April 6, 2018

Pages 3853-3873
Whole Number 156

(1.2.1.2.1.8) THOMAS SPARKS (ca. 1766-ca. 1837)
SON OF 1.2.1.2.1 WILLIAM AND ANN SPARKS
OF SURRY COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA & LAWRENCE CO., KENTUCKY

by Paul E. Sparks



[Editor's Note: 1.2.1.2.1.8 Thomas Sparks, who came to Lawrence County, Kentucky, in 1821, was a son of 1.2.1.2.1 William and Ann (MNU) Sparks about whom an article appeared in the Quarterly of June 1991, Whole No. 154. His parents had disposed of their property in Frederick County, Maryland, in 1764 and had moved to Rowan County, North Carolina, shortly thereafter. The move was made in order for them to join some other members of the Sparks family who had left Frederick County a few years earlier. William purchased land from his brother, Matthew Sparks, in 1765 in Rowan County. Other Sparks families in Rowan County that year were headed by Solomon Sparks, Jonas Sparks, and 1.2.1.2 William Sample Sparks.

[William and Ann did not stay in Rowan County very long; by 1771 they had moved to Surry County, North Carolina. It was there that William died either late in 1801 or early in 1802. His will, which he had made on December 21,1801, was probated at the May 1802 term of the Surry County Court. He left most of his estate to be "equally and peaceably divided amongst my children and wife, she taking an equal share with one of the children." He appointed William Wilcox, William Sparks, Thomas Sparks, and George Sparks as executors of the will and "trustees for my wife and other children." Although he did not name all of his children in the will, we believe that he and Ann had ten children:

1.2.1.2.1.1 William Sparks, Jr.,
1.2.1.2.1.2 Matthew Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.3 Rachel Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.4 Nancy Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.5 George Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.6 James Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8 Thomas Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.7 Margaret Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.9 Benjamin Sparks, and
1.2.1.2.1.10 Jeremiah Sparks.

See the June 1991 issue of the Quarterly, Whole No. 154, for further details about William and Ann and their family.]

1.2.1.2.1.8 Thomas Sparks, son of William and Ann Sparks, was born ca. 1766, probably in Rowan County, North Carolina. He probably grew to manhood in Surry County, and it was probably there that he married Rebecca LNU ca. 1787. When the census was taken of Surry County in 1790, they had two children, a son and a daughter. Rebecca apparently died ca. 1795, and Thomas Sparks married (second) Dianah Wilcox ca. 1800. We have not found this family on an 1800 census, but Thomas' household was enumerated on the 1810 census of Surry County. Living in his household in 1810 was his wife along with six males and four females, all probably their sons and daughters.

Thomas Sparks paid taxes on 200 acres of land in Surry County in 1790. On January 9, 1795, he purchased 200 acres of land from Gilbert Keen. He sold this tract to his brother, George Sparks. On October 8, 1802, he purchased 100-acre tract which had belonged to his father from the executors of his father's estate for $150. He sold this tract to Benjamin Martin, John Spencer, and Thomas Cartwright on December 26, 1812. Thomas was present when this deed was registered in Surry County in November 1815.

These are the only deeds we have found for Thomas Sparks in Surry County, although it is apparent that he owned other property. He was taxed in 1812 on 200 acres; in 1813 on 378 acres; in 1815 on 697 acres (described as "on the waters of Deep Creek"), and in 1816, he was taxed in 100 acres "which adjoin Jonathan Sparks." His name does not appear on any subsequent tax list, and it seems obvious that he moved from Surry County ca. 1817.

Thomas Sparks moved to nearby Virginia ca. 1817 where he settled near the present-day boundary between Lee and Scott Counties. It was in Scott County that a daughter, Eleanor, married Peter Mauk in 1818; however, when the1820 census was taken, Thomas Sparks was listed in Lee County. With him, in addition to his wife, were seven males and three females, all of whom were probably his children. Thomas Sparks did not remain long in Virginia, and by the fall of 1821, he and a son, Allen Sparks, were in Floyd County, Kentucky, where each was issued a Kentucky Land Warrant for fifty acres of land on "a fork of Big Blame Creek." The warrants were dated September 3, 1821. Thomas and Allen settled in that portion of Floyd County which became a part of Lawrence County when that county was formed three months later, on December 6, 1821.

In all probability, Thomas Sparks was also accompanied to Lawrence County by his brother, James Sparks, and James's youngest son, Jesse Sparks. Most certainly, at least two other families, one headed by Levi Sparks and the other by George Sparks, who were relatives of Thomas and James Sparks, also arrived in Lawrence County ca. 1821. When the 1830 census was taken of Lawrence County, nine men named Sparks were shown as heads of households there.

On May 24, 1825, Thomas Sparks, Sr. was issued another Kentucky Land Warrant for fifty acres which adjoined his earlier grant. The land was in Lawrence County and was located on the Middle Fork of Laurel Creek, a stream which flows most of its ten miles through present-day Johnson County before entering Blame Creek in Lawrence County. Thomas Sparks, Jr. also acquired land that year on Lower Laurel Creek.

The last land transaction we have found involving Thomas Sparks, Sr. is a deed made in Lawrence County on March 11, 1836. He and his wife, Dianah, sold 200 acres of land on Laurel Creek to David Rose for $400.

Both Thomas and Dianah (Wilcox) Sparks probably died between 1836 and 1840. No record has been found of them on the 1840 census. They left no wills, nor have we found any administrative records of their estates. From census records, it seems apparent that Thomas Sparks was the father of fourteen children, four of them by his first marriage and ten by his second marriage. We have identified thirteen of them.

1.2.1.2.1.8.1 Hannah Sparks, born ca.1788
1.2.1.2.1.8.2 Joseph Sparks, born ca.1790
1.2.1.2.1.8.3 Eleanor ["Nellie"] Sparks, born 1791
1.2.1.2.1.8.4 Allen Sparks, born ca.1795
1.2.1.2.1.8.5 Thomas Sparks, Jr., born 1801
1.2.1.2.1.8.6 Sarah Sparks, born 1803
1.2.1.2.1.8.7 Matthew Sparks, born ca.1805
1.2.1.2.1.8.8 Daniel Sparks, born October 27, 1806
1.2.1.2.1.8.9 Lucy Frances ["Franky"] Sparks, born ca.1807
1.2.1.2.1.8.10 Elisha Sparks, born ca.1809
1.2.1.2.1.8.11 Elijah Sparks, born ca.1811
1.2.1.2.1.8.12 Dianah Sparks, born ca.1813
1.2.1.2.1.8.13 Nicholas Sparks, born ca.1814
1.2.1.2.1.8.14 An unidentified son Sparks was born ca.1815.

1.2.1.2.1.8.1 Hannah Sparks was born ca. 1788 in Surry County, North Carolina. Relatives say that she married FNU Mauk. We have no further information about her.

1.2.1.2.1.8.2 Joseph Sparks, probable son of Thomas and Rebecca Sparks, was born ca. 1790 in Surry County, North Carolina. It was there, in early 1815, that he married Martha Edwards. The marriage bond was dated Jananuary 28, 1815, and the marriage ceremony probably took place a few days later. Richard Gentry was Joseph's bondsman. Martha had been born ca. 1795 in North Carolina.

The couple went to housekeeping on Deep Creek where they owned 124 acres of land. When the 1820 census was taken, they had a son and two daughters. Then, ca. 1827, they decided to move to Lawrence County, Kentucky, to join Joseph's relatives. There they settled down on the Little Fork of Little Sandy River, but they attended church at the Big Blame Baptist Church, several miles away. They were listed on the 1830 and 1840 censuses of Lawrence County, and, according to these census records, it appears likely that they had nine children.

by 1850, Joseph Sparks had apparently died, and Martha, now a widow, had moved up the Big Sandy River to Pike County. She probably died there between 1860 and 1870.

1.2.1.2.1.8.2.1 Etheldred Sparks was born ca. 1816 in Ashe County, North Carolina. He married Ellen Gent (or Ghent) on October 14, 1841, in Lawrence County, Kentucky. She was born ca. 1814 in Russell County, Virginia. Etheldred and Ellen lived most of their lives on Burning Fork of Raccoon Creek in Pike County, Kentucky, where he was a farmer. He apparently died ca. 1865, and Ellen died sometime after 1880. They had five children.

1.2.1.2.1.8.2.1.1 Martha Jane Sparks was born ca. 1842. She married William M. Helvy on July 19, 1856, in Pike County.

1.2.1.2.1.8.2.1.2 Margaret A. Sparks was born ca. 1845. She married Andrew Ratliff on August 22, 1861, in Pike County.

1.2.1.2.1.8.2.1.3 Josiah E. Sparks was born April 1, 1846, in Pike County. He became a mail carrier. He was married twice. His first marriage was to Emma Deskins on December 31, 1874, in Pike County. She had been born ca. 1853 in Pike County. She apparently died ca. 1875.

Josiah Sparks married (second) Louisa Jane Charles, probably in 1877. She had been born in December 1856 and was a daughter of Thomas and Mary Elizabeth (Cain) Charles. Josiah died on July 6,1909, and Louisa died on March 14, 1936. They were buried in the Bent Ridge Cemetery at Meta, Kentucky. They had ten children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.2.1.3.1 Benjamin Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.1.3.2 Mary Ellen Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.1.3.3 Green Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.1.3.4 Louisa Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.1.3.5 Pricey Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.1.3.6 Arminda Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.1.3.7 Cora Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.1.3.8 David Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.1.3.9 Emma Sparks, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.1.3.10 Flora Sparks.

1.2.1.2.1.8.2.1.4 Mary ["Polly"] Sparks was born July 10, 1849, in Pike County. She married James M. Williams on Christmas Day in 1870. He had been born July 19, 1849. He and Polly had six children before her death, which occurred on January 31, 1884. James died on May 28, 1928. Their children were

1.2.1.2.1.8.2.1.4.1 Silas Williams
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.1.4.2 Andrew Williams
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.1.4.3 Julie Williams
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.1.4.4 Annie Williams
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.1.4.5 Bowles Williams and
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.1.4.6 Hiram Williams.

1.2.1.2.1.8.2.1.5 Sirena Sparks was born ca. 1854. She married George W. Elswick, and when the 1880 census was taken of Pike County, they had a son, 1.2.1.2.1.8.2.1.5.1 James Elswick. We have no further information about this couple.

1.2.1.2.1.8.2.2 Frances Sparks was born ca 1818 in North Carolina. She married Reuben Kozee(or Keesee) on December 1, 1836, in Lawrence County, Kentucky. They had four children when the 1850 census was taken of that county. We have no further information about this family.

1.2.1.2.1.8.2.2.1 John Kozee was born ca. 1838.
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.2.2 Arena Kozee was born ca. 1840.
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.2.3 Malinda Kozee was born ca. 1842.
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.2.4 Lucinda Kozee was born ca. 1845.

1.2.1.2.1.8.2.3 Charlotte Sparks was born ca. 1820. She married Andrew Cain in 1837 in Lawrence County.

1.2.1.2.1.8.2.4 Sirena Sparks was born ca. 1822 in North Carolina. She married Daniel S. Carroll on October 17, 1844, in Lawrence County. He had been born ca. 1824 in North Carolina. When the 1850 and 1860 censuses were taken, they were living on Sinking Creek in Carter County. With them were their seven children.

1.2.1.2.1.8.2.4.1 Martha J. Carroll was born ca. 1845.
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.4.2 Rebecca Carroll was born ca. 1847.
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.4.3 Calvin Carroll was born ca. 1850.
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.4.4 Phebe B. Carroll was born September 8, 1852, in Carter County.
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.4.5 William C Carroll was born October 1, 1855, in Carter County.
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.4.6 Susannah Carroll was born ca. 1858.
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.4.7 Thomas Carroll was born ca. 1859.

1.2.1.2.1.8.2.5 Mary Jane Sparks was born ca. 1823 in North Carolina. She married Lorenzo D. Hinkle on March 24, 1846, in Pike County. He had been born ca. 1817 in Tazewell County, Virginia, and was a son of William and Elizabeth ( MNU) Hinkle. Mary Jane died in 1876 in Pike County. Lorenzo died in Martin County, Kentucky, between 1886 and 1887. They had nine children.

1.2.1.2.1.8.2.5.1 Thomas J. Hinkle was born ca. 1848. He married Jane Williamson in 1876 in Pike County.
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.5.2 George W. Hinkle was born ca. 1850.
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.5.3 William Hinkle was born April 20, 1852. He married Alice Williamson in 1872.
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.5.4 Pharmer Polk Hinkle was born August 31, 1854. He married Lucinda Dingus on January 1, 1885, in Martin County, Kentucky. He died on June 24, 1945, in Ashland, Kentucky.
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.5.5 Joseph Hinkle was born in 1856.
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.5.6 Lorenzo Dow Hinkle, Jr. was born October 20, 1857. He married Judith Staton on January 15, 1889, in Martin County, Kentucky.
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.5.7 Levina Hinkle was born ca. 1862.
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.5.8 Colbert Cecil Hinkle was born in May 1866. He married Leona Staton in 1893 in Pike County.
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.5.9 Mary J. Hinkle was born in 1871. She married John Entzminger on May 13, 1897, in Martin County, Kentucky.

1.2.1.2.1.8.2.6 Richard Sparks was born in April 1825, in North Carolina. He was probably the Richard Sparks who enlisted as a private in Company G, 5th Regiment Kentucky Infantry, Confederate States Army on November 10, 1861, in Pike County, Kentucky. He was married twice. His first marriage was to Mary June Johnson on January 24, 1849, in Pike County. She had been born ca. 1829 in Virginia. She and Richard had four children before her death, which apparently occurred ca. 1862. Richard Sparks married (second) Rebecca Davis on March 15, 1865, in Pike County. She had been born ca. 1841 in Virginia. She and Richard were living on Lower Johns Creek in Pike County when the 1880 census was taken. Rebecca died sometime between 1880 and 1900. Richard died sometime after 1900. They had eight children. Richard Sparks's twelve children were:

1.2.1.2.1.8.2.6.1 Susannah Sparks was born ca. 1850.
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.6.2 Martha Sparks was born April 18, 1852. She died in Sep1860.
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.6.3 Joseph Sparks was born ca. 1858.
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.6.4 John Sparks was born ca. 1862.
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.6.5 Robert Sparks was born in December 1865. He married Nancy J.( ) Scott ca. 1894. She had been born in February 1858 and was a widow with five children by a first marriage. Robert and Nancy had three children of their own when the 1900 census was taken of Pike County. They were

1.2.1.2.1.8.2.6.5.1 Robert Sparks
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.6.5.2 Sarah B. Sparks, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.6.5.3 Ivory Sparks.

1.2.1.2.1.8.2.6.6 Roland F. Sparks was born ca. 1867.
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.6.7 David Sparks was born in December 1869. He married Rosa B. ca. 1895. She had been born in May 1874. When the 1900 census was taken of Pike County, David and Rosa had a son, 1.2.1.2.1.8.2.6.7.1 Trimble Sparks.

1.2.1.2.1.8.2.6.8 Richard Sparks, Jr. was born in February 1871 on Johns Creek in Pike County. He married Mary Stanley ca. 1900. She had been born July 7, 1871, on Road Fork of Pond Creek in Pike County and was a daughter of John Stanley. Richard and Mary moved to Arkansas ca. 1906 because of the poor health of Richard. He died at Crosses in Madison County, Arkansas, in 1913 and was buried there. Mary returned to Pike County where she died on February 4, 1939. She was buried in the Stanley Cemetery on Dix Fork. She and Richard had six children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.2.6.8.1 Irtley Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.6.8.2 Cansas Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.6.8.3 Pricey Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.6.8.4 Ida Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.6.8.5 Della Sparks, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.6.8.6 Kelley Sparks.

1.2.1.2.1.8.2.6.9 Cynthia Sparks was born ca. 1873.
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.6.10 Elizabeth Sparks was born ca. 1874.
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.6.11 Emma Sparks was born ca. 1876.
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.6.12 Sarah Sparks was born in March 1878.

1.2.1.2.1.8.2.7 Keziah Sparks was born March 4, 1830, probably in Lawrence County, Kentucky. She married Jacob Ratliff on December 2, 1852, in Pike County. He had been born ca. 1831 and was a son of John and Nancy (Mastin) Ratliff. Keziah died on October 16, 1905, in Pike County and Jacob died there on April 11, 1911. When the 1860 census was taken of Pike County, they were shown with four children; it appears likely that other children were born to them at later times.

1.2.1.2.1.8.2.7.1 Martha J. Ratliff was born October 16, 1853. She married George Anderson Helvey on December 24, 1879, and they had at least one child, Ballard R. Helvey.
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.7.2 John Ratliff was born ca. 1855.
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.7.3 Caroline Ratliff was born ca. 1857.
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.7.4 Virginia Ratliff was born in the spring of 1860.

1.2.1.2.1.8.2.8 Tabitha Sparks was born ca. 1832 in Kentucky. She married Rhodes Meade on June 15, 1848, in Pike County.

1.2.1.2.1.8.2.9 George William Sparks was born ca. 1835 in Kentucky. It seems quite likely that he was the George Sparks who married Alafair (MNU) Chaffin in January 1858 in Lawrence County. He was 22 years old; it was his first marriage; and he had been born in Johnson County, Kentucky. She was 27 years old; it was her third marriage; and she had been born in Logan County, Virginia (now West Virginia). When the 1860 census was taken, they were living in Wayne County, Virginia (now West Virginia). Living in their household in 1860 were four children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.2.9.1 Margaret Sparks, born 1850,
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.9.2 John Sparks born 1851
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.9.3 William H. Sparks born 1855, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.9.4 Martha J. Sparks born 1858.

On September 2, 1861, George Sparks enlisted in the 5th Regiment Virginia Infantry, United States Army, and served until he was given a medical discharge on August 18, 1862. (See the abstract of his pension file on page 3876.)

While we have no records to prove this statement, we believe that George Sparks and Alafair Sparks were divorced ca. 1866.We also believe that he was the George Sparks who married Rebecca C. (Ball) Burchett on July 7, 1867, in Carter County, Kentucky. Rebecca had been born ca. 1837 and was a widow of James Burchett.

George and Rebecca moved to Clinton County, Missouri, shortly after their marriage. (He apparently left his children by his first marriage with their mother.) He made application for a Civil War pension on May19, 1877, but died on March 15, 1878, probably before any action could be taken on the request. Rebecca applied for a widow's pension in 1890, and it was granted. She died on January 10, 1909. She and George apparently had no children.

George Sparks apparently had four children, all by his first marriage.

1.2.1.2.1.8.2.9.1 Martha J. Sparks was born ca. 1859.
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.9.2 George Sparks was born ca. 1861.
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.9.3 William Sparks was born ca. 1864.
1.2.1.2.1.8.2.9.4 James Sparks was born ca. 1866.

1.2.1.2.1.8.3 Eleanor ["Nellie"] Sparks was born February 15, 1791, in Surry County, North Carolina. She married Peter Mauk on June 8, 1818, in Scott County, Virginia. He had been born April 14, 1781, and this marriage may have been his second. He was a son of Frederick and Margaret Mauk. He and Nellie came to Kentucky shortly after their marriage and settled in that section of Lawrence County that became a part of Carter County in 1838. Nellie died there in March 1858, and Peter died on February 13, 1859. They were buried in the Mauk Cemetery in what is now Elliott County. They were the parents of eight children.

