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Whole Number 26

SPARKS FAMILIES IN INDIANA -- 1850 CENSUS

by Paul E. Sparks



Indiana, the sixth state to be admitted to the Union (the nineteenth, if the original thirteen states are included), gained statehood in 1816. Approximately 75,000 persons then lived in the thirteen existing counties scattered along the Ohio River from Dearborn County in the east to Posey County in the west. In the main, these inhabitants had come from neighboring Kentucky, and from Virginia and the Carolinas, to settle in the hilly lands adjacent to the Ohio River.

The next three decades in the history of Indiana stagger the imagination! Westward down the Ohio by flatboat, and northward through Kentucky by the Wilderness Road, the migrating families poured into the state through the gateways at Louisville and Madison. The Northwestern Indians gave ground slowly, granting cession after cession. by the middle 1830’s, the Indians had been driven from the state and the Cumberland Road (National Pike) had been completed from Cumberland, Maryland, to Indianapolis. On this road, throngs of families from the east jostled each other to claim the flat, fertile land of central and northern Indiana. by 1850, the population of Indiana was almost a million persons (actually 988,416 according to the 1850 Federal census)! All but one (Newton County) of Indiana’s ninety-two counties had been formed.

Persons named SPARKS had helped to swell this migrating horde. In 1820, twenty-eight Sparks families lived in Indiana. by 1830, there were fifty-seven Sparks families living there. (See The Sparks Quarterly, Vol. VI, No. 3, Whole No. 23, Sep, 1958, pp. 326-330.) In 1850, according to the Federal census, there were 631 persons named Sparks living in 46 counties in Indiana.

The reader is reminded that on the 1850 census, each family group represented a household and that besides the parents and children, a household might have include relatives and hired hands. In each instance where a person named Sparks appears on the census, the entire household of which he was a member is given. In the following list, the page number refers to the page in the volume containing the particular county named. The two numbers given below the page number are those supplied by the census taker. The first was the house number, the second was the family number. These two numbers are often the same, but when two families lived in the same house the sequences would thereafter be different. These numbers are useful to the genealogist because one can frequently judge how near one family lived to another by comparing the numbers.

Adams County, Indiana
Kirkland Township            
(p. 107) Sparks, Joseph 47 (M) North Carolina Farmer $600
687-687 " Sarah 49 (F) " "    
  " Ransom 26 (M) " " Laborer  
  " Hampton 24 (M) " " Laborer  
  " Mary 14 (F) Indiana    
  Blue, Benjamin 18 (M) Ohio Laborer  
[Note: The wife of the above Joseph Sparks was actually named Sabra, not Sarah.]
Allen County, Indiana
Eel Township
(p. 506) Sparks, Jesse 43 (M) New York Clergyman $1000
2451-2553 " Jemima 43 (F) Indiana    
  " Jeremiah 17 (M) "    
  " Stephen 14 (M) "    
  " Mary T. 11 (F) "    
  " Margaret 9 (F) "    
Boone County, Indiana
District No. 7
(p. 192) Hall, David 28 (M) Ohio Carpenter  
504-513 " Ann 20 (F) "    
  " John 1 (M) Indiana    
  Jones, Martin 25 (M) "    
  Johnson, Erastus 21 (M) "    
  Sparks, William 24 (M) Unknown    
  Owen, Ephriam 16 (M) Indiana    
  Grover Katharine 8 (F) Ohio    
Brown County, Indiana
Hamblin Township
(p. 448) Admire, George 26 (M) Kentucky Farmer $500
80-80 " Rosannah 26 (F) "    
  " Silas 8 (M) Indiana    
  " Delila 6 (F) "    
  " Sarah A. 3 (F) "    
  " Jesse 6/12 (M) "    
  Sparks, George 73 (M) Pennsylvania Farmer  
  " Fanny 70 (F) "    
Carroll County, Indiana
District No. 9
(p. 516) Riley, Wm. 25 (M) Ohio High Constable $300
135-135 " Isabella 23 (F) "    
  Sparks, Wm. 16 (M) "    
(p. 542) Campbell, John 40 (M) Ohio Farmer  
311-311 " Mary 36 (F) Virginia    
  " Geo. 14 (M) "    
  " Mary M. 12 (F) "    
  " Nancy 10 (F) "    
  " Andrew 5 (M) "    
  " Martha J. 2 (F) "    
  Sparks, Samuel 27 (M) "    
Clark County, Indiana
Silver Creek Township
(p.30) Sparks, Zacharia 40 (M) Kentucky    
151-151 " Rebecca 29 (F) "    
  " Henry N. 6 (M) Indiana    
  " Mary E. 3 (F) "    
  " Martha 1 (F) "    
Monroe Township
(p. 143) Louis, Thomas 36 (M) Indiana Cooper  
22-22 " Emily 7 (F) "    
  " Martha 73 (F) Tennessee    
  Sparks, Thomas 18 (M) Kentucky Cooper  
Town of Jeffersonville
(p. 162) Sparks, Levi 35 (M) Maryland Merchant $2500
275-275 " Mary M. 27 (F) "    
  Waggoner [?], Mary 17 (F) Kentucky    
  Sparks, Mary W. [?] 2 (F) Indiana    
  Heiskell, Issac 72 (M) Virginia    
  Sparks, Thomas 12 (M) Indiana    
(p. 185) Morgan, S. P. 37 (M) Virginia Hotel Keeper  
650-650 " L. R. 35 (F) Indiana    
  " Ann 14 (F) "    
  " M. E. 12 (F) "    
  " Virginia 10 (F) "    
  " Josephine 7 (F) "    
  " Chas. K. 4 (M) "    
  Toomey, George 28 (M) Unknown Clerk  
  Sparks, John 19 (M) Maryland    
Clinton County, Indiana
Perry Township
(p. 653) Sparks, Allen 32 (M) Pennsylvania Farmer $1400
120-120 " Nancy 24 (F) Kentucky    
  Rogers, Elijah 6 (M) Indiana    
  Whitinger, Susana 6 (F) "    
(p. 653) Sparks, Thomas 40 (M) Pennsylvania Farmer $500
124-124 " Martha 34 (F) Ohio    
  " James A. 12 (M) Indiana    
  " Elizabeth 10 (F) "    
  " Mary A. 8 (F) "    
  " Emeline 4 (F) "    
  " Minerva 2 (F) "    
  " James 85 (M) Maryland    
Warren Township
(p. 759) Sparks, Thomas 34 (M) Tennessee Farmer  
76-76 " Barbara 35 (F) "    
Daviess County, Indiana Washington Township
(p. 178) Webber, Issac H. 31 (M) Ohio Merchant  
(63-63) " Margaret 26 (F) Indiana    
  " Charles 5/12 (M) "    
  Sparks, Nancy 27 (F) Ohio    
  Lytle, Henry 30 (M) " Shoemaker  
(p. 184) Sparks, Daniel 49 (M) Ohio Farmer $300
116-116 " Daniel S. 21 (M) Indiana    
  " John T. 19 (M) "    
  " Calvin R. 14 (M) "    
  " Maria J. 16   "    
Bogart Township
(p. 227) Sparks, Levi, Sen. 61 (M) Maryland Farmer $1200
747-747 " Mary B. 34 (F) "    
  " Nathan 11 (M) Indiana    
  " Sarah A. 9 (F) "    
  " Mary J. 5 (F) "    
  " James A. 3 (M) "    
Barr Township
(p. 322) Moore, James 49 (M) Virginia Farmer $500
1071-1071 " Judith 44 (F) "    
  " Emily 22 (F) "    
  " William 20 (M) "    
  " David 17 (M) Indiana    
  " Thomas 14 (M) "    
  " Mary 11 (F) "    
  " Enos 9 (M) "    
  " Elizabeth 6 (F) "    
  " Margaret 4 (F) "    
  Sparks, William 6/12 (M) "    
  " James 26 (M) "   $500

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SPARKS FAMILIES IN INDIANA -- 1850 CENSUS

Compiled by Paul E. Sparks

Dearborn County, Indiana

[Scanner's note: Because of errors and omissions occuring in the following records for Dearborn County, records for the entire county have been reprinted in the Quarterly for March, 1985, Whole No. 129, at pp. 2724-25.]See Below...

