February 2, 2021
Whole Number 19
SPARKS MARRIAGES in MARYLAND
SPARKS MARRIAGES, 1779-1851
BALTIMORE COUNTY, MARYLAND
Copied by: John Frederick Dorman
[Editor's Note: Mr. Dorman copied these marriage records from an index to the original registers at the Maryland Hall of Records, Annapolis.]
16 August 1779, 18.4 Thomas Sparks married Rachel Perdue by FNU Wersley.
23 March 1786, Matthew Sparks married Providence Sharp by FNU Davis.
16 July 1802, Thomas Sparks married Sarah Rampley.
18 April 1805, Ruth Sparks married William Price.
30 July 1805, Sarah Sparks married Lawrence Cuddy.
10 December 1811, Elijah Sparks married Jemima Cox.
23 December 1812, Rebecca Sparks married Thomas Anderson Rockwell.
March 31, 1813, Elizabeth Sparks married Frederick Kauffman by FNU Rockwell.
14 July 1814, Reuben Sparks married Betsy Price by FNU Coker.
1 October 1814, Sarah Sparks married Sylvester Brown by FNU Glendie
27 March 1816, Laban Sparks married Sarah Green.
14 August 1816, Penelope Sparks married Charles Robinson.
August 24, 1816, 18.4.2 Aquila W. Sparks married Dorcas Conway by FNU Moranville.
5 December 1816, Ruth Sparks married Josiah Pearce.
21 December 1816, Rachel Sparks married John T. Sumwalt.
December 9, 1820, Prudence Sparks married Richard Gosnell by FNU Rockwell.
January 10, 1822, Samuel R. Sparks married Elizabeth Hitchcock.
January 23, 1823, William Sparks married Bethsheba Dyke.
August 20, 1823, Aquila Sparks married Sarah A. Merryman.
July 1, 1824, Elizabeth Sparks married Robert McCauley by FNU Roberts
December 24, 1824, Thomas Sparks married Mary Pearce.
January 19, 1825, Daniel Sparks married Rachel Curtis.
March 4, 1825, Rachel Sparks married James Carlin by FNU Rockwell.
April 24, 1828, Elizabeth Sparks married John Patrick.
March 9, 1831, Francis Sparks married Elizabeth Ellen Schrader.
April 7, 1831, Aaron Sparks married Elizabeth Sparks.
April 10, 1832, Elijah B. Sparks married Elizabeth Anderson by FNU Roszell.
October 23, 1832, Mary Sparks married Matthew Drake by FNU Roszell.
January 5, 1836, Mary Sparks married John Gross by FNU Morris.
September 4, 1839, Sarah Sparks married John Mays
October 7, 1839, Emily Sparks married Austin Woolfolk by FNU White.
August 11, 1841, Thomas D. Sparks married Mary Ann Rawlings by FNU Riley.
November 23, 1842, Rachel Arm Sparks married Andrew Warfield by FNU Shriver.
January 12, 1844, Aaron Sparks married Mary C. Slade.
January 17, 1844, Arietta Sparks married Francis A. Parkson.
April 21, 1845, William Sparks married Sarah Roloson by FNU Morris.
June 19, 1845, Aquila A. Sparks married Mary Jane Halbert by FNU Schreiber.
October 7, 1845, Daniel C. Sparks married Amelia Lemmon.
May 21, 1846, Oliver P. Sparks married Mary G. Kemp by FNU Shrigley.
July 29, 1846, Mary E. Sparks married William Bull
June 26, 1847, Matthew Sparks married Mary Ann Johnson by FNU Hancock.
November 3, 1848, William C. Sparks married Susannah Goover.
March 15, 1849, Trevis Sparks married Margaret Thomas by FNU Thomas.
April 13, 1849, Josias Alfred Sparks married Sarah Ann Ensor by FNU Young.
December 5, 1850, Catharine Sparks married James R. Wheatley by FNU Ryan.
