March 19, 2019

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<hr> <p>(<b>Editor's Note:</b> Wisconsin became the thirtieth state in 1848. Two years later, when the 1850 census was taken, 32 counties had been formed. Persons named Sparks lived in ten of these.</p> <p>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 include relatives, hired hands, boarders, etc. In the following list, the page number refers to the page in the census volume in the National Archives while the number below the page number is the number given to the house by the census taker.) <table align="center" border=1 cols=7 width="75%"> <tr> <th colspan="7">Dane County, Wisconsin - 1850 Census</th> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="7"><i>Cottage Grove</i>.<br> Page 388. Census taken on October 24, 1850, by Royal Brick.</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="10%">1633</td> <td width="25%">Jones, C.</td> <td width="5%">31</td> <td width="5%">(M)</td> <td width="20%">New Hampshire</td> <td width="20%">Farmer</td> <td width="15%">$1600</td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>    " Calcina</td> <td>26</td> <td>(F)</td> <td>Vermont</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>    " Milo</td> <td>6/12</td> <td>(M)</td> <td>Wisconsin</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>Foster, A. R.</td> <td>18</td> <td>(M)</td> <td>New Hampshire</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>Sparks, J.</td> <td>58</td> <td>(M)</td> <td>Vermont</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> "  H</td> <td>66</td> <td>(F)</td> <td>Massachusetts</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <th colspan="7">Dodge County, Wisconsin - 1850 Census</th> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="7"><i>Fairfield</i>.<br> Page 267. Census taken on July 20, 1850, by Daniel O'Connor.</td> </tr> <tr> <td>15</td> <td>Atwater, Allen</td> <td>33</td> <td>(M)</td> <td>New York</td> <td>Farmer</td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>  "  Elizabeth</td> <td>30</td> <td>(F)</td> <td>  "  "</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>  "  Benton</td> <td> 7</td> <td>(M)</td> <td>Wisconsin</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>  "  Mary</td> <td> 5</td> <td>(F)</td> <td>    "</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>  "  Melvina</td> <td> 3</td> <td>(F)</td> <td>    "</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>  "  Emery</td> <td>8/12</td> <td>(M)</td> <td>    "</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>Sparks, Henry</td> <td>28</td> <td>(M)</td> <td>New York </td> <td>Gardener</td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>Clough, Nathaniel</td> <td>28</td> <td>(M)</td> <td>  "  "</td> <td>    "</td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>Rawson, Julius</td> <td>22</td> <td>(M)</td> <td>  "  "</td> <td>    "</td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>Gardner, James</td> <td>22</td> <td>(M)</td> <td>  "  "</td> <td>Farmer</td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>Eapner, Mary</td> <td>18</td> <td>(F)</td> <td>Germany</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <th colspan="7">Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin - 1850 Census</th> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="7"><i>Town of Forest</i>.<br> Page 289. Census taken on November 9, 1850, by George Williams.</td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>Sparks, Horatio</td> <td>34</td> <td>(M)</td> <td>New York</td> <td>Farmer</td> <td>$150</td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> "  Esther</td> <td>27</td> <td>(F)</td> <td>  "  "</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> "  Washington</td> <td> 7</td> <td>(M)</td> <td>  "  "</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> "  William</td> <td> 4</td> <td>(M)</td> <td>Wisconsin</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> "  Frances</td> <td>1/12</td> <td>(F)</td> <td>    "</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <th colspan="7">Grant County, Wisconsin - 1850 Census</th> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="7"><i>Eastern District, No. 25</i><br> Page 365. Census taken October 25, 1850, by George Stuntz.</td> <tr> <td>40</td> <td>Sparks, George</td> <td>50</td> <td>(M)</td> <td>North Carolina</td> <td>Miner</td> <td>$1500</td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>    "   Philena</td> <td>26</td> <td>(F)</td> <td>Illinois</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>    "   Albert</td> <td>1</td> <td>(M)</td> <td>Wisconsin</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="7"><i>Town of Lima</i><br> Page 380. Census taken on November 2, 1850, by George Stuntz.