 22, 1877, and was a daughter of John Cooper and Mary Elizabeth (Homer) Pinkerton. (See Item A, 4, c above.) She died on September 27, 1937, and Monroe died on December 23, 1952. They were buried in the Walnut Grove Cemetery near Trenton, Tennessee. Monroe and Martha Ann had seven children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.4.4 Mary Lancaster,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.4.5 Elsie Lancaster,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.4.6 Mildred Lancaster,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.4.7 David Lancaster,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.4.8 Willie Lancaster,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.4.9 Woodrow Lancaster, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.4.10 Minnie Lancaster.

[Editor's Note: the last named child, Minnie Lancaster, has been of invaluable help in compiling the records of the descendants of Jesse Sparks for this article.]

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.4 Rachel Hannah Lancaster, daughter of Jonathan and Mary Ann (Murphree) Lancaster, was born in 1872. She married Elisha Thomas Robbs on March 1, 1891, in Humphreys County, Tennessee. He had been born on May 31, 1870, and was a son of William Thomas and Isabella (Mcintosh) Robbs. Rachel died on December 19, 1918, and Elisha died on January 2, 1940. They were buried in the Eureka Cemetery near Forked Deer, Tennessee. They had four children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.4.1 Thomas Robbs,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.4.2 Frances Robbs,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.4.3 Olivia Robbs, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.4.4 Hilda Robbs.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.6 Frances Elizabeth Lancaster, daughter of Jonathan and Mary Ann (Murphree) Lancaster, was born June 7, 1875. She died on October 16, 1875, and was buried in the Union Chapel Cemetery.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.7 George Robert Lancaster, son of Jonathan and Mary Ann (Murphree) Lancaster, was born June 7, 1875, and was a twin to Frances Elizabeth Lancaster, next above. On January 21, 1900, he married Emma Fowler. She had been born June 12, 1879. Bob (as he was called) died on January 8, 1950, and Emma died on November 29, 1976. They were buried in the Oakland Cemetery. They had one child,

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.7.1 William Hanson Lancaster.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.8 Pleasant ["Pleas"] Whitwell Lancaster, son of Jonathan and Mary Ann (Murphree) Lancaster, was born in 1878. He married Alpha Omega Frazier ca. 1907. She had been born in 1882 and was a daughter of George and Genora Frazier. Pleas Lancaster died on May 8, 1949, and Alpha died in September 1953. They were buried in the Maplewood Cemetery at Paris, Tennessee. They had eight children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.8.1 Pauline Lancaster,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.8.2 Virginia Lancaster,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.8.3 Mattie Lancaster,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.8.4 Nellie Lancaster,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.8.5 Nettie Lancaster,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.8.6 Frances Lancaster,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.8.7 Helen Lancaster, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.8.8 Mary Lancaster.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.9 John Daniel Lancaster, son of Jonathan and Mary Ann (Murphree) Lancaster, was born November 5, 1880. He married Ella Roberta Escue in December 1911. He died on July 31, 1961; Ella died on November 30, 1966. They were buried at Ripley, Tennessee. They had three children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.9.1 Mary Lancaster,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.9.2 Margaret Lancaster, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.9.3 James ["Bill"] Lancaster

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.10 William ["Will"] Solomon Lancaster, son, was born November 5. 1880; he was a twin of John Daniel Lancaster, next above. He married Vallie Lee Robison on May 5, 1909, in Haywood County, Tennessee. She had been born on December 6, 1887, and was a daughter of Newt and Mollie (Royer) Robison. She and Will had five children;

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.10.1 Mabel Lancaster,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.10.2 Hazel Lancaster,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.10.3 William Lancaster,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.10.4 Elsie Lancaster, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.1.10.5 Inez Lancaster.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.2 Rebecca Catherine Murphree, daughter of Levi and Hannah (Sparks) Murphree, was born January 5, 1846. She married Doctor Thomas Pinkerton ca. 1865. Doc, as he was called, had been born on November 20, 1845, and was a son of William and Margaret (Cooper) Pinkerton. He served in the Confederate States Army. Cass died on November 20, 1923, and Doc died on April 26, 1929. They were buried in the Union Cemetery at Dickson, Tennessee. They had eight children.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.2.1 Mary Elizabeth Pinkerton was born September 3, 1866. She married James Andrew Pope on October 28, 1883. He had been born in 1863 and was a son of James and Malvina (Homer) Pope. He died on 1 April 1940, and Bettie died on February 12, 1944. They were buried in the Union Cemetery at Dickson, Tennessee. They had two foster children: Joe F. Crosby and Grace Ladd.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.2.2 Margaret Hannah Pinkerton was born November 20, 1867. She married Andrew Weatherspoon on December 28, 1891. He had been born on January 15, 1864, and was a son of William R. and Mary Ann (Brown) Weatherspoon. Maggie died on January 26,1948, and Andrew died on December 15, 1952. They were buried in the Weatherspoon Cemetery at Only, Tennessee. They had five children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.2.2.1 Vera Weatherspoon,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.2.2.2 Mary Weatherspoon,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.2.2.3 Brown Weatherspoon,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.2.2.4 Lois Weatherspoon, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.2.2.5 Ruth Weatherspoon.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.2.3 Susan Josephine Pinkerton was born August 30, 1871. She married John Bradshaw Morrison on May 15, 1892. He had been born on February 18, 1860, and was a son of David B. and Margaret (Pope) Morrison. He died on January 25, 1939, and Josie died on March 30, 1964. They were buried in the Shipps Bend Methodist Church Cemetery. They had nine children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.2.3.1 David Morrison,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.2.3.2 Ava Morrison,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.2.3.3 Ollie Morrison,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.2.3.4 Lessie Morrison,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.2.3.5 Joel Morrison,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.2.3.6 Mary Morrison,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.2.3.7 Ida Morrison,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.2.3.8 Wesley Morrison, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.2.3.9 Marion Morrison.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.2.4 Alice Thomas Pinkerton was born September 23, 1873. She married Jesse Thomas Owens on January 1, 1893. He had been born on December 28, 1867, and was a son of Smallwood and Mary (Laxton) Owens. Alice died on August 8, 1959, and Jesse died on August 17, 1961. They were buried in the Jones-Owens Cemetery at Buffalo, Tennessee. They had nine children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.2.4.1 George Owens,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.2.4.2 Claud Owens,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.2.4.3 Hollis Owens,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.2.4.4 Minnie Owens,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.2.4.5 Katie Owens,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.2.4.6 Margaret Owens,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.2.4.7 William Owens,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.2.4.8 Josie Owens, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.2.4.9 John Owens.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.2.5 William Levi Pinkerton was born January 19, 1876. He married Annie Worley. She had been born in 1881 and was a daughter of Alonzo and Martha (Strong) Worley. William died on April 8, 1948, and Annie died in 1971. They were buried in the Centerville (Tennesee) Cemetery. They had one child,

