July 17, 2014

Pages 996
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SPARKSES LISTED ON THE 1860 CENSUS OF INDIANA



  Name Age Sex Born Occupation Property values
SPARKSES LISTED ON THE 1860 CENSUS OF BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY
San Creek Township (Post Office: Elizabethtown), enumerated August 25, 1860, by S. W. Smith.
(page 437, Vol. 2)
1899-1910 Sparks, Nathan B. 40 (M) Ohio Physician $500/
  " Harriet E. 36 (F) Indiana   $800
  " Amos H. 19 (M) "    
  " Milteedes (?) 16 (M) "    
  " Laura V. 13 (F) Ohio    
  " James W. 11 (M) Indiana    
  " Missouri R. 9 (F) "    
  Osborn, Sarah J. 17 (F) "    
1900-1911 Sparks, Reuben H. 37 (M) Indiana Meth. Minister --/$300
  " Rachel 23 (F) "    
  " Anna Bell 4 (F) "    
  " Horace B. 2 (M) "    
  " Charles H. 20 (M) " Shoemaker  
  VanWye (?), John 61 (M) Pennsylvania Farmer $400/
  " Mary 55 (F) North Carolina   $400
  " Rachel 22 (F) Indiana    
  " Frances G. 17 (F) "    
  " William P. 14 (M) "    
  " Ellen 7 (F) "    
  " Laura A. 5 (F) "    
  " Mary A. 3 (F) "    
  Sparks, Frank 2 (M) "    
             
1901-1902 Sparks, Joseph C. 29 (M) Indiana Physician --/$150
Pages 1030-1033
Whole Number 56
SPARKS FAMILIES LISTED ON THE 1860 CENSUS OF VIGO COUNTY

Probably no other county in the United States contained more families named Sparks a century ago than did Vigo County, Indiana. A list of Sparks families living there in 1850 appeared in the Quarterly of June, 1960 (Vol. VIII, No. 2, Whole No. 30) pp. 484-488. We know that a number of these families descended from Richard Sparks of Allegheny County Pennsylvania, through his sons Walter and Daniel who moved to Jefferson County, Kentucky, in the 1780's. We plan to publish a record of the known descendants of Richard Sparks in the next issue of the Quarterly. Should any of our members descend from these Vigo County Sparkses, your editor would very much like to hear from you.

This census record was copied for us in the National Archives by Mrs. Peter J. Heppen. The first numeral beneath the page number is that which the census taker assigned to the house in which the family lived; the second numeral is that which he assigned to the family. The age of each individual was noted by the census taker (he was often in error by a few years) as well as the state in which he was born. The occupation of each wage earner was given as well as the value of his real estate followed by the value of his personal property.

Linton Township (P.O. Prairiton); enumerated on July 5, 1860, by S. W. Rigney (page 407)
572-552 Sparks, Presley 41 (M) Kentucky Farmer $1900
  " Milly 35 (F) Indiana   /$800
  " Scott 12 (M) "    
  " Taylor 12 (M) "    
  " Christopher 2 (M) "    
  " Milly 4/12 (F) "    
  Mobly, Almire 9 (F) "    
  " Isabell 7 (F) "    
  Sparks, Elizabeth 38 (F) Kentucky    
Linton Township (P.O. Pimento); enumerated by S. W. Rigney on July 10, 1860. (page 419)
657-631 Sparks, R. M. 24 (M) Indiana Farmer $600
  " Sarah 23 (F) "   /$250
  " Reselinda 3 (F) "    
  " Cyrus 1 (M) "    
(page 421)
669-641 Sparks, Hiram 53 (M) Kentucky Farmer $3000
  " Leura 50 (F) "   /$900
  " Naten 22 (M) Indiana Farmer  
  " Peter 20 (M) " Farm laborer  
  " Hulda 17 (F) "    
  " Ira 15 (M) "    
  " Leticia 12 (F) "    
  " Darthula 10 (F) "    
  " Silas 7 (M) "    
(page 423)
686-657 Sparks, C. B. 38 (M) Indiana Shoemaker --/$200
  " Meldaneta 25 (F) "    
  " William 10 (M) "    
  " Laura A. 6 (F) "    
(same) (Note that the following family lived next door to C. B. Sparks)
(page 423)
687-658 Sparks, Emily 43 (F) Kentucky - - - - - $3000
  " William 20 (M) Indiana Farm laborer /$1000
  " Thomas 17 (M) "    
  " Sarah 15 (F) "    
  " Carline 12 (F) "    
(Same township and P.O.; enumerated by S. W. Rigney on July 13, 1860)
(page 433)
751-719 Sparks, Dorrin (?) 24 (M) Indiana Farmer --/$300
  " Louisa 24 (F) "    
Pearson Township (P.O. Riley); enumerated July 26, 1860, by S. W. Rigney
(page 469)
994-959 Sparks, Joseph 37 (M) Kentucky Farmer $500
  " Sarah 32 (F) "   /$200
  " Martha 11 (F) "    
  " William 8 (M) "    
  " James 6 (M) "    
  " Mary 4 (F) "    
(Note that the following family lived next door to Joseph Sparks)
(page 469)
995-960 Sparks, Asa 47 (M) Kentucky Farmer $500
  " Lucy 35 (F) "   /$350
  " James 18 (M) " Farm Laborer  
  " John 15 (M) "    
  " Viniard 11 (M) "    
  " Amanda 5 (F) Indiana    
  " Newton 3 (M) "    
  " Margaret 6/12 (F) "    
Otter Creek Township (P.O. Terre Haute); enumerated August 14, 1860, by A. M. Pettengill
(page 631)
1169-1131 Keenan, John 58 (M) Ireland Farmer $800
  Ward, Susan 22 (F) Ohio   /$200
  " James 8/12 (M) Illinois    
  Sparks, Adison 25 (M) Indiana Farm laborer  
  Patten, Charlotte 7 (F) Ohio    
  " Matilda 5 (F) "    
(Same township; Ward 2 in Terre Haute; enumerated July 16, 1860, by G. Wasson)
(page 710)

374-368 Brokaw, George E. 34 (M) Indiana Merchant $9000
  " Lizzie B. 27 (F) "   /$5000
  " Frank C. 4 (M) "    
  Craft, Mrs. E. B. 45 (F) Ohio   $4000
  " Wm. S. 21 (M) Indiana Clerk /$500
  " Fannie A. 23 (F) "    
  " Lucia 30 (F) "    
  Griswold, W. A. 37 (M) New York Hardware $4000
  " Elizabeth 33 (F) " "   /$600
  Sparks, Mary 19 (F) Ohio    
(Same township; Ward 3 in Terre Haute; enumerated July 23, 1860 by J. G. Wasson)
(page 731)

