April 29, 2020

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INDEX TO SPARKSES IN THE WAR O



Beginning in the issue of The Sparks Quarterly for September, 1960, and ending in the present issue, we have published a series of abstracts of bounty land and pension application papers of persons named Sparks who served in the War of 1812. Notes by the editor following most of the abstracts have provided additional data on the applicant and his family. In all, we have published material on seventy-six men named Sparks who gave service in America' s second war with England.

Now that the series has been completed, we have thought our readers would find a list of these records useful. Opposite each name is given a brief summary of the data which we have on that individual. Then, in parentheses, is given the issue of the Quarterly in which that abstract appears, with the page numbers it occupies.

AARON SPARKS of Camden, New Jersey; died September 4, 1856; married Elizabeth Applen of Salem County, New Jersey, September 15, 1813. (September, 1960, Whole No. 31, p. 496.)

18.2.1 AARON SPARKS of Baltimore County, Maryland; born ca. 1787, died May 31, 1856; married Elizabeth Sparks on April 10, 1831. He was a son of Josiah Sparks, Jr. (September, 1960, Whole No. 31, pp. 497-98.)

AARON SPARKS of Killingly, Connecticut; born ca. 1790, believed to have died during the War of 1812; he married Frances or Fanny Knight of Killingly on November 6, 1812. (September, 1960, Whole No. 31, p. 498.)

BARZILLA SPARKS of Baltimore, Maryland; born ca. 1780, died April 13, 1848; he married Sarah Ann Gudgeon of Kent County, Maryland, on March 16, 1823. Sarah Ann was a resident of Gallia County, Ohio, in 1852, when she made application for a pension; by 1855 she was a resident of Campbell County, Kentucky. (September, 1960, Whole No. 31, pp. 498-500.)

9.1.1.5 DANIEL P. SPARKS of Louisiana; he was born in 1784, died October 13, 1867; he married Maliza Vinson on June 29, 1841, at Franklin, Louisiana. She was a resident of Houston, Texas, when she made application for a pension in 1878. He was a son of Daniel and Martha (Pearce) Sparks. (September 1960, Whole No. 31, pp. 500-501.)

DAVID SPARKS of Morgan County, Georgia, and Talladega County, Alabama; he was born in 1794; his wife's name was Milly. (September 1960, Whole No. 31, p. 501.)

1.2.1.2.2.7.1 ELSBERRY SPARKS of Shawney Town, Illinois, Sabastian County, Arkansas, and Johnson County, Texas; he was born ca. 1793-94; he is believed to have been a son of Absolom and FNU (Elsberry) Sparks. (September 1960, Whole No. 31, pp. 501-02.)

1.2.1.2.2.1.4 ENOCH SPARKS of Franklin County, Alabama; he was born in September, 1791; son of 1.2.1.2.2.1 John and Mary (Parmely) Sparks; his wife's name was Nancy MNU. (September 1960, Whole No. 31, pp. 502-03. Additional information on Enoch Sparks appears in the Quarterly of March 1966, Whole No. 53, p. 967.)

18.2.3 FRANCIS SPARKS of Baltimore County, Maryland; he was born May 11, 1792, died November 26, 1867; married Betsey E. Schroder on March 21, 1831. (September 1960, Whole No. 31, pp. 503-04.)

1.2.5.5.1.4 GEORGE SPARKS of Adams County, Ohio; he was born May 16, 1794, died December 30, 1839; he married Mary Decamp, license dated August 11, 1823. He was born in Pennsylvania and was a son of 1.2.5.5.1 Salathiel Sparks who came to Adams County, Ohio, with his family from Washington County, Pennsylvania, in 1804. (September, 1960, Whole No. 31, p. 504.)

1.2.5.1.2.9 GEORGE SPARKS of Wilkes County, North Carolina, and Elliott County, Kentucky; he was born November 9, 1796, died May 11, 1879; he was a son of 1.2.5.1.2 John and Sarah (Shores) Sparks; he married, first, FNU Mainer; he married, second, Nancy Short. (December, 1960, Whole No. 32, pp. 525-526.)

102. GEORGE SPARKS of Hardy County, Virginia, and Licking County, Ohio; he was born ca. 1777, died February 5, 1868; he married Nancy MNU; he probably married a second wife named Jane Wilson. (December, 1960, Whole No. 32, p. 526.)

76. GEORGE SPARKS of Ulster and Seneca Counties, New York; he was born ca. 1792, died in 1864; he married Margaret Ostrander. (December, 1960; Whole No. 32, p. 527.)

