April 20, 2018

Pages 2434-2443
Whole Number 119

SPARKS FAMILIES LISTED ON THE 1850 CENSUS OF NEW JERSEY



In this issue of the Quarterly, we continue our project of publishing the record of Sparkses (whether spelled Sparks, Spark, or Sparkes) found on the census that was conducted by the federal government of the United States in 1850. Readers are referred to the introduction to the record of Sparkses appearing on the 1850 census of New York that we published in the March 1982 issue of the Quarterly. Space will be taken here only to note that in this record of Sparkses in New Jersey in 1850, we have not only included a complete listing of the households headed by persons named Sparks, but also any household that included one or more Sparkses. In many instances, family connections can be discovered through the names of these other individuals. Under each county in which a Sparks has been found is recorded the township or city, along with the page number appearing in the volume in which the 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 determining 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.

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 New Jersey that follow.

[Scanner's note: Since all listed persons were white, the reference to race is omitted.]

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SPARKS FAMILIES LISTED ON THE 1850 CENSUS OF NEW JERSEY

Burlington County, New Jersey - 1850 Census

Beverly Township. Page 70.

  Walker, Jacob 40  (M) Pennsylvania Bartender  
   ", Catherine 38 (F)           "    
  ", Rebecca  15 (F)           "    
  ", Margaret 9 (F)           "    
  Sparks, John C.  50  (M) Maryland Carpenter  
  Jackson, John  40  (M) Pennsylvania  Tavern-keeper  

 Chester Township. Village of Moorestown. Page 102.

267-283  Jones, Samuel  34   (M) New Jersey Cabinet maker  
   ", Mary  34 (F)   "         "    
  Sparks, Sarah 65 (F)   "         "    
  Baney, Alice 23 (F) Ireland    
  Jones, Eliza 9 (F) New Jersey    
  Stewart, Thomas 24  (M)   "         "    
  Bonrow, Geo. 20  (M)   "         "    
  Harris, Joseph  20  (M)   "         "    
  Pritchett, Alfred 19  (M)   "         " Cabinet maker  
  Saunders, Joseph 14  (M)   "         "    
  Rineer, William 13  (M)   "         "    

  Pemberton Township. County Poorhouse. Page 311.

-- -- Sparks, John 53   (M) New Jersey    

  Evesham Township. Page 498. 367-398

  Sparks, Reuben 31   (M) New Jersey    $1000
        "      Caroline 26 (F)   "         "    

 Camden County, New Jersey - 1850 Census

  City of Camden. Middle Ward. Page 33.

35-38 Sparks, Abner 34   (M) New Jersey Tobacconist  
        "      Hope 28 (F)   "         "    
       "      Alfred  (M)   "         "    
       "      Charles (M)   "         "    
       "      David (M)   "         "    

Page 49.

283-287  Sparks, Robert W. 58   (M) New Jersey    
        "      Amy 57 (F)   "         "    
  Cally, Emily H.  10 (F)   "         "    
  Sparks, Thomas 18  (M)   "         " Engineer  
       "      Robert 14  (M)   "         "    
  Fortiva, Matilda 18 (F)   "         "    

  City of Camden. South Ward. Page 84.

280-287 Sparks, Joseph 26  (M) New Jersey  Carpenter  $600
        "      Sarah 23 (F)   "         "    
       "      Rebecca 62 (F)   "         "    
  Carr, Barzilla  19  (M)   "         " Carpenter  
  Sparks, Aaron 64  (M)   "         " Mariner  
       "      Elizabeth  55 (F)   "         "    
  Johns, David 18  (M) New York  Glass blower  
  Sparks, David  20  (M) New Jersey    
  Brown, Ann 3 (F)   "         "    
  Holmes, James (M)   "         "    

Union Township. Page 185.

617-617 Heritage, Hellims 40   (M) New Jersey Butcher  
        "        Mary Ann 27 (F)   "         "    
       "        Mary M.  7 (F)   "         "    
       "        Thomas S.  5 (M)   "         "    
       "        Hiram H.  2 (M)   "         "    
       "        Harriet  7/12 (F)   "         "    
  Sparks, Patience 59 (F)   "         "    
  Heritage, William 18 (M)   "         " Apprentice  
  Murfy, Ellen  20 (F) Ireland    

  Washington Township.
Page 232. Census taken August 22, 1850.