494-476 Sparks, Richd 33 (M) Indiana Dep. Sheriff --/$150
  " Mary 22 (F) Ohio    
  " Martha 7 (F) Indiana    
  " Frances M. 5 (F) "    
  Patrick, Eleanor 60 (F) Connecticut   $200
  " Septer 22 (M) Indiana Painter /$100
  " Elizabeth 23 (F) "    
  Brown, ----- 24 (M) England Carriage trimmer $1K/$150
(Same township and ward of Terre Haute; enumerated July 23, 1860, byJ. G. Wasson)
(page 734)
512-493 Sparks, N. C. 51 (M) Kentucky Farmer $12,000
  " Penelope C. 51 (F) " Milliner /$10,000
  " Catharine 14 (F) Indiana    
  " Margaret C. 13 (F) Missouri    
  " Martha 8 (F) Indiana    
  Tilley, Mary 50 (F) Kentucky    
(Lost Creek Township; (P.O. Terre Haute); enumerated August 22, 1860)
(page 780)
915-843 Sparks, Geo. W. 39 (M) Kentucky Farmer --/$300
  " Sallie 34 (F) Indiana    
  " John E. 16 (M) "    
  " Letetia 14 (F) "    
  " Catherine 11 (F) "    
  " Barbara E. 8 (F) "    
  " Havdin (Hardin?) 5 (M) "    
  " Wm. 3 (M) "    
  " Louisa 8/12 (F) "    
(Riley Township (P.O. Riley) enumerated Sep 10, 1860)
(page 803)
1081-1001 Sparks, Albert W. 29 (M) Indiana Farmer --/$600
  " Letitia A. 29 (F) Kentucky    
  Miles, Catharine 11 (F) Indiana    
  " Edw. 10 (M) "    
  Sparks, Mary A. 6 (F) "    
  " Laura V. 5 (F) "    
  " Hiram W. 2 (M) "    
  " Otis O. 4/12 (M) "    
(Same township and post office; enumerated Sep 25, 1860)
(page 836)
1311-1230 Sparks, Wm. 44 (M) Kentucky Farmer $5500
  " Eveline 52 (F) "   /$500
  " Letitia 21 (F) "    
(Note: The following family immediately follows that of Wm. and Eveline Sparks; the census taker did not fill in this family's last name nor did he make ditto marks to indicate that the name was the same as the preceding name, i.e., Sparks. Mrs. Heppen believes that he simply forgot to make ditto marks and that the family probably had the name Sparks.)
(page 836)
1312-1231 ------, Henry 54 (M) Ohio Farmer $5500
  ------, Susannah 54 (F) Virginia   /$500
  ------, Margaret 24 (F) Indiana    
  ------, M. Elizabeth 21 (F) "    
  ------, Wm. 20 (M) "    
  Hatfield, Jacob 54 (M) Virginia Laborer  
  " , Francis Iowa 12 (F) Iowa    
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SPARKS FAMILIES LISTED ON THE 1860 CENSUS OF DAVIESS COUNTY
Copied by Carrie Grant Heppen
Washington Township (town of Washington) enumerated June 26, 1860, by T. A. Baker
(page 646)
408-406 Force, Thos 30 (M) Indiana  Farmer $2000/$1000
    " Rebecca 30 (F)   "    
    " Mary 5 (F)   "    
    " Gertrude 2 (F)    "    
    " Lydia 9/12 (F)    "    
  Sparks, Calvin  22 (M)    " Farm Laborer $800
(Same Township; same date)
(page 646)
411-409 Storms, Daniel 46 (M) Ohio Farmer $4500/$1500
    "  John J. 43 (M)   " Farmer $4500/$1500
    "  Eliza  40 (F)   "    
    "  Mary  16 (F)   "    
    "  Jonathan 14 (M) Indiana    
    "  Eva  10 (F)   "    
    "  Lida 4 (F)    "    
    "  Ella 2 (F)   "    
  Sparks, - - - - -  28 (M)   " Farm Laborer  
(Same Township; same date)
(page 649)
428-426 Sparks, John T  28 (M) Indiana Farmer $800/$300 
    "  Martha  23 (F)    "    
    "  Wiley   2 (M)    "    
    "  Daniel   1 (M)    "    
    "  Daniel  60 (M) Kentucky    
429-427 McDonald, David B   27   (M) Indiana  Farmer  $1200/  $600 
    "   Mary  20 (F)    "    
    "   Nancy  64 (F) Kentucky    
    "   Caiphas  29 (M) Indiana    
(Same Township, enumerated July 6, 1860, by T. A. Baker)
(page 678)
658-656 Jones, Wilson   36  (M) Indiana  Druggist $1200/  $200 
    "    Eliza   37 (F) Pennsylvania    
    "    Ophelia   9 (F) Indiana    
    "    Charles   8 (M)    "    
    "    Mary   4 (F)    "    
    "    Walter   2 (M)    "    
  Sparks, Nancy  37 (F)    " Domestic  
(Barr Township; town of Black Oak Ridge; enumerated June 18, 1860 by James S. Morgan
(page 775)
(Note: Sparks families found on the 1850 census of Daviess County were published on Page 404 of the Quarterly, June, 1959, Vol. VII, NO. 2, Whole No. 26.)

Pages 4439-4452
Whole Number 169

PERSONS NAMED SPARKS FOUND ON THE 1860 CENSUS OF INDIANA
by Russell E. Bidlack


With the compilation that follows, we begin a major, long-term research and publication effort to record in The Sparks Quarterly the names and personal data of persons named Sparks who appeared on the 1860 census of the United States. As most of our members are aware, we have, over the past 42 years, published a record of Sparkses found on extant census records from 1790 through 1850. To do this for Sparkses listed on the 1860 census will be a formidable task--our nation's population totaled nearly 31+ million then. Only through the use of indexes prepared by others will this compilation be possible, of course.

For the 1860 census of Indiana, we are fortunate to have available an excellent index published a few years ago on microfiche by the Indiana Historical Society, called "The 1860 Indiana Census Project." Countless hours of dedicated effort by a number of talented researchers made this index possible. We doubt that an index of equal quality exists for the 1860 census of any other state at this time.

Using this index, your editor believes he has been able to locate on the microfilm of the original 1860 census of Indiana, preserved by the National Archives in Washington, D.C., every individual named Sparks recorded therein.

A brief history of census taking in the United States may be appropriate before describing the nature of the 1860 census. The first federal census was taken in 1790 in accordance with a provision in Article I, Section 2, of the Unites States Constitution. The purpose was to determine how membership in the House of Representatives should be divided among the states, based on the population of each. This remains today as the basic reason for the census being taken every ten years. The marshals of the U.S. judicial districts were assigned responsibility for taking not only the 1790 census, but those that followed until 1850, when responsibility was assigned to the Department of Interior. In 1790, the marshals were directed to visit every household in the original thirteen states, plus the districts of Kentucky, Maine, and Vermont, as well as the Southwest Territory (Tennessee). Marshals were to record the name of the head of each household, followed by an enumeration of the members of the household, including the head, under the following descriptions: (1) free white males of 10 years and upwards; (2) free white males under 16 years; (3) free white females of all ages; (4) all other free persons (by sex and color); and (5) slaves. While everyone living in each household was to be enumerated, only the name of the head was recorded. The completed census for the district was then to be posted at a public place for all inhabitants to examine if they chose.

As each federal census was taken after 1790 (at ten-year intervals), more detailed questions were asked, but it was not until 1850 that the name of anyone other than the head of each household was recorded. It must also be kept in mind that each enumeration represented a household, not a family; all persons living in the household were counted as members, including employees.

Besides recording the name of each member of each household, the census taker in 1850 and thereafter was directed to record, also, each person's sex, color, age, and his/her place of birth. The occupation for free males over the age of fifteen was to be recorded; the occupation of employed women was also to be given, although census takers were often unsure of whether the work of a wife or mother at home was an occupation. Real estate owners were required in 1850 to report the dollar value of that property.

Essentially the same questions were asked for the 1860 census as in 1850, except that in addition to the dollar value of real estate, the dollar value of one's personal property was also required.

In 1860, as in 1850, marriages within the year (between 1 Jun 1859, and June 1, 1860) were to be noted, and space was provided to note whether a child had attended school during the year past. It appears that this question was not always asked, however. Persons over twenty years of age who could not read or write any language were to be identified, as was anyone who was deaf and dumb, blind, insane, idiotic, a pauper, or a convict. The census taker in 1860, as in 1850, was directed to ask in each household whether a member had died during the previous year (between 1 Jun 1859, and 1 Jun 1860); if so, this information was to be recorded on a separate form.

The printed forms, called schedules, provided for taking the 1860 census, measured 12 1/2 X 17 1/2 inches; they were printed on two sides, with space for 40 entries on each side. (There was a separate schedule for slaves.) Each page contained blank spaces for the township or town to be filled in, as well as the name of the county, the nearest post office, and the date. Each sheet was to be signed by the census taker.

In order to distinguish families from households, the census taker in 1860 was to assign a number to each "Dwelling House, numbered in the order of visitation." He was also to assign a number to each separate family "in the order of visitation." Many census takers failed to make this distinction, however. Although a blank space was provided for each page number, as these schedules were assembled by state in the Department of the Interior, an overall numbering system was assigned, and it is this number that we give in the following record of Sparkses.

While the directions to census takers were fairly detailed, we know that the "Assistant Marshals," as they were called, differed in the degree of their exactitude in following those directions. The quality of their handwriting varied greatly, of course, as did the blackness of their ink. In most in stances, the census taker would copy the information he had obtained in each household after he returned to his home. There are known instances where a wife performed this task for her husband, and it was this final copy of the schedule that was sent to Washington. Each time a record is copied, of course, there is further opportunity for error.

In recording names of a household in 1860, the census taker was directed as follows: "The names are to be written, beginning with the father and mother; or if either, or both, be dead, begin with some other ostensible head of the family; to be followed, as far as practicable, with the name of the oldest child residing at home, then the next oldest, and so on to the youngest, then the other inmates, lodgers and boarders, laborers, domestics, and servants."

The data contained in the census of 1860 were to represent each household and/or family as it existed on 1 Jun 1860, regardless of the date on which a given schedule was completed. Any family member who had died after 1 Jun 1860, was to be included, but anyone who had died prior to 1 Jun 1860, was to be omitted. (Those who had died during the previous year, as noted above, were to be recorded on a separate mortality schedule.)  Census takers often erred in making this distinction among the recently deceased, as they did, also, in recording ages. The directions received by census takers indicated that ages should be calculated as of 1 Jun 1860. While we can assume that in most instances this was explained to whomever the census taker interviewed in each household, that individual was often unsure of the age of each child or employee. On some occasions, misinformation was given deliberately. (Mary Todd Lincoln's age on the 1860 census of Springfield, Illinois, appears as "35," but Mrs. Lincoln was actually 41 years old at the time. May we speculate that it was she who was interviewed by the Springfield census taker on July 14, 1860, rather than Honest Abe?)

Marshals and assistant marshals taking the 1860 census were not required to interview personally the head of each household. A wife at home the day the census taker came might provide the information, or even a mature child might be the one questioned. Finding no one at home, the census taker might even acquire his information from a neighbor, although this was not a common practice. We must, therefore, use census data as tentative until verified through other sources, including earlier or later census records.

