October 29, 2018

Pages 2225-2239
Whole Number 111

PERSONS NAMED SPARKS WHO WERE LISTED ON THE 1900 CENSUS
OF THE INDIAN TERRITORY IN WHAT IS NOW THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA
Taken from a Sound-ex Listing

by Johnella Boynton, 1979



Editor's Note: With the exception of the western strip of the state of Oklahoma that comprises the counties of Beaver, Texas, and Cimarron, the territory included today was the same as that set aside by Congress in 1834 under the name of Indian Territory, for the possession of certain Indian tribes. The western portion of the Territory was then ceded to the United States by the Indian tribes in 1866, but with the stipulation that it be reserved for Indians. At first, whites were forbidden to settle in the area, but in 1889 it was thrown open for settlement. In 1890, this portion of the Territory, together with the narrow strip north of Texas became Oklahoma Territory. In 1898 Congress passed an act providing for individual allotment of land to the Indians in what remained of Indian Territory and for a government administered by Washington. When the allotments were nearly all made, Congress authorized Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory to qualify for admission to the Union as a state in 1907.

As can be seen from the following census record of 1900, many whites settled in the Indian Territory before 1900. From the places of their birth, it can be seen that a large number of Sparkses from the southern states and Texas settled there in the 1890's.

Johnella Boynton has kindly copied for us a record of all the persons named Sparks that she has been able to find on the 1900 census of Indian Territory. At that time, it was divided into four Indian Nations, as shown on the map reproduced on page 2226. Subsequently, these Indian Nations were divided into counties, as follows:

Cherokee Nation: Washington, Rogers, Nowata, Craig, Mayes, Cherokee, Sequoyah, Adair, Delaware, and part of Ottawa.

Creek Nation: Creek, Okfuskee, Hughes, McIntosh, Okmulgee, Muskogie, Wagoner, and Tulsa.

Choctaw Nation: Bryan, Atoka, Coal, Pittsburg, Haskell, Leflore, Latimer, Pushmataha, Choctaw, and McCurtain.

Chickasaw Nation: Grady, McClain, Pontotoc, Stephens, Murray, Johnston, Marshall, Love, Jefferson, and Carter.

Although no key nor legend accompanied the copy of this census, it seems fairly obvious that letters were used to indicate the following: B - Black; Bo - Boarder; D - Daughter; D.L. - Daughter-in-law; E.D. - Enumeration District; F - Female; G.S. - Grandson; G.D. - Granddaughter; L - Lodger; M - Male; N.R. - No record; S.L. - Son-in-law; Si.L. - Sister-in-law; W - White.

We shall welcome readers' identification of families appearing on this census. We have added notes regarding individuals where that information has been known to us.

MAP OF OKLAHOMA AND INDIAN TERRITORY, 1900
Showing Cherokee Nation, Creek Nation, Choctaw Nation, and Chicasaw Nation
(View map)

CHEROKEE NATION

Name Race Sex Relationship Date of Birth Age Place of Birth
E.D. 12, sheet 2 (or 21 or 27?) Vol. 2.
SPARKS, Solomon W M head September 1852  47 Missouri
Editor's Note:This Solomon Sparks, shown as head of a family in the Cherokee Nation, was a son of Joel and Mary (Shatley) Sparks and was born in Bates County, Missouri. Mary Shatley was the second wife of Joel Sparks - - they were married in Wilkes County, North Carolina, in 1846. Joel Sparks was born in Surry County, North Carolina, ca. 1774 and was a son of Matthew and Eunice Sparks.
Sparks, Salina M.   F wife March 1863 37 Missouri
Sparks Roy C.   M son July 1888 11 Indian Terr.
Sparks, Henry J.   M son October 1893 6 Indian Terr.
Sparks, Arthur   M son June 1899 1 Indian Terr.
 
E.D.13, sheet 21. Vol. 2.
SPARKS, Sam W M hired hand November 1877 22 Missouri
Enumerated with the family of Jessie T. Couch
 
E.D. 18, sheet 7. Vol. 2.
SPARKS, Columbus W M head September 1856 43 Texas
Editor's Note:This was probably the Columbus Sparks who married Mary Bower in Washington County, Arkansas, on September 12, 1875.)
Sparks, Mary   F wife June 1856 43 Arkansas
Sparks, Eddie   M son May 1881 19     "
Sparks, Pearl   M son March 1886 14     "
Sparks, Ben   M son November 1889 12     "
Sparks, Euma   F dau. September 1896 5     "
Sparks, Nellie   F dau. January 1897 3     "
 
E.D. 18, sheet 7. Vol. 2.
SPARKS, Edward W M servant May 1881 19 Arkansas
Editor's note: Enumerated with the family of George Cole. He was probably the Eddie Sparks, son of Columbus Sparks, listed above.
 