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.2.5.1 Lucile Pinkerton.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.2.6 Martha Ann Young Pinkerton was born February 5, 1879.She married Edgar Lee Stanfield on February 3, 1901.He had been born on November 22, 1877, and was a son of Newton and Sarah J. (Norman) Stanfield. He died on December 18, 1954, and Mattie died on November 6, 1975. They had two children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.2.6.1 Beatrice Stanfield and
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.2.6.2 Sarah Catherine Stanfield.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.2.7 Sarah Ethel Pinkerton was born July 26, 1881. Ethel (as she was called) married John William Wherry. He had been born on March 22, 1877; he died on October 10, 1934. Ethel married (second) John Bussell, son of William and Melvina (Homer) Bussell. She died on July 28, 1967, and was buried in the Lowes Bend Cemetery. She and John had eight children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.2.7.1 Wade Wherry,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.2.7.2 Hollis Wherry,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.2.7.3 Catherine Wherry,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.2.7.4 Lillian Wherry,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.2.7.5 Loyd Wherry,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.2.7.6 Bernice Wherry,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.2.7.7 Pauline Wherry, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.2.7.8 Ruth Wherry.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.2.8 Joel Carnell Pinkerton, son of Doctor Thomas and Cass (Murphree) Pinkerton, was born November 6, 1887. He married Myrtle Tommy Smith on October 6, 1907. She died on September 13, 1949, and Joel died on July 30, 1962. They were buried in the Union Cemetery at Dickson, Tennessee. They had five children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.2.8.1 Carlene Pinkerton,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.2.8.2 Ida Pinkerton,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.2.8.3 Thomas Pinkerton,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.2.8.4 Joe Pinkerton, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.2.8.5 Walker Pinkerton.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.3 Susan ["Sue"] Elizabeth Murphree, daughter of Levi and Hannah (Sparks) Murphree, was born August 2, 1849. She was married twice. Her first marriage was to Thomas L. Luten ca. 1874, and they had two children. She married (second) William Wesley Conrad Moore on September 15, 1885. He had been born on October 7, 1842, and was a son of John Nelson and Mary Malinda (Williams) Moore. He and Sue had four children. He died on June 11, 1920, and Sue died on June 7, 1924. They were buried in the Ebenezer Cemetery at Hustburg, Tennessee. The children of Sue Murphree were:

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.3.1 Permelia Catherine Luten was born July 15, 1875. She married George Walker Spencer on December 18, 1891. He had been born on December 4, 1871. He and Permelia had seven children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.3.1.1 Ernest Spencer,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.3.1.2 Samuel Spencer,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.3.1.3 Susan Spencer,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.3.1.4 Gladys Spencer,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.3.1.5 Myrtle Spencer,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.3.1.6 Eugene Spencer, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.3.1.7 Edna Spencer.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.3.2 Thomas L. Luten, Jr. was born January 23, 1878. He died on October 17, 1893.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.3.3 Sarah Frances ["Polly"] Moore was born June 19, 1886. She married Grover C. Williams on May 12, 1907. He had been born in 1884. He died in 1932. Polly died on January 16, 1966. They were buried in the Ebenezer Cemetery at Hustburg. They had three children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.3.3.1 Marie Williams,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.3.3.2 Martha Williams, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.3.3.3 Maxie Williams.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.3.4 George Festus Moore was born April 16, 1888. He married Bertha Fortner in December 1908. He died on March 30, 1936, and Bertha died on August 30, 1970. They had five children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.3.4.1 Viola Moore,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.3.4.2 George Moore,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.3.4.3 James Moore,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.3.4.4 Dora Moore, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.3.4.5 Nancy Sue Moore.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.3.5 Algie C. Moore was born March 1, 1890. He married Alice Epperson. He was a Methodist minister. He died on August 23, 1945. He and Alice had eight children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.3.5.1 Kathleen Moore,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.3.5.2 William Moore,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.3.5.3 Wilson Moore,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.3.5.4 Mareen Moore,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.3.5.5 Nora Moore,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.3.5.6 John Moore,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.3.5.7 Dan Moore, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.3.5.8 Robert Moore.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.3.6 Clara May Moore was born February 7, 1893. She married Jesse Anderson on August 15. 1909. She died on 5 February 1976. She and Jesse had eleven children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.3.6.1 Thelma Anderson,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.3.6.2 Elmer Anderson,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.3.6.3 Edgar Anderson,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.3.6.4 Frances Anderson,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.3.6.5 Catherine Anderson,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.3.6.6 Grover Anderson,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.3.6.7 Jesse Anderson, Jr.,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.3.6.8 Maxine Anderson,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.3.6.9 William Anderson,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.3.6.10 Elsie Anderson, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.3.6.11 Paul Anderson.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.4 Manfred Monroe Murphree, son of Levi and Hannah (Sparks) Murphree, was born July 11, 1852. He married Mary Frances ["Fanny"] Lowe on November 16, 1876. She had been born on September 30, 1857, and was a daughter of David and Nancy Amanda (Jones) Lowe. Manford died on October 26, 1912, and Fanny died on July 4, 1934. They were buried in the Lowes Bend Cemetery in Hickman County, Tennessee. They had six children.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.4.1 D. Leland Murphree was born September 16, 1877. He married Cora Thompson on August 4, 1901. He died on June 5, 1950.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.4.2 William ["Bill"] Monroe Murphree was born December 23, 1880. He married Mattie Rochelle on May 21, 1912. She had been born on January 22, 1890. Bill died on September 23, 1953.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.4.3 J. R. Murphree was born December 18, 1882. He died on October 11, 1895.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.4.4 John Thomas Murphree was born August 25, 1885. He married Mattie Raines. She had been born on March 30, 1889, and was a daughter of John F. and Margaret (Wilkins) Raines. John died on February 4, 1935. He and Mattie had six children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.4.4.1 Mary Murphree,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.4.4.2 Mattie Murphree,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.4.4.3 James Murphree,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.4.4.4 Margaret Murphree,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.4.4.5 Hattie Murphree, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.4.4.6 John Thomas Murphree, Jr.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.4.5 Annie Lou Murphree was born March 24, 1895. She married J. T. Blackwell. She died on September 28, 1965. J. T. died on September 13, 1984.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.4.6 N. B. Murphree, a daughter, was born ca. 1897 and apparently died in infancy.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.5 Jane Paralee Murphree, daughter of Levi and Hannah (Sparks) Murphree, was born January 14, 1856. She died on June 22, 1858.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.6 Sarah Pocahontas ["Poke"] Murphree, daughter of Levi and Hannah (Sparks) Murphree, was born January 4, 1858. She was marrried to John R. Wilkins on January 14, 1875. He had been born on October 9, 1854, and was a son of Clement L. Wilkins. He died on No vember 23, 1901. After his death, Poke married (second) Polk Weaterspoon and (third) to Doctor Thomas Pinkerton. She had seven children by her first husband. Children of Sarah Pocahantas (Poke) Murphrey and her first husband, John R. Wilkins:

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.6.1 Hannah J. Wilkins was born June 28, 1876. She married Sol Tidwell who had been born January 20, 1844. He died on February 8, 1929, and Hannah died on September 27, 1930.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.6.2 Jesse H. Wilkins was born March 22, 1878. He married Susie Russell who had been born on May 29, 1880. She died on June 9, 1925, and Jesse died on February 26, 1940.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.6.3 Nancy Catherine ["Kate"] Wilkins was born February 25, 1880. She married Joe Warren.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.6.4 Sarah ["Sally"] Wilkins was born June 17, 1882. She married Primm Russell.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.6.5 Clement Levi Wilkins was born August 17, 1884. He married Belle Sanders.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.6.6 Louvina ["Vina"] Wilkins, daughter, was born August 7, 1888. She married John W. Coleman who had been born on December 2, 1884. He died on February 19, 1956, and Vina died on January 26,1961. They were buried in the Coleman Cemetery at Spot, Tennessee. They had three children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.6.6.1 Connie Coleman,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.6.6.2 Dennis Coleman, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.6.6.3 Carter Coleman.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.6.7 John R. Wilkins, Jr., son, was born September 20, 1893. He married Jessie Baker who had been born on February 4, 1905. John died on August 18, 1964.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.7 Martha Melvina ["Vina"] Murphree, daughter of Levi and Hannah (Sparks) Murphree, was born June 4, 1860. She married George Riley Owens on December 28, 1879. He had been born July 26, 1854, in Humphreys County, and was a son of Smallwood and Mary (Penn) Owens. He died on January 17, 1929, and Vina died on September 21, 1942. They were buried in the Jones-Owens Cemetery at Buffalo, Tennessee. George and Vina (Murphree) Owens were the parents of two children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.7.1 David Monroe Owens was born October 11, 1880. He married 1.2.1.2.2.7.1.4.3.8 Ellen Olivia Pinkerton on May 22, 1904, in Perry County, Tennessee. She had been born on August 19, 1885, and was a daughter to John Cooper and Mary Elizabeth (Homer) Pinkerton. (See Item A, 4, c, above, on page 3537 of the March 1960 issue of the Quarterly.) David died on February 18, 1958, and Ellen died on August 3, 1960. They were buried in the Jones-Owens Cemetery at Buffalo, Tennessee. They had three children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.7.1.1 Mildred Owens,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.7.1.2 Edward Owens, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.7.1.3 John Owens.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.7.2 Mary Pearl Owens was born March 19, 1882. She married Frank Hunt, a physician.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8 Jesse Levi Murphree, son of Levi and Hannah (Sparks) Murphree, was born 1 April 1862. He was married twice. His first marriage was to Annie Lee Lowe on December 27, 1883. She had been born on February 22, 1866, and was a daughter of David and Nancy Amanda (Jones) Lowe. She died on June 9, 1895, shortly after the birth of their seventh child who also died. Jesse married (second) Malvina ["Vina"] Elizabeth Weatherspoon on September 20, 1896. She was a daughter of James R. and Rachel (Pope) Weatherspoon. She and Jesse had eleven children. Jesse died on October 11, 1939, and Vina died on June 5, 1953. They were buried in the Weatherspoon Cemetery at Browns Bend, Tennessee. Jesse Levi Murphree's children were as follows:

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.1 Lillie Elton Murphree was born January 17, 1885. She was married twice. Her flrst marriage was to Joshua Bass on January 30, 1900, in Humphreys County. They had three children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.1.1 William Bass,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.1.2 Herbert Bass, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.1.3 Jesse Bass.

