October 6, 2017

Pages 9999
Whole Number 126

THE IMPORTANCE OF IDENTIFYING OLD PHOTOGRAPHS



The article on James Sparks of Washington County, Pennsylvania (Whole Numbers 125 and 126), which was begun in the March 1984 issue of the Quarterly, is not only one of the longest articles that we have published, but, with its accompanying photographs, it is the most profusely illustrated. This was made possible not only because family pictures were preserved and made available to us, but also because they had been identified and labeled while persons knowing the individuals were yet living. Perhaps this can serve as a reminder to our readers of the importance of sitting down with older members of your family, not only to ask them to identify the pictures in the family album, but to write names, and, where possible, dates on the backs of those photographs.

Perhaps your editor may be pardoned for taking space to recount how he was able recently to identify the picture of a great-great-grandmother. When I was a boy, my paternal grandmother once showed me an old photograph and said: "Russell, I want you to look at a picture of my grandmother." She also told me that this grandmother, her mother's mother, had lived with her parents and that when she took tea to her room in the afternoon, "Grandma Bunce would give me a peppermint candy." Years later, after my grandmother's death in 1939, I tried to remember which among her many unlabeled photographs was the one she had shown me. I thought I knew, but could never be positive. Recently, however, a descendant of a brother of my grandmother found the same picture among his old photographs. Fortunately, he had written "Grandma Bunce" on the back of his copy. Now I know for certain that the picture that belonged to my grandmother is, indeed, that of her grandmother, Esther (Lewis) Bunce, because a great-uncle whom I never knew had the foresight to identify for his descendants the pictures in his album.


Page 1455

Whole Number 77

   WILLIAM SPARKS, 1772-1862

Born in South Carolina, Died in Indiana

Son of Zachariah Sparks

(Picture)


Page 1600

Whole Number 84

ALBERT SPARKS (1838 -1923)
&
MARTHA (ROBERTS) SPARKS (1831 -1915)

A Photograph Taken on Their 50th Wedding Anniversary

(Picture)


Page 1619

Whole Number 85

WHOSE BRANCH OF THE SPARKS FAMILY IS THIS?

This is an unidentified family portrait owned by Robin Seibel. The seated parents are probably surrounded by their children. It is believed that this is a branch of the Sparks family of Estill County, Kentucky.

 


(Picture)


Whole Number 86

LEVI SPARKS, SON OF WILLIAM AND HANNAH (SKINNER) SPARKS

Born 1832, Died 1919

With His Wife

CYNTHA ANN (FLYNN) SPARKS

Born 1831, Died 1913

They lived near Station Camp, Kentucky

Photograph taken about 1912
(Picture)


Page 1691

Whole Number 88

THE FAMILY OF FRANCIS MARION SPARKS (1843-1930)

&

SARAH FRANCES (WARNE) SPARKS (1843-1915)

Picture taken March 16, 1901

Standing, left to right, sons: John Warne Sparks, Stephen Martin Sparks, Lewis Edward Sparks, & Wilson Pence Sparks

Sitting, far left is the father, Francis Marion Sparks, and on the far right is the mother, Sarah Frances (Warne) Sparks

The three daughters, left to right, are: Daisy Belle Sparks, Nellie Edith Sparks, and Martha Frances Sparks

(Picture)


Page 1793

Whole Number 93

SPARKS MILL AT LYNNVILLE, IOWA

Here, in 1846, John R. Sparks constructed a small paddle-wheel sawmill. Power for the mill was supplied from a mill pond which was created by the back-water of a large wooden dam across the North Skunk River. He soon added a gristmill to make flour by buying the best French buhrstones he could find. The nearest other mill was at Oskaloosa. The present dam (shown above) was built during the winter of 1918-1919.


(Picture)


Page 1815

Whole Number 94

NOAH W. SPARKS (1844-1919)

son of Samuel and Julia Ann (Anderson) Sparks

with his second wife

MAGGIE HENRIETTA (DODGE) SPARKS (1862-1934)

(Picture)


Page 1855

Whole Number 96

SONS OF MEREDITH AND BURLEY ANN (SPARKS) ROACH

Standing, from viewer's left to right:  MARTIN WARNER ROACH, HENRY HAMILTON ROACH, NIMROD R. ROACH
Sitting, from viewer's left to right: BENJAMIN GIDEON ROACH, WILLIAM AUSTIN ROACH

(Picture)


Page 2043

Whole Number 104

 

Top row, from the viewer's left to right: Lillian Laverne (Watts) Sparks, wife of Richard Luther Sparks; Richard Luther Sparks; Perry Milton Sparks; Robert G. Sparks; Jeremiah "Jerry" Walter Sparks; Rebecca (McClain) Sparks, wife of Jeremiah Sparks.

Middle row, from the viewer's left to right: Lucy L. (Sparks) Miller; John H. Sparks; Ellen (Matthews) Sparks, wife of John H. Sparks; Lila (Hoover) Sparks, wife of Robert G. Sparks; Ruth A. Sparks.

Bottom row, from the viewer's left to right: Orville Guy Sparks; Moses E. Sparks; Raymond A. Sparks.

(Picture)


Page 2377

Whole Number 117

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SPARKS (1835-1927)

Son of Duncan and Rachel (Martin) Sparks

Photograph taken in 1864

(See page 2399)
(Picture)


Whole Number 126

 

JOSEPH SPARKS SARAH (DeFORD) SPARKS
1808 -1876 1813 -1963
son of wife of
James and Margaret (Ray) Sparks Joseph Sparks
(Picture) (Picture)
The above photographs have been made available for reproduction 
here through the courtesy of Rita M. Pierce of El Paso, Illinois.

Whole Number 127

Our father, JAMES BROOKS SPARKS F. M., husband of MARY C. SPARKS,
born January 31, 1809. Died January 2, 1899.    born February 4, 1818. Died March 14, 1876.
Erected by J. M. & A. W. Sparks    A loving husband, a father dear, a
    faithful friend lies buried here.
(Picture)   (Picture)

Tombstones in Cypress Cemetery, Franklin County, Texas, mark the graves of two sons of John and Sarah (Brooks) Sparks: JAMES BROOKS SPARKS (1809-1899) and FRANCIS MARION SPARKS (1818-1876). Dozens of descendants of John and Sarah Sparks are buried in this cemetery. These photographs are in the possession of Johnella (Sparks) Boynton.


Page 2767

Whole Number 131

[Note: On the cover is a photograph, beneath which is the following caption:]

VETERANS OF THE BATTLE OF SAN JACINTO

Photograph Taken at Goliad, Texas, on April 21, 1906

on the Occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Battle

The Texas Veteran shown fourth from the left (sitting) was

STEPHEN FRANKLIN SPARKS (1817-1908)

(Photograph provided by Willa I. Sorensen)

(Picture)


Page 25

Whole Number 5

[The cover of Whole No. 5 contains an illustration of Pocahontas, beneath of which is the following caption:

POCOHONTAS


Page 13

Whole Number 3

[The cover of Whole No. 3 contains a map of the western 2/3 of North Carolina with the following caption:]

(THIS PORTION OF CRAM'S MAP OF NORTH CAROLINA SHOWS THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN SECTIONS OF THE STATE, AND THE AREA SETTLED BY THE BOONE, BRYAN, AND SPARKS FAMILIES IS ACCENTED BY THE SHADED CIRCLE. THESE FAMILIES FIRST SETTLED, IN THE 1740'S AND 1750'S, IN WHAT IS NOW DAVIE COUNTY, EAST AND SOUTH OF MOCKSVILLE, NEAR THE DAVIDSON AND ROWAN COUNTY LINES, IN THE FORKS OF THE YADKIN RIVER. THE PARENTS OF DANIEL BOONE ARE BURIED NEAR MOCKSVILLE. MORGAN BRYAN ALSO OWNED LAND ON THE YADKIN RIVER NEAR WILKESBOR0, IN WHAT IS NOW WILKES COUNTY. BRANCHES OF THE SPARKS FAMILY SETTLED IN WHAT IS NOW WESTERN YADKIN AND EASTERN WILKES COUNTIES IN THE 1760'S, WHILE IT WAS STILL A PART OF ROWAN COUNTY. LATER GENERATIONS REMOVED TO ADJOINING COUNTIES, AS WELL AS TO OTHER STATES, BOTH NEAR AND FAR.)