E.D. 22, sheet 11. Vol. 2.
SPARKS, Jas. S. W M head September 1854 45 Arkansas
Sparks, Jennie   F wife June 1852 47 Missouri
 
E.D. 31, sheet 22, Vol. 3.
SPARKS, Island  B M head December 1870 29 Texas
Sparks, Martha   F wife May 1874 26 Indian Terr.
Sparks, Holmes   M son August 1893 6     "       "
Sparks, Loretta   F dau. January 1895 5     "       "
Sparks, Robert   M son January 1898 2     "       "
 
E.D. 33, sheet 5, Vol. 4. city of Tahlequah.
SPARKS, Grant W M head May 1874 26 Missouri
Enumerated with family of James Leap
Editor's note: Grant Sparks was a son of John and Mary Jane (West) Sparks and was born in Barry County, Missouri.
 
E.D. 33, sheet 8. Vol. 4. City of Tahlequah, College Street.
SPARKS, Pete W M head May 1874 26 Missouri
Editor's note: From other sources, we know that Pete Sparks was born in May 1869, thus he was actually 31 years old. He was born in Barry County, Missouri, and was a son of John and Mary Jane (West) Sparks.
Sparks, Glenna   F wife April 1880 20       "
Glenna was born in February 1879 and was thus aged 21 in 1900.
Sparks, Ethel   F dau. October 1899 8/12 Indian Terr.
 
E.D.38, sheet 7, Vol. 4.
SPARKS, George W M head September 1874 25 Missouri
Sparks, Ockrie   F wife March 1876 34 Arkansas
Sparks, Murray   M son July 1896 3 Indian Terr.
Sparks, Nora   F dau. January 1898 2     "       "
Editor's Note: From other sources, we know that George Sparks was born in January 1871, in Barry County, Missouri, and was a son of John and Mary Jane (West) Sparks. He was thus actually 29 years old in 1900. Ockrie was aged 24.
 
E.D. 39, sheet 1, Vol. 4.
SPARKS, William W M head March 1871 29 Missouri
Sparks, Dora   F wife N.R. 1875 25      "
Sparks, Charley   M son March 1896 4 Indian Terr.
Sparks, Jerry   M son May 1898 2   "         "
Roberts, Uzzell   M lodger October 1854 45 Georgia
Editor's Note:  From other sources, we know that William Sparks was born in 1867 in Barry County, Missouri, and was a son of John and Mary Jane (West) Sparks. He was thus actually 33 years old in 1900. dora was born in 1874; Charley was born in 1893, and Jerry was born in 1896.
 
E.D. 41, sheet 3, Vol. 4.
SPARKS, Wallace B M head March 1865 35 Texas
Sparks, Abbie   F wife October 1867 33 Arkansas
Batson, Alonzo   M partner May 1872 28      "
Batson, Emma   F wife December 1880 20      "
Batson, William   M son December 1896 3      "
Carpenter, Ora   F sister-in-law August 1891 8      "
Sparks,  Lulie   F sister-in-law June 1892 7      "
 
E.D. 46, sheet 25. Vol. 5. City of Sallisaw.
SPARKS, Clara W F niece January 1884 16 Arkansas
Sparks, Mahala   F mother October 1821 78 South Carolina
Enumerated with the family of Maley Stidham.

*Editor's Note: Russell Sparks was a resident of Randolph County, Arkansas, when the 1880 census was taken; his place of birth was then given as Tennessee, which we believe to be correct. He and his wife, called "Rena" on the 1880 census, were living with his widowed mother, Haly Sparks (age 59 in 1880, thus born ca. 1821, with birth place South Carolina).

"Haly" was a nickname for Mahala, who was the same Mahala Sparks, born 1821, listed above with niece Clara Sparks and living in the household of a daughter named Maley Stidham in 1900. Mahala was the widow of Ira Sparks, who, according to the 1850 census of Marion County, Tennessee, was 35 years old in 1850, thus born ca. 1815, and a native of South Carolina. When the 1850 census was taken in Marion County, Tennessee, Ira and Mahala Sparks were listed with children named Sarah, age 5, born in Alabama; William, age 2, born in Tennessee; and Russell, age 1, also born in Tennessee.

When the 1880 census of Randolph County, Arkansas, was taken, besides her son Russell Sparks, sons John, age 23, and James, age 19, as well as daughters Permelia, age 18, and Louisa, age 16, were living with Mahala ["Haly"] Sparks. The son of Russell and Serena Sparks shown on the 1900 census, above, as Judge Sparks was actually named Judson Doke Sparks, born, according to a granddaughter, on February 6, 1885, rather than 1886 as shown on the 1900 census. Serena, wife of Russell Sparks, had the maiden name Serena Daughtrey.