</td> <tr> <td>48</td> <td>Sparks, Solomon</td> <td>40</td> <td>(M)</td> <td>Tennessee</td> <td>Farmer</td> <td>$1200</td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> "  Abel</td> <td>70</td> <td>(M)</td> <td>North Carolina</td> <td>Miner</td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> "  Sarah</td> <td>70</td> <td>(F)</td> <td>  "   "</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> "  Lucinda</td> <td>23</td> <td>(F)</td> <td>Me. (?)</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>Wagoner, William</td> <td>15</td> <td>(M)</td> <td>Wisconsin</td> <td>Laborer</td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>Crow, Jesse</td> <td>27</td> <td>(M)</td> <td>Maine</td> <td>Miner</td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>Wilkerl, Jasper</td> <td>20</td> <td>(M)</td> <td>Illinois</td> <td>Laborer</td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <th colspan="7">Green County, Wisconsin - 1850 Census</th> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="7"><i>Town of Cadiz.</i><br> Page 223. Census taken on July 24, 1850, by John Perry.</td> <tr> <td>27</td> <td>Sparks, Eli</td> <td>33</td> <td>(M)</td> <td>Ohio</td> <td>Miller</td> <td>$1440</td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> "  Emily</td> <td>36</td> <td>(F)</td> <td>Maine</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> "  James W.</td> <td>12</td> <td>(M)</td> <td>Indiana</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>Williams, Isaac</td> <td>25</td> <td>(M)</td> <td>Maryland</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <th colspan="7">Iowa County, Wisconsin - 1850 Census</th> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="7"><i>Town of Mifflin</i><br> Page 135. Census taken on September 17, 1850, by George Messersmith</td> </tr> <tr> <td>1055</td> <td>Spark, John</td> <td>36</td> <td>(M)</td> <td>Tennessee</td> <td>Farmer</td> <td>$600</td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>    " Mary</td> <td>30</td> <td>(F)</td> <td>Illinois</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>    " Sarah E.</td> <td>12</td> <td>(F)</td> <td>Wisconsin</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>    " Columbus</td> <td> 9</td> <td>(M)</td> <td>    "</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>    " John</td> <td> 7</td> <td>(M)</td> <td>    "</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="7">Page 136 </td> </tr> <tr> <td>1057</td> <td>Sparks, Abraham </td> <td>28 </td> <td>(M)</td> <td>Illinois</td> <td>Farmer</td> <td>$1000</td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> "  Susanna</td> <td>39</td> <td>(F)</td> <td>Georgia</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>Murdon, William</td> <td>16</td> <td>(M)</td> <td>Illinois</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> "  Martha</td> <td>14</td> <td>(F)</td> <td>Wisconsin</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> "  Hosak</td> <td> 9</td> <td>(M)</td> <td>    "</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> "  Theodosia</td> <td> 6</td> <td>(F)</td> <td>    "</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <th colspan="7">Jefferson County, Wisconsin - 1850 Census</th> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="7"><i>Town of Cold Springs.</i><br> Page 338 Census taken on September 6, 1850, by Alva Stewart.</td> <tr> <td>911</td> <td>Sparks, L. R.</td> <td>38</td> <td>(M)</td> <td>Vermont</td> <td>Farmer</td> <td>$600</td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> "  Eliz.</td> <td>34</td> <td>(F)</td> <td>New York</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> "  Phoebe</td> <td> 9</td> <td>(F)</td> <td>  "  "</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> "  Hanna M.</td> <td> 5</td> <td>(F)</td> <td>Wisconsin</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>Allen, Timothy</td> <td>73</td> <td>(M)</td> <td>Massachusetts</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>   "    Eliz.</td> <td>63</td> <td>(F)</td> <td>New York</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>   "    Thos.</td> <td>13</td> <td>(M)</td> <td>  "  "</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>   "    Riley</td> <td>14</td> <td>(M)</td> <td>  "  "</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <th colspan="7">Lafayette County, Wisconsin - 1850 Census</th> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="7"><i>Town of Dew Diggings</i><br> Page 11. Census taken on October 18, 1850, by Charles Melty.