Whole Number 6

(On the cover of this issue appears a photograph of former Alabama Governor Chauncey Sparks under which is the following:)

Photo courtesy Birmingham News Magazine.


Page 39

Whole Number 7

[There appears on the cover page of Whole No. 7, a map entitled “Original Map of the District of West Augusta and counties of OHIO, Yohogania and Monongalia” and apparently added in handwriting by the editor of the SPARKS Quarterly appears “TIME OF REV. WAR (1770’s) (PRESENT-DAY BOUNDARIES ARE ALSO SHOWN.” ]

COVER DESIGN

The map used as the illustration for the cover of this issue of the Quarterly was prepared by William Perry Johnson to accompany the Revolutionary War pension application of James Sparks. Showing present-day boundaries as well as those of the 1770’s, this map gives the general location of James Sparks’s place of residence at the time he joined the Revolutionary forces. Following the war he continued to live “near where Elizabeth-town now is” until about 1782.


(NOTE: The cover of this Whole Number 10 contains a photograph which is described as follows:)

ELIJAH SPARKS, 1840-1862

Confederate Soldier

Son of William C. and Jane (Alexander) Sparks


Whole Number 12

[Two photographs appear on the cover of this issue with the following caption:]

Reuben Sparks (1799—1878) and his wife Phoebe (Blackburn) Sparks (1807—1892)

Reuben Sparks was the son of John and Sarah (Shores) Sparks. He and his wife lived and died near Trap Hill in Wilkes County, North Carolina


[NOTE: The cover of Whole Number 17 contains a photograph of William Perry Johnson, below which is the following caption:]

WILLIAM PERRY JOHNSON

Secretary-Treasurer, The Sparks Family Association

(Photo courtesy of News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C.)


[NOTE: The cover of Whole Number 18 consists of the reproduction of a handwritten document, below which is the following caption:]

Record of the Births of the Seven Eldest Children of Henry & Lucy (Clark) Sparks

[NOTE: The names of these children appear at the top of page 218]


[NOTE: The cover of Whole No. 21 consists of the photographs of two persons with the following captions:]

THOMAS HUNTER SPARKS
Son of 25. Martin Peeples Sparks
Born in Morgan County, Georgia
September 1, 1814
Died near Arkadelphia, Arkansas
September 13, 1863
ANN (LINTON) SPARKS
Second wife of Thomas Hunter Sparks
Daughter of Dr. Alexander B. Linton
Born in Greene County, Georgia
October 17, 1827
Died in Rome, Georgia, May 3, 1895

[NOTE: Page 273 of Whole No. 21 consists of two photographs with the following captions:]

(Photo)

ELIZABETH (WHATLEY) SPARKS, 1795-1870
Wife of Martin Peeples Sparks

(Photo)

BURIAL PLOT ON THE SPARKS PLANTATION IN CEDAR VALLEY
(On the right is the grave of Martin P. Sparks; on the left is that of his wife, Elizabeth (Whatley) Sparks


[NOTE: The cover of Whole No. 22 contains three photographs bearing captions as follows:]

(photo) (photo)

LEMUEL SPARKS NANCY (BARTLOW) SPARKS
1784-1855 1784-1879

(photo)
The brick house built by Lemuel and Nancy Sparks
more than 100 years ago.

[Note: Page 311 consists of a photograph with caption and a copy of a handwritten record with caption.]

(Photograph)

Photograph of Mrs. Ann Linton Sparks and child,

believed to have been her youngest daughter, Annie Elizabeth.

(Handwritten Page)


[NOTE: The cover of Whole Number 23 contains a photograph, under which is the following caption:]

[photo]

ACHILLES KNIGHT SPARKS

(1813-1873)


[The entire cover of Whole No. 25 consists of a photograph bearing the following caption:]

RUSSELL E. BIDLACK, Editor

[NOTE: At the top of page 351 appears two photographs with the following captions:]

(Photograph) (Photograph)

COL. JAMES D. WADDELL (1832-1881) MEDORA (SPARKS) WADDELL (1836—1880)

[NOTE: Sideways on page 362 appear two photographs under which is the following caption:]

(Photograph) (Photograph)

JAMES MARTIN SPARKS (1839-1876) and his wife LULA VIRGINIA (BLANCE) SPARKS (1841-1888)


[NOTE: The cover of Whole No. 26 contains a photograph below which is the following caption:]

(Photograph)

GEORGE W. SPARKS, 1817-1892

with his second wife

PHOEBE JANE (POULESS) SPARKS, 1832-1921

[NOTE: In the center of page 394 appears a photograph, beneath of which is the following caption:]


Whole Number 27

[NOTE: The cover page of Whole No. 27 contains a photograph, below which is the following caption:]

[Photograph]

WILLIAM H. SPARKS (1839-1904) & EMERSON B. SPARKS (1850-1919

SONS OF GEORGE W. AND SARAH (MOSSBURG) SPARKS

[NOTE: A photograph appears on page 409, beneath which is the following caption:]

[Photograph]

MELINDA ANN (SPARKS) EARHART (1847-1923)

DAUGHTER OF GEORGE W. AND SARAH (MOSSBURG) SPARKS

WITH HER HUSBAND, WILLIAM H. EARHART

Page 394

Whole Number 26

DELILA (SPARKS) CONKLIN, 1830-1921

(Daughter of George and Delila Sparks)

Taken at the age of 91, shortly before her death.

(The child, probably a great-grandson, has not been identified)


Whole Number 28

[NOTE: The cover of Whole No. 28 contains a photograph below which is the following caption:]

[Photograph]

THE FATHER OF ALBERT CYRUS SPARKS

WAS HIS NAME JAMES ALBERT SPARKS?

Page 430

Whole Number 28

PHOTOGRAPH OF THE FATHER OF ALBERT CYRUS SPARKS ON COVER

Appearing on the cover of this issue of the Quarterly is a photograph which has been made from an old tin-type now in the possession of Mrs. Milby Porter, 1816 Rosedale Avenue, Houston 4, Texas. Although we know very little about this Sparks ancestor, he is known to have been Mrs. Porter's great-grandfather and was the father of Albert Cyrus Sparks (1830-1915) whose biography and genealogy appeared in the Dec, 1957, issue of The Sparks Quarterly, Vol. V, No. 4, pp. 264-266). Mr. Norman Gross, a grandson of Albert Cyrus Sparks, believes that the latter's father (the subject of this photograph) was named James Albert Sparks. It is known that his wife's name was Elizabeth and that he was living in Lewis County, Kentucky, when his son Albert Cyrus was born in 1830. Later the family moved to Putnam County, Indiana. (Albert Cyrus Sparks married in Indiana and moved to Olmstead County, Minnesota; following the Civil War he moved to Missouri, later to Kansas.)

Albert Cyrus Sparks is known to have had at least two brothers, Harry (or Henry) and John Sparks, both of whom lived at one time in Putnam County, Indiana, near Cloverdale, He also had a sister or sister-in-law named Eliza Sparks, and another sister named either Elizabeth or Sarah Kirk of near New Sharon, Iowa.

The picture of Albert Cyrus Sparks's father is here published with the hope that a member of the Association may have a copy of this same old tin-type in his family album and may be able to supply additional information. The photograph appearing here has been somewhat enlarged and a damaged spot has been retouched. Please write to Mrs. Porter or the editor if you have information on this family.