December 7, 1850, Parmelia Sparks married Aquila Chilcoat by FNU Coale.
May 29, 1851, Edward R. Sparks married Rachel Miles by FNU Vinton
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SPARKS MARRIAGES IN MARYLAND
Compiled by John Frederick Dorman
The following marriages are taken from a card file at the Hall of Records in Annapolis, Maryland. The references to the original marriage license books is shown, but most of these books reveal no more information than is contained in the card index. The State Record of Marriages, which covered only the years 1865-67, does give more information and those data have been added in the following list.
Ann Sparks married William Clough, 7 November 1825. Caroline County License Book, 1816-73.
Anna Sparks married Benjamin Biggs, 7 June 1823. Cecil County Marriage Book, 1777-1840, p. 290.
Edward Sparks married Rosetta Pinkney, 26 July 1826. Anne Arundel County Marriage Book, 1810-45, p. 69.
Edward Sparks married Sophia R. Pinkney, January 26,1832. Anne Arundel County Marriage Book, 1810-45, p. 91.
Edward A. Sparks married Lizzie Clark, September 27, 1866. State Record of Marriages, p. 78. (married in Baltimore County by M. O'Reilly; he aged 22, a blacksmith; she aged 22; both resided in Baltimore County.)
Elizabeth Sparks married George Reynolds, 30 July 1795. Dorchester County Marriage Book 1, p. 45.
Elizabeth Sparks married Nathan Russell, 8 October 1803. Caroline County Marriage Book, 1797-1815.
Elizabeth Sparks married John W. Hynson, January 21, 1840. Caroline County Marriage Book, 1816-1873.
George Sparks married Sally Harris, 26 August 1826. Caroline County Marriage Book, 1816-1873.
Henry E. Sparks married Louisa E. Diggins, January 18, 1864. Caroline County Marriage Book,1816-1873.
James W. Sparks married Lizzie Richardson, 13 September 1872. Anne Arundel County Marriage Book, 1851-1873, p. 117.
Joseph H. Sparks married Anna R. Hazzard, 15 December 1873. Caroline County Marriage Book, 1873-1886.
John Alfred Sparks married Charlotte Ann Meeds, 23 August 1866. State Record of Marriages, p. 177. (married at Centreville, Queen Anne County, by J. A. Cooper; he aged 22, farmer; she aged 19; both resided in Queen Anne's County.)
Julia Ann Sparks married Jesse Gibson, January 8, 1831. Caroline County Marriage Book, 1816-873.
Mary R. Sparks married Thomas E. Hepner, 14 June 1866. State Record of Marriages, p. 4. (married in Ablegany County by J. H. A. Kitzmiller; he aged 16 yrs. 8 mos., laborer; she aged 13 yrs. 6 mos.; both resided in Allegany County.)
Melvina Sparks married Joseph Ross, 7 June 1870. Caroline County Marriage Book, 1816-73.
Rachel Sparks married Samuel Covington, 13 April 1818. Caroline County Marriage Book, 1816-73.
Samuel E. Sparks married Anna E. Emerson, 20 February 1872. Caroline County Marriage Book, 1816-73.
Sarah Sparks married Lewis Comegys, 8 December 1835. Caroline County Marriage Book, 1816-73.
Solomon Sparks married Henrietta Pippin, 18 October 1831. Caroline County Marriage Book, 1816-73.
Solomon Sparks married Sarah Ann Bambury, 6 November 1837. Caroline County Marriage Book, 1816-73.
Stephen Sparks married Sarah Childerson, 6 December 1806. Dorchester County Marriage Book 1, p. 97.
William P. Sparks married Mary Emerson, April 21, 1866. Caroline County Marriage Book, 1816-73.
The only marriage records for Talbot County at the Hall of Records are contained in a mimeographed volume: The Marriage Licenses of Talbot County, Maryland, from 1796-1810 (n.p.;n.d.), compiled by the Carter Braxton Chapter, D.A.R., of Baltimore. In it on page 42, appears the following:
Moses Sparks married Mary Armstrong, May 16, 1796.
