July 18, 2014

Pages 978
Whole Number 53

PERSONS NAMED SPARKS LISTED ON THE 1850 CENSUS OF CLARK COUNTY, ARKANSAS

by Carrie Grant Heppen



Sugar Loaf Township; enumerated Oct 7, 1850, by S. F. Clark. (page 544)
44-45 Sparks Berry

58

(M)

Georgia

Farmer

 
    Olivia 40 (F) Tennessee Keeps house  
  McCabe Wm. L. 17 (M) Arkansas Farmer  
  McCabe Eleanor A. 11 (F) "    
City of Fort Smith; enumerated on Oct 19, 1850, by F. Clark.
(page 578)
32-32 Sparks Mitchell 33 (M) Ireland Merchant $7000
  " Hannah B 25 (F) Massachusetts    
  " George T 2 (M) Arkansas    
  " Thomas 25 (M) Ireland Merchant  
  " James H. 21 (M) " "  

Page 2027-2028
Whole Number 103

SPARKS FAMILIES LISTED ON THE 1850 CENSUS OF ARKANSAS


(Editor's Note: A record of the Sparks families living in the Territory of Arkansas in 1830 was published in the Sep 1972 issue of the Quarterly, (Vol. XX, No. 3, Whole No. 79, p. 1513). A record of the Sparks families found on the 1840 census of Arkansas appears in the present issue of the Quarterly, page 2026.

Arkansas was a part of the Missouri Territory until 1819 when the Arkansas Territory was formed. The 1820 census of the territory has been lost. She remained a territory until 1836 when Arkansas was received into the union as the twenty-fifth state. At that time, thirty-four of her seventy-six counties had been formed. by 1850, another twelve counties had been created, bringing the total number to forty-six. Sparkses were found in eight. The counties in existence in 1850 in which no Sparks families were listed on the census were: Arkansas, Benton, Carroll, Chicot, Clark, Conway, Crittenden, Cross, Dallas, Desha, Franklin, Greene, Hempstead, Hot Springs, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Lafayette, Lawrence, Lovely, Madison, Marion, Miller, Mississippi, Monroe, Montgomery, Newton, Perry, Phillips, Pike, Poinsett, Polk, Pope, Prairie, Pulaski, Randolph, St. Francis, Saline, Searcy, Union, Van Buren, Washington, White, and Yell.

In the following list, the page number refers to the page in the volume containing the particular county named. (The originals of these records are preserved in the National Archives.) The two numbers given below the page number are those supplied by the census taker as he progressed from one house to the next. The first was the house number; the second was the family number. These numbers are often the same, but when two families were found to be living in the same house, the sequences would therefore be different from that point on. These numbers are useful to the genealogist because one can frequently judge how near one family lived to another by comparing the numbers. Opposite each person's name is given his age, whether male or female, and the state in which he was born. Where the census taker listed occupation and value of real estate owned, this information has also been copied. Readers are reminded that census takers made occasional errors--they sometimes did not know how to spell unusual names and they sometimes misunderstood what was told to them. The information provided the census taker was sometimes in error.

Of the four heads of households named Sparks who appeared on the 1840 census of Arkansas, only one, Willis Sparks, appears on the 1850 census. Willis Sparks was in Crawford County in 1840, but by 1850 he had moved south to adjoining Scott County. (Sebastian County, which was formed in 1851, separates Scott from Crawford County today.) From the birthplaces given for the five youngest children of Martin Sparks in Ouachita County, it would appear that he should have appeared on the 1840 census of Arkansas, but he was not found.

Following is a detailed listing of all Sparkses found on the 1850 census of Arkansas, arranged alphabetically by counties:

Ashley County, Arkansas - 1850 Census
White Township. Page 27 Census taken Oct 23, 1850, by W. N. Ducker.
29-29 Sparks Samuel 47 (M) Georgia Farmer $1200
  " Sarah 39 (F) South Carolina    
  " Louisa 16 (F) Mississippi    
  " Elizabeth 14 (F) "    
  " Martin 12 (M) "    
  " Samuel 9 (M) "    
  " John 6 (M) "    
  " Atelia 3 (F) "    
Bradley County, Arkansas - 1850 Census
Clay Township. Page 96. Census taken Oct 19, 1850, by F. M. Dawsby.
100-100 Sparks Elijah 46 (M) Tennessee Farmer  
  " Mary 38 (F) "    
  " Joanna 11 (F) "    
  Swain Charles 28 (M) New Hampshire M.D.  
Crawford County, Arkansas - 1850 Census
Sugarloaf Township.
Page 273. Census taken Oct 7, 1850, by S. F. Clark.
44-45 Sparks Berry 58 (M) Georgia Farmer  
  " Olivia 40 (F) Tennessee    
Drew County, Arkansas - 1850 Census
Veasey Township.
Page 173. Census taken Oct 26, 1850, by Geo. W. Linn.
174-174 Sparks William 25 (M) Alabama Farmer  
  " Jane 18 (F) Alabama    
  " Ann 3 (F) Mi. (sic)    
Fulton County, Arkansas - 1850 Census
Big N. Fork Township.
Page 161. Census taken Oct 16 1850, by R. D. Bell.
3-3 Sparks Warden 44 (M) Indiana Farmer  
  " Nancy 33 (F) "    
  " Marion 19 (M) "    
  " Evaline 15 (F) "    
  " Maria 12 (F) "    
  " John 11 (M) Tennessee    
  " Easter Ann 9 (F) "    
  " Jacob 7 (M) Arkansas    
  " Nathan 6 (M) "    
  " Catherine 3 (F) "    
  " Stephen 2 (M) "    
Ouachita County, Arkansas - 1850 Census
Locust Bayou.
Page 49. Census taken Oct 22, 1850, by B. N. Ingram.
10-10 Sparks Martin 41 (M) Tennessee Farmer  
  " Martha 35 (F) Alabama    
  " Nathan 17 (M) Tennessee    
  " Nancy 15 (F) "    
  " B. Berry W. 13 (M) Illinois    
  " Eliza 11 (F) Arkansas    
  " Ellatta (?) 7 (F) "    
  " Almedee 5 (F) "    
  " Haywood 3 (M) "    
  " John 1 (M) "    
  Brigguet Lafayette 20 (M) Tennessee    
Frio Township.
Page 39. Census taken Nov 12, 1850, by B. N. Ingram.
41-41 Sparks Jesse H. 46 (M) Tennessee Farmer  
  " Susan 39 (F) North Carolina    
  " Isabella F. 17 (F) Tennessee    
  " Sophronia 15 (F) "    
  " Almena 10 (F) "    
  " Thomas 8 (M) "    
  " Nathan R. 5 (M) "    
  " James L. H. 1 (M) Arkansas    
Missouri Township.
Page 68. Census taken December 20, 1850, by B. N. Ingram.
14-14 Sparks N. N. 38 (M) Tennessee Farmer  
  " Eliza C. 26 (F) Alabama    
  " Nancy L. 4 (F) "    
  " Mary B. 3 (F) Arkansas    
  " Louisa 9 mo (F) "    
Scott County, Arkansas - 1850 Census
Washburn Township.
Page 151. Census taken Nov 12, 1850, by E. H. Featherston.
335-335 Sparks Peter 24 (M) Arkansas Farmer  
  " Amanda J. 10 (F) Mississippi    
  " Abraham 20 (M) Arkansas Laborer  
339-339 Sparks Hardy 67 (M) North Carolina Farmer  
  " Mary 61 (F) "    
Page 156. Census taken Nov 19, 1850, by E. H. Featherston.
407-407 Sparks Willis 35 (M) Illinois Farmer  
  " Nancy 30 (F) "    
  " Mary 15 (F) Arkansas    
  " Letta 14 (F) "    
  " Eliza 7 (F) "    
  " John 6 (M) "    
  " Sarah 4 (F) "    
  " William J. 3 mo (M) "    
Page 132.Census taken Nov 13, 1850, by E. H. Featherston.
360-360 Sparks William 26 (M) Tennessee Farmer  
  " Manerva 23 (F) Virginia    
  " Eliza 3 (F) Mississippi    
  " Francis 10 mo (M) Arkansas    
Sevier County, Arkansas - 1850 Census
Monroe Township
Page 200. Census taken Oct 23, 1850, by H. G. Rina.
189-189 Sparks William 13 (M) Arkansas    
  Boucher Nancy 65 (F) South Carolina    

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