[NOTE: The cover of Whole No. 29 contains a photograph, below which is the following caption:]

[Photograph]

LEVI SPARKS (1826-1899)

with his third wife

LEANNAH F. (BOBO) SPARKS (1841-1898)

[NOTE: In the center of page 459 are two photographs, beneath which are the following captions:]

[Photograph] [Photograph]

JESSE SPARKS MARY M. SPARKS

wife of Jesse

1820 - 1875 1814 - 1884

[NOTE: Here on page 460 appears a photograph beneath which is the following caption:]

CARPENTAR SPARKS
1822 - 1894

[NOTE: Page 457 of the Quarterly consists of a map, beneath which is the following caption:]

Map of Union County, South Carolina, showing the location of the farms of William J. Sparks and his son Levi. Lloyd Sparks, whose farm is shown, was discussed on page 154 of the Quarterly (September , 1956, Whole No. 15)


[NOTE: On the cover of Whole No. 30 appears a sketch of one version of the Sparks Coat of Arms]

[NOTE: A photograph appears at the top of page 482 beneath which is the following caption:]

[Photograph]

THRESHING IN IOWA FIFTY YEARS AGO


[NOTE: On page 476 of the Quarterly appears a photograph, below which appears the following caption:]

[Photograph]

WILLIAM TENNIS SPARKS

Born December 10, 1849

Died November 27, 1938


[NOTE: The cover of Whole No. 31 contains a photograph below which is the following caption:]

[Photograph]

Oral A. Sparks of Clio, Iowa, with his 1910 Maxwell

Photograph taken in 1910 by Fred Lane

[NOTE: The cover of Whole Number 32 consists of a photograph below which is the following caption:]

[Photograph]

THE OLD KENTUCKY HOME

of Henry Sparks

(1753-1836)


[NOTE: The cover of Whole No. 33 contains a photograph, beneath which is the following caption:]

[Photograph]

JARED SPARKS

1831

From a painting by SULLY


[NOTE: The cover of Whole No. 34 contains a photograph, beneath which is the following caption:]

[Photograph]

MITCHELL SPARKS

Prominent Nineteenth-Century Merchant of Fort Smith, Arkansas

Born February 4, 1811
Died November 16, 1864

[NOTE: At the top of page 554 there appears a photograph, beneath which is the following caption:]

JAMES HENRY SPARKS
Born in Ireland in 1830
Died in Fort Smith, Arkansas, January 29, 1879


[NOTE: The cover page of Whole Number 36 contains a copy of a document, beneath which is the following caption:]

A document supporting the pension application
of Patsey Sparks, Widow of Leonard Sparks, of
Cherokee County, Alabama. (See pages 596-98)


[NOTE: The cover of Whole No. 37 consists of a photograph, beneath which is the following caption:]

(Photograph)

ASA EGBERT SPARKS (1817-1892)

and his wife

AMANDA (VAN SCYOC) SPARKS (1820-1901)


Whole Number 38
(Picture)

THE WRITTEN DISCHARGE, DATED 1817, OF MATTHEW SPARKS (born ca.1782, died 1850)

OF MECKLENBURG COUNTY, VIRGINIA, AND GREENE COUNTY, INDIANA


Page 679

Whole Number 40

[NOTE: There appears on the cover a photocopy of a document, beneath which is the following caption:]

[Document]

Receipt given to Samuel Sparks (1845-1811) of South Carolina

in 1781 by General Thomas Wade for 120 bushels of corn

used by General Nathaniel Green's army.


[NOTE: The cover of Whole Number 41 displays a photograph, beneath which is the following caption:]

(Photograph)

JAMES SPARKS (1813-1903)

SON OF RICHARD AND ANNA (SMITH) SPARKS


Whole Number 42

[NOTE: The cover of whole number 42 consists of a map, beneath which is the following caption:]

Map showing the land in Washington County, Pennsylvania, on which George Sparks & William Sparks settled in 1773, along with the farms of some of their neighbors at the time of the American Revolution. The area shown is now the north-east corner of Independance Township and the north-west corner of Hopewell Township.



Whole Number 44

[NOTE: The cover of Whole No. 44 consists of two photographs, beneath which are the following captions:]

[Photograph] [Photograph]

AMAZIAH SPARKS, 1832-1918 SARAH ANN (FOWLER) SPARKS
son of
ZACHARIAH AND ELIZABETH (CARTER) SPARKS SECOND WIFE OF AMAZIAH SPARKS

[NOTE: At the top of page 773 appears a photograph, beneath which is the following caption:]

[Photograph]

Mary (Fitzpatrick) Sparks (ca.1821-ca.1892)

Wife of Stephen Sparks (ca.1821-ca.1859)

[NOTE: At the top of page 775 appears a photograph, beneath which is the following caption:]

[Photograph]

William Sparks (1848—1933)

Son of Stephen and Mary (Fitzpatrick) Sparks as a youthful Union soldier in the Civil War

[NOTE: There next appears on page 779 a photograph, beneath which is the following caption:]



[Photograph]

Mr. and Mrs. George W. Sparks of Plevna, Montana

taken in the autumn of 1929.


Whole Number 45

[NOTE: The cover of Whole No. 45, page 785, consists of a photograph, beneath which is the following caption:]

[Photograph]

LUDLOW EKILLIS SPARKS

1840-1922

Son of Achilles Knight and Martha Ann (Lake) Sparks

[NOTE: There next appears on page 789 a photograph, beneath which is the following caption:]

[Photograph]

ROBERT LUDLOW SPARKS

Born 1893

Son of Ludlow Ekillis Sparks

[NOTE: At the top of page 808 appears a photograph, beneach which is the following caption:]

[Photograph]

JOHN SPARKS OF NORWOOD, MISSOURI

(one of our oldest members)

WITH HIS GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER, CHEREL LENN PRUITT


John Sparks, above, son of Richard and Susan Ann (Abshere) Sparks, was born on September 28, 1878. Cherel Lenn Pruitt, his great-granddaughter, was born on February 21, 1963. Mr. Sparks celebrated his 85th birthday last September .

[NOTE: Page 806 consists of a photographic reproduction, beneath which is the following caption:]

[Photographic reproduction]

MARY (or POLLY) SPARKS HUNTER

Born in Rowan County, North Carolina, February 11, 1797
Died in McNairy County, Tennessee, November 30, 1877

Daughter of David and Mary (Little) Sparks

Wife of James D. Hunter


[NOTE: The cover of Whole Number 46 consists of a photograph, beneath which is the following caption:]

[Photograph]

CHAPLAIN JOHN W. SPARKS

U. S. ARMY COLONEL

Courtesy U.S. Army Photograph


Whole Number 47

[NOTE: The entire cover of Whole Number 47 consists of a photograph, beneath which is the following caption:]

(Photograph) THE WEDDING PICTURE OF IDA ELIZABETH SPARKS & FREDERICK WILLIAM VENTER MARCH 14, 1895

[NOTE: Page 836 consists of a photoreproduction of a document (described above), beneath which is the following caption:

[Document]

South Carolina land grant to John Sparks, 1773

Page 834

[NOTE: Here appears a photograph beneath which is the following note:]

[Photograph]

This picture was taken on Ida Elizabeth (Sparks) Venter's ninety-fifth
birthday. The framed pictures are of her great-grandchildren, Cynthia
and Elizabeth (Lisa) Beebe and Denise McCall, who are the great-great-
great-great-great-great-granddaughters of Solomon and Sarah Sparks,
who left Frederick County, Iviaryland, for Rowan County, North Carolina,
about 1753.