Name Race Sex Relationship Date of Birth Age Place of Birth
E.D. 46, sheet 29. Vol. 5. City of Sallisaw.
SPARKS, Russell W M head December 1848 51 Georgia
Sparks, Serena   F wife August 1858 41 Tennessee
Sparks, Hattie   F dau. June 1881 18 Arkansas
Sparks, Judge   M son February 1886 14      "
Sparks, Minnie   F dau. March 1889 11      "
Sparks, Osker   M son June 1891 8 Indian Terr.
Sparks, Lenard   M son December 1893 6   "         "
Sparks, Willie   M son January 1896 4   "         "
Haward, Annie   F lodger January 1889 11 Arkansas
E.D. 47, sheet 3, Vol. 5. City of Sallisaw.
SPARKS, John W M head July 1876 23 Tennessee
Sparks, Johisse   F wife March 1881 19 Indian Terr.
Sparks, Willie   M son October 1899 7/12    "        "
Moore, Vivian   F boarder July 1881 18 Oregon
Editor's Note: We believe that this John Sparks was the three-year-old grandson shown in the family of Mahala ["Haly"] Sparks on the 1880 census of Randolph County, Arkansas. Two other grandchildren were identified as living with Mahala on that census, Celeste Sparks, age 1, and Nellie Sparks, age 2 months, both born in Tennessee. They were probably the children of Russell and Serena (Daughtrey) Sparks who were also living with Mahala Sparks in 1880. See above Editor's Note.
 
E.D. 47, sheet 11. Vol. 5. City of Sallisaw.
SPARKS, James H. W M head July 1860 39 Alabama
Sparks, Mary D.   F wife December 1859 40     "
Sparks, Charles W.   M son July 1883 16     "
Sparks, Robert M.   M son December 1885 14     "
Sparks, James W. M.   M son April 1888 12 Texas
Sparks, Pearly   F dau. September 1889 10   "
Sparks, Nettie B.   F dau. August 1891 8   "
Sparks, Mattie E.   F dau. March 1895 5 Indian Terr.
Sparks, Frank Z.   M son August 1897 2     "      "
Sparks, Ivy O.   M son April 1900 1/12     "       "
Upchurch, Marion   M boarder September 1861 38 Alabama
Upchurch,  Arcola   F boarder December 1890 9 Texas
Editor's Note: We believe that James H. Sparks was a brother of Russell Sparks (see note above). We believe he was born in Tenn., not Alabama as shown. On the 1880 census of Randolph County, Ark., Mahala Sparks, widow if Ira, was shown as head of her family that included a son James, age 19, single, and born in Tenn.
 
E.D. 96, sheet 28. Vol. 5 City of Sallisaw
SPARKS, Jack W. W M head March 1857 43 Georgia
Sparks, Idona   F wife October 1872 27 Tennessee
Sparks, Ethel   F dau. January 1887 13 Arkansas
Sparks, Lester   M son December 1888 11       "
Sparks, Frank   M son January 1891 9       "
Sparks, Noah   M son December 1892 7       "
Sparks, Vernon   M son May 1895 5 Indian Terr.
Sparks, Earl   M son August 1896 3     "       "
Sparks, Clyde   M son February 1900 3/12     "       "
Editor's Note: "...the actual name of this individual (the above head of household) was Jack Sparks, a son of Ira and Mahala Sparks.....Jack's wife was Idona. Her maiden name was Brumlow. The son of Jack and Idona born in May 1895, who is shown as "Verna Sparks" was actually Vernon."
 
E.D.84, sheet 40. Vol. 12.
SPORK, William W. W M head October 1845 54 Kentucky
Spork, Jennie   F wife March 1846 54      "
Spork, Bennie   M son December 1877 22 Texas
Spork, Walter   M son May 1880 20 Missouri
Humphrey, Robert   M boarder May 1873 27      ?

CHICKASAW NATION

Name Race Sex Relationship Date of Birth Age Place of Birth
E. D. 121, sheet 20. Vol. 6.
SPARKS, William W M servant January 1869 31 Texas
Enumerated with the family of Joseph Chandler
 
E.D. 123, sheet 11. Vol. 6.
SPARKS, George W M head September 1868 29 Texas
Sparks, Clara   F wife October 1871 28 Illinois (?)
Sparks, Girty   F dau. January 1874 6 Oklahoma
Sparks, Fleater   F dau. February 1878 1       "
 
E.D. 125, sheet 11. Vol. 6.
SPARKS, Fram M. (sic) W M head February 1873 26 Arkansas
Sparks, Nannie   F wife January 1880 19 Texas
Sparks, Arie   F dau. April 1898 2 Indian Terr.
Sparks, no record   F dau. April 1900 2/12     "       "
 
E.D. 127, sheet 4. Vol 6. City of Oakland
SPARKS, William J. W M head February 1877 23 Texas
Sparks, Lulu A.   F wife July 1881 18    "
 
E.D. 128, sheet 30. Vol. 6.
SPARKS, Thomas W M head September 1881 18 Arkansas
Sparks, Mattie   F wife June 1883 16 Indian Terr.
 