The Washington County marriage register at the Hall of Records is a microfilm copy of a negative photostat which is very difficult to read. There is no index to this volume and it has not been searched for Sparks marriages. It appears that many of the Maryland counties do not have marriage records, or that they are preserved for only very short periods.
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TWO EARLY SPARKS MARRIAGES IN CAROLINE COUNTY, MARYLAND
Nathan Russell married Nancy Sparkes, March 13, 1799.
Nathan Russell married Elizabeth Sparks, October 6, 1803
(Note: The above marriages were copied by Mrs. Heppen from "Marriage Licenses of Caroline County, Maryland, 1774-1815" which appeared in Vol. 28 of the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, pages 344 and 434.)
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MARRIAGES OF PERSONS NAMED SPARKS
IN AND AROUND QUEEN ANNES COUNTY, MARYLAND
ca. 1775-ca. 1875)
Compiled by Paul E. Sparks
[Editor's Note: This list of the marriages in and around Queen Annes County, Maryland, has been compiled from several sources. Among these are: Maryland & DelawareGenealogist, Vol. I & II; Ancestral Notes, 1964; Maryland Marriages, edited by Robert Barnes; Maryland Marriage Clues, edited by Irma Harper; Bible Records of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Maryland Historical Society; Census records; International Genealogical Index (IGI); and various issues of The Sparks Quarterly (TSQ).]
Pages 4183, 4184, 4185, 4186,4187,4188
ca. 1774, Elizabeth Sparks married Henry Thompson, Dau. of Absalom Sparks; p.1703 TSQ QA's Accts. 72139.
ca. 1775, Ruth Sparks married William Tippins, Wid. of Absalom Sparks; p.1702 TSQ QA's Accts. 72/39.
ca. 1788, Noah Sparks married Sarah MNU, Adm. Acct. TCE #1 QA's County.
ca. 1790, Solomon Sparks married Esther Sparks, Dau. of William Sparks; probably son of Solomon Sparks; 1800 census QA's Co..
June 11, 1794, Simon Sparks married Sarah Nevitt (or Neute), Dau. of James Nevitt or Neute; recorded in Baltimore County.
May 16, 1796, Moses Sparks married Mary Armstrong, Rec. in Talbot Co.; 1800 census QA's Co.
May 23, 1797, Millington Sparks married Rebecca Brooks, Recorded in Kent County; p. 3847 TSQ.
October 21, 1797, Sluyter Sparks married Elizabeth Walls, Recorded in Kent Co.; 1800, 1810, 1820 censuses QA's Co.
May 15, 1799, Levi Sparks married Rachel Pippins, Recorded in Kent Co.; 1800 census QA's Co.
April 12, 1800, Samuel Sparks married Rachel Higgins. Recorded in Kent Co.; 1810 census QA's Co.
ca. 1800, Isaac Sparks married Margaret MNU. QA's Will Book WHN 4.
ca. 1800, John Smoker Sparks married Sophia MNU. QA's Will Book TCE 1.
ca. 1802, Elijah Sparks married Nancy Hinds. She, heir of Isaac Hinds; p.266 & 2567 TSQ; QA's Land Com. ST W6.
October 8, 1803, Elizabeth Sparks married Nathan Russell. Recorded in Caroline Co.
ca. 1805, Solomon Sparks married Charlotte MNU. Bible record, Arlington Sparks; 1810, 1820 censuses of QA's Co.
