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QUERY
WHO WAS 20.1.1.10 MATTHEW SPARKS
of WASHINGTON COUNTY, INDIANA?



Mr. Roy E. Callaway is compiling a genealogy of the descendants of Micajah Callaway who was born ca. 1755 in Lynchburg, Virginia. His daughter, Lucy Callaway, who was born ca. 1815, married 20.1.1.10 Matthew Sparks in Washington County, Indiana, on February 4, 1836. This family was still living in Washington County when the 1850 census was taken, but the names on that census are extremely difficult to read. (See the Quarterly of June 1960, Whole No. 30, p. 488.)

Mr. Callaway reports, however, that he has found the names of the twelve children of 20.1.1.10 Matthew and Lucy (Callaway) Sparks in a settlement of an estate in 1890, as follows:

John H. Sparks, born ca. 1837. The middle initial is probably for Hawkins.
Sallie Sparks, born ca. 1838. She married FNU Dietchler.
Nancy Sparks, born ca. 1841. She married FNU Baker.
Chloe Sparks, born ca. 1843. She married FNU Stewart.
Mary Ann Sparks, born ca. 1844. She married FNU Gates.
Benjamin Sparks, born ca. 1845. He married Sarah E. MNU
Noble Sparks.
Dr. Franklin Sparks.
Elizabeth Sparks. She married FNU Little.
Jesse Sparks, born ca. 1849.
Matthew Sparks, probably born after 1850.

From Whole Number 104:

Mother: Lucy Callaway:
20.1.1.10.1 John Hawkins Sparks, born ca. 1837.
20.1.1.10.2 Sarah "Sally" Sparks, born ca. 1838. She married FNU Dietchler.
20.1.1.10.3 Weeden Sparks
20.1.1.10.4 Nancy Sparks, born ca. 1841. She married FNU Baker.
20.1.1.10.5 Mary Ann Sparks, born ca. 1844. She married FNU Gates.
20.1.1.10.6 Chloe Sparks, born ca. 1843. She married FNU Stewart.
20.1.1.10.7 Benjamin Cager Sparks, born ca. 1845. He married Sarah E. MNU
20.1.1.10.8 William Sparks
20.1.1.10.9 Noble Sparks
20.1.1.10.10 Jesse B. Sparks, born ca. 1849. (probably December 25, 1849)
20.1.1.10.11 Elizabeth Sparks. She married FNU Little.
20.1.1.10.12 Matthew Sparks
20.1.1.10.13 Doctor Franklin "Dock" Sparks
20.1.1.10.14 James M. Sparks

Mother: Mary J. MNU
20.1.1.10.15 Thomas Sparks
20.1.1.10.16 Nellie Sparks

Mother: Bellevedere
20.1.1.10.17 George W. Sparks

Should anyone have further knowledge of this family, please write to the editor, Russell E. Bidlack, 1709 Cherokee Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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