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Whole Number 31

Walker County, Georgia - 1850 Census



Taylor Ridge Valley

(p. 392) Sparks, W. G. 41 (M) North Carolina Farmer $400
688-688 " Nazy 38 (F) South Carolina    
  " Owen D. 18 (M) Tennessee    
  " Jacob S. 14 (M) "    
  " Susan J. 13 (F) "    
  " Wm. G. 11 (M) "    
  " Martha 9 (F) "    
  " Cyntha 7 (F) "    
  " Richard 6 (M) "    
  " Joseph 3 (M) Georgia    
  Carlisle, John   (M) North Carolina Clerk  
  Gasnall, Thos. T. 29 (M) Maryland Merchant  
  " Laura 25 (F) Tennessee    
  " Frances 5 (F) "    

Pages 2473- 2482

Whole Number 120

SPARKS FAMILIES LISTED ON THE 1850 CENSUS OF GEORGIA

In this issue of the Quarterly, we continue our project of publishing the record of persons named Sparks (also Spark and Sparkes) found on the census of the United States that was conducted by the federal government in 1850. Readers are referred to the introduction to the listing of Sparkses of New York in 1850 that appeared in the March 1982 issue of the Quarterly for a more detailed explanation regarding the information contained in the 1850 census.

On the following pages, under each Georgia county in which a Sparks has been found, we have noted the district or division given by the census taker, along with the page number appearing in the volume in which this record is preserved in the National Archives. Also given in most instances are the household and family numbers assigned by the census taker which are helpful in determing how close two families may have lived to each other. Following the individual's name is his/her age, sex (M or F), color (W or B), state or country of birth, occupation (if any), and value of real estate owned (if any). It must be kept in mind that these are the records made by a census taker based upon information provided by someone who was at home on the day he called upon that particular family. Accurate information was not always given to the census taker, and sometimes he misunderstood what was told to him. While the genealogist considers census records to be a major source for research, he must recognize that errors exist in these records. Race has been omitted for this census; all were white.

We are able to publish these listings of Sparkses appearing on the 1850 census because of a number of indexing projects completed in recent years. Paul Sparks, our Association's president, has worked through a professional genealogist named Jack Strickland to glean the Sparks records from the 1850 census of Georgia that follow.

Appling County, Georgia - 1850 Census

  District No. 456.
Page 8. Census taken August 27, 1850.

92-92 Sparks, James  25 (M)  Georgia Laborer  

(Living in the household of George W. Dyal, farmer)

Bibb County, Georgia - 1850 Census

  District No. 564. City of Macon.
Page 135. Census taken July 29, 1850.

2-2 Sparks, O. G.  35 (M) Georgia Clerk  $3,000

Living in the Washington Hall Hotel)

District No. 483.
Page 190. Census taken Sep 6, 1850.

31-31 Sparks, A. 16 (F) Georgia    

(Living in the household of Thomas Hardiman, corn merchant)

Butts County, Georgia - 1850 Census   District No. 8.
Page 691. Census taken August 17, 1850, by John Riggs.

212-212 Sparks, William 32  (M)  South Carolina Farmer  
       "      Elizabeth W. 26 (F) Georgia    
       "      Sarah E. 5 (F)      "    
       "      William W. 8/12 (M)       "    

Page 691. Census taken August 17, 1850, by John Riggs.

215-215 Sparks, John 24  (M)  South Carolina Carpenter  
       "      Mary 24 (F)     "           "    
       "      Nancy J. 4 (F)     "           "    
       "      F. M. 3 (M)     "           "    
       "      Jesse S. 1 (M)      "           "    

Page 723. Census taken Sep 3, 1850, by John Riggs.