1.2.1.2.1.8.3.1 Peter C. Mauk was born September 17, 1818. He married Mary Perry on August 9, 1840. He died on March 28, 1890. He and Mary had at least three children.

1.2.1.2.1.8.3.1.1 John W. Mauk was born March 8, 1844. He died on April 14, 1895.
1.2.1.2.1.8.3.1.2 Peter C. Mauk, Jr. was born January 23, 1847. He died on April 25, 1891.
1.2.1.2.1.8.3.1.3 R. H. Mauk was born May 1, 1849, and died on October 25, 1888.

1.2.1.2.1.8.3.2 Margaret ["Peggy"] Mauk was born June 8, 1820. She married Nelson Sparks on March 14, 1843, in Carter County, Kentucky. (See the June 1989 issue of the Quarterly, Whole No. 146, for further details of this family.)

1.2.1.2.1.8.3.3 Sarah Jane Mauk was born ca. 1822. She married John Lester.
1.2.1.2.1.8.3.4 Catherine Mauk was born ca. 1824. She married Moses Nethercutt on October 5, 1858.

1.2.1.2.1.8.3.5 Frederick M. ["Fed"] Mauk was born March 26, 1827. He became a blacksmith. He was married twice. His first marriage was to Sarah J. Sparks on April 2, 1860 (?), in Carter County, Kentucky. She had been born September 16, 1829, and was a daughter of Jesse and Nancy( ) Sparks. She and Fed (as he was called) had nine children. She died on November 10, 1876. Fed married (second) Amelia Annis Cox, probably in 1778. She had been born November 30, 1841. She and Fed had one child. Fed died on February 4, 1901. He was the father of ten children.

1.2.1.2.1.8.3.5.1 Margaret E. Mauk was born August 15, 1860. She married Joseph Slusher on December 19, 1878. They had a daughter, Mary Slusher.

1.2.1.2.1.8.3.5.2 Andrew Jackson ["Son"] Mauk was born July 6, 1862. He was married three times. His first marriage was to Elizabeth Cox. They had no children. His second marriage was to Sarah Goodman by whom he had a daughter, Ethel Mauk, who died at the age of fifteen. Son Mauk married, third, Lula Bear, who had been born April 18, 1883. Son died on August 5, 1938, and Lula died on March 14, 1956. They had seven children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.3.5.2.1 Myrtle Mauk,
1.2.1.2.1.8.3.5.2.2 Brack Mauk,
1.2.1.2.1.8.3.5.2.3 Jake Mauk,
1.2.1.2.1.8.3.5.2.4 Harold Mauk,
1.2.1.2.1.8.3.5.2.5 Della Mauk,
1.2.1.2.1.8.3.5.2.6 Elsie Mauk, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.3.5.2.7 Avie Mauk.

1.2.1.2.1.8.3.5.3 Mary J. Mauk was born ca. 1864. She married John Hay and they had six children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.3.5.3.1 Thurman Hay,
1.2.1.2.1.8.3.5.3.2 Minta Hay,
1.2.1.2.1.8.3.5.3.3 Belle Hay,
1.2.1.2.1.8.3.5.3.4 Dewey Hay,
1.2.1.2.1.8.3.5.3.5 Fred Hay, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.3.5.3.6 Cordelia Hay.

1.2.1.2.1.8.3.5.4 Isabel Mauk was born March 16, 1866. (She may have had the middle name Anthe.) She was married twice. Her first marriage was to S. Vade Reynolds. He had been born April 22, 1860, and was a son of Jack and Mary (Barker) Reynolds. Vade died on August 8, 1912, and Isabel married (second) FNU Gose. She died on September 30, 1917. She had six children, all by her first marriage. They were:

1.2.1.2.1.8.3.5.4.1 Charles Reynolds,
1.2.1.2.1.8.3.5.4.2 Sarah Belle Reynolds,
1.2.1.2.1.8.3.5.4.3 Rebecca Reynolds,
1.2.1.2.1.8.3.5.4.4 Frances Reynolds,
1.2.1.2.1.8.3.5.4.5 Lucy Reynolds, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.3.5.4.6 Milton Reynolds.

1.2.1.2.1.8.3.5.5 John Fremont Mauk was born July 24, 1867. He was married three times. His first marriage was to Rebecca Jane Mabry by whom he had a child, 1.2.1.2.1.8.3.5.5.1 Elizabeth Mauk. His second marriage was to Lucinda McDowell, and his third marriage was to Laura Belle Valley. He died on May 9, 1943.

1.2.1.2.1.8.3.5.6 Peter Wade Mauk was born ca. 1868. He married Mrs. Sarah (Mabry) Moore, and they had two children. Peter died in 1952.

1.2.1.2.1.8.3.5.6.1 William O. Mauk and
1.2.1.2.1.8.3.5.6.2 Fred Mauk.

1.2.1.2.1.8.3.5.7 Rebecca Mauk was born ca. 1871. She married Thomas Lowe, and they had at least two children; however, we have not learned their names.

1.2.1.2.1.8.3.5.8 Sarah Mauk was born ca. 1872. She married James Mabry, and they had four children:

Braxton Mabry, Levi Mabry, Mary Mabry, and Robert Mabry.

1.2.1.2.1.8.3.5.9 Melvina Mauk was born June 7, 1875. She married Jack Newton Stephens ca. 1900. He had been born ca. 1864 and was a son of James G. and Pricey (MNU) Stephens. Newton died on June 22, 1946, and Melvina died on June 30, 1948. Melvina and Newton had at least two children,

1.2.1.2.1.8.3.5.9.1 James Stephens and
1.2.1.2.1.8.3.5.9.2 Labourn Stephens.

1.2.1.2.1.8.3.5.10 Frederick Mauk, Jr., son of Frederick ["Fed"] Mauk and his second wife, Amelia Annis Cox, was born in December 1879.

1.2.1.2.1.8.3.6 Daniel S. Mauk, son of Peter and Nellie (Sparks) Mauk, was born ca.1829. He married Eliza DeBord on January 5, 1854.

1.2.1.2.1.8.3.7 Henry J. Mauk was born February 2, 1831. He was married twice. His first marriage was to Narcissa Tharp ca. 1855. They had four children including one whom we have been unable to identify. He married (second) Lucinda (MNU) Cox ca. 1880. She had been born October 6, 1843. She and Henry had two children.

1.2.1.2.1.8.3.7.1 Leander Mauk was born ca. 1856.
1.2.1.2.1.8.3.7.2 Preston M. Mauk was born ca. 1859.
1.2.1.2.1.8.3.7.3 Daniel H. Mauk was born ca. 1862.
1.2.1.2.1.8.3.7.4 An unidentified child was born ca. 1865.
1.2.1.2.1.8.3.7.5 Mary Jane Mauk, daughter of Henry and Lucinda, was born July 2, 1883. She married FNU Salyer.
1.2.1.2.1.8.3.7.6 Vida Emizett Mauk was born August 10, 1890. She married Charles N. Pelphrey. She died on January 10, 1974.

1.2.1.2.1.8.3.8 Peter Paul Mauk was born October 25, 1833. He died on August 1, 1876, from inflammation of the liver.
1.2.1.2.1.8.3.9 Martha Mauk was born ca. 1836. She married Jordan Ross Cox.
1.2.1.2.1.8.3.10 Mary January Mauk was born ca. 1839. She married Martin Bare. She died on March 16,1877.

1.2.1.2.1.8.4 Allen Sparks was born ca. 1795 in Surry County, North Carolina, and was a grown man when he accompanied his father to Kentucky where they settled in that part of Floyd County which would become Lawrence County in 1821. It was there that Allen bought 50 acres of land on Big Blame Creek on September 3, 1821, under a Kentucky Land Warrant which permitted vacant land to be purchased for $20 per 100 acres. He bought an additional 100 acres on January 15, 1831, and 50 acres on March 30, 1836.

On June 27, 1822, Allen married Elizabeth Kozee in Floyd County. She had been born ca. 1795 in Virginia and was a daughter of Richard and Sallie Kozee. Allen and Elizabeth settled down to housekeeping on Little Laurel Creek, quite near the Lawrence-Johnson Counties boundary. There, they reared nine sons and one daughter. Six of their sons served in the Union Army during the Civil War. Allen died between 1860 and 1870. Elizabeth died sometime after 1870.

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.1 Samuel Sparks was born ca. 1823 in Lawrence County, Kentucky. It was there that he married Nancy Skaggs on November 11, 1847, by Lewis Skaggs. She had been born in November 1823 in Kentucky and was a daughter of Lewis Skaggs who gave his consent to the marriage. Samuel and Nancy lived on Meadow Branch of Brushy Fork of Blame Creek where they bought 425 acres of land in 1857. There they reared seven children.

On May 21, 1864, Samuel Sparks enlisted as a captain in Company B, 68th Regiment Kentucky Enrolled Militia and served until he was mustered out on June 22, 1864. (See an abstract of his pension file on page 3881 oft his issue of the Quarterly.) He died on April 12, 1885. Nancy died sometime after 1900. They were buried in the Sparks Cemetery on Caines Creek in Lawrence County. They had the following children.

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.1.1 Martha Sparks was born ca. 1848.
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.1.2 Allen Sparks was born ca. 1850. He died on October 10, 1859.
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.1.3 Nancy Jane Sparks was born September 15, 1853. She married Reuben Phillips.

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.1.4 Elizabeth ["Bim"] Sparks was born May 28, 1855. She married George Kozee, a son of Benjamin Kozee. Bim died ca. 1900, and George died ca. 1925. They had six children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.1.4.1 Charles Kozee
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.1.4.2 Lewis Kozee
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.1.4.3 Frank Kozee
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.1.4.4 Ida Kozee
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.1.4.5 Nickie Kozee, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.1.4.6 Minnie Belle Kozee.

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.1.5 Lewis Sinclair Sparks was born August 28, 1857. He was married three times. His first marriage was to Mary Ross on June 12, 1884, in Lawrence County. She was a daughter of Edford Ross. She and Lewis had four children before her death, which occurred ca. 1894.

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.1.5.1 Laura Sparks
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.1.5.2 Allen T. Sparks
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.1.5.3 Martha A. Sparks, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.1.5.4 John Sparks.

Lewis married (second) Lucy Ramey DeBord, ca. 1895,and they had five children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.1.5.5 Alma Sparks
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.1.5.6 Nancy Sparks
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.1.5.7 Carrie Sparks
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.1.5.8 Lena Sparks, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.1.5.9 Lydia Sparks.

Lewis married (third) Dicey A. Hay on September 13, 1935, in Elliott County, Kentucky. He died in 1940.

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.1.6 Peter R. Sparks, son of Samuel and Nancy (Skaggs) Sparks, was born in February 1862. He was married twice. His first marriage was to Rebecca Ross on June 25, 1882, in Lawrence County. They had three children before her death, which apparently occurred prior to 1900. They were:

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.1.6.1 Lawrence H. Sparks
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.1.6.2 James B. Sparks, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.1.6.3 Eugene Sparks.

Peter married (second) Sarah Margaret Glenn. She had been born in December 1875. She and Peter had at least three children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.1.6.4 Amanda Sparks
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.1.6.5 May Sparks, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.1.6.6 Mary Sparks.

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.1.7 Lincoln Sparks was born February 20, 1865. He was married twice. His first marriage was to 1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4.9 (1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x.9) Nancy ["Nan"] Sparks ca. 1886. She had been born in May 1867 and was a daughter of 1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x Thomas and 1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4 Dianna (Sparks) Sparks. She died ca. 1900. She and Lincoln had eight children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.1.7.1 (1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4.9.1 / 1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x.9.1) Harlan Sparks
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.1.7.2 (1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4.9.2 / 1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x.9.2) Perlina Sparks
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.1.7.3 (1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4.9.3 / 1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x.9.3) Alger Sparks
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.1.7.4 (1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4.9.4 / 1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x.9.4) William Sparks
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.1.7.5 (1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4.9.5 / 1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x.9.5) Harry Sparks
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.1.7.6 (1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4.9.6 / 1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x.9.6) Samuel Sparks
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.1.7.7 (1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4.9.7 / 1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x.9.7) Lula Sparks, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.1.7.8 (1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4.9.8 / 1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x.9.8) Thomas Sparks.

Lincoln Sparks married (second) Sarah Jane Hale in February 1901 in Lawrence County. She had been born June 22, 1877, in Floyd County, Kentucky. She and Lincoln had eight children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.1.7.9 Mary Sparks
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.1.7.10 Martha Sparks
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.1.7.11 Lucy Sparks
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.1.7.12 Minnie Sparks
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.1.7.13 John Henry Sparks
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.1.7.14 Eugene Sparks
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.1.7.15 Russell Sparks, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.1.7.16 Virgil Sparks.

Lincoln died on May 27, 1942, and Jane died on August 2, 1958.

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.2 Reuben M. Sparks was born ca. 1825 in Kentucky. He married Elizabeth Dials (or Diles) on July 6, 1849, in Lawrence County. She had been born ca. 1831 in Virginia and was a daughter of Richard and Lucy (MNU) Dials. She and Reuben had one child, 1.2.1.2.1.8.4.2.1 Lucy Sparks, born in 1850. Elizabeth died on January 15, 1861, in Johnson County.

Reuben Sparks married (second) Jane House on August 21, 1861, in Johnson County by the Rev. John Hawes, a Methodist minister. She had been born ca. 1831. Shortly after his second marriage, Reuben enlisted on November 18, 1862, in Company A, 39th Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Infantry to serve for three years. He died of typhoid fever in the Regimental Hospital at Louisa, Kentucky, on May 4, 1863. (See an abstract of his wife's pension file beginning on page 3879 of this issue of the Quarterly.) He and Jane had no children.

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.2.1 Lucy Sparks was born June 22, 1850. On December 20, 1869, the Lawrence County Court appointed Alexander Diles as her guardian. It seems likely that she was the Lucy Sparks, aged 35, born in Johnson County, Kentucky, who married Squire Bryant, aged 60, born in Alabama, in Carter County, Kentucky, on January 14, 1886.

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.3 Jesse B. Sparks, probable son of Allen and Elizabeth (Kozee) Sparks, was born ca. 1825. We believe he was the Jesse Sparks who married Sarah Faulkner on May 2, 1851, in Carter County, Kentucky. They had a child born there the following year, but by 1855 they were living on Caney Creek in Morgan County, Kentucky, where a second child was born. We have found no further records of the family.

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.3.1 Mary Ann Sparks was born May 30, 1852, in Carter County, Kentucky.
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.3.2 John Milton Sparks was born September 5, 1855, in Morgan County, Kentucky.

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4 Dianna Sparks was born March 11, 1827. Descendants say that prior to her marriage to Thomas Sparks, she had had a daughter, 1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4.1 Elizabeth Kozee, whose father was a man named Kozee. Elizabeth grew to maturity, was married, and had seven children.

Dianna Sparks married 1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x Thomas Sparks ca. 1854. He, too, had been born March 11, 1827, and was a son of 1.2.1.2.1.6.7 Jesse and Nancy (MNU) Sparks. Jesse Sparks was a son of 1.2.1.2.1.6 James Sparks and a nephew of 1.2.1.2.1.8 Thomas Sparks, Sr., subject of this article. Thus, Dianna and Thomas were second cousins.

A story handed down by descendants of this couple is that they were first cousins. The story is partly disproven by the fact that their fathers (1.2.1.2.1.8.4 Allen Sparks and 1.2.1.2.1.6.7 Jesse Sparks) were first cousins. It is completely disproven, however, by the fact that their mothers (Elizabeth and Nancy) were not sisters. Elizabeth Kozee did in fact have a sister, Nancy Kozee, but Nancy Kozee married Charles Staton on August 13, 1820, in Floyd County.

Another handed-down story of these descendants involves the color of their eyes, hair, and complexions. Those that favor their ancestor, Dianna Sparks, are said to belong to the "black set" while those that favor their ancestor, Thomas Sparks, are said to belong to the "sorrel set." Those with "black" characteristics have dark hair, dark eyes, and dark complexions. Those with "sorrel" characteristics have reddish hair, blue eyes, and fair complexions.

Dianna and Thomas lived on Caney Creek in that section of Carter County that became a part of Elliott County in 1869. It was there that they reared ten children. (Elizabeth Sparks, Dianna's daughter, was a 12-year-old girl in their household when the 1860 census was taken.) Thomas died on June 6, 1892, and Dianna died on June 23, 1907. They were buried near Gimlet, Kentucky.

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4.1 (1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x.1) Elizabeth Sparks, daughter of Dianna, was born November 9, 1847, in Johnson County. She married James H. Clark, and they had seven children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4.1.1 (1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x.1.1) Alec Clark,
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4.1.2 (1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x.1.2) Robert Clark,
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4.1.3 (1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x.1.3) Thomas Clark,
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4.1.4 (1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x.1.4) Oscar Clark,
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4.1.5 (1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x.1.5) Ad Clark,
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4.1.6 (1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x.1.6) Dianna Clark, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4.1.7 (1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x.1.7) Almedia Clark.

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4.2 (1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x.2) Sarah J. Sparks was born February 8, 1855, in Carter County. She died two weeks later, on February 25, 1855.

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4.3 (1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x.3) Jesse Allen ["Bud"] Sparks was born February 8, 1855, and was a twin to Sarah J. Sparks, next above. He married Anna Caroline Click on September 9, 1875, in Elliott County. She had been born in Carter County, Kentucky, in December 1856. Bud and Anna lived near Gimlet, Kentucky, where they reared nine children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4.3.1 (1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x.3.1) Martha Sparks
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4.3.2 (1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x.3.2) Elizabeth Sparks
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4.3.3 (1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x.3.3) Lucy Sparks
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4.3.4 (1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x.3.4) Julia Sparks
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4.3.5 (1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x.3.5) Charles Sparks
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4.3.6 (1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x.3.6) George Sparks
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4.3.7 (1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x.3.7) Lottie Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4.3.8 (1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x.3.8) Phoebe Sparks.

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4.4 (1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x.4) Richard P. Sparks was born March 22, 1857. He died while he was quite young.
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4.5 (1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x.5) Thomas Sparks was born ca. 1859. He died while he was quite young.

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4.6 (1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x.6) William Henderson Sparks was born June 4, 1861, in Carter County. According to a descendant, when he was about 19 years old, he courted a 16-year-old neighbor girl named Rebecca Gray, and they had a son named 1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4.6.1 (1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x.6.1) Samuel Justin Sparks. Samuel lived with his mother (she married John Jackson Sparks in 1887) until ca. 1898, at which time his father brought him (Samuel) into his home.

William Sparks married Rachel Knipp on November 10, 1881, in Elliott County. She had been born November 25, 1860. When the 1900 census was taken, William Sparks was with his family in Elliott County. His family consisted of his wife, Rachel Sparks, 37; a son, Samuel J. Sparks, 18; a daughter, Mary F. Sparks, 17; and a son, Henry T. Sparks, 15. William Sparks died on June 9, 1918, and Rachel died on May 2, 1920. Children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4.6.1 (1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x.6.1) Samuel Justin Sparks born ca. 1882
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4.6.2 (1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x.6.2) Mary F. Sparks born ca. 1883,
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4.6.3 (1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x.6.3) Henry T. Sparks, born ca. 1885

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4.7 (1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x.7) Nelson Sparks was born January 26,1863. He married Hannah Leadingham ca. 1884. She had been born February 15, 1861. They lived at Gimlet, Kentucky, where they reared nine children. Nelson died on June 30, 1921, and Hannah died on September 29, 1940. They were buried in the Nelson Sparks Cemetery in Elliott County. Their children were:

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4.7.1 (1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x.7.1) Clarinda Sparks
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4.7.2 (1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x.7.2) Maude Sparks
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4.7.3 (1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x.7.3) Minta Sparks
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4.7.4 (1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x.7.4) Mary Sparks
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4.7.5 (1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x.7.5) Alex Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4.7.6 (1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x.7.6) Jerry Sparks
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4.7.7 (1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x.7.7) Melvin Sparks
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4.7.8 (1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x.7.8) Jesse Sparks, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4.7.9 (1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x.7.9) Lee Sparks.

