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SPARKS MARRIAGES IN KENTUCKY (1776-1870)

By Paul E. Sparks


(Editor's Note: Paul E. Sparks, President of The Sparks Family Association, has been gathering Kentucky records pertaining to the Sparks family for many years. Beginning with this issue of the Quarterly, he will provide a list of extant marriage records relating to persons named Sparks preserved among Kentucky county records, prior to about 1870. As he explains below, many marriages in early Kentucky were never recorded, especially was this true prior to about 1817. In general, these data have been taken from three sources: (1) Paul’s own visits to numerous court houses where he has searched the marriage record files; (2) the Filson Club where most of the research was done by Annie Walker Burns who relied on clerks, acquaintances, student help, etc., and (3) miscellaneous sources. Of the one hundred counties in Kentucky in 1850, Paul reports that he has marriage records at present from only forty. Nevertheless, we are confident that, though they are not complete, the records which follow will be invaluable to many Sparks descendants.)

Although Kentucky was included as a part of Virginia as early as 1584 when Sir Walter Raleigh received the charter for “Virginia,” it was not until 1776 that it was officially designated as Kentucky County, Virginia. Four years later, Kentucky County was subdivided into three counties, Fayette, Jefferson, and Lincoln--all eventually to be further divided until Kentucky would have a total of 120 counties. Kentucky became a state in 1792.

The first marriages recorded in Kentucky were performed under the laws of Virginia. Typical of the early laws were those enacted by the Virginia General Assembly in October 1784 which were as follows:

1. Any minister of the Gospel in regular communion with any society of Christians could celebrate the rites of matrimony between any persons who could produce a marriage license.
2. The Governor of Virginia could charge fifteen pence f or issuing the marriage license, and the minister could charge two shillings for performing the marriage ceremony.
3. The minister was required to produce ministerial credentials, take an oath of allegiance to the Virginia commonwealth, and make a bond of 500 pounds lawful current money.
4. All marriages must be done in church except in cases of necessity.
5. Banns were required to be published on three Sundays at the time of divine service.
6. Marriages could be performed only between the hours of 8 A.M. and 12 noon.
7. The consent of the parents was required if the parties were under 21 years of age and the consent of the master was required in the case of servants.
8. Guns could be shot at the celebration of a marriage.
9. Ministers were required to keep a register of all christenings, marriages, and burials.

When Kentucky became a state in 1792, the marriage laws followed, in the main, those of the parent state, Virginia. However, in 1799, the marriage laws were modified to permit members of the county courts to perform the marriage ceremony if there were insufficient ordained ministers to give the service. In addition, the groom was required to give a bond that his family would not become a charge on the state.

With the numerous restrictions governing marriages, as well as the personal responsibilities placed upon the ministers, it is little wonder that the records of early marriages in Kentucky are scant, if not non-existent. R. C. Ballard Thruston, f or many years president of the Filson Club, Louisville, Kentucky, and an ardent preserver of early records, said that it was many years after Kentucky became a state before ministers began preserving the marriage records. Mr. Thruston went on to say: “Early marriage licenses were probably retained by the bride and groom, the minister who performed the ceremony making his return in the form of a list, often as not on a mere scrap of paper and sometimes covering a period of a year or two. It was many years before the custom of returning the marriage license, with proper endorsement of the officiating minister, to the county seat was followed. The first licenses and bonds were written in longhand and it was not until 1817 that printed forms were supplied to the counties, after which the longhand ones gradually ceased.”

ADAIR COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1801-187O)--Filson Club

Sarah Sparks & Lazarus Isaac, April 12, 1806. Father: William.
Elizabeth Sparks & Thomas Bristoe, October 6, 1806. Father: William; Mother: Mary.
Selah Sparks & Nathan Whittemore, December 1, 1808. Bondsman: Matthew Sparks.
Elijah Sparks & Rosy Bailey, December 14, 1814. Father: William.
John Sparks & Nancy Barnes, August 20, 1816. Father: William. Bondsmen: Matthew Sparks and J. Abell.
Catherine Sparks & Scotland McGlosson, February 7, 1824. He a son of Joseph and Doshia McGlosson; she a daughter of William Sparks. Bondsmen: Jehue Sparks and William Barnes.
Cynthy Sparks & Spencer Jones, March 16, 1824. Father: William. Bondsman: Elijah King.
Truelove Sparks & Nancy Hall, December 21, 1826. Mother: Elizabeth. Bondsman: G. W. Taylor.
Josiah Sparks & Anna Gilkey, October 18, 1827. Father: Jonathan. Bondsman: G. W. Taylor.
Jane Sparks & Thomas C. Wright, October 14, 1828. Bondsman: G. W. Taylor.
Sally Sparks & Samuel Rose, November 18, 1830. Father: Matthew.
Polly Sparks & Timothy England, April 12, 1832. Bondsman: Spencer Jones.
Nancy A. Sparks & William Roberts, June 4, 1836. Father: Matthew.
William W. Sparks & Lucinda Gibson, August 22, 1841. Bondsman: Jno. M. Blair.
Thomas Sparks & Mary Ann Jones, December 31, 1841. Bondsman: Spencer Jones.
Patsey Jane Sparks & Wm, W. Berry, December 31, 1842. Father: Matthew R. Bondsman: Spencer Jones.
Catherine Sparks & Zachariah Collins, December 17, 1842.
Jane Sparks & Michael Loy, January 19, 1842. Father: Thomas.
Mary Ann Sparks & Benj. Wilcox, November 6. 1843. Father: Matthew, Bondsman: Spencer Jones.
Mary M. Sparks & Wm. Hill, January 15, 1846. Bondsman: John S. Noble.
Josiah J. Sparks & Harriett Powell, October 8, 1846. Bondsman: S. Simpson.
Sarah A. Sparks & Sidney Murrah, December 8, 1846, Bondsman: John S. Noble.
Jeremiah Sparks & Frances J. Janes, May 6, 1847. Bondsman: S. Jones.
John R. Sparks & Pricilla Reece, May 6, 1847. Bondsman: Spencer Jones.
Joseph Sparks & Elizabeth Wilson, January 7, 1847. Bondsman: Nath. Wilson.
Matthew Sparks & Elizabeth Mosby, March 26, 1849.
Nancy Sparks & Jordon England, January 9, 1849. Bondsman: Spencer Jones.
Matthew Sparks & Mary A. McNeeley, March 26, 1849. Bondsman: Spencer Jones.
Joseph Sparks & Elizabeth Dooley, 1849.
Oney Emily Sparks & Thanas Aarons, October 31, 1852. He aged 22, born in Green County, Term.; she aged 21,
Polly E. Sparks & Dan England, December 29, 1853. He aged 22; she aged 17.
Sarah C. Sparks & John M. Smith, November 22, 1853. He aged 25; she aged 25.
Martha C. Sparks & Austin Loy, September 4, 1867. He son of Manerva Loy; she daughter of Josiah Sparks.
Matthew Sparks & Juliet E. Akin, January 21, 1868. He aged 34 the 25th of this month, born in Adair County, 2d marriage; she aged 24, daughter of Joseph K. Akin.