The spelling of names on census records, especially unusual names, often reflects a census taker's use of his imagination. The name "Sparks" was common enough, however, that its spelling was usually written correctly, although the alternative "Spark" or "Sparkes" may or may not have been the choice of the family involved.

In copying the information found on the 1860 census for households headed by a person named Sparks, your editor has included all members, whether or not their name was Sparks. Likewise, where one or more persons named Sparks appear in households headed by someone of a different name, those entire households have been copied (except where a Sparks is listed in a hotel or institution). The "other names" in these households often provide clues for discovering family relationships. It was not until the 1880 census that a question regarding the relationship of each member to the head of that household was provided.

In order to make effective use of our space, data from the 1860 census is presented under each county in Indiana in the following sequence: Township or town, the local post office, followed by page number and the name of the census taker with the date. The line below these data begins with the number that the census taker assigned to the "dwelling house" and to the family. This is followed by the individual's name and his/her age and sex (M or F). Census takers in 1860 were directed to leave blank the space provided for color "in all cases where the person is white," but "where the person is black, insert the letter B; if mulatto, insert M." The entry for "Profession, Occupation, or Trade" follows, then the dollar value of real estate and that for "Personal Estate."This is followed by place of birth. Census takers were instructed here to give the state, territory, or country. They were permitted to abbreviate these place names, and we find a great variety of such abbreviations. Here we use the two-letter abbreviation for each state as established by the U .S. Post Office.

The answers to the questions regarding whether individuals had been married within the year, whether attended school within the year, whether able to read and write (if over the age of 20), and whether deaf and dumb, blind, etc., have been transcribed here in notes following each household where present.

(Note: Silestia and Clarrissa Sparks had attended school.)

