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44. ISAAC SPARKS, SR., OF ESTILL COUNTY, KENTUCKY
born ca. 1740, Died about 1815
AND HIS DESCENDANTS

By Paul E. Sparks


(Editor's Note: The officers of The Sparks Family Association feel obliged to name Mrs. Roberta "Robin" Seibel as the person who deserves much of the credit for this account of the Sparkses of Estill County, Kentucky, and the surrounding area. We know that she is reluctant to share in the credit for the work which has been done to make this article possible, but she has done extensive research on this family, and we are grateful to her for sharing the information with us.

Mrs. Seibel is a great-great-great-great-granddaughter of 44. Isaac Sparks, Sr., and his wife, Catherine Sparks, pioneer settlers of Kentucky, descending through their son, 44.6 Isaac Sparks, Jr., and his wife, Annis (McGuire) Sparks. She lives at 12641 Panorama View, Santa Ana, California (92705). She invites correspondence and is quite willing to help in further research.)

Isaac Sparks, Senior, was born prior to 1765 according to the 1810 census of Estill County, Kentucky. He was probably nearly seventy years of age when that census was taken, however, because at the May term of the Estill County Court that year (1810), it was ordered that "he be exempt from paying the County Levy in the future on account of age and infirmity." (Estill County Court Book A, page 261) If he were near the age of seventy at that time, he was probably born about 1740-1745. No record has been found that shows his place of birth, nor have we found any record that would indicate the place where he lived prior to his coming to Kentucky. With further research, these matters may be resolved.

As shown in the September 1973 issue of The Sparks Quarterly, Whole No. 83, 44. Isaac Sparks, Sr., was probably living in Kentucky as early as 1777. Most certainly, he paid taxes in Fayette County, Kentucky, in 1787. Another male, above sixteen years of age, was also living in his household that year. Isaac continued to pay taxes in Fayette County until 1792, at which time he became a taxpayer in the newly-created county of Clark. Then, in 1808, he began paying taxes in the new county of Estill, and he continued to pay taxes there until he was exempted in 1810.

In 1811, 44. Isaac Sparks, Sr., bought 78 acres of land, located on White Oak Creek in Estill County, from Thomas Dunaway for $90.00. (Deed Book A, page 70) An indication of the uncertainty of land titles, even as late as twenty years after Kentucky became a state, is the statement included in the deed that if the land were ever lost to a better claim, Dunaway would pay the $90 back to Sparks in trade with no interest charged. Knowing that Isaac Sparks had earlier claims to 2,000 acres of land in Kentucky and had lost or had given up the claims, we can appreciate his wisdom in putting the provision in this deed in 1811. He paid taxes on this tract of 78 acres in 1811, but the following four years the taxes were paid by his wife, Catherine Sparks. Then, until 1825, the taxes were paid by his son, George Sparks.

Isaac Sparks, Sr., apparently died in the early part of 1815. He left no will, so his property was inventoried and disposed of at a public sale. The inventory, taken by Heth Woodland, James Brown, William Bell, and Jesse Cooper, was recorded on May 24, 1815, in Estill County Will Book A, pages 49-52, as follows:

One cow and calf appraised to $ 10.00
One two year old heifer appraise to 6.50
two yearling one heifer one bull 6.00
three piggins appraised to 0.50
five delph plates appraised to 0.75
one pewter dish and one plate 2 tincups 2 knives and forks 3 pewter spoons 1.25
one duch oven & led & hooks appraise to 0.50
one pot appraised to 2.50
one reel appraised to 0.62
one hoe appraised to 0.87½
one bed one blanket one sheet one bed quilt one bed stead
appraised to
8.00
One basket & the full of it in wool appraised to 0.50
Three chairs appraised to 0.50
five sheep appraised to 5.75
   
A month later, on June 24, 1815, Messrs. Bell, Brown, and Woodland made a supplemental inventory of the property of Isaac Sparks, Sr.:  
One wheel appraised to 1.811/3
One auger appraised to 0.50
One flat iron appraised to 0.62
one coulter appraised to 0.62
One clevis appraised to 0.37
One clevis and link appr 0.37½
One grindstone appraisedaised to 0.50
One churn appraised to 0.37½
three hogs praised to 3.50
One earling heifer appraised to 3.00

The day after the supplemental inventory was taken, June 25, 1815, a public sale was made of the property. Among the buyers were George Sparks, Cathanne Sparks, and Thomas Sparks. George Sparks made a report of the sale at the December term of the Estill County Court that year.

Since 44. Isaac Sparks, Sr., left no will, it is difficult to identify the members of his family. We know that his widow was Catherine Sparks. (Sometimes she was referred to as Cathanne, Cathrena, and Caty.) In all probability, she was also the mother of Isaac's children. Catherine Sparks was born prior to 1765 according to the 1810 census of Estill County, and she was the head of the family on the 1820 census. She apprently died between 1820 and 1830.

We believe that 44. Isaac Sparks, Sr., and his wife, Catherine, were the parents of at least nine children; however, the records which we have found up to the present time identify only four of them. These are 44.2 William Sparks, 44.4 George Sparks, 44.6 Isaac Sparks, Jr., and 44.5 Jenny Sparks. The probable children include 44.1 Elijah Sparks, 44.3 John Sparks, 44.7 Thomas Sparks, James Sparks, and Peggy Sparks. In the article which follows, we will present the information that we have found thus far about each child and the probable order of birth. We point out, however, that the record of Isaac Sparks, Sr., and his descendants is far from complete.

44.1 Elijah Sparks, probable son of Isaac and Catherine Sparks, was born before 1765, according to the 1810 census of Estill County. Other records, however, seem to place his birth more nearly to about 1767. In all probability, he was the male, age 16-21, with Isaac Sparks, Sr., on the 1787 Fayette County tax roll, thus born between 1766 and 1771. He was also probably the other male, age 21 or more, with Isaac Sparks on the 1788 Fayette tax roll which would indicate that he reached age 21 that year. He paid taxes separately in Fayette County in 1791 as an adult male, age 21 years or more.

In 1789, 44.1 Elijah Sparks signed a petition asking the General Assembly of Virginia to create a new county, probably so that the seat of government would be more conveniently located. The proposed county would have resembled Clark County, which was formed three years later, but the General Assembly did not take favorable action on the petition.

Like Isaac Sparks, Sr., Elijah Sparks paid taxes in Fayette County in 1791 and 1793. He apparently lived in a section of Fayette County which was quite near both Madison and Clark Counties, for he paid taxes irregularly in both counties during the next 15 to 20 years. He paid taxes in Clark County in 1794 -96, 1799 -1805, and 1814 -15. He paid taxes in Madison County in 1799 -1800, 1803, and 1811. He was in Madison County on the reconstructed 1800 federal census.

44.1 Elijah Sparks married Rutha -----, probably about 1793, and their first son, Isaac, and two of his sisters, were born prior to 1800 according to the 1810 Estill County census. Rutha Sparks was born between 1765 and 1775 according to the same census. On August 8, 1801, Elijah Sparks was received "by Expearrance" into the Providence Baptist Church located on Upper Howards Creek in Clark County. On August 18th, the church received his wife, Rutha, also "by experience". Both Elijah and Rutha were dismissed from the church by letter on February 11, 1804. (First Records Book, Providence Baptist Church, 1780 -1833.)

By 1810, 41.1 Elijah and Rutha Sparks had six daughters and one son as shown on the Estill County census of that year. Then, about 1815, Elijah apparently died leaving Rutha with an additional son and two more daughters, thus bringing their family to a total of two sons, eight daughters. On April 18, 1818, Rutha gave her consent, as the guardian of her son, Isaac Sparks, for him to marry Jane Malone in Clark County. (M.B. 1, page 152) On the 1820 census of Estill County, she was listed as head of the family. We have no further record of her.

Neither Elijah nor Rutha Sparks left wills, but census and other records indicate that they had the following family:

44.1.1 A daughter born between 1794 and 1800. This could very well be the Catherine Sparks who married Isaac Henry on July 25, 1819, in Estill County. (M.B. A, page 27)

44.1.2 A daughter born between 1794 and 1800.

44.1.3 Isaac Sparks, was born ca. 1799 for he was still a minor and needed the consent of his mother when he married Jane Malone in 1818. He was listed as the head of his family on the 1820, 1830, and 1840 censuses of Estill County, but he was in Owsley County when the 1850 census was taken and also when the 1860 census was taken. (Owsley County was created from Estill, Clay, and Breathitt Counties in 1843.)

The enumeration of the family of Isaac Sparks varies on the 1820, 1830, and 1840 censuses; however, we believe that he and Jane (Malone) Sparks had at least six children and there may have been one or two more. We have been able to learn the names of four of the children:

44.1.3.1 A son was born between 1818 and 1820.

44.1.3.2 Margaret "Peggy" Sparks was born ca. 1821. On June 30, 1835, she married Allen Roberts in Estill County. (M.B. A, page 90) When the 1850 census was taken of Owsley County, Peggy and Allen Roberts were living next door to her parents, but when the 1860 census was taken she was listed as a widow. From the census records, Peggy and Allen Roberts appear to have had the following children:

44.1.3.2.1 Hiram Roberts, born ca. 1837.
44.1.3.2.2 John G. Roberts, born ca. 1841.
44.1.3.2.3 Isaac Roberts, born ca. 1845.
44.1.3.2.4 Margaret Jane Roberts, born ca. 1848.
44.1.3.2.5 Moses Roberts, born ca. 1852.
44.1.3.3 Sylvester Sparks was born ca. 1825. According to the Vital Records of Owsle County, he married Nancy Ashcraft on September 1, 1773. They were listed on the 1860 census of Owsley County, but they were in Lee County when the 1870 and 1880 censuses were taken. (Lee County was created in 1870 from Estill, Owsley, Wolfe, and Breathitt Counties.) According to these censuses, they had the following children:
44.1.3.3.1 Sarah G. Sparks, born February 3, 1858.
44.1.3.3.2 Daniel Sparks, born December 29, 1859.
44.1.3.3.3 Helen Sparks, born ca. 1862.
44.1.3.3.4 John W. Sparks, born ca. 1863.
44.1.3.3.5 Harriet Sparks, born ca. 1864.
44.1.3.3.6 William Sparks, born ca. 1867.
44.1.3.3.7 Walker Sparks (son), born ca. 1868.
44.1.3.3.8 Eliza Sparks, born ca. 1870.
44.1.3.3.9 Mary Sparks, born ca. 1874.
44.1.3.3.10 Henry W. Sparks, born ca. 1876.

44.1.3.4 Perlina Sparks was born ca. 1826. She married John Dunaway and was living with her parents when the 1850 census was taken of Owsley County.Perlina and John Dunaway had at least one child, 44.1.3.4.1 Elizabeth Dunaway, born ca. 1846.

44.1.3.5 A son was born to Isaac and Jane (Malone) Sparks, between 1825 and 1830.

44.1.3.6 Mary Jane Sparks was born between 1830 and 1835. She married Morton Dunaway on September 19, 1853, and they had at least one child, 44.1.3.6.1 Perlina Dunaway, who died in July 1859 at the age of one year.

Other children born to Elijah and Rutha Sparks according to the 1810 and 1820 censuses of Estill County were:

44.1.4 A daughter, born between 1800 and 1810.
44.1.5 A daughter, born between 1800 and 1810.
44.1.6 A daughter, born between 1800 and 1810.
44.1.7 A daughter, born between 1800 and 1810.
44.1.8 A son, born between 1810 and 1820, probably ca. 1811.
44.1.9 A daughter, born between 1810 and 1820, probably ca. 1813.
44.1.10 A daughter, born between 1810 and 1820, probably ca. 1815.

The record of the family of Elijah Sparks, probable son of Isaac Sparks, Sr., is far from complete, and we welcome information from any descendant.

44.2 William Sparks, son of Isaac and Catherine Sparks, was born between 1765 and 1775 according to the 1810 census of Estill County; however, since we believe that Elijah Sparks was the oldest child, we have placed the birthdate of William Sparks about 1770. Like his father, William Sparks paid taxes in Clark County and then later he paid them in Estill County. From 1796 to 1806, he paid taxes in Clark County, but from 1808 to 1817, he paid taxes on 300 acres of land in Estill County which had been patented by Daniel Boone. From 1818 to 1822, he paid taxes on 100 acres of land only, indicating that he may have sold 200 acres.

Records show that 44.2 William Sparks acted as a bondsman and a witness to several marriages. For example: in Clark County on February 2, 1795, he attested to the consent of James Poor for the marriage of his daughter to John Askins; on January 9, 1796, he acted as bondsman to the marriage of Francis Crouch to Hannah Hatton; on August 5, 1805, he attested to the consent of Adam Hatton for the marriage of his daughter, Molly, to John Clem; and on August 30, 1806, he was bondsman to the marriage of Isaac Goldman and Polly Poore.

William Sparks acted as surety for Francis Crouch when Crouch married Sparks's sister, 44.5 Jenny Sparks, in 1798 in Clark County. Both Isaac and Catherine, or Cathrena, Sparks gave their consent to the marriage of their daughter. William also attested to the consent of William Stivers when Stivers' daughter, Fanny, married William's brother, 44.4 George Sparks, in 1800 in Clark County.

On November 25, 1805, 44.2 William Sparks married Polly Rogers in Clark County. Peter Goosey, Sr., acted as surety and James Quisenberry was bondsman. (M.B. 1, page 62) Polly Rogers was born between 1784 and 1794, according to the 1810 census of Estill County. The 1810 census also shows that three children had been born since the marriage--two sons and a daughter. When the 1820 census was taken of Estill County, five additional children had been born-another son and four daughters.

William Sparks died about 1823. His widow, Polly (Rogers) Sparks, paid the taxes in 1823 and again in 1825, but by 1828, she, too, had died and the Estill County Court appointed Aquilla Riddle as the guardian of four of the children of William and Polly Sparks. The four children named in the court order were: Samuel Sparks, Polly Sparks, Betsey Sparks, and William Sparks. (Order Book, 1825 -1831, pages 176 -177) Subsequent to the appointment of Aquilla Riddle as guardian, he, too, died about 1837, and it was not until the May term, 1837, of the court that a final settlement was made of the estate of Polly Sparks. (Will Book 2, page 142)

According to census records, eight children were born to William and Polly (Rogers) Sparks prior to 1820. Two children were born to them between 1820 and 1823 when William died. Since only four of them were named in the court order, obviously the others had died, were married, were living with relatives, had moved away, or had another guardian. Even with these limitations, however, we can provide fairly good circumstantial evidence that the other six children not named in the court order were: John Sparks, Catherine Sparks, Susan Sparks, Louanna Sparks, Isaac Sparks, and an unnamed daughter. Our readers are reminded, however, that the actual proof of the parentage of these children has not been found and that further research is needed.

As mentioned before, one of the descendants of the Estill County Sparkses is Albert Alfonso Sparks. He has reviewed the portion of this article dealing with the possible family of William and Polly (Rogers) Sparks, and he has given the following reaction:

"I would not like to have the data we have found so far on my line of Sparkses (from my grandfather, William Harrison Sparks to the earlier generations) stated as conclusive. My reason is that to do so would discourage further research, if not stop it entirely. I don't think this would be treating the coming generations fairly, and it would not stimulate broad research which, of course, The Sparks Quarterly does.

"In closing, I wish to thank you (Paul E. Sparks), Dr. Bidlack, and especially Mrs. Robin Seibel for the untiring efforts made to help me find the family of my Grandfather Sparks, whom my generation loved so much. All of my generation is gone except for my sister, Belva, and myself. None of them were much publicized folk, but I assure you that they served their country, nation, and society honorably. They never imposed on their fellow-men; neither did they ever call for help and were turned away. All of this makes me proud to be a Sparks."

With the restrictions recited above, we now present what we believe to have been the family of 44.2 William and Polly (Rogers) Sparks:

44.2.1 John Sparks, possibly a son of William and Polly (Rogers) Sparks, was born ca. 1806. He lived in Estill County until Lee County was formed, and then he went with the new county. He was listed on the 1880 census of Lee County and stated that he was born in Kentucky, but that both of his parents had been born in Virginia. He apparently died between 1880 and 1884, for in 1884, his wife sold property by herself in Estill County.

On February 3, 1831, John Sparks married Nancy Eastis in Estill County. Polly Eastis, mother of Nancy, gave her consent to the marriage. Richard McKinney, who had married Amis (Crouch) Sparks in 1813, was bondsman. (M.B.A, page 74)

According to the 1840 census of Estill County, Nancy (Eastis) Sparks was born between 1810 and 1820, but since she was a minor when she married, she was probably born between 1811 and 1816. She apparently died prior to 1850.

On the 1840 census of Estill County, John and Nancy Sparks were listed with four children - - two sons born between 1830 and 1835, and two daughters born between 1835 and 1840. Also living in the household were three other males - - two born between 1810 and 1820; the other born between 1825 and 1830. If our conjecture is correct as to the parentage of John Sparks, two of the males could have been his brothers, William Sparks and Isaac Sparks.

From census and other records, it seems apparent that 44.2.1 John and Nancy (Eastis) Sparks had at least seven children. Unfortunately, when Nancy died, the family broke up, and it is difficult to place the children with certainty. On the 1850 census of Estill County, for example, sons William Sparks and James Sparks, ages 17 and 15 respectively, were living in the household of John and Louanna Wallace. Daughter, Sallay A. Sparks, age 13, was living in the household of Nathaniel Arvin, while daughter, Nancy M. Sparks, age 7, was living with the family of Nancy Blackwell. John Sparks did not appear on the census.

On the 1860 census of Estill County, John Sparks (he gave his age as 50) and son, Lewis Sparks, age 19, were living with the family of John and Louanna Wallace, but by 1870, Lewis Sparks had married and his father was living with him. In the fall of that year, John Sparks married (second) to Mary (Hoover) Ingram, and in 1880 John and Mary were in Lee County with daughter, Luvinia.

According to census data and information furnished to us, we believe the children of John and Nancy (Eastis) Sparks were:

44.2.1.1 John Sparks, was born ca. 1832. We have no further information about him.

44.2.1.2 William Harrison Sparks, born 1834, died 1906
Son of John Sparks and wife, Nancy (Eastis) Sparks; Grandfather of Albert A. Sparks
.