25.1.5 HENRY SPARKS of Salem County, New Jersey, December, 1960, Whole No. 32, p. 527-528.). He married Lydia Clark.

HENRY W. SPARKS of Killingly, Connecticut, (December, 1960, Whole No. 32, p. 528.)

JACOB F. SPARKS of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; he was born ca. 1779; died probably before 1855. (December, 1960, Whole No. 32, p. 529.)

1.2.5.2.1.6 JAMES SPARKS of Bedford County, Pennsylvania; born ca. 1788; he married Phoebe MNU. (December, 1960, Whole No. 32, pp. 529-30.)

JAMES SPARKS of Jonesville, Lee County, Virginia; he died in 1816. (March, 1961, Whole No. 33, pp. 542-43.)

JAMES SPARKS of Bowdoinham, Maine; he was born ca. 1795. (March, 1961, Whole No. 33, p. 543.)

JAMES SPARKS of Richmond County, North Carolina, and Lexington County, South Carolina; he was born between 1780 and 1795; he married Nancy Huggins in Anson County, North Carolina, in 1818; he was still living in 1871. (March, 1961, Whole No. 33, pp. 543-44.)

JAMES SPARKS of Jefferson County, Kentucky, and Marion County, Missouri; he was born ca. 1791; died July 23, 1851; he is believed to have married Nancy (or Anna) Kennett. (March, 1961, Whole No. 33, pp. 544-45.)

JOEL SPARKS of Surry County, North Carolina, and Bates County, Missouri; he was born prior to 1793; he died about 1861; the name of his first wife is unknown, but he married, second, Mary Shatley; he was a son of Matthew and Eunice Sparks. (September, 1961, Whole No. 35, pp. 579-580.)

JOHN SPARKS of Salem County, New Jersey; he was born ca. 1793, still living in 1855. (September, 1961, Whole No. 35, pp. 580-81.)

JOHN SPARKS born probably in North Carolina; he grew up in Georgia, and died at Tallassee, Alabama; he was born June 26, 1784, and died October 18, 1836; he married Sarah Brooks; he was a son of Matthew Sparks, Jr. (September, 1961, Whole No. 35, pp. 581-82.)

JOHN SPARKS of New Jersey; he was born ca. 1773 and died before 1831. (September, 1961, Whole No. 35, pp. 582-83.)

17.1.x.1 JOHN SPARKS of Union and Spartanburg Counties, South Carolina; he was born ca. 1795, and died in 1857. He was a son of 17.1.x Josiah and Lydia (Tollison) Sparks. He married FNU Fereby (September, 1961, Whole No. 35, p. 583.)

JOHN SPARKS of Brown County, Ohio, and Johnson County, Indiana; born ca. 1789. (September, 1961, Whole No. 35, p. 584.)

1.2.5.2.1.4 JOSEPH SPARKS, IV of Bedford County, Pennsylvania; he was born ca. 1785, and was still living in 1855; he is believed to have been a son of 1.2.5.2.1 Joseph Sparks, III (September, 1961, Whole No. 35, pp. 584-85.)

JOSEPH SPARKS of Bristol, Rhode Island; born ca. 1790, he was still living in 1855. (September, 1961, Whole No. 35, pp. 587-88.)

JOSEPH D. SPARKS of Ulster and Dutchess Counties, New York; he was born ca. 1795, and died March 29, 1867; he married Esther C. Titus. (December, 1961, Whole No. 36, pp. 592-94.)

27.1.3 JOSEPH K. SPARKS of Newberry County, South Carolina, and Wilmington, Ohio; he was born ca. 1791, and died September 17, 1873; he was a son of Stephen Sparks and a brother of Zachariah Sparks who also received bounty land; he married, first, Elizabeth Goodwin; he married, second, Abi (Linton) Farquhar. (September, 1961, Whole No. 35, pp. 588-89.)

1.2.5.2.5.4 JOSEPH S. SPARKS of Bedford County, Pennsylvania, and Bureau County, Illinois; he was born May 11, 1794, and died March 31, 1868; he was a son of 1.2.5.2.5 Solomon and Rachel Sparks; he married Elizabeth Naill. (September, 1961, Whole No. 35, pp. 585-86. Additional information of Joseph S. Sparks was published in the Quarterly of Jane 1965, Whole No. 50, p. 912.)