ALLEN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1815-1865)
Filson Club

Stephen Sparks & Elizabeth J. Levi, June 3, 1843. Bondsman: Z. B. Thackston.

BOURBON COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1785-1866)
Copied by Paul E. Sparks.

George Sparks & Elizabeth Wells, June 14, 1790. (Book I, page 8) Father: Richard. Bondsman: Wm, Paren.
John Sparks & Caty Waddel, August 22, 1792. (Book I, page 23)
Joseph Sparks & Anne Wilson, January 19, 1797. (Book I, page 35)
Micha Sparks & Benjmin (Benjamin?)Stokes, April 30, 1815. (Book 2, page 53)
Nancy Sparks & Stephen Barton, June 10, 1814. (Book 2, page 56)
William Sparks & Sarah Barton, January 15, 1815. (Book 2, page 56)
Fanny Sparks & Augustus Forsythe, January 17, 1819. (Book 2, page 67)
Polly Sparks & Robert Mclntire, February 18, 1921. (Book 2, page 76)
William Sparks & Eliza Barton, September 21, 1826. (Book 2, page 90)
Charlotte Sparks & Thomas W. Gerrard, September 4, 1827. (Book 2, page 144)
Wesley Sparks & Jane Givens, April 8, 1828. (Book 2, page 226)
Hiram B. Sparks & Josephine Turpen, January 30, 1831. (Book 2, page 221)
Elias Sparks & Elizabeth Jane Hall, 1837.
Nancy Sparks & Charles French, 1846.
Sarah Sparks & Elijah May, 1846.
Richard Sparks & Mary E. Williams, 1864.
George W. Sparks & Harriett Connor, 1866.

BRACKEN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1796-1857)--Filson Club

Thomas Sparks & Mahala Taylor, January 21, 1822. Married by Rev. Jeremia Lawson.

BULLITT COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS--Filson Club

Orson Sparks & Peggy Burdett, September 3, 1811. ng>CALLOWAY COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1822-1844)--Filson Club

Jane Sparks & John Jeffrey, February 25, 1834.
Caroline Sparks & Thomas Bizzell, March 28, 1836.
Burrel Sparks & Rebecca Morris, November 3, 1839.
William Sparks & Sarah Buoy (Bailey?), January 3, 1843.
Burrell Sparks & Minerva Woodall, December 25, 1844.

CARTER COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1838-1876)
Copied by Clerk

Martha Sparks & James Litteral, October 29, 1841.
Nelson Sparks & Margaret Mauk, March 14, 1843.
James Sparks & Susanah Whitt, March 30, 1843.
John Sparks & Emily Henderson, February 12, 1844.
Isaac Sparks & Mary N. Jones, February 20; 1849.
Q. Jesse B. Sparks & Sarah Falkner, May 2, 1851.
Hugh S. Sparks & Nancy Curnutte, April 10, 1852.
Daniel Sparks & Elizabeth Sparks, June 15, 1852.
Levi H. Sparks & Nancy Lawson, July 7, 1860.
Emma Z. Sparks & John Harper, December 28, 1861.
Sarah Sparks & Frederick Mauk, April 2, 1862.
Martha Sparks & Jesse Briant, December 22, 1863.
Thomas Sparks & Galena Stegall, June 30, 1864.
Mary Sparks & John Lawson, July 12, 1864.
Isaac Sparks & Polly Branham, January 17, 1865.
Peter P. Sparks & Julia Cox, December 19, 1865.
William H. Sparks & Clerrinda Harris, February 12, 1866.
Mary E. S. Sparks & Isaac Middleton, October 14, 1866.
Jesse Sparks & Careasey Fults, December 4, 1866.
George W. Sparks & Rebecca Burchett, July 6, 1867.
Manerva Sparks & Washington Boggs, February 23, 1868.
Syntha Sparks & Arthur Prince, February 2, 1869.
William Sparks & Malinda J. Stephens, October 2, 1873.
Amanda Sparks & Thomas M. Clark, June 13, 1876.

CASEY COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS--Filson Club

Elihu Sparks & Josephine Gill, July 20, 1865. He of Casey County; she of Jessamine County.

CHRISTIAN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS
Filson Club

Susan Sparks & Richard Savage, March 28, 1819. Father: Thomas.
Sally Sparks & Martin Savage, May 28, 1819.
Aisley Sparks & James Bourland, May 6, 1820. He son of Archibald Bourland.

CLARK COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1793-1868)
Copied by Paul E. Sparks

Jenny Sparks & Francis Crouch, May 3, 1798, (Book 1, page 25) Bondsman: Lawrence Owen.
44.4 George Sparks & Fannie Stivers, January 27, 1800. (Book 1, page 34) Bondsman: Lawrence Owen.
John Spark & Mary Bradshaw, May 9, 1804. (Book 1, page 55) Bondsman: Edward Kendred.
William Sparks & Folly Rogers, November 26, 1805. (Book 1, page 62) Bondsman: James Quisenberry.
Isaak Sparks & Jane Malone, April 18, 1816. (Book 1, page 152) Bondsman: John Bush.
John William Sparks & Nancy Berry, September 23, 1868. (Book 3, page 96) Married by C. J. Vaught, M.G.,
M.E. Church at Levi Berry’s. Witt: William Hall and Ambrose Hall.

(This compilation of Kentucky marriage records for persons named Sparks will be continued in subsequent issues of The Sparks Quarterly.)


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SPARKS MARRIAGES IN KENTUCKY

By Paul E. Sparks

(Continued from page 722)

DAVIESS COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1851~1890)

Mary C. Sparks & George C. Jackson, January 25, 1851. (Book A, page 220) Minister: H. L. Ellis.

Elizabeth Sparks & Samuel Lanham, August 17, 1857. (Book D, page 93) Bondsmen: Samuel Lanham and George W. Jackson. Minister: A. Brown

Robert F. Sparks & Sarah Jane Lanhffln, June 13, 1859. (Book E, page 71) Father: Oliver Sparks gives consent. Witnesses: Samuel Lanham & Thomas G. Watkins. (Robert Sparks made his mark. Oliver signed.)

Joe Ann Sparks & Andrew B. Alsop, January 7, 1861. (Book F, page 9) Witnesses, John N. Terrell and Samuel Lanham. She was 23 years old. Father and mother born in Henry County, Kentucky. Witness: Robert T. Sparks.

Frank Sparks & Samira Helm, January 20, 1873. (Book M, page 198) Married by J. T. Ellis, M.G.B.C. Father: J. H. Helm gives consent. Married at residence of Straud Helm. Witnesses: Creed Burton and J. Bartlett.

William C. Sparks & Nancy Ann Helm, July 22, 1873. (Book M, page 368) Married by H. C. Ford. Bondsman: Jno. C. McFarland. Married at residence of George Helm, Witnesses: Joseph A. Helm and Henry C. Barrett.

R. F. Sparks & Martha A. Pagan, August 21, 1878. (Book P, page 321) Bondsman: William Pagan. Witnesses: William Jackson and G. D. Jackson, Married by J. A. Taylor. R. F. Sparks made his mark.