Adams County, Indiana --1860 Census
Kirkland Township Post Office: Decatur
Page 39. Census taken by John M. McConnel on June 14, 1860
268-263
Last Name First name Age Sex Occupation Property values Born
Sparks Sabra 60 (F) Housekeeper $400 - 4100 SC
" Ransom 36 (M)     NC
" Mary 24 (F)     IN
(Note: Neither Sabra nor Ransom could read and write.)
Root Township Post Office: Decatur
Page 88. Census taken by John M. McConnel on July 5, 1860
618-612
Warner Sarah 37 (F) Housework $750 - $150 Pa
" Mary C. 14 (F)     IN
" George W. 13 (M)     IN
" John H. 8 (M)     IN
Sparks Jesse 6 (M)     IN
" Elizabeth A. 5 (F)     IN
(Note: The last four children had attended school.)
Bartholomew County, Indiana --1860 Census
Sand Creek Township Post Office: Elizabeth Town
Page 437. Census taken by S. W. Smith on August 21, 1860
1899-1910
Sparks Nathan B. 40 (m) Physician $500 - $800 OH 
" Harriet E. 36 (F)     IN
" Amos H. 19 (M)     IN
" Miltiedes M. 16 (M)     IN
" Laura B. 13 (F)     OH
" James W. 11 (M)     IN
" Missouri R. 9 (F)     IN
Osborn Sarah J. 17 (F)     IN
(Note: All six children had attended school.)
1900-1911
Sparks Reuben H. 37 (m) Meth E. Minister - $300 IN
" Rachel 23       IN
" Anna Belle 4 (F)     IN
" Horace B. 2 ()     IN
" Charles H. 20 (M) Shoemaker   IN
Vanwye John 61 (M) Farmer $400 - $400 PA
" Mary 55 (F)     NC
" Rachel 22 (F)     IN
" Francis [sic] L. 17 (F)     IN
" William O. 14 (M)     IN
" Ellen 7 (F)     IN
" Laura A. 5 (F)     IN
" Mary A. 3 (F)     IN
Sparks Frank 2 (M)     IN
(Note: Francis L., Wm. O., and Ellen Vanwye had attended school.)
1901-1912
Sparks Joseph C. 29 (M) Physician $150 IN
(Note: Joseph C. Sparks was the only person shown in his household.)
German Township Post Office: Taylorsville
Page 406. Census taken by S. W. Smith on August 11, 1860
1679-1690
Sparks Edwar [sic] 36 (M) Butcher $300 - $300 PA
" Catherine 26 (F)     PA
" Lewis F. 4 (M)     PA
" David W. 1 (M)     PA
Boone County, Indiana --1860 Census
Sugar Creek Township Post Office: Thorntown
Page 877. Census taken by Geo. E. Hanford on June 25, 1860
568-554
Sparks Benj. 40 (M) Tailor $400 - $100 OH
" Mary 40 (F)     KY
" Henry 18 (M) Day Laborer   IN
" Benjamin 15 (M)     IN
" Amos 12 (M)     IN
" Laura B. 8 (F)     IN
" Charly [sic] 7 (M)     IN
" Thomas 4 (M)     IN
" Alvin 1 (M)     IN
(Note: Henry, Benjamin, Amos, and Laura B. Sparks had attended school.)
Brown County, Indiana --1860 Census
Hamlin Township Post Office: Mt. Mariah & Cleona
Page 91. Census taken by James A. McKinny on July 12, 1860.
635-635
Sparks Edward 25 (M) Farmer $400 - $225 IN
" Mary A. 22 (F)     IN
Cass County, Indiana --1860 Census
Jefferson Township Post Office: Logansport
Page 823 (92). Census taken by A.
672-667
Sparks Lyman 28 (M) Carpenter - $100 NY
" Lavinia E. 19 (F)     OH
" Frances E. 1 (F)     IN
Clark County, Indiana --1860 Census
City of Jeffersonville Post Office: Jeffersonville
Page 329 & 330. Census taken by M. Van Howard on June 2, 1860
38-39
Clinkenbeard Joseph 54 (M) Carpenter - $100 TN
" Marenda 29 (F)     KY
" Mary 12 (F)     KY
" Virginia 10 (F)     KY
Sweet James 17 (M) Clerk   KY
Gourman Patrick 21 (M_ Cooper   MD
Sparks Benj. F. 34 (M) Laborer $300 - KY
Page 372. Census taken by M. Van Howard on June 19, 1860
Sparks Levi 44 (M) Merchant $6000 - $6500 MD
" Mary 33 (F)     VA
" Mary M. 13 (F)     IN
" Thomas 24 (M) Salesman   IN
" Nathen [sic] 22 (M) Salesman   IN
" Jane 15 (F)     IN
Wagener Mary 24 (F)     IL
Town of Utica Post Office: Utica
Page 526. Census taken by M. Van Howard on August 16, 1860
240-241
Sparks Samuel 36 (M) Laborer $100 KY
" Josephine 22 (F)     IN
" Chas. 6 (M)     IN
" Franklin 3 (M)     IN
 McGill Franklin 7 (F) [sic]     IN
Clay County, Indiana-- 1860 Census
Township of Washington Post Office: Bowling Green
Page 557. Census taken by Albertus L. Lansing on June 7, 1860
156-156
Sparks Merritt 51 (M) Master Blacksmith   NY
" Angelica 47 (F) Tailoriss [sic]  $500 -  NY
" Anna M. 19 (F) Seamstress   NY
" Amanda 16 (F) Seamstress   PA
  Merritt A. 10 (M)     PA
(Note: 10-year-old Merritt had attended school.)
Township of Jackson Post Office: Brazil
Page 794 (123). Census taken by David C. Studdard on July 17, 1860
897-889
Sparks Leonard 39 (m) Laborer - $300 IN
" Malinda 38 (F) Housekeeper   IN
" Francis M. 19 (M) Laborer   IN
" Nancy 16 (F) Domestic   IN
" Lyman C. 12 (M)     IN
" Mary E. 10 (F)     IN
" Lucinda J. 8 (F)     IN
" Sarah E. 5 (F)     IN
" Israel L. 1/12 (M)     IN
(Note: The four oldest children had attended school.)
Clinton County, Indiana --1860 Census
Township of Perry Post Office: Colfax
Page 86. Census taken by s. D. Armstrong on July 16, 1860
624-624
Sparks Allen 46 (M) Farmer $4300 - $900 PA
" Nancy 33 (F)     KY
" Elisha 16 (M)     IN
" Sarah A. 4 (F)     IN
  Thomas J. 8/12 (M)     IN
(Note: Nancy Sparks could not read or write; Elisha had attended school.)
Township of Perry Post Office: Colfax on July 16, 1860
Page 86. Census taken by J. D. Armstrong
625-625
Sparks Thomas  49 (M) Farmer $3200 - $660 PA
" James A. 22 (M) Farmer - $185 IN
" Elizabeth 19 (F)     IN
  Mary A. 17 (F)     IN
  Emaline  14 (F)     IN
  Margaret F. 11 (F)     IN
  Joseph 9 (M)     IN
(Note: The above household of Thomas Sparks immediately follows that of Allen Sparks given on the previous page. The four youngest children in the above household had attended school.)
Daviess County, Indiana --1860 Census
Township of Barr Post Office: Black Oak Ridge
Page 775. Census taken by Samuel Morgan on June 18, 1860
298-298
Sparkes James 35 (M) Farmer $4000 - $500  IN
299-299
McDoniel Abselum [sic] 22 (M) Farmer - $300 IN
Sparkes Darkis 32 (F)     IN
" William 11 (M)     IN
" Henary Louisa 8 (F)     IN
" Maryan 1/12 (F)     IN
Township of Washington Post Office: Washington
Page 646. Census taken by Thos. A. Baker on June 26, 1860.
408-406
Force Thos. 30 (M) Farmer $2000 - $1000 IN
" Rebecca 30 (F)     IN
" Mary 5 (F)     IN
" Gertrude 2 (F)     IN
" Lydia 9/12 (F)     IN
Sparks Calvin 22 (M)     IN
Note: Mary Force was shown as having attended school.
411-409
Storms Daniel J. 46 (M) Farmer $4500 - $1500 OH
" John J. 43 (M) Farmer $4500 - $1500 OH
" Eliza 40 (F)     OH
" Mary 16 (F)     OH
  Jonathan 14 (M)     IN
  Eva 10 (F)     IN
  Lida 4 (F)     IN
  Ella 2 (F)     IN
Sparks Sanford 28 (M) Farm Laborer  - $700 IN
(Note: Another researcher has copied the name "Storms" as "Jones." The children named Mary, Jonathan, and Eva in this family had attended school.)
Page 649. Census taken by Thos. A. Baker on June 26, 1860
428-426
Sparks John T. 28 (M) Farmer $800 - $300 IN