E.D. 131, sheet 9. Vol 7.
SPARKS, Rachel A. W F mother February 1844 56 Mississippi
Sparks, Earnest O.   M half-brother January 1882 18 Texas
Sparks, Cleveland C.   M half-brother February 1884 16   "
(enumerated with the family of Robert W. Graham)
 
E.D. 131, sheet 9. vol. 7.
SPARKS, John W. W M head January 1836 64 Ohio
Williams, Mary   F dau. May 1860 40 Indiana
Williams, Annie   F granddau. January 1881 19     "
Williams, Benjamin   M grandson May 1888 12     "
 
E.D. 131, sheet 20. Vol. 7.
SPARKS, Mat. B. W M head May 1879 21 Texas
     "          Martha   F wife April 1883 17 Missouri
     "          Claudie   M son November 1899 6/12 Indian Terr.
 
E.D. 131. sheet 25. Vol. 7 (?)
SPARKS, Thomas W M head June 1845 54 Kentucky
     "           Nancy   F wife June 1849 51      "
     "           Dollie   F dau. October 1874 25      "
     "           Josiah   M son July 1880 19      "
     "           James   M son January 1883 17      "
     "           Mandy   F dau. September 1885 14      "
     "           Jefferson H.   M son December 1888 11      "
     "           May L.   F dau. November 1891 8 Indian Terr.
Tawnley, Doris   F dau. August 1872 27 Kentucky
Tawnley, Thomas   M grandson August 1896 3 Indian Terr.
 
E.D. 133, sheet 13 Vol. 7.
SPARKS, Henry M. W M head January 1859 41 Texas
     "          Emily S.   F wife July 1880 19 Kentucky
     "          William J.   M son March 1884 16 Texas
     "          Andrew N.   M son May 1893 7     "
 
E.D. 134, sheet 7. Vol. 7.
SPARK, Dick (sic) B M servant n.r. 1875 25 Texas
Enumerated with the family of Jas. W. Crawford. Probably the same Dick Sparks with the family of Nicie Taylor - see E.D. 135.
 
E.D. 134, sheet 1. Vol. 7. City of Pauls Valley.
SPARKS, John B. W M head July 1869 30 Texas
      "         Etta J.   F wife February 1872 28   "
      "         Baxter A.   M son August 1891 8   "
      "         William J.   M son December 1895 4 Indian Terr.
      "         Joseph   M son January 1898 2   "         "
 
E.D. 135, sheet 20. Vol. 7.
SPARKS, Frank B M head September 1877 22 Texas
      "         Dick   M brother October 1878 21   "
Taylor, Nicie   F mother November 1845 54   "
(see also E. D. 135, sheet 21)
 
E.D. 135, sheet 21. Vol. 7.
SPARKS, Dick B M son n.r. 1875 25 Texas
      "         Frank   M son September 1879 20   "
      "         Andrew   M son October 1880 19   "
      "         Alma   M son n.r. 15   "
      "         Sopha   F dau. August 1889 12   "
(enumerated with the family of Nicie Taylor. See also E.D. 135, sheet 20)
 
E.D. 136, sheet 21. Vol. 7.
SPARKS, Martha B F dau. April 1875 25 Indian Terr.
      "         Holmes   M grandson August 1892 7     "       "
      "         Nica   F dau. January 1896 4     "       "
      "         Alta I.   F granddau. November 1899 6/12     "       "
Enumerated with the family of Eliza Blue
E. D. 136, sheet 26. Vol. 7.
SPARKS, George W M head February 1870 30 Tennessee
      "         Nettie   F wife February 1876 26 Texas
      "         Alice E.   F dau. June 1892 7 Indian Terr.
      "         Virgie G.   F dau. February 1896 4     "      "
      "         Eva M.   F dau. February 1899 1     "      "
 
E.D. 138 (?), sheet 3. Vol. 7.
SPARKS, Charles W M lodger March 1883 17 Arkansas
(enumerated with the family of William S. Arrington)
 
E.D. 138, sheet 28. Vol. 7.
SPARKS, Frank W M boarder November 1877 22 Texas
      "         Essie   F niece January 1881 19 Indian Terr.
(enumerated with the family of James Savage)
 
E.D. 139, sheet 6. Vol. 7.
SPARKS, Benton W M boarder August 1880 19 Tennessee
(enumerated with the family of Thomas Slater)
 
E.D. 140, sheet 14, Vol. 8.
SPARKS, John W M head December 1830 69 Alabama
      "         Oliver G.   M son February 1879 21 Texas
      "         Olies A.   M son April 1882 18    "
Editor's Note: The above John Sparks was born in Jackson County, Alabama, and was a son of James and Mary Ann (Mathews) Sparks. His full name was John Harvey Sparks; he was born December 6, 1830 and died on December 11, 1919 in Berwyn, Oklahoma. For more information on this family see the Quarterly of March 1959, Vol. VII, No. 1, Whole No. 25, pp. 368-9.
 