[NOTE: Page 899 consists of four photographs, beneath which appear the following captions:]

(Photograph) (Photograph)

Elizabeth Bradshaw Jarrett Joseph Bradshaw, Born 1837
Born 1837 with Grandchildren

(Photograph) (Photograph)

Martha Bradshaw Owens Sarah Bradshaw, Born 1850
Born 1846 with Husband, Isaac Owens


NOTE: The cover of Whole Number 48 consists of two photographs, beneath which are the following captions:

(Photograph) (Photograph)

BENJAMINE HUME SPARKS MARTHA (BROWN) SPARKS
1816-1914 1821-1893
Son of Henry & Hannah (Hume) Sparks Wife of Benjamin Hume Sparks
of Madison County, Virginia Daughter of Joel and Mildred Brown

[NOTE: Page 852 consists of a map, at the side of whiich is the following caption:]

[Map]

A portion of an 1865 map of Madison County Virginia, showing the location of Henry Sparks's plantation (arrow) along with those of several families closely related to the Sparkses.

Whole Number 48

[NOTE: A photograph appears at the top of page 863, beneath which is the following caption:

[Photograph]

OLLIE (HICKMAN) SPARKS

1882-1963


[Note: The cover of Whole Number 49 consists of two photographs, beneath which are the following captions:]

(Photograph) (Photograph)

JOHN ARDIE SPARKS MARY ANN (LYKINS) SPARKS

p; Born ca. 1820 in Lee County, Va. Wife of John Ardie Sparks
Died in 1902 in Lewis County, Ky. Born in 1824 - - Died in 1908

[NOTE: Page 881 consists of three photographs, beneath which are the following captions:

(Photograph) (Photograph)

Martha Susan (Bridwell) Sparks Walter Sparks
(1862-1924) (Son of Edmund Neiley Sparks)
Wife of Mathew Patton Sparks &
Mary Effie (Sparks) Robinson
(Daughter of Mathew Patton Sparks)

(Photograph)

Four Generations:
Mathew Patton Sparks (1855-1940)
Adrian Sparks (born 1880)
Ruth Sparks Borum (born 1912)
Billy Ted Borum (born 1930)


[NOTE: The cover of Whole Number 50 consists of a photograph, beneath which is the following caption:

(Photograph)

WILLIAM WILEY SPARKS, with his wife, PENELOPE (KELLER) SPARKS

And their five oldest children:

Nathan Russell Sparks, born 1880
Marion Andrew Sparks, born 1882
Nancy Caroline Sparks, born 1884
Mary Etta Sparks, born 1886
Millie Sparks, born 1889

Whole Number 50

[NOTE: A photograph appears at the top of page 889, beneath which is the following remarks:]

(Photograph)

The above photograph has been furnished by Willie Sparks of Mountain Grove, Missouri. His father and mother are shown (Andrew Jackson and Frances M. (Moore) Sparks, along>with their two eldest children, George A. Sparks, born September 26, 1896, and Dioia Sparks (now Mrs. Garner) born March 25, 1899. This photograph was taken about 1901. For additional information on this branch of the Sparks family, see the Quarterly of March, 1963, page 711 Whole No. 41.


[ NOTE: The cover of Whole Number 51 consists of a photograph, beneath which is the following caption:]

(Photograph)

The Wedding Picture of

Robert N. and Harriet (Wilkinson) Sparks

Married on November 13, 1888

[NOTE: At the top of page 918 appears a photograph, beneath which is the following caption:]

(Photograph)

Stephen Sparks, Jr.
1813-1876

[NOTE: At the top of page 920 appears a photograph, beneath which is the following caption:]

(Photograph)

Floyd B. and Wilma (Hull) Sparks

On The Occasion of Their 50th Wedding Anniversary
October 24, 1960
With Their Children: Alden N., Evelyn H., and Stephen A.

[NOTE: Page 926 consists of four photographs beneath which are the following captions:]

(Photograph) (Photograph)

Dr. Benjamin M. Bradshaw Pierson Wade Bradshaw
with his third wife with his wife
Sendy (Hughes) Bradshaw Mary (Freeman) Bradshaw

(Photograph) (Photograph)

Judge William H. Bradshaw George Washington Ridens
with his second wife
Frances S. (Preston) Ridens
and Daughter, Alcia Pearl


[NOTE: The entire cover of Whole Number 52 consists of a photograph, beneath which is the following caption:

(Photograph)

HARRY M. SPARKS
SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION
COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

[NOTE: There appears on page 944 two photographs, beneath each of which are the following captions:]

(Photograph) (Photograph)

URIAH S. SPARKS (1839-1917) ELIZABETH (McFARLANE) SPARKS

son of Robert Sparks wife of Uriah S. Sparks


[NOTE: The cover of Whole Number 53 consists of a photograph, beneath which is the following caption:]

(Photograph)

WINNERS OF THE "JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR" AWARDSROSWELL FALKENBERRY (left) AND CLAUDE E. SPARKS (right)

WITH U.S. STEEL'S FRED LE PELL (center)

[Note: Page 962 consists of three photographs, beneath which are the following captions:]

(Photograph) (Photograph)

Tombstones of John Sparks (1755-1831) and Mollie Sparks (1763-1853)
located in the Sparks Family Cemetery near Russellville, Alabama

(Photograph)

Tombstone of William Sparks (1782-1857), son of John and Mollie Sparks,
located in the Sparks Family Cemetery near Russellville, Alabama

[Note: At the top of page 969 appears a photograph, beneath which appears the following caption:]

(Photograph)

Mr. and Mrs. H. H. West


[NOTE: The cover of Whole Number 54 consists of a photograph, beneath which is the following caption:

(Photograph)

Oral A. Sparks (1888-1966)
with his parents
John G. and Martha (Hughes) Sparks


[NOTE: The cover of Whole Number 55 consists of a photograph, beneath which is the following caption:

(Photograph)

CHAPLAIN (COLONEL) JOHN W. SPARKS

AWARDED THE LEGION OF MERIT

AT FT. SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS


[NOTE: The cover of Whole No. 56 consists of a photograph, beneath which is the following caption:

(Photograph)

THE DIRECTOR OF THE CATALOGING DIVISION PRESENTS AN
AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO PETER W. SPARKS
UPON HIS RETIREMENT FROM GOVERNMENT SERVICE, AS
HIS DEPARTMENT CHIEF'S LOOK ON (January 1960)

[NOTE: The top portion of page 1021 consists of an ink drawing, below which is the following caption:]

PETE SPARKS


[NOTE: The cover of Whole No. 58 consists of a photograph, beneath which is the following caption: ]

(Photograph)

ROBERT ORSON GIBSON (1880-1967)

GREAT-GRANDSON OF JOSIAH SPARKS (1761-1851)


[NOTE: The cover of Whole No. 59 consists of a photograph, beneath which is the following caption:]

(Photograph)

MARY (BROWN SPARKS (born ca. 1801)

WIFE OF JONAS SPARKS (born ca. 1794)

OF WILKES COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, & TAZEWELL COUNTY, VIRGINIA


[The entire cover of Whole No. 60 consists of an etching, beneath which is the following caption:]

(Etching)

Sparrow Hawk

FROM WHICH DERIVED THE NAME SPARKS


The cover of Whole No. 61 consists of a photograph, beneath which is the following caption:

(Photograph)

CURTIS T. GAY
BORN SEPTEMBER 29, 1947, IN McKEESPORT, PENNSYLVANIA
KILLEN IN ACTION JANUARY 20, 1968, IN VIETNAM

Page 1137

[NOTE: Page 1137 consists of a handdrawn plot map. At the top of the map appears the following description:]

Map Showing Farm of William Sparks (died 1788)
in Franklin Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania,
with the Farms Belonging to his Neighbors

[Note: The cover of Whole Number 62 consists of a photograph, beneath which is the following caption:]

(Photograph)

HAY-BAILING ON THE MISSOURI OZARKS FARM OF JOHN S. SPARKS

SOME FIFTY-SEVEN YEARS AGO

Left to right: Bill Coats, Roxy J. Sparks, Elsie J. Sparks, Alice Sparks, and Edward Thomas Sparks. (The mule, walking in a circle, supplied the power.)


