September 18, 2017

Pages 2370-2374
Whole Number 116

SPARKS FAMILIES LISTED ON THE 1850 CENSUS OF MASSACHUSETTS



(Editor's Note: In the June 1981 issue of the Quarterly (Whole No. 114), we published the listing of persons named Sparks appearing on the 1850 census of Connecticut. Here we present a transcription of the same kind of data for the neighboring state of Massachusetts. Rather than using space to introduce readers to the kind of information contained in the U. S. Census of 1850, which was the first to list each member of each household by name, we refer readers to the introduction to the Connecticut census, page 2,308. All persons listed were white.)

Barnstable County, Massachusetts - 1850 Census

  Provincetown
Page 22

194-218 Sparks, James  51  (M) Massachusetts Mariner $600
       "      Sally 47 (F)             "    
       "      Lewis H. 21 (M)             " Carpenter  
       "      James Jr. 25 (M)             " Mariner  
       "      Cynthia H. 21 (F)             "    
196-220 Sparks, Nabby  72  (F) Massachusetts    

  Page 25

218-244 Goodspeed, Reuben  71  (M) Massachusetts Carpenter $600
       "              Hannah 70 (F)             "    
  Cook, Hannah 35 (F)             "    
     "     Atkins D. 11 (M)             "    
  Sparks, Reuben G. 28 (M)             "    
       "      Sarah P. 18 (F)             "    

  Page 46

403-457 Sparks, Harvey  32  (M) Massachusetts Mariner  
       "      Clarissa 30 (F)             "    
       "      Harvey 4 (M)             "    

  Page 51

440-498 Sparks, David  35  (M) Massachusetts Mariner $1215
       "      Martha D. 28 (F)             "    
       "      Lorena 7 (F)             "    
  Small, Harriet N. 8 (F)             "    
  Sparks, Rebecca D 3 (F)             "    

450-509 Sparks, Thomas 44  (M) Massachusetts Mariner $775
       "      Lauranna 30 (F)             "    
       "      Anna Young 6 (F)             "    
       "      Thomas W. 2 (M)             "    

457-516 Sparks, Heman  38  (M) Massachusetts Mariner  
       "      Elisa 30 (F)             "    
       "      Heman 6 (M)             "    

Berkshire County, Massachusetts - 1850 Census

  Town of Lenox
Page 5. Census taken on September 3, 1850.

63-63 Sparks, Rebecca  65  (F) New York    

Page 18. Census taken September 13, 1850.

282-282 Sparks, John  23 (M) Massachusetts Laborer  
       "      Hulda 50 (F)             "    

  Town of Lee.
Page 56. Census taken on August 27, 1850.

374-374 Sparks, William  45 (M) Massachusetts Laborer  
       "      Hannah E. 39 (F)             "    
       "      George H. 15 (M)             "    
       "      Munson B. 6 (M)             "    
       "      Mary B. 2 (F)             "    
  French, Alvan 31 (M) Connecticut Farmer  
       "      Patience K. 32 (F) Massachusetts    
       "      Alvan P. 6 (M)             "    
       "      Ebenezer A. 3 (M)             "    
       "      Binom 42 (M) Connecticut Laborer  

  Town of West Stockbridge.
Page 106. Census taken on September 11, 1850.

201-201 Sparks, Lydia  50  (F) New York    
       "      Frederic 24 (M) Massachusetts Collier $1000
       "      Francis 28 (M)             "    
       "      Abigail 18 (F)             "    
  Fish, Emma 2 (F)             "    
  "     Ellen 1 (F)             "    

  Town of Becket.
Page 128. Census taken on September 20, 1850.

47-47 Sparks, Otis (Otia?)  52  (M) Massachusetts Farmer $3000
       "      Ruth C. 57 (F) Connecticut    
       "      Julius F. 21 (M) Massachusetts Laborer  
       "      Chalker (?) 28 (M)             "      "  
       "      Wilson 19 (M)             "      "  
       "      Charles 15 (M)             "    
       "      Hulda 22 (F)             "    

Page 129.

