February 28, 2019

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SPARKS FAMILIES LISTED ON THE 1830 CENSUS OF OHIO

by Carrie Grant Heppen



Late in the 1700's, settlers began migrating to the area that became the state of Ohio in 1803. Prior to about 1830, nearly all of them came from the eastern seaboard, but after that date large numbers began coming from Germany and Ireland. New Englanders settled the north-eastern part of the state, while southern Ohio was settled largely by people from Virginia and Kentucky. The state grew rapidly. In 1810, Ohio was 13th in size, but by 1820 it was 5th, and by 1830 it had become the 4th most populous state.

Following is a list of the heads of families named Sparks who were listed on the 1830 census. Prior to 1850, only the head of each household was actually named by the Federal census taker. The members of the household, including the head, were then enumerated by sex and age groups opposite his name. Usually the head of the household can be identified in the enumeration as the oldest male and the oldest female was usually his wife. The younger members were usually their children. But there were many exceptions. The genealogist must realize that if in-laws, nephews and nieces, hired men and women, etc., were living with a family at the time the census was taken, they too were enumerated. It should also be kept in mind that the bread-winner was considered to be the head of the household, who was not always the oldest male.

  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 90100 + 100
Adams County
Tiffin Township
JOHN SPARKS           1               ||| 1   2   1                
GEORGE SPARKS 1 1       1               ||| 1     1   1              
Jefferson Township       1 2                 ||| 1       1                
SOLOMON SPARKS 1   1 1   1               |||         1                
Scott Township
SOLOMON SPARKS     2           1         |||               1          
LEVI SPARKS 1   1 1   1               |||       1 1   1            
EZRA SPARKS 2 2       1               |||   1     1                
 
Brown County
byrd Township
ANN SPARKS         1   1             |||         1     1          
Union Township
WILLIAM SPARKS           1               ||| 1       1                
Hunting Township
SANFORD SPARKS 1       2                 |||       1                  
Huntington Township
LEVI SPARKS 2   1         1           ||| 1   1   1   1            
JAMES SPARKS 1       1                 |||         1                
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  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
Butler County
Lemon Twp. (Middletown)
NOAH SPARKS       1 1 1               ||| 2       1                
Morgan Township
LEVI SPARKS     1   2                 ||| 1       1                
                            |||                          
Champaign County
Urbana Township
GEORGE SPARKS       2       2           |||     2   1     1          
SAMUEL SPARKS 1         1               ||| 1       1                
 
Fairfield County
Liberty Township
RICHARD SPARKS 1       1                 ||| 1     1 1                
Greenfield Township
JOHN SPARKS 1       6 1               ||| 2 1     1                
Virginia Township
WILLIAM SPARKS 1         1               ||| 1       1                
 
Greene County
Bath Township
ANDREW SPARKS 1   1 1   1               ||| 1 2 2     1 1            
Sugar Creek
RICHARD SPARKS     1 1                   ||| 1       1                
THOMAS SPARKS   1 1 1       1           |||       2 1   1            
Xenia Township
GIDEON SPARK 2 1     1   1             ||| 1   1   1                
MATTHIAS SPARK 1 1 1     1               ||| 1   1   1                
EDWARD SPARK 1 1 1 2     1             ||| 1 2 1 1   1              
Caesar's Creek
WILLIAM SPARK 3       1                 |||         1                
PHILLIP SPARK   1 2 1 1     1           |||   1   2 1     1          
 
Guernsey County
Wheeling Township
ELI SPARKS 2         1               ||| 1 1 1   1                
Wills Township
STEPHEN SPARKS   1   2       1           ||| 3 2         1            
 
Hamilton County
Cincinnati (1st Ward)
JOSEPH K. SPARKS   1         1             |||     1 1   1              
Cincinnatri (3rd Ward)
SARAH SPARKS   1 1 1                   |||   1 1     1              
Mount Pleasant (town)
JOHN H. SPARKS         1                 ||| 1       1                
Hamilton County
Colerain Township
JOSEPH SPARKS 1 1 1   1                 ||| 1 2 1     1              
ISAAC SPARKS, SR.         1       1         |||     1       1            
ISAAC SPARKS, JR. 1 1     1                 |||         1                
 
Harrison County
Union Township
WILLIAM P. SPARKS         1 1     1         |||       2 2       1        
 
Huron County
Ruggles Township
DANIEL SPARKS         1                 |||         2                
 
Jefferson County
Steubenville (town)
JAMES SPARKS         1                 |||     1   1                
Wells Township
WILLIAM SPARKS       1 1     1           |||                          
 
Lawrence County
Upper Township
JOHN SPARKS         1                 |||       1                  
 
Licking County
Washington Township
GEORGE SPARKES   1 1       1             |||     2 2     1            
Newark Township
WILLIAM SPARKS   1   1     1             ||| 1 2 3 2 1   1            
 
Logan County
Zane Township
ISAAC SPARKS 2 1       1               ||| 1 1     1                
 
Montgomery County
Dayton (city)
SIMON SPARKS   1 1 1   1               ||| 1 1 1   1   1            
 
Pickaway County
Pickaway Township
DAVID SPARKS   1     1                 ||| 1       1                
 
Richland County
Vermillion Township
ELIZABETH SPARKS     2                     |||           1              
Montgomery Township
JAMES SPARKS       3 1       1         |||     1         1 . .        
WILLIAM SPARKS         1                 ||| 1       1                
 
Tuscarawas County
Goshen Township
CATHERINE SPARKS 1 1 1                     |||   1 1 1   1              
Fairfield Township
EPHRIAM SPARKS 1 1 2       1             |||   4 1     1              
JOHN SPARKS 1   2       1             |||   1 2 1     1            
 
Wayne County
Green Township
JAMES SPARKS 2       1                 ||| 1       1                

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