City of Lawrenceburg
(p. 263) Sparks, Norvel  49 (M) Kentucky  Merchant   
694-113  " Jane L   44 (F) New York    
  " Daniel E   22 (M) Indiana Clerking  
  " Ann C  14 (F)   "    
  " John W  12 (M)   "    
(p. 281) Sparks, Green   42 (M) Indiana Farmer  $10,000 
958-983 " Susan  32 (F) "    
  " Mary A  14 (F) "    
  " Francis 12 (M) "    
  " William S  9 (M) "    
  " Amanda 5 (F) "    
(p. 282) Low, Lorenzo   26 (M) Ohio  Farmer  $1,400 
971-996  "  Malinda 18 (F) "    
  Sparks, Milton  21 (M) Indiana    
(291) Sparks, Hamlet  54 (M) Virginia    
1128-1128  " Elizabeth  54 (F) "    
  " Mary R   24 (F) Indiana    
  " Elijah  22 (M) "    
  " Liberty 18 (F) "    
  " America 16 (F) "    
  " Norvel [?] 13 (M) "    
  " Charles B  10 (M) "    
  " William 8 (M) "    
Center Township
(p. 493) Spark, E. H  35 (M) Kentucky  Laborer   
485-497 "  Elizabeth  35 (F) "    
City of Lawrenceburgh
(p. 564) Mullen, Isaac W   41 (M) Virginia  Farmer  $500 
991-1016  " Susana  27 (F) Ohio    
  " Jothen 7 (M) Indiana    
  " Marion 5 (M) "    
  " Mary A  4 (F) "    
  Donithan, Louisa 18 (F) Virginia     
  Ekes, Adam 13 (M) Indiana    
  Sparks, Elizabeth  78 (F) Pennsylvania   $100
  Darben, Mebra  20 (M) Kentucky    
Harrison Township
(p. 623) Longenes, Solomon, Jr   22  (M) Pennsylvania     
  " Sarah  52 (F)   "    
  " Christopher  52 (M)   "    
  Sparks, Sarah 10 (F) Indiana    
Logan Township
(p. 645) Reed, A. B   40 (M) Virginia  Cooper  $400 
1531-1570    " Catherine  39 (F) Ohio    
    " Samuel 16 (M) Indiana Farmer  
    " Mary 18 (F) "    
    " Sarah J  14 (F) "    
    " Joamia [?]  12 (F) "    
    " Matilda 7 (F) "    
    " George 6 (M) "    
    " Elizabeth 4 (F) "    
  Medds, Thomas  26 (M) England Cooper  
  Sparks, Aquilla  30 (M) Maryland Teacher  
De Kalb County, Indiana
Butler Township
(p. 381) Sparks, Theodore 20 (M) Indiana Farmer  
46-46 " Hannah 22 (F) Ohio    
  " Mary Elizabeth 1/12 (F) Indiana    
Fayette County, Indiana
Connersville
(p. 182) Sparks, Hiram   27  (M) Indiana  Farmer  $11,800
176-179 " Elizabeth  26 (F) "    
  Woods, Hester A.  13 (F) "    
  Sparks, William  78 (M) South Carolina Farmer  
(p. 183) Sparks, William   37 (M) Indiana  Clergyman  $5,800 
189-192  " Elizabeth  36 (F) "    
  " Mary J  15 (F)    
  " John E  13 (M) "    
  " William L  11 (M) "    
  " Katharine 9 (F) "    
  " Sarah E  7 (F) "    
  " Milton T  5 (M) "    
  " Emiline F  3 (F) "    
  " Hiram F  2 (M) "    
(p. 396) Conwell, Abraham   53 (M) Ohio  Merchant  $120,000 
443-449 "  Betsy  49 (F)  Maryland    
  "  Charles 12 (M) Indiana    
  Sparks, Ruth  64 (F) Maryland    
  Chamberlain, Samuel  50 (M) "    
  Harlan, John J   21 (M) Indiana    
  O'Bryant, Ann  21 (F) Ireland    
Floyd County, Indiana
New Albany
(p. 118) Sparks, Rachel Ann   59  (F) Pennsylvania    $1,800 
412-501  " William   21 (M) Indiana Brickman  
  " Richard 18 (M) "    
  " Hannah 15 (F) "    
Franklin County, Indiana
Laurel Township
(p. 216) Sparks, James   22  (M) Indiana  Teamster   
30-30 " Mary 19 (F) "    
  " John 2 (M) "    
  " William 6/12 (M) "    
(p. 216) Sparks, Hugh   50 (M) Kentucky  Farmer  $400 
71-71  " Rebecca   45 (F)   "    
  " James  23 (M) Indiana Teamster  
  " Martha  21 (F) "    
  " William 19 (M) " Shoemaker  
  " Malinda 16 (F) "    
  " Elizabeth 14 (F) "    
  " Laura 11 (F) "    
  " Sarah 9 (F) "    
  " Samuel 2 (M) "    
Brookville Township
(p. 290) Sparks, Amos   39 (M) Ohio  Farmer  $1,500 
178-178  " Mary  35 (F) Pennsylvania    
  " Reuben 16 (M) Indiana    
  " Tamsone [?] 11 (F) "    
  " Charlie 10 (M) "    
  " Allen 5 (M) "    
  " Margarett 3 (F) "    
(p. 315) Sparks, Jeremiah  45 (M) Virginia  Minister   
537-539  " Eliza  40 (F) New Jersey    
  " Clarissa 13 (F) Indiana    
  " Eliza 12 (F) "    
  " Henry 9 (M) "    
  " William 7 (M) "    
  " John 4 (M) "    
  " Jesse  66 (M) Delaware    
  " Jane  26 (F) Ohio    
  Brosall [?], Joseph  28 (M) New York Doctor  
Highland Township
(p, 341) Sparks, John   53 (M) Maryland  Farmer  $3,000 
58-58  " Elizabeth  44 (F) New Jersey    
  " Sarah 17 (F) Indiana    
  " James 11 (M) "    
  " Elizabeth 9 (F) "    
  " Albert 2 (M) "    
Springfield Township
(p. 364) Sparks, N. B   32 (M) Ohio  Shoemaker   
100-100 " Harriett  34 (F) Indiana    
  " Amos H  9 (M) "    
  " Miltiades 5 (M) "    
  " Laura 3 (F) "    
  " James W  1 (M) "    
Whitewater Township
(p. 383) Sparks, John   41 (M) Maryland  Farmer  $7,000 
37-37  " Almira  41 (F) Ohio    
  Shane, John L  9 (M) Indiana    
(p. 385) Sparks, Wright   64 (M) Maryland  Farmer  $4,800 
59-59  " Ann  62 (F) "    
  " Elizabeth  40 (F) "    
  Stevens, Julia 15 (F) Indiana    
(p. 385) Sparks, Lemuel   22 (M) Indiana  Farmer   
60-60  " Martha 18 (F) "    
(p. 398) Rockefeller, Henry   34 (M) Indiana  Farmer   
251-251  " Mary  36 (F) Pennsylvania    
  " Charles 1 (M) "    
  Lindsay, Dave 15 (M) Scotland    
  Blackburn, John 9 (M) Indiana    
  Sparks, Danl   30 (M) "    
(p. 399) Armstrong, George   28 (M) Ohio  Blacksmith  $800 
268-268  "  Mary  25 (F) Indiana    
  Sparks, Martha 7 (F) "    
  "  George  20 (M) Ohio    
Greene County, Indiana
Center Township, District 40
(p. 281) Sparks, Calvin, Senr   41 (M) Ohio  Farmer  $200
34-34    "  Rebecca  36 (F)   "    
    "  Jerome 14 (M)   "    
  Sparks, Sarah C  6 (F) Indiana     
  " James L  3 (M) "    
  " Joseph T  7/12 (M) "    
(p. 284) Sparks, Hardy   54 (M) North Carolina  Farmer  $400 
74-74  " Patsey  40 (F) " "    
  " John 17 (M) Virginia    
  " Andrew 15 (M)   "    
  " Alfred 13 (M) Indiana    
  " Mary A  11 (F) "    
  " Martha A  9 (F) "    
  " Merret 6 (M) "    
  " Nancy J  2 (F) "    
Richland Township
(p.310) Sparks, David W   37 (M) Ohio  Farmer $1,000 
435-435  " Nancy  36 (F) Virginia    
  " James 13 (M) Ohio    
  " Joseph 10 (M) Indiana    
  " Millissa 2 (F) "    
(p.312) Sparks, Sinixon  27 (M) Ohio  Farmer  $1,000 
457-457 " Malinda  25 (F) Indiana    
  " Margaret 7 (F) "    
  " Jason 5 (M) "    
  " Mary 3 (F) "    
  " Elizabeth 1 (F) "    
Richland Township, Town of Bloomfield
(p.314) Sparks, James L   22 (M) Indiana  Laborer   
493-493  " Eliza  25 (F) Ohio    
Richland Township
(p. 321) Sparks, John   25 (M) Ohio Miller   
585-585  " Elizabeth 18 (F) Kentucky    
  " Delila 6/12 (F) Indiana    
(p. 321) Sparks, Eli   51 (M) Kentucky  Farmer  $400 
587-587  " Mary  37 (F) Pennsylvania    
  " George M  15 (M) Ohio Laborer  
  " Martha 11 (F)   "    
  " Charlotte 7 (F)   "    
  " David 4 (M) Indiana    
  " James 2 (M) "    
(p. 321) Sparks, Charles   20 (M) Ohio     
596-596  " Anne  23 (F) Indiana    
  " Eli [twin] 5/12 (M) "    
  " Mary [twin] 5/12 (F) "    
Richland Township
(p. 326) Sparks, Andrew S   60 (M) New Jersey  Farmer  $500 
656-657  " Jane  58 (F) Pennsylvania    
  " Mary E  17 (F) Ohio    
  Dobbins, John  32 (M) North Carolina Farmer $350
  " Jerusha 7 (F) Indiana    
  " David M  4 (M) "    
(p. 326) Sparks, Andrew, Jun   22 (M) Ohio     
657-658  " Elizabeth 17 (F) Indiana    
Beach Creek Township
(p. 335) Sparks, Allen   32 (M)  North Carolina  Farmer  $800 
784-784  " Polly  28 (F) " "    
  " Thomas 12 (M) Indiana    
  " Calvin 5 (M) "    
  " Elisha 3 (M) "    
  " Sarah 1 (M) [sic] "    
  " Henry  21 (M) North Carolina Laborer $150

