July 08, 2007

Pages 1034-1035
Whole Number 56

SPARKS FAMILIES LISTED ON THE 1820 CENSUS OF OHIO



In the Sep, 1966, issue of the Quarterly, Whole No. 55, we published a record of the families named Sparks who were listed on the 1830 census of Ohio. Following is a record of the Sparkses listed ten years earlier, on the 1820 census of Ohio. Readers may find the introductory remarks to the 1830 census, on page 1013, of use in connection with the following.

In 1820, as was true in all Federal census records prior to 1850, only the name of the head of each household was recorded by the census taker. The remaining members of the household were simply enumerated in six age groups of males and five age groups of females; the head of the household was also included in this enumeration. The males were enumerated as follows: (1) those under 10 years of age; (2) those who were 10 and under 16; (3) those who were between 16 and 18; (4) those 16 and under 26; (5) those of 26 and under 45; and (6) those 45 and upwards. The reason for the 16 to 18 category was to determine the number of males eligible for military service. Census takers were directed to list these males again in the 16 and under 26 group. Males between 16 and 18 who were for some reason not eligible for military service were listed only in the 16 to 26 category. Females were divided in five age groups--the same as the males except for the 16 to 18 category.

We know that census takers often made mistakes in spelling and in counting, and they sometimes missed families altogether. It should be kept in mind that these enumerations are for households which often included individuals other than the parents and their children.

These records were copied for us in the National Archives by Mrs. Peter J. Heppen.

Males Females
. . 0
10
10
16
16
18
18
26
26
45
45
up
||||| 0
10
10
16
16
26
26
45
45
up
ADAMS COUNTY (Warren Twp.) . . . . . . ||||| . . . . .
Salathiel Sparks           2 1 |||||     1    
  (Scott Twp.)             |||||          
Solomon Sparks   3 1   1   1 ||||| 1   1 1  
Ezra Sparks         1     |||||     1    
  (Wayne Twp.)             |||||          
Levi Sparks         1     |||||     1    
                |||||          
BROWN COUNTY (byrd Twp.)             |||||          
James Sparks     2 1 3 1 1 |||||   1     1
  (Huntington Twp.)             |||||          
William Sparks   1     1     |||||     1    
                |||||          
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY               |||||          
  (Town of Urbana)             |||||          
George Sparks   2     2   1 ||||| 2 1   1  
COSHOCTON COUNTY (Linton Twp.) . . . . . . ||||| . . . . .
Eli Sparks         1     ||||| 2   1    
                |||||          
GREENE COUNTY (Sugar Crk Twp)             |||||          
Thomas Sparks   2 2   1     ||||| 2 1   1  
  (Bath Twp.)             |||||          
Andrew Sparks   2       1   ||||| 2     1  
Simon Sparks   2   1 1 1   ||||| 1 1   1  
                |||||          
HAMILTON COUNTY (Cole Rain Twp.)             |||||          
Isaac Sparks   3       1   |||||     1   1
Wm. Sparks   3 3   3   1 ||||| 5 1 1   1
                |||||          
KNOX COUNTY (Morgan Twp.)             |||||          
George Sparks   5       1   ||||| 3 1 1 1  
LICKING COUNTY (Newark Twp . . . . . . ||||| . . . . .
William Spark   1       1   ||||| 1     1  
  (Union Twp.)             |||||          
John Sparks         2     |||||     1    
                |||||          
LOGAN COUNTY (Zane Twp.)             |||||          
Isaac Sparks       1 1     |||||          
                |||||          
MONTGOMERY CNTY (Washington             |||||          
Jesse Sparks Twp.) 3 2 1 1     ||||| 3     1 1
  (Dayton Twp)             |||||          
Joseph Sparks         2     |||||     1    
                |||||          
MUSKINGUM CNTY (Muskingum             |||||          
Eliza Sparks Twp.) 2       1   ||||| 1   1    
                |||||         .
TUSCARAWAS CNTY (Fairfield Twp.)             |||||          
John Sparks   2       1   ||||| 3     1  
Ephriam Sparks   4       1   |||||     1    
                |||||          
WARREN COUNTY (Clear Creek Twp.)             |||||          
I. (or J.) Sparks   3 1     1   ||||| 1     1  

top