44.2.1.2 William Harrison Sparks, was born January 21, 1834, in Estill County and died on May 9, 1906, at Lind, Washington. (For a detailed account of the life of William Harrison Sparks, see the June 1971 issue of The Sparks Quarterly, Whole No. 74.). On August 29, 1857, he married Mahila Poor in Delaware County, Iowa, and they had three children:

44.2.1.2.1 Harriet E. Sparks, was born May 1, 1858. She died in 1864.
44.2.1.2.2 James Allen Sparks, was born March 21, 1860, and died January 20, 1902, at Lind, Washington. On April 10, 1880, he was married to Levina Jane Bowers and they had the following children:

44.2.1.2.2.1 Elta May Sparks, born September 23, 1881. She married Thomas Muir in 1903. She died February 12, 1941.
44.2.1.2.2.2 Leroy Arthur Sparks, born November 18, 1882. He never married. He died October 10, 1904.
44.2.1.2.2.3 Belva Ida Sparks, born September 18, 1884. She married John H. Eubanks in 1907.
44.2.1.2.2.4 Ethel Ora Sparks, born February 18, 1886. She married Lincoln A. Witmer. She died July 19, 1963.
44.2.1.2.2.5 William Amos Sparks, born August 31, 1887. He married (first) Stella Moffit; he married (second) a widow named Ruby Marchand. He died May 3, 1961.
44.2.1.2.2.6 Walter Ross Sparks, born January 3, 1890. He married Selma Anderson in 1924. He died April 29, 1955.
44.2.1.2.2.7 Albert Alfonso Sparks, born March 14, 1892. He married Jessie Harriett Heaton in 1913. He is the author of the article, referred to above, in The Sparks Quarterly, about his grandfather, 44.2.1.2 William Harrison Sparks.

Albert Alfonso Sparks has a rare talent, inherited apparently from his Sparks ancestors. For generations, the Sparkses of Estill County have been noted for their ability to play stringed musical instruments, such as the violin or mandolin. Robin Seibel has written a charming account of Albert Sparks which we now print in its entirety just as she wrote it:

"Albert, like most of this family, had the natural gift and ability to play well without training. I never saw one (Sparks) play a horn, but they sure knew what to do with any stringed instrument they could put their hands to. They had nice voices, too. When Albert and his brother were children, they furnished the music for the school entertainment. Ray sang while Albert played the organ. Neither had had any lessons at the time. Leroy, Albert's oldest brother, was Albert's chief encouragement. He first bought a mandolin for him, then eventually he bought him a violin.

"On Fourth of July, a dance band came to Lind to provide the holiday music. Albert was fascinated with the violinist and sat there just watching and listening until midnight. After that, he bought some self-teach books. When the family moved to Sunnyside, he was able to have a teacher, and he was soon earning enough from musical engagements to provide for his needs as well as the training. He became the first violinist in a large orchestra. He practiced eight hours a day in his efforts to reach perfection and played engagements in the evenings.

"His devotion and dedication to his music really took him beyond human endurance. His health suffered and he was stricken with tuberculosis at a time when he had a growing family and the responsibility for managing a 3,000-acre wheat farm. Drastic changes had to be made, and Albert and Jessie bought some acreage in the mountains and lived in a tent until they could cut down timber and build a log house with their own hands. For income, he sent east for a special breed of chickens, got some self-teach books and hatched 1500 chicks in an incubator. He learned to take chicken blood tests and to candle eggs and was finally licensed by the state. They had hoped only to eke out a living with the chicks, but it turned out to be a financial success.

"Albert mentions his timidity in telling his story. He says he was always timid in his performances. It expresses so well that non-agressive trait I find so common to this family. Albert and Jessie are devoted to each other. She is an arthritic who gets about in a wheel chair. Albert has to take long walks, or at least used to, so he put a motor on Jessie's chair so she could be with him on those jaunts. They have a marvelous philosophy and a hugh supply of love and understanding which has included my own little family in their affections."

44.2.1.2.2.8 Ray Everett Sparks, son of James Allen and Levina Jane (Bowers) Sparks, was born February 18, 1895. He married Irene Triebwasser in 1921. He died November 5, 1969.
44.2.1.2.2.9 Vernie James Sparks, son of James Allen and Levina Jane (Bowers) Sparks, was born December 21, 1898. He married Leah Strong in 1926. He died June 7, 1970.

44.2.1.2.3 William Harrison Sparks, Jr., was born August 27, 1872. He died in 1876.

44.2.1.3 Mary "Pony" Sparks, daughter of John and Nancy (Eastis) Sparks, was born ca. 1836.

44.2.1.4 Lewis Sparks, was born September 17, 1837. On Mary 16, 1853, the Estill County Court ordered that he be an apprentice to Andrew Harris. Lewis was fifteen years old. His father, 44.2.1 John Sparks, consented to the court action. In the order, John Sparks is referred to as Jackson Sparks, and apparently he went by the nickname "Jack".

Lewis Sparks enlisted on August 19, 1861, in Co. D, 7th Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, United States Army. He was discharged October 5, 1864, at Louisville, Ky., with a medical disability. He was stricken with "camp fever" which seriously impaired his health and he suffered from lung disease for the rest of his life. According to his military records, he was 5 feet, 10 inches tall and had dark eyes and fair complexion. (See Civil War Pension File No. 809033)

Lewis Sparks served in the same military outfit with Wesley Flynn who became the father-in-law of Lewis Sparks's daughter,44.2.1.4.7 Candis Sparks. Both Wesley Flynn and Joseph C. Sparks appointed Lewis to act in their behalf for pensions. The application for a pension from Lewis Sparks shows that Wesley Flynn was his nurse when he became ill at camp.

44.2.1.4 Lewis Sparks lived for some time at Evelyn, Ky., which is located on the Lee-Estill County boundary. He also lived at Wagersville, Ky., in southern Estill County. On October 21, 1865, he was married to Dianna Ingram, daughter of William and Mary (Hoover) Ingram, at the home of her parents. His father, 44.2.1 John Sparks, and James Wakefield were witnesses. (M.B. 1854-1871, page 39)

LEWIS SPARKS, 1837-1913
with his wife
(Picture)

Dianna (Ingram) Sparks was born September 4, 1849, and died February 17, 1930. Lewis Sparks died April 7, 1913. They are buried in the Sparks Cemetery in Estill County. The children of Lewis and Dianna (Ingrain) Sparks were:

44.2.1.4.1 John W. Sparks, born ca. 1866. He married Mary Jane Stevens and they moved to Oregon. She was born ca. 1871. They had at least four children and there may have been more:

44.2.1.4.1.1 Loucinda Sparks.
44.2.1.4.1.2 David Sparks.
44.2.1.4.1.3 Dillard Sparks.
44.2.1.4.1.4 McKinley Sparks.

44.2.1.4.2 Mary Elizabeth Sparks, born ca. 1868. She married Jesse Bolin and they had at least one child.
44.2.1.4.3 Sarah B. Sparks, born ca. 1871. She married Jaimes W. Robertson on October 4, 1888, in Jackson County, Kentucky. (M.B. 1858-1896) They had four children.

44.2.1.4.3.1 Malcolm Robertson.
44.2.1.4.3.2 Tildon Robertson.
44.2.1.4.3.3 Robert Robertson.
44.2.1.4.3.4 Lena Robertson
.

44.2.1.4.4 Nancy Jane Sparks, born ca. 1873. She never married.
44.2.1.4.5 Daniel Sparks, born ca. 1876. He never married.
44.2.1.4.6 Rachel Sparks, born ca. 1878. She married (first) John Coin and they had five children. She married (second) Wes Conielson. She died in Ohio.

LEVI FLYNN & WIFE, CANDIS (SPARKS) FLYNN
(Picture)

44.2.1.4.7 Candis Sparks, born April 9, 1880, and died June 26, 1945. On February 3,, 1898, she was married to Levi "Banty" Flynn, son of Wesley and Pauline (Durbin) Flynn. Levi Flynn was born November 26, 1875, and died on November 17, 1973. The children were:

44.2.1.4.7.1 Grace E. Flynn, born ca. 1898. She married Bige Binegar and they had six children.
44.2.1.4.7.2 Molly Flynn, born ca. 1901 and died in 1903.
44.2.1.4.7.3 Cecil Millard Flynn, born ca. 1903. He married Mattie Barker and they had three children.
44.2.1.4.7.4 Addie Lee Flynn, born ca. 1906. She married Everett Parrott and they had three children.
44.2.1.4.7.5 Goldie B. Flynn, born in 1908. She married Charles Williams and they had eight children.
44.2.1.4.7.6 Fairy Flynn, born in 1911. She married Archie Lynch and they had three children.
44.2.1.4.7.7 Herman Flynn, born in 1913. He married Gertrude Crank and they had five children.
44.2.1.4.7.8 Myrtle Flynn, born in 1915. She married Earl Newton and they had two children.

44.2.1.4.8 Jerd Sparks, married Julie ? and they moved to Texas.
44.2.1.4.9 Addie Sparks. She married (first) Tilden Alcorn and they had one child. She married (second) Ezart Ashcraft and they had one child. She married (third) Jim Evans and they had no children. She married (fourth) Levi Richardson and they had no children. She married (fifth) R. E. Foley.


44.2.1.4.10 George Sparks. He never married.
44.2.1.4.11 Benjamin H. Sparks. He married Sarah Catherine Durbin and they had six children.
44.2.1.4.12 Lavellen Sparks. She died in infancy.

44.2.1.5 Sally Ann Sparks, daughter of John and Nancy (Eastis) Sparks, was born ca. 1838. On March 31, 1854, she was married to Wallace E. McKinney at the home of Joan Wallace. Witnesses were: Elisha Estes, Jeremiah Moore, and James Sparks. (Estill County M.B. 1852-1856, p. 87 and M.B. 1854-1871, p. 8)

44.2.1.6 James A. Sparks, was born ca. 1840. In all probability, he married Mary Jane Ploughman on October 23, 1855, in Estill County with Henry Ploughman as bondsman. (M.B. 1852-1856, p. 191) He may have been the James A. Sparks who married (his second marriage), at age 21, Nancy Carmichael in Estill County on September 12, 1861. (Vital Records of Estill County)

44.2.1.7 Nancy M. Sparks, was born ca. 1843. She was 17 years old when she married Wallace Tipton on September 12, 1861. He was 21 years old. (Vital Records of Estill County)

As indicated above, 44.2.1 John Sparks married (second) Mary (Hoover) Ingram who was divorced from William Ingram, and who was the mother of Dianna Ingram who married Lewis Sparks (see above). Mary was probably the daughter of Daniel and Dianna Hoover who were living just two families away when the 1870 census was taken of Lee County. Daniel Hoover was born ca. 1800 in Pennsylvania while Dianna Hoover was born ca. 1800 in Tennessee. John and Mary (Hoover) Sparks had one child:

44.2.1.7.1 Luvinia Sparks was born ca. 1867. She married George Calmes according to information given to us.

44.2.2 Catherine Sparks, probable daughter of William and Polly (Rogers) Sparks, was born ca. 1808. She probably married John S. Williams prior to 1828. The only record we have found of Catherine (Sparks) Williams is a land deed in Estill County, dated October 2, 1868, wherein William Sparks and wife, Susan; Samuel Sparks and wife, Letty; and John S. Williams and wife, Catherine, convey land to Augustin Weber. (Deed hook N, page 492)

44.2.3 Samuel Sparks. It is believed that he was born ca. 1810. He was named as a son of William and Polly Sparks at the August 1828 term of the Estill County Court. On February 9, 1837, he married Letty Bonney in Estill County. (M.B. A, page 106) She was a daughter of John D. and Lucy Jane Bonney who gave their consent to her marriage. She was born ca. 1813. Samuel and Letty Sparks were on both the 1850 and 1860 censuses of Estill County where he was listed as a farmer. His post office was Red River Iron Works, but he lived on Woodwards Creek. The last official record we have found of this couple was the deed referred to above. According to census data, they were parents of the following children:

44.2.3.1 Julia Sparks, daughter of Samuel and Letty (Bonney) Sparks, was born ca. 1838.

44.2.3.2 John William Sparks was born November 13, 1841, and died September 24, 1924. He enlisted on August 15, 1862, in Co. A, 14th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, U.S. Army. He was captured at Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, and discharged on September 16, 1863, from a prisoner-of-war camp. He was 5 feet, 7 inches tall and had black eyes, black hair and a fair complexion according to his application for a pension. He was a blacksmith and a farmer. (Civil War Pension File No. 454583)

John William Sparks was married twice. His first marriage was to Nancy Berry on September 23, 1868, in Clark County at the home of Levi Berry. (M.B. 3, page 96) To this marriage were born the following children:

44.2.3.2.1 Maid Sparks, born March 27, 1870. She lived at Palmer, Ky., in northern Estill County near the Clark County line.
44.2.3.2.2 Drama Sparks, born October 21, 1872.
44.2.3.2.3 Ellen Sparks, born May 13, 1875.
44.2.3.2.4 Nelly Sparks, born July 10, 1877.
44.2.3.2.5 Babe Sparks (son), born October 1879.
44.2.3.2.6 Lucy Sparks, born June 14, 1883. She married - - - - - Elkin and moved to Goldfield, Iowa.

After the death of his first wife on May 29, 1891, John William Sparks married (second) Mary Mill (Vaughn) Horn, former wife of Yilliam C. Horn, on June 20, 1893, in Madison County. (M.B. 23, page 272) To this marriage were born:

44.2.3.2.7 Julia Sparks, born May 14, 1894.
44.2.3.2.8 Samuel Sparks, born November 7, 1895. He served in World War I and moved to Cincinnati, OH.
44.2.3.2.9 Gertrude Sparks, born January 20, 1898. She married ----Harris and lived at Palmer, Kentucky.
44.2.3.2.10 Steven Sparks, born in February 190?.
44.2.3.2.11 Vernetta Sparks, born January 3, 1907

44.2.3.3. Susan Jane Sparks, was born ca. 1845. She married George Gabbard on January 5, 1864, in Estill County. (M.B. 1854-1871, page 28)
44.2.3.4. Phillip Sparks, was born ca. 1846. He died in August 1852 at the age of six.
44.2.3.5. Nathan J. Sparks, was born ca. 1849.
44.2.3.6. Mary Sparks, was born ca. 1850.
44.2.3.7. Sarah Catherine Sparks, was born ca. 1852.
44.2.3.8. Mariah Sparks, was born ca. 1855.
44.2.3.9. Louvinia Sparks, was born March 27, 1858.
44.2.3.10. James Sparks, was born ca. 1860.

44.2.4 Susan Sparks, possibly a daughter of William and Polly (Rogers) Sparks, was born ca. 1811. On December 31, 1835, she married John Eastis in Estill County. (M.B.A, page 86) John Eastis was probably a brother of Nancy Eastis who married 44.2.1 John Sparks in 1831 (see above). Susan (Sparks) Eastis apparently died about 1840. Information we have received indicates that she and John had two children:

44.2.4.1 Elizabeth Eastis, was born ca. 1836.
44.2.4.2 Martha Eastis, was born ca. 1838.

44.2.5 A daughter was apprently born to William and Polly (Rogers) Sparks ca. 1813. We have not learned her name.
44.2.6 Louanna Sparks, possibly a daughter of William and Polly (Rogers) Sparks, was born ca. 1815. She married ----- West, probably about 1835 and they had one son:

44.2.6.1 William W. West, born ca. 1836. In 1850 he was living with his mother in Estill County.

Louanna (Sparks) West's husband died about 1838, and Samuel Tipton was appointed the guardian of William W. West on June 18, 1838. On December 26,1839, Louanna married (second) John Wallace. He was born ca. 1798. In April 1850, John Wallace (now the guardian of William West) apparently became dissatisfied with the way Samuel Tipton had settled his account as the former guardian of William West and asked the Estill County Court to examine the report. Many witnesses were called and the case was finally settled in May 1852 with the court requiring Tipton to pay $97.70 as the former guardian of William West. John and Louanna (Sparks) Wallace were parents of the following children:

44.2.6.2 Tipton Wallace, born ca. 1840.
44.2.6.3. Joseph Wallace, born ca. 1842.
44.2.6.4. Mary J. Wallace, born ca. 1846.
44.2.6.5. Louisa Wallace, born ca. 1848.
44.2.6.6. John Wallace, born July 1854.

44.2.7 Mary "Polly" Sparks, daughter of William and Polly (Rogers) Sparks, was born ca. 1817. She was named a daughter of William and Polly Sparks at the August term of Estill County Court. She married Stephen White on April 14, 1839 in Estill County. (M.B. A, page 111) They had one child, Mary F. White, born ca. 1842. Polly (Sparks) White apparently died between 1842 and 1850, for on February 10, 1850, Stephen White married Sally Ann Foreman.

44.2.8 Isaac Sparks, probable son of William and Polly (Rogers) Sparks, was born ca. 1819. At the November term of the Estill County Court, it was ordered that $25.00 be appropriated under the direction of N. Merrill for the support of Isaac Sparks. Again, on December 19, 1831, the Court ordered that "the money appropriated for the support of Isaac Sparks be placed in the hands of Nicholas Merrell, Esq. and by him used for the benefit of the said Sparks." From these court orders, it would appear that Isaac Sparks was an orphan boy, not mature enough to make his own living. If he were a son of William and Polly Sparks, he would be about ten or eleven years old in 1831.

44.2.9 Elizabeth "Betsey" Sparks was born ca. 1821. She was named as a daughter of William and Polly Sparks at the August term of the Estill County Court. On June 9, 1837, she married David Adams in Estill County. (M.B. A, page 107) When the 1850 census was taken of Estill County, they were listed with the following family:

44.2.9.1 Sarah A. Adams, born ca. 1839.
44.2.9.2 Polly A. Adams, born ca. 1840.
44.2.9.3 Lucinda Adams, born ca. 1844.

44.2.10 William Sparks was born ca. 1824, perhaps posthumously. He was named as a son of William and Polly Sparks at the August term of the Estill County Court. On March 16, 1847, he married Susan Ann Bonney in Estill County. (M.B. A, page 162) Susan Ann was born ca. 1832 and was a sister of Letty Bonney who had married William's brother, 44.2.3 Samuel Sparks, in 1837.

William and Susan Ann Sparks appeared on the 1850 census of Estill County, but by 1860 they were living in the village of Elliston in Madison County where William was described as a farmer and a blacksmith. They had the following family:

44.2.10.1 Catherine Sparks, born ca. 1847.
44.2.10.2. Letty M. Sparks, born ca. 1850.
44.2.10.3. John Francis Sparks, born October 4, 1852.
44.2.10.4. Mary Jane Sparks, born June 29, 1855.
44.2.10.5. Samuel J. Sparks, born June 1, 1858.

44.3 John Sparks, probable son of Isaac and Catherine Sparks, was born between 1765 and 1784 according to the 1810 census of Estill County. If, however, he was the third child of Isaac and Catherine Sparks, as we believe, he was probably born ca. 1772. He paid taxes in Clark County from 1802 to 1806, but he paid taxes in Estill County when it was formed in 1808. He continued to pay taxes in Estill County until 1819 when he apparently moved away. In 1816 and 1817, he paid taxes on 100 acres of land on White Oak Creek. 44.4 George Sparks and 44.2 William Sparks also paid taxes on land on White Oak Creek during those same years.