458-458  Sparks, Zara 66  (M)  Virginia Farmer  
       "      Lavinia 38 (F)      "    
       "      James T. 18 (M)       "    
       "      Russell 14 (M)       "    
       "      Joshua 11 (M)       "    
       "      Nancy 10 (F)      "    
       "      Marzan 8 (M)      "     
       "      Meredith 7 (M)      "    
       "      Zachariah 6 (M)       "    
       "      Moses 2 (M)       "    
459-459 Sparks, Marion 34 (M)  South Carolina Blacksmith  $1,000
       "      Elizabeth 39 (F) North Carolina    
       "      James R. 18 (M)  South Carolina Farmer  
  Horn, McDuffee 15 (M)      "           "    

Carroll County, Georgia - 1850 Census

  Eleventh Division
Page 6. Census taken August 7, 1850, by T. S. Martin

36-36 Sparks, Uriah  50  (M)  North Carolina Farmer  $1,000
       "      Sarah 42 (F) Georgia    
       "      Mary 17 (F)      "    
       "      Simeon 13 (M)       "    
       "      Sarah 11 (F)      "    
       "      C. N. 9 (M)      "    
       "      Jos. 7 (M)       "    
       "      Andrew 6 (M)       "    
       "      Dennis 3 (M)       "    
       "      Nancy 5/12 (F)      "    

Page 70. Census taken Sep 6, 1850, by T. S. Martin.

464-464 Jones, C. F. 49  (M)  South Carolina Farmer  
       "    Martha 49 (F) Georgia    
       "    Jas. 19 (M)       "    
       "    Terrell 19 (M)       "    
       "    Wm. 16 (M)       "    
       "    Benjmn. 14 (M)       "    
       "    Pucket 9 (M)       "    
       "    Martha 3 (F)      "    
  Sparks, Joseph 23 (M)  South Carolina Laborer $1,500

Page 114. Census taken Oct 14, 1850, by T. S. Martin.

792-792  Sparks, George W.  28 (M)  Alabama Farmer  $400
       "      Martha 24 (F) Georgia    
       "      Green 7 (M)       "    
       "      Augustus 5 (M)       "    
       "      Georgia 3 (F)      "    
       "      Jno. 4/12 (M)       "    
  Morehead, Martha 52 (F)      "    
  Sparks, Wm. 24 (M)       "    

Page 132. Census taken Oct 19, 1850, by T. S. Martin.

916-916  Jackson, Ephram 81  (M)  Virginia Farmer  $800
       "        Ann 70 (F)      "    
       "        David 43 (M)  Georgia    
  Sparks, Permelia 31 (F)      "    
       "      Mary 7 (F) Alabama    

Cobb County, Georgia - 1850 Census

  California District.
Page 213. Census taken Nov 21, 1850.

1600-1600  Sparker, Frances  (F) Georgia    
       "       Aramantha 18 (F) Alabama    
       "       William S. 16 (M)       "    
       "       Mary J. S. 12 (F)      "    
       "       Andrew W. 11 (M)       "     
       "       Sarah F. 9 (F)      "    
       "       Sandy G. (J?) 7 (M)       "    
       "       James  5 (M)       "    
       "       Martha M. 3 (F)      "    

(Editor's Note: we have included the above family because the name "Sparker" is so similar to Sparks. We have found nothing, however, to suggest that this was a Sparks family.)

Coweta County, Georgia - 1850 Census   19th Division.
Page 296. Census taken August 12, 1850.

172-172 Sparks (?), Gusuway 8 (M)  Georgia    
       "      Nehemiah 6 (M)       "    
       "      Nancy 4 (F)      "    
       "      Washington 2 (M)       "    
       "      Susannah 4/12 (F)      "    

(The above children, believed to have been named Sparks, though the writing is difficult to read, were living in the household of William Tidwell, age 52, farmer.)

Fayette County, Georgia - 1850 Census

  District No. 29.
Page 6. Census taken Oct 15, 1850, by Asbury H. Tighlman.

39-46 Sparks, Marbry 45  (M)  Georgia Farmer $600
       "      Sarah 49 (F)      "    
       "      Militia 19 (F)      "    
       "      Thomas 18 (M)       "    
       "      James 19 (M)       "    
       "      Frances 16 (F)      "    
       "      Adaline 12 (F)      "    

Floyd County, Georgia - 1850 Census

  District No. 30.
Page 83. Census taken August 31, 1850.

4-4  Sparks, John 20 (M)  Georgia Farmer  

Page 85. Census taken August 6, 1850.