E.D. 142, sheet 25. Vol. 8. City of Ardmore.
SPARKS, Joe J. W M head October 1866 33 Texas
      "         Maydee   F wife August 1877 22 Kentucky
Hodges, Eugene F.   M boarder February 1863 37 Georgia
 
E.D. 144, sheet 13. Vol. 8. City of Ardmore.
SPARKS, William I. W M head March 1853 47 Alabama
      "         Emma   F wife September 1868 31 Texas
      "         Donald   M son October 1887 12 New Mexico
      "         Harlan   M son August 1891 8 Oregon
 
E.D. 145 (?), sheet 1. Vol. 8.
SPARKS, Isaac W M head July 1864 35 Tennessee
      "         Mary E.   F wife September 1864 35 Texas
      "         Elmo T.   M son April 1895 5 Indian Terr.
      "         Odessa A.   F dau. May 1897 3     "       "
      "         Clara E.   F dau. September 1899 9/12     "       "
 
E.D. 149, sheet 18, Vol. 8.
SPARKS, Nancy W F head October 1850 50 Arkansas
      "         Jesse   M son March 1875 25     "
      "         Berry   M son May 1880 20     "
      "         Vinnis   M son February 1882 18     "
      "         Josie   F dau. December 1884 15 Indian Terr.
      "         Henry   M son October 1886 13     "       "
      "         Oscar   M son January 1890 10     "       "
      "         Benjamin   M son August 1891 8     "       "
      "         Myrtle   F granddaughter August 1899 10/12     "       "
Editor's Note:  Nancy Sparks, head of above family was the widow of James Sparks, son of Joshua and Catherine (Edgemon) Sparks, of Newton County, Ark. A photograph of Nancy and her 10 children appeared on the cover of the Quarterly of June1978, Vol. XXVI, No. 2, Whole No. 102; data on James Sparks and his family appeared on page 2012 of the same issue.
 
E.D. 149, sheet 23. Vol. 8.
SPARKS, Jay W M head August 1889 (?) 21 Arkansas
      "         Josie   F wife August 1883 17 Texas
 
E.D. 149, sheet 24. Vol. 8.
SPARKS, William T. W M head February 1877 23 Arkansas
      "         Gertie Lee   F wife August 1880 20 Texas
      "         Ada   F dau. February 1899 1 Indian Terr.
Matthews, Charles   M boarder October 1871 29 Mississippi
Editor's Note: Jay Sparks, nickname of Jason, and William T. Sparks were sons of Nancy Sparks; see note following listing family of Nancy Sparks, above.
E. D. 151, sheet 20, Vol. 8.

SPARKS, William M. W M boarder May 1850 50 Tennessee
Enumerated with the family of William H. Chitman.
 
E.D. 153, sheet 1, Vol. 9. City of Chickasha, 12 Street.

SPARKS, Andrew R. W M stock-raiser March 1858 42 Texas
      "         Ida   F wife September 1867 32     "
      "         Lee   M son January 1891 9 Indian Terr.
      "         Mable   F dau. June 1892 7     "      "
      "         Dot   F dau. February 1894 6     "      "
      "         Gertrude   F dau. March 1896 4     "      "
      "         Earl   M son February 1897 3     "      "
      "         Brownie   F dau March 1899 1     "      "
Added information from the census: Andrew R. Sparks married 11 years; parents born in Texas. Wife, Ida, mother of six children; parents, born in Texas. This census record is in error, however. The father of Andrew R. Sparks, William Sparks, was born in Georgia, and his mother, Hanna (Weeks) Sparks, was born in Illinois. Andrew R. Sparks was born in Titus County, Texas (we believe.) William J. Sparks, father of Andrew R. Sparks, was born January 24, 1807, in Georgia; his parents were John and Sarah (Brooks) Sparks, his grandparents were Matthew Jr. and Margaret Sparks, and his great-grandparents were Matthew and Sarah Sparks about whom we published an article in the Quarterly of June 1961, Vol. IX, No. 2, Whole No. 34.
 
E.D. 153, sheet 6. Vol. 9. City of Chickasha
SPARKS, William J. W M drayman October 1866 33 Texas
      "         Alice   F wife March 1875 25   "
      "         Albert   M son April 1893 7   "
      "         Fannie May   F dau. August 1894 5   "
      "         Johnnie   M son September 1896 3   "
He, married 9 years; parents born Georgia and Mississippi. Wife, Alice, mother of three children.

Editor's Note: This William J. Sparks was born either in Titus or Franklin County, Texas; he was a son of William J. and Martha (------) Sparks.

 
E.D. 153, sheet 11. vol. 9. City of Chickasha
SPARKS, John A. W M farmer January 1840 60 Tennesssee
      "         Mary A.   F wife January 1860 40 Texas
      "         Ulah Belle   F dau. September 1887 12     "
      "         Audrey May   F dau December 1889 10     "
      "         Alice   F dau April 1891 9 Indian Terr
      "         Effie   F dau June 1892 7     "       "
      "         Bernice   F dau January 1894 6     "       "
      "         Guy   M son February 1898 2     "       "
He married 20 years; parents born in North Carolina. Wife Mary A., mother of nine children, seven living; parents born in Georgia.
 