234-234  Sparks, Samuel D.  33   (M) New Jersey Tailor  $800
        "      Harriet  24 (F)   "         "    
       "      William H. 7 (M)   "         "    
       "      Cordelia 4 (F)   "         "    
       "      Josiah T. 2 (M)   "         "    
  Sharp, Jane 11 (F)   "         "    

Page 235. Census taken August 23, 1850.

282-282 Sparks, Robert C. 35   (M) New Jersey House Carpenter  $1500
        "      Mary 28 (F)   "         "    
       "      George 10 (M)   "         "    
       "      Helms 6 (M)   "         "    
       "      Mary E. 1/12 (F)   "         "    
  Nicholson, John J. 18 (M)   "         "    
  Kaamer, Patrick 22 (M)   "         "    
  Maloy, Bridget 19 (F) Ireland    
  Thomas, William 16 (M) New Jersey     

Essex County, New Jersey - 1850 Census

  City of Newark. North Ward.
Page 61. Census taken Sep 7, 1850, by Stephen Congar.

320-463 Sparks, Cornelia C.  25   (F) New York    
        "      Almira 30 (F)   "      "    
  Schench, Phoebe  54 (F)   "      "    
  Ovid, Mary J. 18 (F) Connecticut    

  Union Township.
Page 608. Census taken August 14, 1850, by David Wade.

278-285 Sparks, Peter  58   (M) New Jersey Farmer  $6800
        "      Julia  57 (F)   "         "    
       "      Frederic  14 (M)   "         "    
279-279 Sparks, John  37   (M) New Jersey  Farmer  $2500
        "      Sophia 30 (F)   "         "    
       "      William 6 (M)   "         "    
       "      Theodore 2 (M)   "         "    
  Bennett, John 19 (M) Ireland    

 Gloucester County, New Jersey - 1850 Census
Deptford Township. Page 67.

114-116 Sparks, William C. 40   (M) New Jersey  Farmer  10,000
        "      Mary P. 36 (F)   "         "    
       "      John N. 16 (M)   "         "    
       "      William F.  8 (M)   "         "    
       "      George  1 (M)   "         "    
  Steen, Nancy 56 (F)   "         "    
  Rachel Ann 18 (F)   "         "    
  Jordan, Catherine J.  15 (F)   "         "    
  Esttock, Garniel  8 (F)   "         "    

Page 72.

179-182 Heritage, Benjamin 28   (M) New Jersey Farmer  
        "        Margarett 24 (F)   "         "    
       "        Rosa Lavinia 4 (F)   "         "    
       "        Samuel 2 (M)   "         "    
       "        Susannah 6/12 (F)   "         "    
  Sparks, George Washington 22 (M)   "         " Learner  
  Eldridge, Joseph  24 (M)   "         "    
  Carpenter, Benjamin  14 (M)   "         "    
  Sneathern, Catherine 18 (F)   "         "    

Page 74.

202-205 Sparks, Benjamin D.  29   (M) New Jersey Ship carpenter  
        "      Elizabeth 30 (F)   "         "    
       "      David H. P.  7 (M)   "         "    
       "      Margaret P. 5 (F)   "         "    
       "      John  4 (M)   "         "    
       "      Matilda 2 (F)   "         "    
  Pew, Hannah 21 (F)   "         "    
  Sparks, John C. 23 (M)   "         "    

 Page 77.

247-253 Sparks, Simon  69   (M) New Jersey  Shoemaker  2500
        "      Ellen  19 (F)   "         "    
  Woodward, Joseph G.  9 (M)   "         "    

  Woolwich Township. Page 106.

9097-  Sparks, Josiah C.  37   (M) New Jersey Carriage maker  
        "      Hannah H.  33 (F)   "         "    
       "      Elizabeth H. 15 (F)   "         "    
       "      Thomas S. 13 (M)   "         "    
       "      Martin V. B. 9 (M)   "         "    
       "      Lewis Cass 5 (M)   "         "    
       "      Annie J. N. 1/12 (F)   "         "    

Page 144.

109-109  Sparks, George 23 (M) New Jersey Laborer  

Page 163.

392-406 Earrison, Edmund 47   (M) New Jersey Merchant $15,000
   Sparks, Kitturah 20 (M)   "         " Living in family  

Page 169.