62-62 Sparks, Carter 53  (M)  Georgia Farmer  $4000
       "      Susan C. 47 (F)      "    
       "      Mary  17 (F)      "    
       "      Elizabeth 15 (F) Alabama    
       "      William W. 14 (M)       "    
       "      Rebecca H. 12 (F) Georgia    
       "      Clara M. 10 (F)      "    
       "      Susan Ella 8 (F)      "    
       "      Thomas 4 (M)       "    
  Blackbourn, William S.  3 (M)       "    
       "      Thomas 30 (M)       " Farmer $10,000

Page 109. Census taken Sep 26, 1850.

372-372  Sparks, Luther 29 (M)  England    
       "      Sarah 21 (F) Virginia    
       "      Susan 3 (F) South Carolina    

Franklin County, Georgia - 1850 Census

District No. 32.
Page 285. Census taken Oct 4, 1850.

6-6 Sparks, Judith 75 (F) South Carolina   $2700
  Wollbanks, Elizabeth 24 (F)  Georgia    

Page 286.

  Sparks, Sarah  50 (F) South Carolina   $500
       "      Harriet 32 (F) Georgia    
       "      Jeremiah 16 (M)       "    

Page 289.

  Sparks, Thomas K. 43  (M)  Georgia Farmer  
       "      Elizabeth 44 (F)      "    
       "      James R. 21 (M)       "    
       "      Robert W. 18 (M)       "    
       "      Elijah 16 (M)       "    
       "      William C. 15 (M)       "    
       "      Sarah 12 (F)      "    
       "      Thomas R. ? (M)       "    

Gilmer County, Georgia - 1850 Census

  District No. 33.
Page 369. Census taken Sep 10, 1850.

294-294 Sparks, Althia 40  (M)   North Carolina Farmer  
       "      Sarah 28 (F)     "           "    
       "      William A. 10 (M)      "           "    
       "      Martha D. 6 (F)     "           "    
       "      Malinda A. 4 (F) Georgia    
       "      Mary 1 (F)      "    

Page 442. Census taken December 15, 1850.

1335-1335 Sparks, James 32  (M)  South Carolina Farmer  
       "      Doratha 34 (F)     "           "    
       "      William 13 (M)  Georgia    
       "      John 10 (M)       "    
       "      James 9 (M)       "    
       "      Samuel 6 (M)       "    
       "      Mary 4 (F)      "    
       "      Sarah 1 (F)      "    

Gordon County, Georgia - 1850 Census

  District No. 12.
Page 21. Census taken Oct 17, 1850, by Alex. Stroup.

18-18 Sparks, Drury 55  (M)  South Carolina  Farmer  
       "      Nancy 55 (F)     "           "    
       "      Nancy 20 (F)     "           "    
       "      Caswell 23 (M)      "           "    
       "      James 13 (M)      "           "    
       "      Mary 11 (F)     "           "    
       "      Eliza J. 9 (F)     "           "    

Page 117. Census taken December 7, 1850, by Alex. Stroup.

681-686 Sparks, Coleman 23 (M) South Carolina Farmer  
       "      Elizabeth 20  (F)     "         "    

Gwinnett County, Georgia - 1850 Census

  36th Division, Harbins District.
Page 331. Census taken August 30, 1850, by Daniel N. Pittman.

527-527 Sparks, Joshua K. 32 (M)  South Carolina Farmer $300
       "      Sarah 26 (F)     "           "    
  Quinn, Sunsberry 28 (M)      "           " House carpenter  

  Hog Mountain District.
Page 347. Census taken Sep 6, 1850, by Daniel N. Pittman.

643-643  Sparks, V. C.  24  (M)  South Carolina Tailor  $300
       "      Mary 26 (F) Georgia    
       "      Alice 10/12 (F)      "    

   36th Division, Town District.
Page 475. Census taken Nov 7, 1850, by Daniel N. Pittman.

1600-1600 Sparks, Joshua K. 32  (M)  South Carolina Farmer  $300
       "      Sarah 26 (F)     "           "    

(Editor's Note: It seems apparent that the same Joshua K. Sparks, with wife Sarah, was listed twice on this census, on pages 331 & 475.)

