April 20, 2018

Pages 2607-2609
Whole Number 125

PERSONS NAMED SPARKS LIVING IN WISCONSIN IN 1850



(Editor's Note: 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.

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.)

Dane County, Wisconsin - 1850 Census

  Cottage Grove.
Page 388. Census taken on Oct 24, 1850, by Royal Brick.

1633 Jones, C. 31  (M) New Hampshire Farmer $1600 
      "     Calcina 26 (F) Vermont    
      "     Milo 6/12 (M) Wisconsin    
  Foster, A. R. 18 (M) New Hampshire    
  Sparks, J. 58 (M) Vermont    
       "      H 66 (F) Massachusetts    

Dodge County, Wisconsin - 1850 Census

  Fairfield.
Page 267. Census taken on July 20, 1850, by Daniel O'Connor.

15 Atwater, Allen  33  (M) New York Farmer  
        "      Elizabeth 30 (F)   "      "    
        "      Benton 7 (M) Wisconsin    
        "      Mary 5 (F)     "    
        "      Melvina 3 (F)     "    
        "      Emery 8/12 (M)     "    
  Sparks, Henry 28 (M) New York  Gardener  
  Clough, Nathaniel 28 (M)   "      "     "  
  Rawson, Julius 22 (M)   "      "     "  
  Gardner, James 22 (M)   "      " Farmer  
  Eapner, Mary 18 (F) Germany    

Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin - 1850 Census

  Town of Forest.
Page 289. Census taken on Nov 9, 1850, by George Williams.

  Sparks, Horatio 34  (M) New York Farmer $150 
       "      Esther 27 (F)   "      "    
       "      Washington 7 (M)   "      "    
       "      William 4 (M) Wisconsin    
       "      Frances 1/12 (F)     "    

Grant County, Wisconsin - 1850 Census

  Eastern District, No. 25
Page 365. Census taken Oct 25, 1850, by George Stuntz.

40 Sparks, George  50  (M) North Carolina Miner $1500 
      "       Philena 26 (F) Illinois    
      "       Albert 1 (M) Wisconsin    

  Town of Lima
Page 380. Census taken on Nov 2, 1850, by George Stuntz.

48 Sparks, Solomon  40  (M) Tennessee Farmer $1200 
       "      Abel 70 (M) North Carolina Miner  
       "      Sarah 70 (F)   "           "    
       "      Lucinda 23 (F) Me. (?)    
  Wagoner, William 15 (M) Wisconsin Laborer  
  Crow, Jesse 27 (M) Maine Miner  
  Wilkerl, Jasper 20 (M) Illinois Laborer  

Green County, Wisconsin - 1850 Census

  Town of Cadiz.
Page 223. Census taken on July 24, 1850, by John Perry.

27 Sparks, Eli  33  (M) Ohio Miller $1440 
       "      Emily 36 (F) Maine    
       "      James W. 12 (M) Indiana    
  Williams, Isaac 25 (M) Maryland    

Iowa County, Wisconsin - 1850 Census

  Town of Mifflin
Page 135. Census taken on Sep 17, 1850, by George Messersmith

1055 Spark, John 36 (M) Tennessee Farmer $600 
      "     Mary 30 (F) Illinois    
      "     Sarah E. 12 (F) Wisconsin    
      "     Columbus 9 (M)     "    
      "     John 7 (M)     "    

Page 136

1057 Sparks, Abraham  28  (M) Illinois Farmer $1000 
       "      Susanna 39 (F) Georgia    
  Murdon, William 16 (M) Illinois    
       "      Martha 14 (F) Wisconsin    
       "      Hosak 9 (M)     "    
       "      Theodosia 6 (F)     "    

 Jefferson County, Wisconsin - 1850 Census

  Town of Cold Springs.
Page 338 Census taken on Sep 6, 1850, by Alva Stewart.

911 Sparks, L. R.  38  (M) Vermont Farmer $600 
       "      Eliz. 34 (F) New York    
       "      Phoebe 9 (F)   "      "    
       "      Hanna M. 5 (F) Wisconsin    
  Allen, Timothy 73 (M) Massachusetts    
     "    Eliz. 63 (F) New York    
     "    Thos. 13 (M)   "      "    
     "    Riley 14 (M)   "      "    

Lafayette County, Wisconsin - 1850 Census

  Town of Dew Diggings
Page 11. Census taken on Oct 18, 1850, by Charles Melty.

94 Christ, Mariah  56  (F)  Ireland    
  Sparks, Maria 18 (F) Virginia    
  Cole, Mary 6/12 (F) Wisconsin    

Marathon County, Wisconsin - 1850 Census

  Town of Wausau.
Page 5. Census taken on Sep 18, 1850, by Thos. McDill.

233 Soper, Timothy 27 (M) New Jersey Lumberman $2000
     "       Mary 15 (F) New York    
  Sparks, John 22 (M) unknown Lawyer  
  Beatin, William 24 (M)     "     "  
  Linesons, Caston 22 (M) Norway Laborer  
  Johnson, James 30 (M) Canada     "  

Page 10. Census taken on Sep 20, 1850, by Thos. McDill.

262 Walsore, Moris  45  (M) New York Lumberman  
        "       Ann 45 (F)   "     "    
        "       Robert 21 (M)   "     "    
        "       Davison 4 (M) Illinois    
  Putnam, Rhoda 21 (F) Maine    
  White, Harvey 23 (M) Ohio Laborer  
  Ault, John 22 (M) Indiana     "  
  Lieneson, Castin 22 (M) Norway     "  
(duplicate? Johnson, James 28 (M) Canada     "  
see above) Sparks, John 28 (M) unknown    

Marquette County, Wisconsin - 1850 Census

  Town of Middletown.
Page 36. Census taken on August 2, 1850, by D. R. Shaler.

276 Chickering, Harnum  37  (M) Massachusetts Farmer $6000 
         "          Sarah 29 (F) New York    
         "          Esther 8 (F) Wisconsin    
         "          Harnum, Jr. 2 (M)     "    
         "          Frank 4/12 (M)     "    
  Sparks, ------ 19 (M) Indiana Farmer  
  Blook, John 36 (M) New York Carpenter  

  Town of Pleasant Valley.
Page 89. Census taken on August 20, 1850, by D. R. Shaler.

703 Sparks, Burton  25  (M) Kentucky Farmer  
      "      Christiana 22 (F) Virginia    
      "      William F. 5 (M) Indiana    
      "      Sarah I. 3 (F)     "    

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