478-495 Sparks, John H. 50   (M) New Jersey Farmer  
        "      Elizabeth 68 (F)   "        "    
       "      John 21 (M)   "         " Farmer  
       "      Seorcall L. 28 (M)   "         " Boatman  

 Page 170. Census taken August 31, 1850.

500-500 Helmes, John 29   (M) New Jersey  Farmer  $4000
        "      Mary 25 (F)   "         "    
       "      Sarah 5 (F)   "         "    
       "      Miraba 3 (F)   "         "    
  Sparks, Charles 22 (M)   "         "    
  Halland, Patrick 18 (M) Ireland    
  Davis, Sarah 16 (F) New Jersey    

Middlesex County, New Jersey - 1850 Census

City of Perth Amboy. Page 100.

29-29 Sparks, Peter 36   (M) Germany  Laborer  $600
        "      Bridget 35 (F) Ireland    
       "      Alfey 8 (F) New Jersey    
       "      John 5 (M)   "         "    
       "      Ellen 3 (F)   "         "    
  Killman, James 30 (M) Ireland    
       "      Mary  35 (F)     "    
       "      Rosia 8 (F)     "    
       "      Patrick 5 (M)     "    

  Passaic County, New Jersey - 1850 Census

Aquackanonk Township. Page 344.

174-196 Sparks, Patrick 38  (M) Ireland Laborer  
        "      Ann 26 (F)     "    

Salem County, New Jersey - 1850 Census

  Lower Penns Neck Township. Page 28.

30-30 Loyd, John 34   (M) New Jersey Farmer  
   Sparks, Ann 57 (F)   "         "    
  Loyd, Benjamin  16  (M)   "         " Farm hand  
     "    Furman 10  (M)   "         "    
     "    Emma E. 8 (F)   "         "    
  Elwell, William 26  (M)   "         " Farm hand  
  James, James  21  (M)   "         " Laborer  
       "     Rheese  17  (M) Ohio    
  White, Henry 25  (M) New Jersey Farm hand  
  Sparks, Richard 23  (M)   "         " Laborer  
37-38 Kean, Henry 35   (M) New Jersey Farmer  Boarding
   Sparks, Ann 22 (F)   "         "   house

Page 30.

61-63  Sparks, Sinnockson 76  (M) New Jersey Farmer  $2000

Page 32.

100-102 Sparks, David 47   (M) New Jersey Farmer  10,000
        "      Elizabeth 43 (F)   "         "    
       "      Mary J. 19 (F)   "         "    
       "      David F.  12 (M)   "         "    
       "      James P.  10 (M)   "         "    
       "      Emma  2 (F)   "         "     
  Casperson, George H.  8 (M)   "         "    
             "      James G.  6 (M)   "         "    
             "      Samuel 22 (M)   "         " Farm hand  
  Parmy, Sarah J.  18 (F)   "         "    
  Casperson, Charles  15 (M)   "         " Farm hand  

Page 34.

122-126 Sparks, Richard 70   (M) New Jersey  Farmer  7000
        "      Margaret  40 (F)   "         "    
       "      Elizabeth 2 (F)   "         "    
  Callahan, William 15 (M)   "         "    
       "      Catherine  12 (F)   "         "    
       "      Samuel  10 (M)   "         "    
123-127 Sparks, Peter P. 45  (M) New Jersey  1500  
   Sarah J.  18 (F)   "         "    

Page 35.

146-150 Bakes (or Bakey) Joseph L.  42   (M) New Jersey Farmer  
   Backey, Mary J.  42 (F)   "         "    
       "      James F. 13 (M)   "         "    
       "      Martha L. 11 (F)   "         "    
  Baker, Mary A. 9 (F)   "         "    
       "      John L. 7 (M)   "         "    
       "      Joseph L. 6 (M)   "         "    
  Sparks, Ann E. 15 (F)   "         "    

 Page 36.

157-162 Wiley, John  33   (M)  New Jersey  Farmer  
      "     Rebecca V. 27 (F)   "         "    
     "     Ann E. 6 (F)   "         "    
     "     Eugene 5 (M)   "         "    
     "     Mary 8/12 (F)   "         "    
     "     Edward P. 16 (M)   "         "    
  English, James H. 14 (M)   "         "    
  Sparks, Edna A. 14 (F)   "         "    

   Mannington Township. Page 55.