Habersham County, Georgia - 1850 Census

  District 12, Division 37.
Page 292. Census taken December 2, 1850.

63-63 Spark, Barseby 28 (F) Georgia Widow  
       "    A. C. S.  26 (M)      " Farmer  
       "    N. S.  16 (F)      "    
  Holmes, Richard  78 (M) North Carolina  Farmer  

Harris County, Georgia - 1850 Census   Valley Plains.
Page 146. Census taken Oct 24, 1850, by Thos. P. Redding.

327-355 Sparks, Elizabeth 55  (F) South Carolina   $6000
       "      Newton 21 (M)  Georgia Farmer  
       "      Artimistia 18 (F)      "    

Page 148. Census taken Oct 25, 1850, by Tho. P. Redding.

336-365 Sparks, Wilkerson 38  (M)  South Carolina Farmer  $3,500
       "      Mary A. 37 (F) Georgia    
  McCaula, John 30 (M)  South Carolina Carpenter  

Page 151. Census taken Nov 1, 1850, by Thos. P. Redding.

384-414  Sparks, Arnold 17  (M) Georgia Student  

                                 (Living in the household of James B. and Ann L. Henderson, sheriff)

Heard County, Georgia - 1850 Census District No. 41.
Page 165. Census taken Oct 23, 1850.

397-412  Sparks, William H. 30  (M)  Alabama  Farmer  
       "      Perrina 24 (F) North Carolina    
       "      Mary E. 6 (F) Georgia    
       "      Martha A. 4 (F)      "    
       "      James W. 2 (M)       "    
       "      John 2/12 (M)       "    
  Barnes, Sarah 15 (F)      "    
       "      Wyley 17 (M)       "    

Lumpkin County, Georgia - 1850 Census

  Dahlonega District.
Page 97. Census taken Sep 24, 1850.

1-1  Sparks, Malane  43  (M)  North Carolina  Mines $75
       "      Irene 38 (F)     "           "    
       "      Rachel 16 (F)     "           "    
       "      Vinlincia 14 (F)     "           "    
       "      Irena 12 (F)     "           "    
       "      Mary 10 (F)     "           "    
       "      Wianpy (?) 8 (M)      "           "    
       "      Nancy 1 (F)     "           "    

Murray County, Georgia - 1850 Census District No. 63.
Page 166. Census taken Sep 2, 1850, by A. Holcomb.

332-271 Sparks, Thomas K. 23  (M)  Alabama Carpenter  
       "      Hepsey M. 19 (F) Georgia    
       "      Richard C. 9/12 (M)       "    

Muscogee County, Georgia - 1850 Census

  Russell's District.
Page 357. Census taken Nov 18, 1850, by A. L. Rutherford.

77-78 Sparks, Thomas P.  33  (M)  Laurens Co., S.C.  Farmer  $1200
       "      Matilda 30 (F) .     "    
       "      James T. 9 (M)  Muscogee Co., Ga    
       "      Samuel C. 6 (M)       "    
       "      William D. 5 (M)       "    
       "      Charles C. 4 (M)       "    
       "      Joseph W. 2 (M)       "    
       "      Mary E. 8 (F)      "    

  Harris District.
Page 374. Census taken Oct 7, 1850, by A. L. Rutherford.

76-74  Sparks, Samuel  37 (M)  Laurens Co., S.C. Planter  $3000
       "      Mary 28 (F) North Carolina    
       "      Mary E. 11 (F) Muscogee Co., Ga.    
       "      Sarah A. 9 (F)      "    
       "      Martha A. 8 (F)      "    
       "      Julia N. F 6 (F)      "    
       "      Henry W. 5 (M)       "    
       "      George W. 3 (M)       "    
       "      Louisa F. 9/12 (F)      "    

Newton County, Georgia - 1850 Census

  Subdivision No. 65.
Page 849. Census taken July 31, 1850.

  Sparks, Sanford  30  (M)  Georgia Overseer  
       "      Ann Catherine 27 (F)      "    
       "      Ellen 6 (F)      "    
       "      James Thomas 2 (M)       "    
       "      John C. 2 (M)       "    
       "      Charles A. 11/12 (M)       "    

Page 993. Census taken Oct 16, 1850.