An interesting account of a custom of early Kentucky is found in the "Estill County Miscellaneous Book" and involves John Sparks. The early settlers had very little fencing (what they had was mostly of split rails) and as a consequence, the livestock was allowed to run at large. Whenever an animal wandered to a strange plantation (a term for farm brought from the eastern seaboard), it could be "taken up," reported to the proper official, and the owner could be required to pay for its care. Here is an entry made on June 29, 1815:

"Taken up by John Sparks living upon White Oak Creek five miles from the town of Irvine a strawberry roan fully two years old a star and snap no brand perceivable two white feet the oft hind foot and near fore foot appraised to $5 before me the 29th day of June 1815. Signed Bentt. Clark, J.P.E.C."

On May 4, 1804, 44.3 John Sparks was married to Mary "Polly" Bradshaw, daughter of James Bradshaw who gave his consent to the marriage. John Greenslate was surety, Edward Kendred was bondsman, and George Bradshaw was witness. (Clark County M.B. 1, page 55) Polly Bradshaw was born between 1784 and 1794, according to the 1810 census of Estill County. By 1810, John and Polly (Bradshaw) Sparks had three children--two sons and a daughter.

The last official record we have found of John Sparks was the record where he paid taxes in Estill County in 1819. He was not on the 1820 census of Estill County, nor was he on the 1820 census of any surrounding counties.

We are hoping that someone reading this brief record of John and Polly (Bradshaw) Sparks will recognized them as ancestors and tell us what eventually happened to them.

44.4 George Sparks, son of Isaac and Catherine Sparks, was born between 1775 and 1784 according to the 1810 and 1820 censuses of Estill County; however, if his birth followed that of John Sparks (above), believed to have been his brother, George Sparks was probably born ca. 1775. He paid taxes in Clark County in 1800, 1802, and from 1804 to 1806. He paid taxes in Madison County in 1801, 1803, and 1808. Thereafter, he paid taxes in Estill County until 1826, when he apparently left that county.

On January 27, 1800, 44.4 George Sparks married Fanny Stivers in Clark County, Kentucky. His surety was Francis Crouch, a brother-in-law, and his bonds man was Lawrence Owen. Isaac and Cathrena Sparks and Thomas Sparks attested to the consent of William Stivers to the marriage of his daughter. (M.B. 1, page 34) Since Fanny Stivers was not of age, she was probably born ca. 1780-1785.

There is a good possibility that this was a second marriage for George Sparks. First, when the 1810 census was taken of Estill County, living with him were three children, a male and two females, born between 1794 -1800. Secondly, consider the following: A Sparks family settled in Johnson County, Indiana, prior to 1830. Recently, a descendant of this family, Mrs. Lillian Peterka of Swisher, Iowa, requested information about the family and stated that her great-great-grandfather, William Sparks (born 1799, died 1871) who was listed on the 1850 census of Johnson County, Indiana, was born in Kentucky and that a family record indicated that his mother's maiden had been Stivers. (See The Sparks Quarterly of December 1966, Whole No. 56, pp. 1037-39, for a record of the family of this William Sparks.) The 1830 census of Johnson County has a family headed by a George Sparks which fits the age grouping of the family of George Sparks of Estill County, Kentucky. Thirdly, it is significant that a William Sparks paid taxes in Estill County from 1821 to 1824, but he disappeared from the tax rolls at the same time that the name of George Sparks disappeared. This William Sparks, belived to have been a son of George Sparks and the same William Sparks who settled in Johnson County, Indiana, was called William Sparks, Junior, in Estill County, probably to distinguish him from his uncle, William Sparks. According to the 1820 census of Estill County, William Sparks, Jr., was born between 1794 and 1804; thus he could very well be the William Sparks (born 1799, died 1871) referred to in the December 1966 issue of the Quarterly. All of these bits of data would tend to support the belief that George Sparks had an earlier marriage, probably about 1794.

On March 15, 1813, George Sparks entered into an agreement with Green Clay, a prominent landholder, to manage a plantation for Clay which was located on White Oak Creek. The agreement was for five years, at the end of which time Sparks was to return the land to Clay with at least five acres cleared and fenced. (Deed Book A, page 273) No record has been found to indicate whether George Sparks completed the agreement, and he may have obtained a release from Clay, for in the early part of 1815, Isaac Sparks, father of George, died and George became the taxpayer (and presumably the manager) of the 78-acre farm which his father had purchased in 1811.

George Sparks continued to pay taxes on the 78 acres until 1825, then, in the fall of that year, he sold his land on White Oak Creek to Aquilla Riddle and apparently left Estill County. (Deed Book D, page 84) As set forth above, there are good reasons to believe that he settled in Johnson County, Indiana.

George and Fanny (Stivers) Sparks had six children born between 1800 and 1810 - - four sons and two daughters. By 1820, four additional sons had been born. In all probability, George Sparks was the father of fifteen or sixteen children. Unfortunately, we have found no records of any of his descendants other than Mrs. Peterka, mentioned above. We would welcome any information our readers may have regarding this family. The children of George Sparks and his first wife, according to the census age grouping, were:

44.4.1 A daughter born between 1794 and 1800.
44.4.2 A daughter born between 1794 and 1800.
44.4.3 William Sparks, probably a son of George Sparks and his first wife, was born in January 1799 according to his tombstone in the Bethlehem Cemetery in Hensley Township, Johnson County, Indiana, near the town of Samaria. The inscription reads: "William Sparkes, born January 1799, died August 5, 1871." In 1934, a granddaughter of William Sparks, then an old lady, wrote that the maiden name of William's mother was Stivers. We believe, however, that it was William's step mother, second wife of George Sparks, whose maiden name had been Stivers. Since George Sparks married Fanny Stivers on January 27, 1800, Fanny was probably like a real mother to William. William Sparks paid taxes in Estill County in 1821, 1822, and 1824. We believe that he came to Johnson County, Indiana, with his father in 1825. He was listed on the 1840 census of Johnson County. On the 1850 census of Johnson County, his age was given as 50. His wife was Nancy Crawford. A record of their children appears on pp.1037-1038 of the December 1966 issue of the Quarterly. The children of George and Fanny (Stivers) Sparks according to census age groups were:

44.4.4. A son, born 1800-1810.
44.4.5 A son, born 1800-1810.
44.4.6 A son, born 1800-1810.
44.4.7 A son, born 1800-1810.
44.4.8 A daughter, born 1800-1810.
44.4.9 A daughter, born 1800-1810.
44.4.10 A son, born 1810-1820.
44.4.11 A son, born 1810-1820.
44.4.12 A son, born 1810-1820.
44.4.13 A son, born 1810-1820.
44.4.14 A daughter, born 1820-1825.
44.4.15 A daughter, born 1820-1825.

44.5 Jenny Sparks, daughter of Isaac and Catherine Sparks, was probably born about 1780 for she was still a minor when she married Francis Crouch on May 3, 1798, in Clark County. 44.4 William Sparks, her brother, was surety and also attested to the consent of Jenny's parents, Isaac and Catherine, or Cathrena, Sparks. Francis Crouch's bondsman was Lawrence Owen who had also acted as bondsman for George Sparks. (See above) (M.B. 1, page 25) This may have been a second marriage for Francis Crouch, for there is a record of a marriage of Francis Crouch and Hannah Hatten on January 9, 1796, in Clark County. William Sparks was the bondsman for this marriage, also.

By 1810, there were seven children living in the family headed by Francis Crouch, according to the census of Estill County that year. Included was a male, born 1794 -1800, and three males and three females, born between 1800 and 1810. Listed on the census adjacent to Francis Crouch was his brother-in-law, George Sparks. When the 1820 census was taken of Estill County, four more children had been added to the family of Francis Crouch, two sons and two daughters.

We have no further data relative to this family.

Editor's Note: This record of the descendants of Isaac Sparks, Sr., and his wife, Catherine Sparks, will be continued in the June 1974 issue of the Quarterly.


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DESCENDANTS OF ISAAC SPARKS, SR., OF ESTILL COUNTY, KENTUCKY

(Continued)

By: Paul E. Sparks


(Editor's Note: This is a continuation of the article begun in the March 1974 issue of the Quarterly. In that issue, we presented a brief sketch of the life of 44. Isaac Sparks, Sr. (ca.1740-ca.1815) of Estill County, Kentucky, and five of his children and their descendants: 44.1 Elijah, 44.2 William, 44.3 John, 44.4 George, and 44.5 Jenny. Here we present data on the remainder of his children, Isaac, Jr., Thomas, James, and Peggy. Readers interested in this Estill County, Kentucky, branch of the family should note that a large portion of the September 1973 issue of the Quarterly, Whole No. 83 was devoted to records of the Sparks family of Estill County. Many details regarding Isaac Sparks, Sr., given in the September 1973 issue were not repeated in the March 1974 issue.)

44.6 Isaac Sparks, Jr., son of Isaac and Catherine Sparks, was born between 1784 and 1794 according to the 1810 census of Estill County, but since he paid taxes on himself as being age 21 or above in Clark County in 1804, he most probably was born ca. 1783. His place of birth has not been resolved. A daughter stated, according to the 1880 census of Lee County, Kentucky, that both of her parents were born in Virginia, but other children of Isaac Sparks, Jr., stated to their 1880 census taker that he was born in Kentucky. He died about 1846 in Estill County.

Isaac Sparks, Jr., paid taxes in Estill County from 1808 until 1827, but by 1829 he was living in Madison County on Indian Creek, a tributary of the Rockcastle River. This part of Madison County became a part of Jackson County when it was created in 1858. Isaac Sparks, Jr., was listed on the 1830 census of Madison County, but he was back in Estill County in 1840.

44.6 Isaac Sparks, Jr., was married twice. His first marriage was to Annis McGuire in Estill County on March 8, 1809, with Abner Wiseman as his bonds man. (Actually the license was issued on that date, but it was not returned until September 18, 1810.) (M.B. A, page 2, and M.B. 2, page 32) Annis McGuire was a daughter of William McGuire, for at the August term of the Estill County Court in 1808, as an "infant orphan of William McGuire" she chose Abner Wiseman as her guardian. She was probably born ca. 1790. Isaac and Annis (McGuire) Sparks had four children: 44.6.1 William Sparks, 44.6.2 Mary "Polly" Sparks, 44.6.3 Rachel Sparks, and 44.6.4 Barnett Sparks. Annis (McGuire) Sparks apparently died between 1816 and 1820.

Isaac Sparks, Jr., married, second, to Frances Crawford probably about 1822. She was born ca. 1801, a daughter of Joseph Crawford. To the marriage of Isaac and Frances, eleven children were born: 44.6.5 Robert Sparks, 44.6.6 Joseph Sparks, 44.6.7 John G. Sparks, 44.6.8 Daniel Crawford Sparks, 44.6.9 Sarah Sparks, 44.6.10 Susannah Sparks, 44.6.11 Catherine Sparks, 44.6.12 Mary Jane Sparks, 44.6.13 Nancy Sparks, 44.6.14 Isaac Sparks, and 44.6.15 Solomon Sparks.

As stated above, Isaac Sparks, Jr., died about 1846. He left no will; however, a Jackson County Court record, along with census data, confirms his children as named above. The court order was recorded on page 410, Deed Book 1, November 11, 1863. According to an abstract, Henry Faubus, a court appointed commissioner, acting for Barnett Sparks, the plaintiff, conveyed to Barnett Sparks 75 acres of land on the War Fork of Station Camp Creek in which the other heirs of Isaac Sparks, deceased, had an interest. Named as the other heirs were: William Sparks, Jeremiah Fowler and wife, Mary; John McQueen and wife, Rachel; Robert Sparks; Joseph Sparks; 44.6.7 John G. Sparks; 44.6.8 Daniel Crawford Sparks; Isaac Sparks; 44.6.15 Solomon Sparks; Madison Alcorn and wife, Sarah; Susan Horn; Catherine White, and Woodson Horn and wife, Mary Jane.

44.6.1 William Sparks, son of Isaac and Annis (McGuire) Sparks, was born ca. 1810 in Estill County. He paid taxes in that county from 1834 to 1850. On August 11, 1829, he married Hannah Skinner in Estill County. She was a daughter of Courtland and Hannah (Reed) Skinner who were married in Rowan County, North Carolina, in 1793. Hannah (Skinner) Sparks apparently died between 1843 and 1849. Children of William and Hannah Sparks were:

44.6.1.1 Levi Sparks, son of William and Hannah (Skinner) Sparks, was born November 9, 1832, and died November 21, 1919. He lived and died on the Levi Sparks Branch of Station Camp Creek in Estill County. In 1856, he married Cyntha Ann Flynn, a daughter of Levi and Jane (Fowler) Flynn. Cyntha Ann was born February 15, 1831, and died March 3, 1913. Both Levi and Cyntha Ann are buried in the Sparks Cemetery on the hill that overlooks the old Sparks homeplace. (A photograph of Levi and Cyntha Ann (Flynn) Sparks appears on the cover of this issue of the Quarterly.)

Roberta "Robin" Seibel, a great-granddaughter of 44.6.1.1 Levi and Cyntha Ann Sparks, has written a description of this couple that is quite appealing. She wrote: "Levi was a farmer whose 4 a.m. hog call distressed some, amused others and woke everyone for some distance.

I think something special should be said for this couple whose hearts and home harbored so many orphans, lonely oldsters, and anyone who had a need. They hosted so many weddings, I stopped counting. One cannot talk about them to anyone who remembers them without recognizing that these were two very special people, genuinely loved and admired by all. Children loved to play pranks on "Uncle Levi." Young people enjoyed the happy times and the music and laughter that filled their house. Old folks found a haven of comfort in their family circle. Levi Flynn, a nephew of Cyntha Ann, is not a tall man and he said the reason he is short is because he couldn't keep his feet still when the Sparkses got out their fiddles, banjos, and accordions, and he wore himself down from dancing." Children of Levi and Cyntha Ann (Flynn) Sparks were:

44.6.1.1.1 William ("Little Willie") Sparks, born June 10, 1858. He died when a small child.

44.6.1.1.2 Ansil Daniel Sparks, born April 14, 1860, in Estill County, and died. January 30, 1945, in Indiana. He was obviously named for Dr. Ansil Daniel, a well-known physician of Estill County. Dr. Daniel was born ca. 1801 and practiced medicine for a lifetime; he was still making house calls in a buggy at age 82. His life touched the lives of many citizens of Estill County, including those of the of the Sparks families. On January 13, 1881, Ansil Daniel Sparks married Julie Caroline Bolin, daughter of Milam and Nancy (Trent) Bolin. (Estill Co. M.B. 1871-87, page 288) Julie Caroline was born January 30, 1862, in Tennessee and she died August 12, 1946. Ansil Sparks was nearly six feet tall while Julie was not quite four and one-half feet tall.

This photograph is among a collection inherited by Robin Sparks Seibel. She believes that it may be a photograph of her grandfather, Ansil Daniel Sparks. Can anyone identify this picture for sure? She describes the original as a "much abused tintype."

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[NOTE: On page 1643 there are two photographs. At the top of the page is a group photograph and on the bottom right of the page is a photograph of Robie Sparks.]

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Above: (Rear, left to right) 4.6.1.1.3.1 Ansil D. Sparks, with his son-in-law, Bob Andis, his son, Ola Sparks, and his daughter, Rosa.
(Front, left to right) Julie Bolin Sparks, wife of Ansil D. Sparks, their daughter-in-law, Goldie (Harrison) Sparks, their son Robie Sparks, and their son Neal Sparks.
Mrs. Seibel explains: "My pretty grandmother was never happy with pictures of herself," hence the cut portion.

The photograph to the right is that of 44.6.1.1.2.2 Robie Sparks (1884-1962), son of Ansil Daniel and Julia (Bolin) Sparks. He was the father of Robin Seibel who owns the originals of these photographs.

The children of Ansil Daniel and Julie Caroline (Bolin) Sparks were:

44.6.1.1.2.1 William Jefferson 'Willie" Sparks, born March 22, 1882, in Estill County and died in 1960. He married Edith McClain and they had eight children.
44.6.1.1.2.2 Robie Sparks, born January 15, 1884, and died March 3, 1962. He married Goldie Harrison and they had three children, including Roberta "Robin" (Sparks) Seibel who has been so helpful in the preparation of this article.
44.6.1.1.2.3 Molly Sparks, born February 21, 1886, and died in infancy.
44.6.1.1.2.4 Rosa Sparks, born May 25, 1887, in Estill County. She died in 1969 in Indiana. She married Robert Andis and they had two children.
44.6.1.1.2.5 Cornelious "Neal" Sparks, born April 7, 1890, and died in 1969. He never married.
44.6.1.1.2.6 Marvella Sparks, born February 4, 1892, died November 19, 1894.
44.6.1.1.2.7 Ola "Jack" Sparks, born March 5, 1899, in Johnson County, Indiana, and died February 14, 1970. He never married.

4.6.1.1.3 Sarah Ann Sparks, daughter of Levi and Cyntha Arm (Flynn) Sparks, was born ca. 1862. She died in Ohio. She married Daniel Sandlin and they had the following children:

4.6.1.1.3.1 Ansil Daniel Sandlin, nicknamed "Bunk" or "Bunkum". He married Margaret Hale and they had eight children.
4.6.1.1.3.2 Cynthia Sandlin, called "Sissy", married Amos Durbin and they had seven children.

44.6.1.1.4 Thomas Jefferson "Jeff" Sparks (1864-1951) with children by his first wife, Marvella (Pratt) Sparks: 44.6.1.1.4.5 James West, 1899; 44.6.1.1.4.1 Myrtle 1894; 44.6.1.1.4.3 Bessie 1896; 44.6.1.1.4.4 Cecil 1898; 44.6.1.1.4.2 Charles Foster 1895; and 44.6.1.1.4.6 Julie May 1901

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44.6.1.1.4 Thomas Jefferson "Jeff" Sparks, son of Levi and Cyntha Ann (Flynn) Sparks, was born December 31, 1864, in Estill County and died in October 1951 in Indiana. On September 19, 1892, he married (first) Marvella Pratt, daughter of William and Caroline (Trent) Pratt. Marvella was born May 4, 1870, and died November 26, 1901. She was a cousin of Julie Bolin, wife of Ansil Daniel Sparks. Jeff and Marvella Sparks had the following children:

44.6.1.1.4.1 Myrtle Sparks, born January 3, 1894. She married Frank Clem and lives (1974) at Walton, Indiana. They had four children.
44.6.1.1.4.2 Charles Foster Sparks, born February 17, 1895, and died April 2, 1921. He never married. 44.6.1.1.4.3 Bessie Sparks, born October 13, 1896. She lives in Indiana.
44.6.1.1.4.4 Cecil Sparks, born ca. 1898. He married Opal Craig and they had two children.
44.6.1.1.4.5 James West Sparks, born December 9, 1899. He married Mildred Oldham and they had five children. They live in Indiana.
44.6.1.1.4.6 Julie May Sparks, born October 15, 1901. She married Homer Hall and they had two children. She is buried in Ohio.