Albert Sparks & Josie Lacklin, December 8, 1884. (Book S, page 633) Witnesses: Christopher Sparks and W. H. Terrill. Father: Elijah Lacklin, gives consent.

D. W. Sparks & Sallie B. Gipe, January 7, 1886. (Book U, page 191) Witnesses: Austin Barry and James W. Gipe. Bondsman: Fred Gipe. D. W. Sparks made his mark.

Nannie C. Sparks & James L Alsop, April 12, 1887. (Book V, page 391) Witnesses: J. P. Wilson and J. S. Storman. Bondsman: Pig Terrill. R. C. Sparks gives Consent.

J. H. Sparks & Mollie York, January 4, 1888. (Book W, page 199) Withesses: W. Fry & John Nashan. Bondsman: George Tyler. (J, H. Sparks made his mark.)

J. S. Sparks & Anne Veatch, December 20, 1890. (Book Y, page 405) Witnesses: Addle Hand and Monroe Swindler. Bondsman: J. H. Bozarth.

ELLIOTT COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1869-1912)

Copied by Paul E. Sparks

Thomas B. Sparks & Arena Fields, August 30, 1869. (Book 1, page 4) Married by Ruben C. Sparks. Witness: Alfred Sparks. Bondsman: A. J.Sparks.

Perlina A. Sparks & J. C. Lyon, September 9, 1869. (Book 1, page 2) Married at home of Nelson Sparks.

Surrilda Sparks & E. C. Stephens, January 1, 1870. (Book 1, page ) Married by R. C. Sparks at home of Wesley Sparks.

John M. E. Sparks & Mary Johnson, April 29, 1871. (Book 1, page 18) Witness: Joel Sparks. Married by R. C. Sparks.

Eliza Sparks & James Middleton, August 17, 1871. (Book 1, page 20) Married by Levi H. Sparks, minister, at home of John Sparks. Witnesses: John Lawson & L. M. Mauk.

George W. Sparks & Louisa J. Creech, November 29, 1873. (Book 1, page 38) Witnesses: Joel Sparks and Thomas B. Sparks

Rena Sparks & George W. Sparks, March 19, 1880. (Book 1, page 58) Married at home of Joel Sparks. Witnesses: John W. Sparks & Martin Sparks.

Lisa Sparks & Thomas L. Kelley, November 10, 1881. (Book 1, page 80) Married at home of Martha Sparks.

Dicy Sparks & Jasper N. Day, January 7, 1882. (Book 1, page 108)

Clarinda Sparks & S. C. Sparks, July 19, 1883. (Book 1, page 112)

L. C. Sparks & Clinda W. Sparks, July 19, 1883. (Book 1, page 112) Witnesses: Thomas Sparks and William Sparks.

John T. Sparks & Martha E. Stegall, October 11, 1886. (Book 1, page 126)

Perlina Sparks & Michael Whitt, October 15, 1886. (Book 1, page 126)

Laban T. Sparks & Emily Lyon, December 9, 1880. (Book 1, page 66) Witness: Rube Sparks.

William Nesbitt Sparks & Elizabeth Sparks, December 9, 1880. (Book 1, page 66) Witness: James Sparks.

William L. Sparks & Louisa Rose, July 17, 1881. (Book 1, page 74)

James F. Sparks & Folly A. Parker, October 9, 1881. (Book 1, page 78)

William H. Sparks & Rachel Knipp, November 10, 1881. (Book 1, page 80) Witness: Nelson Sparks.

R. M, Sparks & Mellissa C. Brickey, December 17, 1881.

John F. Sparks & Lynne Waddle, June 22, 1883. (Book 1, page 114) Witness: Leborn Sparks; married at home of Susan Waddell. Married by Levi H. Sparks, minister.

R. B. Sparks & Hannah Kelley, June 22, 1883. (Book 1, page 114)

John C. Sparks & Mary E. Green, December 30, 1883. (Book 1, page 116) Witnesses: Isaac W. Sparks and Robert M. Green.

Martin Sparks & Missouri Prince, January 20, 1884. (Book 1, page 118) Witness: Joel Sparks.

Robert L. Sparks & Lina Lyon, September, 1886. (Book 1, page 122)

Polly Sparks & William Stephens, November 8, 1886. (Book 1, page 130)

Ceriy [?] E. Sparks & Robert M. Green, July 24, 1880. (Book 1, page 60) Witnesses: A. J. Sparks and Isaac Sparks)

America V. Sparks & Harvey Gray, February 23, 1888. (Book 2, page 352) Married at home of Joel D. Sparks.

Ellen Sparks & Albert Jones, January 14, 1882. (Book 1, page 84)

Margaret Sparks & James Sparks, January 25, 1892. (Book 2, page 10) Witness: John Sparks.

Ida Sparks & MiIJ,ard Barker, August 8, 1892. (Book 2, page 18)

William G. Sparks & Mary Stapleton, November 16, 1893. (Book 2, page 36)

Veriina Sparks & A. J. Human, March 21, 1894. (Book 2, page 44) Married at home of Joel Sparks.

Juda Sparks & Alfred Holbrook, April 12, 1894. (Book 2, page 44) Married at home of Rev. L. H. Sparks.

Rena Bell Sparks & Milton Terry, August 4, 1894. (Book 2, page 58)

Sarah L. Sparks & James Stidharn, July 25, 1892. (Book 2, page 60)

Abagail Sparks & Joseph P. Maggard, October 19, 1893. (Book 2, page 66)

Marinda Sparks & J. B. Felts, January 9, 1895. (Book 2, page 74) Married at home of A. J. Sparks.

Landon Sparks & Elvira Pennington, February 13, 1887. (Book 1, page 130) Witness: Eli Sparks.

John J. Sparks & Sarah Rebecca Cox, October 11, 1887. (Book 1, page 140)

William Franklin Sparks & Ellen Griffiths, August .3, 1892. (Book 2, page 18)

Hugh Sparks, Jr., & Cynthia Fannin, January 1, 1894. (Book 2, page 38)

George M. Sparks & Mandy Greene, May 24, 1894. (Book 2, page 42)

Genetta A. Sparks & Alamander M. Sparks, November 1, 1897. (Book 2, page 156) Witness: Aley Sparks.

Cynthia Sparks & A. W. Lyon, June Il, 1898. (Book 2, page 170)

Laridon Sparks & Rena E. Creech, February 29, 1896. (Book 2, page 104)

Frank Sparks & Becky J. Binion, April 14, 1896. (B ook 2, page 112) Witnesses: Joel Sparks and William Sparks.

J. W. Sparks & Florence Hunter [?] July 2, 1896. (Book 2, page 114)

Hansford Sparks & Lulie F. Holbrook, October 7, 1896. (Book 2, page 122)

Hugh Sparks & Lindy Stephens, June 14, 1896. (Book 2, page 124)

Ida B. Sparks & J. B. Gilliaxn.

Laura B. Sparks & A. 0. Pezmington, December 21, 1895. (Book 2, page 106) Married at home of J. N. Sparks.

Emma Sparks & Rufus J. Kendall, September 2, 1896. (Book 2, page 124) Married at home of J. D. Sparks.

Nancy J. Sparks & William Skaggs, May 20, 1897. (Book 2, page 140) Married at home of L. H. Sparks.

