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WHO WAS 184.108.40.206 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 220.127.116.11 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 18.104.22.168 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
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:
22.214.171.124.1 John Hawkins Sparks, born ca. 1837.
126.96.36.199.2 Sarah "Sally" Sparks, born ca. 1838. She married FNU Dietchler.
188.8.131.52.3 Weeden Sparks
184.108.40.206.4 Nancy Sparks, born ca. 1841. She married FNU Baker.
220.127.116.11.5 Mary Ann Sparks, born ca. 1844. She married FNU Gates.
18.104.22.168.6 Chloe Sparks, born ca. 1843. She married FNU Stewart.
22.214.171.124.7 Benjamin Cager Sparks, born ca. 1845. He married Sarah E. MNU
126.96.36.199.8 William Sparks
188.8.131.52.9 Noble Sparks
184.108.40.206.10 Jesse B. Sparks, born ca. 1849. (probably December 25, 1849)
220.127.116.11.11 Elizabeth Sparks. She married FNU Little.
18.104.22.168.12 Matthew Sparks
22.214.171.124.13 Doctor Franklin "Dock" Sparks
126.96.36.199.14 James M. Sparks
Mother: Mary J. MNU
188.8.131.52.15 Thomas Sparks
184.108.40.206.16 Nellie Sparks
220.127.116.11.17 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.