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4.8 (1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x.8) Clarinda ["Sis"] Sparks was born January 23, 1864. She was married twice. Her first marriage was to Leander C. ["Brud"] Sparks on July 19, 1882, in Elliott County. He had been born ca. 1851 and was a son of Nelson and Peggy (Mauk) Sparks. (See the June 1989 issue of the Quarterly, Whole No. 146, for further details about the family of Nelson and Peggy.) Sis and Brud Sparks had two children, before they were divorced. Sis was married (2nd) to Benjamin P. Cox.

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4.8.1 (1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x.8.1) Jane Sparks and
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4.8.2 (1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x.8.2) Margaret Sparks,

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4.9 (1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x.9) Nancy ["Nan"] Sparks was born in May 1867. She married 1.2.1.2.1.8.4.1.7 Lincoln Sparks ca. 1886. (See above)

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4.10 (1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x.10) Perlina ["Lina"] Sparks was born ca. 1869. She married John Mabry on October 15, 1886, in Elliott County, Kentucky.

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.5 Daniel Sparks was born January 13, 1829. He married 1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4.1 (1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x.1) Elizabeth Sparks on June 15,1852, in Carter County, Kentucky. She had been born in April 1833 and was a daughter of 1.2.1.2.1.6.7 Jesse and Nancy (MNU) Sparks and a sister of 1.2.1.2.1.6.7.x Thomas Sparks who married 1.2.1.2.1.8.4.4 Dianna Sparks. (See above.)

In 1863, Daniel enlisted in the 40th Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Infantry of the Union Army. (See an abstract of his pension file beginning on page 3873.) Daniel and Elizabeth (Sparks) Sparks had a family of ten children--six sons and four daughters. Four of the sons enjoyed a local reputation as song writers and singers, according to a contemporary who has given this account of their talents. "Their names were Eli, Doodle, Bruce, and Jay. They could make songs and sing them as they went.

They could make poems as well as they made songs. Anytime there was an event in the community or some hardship, they would make a song or a poem about it. It is said that they could not read or write, but they were extremely smart and could do about anything."

Daniel Sparks died on November 1, 1904, and Elizabeth died on November 12, 1918. They were buried in the Daniel Sparks Cemetery on Garris Road on Mauk Ridge in Elliott County, Kentucky. The ten children of Daniel and Elizabeth (Sparks) Sparks were:

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.5.1 Jesse Allen Sparks was born February 20, 1853. He married Eliza Ann Roe in 1881 in Carter County. She had been born ca. 1855 and was a daughter of James C. and Margaret A. (Johnson) Roe. Jesse Allen died on or about June 19, 1937, and Eliza Ann died on December 30, 1938. They had eight children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.5.1.1 George Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.5.1.2 Sarah Margaret Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.5.1.3 Thomas Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.5.1.4 Francis M. Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.5.1.5 Lily Belle Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.5.1.6 Carrie May Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.5.1.7 Charles Sparks, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.5.1.8 Fred Sparks.

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.5.2 Nancy J. Sparks was born April 20, 1855. She married William DeHart on December 11, 1878, in Elliott County.
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.5.3 Robert Bruce Sparks was born April 3, 1857. He married Hannah Kelley on June 22, 1883. She had been born in January 1867. She and Bruce (as he was called) had nine children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.5.3.1 Henry Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.5.3.2 Martha Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.5.3.3 Julia Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.5.3.4 Sallie Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.5.3.5 Robert Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.5.3.6 William Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.5.3.7 John Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.5.3.8 Elijah Sparks, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.5.3.9 Anna Sparks.

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.5.4 Rachel Malinda Sparks was born August 15, 1861. She married Leander Mauk ca. 1885. They had at least three children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.5.4.1 Martha Mauk,
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.5.4.2 Nancy Mauk, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.5.4.3 Alice Mauk.

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.5.5 Eli Sparks was born June 6, 1863. He married Mollie Irvin ca. 1885. Apparently they had no children.
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.5.6 Sarah E. Sparks was born June 23, 1865. She married William Click ca. 1890.
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.5.7 Louisa Sparks was born June 30, 1867, and died the following year.
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.5.8 James Jarvis ["Jay"] Sparks was born March 25, 1869. He married 1.2.1.2.1.6.7.y.z Margaret Sparks on January 25, 1892, in Elliott County. She had been born May 30, 1868, and was a daughter of 1.2.1.2.1.6.7.y Solomon and Helen (Birchfleld) Sparks and a granddaughter of 1.2.1.2.1.6.7 Jesse and Nancy (MNU) Sparks. See above, for an explanation of the kinship of Jay and Margaret.

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.5.9 John C. Sparks was born January 20, 1870. He died on April 15, 1891.
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.5.10 Henry S. ["Doodle"] Sparks was born in March 1873. He was married twice. His first marriage was to Coot Kinser. His second marriage was to Mrs. Lula (MNU) Adkins.

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.6 Matthew Sparks was born ca. 1831. He married Hannah Adkins on January 18, 1852,in Lawrence County. She had been born ca. 1827. She and Matthew lived near Lowmansville, Kentucky. Matthew served in the 68th Regiment Kentucky Enrolled Militia during the Civil War. (See an abstract of his pension file on page 3875.) He and Hannah had at least five children. He died between May and August 1894. Children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.6.1 Reuben Sparks was born January 29, 1853. He probably died while quite young.
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.6.2 James M. Sparks was born April 14, 1855. He probably died while quite young.
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.6.3 Dianna Sparks was born ca. 1857.
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.6.4 Angeline Sparks was born June 19, 1859. She died on July 22,1859.
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.6.5 Mary Elizabeth Sparks was born ca. 1861.

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.7 Andrew Sparks was born ca. 1833. He married Elizabeth Conn on September 21, 1854, in Morgan County, Kentucky. She had been born ca. 1833 in Virginia. When the 1880 census was taken, they were living in Elliott County. Apparently they had no children.

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.8.Thomas Sparks was born ca. 1835. He married Margarent ["Peggy"] Johnson on August 9, 1858, in Johnson County. She had been born ca. 1837 in Kentucky. She and Thomas lived in Lawrence County where they were listed on the1860, 1870, and 1880 censuses. According to these records, they had eight children.

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.8.1 Alafair Sparks was born April 14, 1860.
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.8.2 Sarah F. Sparks was born ca. 1861.

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.8.3 Allen ["Bud"] Sparks was born in March 1865. He was married three times; however, we have not learned the names of his first two wives His first marriage was ca. 1883 and his second was ca. 1893. by his second marriage, he had three children. His third marriage was to Laura Carlee Lemaster on January 17, 1899, in Johnson County. She had been born in February 1873 and was a daughter of Daniel and Phoebe (Bayes) Lemaster. Bud died in 1918. He and Laura had seven children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.8.3.1 Amanda Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.8.3.2 Franklin Sparks, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.8.3.3 Charles Sparks
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.8.3.4 Ulysses Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.8.3.5 Phoebe Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.8.3.6 Rhoda Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.8.3.7 Eugene Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.8.3.8 William Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.8.3.9 Mary E. Sparks, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.8.3.10 Benjamin Sparks.

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.8.4 Nancy J. Sparks was born in May 1866. She married William Jesse Lemaster on March 9, 1883. He had been born in April 1862 and was a son of Daniel Phillip and Phoebe (Bayes) Lemaster. William and Nancy had at least four children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.8.4.1 Stelle Lemaster,
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.8.4.2 Linda Lemaster,
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.8.4.3 Genoa Lemaster, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.8.4.4 Daniel Lemaster.

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.8.5 Malinda Sparks was born ca. 1867.
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.8.6 Lucy Sparks was born ca. 1869.
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.8.7 Ann M. Sparks was born ca. 1872.
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.8.8 Peter Sparks was born ca. 1877.

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.9 Peter Sparks was born March 4, 1837. He was married twice. His first marriage was to Alafair Jordan on February 15, 1860, in Lawrence County. She had been born ca. 1839 and was a daughter of John W. Jordan. She and Peter lived on Georges Creek in Lawrence County. Peter served in the 14th Regiment Kentucky Infantry of the Union Army during the Civil War. (See an abstract of his pension file on page 3878.)

Peter and Alafair Sparks had nine children before her death on February 22, 1889. Her death left him with several small children, and on November 28, 1889, he married (second) Millie (Bevins) Grayson. She had been born in July 1863 and was the widow of Levi Grayson who had died leaving her with a small child. Peter and Millie had five children. He died at Ashland, Kentucky, on June 14, 1914. Millie died on October 7,1938. Children of Peter and Alafair:

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.9.1 Mary L. Sparks was born October 22, 1861.
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.9.2 Nancy Elizabeth Sparks was born November 2, 1865.
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.9.3 Samuel T. Sparks was born August 7, 1869. He married Vianna O'Bryan in 1894 in Lawrence County, Kentucky, and when the 1900 census was taken they were shown with two children,

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.9.3.1 Amanda Sparks and
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.9.3.2 Bessie Sparks.

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.9.4 William Thomas Sparks was born in December 1872. He married Tennessee Travis in 1895 in Lawrence County, and when the 1900 census was taken they had two children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.9.4.1 James Sparks and
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.9.4.2 Nora Sparks.

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.9.5 Frances C. ["Fanny"] Sparks was born February 1, 1876. She married Sherman Lyon in 1894 in Lawrence County, Kentucky.
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.9.6 Millard Sparks was born ca. 1877.
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.9.7 Jennie Lee Sparks was born February 13, 1878.
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.9.8 Recie N. Sparks was born October 6, 1880.
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.9.9 Ida Sparks was born April 2, 1883

Children of Peter and Millie (Bevins) Sparks:

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.9.10 Carlos B. Sparks, was born May 5, 1891. He married Bertha Ann Barber ca. 1911.She had been born October 22, 1890, and was a daughter of John T. and Trinvilla (Crane) Barber. She and Carlos had five children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.9.10.1 Alberta Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.9.10.2 Edgar Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.9.10.3 Glenna Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.9.10.4 Eldon Sparks, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.9.10.5 Howard Sparks.

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.9.11 Charles Sparks was born January 1, 1893.
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.9.12 Pricey Sparks was born April 18, 1894. She married Chester Douglas.
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.9.13 Clarence Sparks was born July 20, 1896. He married Nora Lewis.
1.2.1.2.1.8.4.9.14 Cora Sparks was born April 22, 1900.

1.2.1.2.1.8.4.10 Allen Sparks was born ca.1840. He served in the 14th Regiment Kentucky Infantry from December 10, 1861, until his death in the General Hospital at Chattanooga, Tennessee, caused by disease, on June 30, 1864. He married Anna Gipson on October 1, 1863, in Lawrence County, Kentucky. They had no children. (See an abstract of his pension file on pages 1365-66 in the December 1970 issue of the Quarterly, Whole No. 72.)

As indicated above, we believe that Rebecca, the first wife of Thomas Sparks, Senior died ca. 1798, and he married (second) Dianah Wilcox shortly thereafter. Their first child was born in 1801 in Surry County, North Carolina. The last record we have found of Dianah Sparks is a deed, recorded in Johnson County, but made on March 11, 1836, in Lawrence County, by which she and Thomas deeded 200 acres of land on Laurel Fork of Big Blame Creek to David Rose. The last record we have found of Thomas Sparks, Sr. is a deed, recorded in Johnson County but made on September 19, 1837, in Lawrence County, by which he deeded 50 acres of land on Lower Fork to Nicholas Sparks. Witnesses to the deed were Thomas Sparks and Henry Jayne.

1.2.1.2.1.8.5 Thomas Sparks, Jr. was born November 8, 1801, in Surry County, North Carolina. He accompanied his parents to Lawrence County, Kentucky, and it was there that he married Catherine Jayne on December 24, 1823. She had been born January 15, 1807, and was a daughter of William and Dorcas (Ramey) Jayne. Thomas and Catherine lived near his father on Lower Laurel Creek in that part of Lawrence County that became a part of Johnson County in 1843, but ca. 1859 they moved to newly-formed Boyd County, Kentucky. It was there that Thomas died on February 8, 1876. Catherine died in Lewis County, Kentucky, on May 6, 1883. They had twelve children.

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.1 Keziah Sparks was born ca. 1824 in Lawrence County. It was there that she married Campbell Ghent on February 23, 1839. We have no further information about this couple.

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.2 Dorcas Sparks was born September 9, 1826. She married Aaron Fairchild on February 25, 1845, in Johnson County. He had been born ca. 1822 in Virginia and was a son of Aaron and Rebecca Fairchild. Dorcas and Aaron had four children when the 1850 census was taken of Johnson County. She died in 1851.

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.2.1 Thomas Aaron Fairchild was born August 8, 1846. He married Elizabeth Jane Conley. He died in 1903.
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.2.2 Mary Jane Fairchild was born December 10, 1847. She died in infancy.
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.2.3 William Henry Fairchild was born February 5, 1849. He never married.
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.2.4 Enoch Fairchild was born September 24, 1850. He married Sarah McKenzie. He died in 1924.

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.3 William ["Bill"] Jayne Sparks was born ca. 1827 in Lawrence County. He married Elizabeth Hager on December 27, 1848, in Greenup County, Kentucky. She had been born ca. 1823 and was a daughter of James and Susana (Porter) Hager, natives of Virginia. When the 1860 census was taken, Bill and Elizabeth were in Floyd County, Kentucky, but they moved to Johnson County shortly thereafter where they lived at Boons Camp. Elizabeth died there on March 19, 1885, and Bill died there on April 13, 1895. They had eight children.

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.3.1 James Hager Sparks was born ca. 1849 and died when he was quite young.
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.3.2 Thomas ["Tom"] Jefferson Sparks was born August 23, 1850. He married Mary Elizabeth Baldridge on August 15, 1872, in Floyd County, Kentucky. She had been born ca. 1853 and was a daughter of Thomas and Martha (Wilbourn) Baldridge. Tom and Mary Elizabeth lived in Johnson County where they reared six children. She died there in 1913, and Tom died there on March 10, 1932. Their children were:

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.3.2.1 William Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.3.2.2 Daniel Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.3.2.3 Martha Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.3.2.4 Richard Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.3.2.5 John Sparks, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.3.2.6 Venia Sparks.

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.3.3 Daniel Sparks was born in May 1855. He died in 1906. He never married.

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.3.4 Nelson Sparks was born April 2, 1856, in Greenup County, Kentucky. He was married three times. His first marriage was to Calista Ward ca. 1883. She had been born in January 1862 and died sometime between 1900 and 1910. Nelson married (second) Telia Burgess in 1911 in Lawrence County. His third marriage was to Mary M. Holbrook in 1925 in Lawrence County. He died on December 30, 1932, at Thealka, Kentucky. by his first marriage, he had six children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.3.4.1 Paulina Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.3.4.2 Charles C. Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.3.4.3 Fred Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.3.4.4 Thomas J. Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.3.4.5 Sarah Sparks, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.3.4.6 Hulda Sparks.

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.3.5 William Greenville Sparks was born April 1, 1858, in Johnson County. He married Pricie Smith ca. 1878. She had been born August 16, 1852. William died on July 16, 1932, in Wayne County, West Virginia, and Pricie died on July 17, 1935. They had at least four children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.3.5.1 Alie Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.3.5.2 Hensley Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.3.5.3 Mary Sparks, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.3.5.4 Daniel Sparks.

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.3.6 Catherine Sparks was born June 9, 1860. She married James Harvey Cook.
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.3.7 Mary Sparks was born June 9, 1860, and was a twin sister of Catherine Sparks, next above. She died in infancy.
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.3.8 Richard ["Dick"] Alvin Sparks was born in April 1866. He was married twice, but we have not learned the name of his first wife. His second marriage was to Rosie Wallen. He died on October 27, 1921.

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.4 Dianah Sparks was born ca. 1829. She married Wiley Craft on December 24, 1845, in Johnson County. He had been born ca. 1821 in North Carolina. When the 1850 census was taken of Johnson County, they were shown with three children, and they probably had others later.

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.4.1 Tillman Craft was born ca. 1846.
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.4.2 Catherine Craft was born ca. 1848.
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.4.3 Thomas A. Craft was born in February 1850.

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.5 Sarah Sparks was born August 14, 1830, in Lawrence County. She married John Crain (or Crane) on April 19, 1851. He had been born September 11, 1827, in Bedford County, Virginia, and was a son of John and Mattie (White) Crain, natives of Virginia. John Crain served in the 14th Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry during the Civil War. He died on February 23, 1913, on Hoods Fork in Boyd County, Kentucky. Sarah died there on July 30, 1916. They had nine children.

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.5.1 Trinvilla Crain was born December 24, 1854. She was married twice. Her first marriage was to Gideon May ca. 1875. Her second marriage was to John Taylor Barber on April 2, 1882. He was a son of Reuben and Fannie Barber. Trinvilla was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church for 71 years. She died on April 2, 1939, and was buried near Summit, Kentucky. She and John Barber had five children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.5.1.1 Bertha Barber,
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.5.1.2 Addie Barber,
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.5.1.3 James Barber,
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.5.1.4 John Taylor Barber, Jr., and
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.5.1.5 Chris Barber.

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.5.2 Christopher ["Chris"] Crain was born in February 1857. He was never married.

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.5.3 James Crain was born in April 1859. He married Lizzie Kirkpatrick on April 21, 1889, in Boyd County. She had been born in April 1864 in Louisville, Kentucky. She and James had six children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.5.3.1 Myrtle Crain,
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.5.3.2 William Crain,
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.5.3.3 Samuel Crainl,
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.5.3.4 John Crain,
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.5.3.5 Elizabeth Crain, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.5.3.6 James Crain.

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.5.4 Thomas Crain was born in May 1861. He married Mary Kirkpatrick on October 4, 1890. She had been born ca. 1868. When the1890 census was taken of Boyd County, she and Thomas were shown with two children,

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.5.4.1 Pearly Crain and
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.5.4.2 Dewey Crain.

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.5.5 Adeline Crain was born in July 1862. She married Henry Phillips ca. 1884. He had been born in October 1862. He and Adeline had six children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.5.5.1 Sarah Phillips,
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.5.5.2 Mary Phillips,
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.5.5.3 George Phillips,
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.5.5.4 Martha Phillips,
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.5.5.5 Lonzo Phillips, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.5.5.6 Henry Phillips.

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.5.6 William Crain was born in July 1864. He married Elizabeth Phillips ca. 1890. She had been born in August 1874. William died on September 27, 1937. When the 1900 census was taken, he and Elizabeth were shown with three children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.5.6.1 Nellie Crain,
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.5.6.2 Thomas Crain, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.5.6.3 Della Crain.

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.5.7 Margaret Ann Crain was born in January 1866. She married Henry Fain on December 30, 1882, in Boyd County. He had been born in December 1861. When the 1900 census was taken of Boyd County, he and Margaret Ann were shown with four children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.5.7.1 John Fain,
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.5.7.2 Elizabeth Fain,
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.5.7.3 Taylor Fain, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.5.7.4 Sarah Fain.