JOSIAH SPARKS, born ca. 1796 in New Jersey, died in Wilmington, Delaware, on December 29, 1866; he married, probably as a second wife, Sarah Doel; he was closely related to the Aaron Sparks of Camden, New Jersey, whose name appears as the first one in this list. (December, 1961, Whole No. 36, pp. 594-95.)

LABAN SPARKS of Baltimore County, Maryland; he was born ca. 1794; he was a son of Thomas and Rachel (Perdue) Sparks; he married Sarah Green. (September, 1961, Whole No. 36, p. 595.)

LEONARD SPARKS, born probably between 1780 and 1790 in South Carolina; a resident of Jefferson County, Tennessee, about 1806-1812; married Patsey Beard. (September, 1961, Whole No. 36, pp. 596-98.)

21.1.5.8 MADISON SPARKS, of Culpeper County, Virginia, and Owen County, Kentucky; he was born August 10, 1795, and died August 13, 1873; he was a son of 21.1.5 Henry and Lucy (Clark) Sparks; he married his first cousin, Fanny Sparks; his brother, Reuben Sparks, also received bounty land. (March, 1962, Whole No. 37, pp. 634-35.)

MARTIN SPARKS, born ca. 1783 in New York; a resident of Clark County, Illinois, in 1855. (March, 1962, Whole No. 37, p. 635.)

MATTHEW SPARKS of Mecklenburgh County, Virginia, and Greene County, Indiana; he was born ca. 1782 and died about 1850; he married Mary MNU (June, 1962, , Whole No. 38, pp. 640-42.)

MATTHEW SPARKS of Baltimore County, Maryland; he was born ca. 1790 and died May 12, 1874; he was a son of Josiah Sparks, Jr.; he married Mary Johnson. (March, 1962, Whole No. 37, p. 636; also June, 1962, Whole No. 38, p. 642.)

MATTHEW SPARKS of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, and Rockingham County, North Carolina; he was born ca. 1781; he is believed to have married Mary Vaughan. (June, 1962, Whole No. 38, pp. 642-43.)

MATTHEW B. SPARKS of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, and Morgan County, Illinois; he was born ca. 1780 and died in 1845; he was a son of Matthew and Kezia (Stone) Sparks; he married Nancy Sutton. (March, 1962, Whole No. 37, pp. 636-37.)

MOSES SPARKS of Jefferson County, Kentucky, Jackson County, Indiana, and Collin County, Texas; he was born ca. 1789 and died in 1858; he was a son of James Sparks; he married Elizabeth (wife of Moses) MNU . (June, 1962, Whole No. 38, pp. 643-44.)

NATHAN F. SPARKS, born ca. 1810 in Tennessee; resident of Tallapoosa County, Alabama, before 1836 and until death removal to Anderson County, Texas, between 1850 and 1855; a resident of Johnson County, Texas, in later years.

NIMROD SPARKS, born ca. 1790 in Washington County, Pennsylvania; died January 20, 1840, in Jefferson County, Kentucky; he married Susan B. Parker. (June, 1962, Whole No. 38, pp. 645-46.)

ORSON SPARKS, born in Jefferson County, Kentucky, ca. 1791; he resided in Bullitt County, Kentucky, moved to Clark County, later Scott County, Indiana, followirg the War of 1812; returned to Buliitt County, later Spencer County, Kentucky; about 1830 moved to Marion County, Missouri, and died there in 1870; he was a son of Daniel and Sarah Sparks; he married Margaret Burditt. (June, 1962, Whole No. 38, pp. 646-49.)

RANDALL SPARKS of Gloucester County, New Jersey; he was born ca. 1778 and died July 12, 1830; he was a son of the Hon. John Sparks and his third wife, Ruth Randall; he was married twice, first to Ann Clark and second to Rebecca Stetser. (June, 1962, Whole No. 38, pp. 649-650.)

REUBEN SPARKS of Boone County, Kentucky; he was born in 1792 and died in 1848 or 1849; he was a son of Henry and Lucy (Clark) Sparks of Owen County, Kentucky; he married Rosa or Rosanna World or Worrell; his brother, Madison Sparks, also received bounty land. (June, 1962, Whole No. 38, pp. 650-51.)

60.8.4.1.3 REUBEN SPARKS of Jefferson County, New York, and Bedford, Ontario, Canada; he was born ca. 1780-85 and died November 17, 1836; he married Lusetta Rice. (September, 1962, Whole No. 39, pp. 660-61.)

