March 15, 2019

Pages 1885
Whole Number 97

SPARKS FAMILIES ENUMERATED
ON THE 1840 CENSUS OF INDIANA



In previous issues of the Quarterly we have published a record of the Sparks families appearing on the 1820, 1830, and 1850 censuses of the state of Indiana. Those for 1820 and 1830 appeared in the issue for September 1958 (Vol. VI, No. 3, Whole No. 23, pp. 326-330). That for 1850 appeared over several issues, beginning on page 401 of that for June 1959 (Vol. VII, No. 2, Whole No. 26). Here we fill in the gap between 1830 and 1850.

Indiana became a state in 1816. It then had a population of about 75,000. by 1840 the population had increased to 685,866. Heavy immigration accounted for a large portion of this increase, and until the 1840's and 1850's that immigration was almost entirely from within the United States; the great bulk coming from the Southern states.

As has been noted in the introduction to the listing of Sparkses on the 1830 census of Georgia elsewhere in this issue, only the individual considered to be the head of the household was listed by name on any federal census prior to 1850. Everyone else living in the household, including hired hands, was enumerated in age categories by sex. These age categories were the same on the 1840 census as had been used in 1830.

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Brown County
 James Sparks (356) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 George Sparks (356) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
 
Clinton County
Thomas Sparks (722) 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Joseph Sparks (722) 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 James Sparks (722) 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 ||| 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Daviess County
Levi Sparkes (24) 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daniel Sparkes (80) 1 2 2 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Dearborn County
Green Sparks (104) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Norval Sparks (120) 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nathan Sparks (271) 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fayette County
Connersville Township
William Sparks (148) 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wm. Sparks, Sr.(148) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
John Sparks (150) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jackson Township
Hugh Sparks (195) 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                            |||                          
Franklin County
John Sparks (495) 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Right Sparks (497) 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Jeremiah B. Sparks (501) 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jesse Sparks Jr. (519) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Amos Sparks (525) 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Joshua L. Sparks (573) 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Greene County
David Sparks (226) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Andrew S. Sparks 226 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Allen Sparks (236) 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Matthew Sparks (238) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
 .
Hamilton County
Noblesville Township
Jesse Sparks (246) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jackson Township
Sanford Sparks (324) 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Hancock County
Brown Township
Zekiel Sparks (374) 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
William Sparks (376) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
John Sparks (378) 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Harrison County
Franklin Township
Thomas Sparks (553) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Posey Township
Matthew Sparks (553) 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Hendricks County
Isaac Sparks (717) 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
William Sparks (717) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Thomas Sparks (723) 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Galen Sparks (723) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Henry County
Reason Sparks 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Huntington County
William Sparks (954) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Moses Sparks (954) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 .
Jackson County
Moses Sparks (5) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 2 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Richard A. Sparks (5) 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Uriah Sparks (5) 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Warden P. Sparks (5) 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hiram Sparks (5) 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 William H. Sparks (5) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Stephen Sparks (5) 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
 Thomas Sparks (7) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Moses Sparks (75)
Moses Sparks is identified as a "Free Colored" male aged 36 to 55. In his household was a female aged 10 to 24 and another female aged 24 to 36
Jefferson County
Town: Madison
John Sparks (236) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Johnson County
Calvin Sparks (541) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
John Sparks (585) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
William Sparks (589) 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 2 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Knox County
William Sparks (143) 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Lawrence County
Henry Sparks (430) 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
James Sparks (444) 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Madison County
William Sparks (9) 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Marion County
Decatur Township
William Sparks (330) 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Franklin Township
James Sparks (386) 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 1 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Monroe County
James Sparks (185) 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hardy Sparks (262) 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Montgomery County
Thomas Sparks (729) 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Orange County
Greenfield Township
Stephen Sparks (65) 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Orange County (cont)
Stampers Creek T/S
James Sparks (87) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Parke County
Wesley Sparks (282) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
Addison Sparks (290) 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Thomas Sparks (374) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Putnam County
Washington T/S So.½
James Sparks (680) 2 2 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Ripley County
Johnson Township
Equilla Sparks (240) 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rush County
Union Township
Lucy J. Sparks (263) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jackson Township
Stephen Sparks (399) 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Center Township
John Sparks (435) 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Scott County
Sarah Jane Sparks(463) 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
William Sparks (489) 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
 
Shelby County
Town: Shelbyville
Noah Sparks (530) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Switzerland County
Posey Township
Nancy Sparks (320) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
 
Tippecanoe County
Lauramie Township
Jesse Sparks (444) 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 ||| 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
 
Vermillion County
Highland Township
Daniel Spark (863) 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Vigo County
Town: Terre Haute
N. C. Sparks (709) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Ezra Sparks (717) 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pierson Township
Smith Sparks (739) 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Eph. Sparks (745) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Prarie Creek Township
R. Sparks ((749) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hiram Sparks (749) 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Benj. Sparks (749) 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Preston Sparks (749) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Edw. Sparks (753) 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 2 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Honey Creek T/S
Richd. Sparks (763) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Danl. Sparks (769) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Walter Sparks (769) 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Washington County
Washington Township
Matthew Sparks 233 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Washington County
Monroe Township
James Sparks (333) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brown Township
William Sparks (348) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
William Sparks (352) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Wayne County
Centre Township
Eli Sparks (486) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Perry Township
Aron Sparks (534) 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Abington Township
Margarett Sparks 649 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Wells County
Township 26
Geo W. Sparks (396) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Township 27
Solomon Sparks 408 0 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
George Sparks (408) 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Joseph Sparks (410) 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ||| 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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