May 14, 2003

Pages 2149
Whole Number 107


Ellen Baney (6810 Linden St., Lakeville, Indiana, 46536) is seeking information on her husband's great-grandmother, SARAH SPARKS who married Jacob Baney. They lived at one time in Sagamon County, Illinois, and also in the state of Kansas. There is a tradition that the father of Sarah Sparks was named RICHARD SPARKS. Sarah was the second wife of Jacob Baney. Jacob and Sarah (Sparks) Baney are believed to have had only one child, Richard Franklin Baney, born July 31, 1872, in Illinois and died in 1953. It is known that Jacob Baney lost a leg in an accident at the gas works in Springfield, Illinois.