Lillie married (second) Pleasant Milam on November 27, 1910. They had three children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.1.4 Mattie Milam,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.1.5 W.D. Milam, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.1.6 Monroe Milam.

Lillie died on July 22, 1975.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.2 N. Macon Murphree was born February 13, 1886. He died on March 23, 1890.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.3 David Monroe Murphree was born March 1, 1888. He was married twice. His first marriage was to Ollie Dodd on September 12, 1909. She was a daughter of John and Nannie (Pruett) Dodd. David and Ollie had two children,

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.3.1 Willie Murphree
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.3.2 David Murphree, Jr.

David married (second) Pearl Bradford. She had been born on December 15, 1898, and was a daughter of William and Della (Peeler) Bradford. David and Pearl had three children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.3.3 Lewis Murphree,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.3.4 Anne Murphree, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.3.5 Martha Murphree.

David died on March 27, 1941. Pearl died on June 5, 1969. They were buried in the Spring Hill Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.4 Mattie Pearl Murphree was born January 9, 1890. She married Muncy Melton Reeves on January 28, 1912. He had been born June 17, 1888, and was a son of Muncy Eli and Azalla (Fielder) Reeves. He died on August 29, 1969, and Mattie died on May 3, 1975. They were buried in the Nichols Memorial Cemetery at Centerville, Tennessee. They had four children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.4.1 Jesse Reeves,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.4.2 William Reeves,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.4.3 Annie Reeves, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.4.4 Muncy Reeves, Jr.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.5 William Ernest Murphree was born April 21, 1891. He married Etta Gordon on January 7, 1912. He died on January 14, 1966. He and Etta had six children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.5.1 Eunice Murphree,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.5.2 Era MM Murphree,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.5.3 Jesse Murphree,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.5.4 William Murphree,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.5.5 Mattie Murphree, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.5.6 Juanita Murphree.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.6 Mary Frances Murphree was born June 4, 1893. She married Walter D. Wherry on October 5, 1913. He had been born on September 27, 1882, and was a son of John and Savannah (Wilkins) Wherry. He died on November 3, 1963. He and Mary Frances had two children,

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.6.1 Ruby Wherry and
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.6.2 Frances Wherry.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.7 Paul E. Murphree was born June 5, 1895, and died at birth. His mother, Annie (Lowe) Murphree died at the same time.

[Note: the children of Jesse Levi Murphree who follow were by his second wife, Vina (Weatherspoon) Murphree.]

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.8 Hannah Priscilla Murphree was born August 21, 1897. She was a school teacher. She never married and died on July 6, 1965.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.9 Jesse Levi Murphree, Jr. was born March 9, 1899. He died on April 23, 1900.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.10 Emma Elizabeth Murphree was born January 21, 1900. She married James Earl Wrenn on June 3, 1928. He had been born on February 17, 1894, and was a son of John Thomas Wrenn. He died on June 4, 1957, and Emma died on November 24, 1987. They had one child,

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.10.1 James Earl Wrenn, Jr.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.11 Jennie Pauline Murphree was born December 5, 1902. She married Bate Buren Brown on September 8, 1928. He was born November 22, 1903, and was a son of John Willis and Elnoria (Alexander) Brown. Pauline (as she was called) died on October 30, 1982, and B.B. (as he was called) died on January 2, 1990. They had two children,

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.11.1 Jesse Brown and
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.11.2 Janris Brown.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.12 Vina Lucile Murphree was born November 3, 1904. She died on January 24, 1977. She married Allen Dean in 1928, and they had three children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.12.1 Sarah Dean,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.12.2 Rebecca Dean, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.12.3 Murphree Dean.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.13 Eunice Dee Murphree was born September 18, 1906. She married Guy C. Brown on January 16, 1932. He had been born on September 12, 1903, and he died on June 27, 1967. Eunice died on January 17, 1987. They had no children.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.14 Phillis Edna Murphree was born August 24, 1908. She was married to Lucian Richardson on March 4, 1933. He had been born July 23, 1908, and was a son of Ben and Nancy Jane (Turner) Richardson. He and Edna (as she was called) had three children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.14.1 Nancy Richardson,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.14.2 Larry Richardson, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.14.3 Celia Richardson.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.15 Hamm Patterson Murphree was born May 4, 1910. He went to Texas where he married M. Bufle.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.16 John Wilson Murphree was born November 24, 1912. He married Olive Pearl Duncan on December 25, 1936. He died on December 19, 1982. He and Pearl (as she was called) had four children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.16.1 John W. Murphree, Jr.;
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.16.2 Jamie Murphree;
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.16.3 Ona Priscilla Murphree;
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.16.4 an unnamed infant Murphree who died at birth.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.17 Virginia Sue Murphree was born December 14, 1914. She married John Thomas Pinkerton and they had a son,

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.17.1 Larry Pinkerton.