" Martha 23 (F)     IN
" Wiley 2 (M)     IN
" Daniel 1 (M)     IN
" Daniel 60 (M)     KY
Township of Washington, continued Post Office: Washington
Page 678. Census taken by Thos. A. Baker on July 6, 1860
658-656
Jones Wilson 36 (m) Druggist $1200 - $2000 IN
" Eliza 37 (F)     PA
" Ophelia 9 (F)     IN
" Charles 8 (M)     IN
" Mary 4 (F)     IN
" Walton 2 (M)     IN
Sparks Nancy 37 (F) Domestic   IN
Note: Ophelia and Charles Jones were shown as having attended school.)
Dearborn County,Indiana -- 1860 Census
Township of Sparta (No post office recorded; probably also Sparta.)
Page 189. Census taken by James D. English on June 26, 1860
236-236
Sparks Hamlett 64 (M) Farmer $300 - $100 VA
" E.Y. 63 (F)     VA
" N.G. 22 (M)     IN
  C.B. 20 (M)     IN
  Wm. 17 (M)     IN
  L. 29 (F)     IN
  Americk 26 (F)     IN
(Note: On the 1850 census of Dearborn County [see the Quarterly of March 1985, Whole No. 129, page 2725] Hamlett's wife's name appears as Elizabeth T.; the son named here as N . G. was given as Novel, i.e., Norval In 1850; the son named as C.B. was given as Charles B.; the daughter shown as L. Sparks was Liberty; and the daughter called "Americk" was shown as America.)
Township of Center, City of Aurora Post Office: Aurora
Page 457. Census taken by Marcus Levy on -- June 1860
492-530
Sparks Elijah 46 (M) Laborer $1500 - $300 KY
" Elizabeth 40 (F)     KY
Township of Hogan Post Office: Wilmington
Page 505 (115). Census taken by Marcus Levy on 1 Aug 1860
822-874
Kerr Elias 33 (M) Farmer  - $300 IN
" Jane A. 39 (F)     IN
" Jeremiah S. 6 (M)     IN
" Daniel F. 5 (M)     IN
" Elias S. 3 (M)     IN
" Clarisa S. 2 (F)     IN
Sparks Jesse 78 (M)     MD
(Note: Jeremiah S. Kerr had attended school.)
City of Lawrenceburg Post Office: Lawrenceburg
Page 6. Census taken by Jacob P. Dunn on June 5, 1860
33-36
Sparks Norval 59 (M) Grocer - $600 KY
" Margaret 33 (F)     IN
" David E. 31 (M) Merchant $2000 - $2000 IN
" Ann 24 (F)     IN
" John 20 (M) Grocery Clk.   IN
Depri [Depew] John 15 (M) Merchts. Clk   OH
Page 9. Census taken by Jacob p. Dunn on June 6, 1860
59-62
Hawkins Wm. 30 (M) Blacksmith - $100 PA
" Rachel 27 (F)     PA
" Eben. [?] J. 4 (M)     IN
Sparks Wm. 11 (M)     IN
Mattocks Eli 32 (M) Bag Master I & C -$1000 PA
" Elizabeth 24 (F)     PA
(Note: William Sparks had attended school.
Occupation of Eli Mattocks probably intended for Barge Master.)
Decatur County, Indiana --1860 Census
Township of Washington Post Office: Greensburg
Page 772 (139). Census taken by Wm. M. English on August 3, 1860
1046-1046
Sparks Amos 49 (M) Huckster  - $400 OH
" Mary 45 (F)     PA
" Allen W. 12 (M)     IN
  Margaret 10 (F)     IN
  Amos 8 (M)     IN
  Martha 5 (F)     IN
  Jerome 3 (M)     IN
(Note: The four oldest children had attended school.)
Elkhart County, Indiana --1860 Census
Township of Clinton Post Office: Goshen
Page 298 (128). Census taken by C. S. Hascall on July 27, 1860
873-873
Sparks Isaac 59 (M) Farmer $2000 - $328 OH
" Eleanor 54 (F) Housekeeper   PA
" Mary B. 20 (F) Housework   IN
" Isaac 18 (M) Laborer   IN
" George 15 (M)     IN
" Sarah 13 (F)     IN
" Ruth 10 (F)     IN
Nelson Margaret E. 12 (F)     IN
Sevarz [Swartz] Joseph 24 (M) Laborer   OH
(Note: Isaac, George, Sarah R., and Ruth Sparks had attended school,
as had also Margaret E. Nelson.)
Page 359 (187). Census taken by C. S. Hascall on August 2, 1860
1255-1255
  Simon 40 (M) Laborer   PA
" Catherine 35 (F)     OH
" Caroline 13 (F)     IN
" Simon 1 (M)     IN
Sparks Joseph 29 (M) Laborer   IN
Jacobs Samuel  29 (M) Blacksmith $6000 - $200 IN
" Catherine 60 (F)     PA
" Edwin 6 (M)     IN
" George 37 (M) Laborer   IN
Fayette County, Indiana-- 1860 Census
Township of Jackson Post Office: Everton
Page 588. Census taken by William Kerr on June 7, 1860
133-133
Sparks, Elizabeth 54 (F)    - $1050 NJ
" James 21 (M) Farmer  - $150 IN
Rously, Ann 27 (F) Teacher C. S.   IN
Township of Connersville Post Office: Connersville
Page 627. Census taken by William Kerr on June 22, 1860
424-421
Sparks Wm.  47 (M) Farmer $23,640 - $2,314 IN
" Elizabeth 46 (F)     IN
" Mary Ann 25 (F)     IN
  John E. 24 (M) Farmer   IN
  William L. 22 (M) Farmer   IN
  Catherine 20 (F)     IN
  Sarah E. 18 (F)     IN
  Milton P. 16 (M)     IN
  Emaline L. 14 (F)     IN
  Hirum L. 12 (M)     IN
  Pheba 8 (F)     IN
  Martha E. 6 (F)     IN
  Stephen 4 (M)     IN
Childers Hiram 1 (M)     IN
(Note: All Sparks children from William L. through Martha B. had attended school.)
425-422
Sparks Hirum 39 (M) Farmer $9,750 - $3,905 IN
" Elizabeth 37 (F)     IN
" Francis M. 17 (M) Farm Laborer   IN
" Albert 12 (M)     IN
" Wm. 88 (M)    - $1,500 SC
(Note: Francis M. and Albert had attended school.)
Floyd County, Indiana --1860 Census
City of New Albany, 1st Ward, Post Office: New Albany
Page 171. Census taken by W. W. Bradley on July 3, 1860
1220-1220
Sparks Preston 33 (M) Farmer   TN
" Mary 32 (F)     TN
" John 10 (M)     TN
" Henry 9 (M)     TN
" George 6 (M)     KY
" William 5 (M)     TN
" Sylvester 2 (M)     TN
City of New Albany, 6th Ward Post Office: New Albany
Page 418 (102) Census taken by Samuel H. Owen on June 25, 1860
773-792
Sparks Richard 27 (M) Brick Mason - $300 KY
" Ellen 24 (F)     IN
Page 428 (112). Census taken by Samuel H. Owen on June 27, 1860
787-806
Armstrong David 49 (M) Teamster $2000 - $1000 KY
" Jane 54 (F) Seamstress   VA
Sadler Joshua 14 (M)     IN
Sparks John 49 (M)      
" May [Mary ?] E. 21 [or 29] (F)      
" Thomas J. 9 (M)      
" William 8 (M)      
(Note: The two Sparks children had attended school.)
Franklin County, Indiana --1860 Census
Township of White Water Post Office: New Trenton
Page 141. Census taken by E. Barber on July 16, 1860
973-954
Kennedy Jas. E. 31 (M) Farmer - $650 IN
" Sarah 29 (F)     IN
" Wilber 11/12 (M)     IN
Sparks Amy 29 (F)     IN
Whipple Joseph 12 (M)     IN
(Note: Joseph Whipple had attended school.)
Township of White Water Post Office: Drewesburgh
Page 151. Census taken by E. Barber on July 16, 1860
1049-1027
Sparks John 52 (M) Farmer $5,500 - $2,500 MD
" Almira 51 (F)     OH
Thompson Abram 18 (M) Farm Hand   IN
Township of White Water Post Office: New Trenton
Pages 157 & 158. Census taken by E. Barber on July 18, 1860
1093-1071
Sparks Wright 76 (M) Farmer $9,600 - $1,100 MD
" Ann 73 (F)     MD
" Isabel 42 (F)     MD
1094-1072
Sparks Samuel 30 (M) Farmer  - $800 IN
" Martha Ann 30 (F)     IN
" Silestia 9 (F)     IN
" Clarrissa 5 (F)     IN
Lackheart James 30 (M) School Teacher   PA
Township of Laurel: Post Office: Laurel
Page 506 (170). Census taken by Alfred Slater on August 23, 1860
1261-1156