Lilly M. Sparks & Richard M. Holbrook, October 14, 1897. (Book 2, page 148) Married at home of J. E. Sparks.

Wesley Sparks & Malinda Staphens, August 18, 1897. (Book 2, page 150) Witnesses: Reuben Sparks & Hugh Sparks.

Andrew Sparks & Bethena Williams, March 13, 1897. (Book 2, page 134) Witness: J. W. Sparks.

Elliott Sparks & Mallisa Ison, May 7, 1897. (Book 2, page 140)

William H. Sparks & Martha Griffith, (Book 2, page 140)

James P. Sparks & Mary F. Terry, May 15, 1897. (Book 2, page 142) Married at home of L. D. Sparks.

Colby Crawford Sparks & Nancy B. Branhain, September 25, 1897. (Book 2, page 146) His father: Levi Sparks. Witnesses: James W. Sparks and John Lawson. Married by Levi H. Sparks, minister.

Noah Sparks & Flora Porter, August 4, 1897. (Book 2, page 154)

Sarah R. Sparks & John F. White, January 10, 1900. (Book 2, page 208) Married at borne of Calvin Sparks.

Martha Sparks and Boon Niokies, March 23, 1900. (Book 2, page 214)

Stella Sparks & John L. Creech, October 9, 1900. (Book 2, page 216)

Celia J. Sparks & Harlan Gilliuin, September 15, 1899. (Book 2, page 218) Married at home of J. B. Sparks.

Bertha Sparks & A. T. Johnson, February 22, 1901. (Book 2, page 232) Married at home of F. D. Sparks.

Rebecca Sparks & Isaac Eldreidge, March 12, 1906. (Book 2, page 256) Married at home of L. D. Sparks.

Margaret Sparks & Hanson McFarland, March 4, 1902. (Book 2, page 266) Married at home of L. H. Sparks. Witness: James L Sparks. Married by L. H. Sparks, minister.

William Sparks & Ida Stephens, October 1, 1902. (Book 2, page 270) Witnesses: William Sparks, Sr., and Green Sparks.

Minnie Sparks & David Gray, September 21, 1902. (Book 2, page 272)

Eliza M. Sparks & R. E. Skaggs, February 27, 1904. (Book 2, page 288) Married at home of Nelson Sparks.

James K. Sparks & Laura Hay, March 25, 1898. (Book 2, page 158)

Dell Sparks & Nancy Johnson, December 30, 1897. (Book 2, page 162)

W, M. Sparks & Florence Kinster, February 4, 1900. (Book 2, page 206)

William B. Sparks & Pearlie Porter, February 19, 1900. (Book 2, page 206)

Ander Sparks & Malessa Lyon, October 5, 1900. (Book 2, page 220) Married at the home of Wiley Lyon. Witness: William Sparks.

Marion Sparks & Rebecca Griffiths, September 5, 1900. (Book 2, page 222)

Frances Sparks & John Conn, November 10, 1904. (Book 2, page 296) Married at the home of W. H. Sparks.

Mary A. Sparks & Robert Lambert, June 5, 1903. (Book 2, page 316) Married at the home of Boon Sparks.

Martha Sparks & Martin Brickey, July 12, 1906. (Book 2, page 348). Married at the home of Bruce Sparks.

Mertie Sparks & Martin Brickey, February i2###, 1906. (Book 2, page 352)

Effie Sparks & V. H. Redwine, April 12, 1908. (Book 2, page 366)

Rilda Sparks & Timothy Skaggs, October 14, 1908. (Book 2, page 378) Married at the home of Benton Sparks. Witnesses: Benton Sparks.

Mary S. Sparks & Thomas H. Skaggs. (Book 2, page 396) Married at the home of Nelson Sparks. Witness: H. P. Sparks.

Florence Sparks & W. A. Cox, January 23, 1910. (Book 2, page 398)

Corrinda Sparks & William F. Nichols, December 2, 1903. (Book 1, page 160) Married at the home of Nelson Sparks.

Nancy Sparks & Alonza Sparks, October 31, 1902. (Book 1, page 178) Married at the home of L. D. Sparks. Witness: James K. Sparks.

Nelson Sparks & Emma Johnson, February 25, 1902. (Book 2, page 262)

William Sparks & Ida Stephens, October 1, 1902. (Book 2, page 270) Witnesses: William Sparks, Sr., and Green Sparks.

Frank Sparks & Sarah Marshall, August 9, 1902. (Book 2, page 274)

George Sparks & Martha Stephens, June 20, 1903. (Book 2, page 282)

Henry (Harry) Sparks & Mary Barker, March 10, 1904. (Book 2, page 284) Witness: Ellington Sparks.

James W. Sparks & Mary Lyon, January 25, 1903. (Book 2, page 320)

Willie A. Sparks & Mary J. Creech, January 2, 1904. (Book 2, page 322) Witness: M. B. Sparks.

D. N. Sparks & America Waggoner, December 16, 1903. (Book 2, page 322)

Colby C. Sparks & Julia B. Mauk, July 1, 1905. (Book 2, page 328)

Henry D. Sparks & Rebecca Bear, August 17, 1905. (Book 2, page 332) Married at the home of Bruce Sparks.

Sarah Sparks & George Ison, February 20, 1908. (Book 1, page 188) Married at the home of Elisha Sparks.

Marinda Sparks & John Lyon, June 5, 1903. Book 2, page 408) Married at the home of J. C. Sparks.

Mintie Sparks & W. C. Mauk, September 15, 1910. (Book 2, page 412) Married at the home of Elizabeth Sparks. Witness: Milford Sparks.

Jane Sparks & Thurman Johnson, December 24, 1910. (Book 2, page 414)

Alma Sparks & Martin Sparks, October 7, 1911. (Book 2, page 426) Married at the home of Albert Sparks. Witness: Alvin Sparks.

Flora Sparks & Elisha Barker, May 22, 1890. (Book 2, page 428) Witness: Elbert Sparks.

Jane Sparks & Willie Skaggs, July 4, 1912. (Book 2, page 446) Witness: Minta Sparks.

Polly A. Sparks & Dewie Ritchie, (Book 2, page 448)

Rufus Newton Sparks & Anna Ferguson, January 10, 1906. (Book 2, page 336)

Green Sparks & Jane Jones, October 30, 1909. (Book 1, page 180) Witness: Hugh Sparks.

James Franklin Sparks & Nannie Kendall, April 1, 1906. (Book 1, page 188)

Harrison Sparks & Grace Kunsford, August 10, 1910. (Book 2, page 408)

Eli Sparks & Julia Rose, July 13, 1911. (Book 2, page 424)

Monroe Sparks & Susan Ratliff, November 4, 1911. (Book 2, page 432)

Julia Sparks & George Waggoner, September 24, 1903. Married at the home of J. A. Sparks.

L. C. Sparks & Susan Holbrook, August 1, 1889. His father born in N.C. Bondsman: . F. N. Sparks.

James B. Sparks & Amanda Kegley, May 20, 1890. His father born in Carter Co., Ky.