She married (second) Lee Stone.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.8.18 Crockett Owens Murphree was born July 22, 1917. He married Margaret Rochelle. He died on April 12, 1990.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.9 Lou Emma Murphree was born March 1, 1865, in Hickman County, Tennessee. She married David Wilson Owens on December 27, 1883, in Humphreys County. He had been born on April 11, 1861, and was a son of Smallwood and Mary (Penn) Owens; he was a brother of George Riley Owens. (See Item N, 7, above, page 3640.) David died on August 4, 1945, and Lou Emma died on June 28, 1954. They were buried in the Jones-Owens Cemetery at Buffalo, Tennessee. David and Lou Emma Owens had five children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.9.1 Ludie Brown Owens was born September 29, 1884. She never married. She died on June 6, 1974.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.9.2 Levi Murphree Owens was born December 30, 1886. He died on June 13, 1920, and was buried in the Jones-Owens Cemetery.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.9.3 Mary Hannah Owens was born November 26, 1889. On December 23, 1917, she married Ervin A. Harvill. He had been born on March 3, 1889. He died on 1 April 1945, and Mary Hannah died on November 23, 1984. He and Mary Hannah had five children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.9.3.1 Minnie Harvill,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.9.3.2 Mildred Harvill,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.9.3.3 Mary Helen Harvill,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.9.3.4 Nina Harvill, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.9.3.5 Arch Harvill.

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.9.4 Smallwood Harvill was born December 27, 1891, in Humphreys County, Tennessee. On January 6, 1929, he married Mattie Ola Dickson. He died on October 6, 1972. He and Mattie had one child,

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.9.4.1 David C. Harvill

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.9.5 John Crockett Owens was born January 21, 1894. On November 22, 1922, he married Iva Dorothy Hilliard. She had been born on October 30, 1898, and was a daughter of Washington and Nancy Elmedia (Tucker) Hilliard. John died on April 14, 1966, and Iva died on October 15, 1980. They were buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery at Huntingdon, Tennessee. They had three children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.14.9.5.1 John D. Harvill,
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.9.5.2 Nancy Harvill, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.14.9.5.3 Dorothy Harvill.

1.2.1.2.2.7.15 Susan Sparks, daughter, was born on February 24, 1826. She married James Cotham ca. 1844. He had been born June 4, 1820, and was a son of Stephen and Mary (Shipp) Cotham. Susan died on July 26, 1872, and James died on February 23, 1876. They were buried in the Union Chapel Cemetery on Little Richiand Creek in Humphreys County. They had eight children.

1.2.1.2.2.7.15.1 John Matthew Cotham was born ca. 1846 in Hickman County, Tennessee. He married Martha Blackwell. He died on November 22, 1878. He and Martha had three children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.15.1.1 Nancy Cotham,
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.1.2 Sarah Cotham, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.1.3 Lilda Cotham.

1.2.1.2.2.7.15.2 Jesse Everitt Cotham was born January 26,1848. He married Martha Louisa Carter ca. 1870. She had been born on May 31, 1852. She and Jesse had ten children before her death, which occurred on July 24, 1899.

1.2.1.2.2.7.15.2.1 Vannie Louella Cotham was born ca. 1874. She married Burnett Taylor, and they had three children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.15.2.1.1 Floyd Taylor,
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.2.1.2 Earl Taylor, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.2.1.3 Leilah Taylor.

1.2.1.2.2.7.15.2.2 Charles Winston Cotham was born February 6, 1876. He married Hattie Ray. She had been born ca. 1885 and died on December 23, 1920. Charles died in 1960 in Arkansas. He and Hattie had four children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.15.2.2.1 Ray Cotham,
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.2.2.2 Audry Cotham,
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.2.2.3 Mearitt Cotham, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.2.2.4 Charles Cotham.

1.2.1.2.2.7.15.2.3 Minnie Nora Cotham was born ca. 1878. She married Ed Brown. She died in 1945. She and Ed had six children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.15.2.3.1 Opal Brown,
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.2.3.2 Freeman ["Boss"] Brown,
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.2.3.3 Jesse Brown,
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.2.3.4 Aaron Brown,
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.2.3.5 Wesley ["Bill"] Brown, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.2.3.6 Charles Brown.

1.2.1.2.2.7.15.2.4 Benjamin Boyd Cotham was born on March 12, 1881 He married (first) Nannie Boyd by whom he was said to have had a son, Perry C. Cotham, born in 1912. Benjamin married (second) Vera Hurt by whom he is said to have had a son, David Preston Cotham, born in 1920. Benjamin died on December 4, 1959.

1.2.1.2.2.7.15.2.5 Nicholas David Cotham was born January 29, 1883. He was married twice. His first marriage was to Nora Alice Waldrop on April 28, 1907. She had been born on April 29, 1885. She and Nicholas had three children before her death on December 10, 1918. Nicholas died on December 15, 1964, in Arizona. Children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.15.2.5.1 Eva Cotham,
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.2.5.2 Carney Cotham, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.2.5.3 Morris Cotham.

Nicholas married (second) Beuna Walton Wilkenson on May 19, 1921. They had one child,

1.2.1.2.2.7.15.2.5.4 Beuna Frances Cotham.

1.2.1.2.2.7.15.2.6 Jesse Lee Cotham was born April 24, 1885. He married Estella Johnson. She had been born July 8, 1891. Jesse died on February 17, 1957, and Estella died on September 4, 1970. They had two children,

1.2.1.2.2.7.15.2.6.1 Stanley Cotham and
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.2.6.2 Berta Cotham.

1.2.1.2.2.7.15.2.7 Unona Florence Cotham, daughter, was born June 15, 1887. She married Eldred Bowen McNeeley on October 16, 1904. He had been born on August 21, 1882. He and Unona had nine children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.15.2.7.1 Addie McNeeley,
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.2.7.2 Sterling McNeeley,
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.2.7.3 James McNeeley,
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.2.7.4 Lettie McNeeley,
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.2.7.5 Rayburn McNeeley,
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.2.7.6 Reba McNeeley,
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.2.7.7 Aubrey McNeeley,
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.2.7.8 Frances McNeeley, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.2.7.9 Sylvia McNeeley.