E.D. 153, sheet 35.& Vol. 9
SPARKS, James B. W M stock-raiser October 1858 41 Texas
      "         May A.   F wife October 1873 26     "
      "         Nellie M.   F dau. December 1886 13 Indian Terr.
      "         Lacy G.   F dau. August 1893 6     "       "
      "         James C.   M son July 1896 3     "       "
Washington, Louise   F boarder May 1880 20     "       "
He married 7 years; parents born in Texas. Wife, May A., mother of 2 children, living. Editor's note: Census is in error: his father was born in Georgia, his mother was born in Illinois. James B. Sparks was born, we believe, in Titus County, Texas; he was a son of William and Hannah (Weeks) Sparks - - see note regarding his brother, Andrew R. Sparks, on page 2233. James B. Sparks was James Buchanan "Buck" Sparks; he was born, according to a family record, on October 13, 1856 and died December 7, 1932.
 
E.D. 154, sheet 1. Vol. 9.

SPARKS, M. D. W M head October 1878 22 Texas
      "         W. W.   M brother April 1883 17 Indian Terr.
Smith, James   M boarder May 1877 27?     "       "
 
E.D. 157, sheet 9. Vol. 9.

SPARKS, George W M head November 1868 31 Texas
      "         Dollie   F wife April 1875 25 Indian Terr.
      "         Richard   M son October 1893 6     "       "
      "         Ethel   F dau. June 1895 4     "       "
Editor's Note: According to a family record, George Sparks was born November 26, 1868, and was a son of William J. and Hannah A. (Weeks) Sparks. He was born in Cooke County, Texas. See Editor's Note regarding his brother, Andrew R. Sparks, on page 2233.
Note:  According to p. 4561-2 (Whole No. 172) George was born one year after the death of William J. Sparks in December 1867 and was the son of Hannah A. (Weeks) Sparks and Thomas Sparks. William J. Sparks and Thomas Sparks were second cousins.
E. D. 158, sheet 10. Vol. 9.

Belshe, Samuel W M head August 1863 36 Missouri
Belshe, Mary   F wife August 1870 29     "
Belshe, Alice M.   F dau. February 1889 11     "
Belshe, Nellie L.   F dau. February 1891 9     "
Belshe, William H.   M son March 1894 6     "
Belshe, Childers   M son May 1897 3     "
SPARKS, Jacob   M father-in-law April 1843 57     "
      "         Mary A.   F mother-in-law April 1849 51 Tennessee
Jacob Sparks married 36 years. Mary A. Sparks, mother of 5 children, 3 living. Her parents born Tennessee.
 
E.D. 163, sheet 3, Vol. 9.

SPARKS, Columbus W M head November 1859 40 Alabama
      "         Annie     wife November 1868 32 Texas
     "          Dollie     dau. May 1891 9     "
     "          Walter     son July 1892 7     "
     "          Alexander     son December 1895 4 Indian Terr.
     "          Ollie     dau. February 1897 3     "       "
     "         Ethel     dau. February 1900 3/12     "       "
Columbus Sparks married 10 years; parents born Alabama; Wife, Annie, mother of 5 children; father born in Tennessee, mother born in Arkansas.
 
E.D. 164, sheet 17. Vol. 9. City of Marlow.

Kelley, Callie W F dress-maker January 1874 26 Texas
SPARKS, Panola   F landlady March 1876 24     "
     "          Milton T.   M son June 1873 6 Indian Terr.
     "          Follis F.   M son February 1895 5     "       "
Callie Kelley married; two children, none living; parents born in Alabama and Georgia. Panola Sparks, relationship illegible, but either niece or sister; married; parents born in Georgia and Alabama. Children's father, born in Kentucky.
 
E.D. 166, sheet 6. Vol. 10.
Warden Francis W M head-widowed June 1855 44 Texas
Warden, Alphy   F dau March 1884 16     "
Warden, James M.   M son December 1885 14     "
Warden, Henry W.   M son December 1887 12     "
Warden, Katie   F dau. March 1893 7 Indian Terr.
SPARKS, Lucius   M son-in-law March 1870 30 Alabama
     "          Maggie N.   F dau. October 1881 18 Texas
     "          Eula   F grand-dau. March 1900 2/12 Indian Terr.
Warden, Waxey   F dau. December 1894 5     "       "
 
E.D. 166, sheet 12. Vol. 10
SPARKS, Harrison W M head August 1869 30 Alabama
     "          Mary   F wife August 1875 24 Texas
     "         Lifue   M brother February 1879 21 Alabama
Reddin, William   M boarder March 1879 21 Arkansas
Harrison Sparks married 6 years; parents' birthplace unknown. She, no children; parents born in Georgia and Illinois
 
E. D. 167, sheet 11, Vol. 10.

SPARKS, Jas. W. W M head January 1860 40 Virginia
      "         Lonie   F wife March 1869 33 Arkansas
      "         Chas. H.   M son January 1880 20 Tennessee
      "         Henry C.   M son May 1882 18        "
      "         Daniel W.   M son February 1884 16 Texas
      "         Walter H.   M son February 1886 14    "
      "         Susie   F dau. February 1888 12 Indian Terr.
      "         McKinley   M son March 1896 4     "       "
 
His parents were born in West Virginia and Virginia. She was the mother of three children, all living; her parents were born in Virginia.
 
