April 20, 2018

Pages 3339-3342
Whole Number 144

VERMONT CENSUS RECORDS



Although Vermont did not enter the Union until 1791, as the 14th state, it was included in the first census taken of the nation in 1790. As was noted in the Quarterly of June 1953, Vol. I, No. 2, Whole No. 2, p. 10), there were two Sparks households in Vermont in 1790. One was headed by Stephen Sparks of the town of Leicester in Addison County; besides himself, according to that census, there were 3 males under 16 living in the household, along with 3 females. (The ages of females were not shown on the 1790 census.) The other was Ebenezer Sparks in Windham County, town of Wardsborough (shown as "Ebenr. Sparks" on the census); besides himself there were 4 males in his household, all under 16, along with 4 females.

As will be seen from the following census records (for 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, and 1840), these two families continued to appear in their respective counties in Vermont for the next half-century. Information regarding Stephen Sparks appears in the Quarterly of March 1987 (Vol. XXXV, No. 1, Whole No. 137, page 3029). Information on Ebenezer Sparks, whose widow, Margaret, applied for a pension in 1844 based on his service in the American Revolution, appeared in the Quarterly of March 1957, Vol. V, No. 1, Whole No. 17, pp. 193-203.

A record of persons named Sparks (Sparkes and Spark) found on the 1850 census of Vermont appeared in the Quarterly of June 1981 (Vol. XXIX, No. 2, Whole No. 114, pp. 2314 -16).

SPARKS HOUSEHOLDS APPEARING ON THE 1800 CENSUS OF VERMONT
  Males   Females
  0
10
10
16
 16
26
26
45
45
up
||| 0
10
10
16
16
26
26
45
45
up
Addison County            |||          
 Town of Leicester            |||          
Stephen Sparks (17) 2 2   1   ||| 5 1   1  
            |||          
Windham County            |||          
 Wardsborough S. District            |||          
Ebenezer Sparks (141) 4 2 1 1   |||     1 1  
SPARKS HOUSEHOLDS APPEARING ON THE 1810 CENSUS OF VERMONT
  Males   Females
  0
10
10
16
 16
26
26
45
45
up
|||  0
10
10
16
16
26
26
45
45
up
Addison County            |||          
 Town of Leicester            |||          
Joseph Sparks (8) 1   1     |||   1 1    
Stephen Sparks (9)   1 1   1 |||   1 1    
            |||          
Windham County            |||          
 Wardsborough S. Dist.            |||          
Ebenezer Sparks (222) 2 1 3   1 |||         1
SPARKS HOUSEHOLDS APPEARING ON THE 1820 CENSUS OF VERMONT
  Males   Females
  0
10
10
16
16
18
16
26
26
45
45
up
 |||  0
10
10
16
16
26
26
45
45
up
Addison County              |||          
 Town of Leicester              |||          
Stephen Sparks (18)       2   1 |||     1   1
Stephen Sparks, Jr. (18) 1       1   |||       1  
              |||          
Windham County              |||          
 Town of Dover              |||          
Ebenezer Sparks (92)     1 3 1 1 |||     1   1
Ebenezer Sparks, Jr. (92)         1   ||| 1     1  
Sylvanus Sparks (92) 1       1   ||| 1     1 1
              |||          
Windsor County              |||          
 Town of Rochester              |||          
Joseh Sparks (185) 1 1     1   ||| 1     1  
SPARKS HOUSEHOLDS APPEARING ON THE 1830 CENSUS OF VERMONT
  Males   Females
  0
5
5
10
10
15
15
20
20
30
30
40
40
50
50
60
60
70
70
80
80
90
90
100
+
100
||| 0
5
5
10
10
15
15
20
20
30
30
40
40
50
50
60
60
70
70
80
80
90
90
100
+
100
Addison County                            |||                          
 Town of Leicester                            |||                          
Stephen Sparks (250)   2   1 2   1             ||| 2         1     1        
                            |||                          
Windham County                            |||                          
 Town of Newfane                            |||                          
Aaron Sparks (43) 2 1     1                 |||       1 1                
 Town of Dover                            |||                          
Salvanus Sparks 179 1 1 1         1           |||   1       1              
Ebenezer Sparks 179   1       1       1       |||     1           1        
Eben'r Sparks Jr. 179           1               |||     1     1              
Thomas Sparks 179 1 1       1               |||   1     1                
Ichabod Sparks 180   1       1               |||               1          
SPARKS HOUSEHOLDS APPEARING ON THE 1840 CENSUS OF VERMONT
  Males   Females
  0
5
5
10  
10
15  
15
20  
20
30  
30
40  
40
50  
50
60  
60
70  
70
80  
80
90  
90
100  
+
100
||| 0
5  
5
10  
10
15  
15
20  
20
30  
30
40  
40
50  
50
60  
60
70  
70
80  
80
90  
90
100  
+
100
Addison County                            |||                          
 Town of Leicester                            |||                          
Stephen Sparks (135)       2   1 1             |||     2         1      .    
Deborah Sparks (137)                           |||     1       1  1           
                            |||                          
Washington County                            |||                          
 Town of Berlin                            |||                          
Thomas Sparks (244)   1 1     1 1   1         ||| 2 1         1            
                            |||                          
Windham County                            |||                          
 Town of Dover                            |||                          
Sylvanus Sparks 127     1   1     1           |||       1       1          
Thomas Sparks 127 1 1 1 1     1             ||| 1     1   1              
**Ebenezer Sparks 128     1       1             |||         1     1   1 1    
 Town of Townshend                            |||                          
Aaron Sparks   1 1     1               ||| 2 1       1              
                            |||                          
Windsor County                            |||                          
 Town of Sharon                            |||                          
Caleb Sparks (336)   2       1               |||   1       1              

** There is a note on this census which identifies the female aged 80-90 in the household of Ebenezer Sparks in Windham County - - she was Bulah Kendall, 82.

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