Unona died on March 10, 1939.

1.2.1.2.2.7.15.2.8 Stonie Everitt Cotham was born September 11, 1889. He married Prudy Crenshaw on May 28, 1911. They had five children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.15.2.8.1 Irene Cotham,
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.2.8.2 Duane Cotham,
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.2.8.3 Nettie Cotham,
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.2.8.4 Robert Cotham, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.2.8.5 Martha Cotham.

Prudy died on September 10, 1928.

1.2.1.2.2.7.15.2.9 Tane Cotham was born October 6, 1891, and died on May 31, 1895.

1.2.1.2.2.7.15.2.10 Tom F. Cotham was born ca. 1895.

After the death of his first wife, Martha Louisa (Carter) Cotham, Jesse Everitt Cotham married (second) Arrada Annie Hutchins on September 2, 1900 He died on May 26, 1923, and was buried in the Union Chapel Cemetery. He had five children by his second marriage.

1.2.1.2.2.7.15.2.11 Susie Anace Cotham was born November 25, 1901. She married Hughie Walter on December 2, 1922, and they had one child,

1.2.1.2.2.7.15.2.11.1 James E. Walter

1.2.1.2.2.7.15.2.12 Leonard Peakins Cotham was born September 29, 1903. He married Grace Priddy in September 1922.
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.2.13 Jewel Lee Cotham was born November 1, 1905. She died on December 5, 1905.
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.2.14 Noble Orestas Cotham was born October 9, 1906. He married Geneva Clark.
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.2.15 Prince Elbert Cotham was born December 13, 1908. He married Eva Lillian Shockley on July 23, 1936. They had two children,

1.2.1.2.2.7.15.2.15.1 Jeannene Cotham and
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.2.15.2 Wanda Cotham.

1.2.1.2.2.7.15.3 Hannah M. ["Maggie"] Cotham, daughter, was born ca. 1850. She married J. M. Carter on October 10, 1871. Apparently they both died ca. 1880 and were buried in the Union Chapel Cemetery.

1.2.1.2.2.7.15.4 Anna Jane Cotham was born April 30, 1851, in Hickman County, Tennessee. She married James Henry Cude on August 29, 1872. He had been born on August 1, 1850. Anna Jane died on December 31, 1908, in Humphreys County, Tennessee. James died on May 25, 1926. They were buried in the Union Chapel Cemetery. They had nine children.

1.2.1.2.2.7.15.4.1 Sarah H. Cude was born May 3, 1875. She died on September 6, 1878, and was buried in the Union Chapel Cemetery.

1.2.1.2.2.7.15.4.2 William Levi Cude was born September 5, 1877. He married Eunice McKeel on November 14, 1909, and they had two children,

1.2.1.2.2.7.15.4.2.1 Hattie Cude and
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.4.2.2 Irene Cude.

William died on November 28, 1961, and was buried in the Wyly Cemetery at Waverly, Tennessee. Eunice was buried there also.

1.2.1.2.2.7.15.4.3 Sarah S. Cude was born ca. 1880.

1.2.1.2.2.7.15.4.4 Isaac ["Ike"] Cude was born ca. 1883. He married Mertie MNU, and they had one child,

1.2.1.2.2.7.15.4.4.1 Eunice Cude.

1.2.1.2.2.7.15.4.5 Frances ["Fanny"] Cude was born ca. 1884. She married FNU Cooley, and they had one child,

1.2.1.2.2.7.15.4.5.1 Grady Cooley.

1.2.1.2.2.7.15.4.6 Viola Cude was born ca. 1886. She married Sid Mobley, and they had three children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.15.4.6.1 Paschal Mobley,
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.4.6.2 Preston Mobley, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.4.6.3 Tyrus Mobley.

1.2.1.2.2.7.15.4.7 James Pleasant Cude was born ca. 1888. He was married and had a son named

1.2.1.2.2.7.15.4.7.1 Jesse Cude.

1.2.1.2.2.7.15.4.8 Margaret ["Meg"] Cude was born ca. 1890. She was married twice, (first) to FNU Madden and (second) to FNU Flannery.

1.2.1.2.2.7.15.4.9 Jesse Everette Cude was born September 29, 1891. He married Viola Martin. He died on February 13, 1918.

1.2.1.2.2.7.15.5 Martha Paralee Texada Cotham was born July 23, 1857. She married Elijah Dan Carter, ca. 1875. He had been born January 30, 1854. He died on April 13, 1913. Martha died on August 26, 1935. They had thirteen children, including an unnamed infant who died at birth.

1.2.1.2.2.7.15.5.1 Lucy Ann Carter was born January 13, 1877. On July 4, 1900, she married Charles Madden. She died on April 21, 1965.
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.5.2 Edward Rucky Carter was born March 5, 1880.
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.5.3 Esther Elizabeth Carter was born May 21, 1882. She married Curtis Neal on November 18, 1906. She died on October 17, 1965.
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.5.4 Robert Oscar Carter was born on November 22, 1883. He married Zelta Ann Hughes in 1903. He died on December 22, 1919.
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.5.5 Benjamin Franklin Carter was born March 8, 1886.
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.5.6 Martha Frances Carter was born October 9, 1888. She died on October 31, 1918.

1.2.1.2.2.7.15.5.7 Lottie May Carter was born February 28, 1891. She was married first to FNU Cooper and second to FNU Richie. She died in November 1981.
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.5.8 Charles Ivan Carter was born December 31, 1892.
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.5.9 Bulah D. Carter was born on April 22, 1896.
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.5.10 Boyd Isaac ["Ike"] Carter was born April 11, 1898. He died on June 11, 1966.
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.5.11 Evie Cloys Lillian Carter was born May 25, 1900. She died in January 1919.
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.5.12 William Andy Carter was born August 29, 1904. He died on October 11, 1956.