1013-1013 Sparks, Sarah 40 (F) Georgia Farmer  
       "      Welcome 20 (M)       "    
       "      Mary 18 (F)      "    
       "      Susanna 16 (F)      "    
       "      Peter 14 (M)       "    
       "      John 13 (M)       "    
       "      Nancy 11 (F)      "    
       "      Beaten 10 (M)       "    
       "      Masters 8 (M)       "    
       "      Sarah 6 (F)      "    

Page 1028. Census taken Nov 13, 1850.

1277-1277  Norton, Jacob 43  (M)  South Carolina Farmer  
       "      Arazona 23 (F) Georgia    
       "      Mathew 5 (M)       "    
       "      Nancy 3 (F)      "    
       "      Marcus 5/12 (M)       "    
  Sparks, Marana 20 (F)      "    
       "      Nancy 14 (F)      "    

Page 1028.

1281-1281 Sparks, Nancy  67  (F) Georgia    
       "      Eliza 30 (F) Tennessee     
       "      Singleton 11 (M)  Georgia    

Oglethorpe County, Georgia - 1850 Census   District No. 66.
Page 26. Census taken Sep 24, 1850.

370-371 Sparks, Jeney  80  (F) Virginia    
       "      Martha 48 (F) Georgia    

Paulding County, Georgia - 1850 Census

District No. 848. Page 74.

319-319 Sparks, Thomas H.  35  (M)  Georgia  Farmer  $25,000
       "      Ann 22 (F)      "    
       "      Midora 12 (F)      "    
       "      James M. 10 (M)       "    
       "      Linton 4 (M)       "    
       "      Sarah J. 1 (F)      "     
       "      Thomas 1/12 (M)       "    
       "      Elizabeth 54 (F)      " Widow  

Pike County, Georgia - 1850 Census

  District No. 68.
Page 226. Census taken December 17, 1850.

1411-1411 Sparks, E. R.  37  (M) Georgia  Railroad overseer  
       "      M. 35 (F)      "    
       "      W. 15 (M)      " Laborer  
       "      A. 13 (M)      "    
       "      L. 11 (M)      "    
       "      S. 9 (F)      "    
       "      Jas. M. 7 (M)      "    
       "      Jos. 4 (M)      "    
       "      E. 2 (F)      "    

Putnam County, Georgia - 1850 Census

  District No. 70.
Page 569. Census taken Sep 14, 1850, by J. H. Jackson

173-173 Sparks, Robert 61  (M)  North Carolina Farmer $3600
       "      Sarah 58 (F) South Carolina    
       "      Amanda 18 (F) (not shown)    
       "      Washington 16 (M)       "    
  Center, Harriet C. 12 (F)      "    
  Sparks, Robert  14 (M)       "    

Page 570.

177-177 Sparks, W. H.  30  (M)  Georgia Farmer  $1000
       "      Nancy 23 (F)      "    
       "      Leonidus 2 (M)       "    

Randolph County, Georgia - 1850 Census

  District No. 8.
Page 404. Census taken Sep 12, 1850.

2-2  Sparks, B. H.  35  (M)  Georgia M.D. $2450
       "      D. A. 25 (F)      "    
       "     Jane 4 (F)      "    
       "      Almira 2 (F)      "    
       "      Robert 1 (M)      "    

Talbot County, Georgia - 1850 Census

District No. 17.
Page 232. Census taken August 16, 1850, by John C. Mound.

118-118 Sparks, McCurdy  35  (M)  Georgia Farmer  $6000
       "      Penelope 37 (F)      "    
       "      Benjamin 13 (M)       "    
       "      Meraban (?) 12 (M)      "    
       "      Maretta 10 (F)      "    
       "      Martha 8 (F)      "    
       "      Malesa 7 (F)      "    
       "      Susan 5 (F)      "    

District No. 24.
Page 288. Census taken Oct 30, 1850.