G. W. Sparks & Lucinda Sargant, September 14, 1888. His father born in N.C.

ESTILL COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1810-1851)

As copied by Annie Walker Burns

Isaac Sparks & Annis McGuire, September 18, 1810.
Peggy Sparks & Nathaniel Oldham, May 6, 1812.
James Sparks & Susanna Rogers, 1813.
Amis Sparks & Richard McKinney, February 14, 1813.
Catherine Sparks & Isaac Henry, July 25, 1819.
Franky Sparks & James Crouch, October 28, 1824.
Folly Sparks & Jeremiah Fowler, April 14, 1825.
Thomas Sparke & Patsy Powell, April 20, 1825.
James Sparks & Nancy Newman, December 9, 1825.
Thcsnas Sparks & Polly Sparks, August 7, 1826.
William Sparks & Hannah Skinner, August 11, 1829.
John Sparke & Nancy Eastis, February 3, 1831.
Margaret Sparks & Allen Roberts, June 10, 1835.
Susan Sparks & John Easter, December 31, 1835.
Samuel Sparks & Letty Bonny, February 9, 1837.
Elizabeth Sparks & David Adams, June 9, 1837.
Barnett Sparks & Mary Mirche [?], January 17, 1839.
Polly Sparks & Stephen White, April 14, 1839.
Alfred Sparks & Sally Cole, November 29, 1839.
Joseph Sparks & Malinda Barnes, March 12, 1846.
William Sparks & Susan Ann Bony, March 16, 1847.
John Sparks & Mary Jane Murphy, August 2, 1849.
William Sparks & Sally Ann Crouch, May 2, 1850
Sally Ann Sparks & Thomas Crouch, November 24, 1851.


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SPARKS MARRIAGES IN KENTUCKY

By Paul E. Sparks

(Continued from page 746)

FAYETTE COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1802-1880)

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Will Sparks & Marion W. Hillix, December 22, 1841. (Book 1, page 132) Bondsman: Jas. F. Hillix.
Margt. A. Sparks & Richd. L. Taylor, April 22, 1840. (Book 1, page 130)
Thomas Sparks & J. F. Spiers, September 8, 1843. (Book 1, page 147) Bondsman: William Sparks.
James Sparks & Mary Corman, August 24, 1845. (Book 1, page ---) Bondsmen: Geo. F. Corman.
Jerome Sparks & Mary Holmes, August 21, 1849. (Book 2, page 128) Bondsman: Sarah Wallace.
W. S. Sparks & Mrs. Judith A. St.Clair, April 30, 1850. (Book 2, page 148) Bondsman: G. W. Cunningham.
Jonas Sparks & Mrs. Sarah Stephens, June 22, 1853. (Book 2, page 250)
Joseph S. Sparks & N. J. Lawless, January 12, 1857. (Book 3, page 13)
Lucy Sparks & Columbus Jenkins, December 11, 1871. (Book 5, page 68) Married in the Christian Church.
Nellie Sparks & Newton Jenkins, September 26, 1872. (Book 5, page 108) Married in the Church of Christ.
B. R. Sparks & E. H. Bell, September 7, 1875. (Book 5, page 222)
W. W. Sparks & Sarah Jane Smiley, September 18, 1879. (Book 5, page 380) Married in the Christian Church.

FLEMING COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1798-1886)

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Hannah Sparks & Franklin Casady, July 12, 1866. (Book B, page 392) She aged 19, born in McGoff in County, Ky., Father born, in Virginia. He aged 48. Married at home of John A. Sparks.

Sarah B. Sparks & Charles R. Nealis, May 30, 1870. (Book G, page 272) She aged 19, born in Henry County, Ky.; Parents born in Morgan County, KY. He aged 32, born in Fleming County, Ky.

Rebecca J. Sparks & Michael S. Planck, August 19, 1886. (Book Q, page'74) She aged 17, born in Robertson County, Ky.; Father born in Nicholas County, Ky.

FLOYD COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1799-1860)

From a copy in the Filson Club

Allen Sparks & Elizabeth Keesee, June 27, 1822.
Richard Sparks & Mary Ann Stratton, March 22, 1860.

FRANKLIN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1794-1864)

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William H. Sparks & J. Tinie Arnold, July 1, 1864.

GALLATIN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1798, Book I)

From a copy in the Filson Club

Henry Sparks & Mary McClaskey, January 15, 1807.

GREENUP COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1803-1850)

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Dulcena Sparks & Thomas Walker, November 19, 1828.
Isaac Sparks & Lucinda Thomas, March 15, 1833. James Thomas, father of Lucinda, Bondsman.
William Sparks & Emmaline Hyde, January 1, 1828. Bondsman: Lewis Hyde. James L. Hyde, father, gives consent.
Catherine Sparks & James W. Howard, December 12, 1836.
William Sparks & Elizabeth Hager, December 27, 1848. Consent given by Elizabeth Hager & Thomas Sparks.
Solomon Sparks & Angeline Roister, September 10, 1850. Bondsman: John Holbrook.

HARDIN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1792-1827)

From a copy in the Filson Club

Elizabeth Sparks & Benj. Johnson, April 17, 1800.
Nancy Sparks & John Winchester, June 18, 1803. Married by Benj. Johnson.
Polly Sparks & Charles Norris, November 10, 1827.

HARRISON COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1793-1881)

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James Sparks & Nancy Godman, December 13, 1821. (No. 1545) Married by Augustine Eastin, Clerk.
Catharine Sparks & William Jones, February 20, 1823. (No. 1610) Married by Augustine Eastin, Clerk.
Ann Sparks & Henry Batterton, September 4, 1825. (No. 1392) Married by Leroy Cole.
Mary Sparks & Baylus Jones, April 11, 1826. (No. 2006) Married by Lewis Corbin.
Thomas W. Sparks & Luannah McDaniel, May 15, 1828. (No. 2226) Married by D. D. Dyche.
Mary Sparks & Joseph J. Hannen, November 16, 1826. (No. 2072) Married by H. McDaniel.
Nancy Sparks & Stephen Barton, January 11, 1831. (No. 2463) Married by Isaac Collard.
Julia Sparks & Balus Jones, October 1, 1831.
Silas Sparks & Isabella Givens, September 26, 1833. (No. 2694) Married by William Tucker.
Elias M. Sparks & Elizabeth Jane Hall, July 9, 1839. (No. 3044) Married by William Tucker.
William Sparks & Eliza Taylor, December 15, 1846. (No. 3926) Married by S. V. Lee.
Nancy Sparks & Charles French, January 13, 1846. (No, 3833) Married by S. V. Lee.
John Sparks & Jane Bramel, March 22, 1855. (No. 4797) Married by S. V. Lee.
G. W. Sparks & Lucy O. Duncan, June 11, 1858. Married by Duncan Harding.
Elizabeth Sparks & Charles P. Talbott, November 3, 1857. Married by Y. R. Pitts.
Harriet Sparks & Duncan Jones, June 17, 1858. Married by Duncan Harding, J.P.
Amos Sparks & Nausea Jane Slade, July 20, 1863. Married by Ransom Lancasten.
Richard Sparks & Mary B. Williams, March 1, 1864. Married by William Pinkerton.
George W. Sparks & Harriet Conner, January 7, 1866. Married by Z. M. Lee.
Jane C. Sparks & F. G. Craig, November 15, 1866. Married by S. L. Helm.
Sarah E. Sparks & William R. Whitaker, September 8, 1881. Married by William Batliff.

