May 22, 2003

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 Sep 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

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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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