May 9, 2014

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PERSONS NAMED SPARKS LISTED ON THE 1850 CENSUS OF ORLEANS COUNTY, LOUISIANA Copied

by Carrie Grant Heppen



(Outside the City of New Orleans)

Natchitoches; enumerated Oct 10, 1850, by J. H. Gallion. (page 6; also numbered 4)

42-42 Sparks, Daniel 34 (M)

North Carolina

Farmer

$200

  " Julia 25 (F) Louisiana    
  " Frances 6 (F) "    
  " Jacob 5 (M) "    
  " Malissa 3 (F) "    
  " Dan 1 (M) "    

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PERSONS NAMED SPARKS LIVING IN LOUISIANA IN 1850


Here we continue to publish a record of persons named Sparks (including Spark and Sparkes) appearing on the 1850 census of the United States. The area that comprises Louisiana today was owned by France, Spain, and England before it became part of the United States through the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. In 1804, a portion of the Louisiana Purchase was designated the Territory of Orleans and was divided into parishes rather than counties. In 1812, it was organized as a state, and in the same year the so-called "independent State of West Florida" east of the Pearl River was added to give the state its present boundaries.

The largest percentage of Louisiana's population trace their ancestry to the early French settlers, followed by the Spanish. Many of those with English ancestry go back to families who were living in the Atlantic states at the time of the American Revolution who wished to remain true to the Mother Country. They had moved to what became Louisiana as Loyalists.

The first census of Louisiana was taken in 1810 and returned a population of 76,556. by the 1850, the state's population had reached 500,000. As will be seen in the following pages, those families named Sparks living in Louisiana in 1850 had come largely from Georgia, some by way of Mississippi. One had come from North Carolina and one from South Carolina.

While in 1850 there were seven Sparks households, plus four other males named Sparks who were living with other families (one in a rooming house), there had been ten Sparks households in 1840 according to the census of that year. (For a record of Sparkses in Louisiana in 1840, see the Quarterly of Sep 1977, Whole No. 99, page 1930.)

When we published the record of Sparkses listed on the 1850 census of Missouri (see the Quarterly of March 1985, Whole No. 129, pp.2712-23), we gave a rather detailed explanation regarding the value of the 1850 census for genealogical research. We shall not repeat that here, noting only that it was in 1850 that each member of each household was, for the first time, recorded by name, age, sex, color, and place of birth (usually only the state or country). The occupation of the head of the household as well as that of other adult males was usually given, along with the value of real estate owned.

We believe that all persons named Sparks (including Spark and Sparkes) given on the 1850 census of Louisiana have been found. Where persons with names other than Sparks have been found living in a Sparks household, they have been included also. Where a Sparks has been found living with a family not named Sparks, we have transcribed that family as well. Because the color of everyone listed here was white, we have omitted that item from the listings. The precise date on which the census record was made and the name of the census taker have not been copied in every case.

Assumption Parish, Louisiana - 1850 Census

  Second Congressional District.
Page 92. Census taken July 30, 1850, by Jules Tete.

58-58 Sparks, Sheard  36  (M) Georgia Planter $25,000 
       "      Martha 32 (F) South Carolina    
       "      Sarah 10 (F) Louisiana    
       "      Thomas 9 (M)        "    
       "      Robertus 6 (M)        "    
       "      Eliza 3 (F)        "    
       "      Georgia 9/12 (M)        "    

page 138. Census taken August 29, 1850, by Jules Tete.

405-405 Sparks, Robertus 40  (M) Georgia Sugar Planter $15,000 
       "      Emely 38 (F) Vermont    
       "      Catherine 14 (F) Louisiana    
       "      Benjamin 12 (M)        "    
       "      Henry 8 (F)        "    
       "      Emely A. 4 (F)        "    
       "      Robert C. 1 (M)        "    
  Sharp,  Frances M. 16 (F)        "    
       "      Ema 12 (F)        "    
       "      Helen 3 (F)        "    
  Goald, Henry 26 (M) New York Overseer  

Caldwell Parish, Louisiana - 1850 Census

  Western District.
Page 14.

219-219 Sparks, Levi  45  (M) Georgia Farmer  
       "      Jackson 21 (M) Mississippi    
       "      Susan 17 (F)        "    
       "      William 16 (M)        "    

Page 16

239-239 Sparks, William  63  (M) Georgia Farmer  
       "      Sarah 58 (F)     "    
       "      John 10 (M) Mississippi    
  Williams, Sarah E. 4 (F) Louisiana    
  Sparks, John 33 (M)        "    

240-240 Noble,  Lenard 46  (M) Tennessee Farmer  
       "      Sarah 45 (F)        "    
       "      William C. 21 (M) Louisiana Farmer  
       "      Fleming J. 17 (M)        "    
       "      Sarah A. 11 (F)        "    
       "      Louisa C. 9 (F)        "    
       "      John W. 4 (M)        "    
  Sparks, Samuel A. 20 (M) Mississippi    

East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisana - 1850 Census

  City of Baton Rouge. Ward 6.
Page 200. Census taken Oct 15, 1850, by John Gayle.

703-703 Sparks, William  50  (M) Georgia Farmer $25,000 
       "      Mariah 46 (F) Mississippi    
       "      Thomas 22 (M)        " Student  
       "      William 19 (M) Louisiana    
       "      James 16 (M)        "    
       "      Charles 14 (M)        "    
       "      Alexander 9 (M)        "    
       "      Gayle 7 (F)        "    
       "      Abner 7 (M)        "    
       "      Anonymous 3 (M)        "    
       "      Frances 12 (F)        "    
  Benjamin, S. 37 (M)        " None  

Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana - 1850 Census

  No Township listed.
Page 3.

42-42 Sparks, Daniel  34  (M) North Carolina Farmer $200 
       "      Julia 25 (F) Louisiana    
       "      Frances 6 (F)        "    
       "      Jacob 5 (M)        "    
       "      Malissa 3 (F)        "    
       "      Dan 1 (M)        "    

Orleans Parish, Louisiana - 1850 Census

  Third Representative District.
Page 381.

2709-2709 Sparks, Andrew 29  (M) Kentucky Clerk  
                                 (Living in boarding house)

St. Martin Parish, Louisiana - 1850 Census

Bayou Chene.
Page 189.

735-751 McAuly, Patrick  34  (M) Ireland Carpenter  
       "      Sarah 30  (F)     "    
       "      Francis 9 (M) Louisiana    
       "      Catherine (F)        "    
       "      John 1 (M)        "    
  Sparks, Henry 38 (M)        "    

St. Mary Parish, Louisiana - 1850 Census

  No Township listed.
Page 401.

9-9 Sparkes, Daniel P.  57  (M) South Carolina Planter $50,000 
       "        Eliza 28 (F) Tennessee    
       "        John O. 8 (M) Louisiana    
       "        Daniel 5 (M)        "    
       "        Martha F. 3 (F)        "    
       "        Susan 1 (F)        "    
  Momas (?), J. 30 (M) New York Overseer  

  No Towhship listed.
Page 403.

40-40 Yancey, John  40  (M) Virginia Carpenter  
       "      Catherine 22 (F) Louisiana    
  Sparkes, Ann 13 (F)        "    

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