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.5.8 John Crain was born in 1870. He was never married.
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.5.9 Martha Crain was born in 1875. She married Thomas Barbour on February 2, 1909, in Boyd County.

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.6. Eleanor ["Nellie"] Sparks was born December 5, 1832. She married William Craft on October 13, 1852, in Greenup County, Kentucky. He had been born ca. 1828. Nellie died on December 17, 1909. She and William had nine children.

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.6.1 Sarah Craft was born ca. 1854. She married William Riggle.
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.6.2 Ada Craft was born ca. 1856. She married Patrick Anson.
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.6.3 Charles Smith Craft was born July 25, 1857.
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.6.4 Mary Ellen Craft was born ca. 1860. She married John Reynolds.
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.6.5 Martha A. Craft was born ca. 1864. She married James Douglas.
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.6.6 Willis Craft was born ca. 1867. He married Belle Salyers.
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.6.7 John Craft was born ca. 1869. He married Sarah Crance.
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.6.8 William Ellis Craft was born ca. 1871, and died when he was quite young.
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.6.9 Henry Craft was born ca. 1875. He married Frances Bunch.

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.7 Margaret Sparks was born ca. 1835. She married Henry James Craft, and they had at least one child, 1.2.1.2.1.8.5.7.1 Henry James Craft, Jr., born April 29, 1858. We have no further information about this family.

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.8 Thomas J. Sparks was born in December 1836. He was a blacksmith. He served in the 2nd Regiment Kentucky Cavalry during the Civil War, and it was probably during his military service that he met his future wife, Matilda D. They were married ca. 1866 in Hart County, Kentucky, where they lived the rest of their lives. Matilda died on September 11, 1889, and Thomas died on March 24, 1907. (See an abstract of his pension file on page 3882.) They had five children.

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.8.1 Laban T. Sparks was born ca. 1867. He apparently died prior to1898.

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.8.2 Catherine ["Katie"] M. Sparks was born June 12, 1869. She married George Washington Brown ca. 1888. He had been born in July 1857 in Kentucky. George and Katie lived at Seymour, Kentucky, where they had six children. Katie died in 1905 and was buried in the Brown family cemetery about one mile south of Rowletts, Kentucky. George died ca. 1935. We have learned the names of only three of their children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.8.2.1 Arthur Brown,
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.8.2.2 Jack Brown, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.8.2.3 Allie O. Brown

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.8.3 George H. Sparks was born October 2, 1870.
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.8.4 Anna J. Sparks was born June 7, 1875. She married Robert J. Kenny.
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.8.5 Eleanor ["Nellie"] G. Sparks was born March 18, 1878.

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.9 Henry J. Sparks was born in March 1839. He married Elizabeth Rouse on September 26, 1861, in Boyd County. She had been born in September 1836 in Greenup County, Kentucky, and was a daughter of Samuel and Mary ["Polly"] (Payne) Rouse. Henry served in the 14th Regiment Kentucky Infantry during the Civil War. (See an abstract of his pension file on page 3877of the present issue of the Quarterly.) He died on August 27, 1905, in Lewis County, Kentucky, and Elizabeth died there on May 13, 1917. They had eight children.

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.9.1 Samuel T. Sparks was born ca. 1862.

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.9.2 Mary C. Sparks was born ca. 1865. According to a descendant, when she was about 15 years old, she fell in love with a17-year-old neighbor boy, William Mutters, by whom she had a son, born in 1881. He was named 1.2.1.2.1.8.5.9.2.1 Asa Garfield Sparks, and he was adopted by his grandparents, 1.2.1.2.1.8.5.9 Henry and Elizabeth (Rouse) Sparks. Ace Sparks (as he was called) grew to maturity; he married Motie May Applegate, and they had six children. His mother, Mary C. Sparks, married Lewis Howell, and they had ten children. Unfortunately, we have not learned the names of any of these children. Lewis Howell died on February 28, 1929, and Mary died in May 1935.

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.9.3 Virginia E. ["Jenny"] Sparks was born in January 1866. She married Samuel Sparks on September 26, 1889, in Lewis County, Kentucky. He had been born in July 1869 and was a son of William Caleb and Mary Jane (McClatchey) Sparks, descendants of a branch of the Sparks family that had settled in early Lewis County. Samuel and Jenny Sparks had four children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.9.3.1 William Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.9.3.2 Laura Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.9.3.3 Nannie Sparks, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.9.3.4 Walter Sparks.

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.9.4 George M. Sparks was born September 11, 1868. He married Lucy J. Mitchen ca. 1895. She had been born in September 1870 and was a daughter of John Mitchen. George was involved in Lewis County government most of his life and served as the county jailer for eight years. He and Lucy had three children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.9.4.1 Elmer Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.9.4.2 Catherine Sparks, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.9.4.3 Effle Sparks.

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.9.5 Everett Donald Sparks was born January 26,1870, in Boyd County. He married Bertha Riggs on February 27, 1895, in Lewis County. They moved to Portsmouth, Ohio, in 1912, where Everett became a streetcar motorman. He was a member of the Baptist Church. He died on October 28, 1953. They had two children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.9.5.1 Ola Sparks and
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.9.5.2 Wilburn Sparks.

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.9.6 Anna Laura Sparks was born ca. 1872. She married FNU Chenault ca. 1890, and they moved to Arizona where Anna is said to have died when their son, 1.2.1.2.1.8.5.9.6.1 William Chenault, was born. The child was brought to Lewis County where he was reared by his maternal grandparents.

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.9.7 Henry H. Sparks was born in February 1874. He married Jennie Crance on December 24, 1896, in Lawrence County, Ohio. She had been born in March 1872 and was a daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Crance. Henry Sparks died on May 2, 1900, and Jennie died on October 17, 1905. They had two children,

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.9.7.1 Boyd Sparks and
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.9.7.2 Henry Monroe Sparks.

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.9.8 James Daniel Sparks was born ca. 1876. According to relatives, he disappeared at Memphis, Tennessee, when he was a young man, apparently a victim of foul play.

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.10 Daniel Sparks, son of Thomas and Catherine (Jayne) Sparks, was born March 9, 1841. He died on September 11, 1859, in Boyd County, Kentucky.

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.11 Catherine Sparks was born May 9, 1844; she died on August 24, 1859, in Boyd County.

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.12 John Wilbur Sparks was born March 18, 1846, in Johnson County. He married Nancy Jane Jackson on June 5, 1870, in Boyd County. She had been born April 7, 1847, and was a daughter of FNU and Elizabeth (Thompson) Jackson. According to a descendant, John Wilbur and his brother, Henry, bought 400 acres of timberland in Lewis County and moved there ca. 1870. Nancy Jane died there on March 31, 1905; John Wilbur died sometime after 1900. They had six children.

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.12.1 Sylvester Barnett Sparks was born October 16, 1871. He married Belle Redden. She had been born December 24, 1874, and was a daughter of Joseph and Amelia Redden. Sylvester died in 1940. She and Sylvester had six children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.12.1.1 Alva Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.12.1.2 Edith Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.12.1.3 John G. Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.12.1.4 Gilbert Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.12.1.5 Iva Sparks, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.12.1.6 Doris Sparks.

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.12.2 Richard Jackson Sparks was born November 1, 1873. He died in 1943. He had no children.

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.12.3 Elizabeth ["Lizzie"] Sparks was born November 14, 1875. She married Jesse Monroe Riggs, a son of Henry and Julia Riggs. They had two children. Lizzie died on January 10, 1964.

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.12.3.1 William Riggs and
1.2.1.2.1.8.5.12.3.2 Howard Riggs.

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.12.4 William Thomas Sparks was born March 30, 1877. He married Edna Frances McGowan. They had no children. He died on May 13, 1959.

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.12.5 John James Sparks was born February 26, 1879. He was married twice; however, we have learned nothing about the marriages except that there were no children.

1.2.1.2.1.8.5.12.6 Catherine ["Katie"] Sparks was born December 22, 1883. She married Frank Lester Mault in 1911. He had been born in Scioto County, Ohio, and was a son of George W. and Harriet S. (Titus) Mault. Katie died on April 14, 1970. She had one child, 1.2.1.2.1.8.5.12.6.1 Georgia Marie Mault.

[Editor's Note: We have presented the records of the families of five of the children of Thomas Sparks (ca.1766-ca.1837) of North Carolina and Kentucky. We shall present the records of the families of his other eight children in a future issue of the Quarterly. In the meanwhile, we shall welcome additional records or questions about this family.]



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Whole Number 157

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DANIEL WILCOX SPARKS 1806-1900)
Son of Thomas and Dianah (Wilcox) Sparks

SOME DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS SPARKS (ca.1766-ca.1837)
OF SURRY COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
AND LAWRENCE COUNTY, KENTUCKY (Continued)

by Paul E. Sparks


[Editor's Note: The December 1991 issue of The Sparks Quarterly, Whole No.156, contained the first part of an article about Thomas Sparks, son of William and Ann Sparks, and some of his descendants. We now present the second part of this article. ]

1.2.1.2.1.8.6 Sarah Sparks, daughter of Thomas and Dianah (Wilcox) Sparks, was born July 24, 1803, in Surry County, North Carolina. She accompanied her parents to Lawrence County, Kentucky, and it was there, on Christmas Day 1824, that she married Henry Jayne by James Wheeler, a justice of the peace. Henry had been born October 5, 1803, in Washington County, Virginia, and was a son of William and Dorcas (Ramey or Remey) Jayne.

(Three of the children of Thomas and Dianah (Wilcox) Sparks were married to three of the children of William and Dorcas (Ramey) Jayne.

1.2.1.2.1.8.5 Thomas Sparks, Jr. married Catherine Jayne;
1.2.1.2.1.8.6 Sarah Sparks married Henry Jayne; and
1.2.1.2.1.8.8 Daniel Wilcox Sparks married Sarah Jayne.

Much of the information we have about these families has been obtained from (1) A History of Johnson County. Kentucky. published by Mitchel Hall in 1928; and (2) The East Kentuckian. Vols. 14-19. Clayton Cox. editor.)

Henry and Sarah (Sparks) Jayne settled down to housekeeping near the little village of Flat Gap. and it was there that they spent the rest of their lives . Henry died there on May 18. 1870. and Sarah died on October 14, 1893. They were the parents of nine children.

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1 Eleanor ["Nelly"] Jayne was born January 11, 1825. She married Isom Daniel on May 5. 1842. in Lawrence County. He had been born November 20. 1823. at Whitehouse, Kentucky. and was a son of Isham and Mary [ "Polly" ] (Borders) Daniel. He died on November 26. 1898. and Nelly died on August 19. 1899. They were the parents of fourteen children .

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.1 Henry J. Daniel was born ca. 1843. He was a Baptist minister for sixty years. He married Rebecca Lexatta ["Lou"] Vanhoose. She had been born January 20. 1847. She died on January 7. 1932. Henry Daniel died on August 6. 1920. She and Henry had eight children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.1.1 Mose Daniel.
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.1.2 Ella Daniel.
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.1.3 Chat Daniel.
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.1.4 Bert Daniel.
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.1.5 Florence Daniel.
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.1.6 Bertha Daniel,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.1.7 Will Daniel. and
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.1.8 Cleveland Daniel.

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.2 Mary [ "Polly" ] Daniel was born ca. 1845. She married Fred ["Tollie" ] Murray on July 25. 1861, in Johnson County. They lived in the village of Sip in Johnson County. Polly died in 1934. They reared nine children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.2.1 Fred Murray,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.2.2 Bloomfield Murray.
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.2.3 Paris Murray.
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.2.4 Alice Murray.
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.2.5 Jeff Murray.
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.2.6 Lafayette Murray.
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.2.7 Mary Jane. "Bunk " Murray and
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.2.8 Miranda Murray.

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.3 Plyman Daniel was born February 27, 1847. He married Mary Eleanor Rice on March 20, 1874. She had been born March 10, 1846. They lived at Sip, Kentucky. Plyman died on February 3. 1913, and Mary died on February 15. 1937. They had eight children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.3.1 Albert Daniel,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.3.2 Trinvilla Daniel,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.3.3 Dollie Daniel,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.3.4 Emma Daniel,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.3.5 Stella Daniel.
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.3.6 Irvin Daniel,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.3.7 Mollie Daniel, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.3.8 Ora Daniel.

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.4 Daniel Jasper Daniel was born March 3, 1849. He was a Baptist and a member of the Masonic Lodge. He married Rebecca Stapleton on June 11, 1874. in Johnson County. She had been born March 22, 1857. and was a daughter of Edward and Eliza ( Salyer) Stapleton. Daniel died on October 1. 1936, and Rebecca died on May 21, 1939. They had eight children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.4.1 Birdie Daniel,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.4.2 Monroe Daniel.
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.4.3 Leo Daniel,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.4.4 Racio Daniel,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.4.5 Rosa Daniel,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.4.6 Arbie Daniel,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.4.7 Mason Daniel, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.4.8 Geneva Daniel.

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.5 Sarah Daniel was born November 9. 1850, on Hood Creek. She married Millard Fairchild on October 18, 1866, in Johnson County. He had been born July 26, 1850, and was a son of Isaiah and Susan (Miller) Fairchild. Millard was a Baptist minister. Millard died on April 25, 1920, and Sarah died on April 24, 1922. He and Sarah had twelve children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.5.1 Jane Fairchild.
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.5.2 Clark Fairchild,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.5.3 Jesse Fairchild.
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.5.4 Cora Fairchild.
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.5.5 Isiah Fairchild,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.5.6 Ella Fairchild,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.5.7 Elizabeth Fairchild.
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.5.8 Ison Fairchild.
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.5.9 John Fairchild.
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.5.10 Ezra Fairchild,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.5.11 Mollie Fairchild, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.5.12 Alice Fairchild.

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.6 Elizabeth Daniel was born March 30, 1853. She married John Elliott Rice on January 11, 1872, at the home of Isom Daniel in Johnson County. He had been born March 15, 1851, and was a son of John Rice. Elizabeth and John Rice lived in Ashland, Kentucky. They had nine children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.6.1 Rose Rice.
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.6.2 Laura Rice,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.6.3 Malcolm Rice,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.6.4 Milt Rice,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.6.5 William Rice,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.6.6 George Rice,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.6.7 Alice Rice,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.6.8 North Rice, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.6.9 Malissa Rice.

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.7 Emaline Daniel was born June 21, 1855. She married John Henry Caudill on January 6, 1876. She died on August 13, 1898, and was buried in the family cemetery on Hood Creek .

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.8 Nancy E. Daniel was born July 25, 1857. She was married twice. Her first marriage was to Henderson Beeger Stapleton in 1878, and they had six children. Her second marriage was to Elijah J. Lemasters on February 26, 1890, by whom she had two children.Nancy died on February 11, 1931.

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.8.1 Theodore Stapleton,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.8.2 Perry Stapleton,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.8.3 Bertha Stapleton,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.8.4 Nora Stapleton,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.8.5 Santford Stapleton, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.8.6 Beeger Stapleton, Jr.
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.8.7 Forest Lemasters and
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.8.8 Ollie Lemasters.

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.9 Isom Powell Daniel was born April 10, 1859. He married Elizabeth Murray on November 29, 1879, at the home of R. H. Murray in Johnson County. Elizabeth had been born December 10, 1860, in Floyd County, Kentucky, and was a daughter of Rhoderic and Fanny (Borders) Murray. She died on May 18, 1925, and Isom died on October 31, 1925. They had seven children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.9.1 Freelin Daniel;
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.9.2 Orlando Daniel,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.9.3 Edgar Daniel,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.9.4 Leonard Daniel,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.9.5 Fannie Daniel,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.9.6 Ella Daniel, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.9.7 Lawrence Daniel.

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.10 David J. Daniel was born April 10, 1859, and was a twin brother of 1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.9 Isom Daniel, next above. He lived at the mouth of Paint Creek in Johnson County where he was a truck farmer. He married Elizabeth Lyon on February 16, 1882, at Flat Gap, Kentucky. They had four children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.10.1 Eugene Daniel,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.10.2 Zora Daniel,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.10.3 William Daniel, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.10.4 Ransom Daniel.

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.11 James M. Daniel was born March 4, 1861. He was a member of the Sugar Grove United Baptist Church and was described as an "excellent citizen. " He was married twice. His first marriage was to Malissa Lyon on October 11, 1885, and they had two children. His second marriage was to Nora E. Ramey on September 25, 1903. They had five children. James died on December 31, 1925.

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.11.1 Connard Daniel
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.11.2 Carrie Daniel.
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.11.3 Brice Daniel,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.11.4 Clyde Daniel,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.11.5 Magdalene Daniel,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.11.6 Josephine Daniel, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.11.7 Ruth Daniel.

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.12 William ["Willie"] Daniel was born in 1864 and died the following year.

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.13 Granville V. Daniel was born January 2, 1866. He was a physician in Paintsville, Kentucky, where he was one of the organizers of the Golden Rule Hospital. He married Josephine Rice in 1892. She was a daughter of D. J. and Mary (Fairchild) Rice. She and Granville had one child, 1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.13.1 Virgil Daniel.

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.14 Cordella A. Daniel was born December 14, 1867. She married John E. Fitch on February 23, 1887, in Johnson County. He had been born ca. 1865 and was a son of Sampson and Dorcas (Daniel) Fitch. He and Cordelia lived at Sip, Kentucky, where they reared five children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.14.1 Bertha Daniel,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.14.2 Oscar Daniel,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.14.3 Roy Daniel,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.14.4 Cecil Daniel, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1.14.5 Carl Daniel.

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.2 Sarah Jayne was born April 1, 1826. She married David Daniel on January 1, 1846, in Johnson County. He had been born ca. 1825 and was a son of Isham and Polly (Borders) Daniel; thus, he was a brother of Isom Daniel who had been married to Sarah's sister, 1.2.1.2.1.8.6.1 Eleanor ["Nelly"] Jayne, in 1842. (See above.) David and Sarah lived near Whitehouse, Kentucky, where they reared eleven children.

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.2.1 Martha Daniel was born ca. 1847. She was blind.

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.2.2 Wyatt Winston Daniel was born ca. 1848. He was a minister. He was married twice. His first marriage was to Lydia Rice ca. 1868. She was a daughter of John and Nancy J. (Mollette) Rice. Wyatt and Lydia had six children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.2.2.1 Martha Daniel,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.2.2.2 Rebecca Daniel,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.2.2.3 William Daniel,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.2.2.4 Perlina Daniel,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.2.2.5 Daniel Daniel, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.2.2.6 John Daniel.

Wyatt Winston Daniel was married, second, to Sarah Rhotten, and they had two children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.2.2.7 Winston Daniel and
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.2.2.8 Miranda Daniel.

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.2.3 Henry Daniel was born ca. 1849. He married Frances P. Vanhoose, and they had three children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.2.3.1 W. E. Daniel,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.2.3.2 Florence Daniel, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.2.3.3 Cleveland Daniel.

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.2.4 Amanda Daniel was born ca. 1854. She married Eliphas Preston Williams, and they had one child, 1.2.1.2.1.8.6.2.4.1 Sarah Luna Williams.

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.2.5 Pauline Alafair Daniel was born February 26, 1856. She married E. H. ["Ned"] Williams on May 24, 1885, at the home of her father. Ned had been born ca. 1834 in Morgan County, Kentucky.