[Note: The cover of Whole No. 63 consists of a photograph, beneath which is the following caption:]

(Photograph)

Mrs. Mary Tennessee Sparks Dowell (1874-1968)

at the age of twenty

[Note: The lower half of page 1165 consists of a photograph, beneath which is the following caption:]

(Photograph)

Mrs. Mary Tennessee Sparks Dowell (1874—1968)

at the age of ninety—three

[Note: Near the bottom of page 1168 appears a photograph, beneath which is the following caption:]

Alexander and Harriet (Cox) Dom

 


 


[NOTE: The cover of Whole No. 65 consists of a photograph beneath which is the following caption:]

(Photograph)

Calvin Sparks (1823-1903)
with his wife
Mahala (Carmichael) Sparks (1824-1910)


[NOTE: The cover of Whole No. 66 consists of a photograph, beneath which is the following caption:]

(Photograph)

THOMAS SPARKS (1807-1877)

Born in Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Died in Jonesboro, Arkansas

Son of Edmund and Patsey (Wright) Sparks

[NOTE: Here appears a photograph, beneath which is the following caption:]

(Photograph)

The Graves of Thomas and Mary (Booth) Sparks

[NOTE: Page 1239 consists of a photograph, beneath which is the following caption:]

GUSTAVUS NOEL SPARKS (1853-1927)

Son of Thomas & Mary L. (Booth) Sparks

with his wife

PAMELIA JANE (COBB) SPARKS (1854-1922)


[On the cover of Whole No. 67 there appears a photograph, beneath which is the following caption:]

(Photograph)

THE REV. JESSE SPARKS, JR., 1807-1896

SON OF JESSE R. AND MARGARET (BURRIS) SPARKS

[NOTE: At the top of page 1263 there appears a photograph, beneath which is the following caption:]

(Photograph)

THE REV. CHARLES GEORGE McKAY

with his wife, Mary Ellen (Wright) McKay

taken in 1948

[NOTE: At the bottom of page 1252 appears a photograph, beneath which is the following caption:]

(Photograph)

Margaret Jane (Fonner) Sparks

1833—1906

Wife of Jeremiah Benjamin Sparks

[NOTE: At the bottom of page 1253 appears a photograph, beneath which is the following caption:]

Stephen Sparks

Born 1837, Died 1864

[NOTE: A photograph appears at the bottom of page 1258, beneath which is the following caption:]

(Photograph)

LOG CABIN BUILT BY ABEL TOMLIN SPARKS ABOUT 1851

[NOTE: A photograph appears at the top of page 1260, beneath which is the following caption:]

(Photograph)

THE REV. HENRY TAYLOR McKAY with his wife, LAVINA E. (SPARKS) McKAY

with members of their family

taken in Clay County, Alabama, about 1905

Left to right:

The Rev. Henry Taylor McKay; his wife, Lavina E. (Sparks) McKay; Fredonia McKay, a daughter; John Thomas McKay, a son; Jesse C. McKay, their youngest son; Myrtle McKay, their youngest daughter; Anderson C. Driggers, husband of their daughter Julia; and Cylus S. P. McKay, a son.


Page 1961

Whole Number 101


(Picture)

Paul E. Sparks William P. Johnson Russell E. Bidlack

Page 1970

Whole Number 101

(Picture)

CORNELIUS SPARKS, 1789-1862

SON OF DAVID AND MARY (LITTLE) SPARKS

(Picture)

JOSEPH SPARKS, 1814-1905

SON OF CORNELIUS AND SUSANNAH (STEVENS) SPARKS
(Picture)

Page 1974

JOSEPH ALLEN SPARKS (CALLED ALLEN)

1850-1907

Son of Joseph & Mary (Jarvis) Sparks


(Picture)

Page 1976


(Picture)  

LEVI CARLTON SPARKS, 1854-1915

SON OF JOSEPH AND CAROLINE (FLANEGIN) SPARKS

Picture)

SPENCER SPARKS, 1815-1872

SON OF CORNELIUS AND SUSANNAH (STEVRKS) SPARKS

(Picture)  

FOUR DAUGHTERS OF CORNELIUS & SUSANNAH (STEVENS) SPARKS

Seated (left to right): BETSY (SPARKS) JARVIS and MARY (SPARKS) PARK

Standing (left to right): SUSAN (SPARKS) IRWIN and CYNTHIA SPARKS

(Picture)  

LEVI SPARKS, 1823-1900

SON OF CORNELIUS & SUSANNAH (STEVENS) SPARKS

(Picture)  

IRA AND ELIZABETH M. (Ford) SPARKS


Whole Number 102

(Photograph)

FAMILY OF JAMES & NANCY (EDGMON) SPARKS

NINE SONS AND ONE DAUGHTER

(Grandchildren of Joshua and Catherine (Edgmon) Sparks)

Sitting, left to right: Benny Sparks, Tom Sparks,
Nancy Sparks (mother & widow of James Sparks)
Jesse Sparks, Jay Sparks, and Jack Sparks.

Standing, left to right: Berry Sparks, Marion Sparks,

Josie Sparks, Oscar Sparks, and Denny Sparks.

(Picture)

PETERSON SPARKS, born 1806, died after 1860

(Original photograph owned by Lida D. Phillips)

Page 2004

(Photograph)

DENIZIE EFFA (SPARKS) FOSTER, 1857-1939

with son William Franklin and daughters

Zelphia Leoda (upper right) and Martha Jane (lower right)

(Picture)

THOMAS SPARKS 1813-1904)

with his third wife, NAOMI SPARKS

(Original photograph owned by Mrs. A. L. Miller, Jonesville, La.)

(Picture)

JOSHUA SPARKS, ca.1820-1901

(Picture)

JOHN ENGLISH SPARKS, 1857-1934

with his wife

MARY JANE (GROCAN) SPARKS, 1857-1953

(Picture)

RACHEL (SPARKS) BARNARD, ca.1823-1902

(Original photograph owned by Mrs. Carl Alton)


[Signed Photograph]

RUTHERFORD COUNTY

JESSE WADLINGTON SPARKS, 1837-1896

SON OF JAMES & MASSY (WADLINGTON) SPARKS

[Photograph]

JOHN SPARKS & NANCY LEONA (KENDRICK) CADDEL

 

[Photograph]

DOVIE CADDEL HOWARD

[Photograph]

JOSEPH DOTY CADDEL

[Picture]

JAMES J. SIMMONS

With His Wife, Rebecca Ann (Cook) Simmons
Picture taken ca. 1900


Page 2019

Whole Number 103

(Picture)

THE SPARKS HOUSE OF NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS

Originally the Home of Dr. John Marion Sparks


Adults standing in rear, left to right: James Sparks holding Raymond Sparks; Kate (Fowler) Sparks; Isaac Fowler; Nancy J. (Sparks) Fowler; David Fowler; Mary (Sparks) Fowler holding Roy Fowler; Archie Wagers; Mary Wagers holding Edith Wagers; Wade Fowler; Minnie Fowler; and J. W. Wagers with cane.

Boys standing in front of adults, left to right: Charles Fowler; Leonard Wagers; Lewis C. Fowler; Ruford Sparks; and Robert Sparks on knees.

Children and adults in second row, left to right: Sherman Sparks; Elbert Fowler; Edith Fowler; Walla Wagers; Lewis Fowler; Wade Sparks; and Lavina Fowler.

Front row, left to right (adults sitting on grass, children standing): Ann Wagers; Cynthia Sparks; Ada Sparks; Floyd Fowler; Ernest Fowler; Eula Wagers; Lewis Fowler; and Hiram Fowler.

