September 14, 2017

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Whole Number 19

SPARKS DATA IN NEW JERSEY WILLS
FROM THE 'ARCHIVES OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY'

by Russell E. Bidlack



The Archives of the State of New Jersey is a large set of volumes containing a wealth of historical data from New Jersey. Ten of these volumes are devoted to abstracts of wills and administrations of estates settled between 1682 and 1805. Each volume is fully indexed. Not only do these records thus provide full information on the Sparks estates settled in New Jersey during this period, but also each time that a Sparks signed a will as a witness or took the inventory of an estate his name appears and is indexed. A large amount of information on Sparkses of New Jersey during the eighteenth century is thus available. The originals of these wills and probate records are in the custody of the Secretary of State in Trenton. The following compilation gives, in chronological order, the Sparks references in these volumes. The volume and page number of the Archives are given in parentheses following each entry. All towns and counties mentioned were in New Jersey unless otherwise stated, with the exception of large cities like Philadelphia.

1695, April 10. Roger Sparks, listed as one to whom a payment was made from the estate of Mathias Mount of Middletown. (23:331)
1731, March 24. Henry Sparks. Inventory of estate of John Hugg of Gloucester Township and County mentioned 'timber upon Joseph Langley's land and Henry Spark's land.' (30:252)
1731, August 17. Henry Sparks, with William Harrison, prepared inventory of estate of John Brown, Sr., 'late of Deptford, Gloucester Co., yeoman.' (30:68)
1735, March 29. Henry Sparks, with James Wilkins and Edward Hughes, witnessed will of John Tuthem, Sr., 'of Deptford Township, Gloucester Co., yeoman.' (30:472)
1736, September 13. Henry Sparks, with Wm. Harrison and John Collins, witnessed will of Gabriel Hugg, 'of Township and County of Gloucester, bricklayer.' (30:251)
1738, May 17. Edward Sparks, listed in an 'account of estate' of John Hart, merchant, of Salem, who died in April, 1726, Edward Sparks owed money to John Hart in 1726. (23:215)
1739, June 3. Simon Sparks, Thomas Sparks, and Richard Sparks, with William Weatherby and Nathaniel Box, witnessed will of John Bradway, 'of Alloways Creek Precinct, Salem County, cordwainer." (30:57)
1739, October 15. Simon Sparks, of Salem County, administrator of estate of William McClane, 'of Salem Co., wheelwright.' His bondsman was Benjamin Dervall, also of Salem Co. (30:314)
1740, December 4. Henry Sparks. Account of estate of William McClane (see above) lists 'monies paid to ... Henry Sparks...' (30:314)
1744, February 5. John Sparks. Inventory of estate of John Wood 'of Woodbury Creek, Gloucester Co., yeoman,' lists debt due from John Sparks.
1744, February 25. Henry Sparks, bondsman for Walter Gruffith, of Gloucester Township and County, administrator of estate of Walter Gruffith, Jr., 'of Newton, Gloucester Co., cordwainer.' (30:208)
1744, October 22. John Sparks, with Robert Downs, prepared inventory of estate of Timothy Kenny, 'of Woodbury, Gloucester Co., school master.' (30:280)
1744, December 21. Henry Sparks, with James Gill, took inventory of estate of Gabriel Newby, 'of Newtown, Gloucester Co., yeoman.' (30:354)
1745, March 26. Henry Sparks, with Dan. Mestayer, witnessed bond of Samuel Harrison, who was bondsman for Edward Redolphus Price, Esq, administrator of estate of Richard Valentine, 'of Gloucester Co., yeoman.' (30:492)
1747, December 26. Henry Sparks, with William Hugg, signed for moneys received in connection with settlement of estate of Enoch Ellison, 'of Gloucester Township and County, innholder.' (30:164)
1748-9, January 20 John Sparks, with John Wilkins, took inventory of estate of William Arrell (Erall), Jr., 'of Township of Deptford, Gloucester Co, yeoman.' (30:24)
1748, March 4. Simon Sparks, 'of Deptford Township, Gloucester Co.; will of. Wife, Jane, plantation whereon I live until my son, Henry, will be 21. Other sons--John, Richard, Thomas, and Robert (not 21). Daughters--Elizabeth, Agnes, and Mary. Executors--wife Jane, and John Marshall. Witnesses--Henry Sparks, James Hamilton, Joseph Harrison, Affirmed 28 March, 1749. Lib. 6, p. 95. 1749, March 31; Inventory, ?l44.0l.06; made by Andrew Sloan, Abr. Chattin, Ju'r.' (30:449)
1748, March 15. John Sparks, listed as a debtor in inventory of estate of Michael Mackaway, 'of Gloucester Co., laborer,' (30:319)
1748, July 27. Henry Sparks, 'of the Town and County of Gloucester, innholder; will of. Sons--Robert, Henry, and George (all under age), John and Simon. Legacies to ‘relation,' Joanna Pearson, to children of daughter, Mary Sparks, and to son-in-law, John Sparks. Real and personal estate. Executors--sons, John and Simon, with John Parrock as overseer and quasi-guardian of sons Henry and George. Witnesses--William Edgerton, Thomas Sparks, Joseph Harrison. Proved March 19, 1756. Lib. 8, p. 261.' (32305) [Editor's Note: From this it would appear that Henry Sparks, whose name appeared in these records as early as 1731, had a son named John Sparks who was of age in 1748, and that he had a daughter, Mary, who married a John Sparks, by whom she had children by 1748. This John Sparks and Mary Sparks must have been cousins. Simon Sparks, who died in 1748 or 1749 also had a son named John who was under 21 in 1748.]