Sparks Hugh 54 (M) Farmer $1,000 - $400 KY
" Rebecca 49 (F)     KY
" Samuel T. J. 11 (M)     IN
Fulton County, Indiana-- 1860 Census
Township or Liberty Post Office: Fulton
Page 566 (57). Census taken by B. N. Banks on June 26, 1860
374-374
Sparks Jeremiah B. 26 (M) Farmer $1,500 - $300 IN
" Margaret J. 26 (F)     OH
" Prarie Birds 5/12 (M)     IN
Page 567. Census taken by Em N. Banks on June 26, 1860
379-379
Sparks Jesse 53 (M) Farmer $2,000 - $300 OH
" Jemima 53 (F)     NY
" Stephen 23 (M)     IN
" Philora 8 (F)     IN
(Note: Stephen Sparks had attended school.)
380-381
Sparks Theodore 29 (M) Farmer - $300 IN
" Christina 26 (F)     OH
" Jesse 9 (M)     IN
" Philora J. 7 (F)     IN
" William H. 3 (M)     IN
(Note: Jesse and Philora J. Sparks had attended school.)
Greene County, Indiana-- 1860 Census
Township of Center: Post Office: Jonesburgh
Page 676. Census taken by John D. Killian on June 29, 1860
627-627
Sparks Hardy 63 (M) Farmer $1,600 - $600 NC
" Martha 50 (F)     NC
" Martha 19 (F) Serving   IN
" Merit 17 (M) Farm Laborer   IN
" Nancy J. 11 (F)     IN
" Hardy 7 (F) [sic]     IN
(Note: The parents in this family, Hardy and Martha, could not read and write; Merit Sparks had attended school.)
628-628 Census taken by John D. Killian on July 3, 1860
Sparks Alfred 23 (M) Farmer $800 - $200 IN
" Sarah 25 (F)     IN
" Mary E. 8/12 (F)     IN
(Note: Alfred and Sarah Sparks could not read and write.)
Page 690.
737-737
Sparks Calvin  50 (M) Farmer $1,000 - $400 OH
" Rebecca 46 (F)     OH
" Sarah C. 16 (F) Serving   IN
" James L. 13 (M)     IN
" Joseph T. 9 (M)     IN
" Alonzo 6 (M)     IN
(Note: Rebecca Sparks could not read and write; Sarah C., James L. and Joseph T. Sparks had attended school.)
Page 693. Census taken by John D. Killian on July 4, 1860
760-760
Sparks Calvin 32 (M) [Blank    
" Mahala 32 (F)      
" Matilda J. 13 (F)      
" William R. 11 (M)      
" Dianna 9 (F)      
" Susanna 7 (F)      
" Maria E. 3/12 (F)      
(Note: The parents in this family, Calvin and Mahala Sparks could not read and write; the four oldest children had attended school.)
Page 695. Census taken by John D. Killian on July 6, 1860
773-773
Sparks Jerome 24 (M) Farmer $400 - $200 OH
" Melissey 24 (F)     IN
" Martha E. 5 (F)     IN
" Deletinia [?] 3 (F)     IN
" John D. 1 (M)     IN
(Note: Jerome and Melissey were shown as unable to read and write.)
Page 698. Census taken by John D. Killian on July 6, 1860
789-789
Sparks James A. 22 (M) Farmer $800- OH
" Nancy A. 21 (F)     IN
" Mary M. 3 (F)     IN
" Joseph H. 1 (M)     IN
(Note: Nancy A. Sparks was shown as unable to read and write.)
Township of Richland Post Office: Bloomfield
Page 724. Census taken by John D. Killian on July 17, 1860
952-952
Sparks David W. 46 (M) Farmer $3,500 - $700 OH
" Nancy 44 (F)     VA
" Joseph S. 19 (M) Farm Laborer   IN
" Malissa 12 (F)     IN
Page 727. Census taken by John D. Killian on July 18, 1860
972-972
Sparks Andrew   (M) Farmer $700 - $100 OH
" Elizabeth   (F)     IN
" Nancy J.   (F)     IN
973-973
Sparks Andrew S.  69 (M) Farming $1,000 - $450 NJ
" Jane 65 (F)     PA
" Mary E. 27 (F) Serving   OH
Dobbins David M. 13 (M)     IN
Page 735. Census taken by John D. Killian on July 21, 1860
1025-1025
Sparks Charles 29 (M) Farmer  - $200 OH
" Ann 33 (F)     IN
" Eli 10 (M)     IN
" Mary 10 (F)     IN
" James 8 (M)     IN
" Rebecca A. 5 (F)     IN
" Eliza J. 3 (F)     IN
" John 8/12 (M)     IN
(Note: Charles and Ann Sparks were shown as unable to read and write.)
Hamilton County, Indiana -- 1860 Census
Township of White River Post Office: Cicero
Page 85. Census taken by George Kreng on June 26, 1860
600-600
Sparks James 39 (M) Farmer $2,000 - $747 NC
" Rebecca 39 (F)     OH
Baily Margaret 11 (F)     IN
(Note: Rebecca Sparkes was shown as unable to read and write.)
Township of Noblesville Post Office: Noblesville
Page 229. Census taken by Wm. T. Messick on 1 Jun 1860
30-30
Ferguson Archille 44 (M) Sheriff $4,000 - $500 KY
" A. V. [?] 34 (F)     OH
Stark George 18 (M) Laborer   OH
" Mary K. 15 (F)     OH
Doll Caroline 15 (F)     OH
" Sallie 14 (F)     IN
Sparks Frederick 14 (M)     IN
Kane Thomas J. 28 (M) Lawyer - $100 OH
Sawyer Peter C. 38 (M) Express Agent $1,700 - @100 NJ
(Note: George and Mary K. Stark, as well as Caroline Doll, had attended school.)
Page 4529-4541
Whole Number 171
PERSONS NAMED SPARKS FOUND ON THE 1860 CENSUS OF INDIANA
by Russell E. Bidlack
[Compiler's Note: A transcription of data from the 1860 census of Indiana pertaining to all persons named Sparks was begun in the Quarterly of March 1995, No. 169, page 4439. Households headed by persons with names other than Sparks, but which included one or more Sparkses, have also been included . The following Indiana counties in which one or more Sparkses were found were included in the March 1995 issue: Adams, Bartholomew, Boone, Brown, Cass, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Daviess, Dearborn, Decatur, Elkhart, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, and Hamilton. In the June 1995 issue, No. 170, we included the following counties : Hancock, Harrison, Hendricks, Henry, Howard, Huntington, Jackson, Jasper, Johnson, Lagrange, Lawrence, Madison, Marion, Marshall , Martin , Miami, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Ohio, Orange, Parke, Perry, and Putnam. We now continue this transcription . Note that the first number before the name of the head of each household is that which the census taker assigned to dwellings in sequence; the second number is that of the family . These numbers differ from the point that two families occupied a single dwelling. Following each name is his/her age as reported to the census taker by whomever he interviewed in that particular dwelling, with an indication whether male or female . Next is the occupation, usually limited to males considered to be of legal age; then the value of that individual's real estate, if any, followed by a hyphen. Preceded by the hyphen is the value of his/her personal property, if any. The place of birth is the final item.]
Ripley County, Indiana -- 1860 Census
Adams Township. Post Office: Hermann
Page 205. Census taken June 21, 1860, by C. A. Korbly.
450-439
Sparke Frederick 48 (M) Farmer $900- Bavaria
  " Catherine 42 (F)     Bavaria
  " Frederick 16 (M)     OH
  " Philapoena 13 (F)     OH
  " Louisa 11 (F)     OH
  " Phillip [sic] 6 (M)     OH
  " Catherine 5 (F)     IN
  " Henry 3 (M)     IN
(Note: In all probability, Frederick Sparke, the head of this household, did not have the surname "Sparke" when he came to the United States from Bavaria; perhaps he adopted the name because his German name was difficult for his English- speaking neighbors to pronounce , or because it had a pronunciation similar to "Sparke".  An immigration official may even have assigned the name to him. Philopoena, Louisa, and Phillipp had attended school within the year.)
Rush County, Indiana -- 1860 Census
Richland Township . Post Office : Richland
Page 783. Census taken June 16, 1860, by Thos. B. Robinson.
273-275
Sparks James 33 (M) Farmer -$100 IN
  " Mahetable 30 (F)     IN
  " John W. 12 (M)     IN
  " William F. 10 (M)     IN
  " Edward 8 (M)     IN
  " Margaret 6 (F)     IN
  "  Amanda 4 (F)     IN
  "  James 3 (M)     IN
  " Charles 50 (M) Farm Hand   IN
(Note: John W. , Wm F. , Edward, and Margaret attended school within the year.