1.2.1.2.2.7.15.6 Amanda Catherine ["Cass"] Cotham, daughter, was born November 24, 1854, in Hickman County, Tennessee. She married Rufus Tinsley Knight ca. 1875. He had been born July 24, 1855, and was a son of Joshua and Alesa (Parker) Knight. He was a minister. Cass died on October 2, 1896, and Rufus died on December 3, 1905. They were buried in the Union Chapel Cemetery. They had ten children.

1.2.1.2.2.7.15.6.1 Richard Harvel Knight was born ca. 1877. He married Maggie Burke who was born in 1884 and died in 1908. Richard died in July 1960. They had four children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.15.6.1.1 Cohen Knight,
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.6.1.2 Richard Knight,
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.6.1.3 Ruby Knight, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.6.1.4 Jewel Knight.

1.2.1.2.2.7.15.6.2 R. S. Knight was born November 24, 1878. He died on January 8, 1879.
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.6.3 Thomas David Knight was born October 22, 1879. He married Lena Dixon Martin. He died on August 29, 1931.

1.2.1.2.2.7.15.6.4 Annie Margaret Knight was born March 18, 1881. She married William L. White on December 15, 1901. He had been born on November 2, 1877, and he died on April 11, 1960. Annie died on March 6, 1974. They were buried in the Wyly Cemetery at Waverly, Tennessee. They had eight children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.15.6.4.1 Mildred White,
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.6.4.2 Oneda White,
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.6.4.3 Talmage White,
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.6.4.4 Tyrus White,
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.6.4.5 Annie White,
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.6.4.6 William Lee White,
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.6.4.7 Christine White, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.6.4.8 Donald White.

1.2.1.2.2.7.15.6.5 Everett T. Knight was born in April 1883 and died in infancy.
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.6.6 Martha T. Knight was born November 4, 1884, and died the following February.
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.6.7 Reames Knight was born ca. 1886. He married Laura Burke.
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.6.8 Alice Bell Knight was born ca. 1888. She married Deering J. White.
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.6.9 Charles Lewis Knight was born ca. 1890. He married Mertie Freeman.
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.6.10 Virgil A. Knight was born December 26, 1892. He died on March 22, 1895.

1.2.1.2.2.7.15.7 James D. Cotham, son, was born December 2, 1860.
1.2.1.2.2.7.15.8 Sarah Cotham, daughter, was born ca. 1864.

1.2.1.2.2.7.16 David Sparks, son, was born on January 23, 1827, and apparently died when he was quite young.

1.2.1.2.2.7.17 Catherine ["Katie"] Sparks was born August 21, 1828. She married Houston ["Hugh"] Reeves ca. 1847. When the 1850 census was taken of Hickman County, they were enumerated in Dwelling No. 845 on October 23rd. He was aged 23 and she was aged 21. We have no further information about them.

1.2.1.2.2.7.18 Jonathan Sparks, son, was born on November 25, 1834, in Hickman County,Tennessee. He had not reached adulthood when his mother died, and when the 1850 census was taken of Hickman County, he was shown as 16 years of age and living with his 77-year-old father. Apparently they continued to live together until Jesse died in 1858.

It was also about this time that Jonathan Sparks married Jane Paralee Dickson. Paralee (as she apparently was called) had been born ca. 1836 in Tennessee, probably in Perry County. When the 1860 census was taken of Perry County, Jonathan and Paralee had an 11-month-old son.

When the Civil War broke out, Jonathan enlisted in Company C, 10th Regiment Tennessee Cavalry, Confederate States Army, to serve for three years. Apparently he served until the close of the war, and when the 1870 census was taken, he and his family were still in Perry County. Four more children had been born to them.

We have not learned when or where Jonathan Sparks died, but it was some time prior to 1910. When the census of that year was taken, his wife, Paralee (Dickson) Sparks, was living in the household of her son in Coahoma County, Mississippi. She and Jonathan had five children, and there may have been others born to this couple.

1.2.1.2.2.7.18.1 Nathan Jesse Sparks was born March 12, 1859. He became a merchant. On October 7, 1890, he married Lauretta Sparks in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. She had been born on September 20, 1864, in Tennessee. We have not learned the names of her parents; however, a descendant states that she and Nathan were cousins. Nathan died on April 22, 1921, and Lauretta died on March 26, 1946. They had eight children.

1.2.1.2.2.7.18.1.1 Nathan Sparks was born September 25, 1891, and died at birth.
1.2.1.2.2.7.18.1.2 Theodore H. Sparks was born October 12, 1892.
1.2.1.2.2.7.18.1.3 Lettie Paralee Sparks was born April 23, 1895. She married Buford Johnson.
1.2.1.2.2.7.18.1.4 John Malburn Sparks was born on February 17, 1897. He died on September 20, 1902.
1.2.1.2.2.7.18.1.5 Dewey Otto Sparks was born February 9, 1899. He died on June 3, 1918.
1.2.1.2.2.7.18.1.6 Cornelius Ira Sparks was born March 7, 1901. He died in September 1978.
1.2.1.2.2.7.18.1.7 Laurain Ernot Cooper Sparks was born March 26, 1903, at Farrell, Mississippi. He married Beatrice Reeves on December 23, 1930, at McComb, Mississippi. She had been born on July 2, 1909, in Lincoln County, Mississippi, and was a daughter of Samuel and Felicia Palestine (Herrington) Reeves. Laurain died on October 8, 1953. He and Beatrice had three children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.18.1.7.1 John Elliot Sparks,
1.2.1.2.2.7.18.1.7.2 Thomas W. Sparks, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.18.1.7.3 Beatrice Lynn Sparks.

