August 1, 2016

Pages 164-167
Whole Number 15

Sparkses in the 1850 Census of Schuyler County, Illinois

by Inez Waldenmaier



(Note: All of the Sparks families living in Schuyler County in 1850 were located in Rushville Township.)

(p.318) Blois Sparks 27 Iowa (M) Farmer $2000
No. 6 Sarah " 22 Missouri (F)    
  Charlotte " 2 Illinois (F)    
  Lemuel " 1 " (M)    

(Note: Blois Sparks probably was born in Indiana, not Iowa; apparently the census taker made a mistake)

(p.326) James Sparks 69 Virginia (M) Farmer  
No. 93 Elizabeth " 55 Kentucky (F)    
  Hamilton " 30 " (M)    
  Fountain " 27 " (M)    
  Jane L. " 24 " (F)    
  Mildred H. " 21 " (F)    
(p.387) Lemuel Sparks 54 Maryland (M) Farmer $4300
No.81 Nancy " 54 Kentucky (F)    
  Ruth " 29 Iowa (F)    
  John " 25 " (M)    
  Angeline " 23 " (F)    
  Isabel A. Sparks 20 Iowa (F)    
  Rozella " 18 Illinois (F)    
  Peter B. " 15 " (M)    
  Amanda D. " 12 " (F)    
  James F. " 10 " (M)    

(Note: The children listed in the above family as being born in Iowa were probably born in Indiana; the census taker apparently made a mistake.)

(p.412) Edward Sparks 50 Kentucky (M) Farmer  
No. 137 Maria " 50 " (F)    
  Henry " 15 Iowa (M) Farmer  
  Phebe A. " 13 " (F)    
  Maria " 9 " (F)    

(Note: The children listed as born in Iowa were probably born in Indiana.)

(p.433) Sophia Sparks 40 Vermont (F)    
No. 35 James " 20 Ohio (M)    
  Esther " 17 " (F)    

Page 590
Whole Number 35

SPARKSES FOUND IN THE 1850 CENSUS OF FULTON COUNTY, ILLINOIS

by Carrie Grant Heppen

Town of Isabel (enumerated Oct 21, 1850, by H. Lancaster
(p. 194 or 387)

26-26 Garring, Charles M. 27 (M) Virginia Merchant $400
  " Prudence 20 (F) Ohio    
  Sparks, Hester 17 (F) "    

Town of Farmington (enumerated Sep 24, 1850, by Milton F. LeMaster)
(p. 245 or 489)

172-191 Sparks, Oziar 71 (M) New York Carpenter
  " May 70 (F) " "    
  " Oziar 15 (M) " "    
  " George 9 (M) " "    

Town of Deerfield (enumerated Oct 7, 1850, by M. F. Lemaster)
(p. 251 ro 501)

20-21 Sparks, Joseph 42 (M) Pennsylvania Farmer $1000
  " Sarah 38 (F) Maryland    
  " Allen 19 (M) Ohio    
  " Sarah 16 (F) "    
  " Margaret 14 (F) Indiana    
  " William 12 (M) "    
  " James W. 10 (M) "    
  " John 7 (M) "    
  " Thomas 4 (M) "    
  " Susan 3 (F) Illinois    
  " Joseph 20 (M) Ohio Farmer  

SPARKSES FOUND IN THE 1850 CENSUS OF JACKSON COUNTY, ILLINOIS

by Carrie Grant Heppen

The Northern District (enumerated Sep 16, 1850, by John M. Hanson
(p. 199)

80-80 Sparks, N. M. 34 (M) Ia. (?) School Teacher $150
  " Sarah A. 23 (F) Kentucky    

(Same district) (enumerated Nov 4, 1850, by John M. Hanson)
(p. 233)

604-610 Sparks, John G. 38 (M) Indiana Lawyer $200
  " Rebecca 32 (F) Illinois    
  " Mary S. 14 (F) "    
  " Francis M. 10 (M) "    

Page 968

Whole Number 53

PERSONS NAMED SPARKS LISTED ON THE 1850 CENSUS OF HENDERSON COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Copied by Carrie Grant Heppen

Township Eight, North 6 West, enumerated Sep 30, 1850, by G. Turnbufl.


(page 164)

657-669 Sparks, Thomas 40 (M) Kentucky Laborer $200
  Mary A. 31 (F)      
 

Catherine

18

(F)

     
 

Lucritia

16

(F)

     
 

Sarah A.

7

(F)

     
 

Ephriam W.

3 (M)      

Pages 2503-2512

Whole Number 121

SPARKS FAMILIES LISTED ON THE 1850 CENSUS OF ILLINOIS

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 Illinois county in which a Sparks has been found, we have noted township, town, village, district, precinct, etc. where 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; these are sometimes 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), state or country of birth, occupation (if any was listed), and value of real estated owned (if any). Race was also recorded in the 1850 census, but since nearly everyone listed on the following pages was white, we have identified race when it was other than white.

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.

