Whole Number 136
(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.)
Page 18. Census taken July 23, 1850.
|" Olivia||6/12||(F)||D. C.|
Page 258.Census taken July 27, 1850.
Page 52. Census taken July 5, 1840.
Whole Number 149
[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 18a. Census taken on July 23, 1850, by Sam G. E. Douglass.
|Sparks, Olivia||6/12||Dist. of Columbia|
Page 258a. Census taken on July 17, 1850, by C. P. Wallach.
|Bede, George||50||Ireland||Butter Merchant|
|" James||22||Dist. of Columbia|
|Bede, Ann M.||4||In school|
|Page 51a.||Mills, Elizabeth||32||Dist. of Columbia||Illiterate|
|" William W.||14||" " "||In school|
|Alice||8||" " "|
|Catharine||5||" " "|
|Mary||3||" " "|
[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.]