1748, August 21. "John Sparks, listed as husband of Margaret Gerrard, in wIll of Robert Gerrard 'of Greenwich Township, Gloucester Co.) yeoman.' Following is full abstract:
'1748, 6 mo. (August), 21st day. Gerrard, Robert, of Greenwich Township, Gloucester Co.; yeoman; will of. Real and personal estate to be sold (except two lots in Philadelphia for wife Margret.) Money to be divided into twelve equal parts for the wife (2 parts) and children: William. Sarah (wife of Martain Bickham), Margret (wife of John Sparks), Elizabeth (wife of John Chew), Thomas, Givin (daughter), Miles (not 21), Jain (not 18), Damsin (not 18), and Hackels (not 18). Executors--wife, son William, and Joshua Lord. Sworn and affirmed, 22 0ct., 1748. Lib. 6, p. 79. Inventory, dated 1748, 8 mo. (October), 11, 12 and 13 days; ?460.06.10 includes negro man and his bed, ?60; Bible, ?1; cattle and sheep, ?39.05; rye lent to John Sparks, blacksmith; Indian corn to Martain Bickham, Appraisers--Jacob Cozens, Wm. Wilkins.' (30:194-195)
[Editor's note: It seems apparent from this will that the John Sparks named as having married Margret Gerrard, daughter of Robert and Margret Gerrard, was the same John Sparks named in the preceding will as the son of Henry Sparks. From the will of Miles Gerrard dated 19 November 1754, it is apparent that Simon Sparks, son of Henry Sparks, married Gwin Gerrard (called Given in her fathers will), between 1748 and 1754.]
1749, October 14. John Sparks, of Deptford Township; Gloucester Co., was appointed administrator of estate of Richard Chew, 'of Deptford Township, Gloucester Co., house carpenter.' John Sparks's bondsman was John Marshall, blacksmith, of same place. (3C:94)
1749, October 14. John Sparks, yeoman, was appointed administrator of estate of Thomas Sale, 'of Deptford, Gloucester Co., laborer.' His bondsman was John Marshall, 'of same place, blacksmith.' (30:4l2)
1749, November 29. Henry Sparks, Thos. Sparks. Jno, Sparks. 'Account of Anne Patisson, late Ann Gray, admix, of her husband, John Gray, late of Gloucester, merchant. Cash paid to .... Henry Sparks ... Thos. Sparks, Jno. Sparks.' Ann was appointed adm'x. of estate of John Gray on March 24, 1748. (30:204)
1750, May 7. John Sparks. Inventory of estate of Samuel Paul, 'of Gloucester Co., yeoman .. includes bonds and notes of John Sparks . .' [many other names] (30:371)
1750, August 20. John Sparks, fellow bondsman with James Hamilton, who was admr. of estate of Edward Cull, 'of Gloucester Co., laborer.' John Sparks and James Hamilton were both of Gloucester Co. On August 13, 1850, John Sparks aril Jones Coxe took inventory of this estate. In 'Account' dated December 6, 1752, John Sparkes and Joseph Marshall are listed as debtors. (30:128)
1750, September 3. Richard Sparks, with Walter Wall and Stephen Warne, witnessed the will of William Story, 'of New Brunswick, Middlesex Co., yeoman.' (32:3l2)
1750-1, March 13. Richard Sparks, with Stephen Warne and John Bazley, witnessed the will of James Wall of Middlesex Co. (32:345)
1751, October 30. Henry Sparks, with James Hamilton, made an inventory of the estate of Joseph Marshall, 'of Deptford Township, Gloucester Co., tailor.' (32:2l6)
1751, November 1. Richard Sparks, with Henry Weatherby, both 'husbandmen of Deptford Township, Gloucester Co.' were fellowbondsmen with Catherine Marshall, widow of and adrn'x. of estate of Joseph Marshall (see above). (32:216)
1752, February 3. Richard Sparks, with Walter Ward, were named executors in will of Benjamin Applegate 'of Nottingham Twsp., Burlington Co.' (32:14)