Charles Williams shown as unable to read and write.)
St. Joseph County , Indiana -- 1860 Census
Center Township . Post Office : South Bend
Page 73. Census taken June 22, 1860, by John Gallagher.
501-501
Sparks Robt. 34 (M) Farmer -$1200 OH
  " Martha 24 (F)     OH
  " Josiah 13 (M)     OH
  " Mary 9 (F)     OH
  " Susan 7 (F)     OH
  " Martha 5 (F)     OH
  Ematien [sic] 3 (M)     OH
  Mathew 2/12 (M)     IN
(Note: Josiah , Mary , Susan , and Martha attended school within the year.)
Town of South Bend. Post Office: South Bend
Page 324. Census taken June 11, 1860, by Elmer Ross.
217-205
Whitman William 30 (M) Teamster -$300 NY
  " Mary A. 28 (F)     Ireland
  " Mary H. 6 (F)     NY
  " Margaret A. 5 (F)     NY
  " John F. 3 (K)     NY
  " Louisa M. 1 (F)     NY
Sparks Clarrica [sic] 66 (F)     NY
Scott County, Indiana -- 1860 Census
Lexington Township . Post Office : Lexington
Page 959. Census taken June 21, 1860, by James E. Fouts.
347-338
Rawlings Aaron 50 (M) Farmer $2200 - $700 KY
  " Sara J. 38 (F)     IN
  " Eliza A. 18 (F)     IN
  " Nathan H.  15 (M)     IN
  " Emily J. 12 (F)     IN
  " Martha E. 10 (F)     IN
  " William J. 6 (M)     IN
  " Thomas E. 1 (M)     IN
Sparks Sarah 68 (F)     VA
Rawlings Lusella 81 (F)     VA
(Note: Nathan H. , Emily J. , Martha E.and Thomas E. Rawlings attended school within the year.)
Vienna Township . Post Office : Vienna
Page 1012. Census taken July 14, 1860, by James E. Fouts.
745-721
Applegate George J. 34 (M) Farmer $2000 - $720 IN
  " Martha J. 33 (F) Housework   IN
  " Sarah 10 (F)     IN
  " Rachel 9 (F)     IN
  " Thomas 7 (M)     IN
  " Andrew 5 (M)     IN
  " John 3 (M)     IN
  " George 1 (M)     IN
Sparks Rachel 69 (F)     VA
(Note: Sarah, Rachel, and Thomas Applegate attended school within year. Rachel Sparks shown as unable to read and write.)
Township of Jennings. Post Office : New Frankfort
Page 1062. Census taken August 4, 1860, by James E. Fouts
1115-1081
Sparks William R. 27 (M) Cooper - $75 IN
  " Elizabeth 26 (F)     IN
  " Melvina 6 (F)     IN
  " Henry 5 (M)     IN
  " William 3 (M)     IN
  " James 4/12 (M)     IN
  " Catherine 73 (F)     NC
(Note: William R. and Elizabeth Sparks, as well as Catharine Taylor, shown as unable to read and write.)
Shelby County, Indiana -- 1860 Census
2nd Ward in Shelbyville . Post Office : Shelbyville
Page 811. Census taken June 7, 1860, by wm Mortimer.
131-134
Sparks Noah 53 (M) Cooperer - $75 OH
  " Nancy 29 (F) Tailoress   OH
  " Lafayette 23 (M) Cooper   OH
  " Theodore 19 (M) Cooper   IN
  " Mary 16 (F)     IN
  " Herchell 14 (M)     IN
  " Laura B. 11 (F)     IN
  " James 8 (M)     IN
  " Amanda 3 (F)     IN
(Note: Laura B. and James Sparks attended school within the year.)
Switzerland County, Indiana -- 1860 Census
Cotton Township . Post Office : Allensville
Page 131. Census taken August 25, 1860, by John S. Green.
978-957
Sparks J. B. 50 (M) Clergyman - $800 OH
  " Eliza 50 (F)     IN
  " H. B. 18 (M)     IN
  " Mary E. 20 (F)     IN
  " William 16 (M)     IN
  " John S. 14 (M)     IN
  " Martha A. 9 (F)     IN
(Note: The four oldest Sparks children, not including Martha, were shown as attending school within the year.)
Posey Township. Post Office: Patriot
Page 10. Census taken June 13, 1860, by J. S. Green.
72-70
Sparks Wm. 58 (M) Basket Maker - $150 OH
  " Terrissa 37 (F)     VA
Cole Nancy J. 18 (F)     IN
Sparks T. J. 16 (M)     KY
  " W. J. 14 (M)     KY
  " Danl 11 (M)     KY
  " Terrissa 8 (F)     KY
  " John M.  6 (M)     IN
  " Elizabeth A. 4 (F)     KY
(Note Wm Sparks shown as unable to read and write.)
Tippecanoe County, Indiana -- 1860 Census
City of Lafayette. Post Office: Lafayette
Page 732. Census taken June 2, 1860, by John Tilly.
53-59
Sparks Francis 27 (M) Laborer - $150 OH
  " Mary 20 (F)     IN
  " Wm. 1/12 (M)     IN
Lamb Elisabeth [sic] 45 (F)     OH
  " Jas. 50 (M) Laborer   NY
  " Jas. 15 (M) Laborer   IN
(Note: Jas. Lamb, age 50, shown as unable to read and write; Jas. Lamb, age 15, shown as attending school within the year.)
City of Lafayette; Post Office : Lafayette
Page 736. Census taken June 4, 1860, by John Tilly
77-84
Sparks James 25 (M) Farmer - $50 OH
  " Sarah 28 (F)     OH
Tayton [sic] Rebecka 51 (F)     OH
(Note Following household on the same page , but continuing on page 737.)
85-92
Sparks William 61 (M) Brick Mason $1300 - $200 PA
  " Catherine 52 (F)     PA
  " Peter 22 (M)     IN
  " Catherine 16 (F)     IN
Sparks Israel 14 (M)     IN
  " Ellen 12 (F)     IN
  " Thos. 7 (M)     IN
  " Benjamin 13 (M)     IN
  " Francis 28 (M) Brick Maker - $25 OH
  " Mary 20 (F)     IN
  " William 1/12 (M)     IN
(Note: The household headed by Francis Sparks appearing on page 4532, 2nd from bottom of page, comprised of Francis, himself, with Mary Sparks (doubtless his wife) and the one-month-old wm Sparks, (and with three members of a Lamb family), appears to have been repeated (but not the Lambs) in the household of William Sparks, beginning at the bottom of page 4532. While the age of Francis Sparks appears as 27 when he was first shown and 28 in the second instance , ages were frequently estimated by whomever the census taker interviewed . It seems likely that Francis was a son of William and Catharine Sparks who still considered him to be a member of their household when reporting to the census taker. In the second listing of Mary , she was shown as unable to read and write.)
City of Lafayette. Post Office: Lafayette
Page 791. Census taken June 9, 1860, by
557-511
Snider Joseph 40 (M) Boarding house $150 - $100 Saxweimar 
  " Margaret 24 (F)     Belgium
  " George 6 (M)     IN
  " Louisa 5 (F)     IN
  " John 2 (M)     IN
  " William 2/12 (M)     IN
Shellinger George 23 (M) Laborer   Unknown
  " Rachell 22 (F)     MI
Sparks B. S. 41 (M) Tailor   OH
  "  Julia 30 (F)     OH
  " Sonora 5/12 (F)     IN
Kirshner Andrew 24 (M) Carpenter   Wertenburg
Strosser Frank 23 (M) Laborer   Switzerland
Myer Michael 35 (M) Stone Cutter   Switzerland
City of Lafayette. Post Office: Lafayette
Page 796. Census taken June 10, 1860 by John Tilly
599-552
Ward Sarah 53 (M) Widow $1000 - England
Sparks Warren 20 (F) Painter   OH
  " Sarah J. 19 (F)     IN
Sprague Rachael 32 (F)     Unknown
City of Lafayette. Post Office: Lafayette
Page 923. CensuB taken June 26, 1860, by John Tilly.
1473-1502
Hollam William 41 (M) Carpenter $1500 - $100 VA
  " Emily 52 (F)     NY
  " Vans [?] 6 (M)     VA
  " Emily J. 4 (F)     VA
Carney Catherine 16 (F) Domestic   Ireland
Sparks Orange 21 (M) Printer   OH
Charter Orange 40 (M) Carpenter   NY
(Note: Vans [?] Hollam was shown as attending school within the year.)
Tipton County, Indiana-- 1860 Census
Cicero Township Post Office: Tipton
Page 45. Census taken June 11, 1860, by N. J. Jackson.
334-333
Sparks James 63 (M) Farmer $600 - $150 KY
  " Elizabeth 56 (F)     KY
  " Thomas 33 (M) Day Laborer   KY
  " Clarisa 31 (F)     KY
  " James 19 (M) Day Laborer   IN
  " Ellen 13 (F)     IN
  " Amanda 3 (F)     IN
(Note: James and Ellen Sparks shown as attending school within the year.)
Vanderburgh County, Indiana -- 1860 Census
Pigeon Township , City of Evansville . Post Office : Evansville
Page 503. Census taken August 20, 1860, by John H. Bafendeck.
808-817
Spark C. A. 38 (M) Upholster [sic] $2000 - $2000 Prussia
  " Emilie 24 (F)     Bevaria
  " Luia [sic] 4 (M)     IN
  " C. A. H. 2 (M)     IN
809-818
Spark Heinrich 36 (M) Upholster [sic] - $75 Prussia
  " Louisa 28 (F)     Prussia
  " Wilhelmine 3 (F)     Prussia
(Note: In all probability, C. A. Spark and Heinrich Spark, heads of the above households , did not have the surname "Spark" when they came to the United States from Prussia; perhaps they adopted the name because their Prussian name was difficult for their English-speaking neighbors to pronounce, or because it had a pronunciation similar to "Spark".  An immigration official may even have assigned the name to them.  From the birth places of their children, it appears that Heinrich Spark followed C. A. Spark to America and adopted the name C. A. Spark was using.)
Vermillion County, Indiana-- 1860 Census
Clinton Township. Post Office: Clinton
Page 210. Census taken July 24, 1860, by James M. Hood.
775-78-
Sparks Joseph 36 (M) Farmer - $200 MD
  " Phebe 31 (F)     KY
  " Martha 10 (F)     IN
  " Susan A. 8 (F)     IN
  " James 5 (M)     IN
  " William 2 (M)     IN
  " Charles B. 8/12 (M)     IN
(Note: Martha , Susan A . , and James Sparks shown as attending school within the year.)
Clinton Township . Post Office : Furnace
Page 231. Census taken July 31, 1860, by James M. Hood.
926-933
Sicknaiger William 36 (M) Carpenter - $200 Germany
Sparks Margaret 23 (F)     Germany
  " Irssey [sic] 3 (F)     OH
  " Mary 1 (F)     OH
Note : Margaret Sparks was probably a widow; having been born in Germany , her maiden name was surely not Sparks.)
Highland Township . Post Office : Perrysville
Page 77. Census taken July 7, 1860, by A. J. Adams.
174-181
Sparks Daniel 55 (M) Farmer $4000 - $1600 MD
  " Mary A. 42 (F) Keeping house   OH
  " Enoch G. 15 (M)     IN
  " Joseph F. 13 (M)     IN
  " Warner 11 (M)     IN
  " Edith 8 (F)     IN
  " Anna 2 (F)     IN
(Note: The four oldest Sparks children shown as attending school within the year.)
Highland Township. Post Office: Perrysville
Page 79. Census taken July 10, 1860, by A. J. Adams.
184-192
Jacobs Nathan 39 (M) Farmer - $300 OH
  " Mary 33 (F)     OH
  " Daniel 11 (M)     IN
  " John C. 9 (M)     IN
  " Rachel 7 (F)     IN
  " Maria 4 (F)     IN
  " Eliza J. 1 (F)     IN
Sparks William 26 (M) Farmer - $15 IN
187-195
Lacey James M. 45 (M) Farmer $1500 - $800 NY
  " Ann M. 39 (F)     NY
  " Elisha A. 18 (M)     NY
Sparks Samuel 24 (M)     IN
(Note: The census taker added "Idiotic" following the name of Samuel Sparks; he was also shown as unable to read and write.)
Vigo County, Indiana -- 1860 Census
Linton Township . Post Office : Prairieton
Page 407. Census taken July 5, 1860, by S. W. Rigney.
572-559
Sparks Presley 41 (M) Farmer $1900 - $800 KY