This photograph was taken about 1907 on the occasion of the first FOWLER-SPARKS homecoming. All present were descendants of Isaac Sparks, Sr. (ca.1740-1815) of Estill County, Kentucky, except Archie Wagers and J. A. Wagers
(Picture)


Whole Number 125

REUNION (ca.1928) OF THE FAMILIES OF SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF

FRANCIS AND MARY JANE (LAMB) SPARKS

(Photograph Provided by Estella Tetzloff)

Standing (L. to R.) Daisy (Sparks) Martz, William F. Sparks,Sr., Henry Shipley, Nester (Sparks) Anderson, Wilbur Sparks, George Anderson, Mrs. Shipley, Edith (Guinn) Sparks, Charles J. Alberding, Everett Sparks, Irene Alberding, Aletha (Sparks) Alberding, Lawrence Sparks, unknown woman, Elizabeth (Sparks) Shipley, Frank Sparks, Wilbur Alberding, Faye (Duff) Anderson, Clarence Anderson, Louisa (riser) Shipley, William F. Sparks, Jr., Raymond Shipley, Mary Ann (Fishpaugh) Sparks.

Kneeling (L. to R.) Leroy Shipley, Jr., Inez (Willford) Shipley, Anna (Bockhausen) Sparks, Ralph Alberding, Clarence Shipley, Marie Shipley, Estella Alberding, Freda Anderson.

Sitting (L. to R.) Kenneth Alberding, Chester Sparks, Wilbur Shipley, Robert Shipley, Mary Margaret Sparks, Leonard Shipley, Berniece Sparks.

(View photograph)


Whole Number 135

Front row, left to right: Samuel George Sparks, Dora (Amick) Sparks, John Sherman Sparks, and Mabel Rebecca (Sparks) Smith.

Back row, left to right: Kathryn (Sparks) Akers, Helen (Sparks) Whitfield, and Albert ["Bill"] Vaughn Sparks.

This photograph was taken on April 8, 1951, on the 50th wedding anniversary of John and Dora (Amick) Sparks at their home in Black Valley near Indian Springs, south of Everett in Bedford County, PA.
(Picture)


Page 3347

Whole Number 136

Front row, left to right: Anna Weicht, Grace Weicht, Samuel George Sparks, Lloyd Weicht, Frank Sparks, and Mary Lyda Sparks

Second row, left to right: Mary Weicht, John Sherman Sparks holding Mary Kathryn Sparks, Dora (Amick) Sparks holding Nellie Grace Sparks, Mary (Stayer) Sparks, Mabel Rebecca Sparks, Samuel Barkley Sparks, Belle (Karns) Sparks holding Webster Sparks, Edna (Davis) Sparks holding Charles Sparks.

Third row, left to right: Rosa Weicht, Rebecca (Sparks) Weicht, Joseph Patterson Sparks, Pearl (Beck) Sparks holding Gilbert Sparks, Charles Sparks, George Smouse, Russell Samuel Sparks, and Abram Wareham Sparks.
(Picture)


Whole Number 137

THE TOMBSTONE OF JOHN SPARKS, 1750 -1814

Son of Samuel and Margaret (Lorton) Sparks

South Killingly, Connecticut, Congregational Church Burying Ground

(His Revolutionary War Marker is in the Background)

(Picture)


Whole Number 140

HANNAH GRIFFEY (SPARKS) CHRISTY

(1829 - 1909)

DAUGHTER OF EZRA & CATHERINE (GRIFFEY) SPARKS

With her husband, Henry D. Christy

(View photograph)


Page 3292

Whole Number 143

JAMES ALLEN SPARKS (1838-1917)

WITH HIS WIFE, MARIAH (WAINSCOTT) SPARKS

and their nephew and foster son, Samuel J. Gher

(Picture)


Whole Number 144

 

A photograph loaned to us by Mary L. Henry taken about 1901 which shows the Sparks Company at a construction site near Llano, Texas. The head of the company, John Henry Sparks (1859-1935), is at the far right. His brother-in-law, Marlin Wilder (1857-1940), is on John Henry's right; the little boy is Truman Wilder, son of Marlin and Alice Irene (Sparks) Wilder.

(Picture)

WILLIAM OSCAR SPARKS (1885 - 1962)

&

JOHN HENRY SPARKS, JR. (1883 - 1958)

Sons of John Henry, Sr. & Mary LeLila (Lane) Sparks (Picture)

 

Page 3483

Whole Number 148


(Picture)

RICHARD M. SPARKS

Born May 4, 1829, in Surry County, North Carolina

Died April 17, 1893, at Medicine Lodge, Kansas

Richard M. Sparks was a son of William D. Sparks (born ca. 1790 in Surry County, NC; died prior to 1860 in Cooper County, MO). He was a grandson of Matthew Sparks (born ca. 1753 in Frederick County, MD; died 1819 in Surry County, NC). He was a great-grandson of William Sparks (born ca. 1728 in Queen Annes County, MD; died 1802 in Surry County, NC). He was a great-great-grandson of William Sample Sparks, born ca. 1700, for whom a biographical study begins on page 3484. This photograph was provided by a grandson of Richard M. Sparks, James Sparks of 5508 McKinley St., West Bethesda, MD, 20817.


Whole Number 149

Elizabeth D. (Patterson) Horner & John Valentine Horner
(1827-1892) (1824-1913)

(Pictures) (Page 3539)

Pictures made about 1887

 

(Picture)

FAMILY OF JOHN COOPER PINKERTON (1842-1899)

AND HIS WIFE

MARY ELIZABETH (HORNER) PINKERTON (1848-1936)

With seven of their eight children

(See page 3537)

(Picture)

(Page 3534)

MARY MALINDA (PATTERSON) HORNER(1822-1892)

Wife of Jesse Horner

(Photograph taken about 1886)
(Picture)

(Page 3543)

NATHAN SPARKS & MARY HARRIET (LEWIS) HORNER

Photograph taken about 1885
(Picture)

(Page 3544)

HIS GRAND DAUGHTER, OLLIE (DANIEL) BARBER

AND HIS GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER, MAURINE BARBER

Photograph taken about 1915


Whole Number 151
(Picture)

FAMILY OF THOMAS & REBECCA CATHERINE (MURPHREE) PINKERTON

Back row, left to right: William Levi Pinkerton, Maggie Pinkerton, Josie Pinkerton, Mattie Pinkerton, and Alice Thomas Pinkerton.
 
Front row, left to right: Sarah Pinkerton, Bettie Pinkerton, Thomas Pinkerton, Joel C. Pinkerton, and Rebecca Catherine (Murphree) Pinkerton. [Rebecca was a daughter of Levi & Hannah (Sparks) Murphree and a granddaughter of Jesse & Susan (May) Sparks.]

(Picture)

RACHEL HANNAH (LANCASTER) ROBBS

(1872-1918)

Photograph taken about 1916-1917
(Picture)

SONS OF MARY ANN FRANCES (MURPHREE)COOPERLANCASTER

[Daughter of Levi and Hannah (Sparks)Murphree]

Standing, left to right: David Cooper, Levi Lancaster, Monroe Lancaster, Robert Lancaster, and Pleasant Lancaster.
Squatting, left to right: Will Lancaster and John Lancaster.
 (Photograph taken about 1928)


(Picture)

WILLIAM AND SUE (MURPHREE) MOORE

(Photograph taken about 1910)


(Picture)

SARAH POCAHONTAS ["POKE"] MURPHREE

(1858-1928)

(Photograph taken about 1920)

(Picture)

GEORGE AND VINA (MURPHREE) OWENS

(Photograph taken about 1905)

 

(Picture)

JESSE AND VINA (WEATHERSPOON) MURPHREE

(Photograph taken about 1905)

(Picture)

DAVID W. AND LOU EMMA (MURPHREE) OWENS

 

 

FAMILY OF GEORGE WASHINGTON SPARKS

Back row, left

to right: Silas Sparks; Callie Sparks; John Sparks; Rosa Sparks; Amos Sparks; Mary Eliza Sparks; Agnes Sparks; and James Sparks.