1752, August 14. John Sparks and Henry Sparks. In inventory of estate of Robert Hartshorne 'of Burlington, attorney-at-law,' appears a long list entitled 'book debts, Doubtful,' apparently being law suits in which Hartshorne had served as a lawyer. In this list appear:
'Henry Sparks v. Abigail Kaighain' and 'John Sparks Farmer v. John Patterson and wife Ann.' (32:149)
1752, September 29. Henry Sparks, was fellowbondsman with William Hampton, who was admr. of estate of Edward Hampton of Gloucester, Gloucester Co., yeoman. Both Henry Sparks and William Hampton were 'of Gloucester Co., yeomen.' (32:141)
1753, February 14. Henry Sparks, 'of Deptford Township, Gloucester Co., yeoman,' was fellowbondsman with Matthew Usher of Philadelphia, merchant, admr. of estate of Mathew Watson 'of Gloucester Co., pedlar.' (32:350)
1753, May 25. Jane Sparks, Thomas Sparks, Henry Sparks. In Account of Joshua Ballinger and Gabriel Davis, executors of estate of Amariah Ballinger of Gloucester Co., who died in 1748, moneys were paid to many persons, including Jane Sparks, Thomas Sparks, and Henry Sparks. (30: 34)
1753, September 24. William Weatherby 'of Greenwich, Gloucester Co., yeoman,' in his undated will which was probated September 24, 1753, named wife Ann, and children: Benjamin, Daniel, David, Henry, Mary Sielden, Elizabeth Sparks, Cathrine Marshall, and Rachael. (32:35l)
1754, ----- -- John Sparks, with John Wilkins, prepared inventory dated '1754' of estate of John Treadway 'of Deptford Township, Gloucester Co., yeoman.' (32:329)
1754, January 12. John Sparks and Simon Sparks, with Mathias Nathermuch and James Wood, prepared inventory of the estate of Margaret Gerrard of Greenwich Twp., Gloucester Co., widow of Robert Gerrard. (John Sparks and Simon Sparks had both married daughters of Robert and Margaret Gerrard.) Following is the full abstract of the will of Margaret Gerrards:
'1749-'5O. February 21. Gerrard. Margret. of ‘Greenwitch' Township, Gloucester Co., widow; will of, Children--Miles, William, Thomas, and seven daughters, of whom only Hacels (?) is mentioned by name, Granddaughter, Sarah Paull. Lot in Philadelphia. Personal estate. Executors--brother-in-law. Gabriel Rambo, and Joshua Lord, of Deptford Township. Witnesses--John Haines, Ann Cooper, Thomas Robson. Codicil of February 25, ----, tells daughter Hackels (?) being still in her infancy, daughter Elizabeth. wife of John Chew, is to have bed and furniture, and, with her sister, Tamzin, are to be placed in the charge of brother-in-law Gabriel Rambo. Witnesses--Ann Erwen, Joanna Wilkins. Proved January 12,1754. Lib. 8, p. 16. 1754, January 12, Joshua Lord and Gabriel Rambo decline to act as Executors. Same date bond of' William Gerrard as Admr of the estate with the will annexed Thomas Gerrard fellow bondsman, both of Greenwich Township, yeomen.' (32:127) 1754. January 12, 'Inventory, ?479.l2.3 1/2., principally bills and bonds; also a silver watch, ?5, a servantlad's time, ?15; silver spoons, ?6.13; 2 looking glasses, made by William Wilkins and Jacob Cozens. Endorsed: ‘Margaret Gerrard's Inventory. This Inventory caveated by John Sparks. Mathias Nathermuch (?);. James Wood and Simon Sparks,' (32:128)
1754, March 19. John Sparks, with Alexander Randall, prepared inventory of the estate of Isaac Fowler 'of Greenwich Township, Gloucester Co.' (32:120)