1.2.1.2.2.7.18.1.8 Lattys Ereus Sparks was born October 31, 1907. She died on June 1, 1920.

1.2.1.2.2.7.18.2 Margaret Ann ["Maggie"] Sparks, daughter, was born September 20, 1862. She married Albert Sidney Whitwell on December 27, 1881, in Stoddard County, Missouri. He had been born on September 3, 1862, in Perry County, Tennessee, and was a son of Willis H. and Mary Jane (Dickerson) Whitwell. Maggie died on December 12, 1922, at Little Rock, Arkansas, and Albert died on April 5, 1936, also at Little Rock. They were buried in the Oakland Cemetery in Little Rock. They were the parents of eight children, all except the youngest, Lauretta May, having been born in Stoddard County.

1.2.1.2.2.7.18.2.1 Emma O. Whitwell was born October 5, 1882. She died on March 28, 1884.
1.2.1.2.2.7.18.2.2 Johnny H. Whitwell was born March 13, 1884. He died on October 14, 1884.

1.2.1.2.2.7.18.2.3 Lillie Belle Whitwell was born September 10, 1885, at Advance, Missouri. She married Earl Clinton Daughenbaugh on July 31, 1906, in Ripley County, Missouri. Earl died on February 24, 1959, and Lillie Belle died on June 12, 1971, both deaths occurring in Little Rock, Arkansas. They were buried in the Pine Crest Memorial Park in Saline County, Arkansas. They had nine children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.18.2.3.1 Gladys Daughenbaugh,
1.2.1.2.2.7.18.2.3.2 Vivian Daughenbaugh,
1.2.1.2.2.7.18.2.3.3 Dallas Daughenbaugh,
1.2.1.2.2.7.18.2.3.4 Opal Daughenbaugh,
1.2.1.2.2.7.18.2.3.5 Edgar Daughenbaugh,
1.2.1.2.2.7.18.2.3.6 Margaret Daughenbaugh,
1.2.1.2.2.7.18.2.3.7 Lois Daughenbaugh,
1.2.1.2.2.7.18.2.3.8 Kathryn Daughenbaugh, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.18.2.3.9 Lillie Daughenbaugh.

1.2.1.2.2.7.18.2.4 Willis H. Whitwell was born January 13, 1888. He died on August 5, 1888.

1.2.1.2.2.7.18.2.5 Earl Nathan Whitwell was born August 23, 1889, at Advance, Missouri. He married Jennie Bland on January 29, 1910, in Little Rock, Arkansas. He died on October 20, 1949, and Jennie died on November 5, 1957. They were buried in the Oakland Cemetery in Little Rock. They had six children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.18.2.5.1 Lucille Whitwell,
1.2.1.2.2.7.18.2.5.2 Louise Whitwell,
1.2.1.2.2.7.18.2.5.3 Sidney Whitwell,
1.2.1.2.2.7.18.2.5.4 J. C. Whitwell, son,
1.2.1.2.2.7.18.2.5.5 Earl Nathan Whitwell, Jr., and
1.2.1.2.2.7.18.2.5.6 William Whitwell.

1.2.1.2.2.7.18.2.6 Mary Asalee Whitwell was born October 11, 1891. She married Hal S. Morgan, ca. 1911. She died on December 17, 1969, and Hal died on November 9, 1980. They were buried in the Pine Crest Memorial Park in Saline County, Arkansas. Mary Asalee was the mother of two children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.18.2.6.1 Verne Morgan and
1.2.1.2.2.7.18.2.6.2 Lillian Morgan.

1.2.1.2.2.7.18.2.7 Ruby Pearl Whitwell was born February 27, 1894. She married Willard T. Robinette on February 27, 1915, in Ripley County, Missouri. She died on June 6, 1963, and Willard died on January 2, 1969. They were buried in the Pine Crest Memorial Park in Saline County, Arkansas. They had six children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.18.2.7.1 Edwin Robinette,
1.2.1.2.2.7.18.2.7.2 Hazel Robinette,
1.2.1.2.2.7.18.2.7.3 Eugene Robinette,
1.2.1.2.2.7.18.2.7.4 Louise Robinette,
1.2.1.2.2.7.18.2.7.5 Emogene Robinette, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.18.2.7.6 James Robinette.

1.2.1.2.2.7.18.2.8 Lauretta May Whitwell was born May 31, 1896, near Bennett, Missouri. She married Emmert Elijah ["Jack"] Bell on May 29, 1915, in Ripley County, Missouri. Jack died on August 9, 1963, and Lauretta died on July 7, 1982. They were buried in the Pine Crest Memorial Park in Saline County, Arkansas. They were the parents of seven children:

1.2.1.2.2.7.18.2.8.1 Jack Bell,
1.2.1.2.2.7.18.2.8.2 Lester Bell,
1.2.1.2.2.7.18.2.8.3 Mildred Bell,
1.2.1.2.2.7.18.2.8.4 Clarence Bell,
1.2.1.2.2.7.18.2.8.5 Juanita Bell,
1.2.1.2.2.7.18.2.8.6 Bobby Bell, and
1.2.1.2.2.7.18.2.8.7 Melba Bell.

1.2.1.2.2.7.18.3 Lauretta Sparks, daughter of Jonathan and Paralee (Dickson) Sparks, was born ca. 1862.
1.2.1.2.2.7.18.4 Caroline Sparks was born ca. 1866.
1.2.1.2.2.7.18.5 James C. Sparks was born ca. 1869.

[Editor's Note: This concludes our record of the descendants of Jesse Sparks, son of Matthew and Sarah (Thompson) Sparks. It is far from complete. We shall welcome additional data pertaining to him and to his descendants from our readers.]

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