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.2.6 Isom Daniel was born ca. 1858. He married Mary J. ["Mollie"] Fairchild on February 4, 1881. They had five children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.2.6.1 Nattie Daniel,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.2.6.2 Mervin Daniel,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.2.6.3 Perlina Daniel,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.2.6.4 Delia Daniel, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.2.6.5 Etta Daniel.

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.2.7 Bloomfield Daniel was born ca. 1860. He married Emma Fairchild.
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.2.8 Emma Daniel was born ca. 1861. She married Peter L. Daniel.
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.2.9 Merila ["Rillie"] Daniel was born ca. 1867. She married A. J. Williams.
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.2.10 Alonzo Daniel was born ca. 1868 and died while quite young.
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.2.11 Sarah Alice Daniel was born ca. 1870. She married William W. Hamilton on February 19, 1888, at Flat Gap, Kentucky. She was married, second, to Dan Dawson.

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.3 Daniel Jayne was born September 1, 1830. He married Mary Ross on October 1, 1853, in Johnson County. They had four children.

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.3.1 Sarah Jayne was born April 8, 1855.
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.3.2 Susan Jayne was born November 16, 1856. She married William Keaton on February 23, 1895, in Johnson County.
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.3.3 Stephen Jayne was born June 7, 1858. He died when quite young.
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.3.4 Perlina Jayne was born ca. 1867. She married FNU Keaton.

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.4 Martha Jayne was born December 28, 1833. She married David Ross on March 4, 1853. He had been born ca. 1823 in Lawrence County, Kentucky, and may have been a brother of Mary Ross. (See 1.2.1.2.1.8.6.3, above.) Martha died on March 26, 1893, and David died on January 5, 1897. They were the parents of fourteen children.

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.4.1 Mary Jane Ross was born ca. 1854. She married Joseph W. Williams.
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.4.2 Daniel Ross was born March 12, 1855. He married Ellen Fannin.
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.4.3 Sarah Ellen Ross was born April 13, 1856. She married Clark Fairchild.
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.4.4 Elizabeth Ross was born January 26,1858. She married Thomas Bailey, and they had five children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.4.4.1 Daniel Bailey,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.4.4.2 Martha Bailey,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.4.4.3 David Bailey,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.4.4.4 Elbert Bailey, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.4.4.5 Phoebe Bailey.

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.4.5 James Henry Ross was born ca. 1860. He married Mary Elizabeth Reeves. They moved to Texas where he died in 1920.
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.4.6 Joseph Ross was born March 25, 1861. He was never married.
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.4.7 William Ross was born ca. 1862. He married Rhoda McKenzie, and they had at least one child, Jesse Ross.
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.4.8 Jefferson Ross was born ca. 1864. He was never married.
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.4.9 David Ross was born ca. 1866. He married Elizabeth Fairchild.
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.4.10 Eliphus Ross was born ca. 1869. He married Cora Grimsley on April 2, 1908. She had been born ca. 1873 and was a daughter of Drury Grimsley.
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.4.11 Plyman Ross was born ca. 1870.
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.4.12 Phoebe Ross was born ca. 1872. She married William Shavers.
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.4.13 Stephen Ross was born November 4, 1874. He married Mary Jane ["Mollie"] Kozee on September 29, 1898, in Johnson County. She had been born ca. 1882 and was a daughter of Reuben and Sarah Kozee.
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.4.14 Alminta Ross was born ca. 1876. She married Harry Sagraves.

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.5 Elizabeth Jayne was born February 17, 1836. She married John Kozee, and they had three children.

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.5.1 Wise Kozee.
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.5.2 John Kozee, Jr.
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.5.3 Daniel Kozee; he married Louise Johnson.

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.6 Mary J. Jayne was born February 27, 1838. She married Henry Hill on April 13, 1882, in Johnson County. They moved to Topeka, Kansas.
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.7 Phoebe Jayne was born March 17, 1840. She married Colsby Lyon. (Colsby was sometimes spelled Colby.) They had five children.

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.7.1 Henry Lyon; he married Cora Sagraves.
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.7.2 Cora Elizabeth Lyon was born January 19, 1873. She married 1.2.5.1.2.1.1.1.5 Morton Emerson Sparks in 1894 in Lawrence County. He had been born March 24, 1868, and was a son of 1.2.5.1.2.1.1.1 Reuben D. and Mary (Curnutte) Sparks and a grandson of 1.2.5.1.2.1.1 Garrett and Elizabeth (Boggs) Sparks. (See the December 1955 issue of The Sparks Quarterly, Whole No. 12, and the June 1996 issue, Whole Number 174, for further details of this branch of the Sparks family.) Morton E. Sparks died on December 28, 1935, and Cora died on August 17, 1949. They were the parents of three children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.7.2.1 Emmett Sparks
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.7.2.2 Irma Sparks, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.7.2.3 Neva Sparks.

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.7.3 Alonzo Lyon was born March 25, 1875. He married 1.2.5.1.2.1.1.1.9 Emma F. Sparks in 1903 in Lawrence County. She had been born October 7, 1879, and was a daughter of 1.2.5.1.2.1.1.1 Reuben D. and Mary (Curnutte) Sparks; thus she was a sister of 1.2.5.1.2.1.1.1.5 Morton E. Sparks. (See above.) She died on February 21, 1958, and Alonzo died in April 1969. They had two children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.7.3.1 Noel Lyon and
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.7.3.2 Lionel Lyon.

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.7.4 William Lyon; he married Mary Daniel.
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.7.5 Mary Lyon; she married Jefferson Stafford.

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.8 Henry Jayne, Jr. was born December 15, 1841. He was a most influential citizen of Johnson County and was instrumental in establishing the Enterprize Academy at Flat Gap, which was a training school for teachers. He married Julia Hager on March 10, 1875. She had been born ca. 1843 and was a daughter of John J. and Rhoda (Godsey) Hager. Henry and Julia had three children.

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.8.1 Irvin Jayne was born May 3, 1876. He died on February 7, 1935. He never married.
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.8.2 Ernest Jayne was born January 16, 1879. He was a successful farmer and business man and was involved in the early development of the oil and gas industry in and around Flat Gap. He served as a magistrate and was an active member of the Methodist Church and the Masonic Lodge. He married Minnie Holbrook on September 29, 1906. She had been born February 5,1889, at Martha, Kentucky, and was a daughter of Pleasant and Sarah (Sparks) Holbrook. Ernest Jayne died on October 18, 1960, and Minnie died on November 11, 1967. They had seven children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.8.2.1 Edgar Jayne,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.8.2.2 Hershell Jayne,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.8.2.3 James Jayne,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.8.2.4 William Jayne,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.8.2.5 Leora Jayne,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.8.2.6 Carrie Jayne, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.8.2.7 Irene Jayne.

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.8.3 Augusta Jayne was born January 19, 1885. She married Thomas Williams on January 17, 1907, in Johnson County. He had been born ca. 1887 in Breathitt County, Kentucky, and was a son of Chandler and .Ann Williams. Augusta was a member of the Flat Gap Enterprise Baptist Church, and she taught school for several years. Thomas died on December 25, 1946, and Augusta died on November 26, 1959.

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.9 William Jayne was born September 23, 1843. He served in the Confederate States Army during the Civil War and was wounded three times. After returning home, he was licensed to preach in the Baptist Association. He became principal of the Enterprise High School at Flat Gap. He married Paulina ["Lina"] Lucas ca. 1870. She had been born February 19, 1846, at Stamping Ground, Kentucky, and was a daughter of Legrand and Lutitia (MNU) Lucas. William died on December 22, 1917. He and Lina had three children.

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.9.1 William Legrand Jayne was born May 12, 1873. He became a well-known educator in eastern Kentucky and was a professor at Morehead State University until his death. He married Virginia Hamilton on February 1, 1898. She had been born December 5, 1876, and was a daughter of J. E. and Katherine (Todd) Hamilton. She and William had nine children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.9.1.1 William Jayne, Jr.,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.9.1.2 John Jayne,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.9.1.3 Blanche Jayne,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.9.1.4 Wurts Jayne,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.9.1.5 Ernest Jayne,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.9.1.6 Mason Jayne,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.9.1.7 Paul Jayne,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.9.1.8 Luther Jayne, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.9.1.9 Nola Jayne.

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.9.2 Mason Jayne was born December 8, 1876. He died when he was twelve years old.

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.9.3 Beulah Jayne was born December 23, 1883. She married Ernest Richard Dupuy on April 26, 1908. He was a son of Albert G. and Ann B. (Lee) Dupuy. Beulah and Ernest lived on Tygarts Creek in Greenup County where they reared four children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.6.9.3.1 William Jayne,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.9.3.2 Ernestine Jayne,
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.9.3.3 Richard Jayne, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.6.9.3.4 Robert Jayne.

1.2.1.2.1.8.7 Matthew Sparks was born ca. 1805 in Surry County, North Carolina. He married Alsey Osburn ca. 1832, probably in Lawrence County, Kentucky. She had been born ca. 1815 in Kentucky and was a daughter of Jesse and Elizabeth (MNU) Osburn, natives of Kentucky. Matthew and Alsey lived near Flat Gap, Kentucky, where they reared twelve children. Alsey died on January 31, 1878, and Matthew died sometime after 1880, probably in Elliott County, Kentucky, at the home of his son, Daniel Sparks.

1.2.1.2.1.8.7.1 Allen Sparks was born ca. 1833. He married Mary Hundley on March 9, 1877, in Johnson County. (The license to marry was issued on March 7th; Allen was then 44 years old, and it was his first marriage. Mary was 19 years old, and it was her first marriage.) Allen apparently died in the spring of 1897. He had made a will on March 10, 1890, by which he left one dollar to his daughter, 1.2.1.2.1.8.7.1.1 Sarah J. Sparks. He left the rest of his estate to his brother, Jesse Sparks. We have no further information about this family.

1.2.1.2.1.8.7.2 Jesse Sparks was born in May 1835. He married Catherine ["Kittie"] Kozee ca. 1859. She had been born in August 1842. Jesse and Kittie apparently had no children of their own, but they reared a foster son, John Tollson. They died sometime after 1900, probably in Johnson County.

1.2.1.2.1.8.7.3 Henry Sparks was born ca. 1837. He was married twice. His first marriage was to Mary Conley on November 2, 1857, in Johnson County. He was 22 years of age and Mary was aged 16. She had been born ca. 1841 and was a grand­daughter of Edmund and Lydia (Joynes) Conley, pioneer settlers of Johnson County.

(Much of the information that we have about this couple has been obtained from The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky, published in 1984 by the Magoffin County [Kentucky] Historical Society. We are grateful to the Society for permission to use this material.)

After the death of his first wife, Mary (Conley) Sparks, Henry Sparks married (second) Sarah A. Calvin on October 24, 1884, in Johnson County . He was 48 years old, and it was his second marriage; she was aged 35, and it was her first marriage. Henry died sometime before the 1900 census was taken of Magoffin County. Sarah was listed on that census with her two sons: Rufus Sparks, aged 15, and John Sparks, aged 12.

Following is a record of the children of Henry Sparks; the first nine were by his first wife, Mary Conley; the last two were by his second wife, Sarah A. Calvin.

1.2.1.2.1.8.7.3.1 Dicey A. Sparks was born January 27, 1859. She married John Jackson on December 7, 1879, and they had seven children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.7.3.1.1 Haywood Jackson,
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.3.1.2 Larkin Jackson,
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.3.1.3 Mary Jackson,
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.3.1.4 Virgie Jackson,
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.3.1.5 Nancy Jackson,
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.3.1.6 Clarence Jackson, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.3.1.7 Cynthia Jackson.

1.2.1.2.1.8.7.3.2 James E. Sparks was born in May 1861. He was a farmer in Magoffin County. He married Nucarious Salyer ca. 1884. She had been born in August 1859 and was a daughter of John and Anna Salyer. Nucarious and James had five children when the 1900 census was taken of Magoffin County. They were:

1.2.1.2.1.8.7.3.2.1 Cora Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.3.2.2 Angie Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.3.2.3 Jessie Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.3.2.4 Earl Sparks, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.3.2.5 Daniel Sparks.

1.2.1.2.1.8.7.3.3 Ritta Elizabeth ["Liddie"] Sparks was born ca. 1862. She was married twice. Her first marriage was to Jacob B. Jackson on October 4, 1882, and they had ten children. Jacob died in 1918, and Liddie married (second) James Honaker. She died in 1944. Children by her first marriage were:

1.2.1.2.1.8.7.3.3.1 James Jackson,
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.3.3.2 Mahala Jackson,
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.3.3.3 Elizabeth Jackson,
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.3.3.4 Henry Jackson,
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.3.3.5 Laura Jackson,
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.3.3.6 John Jackson,
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.3.3.7 Larkin Jackson,
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.3.3.8 Allen Jackson,
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.3.3.9 Polly Jackson, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.3.3.10 Robert Jackson.

1.2.1.2.1.8.7.3.4 Jesse H. Sparks was born ca. 1865.
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.3.5 Mary A. Sparks was born ca. 1867. She married Jack Shaver.
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.3.6 Daniel W. Sparks was born in December 1870. He was a coal miner. He married Minnie L. Crace on May 29, 1890. She had been born in February 1872. When the 1900 census was taken of Magoffin County, she and Daniel were shown with three children; it is quite likely that they had other children born to them later. These three children were:

1.2.1.2.1.8.7.3.6.1 Virgil Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.3.6.2 Ida Sparks, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.3.6.3 Adam Sparks.

1.2.1.2.1.8.7.3.7 Matthew L. Sparks was born in March 1873. He was married twice. His first marriage was to George Ann May on March 31, 1893. She had been born in January 1877. She and Matthew had eight children before her death, which occurred in 1913. Matthew married (second) Cindy Lemaster, and they had two children. Matthew died in 1926. Children by his first marriage were:

1.2.1.2.1.8.7.3.7.1 Marsha ["Minnie"] Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.3.7.2 Edward Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.3.7.3 Ellis Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.3.7.4 Kelly Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.3.7.5 Bunis Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.3.7.6 Bertha Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.3.7.7 Elizabeth Sparks, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.3.7.8 Dicey Sparks.

by his second marriage, Matthew had children named

1.2.1.2.1.8.7.3.7.9 Virgil Sparks and
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.3.7.10 Dona Sparks.

1.2.1.2.1.8.7.3.8 Sarah Elizabeth Sparks was born ca. 1875.
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.3.9 Josephine Sparks was born ca. 1878. She married Jackson Shaver, and they had two children,

1.2.1.2.1.8.7.3.9.1 Frank Shaver and
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.3.9.2 James Shaver.

1.2.1.2.1.8.7.3.10 Rufus Sparks, son of Henry and Sarah (Calvin) Sparks, was born in January 1885.
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.3.11 John E. Sparks was born in June 1887.

1.2.1.2.1.8.7.4 Nathan Sparks was born January 22, 1840. He married Elizabeth Craft on June 1, 1861, in Johnson County. She had been born in November 1842 and was a daughter of Tillman and 1.2.5.1.2.1.6 Sarah (Sparks) Craft, natives of North Carolina. She and Nathan lived near Flat Gap, Kentucky. (1.2.5.1.2.1.6 Sarah Sparks was a daughter of 1.2.5.1.2.1 Levi and Sarah (Lyon) Sparks. See the December 1955 issue of The Sparks Quarterly, Whole No. 12, for further details of this branch of the Sparks family.)

Shortly after his marriage, Nathan Sparks enlisted in the 14th Regiment Kentucky Infantry of the Union Army and served until the Civil War ended. He died in the Home for Disabled Veterans of Ohio on August 30, 1919.

(See the abstract of his pension file on page 3929 of this issue of the Quarterly.) Elizabeth died sometime shortly after 1900, probably in Boyd County, Kentucky. She and Nathan were the parents of ten children.

1.2.1.2.1.8.7.4.1 William H. Sparks was born March 18, 1863. He married Mary J. LNU, ca. 1881. She had been born in October 1861. According to the 1900 census of Johnson County, she and William had five children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.7.4.1.1 Mascom Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.4.1.2 John Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.4.1.3 Cornelious Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.4.1.4 Arlie Sparks, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.4.1.5 Luella Sparks.

1.2.1.2.1.8.7.4.2 Amanda J. Sparks was born March 18, 1865.
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.4.3 Sarah Alice Sparks was born March 15, 1867. She married FNU Young, and they had at least one child, 1.2.1.2.1.8.7.4.3.1 Goldie Young.
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.4.4 Jesse Sparks was born May 18, 1869.
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.4.5 Rose A. Sparks was born February 8,1871.
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.4.6 Melvin H. Sparks was born ca. 1873.
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.4.7 Levi Sparks was born ca. 1875.

1.2.1.2.1.8.7.4.8 Fernando Sparks was born December 18 (23?), 1879, near Flat Gap, Kentucky. He was married twice. His first marriage was to Anna Horn on March 2, 1900, in Boyd County, Kentucky. She had been born ca. 1881 in Scioto County, Ohio. She and Fernando lived in Greenup County, Kentucky, where they had six children before Anna's death on November 20, 1915. They were:

1.2.1.2.1.8.7.4.8.1 William Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.4.8.2 Goldie Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.4.8.3 John Henry Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.4.8.4 Albert Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.4.8.5 Ida May Sparks, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.4.8.6 Charles Sparks.

Fernando Sparks married (second) Laura Hogan on January 28, 1918, in Boyd County. She had been born September 2, 1899, in Boyd County and was a daughter of Ison and Samanta (Fuller) Hogan. Laura (Hogan) Sparks died on September 3, 1931, and Fernando died on April 27, 1940. She and Fernando had five children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.7.4.8.7 Samantha Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.4.8.8 Earnest Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.4.8.9 Lester Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.4.8.10 Nathan Sparks, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.4.8.11 Alberta Sparks.

1.2.1.2.1.8.7.4.9 Mary Etta Sparks was born in June 1880
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.4.10 U. S. Sparks was born June 14, 1881. She had died prior to 1915. 1883. He had died by 1915.

1.2.1.2.1.8.7.5 Lovinia Sparks was born ca. 1841.

1.2.1.2.1.8.7.6 Elizabeth Sparks was born ca. 1842. She married James McDowell on February 14, 1874, at the home of her father in Johnson County. Witnesses were her brothers, Henry Sparks and Nathan Sparks. According to relatives, James and Elizabeth McDowell had at least two children, Mathis L. McDowell and Jemima E. McDowell

1.2.1.2.1.8.7.7 Sarah A. Sparks was born ca. 1845.

1.2.1.2.1.8.7.8 Daniel Sparks was born in June 1847. He married Rebecca Susan Horton ca. 1871. She had been born in November 1851 and was a daughter of Reece Duff and Susan (Cox) Horton. Daniel and Rebecca were in Elliott County when the 1880 census was taken, but by 1900 they had moved to Kenton County, Kentucky. Daniel died in 1929 and Rebecca died on May 2, 1930. They had nine children.

1.2.1.2.1.8.7.8.1 John H. Sparks was born ca. 1872. He married Mollie Osburn. He died in 1899.
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.8.2 Reece Duff Sparks was born ca. 1875. He married Elizabeth ["Lizzie"] Elkins.
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.8.3 Jesse M. Sparks was born March 6, 1876. He married Nola Gambill. He was a street-car motorman in Covington, Kentucky, in 1900.
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.8.4 William Flanery Sparks was born August 5, 1879. He was living in a boardin g house in Ashland, Kentucky, when the 1900 census was taken. He married Goldie Lee Bowling sometime later. He died in 1970.