E. D. 166, sheet 12, Vol. 10.

SPARKS, William B M boarder May 1880 20 Texas
Enumerated with the family of James LaGran
 
E. D. 168, sheet 31, Vol. 10.
SPARKS, John M. W M head October 1841 58 Kentucky
      "         America   F wife March 1846 54     "
      "         Duncan   M son February 1874 26     "
      "         Scott   M son May 1862 31?     "
      "         Bettie   F dau.-in-law January . 1874 26 Texas
      "         Tooly   F granddaughter January 1893 7 Indian Terr.
      "         Ara   F granddaughter April 1898 2     "       "
Brown, Robert M.   M boarder January 1876 24 North Carolina
 
E. D. 174, sheet 10, Vol. 10. City of Courtney.

SPARKS, Charley W M head April 1842 58 Arkansas
      "         Aggie   F wife October 1861 38     "
      "         James W.   M son May (?) 1893 7     "
      "         Oma W.   M son February 1895 5 Indian Terr.
      "         Benjamin S.   M son June 1897 3     "       "
      "         Robert M.   M son January 1899 1     "       "

CHOCTAW NATION  
Name Race Sex Relationship Date of Birth Age Place of Birth
E. D. 78, sheet 3, Vol. 11.

SPARKS, Hiram F. W M head August 1855 44 Tennessee
      "         Cynthia F.   F wife January 1856 44 Georgia
      "         Maud   F dau. May 1886 04 Texas
      "         Bessie B.   F dau. October 1890 9     "
      "         Ethel   F dau. January 1893 7     "
      "         Eliza   F dau. May 1882 18 England
Blanchard, George   M grandson January 1898 2     "
 
E. D. 79, sheet 6, Vol. 11.

SPARKS, William W M head February 1876 24 Arkansas
      "         Kate   F wife March 1877 23 Texas
      "         Fred   M son May 1896 4 Indian Terr.
      "         Andrew   M son September 1898 1     "       "
      "         Effie   F dau. April 1900 1/12     "       "
 
E. D. 79, sheet 8, Vol. 11
SPARKS, Margaret W F head September 1852 47 Missouri
      "         Ettie   F dau. April 1888 12 Arkansas
      "         Harrison   M son January 1890 10     "
      "         Chester   M son February 1892 8 Indian Terr.
      "         James   M son March 1889 20 Missouri
      "         William   M son May 1882 18 Arkansas
      "         John   M son April 1884 16     "
      "         Charles   M son January 1885 15     "
      " George   M son February 1886 14     "
      " Joseph   M son July 1887 13 Indian Terr.
Burris, Hamp   M son-in-law August 1863 37      "       "
Burris, Rebecca   F dau. January 1865 35 Arkansas
Editor's Note: Margaret sparks was the widow of Thomas E. Sparks who was born ca. 1845. He served in the Union Army from Arkansas during the Civil War. See pp. 2115-16 of the Quarterly for June 1979 (Vol. XXVII, No. 2, Whole No. 106) for an abstract of his pension file. He was a son of Isaiah Hale and Sarah (Clayborn) Sparks, a grandson of Hardy and Mary Sparks, and a great-grandson of Matthew and Sarah Sparks about whom we published an article in the Quarterly of June 1961 (Vol. IX, No. 2, Whole No. 34). Margaret Sparks of this census record was the second wife of Thomas E. Sparks; her maiden name was Margaret J. Adams and she married Thomas E. Sparks in Newton County, Arkansas, on June 26, 1887. The first wife of Thomas E. Sparks was named Martha Curtis and she died after the birth of their son, Joseph Henry Sparks, who was born April 20, 1886 (not July 1887 as given in the census). Margaret was the mother of the first three children listed on the census as given above; the rest were her step-children.)
 
E. D. 79(?), sheet 14, Vol. 11
SPARKS, Isaac L. W M head March 1857 43 Arkansas
      "         Joenna   F wife October 1864 35       "
      "         Christopher D.   M son November 1883. 16       "
      "         Maud L.   F dau. March 1886 14       "
      "         William E.   M son March 1888 12       "
      "         George W.   M son sept. 1890 9       "
      "         Robert I.   M son January 1894 6       "
      "         Evie M.   F dau. March 1897 3       "
 
E. D. 82, sheet 12, Vol. 11
SPARKS, John W M head May 1877 23 Texas
      "         Milla   F wife Sept 1881 18    "
      "         (infant)   M son May 1900 1/12 Indian Terr.
 