1754, November 19. Gwin Sparks, Simon Sparks. Miles Gerrard, 'of Town and County of Glouoester, yeoman,' son of Robert and Margaret Gerrard mentioned earlier, named the following sisters in his will Sarah. Elizabeth, Margaret, Gwin Jane Heckles, and Tammazin, also brothers-in-law, Simon Sparks and Isaac Camron. In a codicil dated November 25, 1754, he directed 'legacy to sister Gwin Sparks out of bond due by brother William ' He named as executors John Muckle and Joseph Harrison, They declined to act and on December 30, 1754, 'Simon Sparks, innholder of Gloucester Town' was appointed admr. His fel1owbondsman was Joseph Harrison of Gloucester Town (32:128)
1755, May 13. Thomas Sparks, 'of Deptford Township. Gloucester Co ., yeoman,' was fellowbondsman with Henry Weatherby 'of Greenwich ‘Twsp. yeoman,' who was admr. of estate of William Weatherby 'of Greenwich Twp., Gloucester Co., Cordwainer,.' (32:351)
1755, May 14. Richard Sparks, with Joseph Wilkinson, took inventory of estate of William Weatherby (see above). (32:351)
1755, September 23. Elizabeth Sparks, 'of Wiccacoe, Philadelphia Co., widow of Henry; will of., Children--Isaac Barringer, Sarah Davis, Margaret Snowdon. and Elizabeth Barringer. Real and personal estate. Executors-kinsman, Josiah Albertson, and William Wood, both of Gloucester Co. Witnesses--Joseph Bond, Francis Holton, Edward Teaw. Proved June 20, 1760. Lib. 10, p. 104. 24 April 1760, the two Executors named in the will refuse to act, recommending Isaac Ballenger, the son of dec'd, as Administrator. 9 June 1760, Inventory, ?l00.8., incl. book debts, ?59.5; made by Samuel Ladd and Jonas Cattell. 20 June 1760, Bond of Isaac Ballinger as Adm'r, with the will annexed, William Snowden fellowbondsman, both of Deptford Township, Gloucester Co. (32:304-305)
1756, November 16. John Sparks, 'of Greenwich Township, Gloucester Co., farmer,' fellowbondsman with John Young 'of Deptford Township" husbandman,' who was admr. of estate of Caleb Butterworth 'of Deptford Township., Gloucester Co., laborer.' (32~49)
1756, December 6. John Sparks, yeoman, and Mary Currie (Curry), widow, both of Greenwich, Gloucester Co., were administrators of estate of James Currie'of Greenwich, Gloucester Co., yeoman.' (32:83)
1758, January 3-4. Richard Sparks, with Abram Chattin, Jr,, made inventory of estate of Peter Matson 'of Deptford Township" Gloucester Co., yeoman.' (32:21)
1758, June 14. Simon Sparks, 'innholder, of Gloucester Co.,' was fellowbondsman with Alexander Randall, Esq., who was admr. of estate of Jacob Shoulter, of Gloucester Co. (32:292)
1758, September 4. Richard Sparks, with Joseph Harrison, prepared inventory of estate of James Talman 'late of Gloucester. N.J., now of Philadelphia, gentleman.' (His farm was on Oldman' s Creek, Greenwich, Gloucester Co.) (32:317)
1759, March 26. Henry Sparks, with Jonathan Lorance, both of Fairfield, Cumberland Co., acted as fellowbondsmen with Cathrine Stratton, widow of and adm'x, of estate of Jonathan Stratton of Fairfield. (32:3l4)
1759, April 30. John Sparks, "yeoman, of Deptford Twp., Gloucester Co.,' with Joshua Lord, Jr., prepared inventory of estate of John Reeves of Deptford Twp., Gloucester Co., carpenter. On 21 May 1759, John Sparks also served as bondsman for Thomas Reeves of said Co., who was the admr. of this estate. (32:266)
1760, January 3. Henry Sparks was appointed admr. of estate of Jonathan Westcote of Deerfield Township, Cumberland Co. Henry Pearson and. Joseph Westcot were his fellowbondsmen. (32:354)
1760. February 7. Thomas Sparks, with Samuel Whitehorne, prepared inventory of estate of Joseph Wood 'of Upper Penn's Neck, Salem Co.., innkeeper,' (32:365)
1763, March 11. Richard Sparks and Joseph Champneys were feliowbondamen with Jehiel Dearwin, all of Pilesgrove, Salem Co, yeomen, Dearwin was admr. of estate of Hannah Maxfield, widow, of Salem Co. (33:279)