158-162 Sparks, David 35   (M) New Jersey Farmer  $2800
        "      Elisebeth 36 (F)   "         "    
       "      Thomas 9 (M)   "         "    
       "      Lydia N. 8 (F)   "         "    
       "      Clement 7 (M)   "         "    
       "      Mary N. 5 (F)   "         "    
       "      Elisabeth B. 3 (F)   "         "    
159-163  Sparkes, David 60   (M) New Jersey    
        "        Charlotte 63 (F)   "         "    
  Davis, Charles 27 (M)   "         "    
  Loyd, Susan 19 (F)   "         "    
  Wiley, Robert 10 (M)   "         "    
  Thomas, Rebecca 12 (F)   "         "    

Page 59.

201-207  Sparks, Samuel C.  39   (M) New Jersey Farmer  
        "      Sarah A. 35 (F)   "         "    
       "      Richard C. 13 (M)   "         "    
       "      Lydia A. 11 (F)   "         "    
       "      John W. 8 (M)   "         "    
       "      Samuel 6 (M)   "         "    
       "      Charles 3 (M)   "         "    
       "      Hickman 1 (M)   "         "    
  Green, Emory 16 (M)   "         "    

Page 67.

310-320 Sparks, Mayhew 31   (M) New Jersey  Farmer  $5000
        "      Hannah A.  29 (F)   "         "    
  Ridgeway, John  73 (M)   "         " Farmer  10,500
       "          Caroline  20 (F)   "         "    
  Gennell, Leiecon 10 (F)   "         "    
  Sharp, Ann E. 13 (F)   "         "    
  Thomas, Ececinor  19 (M)   "         " Laborer  

Pilesgrove Township. Page 78.

112-113 Neill, George 35   (M) New Jersey Farmer  10,084
     "    Rachell 30 (F)   "         "    
    "    Charles R. 10 (M)   "         "    
    "    Emmerson A. 8 (M)   "         "    
    "    Wilbert N. 6 (M)   "         "     
    "    George S. 2 (M)   "         "    
  Sparks, Catherine 20 (F)   "         "    

Page 99

427-636 Sparks, John M.  25   (M) New Jersey Farmer  
        "      Sarah 22 (F)   "         "    
       "      Albert  1 (M)   "         "    
  Lewisbolt, Lewis  20 (M) Pennsylvania    
  Keefer, Hannah A.  12 (F) Delaware    

   Town of Salem.
Page 222.

256-262 Sparks, David 30   (M) New Jersey Shoemaker  1000
        "      Abigail B. 33 (F)   "         "    
       "      Alfred L. 7 (M)   "         "    
       "      Anna R. 5 (F)   "         "    
       "      Maria L. 7/12 (F)   "         "    
  Coffee, Rebecca W. 38 (F)   "         "    
  Stites, A. W. 19 (M)   "         " Shoemaker  

Page 132.

399-409 Cooper, William C.  31   (M) New Jersey Baker  2000
        "       Anna N. 28 (F)   "         "    
       "       Anna C. 5 (F)   "         "    
       "       Lena N. 4 (F)   "         "    
       "      John P. 74 (M)   "         "    
  Sparks, Mary A. 12 (F)   "         "    
  Cooper, Rebecca 3 (F)   "         "    
       "      Squell 1 (M)   "         "    
  Lawrence, Fallus 19 (M)   "         " Shoemaker  
  Goldman, Philip 18 (M)   "         "      "   
  Williams, John, Jr. 26 (M)   "         "      "   

Page 132.

411-421 Wright, David 69   (M) New Jersey Laborer  
   Sparks, Jacob 65 (M)   "         "      "   

Page 137.

--- - ---  Sparks, William 27  (M) England    
        "      Caroline 27 (F)     "    
       "      William J.  3 (M)     "    

Upper Alloway Township. Page 174.

484-489 Sparks, Andrew 35   (M) New Jersey Laborer  
        "      Jane 33 (F)   "         "    
       "      Soneja 5 (F)   "         "    

Upper Penns Neck Township. Page 181.

95-95 Pitman, Felix K. 24   (M) New Jersey Wheelright  $400
        "      Mary H. 20 (F)   "         "    
       "      David S. 1 (M)   "         "    
  Sparkes, Elisabeth 18 (F)   "         "    
  Smith, Eldredge G. 18 (M)   "         " Wheelrigh  
  Lippencot, James 19 (M)   "         "    
97-97 Sparks, Joseph 54   (M) New Jersey Farmer  2000
        "      Hannah 45 (F)   "         "    
       "      Sarah J. 25 (F)   "         "    
       "      Hannah 21 (F)   "         "    
       "      Joseph 16 (M)   "         " Farm hand  
       "      Adeline 10 (F)   "         "    
       "      Charles 8 (M)   "         "    
       "      George  5 (M)   "         "    
       "      William 4 (M)   "         "    

Page 183.