HENRY COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1798-1884)

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32.1.8 Walter Sparks & Susan Prewitt, February 8, 1814. Father: Coleman Prewitt.

Oliver Sparks & Elizabeth Locklin, Jr., December 3, 1833. Mother: Elizabeth Locklin, Sr.

Ibby Ann Sparks & Isaac P. McConnell, January 25, 1837, Mother: Isabella Sparks.

William Sparks & Cath. Tiller, April 4, 1837.

John Sparks & Nelly Follis, August 14, 1837, Father: George Follis, deceased.

Nancy Sparks & William Hardin, October 4, 1838.

Richard Sparks & Milly Ann Satterwhite, January 7, 1840. Mother: Elizabeth Satterwhite.

Mary Jane Sparks & Elias McGruder, March 18, 1844, Father: John Sparks.

Sarah Sparks & Marquis Maddox, May 25, 1848. Father: John Sparks.

Fountain Sparks & Phebe Ann Sparks, July 30, 1848. His father: Fountain Sparks. Her father: William Sparks.

Robert Sparks & Elizabeth Estis, May 28, 1849. His father: Robert Sparks. Her mother: Josena Estis.

William Sparks & Mary B. List, October 11, 1853.

Isham Sparks & Sarah Prewitt, July 11, 1854.

Oliver Sparks & Sarah A. Maddox, October 10, 1854.

Thomas A. Sparks & Caroline Montfort, June 9, 1855.

John Sparks & Inreah Schooler, November 14, 1859.

John W. Sparks & Elizabeth Threlkeld, January 13, 1865.

Robert Sparks & Elizabeth Johnson, March 11, 1872.

A. T. Sparks & Sophrona P. Tate, April 4, 1878.

JohnW. Sparks & Clara Threlkeld, April 7, 1881.

Stephen Sparks & Elizabeth Ethington, November 27, 1884.

HOPKINS COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1807-1868)

From a copy in the Filsan Club

Noah Sparks & Lucinda Newton, June, 1842. Married by N. Harding.

Samuel Sparks & Ann Anderson, January, 1843 Married by N. Harding.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1780-1875)

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Stephen Sparks & Catha Padget, August 13, 1799. Married by Jacob Linton. (Book I, page 34)

Alice Sparks & Ben Newkirk, November 30, 1801. (Book I, page 40)

Eliza Sparks & Nathe Kuykendall, November 29, 1802. (Book I, page 43)

Eliza Sparks & Nathe Richter, September 13, 1804. Affidavit made. Married by W, Kavenaugh. (Book I, page 49)

Rebecca Sparks & John Pringle, December 10, 1804. (Book I, page 50) Hannah Sparks & John Smith, September 6, 1808. Bondsman: William Sparks. Father: Walter Sparks. Consent proven by oath of his son, said William Sparks. Married by Reubin Smith. (Book I, page 62)

Joanna Sparks & Benj'n Lovelace, September 13, 1813. Bondsman: William Sparks. Father: Walter Sparks. Consent proven by William Sparks. Married by L Hobbs. (Book I, page 77)

Sarah Spark & Rowland Hampton, June 16, 1816. Bondsman: Henry Stonestreet. Witness: Charles Dunn, Father: William Sparks, consent in writing. Married by Benj'n Allen, (Note: Register and bond give John Sparks as the father) (Book I, page 90)

Ezra Sparks & Catherine Griffey, March 22, 1819. The said Catherine being the daughter of Samuel Griffey whose consent was given in person. Married by Benj'n Allen, (Book I, page 103)

Elizabeth Sparks & John C. Smith, February 15, 1820. Said Elizabeth being daughter of Walter Sparks whose consent was certified. Witness: Samuel K. Sparks. (Book I, page 113)

Nancy Sparks & Wiley Greggs, August 1, 1822. Said Nancy being daughter of William Sparks whose consent is certified, Married by Richard Sharp. (Book I, page 136)

Fanny Sparks & Isham Wilhoite, September 29, 1823. Said Fanny being daughter of William Sparks, dec'd., and of Mourning Sparks, his widow. Consent proven by John Browa. Married by James Ward. (Book I, page 147)

Edward Sparks & Nancy Jones, December 29, 1824. She of lawful age and daughter of ----- Jones, Married by Lacjaens Carpenter. (Book I, page 161)

Nimrod Sparks & Susan Parker, February 18, 1826. Said Susan being daughter of Thomas Parker whose consent is certified. Married by James Ward,. (Book I, page 170)

James Sparks & Elizabeth Mattocks, August 18, 1837. Bondsman: John C. Hale. Mother: Mrs. Peggy Mattocks, Married by Daniel C. Ban~e. (Book 3, page 4)

Sarah Sparks & Craven K. Slaughter, May 5, 1840. Mother: Mrs. Elizabeth Sparks. (Book 3, page 74)

Susan Sparks & Henry L. Ball, November 15, 1842. She a widow of Nimz'od Sparks, dec'd, Married by 1!. Holman. (Book 4, page 16)

Joseph Sparks & Sarah McMann, January 15, 1846. She a daughter of Eveline McMann who consents as proven by oath of George W. Griffey. Married by George IL Crumbough. (Book 4, page 108)

Alezander K. Sparks & Louisa Antle, July 22, 1846. The said Louisa being without parents or guardian and having been raised by her grandfather, Samuel Giffy who consents in person. Married by Samuel Helm. (Book 4, page 111)

Julia Sparks & George W. Stephens, September 3, 1847. She being daughter of Sarah Sparks who consents hereto in writing as proven by oath of William I. Sparks. Married by W. Holman, (Book 4, page 168)

William Sparks & Evelina McMahan, October 21, 1849. She the widow of Jno. McMahan as proved by William Fleming. Married by John Singer. (Book 5, page 15)

Richard N. Sparks & Eliza B. Welch, April 24, 1850. She without parents or guardian as proved by And. Martin. Married by John Kennedy. (Book 5, page 38)

Mary Ann Sparks & James Taylor, June 4, 1851. She a daughter of C. Sparks whose written consent is proved by Thomas Sparks. Married by W. Holman. (Book 5, page 95)

Daniel S. Sparks & Jane Ann Churchman, July 12, 1851. She a daughter of Elijah Churchman who consents hereto in person. Married by Francis Thomson. (Book 5, page 98)

Tinsley Sparks & Susan Humble, January 4, 1855. She of full age as proven by William J. Humble. Married by Wm. P. Barnett. Witnesses: Wm. P. Baird and Wm. Sheene. (Book 6, page 89)

Benjamin Sparks & Cecelia C. Norman, November 29, 1856. She of full age as proven by Alex. Howell, Married by Wm. Holman. Witnesses: G. L. Reynolds and B. A. Waggoner. (Book 6, page 209)

N. N. Sparks & Jennie M. Terrill, February 24, 1858. (Book 7, page 66) Candacey Sparks & Oliver P. Ganote, July 22, 1858. Married by R. Downey Blair. Witnesseag A. J. Hall and F. Meret. (Book 7, page 91)