1764, March 2. John Sparks of Deptford Twp., Gloucester Co., appointed admr, of estate of Joseph Perce, 'of Deptford Twsp., Gloucester Co., cordwinder,' His fellowbondsman was John Perce. (33:325)


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SPARKS DATA IN NEW JERSEY WILLS

FROM THE 'ARCHIVES OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY'

Compiled by Russell E. Bidlack


1764, June 12 John Sparks, innholder, of Deptford, Gloucester Co., was fellowbondsman for Job Kimsey, joiner, of same place, who was appointed guardian of his brother, Nathan Kirnsey. (33:232)
1765, January 8. John Sparks was named executor along with Joseph Hillman in the will of Elizabeth Hiliman of Deptford, Gloucester Co. (Joseph Hillman was a son of Elizabeth Hiliman) (33:192)
1765, February 3. Thomas Sparks, with Michael Hashel and David Long, witnessed the will of Azel Peirson of Stow Creek, Cumberland Co. (33:323)
1765, June 24. John Sparks, with Benjamin Rambo and Samuel Blackwood, witnessed the will of George Flaningam of Greenwich Township, Gloucester Co., yeoman. (34:180)
1765, December 19. Henry Sparks and Thomas Thackra prepared the inventory of the estate of Edward Dougherty, of Penns Neck, Salem Co. (33:119)
1766, November 4. John Sparks, yeoman, of Deptford, Gloucester Co., was fellowbondsman for Benjamin Rambo, 'shop joyner' of same place, who was appointed guardian of Robert Murry, only son of Francis Murry, of said place. (33: 303)
1766, December 6. Thomas Sparks and John Hunt prepared the inventory of the estate of Samuel Harcor (Harcourt) of Pilesgrove Twp., Salem Co., yeoman. (33:178)
1767, May 1. John Sparks and Randall Marshall prepared the inventory of the estate of James Jagard of Deptford Twp., Gloucester Co., yeoman. (33:216)
1767, June 1. Robert Sparks and Jechonias Wood prepared the inventory of the estate of Joseph James of Woodstown, Salem Co. (33:217)
1767, June 3 Richard Sparks and Adam Kiger prepared the inventory of the estate of Christian Benners of Salem Co. (33:39)
1768, January 8. Margaret Sparks, Gabriel Dalbow, and Samuel Linch witnessed the will of John Dalbow of Upper Penns Neck, Salem Co., yeoman. (33:104)
1768, May 5. John Sparks, Margaret Sparks, and Isaac Somers witnessed the will of John Somers of Penns Neck, Salem Co., yeoman. (33:401)
1768, December 19 John Sparks, yeoman, of Deptford, Gloucester Co., was fellowbondsman for James Hinchman, yeoman, of the same place, who was appointed guardian of Grace Sherwin, daughter of William Sherwin of Burlington Co., deceased. (33:382)
1769, April 14. Thomas Sparks and John Mayhew prepared the inventory of the estate of James Eacritt, of Pilesgrove Twp., Salem Co., yeoman. (33:124)
1769, July 9. John Sparks and Richard Sparks were named as executors in the will of John Marshall, blacksmith, of Penns Neck Twp., Salem Co. and were called 'my brothers-in-law.' John Marshall's wife Elizabeth was also named as an executor. The witnesses to this will were Henry Sparks, Thomas Sparks, and Elizabeth Marshall. (33:272)
(Note: There is little doubt but that Elizabeth Marshall, wife of John Marshall, was a sister of John and Richard Sparks and that John, Richard and Elizabeth were children of Simon Sparks who died in 1749, (see page 245 of the September 1957, issue of the Quarterly.) John Marshall was probably a relatively young man when he died for he provided that half of his estate go to his children 'when my son Joseph is 10 years of age.')