June 3, 1805, 26.2 Amos Sparks married Nancy Borough. p. 619 & 1528 TSQ.
ca. 1805, 26.1 Jesse R. Sparks married Margaret Burris. p. 618 & 1248 TSQ.
ca. 1805, Juliann Sparks married FNU Meredith. Dau. of William Meredith by his will, 1805.
ca. 1805, Unknown married Mary Ann Nevitt. Wid.; will of Noah Larwood, 1805.
ca. 1807, Unknown married Rebecca Corman. Sister of Samuel Corman & named in his will, 1807
ca. 1808, Unknown married FNU Brown. Sister of John Brown & named in his will, 1808.
ca. 1809, Unknown married Mary Oldson. Dau. of Hannah Oldson & named in her will, 1809.
ca. 1810, Harriet Sparks married William Woodall. Dau. of Simon Sparks & named in his will; QA's Land ST W9/233.
ca. 1810, Levi Sparks married Matilda MNU. p. 2568 TSQ.
ca. 1810, Sarah Sparks married FNU Devenish. Dau. of Noah Sparks; Adm. Acct. TCE #1 QA's Co.
ca. 1810, Risdon Sparks married Elizabeth MNU. Bible record, Arlington Sparks; 1820 census QA's.
1812, Robert Sparks married Ann Wright. Wid. of James Wright; he, a minister; QA's Land JB21523.
October 22, 1812, William Sparks married Henny Callahan. Recorded in Talbot Co.
ca. 1812, Solomon Sparks married Lucretia MNU. Bible record; Arlington Sparks.
ca. 1815, John P. Sparks married Mary McCosh. Heir of Thomas McCosh; QA's Land Com. JB #1/268 1819.
ca. 1816, Joshua Sparks married Margaret DeFord. Dau. of WIlliam DeFord; QA's Land Corn. JB #11167.
September 17, 1816, William Sparks married Anne P. Warham. He, son of Solomon & Esther Sparks; p. 1391 TSQ.
ca. 1816, Allen Sparks married Rebecca DeFord. He, son of George & Rachel Sparks; she, dau. of William DeFord, QA's Land Com. JB 11167; p.4038 SQ.
ca. 1817, Hester Sparks married Joseph Cook. Dau. of Noah Sparks; Adm. Acct. TCE #1, QA's Co.
March 18, 1817, Mahala Sparks married William Clark. Married by Rev. Jackson; p. 2567 TSQ.
ca. 1818, John P. Sparks married Mary MNU. QA's Will Book TCE 1.
ca. 1818, Elizabeth Sparks married FNU Devoirix. Dau. of Solomon Sparks; QA's Land Com. JB1/249.
April 13, 1818, Rachel Sparks married Samuel Covington. Recorded in Caroline County.
ca. 1819, John Sparks married Mary MNU. Heir of Thomas McCosh, QA's Land Com. JB#1/268.
ca. 1822, Elizabeth Sparks married Richard Downes. Dau. of Solomon Sparks; QA's Land Com. TM21500
June 22, 1822, William Sparks married Elizabeth Sparks. Married by Rev. Tuff.
August 13, 1823, John Sparks married Mary Phenix. Married by Rev. Tuff.
July 25, 1825, Rebecca Sparks married William Apsley. Married by Rev. Tuff.
March 1, 1826, John Sparks married Ruth Smith. Married by Rev. Clements;
August 26, 1826, George Sparks married Sally Harriss. Recorded in Caroline Co.; p.266 TSQ.
September 27, 1826, Hester Sparks married John Hines. Married by Rev. Clements;
ca. 1827, Unknown married Margaret Smith. She, a widow; QA's Land JB #11345.
January 2, 1827, Samuel Sparks married Elizabeth Meredith. Married by Rev. Tuff.
October 20, 1827, Isaac Sparks married Elizabeth Wiggins. Married by Rev. Clements; Adm. Acct. TCE #1, QA's Co.
February 9, 1828, Charles I. Sparks married Sarah Ann Wiggins. Married by Rev. Tuff; he son of John Smoker Sparks.
February 23, 1828, James Sparks married Mary Satterfield. Married by Rev. Tuff.
February 27, 1828, Samuel Sparks married Rebecca Rouse. Married by Rev. Tuff.