139-141  Sparks, Gerard 32   (M) New Jersey  Shoemaker  1000
        "      Mary Ann 24 (F)   "         "    
       "      Morris G. 3 (M)   "         "    
  Loyd, James 15 (M)   "         " Shoemaker  

 Page 186.

177-179 Sparks, Benjamin 37   (M) New Jersey Farmer  
        "      Mary 35 (F)   "         "    
       "      George N. 6 (M)   "         "    
       "      Martha E. 3 (F)   "         "    
       "      Mary 10/12 (F)   "         "    

Page 191.

265-271 Litus, Joseph 52   (M) New Jersey Farmer  $5500
   Sparks, Jacob 30 (M)   "         "        Laborer living in  family
271-278 Sparks, John S. 58   (M) New Jersey Laborer  
   Armstrong, Buelah  33 (F)   "         "    
  Sparks, Niles 11 (M)   "         "    

Page 192.

274-283  Sparks, Richard  28   (M) New Jersey Waterman $150
        "      Louisa 25 (F)   "         "    
       "      Edward 9/12 (M)   "         "    
  Pedneck, Thomas 60 (M)   "         "    

Page 192.

275-284 Sparks, George B.  29   (M) New Jersey Laborer  
        "      Rebecca 24 (F)   "         "    
       "      Maryette 1 (F)   "         "    
       "      Dean R. 4/12 (M)   "         "    

 Page 193.

301-311  Layman, Norman 40   (M) New Jersey Farmer  $1000
        "       Ann 56 (F)   "         "    
  Sparks, Chalkley 11 (M)   "         "    

 Page 194.

309-319 Sparks, William 68 (M) New Jersey Laborer  $200
310-320 Sparks, Daniel 42 (M) New Jersey Laborer  
311-321  Sparks, Robert 58   (M) New Jersey Farmer $3500
        "      Abigail 53 (F)   "         "    
       "      Charles 30 (M)   "         " Farm hand  
       "      Elisabeth 21 (F)   "         "    
       "      Naomi E. 18 (F)   "         "    
       "      Robert 15 (M)   "         " Farm hand  
       "      Abigail J. 13 (F)   "         "    
       "      Anna A. 9 (F)   "         "    
314-324 Patterson, William 39   (M) New Jersey  Farmer  $3000
        "           Emily 27 (F)   "         "    
       "           Caroline 13 (F)   "         "    
       "           Sarah A. 9 (F)   "         "    
  Sparks, John 14 (M)   "         "    
315-325 Sparks, Ebenesar P.  54  (M) New Jersey Farmer  $3000
        "      Maria 52 (F)   "         "    
       "      Thomas P. 21 (M)   "         " Farm hand  
       "      Maria 23 (F)   "         "    
       "      Elmer G. 19 (M)   "         " Farm hand  
       "      Ann E. 14 (F)   "         "    
       "      Henry 12 (M)   "         "    

 Page 195.

320-330 Springer, James L.  38  (M) New Jersey Farmer  $10,000
        "         Lydia L. 34 (F)   "         "    
       "         Anna L. 8 (F)   "         "    
       "         Maria L. 8 (F)   "         "    
       "         Mary A. 6 (F)   "         "    
       "         Cornelia C. 4 (F)   "         "    
       "         Wilbur 1 (M)   "         "    
  Butcher, Ann L. 8 (F)   "         "    
  Sparks, Angeline 15 (F)   "         "    
       "      Samuel 19 (M)   "         " Laborer  

 Page 198.

375-385 White, Jonathan 68   (M) New Jersey  Farmer  $1800
   Sparks, Shadrach 10 (M)   "         "    
378-388 Lounsburg, Walter 36   (M) New Jersey Farmer $1200
   Sparks, Ebenerat 21 (M)   "         "    

  Upper Pittsgrove Township. Page 216.

196-196 Mayhew, James 56 (M) New Jersey Farmer  $5000
       "        John 24 (M)   "         "    
       "        Lydice 24 (F)   "         "    
  Sparks, Phoebe 58 (F)   "         "    

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