After the death of his wife, Marvella (Pratt) Sparks, 44.6.1.1.4 Jeff Sparks married (second) Zoda Gentry in 1903 in Estill County. She was born March 25, 1882, and died in 1969 in Indiana. She was reared by Levi and Cyntha Ann (Flynn) Sparks. To the union of Jeff and Zoda (Gentry) Sparks were born:

44.6.1.1.4.7 Homer Sparks, born ca. 1904. He died in infancy.
44.6.1.1.4.8 Flora Sparks, born May 27, 1906. She married 44.6.8.5.9 David Sparks, a son of 44.6.8.5 John G. Sparks, grandson of 44.6.8 Daniel Crawford Sparks, and a greatgrandson of 44.6 Isaac Sparks, Jr. They had two children.
44.6.1.1.4.9 Raymond Sparks, born July 2, 1908. He married Lillie Bird and they had three children.
44.6.1.1.4.10 Showie May Sparks, born October 6, 1910. She married Robert Ripberger and they had two children.
44.6.1.1.4.11 Winvil Sparks, born December 16, 1915. He married Madeline Garland and they had two children.
44.6.1.1.4.12 Eva Sparks, born July 7, 1918. She married Herman Poe and they had three children. 44.6.1.1.4.13 Ernest Sparks, born July 5, 1920. He married Maydrew Evans and they had two children.

44.6.1.1.5 Hannah J. Sparks, daughter of Levi and Cyntha Ann (Flynn) Sparks, was born ca. 1867 in Estill County and died December 18, 1951. On October 7, 1885, she married James R. Crank at the home of her father in Estill County. Her brother, Ansil Daniel Sparks, was a witness. (M.B. 1871-87, page 932)

JAMES R. CRANK (b.1851)

WITH FIRST WIFE MARY JANE (FOWLER) CRANK (b.ca.1857)

(Picture)

With Their Five Children: John and Floyd Crank, Sarah E. Crank (standing), Samuel B. Crank (on Mother's lap) & Dora Crank (far right)

[Note from Whole Number 121: We have since learned from S.F.A. member Raymond D. Crank (404 Mormon St., Folsom, CA 95630) that this was actually a second marriage for James R. Crank; earlier he had been married to Mary Jane Fowler on December 16, 1872, in Jackson County, Kentucky.

Mary Jane Fowler was born ca. 1857. She was a daughter of Isaac and Edith (Lakes) Fowler, and a granddaughter of 44.6.1.3 Jeremiah and Mary "Polly" (Sparks) Fowler. (See page 1652 of the same issue of the Quarterly cited above.) Her grandmother, Mary "Polly" (Sparks) Fowler, was a daughter of 44.6 Isaac and Annis (McGuire) Sparks of Estill County. Mary Jane Fowler, first wife of James R. Crank, was thus a second cousin of Hannah J. Sparks, the second wife of James R. Crank.

Mary Jane (Fowler) Crank bore five children to James R. Crank before her death in 1884 or 1885. These children were named Sarah E. Crank, John Crank, Floyd Crank, Dora Crank (born 1882), and Samuel B. Crank. They are shown in the photograph and Samuel on page 2512. Hannah and James Crank had the following children:

44.6.1.1.5.1 Thomas Jefferson "Jeff" Crank, born September 1886. He married Josie Carter and they had eleven children. In 1970 they had 26 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. Jeff Crank is a minister and lives in Ohio (1973).

44.6.1.1.5.2 Levi Crank. He died in childhood.

44.6.1.1.5.3 Cyntha Ann Crank, born in 1891 and died in 1961. In January 1906 she married James Cox at the.home of her grandfather, Levi Sparks, in Estill County. James Cox was a son of Nancy Ann (Sparks) Cox, a grandson of 44.6.8.5 John G. Sparks (see below) and a great-grandson of 44.6 Isaac Sparks, Jr. Cyntha Ann and James were parents of six children.

44.6.1.1.5.4 Bertha Crank; she married Thomas Powell and died at age 17.
44.6.1.1.5.5 Leonard Crank; he married (first) Nancy Winkle and (second) Betty Marcum. There were children born to both marriages.
44.6.1.1.5.6 Pearl Crank, born November 24, 1899. She married David Allen. She had one daughter.

44.6.1.1.6 Levi F. "Squire" Sparks, born ca. 1872. He married Lucy Ann Crawford and they had five children, all of whom live in or near Irvine, Kentucky.

44.6.1.1.6.1 Eli Sparks. He married (first) - - - - - Stevens and (second) -- - - - Tipton. He had fourteen children.
44.6.1.1.6.2 Maud Sparks. She married Millard Eve and they had several children.
44.6.1.1.6.3 Daniel Sparks. He died at age 17.
44.6.1.1.6.4 Sarah Sparks. She married James Plummer and they had four children.
44.6.1.1.6.5 Gardner Sparks. He married Lilly Estes.

44.6.1.2 Annis Sparks, daughter of William and Hannah (Skinner) Sparks, was born about 1833 in Madison County, Kentucky. On January. 26, 1854, she was married to John Blanton at the home of her brother, Levi Sparks, in Estill County. (M.B. 1854-71, page 10) She and her husband, John Blanton, had three children:

44.6.1.2.1 Lucinda Blanton was born October 4, 1854. On July 13, 1870, she married John Parsons Miller, a son of John and Malinda (Repass) Miller. Lucinda (Blanton) Miller is buried on the old Miller farm in Estill County. She and John had nine children:

44.6.1.2.1.1 Pleasant Green Miller was born October 24, 1871, and died on January 20, 1967. He is buried in Shelby County, Ky. He was married three times. The first marriage was to Mollie D. Rogers and they had a son, Edward Conroy "Roy" Miller. Roy Miller married Bessie Stout. After the death of his first wife, Pleasant married Betty Davidson and they had one son, Frank Miller, who married Kitty McGuire. The second marriage ended in divorce and Pleasant Miller married (third) Emma Thurman. To this union two children were born: Mildred Miller who married the Rev. Bailey Davis, a Baptist minister, and Clarence L. Miller, who married Katherine Barrickman. Pleasant Green Miller always said that he was named for a church (now defunct) in Bourbon County, Ky., known as the "Pleasant Green Church in the Bluegrass." He served as a commissioner of prohibition in Kentucky and Tennessee and was also with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

44.6.1.2.1.2 Clarence Miller was a graduate of Centre College and an attorney. He served in the Kentucky Legislature for several terms and was also State Commissioner of Finance. He never married.

44.6.1.2.1.3 William Miller married (first) Minnie Lisle and they had a son, Glenn Miller. William married (second) Ardith ----- and they had two children: Gordon Miller and Arlene Miller. Like his brother, Clarence, William Miller served in the Kentucky Legislature. He was also clerk of Allen County, Ky. He was an Army captain in World War I.

44.6.1.2.1.4 Daniel Miller was a Spanish-American War veteran and lived in Irvine, Ky. He married but had no children.
44.6.1.2.1.5 Harry Miller married ----- Douglas and had several children, including a son, Douglas Miller, who married Hallie Underwood. Harry Miller, too, served in the Kentucky Legislature.
44.6.1.2.1.6 Eva Miller married William Polk and had a daughter, Myrtle Lee Polk, who married Gilbert Neal.
44.6.1.2.1.7 James Miller was born March 4, 1882. He went to Arizona where he died on December 1, 1914. He never married.
44.6.1.2.1.8 Lydia Miller married Chester Gourley. They had no children and after their divorce, Chester married Lydia's sister, Virginia.
44.6.1.2.1.9 Virginia Miller married Chester Gourley.

44.6.1.2.2 Malinda Blanton, daughter of John and Annis (Sparks) Blanton, was probably born ca. 1857. She married John Gum and they had a family but we we have been able to learn nothing about their children.

44.6.1.2.3 Annis Blanton, daughter of John and Annis (Sparks) Blanton, was probably born ca. 1859. She never married.

44.6.1.3 Jeremiah Sparks, son of William and Hannah (Skinner) Sparks, was born on July 1, 1835, and died on October 8, 1905 in Jackson County, Kentucky. He is buried in the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery at McKee, Kentucky. He enlisted October 10, 1861, at Estill Springs, Kentucky, in Company G, 8th Regiment, Kentucky Foot Volunteers, United States Array and received a medical discharge on May 22, 1862, at Murphreesboro, Tennessee. He almost lost his eye-sight when struck down by a typhoid epidemic that ran through his regiment and took the lives of many of his fellow soldiers. He also suffered from permanently impaired lungs. He was 5 feet, 11 inches tall and had blue eyes, fair hair, and a fair complexion according to his application for a pension. (For an account of his regiment, see History of 8th Regiment, Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, by T. S. Wright, 1880.)

JEREMIAH SPARKS (1835 -1909)

with his wife

SALLY (MORRIS) SPARKS (1838-1920)

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On January 17, 1856, in Madison County, Jeremiah Sparks was married to Sarah ("Sally") Morris, daughter of Vincent W. Morris. Levi Sparks, brother of Jeremiah, attested to the consent of his father, William Sparks, to the marriage. (M.B. 2, page 93) Sally Morris was born in Clay County, Kentucky, on January 24, 1838, and died on February 13, 1920, in Jackson County. This couple lived on Doe Creek in Jackson County. They had twelve children:

44.6.1.3.1 John Riley Sparks, son of Jeremiah and Sally (Morris) Sparks, was born August 10, 1857. He married Amanda Gillum on October 17, 18811, in Estill County at the home of Milton Estes. Witnesses were R. W. Stancil and Marcus Thomas. (M.B. 1871-1887, page 374)

44.6.1.3.2 Vincent W. "Jeff" Sparks, son of Jeremiah and Sally (Morris) Sparks, was born November 26, 1858. He married Elizabeth Morris on March 25, 1880, in Jackson County. (M.B. 1858-1896, page ) According to the Vital Records of Jackson County, they had a son, 44.6.1.3.2.1 S. E. Sparks, born December 1 , 1904.

44.6.1.3.3 Elizabeth ("Eda Jane") Sparks, born April 11, 1863. She harried Leander Nunn on August 14, 1879, at the home of her father in Jackson County. (N.B. 1858 -1896) Leander Nunn was a son of Russell and Esther Nunn. When the 1880 census was taken of Jackson County, Eda Jane and Leander had one son, William R. Nunn, born in May 1880.

44.6.1.3.4 Armilda E. Sparks, born February 28, 1865. She married William H. Anderson on August 16, 1880, at the home of her father in Jackson County. (M.B. 1858 -1896)

44.6.1.3.5 Margaret Malinda Sparks, born January 25, 1867. She married Alexander Morris on January 3, 1884, at the home of her father in Jackson County. (M.B. 1858 -1896)

44.6.1.3.6 Isaac Canada Sparks, son of Jeremiah and Sally (Morris) Sparks, was born June 25, 1869. He became a successful horticulturisL according to information we have received.

44.6.1.3.7 Merrill Sparks, son of Jeremiah and Sally (Morris) Sparks, was born April 4, 1872. He married Sarah Ann Dickson on February 19, 1891, in Jackson County, Kentucky. (M.H. 1858 -1896) She apparently died prior to 1904 because by that year, according to Vital Records of Jackson County, Merrill Sparks had married Rachel Harrison and had a son, 44.6.1.3.7.1 William T. Sparks.

44.6.1.3.8 Fanny Sparks, daughter of Jeremiah and Sally (Morris) Sparks, was born May 10, 1874. She married Samuel B. Welch on March 13, 1896, in Jackson County. (M.H. 1858 -1896) According to Vital Records of Jackson County, Fanny and Samuel Welch had at least two children:

Gloria M. Welch, is a great-granddaughter of Samuel E. and Fanny (Sparks) Welch. She has provided us with the following list of their children:

44.6.1.3.8.1 Floyd Welch, born December 20, 1897, died February 7, 1952.
44.6.1.3.8.2 John Welch (grandfather of Gloria M. Welch) was born March 29, 1900, in Jackson County, Kentucky. He married Anna Pearl Spurlock on September 11, 1914; daughter of Abner and Polly (Sparks) Spurlock. He died July 28, 1972.
44.6.1.3.8.3 Maude Welch, born November 1904.
44.6.1.3.8.4 Luther Welch.
44.6.1.3.8.5 Jerry Welch.
44.6.1.3.8.6 Jim Welch, born September 30, 1909, died June 7, 1938.
44.6.1.3.8.7 Bob Welch.
44.6.1.3.8.8 Sudie Welch.
44.6.1.3.8.9 Isaac Welch.
44.6.1.3.8.10 Charlie Welch, born February 3, 1914, died May 6, 1940.

44.6.1.3.9 James F. Sparks, born March 31, 1877. He married Margaret Hatfield on February 22, 1896, in Jackson County. (M.B. 1858 -1896) According to Vital Records of Jackson County, James F. and Margaret Sparks had at least one child, Sarah Sparks, born August 17, 1901.

44.6.1.3.10 Daniel Sparks, born ca. 1878. He was not mentioned in the application for a pension, and apparently he died while young.

44.6.1.3.11 Hannah Sparks, born March 13, 1881. She married Abijah Spurlock on October 8, 1896, in Jackson County. (M.B. 1858 -1896) According to Vital Records of Jackson County, Hannah and Abijah Spurlock had a son, Henry Spurlock, born May 24, 1906.

44.6.1.3.12 Nancy "Nannie" Sparks, born September 30, 1883. According to the Vital Records of Jackson County, she married Isaac Isaacs on August 12, 1904 .

44.6.1.4 Isaac Sparks, son of William and Hannah (Skinner) Sparks, was born ca. 1838 and died May 11, 1901. He enlisted July 3, 1863, at Irvine, Kentucky, in Company A, 47th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry, U.S. Army, and was discharged in December 1864 at Lexington, Kentucky. He served as a company cook. He was 6 feet tall and had blue eyes, black hair, and a fair complexion according to his application for a Civil War pension. On March 1, 1860, Isaac Sparks married Sarah Sandlin in Jackson County with Kennada Sandlin as his bondsman. (M.B. 3, page 99) Sarah Sandlin was born ca. 1843 and apparently died about 1872. They lived on a 327-acre farm on Sand Lick in Jackson County. To this marriage the following children were born:

44.6.1.4.1 Mary F. Sparks, born ca. 1861. On March 29, 1883, she married William D. Wilson in Jackson County. (M.B. 1858-96) She married (second) - - - - Webb. On November 7, 1891, she married (third) Erasmus Lamb. By the latter marriage she had at least one child, a daughter, Etta Lamb.

44.6.1.4.2 William R. Sparks, born ca. 1862. He is probably the William Sparks who married Martha Drew on March 15, 1883, in Jackson County. (M.B. 1858 -96)

44.6.1.4.3 John K. Sparks, born ca. 1864. He married Fanny S. Gabbard November 18, 1886, in Jackson County. (M.B. 1858-96) They had at least one child, Maud Sparks, born June 1, 1888.

44.6.1.4.4 Frances J. Sparks, born ca. 1868.

44.6.1.4.5 George Sparks, born ca. 1871. On November 26, 1892, he married Fanny Sandlin in Jackson County. (M.B. 1858-96)

After the death of his first wife, Sarah (Sandlin) Sparks, 4.6.1.4 Isaac Sparks married (second) Louisa (or Eliza) Standifer on November 2, 1882, in Jackson County. (M.B. 1858-96) Louisa was a daughter of William Standifer who performed the wedding ceremony in his home. To this union were born the following children:

44.6.1.4.6 James P. Sparks, born ca. 1884.
44.6.1.4.7 Milas Sparks, born April 2, 1886. He married and had the following children:

44.6.1.4.7.1 Alice Sparks,
44.6.1.4.7.2 Nina Sparks
,
44.6.1.4.7.3 Berdenia Sparks
,
44.6.1.4.7.4 Elvyn Sparks
, and
44.6.1.4.7.5 Ina Sparks.

44.6.1.4.8 Levi Sparks, born February 19, 1888. He married and had the following children:

44.6.1.4.8.1 Grace Sparks,
44.6.1.4.8.2 Bertel M. Sparks,
44.6.1.4.8.3 Travis E. Sparks,
44.6.1.4.8.4 Roy L. Sparks,
44.6.1.4.8.5 Beulah Sparks,
44.6.1.4.8.6 Herman Sparks, and
44.6.1.4.8.7 Helen Sparks
.

44.6.1.4.9 Maggie Sparks, born November 24, 1889.
44.6.1.4.10 Nannie Sparks, born February 3, 1892 .
44.6.1.4.11 Green Sparks, born ca. 1893.
44.6.1.4.12 Rosa Sparks, born January 20, 1899, and died December 25, 1900.

After the death of Isaac Sparks in 1901, Louisa (Standifer) Sparks married as her second husband, Join F. Gabbard, on December 11, 1902, and he became the guardian of Isaac Sparks's children who were underage at that time.

44.6.1.5 William Riley Sparks, son of William and Hannah (Skinner) Sparks, was born ca. 1839 in Estill County. On August 2, 1861, Riley Sparks (as he was known) enlisted in Company H, 2nd Illinois Cavalry Volunteers, at Frederick, Schuyler County, Illinois. He was discharged on April 28, 1862, at Hickman, Ky., because of a disability caused by illness of typhoid fever. According to his pension papers, he was 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighed about 170 pounds. Riley Sparks was pensioned on January 13, 1891, and was living on his brother Jeremiah's farm in Jackson County, Kentucky. He died on July 4, 1892. (See Civil War Pension File No. 710513)

44.6.1.6 Eli Sparks, son of William and Hannah (Skinner) Sparks, was born April 6, 1841, and died on December 28, 1926, in Cherokee County, Oklahoma. He enlisted. on October 10, 1861, in Company G, 8th Regiment, Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, U.S. Army. He re-enlisted on June 4, 1864, in Company C, 4th Ategiment, Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, U.S. Army and was discharged on August 17, 1865. He was engaged in the Battle of Chickamauga, the Battle of Buzzards Roost, and the Raid through Alabama. He sustained injuries in the military service which caused some paralysis and impairment for the rest of his life.

Eli Sparks married (first) Jane Smith in February 1866 in Jackson County and to that marriage two children were born:

44.6.1.6.1 Loucinda Sparks, born February 1867.
44.6.1.6.2 Sarah Elizabeth Sparks, born September 26, 1868. She married - - - - Robertson.

Eli and Jane (Smith) Sparks were divorced and he left Jackson County in March 1869 and went to Arkansas where he settled at Combs. It was there at the home of William Carpenter that he was introduced to his second wife who was a widow, Ursula Jane (Salyer) Stewart. They were married on October 20, 1869, in Madison County, Arkansas, and lived, farmed, and reared a family a few miles from Combs, and it was there that Ursula died on April 29, 1913. Two children were born to Eli and Ursula Sparks.