May 15, 1828, Elijah Sparks married Henrietta Davis. Married by Rev. Walton p. 2568 TSQ.
May 28, 1928, Elizabeth Ann Sparks married John Hewitt. Married by Rev. Clements; Adm. Acct. TCE #1, QA's Co.
December 22, 1828, Henry Sparks married Sarah Lucas. Married by Rev. Sparkes.
ca. 1828, John M. Sparks married Rowena MNU. Adm. Acct TCE #1, QA's Co. 1850 census of QA's Co.
April 24, 1829, William Sparks married Elizabeth Davis. Married by Rev. Moore.
October 20, 1829, Isaac Sparks married Elizabeth Wiggins. Married by Rev. Clements.
July 16, 1830, Lodowick Sparks married Sarah Ann Sparks. Married by Rev. Clements; Adm. Acct. TCE #1, QA's Co.
September 27, 1830, James Sparks married Rebecca Walls. Married by Rev. Clements.
January 8, 1831, Julia Ann Sparks married Jesse Gibson Recorded in Caroline Co., p.267 TSQ.
October 20, 1831, Solomon Sparks married Henrietta Pippins Recorded in Caroline Co. Bible record, Arlington Sparks; p. 267 TSQ.
December 20, 1832, Elizabeth Sparks married James Lynch Recorded in Kent County.
December 22, 1831, Christopher Sparks married Ann Maria Scully. Married by Rev. Offley.
July 22, 1833, Isaac Sparks married Margaret A. Wiggins. Married by Rev. Offley; Adm. Acct. TCE #1, QA's Co.
December 21, 1833, Ann Sparks married William Williams International Genealogical Index (IGI).
December 8, 1835, Sarah Sparks married Lewis Comegys Recorded in Caroline Co.; p. 267 TSQ.
January 20, 1836, Luther K. Sparks married Elizabeth I. Skinner. Married by Rev. Sparkes.
May 24, 1836, Valentine Sparks married Mary Osbourne. Married by Rev. Unknown.
November 1837, Solomon Sparks married Sarah Ann Bamberry Recorded in Caroline Co.; p. 267 TSQ; bible record, Arlington Sparks.
December 5, 1838, James Sparks married Elizabeth Arlett. Married by Rev. Larkin.
December 17, 1838, James Sparks married Juliann Booker Recorded in Caroline Co.; 1850 census of QA's Co.
January 21, 1840, Elizabeth Sparks married John W. Hynson Recorded in Caroline Co.; p. 266 TSQ.
March 28, 1840, John Sparks married Mary Winchester. Married by Rev. Bell.
December 1, 1841, Risden Sparks married Emily Ann Cook. Married by Rev. Crane.
ca. 1843, John C. Sparks married Elizabeth MNU 1850 & 1860 Censuses, QA's Co.
December 5, 1843, James Sparks married Emily Ann Coleman. Married by Rev. Crane.
August 16, 1844, Robert Sparks married Emiline Bevans. Married by Rev. Sutton; pp. 2056 & 2508 TSQ.
July 29, 1845, Samuel Sparks married Kitty Harrison. Married by Rev. Pratt.
November 18, 1847, Clinton C. Sparks married Susan Nabb. Married by Rev. Anderson; pp. 2056 & 2568 TSQ.
ca. 1848, Joseph B. Sparks married Sarah Rebecca Walls Portrait & Biog. Record, Eastern Shore, 1898.
February 29, 1848, Frances Sparks married William Cahall Internahonal Genealogaical Index (IGI).
December 21, 1848, Isaac Sparks married Ann Elizabeth (Blanding) Tolson. Married by Rev. Clements.
January 4, 1849, George Sparks married Juliann Hollingsworth. Married by Rev. Clements.
July 16, 1849, Samuel Sparks married Susan Godwin. Married by Rev. Sumption.