1.2.1.2.1.8.7.8.5 James N. Sparks was born in October 1881. He was a street-car motorman in Covington, Kentucky, when the 1900 census was taken.
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.8.6 Susan Alsey Sparks was born in July 1883. She married Thomas Baker, and they moved to Tacoma, Washington. She is said to have had no children.
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.8.7 Martha E. Sparks was born in September 1886. She married Thomas Purdy, and they moved to the state of Washington.
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.8.8 Eliza S. Sparks was born in August 1889. She died when she was only eighteen years old.

1.2.1.2.1.8.7.8.9 Virginia Sparks was born in November 1891. She was married twice. Her first marriage was to Bernard Rankin in Spokane, Washington. Her second marriage was to Thomas Purdy. She died in 1918. After her death, Thomas married her sister, 1.2.1.2.1.8.7.8.7 Martha E. Sparks. (See above.)

1.2.1.2.1.8.7.9 Nancy Emeline Sparks was born ca. 1850. She married William J. McKenzie on Christmas Day 1873.
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.10 Andrew Sparks was born October 10, 1852.
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.11 William L. Sparks was born June 21, 1855.
1.2.1.2.1.8.7.12 Mary Jane Sparks was born October 22, 1859.

1.2.1.2.1.8.8 Daniel Wilcox Sparks was born October 27, 1806, in Surry County, North Carolina, and was a teenage lad when he accompanied his parents to Lawrence County, Kentucky. It was there that he grew to manhood, and it was there that he was married three times. His first marriage was to Sarah Jayne on July 31, 1834. She had been born ca. 1813 and was a daughter of William and Dorcas (Ramey) Jayne. (See also Item F, above.) Daniel and Sarah lived on a 300-acre farm on Hood Creek, a tributary of Big Blaine Creek. There they had eight children before Sarah died on June 27, 1854.

Daniel married (second) Ellender Cordial (or Cordell) on May 5, 1859. He was 46 years, and it was his second marriage. Ellender was 32 years old, and it was her first marriage. They were married by Enoch Green, a Baptist preacher. Ellender was a daughter of William and Jane (Wheeler) Cordle (or Caudill) . When the 1880 census was taken of Lawrence County, Daniel and Ellender had four children in their household. She apparently died between June 1880 and the early part of 1881.

(In the early records of Lawrence County, the surnames of Caudill, Caudle, Cordial, Cordell, and Cordle were frequently interchanged. Even within the same family, some members preferred one spelling to another. We have tried to use these names with the spellings that have been furnished to us.)

The third marriage of Daniel Sparks was to Martha Hardy on December 5, 1881. She had been born in March 1855 in Virginia and was a widow with a three-year-old son, Robert Hardy. Relatives say that her maiden name was Spriggs. She and Daniel had four children before his death, which occurred in October 1900. He was buried in the family cemetery on his farm on Hood Creek. Descendants say he carved his own headstone, using a stone which is about four feet tall. He was the father of sixteen children.

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HOME OF DANIEL WILCOX SPARKS, BUILT ABOUT 1840
ON HOOD CREEK IN LAWRENCE COUNTY, KENTUCKY

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.1 Delila J. Sparks was born ca. 1835. She married Elisha Wellman on October 11, 1860, in Lawrence County. He had been born ca. 1832 and was a son of Elisha and Sarah Wellman. When the 1870 census was taken of Lawrence County, Elisha and Delila had five children.

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.1.1 Daniel J. Wellman was born ca. 1861.
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.1.2 Sarah Frances Wellman was born in August 1863. She married John W. Wells on April 29, 1880. He had been born in April 1858, in Wise County, Virginia, and was nicknamed "John, the Baptist." He died on December 27, 1905, in Dial, Texas. Sarah died there in 1906. They were the parents of at least one child, 1.2.1.2.1.8.8.1.2.1 Caludia Ethel Wells.
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.1.3 Eliza J. Wellman was born ca. 1864.
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.1.4 Ulysses G. Wellman (twin of George) was born in April 1870.
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.1.5 George Wellman (twin of Ulysses G.) was born in April 1870.

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.2 Henry Wilcox Sparks was born November 11, 1836, on Hood Creek in Lawrence County, and this is where he spent the rest of his life. He was a most successful farmer and owned a grist mill, sawmill, and a tannery. He was also a justice of the peace. He married Diadema Bentley on August 30, 1867, in Letcher County, Kentucky. She had been born in Letcher County on February 10, 1848.

Henry Sparks brought his bride to Lawrence County where they reared twelve children. Diadema died on July 19, 1914, and Henry died on April 27, 1923. They were buried in the family cemetery on Hood Creek.

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.2.1 Emma Cornelia Sparks was born March 22, 1868. She was married twice. Her first marriage was to Elijah Brown by whom she had at least one child, 1.2.1.2.1.8.8.2.1.1 McGuire Brown. Her second marriage was to John A. White.

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.2.2 Rachel Alafair Sparks was born September 10, 1869. She was married three times. Her first marriage was to John C. B. Barker on February 17, 1887. He had been born October 16, 1858, and was a son of Peter and Marina [?] (Fairchild) Barker. John and Rachel had seven children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.2.2.1 Ida Barker,
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.2.2.2 William Barker,
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.2.2.3 Henry Barker,
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.2.2.4 George Barker,
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.2.2.5 Stella Barker,
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.2.2.6 Eli Barker, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.2.2.7 Benjamin Barker.

Rachel's second marriage was to George A. Bayes, and they had four children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.2.2.8 John Bayes,
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.2.2.9 Gusta Bayes,
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.2.2.10 Frank Bayes, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.2.2.11 Carl Bayes.

Rachel married (third) Henry Lemaster; they had no children. Rachel died on March 15, 1943.

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.2.3 Daniel J. Sparks was born September 23, 1871. He moved to Arizona where he died at Sefford. He had no children.

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.2.4 Peter William Sparks was born September 22, 1872. He married Jenny Hayes on February 13, 1896. She had been born April 22, 1877, and was a daughter of Milton and Jane (Cordle) Hayes. Jenny die45d on February 12, 1912, a``nd Peter died on May 29, 1941.According to relatives, Peter and Jenny had four children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.2.4.1 James Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.2.4.2 Nora Sparks,
+651.2.1.2.1.8.8.2.4.3 Gold456ie Sparks, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.2.4.4 Milton Sparks.

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.2.5 Clarinda ["Rinda"] Sparks was born March 9, 1874. She married Jack ["Dock"] Wheeler ca. 1895, and the+y lived at Minford, Ohio. T+hey had at least three children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.2.5.1 Diadema Wheeler,
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.2.5.2 Daniel Wheeler, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.2.5.3 Nora Wheeler.

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.2.6 John Henry Sparks was born September 7, 1875. He married Bertha B. Pack in 1908 in Lawrence County. She had been born May 18, 1887, and was a daughter of Lee and Essie Pack. John Henry remained on his grandfather's homeplace where he became a most successful farmer under the guidance of his father. He and Bertha had four children:

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WILLIAM DARWIN SPARKS
(1909-1988)
Son of John H. Sparks

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.2.6.1 William Sparks. He was a highly successful educator and attorney in e4astern Kentucky. He was elected Lawrence County Attorney while still in the army in Europe during World War II. Subsequently, he was elected as Commonswealth's Attorney. In 1955, he was elected as judge of the 24th Judicial District of Kentucky, a position he held until his retiremement in 1976.He died on .October 16, 1988. He and his wife, the former Mary Lou Branham, had four children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.2.6.1.1 Martha Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.2.6.1.2 William Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.2.6.1.3 Janie Sparks, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.2.6.1.4 Daniel Sparks.

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.2.6.2 Marjorie Sparks
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.2.6.3 Marvin Sparks, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.2.6.4 Jewell Sparks.

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.2.7 Angeline Mahala ["Haley"] Sparks was born June 26, 1877. She married Joshua Chambers Chandler on July 18, 1893. He had been born in October 1874. He and Haley lived at Beaver, Ohio, where they reared three children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.2.7.1 William Chandler,
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.2.7.2 Selse Chandler, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.2.7.3 John Chandler.

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.2.8 Christopher Columbus ["Lum"] Sparks was born September 20, 1878. He served in the U.S. Army in the Spanish-American War and died in the Philippine Islands while in the service on May 3, 1901.

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.2.9 Benjamin Franklin Sparks was born March 28, 1881. He went to Arizona where he died on April 26, 1941. He had no children.

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.2.10 Della Sparks was born October 14, 1882. She went to Arizona where she was a successful business woman. She died at Sefford, Arizona, on February 1, 1955. She never married.

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DELLA SPARKS (1882-1955)
Daughter of Henry W. and Diadema (Bentley) Sparks

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.2.11 Stella Sparks was born October 14, 1882, and was a twin sister of Della Sparks, next above. She married Stanton B. Nickell in 1901 in Lawrence County, and they had at least one child, a son, named 1.2.1.2.1.8.8.2.11.1 Orie Nickell.

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.2.12 Sarah Jane Sparks was born March 8, 1885. She married Burnham Roberts in 1903. He had been born ca. 1880 and was a son of Reed and Mary Jayne (Smith) Roberts. Sarah Jane died on September 19, 1942. He and Sarah Jane had five children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.2.12.1 Robert Roberts,
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.2.12.2 Ardella Roberts,
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.2.12.3 Mary Jane Roberts,
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.2.12.4 Zona Roberts, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.2.12.5 Thelma Roberts.

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.3 Eliza Ann Sparks was born March 20, 1838. She married Peter Taylor Burgess ca. 1860. He had been born June 29, 1838, and was a son of Sylvester W. and Jane (Stafford) Burgess. According to descendants, Peter and Eliza Ann lived on Brushy Fork in Lawrence County where they reared four children.

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.3.1 Sarah Jane Burgess was born ca. 1862. She married Lewis M. Spencer on March 24, 1887. He had been born May 17, 1862, at Charley, Kentucky. He and Sarah Jane had at least one child, 1.2.1.2.1.8.8.3.1.1 Bertha ["Bird"] Spencer, born June 5, 1888.
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.3.2 Benjamin Franklin Burgess was born November 22, 1864. He married Mary Rosetta Davis on April 12, 1888, and they had at least one child, 1.2.1.2.1.8.8.3.2.1 Tera Burgess, born June 8, 1889.
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.3.3 Milton Burgess was born in March 1875.
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.3.4 Alfred Burgess.

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.4 Mahala ["Haley"] Angeline Sparks was born January 15, 1841. She married James Lee Wheeler on January 4, 1865, in Lawrence County. He had been born on Hood Creek on November 21, 1841, and was a son of John R. and Rachel (Lemasters) Wheeler. Haley died on October 17, 1877, and James died on January 19, 1921. They had five children.

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.4.1 Ulysses Sherman Wheeler was born February 23, 1866. He was married twice. His first marriage was on July 6, 1891, to Frances Brown. His second marriage was to Lennie LNU. He died on March 31, 1921.
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.4.2 John Harrison Wheeler was born June 16, 1868. He married May Fannin. He died on March 27, 1907.
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.4.3 Henry Washington Wheeler was born April 27, 1870. He was married twice. His first marriage was to Cora McGuire on October 30, 1890. His second marriage was to Susie Butcher. He died on August 9, 1957.
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.4.4 Peter Taylor Wheeler was born May 28, 1873. He married Leora Obra Aulick. He died on August 24, 1945.
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.4.5 Rachel Hilda Wheeler was born April 25, 1875. She married George Gallion. She died in April 1949.

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.5 Jemima Sparks was born ca. 1845. She married John Green in 1865 in Lawrence County.
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.6 Rachel Sparks was born ca. 1847. She married Enoch Green in 1865 in Lawrence County.
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.7 Elizabeth Sparks was born September 21, 1852. She died on August 31, 1853.
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.8 Mary Sparks was born July 1, 1853. She died on July 12, 1853.

As indicated above, following the death of his first wife, Sarah (Jayne) Sparks, Daniel Sparks married (second) Ellender Cordial (or Cordle) on May 5, 1859, by Enoch Green, a Baptist minister. Daniel and Ellender had four children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.9 Alfred Daniel Sparks, son of Daniel and Ellender (Cordial) Sparks, was born in March 1860. According to relatives, he married Mary Ann Green, and they had five children.

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.9.1 Elma Sparks was born in August 1880. She married Amos C. Caudill.
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.9.2 Rosa Sparks.
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.9.3 Nelson Sparks
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.9.4 Mary Sparks.
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.9.5 Jesse Sparks.

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.10 Julia H. Sparks, was born May 30, 1862. She married James Cecil Cordle on April 2, 1881, in Lawrence County. He had been born December 4, 1857, and was a son of William and Cynthia (Moody) Cordle [or Cordial]. Julia died on July 17, 1914. She and James had at least one child.

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.10.1 Jay Cordle was born in March 1885. He married Emma Lemasters, and they had at least one child, Monnie Cordial.

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.11 Jeremiah ["Jerry"] Sparks was born ca. 1864. He is said to have been married, but died shortly thereafter.
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.12 Charlotte ["Lottie"] Sparks was born May 4, 1868, in Lawrence County. It was there that she married Jesse James Caudill [or Cordial] on March 4, 1886. He had been born December 16, 1857, in Lawrence County and was a son of the Rev. Jeremiah and Jane (Holbrook) Caudill. Lottie and Jesse had four children before his death, which occurred on June 24, 1894, at the age of 37 years.

After the death of her first husband, Lottie was married two more times. Her second husband was Morse Griffin of Lawrence County. This marriage ended in divorce. Her third marriage was to Enoch Green. She died on September 25, 1910. She had four children, all by her first marriage.

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.12.1 Virgil Caudill was born February 25, 1887. On November 22, 1919, he married Lillian S. Steele. She had been born November 29, 1896, and was a daughter of John and Geneva Bell (Pack) Steele. Virgil died ca. 1968. She and Virgil had two children,

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.12.1.1 Juanita Caudill and
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.12.1.2 Marcella Caudill.

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.12.2 Monte Vernon Caudill was born May 6, 1889. He married Ruby Margaret Perdue on June 6, 1914, in Boyd County, Kentucky. She had been born July 13, 1895, in Boyd County and was a daughter of Dewitt C. and Augusta (Miller) Perdue. She died on March 20, 1957, and Monte died on June 22, 1966. They were the parents of four children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.12.2.1 Fred Caudill,
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.12.2.2 Thelma Caudill,
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.12.2.3 Mary Caudill, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.12.2.4 Geraldine Caudill. She married Lester R. Ovendorf, and they are the parents of Jim Ovendorf who has been most helpful in the preparation of this article.

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.12.3 Cora Ethel Caudill was born June 1,1891. She was married twice. Her first marriage was to Frank Carroll on March 11, 1914. They had two children (Helen arroll and Frank Carroll, Jr.) before the death of Frank, Sr. in February 1919. Cora married (second) John Boldman, and they had two children, Jack Boldman and Ruth Boldman. Cora died in 1972 at South Point, Ohio.

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.12.4 Charles Russell Hubert Caudill was born March 11, 1893. He married Ida Marie Bishop on December 23, 1931, at Ironton, Ohio. He died on March 26, 1976, in Boyd County. He and Ida had no children.

As indicated above, the third marriage of Daniel Wilcox Sparks was to a widow, Martha (Spriggs) Hardy, on December 5, 1881, in Lawrence County. To this union four children were born.

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.13 Stella Virgie Sparks was born December 24, 1882. She married John Alonzo Creech on October 9, 1900, in Elliott County, Kentucky. He had been born October 29, 1881. He and Stella had nine children. Stella died on January 2, 1967, and John died on November 30, 1973.

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.13.1 Roy T. Creech was born August 26, 1901. He married Anna Klitz in 1920. Roy died on October 6, 1981. They had seven children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.13.1.1 Gerald Creech,
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.13.1.2 Eunice Creech,
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.13.1.3 Ralph Creech,
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.13.1.4 Louise Creech,
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.13.1.5 Faye Creech,
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.13.1.6 Doris Creech, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.13.1.7 Fern Creech.

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.13.2 Mary Creech was born February 20, 1905. She married William Riley Johnson in 1924. Mary died on September 8, 1980. Tthey had six children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.13.2.1 Eugene Creech,
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.13.2.2 Joyce Creech,
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.13.2.3 Shirley Creech,
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.13.2.4 Gary Creech,
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.13.2.5 Sue Creech, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.13.2.6 Keith Creech.

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.13.3 Martha Evelyn Creech was born April 15, 1907. She married Charles Edsell Darnell in 1932, and they had three children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.13.3.1 David Darnell,
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.13.3.2 Florence Darnell, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.13.3.3 Harry Darnell.

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.13.4 Verna Creech was born March 31, 1909. She married James Parker Chapman on December 5, 1931, and they had five children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.13.4.1 Karl Chapman,
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.13.4.2 Carol Chapman,
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.13.4.3 Rita Chapman,
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.13.4.4 Bernardine Chapman, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.13.4.5 Keith Chapman.

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.13.5 Henry Harrison Creech was born May 6, 1911. He married Dora Whitt in 1933, and they had two children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.13.5.1 Vera Creech and
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.13.5.2 Robert Creech.

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.13.6 Arvil Creech was born April 4, 1914. He married Ann L. Cursi. Avril died on July 28, 1986. They had five children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.13.6.1 Sandra Creech,
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.13.6.2 Sharon Creech,
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.13.6.3 Dennis Creech,
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.13.6.4 Douglas Creech, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.13.6.5 Thomas Creech.

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.13.7 Arlene Creech was born May 26, 1919. She married Rollie Eve on December 7, 1940, and they had six children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.13.7.1 William Eve,
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.13.7.2 Ruth Eve,
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.13.7.3 Douglas Eve,
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.13.7.4 Debra Eve,
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.13.7.5 Deidra Eve, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.13.7.6 Peggy Eve.

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.13.8 Vivian C. Creech was born July 13, 1922. She was married twice. Her first marriage was to John B. Gregg on June 7, 1942. They had two children,

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.13.8.1 Ronald Gregg and
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.13.8.2 Thomas Gregg.

Vivian married (second) Howard F. Pullin on October 18, 1950, and they had three children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.13.8.1 Daryl Pullin,
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.13.8.2 Michael Pullin, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.13.8.3 Richard Pullin.

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.13.9 John Lonzo Creech, Jr. was born February 4, 1924. He died on May 17, 1926.

1.2.1.2.1.8.8.14 Ollie Sparks was born ca. 1885 and probably died in infancy.
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.15 Dora Belle Sparks was born in February 1888.
1.2.1.2.1.8.8.16 Pearl Sparks was born in November 1893.

1.2.1.2.1.8.9 Lucy Frances ["Franky"] Sparks, daughter of Thomas and Dianah (Wilcox) Sparks, was born ca. 1807 in North Carolina. She married William Ghent on September 20, 1834, in Lawrence County, Kentucky. He had been born ca. 1809 in Virginia. When the 1850 census was taken of Johnson County, Kentucky, William and Franky had five children. We have no further information regarding this couple.

1.2.1.2.1.8.9.1 Nancy Ghent was born ca. 1835 in Kentucky.
1.2.1.2.1.8.9.2 Mary Ghent was born ca. 1840 in Ohio.
1.2.1.2.1.8.9.3 Eleanor Ghent was born ca. 1842 in Kentucky.
1.2.1.2.1.8.9.4 Serena Ghent was born ca. 1845 in Kentucky.
1.2.1.2.1.8.9.5 William Ghent was born ca. 1846 in Kentucky.