Holden Spark (or Sparks) & Eliza Jane Humble, September 30, 1860. Married by Wm. P. Barnett, Witnesses: Tho. Wheeler and Samuel Rigley. (Book 8, page 14)

Mildred Spark (or Sparks) & G. L Crittenden, August 6, 1862. Married by N. Holman. Witnesses: L. Vader and J. Moore. (Book 89 page 65)

Harvey Sparks & Emily Pound, September 12, 1866. Married by Wm. P. Barnett. Witnesses: N. B. Hopewell and Preston Wheeler. (Book 9, page 390)

Julia L, Sparke & C. C. Rule, March 2, 1869. Married by A. T. Spalding. Witnesses: Mrs. Sparks, Dr. Bell, and Mr. and Mrs. Lenart. (Book 10, page 74)

Samuel N, Sparks & Sarah Ellen Rouser, September 3, 1871. Married by Dennis Spurner. Witnesses: Jas. Swearingen, Frances Watson, and Maggie Shively. (Book 10, page 247)

William I. Sparks & Mary Carmin, February 3, 1872. Married by J. B. Wood. Witnesses: Mrs. Fannie Shy and Mary Wells. (Book 10, page 282)

William Sparks & Anna Blount, January 29, 1873. Married by William N, Pratt. (Book 11, page 39)

James Sparks & Annie Cole, December 10, 1874. Married by Samuel Matlack. Witnesses: James Terry and George N, Bache. (Book 11, page 167)

Mathie(?) Jane Sparks & Robert M. Thompson, September 8, 1875. Married by R. Downey Blair. Witnesses: John Sparks, S. Brentlinger, and Joseph Davis. (Book 11, page 215)

Lizzie Sparks & William Dale, October 7, 1875. Married by P. Gait Miller. Witnesses: B. 0. Pumphrey, W. K. Murphy, C. T. Murphy, and Jeptha Dale. (Book 11, page 220)

JESSAMINE COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1798-1870)

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(Note: The marriage books are either missing entirely, or have been misplaced in the Jessamine County Courthouse. The original papers, however, such as the ministers' returns, licenses, bonds, and parental permissions to marry (if applicable) were filed in boxes. These are difficult to examine, since they have been filed by year and by groom surname, all held together by rubber bands, I was assured that a project is underway to complete books again. The marriages which follow were copied from an index which simply gives the name and the book numbers From data sent us by Dorothy Sparks Foster, it is fairly safe to say that most of these undated marriages were performed between 1850 and 1860, and later. We have supplied a few birth dates, where known, to suggest an approximate year of marriage.)

Isaac Sparks & Maryann Hendrick, January 11, 1827.~ Bondsman: Joseph N, Hendrick. (Book 1, page 86)

Jerome Sparks & Sarah Wilmore, August 24, 1829, Bondsman: James Wilmore. (Book 1, page 104)

John A. Sparks & Martha Burch, December 23, 1838, (Book 1, page 167)

Martha Ann Sparks & James Burns, (Book 1, page 194)

Jerome A, Sparks (born 1843) & Molly A. Nooe, February 15, 1862. (Book 2, page 45)

Elihu Sparks & Josephine Gill. (Book 29 page 67)

Morean Sparks & Lizzie Clemmons. (Box 9)

Ann Eliza Sparks (born ca. 1837) & G. N. Rose. (Book 2, page 10)

Mary Jane Sparks & James N, Walters (Book 2, page 32)

Margaret P. Sparks (born ca. 1835) & Geo. D. Cornish. (Book 2, page 28)

Jane Ellen Sparks (born ca. 1831) & Ephraim Drake. (Book 2, page 47)

Eudora Sparks & John N. Stone. (Book 2, page 66)

Mary Sparks & George N. Corman. (Book 2, page 63)

Catharine Sparks & Gratton Corman, (Book 2, page 74)

George Wm. Sparks & Susie Watts. (Box 9)

Cathanine Sparks (born ca. 1841) & Robert Barr. (Box 1)

Sallie Morris Sparks & J. Hogan Ballard. (Box 1)

Chas. T. Sparks & Maya Funk. (Box 9)

Nimrod Sparks & Sudie Huggins. (Box 9)

Chas. S. Sparks & Mattie N. Broce. (Box 9)

Mary Sparks & James Carson. (Box 2)

Beatrice Sparks & Ambrose Corman. (Box 2)

Ella Sparks & Elvie Carpenter. (Box 3)

R. Morgan Sparks & Anna Steele Hughes. (Box 10)

Mrs. Eunice Sparks & H. L. Elder. (Box 4)

Jennie Sparks & Oliver C. Garvey. (Box 4)

Price Sparks & Birdie Stevens. (Box 10)

Samuel Sparks & Rhoda Webb. (Box 10)

Mary A. Sparks & David Knoble, Jr. (Box 6)

Mary Anna Sparks & Dillard Logan. (Box 6)

Bettie D. Sparks (born ca. 1846) & Marcellus McDaniel. (Box 7)

Emma Brown Sparks & Leonidas Robinson, (Box 8)

Conley Sparks & Pauline Spradling. (Box 10)

Buell Sparks & Martha Johnson. (Box 10)

Ida F, Sparks & S. L. Helm, Jr. (Box 5)


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SPARKS MARRIAGES IN KENTUCKY

By Paul E. Sparks

(Continued from page 766)

JOHNSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1843-1881)

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Dorcas Sparks & Aaron Fairchild, February 25, 1845. (Book I) Married by Henry Jayne.
Dianah Sparks & Wiley Craft, December 24, 1845. (Book I) Married by Henry Jayne.
William Sparks & Louisa Blevens, September 15, 1855. (Book I) He was aged 22 years; she was
aged 16. Oath of Daniel Blevens.
Henry Sparks & Mary Conley, November 2, 1857. (Book II, page 32) He was 22 years old; she
was 16.
Thomas Sparks & Peggy Johnson, August 19, 1858. (Book II, page 42) He was 26 years old;
she was 21.
Sarah Sparks & Peter Scaggs, October 27, 1858. (Book II, page 44) Witness: Andrew Scaggs.
Lucy Sparks & John Scaggs, December 25, 1858. (Book II, page 48)
Mary Ann Sparks & Layfayette McKenzie, February 17, 1859.
William Sparks & Martha Salyer, December 13, 1859. (Book II, page 58) Witnesses: Elisha
Sparks and Martin McKenzie.
Jane Sparks & Lemuel G. Janes, June 19, 1860. Witness: James McKenzie. (Book II, page 66)
Nathan Sparks & Elizabeth Craft, June 1, 1861. (Book II, page 82)
Lydia Sparks & Martin McKenzie, April 1, 1859. Witnesses: Elisha Sparks and James McKenzie.
Robert Sparks & Frances Melvinia Carter, August 14, 1865. Witnesses: Daniel Sparks and Daniel
Conley.
Diana Sparks & Edwin O’Bryan, August 21, 1866.
Jane Sparks & Ransome Lyons, May 16, 1867.
David Sparks & Elizabeth Evans, February 24, 1868. Witness: Robert Sparks.
Nancy Sparks & William J. McKenzie, December 25, 1873, in home of William Sparks. She was
aged 17 years. Her father and mother both born in Kentucky.
Elizabeth Sparks & James McDowell, February 14, 1874, in home of Matthew Sparks. She was
31 years old and both her parents were born in Bath County, Kentucky. Marr iage performed in
home of Matthew Sparks.
Tillman Sparks & Susie E. Murry, May 6, 1874, in houae of Sam Murry. He was 24 years old; his
father was born in North Carolina, his mother in Kentucky.
Benjamin Sparks & Nancy Jane Caudill, January 6, 1876. He was 20 years old. Survilla Sparks
& Eslen M. Lyons, February 9, 1877. He was 22 years old, his father’s name was Nickles.
Allen Sparks & Mary Hundley, March 9, 1877, in house of Matthew Sparks. His father born in North
Carolina.
William Henry Sparks & Susan Alley, 1877, in house of William Sparks. Nichelous Sparks &
Martha J. Williams, May 12, 1877, in house of Robert Sparks. He was 29 years old, his father
was born in North Carolina. She was 25 years old, she was born in Russell County, Virginia.
Margaret Sparks & William Mullins, November 4, 1881, in house of Elisha Sparks. She was 20
years old.