(Photograph)

Front row, left to right:

Lucy Sparks; Viola Sparks, George Washington Sparks
(father);. Harry Reginald Sparks sitting on father's
lap; Edward Sparks; Mary Sina (Durbin) Sparks
(mother); George ["Jack"] Sparks; and Albin Sparks.

(Photograph taken about 1905)


Page 3669-3684

Whole Number 152


(Picture)

HOME OF JOSEPH SPARKS (1817-1902)

(Built between 1852 and 1858)

At Bald Knob near the village of Buck Shoals

in Yadkin County, North Carolina

(Insert is believed to be a photograph of Fannie Elizabeth (Sparks) Salmons,daughter of Joseph and Martha Elvira (Dimmette) Sparks, born in 1860)

(PICTURE)

ELAM HARDY SPARKS, born 1880
and his cousin
DORA SPARKS, born ca.1888
(See Item C, 8, a, below) in article 3687-3703

(Picture)

FRANKLIN AUGUSTUS SPARKS

(1850-ca. 1933)

Son of Isaac & Frances (Higginbotham) Sparks

Photograph taken ca.1900

(Picture)

JOSEPH AND LUCY (SPARKS) COWART

With son, Averal, and daughter, Beatrice

(Photograph taken about 1900)

(PICTURE)

LUCY SPARKS, born ca.1856

Childhood photograph taken ca.1866

(PICTURE)

LUCY (SPARKS) NUNNELEY COCHRAN

Photograph taken ca.1900

(PICTURE)

JOSEPH A. AND LILLIE (SPARKS) NUNNELEY

(Photograph taken ca.1903)

(PICTURE)

JOHN L. COCHRAN

Son of Robert & Lucy (Sparks) Cochran
(Photograph taken ca. 1900)

(PICTURE)

MARY BEA (SPARKS) YANDELL (1851-1929)

Daughter of William & Manerva (Powell)Sparks

(Photograph taken ca.1896)


Whole Number 153

(Picture)

THOMAS C. SPARKS

(1815-1909)

Son of Ephraim and Sarah (Cook) Sparks

Born in Fayette County, Pennsylvania

Married in Tuscarawas County, Ohio

Died in Boone County, Iowa

 

(Picture)

ESTHER ANN (DUNN) SPARKS

Born November 9, 1828, Died May 13, 1920

(Wife of Thomas C. Sparks)

(Picture)

EUGENE VICTOR SPARKS (1855-1913)

With his Wife

GRACE (GLOVER) SPARKS (1859-1925)

(Picture)

JOHN COOK SPARKS

(1860-1943)

(Picture)

WEDDING PICTURE OF

LEWIS PLAYFORD & ROSA BELLE (HOFFMAN) SPARKS 1891

(Picture)

ELI J. SPARKS (1844-1920)

(Picture)

JAMES ALFRED SPARKS (1851-1943) (seated]

With Son James Herbert and Daughter Bertha

(Taken about 1916)

(Picture)

ROBERT GIAN ['ROB'] SPARKS (1894-1938)

Taken about 1814


Page 3849
Whole Number 156

(Picture)

COLBY SPARKS (1857-1951)
WITH HIS WIFE, MARTHA (CHAFFIN) SPARKS
and their eldest child, JAMES WILLIAM ["JIM BILL"] SPARKS

(Grandparents & Father of Dr. Paul E. Sparks)


Page 4019
Whole Number 160

(Picture)

[NOTE: On the cover of Whole No. 35 is a photostat of a land grant dated
5 February 1771 to Zachariah Sparks described supra on page 571.]

(Picture)

THE INFARE DAY DRESS OF
ELIZABETH MANILLA (DEMPSEY) CLARK --1861

[Daughter of Jesse Jackson a Malluda Minerva (Sparks) Dempsey]

(See page 4023)

(Picture)

THE STONE MARKING THE GRAVES OF
JESSE JACKSON AND MINERVA (SPARKS) DEMPSEY

IN THE UNION CHURCH CEMETERY, CLAY COUNTY, ALABAMA

Photograph taken May 10, 1992

(Picture)

Elizabeth Manilla DempseyJesse Franklin Clark

Married on September 5, 1861

(Picture)

Left to right: Lora Robbins, Thomas Robbins,Leota Louisa Robbins, John M. Robbins, Laura Belle (West) Robbins, Tura Parlee Robbins, and Christopher Columbus Robbins. (Photograph taken about 1930.)

(Picture)

HARVEY SPARKS ["UNCLE HARVE"] 1860-1954
With his son-in-law, Richard Johnson, in May 1950

(Picture)

Pictured above is a 1903 store


Page 4103
Whole Number 162

Map

The above drawing was made by William M. Sparks (1838-1922) on January 19, 1914, for his brother, Thomas J. Sparks, who was planning a trip to New Orleans, Louisiana, and to Vicksburg, Mississippi. William M. Sparks, who had served in the 72nd Illinois Infantry Regiment during the Civil War, drew this map to help his brother find the exact spots where he (William) had camped and fought during the Siege of Vicksburg in 1863. For ease of interpretation, we have added the typed reproductions of his explanatory notes.


Whole Number 163

(PICTURE)

JONAS SPARKS HONORED AT FORT BOONESBOROUGH, KENTUCKY

We have just recently learned that Jonas Sparks (ca.1730-1805), a friend and neighbor of the well-known pioneer, Daniel Boone, is among a large group of settlers which has been honored for helping with the establishment of Fort Boonesborough, Kentucky, in 1775. A marble stone, approximately fifteen feet high, has been erected at the entrance to the re-constructed fort, and about 750 names have been carved on the four faces of the stone. Among these names is that of Jonas Sparks.

The story of the role played by Jonas Sparks and his family in the establishment of Fort Boonesborough has been related in three issues of the Quarterly and will not be repeated here. Needless to say, the officers of the Association are proud to report this honor. The issues of the Quarterly are those of September 1953, March 1964, and June 1991, Whole Nos. 3, 45, and 154, respectively.

Fort Boonesborough is located near the village of Boonesboro in northern Madison County and is a part of the Kentucky Department of Parks. It can be easily reached from Interstates 64 and 75 and is on State Route 388, about ten miles north of Richmond, Kentucky.


Page 4238

Whole Number 165

(Picture)

MARION JACKSON ["BUDDY"] & CAROLINE LUTICIA (LIGHTFOOT) SPARKS

PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN AT THE TIME OF THEIR GOLDEN WEDDING

1937

Page 4201

Whole Number 165

MAP OF IPSWICH

Map of the Town of Ipswich in Essex County, Massachusetts


Page 4323

Whole Number 167

(picture)

RUBBING OF MILESTONE: "TO SPARKS FERRY"

(See page 4332)


 

Page 4365

Whole Number 168

BENJAMIN DUNCAN SPARKS (July 14, 1819 - July 28, 1909)

SON OF BENJAMIN AND MARY (DUNCAN) SPARKS

(See page 4375.)


 

Whole Number 170

(Picture)

MILLINGTON SPARKS, III (ca. 1775-ca. 1835)


Page 4703

Whole Number 175

FAMILY OF LABAN AND EMILY (LYON) SPARKS

(Laban & Emily Sparks family picture)

(Back row, standing, left to right): Herbert Sparks, JohnBishop, Florence (Sparks) Bishop, and Hattie Sparks.

(Front row, seated, left to right): Charles Fonso Sparks, Laban T. Sparksholding Henry W. Sparks, Emily (Lyon) Sparks holding NelsonSparks, and Eva Sparks.

Page 4707

Whole Number 175

ELLA REBECCA (SPARKS) SMITH (1863-1892), continued:

(Picture goes here)

Is the Lady with Him His First Wife. Ella Rebecca (Sparks) Smith?