48-48 Sparks, S. C.  32  (M) Massachusetts Collier  
       "      Lorinda 27 (F)             "    
       "      Theodore 10 (M)             "    
       "      Marie 6 (M)?             "    
       "      Adeline 4 (F)             "    
       "      Margaret 1 (F)             "    
  Phelps, Julian 19 (M)             "    
  Gilmer, Franklin 27 (M)             " Laborer  
       "     Lydia 25 (F)             "    
       "     Rufus 3 (M)             "    
       "     John 1 (M)             "    

  Town of Pittsfield.
Page 218. Census taken on September 3, 1850.

628-628 Sparks, Geraldine R.  23 (F) New York    
  Hewet, Celia 28 (F)   "      "    
  Ware, Sarah 17 (F) Massachusetts    
  Barmaid, Sarah 17 (F)             "    
  Harold, Mary E. 17 (F)             "    
  Babcock, Clarissa 20 (F)             "    
  Twentymen, Caroline 20 (F) New York    

  Town of Egremont.
Page 223. Census taken on September 23, 1850.

190-190 Wells, Andrew 60  (M) New York Farmer  
    "      Mary 50 (F) Massachusetts    
    "      Catharine 20 (F)             "    
    "      Mary Jane 15 (F)             "    
  Harman, John 3 (M)             "    
  Sparks, Joseph 50 (M)             "    

  Town of Sheffield
Page 237. Census taken on July 31, 1850.

141-141 Spark, Symon  26  (M) Connecticut Farmer  
       "     Mariett  23 (F) Massachusetts    
       "     Loisa E.  5/12 (F)             "    

142-142 Spark, Lemuel  75  (M) Massachusetts Farmer $2000
       "    Hannah  63 (F) Connecticut    
143-143 Sparks, Aurelius  55  (M) Massachusetts Farmer $1000
       "      Susan 56 (F)             "    
       "      Judeth 17 (F)             "    

Page 239. Census taken on August 1, 1850.

185-185 Sparks, Horace  49  (M) Connecticut Farmer $2500
       "      Delia 43 (F) New York    
       "      Thadeus 14 (M) Massachusetts    
       "      Sarah 11 (F)             "    
       "      Benington 2 (M)             "    

Page 250. Census taken on August 7, 1850.

360-360 Callender, Mark  77  (M) Massachusetts Farmer $3000
       "          Martha 59 (F) Connecticut    
       "          Sidney 18 (M) Massachusetts Farmer  
  Baldwin, Elizabeth 14 (F)             "    
  Mansfield, Charles 6 (M)             "    
  Briggs, Daniel 11 (M) Connecticut    
  Sparks, Luther 20 (M) Massachusetts Farmer  
374-374 Holmes, Caleb  42 (M) Massachusetts Farmer $3000
       "       Lucy 70 (F) Connecticut    
       "       Sanford 25 (M) Massachusetts    
  Sparks, Edward 21 (M)             " Farmer  
  O'Brian, Augusta 17 (F)             "    

Page 263. Census taken on August 15, 1850.

586-586 Woolcut, Darias T.  38 (M) Massachusetts Farmer  
       "       Mary  38 (F)             "    
       "      Sarah 7/12 (F)             "    
  Spark, Maria 49 (F)             "    

Bristol County, Massachusetts - 1850 Census

  Town of Swansea.
Page 411. Census taken on September 25, 1850.

254-254 Sparks, Sam'l  28  (M) Rhode Island Blacksmith $500
       "      Lucretia C. 23 (F)     "          "    
       "      Lucretia E. 3 (F) Massachusetts    
       "      Sam'l O.  1 (M) Rhode Island    

Essex County, Massachusetts - 1850 Census

  Town of Salem. Ward No. 1
Page 38. Census taken on August 31, 1850.

655-655 Sparks, Samuel 24  (M) Maine Mariner  

  Town of Lynn
Page 359. Census taken on September 20, 1850.

236-2369 Sparks, John  46 (M) Massachusetts Cordwainer  
       "      Sarah 44 (F)             "    
       "      Orestes E. 18 (M)             "    
       "      Ariel M. 14 (M)             "    
       "      Charles W. 10 (M)             "    

Franklin County, Massachusetts - 1850 Census

  Town of Conway.
Page 169. Census taken on August 10, 1850.