Whole Number 28
Pages 443-448

SPARKS FAMILIES IN INDIANA

Compiled by Paul E. Sparks

Hancock County, Indiana
Brown Township
(p. 365) Sparks, William  32 (M) Indiana  Farmer  $1000 
275-280  " Olive 31 (F) Virginia    
  " Ann Eliza 3 (F) Indiana    
  " Sarah 1/12 (F) "    
(p. 366) Sparks, James  22 (M) Indiana  Farmer   
281-286  " Sarah A. 18 (F) "    
  " Anaziah 24 (M) " Farmer  
(p. 367) Sparks, Lucy J.  39 (F) Ohio     
287-293  " Francis 17 (M) Indiana    
(p. 368) Sparks, John  56 (M) Pennsylvania  Farmer  $1200 
297-304  " Mary 44 (F) Delaware    
  " Lysander 25 (M) Indiana    
  " William A. 24 (M) "    
  " Jane 15 (F) "    
  " Sarah A. 14 (F) "    
  " John W. 11 (M) "    
  " Elizabeth C. 7 (F) "    
Harrison County, Indiana
(p. 658) Houser, Sarah  60  (F) Kentucky  Widow   
662-662  Sparks, Elizabeth 31 (F) Indiana Widow  
  " Martha 15 (F)      
  " Sarah C. 12 (F)      
  " Samuel 10 (M)      
  " John 8 (M)      
(p. 134 1/2) Young, Walker R.  31 (M) Kentucky  Farmer & Miller  $7000 
704-704  Sparks, John 22 (M) Indiana Steamboat Pilot  
  Young, Harriet 22 (F) "    
  " Thomas T. 1/12 (M) "    
  Hite, Jacob W. 31 (M) Virginia Laborer  
  Dellenger, W. 13 (M) Indiana    
  Spannar, Samuel 19 (M) Kentucky    
    " Nancy 19 (F) Kentucky    
Hendricks County, Indiana
Plainfield Township
(p. 207) Sparks, Isaac  41 (M) North Carolina  Day Laborer  $150 
310-316  "  Elizabeth 48 (F) Kentucky    
  " Mary E. 11 (F) Indiana    
  " John W. 6 (M) "    
Middle Township
(p. 304) Sparks, Thomas J. C.  28 (M) Kentucky  Farmer  $400
1009-1020  " Martha Ann 30 (F) Indiana    
  " David W. 8 (M) "    
  " Deborah Ann 1 (F) "    
Brown Township
(p. 306) Sparks, David 62 (M) Tennessee Farmer $800 
1023-1031  " Sarah 62 (F) Kentucky    
(p. 306) Sparks, Lydia  37 (F) Indiana    $800
1024-1032  " Mary 10 (F) "    
  " Sarah Anna 9 (F) "    
  " Hannah C. 5 (F) "    
  " Martha E. 16 (F) "    
Henry County, Indiana
Spiceland
(p. 507) Sparks, Reason J.  40 (M) Ohio  Cooper  $125 
47-47  " Jane 35 (F)   "    
  " Margaret 14 (F)   "    
  " Lucinda 12 (F) Indiana    
  " Thomas 10 (M)    
  " William 8 (M) "    
  " Sarah 5 (F) "    
  " John 1 (M) "    
Huntington County, Indiana
Town of Warren, District No. 52
(p. 64) Sparks, George  34 (M) North Carolina  Laborer   
898-898  " Sally  32 (F) Ohio    
  " William 11 (M) Indiana    
  " Henry 8 (M) "    
  " Melinda A. 3 (F) "    
  " Emerson 4/12 (M) "    
(p. 74) Sparks, William  38 (M) North Carolina  Farmer  $1100 
1039-1039  " Esther 25 (F) Indiana    
  " Moses 11 (M) "    
  " James R. 4 (M) "    
  " Henry 2 (M) "    
(p. 74) Sparks, Abel  22 (M) North Carolina  Farmer   
1040-1040 " Elizabeth 19 (F) Pennsylvania    
  " Delia 62 (F) North Carolina    
  " Mary 16 (F) Indiana    
Jackson County, Indiana
Carr Township
(p. 172) Sparks, Stephen  75 (M) Pennsylvania  Farmer  $3000 
42-44 " Catharine 74 (F) Virginia    
  " Amanda 14 (F) Indiana    
  " Jacob 12 (M) "    
  Cowen, James 19 (M) " Laborer  
(p. 172) Sparks, Richard  40  (M) Kentucky  Farmer  $800 
43-45  " Hannah 37  (F) Indiana    
  " Catharine 19 (F) "    
  " Philanda 17  (F) "    
  " Major 13 (M) "    
  " James C. 10 (M) "    
(p. 172) Fowler, Marine D.  28 (M) Kentucky  Farmer $700 
47-49 " Mary J. 38 (F) "    
  " John W. 5 (M) Indiana    
  " Mary J. 3 (F) "    
  " Alcinda E. 4/12 (F) "    
  Sparks, Harrison 38 (M) "    
  Minor, William H. 10 (M) Kentucky    
(p. 173) Sparks, Margaret  36 (F) Kentucky     
52-54 " Elizabeth 5 (F) Indiana    
  Marion Township
(p. 489) Sparks, John T.  34 (M) Ohio  Laborer   
33-33  " Catherine 31 (M)   "    
  " Margaret A. 11 (F)   "    
  " Abigail 9 (F) Indiana    
  " Joseph B. 6 (M) "    
  " John G. P. 4 (M) "    
  " Comelia 2 (F) "    
Jennings County, Indiana
Geneva Township
(p. 618) Sparks, Leonard  29 (M) Indiana Laborer   
282-282  " Malinda 28 (F) "    
  " Francis M. 8 (M) "    
  " Nancy 5 (F) "    
  " Lyman 4 (M) "    
  " Mary E. 1 (F) "    
Johnson County, Indiana
Hensley Township
(p. 243) Sparks, William  50 (M) Kentucky  Farmer  $1000 
1095-1095  " Nancy 46 (F) "    
  " Elizabeth 17 (F) Indiana    
  " Edward (?) 14 (M) "    
  " William M. 11 (M) "    
  " Margaret 8 (F) "    
  " Absolem 6 (M) "    
(p. 243) Sparks, James  19 (M) Indiana  Laborer   
1100-1100  " Elizabeth 23 (F) Kentucky    
Nineveh Township
(p. 269) Sparks, James  53 (M) Kentucky  Laborer   
775-775  " Mary 45 (F) Maryland    
  " John 19 (M) Ohio    
  " Lydia E. 9 (F) Indiana    
  " Rachel 13 (F) Ohio    
  " Dorcus 10 (M)   "    
  " Anne 83 (F) Pennsylvania    
  Works, John 65 (M) "    
(p. 269) Sparks, Leander  20 (M) Ohio     
776-776  " Martha 25 (F) Unknown    
  " James W. 6/12 (M) Indiana    
  Fear, Henry N. 4 (M) "    
Nineveh Township
(p. 284) Sparks, Richard  35 (M) Kentucky Farmer   
991-881  " Mildred 28 (F)    
  " James H. 10 (M) "    
  " John W. 8 (M) Indiana    
  " William B. 2 (M) "    
(This same family is repeated on page 148; Richard's age is given as 33, Mildred's as 30, James H's as 9, otherwise the data are exactly the same)
LaGrange County, Indiana
Town of Eden
(p.4) Sparks, Isaac  49 (M) Ohio  Farmer  $690 
17-18 " Elenore 44 (F) Pennsylvania    
  " James 21 (M) Indiana    
  " Thomas 18 (M) "    
  " William 16 (M) "    
  " David M. 14 (M) "    
  " Maria 12 (F) "    
  Hibbun, Ruth M. 20 (F) Ohio    
  Sparks, Flora R. 3 (F) Indiana    
  " George R. 5 (M) "    
Lawrence County, Indiana
Flinn Township
(p. 858) Sparks, James  49 (M) Kentucky    $1000 
1311-1311  " Elizabeth 46 (F) "    
  " William 20 (M) Indiana     
  " Stephen 16 (M) "    
Madison County, Indiana
Anderson Township (enumerated Oct. 9, 1850, by W. R. O'Neal)
(p. 124) Sparks, Josiah (or Jonah ?)  28 (M) Indiana  Farmer  $2600 
891-891  " Ann 28 (F) Canada    
  " Francis M. 2 (M) Indiana    
  Morris, Nancy 7 (F)    
(p. 129) Sparks, Francis  25  (M) Indiana  Farmer  $2000
931-931  " Metilda 22 (F) Ohio    
  " Emesetta C  7/12 (F) Indiana    
     (or Emeretta ?)          
(p. 148) Sparks, William  43 (M) Maryland  Farmer  $4000 
1065-1065 " Jane 43 (F) New Jersey    
  " Sarah A. 18 (F) Indiana    
  " Mary J. 16  (F) "    
  " James T. 12 (M) "    
  " Harreat L. 2 (F) "    
Marion County, Indiana
Decatur Township
(p. 293) Sparks, John 29 (M)  New Jersey     
1-1  " Margaret 33 (F)   "  "    
Wayne Township
(p. 316 1/2) Sparks, William 55 (M) New Jersey    
151-151  " Sarah 51 (F) " "    
  " William 17 (M) " "    
  " Sarah 13 (F) " "    
  Call, Geo. 17 (M) " "    
  Sparks, Charles 24 (M) " "    
  " Mariah 19 (F) " "    
Martin County, Indiana
Perry Township
(p. 51 1/2) Sparks, James 44 (M) Kentucky   $300
151-151  " Mary 43 (F) "    
  " George T. 20 (M) Indiana    
  " James E. 18 (M) "    
  " Otho 16 (M) "    
  " William 13 (M) "    
  " Benjamin 10 (M) "    
  " Mary Ellen 5 (F) "    