1769, November 13. John Sparks and William Hugg were appointed guardians of Daniel Rumsey of Gloucester Co., 'who is heir—at—)aw of Sarah Miller, his aunt, of said Co., widow, deceased.' (33:368)
1770, January 27. Henry Sparks was named as executor and called 'son-in-law' in the will of John Deviney of Alloways Creek, Salem Co. Following is a full abstract of this will: 'John Deviney of Alloways Creek, Salem Co.; will of. Wife, Rebecka Deviney, 1/2 my moveable estate; my wife, with my daughter Margett, 1/2 my plantation. Daughter, Prudence, 10 pounds. Daughter, Margett, 30 pounds. Grandson, Samuel Bacon, 25 pounds. Daughters, Mary, Prudence and Margett, all my lands. Executors: son-in-law, Henry Sparks, and my daughter Margett. Witnesses: Susannah Cleaver, Elizabeth Cleaver, Thomas Sayre. Proved March 22, 1715.' (34:141)
1771, March 4. Robert Sparks witnessed the bond of Samuel Blackwood who was fellowbondsman for Ann Perce, widow of Samuel Perce of Deptford Twp., Gloucester Co. She was administratrix. (34:389)
1771, February 25 John Sparks and Randall Marshall prepared the inventory of the estate of Samuel Perce of Deptford Twp., Gloucester Co. (see above) (34:389)
1771, June 10. Thomas Sparks, Richard Sparks, and William Alderman witnessed the will of Jacob Richman of Pittsgrove Twp., Salem Co., yeoman. (34:422)
1771, September 10. Thomas Sparks and William Alderman prepared the inventory of the estate of James Arons of Pittsgrove, Salem Co. (34:22)
1771, October 29. Richard Sparks, Jr., of Pittsgrove Twp., Salem Co., and Esther Meyhew, widow, were appointed administrators of the estate of Stanford Mayhew of Salem Co. Thomas Sparks, also of Pittsgrove, was fellowbondsman. (34: 342)
1772, January 3. Henry Sparks, Jr., and Thomas Thackery prepared the inventory of the estate of Daniel Garrison of Lower Penns Neck, Salem Co. (34:198)
1772, June 6. Henry Sparks and Hance Lambson were fellowbondsmen for Sarah Green, adm'x. of the estate of Charles Green of.Lower Penns Neck, Salem Co. Henry Sparks and Hance Lambson prepared thc inventory of this estate on May 20, 1772. (34:210)
1772, September 23 Henry Sparks and Allen Congleton prepared the inventory of the estate of Jacob Townsend of Salem Co. (34:530)
1773, October 7. John Sparks. In the will of Charles Dalbow of Penns Neck, Salem Co., there appears the following statement: '...the plantation which I bought of Andrew Vaneman, of 150 acres in the old part and 50 acres which Vaneman bought of John Sparks.' (34:125)
1774, February 7. John Sparks. In the will of William Mickle of Greenwich, Gloucester Co., yeoman, there appears the following statement: 'To my son, James, my house and lot in Woodbury, which I bought of John Sparks, Surveyed for 94 perches.' (34:345)
1775, January 2. Rachel Sparks was named as daughter in the will of John Willets of Cape May Co. Other children were: Sarah Townsend, Massah Townsend, Hannah Corson, James Willets, and Isaac Willets. (34:585)
1775, January 6. John Sparks was named in an account in the settlement of the estate of Philip Deverex (Deverix) of Gloucester Co., yeoman, who had died some 30 years earlier. (30:142)
1775, March 31. Robert Sparks estate. Desire Sparks was appointed adm'x. of estate of Robert Sparks of the town and county of Gloucester, inn keeper, who died intestate (without a will). John Sparks, also of Gloucester Co., was her fellowbondsman. The inventory of the estate of Robert Sparks was prepared by Robert Friend Price and William Harrison on March 29, 1775. (34:489)
1775, June 24. Henry Sparks, Cathrine Sparks, and Mary Childs witnessed the will of Sarah Green of Penns Neck, Salem Co. (34:212)
1776, August 2. Simon Sparks, Adron Chew, and Ephraim Cheesman witnessed the will of Jonathan Williams of Gloucester Twp., Gloucester Co. (35:443)
1776, October 16. Richard Sparks and Joseph Champneys prepared inventory of the estate of Joseph Sharp of Pilesgrove, Salem Co. (34:455)
1777, January 22. Robert Sparks and Matthew Gill prepared the inventory of the estate of Zebulon Peirson of Woolwich Twp., Gloucester Co. (34:386)
1777, February 3 John Sparks and William Armstrong, yeomen, of Upper Penns Neck, Salem Co., were fellowbondsmen for Elizabeth Dorsey, widow and adm'x. of estate of John Griffee of Upper Penns Neck, Salem Co. (34:212)
1777, February 25. John Sparks and George Peterson prepared the inventory of the estate of John Griffee of Upper Penns Neck, Salem Co. (see above) (34:212)
1777, February 27. Robert Sparks, Benjamin Holme, and Frederick Freas witnessed the will of Jonathan Wood of Lower Alloways Creek, Salem Co., miller. (34:593)
1777, May 27. Thomas Sparks, Thomas Newark, and Elizabeth Newark witnessed the will of Catherine Alexander of Lower Penns Neck, Salem Co., widow. (34:11)