44.6.1.6.3 Malinda Ann Sparks, born May 8, 1870, died May 16, 1958. She married (first) William Henry Faubus. He was born February 8, 1868, a son of Ellis and Biddie Ann (Parsley) Faubus. To this marriage were born eight children:

44.6.1.6.3.1 John Samuel ("Little Sam") Faubus, was born October 2,14, 1887, at Combs. Arkansas. He was a very knowledgeable and well educated man; during his life he was a farmer, miner, railroader, and timber-worker. He was a member of the Church of Christ and he was a Democrat. He enjoyed writing poetry and was a good musicIan. In 1963, he wrote: "My grandfather, Eli Sparks, was born in Kentucky about 1840. I never knew where his family came from. His father was an abolitionist and grandfather joined the Union Army and served to the end of the war in 1865. He came to Arkansas in 1969 and was one of the best fiddlers I have ever known."

On December 24, 1908, "Little Sam" Faubus married Addie Joslin, a daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Thornbury) Joslin. To this union seven children were born, including Orval Eugene Faubus who became Governor of Arkansas in 1955, an office that he held for six terms. He was a popular executive and the first Governor of Arkansas to be elected more than three terms.

ORVAL EUGENE FAUBUS

Six-term Governor of Arkansas
&
GREAT-GRANDSON OF ELI AND URSALA JANE (SALYER) SPARKS.

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44.6.1.6.3.2 Lillie Ada Faubus, married Loddie A. McChristian.
44.6.1.6.3.3 Addie Faubus.
44.6.1.6.3.4 Mary E. Faubus.
44.6.1.6.3.5 W. Eli Faubus.
44.6.1.6.3.6 Minnie M. Faubus.
44.6.1.6.3.7 Harvey Faubus.
44.6.1.6.3.8 Orba Faubus, born February 24, 1899.

44.6.1.6.4 Maryada Sparks, daughter of Eli and Ursula (Salyer) Sparks, was born in July 1873. She married ----- Center.

After the death of his wife, Ursula, in 1913, Eli Sparks married (third) Belle Duncan. There were no children born to this marriage. Eli Sparks finally moved to Cherokee County, Oklahoma., where he died on December 28, 1926.

44.6.1.7 Polly Ann Sparks, daughter of William and Hannah (Skinner) Sparks, was probably born ca. 1843. She married William Washington ("'Wash") Lynch on June 15, 1864, in Estill County. (M..B. 1854 -71, page 30) She died in Arkansas.

After the death of his wife, Hannah (Skinner) Sparks, between 1843 and 1849, William Sparks (son of Isaac and Annis (McGuire) Sparks) married as his second wife Sarah "Sally Ann" Muck on May 2, 1850, in Estill County. (M.B. A, page 175) They moved to Owsley County where, according to the Vital Statistics of Owsley County, they had at least two children:

44.6.1.8 Robert Sparks was born April 8, 1853.

44.6.1.9 George W. Sparks, son of William and Sally Ann (Muck) Sparks, was born December 20, 1854.

On January 10, 1855, William and Sally Ann Sparks sold land on Station-Camp Creek in Estill County. A year later, on January 17, 1856, William gave consent to the marriage of his son, Jeremiah Sparks, to marry Sarah Morris. This is the last official record that we have found. Family tradition says he moved with his second family to Arkansas and that he became the father of triplets. No data have been found to support this tradition.

See Below for listing of Children.

44.6.2 Mary "Polly" Sparks, daughter of Isaac and Annis (McGuire) Sparks, was probably born ca. 1811. She married Jeremiah Fowler on April 14, 1825, in Estill County. (M.B. A, page 42) Jeremiah Fowler was born ca. 1802, a son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Hill) Fowler. When the 1830 census was taken, Jeremiah and Polly were living in Madison County and had a son and daughter, but they were back in Estill County when the 1850 census was taken. According to the census data and information furnished us, they had the following family:

44.6.2.1 Isaac Fowler, son of Jeremiah and Polly (Sparks) Fowler, was born ca. 1827. In 1845, he married Edith Lakes and they had the following family:
44.6.2.1.1 Jeremiah Fowler, born ca. 1847.
44.6.2.1.2 Carter Fowler, born ca. 1848.
44.6.2.1.3 Lewis C. Fowler, born June 5, 1850. On April 28, 1869, he was married to 44.6.8.1 Nancy Jane Sparks in Jackson County. (M.B. 1866-72) She was a daughter of 44.6.8 Daniel Crawford Sparks (see below). She was born July 11, 1852; died June 10, 1890. Children of Lewis and Nancy Fowler:

44.6.2.1.3.1 Isaac F. Fowler, born March 27, 1870.
44.6.2.1.3.2 Daniel S. Fowler, born June 19, 1871; died July 16, 1873.
44.6.2.1.3.3 Mary E. Fowler, born July 12, 1873.
44.6.2.1.3.4 Sarah Kate Fowler, born June 6, 1875.
44.6.2.1.3.5 H. David S. Fowler, born February 1, 1877.
44.6.2.1.3.6 Edith "Edie" J. Fowler, born November 7, 1878.
44.6.2.1.3.7 La Vina Fowler, born February 23, 1881.
44.6.2.1.3.8 John Wade Fowler, born October 29, 1882.
44.6.2.1.3.9 Hiram C. Fowler, born December 9, 1887.
44.6.2.1.3.10 Lewis C. Fowler, born December 9, 1887.

(Note: These children are an addition from Whole Number 92)

A descendant of Isaac Sparks, Mrs. J. C. Martin, of Ravenna, Kentucky, has furnished us with additional data of the family of Lewis C. and Nancy Jane (Sparks) Fowler. Her data were taken from a family Bible which her grandfather, Lewis C. Fowler, gave to her mother, La Vina Fowler, on February 23, 1906, as a birthday present.

44.6.2.1.4 Jonathan Fowler, born ca. 1852.
44.6.2.1.5 Hiram C. Fowler, born ca. 1853.
44.6.2.1.6 James Fowler, born ca. 1855.
44.6.2.1.7 Mary Jane Fowler, born ca. 1857.
44.6.2.1.8 Eleana Fowler, born ca. 1859.
44.6.2.1.9 Eliza Ann Fowler, born ca. 1859. She was a twin to Eleana.

44.6.2.2 Rachel Fowler, daughter of Jeremiah and Polly (Sparks) Fowler, was born ca. 1829.
44.6.2.3 Richard Fowler, son of Jeremiah and Polly (Sparks) Fowler, was born ca. 1836.
44.6.2.4 Jane Fowler, daughter of Jeremiah and Polly (Sparks) Fowler, was born ca. 1839. In 1857 she married William Lakes and they had at least one child:
44.6.2.4.1 John Francis Lakes, born August 19, 1861, and died on July 12, 1906. He married Malinda Jane Sparks about 1889. She was a daughter of James J. Sparks and a granddaughter of Joseph C. Sparks (see below).
44.6.2.5 Lucy Fowler, daughter of Jeremiah and Polly (Sparks) Fowler, was born ca. 1847.
44.6.2.6 Polly Ann Fowler, daughter of Jeremiah and Polly (Sparks) Fowler, was born ca. 1849.
Names of four other children of Jeremiah and Polly (Sparks) Fowler have been given to us, but we cannot verify these names nor can we give them any order of birth. These are:

44.6.2.7 Carter Fowler.
44.6.2.8 Jeremiah Fowler.
44.6.2.9 Lewis Fowler.
44.6.2.10 James Fowler.

44.6.3 Rachel Sparks, daughter of Isaac and Annis (McGuire) Sparks, was probably born ca. 1813/1814 according to the 1870 census of Jackson County and the 1880 census of Lee County. On December 25, 1830, she was married to John McQueen in Madison County. (M.B. 1, page 178) They had the following children:

44.6.3.1 Robert McQueen was born ca. 1835.
44.6.3.2 Mary "Polly" McQueen was born ca. 1837.
44.6.3.3 Barnett McQueen was born ca. 1839. He married Jane -----, probably about 1865 and they had at least five children

44.6.3.3.1 Annis McQueen, born ca. 1870.
44.6.3.3.2 Susan McQueen, born ca. 1872.
44.6.3.3.3 David McQueen, born ca. 1874.
44.6.3.3.4 Rachel McQueen, born ca. 1876.
44.6.3.3.5 Elizabeth McQueen, born ca. 1878.
44.6.3.4 Joseph McQueen was born ca. 1842. He married Nancy -----, probably about 1865, and they had at least six children:
44.6.3.4.1 Michael McQueen, born ca. 1867.
44.6.3.4.2 Amanda McQueen, born ca. 1868.
44.6.3.4.3 John McQueen, born ca. 1870.
44.6.3.4.4 Elias Queen, born ca. 1872.
44.6.3.4.5 Wesley McQueen, born ca. 1877.
44.6.3.4.6 Mary McQueen, born in May 1880.
44.6.3.5 John McQueen was born ca. 1842.
44.6.3.6 Daniel McQueen was born ca. 1844.
44.6.3.7 Sally A. McQueen was born ca. 1849.
44.6.3.8 Frances McQueen was born ca. 1852.
44.6.3.9 William McQueen was born ca. 1855.
44.6.3.10 Elizabeth McQueen was born ca. 1857.
44.6.3.11 Rebecca J. McQueen was born ca. 1860.

44.6.4 Barnett Sparks, son of Isaac and Annis (McGuire) Sparks, was born ca. 1815/1816. On January 17, 1839, he married Mary "Polly" Muck in Estill County. (M.B. A, page 109) Polly was born ca. 1817. Barnett Sparks paid taxes in Estill County from 1847 until Jackson County was formed in 1858, then he became a taxpayer in the new county. He lived on War Fork of Station Camp Creek where he and his brothers owned a considerable amount of land. According to census data and information furnished to us, Barnett and Polly (Muck) Sparks were the parents of eleven children:

44.6.4.1 Elizabeth Sparks, daughter of Barnett and Polly (Muck) Sparks, was born ca. 1839. On August 5, 1856, she was married to Elihu Crawford, with her father acting as bondsman. (M.B. 1852-1856, page 237) Elihu Crawford was born ca. 1835, a son of Joseph Crawford, Jr., and a nephew of Frances Crawford, second wife of 44.6 Isaac Sparks, Jr. When the 1880 census was taken, Elizabeth and Elihu Crawford were living in Lee County and had the following family:
44.6.4.1.1 Delina Crawford, born ca. 1862.
44.6.4.1.2 Josiah Crawford, born ca. 1864.
44.6.4.1.3 John Crawford, born ca. 1867.
44.6.4.1.4 Sarah Crawford, born ca. 1869.
44.6.4.1.5 Lucy Ann Crawford, born ca. 1875. She married Levi "Squire" Sparks, son of Levi and Cyntha Ann (Flynn) Sparks, and a grandson of William and Hannah (Skinner) Sparks. (See above.)
44.6.4.1.6 George Crawford, born ca. 1879.
44.6.4.2 Eliza Sparks, daughter of Barnett and Polly (Muck) Sparks, was born ca. 1841. On May 8, 1860, she was married to Sandford Ross in Jackson County with her father acting as a bondsman. (M.B. 3, page 107) According to the 1870 census of Jackson County, Eliza and Sandford Ross had at least five children. Eliza apparently died after the fifth child was born; this was Robert, who was four months old when the census was taken in 1870.
44.6.4.2.1 Thomas Ross, born ca. 1861.
44.6.4.2.2 Lucy A. Ross, born ca. 1863.
44.6.4.2.3 George Ross, born ca. 1865. He married Elzira Flynn and they had eight children.
44.6.4.2.4 Barnett Ross, born ca. 1867.
44.6.4.2.5 Robert Ross, born ca. 1870.
44.6.4.3 Thomas Sparks, son of Barnett and Polly (Muck) Sparks, was born ca. 1843. He married Nancy Isaacs on December 29, 1868, in Jackson County, with Samuel Isaacs as his bondsman. (M.D. 1866-72, page 175) According to the 1880 census of Jackson County, Thomas and Nancy were the parents of the following children, though there may have been others:
44.6.4.3.1 Samuel Sparks, born ca. 1870.
44.6.4.3.2 Dovea Sparks, born ca. 1873.
44.6.4.3.3 Dolla Sparks, born ca. 1875.
44.6.4.3.4 Barnett "Barney" Sparks, born ca. 1878.
44.6.4.4 George W. Sparks, son of Barnett and Polly (Muck) Sparks was born ca. 1845. He married Mary S. Durbin, daughter of Silas Durbin, in Lee County on September 30, 1875. (M.B. 1, page 316) When the 1880 census was taken of Jackson County, they had the following children, and there may have been others:
44.6.4.4.1 Maggie Sparks, born ca. 1875.
44.6.4.4.2 John Sparks, born ca. 1877.
44.6.4.4.3 James Sparks, born ca. 1878.
44.6.4.5 Agnes Sparks, daughter of Barnett and Polly (Muck) Sparks, was born ca. 1847. On January 1, 1872, she married John Reece in Jackson County with her brother, Robert, acting as bondsman. (M.B. 1866-72)

44.6.4.6 Robert Sparks, son of Barnett and Polly (Muck) Sparks, was born in July 1850. On September 21, 1872, he married Susan (Smith) Pigg in Jackson County. (M.B. 1872-76, p. 20) Susan was the widow of ----- Pigg who had been killed in the Civil War. Robert Sparks migrated to Oregon in 1892. He and Susan had at least five children:

44.6.4.6.1 Mary E. Sparks, born ca. 1874.
44.6.4.6.2 John Sparks, born ca. 1876.
44.6.4.6.3 Thomas Sparks, born ca. 1878.
44.6.4.6.4 James Sparks, born in February 1880.
44.6.4.6.5 William Harland Sparks, born April 7, 1882. He married and had at least one child, 44.6.4.6.5.1 Betty Ann Sparks, who married Erwin I. Gubser of Winston, Oregon.
44.6.4.7 Sarah A. Sparks, daughter of Barnett and Polly (Muck) Sparks, was born ca. 1853.
44.6.4.8 Mary Ann Sparks was born ca. 1855.
44.6.4.9 Perlina Sparks was born October 3, 1858. She married William P. Parrott on October 23, 1879, at the home of her father in Jackson County. (M.B. 1858-96)
44.6.4.10 James Sparks was born ca. 1863.
44.6.4.11 Solomon Sparks was born ca. 1865.

As stated. earlier in this article, Annis (McGuire) Sparks apparently died between 1816 and 1820. After her death, 44.6 Isaac Sparks, Jr., married Frances Crawford, probably about 1822. She was born ca. 1801 and was a daughter of Joseph Crawford. Isaac and Frances had eleven children:

44.6.5 Robert Sparks, son of Isaac and Frances (Crawford) Sparks, was born ca. 1823 and apparently died between 1861 and 1869. He married Mary Ann Wood about 1845 and they were living in Owsley County when the 1850 census was taken. (The Owsley County courthouse burned in 1929 and most of the official records were destroyed.) By 1860, Robert and Mary Ann Were living in Jackson County. They had the following family:

44.6.5.1 Isaac Sparks, son of Robert and Mary Ann (Wood) Sparks was born ca. 1846.
44.6.5.2 Theresa Jane Sparks was born ca. 1847.
44.6.5.3 Daniel Sparks was born ca. 1849. He married Hulda Blevens on February 9, 1875, in Jackson County. (M.B. 1872-76., page 220) They had four children when the 1880 census was taken of Jackson County, but there were probably other children born later:
44.6.5.3.1 Mary J. Sparks, born ca. 1875.
44.6.5.3.2 Robert Sparks, born ca. 1877.
44.6.5.3.3 Jeremiah Sparks, born December 1879.
44.6.5.3.4 Burton Sparks, a twin to Jeremiah, born December 1879.
44.6.5.4 William Sparks was born February 12, 1852. He married Jane Lakes on March 2, 1874, in Jackson County. (M.B. 1872-76, page 142)
44.6.5.5. John Sparks was born June 2, 1854. He was known as "Rambler John" and was a blacksmith.
44.6.5.6 Elizabeth Sparks was born ca. 1856.
44.6.5.7 James Sparks was born August 1, 1859. He married (first) Sarah J. Sparks, a daughter of his uncle,44.6.7 John G. Sparks (see below), on January 11, 1883, in Jackson County. (M.B. 1858-96) The following children were born to this marriage.
44.6.5.7.1 Mary Sparks. She married David Fowler.
44.6.5.7.2 Cynthia Sparks. She married Luther Young.
44.6.5.7.3 Robert Sparks, born June 12, 1892, and died April 6, 1964. He married and had children, but we have no further data about this family.
44.6.5.7 James Sparks married (second) Catherine "Kate" Fowler, a daughter of Lewis C. Fowler,and there were several children born to them.

After the death of 44.6.5 Robert Sparks, son of Isaac and Frances (Crawford) Sparks, which occurred sometime between 1861 and 1869, his widow, Mary Ann, married William T. Bowles on February 1, 1870, in Jackson County. (M. B. 1866-72)

44.6.6 Joseph C. Sparks, son of Isaac and Frances (Crawford) Sparks, was born ca. 1825 and died on February 17, 1905. He enlisted on October 7, 1861, at Estill Springs, Kentucky, in Company K, 8th Regiment, Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, United States Array and received a medical discharge on May 28, 1862, for disability incurred as a result of typhoid pneumonia. He suffered from permanent lung damage for the rest of his life. At age 55 he weighed only 135 pounds, and by age 60 he was described as "badly nourished, emaciated and palsied." His family physician, Dr. Ancil Daniel, stated in 1885: "He is a very poor man and in poor health since his return from the army." On December 27, 1879, Joseph C. Sparks appointed a neighbor, and probably a close kinsman, Lewis Sparks, to act in his behalf for a pension. (See Civil War Pension File No. 333,325) In his application for a pension, Joseph C. Sparks described himself at the time of his enlistment in 1861 as 6 feet tall, with blue eyes, black hair, and a dark complexion.

On March 12, 1846, Joseph C. Sparks was married to Malinda Jane Barnes in Estill County. (M.B. A, page 152) She was born ca. 1828. They lived at Wagersville, Kentucky. They had ten children.