[Editor's Note: In the Quarterly of December 1991, Whole No. 156, Dr. Sparks provided a biographical sketch of Thomas Sparks (ca.1766-ca.1837) who was a son of William and Ann (--- ) Sparks, along with information regarding the first five children of Thomas Sparks: Hannah, Joseph, Eleanor ["Nellie"], Allen, and Thomas, Jr. In the present issue, he has extended this record to include the next four children of Thomas, named Sarah, Matthew, Daniel, and Lucy. Dr. Sparks will present information about the remaining five children of Thomas Sparks in a future issue of the Quarterly.]


Pages 3938-3952
Whole Number 158

SOME DESCENDANTS OF
1.2.1.2.1.8 THOMAS SPARKS (ca.1766-ca.1837)
of SURRY COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
AND LAWRENCE COUNTY, KENTUCKY (continued)

by Paul E. Sparks


[Editor's Note: Thomas Sparks (ca.1766-ca.1837) had thirteen children who reached maturity. Information about the nine oldest children was presented in the December 1991 and March 1992 issues of The Sparks Quarterly, Whole Nos. 156 and 157, respectively. We now conclude this series by presenting information about the remaining four children and their families.]

1.2.1.2.1.8.10 Elisha Sparks, son of Thomas and Dianah (Wilcox) Sparks, was born ca. 1809 in North Carolina. He married Susanna Pridemore on December 16, 1833, in Lawrence County, Kentucky, by Walter Osborne. His bondsmen were Daniel Sparks, Saul Sparks, and David Sparks. Susanna had been born ca. 1810 in Floyd County, Kentucky, and was a daughter of John Pridemore who gave his consent to the marriage, since she was then not of age. Elisha and Susanna lived on a road between the communities of Flat Gap and Paintsville, near the headwaters of Hood Creek. It was there that they lived for the rest of their lives. Susanna died on July 2, 1889, and Elisha died on December 26, 1893. They were buried in a small cemetery not far from their home. They had thirteen children.

[Mrs. Jean (Slone) McCarty, a great-great-granddaughter of Elisha and Susanna (Pridemore) Sparks, has shared with us a description of two of the Sparks cemeteries where her ancestors were buried. We are pleased to include here a portion of her observations.]

"A few years ago, " Mrs. McCarty wrote, "We visited the small and unnamed cemetery where Elisha and Susanna were buried. It is on Kentucky State Road 1092, about one-half mile off Kentucky State Road 201. It is across the road and up a small hill from the Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church and is still being used occasionally. Elisha and Susanna have field stone markers onto which names and dates have been carved; however, the stones are beginning to crumble. Elisha's son, Benjamin, is also buried there. "

1.2.1.2.1.8.10.1 Lydia Sparks was born ca. 1834. She married Martin B. McKenzie on April 1, 1859, in Johnson County, Kentucky. Witnesses to the marriage were Elisha Sparks and James McKenzie. Martin McKenzie had been born ca. 1838 in Kentucky and was a son of James Henry and Frances ["Fanny"] (Estep) McKenzie, natives of Virginia. Martin and Lydia had six children.

1.2.1.2.1.8.10.1.1 William L. McKenzie was born ca. 1860.
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.1.2 Lydia M. McKenzie was born September 16, 1861.
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.1.3 James S. McKenzie was born ca. 1866.
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.1.4 Elisha M. McKenzie was born ca. 1868.
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.1.5 Nathan P. McKenzie was born ca. 1870.
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.1.6 Phillip S. McKenzie was born ca. 1872. He married Genora White on May 6, 1896.

1.2.1.2.1.8.10.2 Jane Sparks was born ca. 1835. She married Lemuel G. Jayne on June 19, 1860, in Johnson County, Kentucky. James McKenzie was a witness to the marriage. According to the vital records of Johnson County, Lemuel and Jane had at least two children; in all probability there were others born to them. The two for whom we have information were:

1.2.1.2.1.8.10.2.1 George w. Jayne was born April 29, 1861.
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.2.2 John R. Jayne was born February 28, 1874.

1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3 William Sparks was born September 17, 1836 in Lawrence County, Kentucky. On December 14, 1859, he married Martha Salyer in Johnson County, Kentucky. Witnesses were Elisha Sparks and Martin McKenzie. Martha had been born May 1, 1843, in Virginia and was a daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth (MNU) Salyer, natives of Virginia.

(Picture)
WILLIAM, AND MARTHA (SALYER) SPARKS
(Photograph taken ca. 1900)

On October 6, 1861, William Sparks went to Catlettsburg, Kentucky, where he enlisted in Company B, 14th Regiment Kentucky Infantry, United States Army. He served in this unit until January 1865; he was subsequently granted a pension for his service. (See page 3963 of this issue of the Quarterly for an abstract of the papers in his pension file.) Mrs. McCarty wrote the following regarding his military service.

"My father remembered his grandfather Sparks quite well. He was with Gen. Sherman on his campaign to take Atlanta, but he never got there because he was wounded in early August 1864. The bone in his right foot was badly shattered by a bullet, and he remained a cripple for the rest of his life. His toenails grew quite funny, and he couldn't cut them himself, so he hired his grandchildren to cut them. "

William Sparks son of Elisha and Susanna (Pridemore) Sparks died on October 18, 1913, and Martha died on December 15, 1915. They were buried in the Sparks Cemetery on Sparks Branch. Of this cemetery, Mrs. McCarty has written: The cemetery where William and Martha (and all but one of their children) are buried is also on Kentucky State Road 1092. Sparks Branch turns off the road and goes up a hollow and the cemetery is located about one-half mile up the hollow and high on a hill. There is a road which is passable provided it hasn't rained the night before. William's headstone is the typical Civil War one with his name and Co. D., 14th KY. Inf. carved on it.

In passing, I would like to say that my father's generation took almost fanatical care of that cemetery. Mrs. McCarty continues. They met faithfully every year at 10 a.m. on Decoration Day (now called Memorial Day), regardless of the day of the week. They mowed the grass; cleaned up the fence row; and whitewashed the stones. Sunken graves were filled in and fresh flowers were placed upon the mounds. In the absence of fresh flowers, artificial flowers were made from crepe paper and placed upon the graves. It was an all-day family affair which, unfortunately, is fast disappearing as a custom.

William and Martha (Salyer) Sparks had twelve children.

1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.1 James J. Sparks was born October 2, 1861, just a few days before his father enlisted in the Union Army. According to a descendant, he married Elizabeth Caudill ca. 1880. She had been born in October 1862. When the 1900 census was taken of Johnson County, James and Elizabeth were shown with six children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.1.1 Kenis Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.1.2 Thurman Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.1.3 Sarah Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.1.4 Stella Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.1.5 William Sparks, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.1.6 Martha Sparks.

1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.2 Samantha Sparks was born November 22, 1865. She married Mack Murray, and they had at least one child, a son, 1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.2.1 Elzie Murray, They lived near the Upper Franks Creek School in Johnson County.

1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.3 Colesta Sparks was born November 22, 1867. She is said to have been married to Burlee Salyer. She died on February 4, 1884.

1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.4 Lafayette [“Lafe”] Sparks was born January 5, 1870. He became a blacksmith. He married Phoebe Ellen Salyer on March 25, 1893 tin Johnson County, Kentucky. She had been born in April 1879 and was a daughter of Joseph and Isabel (Mullins) Salyer. Lafe and Ellen lived on Franks Creek. He died on February 27, 1946. He and Ellen had nine children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.4.1 William Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.4.2 Martha Sparks
,
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.4.3 Charles Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.4.4 Virgie Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.4.5 Estill Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.4.6 Gracie Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.4.7 Nola Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.4.8 Ola Sparks, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.4.9 Lora Sparks.

1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.5 John Sparks was born June 7, 1872. He married 1.2.1.2.1.8.13.4.2 Missouri Phillips on September 2, 1891. She had been born January 19, 1876, and was a daughter of William R. and Margaret (Sparks) Phillips. (Margaret Sparks was a daughter of Nicholas Sparks, a brother of Elisha, thus John and Margaret were second cousins, genealogically speaking. See Item M, .4, below. ) John Sparks was an enterprising man and was elected jailor of Johnson County during the 1920s. He died on January 15, 1938, and Missouri died on June 20, 1966. They were the parents of thirteen children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.5.1 Mollie Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.5.2 Olma Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.5.3 William Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.5.4 Oakley Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.5.5 Roosevelt Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.5.6 Jarvie Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.5.7 Wonnie Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.5.8 Alma Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.5.9 Chester Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.5.10 Mona Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.5.11 Martha Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.5.12 James Sparks, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.5.13 Maxie Sparks.

1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.6 Jesse Sparks was born November 26, 1875. He married Jemima Ellen Lemaster on August 8, 1895 tin Johnson County. She had been born in March 1879. According to the few records we have of them, they had at least five children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.6.1 Tena Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.6.2 Eva Ethel Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.6.3 Elva Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.6.4 Terry Sparks, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.6.5 Ova Sparks.

1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.7 Albert Sparks was born November 28, 1877. He married Millie Phillips on March 4, 1898, in Johnson County, Kentucky. We have been told that both Albert and Millie died when they were still young. They had at least three children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.7.1 Goldie Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.7.2 Nova Sparks, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.7.3 Darwin Sparks..

1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.8 Allie Sparks was born December 9, 1881. She married Milburn Slone, and they had three children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.8.1 Mitchell Slone,
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.8.2 Nova Slone, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.8.3 Harry Slone.

(picture)
MILBURN AND ALLIE (SPARKS) SLONE
WITH THEIR SON, MITCHELL SLONE
(Photograph taken ca. 1900)

1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.9 Minnie Sparks was born April 9, 1883. She married James Monroe ["J.M. "] Slone. They lived on upper Franks Creek where Minnie died in 1913. They had five children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.9.1 Virgil Slone,
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.9.2 Marion Slone,
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.9.3 Lola Slone,
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.9.4 Amanda Slone, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.9.5 Evan Slone.

(Picture)
FAMILY of JAMES MONROE AND MINNIE (SPARKS) SLONE
Front row, left to right: Amanda Slone. Minnie (Sparks) Slone, Lola Slone
Back row. left to right: Marion Slone. James Monroe Slone, Virgil Slone

1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.10 Harry Sparks was born February 14, 1886. He died on July 7, 1907. He was never married.
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.11 Lola [“Loley”] Sparks was born January 31, 1888. She died on February 13, 1903.
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.12 Powell Sparks was born February 29, 1892. He died March 16, 1961. He married Ollie Murray, and they had eight children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.12.1 Selce Sparks(son),
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.12.2 Ivel Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.12.3 Gusta Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.12.4 Inis Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.12.5 Hollie Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.12.6 Flora Sparks, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.12.7 Richard Sparks.

1.2.1.2.1.8.10.4 Elisha Sparks, Jr. was born ca. 1841. He served in the 14th Regiment Kentucky Infantry during the Civil War and died on February 12, 1863, while still in the military service. (See page 3965 of this issue of the Quarterly for an abstract of the papers contained in his pension file.)

1.2.1.2.1.8.10.5 Perlina Sparks born ca. 1843. She married Andrew Dobbins on November 1864, in Morgan County, Kentucky.
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.6 Dianah Sparks was born ca. 1846. She married Edwin O'Bryan on August 21, 18### in Johnson County, Kentucky.
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.7 Catherine Ann Sparks was born ca. 1848.

1.2.1.2.1.8.10.8 Tillman Sparks was born March 27, 1850, in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was married twice. His first marriage was to Susan E. Murray on May 6, 1874, in Johnson County at the home of Sam Murray. She had been born January 18 1853, in Johnson County and was a daughter of Samuel and Sarah Jane (Stambaugh) Murray. Tillman and Susie (as she was called) lived on part of Hood Creek which is in Lawrence County. There, they had nine children.

Sometime between 1900 and 1910, Tillman and Susie moved to Greenup County, Kentucky, where Susie died on February 27, 1914. Tillman married (second) Mrs. Mary ["Polly"] Carpenter ca. 1918, and they had one child, a daughter. Tillman died on June 9, 1929, in Ashland, Kentucky.

(Picture)
TILLMAN SPARKS WITH HIS SECOND WIFE
Left to right: Tillman Sparks (1850-1929), Tetsie Carpenter (step-daughter) Polly Sparks (Tillman's 2nd wife) holding their daughter, Myrtle Sparks, and Rhoda Carpenter (step-daughter) ca. 1920

1.2.1.2.1.8.10.8.1 James Alvin Sparks was born March 7, 1875. He married Mary Ellen Salyers on December 12, 1896, in Johnson County, Kentucky. She had been born June 28, 1878, and was a daughter of Lewis and Nancy Caroline (Slone) Salyers. Shortly after their marriage, Alvin and Ellen (as they were called) moved to Boyd County, Kentucky. He died there on June 2, 1943, and Ellen died in Michigan on September 20, 1949. They had seven children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.10.8.1.1 Estia Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.8.1.2 Molly Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.8.1.3 Hazel Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.8.1.4 Essie Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.8.1.5 Nancy Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.8.1.6 James Sparks, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.8.1.7 John Sparks.

1.2.1.2.1.8.10.8.2 William C. Sparks was born October 16, 1876.
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.8.3 Marion R. Sparks was born ca. 1878.
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.8.4 Arizona ["Zone"] Sparks was born in May 1880. She married Sargent Newton McKenzie in 1898, probably in Johnson County. Zone died in 1945. She and Sargent had six children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.10.8.4.1 Hoadley McKenzie,
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.8.4.2 Austin McKenzie,
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.8.4.3 Nola McKenzie,
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.8.4.4 Laura McKenzie,
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.8.4.5 Forest McKenzie, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.8.4.6 Albert McKenzie.

1.2.1.2.1.8.10.8.5 Rhoda Sparks was born in December 1881.
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.8.6 Tillman Sparks, Jr. was born in August 1885. He married Bessie Craft ca. 1905, and they had four children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.10.8.6.1 William Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.8.6.2 Raymond Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.8.6.3 Rosie Sparks, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.8.6.4 Charles Sparks.

1.2.1.2.1.8.10.8.7 Lillie Sparks was born in June 1888. She was married three times. Her first marriage was to Paris Salyers by whom she had three children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.10.8.7.1 Pauline Salyers,
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.8.7.2 Gaylord Salyers, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.8.7.3 Merle Salyers.

Her second marriage was to FNU Lewis, and her third marriage was to "Bose" Watson. She had no children by her second or third marriage.

1.2.1.2.1.8.10.8.8 Benjamin F. Sparks was born in July 1890. He married Mirah (Hammond) Creech, and they had three children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.10.8.8.1 Roscoe Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.8.8.2 William Sparks, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.8.8.3 Enoch Sparks.

1.2.1.2.1.8.10.8.9 Herbert S. Sparks was born in March 1893. He was married twice. We have not learned the name of his first wife, who is said to have died in a fire. They had two children, Chester and Virginia. Herbert married (second) Sarah Sloas, and they had four children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.10.8.9.1 Marion Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.8.9.2 Donald Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.8.9.3 David Sparks, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.8.9.4 Jenny Sparks.

As indicated above, Tillman Sparks married (second) Mrs. Polly (MNU) Carpenter ca. 1918. She was a widow with two children, Tetsie Carpenter and Rhoda Carpenter. She and Tillman had one child.

1.2.1.2.1.8.10.8.10 Myrtle Sparks was born ca. 1920. She married Walter Culver.

1.2.1.2.1.8.10.9 Alexander Sparks was born September 10, 1852. He died on June 10, 1877. Apparently, he was never married.
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.10. An unnamed son was born February 4, 1855, and died at birth.
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.11 Benjamin Sparks was born October 2, 1856, in Johnson County. It was there that he married Nancy Jane Caudill on January 6, 1876. He was 20 years of age and Nancy was 21 at the time of their marriage. Benjamin apparently died between 1895 and 1900 since Nancy was listed as a widow on the 1900 census of Johnson County. With her were six children, and it was stated on the census that she had had four other children who were now dead.

1.2.1.2.1.8.10.11.1 William Hays Sparks was born in June 1879.
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.11.2 Alonzo Sparks was born in September 1880.
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.11.3 Franklin Sparks was born in October 1884.
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.11.4 Sheridan Sparks was born in October 1887.
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.11.5 Edmund Sparks was born in April 1891.
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.11.6 John Sparks was born in November 1893.

1.2.1.2.1.8.10.12 Mahala Sparks was born March 29. 1859.
1.2.1.2.1.8.10.13 Rhoda E. Sparks was born May 28, 1861.

1.2.1.2.1.8.11 Elijah Sparks, son of Thomas and Dianah (Wilcox) Sparks, was born ca. 1811 in North Carolina and was about ten years old when his parents arrived in Lawrence County, Kentucky. It was there that he married Sarah ["Sally"] Evans on October 19, 1832, with Wesley Evans, father of Sally, giving his consent. Daniel Sparks, brother of Elijah, was a witness along with E.E. Stikes. Sally had been born in Virginia on September 14, 1811. She and Elijah lived on the Puncheon Fork of Hood Creek in northwest Johnson County where they reared nine children. Elijah died between 1870 and 1880. Sally died on October 4, 1891.

1.2.1.2.1.8.11.1 William Sparks was born ca. 1833 in Floyd County. Kentucky. He married Louisa Blevins on September 15,1855, in Johnson County, by Hardy Williams, a Baptist minister. William was 22 years of age and Louisa was aged 16 years. Her father, Eli Blevins. gave his consent to the marriage.

On October 27.1863, William Sparks enlisted in Company I, 47th Regiment Kentucky Infantry of the Union Army and served until the end of the Civil War. (See page 3966 of this issue of the Quarterly for an abstract of the papers in his pension file.) He returned to his home near Flat Gap, Kentucky, and it was there that he died on May 16. 1879. Louisa died near Bonanza, Kentucky, sometime after 1900. They were the parents of seven children.

1.2.1.2.1.8.11.1.1 Nancy Evaline Sparks was born October 26.1856. She was married on Christmas Day in 1873 to William J. McKenzie in Johnson County. They had at least two children. Louisa McKenzie and Elizabeth McKenzie.

1.2.1.2.1.8.11.1.2 William Henry Sparks was born December 17, 1858. He married Susan Alley on February 8, 1878, in Johnson County. She had been born ca. 1861. Henry and Susie (as they were called) had seven children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.11.1.2.1 Andrew Sparks
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.1.2.2 William Sparks
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.1.2.3 Elijah Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.1.2.4 Lula Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.1.2.5 Homer Sparks.
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.1.2.6 Eliza Sparks, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.1.2.7 Elizabeth Sparks.

Susie apparently died ca. 1890, and Henry married (second) FNU Jahaza ca. 1893. They had three children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.11.1.2.8 Sarah Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.1.2.9 Mahala Sparks, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.1.2.10 Millard Sparks.

1.2.1.2.1.8.11.1.3 Sarah ["Sadie"] Catherine Sparks was born May 15, 1865.
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.1.4 Elijah Sparks was born March 5, 1867.
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.1.5 Eli Sparks was born November 29, 1871.
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.1.6 Meredith Green Sparks was born October 27, 1874.
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.1.7 Edward ["Eddie"] Cornelious Sparks was born March 8, 1877.

1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2 Mary Ann Sparks was born April 8, 1835, in Floyd County, Kentucky. She married Lafayette McKenzie on February 17, 1859, in Johnson County, Kentucky. He had been born April 3, 1837, in Scott County, Virginia, and was a son of David Jesse and Anna (Saunders) McKenzie. Lafayette and Mary Ann had ten children, including an unnamed infant who died at birth. Mary Ann died on December 15, 1903, in Johnson County. Lafayette died there on December 19,1905.