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Compiled by Paul E. Sparks

Monroe County, Indiana
Indian Creek Township
(p. 354) Tague, Jacob 33 (M) North Carolina Farmer $1000
794-794 " Louisa 24 (F) " "    
  " Martha 6 (F) Indiana    
  " Barzillia 4 (F) "    
  " George M. 3 (M) "    
  " James M. 1 (M) "    
  Conder, John W. 15 (M) "    
  Sparks, James 19 (M) North Carolina    
(p. 356) Sparks, William 31 (M) North Carolina Farmer $600
817-817 " Nancy 31 (F) " "    
  " Leonard J. 8 (M) " "    
  " John L. 8 (M) " "    
  " James W. 5 (M) " "    
  " Elizabeth J. 3 (F) Indiana    
  " Nancy W. 1 (F) "    
Montgomery County, Indiana
Franklin Township
(p. 490) Sparks, Mary D. 42 (F) Kentucky   $700
248-248 " John M. 22 (M) Indiana    
  " Elizabeth C. 17 (F) "    
  " James H. 14 (M) "    
  " Julia A. 12 (F) "    
  " Eliza J. 16 (F) "    
  " Margaret 8/12 (F) "    
(p. 968) Indecutt, Wm. H. 26 (M) Kentucky   $1200
193-193 " Lucinda 26 (F) Indiana    
  " Mary E. 4 (F) "    
  " Martha J. 2 (F) "    
  " Susan 0 (F) "    
  Sparks, Francis M. 14 (M) "    
(p. 1002) Routh, John P. 39 (M) Ohio   $2000
418-418 " Catherine 38 (F) Kentucky    
  " Wm. L. 12 (M) Indiana    
  " Harriett 9 (F) Kentucky    
  Morrison, Allen 26 (M) Tennessee    
  " Alvira 17 (F) Indiana    
  Sparks, Catharine 74 (F) Maryland    
Ripley Township
(p. 1130) Sparks, Thomas 72 (M) Maryland Farmer $2000
1294-1294 " Jinsey 47 (F) North Carolina    
  " Andrew J. 27 (M) Ohio Physician $600
  " Thomas 19 (M) Indiana Farmer  
  " Jonathan 15 (M) "    
  " Laban 13 (M) "    
  " Walter 10 (M) "    
  Williams, Jinsey 15 (F) "    
(p. 1130) Sparks, Phillip 25 (M) Indiana Farmer $300
1295-1325 " Mahala J. 23 (F) Ohio    
  " George M. 1 (M) Indiana    
Morgan County, Indiana
Martinsville
(p. 90) Sparks, Wm. J. 26 (M) Ohio Merchant  
536-536 " Harriett 25 (F) North Carolina    
  " Sarah J. 6 (F) Indiana    
  " Mary C. 4 (F) "    
  " Winfield J. 1 (M) "    
  McNaught, Martha 44 (F) Kentucky    
Noble County, Indiana
Swan Township
(p. 55) Sparks, Isaac 45 (M) Virginia Meth. Clergyman $600
49-49 " Jerimah 40 (F) Unknown    
  " Jeremiah 17 (M) Ohio    
  " Stephen 15 (M) "    
  " Margaret 12 (F) "    
  " Jane 9 (F) "    
(The following names appear on page 467)          
  Latta, John 45 (M) Pennsylvania    
  " Roziah 26 (F) "    
  " Joseph 16 (M) Ohio    
  " Phebe 14 (F) Indiana    
  " Rhuhamma 9 (F) "    
(NOTE: The last 5 names above in the Isaac Sparks family, were originally printed on page 467, and were included on page 466 for convenience.)
Orange County, Indiana
Greenfield Township
(p. 389) Sparks, Stephen 44 (M) Virginia Farmer  
9-9 " Polly ? (F) North Carolina    
  " Calvin [?] 17 (M) Indiana    
  " Caroline 17 (F) "    
  " Thursa [?] 15 (F) "    
  Goble, James 2 (M) "    
Owen County, Indiana
Dist. 3, Marion Township
(p. 136) Sparks, William 43 (M) North Carolina Farmer $1200
708-708 " Sarah 42 (F) " "    
  " Jonathan 19 (M) " "    
  " Polly 17 (F) Indiana    
  " Milla 14 (F) "    
  " William 11 (M) "    
  " John 9 (M) "    
  " Nancy 4 (F) "    
  " Jane 4 (F) "    
  " Sarah A. 2 (F) "    
709-709 Sparks, King D. 21 (M) North Carolina Farmer  
  " Betsy 21 (F) " "    
710-710 Sparks, Solomon 36 (M) North Carolina Farmer  
  " Malinda 33 (F) Georgia    
  " Nancy 15 (F) North Carolina    
  " William 13 (M) " "    
  " John 10 (M) " "    
  " Sarah 7 (F) " "    
  " Elizabeth 4 (F) " "    
  Caudill, Madison 24 (M) Georgia    
  " William 22 (M) "    
  " Sarah 57 (F) North Carolina    
761-764 Sparks, James 50 (M) Kentucky    
  " Margaret 37 (F) Indiana    
  " Lavina 7/12 (F) "    
Parke County, Indiana
Adams Township, Census taken August 21, 1850, by W. Burton
237-237 Spark, Thomas 31 (M) Virginia Farmer  
  " Catherine 29 (F) Kentucky    
  " Maranda 9 (F) Indiana    
  " Mary 5 (F) "    
  " Elizabeth 3 (F) "    
  " William 11/12 (M) "    
District 85
(p. 274) Sparks, William 36 (M) Indiana Saddler  
166-166 " Elizabeth 34 (F) Ohio    
  " Saml. A. 4 (M) Indiana    
  " Wesley R. 2 (M) "    
  " John M. 2/12 (M) "    
Census taken Sep 5, 1850, by C. Noel
(p. 299) Reed, James C. 33 (M) Ohio Blacksmith  
505-505 " Elizabeth 25 (F) "    
  " Catharine 35 (F) "    
  " Mary 1 (F) "    
  Landis, Elijah 24 (M) Pennsylvania Teacher  
  Sparks, Thos. K. 27 (M) Indiana Saddler  
Census taken Sept. 12, 1850, by C. Noel
(p. 314) Sparks, Wesley 60 (M) Virginia Farmer  
715-715 " Wesley 24 (M) Indiana   $300
  " Martha 22 (F) Ohio    
  " Eliza J. 2 (F) Indiana    
  " Mary E. 1 (F) "    
Census taken Sept. 14, 1850, by C. Noel
(p. 316) Nance, William 32 (M) Indiana Farmer  
703-703 " Elizabeth 32 (F) "    
  " Mary A. 12 (F) "    
  " John 9 (M) "    
  " Wm. 7 (M) "    
  " Benj. 5 (M) "    
  " Robt. 2 (M) "    
  Sparks, Achison 16 (M) " Farmer  
[NOTE: Some additions and corrections from pp. 1959 and 1960 of the SQ have been included above.]