JOSEPH C. AND MALINDA (BARNES) SPARKS

With Their Grandson, Marcus, Son of John R. Sparks

Picture Taken about 1900

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The children of Joseph C. and Malinda Jane (Barnes) Sparks were

44.6.6.1 James J. Sparks, son of Joseph and Malinda Jane (Barnes) Sparks, was born January 12, 1847. His nickname was "Groundhog Jim." On December 27, 1866, he married Mary "Polly" Alcorn at the home of his father in Estill County. (M.B. 1854-71, page 45) Only one child was born to this union

MALINDA JANE (SPARKS) LAKES, 1868-1945
Daughter of James J. and Polly (Alcorn) Sparks

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44.6.6.1.1 Malinda Jane Sparks, born January 1, 1868, in Lee County. She died on July 21, 1945, at Newport, Kentucky. She was reared in the home of her grandparents, 44.6.6 Joseph C. and Malinda Jane Sparks. On September 17, 1889, she married 44.6.2.4.1 John Francis Lakes, son of William and Jane (Fowler) Lakes, in Lee County. Both Malinda Jane Sparks and John Francis Lakes were great-grandchildren of 44.6 Isaac Sparks, Jr. They were the parents of:

44.6.6.1.1.1 Sidney Lakes, born June 24, 1890. He died at the age of one month from a wasp sting.
44.6.6.1.1.2 Aria Adna Lakes, born June 30, 1891. She married Robert Grimes and they had one child.
44.6.6.1.1.3 Georgana Lakes. She married Daniel B. Sparks and they live in Irvine, Kentucky. They had five children.
44.6.6.1.1.4 Hiram Francis Lakes, born February 16, 1895, He married Natilda Young and they live in Irvine, Kentucky.
44.6.6.1.1.5 Letha Jane Lakes, born June 1, 1897. She married James Roland Lee and they had at least one child.
44.6.6.1.1.6 John Sanford Lakes, born December 5, 1900, and died in 1917.
44.6.6.1.1.7 Lavina Lakes, born October 30, 1902. She married James Claude Felts and they had five children.
44.6.6.1.1.8 Clara May Lakes, born May 2, 1905, She married Henry Colston and they had seven children.
About 1878, 44.6.6.1 James J. Sparks married (second) Maranda Farthing. When the 1880 census was taken of Estill County, James J. and Miranda were living next to his parents. According to the census data and inforrnation given to us by descendants, James J. and Miranda (Farthing) Sparks had the following family:
44.6.6.1.2 Eliza A. Sparks, born ca. 1879.
44.6.6.1.3 John D. Sparks.
44.6.6.1.4 Mary Sparks. She married Clarence Hensley.
44.6.6.1.5 Sara. Sparks. She married John Moore.
According to Lavina (Lakes) Felts, daughter of Malinda Jane (Sparks) and John Francis Lakes, James J. Sparks married (third) Fanny Land. Mrs. Felts states that she (Fanny) was the only maternal grandmother that she ever knew and that she called her "Aunt Fanny." Mrs Felts says that James J. and Fanny (Land) Sparks had the following children:
44.6.6.1.6 Benjamin Sparks.
44.6.6.1.7 Robert Sparks.
44.6.6.1.8 Price Sparks.
44.6.6.1.9 Becky Mae Sparks; she died when quite young.
44.6.6.1.10 Hobert Sparks.
44.6.6.1.11 Joseph Sparks.
4.6.6.2 Mishal Jane Sparks, daughter of Joseph and Malinda Jane (Barnes) Sparks, was born April 12, 1848, in Estill County. She married John W. Richardson on April 1, 1867, at the home of her father in Estill County. (M.B. 1854-71, page 54)
4.6.6.3 Ruth Alice Sparks was born ca. 1851. She died on Station Camp Creek on August 17, 1852.
4.6.6.4 Richard T. "Dick" Sparks was born October 25, 1854, in Estill County. He married Mary M. Lady on July 3, 1873, in Estill County with his father as a witness. (M.B. 1871-87, page 74) When the 1880 census was taken of Estill County, Dick and Mary had the following family:
4.6.6.4.1 Susan J. Sparks, born ca. 1874.
4.6.6.4.2 Dillard Sparks (son), born ca. 1876.
4.6.6.4.3 Evaline Sparks, born in July 1879.

Dick Sparks married (second) Lucy Ann Carter on December 9, 1887, at the home of his uncle, Daniel Sparks, in Jackson County. (M.B. 1858-96) He migrated to Indiana after selling his farm to Levi Howard Flynn, husband of Dick's cousin, Mary Margaret Sparks, a daughter of John G. Sparks. The farm was covered with virgin timber, chestnut trees and a large orchard of old-fashioned apple trees.

4.6.6.5 Sarah Ann "Sally" Sparks was born June 4, 1856. She married Richard McKinney on December 22, 1877, in Estill County at the home of her brother, James J. Sparks. (M.B. 1871 -87, page 198) She lived to be over 100.

4.6.6.6 Susan Reen Sparks was born October 4, 1858. She married Dave Robinson and they had at least one child. Susan Reen (Sparks) Robinson lived to be nearly 100.

4.6.6.6.1 Diana "Did" Robinson; she married George Reece and they had four children.
4.6.6.7 William Joseph Sparks was born February 11, 1861. He married Nancy E. Robertson on February 22, 1883, in Estill County. (M.B. 1871-87, page 372) He was known as "Willie Joe."
4.6.6.8 Benjamin J. Sparks was born April 20, 1863. He married Louzain Hoover and they lived at Ross Creek, Kentucky.
4.6.6.9 Elijah Sparks was born January 8, 1867. He married Elizabeth White.
4.6.6.10 John R. Sparks was born April 24, 1870. He married Jane Hoover.

44.6.7 John G. Sparks, son of Isaac and Frances (Crawford) Sparks, was born ca. 1827 and died on March 30, 1903. He enlisted on October 9, 1861, at Irvine, Kentucky, in Company D (later K), 8th Regiment, Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, United States Army, and received a medical discharge on October 27, 1862, at Nashville, Tennessee, for disability from "camp fever." He served as a musician. According to his pension papers, he was 5 feet, 6 inches tall and had blue eyes, black hair, and a dark complexion. (See Civil War Pension File No. 333,1198.)

On August 2, 1849, 44.6.7 John G. Sparks married Mary Jane Murphy, a daughter of John and Catherine Murphy. (M.B. A, page 175) She was born ca. 1833 and died about 1898. John G. and Mary Jane (Murphy) Sparks lived at Sand Spring in Jackson County. On December 4, 1855, John and Catherine Murphy deeded 50 acres of land on the South Fork of Station Camp Creek, adjoining land already owned by 44.6.7 John G. Sparks, to 44.6.8.5 John G. Sparks in "consideration for love and affection for their son-in-law." (Estill County Deed Book K, page 355) John G. and Mary Jane (Murphy) Sparks had sixteen children:

44.6.7.1 Catherine (or Cathanne) Sparks was born ca. 1850 and died in 1898 in Jackson County. She married Mitchell Richardson on January 5, 1867, with her father acting as bondsman. (M.B. 1866 -72, page 183) Mitchell was born ca. 1849 and died in 1927. They lived at Drip Rock, Kentucky, and had seven children:
44.6.7.1.1 Mary Richardson; she married - - - - - Russell.
44.6.7.1.2 Vina Richardson; she married Bill Gabbard.
44.6.7.1.3 Coleman Richardson, born ca. 1873, died in 1947. He married Nettie B. - - - - -.
44.6.7.1.4 George "G.P." Richardson; he married Alice ----.
44.6.7.1.5 Turner Richardson.
44.6.7.1.6 Mitchell Richardson, Jr.
44.6.7.1.7 Edward Richardson.
44.6.7.2 Franklin M. Sparks was born ca. 1851. He married Martha Collett on July 30, 1873, in Jackson County. (M.B. 1872 -76, page 18) They moved to the head of Red Bird River in Leslie County, Kentucky, and had at least two children:
44.6.7.2.1 Daniel Sparks. He married Dovie Isaacs. He lived for a time with his cousin, Levi Sparks, and was known as "Curly Headed Dan."
44.6.7.2.2 P. L. Sparks. He married Polly Jane Chaney.
44.6.7.3 Frances Sparks was born ca. 1853. On August 10, 1870, she married Nathan N. Isaacs in Jackson County. (M.B. 1866-72) According to the 1880 census of Jackson County, they had at least four children:
44.6.7.3.1 Sarah J. Isaacs, born ca. 1873; she married Santford Webb.
44.6.7.3.2 John Isaacs, born ca. 1875.
44.6.7.3.3 Lucinda Isaacs, born ca. 1878.
44.6.7.3.4 Isaac "Bud" Isaacs, born ca. 1879. He married Molly Alcorn.
44.6.7.4 Daniel Sparks was born ca. 1854. On November 25, 1880, he married Susan E. Cox in Jackson County. (M.B. 1858 -96) They had at least three children:
44.6.7.4.1 Thomas "Tom" Sparks.
44.6.7.4.2 Mary Jane Sparks; she married ----- Rader.
44.6.7.4.3 Cash Sparks.
44.6.7.5 Cynthia A. Sparks was born January 9, 1856, and died on July 20, 1857. (Vital Statistics of Jackson County)
44.6.7.6 Elihu Sparks was born April 15, 1859. He was nicknamed "Poke". He died young.
44.6.7.7 Isaac T. Sparks was born ca. 1862 and died in 1933. He married Winnie Hyatt on December 26, 1882, in Jackson County. (M.B. 1858-96) To this union five children were born:
44.6.7.7.1 Wade Sparks, born ca. 1885. He was living in Irvine, Kentucky in 1973.
44.6.7.7.2 Thomas Sparks, born ca. 1891. He was living in Irvine, Kentucky, in 1973.
44.6.7.7.3 William Sparks.
44.6.7.7.4 Amanda Sparks; she married ----- Russell.
44.6.7.7.5 Sarah Sparks; she married ----- Isaacs.
44.6.7.8 Nancy Ann Sparks, daughter of John G. and Mary Jane (Murphy) Sparks, was born January 17, 1864, and died in 1917. She married Charles T. Cox on April 5, 1881, in Jackson County at the home of her father. (M.B. 185896) They had six children:
44.6.7.8.1 Perry Cox, born February 20, 1882, and died April 11, 1944.
44.6.7.8.2 Taylor Cox, born August 9, 1884.
44.6.7.8.3 James Cox, born January 11, 1887; he married Cynthia Ann Crank, a granddaughter of Levi and Cyntha Ann (Flynn) Sparks. James was living in Ravenna, Kentucky, in 1973.
44.6.7.8.4 John S. Cox, born August 23, 1891.
44.6.7.8.5 Jeff Cox, born May 23, 1895; he moved to New York.
44.6.7.8.6 Isaac Cox, born July 24, 1900.
44.6.7.9 Sarah J. Sparks was born ca. 1866. She married 44.6.5.7 James Sparks, son of 44.6.5 Robert and Mary Ann (Wood) Sparks. (see above.)

44.6.7.10 Malinda B. "Dutch" Sparks was born ca. 1868. On January 20, 1894, she married John "Jack" Sparks, a son of Isaac T. and Angeline (Alcorn) Sparks (see below) in Jackson County. (M.B. 1858-96) They had the following family:

44.6.7.10.1 Hannah Sparks; she married ----- Marcum.
44.6.7.10.2 Abijah "Bige" Sparks.
44.6.7.10.3 Rosa Sparks; she married ----- Arvin.
44.6.7.11 Mary Margaret Sparks, daughter of John and Mary Jane (Murphy) Sparks, was born June 26, 1870, and died in 1910. She married Levi Howard "Bud" Flynn on September 20, 1888, at the home of her father in Jackson County. (M.B. 1858 -1896). Bud Flynn was born October 4, 1864, a son of Levi and Minerva (Hymer) Flynn. They had the following family:
44.6.7.11.1 Robert Clay "R.C." Flynn, born December 21, 1889. He married Mollie Arvin on January 6, 1915. He was a teacher for 27 years; a tax commissioner for 15 years; and he is also a minister. He is a
veteran of World War I. They have two children
44.6.7.11.1.1 Sue Helen Flynn; she is a teacher.
44.6.7.11.1.2 Robert Charles Flynn; he is a teacher.
44.6.7.11.2 Lena Jane Flynn, born April 25, 1891. She married Jesse R. Sanders and they had three children:
44.6.7.11.2.1 Pearl Sanders.
44.6.7.11.2.2 Opal Faye Sanders.
44.6.7.11.2.3 Jesse R. Sanders, Jr.
44.6.7.11.3 Pillard Allen Flynn, born December 21, 1892, and died January 28, 1969. He married. Daisy Webb and they had the following:
44.6.7.11.3.1 Alva G. Flynn.
44.6.7.11.3.2 Vida Webb Flynn.
44.6.7.11.3.3 Genevieve Flynn.
44.6.7.11.4 Anna May Flynn, born March 15, 1894, and died October 24, 1918. She married Milton B. Williams and they had three children.
44.6.7.11.5 Rosella Flynn, born February 8, 1896, and died February 6, 1897.
44.6.7.11.6 Ida Belle Flynn, born August 30, 1897. She married Santford F. Williams and moved to Ohio. Their family included:
44.6.7.11.6.1 Howard Clay Williams.
44.6.7.11.6.2 Irene Williams.
44.6.7.11.6.3 Jo Ann Williams.
44.6.7.11.6.4 Joyce Williams
.
44.6.7.11.7 Carrie Flynn, born June 1, 1899, and died January 10, 1917.
44.6.7.11.8 Maude Flynn, born May 27, 1901. She married Robert L. Estes. Children:
44.6.7.11.8.1 Howard Lee Istes.
44.6.7.11.8.2 Minnie Frances Estes.
44.6.7.11.8.3 Lucille Estes.
44.6.7.11.8.4 Lillian Estes.
44.6.7.11.9 Bessie Flynn, born May 13, 1904. She married. Jacob "Jake" Osborne and they had the following children:
44.6.7.11.9.1 Clyde Burton Osborne.
44.6.7.11.9.2 Cecil Glenn Osborne.
44.6.7.11.9.3 Robert Lee Osborne
.
44.6.7.11.10 Rollins Burnam "R.B." Flynn, born April 1, 1906. He married (first) Rosa Lakes and they had a daughter, Bernice Flynn. He married (second) Thelma Howell.

44.6.7.11.11 Lucille Flynn, born February 12, 1908. She married Walter Yates and they had a daughter, Juanita Yates.

44.6.7.12 Edah J. Sparks, daughter of John and Mary Jane (Murphy) Sparks, was born about 1873. She died when quite young.
44.6.7.13 John H. ("John Champ") Sparks was born ca. 1875. He married ----- Tipton and they had at least one child,
44.6.7.13.1 Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Sparks; she married Robert G. Estes.
44.6.7.14 Barnett "Barney" Sparks was born ca. 1878. He married Rosa -----, but he died as a young man.
44.6.7.15 Jane Sparks was born ca. 1879. She died while quite young.
44.6.7.16 Carter Franklin ("C.F.") Sparks was born February 15, 1882, and died February 22, 1917. He married Clara Marcum. She was born May 10, 1889. They had the following family:
44.6.7.16.1 Hattie Sparks, born September 24, 1908. She married ----- Rice and lives at Hamilton, Ohio.
44.6.7.16.2 Nona Sparks, born March 24, 1910. She married ----- Coffey.
44.6.7.16.3 Alfred Sparks, born February 10, 1912.
44.6.7.16.4 Harman Sparks, born May 4, 1913 or 1914.

44.6.8 Daniel Crawford Sparks, son of Isaac and Frances (Crawford) Sparks, was born ca. 1828. On September 4, 1852, he was married to Lavina Carter in Estill County. (M.B. A, page 180) He paid taxes in Estill County from 1849 to 1858 when the portion of the county in which he lived went to help form Jackson County. He lived on the South Fork of Station Camp Creek. Daniel and Lavina Sparks had the following children:

44.6.8.1 Nancy Jane Sparks, daughter of Daniel and Lavina (Carter) Sparks, was born July 11, 1853. She married Lewis C. Fowler in Jackson County on April 28, 1869, with her father acting as bondsman. (M.B. 1866-72) Lewis C. Fowler, born ca. 1850, was a son of Isaac and Edith (Lakes) Fowler, and a grandson of Jeremiah and Polly (Sparks) Fowler (see above). Children born to Nancy Jane and Lewis Fowler were:
44.6.8.1.1 Isaac D. Fowler, born in 1870. He married Nancy J. Sparks in Jackson County on January 26, 1893. She was a daughter of 44.6.15 Solomon S. Sparks, youngest brother of 44.6.8 Daniel Crawford Sparks (see below).
44.6.8.1.2 Hiram Fowler. He married Sudie King.
44.6.8.1.3 Lewis Fowler. He was a twin of Hiram Fowler.
44.6.8.1.4 Wade Fowler. He married Minnie Lancaster and they had the following
children:
44.6.8.1.4.1 Emma Fowler; and
44.6.8.1.4.2 Dorcie Fowler.
44.6.8.1.5 Catherine Jane "Kate" Fowler
44.6.8.1.6 Mary Fowler. She married Archie Wagers.
44.6.8.1.7 Vina Fowler. She married Everett Alexander.
44.6.8.1.8. Eda Fowler. She married Wesley Winkler.
44.6.8.2 Solomon Sparks, son of Daniel and Lavina (Carter) Sparks, was born ca. 1854 and died July 29, 1922, at Evelyn, Kentucky. On February 5, 1878, he married Sarah J. Moore at the home of his uncle, 44.6.15 Solomon Sparks, in Estill County. (M.B. 1871-87, page 206) Sarah was born June 14,1850, and died on March 31, 1936. Solomon and Sarah Sparks lived at Evelyn, Kentucky, and had at least two children (probably more):
44.6.8.2.1 John D. Sparks, born ca. 1879.
44.6.8.2.2 Cynthia Sparks, born October 31, 1893. She married Talton Embry,Jr., on December 25, 1912, at Evelyn, Kentucky.
44.6.8.3 Henry D. Sparks was born October 7, 1856.
44.6.8.4 Mary Frances Sparks was born May 10, 1858. She married Elijah Metcalf on February 5, 1878, at the home of her father in Jackson County (M.D. 1858-96)
44.6.8.5 John G. Sparks was born ca. 1860. He married (first) Barthena Parsons on May 4, 1882, in Jackson County. (M.B. 1858-96) To this marriage two children were born:
44.6.8.5.1 William Joseph "Willie Joe" Sparks was born ca. 1886 and died in 1973. He married - - - - - Hoover.
44.6.8.5.2 Loucinda Sparks. She married Jim Daniel Hoover.

44.6.8.5 John G. Sparks married (second) Ella Moore, daughter of John Alden and Jemima (Scrivener) Moore, and they had nine children:

44.6.8.5.3 Nannie Sparks.
44.6.8.5.4 Barthena Sparks.
44.6.8.5.5 Rosa Sparks.
44.6.8.5.6 Provie Sparks.
44.6.8.5.7 Mayfree Sparks.
44.6.8.5.8 Dillard Sparks.
44.6.8.5.9 David Sparks. He married 44.6.1.1.4.8 Flora Sparks, daughter of 44.6.1.1.4 Thomas Jefferson "Jeff" Sparks, and they had at least one child, a son, 44.6.8.5.9.1 Glendon Sparks.
44.6.8.5.10 Lloyd Sparks.
44.6.8.5.11 Liza Sparks.