We are able to publish these listings of Sparkses appearing on the 1850 census because a number of indexing projects have been 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 Illinois that follow.

Adams County, Illinois - 1850 Census

  Richfield Township
Page 292

91-95 Sparks, John  47  (M) North Carolina Farmer  
       "      Polly A. 35 (F) Tennessee    
       "      Johanna 4 (F)       "    
       "      Elizabeth 2 (F)       "    
       "      Madison 4/12 (M) Illinois    

Boone County, Illinois - 1850 Census

  Benton Township.
Page 25B. Census taken on December 20, 1850.

10-10 Sparks, Samuel  49  (M) Connecticut Farmer $1000 
       "      Washburn 23 (M) Maryland    
       "      Major W. 22 (M) New York    
       "      Samuel 12 (M)   "      "    
       "      Catherine N. 18 (F)   "      "    
       "      Sylvia 46 (F)   "      "    

Bureau County, Illinois - 1850 Census

  Village of Ohio
Page 217. Census taken on December 5, 1850.

494-494 Kiser, Lewis  28  (M) Pennsylvania Farmer $500 
       "   Else  29 (F) Ohio    
       "   Sarah J.  5 (F)   "    
       "   Tabetha E.  4 (F)   "    
       "   James W.  1 (M) Illinois    
       "   Daniel  26 (M) Pennsylvania    
  Sparke, Reason 24 (M) Ohio Farmer $400
       "      Squire 22 (M)    "      " $400

Cass County, Illinois - 1850 Census

Page 14. Census taken on Nov 13, 1850.

187-187 Adkins, William  33  (M) Tennessee Farmer $480 
       "      Barbara 28 (F) Kentucky    
       "      Amos O. 9 (M) Illinois    
       "      James 8 (M)     "    
       "      Henry 5 (M)     "    
       "      Martha 2 (F)     "    
  Sparks, Martha T. 18 (F)     "    
       "      Mary C. 1 (F)     "    
  Millen, Wm. 18 (M)     " Farmer  

Clark County, Illinois - 1850 Census

  Clear Creek Township
Page 210

638-638 Spark, Walter  29  (M) Kentucky Farmer $200 
       "    Mary 28 (F) Indiana    
       "    Christopher  12 (M)     "    
       "    Thomas  10 (M)     "    
       "    Nancy  9 (F)     "    
       "    George W.  7 (M)     "    
       "    Jane 5 (F)     "    
       "    David  4 (M)     "    
       "    Sylvester  4/12 (M) Illinois    
       "    Milbern  4/12 (M)     "    

Clay County, Illinois - 1850 Census

  Clay Township.
Page 312. Census taken on Sep 12, 1850.

472-472 Spark, Hannah  63  (F) Maryland    
       "    Levi B.  30 (M) Indiana    
       "    Matthew J.  25 (M)     "    
       "    Nancy  23 (F)     "    
       "    Prudence  21 (F)     "    
       "    Lenard  60 (M) Pennsylvania    

Clinton County, Illinois - 1850 Census

  68th District
Page 381

772-778 Sparks, J. A.  23  (M) Illinois School Teacher  

Coles County, Illinois - 1850 Census

  Hitesville Precinct.
Page 113A. Census taken on Nov 22, 1850, by R. Watson

96-96 Sparks, Wesley  12  (M) Indiana    
                             (living in the household of Henry H. Pennill)

Edgar County, Illinois - 1850 Census

  Grandview Precinct
Page 235.

109-112 Sparks, A. J.  18 (M)  Parke Co., Ind. Tailor  
                             Living in the household of J. V. Brown, age 32, born in Lancaster, Co., PA, tailor, $400.

Fulton County, Illinois - 1850 Census

   Town of Isabel (could be township rather than town)
Page 387. Census taken on Oct 21, 1850, by H. Lancaster.

26-26 Garring, Charles  27  (M) Virginia Merchant $400 
       "       Prudence 20 (F) Ohio    
  Sparks, Hester 17 (F) " Teacher  

  Town of Farmington.
Page 245. Census taken on Sep 24, 1850, by Wm. F. Lamaster.

172-191 Sparks, 45.5 Ozias 71 (M) New York Carpenter  
       "      May 70 (F)   "      "    
       "      45.5.y Ozias 15 (M)   "      "    
       "      George 9 (M)   "      "    

  Town of Deerfield (could be township rather than town)
Page 250B. Census taken on Oct 7, 1850, by Wm. F. Lamaster.

20-21 Sparks, Joseph  42  (M) Pennsylvania Farmer $1,000 
       "      Sarah 38 (F) Maryland    
       "      Allen 19 (M) Ohio Farmer  
       "      Sarah 16 (F)   "    
       "      Margaret 14 (F) Indiana    
       "      William 12 (M)     "    
       "      James W. 10 (M)     "    
       "      John 7 (M)     "    
       "      Thomas 7 (M)     "    
       "      Susan 3 (F)     "    
       "      Joseph 20  (M) Ohio Farmer  
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