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Compiled by Paul E. Sparks

Putnam County, Indiana
Jefferson Township
(p. 468) Allen, David E. 57 (M) Pennsylvania   $4040
14-14 " Elizabeth A. 46 (F) Kentucky    
  " Autin [sic] 12 (M) Indiana    
  " Harrison 9 (M) "    
  " Shelby B. 5 (M) "    
  Sparks, Elizabeth 22 (F) "    
Cloverdale Township
(p. 549) Lyon, Greenburg 35 (M) Virginia Blacksmith  
56-56 " Lucinda 36 (F) Kentucky    
  " Minerva 11 (F) "    
  " John W. 9 (M) "    
  " Mary E. 7 (F) "    
  " Martha J. 5 (F) "    
  " James A. 2 (M) "    
  Sparks, Harvey 24 (M) " Blacksmith $100
Ripley County, Indiana
(p. 229) Sparks, Ephriam 35 (M) Ohio Farmer  
186-186 " Sarah Ann 33 (F) Kentucky    
  " Saml. 12 (M) "    
  " Caleb 9 (M) "    
  " James 8 (M) "    
  " Christina 5 (F) Indiana    
  " Rebecca 4 (F) "    
  " Susanna 1 (F) "    
Rush County, Indiana
Jackson Township
(p. 559) Sparks, John 43 (M) South Carolina Bap. Clergyman $6000
  " Elizabeth 43 (F) "    
  " Mary 21 (F) Indiana    
  " Charlotte 20 (F) "    
  " Amanda 18 (F) "    
  " Martha A. 15 (F) "    
  " Jane 13 (F) "    
  " Rebecca O. 12 (F) "    
  " Wilson T. 11 (M) "    
  " John J. 9 (M) "    
  " Sarah 8 (F) "    
  " William T. 1 (M) "    
  Gibson, William 22 (M) " Farmer  
Shelby County, Indiana
Addison Township
(p. 337) Sparks, Noah 43 (M) Ohio    
116-116 " Susan 42 (F) Indiana    
  " Lafayette 13 (M) "    
  " Theodore 10 (M) "    
  " Susan 6 (S) "    
  " Hercial 5 (M) "    
  " Lanner E. 2 (F) "    
(p. 348) Sparks, Benj. A. 33 (M) Ohio Tailor $600
62-62 " Mary 31 (F) Kentucky    
  " Paulina V. 10 (F) Indiana    
  " Henry 8 (M) "    
  " Benj. F. 4 (M) "    
  " Amos 1 (M) "    
  " Amanda 17 (F) Ohio    
  Terwilliger, J. N. 33 (M) New York School Teacher  
Shelbyville
(p. 350) Sparks, Amos 64 (M) Maryland Shoemaker  
43-43 " Nancy Ann 61 (F) Indiana [?]    
  Falstead, Mary Ann 30 (F) Ohio    
Tippecanoe County, Indiana
4th Ward, Lafayette
(p. 183) Sparks, Emily 39 (F) New York    
1239-1239 " Charles H. 16 (M) " " Printer  
  " Francis 14 (M) " "    
  " Orange 10 (M) " "    
  " Warren 9 (M) Ohio    
  Charter, O. W. 53 (M) New York Grocer  
5th Ward, Lafayette
(p. 217) Sparks, William 50 (M) Pennsylvania Farmer $400
1455-1455 " Catherine 44 (F) "    
  " Mary 21 (F) "    
  " Robert 19 (M) "    
  " Francis 17 (M) "    
  " William 16 (M) "    
  " James 15 (M) "    
  " Peter 13 (M) Indiana    
  " Caly [?] 7 (F) "    
  " Isaac 5 (M) "    
  " Reuben 4 (M) "    
  " Ellen 2 (F) "    
  Pickerel, Hanna 19 (F) "    
  " Harris 2 (M) "    
  Louis, George 20 (M) Ohio    
Cicero Township
(p. 91) Sparks, James 52 (M) Kentucky Farmer $400
139-139 " Elizabeth 47 (F) "    
  " Thomas 21 (M) "    
  " Clarissa 18 (F) "    
  " William 16 (M) "    
  " Martha Jane 14 (F) Indiana    
  " Melissa A. 13 (F) "    
  " James 10 (M) "    
  " Angeline 5 (F) "    
  " Nancy 3 (F) "    
Vermillion County, Indiana
Clinton Township
(p. 9) Sparks, Joseph 24 (M) Maryland Farmer  
117-121 " Phoebe 21 (F) Kentucky    
  " Mearthy 4/12 (F) Indiana    
Highland Township
(p. 57) Sparks, Daniel 48 (M) Maryland Farmer $3000
(156-156) " Mary Ann 35 (F) Ohio    
  " William 17 (M) Indiana    
  " Samuel 15 (M) "    
  " Margaret 10 (F) "    
  " Joseph 4 (M) "    
  " George 5 (M) "    
  " Warner 2 (M) "    
Vigo County, Indiana
Honey Creek Township
(p. 142) McCray Pheby 23 (F) Kentucky    
175-182 " Ursuila 5 (F) Indiana    
  " William 4 (M) "    
  Sparks, Elizabeth 20 (F) Kentucky    
  " Richard 70 (M) Virginia Farmer $600
(p. 143) Sparks, Benjamin 20 (M) Kentucky Farmer $600
  " Nancy 26 (F) Indiana    
  " John 5 (M) "    
  " Rachel 4 (F) "    
  " Mary 1 (F) "    
194-203 Sparks, Daniel 63 (M) Kentucky Farmer $120
  " Jemima 63 (F) Virginia    
  Easter, Nancy 6 (F) Indiana    
Lost Creek Township
(p. 162) Sparks, William 30 (M) Kentucky Farmer $800
11-11 " Eveline 40 (F) "    
  Mahan, Samuel 18 (M) "    
  " Catherine 16 (F) "    
  " Mary A. 14 (F) "    
  " Louis 12 (M) "    
  " Marcicia 9 (F) "    
(p. 163) Sparks, Ezra 55 (M) Kentucky Farmer $500
31-32 " Catherine 48 (F) "    
  " Emily 30 (F) "    
  " Ephriam 14 (M) Indiana    
  " Batman [?] 10 (M) "    
  " Isaac 6 (M) "    
  Moore, Nelson 16 (M) " Labourer  
(p. 164) Sparks, Samuel 28 (M) Kentucky Farmer $300
37-39 " Jane 28 (F) Indiana    
  " Andrew 1/12 (M) "    
39-41 Sparks, George 35 (M) Kentucky Farmer $350
  " Sarah 30 (F) Indiana    
  " John G. 8 (M) "    
  " Laticia 4 (F) "    
  " Alla C. 2 (F) "    
  Christy, Thomas 18 (M) " Farmer  
Pierson Township
(p. 199) Sparks, Benjn. 72 (M) Indiana Farmer  
97-100 " Joseph 28 (M) Pennsylvania Farmer $150
  " Sarah 22 (F) Kentucky    
  " Martha 1 (F) Indiana    