44.6.8.6 Margaret A. Sparks, daughter of Daniel and Lavina (Carter) Sparks, was born ca. 1862. She married John H. Richardson on January 4, 1881, at the home of her father in Jackson County (M.B. 1858-96).

44.6.8.7 Minerva Sparks was born ca. 1866. She married Joseph Richardson on July 19, 1881, at the home of her father in Jackson County. Her brother, 44.6.8.5 John G. Sparks, was a witness. (M.B. 1858 -96)
44.6.8.8 Lavina Sparks was born ca. 1870. She was probably the Louvina Sparks who married J. H. Andrew on December 2, 1888, in Jackson County. (M.B. 1858-96)
44.6.8.9 Daniel Sparks was born ca. 1874.
44.6.8.10 Cynthia Sparks was born ca. 1877. On August 27, 1892, she married Coleman Cox in Jackson County. (M.B. 1891-94)

Additional information about the family of Daniel Crawford Sparks is available at The Quarterly - Whole Number 98.

44.6.9 Sarah Sparks, daughter of Isaac and Frances (Crawford) Sparks, was born ca. 1830. On July 26, 1849, she married Madison B. Alcorn, Jr. in Estill County. (M.B. A, page 170) Madison was born ca. 1823 in Indiana. According to the 1870 and 1880 censuses of Jackson County, Sarah and Madison Alcorn had the following children:

44.6.9.1 William J. Alcorn, born ca. 1851.
44.6.9.2 Susan Jane Alcorn, born April 27, 1852.
44.6.9.3 Isaac T. Alcorn, born ca. 1855.
44.6.9.4 Deborah F. Alcorn, born February 14, 1856.
44.6.9.5 Albert Alcorn, born December 5, 1857.
44.6.9.6 Albert C. Alcorn, born September 26, 1858.
44.6.9.7 Daniel Alcorn, born ca. 1860.
44.6.9.8 Sarah D. Alcorn, born ca. 1862.
44.6.9.9 Mary J. Alcorn, born ca. 1866.
44.6.9.10 Cynthia A. Alcorn, born ca. 1868.

44.6.10 Susannah Sparks, daughter of Isaac and Frances (Crawford) Sparks, was born ca. 1832. On May 2, 1853, she married William Horn in Estill County. (M.B. 1852-56, page 32) William Horn was born ca. 1824, a son of Aaron Horn and Elizabeth (Barker) Horn. According to the Vital Records of Estill County, they had at least three children (there were probably more):

44.6.10.1 Woodson Horn, born May 16, 1854.
44.6.10.2 Elizabeth Frances Horn, born in May 1855.
44.6.10.3 Rebecca J. Horn, born August 22, 1856.

44.6.11 Catherine Sparks, daughter of Isaac and Frances (Crawford) Sparks, was born ca. 1834. On November 17, 1853, she married Thomas White in Estill County with her brother, Daniel Sparks, acting as bondsman. (M.B. 1852-56, page 62) We have no further data about this family; however, on the 1860 census of Jackson County, a child, Mary Jane White, age 4 years, was living with the family of 44.6.7 John G. Sparks, a brother of Catherine (Sparks) White. Perhaps she was a daughter of Catherine and Thomas White.

44.6.12 Mary Jane Sparks, daughter of Isaac and Frances (Crawford) Sparks, was born ca. 1836 and died about 1880. She was a twin of Nancy Sparks who died in 1854 at the age of sixteen. (Vital Records of Estill County) On June 26, 1854, Mary Jane Sparks married Woodson Horn at the home of her widowed mother, Frances Sparks. Her brother, Daniel Sparks, was bondsman. (M.B. 1852-56, page 93) Woodson Horn was a brother of William Horn who had married Mary Jane Sparks's sister, Susannah, about a year earlier. According to the 1870 and 1880 censuses of Jackson County, Mary Jane and Woodson Horn had fourteen children. They were:

44.6.12.1 John P. Horn, born ca. 1855.
44.6.12.2 Elizabeth Horn, born April 20, 1857.
44.6.12.3 Mitchell Thomas Horn, born April 7, 1858.
44.6.12.4 Aaron Horn, born ca. 1859.
44.6.12.5 Lavina Horn, born ca. 1861.
44.6.12.6 Susan J. Horn, born ca. 1863.
44.6.12.7 Rebecca Horn, born ca. 1864.
44.6.12.8 Sarah D. Horn, born ca. 1867.
44.6.12.9 Woodson G. Horn, born ca. 1868.
44.6.12.10 Daniel Horn, born ca. 1870.
44.6.12.11 Mary J. Horn, born ca. 1871.
44.6.12.12 Nancy A. Horn, born ca. 1873.
44.6.12.13 Amanda Horn, born ca. 1876.
44.6.12.14 Harry Horn, born ca. 1879.

44.6.13 Nancy Sparks, daughter of Isaac and Frances (Crawford) Sparks, was born ca. 1836 and died in September 1854 of fever. She was a twin of Mary Jane Sparks.

44.6.14 Isaac T. Sparks, son of Isaac and Frances (Crawford) Sparks, was born about 1838. On January 10, 1860, he married Angeline Alcorn in Estill County. She was born ca. 1835. According to the 1880 census of Jackson County, Isaac and Angeline Sparks had the following children:

44.6.14.1 Madison D. Sparks was born ca. 1861. He married Katy Holt on May 8, 1882.
44.6.14.2 Simpson Sparks was born ca. 1863. On May 17, 1881, he married Franky Ann Holt in Estill County. (M.B. 1871-87, page 316)
44.6.14.3 Isabel Sparks was born ca. 1869.
44.6.14.4 Sidney G. Sparks was born ca. 1872. On May 25, 1894, he married Ida Cox in Jackson County. (M.B. 1858-96) From information we have received, they had the following children (there were probably others):
44.6.14.4.1 William Turner Sparks.
44.6.14.4.2 Isaac Thomas Sparks.
44.6.14.4.3 Sidney B. Sparks.
44.6.14.4.4 John P. Sparks.
44.6.14.5 John G. "Jack" Sparks was born ca. 1873. On January 20, 1894, he married Malinda B. "Dutch" Sparks, daughter of John G. and Mary Jane (Murphy) Sparks (see above).

44.6.14.6 Leannah Sparks was born ca. 1874. On October 24, 1895, she married 44.6.15.4 Daniel G. Sparks in Jackson County. (M.B. 1858-96). He was a son of 44.6.15 Solomon and Rebecca Ann (Horn) Sparks (see below).

44.6.15 Solomon S. Sparks, son of Isaac and Frances (Crawford) Sparks, was born ca. 1843. On July 12, 1863, he married Rebecca Ann Horn in Estill County. She was a daughter of Charles and Elizabeth (Wells) Horn. (M.B. 1854-71, page 24) Solomon S. and Rebecca Ann Sparks were the parents of at least five children (there may have been more):

44.6.15.1 Susan Sparks was born ca. 1865. She is probably the Emmaline Sparks who married Eli Fox in 1885.
44.6.15.2 Mary F. Sparks was born ca. 1867.
44.6.15.3 John W. Sparks was born ca. 1869. He was probably the John W. Sparks who married Milly Murphy in Jackson County on January 10, 1889. (M.B. 1858-96)
44.6.15.4 Daniel G. Sparks, born ca. 1872. On October 24, 1895, he married Leannah Sparks, daughter of Isaac and Angeline (Alcorn) Sparks (see above). They were married at the home of Daniel's father., in Jackson County. Witnesses were John Sparks, Isaac Sparks, and Sidney Sparks. (M.B. 1858-96)
44.6.15.5 Nancy J. Sparks was born ca. 1877. On January 26, 1893, she married Isaac Fowler at her father's home in Jackson County. Witnesses were: Daniel Sparks and M. D. Alcorn. (M.B. 1858-96) Isaac Fowler was a son of Lewis and Nancy Jane (Sparks) Fowler and a grandson of Daniel and Lavina (Carter) Sparks (see above).

44.7 Thomas Sparks, Sr., probably a son of Isaac and Catherine Sparks, was born ca. 1785 in Kentucky. When the estate of Isaac Sparks, Sr., was sold in 1815, he was one of the buyers. When the 1860 census was taken of Estill County, he stated that he was 75 years old, but his age was given as 87 when he died. in August 1870. (Vital Records of Estill County) He was exempted from paying taxes in Estill County in 1851 because of age and infirmity, thus he was about seventy years old in 1851.

We believe that Thomas Sparks was married twice, and perhaps three times. We do not know the name of the first wife, nor the year of marriage. She had apparently died prior to the taking of the 1810 Genus of Estill County, and Thomas Sparks was probably living with his parents and was one of the males aged 16 to 26 enumerated in that household. He married (we believe it was his second marriage) Dosha Thomas on November 16, 1812, in Estill County with John Stivers acting as his bondsman. (M.B. A, page 52) On August 7, 1826, Thomas Sparks married Polly Sparks in Estill County. (M.B. A, page 75) We believe that this Thomas Sparks may well have been the same Thomas Sparks who had married Dosha Thomas in 1812.

Apparently there were no children born to Thomas Sparks and Dosha Thomas and she died prior to 1820. When the 1820 census was taken of Estill County, Thomas Sparks was probably the male, age 26 to 45, living with his widowed mother, Caty Sparks. We do not think any children were born to the third marriage (see below).

Thomas Sparks paid taxes in Estill County from 1812 until he was exempted in 1851, but oddly enough, he was not listed on any census until 1860. On that census (1860) he was living with the family of Marion and Sarah Powell. Also living with the Powell family was James Crouch, age 63.

From the records we have found, we believe that.44.7 Thomas Sparks had at least two children, both of them by his first marriage. These children were:

44.7.1 Frances "Frankey" Sparks, probable daughter of Thomas Sparks, Sr., and his first wife, was born ca. 1800 according to the 1850 Estill County census. On October 28, 1824, she married James Crouch in Estill County. (M.B. A, page 40) When the 1830 census was taken, they had four children: a son, born about 1825, and two sons and a daughter, all born between 1825 and 1830.

On the 1850 census of Estill County, James and Frankey (Sparks) Crouch were listed as aged 53 years and 50 years, respectively. With them was a daughter, Sally Crouch, aged 20 years. Frankey Crouch apparently died prior to 1860, for when the census was taken that year, James Crouch was in the household of his son-in-law, Marion Powell, who had married Sally Crouch. Also in the same household (as mentioned above) was Thomas Sparks, age 75, whom we believe was the son of Isaac and Catherine Sparks and the grandfather of Sally (Crouch) Powell.

Frances "Frankey" (Sparks) Crouch and her husband, James Crouch, were the parents of at least four children, but we know the name of only one child:
44.7.1.1 A son was born ca. 1825
44.7.1.2 A son was born between 1825 and 1830
44.7.1.3 A son was born between 1825 and 1830.
44.7.1.4 Sarah "Sally" Crouch was born ca. 1830. She married Marion Powell and, according to the 1860 census of Estill County, they were the parents of four children (there were probably others):
44.7.1.4.1 James Powell, born ca. 1853
44.7.1.4.2 Jesse Powell, born ca. 1855
44.7.1.4.3 David Powell, born ca. 1857.
44.7.1.4.4 Franklin Powell, born ca. 1859.
44.7.2 Thomas Sparks, Jr., probably son of Thomas Sparks, Sr., and his first wife (name unknown), was born ca. 1805. He was listed on every census of Estill County from 1830 to 1870. He paid taxes on land on White Oak Creek for the first time in 1825 where he was designated as "Thomas Sparks, Jr." Also paying taxes that year was Thomas Sparks, Sr. Thomas Sparks, Jr., died sometime between 1870 and 1880. (For further data on Thomas Sparks, Jr., our readers are invited to read pages 1400-1401 of the June 1971 issue of The Sparks Quarterly, Whole No. 74. At that time, we speculated that William Harrison Sparks (1834-1906) was a son of Thomas Sparks. We have since learned that William Harrison Sparks was a son of John and Nancy (Eastis) Sparks (see page 1626 of the Quarterly of March 1974, Whole No. 85).

On April 20, 1825, Thomas Sparks, Jr., married Martha "Patsy" Powell in Estill County. (M.B.A, page 43) She may have been a daughter of Ambrose Powell who was living adjacent to Thomas and Patsy on the 1830 census, his age between 60 and 70 years. Patsy was born in Kentucky about 1809 and apparently died between 1860 and 1867. Thomas Sparks, Jr., left no will, but from census and other records, we believe that he and Patsy had the following family:

44.7.2.1 Elizabeth Sparks, daughter of Thomas and Patsy (Powell) Sparks, was born ca. 1826. She married John Shepherd and they had at least one child, a son, Francis J. Shepherd, born April 16, 1856. (Vital Records of Estill County)

44.7.2.2 A son was born to Thomas and Patsy (Powell) Sparks between 1825 and 1830 whom we cannot identify.

44.7.2.3 Sally A. Sparks was born ca. 1828. On November 24, 1851, she married Francis Crouch with her father acting as bondsman. (M.B. 1851-57, page 4) At least five children were born to this marriage.

44.7.2.3.1 Mary Jane Crouch, born July 11, 1853.
44.7.2.3.2 Thomas Crouch, born June 28, 1856.
44.7.2.3.3 James Crouch, born August 14, 1858.
44.7.2.3.4 Francis Crouch, born ca. 1864.
44.7.2.3.5 Sarah Crouch, born ca. 1867.
44.7.2.4 John Sparks, son of Thomas and Patsy (Powell) Sparks, was born ca. 1830.

44.7.2.5 Polly Sparks was born about 1832. She is probably the Polly Sparks who married Henry Shepherd on September 21, 1854, in Estill County. (M.B. 1852-56, page 112) According to the 1860 census of Estill County, Henry and Polly Shepherd had the following children:

44.7.2.5.1 Susannah Shepherd, born ca. 1855.
44.7.2.5.2 John T. Shepherd, born ca. 1856.
44.7.2.5.3 Betty Shepherd, born ca. 1858.
44.7.2.5.4 Sarah Shepherd, born ca. 1860.
44.7.2.5.5 Elizabeth Shepherd, born ca. 1862.
44.7.2.5.6 Amanda Shepherd, born ca. 1865.
44.7.2.6 William Sparks, son of Thomas and Patsy (Powell) Sparks, was born ca. 1833. He enlisted on November 7, 1861, at Estill Springs, Kentucky, in the 8th Regiment, Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, U.S. Army, and served in Company D and Company K. He died on September 26, 1863, from wounds received in the Battle of Chickamauga. (This battle was fought on September 19-20, 1863. For a full account of this regiment, see History of the 8th Regiment, Kentucky Volunteer Infantry by T. S. Wright, published in 1880.

On May 26, 1855, William Sparks married Lucy Ann Rawlins at the home of John Finney in Estill County. (M.B. 1854-71, page 16) She was born ca. 1833. Four children were born to this union:

44.7.2.6.1 Daniel B. Sparks, born February 18, 1856. On October 19, 1876, he married Ellen Pritchett in Estill County. (M.B. 1871-87, page 160)
44.7.2.6.2 Polly Ann Sparks, born September 18, 1857.
44.7.2.6.3 John S. Sparks, born December 30, 1858. On October 6, 1880, he married Adaline Abney in Estill County. (M.B. 1871-87, page 268)
44.7.2.6.4 Eli Sparks, born April 20, 1861.
Lucy Ann (Rawlins) Sparks applied for a widow's pension on January 18, 1864, with Thomas Sparks and Daniel B. Rawlins as witnesses. On March 1, 1864, Lucy Ann married (second) Tucker Abney in Estill County. (M.B. 1854 -71, page 26) The marriage did not last long and they were divorced. On January 1, 1866, she married (third) Elkanah McDowell. On November 19, 1866, Archibald Snowden signed the pension papers as guardian of the children of William Sparks.

44.7.2.7 Fanny Jane Sparks, daughter of Thomas and Patsy (Powell) Sparks, was born ca. 1838. On March 28, 1857, she married William Watson. William Blanton acted as bondsman.

44.7.2.8 Thomas Sparks, son of Thomas and Patsy (Powell) Sparks, was born ca. 1840. He married Elizabeth -----, probably about 1867. When the 1880 census was taken of Lee County, they had the following children:

44.7.2.8.1 Judah Sparks, born ca. 1869.
44.7.2.8.2 Luannah Sparks, born ca. 1871.
44.7.2.8.3 Martha Sparks, born ca. 1873.
44.7.2.8.4 Fanny Sparks, born ca. 1874.
44.7.2.8.5 Susan Sparks, born ca. 1876.
44.7.2.8.6 Joseph Sparks, born ca. 1878.
44.7.2.9 Elihu P. Sparks, son of Thomas and Patsy (Powell) Sparks, was born ca. 1844. Like his brother, William Sparks, he enlisted in Company C, 8th Regiment, Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, U.S. Army, at Estill Springs, Ky., on September 23, 1861. While in the service, he was hospitalized for mumps and for "camp fever." According to his service record, he was 5 feet, 7 inches tall, and had blue eyes and a dark complexion.

At the close of the war, Elihu married Josephine Gill on July 20, 1865, in Jessamine County, Kentucky, at the home of J. Buford. When the 1870 census was taken of Estill County, they were listed as the parents of:

44.7.2.9.1 Patsey Sparks, born ca. 1867.
44.7.2.9.2 William T. Sparks, born ca. 1869.
44.7.210. Francis M. Sparks, son of Thomas and Patsy (Powell) Sparks, was born ca. 1846.

44.7.211. Taylor Sparks, son of Thomas and Patsy (Powell) Sparks, was born ca. 1848. On September 27, 1873, he married Angeline Dunaway in Estill County at the home of Jeff Walling. (M.B. 1871-87, page 74) When the 1880 census was taken of Estill County, Taylor and Angeline Sparks had the following persons living in their household: Dillar Neal, age 19; James Neal, age 15; and Zattie Blackwell. We do not know their relationship to Taylor Sparks, but they were probably children of Angeline by previous marriages.

After the death of his wife, Martha "Patsy" (Powell) Sparks, Thomas Sparks married Calista Mansfield on October 27, 1867, in Estill County. (M.B. 1854-71, page 59) They apparently had no children. As stated above, Thomas Sparks died in August 1870. When the 1880 census was taken, Calista (Mansfield) Sparks was living with the family of Pigg Johnson in Madison County.