Page 4709

Whole Number 175

PICTURE

ROYAL HARRIS AND GRACE Z. (BERRY) SPARKS WITH CHILDREN, BERNICE AND ROBERT

Photograph taken about 1906


 

Page 4761

Whole Number 177

(Picture)

THE FAMILY OF RUTH JOANNA (SPARKS) MENUEY (1860-1948) DAUGHTER OF WALTER K. AND MARY JANE (MeCOSKEY) SPARKS

WITH HER HUSBAND, JOHN BAPTISTE MENUEY (1859-1923)

AND THEIR THIRTEEN SURVIVING CHILDREN (PHOTOGRAPHED ABOUT 1910)

(Back row, left to right)

Grayce Bell, born 1893; Mary Lear, born 1885; Ivy Loay, born 1882; Martha Blanche, born 1890;

John Evangelist, born 1888; Lola Maude, born 1880;Pearl Pauline, born 1884; Meda Ray, born 1886;and Ora Mabel, born 1881.

(Front row, left to right)

Ruth Avrill, born 1895; John Baptiste Menuey (father) born 1859; Erwin Harold (with his hand on father’s shoulder) born 1900; Roland Rex (in front of Erwin) born 1905; Ruth Joanna (Sparks) Menuey (mother) born 1860; and Laura Luetta, born 1897.

Page 4773

(Picture)

JOHN W. SPARKS (1838-1912) & HIS SECOND WIFE

ELIZABETH ANN (PERRY) SPARKS (1852-1910)

With Their Daughter-in-law

FLORA (TIMMENS) SPARKS (center)

(Apparently reproduced from a group photograph taken, perhaps, in 1901 when James Marshall Sparks (1875-1950) and Flora Timmens were married.)

Page 4774

(Picture)

JAMES MARSHALL SPARKS (1875-1950)

Son of John W. and Elizabeth Ann (Perry) Sparks

Page 4778
(Picture)

TOM SPARKS (1876-1963)

AND HIS WIFE, BETTIE (HENDERSON) SPARKS

(Photograph taken about 1915.)

 


Page 4111

Whole Number 179

Courtesy of Boyel Co. [KY] Press Observer

FAMILY OF JAMES FRANKLIN AND MISSOURI (GREEN) WHITE WITH HIS PARENTS

NELSON T. AND NANCY (SPARKS) WHITE

Front row, left to right: Nancy (Sparks) White, Amanda Susan White, and Nelson T. White holding Della Mae White.

Back row, left to right: David G. White, Missouri (Green) White holding Lucian Coleman White, James Franklin White, John Nelson White, and James Estill White.


Page 4103

Whole Number ?

PICTURE

This page contains a map of the area around Vicksburg, where a friend of William M. Sparks was killed during the War of 1812. He had asked His brother Thomas J. Sparks to visit the area where he (William) had camped.


Page 4849

Whole Number 179

Courtesy of Boyel Co. [KY] Press Observer

FAMILY OF JAMES FRANKLIN AND MISSOURI (GREEN) WHITE WITH HIS PARENTS

NELSON T. AND NANCY (SPARKS) WHITE

(picture)

Front row, left to right: Nancy (Sparks) White, Amanda Susan White, and Nelson T. White holding Della Mae White.

Back row, left to right: David G. White, Missouri (Green) White holding Lucian Coleman White, James Franklin White, John Nelson White, and James Estill White.


Page 5063

Whole Number 184
(Picture)

GRAVESTONE OF ELIZABETH (SPARKS) BRYAN

Old Methodist Cemetery Near Marthasville, Warren County, Missouri

ELIZABETH Wife of HENRY BRYAN. DIED June 25, 1863 AGED 97 yrs. 11 mos. 20 ds.

Born July 5, 1765, Elizabeth was a daughter of Jonas Sparks

Page 5068

[Here is a map of the Marthasville area of Warren County, MO, showing the grave site of Elizabeth (Sparks) Bryan]


Page 5331

Whole Number 190

DAVID FRANCIS SPARKS (1850-1914) & MARY LOUISA BRYAN (1869-1946)

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPH, 1884

Courtesy of Their Great-Granddaughter

Mrs. Mary Lou Finch, Overland Park, Kansas

(See page 5367)

PHOTOGRAPH
of
William D. Sparks Discharge papers.

This part of page 5338 contains a
Map of the Yadkin Forks area

The Area in the Forks of the Yadkin That Was the Boyhood Home of
Matthew Sparks (ca.1752-1819), Son of William & Ann Sparks

Map drawn by writer's son, Christopher J. Bidlack, President, Bidlack Creative Services, Ann Arbor, MI

Photograph

Plot of tracts of land belonging To William and Ann Sparks

Page 5373

On this page is found a PHOTOGRAPH
of A SPARKS MONUMENT IN AN ABANDONED CALIFORNIA CEMETERY

PHOTOGRAPH
Headstone of Elizabeth White

Page 5385

PHOTOGRAPH
GRAVESTONE OF WILLIAM D. SPARKS (ca.1790-1858)
Now in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery near Pilot Grove, Missouri

PICTURE
MARY C. (DUNCAN) SPARKS (1832-1911)
Wife of Richard N. Sparks


Page 5395

Whole Number 191

Photograph

MARY ANN MARIAH (SPARKS) MILNOR (1849-1931)

Daughter of David Rhodes Sparks
With Her Granddaughter, Alice Milnor Reasoner
(Photograph taken about 1920)
(See page 5404)


Whole Number 192

Picture

ADELINE JOSEPHINE SPARKS (1849-1921)
Daughter of Thomas and Catherine (Swaim) Sparks With Her Husband

Marion DeKaib Rodgers (1842-1921)

(See page 5437)

Page 5437

Picture

John Thomas Sparks (1876-1953) John Thomas & Nancy Bell
When a Young Man Sparks, with their son
John Thomas Sparks, Jr.

Page 5441

PICTURE

VIVIAN SPARKS (1894-1971)
Daughter of James Albert and Irene (Roberts) Sparks
Granddaughter of Jacob and Nancy (Johnson) Sparks
Wife of Charles Thomas White

Page 5454

Whole Number 192

Picture

This page contains a map of New Castle County, Delaware as it looked in the 17th Century.


Page 5511
Whole Number 194

Picture

AUREY B. SPARKS (1816-1879)
AND HIS WIFE NANCY A. (ROE F) SPARKS (1821-1879)

Courtesy of Evadne Strohpaul-Tortellet

Page 5521

WILLIAM M. SPARKS
Son of Aurey and Nancy (Roff) Sparks
Civil War Veteran of the Union Army from New York

(See the Quarterly of March 2001 for His Pension Papers)

HORACE VAIL SPARKS (1845-1869)

Son of Aurey and Nancy (Roff) Sparks

(Courtesy of Sarah Ward Dunham)

Page 5525

GRACE MARIETTA SPARKS

Born April 23, 1865, Died November 3, 1943

Daughter of Horace & Leli.a (Smith) Sparks

(Reared by Mr. and Mrs. George Woods)

married James Hardy Westwood in January 1880

Page 5528

A PORTION OF A MAP OF WESTERN NEW YORK

INCLUDING THE COUNTIES WHERE AUREY SPARKS & HIS FAMILY LIVED

Page 5531

A PORTION OF A MAP OF MICHIGAN

INCLUDING THE COUNTIES WHERE AUREY & HARVEY SPARKS LIVED
(From Vol. X of THE CENTURY DICTIONARY AND CYCLOPEDIA, 1897)


Page 2151
Whole Number 108

(Picture)

ELIJAH SPARKS (ca .1824-1918)

WITH HIS WIFE MARY ANN (Garner) SPARKS (1843-1912)

of Sangamon County;, Illinois

Corrected Copy: Members and subscribers of The Sparks Quarterly are requested to substitute this cover of the December 1979 issue for that distributed earlier, including page 2152 on the back. The photograph originally appearing on the December 1979 cover was not that of Elijah and Mary Ann (Garner) Sparks. See page 2197 of the March 1980 issue of the Quarterly for further explanation.

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