REUBEN H. SPARKS of Abingdon, Washington County, Virginia, and Washington County, Tennessee; he was born ca. 1777 and died on July 15, 1855; he married Sarah L. McClellan. (June, 1962, Whole No. 38, pp. 651-53.)

23. RICHARD SPARKS, born ca. 1770-80 in North Carolina or Virginia; died in Jefferson County, Tennessee, in 1836; he married Anna Smith, who died in Wright County, Missouri. (September, 1962, Whole No. 39, pp. 661-65.)

22.x RICHARD SPARKS of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; he was born ca. 1790 and died September 18, 1820; he was a son of 22. David Sparks of Philadelphia; he married Eliza Ford Freeston. (September, 1962, Whole No. 39, pp. 665- 66.)

ROBERT SPARKS born ca. 1779 in Maryland; he died in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, on May 29, 1826; he married Catharine Fink in Jefferson County, Ohio, in March, 1815. (September, 1962, Whole No. 39, pp. 666-67.)

ROBERT SPARKS born ca. 1789 in North Carolina; he was drafted in 1814 in Jasper County, Georgia; he was a resident of Putnam County, Georgia, in 1850; he married Sarah (wife of Robert) MNU . (September, 1962, Whole No. 39, pp. 667- 68.)

38.1 ROBERT SPARKS born in Steuben, Maine, about 1804; he was a son of 38 Thomas Sparks; he served as a drummer boy in the War of 1812; following his discharge he resided for 50 years in St. George, New Brunswick; he moved to Beverly, Massachusetts, then in 1872 to Nealville, Wisconsin; from 1873 to 1878 in lived in Anoka, Minnesota; he died November 30, 1880; he married Elizabeth Shaw. (September, 1962, Whole No. 39, p. 668; additional information in issue of December, 1965, Whole No. 52, p. 941.)

ROBERT U. SPARKS of Camden, New Jersey; he was born ca. 1792 and died February 1, 1872; he married Amy MNU. (September, 1962, Whole No. 39, pp. 668-69.)

SIMON SPARKS of Woodbury, Gloucester County, New Jersey; be was born in 1781, and was still living in 1855. (June, 1963, Whole No. 42, p. 738.

SIMON SPARKS, born in New Jersey ca. 1790; he died in Montgomery County, Illinois, October 2, 1854; he was probably a son of 37.1 Sinnickson Sparks; he served in the place of his brother, Andrew Sparks. Simon Sparks married Catherine Templeton. (June, 1963, Whole No. 42, pp. 738-741.)

SOLOMON SPARKS born January 4, 1787, in Washington County, Pennsylvania; he died May 21, 1860, in Taylor County, Virginia (now West Virginia); he was a son of George and Rachel (Norris) Sparks; he married Rachel Nixon. (September, 1963, Whole No. 43, pp. 757-58.)

SOLOMON SPARKS born ca. 1783 in Wilkes County, North Carolina; a resident of Cherokee County, North Carolina, prior to 1850; he was probably a son of John Sparks; he married Julia MNU. (December, 1963, Whole No. 44, pp. 780-81.)

STEPHEN SPARKS born in 1775 in what is now Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; he died August 9, 1851, in Jackson County, Indiana; he was a son of James Sparks and a brother of Moses Sparks, mentioned earlier; he married Catherine Padget. (December, 1963, Whole No. 44, pp. 781-83.)

18.4.3 THOMAS SPARKS born ca. 1790 in Baltimore County, Maryland; he was drafted in Montgomery County, Maryland, in 1814; by 1851 he had moved to Montgomery County, Indiana; he was a son of 18.4 Thomas and Rachel (Perdue) Sparks and a brother of 18.4.1 Laban Sparks, mentioned earlier; he married Jinsey MNU (June, 1964, Whole No. 46, p. 818.)

THOMAS SPARKS of Pittsylvania County, Virginia; he was born ca. 1795 and was still living in 1871; he married Nancy Wright in Caswell County, North Carolina, in 1817. (June, 1964, Whole No. 46, pp. 818-19.)

THOMAS SPARKS of Rhode Island and Spencer, Tioga County, New York; he died in 1813 at Sacketts Harbor while a soldier in the U.S. Army; he married Margaret Cowell. (June, 1964, Whole No. 46, pp. 820-21.)

THOMAS SPARKS of Salem County, New Jersey; he was born ca. 1793 and died in 1822; he married Phebe Mayhew; he was probably a son of Thomas and Sarah Sparks. (June, 1964, Whole No. 46, pp. 821-22.)