</td> <tr><td>94</td> <td>Christ, Mariah</td> <td>56</td> <td>(F)</td> <td>Ireland</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>Sparks, Maria</td> <td>18</td> <td>(F)</td> <td>Virginia</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>Cole, Mary</td> <td>6/12</td> <td>(F)</td> <td>Wisconsin</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <th colspan="7">Marathon County, Wisconsin - 1850 Census</th> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="7"><i>Town of Wausau.</i><br> Page 5. Census taken on September 18, 1850, by Thos. McDill.</td> </tr> <tr> <td>233</td> <td>Soper, Timothy</td> <td>27</td> <td>(M)</td> <td>New Jersey</td> <td>Lumberman</td> <td>$2000</td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>   "   Mary</td> <td>15</td> <td>(F)</td> <td>New York</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>Sparks, John</td> <td>22</td> <td>(M)</td> <td>unknown</td> <td>Lawyer</td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>Beatin, William</td> <td>24</td> <td>(M)</td> <td>    "</td> <td>    "</td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>Linesons, Caston</td> <td>22</td> <td>(M)</td> <td>Norway</td> <td>Laborer</td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>Johnson, James</td> <td>30</td> <td>(M)</td> <td>Canada</td> <td>    "</td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="7">Page 10. Census taken on September 20, 1850, by Thos. McDill.</td> </tr> <tr> <td>262</td> <td>Walsore, Moris</td> <td>45</td> <td>(M)</td> <td>New York</td> <td>Lumberman</td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>  "   Ann</td> <td>45</td> <td>(F)</td> <td>  " "</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>  "   Robert</td> <td>21</td> <td>(M)</td> <td>  " "</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>  "   Davison</td> <td> 4</td> <td>(M)</td> <td>Illinois</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>Putnam, Rhoda</td> <td>21</td> <td>(F)</td> <td>Maine</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>White, Harvey</td> <td>23</td> <td>(M)</td> <td>Ohio</td> <td>Laborer</td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>Ault, John</td> <td>22</td> <td>(M)</td> <td>Indiana</td> <td>    "</td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>Lieneson, Castin</td> <td>22</td> <td>(M)</td> <td>Norway</td> <td>    "</td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>(duplicate?</td> <td>Johnson, James</td> <td>28</td> <td>(M)</td> <td>Canada</td> <td>    "</td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>see above)</td> <td>Sparks, John</td> <td>28</td> <td>(M)</td> <td>unknown</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <th colspan="7">Marquette County, Wisconsin - 1850 Census</th> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="7"><i>Town of Middletown.</i><br> Page 36. Census taken on August 2, 1850, by D. R. Shaler.</td> </tr> <tr> <td>276</td> <td>Chickering, Harnum</td> <td>37</td> <td>(M)</td> <td>Massachusetts</td> <td>Farmer</td> <td>$6000</td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>   "  Sarah</td> <td>29</td> <td>(F)</td> <td>New York</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>   "  Esther</td> <td> 8</td> <td>(F)</td> <td>Wisconsin</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>   "  Harnum, Jr.</td> <td> 2</td> <td>(M)</td> <td>    "</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>   "  Frank</td> <td>4/12</td> <td>(M)</td> <td>    "</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>Sparks, ------</td> <td>19</td> <td>(M)</td> <td>Indiana</td> <td>Farmer</td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>Blook, John</td> <td>36</td> <td>(M)</td> <td>New York</td> <td>Carpenter</td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="7"><i>Town of Pleasant Valley.</i><br> Page 89. Census taken on August 20, 1850, by D. R. Shaler.</td> </tr> <tr> <td>703</td> <td>Sparks, Burton</td> <td>25</td> <td>(M)</td> <td>Kentucky</td> <td>Farmer</td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>    "  Christiana</td> <td>22</td> <td>(F)</td> <td>Virginia</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>    "  William F.</td> <td> 5</td> <td>(M)</td> <td>Indiana</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td>    "  Sarah I.</td> <td> 3</td> <td>(F)</td> <td>    "</td> <td> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> <a name="end"></a><p><a href="#">top</a></p></body> </html>