(Note: The census taker, in recording the above family, used ditto marks in the birthplace column to indicate that Benjn. Sparks was born in Indiana; the marks were probably made in error, since Indiana was not a state until 38 years after his birth; the ditto marks were probably made in error and Benjn. Sparks probably was born in Pennsylvania.)
Harrison Township
(p. 242) Sparks, Nimrod C. 40 (M) Kentucky Millinery store $3600
381-410 " Penelope 40 (F) "    
  " Henry 13 (M) Indiana    
  " Mary C. 5 (F) "    
  " Margaret C. 3 (F) "    
  Tiller, Angeline 22 (F) Kentucky    
  " Mary 35 (F) "    
(p. 245) Sparks, Alexander 23 (M) Kentucky Shoemaker  
414-448 " Louisa 24 (F)      
  " James 3 (M)      
  " George M. 1 (M)      
  Atol, Elizabeth 29 (F)      
  Sparks, Richard 22 (M)   Merchant  
  Walker, John 25 (M) Ireland Laborer  
(p. 256) Sparks, Samuel K. 64 (M) Kentucky Bapt. Preacher $5000
597-640 " Catherine 62 (F) Pennsylvania    
  Pounds, Henry 16 (M) Kentucky Farmer  
  Carr, Elizabeth 15 (F) Indiana    
(p. 271) Simons, William 63 (M) Maryland Farmer $800
822-870 " Barbary 62 (F) "    
  Sparks, Susan A. 15 (F) "    
  Minton, Owen 12 (M) Indiana    
  " Daniel 11 (M) "    
  Coolman, Frederic 12 (M) Maryland    
  Snyder, Cornelia 10 (F) Indiana    
Linton Township
(p. 277) Sparks, Preston 31 (M) Kentucky Farmer  
25-25 " Rachel Ann 25 (F) "    
  " Hannah M. 8 (F) Indiana    
  " Mary Ann 6 (F) "    
  " Winfield S. 2 (M) "    
  " T. J. 2 (M) "    
(p. 278) Sparkes, Smith 37 (M) Kentucky Farmer $300
39-39 " Emily 35 (F) "    
  " Darwin 14 (M) Indiana    
  " Virgil 12 (M) "    
  " William 10 (M) "    
  " Tho. 7 (M) "    
  " Sarah 5 (F) "    
  " M. C. 2 (F) "    
(p. 278) Sparkes, Ben [?] 39 (M) Kentucky    
42-42 " Lucinda 39 (F) "    
  " David 18 (M) Indiana    
  " Sml. 16 (M) "    
  " Penelope 14 (F) "    
  " Alonzo 12 (M) "    
  " Nancy Ann 11 (F) "    
(p. 278) Stone, John 40 (M) Virginia    
49-49 " Lucinda 24 (F) Indiana    
  " Louisa 4 (F) "    
  " Adaline 3 (F) "    
  " Margaret 2 (F) "    
  " Jane 2/12 (F) "    
  Sparks, Mary Jane 9 (F) "    
  " John Burton 6 (M) "    
  " Emily C. 4 (F) "    
  " Abner 2 (M) "    
  " Richard 2 (M) "    
(p. 283) Sparkes, Hiram 42 (M) Kentucky Farmer $1200
100-100 " Laura 40 (F) "    
  " Mary T. 20 (F) Indiana    
  " Albert W. 19 (M) "    
  " Ri [sic] 17 (M) "    
  " Richard M. 14 (M) "    
  " Virginia Ann 14 (F) "    
  " Fatore 12 (M) "    
  " Peter 10 (M) "    
  " Hulda K. 8 (F) "    
  " Ira F. 6 (M) "    
  " Lattisha 2 (F) "    
(p. 286) Sparks, Charles B. 20 (M) Indiana    
144-144 " Heldanita 16 (F) "    
  " William P. 1 (M) "    
Page 666. Washington Township, 17 Sep 1850. (Note: Corrected Census)
201-201 SPARKS, Matthew 35 (M) Farmer Kentucky $200
  " Lucy  35 (F)   Indiana  
  " John 13 (M)   "  
  " Sarah 12 (F)   "  
  " Weden 11  (M)   "  
  " Nancy 9 (F)   "  
  " Chloe 7 (F)   "  
  " Mary A. 6 (F)   "  
  " William 5 (M)   "  
  " Benjamin M. 4 (M)   "  
  " Noble 2 (M)   "  
  " Jesse 6/12 (M)   "  
Page 766. Monroe Township, 20 Oct 1850. (Note: Corrected Census)
11-11 SPARKS, James 39 (M) Farmer Kentucky $900
  " Rebecca  39 (F)   "  
  " Marget 15 (F)   Indiana  
  " Rebecca J. 14 (F)   "  
  " Nancy 12 (F)   "  
  " Robert 7 (M)   "  
Wayne County, Indiana
Gallia Township
(p. 96) Sparks, John 49 (M) Virginia Farmer $700
310-310 " Sarah 38 (F) "    
  " Harmon 12 (M) "    
  " Rebecca 10 (F) "    
  " Barbary 7 (F) "    
  " Joseph 5 (M) "    
Wells County, Indiana
Rock Creek Township
(p. 352) Sparkes, Aaron 41 (M) Carolina Farmer $1550
26-26 " Hulda 36 (F) "    
  " Lydia 15 (F) Indiana    
  " Wm. R. 13 (M) "    
  " Sarah 7 (F) "    
(p. 354) Sparkes, Solomon 23 (M) Indiana Farmer $1200
60-60 " Susanah 21 (F) "    
  " Henry C. 2 (M) "    
  " Isaac 1 (M) "    
61-61 Sparkes, Solomon 58 (M) Carolina Farmer $5000
  " Isabel 57 (F) "    
  " John 22 (M) Indiana    
  " Isaac 20 (M) "    
  " Jackson 18 (M) "    
  Rogers, Nathan 31 (M) Ohio    
  " Leroy 5 (M) "    
(p. 356) Roberts, Robert 39 (M) Kentucky Farmer  
73-73 " Abigail 35 (F) Carolina    
  " Rebecca 13 (F) Ohio    
  " James 10 (M) Indiana    
  " Martha 7 (F) "    
  " John 2 (M) "    
  Sparkes, Albert 11 (M) "    
  " Mary 9 (F) "    
  Swaim, Sarah 25 (F) Carolina    
Notingham Township
(p. 359) Sparks, Rowland 33 (M) Pennsylvania Farmer $200
  " Irena 23 (F) Canada    
  " James H. 2/12 (M) Indiana    

Pages 677-678
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SPARKS FAMILIES IN INDIANA

ADDITIONS

Beginning in the June, 1959, issue of the Quarterly and running through the issue of June, 1960, we published the records of the Sparks families found on the 1850 census of Indiana. Since that time, Mrs. Heppen, our professional genealogist in Washington, has found the records of several Sparks families who were missed in our earlier search of the Indiana census of 1850.