1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.1 An unnamed infant was born July 24, 1859, and died at birth.

1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.2 Sarah Ann McKenzie was born August 5, 1860, on McKenzie Branch in northwest Johnson County. She married Santford Blanton on February 13, 1879. He had been born January 29, 1858, at Volga, Kentucky. He died there on January 24, 1939, and Sarah Ann died there on May 1, 1941. They were the parents of fourteen children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.2.1 George Blanton,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.2.2 Harry Blanton,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.2.3 Albert Blanton,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.2.4 Mary Blanton,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.2.5 Martha Blanton,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.2.6 William Blanton,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.2.7 John Blanton,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.2.8 Virgie Blanton,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.2.9 Oliver Blanton,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.2.10 Delia Blanton,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.2.11 Bertha Blanton,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.2.12 Lafayette Blanton, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.2.13 Verna Blanton.

1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.3 William H. McKenzie was born June 28, 1862. He married Lydia Blanton, a daughter of James H. and Polly (Davis) Blanton, and they had five children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.3.1 Forest McKenzie,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.3.2 Clinnie McKenzie,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.3.3 Molta McKenzie,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.3.4 Nola McKenzie, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.3.5 Mary McKenzie.

1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.4 Benjamin M. McKenzie was born May 15, 1864, in Johnson County. It was there that he married Missouri B. Kimbler on February 21, 1891. She had been born October 15, 1872, and was a daughter of John Wesley and Thursa (Ramey) Kimbler. Benjamin died on January 6, 1918, at Annandale, Minnesota, and Missouri died there on March 11, 1932. They had three children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.4.1 Oscar McKenzie,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.4.2 Bertha McKenzie, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.4.3 Clarence McKenzie.

[Editor's Note: Oscar McKenzie was a grandfather of Duane McKenzie who has supplied most of the information about the family of Lafayette and Mary Ann (Sparks) McKenzie.]

1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.5 James E. McKenzie was born July 1, 1865. He married Mary Stapleton on July 29, 1886, in Johnson County. She had been born in 1868 and was a daughter of Joseph and Samantha (Salyer) Stapleton. James McKenzie died on November 9, 1925, in Meeker County, Minnesota, and Mary died in 1949. They had seven children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.5.1 Sanford McKenzie,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.5.2 Frankie McKenzie,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.5.3 Virgie McKenzie,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.5.4 Ossie McKenzie,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.5.5 Laura McKenzie,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.5.6 Proctor McKenzie, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.5.7 Alice McKenzie.

1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.6 Nancy McKenzie was born in 1867. She married Greene Stapleton, and they had several children. Apparently, and for some unknown reason, the names of the children of Greene and Nancy (McKenzie) Stapleton have been handed down as an exact duplication of the names of the children of Santford and Sarah Ann (McKenzie) Blanton. See Item 1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.2 Sarah Ann above. Perhaps some descendant can help us solve this puzzle.

1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.6.1 George Stapleton,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.6.2 Harry Stapleton,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.6.3 Albert Stapleton,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.6.4 Mary Stapleton,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.6.5 Martha Stapleton,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.6.6 William Stapleton,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.6.7 John Stapleton,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.6.8 Virgie Stapleton,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.6.9 Oliver Stapleton,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.6.10 Delia Stapleton,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.6.11 Bertha Stapleton,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.6.12 Lafayette Stapleton, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.6.13 Verna Stapleton.

1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.7 Daniel McKenzie was born in October 1868. He married Cynthia Brown, and they had four children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.7.1 Bert McKenzie,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.7.2 Martha McKenzie,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.7.3 Mitchell McKenzie, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.7.4 Mollie McKenzie.

1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.8 Oliver McKenzie was born May 3, 1871. He married Nancy Salyers. She was born May 4, 1876. Oliver died on November 15, 1950, at Kimball, Minnesota, and Nancy died there on April 29, 1959. They had thirteen children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.8.1 Arizona McKenzie,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.8.2 Elzie McKenzie,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.8.3 Noah McKenzie,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.8.4 Ben McKenzie,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.8.5 Martha McKenzie,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.8.6 Sanford McKenzie,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.8.7 James McKenzie,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.8.8 Lafayette McKenzie,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.8.9 Christine McKenzie,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.8.10 Claude McKenzie,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.8.11 Madge McKenzie,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.8.12 Mary K. McKenzie, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.8.13 Donald McKenzie.

1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.9 Martha McKenzie was born in 1873. She died in 1903.
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.10 George W. McKenzie was born January 29, 1875. He married Nancy ["Nannie"] Williams and, according to relatives, they had about a dozen children. We have been furnished the names of only six of them. They are:

1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.10.1 Cora McKenzie,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.10.2 Walter McKenzie,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.10.3 Frankie McKenzie,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.10.4 Chester McKenzie,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.10.5 Sandy McKenzie, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.2.10.6 Volney McKenzie.

1.2.1.2.1.8.11.3 Sarah Sparks was born ca. 1837. She married Peter Skaggs on October 27, 1858, in Johnson County.
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.4. Lucy Sparks was born ca. 1838. She married John Skaggs on Christmas Day, 1858, in Johnson County. He was a son of Solomon Skaggs. He and Lucy had eight children.

1.2.1.2.1.8.11.4.1 Florence Skaggs was born ca. 1860. She married James Luther Castle, and they had at least one child, a son, 1.2.1.2.1.8.11.4.1.1 Delmer Castle.
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.4.2 Elijah [ "Lige" ] Skaggs married Della Sparks.
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.4.3 Andrew ["Andy"] Skaggs married Nancy Ellen Seagraves.
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.4.4 John Wesley Skaggs.
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.4.5 Margaret Skaggs.
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.4.6 Sarah Elizabeth Skaggs; she married FNU Jones.
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.4.7 Martha Jane Skaggs; she married FNU Wells.
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.4.8 Thomas Christian Skaggs was born February 7,1876. He married Sena Rigsby, and they had five children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.11.4.8.1 Florence Skaggs,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.4.8.2 Ballard Skaggs,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.4.8.3 Norman Skaggs,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.4.8.4 Van Skaggs, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.4.8.5 Escome Skaggs.

1.2.1.2.1.8.11.5. Molly Sparks was born ca. 1842.
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.6. Samira Jane Sparks was born ca. 1844. She died on October 11, 1861.
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.7. Catherine Sparks was born ca. 1847.
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.8. Elijah Sparks, Jr. was born in April 1850. He married Angeline ["Ann"] Blanton ca. 1870. She had been born in March 1855. Elijah and Ann lived near Paintsville, Kentucky. He died there on April 17, 1929. He and Ann had ten children.

1.2.1.2.1.8.11.8.1 Sarah J. Sparks was born in January 1872.
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.8.2 Amanda E. Sparks was born ca. 1873.
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.8.3 Lorana Sparks was born ca. 1875.
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.8.4 Phoebe Jane Sparks was born April 26, 1878.
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.8.5 Rosa Lee Sparks was born in May 1881.
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.8.6 Cora Sparks was born in May 1884.
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.8.7 Nancy E. Sparks was born in February 1887.
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.8.8 Mary Sparks was born in February 1890.
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.8.9 Hannah Sparks was born in May 1893.
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.8.10 William H. Sparks was born in October 1897.

1.2.1.2.1.8.11.9 Elisha Sparks, son of Elijah and Sally (Evans) Sparks, was born May 26, 1852. He married Nancy Fyffe on April 1, 1876, in Lawrence County, Kentucky. She had been born in July 1853 and was a daughter of Joseph and Martha (Skaggs) Fyffe. She and Elisha had eight children.

1.2.1.2.1.8.11.9.1 James K. Sparks was born in January 1877. He married Laura Hay.
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.9.2 Lafayette ["Lafe"] Sparks was born in February 1879. He married Victoria Prince on March 10, 1900, in Lawrence County. She had been born February 10,1881, and was a daughter of John William and Nancy Jane (Creech) Prince. She and Lafe had five children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.11.9.2.1 Lonnie Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.9.2.2 Estill Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.9.2.3 Oscar Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.9.2.4 Hazel Sparks, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.9.2.5 William Sparks .

1.2.1.2.1.8.11.9.3 Mary E. Sparks was born in September 1883.
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.9.4 Sarah J. Sparks was born in November 1886. She married George Ison on February 20, 1908, in Elliott County, Kentucky.
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.9.5 Millie Sparks was born 1 April 1889. She married FNU Barker.
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.9.6 Elijah Sparks was born May 8, 1891. He died on October 27, 1968. He married Sarah Adkins, and they had four children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.11.9.6.1 Edgar Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.9.6.2 Ernie Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.9.6.3 Early Sparks, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.9.6.4 Edith Sparks.

1.2.1.2.1.8.11.9.7 Lucy Sparks was born February 11, 1894. She married FNU Lemasters, and they lived at Circleville, Ohio.
1.2.1.2.1.8.11.9.8 Rebecca Sparks was born October 22, 1897. She married and they lived at Logan, West Virginia.

1.2.1.2.1.8.12 Dianah Sparks, daughter of Thomas and Dianah (Wilcox) Sparks, was born ca. 1813 in North Carolina. She married Pardon Morris on June 1, 1832, in Lawrence County, Kentucky, with her father, Thomas Sparks, giving permission to her marriage. Pardon Morris was a son of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Cains) Morris. He and Dianah lived on or near Cains Creek where they had ten children.

1.2.1.2.1.8.12.1 Benjamin B. Morris was born May 16, 1833. He became a Methodist preacher and also served as a justice of the peace. He served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. He was married twice. His first marriage was to Louisa Griffith on October 17, 1852, and they had ten children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.12.1.1 Matthew Morris,
1.2.1.2.1.8.12.1.2 Nancy Morris,
1.2.1.2.1.8.12.1.3 Robert Morris,
1.2.1.2.1.8.12.1.4 Pardon Morris,
1.2.1.2.1.8.12.1.5 Margaret Morris,
1.2.1.2.1.8.12.1.6 Benjamin Morris,
1.2.1.2.1.8.12.1.7 Daniel Morris,
1.2.1.2.1.8.12.1.8 Dianah Morris,
1.2.1.2.1.8.12.1.9 Louisa Morris, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.12.1.10 Richard Morris .

Benjamin Morris married (second) Eliza (Osburn) Edwards. Benjamin died in 1908. Eliza and Benjamin had two children,

1.2.1.2.1.8.12.1.11 Samuel Morris and
1.2.1.2.1.8.12.1.12 Lillie May Morris.

1.2.1.2.1.8.12.2 Sarah Morris was born ca. 1835.
1.2.1.2.1.8.12.3 Thomas Morris was born ca. 1837.
1.2.1.2.1.8.12.4 Elizabeth Morris was born ca. 1839.
1.2.1.2.1.8.12.5 Richard Morris was born ca. 1841.
1.2.1.2.1.8.12.6 Henry Morris was born ca. 1843.
1.2.1.2.1.8.12.7 Pardon Morris, Jr. was born ca. 1845.
1.2.1.2.1.8.12.8 Daniel Morris was born ca. 1847.

1.2.1.2.1.8.12.9 David G. Morris was born in May 1849. He married Rachel Prince in 1870. She had been born July 23, 1852, and was a daughter of James and Mary Elizabeth (Hensley) Prince. She and David had seven children.

1.2.1.2.1.8.12.9.1 Dianah Morris was born in May 1872. She married William H. Sturgill.
1.2.1.2.1.8.12.9.2 Sarah Morris was born in April 1875. She married Henderson Boggs in 1892.
1.2.1.2.1.8.12.9.3 David J. Morris was born October 3, 1877. He married Leona Boggs on July 12, 1898, and they had thirteen children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.12.9.3.1 Elva Morris,
1.2.1.2.1.8.12.9.3.2 Myrtle Morris,
1.2.1.2.1.8.12.9.3.3 Hubert Morris,
1.2.1.2.1.8.12.9.3.4 Ivory Morris,
1.2.1.2.1.8.12.9.3.5 Beatrice Morris,
1.2.1.2.1.8.12.9.3.6 Ernest Morris,
1.2.1.2.1.8.12.9.3.7 Hazel Morris,
1.2.1.2.1.8.12.9.3.8 Edna Morris,
1.2.1.2.1.8.12.9.3.9 David Morris,
1.2.1.2.1.8.12.9.3.10 Inez Morris,
1.2.1.2.1.8.12.9.3.11 Sarah Morris,
1.2.1.2.1.8.12.9.3.12 Opal Morris, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.12.9.3.13 Paul Morris.

1.2.1.2.1.8.12.9.4 Emily Jane Morris was born April 9, 1884. She married Meredith J. Edwards.
1.2.1.2.1.8.12.9.5 William Morris was born in 1887. He married Ada LNU
1.2.1.2.1.8.12.9.6 Harrison Morris was born December 1, 1888. He was married twice. His first marriage was to Eulah Marshall. His second marriage was to Polly Traylor.
1.2.1.2.1.8.12.9.7 Cora Morris was born in May 1892. She married Henry Boggs.

1.2.1.2.1.8.12.10 Emily J. Morris was born ca. 1851.

1.2.1.2.1.8.13 Nicholas Sparks was born ca. 1812 in North Carolina, and was a young lad when he came to Lawrence County, Kentucky, with his parents in 1821. It was there that he married Dorcas Ross on December 21,1837. She had been born ca. 1817 in Scott County, Virginia, and was a daughter of David Ross who gave his consent to her marriage. Nicholas and Dorcas lived in the Flat Gap area of Johnson County, Kentucky, where they reared twelve children. Nicholas died there sometime between 1870 and 1880, and Dorcas died sometime after 1880.

1.2.1.2.1.8.13.1 Elizabeth Sparks was born ca. 1839.
1.2.1.2.1.8.13.2 Bethany Sparks was born ca. 1842. She died on June 29, 1857, at the age of sixteen years.
1.2.1.2.1.8.13.3 Robert Sparks was born ca. 1844. He married Frances Melvina Carter on August 14, 1865, in Johnson County, with Daniel Sparks and Daniel Conley as witnesses. Frances had been born in June 1845. She and Robert lived near Flat Gap where they reared seven children. Robert died in 1905.

1.2.1.2.1.8.13.3.1 Nancy E. Sparks was born ca. 1870.
1.2.1.2.1.8.13.3.2 Verlina E. Sparks was born in October 1873.
1.2.1.2.1.8.13.3.3 Lydia Sparks was born June 13, 1875.
1.2.1.2.1.8.13.3 4 Milton Sparks was born in July 1879.
1.2.1.2.1.8.13.3.5 Martha Sparks was born in November 1883. She married FNU Collier.
1.2.1.2.1.8.13.3.6 Julia Sparks was born in December 1885.
1.2.1.2.1.8.13.3.7 James Littleton Sparks was born September 16, 1888 and died on March 10, 1970. He married Cora Keeton, and they had eight children:

1.2.1.2.1.8.13.3.7.1 Robin Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.13.3.7.2 Ellis Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.13.3.7.3 Carl Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.13.3.7.4 Vennie Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.13.3.7.5 Elza Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.13.3.7.6 Flona Sparks,
1.2.1.2.1.8.13.3.7.7 Gobel Sparks, and
1.2.1.2.1.8.13.3.7.8 Ovel Sparks.

1.2.1.2.1.8.13.4. Margaret Sparks was born March 12. 1845. She married William P. Phillips ca. 1870. He had been born August 23. 1840. They had at least two children.

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WILLIAM P. AND MARGARET (SPARKS) PHILLIPS

1.2.1.2.1.8.13.4.1 David A. Phillips was born August 19, 1874.
1.2.1.2.1.8.13.4.2 Missouri Phillips was born January 19, 1876. She married 1.2.1.2.1.8.10.3.5 John Sparks on September 2,1891, and they had twelve children. (See above.)

1.2.1.2.1.8.13.5 David Sparks was born ca. 1847. He married Sarah Elizabeth Evans on February 24, 1868, in Johnson County, Kentucky. His brother, Robert Sparks, was a witness to the ceremony. Sarah Elizabeth had been born in February 1841 in Virginia. She and David had no children. David died prior to 1880.

1.2.1.2.1.8.13.6 Nicholas Sparks, Jr. was born in May 1848. He was married twice. His first marriage was to Martha J. Williams on May 12, 1877, in Johnson County. She had been born in June 1848 in Russell County, Virginia. She and Nicholas had no children. She apparently died ca. 1905. Nicholas Sparks, Jr. married (second) Katherine Colwell on December 18, 1906, in Johnson County. He was 58 years of age and Katherine was aged 17. They had eight children. Nicholas died in 1924 in Scioto County, Ohio.

1.2.1.2.1.8.13.6.1 Cora May Sparks was born ca. 1907.
1.2.1.2.1.8.13.6.2 Forrest Sparks was born ca. 1909.
1.2.1.2.1.8.13.6.3 June Sparks was born ca. 1911. She married Joseph Sexton on March 24, 1928, in Scioto County, Ohio.
1.2.1.2.1.8.13.6.4 Alice Sparks was born ca. 1913.
1.2.1.2.1.8.13.6.5 Ruth Sparks was born ca. 1915.
1.2.1.2.1.8.13.6.6 Elizabeth Sparks was born ca. 1917.
1.2.1.2.1.8.13.6.7 Barbara Sparks was born ca. 1919.
1.2.1.2.1.8.13.6.8 Frances Sparks was born ca. 1921.

1.2.1.2.1.8.13.7 Dorcas Sparks was born ca. 1850. She died on October 17, 1852.
1.2.1.2.1.8.13.8 Catherine Sparks was born May 8, 1852.
1.2.1.2.1.8.13.9 Servilda J. Sparks was born May 23, 1854. She married Eslen M. Lyon on February 9, 1877.
1.2.1.2.1.8.13.10 Mary A. Sparks was born April 6, 1856. She died in October 1861.
1.2.1.2.1.8.13.11 Sarah A. Sparks was born March 5, 1858.
1.2.1.2.1.8.13.12 Sylvanus Sparks was born April 11, 1861. He married Alice Skaggs on February 27, 1884, in Johnson County. She had been born in December 1866. When the 1900 census was taken of Johnson County, she and Sylvanus Sparks were shown with four children.

1.2.1.2.1.8.13.12.1 David R. Sparks was born in December 1884.
1.2.1.2.1.8.13.12.2 Elizabeth ["Bessie"] Samantha Sparks was born November 10, 1890. She married John Ross and they had at least two children. John Ross died in 1953. Bessie died on August 9, 1977.

1.2.1.2.1.8.13.12.2.1 Ruby Ross and
1.2.1.2.1.8.13.12.2.2 Esta Alice Ross.

1.2.1.2.1.8.13.12.3 Grover Sparks was born in November 1892.
1.2.1.2.1.8.13.12.4 Jesse J. Sparks was born September 2, 1895. He died in February 1984. He married, but we have not learned the name of his wife. They had at least two children,

1.2.1.2.1.8.13.12.4.1 Kenneth Sparks and
1.2.1.2.1.8.13.12.4.2 Mary Alice Sparks.

[Editor's Note: This is the third and concluding part of the article about Thomas Sparks (ca.1766-ca.1837) and his descendants who lived in and around Johnson County, Kentucky. Part one appeared in the Quarterly for December 1991, Whole No.156, and part two appeared in the issue for March 1992, Whole No.157. We shall be pleased to try to answer questions from our readers regarding this family. We shall also welcome additional information about Thomas Sparks and his descendants.]

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