September 21, 2017

Pages 63-65
Whole Number 9

SPARKS IN KENTUCKY--1790, 1800 and 1810



[Editor's note: The 1790 Census of Virginia, which included the present State of Kentucky, has been lost. However, a 1790 Census of Virginia; was compiled from tax lists of the period, and a similar 1790 Census of Kentucky; was also compiled from early tax lists. Likewise, the 1800 Census of Kentucky was lost, but a Second Census of Kentucky; has been reconstructed from tax lists. The accompanying map of Kentucky shows county boundaries in 1790 as well as at present.]

1790 Census of Kentucky

Daniel Sparks Jefferson County June 8, 1789 Tax List
Isaac Sparks Fayette County January 1, 1790 Tax List
James Sparks Jefferson County September 1, 1789 Tax List
Thomas Sparks Lincoln County May 11, 1790 Tax List
William Sparks Bourbon County March 1791 Tax List
William Sparks Bourbon County 1791 Tax List

1800 Census of Kentucky

[The following record was copied by Paul E. Sparks from a volume compiled in 1954 by G. Glenn Clift, Assistant Secretary, Kentucky Historical Society, entitled Second Census of Kentucky, 1800--A privately Compiled and Published Enumeration of Taxpayers Appearing in the 79 Manuscript Volumes Extant of Tax Lists of the 42 Counties of Kentucky in Existence in 1800.]

Daniel Sparks Bullitt County August 16, 1800 Tax List
David Sparks Jefferson County 1800 Tax List
Elijah Sparks Campbell County 1 September 1800 Tax List
Elijah Sparks Madison County 1 October 1800 Tax List
George Sparks Clark County 1800 Tax List
Henry Sparks Franklin County 7 August 1800 Tax List
Henry Sparks Jefferson County 1800 Tax List
Humphrey Sparks Scott County 1800 Tax List
Isaac Sparks Clark County 1800 Tax List
James Sparks Franklin County 7 August 1801 Tax List
John Sparks Bourbon County 1800 Tax List
Jonas Sparks Mason County 1800 Tax List
Joseph Sparks Nicholas County 1800 Tax List
Martin Sparks Woodford County August 1800 Tax List
Stephen Sparks Jefferson County 1800 Tax List
Thomas Sparks Hardin County 1800 Tax List
Walter Sparks Shelby County 29 August 1800 Tax List
William Sparks Bourbon County 23 July 1800 Tax List
William Sparks Clark County 1800 Tax List
William Sparks Fayette County 7 November 1800 Tax List

Page 64

[NOTE: The entire page 64 contains a map of modern Kentucky, showing its counties by name. Superimposed over that map is an outline of each county in existance when the state was admitted to the union and containing the following caption:]

MAP OF KENTUCKY

Showing the nine counties formed by Virginia before Kentucky was admitted to the union, 1 June 1792, with their dates of formation. Based on a map made in 1942 by Bayless Hardin of Frankfort, Kentucky. (Copies of this may be obtained for one dollar from : Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort, Kentucky.

[FURTHER NOTE: For the assistance of users, the map names the following counties and their dates of creation:

Mason 1788
Bourbon 1785
Woodford 1788
Fayette 1780
Madison 1785
Jefferson 1780
Mercer 1785
Nelson 1784
Lincoln 1780
The Jackson Purchase 1818

Page 65

1810 Census of Kentucky

[The following data was copied in May, 1952, by William Perry Johnson from nine typed volumes (including two volumes of index) in the Library of The Genealogical Society, Salt Lake City, Utah. In the 1810 census, only the name of the head of each household is given. The entire household, including the head, is then enumerated by sex and age groups.

Ordinarily the head of the family appears as the oldest male. In the case of Anthony Sparks, below, one may assume that he is the male who is listed as between 26 and 45 years old. It is also probable that the female listed as between 26 and 45 was his wife, and, presumably, they had a son and two daughters, all under 10 years. However, if parents hired men or women, children of friends or relatives, etc. were living in the household, they too would be enumerated, so that one can never be certain of the relationship of the members of a given household.]

  Males Females Slaves
Sparks-Sparkes Page County 0-9 10 16 26 45 up 0-9 10 16 26 45  
Anthony 695 Franklin 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0
Benjamin 1812 Shelby 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 2 0 0
Catherine 181 Bourbon 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
Daniel 265 Bullitt 2 1 2 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 5
David 1710 Pulaski 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
David 729 Shelby 2 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 0
Elijah 4821 Estil 0 1 0 0 1 4 2 0 1 0 0
Elijah 1050 Jefferson 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
Elizabeth 607 Fleming 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
George 483 Estill 4 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 1 0 0
George 1145 Lewis 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
George 1461 Mercer 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1
Henry 695 Franklin 2 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1
Humphrey 1762 Scott 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 4 1 1 0
Isaac 477 Estill 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Isaac Sr. 477 Franklin 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0
James 178 Bourbon 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
James 182 Bourbon 2 1 1 0 1 3 1 1 1 0 8
James 694 Franklin 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
James 1047 Jefferson 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 0
James 1051 Franklin 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 0
John 182 Bourbon 0 1 1 1 0 3 1 0 1 0 0
John 477 Estill 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Joseph 1140 Lewis 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
Martin 1331 Madison 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Mathew 23 Adair 3 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
Mathew 1822 Shelby 0 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 0 0
Richard 1846 Shelby 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0
Robert 1185 Lincoln 4 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 1 4
Samuel 264 Bullitt 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Stephen 1049 Jefferson 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Thomas 868 Hardin 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0
Walter 1050 Jefferson 1 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0
William 24 Adair 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0
William 179 Bourbon 3 2 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 1 0
William-(180 An obvious duplication of page 179)         0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
William 477 Estill 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
William 1050 Jefferson 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
William 1795 Scott 4 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0

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