917-917 Sparks, Mary  26  (F) Georgia    
       "      Martha  24 (F)      "    

                               (Living in the household of Littleton Pensson, 54, male, Farmer)

Page 289

923-925 Sparks, Elizabeth 7 (F) Georgia    

                                (Living in the household of Joseph --?--, male, 45)

Troup County, Georgia - 1850 Census

  District No. 655.
Page 126. Census taken Sep 5, 1850.

133-141 Sparks, Sarah V.  12 (F) Georgia    

                               (Living in the household of James H. Canunn, Male, 50, Planter)

Union County, Georgia - 1850 Census

  District No. 85.
Page 489. Census taken Oct 23, 1850, by J. J. Logan.

598-598 Sparks, George 45  (M)  North Carolina Farmer  
       "      Fanny 37 (F)     "           "    
       "      George 16 (M)      "           "    
       "      James 14 (M)      "           "    
       "      Enoch 13 (M)      "           "    
       "      Elizabeth 9 (F)     "           "    
       "      Susannah 7 (F)     "           "    
       "      Jonathan 6 (M)      "           "    
       "      Henry 4 (M)      "           "    
       "      Joseph 2 (M)      "           "    

Page 536. Census taken Nov 7, 1850, by J. J. Logan.

924-924 Sparks, William 39  (M)  North Carolina Sadler  
       "      Martha 33 (F) Tennessee    
       "      Mary 15 (F)      "    
       "      Richard 13 (M)       "    
       "      Sarah 11 (F)      "    
       "      Susan (F)      "    
       "      Polk 7 (M) Georgia    
       "      Elizabeth 5 (F)      "    
       "      Cass 3 (M)      "    
       "      Emily 6/12 (F)      "    

Page 551. Census taken Nov 12, 1850, by J. J. Logan

1027-1027 Sparks, William 45 (M)  North Carolina    
       "      Nancy 45 (F)     "           "    
       "      Harriet 16 (F)     "           "    
       "      Sally 14 (F)     "           "    
       "      Margaret 12 (F)     "           "    
       "      Raney 10 (F)     "           "    
       "      Maryan 8 (F)     "           "    
       "      Nancy 6 (F)     "           "    

Walker County, Georgia - 1850 Census

  Taylor's Ridge Valley.
Page 783. Census taken Sep 9, 1850, by A. B. Reed.

688-688 Sparks, W. G.  41  (M)  North Carolina Farmer  $1400
       "      Nazy 38 (F) South Carolina    
       "      Owen D. 18 (M)  Tennessee    
       "      Jacob S. 14 (M)       "    
       "      Susan J. 13 (F)      "    
       "      Wm. G. 11 (M)       "    
       "      Martha 9 (F)      "    
       "      Cyntha 7 (F)      "    
       "      Richard 6 (M)       "    
       "      Joseph 3 (M)  Georgia    
  Carlisle, John 25 (M)  North Carolina  Clerk  
  Gosnell, Thos. T. 29 (M)  Maryland  Merchant  $1800
       "       Laura 25 (F) Tennessee    
       "       Frances 5 (F)      "    

Washington County, Georgia - 1850 Census

District No. 91.
Page 215. Census taken Sep 27, 1850, by S. A. H. Jones.

175-175  Sparks, Thomas 51 (M)  Georgia Farmer $5000
       "      Ann 39 (F)      "    
       "      Mary A. E. 20 (F)      "    
       "      John J. 19 (M)       "    
       "      William A. 17 (M)       "    
       "      Sarah A. 15 (F)      "    
       "      George W. 14 (M)       "    
       "      Martha A. 11 (F)      "    
       "      Stephen S. 9 (M)       "    
       "      Thomas F. 7 (M)       "    
       "      Andrew J. 5 (M)       "    
       "      Gracey A. 2 (F)      "    

Page 242. Census taken Nov 23, 1850.

567-567 Sparks, Morgan M.  33 (M)  Georgia Farmer  $2000
       "      Emily G. 23 (F)      "    
  Collins, Tiny 10 (F)      " (Mulatto)  

 Wilkes County, Georgia - 1850 Census

District No. 94. Page 318.

--- - --- Sparks, Mary 65 (F) Maryland    

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