44.8 James Sparks, probable son of Isaac and Catherine Sparks, was born between 1775 and 1794 according to the 1820 census of Madison County; however, if he was the youngest son of Isaac and Catherine, he was probably born ca. 1788. He was probably one of the two males, age 16-26, living with the family of 44. Isaac Sparks, Sr., when the 1810 census was taken of instill County. James Sparks paid taxes in Estill County from 1811 (when he came of age) to 1826, except for the years 1819 and 1820 when he paid taxes in Madison County. He apparently owned no land and paid the poll tax only. On March 16, 1813, James Sparks married Susanna Rogers in Estill County. His bondsman was John Rogers, and the marriage ceremony was conducted by David Chenault of Madison County. (M.B. A, page 6 & M.B. B, page 50) Susanna Rogers was a widow. On July 11, 1814, James Sparks gave consent to the marriage of a step-daughter as follows: "I am willing for the marriage between Sary Rogers my stepdaughter and Isaac Dunaway." He signed as Jams Sparks. Susanna signed as Susan Rogers, but the Rogers was crossed out and the name Sparks was added. Thomas Sparks attested to the consent.

When the 1820 census was taken, James Sparks was living in Madison County. With him was his wife and a male born between 1804 and 1810. The male was probably a son of Susanna (Rogers) Sparks by her previous marriage.

James Sparks apparently left this section of Kentucky about 1826. We do not know where he went nor whether he left descendants.

44.9 Peggy Sparks, possibly a daughter of Isaac and Catherine Sparks, was born between 1784 and 1790; if our speculation is correct, she was the youngest of the nine children. She may have been the female, aged 10 to 16, living in the household of Isaac Sparks, Sr., when the 1810 census was taken of Estill County; however, if this were the case, she would have needed the consent of her parents when she was married in 1811. The young female in the household of Isaac Sparks, Sr., may instead have been a granddaughter.

Peggy Sparks married Nathaniel Oldham on March 6, 1811, in Estill County. John Chaney acted as bondsman. (Actually the license was issued on that date, but it was not returned until May 6, 1812.) (M.B. B, page 38)

Nathaniel Oldham was born ca. 1782, a son of Jesse and Elizabeth (Simpson) Oldham who came to Kentucky in 1775 and settled in Madison County. Nathaniel and Peggy (Sparks) Oldham had only one child, a son named David Oldham, born about 1813. Peggy (Sparks) Oldham apparently died a short time after the birth of her son for on August 7, 1811, Nathaniel Oldham married (second) Dosha Spence.

David Oldham married and left Madison County. When he returned to Madison County, he was accompanied by a grown daughter. His stay in Kentucky was brief and he soon left for Missouri. We have no further data about him.

(Editor's Note: This completes Dr. Sparks's record of the descendants of Isaac Sparks, Sr., of Estill County, Kentucky. Although it represents a remarkable amount of dedicated and painstaking research, the record is not complete. We hope that this will come to the attention of some of the descendants of Isaac Sparks, Sr., who are doubtless scattered over most of the nation. We hope that many of them will send us data to supplement what has been presented here.)


Pages 3990
Whole Number 159

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SPARKSES

OF ESTILL COUNTY, KENTUCKY

By Paul E. Sparks


[Editor's Note: The June 1974 issue of the Quarterly, Whole No. 86, contained an article about the descendants of 44.6 Isaac Sparks, Jr., of Estill County, Kentucky. He was married to Annis McGuire in Estill County in 1809, and their first child was a son named 44.6.1 William Sparks who was born in 1810. William was married twice. His second marriage was to Sarah ["Sally"] Ann Muck on May 2, 1850. In 1855, William and Sally Ann sold their land and left Estill County. Apparently, they disappeared from the knowledge of their relatives who remembered only that they went to Arkansas where they may have had triplets. See page 1652 in the issue of the Quarterly referred to above.

[Recently, we received information from descendants of William and Sally Ann who have found the reason for their ancestors' apparent disappearance. We are pleased to share the extension of our knowledge of this couple. For the sake of continuity, we have continued to use the same alpha-numeric outline used in the earlier article.]

44.6.1 William and Sally Ann (Muck) Sparks did not go to Arkansas as they apparently told their relatives that they would. Instead, they went north to Ohio, then turned west toward Indiana where a daughter was born to them in 1856. They continued westward, and another daughter was born to them in Illinois in 1858; still another daughter was born to them there in 1863. By the end of the Civil War, they were in Iowa where a fourth daughter was born in 1865. Their last child (also a daughter) was born in September 1869 in Nodaway County, Missouri, and it was there that Sally Ann died two months later of breast cancer. She was only 35 years old! William did not survive her for very long; he died at Ft. Scott, Kansas, in 1871. Little wonder that relatives were unable to determine their whereabouts.

After the death of their parents, two of the children, James and Robert, managed to keep the family together until their sisters reached womanhood. Some where during the family's travels, another brother, George Sparks, had left home. When the 1880 census was taken of Bourbon County, Kansas, two of the sisters, Agnes and Sarah, were living in the household of their brother, Robert Sparks, and his wife, Maggie. Another sister, Mary Jane, was living in the household of her brother, James Sparks, and his bride, Ellen Jane. In all like likelihood, the sisters named Lizzie and Liza were already married and living in their own homes by 1880.

William and Sally Ann (Muck) Sparks had eight children. The eldest of these was actually the eighth child of William Sparks, since he had seven children by his first marriage. (See pages 2172-73 of the December 1979 issue of the Quarterly, Whole No.108.)

44.6.1.8 James Sparks, son of William and Sally Ann (Muck) Sparks, was born in May 1851 in Owsley County, Kentucky, and had reached maturity when his father died in 1871. He and his brother, Robert, assumed the responsibility of keeping the family together. He was married to Ellen Jane , probably in 1879. She had been born in June 1860 in Indiana. When the 1880 census was taken of Bourbon County, Kansas, James's eleven-year-old sister, Mary Jane Sparks, was living in his household. James and Ellen Jane continued to live in Bourbon County, Kansas, and when the 1900 census was taken, they had two children. Relatives say that eventually this couple moved to Denver, Colorado. Children of James and Ellen Jane Sparks:
44.6.1.8.1 Charles Sparks was born in May 1881.
44.6.1.8.2 Celia Sparks was born in March 1883.
44.6.1.9 Robert Sparks, son of William and Sally Ann (Muck) Sparks, was born April 8, 1853, in Owsley County, Kentucky, and was a young man when his father died. He, with his brother, James Sparks, managed to keep the family together until their sisters were grown. On June 30, 1878, Robert was married to Margaret Mary ["Maggie"] Wolf in Bourbon County, Kansas. She had been born February 22, 1857, in Adams County, Indiana, and was a daughter of Amos Wolf. When the 1880 census was taken of Bourbon County, two of Robert's sisters, Agnes, age 17, and Sarah, age 15, were living in his household.

Robert and Maggie moved to neighboring Bates County, Missouri, and then to Vernon County, Missouri, about 1890. Eventually, they moved to Colorado, where they farmed on Stewart Mesa, located on the North Fork of the Gunnison River. It was there that they reared their four sons. Maggie died on November 13, 1938, at Paonia, Colorado. Robert died there five years later, on October 25, 1943. They were members of the Baptist Church.

44.6.1.9.1 William R. Sparks, son of Robert and Maggie (Wolf) Sparks, was born June 2, 1881, in Bourbon County, Kansas. He worked for the railway express. He was married to Myrtle Lillian Briggs in 1907 in Vernon County, Missouri. She had been born November 11, 1887, in Augusta, Kansas, and was a daughter of Orion and Mary Ann (Needles) Briggs. William died on January 25, 1939, at Alamosa, Colorado, and Myrtle died there on December 16, 1950. They had four children.

44.6.1.9.1.1 Dale W. Sparks was born October 6, 1908, in Kansas. He was married to Ruby Evelyn Hyde.
44.6.1.9.1.2 Robert Orion Sparks was born November 17, 1910. He died in 1957.
44.6.1.9.1.3 Chester Francis Sparks was born December 24, 1912. He died in 1969, at Carlsbad, New Mexico.
44.6.1.9.1.4 Margery Mary Sparks
was born September 10, 1920. She was married to Paul R. Fry in 1940.

44.6.1.9.2 James Sparks was born January 9, 1888, at Richards, Missouri. He was a railroad brakeman. He was married twice. His first marriage was to Shepherd, by whom he had one child, 44.6.1.9.2.1 Clifford Shepherd Sparks. His second marriage was to Hazel Moulder, by whom he had three children:44.6.1.9.2.2 Thelma Sparks, 44.6.1.9.2.3 Billy James Sparks, and 44.6.1.9.2.4 Evelyn Sparks. James Sparks died on January 21, 1937, at Grand Junction, Colorado.
44.6.1.9.3 Robert Lee Sparks
was born March 23, 1893, at Nevada, Kansas. He was a coal miner. He was married to Doris Louise Graves on February 16, 1917, at Paonia, Colorado. She was a daughter of Jesse and Mary Bell (Newman) Graves. Robert Sparks died on July 26, 1959, at Paonia, Colorado. They had one child, 44.6.1.9.3.1 Margery Claire Sparks, born August 7, 1918.

44.6.1.9.4 Ralph Sparks was born March 13, 1894, at Nevada, Kansas. He was a railroad conductor. He was married twice. His first marriage was to Lurene Conine on March 2, 1918, at Paonia, Colorado. She had been born at Gillett, Arkansas, on July 29, 1894, and was a daughter of John A. and Hattie (Hinman) Conine.Ralph and Lurene had three children before her death on December 23, 1931. Ralph Sparks was married (2nd) to Helen Martha Stough on February 14, 1934, at Grand Junction, Colorado. She had been born October 24, 1908, and was a daughter of Glenwood V. and Pearl Irene (Patten) Stough. Ralph and Helen had two children. He died on July 10, 1957, at Tempe, Arizona. His children were:

44.6.1.9.4.1 Ralph Sparks, Jr., son of Ralph and Lurene (Conine) Sparks, was born May 23, 1918, at Grand Junction, Colorado. Like his father, he became a railroad conductor. He was married to Edna Merle Smith on November 16, 1940, at Moab, Utah. She had been born June 6, 1921, at Callaway, Nebraska, and was a daughter of Henry M. and Nettie Mae (Ogg) Smith. Ralph and Edna had two children:

44.6.1.9.4.1.1 Ralph Henry Sparks and 44.6.1.9.4.1.2 Gayle Lurene Sparks. Ralph Sparks, Jr. has been most helpful to us in the preparation of this article.

44.6.1.9.4.2 Eletha Corrine Sparks was born August 13, 1921. She was married to Herbert Alfrey on February 22, 1941.
44.6.1.9.4.3 Eugene Sparks was born May 23, 1928. 44.6.1.9.4.4 Helen Irene Sparks, daughter of Ralph and Helen Martha (Stough) Sparks, was born January 20, 1936. She was married to Robert Davis on February 27, 1954, at Grand Junction, Colorado.
44.6.1.9.4.5 Robert Charles Sparks, son of Ralph and Helen Martha (Stough) Sparks, was born July 12, 1937. He was married to Charlotte O'Neal on September 13, 1958, at Tempe, Arizona.

44.6.1.10 George W. Sparks, son of William and Sally Ann (Muck) Sparks, was born December 20, 1854, in Owsley County, Kentucky. Apparently, he left the family while he was still quite young, and relatives say that he remained in Indiana. We believe that he is the George W. Sparks who was married to Sarilda Jackson on October 23, 1877, in Clark County, Indiana. According to the 1880 and 1900 censuses of that county, George and Sarilda had six children:

44.6.1.10.1 Orra M. Sparks,
44.6.1.10.2 Elmer Sparks
,
44.6.1.10.3 Margaret ["Maggie"] Sparks,
44.6.1.10.4 Myrtle Sparks
,
44.6.1.10.5 Alma Sparks, and
44.6.1.10 a son whose given name we have been unable to decipher from the census records.

44.6.1.11 Elizabeth ["Lizzie"] Sparks was born ca. 1856 in Indiana. She is said to have been married to a man named Bustern, probably in 1876, and they moved to Dallas, Texas. They are said to have had two daughters, Bertha and Mabel. We have no further information about this couple.

44.6.1.12 Eliza ["Liza"] Sparks was born in August 1858 in Illinois. She was married to James Lee, probably in 1877, in Kansas. He had been born in 1853 in Illinois. When the 1900 census was taken, they were living in Bourbon County, Kansas. With them were three of their children:

44.6.1.12.1 Lucy Lee was born in May 1878 in Kansas.
44.6.1.12.2 Charles Lee was born in March 1880 in Missouri.
44.6.1.12.3 Grace Lee was born in April 1882 in Missouri.

44.6.1.13 Agnes ["Aggie"] Sparks was born ca. 1863 in Illinois. She was living with her brother, Robert, when the 1880 census was taken of Bourbon County, Kansas. She was married to Lee Brown, and they lived near Redfield, Kansas, where they reared four children: Clara Brown, George Brown, Fred Brown, and Charles Brown.

44.6.1.14 Sarah Sparks was born ca. 1865, probably in Iowa. When the 1880 census was taken of Bourbon County, Kansas, she was living in the household of her brother, Robert. We have no further information about her.

44.6.1.15 Mary Jane Sparks was born September 7, 1869, near Bedford, Iowa, while her parents were moving from Des Moines to a farm near Fort Scott, Kansas. Her mother died shortly after her birth, and she was still an infant when her father also died. Her brothers and sisters took care of her until she reached womanhood.

Mary Jane (Sparks) Steel
(1869-1942)
Francis Fountain Dyne Steel
(1863-1956)

Photographs taken ca. 1900

Picture

On July 23, 1887, 44.6.1.15 Mary Jane Sparks was married to Frank Steel in Bourbon County, Kansas. His full name was Francis Fountain Dyne Steel, and he had been born at Abergavenny, Monmouth County, England, on August 2, 1863. His father was Samuel Hopkins Steel, an English physician who wanted his son to study medicine. Instead, Frank migrated to the United States, arriving in January 1881. He finally settled in Bourbon County, Kansas, where he met, courted, and was married to Mary Jane. They started housekeeping near Hiattville, Kansas, where they lived until March 1910 when they moved to a farm near New Market, Iowa. They moved from the farm into New Market about 1920.

Mary Jane was a member of the Baptist Church for a while, but later changed her affiliation to the Methodist Episcopal Church. She died on January 20, 1942, at her home in New Market. Frank survived her by fourteen years, dying on November 3, 1956. They had eleven children, eight of whom survived infancy. All were born near Hiattville, Kansas.

44.6.1.15.1 Samuel Francis ["Sam"] Steel, son of Frank and Mary Jane (Sparks) Steel, was born July 12, 1888. He served for a while in the United States Navy. He lived for a time in Marshalltown, Iowa. He died on October 12, 1967.44.6.1.15.2 James Robert Steel was born February 6, 1890, and was named for two of his mother's brothers. He was a teacher and was school superintendent of Taylor County, Iowa, from 1924 to 1930. He played the violin and was a member of the Methodist Church. He was married to Nell Marie Norlin on May 28, 1915, at Manhattan, Kansas. She died on October 4, 1966, and James died on July 19, 1970. They had five children.
44.6.1.15.2.1 Dorothea M. Steel was born April 1, 1916. She was married to John M. Holt on January 29, 1937, and they have three children: John M. Holt, Robert L. Holt, and Francis R. Holt. Dorothea has been most helpful to us in the preparation of this article.44.6.1.15.2.2 Violet Jane Steel was born May 18, 1918. She was married to Fred Riedle in 1953. She died in 1963. She and Fred had no children.44.6.1.15.2.3 Helen Margaret Steel was born April 14, 1920. She was married to Emmet F. Hardie in 1943, and they had three children: Craig F. Hardie, Mary Jane Hardie, and Ann E. Hardie.44.6.1.15.2.4 John Norlin Steel was born February 7, 1922. He was married to Janice Dougan in 1946, and they had one child, Joyce Ann Steel.44.6.1.15.2.5 Edith Marie Steel was born October 18, 1924. She was married to Raymond L. Dye in 1945, and they had five children: Raymond L. Dye, Patricia M. Dye, Catherine J. Dye, Jana S. Dye, and Rebecca A. Dye.

44.6.1.15.3 William ["Bill"] Arthur Steel was born January 22, 1893. He was married to Nina McDowell on April 1, 1923. She had been born November 1, 1889, and was a daughter of Robert and Matilda (Petry) McDowell. Bill Steel was a street car conductor. He and Nina had three children. She died on July 28, 1956, as a result of an automobile accident. Bill died on July 6, 1975.

50th Wedding Anniversary Photograph

Francis F. D. and Mary Jane (Sparks) Steel

(With Their Eight Children)

Picture

Front row, seated, left to right: Margaret Dyne (Steel) Gerke, Henry Sparks Steel,
Mary Jane (Sparks) Steel [Mother], Francis F. D. Steel [Father],
Grace Underwood (Steel) McCoun, and William Arthur Steel.

Back row, standing, left to right: Nellie Mae (Steel) Baldwin, James Robert Steel,
Nora Nourse (Steel) Beck, and Samuel Francis Steel.

(Taken in the New Market, Iowa, Lodge Hall, July 1937)

44.6.1.15.3.1 Harriet Rose Steel was born April 7, 1924. She was married to Richard Charles Wearth on August 19, 1942.
44.6.1.15.3.2 William Arthur Steel, Jr. was born May 2, 1926. He was married to Florence Elma Parks on January 29, 1950.
44.6.1.15.3.3 Francis Robert Steel was born February 24, 1928. He was married to Joyce Ethelda McBride on October 14, 1956. He has been most helpful to us in the preparation of this article, and he has furnished the photographs reproduced on page 3993 and above.

44.6.1.15.4 Mary Rose Steel was born December 20, 1894. She died on February 9, 1896.
44.6.1.15.5 Grace Underwood Steel
was born December 9, 1896. She was married to Charles Leonard McCoun. He died on May 13, 1947, and Grace died on April 5, 1981. They had three children.
44.6.1.15.5.1 Jean Eleanor McCoun was born March 21, 1919. She was married to William Ruskauff.
44.6.1.15.5.2 Marjorie Frances McCoun was born June 2, 1922. She was married to Richard Channing Moore.
44.6.1.15.5.3 Catherine Grace McCoun was born January 26, 1932. She was married to Lorane Layton Ledford.
44.6.1.15.6 Nora Nourse Steel was born December 4, 1898. She was married to a man named Beck.
44.6.1.15.7 Margaret Dyne Steel was born November 26, 1900. She was married to a man named Gerke.
44.6.1.15.8 Edward Fountain Steel was born December 2, 1901. He died on January 6, 1902.
44.6.1.15.9 Henry Sparks Steel
was born May 18, 1903. He died at Huxley, Iowa, on December 7, 1963.
44.6.1.15.10 Catherine Elizabeth Steel
was born September 7, 1905. She died on July 24, 1906.
44.6.1.15.11 Nellie May Steel was born September 4, 1909. She was married to a man named Baldwin. She died on January 1, 1981.

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