  " Milly 35 (F)     IN
  " Scott 12 (M)     IN
  " Taylor 12 (M)     IN
  " Christopher 2 (M)     IN
  " Milly 4/12 (F)     IN
Mobly Almira 9 (F)     IN
  " Isabell 7 (F)     IN
Sparks Elizabeth 38 (F)     KY
(Note: Milly Sparks, 35, and Elizabeth Sparks were shown as unable to read and write.)
Page 419. Census taken July 10, 1860, by S. W. Rigney
657-631
Sparks R. M. 24 (M) Farmer $600 - $250 IN
  " Sarah 23 (F)     IN
  " Roselinda 3 (F)     IN
  " Cyras [sic] 1 (M)     IN
Page 421. Census taken July 10, 1860, by S. W. Rigney.
669-641
Sparks Hiram 53 (M) Farmer $3000 - $900 KY
  " .Leura 50 (F)     KY
  " Naten [Vaton] 22 (M) Farmer   IN
  " Peter 20 (M) Farm Laborer   IN
  " Hilda 17 (F)     IN
  " Ira 15 (M)     IN
  " Leticia 12 (F)     IN
  " Darthula 10 (F)     IN
  " Silas 7 (M)     IN
(Note: The four youngest Sparks children shown as attending school within the year.)
Page 423. Census taken July 15, 1960, by S. W. Rigney.
656-658
Sparks C. B. 38 (M) Shoemaker - $200 IN
  " Meldaneta 25 (F)     IN
  " William 10 (M)     IN
  " Leaura [sic] 6 (F)     IN
(Note: William and Leaura A. Sparks shown as attending school wfthin the year.)
657-659
Sparks Emily 43 (M)   $3000 - $1000 KY
  " William 20 (F)     KY
  " Thomas 17 (M)     IN
  " Sarah 15 (F)     IN
  " Caroline 12 (F)     IN
(Note: Thomas and Sarah Sparks shown as attending school within the year.)
Linton Township. Post Office: Pimento
Page 433. Census taken July 13, 1860, by S. W. Rigney.
751-719
Sparks Darwin 24 (M) Farmer - $600 IN
  " Louisa 24 (F)     IN
Lost Creek Township. Post Office: Terre Haute
Page 780. Census taken August 22, 1860, by J. G. Sasson.
915-843
Sparks Geo. W 39 (M) Farmer - $300 KY
  " Sallie 34 (F)     IN
  " John E. 16 (M)     In
  " Letitia [sic] 14 (F)     IN
  " Catherine 11 (F)     IN
  " Barbara E. 8 (F)     IN
  "  Hardin 5 (M)     IN
  " Wm. 3 (M)     IN
  " Louisa 8/12 (F)     IN
Otter Creek Township. Post Office: Terre Haute
Page 631. Census taken August 14, 1860, by A. M. Pettengill.
1169-1169
Keenan John 58 (M) Farmer $800 - $200 Ireland
Ward Susan 22 (F)     OH
  " James 8/12 (M)     IL
Sparks Adison 25 (M) Farm Laborer   IN
Patten Charlotte 7 (F)     OH
  " Matilda 5 (F)     OH
(Note: Charlotte Patten shown as attending school within the year.)
Pearson Township . Post Office : Riley
Page 469. Census taken July 26, 1860, by S. W. Rigney
994-959
Sparks Joseph 37 (M) Farmer $500 - $200 KY
  " Sarah 32 (F)     KY
  " Martha 11 (F)     KY
  " William 8 (M)     IN
  " James 6 (M)     IN
  " Mary 4 (F)     IN
(Note: The three oldest children shown as attending school within the year.)
995-960
Sparks Asa 47 (M) Farmer $500 - $350 KY
  " Lucy 35 (F)     KY
  " James 18 (M) Farm Laborer   KY
  " John 15 (M)     KY
  " Viniard [sic] 11 (M)     KY
  " Amanda 58 (F)     IN
  " Newton 3 (M)     IN
  " Margaret 6/12 (F)     IN
Riley Township. Post Office: Riley
Page 803. Census taken Sep 10, 1860, by J. G. Wassen.
1081-1001
Sparks Albert W. 29 (M) Farmer - $600 [?]
  " Letitia A. 29 (F)   $1000 - KY
Miles Catherine 11 (F)     IN
  " Edw. 10 (M)     IN
Sparks Mary A. 6 (F)     IN
  " Laura V. 5 (F)     IN
  " Hiram W. 2 (M)     IN
  " Otis O. 4/12 (M)     IN
(Note: Place of birth of Albert W. Sparks shown as "KY" but crossed out.)
Riley Township. Post Office: Riley
Page 836. Census taken Sep 25, 1860, by John G. Wasson.
1311-1230
Sparks William 44 (M) Farmer $1080 - $250 KY
  " Eveline 52 (F)     KY
  " Letitia 21 (F)     KY
Town of Terre Haute, 2nd Ward. Post Office: Terre Haute
Page 703. Census taken July 16, 1860, by J. S. Wasson
311-309
Sparks Saml. K.  74 (M) Preacher $10,000 - $500 KY
  " Cath [sic] 72 (F)     KY
Carr Elizabeth 25 (F)     IN
Page 710
374-368
Brokaw George 34 (M) Merchant   IN
  " Lizzie B. 27 (F)     IN
  " Frank C. 4 (M)     IN
Craft Mrs. E. B. 45 (F)     OH
  " Wm. S. 21 (M) Clerk   IN
  " Fannie A. 23 (F)     IN
  " Lucia 30 (F)     IN
Griswold W. A. 37 (M) Hardware   NY
  " Elizabeth 33 (F)     NY
Brunswick Mary 23 (F) [Color] Black   IN
Sparks Mary 19 (F)     OH
Town of Terre Haute, 3rd Ward. Post Office: Terre Haute
Page 730. Census taken July 23, 1860, by J. G. Wasson
488-470
Pence Allen 40 (M) Physician   OH
  " Louisa 25 (F)     Bavaria
Sparks V. M. 22 (M) Clerk   IN
Colter Sarah 39 (F)     CT
Carr Maggie 25 (F) Domestic   Ireland
Henry Frank 35 (M) Saloon [?]   Ireland
  " Ellen 25 (F)     Ireland
  " Frank, Jr. 9 (M)     OH
  " Mary A., Jr. 9 (F)     OH
  " Kate 4 (F)     OH
(Note: The three Henry children, including 4-year-old Kate , shown as attending school within the year;
494-476
Sparks Rich'd 33 (M) Dept. Sheriff - $150 IN
  " Mary 22 (F)     OH
  " Martha 7 (F)     IN
  " Frances M. 5 (M)     IN
Patrick Eleanor 60 (F)   $200 - $100 CT
  " Septer [sic] 22 (M) Painter   IN
  " Elizabeth 24 (F)     IN
Brown [blank] 24 (M) Carriage Trimmer $1000 - $150 IN
(Note: Rich'd and Mary Sparks shown as having been married within the year.)
Town of Terre Haute, 3rd Ward. Post Office: Terre Haute
Page 734 Census taken July 23, 1860, by J. G. Wasson.
552-493
Sparks N. C. 51 (M)   $12,000 - $10,000 KY
  " Penelope C. 51 (F) Miliner   KY
  " Catherine 14 (F)     IN
  " Marg't C. 13 (F)     MO
  " Martha 8 (F)     IN
Tilley Mary 50 (F)     KY
(Note: All three Sparks children shown as attending school within year.)
Wabash County, Indiana-- 1860 Census
Liberty Township . Post Office : Lagro
Page 409. Census taken in July, 1860, by E. B. Thomas.
1266-1266
Sparks John 53 (M) Farmer & Minister $8730 - $1500 SC
  " Elizabeth 53 (F) Housewife   SC
  " Wm. 22 (M) Laborer   IN
  " Elizabeth 18 (F) Domestic   IN
  " John 17 (M) Laborer   IN
  " Sarah 15 (F)     IN
  " Wm. 12 (M)     IN
Harton John 30 (M) Laborer   Ireland
(Note: John, Sarah, and Wm Sparks (12) shown as attending school within the year.)
Warrick County, Indiana -- 1860 Census
Owen Township. Post Office: Boonville
Page 732. Census taken August 22, 1860, by C. Dalrymple.
209-212
Sparks John 30 (M) Grocery Keeper $125 - $300 NC
  " Elizabeth 28 (F)     IN
  " Joseph E. 6 (M)     IN
  " Sarah C. 9 (F)     IN
  " Mary 4 (F)     IN
  " Armer [sic] 2 (M)     IN
Note: Sarah C. Sparks shown as attending school within year.)
Washington County, Indiana-- 1860 Census
Jefferson Township. Post Office: Drusilla
Page 167. Census taken July 20, 1860, by Wm. M. Greendale.
677-634
Sparks James 50 (M) Farmer $2000 - $1800 KY
  " Rebecca 49 (F)     KY
  " Mary Ann 25 (F)     IN
  " Rebecca Jane 24 (F)     IN
  " Nancy 22 (F)     IN
  " Robert 17 (K)     IN
(Note: Robert Sparks shown as attending school within the year.)
Wells County, Indiana - 1860 Census
Township of Rock Creek. Post Office: Bluffton
Page 796. Census taken June 8, 1860, by James Dailey.
164-160
Sparks Andrew J. 26 (M) Farmer $4000 - $1000 IN
  " Mary 21 (F)     OH
  " Josiah 4 (M)     IN
  " Lydia 2 (F)     IN
Sparks Susannah 55 (M) Farmer $1000 - $5000 OH
Rain Hannah 21 (F)     OH
Huff Sylvester 15 (M)     IN
(Note: This is an example of the census taker assigning separate numbers to two families living in the same dwelling. Sylvester Huff shown as attending school within the year.)
166-163 [& p.797]
Roberts Robert 49 (M) Farmer $5000 -$1000 KY
  " Abigail 44 (F)     NC
  " James 31 (M) Farmer   IN
  " Martha 17 (F)     IN
  " John 11 (M)     IN
  "  [p. 797] Nathan 8 (M)     IN
  " Robert D. 2 (M)     IN
Sparks Mary Jane 19 (F)     IN
Morgan Jacob S. 21 (M) Laborer   IN
Jones Thomas J. 21 (M) Laborer   OH
(Note: James, Martha, John, and Nathan Roberts, as well as Mary Jane Sparks and Jacob S. Morgan, all shown as attending school within the year.)
Page 810. Census taken June 13, 1860, by James Dailey.
257-250
Sparks Solomon 35 (M) Farmer $3000 - $1000 IN
  " Susannah 31 (F)     IN
  " Henry C. 12 (M)     IN
  " Andrew J. 8 (M)     IN
  " Sarah I. 7 (F)     IN
  " Elvina 5 (F)     IN
  " Charles W. 2 (M)     IN
  " "Unknown" 2/12 (M)     IN
(Note: Susannah Sparks shown as unable to read and write; Henry C., Andrew J., Sarah I., and Elvina Sparks all shown as attending school within the year.)
Page 813. Census taken June 15, 1860, by James Dailey.
276-267 [& -268]
Sparks Huldah 46 (F) Farmer [sic] $3500 - $1000 NC
Johnson Elizabeth 71 (F)     VA
[-268]            
Sparks William 23 (M) Farmer $180 - $200 IN
  " Samantha 23 (F)     OH
  " Armina 1/12 (F)     IN
(Another example of two families living in one dwelling.)
White County, Indiana -- 1860 Census
Union Township . Post Office : Monticello
Page 636. Census taken July 10, 1860, by Jonathan Fox.
520-519 [& -520]
McCullock Van 44 (M) Farmer $3800 - $800 OH
  " Elizabeth 41 (F) Housekeeper   PA
  " Mary 18 (F) School Mistress   IN
  " Nancy 16 (F) Housework   IN
  " Martha 9 (F)     IN
  " John 6 (M)     IN
  Carra 3 (F)     IN
Sparks John 14 (M)     IN
[-520]            
McCullock Colin 21 (M) Farm Laborer   IN
  " Margaret 21 (F) Housekeeper   OH
Sparks Cornelia 12 (F)     IN
(The two McCullock familIes were living in the same dwelling. Colin and Margaret McCullock were shown as having been married within the year. Nancy , Martha , and John McCullock were shown as attending school within the year, as were also John and Cornelia Sparks, both of whom were minors living with the McCullocks.)
Page 639. Census taken on July 10, 1860, by Jonathan Fox.
544-544
Hughes Elice 24 (M) Lawyer - $50 OH
  " Abba 18 (F) Housekeeper   IN
Sparks Joseph 16 (M) Day Laborer   IN
  " Francis 1 (F)     IN

(Note: Elice and Abba Hughes were shown as having been married within the year.)

[Compiler's Note : This completes our transcription of the record of persons named Sparks found on the 1860 census. These names were located through an excellent index published by the Indiana Historical Society . The microfilm of each Indiana county shown as containing a Sparks (Spark, Sparkes, etc.) was then searched for the complete listing for the household in which a Sparks appeared in the index.]

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