175-175 Adams, Ranson 28  (M) Massachusetts    
       "      Almira 31 (F) Vermont    
  Grant, Mariah 38 (F)      "    
  Sparks, Henry 27 (M) Massachusetts Shoemaker  

Hampshire County, Massachusetts - 1850 Census

  Town of Norwich
Page 52. Census taken on September 24, 1850.

19-19 Champlain, Daniel  42  (M) New York Laborer  
  Sparkes, Louisa 37 (F) Massachusetts    
       "        Mary E. 12 (F)             "    

  Town of Northampton.
Page 117. Census taken on August 13, 1850.

631-631 Daniels, Francis  30  (M) Massachusetts Laborer  
       "       Charles 10 (M) Connecticut    
       "       George 8 (M)             "    
       "       John 5 (M)             "    
  Hoyt, Phebe 68 (F) Massachusetts    
  Stockwell, Electra 57 (F)             "    
  Sparks, Dwight 32 (M)             "    

Middlesex County, Massachusetts - 1850 Census

  Town of Cambridge.
Page 130. Census taken on September 10, 1850.

2129-2129 Sparks, Jared  61  (M) Connecticut Pres. Harvard Coll. $12000
       "      Mary C. 43 (F) Massachusetts    
       "      Florence 4 (F)             "    
       "      William E. 2 (M)             "    
       "      LIzzie W. 1 (F)             "    
  Mackay, Bridget 35 (F) Ireland    
  Shannon, Elizabeth 23 (F)     "    
  Finton, Ellen 18 (F)     "    
  Gardner, William 29 (M)     "    

  Town of Lowell.
Page 131. Census taken on August 19, 1850.

509-509 Sparks, Catherine  40 (F) Ireland    
       "      John 17 (M) Massachusetts Laborer  
       "      Michael 15 (M)             "    

  Town of Woburn.
Page 246. Census taken on September 11, 1850.

254-254 Wyman, John  35  (M) Massachusetts Shoemaker  
       "       Elizabeth W. 24 (F)             "    
  Sparks, Mary E. 20 (F)             "    

Plymouth County, Massachusetts - 1850 Census

  Town of Abington.
Page 222. Census taken on September 10, 1850.

818-818 Baldwin, Stephen  33  (M) Massachusetts Shoemaker $1000
       "        Marie 35 (F)      
       "        Everett 8 (M)             "    
       "        James 5 (M)             "    
       "        Frederick 3 (M)             "    
  Sparks, Albert 16 (M)             "    

Suffolk County, Massachusetts - 1850 Census

  Town of Boston, Ward 6.
Page 352. Census taken on Augaust 7, 1850.

441-441 Sparks, Mrs.  58  (F) Massachusetts Painter  
       "      Benj. 28 (M)             "    

  Town of Boston, Ward 7.
Page 26. Census taken on October 5, 1850.

296-296 Sparks, N.  28  (M) New York Tailor  
  (living in a boarding house)   (F)      

  Town of Boston, Ward 8.
Page 124. Census taken on September 9, 1850.

956-956 Sparks, Samuel  24  (M) England Laborer  
       "      Mary 28 (F) Ireland    
       "      Mary E. 11/12 (F) Massachusetts    

  Town of Chelsea.
Page 445. Census taken on August 20, 1850.

842-842 Sparks, Freeman G.  40  (M) Maine Mariner $1500
       "      Harriet 30 (F)    "    
       "      Emily 13 (F)    "    
       "      Rufus 7 (M)    "    

Worcester County, Massachusetts - 1850 Census

  Town of North Brookfield.
Page 3. Census taken on August 20, 1850.

47-47 Sparks, Henry H.  30  (M) Vermont Pocketbook Mfgr.  
       "      Chloe R. 24 (F) Massachusetts    
       "      Abby E. 5 (F)             "    
       "      Sarah J. 2 (F)             "    
  Prouty, Laura 14 (F)             "    

Town of Athol.
Page 237. Census taken on September 7, 1850.

97-97 Sparks, Fisk  26  (M) Vermont Shoemaker  
       "      Louisa 25 (F)      "    
  Cazavant, Marion 12 (M)      "    

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