May 8, 2021

Pages 2991
Whole Number 136

PERSONS NAMED SPARKS
LISTED ON THE 1850 CENSUS OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA



(Editor's Note: No one named Sparks has been found on any federal census of the District of Columbia earlier than that for 1850. For an explanation of the type of information found on the 1850 census, see page 2932 of the September 1986 issue of the Quarterly, Whole No. 135.)

Ward 1.
Page 18. Census taken July 23, 1850.
Page Name Age Gender Occupation Birth
301-301 Hane, Julia 34 (F)    Virginia
  Sparks, Sarah  16 (F)         "
       "      Olivia 6/12 (F)   D. C.
Ward 4.
Page 258.Census taken July 27, 1850.
578-578 Sparks, Eliza 20 (F)   D.C.
Ward 6.
Page 52. Census taken July 5, 1840.
77-77 Sparks, William 31 (M) Laborer England


Page 3570
Whole Number 149

PERSONS NAMED SPARKS
FOUND ON THE 1850 CENSUS OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA


[Editor's Note: The District of Columbia was included in the federal censuses of 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, and 1840, but no one named Sparks has been found on any of these records. When the 1850 census was taken of the District, however, four individuals named Sparks were included, one being a 6-month-old baby. For information regarding the type of data gathered for the 1850 census, see the introduction to the 1850 census of California in this issue of the Quarterly, beginning on page 3565.]

Page Name Age Gender Birth Occupation
1st Ward.
Page 18a. Census taken on July 23, 1850, by Sam G. E. Douglass.
268-301 Kane, Julia 34   Virginia  
  Sparks, Sarah 16        "  
  Sparks, Olivia 6/12   Dist. of Columbia  
4th Ward.
Page 258a. Census taken on July 17, 1850, by C. P. Wallach.
  Bede, George 50   Ireland Butter Merchant
      "    Jane 40   Maryland  
      "    James 22   Dist. of Columbia  
  Sparks, Eliza 20      
  Bede, Ann M.  4     In school
    "      Georgiana 7      
6th Ward.
Page 51a.  Mills, Elizabeth 32   Dist. of Columbia Illiterate
     "   William W.  14     "    "  In school
  Alice 8     "    "   
  Catharine 5     "    "   
  Mary 3     "    "   
  Pinkelton, Edward 35    England  Laborer
  Dean, George 28       "     "
  Weston, Richard  22       "     "
  Sparks, William  31       "     "

[Editor's Note: in the Quarterly of December 1986, Whole No. 136, p. 2991, we gave an earlier listing of Sparkses found on the 1850 census of the District of Columbia as provided by a researcher who failed to include all members of the households where persons named Sparks were found.]

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