October 22, 1849, Luther K. Sparks married Frances Ann Smith married by Rev. Bell.
November 7, 1849, Sluyter Sparks married Frances Gray. Married by Rev. Clements.
December 30, 1849, Wilson Sparks married Ann Holland. Married by Rev. Sumption.
April 3, 1850, John Ridgway Sparks married Mary E. Williamson. Married by Rev. Crane.
ca. 1851, Elizabeth Ann Sparks married Edwards Walls Adm. Acet. TCE #1, QA's Co.
September 25, 1851, James Sparks married Henrietta Coleman. Married by Rev. Crane.
January 7, 1852, Charles H. Sparks married Susan Hinson. Married by Rev. Bell.
3 February 1852, Daniel B. Sparks married Julia Ann Chance. Married by Rev. Ayers.
May 12, 1852, William Kent Sparks married Sarah Straughn. Married by Rev. Cooper.
January 18, 1853, Richard James Sparks married Margaret Elizabeth Moore. Married by Rev. Crane.
May 24, 1854, William V. Sparks married Ann E. Harrison. Married by Rev. Crane.
October 16, 1856, George W. Sparks married Rachel Ann Sparks. Married by Rev. Clements.
January 14, 1857, Robert Sparks married Sarah Ann Winchester. Married by Rev. Hill.
December 17, 1857, Robert Sparks married Catherine Hamm (or Hammond) Sparks Bible record, Arlington Sparks.
ca. 1856, Ezekiel Sparks married Emily Jane 1860 census QA's Co.; p. 1078 TSQ.
July 7, 1857, Lodowick Sparks married Sarah E. (Calloway) Thomas. Married by Rev. Simpson.
December 23, 1861, John Solomon Sparks married Louisa Seward. Married by Rev. Aldred; Bible record, Arlington Sparks.
January 21, 1864, Henry Erastus Sparks married Louisa Diggins. Recorded in Caroline Co.; Bible record, Arlington Sparks.
April 21, 1866, William Parrott Sparks married Mary F. Emerson. Married by Rev. Powers; Bible record, Arlington Sparks.
August 23, 1866, John Alfred Sparks married Charlotte Ann Meeds. Recorded in Caroline Co.; p. 267 TSQ; 1880 census QA's Co.
ca. 1870, William Kent Sparks married Ann Elizabeth Richardson. Richardson Family & others,1963, compiled by Laura Thompson.
June 7, 1870, Melvina Sparks married Joseph Ross Recorded in Caroline Co.; p. 267 TSQ.
February 20, 1872, Samuel E. Sparks married Anna E. Emerson. Recorded in Caroline Co.; p. 267 TSQ.
December 15, 1873, Joseph H. Sparks married Anna R. Hazzard Recorded in Caroline Co.; P. 267 TSQ.
ca. 1875, Samuel A. Sparks married Mary Jane Seward Information given by Michael Roach, 1983
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SOME ADDITIONAL MARRIAGE RECORDS OF PERSONS NAMED SPARKS
RECORDED IN QUEEN ANNES COUNTY, MARYLAND
Pages 4183-4188 of the September 1993 issue of the Quarterly, Whole No. 163, contain a compilation of the marriages of persons named Sparks in Queen Annes County, Maryland, during the period 1775-1875. The compilation was based upon records from several different sources, and it was not intended to be thought of as complete.
Recently, a member of the Association, Peter G.Thyrre, Ardsley, New York, sent us a list of nearly three dozen additional marriages of persons named Sparks in Queen Annes County during this same period of time. In the main, these additional names were taken from "Queen Annes County, Maryland, Marriage licenses, 1817-1858" compiled by Raymond B.and Sara Sethdark, 1963. We are pleased to add these names to the earlier list.
November 3, 1818, John LNU married Mary Meredith married by Rev. Sparkes; (May be the couple on the earlier list as: ca. 1818, John P. & Mary, and as: ca. 1819, John & Mary
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