URIAH SPARKS born in North Carolina ca. 1797; he was a resident of Morgan County, Georgia, in 1815; lived later in Newton and Carroll Counties, Georgia; the name of his first wife is unknown, but he married, second, Mrs. Sarah Whatley in 1832. (September, 1964, Whole No. 47, pp. 842-43.)

WALTER SPARKS of Henry County, Kentucky; he died in Orange County, Indiana, on August 15, 1843; he married Susan Prewitt or Fruit on February 8, 1814, in Henry County, Kentucky. (September, 1964, Whole No. 47, pp. 844-46.)

WALTER C. SPARKS of New York City; he was born ca. 1791 and was still living in 1871. (September, 1964, Whole No. 47, pp. 843-44.)

WESLEY SPARKS of Parke and Harrison Counties, Indiana; he was born ca. 1790 and was still living in 1855. (September, 1964, Whole No. 47, pp. 846-47.)

11.2.2 WILLIAM SPARKS of Bourbon County, Kentucky; he was born at least as early as 1792 (Closer to 1787 - see the Quarterly Whole Number 162) and died in 1849; he married Elizabeth Barton in 1826 (this was a second marriage); she was living in Marion County, Missouri, in 1855; she later moved to Saline County, Missouri. (June, 1965, Whole No. 50, pp. 908-09.)

1.2.1.2.2.1.1 WILLIAM SPARKS born May 1, 1782, in Wilkes County, North Carolina; he died December 25, 1857, in Franklin County, Alabama; he was a son of John and Mary (Parmely) Sparks; he married Eunice Woodruff. (June, 1965, Whole No. 50, pp. 910-11; additional information on William Sparks was published in the Quarterly of March 1966, Whole No. 53, pp. 960-68.)

90. WILLIAM SPARKS born ca. 1794 in Kentucky; volunteered in Bourbon County, Kentucky, in 1814; he married Cordelia Donavan in Fleming County, Kentucky, in1815; he died in Andrew County, Missouri, between 1856 and 1860. (September, 1965, Whole No. 51, pp. 928-30.)

WILLIAM SPARKS born in Washington County, Pennsylvania, ca. 1793; he died in Monongalia County, Virginia (now West Virginia) on March 13, 1853; he married Sarah Clouse in 1821. (September, 1965, Whole No, 51, pp. 930-32.)

WILLIAM SPARKS born ca. 1791 in Maryland; a resident of Hamilton County, Ohio, in 1819 where he married on October 14, 1819, Jane Wiggins; he moved to Ripley Brown County, Ohio, in 1820 where he died November 22, 1876. (December, 1965, Whole No. 52, pp. 950-51.)

1.2.1.2.1.2.7 WILLIAM D. SPARKS born in Surry County, North Carolina, ca. 1790; died in Cooper County, Missouri, priorto 1860; he was a son of 1.2.1.2.1.2 Matthew and Eunice Sparks; his wife's name on the 1850 census was given as Priscitta; he was a brother of 1.2.1.2.1.2.4 Joel Sparks who also received bounty land. (December, 1965, Whole No. 52, pp. 951-53.)

93.1.3.1 WILLIAM J. SPARKS born March, 1795, in Franklin County, Georgia; he moved to Fayette County, Alabama, prior to 1837, probably before 1830; he was a son of 93.1.3 Elijah and Judith (Humphreys) Sparks; he married Naomi Prickett in 1822 (she may have been his second wife); his wife's name on the 1850 and 1860 census was given as Sarah. (March, 1967, Whole No. 57, pp. 1041-1043.)

WRIGHT BRUCE SPARKS born May 6, 1785, in Harford County, Maryland; he moved to Franklin County, Indiana, in 1816, where he was still living in 1871; he was a son of Francis and FNU (Wright) Sparks; he married Mangya von Magnus, whose name was anglicized to Nancy Ann Magnus. (March, 1967, Whole No. 57, pp. 1043-44.)

27.1.1 ZACHARIAH SPARKS born in Newberry County, South Carolina, ca. 1780; he moved to Wilmington, Clinton County, Ohio, where he was living as late as 1860, making his home with his brother, 27.1.3 Joseph K. Sparks, MD; he was a son of 27.1 Stephen Sparks of Newberry County, South Carolina; Zachariah Sparks is believed never to have married. (March, 1967, Whole No. 57, p. 1045.)


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