Marion County, Indiana
(In addition to the two Marion County Sparks families enumerated in the Quarterly of Dec, 1959, Vol. VII, No. 4, p. 448 (incorrectly numbered 348), Mrs. Heppen has found the following) —
Pike Township, enumerated Oct 10, 1850, by Presley Hutton.
(p. 881)
1469-1469 Sparks, William 49 (M) Ohio Farmer $1000
  " Mary 44 (F) North Carolina    
  " Amanda 20 (F) Indiana    
  " John 18 (M) Indiana    
  " Elmira 15 (F) Indiana    
  " Alfred 15 (M) Indiana    
  " Isaah 8 (M) Indiana    
  " Francis 6 (M) Indiana    
  " Samuel 3 (M) Indiana    
Van Buren Township, enumerated August 28, 1850, by John M. Sluss.
(p. 665)
509-509 Crow, Isaiah W. 38 (M) Virginia   $4000
  " Lucretia 32 (F) Virginia    
  " Therasia 12 (F) Indiana    
  " Joseph 10 (M) Indiana    
  " Ester 8 (F) Indiana    
  " Laura 2 (F) Indiana    
  Sparks, George 20 (M) Indiana Farmer  
  Stansberry, John 19 (M) Indiana    
Indian Creek Township, District No. 132, enumerated Sep 19, 1850, by Sluss.
(p.7l0)
817-817 Sparks, William 31 (M) North Carolina Farmer $600
  "Nancy 31 (F) "    
  "Leonard J. 8 (M) "    
  "John P. 8 (M) "    
  "James 5 (M) "    
  "Elizabeth J. 3 (F) Indiana    
  "Nancy H. 1 ( F) "    
Ripley County, Indiana
(In addition to the Ephraim Sparks family enumerated in the Quarterly of June, 1960, Vol. VIII, No. 2, p. 483, Mrs. Heppen found the following; also in Johnson Township, on page 414:)
303-305 Boswell, Garrison 25 (M) Indiana Farmer
  " Amanda 30 (F) Kentucky  
  Arters, Rebecca 3 (F)    
  Sparks, Rebecca 64 (F) Pennsylvania  
Wayne County, Indiana
(In addition to the John Sparks family enumerated in the Quarterly of June, 1960, Vol. VIII, No. 2, p. 489, Mrs. Heppen found a Daniel Spark family, as given below. She also believes that the age intended for John Sparks was 49, rather than 37, and that the name of the 12-year-old male in the family was Harman Sparks rather than Hanson; also that the 7-year-old female was named Barbary rather than Buckry; she also found that the youngest member of this family, 5-year-old Joseph, was born in Indiana, not Virginia as given on page 489. Also, John Sparks was living in Dalton Township, not Gallia Township.)
Centre Township, enumerated Sep 11, 1850, by John B. Still.
(p. 375)
271-271 Spark, Daniel 39 (M) Pennsylvania Farmer $1200
  " Rebecca 35 (F) Virginia    
  " Mary 14 (F) Indiana    
  " Sarah 12 (F) "    
  " Henry C. 10 (M) "    
  " Emily 8 (F) "    
  " Enos 6 (M) "    
  " Amanda 4 (F) "    
  " Stephen 2 (M) "    

Page 756
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SPARKS FAMILIES IN INDIANA-- 1850 CENSUS

RUSH COUNTY (ADDITIONS)

In addition to the John Sparks family of Rush County, Indiana, enumerated in The Spanks Quarterly of June, 1960 (Vol. VIII, No, 2, Whole No. 30) page 483, the following family was found by Mrs. Peter J. Heppen in a re-check of the 1850 census.

Union Township, enumerated Sept. 10, 1850, by Gabriel F. Sutton. (p. 1036 or 518) 459-462 Sparks, Sarah 45 (F) Pennsylvania $2000   Cross, Eli 18 (M) Indiana Farmer   Jackson 15 (F) "     Polly A. 12 (F)       James H 9 (M)       Sparks, John 1 (M)    

ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS

In the Quarterly of March 1960 (Vol. VIII, No. 1, Whole No. 29, p. 468) appeared a listing of the Sparks families found on the 1850 census of Parke County, Indiana. A further search of this census by Dr. Paul E. Sparks has revealed both errors and omissions. Following is a corrected listing of Sparks families appearing on this census.

1850 Census, Parke County, Indiana
Adams Township, Census taken August 21, 1850, by W. Burton
237-237
Spark, Thomas  31  (M) Virginia Farmer
  "  Catherine  29 (F) Kentucky    
  "  Maranda   9 (F) Indiana    
  "  Mary   5 (F) "    
  "  Elizabeth   3 (F) "    
  "  William 11/12 (M) "    
District No. 85. Census taken August 15, 1850, by C. Noel.
Page 275
166-166 Sparks, William   36  (M) Indiana Saddler  .
    " Elizabeth  34 (F) Ohio    
    " Samuel A.   4 (M) Indiana    
    " Wesley R.   2 (M) "    
    " John M. 2/12  (M) "    
District No. 89:
Page 299. Census taken Sept. 5, 1850, by C. Noel.
505-505 Reed, James C.   33  (M) Ohio Blacksmith  .
  "  Elizabeth  25 (F)   "    
  "  Catherine  35 (F)   "    
  "  Mary   1 (F)   "    
  Landis, Elijah  24 (M) Penna. Teacher  
  Sparks, Thomas K.  27 (M) Indiana Saddler  
Page 314. Census taken Sept. 12, 1850, by C. Noel.
715-715 Sparks, Wesley 60 (M) Virginia Farmer  .
    " Wesley  24 (M) Indiana   $300
    " Martha  22 (F) Ohio    
    " Eliza J.   2 (F) Indiana    
    " Mary E.   1 (F) "    
Page 317. Census taken Sept. 14, 1850, by C. Noel
703-703 Nance, William   32  (M) Indiana Farmer  .
    " Elizabeth  32 (F)   "    
    " Mary A. 12 (F)   "    
    " John   9 (M)   "    
    " William   7 (M)   "    
    " Benjamine   5 (M)   "    
    " Robert   2 (M)   "    
  Sparks, Achison 16 (M)   " Farmer  

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Whole Number 84

ADDITION TO 1850 CENSUS, VERMILLION COUNTY, INDIANA

In the June 1960 issue of the Quarterly (Vol. VIII, No. 2, Whole No. 30, p. 485, we published a record of the Sparks families as found on the 1850 census of Vermillion County, Indiana. We listed the family of Joseph Sparks (age 24) of Clinton Township and the family of Daniel Sparks (age 48) of Highland Township. We missed a Sparks family living in Lost Creek Township, as recorded on Oct 1, 1850. We are grateful to Mrs. Hobart Darling for copying this record for us. The family and household are both numbered eleven. The age, sex, and place of birth is given for each member of the household:

Sparks, William 30 Male Kentucky
  " Eveline 41 Female   "
McMahan, Samuel 18 Male   "
"  Catherine 16 Female   "
"  Mary A. 14 Female   "
"  Louis 12 Male   "
"  Merticia 9 Female   "

Pages 2724-2727
Whole Number 129

ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS

TO THE SPARKS FAMILIES LISTED ON THE 1850 CENSUS OF INDIANA

(Editor's Note: In June 1959, we began the publication of the census data for persons named SPARKS who were listed on the 1850 census of Indiana. It was a tremendous task to scan the thousands of pages of this census and, as might be expected, some persons named SPARKS were overlooked. Since that publication was completed, however, portions of that census have been re-scanned from time to time, and corrections and additions have been found and published. One such correction was made on pages 677-678 of the Sep 1962 issue of the Quarterly, Whole No. 39, which added to the censuses of Marion County, Ripley County, and Wayne County. An addition was made to Rush County data on page 756 of the Sep 1963 issue of the Quarterly, Whole No. 43. A third addition was made on pages 1959-1960 of the December 1977 issue, Whole No. 100, for Parke County.

In 1976, a computerized index of the entire 1850 census of Indiana was published. This index gave the name of the head of the household, the page number of the census, the town or township and the county where the householder lived. We have checked this index against the list of persons named SPARKS which we published in 1959 We now present what we hope is the final correction and/or addition to this census. The race of each of the Sparkses listed below was given as white.