E. D. 88, sheet 12, Vol. 12
SPARKS, Eddie W M boarder December 1877 22 Mississippi
Enumerated with the family of William C. Compton
 
E. D. 92, sheet 9, Vol. 12
SPARKS, William W M head May 1845 55 Alabama
      "         Elizabeth   F wife August 1856 43       "
      "         Janie   F dau. May 1882 18       "
      "         Donia   F dau. Sept 1883 16       "
      "         David   M son August 1887 12       "
 
E. D. 99, sheet 10, Vol. 13
SPARKS, Moses S. W M head March 1873 27 Kentucky
      "         Anna E.   F wife August 1875 24      "
      "         Wynema   F dau. August 1897 2      "
 
E. D. 104, sheet 2, Vol. 13. City of Coalgate
SPARKS, John W M head May 1875 25 Missouri
      "         Ellen L.   F wife April 1875 25 Texas
Brown, George H.   M bro.-in-law August 1872 27     "
 
E. D. 113, sheet 12, Vol. 13
SPARKS, J. M. W M head July 1851 49 Tennessee
      "         Sarah   F wife May 1848 52 North Carolina
      "         S. J.   M? son? May 1877 23 Georgia
      "         Ethel   F dau. March 1890 10 Tennesssee
      "         C.(?) M.   M son June 1875 25 Georgia
 
E. D. 111(?), sheet 8, Vol. 14 City of Lehigh
SPARKS, Jonas W M boarder February 1877 23 Texas
Enumerated with the family of Brass Walter (?)
 
E. D. 114, sheet 13, Vol. 14
SPARKS, Lafayette W M head January 1854 46 Tennessee
      "         Renia M.   F wife April 1856 44        "
      "         Sidney W.   M son January 1877 23        "
      "         Charles   M son April 1889 11        "
      "         Joseph   M son August 1890 9        "
      "         Mollie   F dau. October 1896 3        "
 
E. D. 114 sheet 13, Vol. 14
SPARKS, Nathan F. W M head November 1871 28 Texas
      "         Rosetta H.   F wife June 1872 28   "
      "         Rube P.   M son December 1887 12   "
      "         Annie B.   F dau. January 1891 9   "
      "         Myrtie M.   F dau. September 1893 6   "
      "         Mary O.   F dau. June 1896 4   "
      "         John T.   M son June 1897 3   "
      "         Dora E.   F dau. April 1899 1   "
 
Editor's Note: Nathan F. Sparks was a son of William B. and Martha (MNU) Sparks who were living in Franklin County, Texas, when the 1880 census was taken. Nathan was then 8 years old and there were three other children: Mary age 6, Sarah, age 4, and William, age 2.
 
E. D. 116, sheet 12 Vol. 14
SPARKS, Tit W M head June 1846 54 Tennessee
      "         Mary   F wife November 1851 48 Mississippi
      "         Ollie   F dau. April 1883 17 Arkansas
      "         James   M son September 1885 14      "
      "         Annie   F dau. March 1888 12      "
      "         Oscar   M son March 1892 8      "
      "         May   F dau. March 1894 6      "
Carnes, William W.   M none Unk. 1879 21 Indian Terr.
 
E. D. 184, sheet 22, Vol. 14. City of Durant.

SPARKS, Julia W F servant May 1880 20 Texas
Enumerated with the family of Clarence Stokes

CREEK NATION
Name Race Sex Relationship Date of Birth Age Place of Birth
E. D. 53, sheet 8, Vol. 15. City of Sapulpa.
SPARKS, Alvin A. W M boarder September 1870 29 Indiana
 
E. D. 53, sheet 17, Vol. 15. Northern District
SPARKS, Jacob W M head October 1840 59 Indiana
      "         Matilda   F wife October 1846 53 Illinois
      "         Benjamin F.   M son July 1868 31     "
Editor's Note: Jacob Sparks was a son of Uriah Sparks who was born ca. 1800 in Kentucky and died ca. 1825, probaby in Jackson County, Indiana. When the 1850 census of Jackson County was taken, Jacob was living with his grandparents, Stephen and Catherine (Padgett) Sparks.
 
E. D. 53, sheet 17, Vol. 15. Northern District
SPARKS, Jacob W. W M head September 1873 26 Illinois
      "         Mollie L.   F wife October 1883 16 Missouri
      "         Roy W.   M son June 1896 3 Indian Terr.
 
E. D. 57, sheet 21, Vol. 15.

SPARKS, Edgar W M boarder November 1855 44 Illinois
 
E. D. 59, sheet 15, Vol. 15.

SPARKS, William R. W M head October 1867 32 Arkansas
      "         Mary A.   F wife May 1872 28 Missouri
      "         Berthena   F dau. July 1889 10 Arkansas
      "         Gracy   F dau. May 1893 7      "
      "         Daisy   F dau. March 1896 4      "
      "         Truly   F dau. January 1900 5/12 Indian Terr
 
E. D. 67, sheet 16, Vol. 16
SPARKS, Mac C. W M head March 1846 54 Alabama
      "         Jimmie   M son August 1881 18 Texas
      "         Willie   M son January 1883 17     "
 
E. D. 188, sheet 2, Vol. 16
SPARKS, Ben B. W M head June 1840 N.R. Arkansas
      "         Phoebe   F wife April 1865 35       "

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