Clay County, Indiana
Washington Township, Town of Bowling Green.
Page 240. Census taken on Oct 22, 1850, by John Griffs.
  Sparks, Merit 41 (M) New York Laborer $100
  " Angelica 37 (F) " "    
  " Morris 15 (M) " "    
  " Charlotte 12   " "    
  " Ann 10   " "    
  " Mary 8   " "    
  " Amanda 7   Pennsylvania    
  " Merit 2 (M)   "    
Dearborn County, Indiana
The 1850 census of Dearborn County was published on pages 423-424 of the Sep 1959 issue of the Quarterly, Whole No. 27. Unfortunately, so many corrections and/ or additions are needed on those pages that we have decided to re-publish the entire census of that county. Our members are requested to make the appropriate notation on pages 423-424 to refer the reader to the corrected data, below.
City of Lawrenceburg.
Page 263. Census taken on May 30, 1850, by S. F. Johnson.
694-713 Sparks, Norvel 49 (M) Kentucky Merchant  
  " Jane L. 44 (F) New York    
  " Margaret 24 (F) Indiana    
  " Daniel E. 22 (M) " Clerking  
  " Ann E. 14 (F) "    
  " John W. 12 (M) ?    
Page 280A. Census taken on Sep 6, 1850, by S. F. Johnson.
958-983 Sparks, Green 42 (M) Indiana Farmer $10,000
  " Susan 32 (F) "    
  " Mary H. 14 (F) "    
  " Frances 12 (F) "    
  " William P. 9 (M) "    
  " Amanda 5 (F) "    
Page 281A. Census taken on Sep 6, 1850, by S. F. Johnson.
971-966 Low, Lorenzo 26 (M) Ohio Farmer $1400
  "  Malinda 16 (F) "    
  Sparks, Milton 21 (M) Indian Farmer  
Page 283. Census taken on Sep 8, 1850, by S. F. Johnson.
991-1016 Mullen, Isaac W. 31 (M) Indiana Farmer $500
  "  Susan 27 (F) Ohio    
  "  Jothen 7 (M) Indiana    
  "  Marion 5 (M) "    
  Donithan, Louisa 18 (F) Virginia    
  Ekes, Adam 13 (M) Indiana    
  Sparks, Elizabeth 78 (F) Pennsylvania   $100
  Darben, Mebira I. 20 (F) Kentucky    
Lawrenceburg Township
Page 291A. Census taken on Sep 13, 1850, by S. F. Johnson.
1102-1128 Spark, Hamlet 54 (M) Virginia Farmer  
  "  Elizabeth 53 (F) "    
  "  Mary R. 26 (F) Indiana    
  "  Elijah 22 (M) "    
  "  Liberty 18 (F) "    
  "  America 16 (F) "    
  "  Novel 13 (M) "    
  "  Charles B. 10 (M) "    
  "  William 8 (M) "    
Harrison Township.
Page 310. Census taken on Sep 27, 1850, by S. F. Johnson.
1337-1867 Rake, Charles 27 (M) New Jersey None  
  "  Elizabeth 28 (F) Pennsylvania    
  Sparks, Emely 5 (F) Indiana    
Page 312. Census taken on Sep 30, 1850, by S. F. Johnson.
1369 -1399 Longnecker, Solomon 22 (M) Pennsylvania    
  " Sarah 52 (F) "    
  "  Christopher 52 (M) "    
  Sparks, Sarah 10 (F) Indiana    
Logan Township
Page 323. Census taken on Oct 29, 1850, by S. F. Johnson.
1531-1570 Reed, A. B. 40 (M) Virginia Cooper $1000
  " Catherine 39 (F) Ohio    
  " Samuel 16 (M) Indiana    
  " Mary 18 (F) "    
  " Sarah J. 14 (F) "    
  " Joanna 12 (F) "    
  " Matilda 7 (F) "    
  " George 6 (M) "    
  " Elizabeth 4 (F) "    
  Medd, Thomas 26 (M) England Cooper  
  Williamson, Lorenzo D. 21 (M) Indiana "  
  Sparks, Aquilla 50 (M) Maryland Teacher $300
Centre Township
Page 493. Census taken on August 5, 1850, by S. F. Johnson.
483-497 Spark, E. H. 35 (M) Kentucky    
    " Eliza 35 (F) "    
Gibson County, Indiana
Montgomery Township.
Page 51. Census taken on Sep 9, 1850, b J. M. Coy
672-673 Herring, Elizabeth 47 (F) Kentucky   $3000
  " George W. 16 (M) Indiana    
  " Benjamin 14 (M) "    
  " Elizabeth C. 12 (F) "    
  " Joseph 10 (M) "    
  " Cassandra 8 (F) "    
  " Thomas C. 6 (M) "    
  Spark, Cassandra 51 (F) Maryland    
Huntington County, Indiana
This census information is in addition to that which was published for Huntington County on page 445 of the December 1959 issue of the Quarterly, Whole No. 28.
District 52.
Page 8. Census taken on July 31, 1850, by Samuel Mahon.
100-100 Sparks, George 29 (M) Ohio (?)    
  " Susannah 26 (F) Indiana    
  " Elizabeth 8 (F) "    
  " Mary Jane 6 (F) "    
Page 50
708-708 Sparks, Jacob 25 (M) Indiana    
(living in the household of Enos Cole, 34, New York, Miller, $3,000)
Jennings County, Indiana
This census information is in addition to that which was published for Jennings County on page 446 of the December 1959 issue of the Quarterly, Whole No. 28.
Geneva Township.
Page 618. Census taken on August 30, 1850, by Thomas Twaddle.
274-274 Sparks, Temple 31 (M) Kentucky Farmer  
  " Mary 30 (F) Ohio    
  " Alonzo 5 (M) Indiana    
  " Jasper 3 (M) "    
  " Leonard 4/12 (M) "    
  Sparks, Diana 64 (F) Virginia    
Marshall County, Indiana
No Township listed.
Page 489. Census taken on Oct 1, 1850, by George Pomeroy.
590-590 Barnes, Ann 53 (F) Virginia   $1000
  " Rhoda 20 (F) Ohio    
  " Alfred 17 (M) Indiana Farmer  
  " Daniel 15 (M) "    
  " Lydia 12 (F) "    
  Sparks, William 78 (M) Pennsylvania Farmer  
Monroe County, Indiana
This census information is in addition to that which was published for Monroe County on page 465 of the March 1960 issue of the Quarterly, Whole No. 29.
Van Buren Township.
Page 333. Census taken on August 28, 1850 by John M. Sluss.
509-509 Sparks, George 20 (M) Indiana Farmer  
(Living in the household of Isaiah W. Crow, 38, Virginia)
Morgan County, Indiana
This census information is an addition to that which was published for Morgan County on page 466 of the March 1960 issue of the Quarterly, Whole No. 29.
Washington Township.
Page 25. Census taken on May 25, 1850, by G. Stafford.
365-365 Sparks, Isaac 14 (M) Indiana    
(Living in the household of John Cartwright, 30)
Ohio County, Indiana
Town of Rising Sun.
Page 306. Census taken on August 16, 1850, by John Tait, Jr.
   Spaks (sic), Nancy 62 (F) Pennsylvania    
  Spoon, Zephaniah 26 (M) Indiana Drayman $800
  "  Ester 29 (F) "    
  "  Hannah 2 (F) "    
  "  William H. 1 (M) "    
  "  Mary 19 (F) "    
Page 310. Census taken on August 16, 1850.
281-281 Masefield, Huiston 46 (M) Indiana Carriage Mfgr.  
  "  Electa 40 (F) Canada    
  "  George 17 (M) Indiana Painter  
  Hamilton, Susana 17 (F) "    
  Huiston, James 17 (M) "    
  " David 3 (M) "    
  " Francis 9 (M) "    
  " Electa J. 7 (F) "    
  " Sarah 2 (F) "    
  " Ann P. 5/12 (F) "    
  Cory, Henry 30 (M) Unknown Laborer  
  Sparks, Thomas 30 (M) Indiana "  
Scott County, Indiana
Lexington Township
Page 175. Census taken on Sep 5 1850, by J. M. Applegate.
165 -165 Rawlings, Aaron 40 (M) Kentucky Farmer $1500
  " Sarah Jane 26 (F) Indiana    
  " Eliza Ann 8 (F) "    
  " Nathaniel H. 6 (M) "    
  " Emily Jane 3 (F) "    
  " Martha E. 4/12 (F) "    
  Sparks, Sarah 59 (F) Virginia    
Switzerland County, Indiana
Posey Township
Page 447. Census taken on Sep 12, 1850, by Samuel Wiley.
717-717 Sparks, William 48 (M) Kentucky    
  " Tearissa 27 (F) "    
  " Nancy 8 (F) "    
  " Thomas J. 6 (M) "    
  " William J. 4 (M) "    
  " Daniel F. 1 (M) "    

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