(These records of Sparks marriages in Kentucky will be continued in future issues of the Quarterly.)


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SPARKS MARRIAGES IN KENTUCKY

By: Paul E. Sparks (Continued from page 817)

LAUREL COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1825-1851)

From the Records of the Filson Club

Abraham?(Absolom?) Sparks & Elizabeth Miller, July 2, 1856. Bondsman: W. J. Miller.
Elizabeth Sparks & Caleb W. Catching, November 12, 1849.
Martha Sparks & Wesley Johnson, September 16, 1857. Bondsman: John W. Johnson.

LAWRENCE COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1822-1865)

Copied by Paul E. Sparks & Lawrence County Court Clerk

George Sparks & Nancy Short, July 31, 1822. (Book I, p. 12) Married by Stephen Wheeler, Baptist minister.
Thomas Sparks & Katherine Jayne, December 24, 1823. (Book I, p. 17) Married by Stephen Wheeler, Baptist minister.
Sarah Sparks & Henry Jayne, December 25, 1824. (Book I, p. 26) Married by James Wheeler, Jr., J.P.
Jarret Sparks & Elizabeth Boggs, September 19, 1825. (Book I, p. 31) Married by Stephen Wheeler, Baptist minister.
Calvin Sparks & Sally Lyon, June 16, 1828. (Book I, p. 48) Married by Stephen Wheeler, Baptist minister.
Wiley Sparks & Sintha Holebrook, August 20, 1832. (Box 3) Married by Stephen Wheeler Baptist minister. Bondsman: John Holebrook.
Elijah Sparks & Sarah Evans, October 19, 1832. (Box 3) Consent of her father, Wesley Evans. Witnesses: Daniel Sparks & E. E. Stikes.
Dianah Sparks & Pardon Morris, 1832. (Box 2, missing?)
Sinay Sparks & Iray Isam, September 5, 1833. Bondsman: Calvin Sparks.
Elisha Sparks & Susannah Pridemore, December 16, 1833. (Box 3) Consent of her father, John Pridemore, of Floyd County. Bondsmen: Daniel Sparks, Saul Sparks,and David Sparks.
Franky Sparks & William Gent, September 20, 1834. (Book I, p. 116)
Daniel Sparks & Sarah Jayne, July 31, 1834. (Book I, p. 112)
Sarah Sparks & Tilman Craft, March 18, 1835. (Book I, p. 131)
Wesley Sparks & Nancy Keesee, June 19, 1835. (Book I, p. 121)
Frances Sparks & Reuben Keesee, December 1, 1836. (Book I, p. 134)
Charlotte Sparks & Andrew Cain, 1837. (Box 1)
Nicholas Sparks & Dorcas Ross, December 21, 1837. (Box 3) Bondsman: Robert Ross.
Kesiah Sparks & Campbell Gent, February 23, 1839. (Box 2, missing) Consent of her father, Thomas Sparks. Married by Stephen Wheeler, Baptist minister.
Etheldred Sparks & Ella Gent, October 14, 1841. (Box 3) Bondsman: Robert Ross.
Sirena Sparks & Daniel Castle, October 17, 1844. (Box 1)
John W. Sparks & Almeda Green, December 21, 1845. (Book II, p. 133) Married by Elder Rufus Humphrey.
Mary A. Sparks & Hiram Morrow, 1846. (Box 2, missing?)
Samuel Sparks & Nancy Scaggs, November 11, 1847. (Box 3) Consent of her father, Lewis Scaggs. Married by Lewis Scaggs.

Nancy Sparks & John Hutchison, March 21, 1847. (Book II, p. 112) Consent of her father,George Sparks. His father, Peter Hutchison. Married by William Barker. Witnesses:
William Green & James Mason.
Reuben Sparks & Elizabeth Dues, July 6, 1849. (Book II, p. 24)
Matthew Sparks & Hannah Adkins, January 18, 1852. (Book II, p. 48) He 21 years old; she 23 years old. Married by G. C. Burgess, J.P.
Alfred Sparks & Mary Ann Green, December 30, 1852. (Book II, p. 53) He born on head of Big Blame Creek; she in Scott County, Virginia. He 21 years old; she 14 years old.
Polly Sparks & Harvey Lester, May 11, 1854. (Book II, p. 72) He 21 years old; father, William Lester. She 18 years old; father, Calvin Sparks. He was born Taswil (i .e . Tazewell) County, Virginia; she born Lawrence County, Kentucky. Witnesses: Wiley
Sparks, William Lions, and Thomas Lester.
Polly Sparks & Lewis Lyon, January 2, 1854. (Book II, p. 77)
Bethena Sparks & David Curnutte, September 27, 1855. (Book II, p. 96)
Reuben Sparks & Mary Curnutte, December 18, 1857. (Book II, p. 114) He 28 years old; she 21 years old. Married by Enoch Green, Baptist minister. Witnesses: David & MaryWellrnan.
Nancy Sparks & Nelson White, January 8, 1857. (Book II, p. 106)
George Sparks & lafair Chafin, January --, 1858. (Box 3) He born in Johnson County,Kentucky, age 22, 1st marriage. She born in Logan County, Virginia, age 27, third marriage. Married by H. Moore, minister, Methodist Episcopal Church, South.
Nancy Sparks & Isaac Lester, February 4, 1858. (Book II, p. 121) He born in Tazewell County, Virginia, age 20 years. She 20 years old. Married at home of Garrett Sparks by Enoch Green, Baptist minister. Witnesses: R. R. Sparks & William Lyon.
Daniel Sparks & Eleanor Cordial, May 5, 1859. (Box 3) He born in Surry County, North Carolina, age 46 years, 2nd marriage. She born in Lawrence County, Kentucky, age 32 years, 1st marriage. Married by Enoch Green, Baptist minister.
Rebecca H. Sparks & John F. Green, October 27, 1859. (Book 3A, p. 31) He born in Cabell County, Virginia, 20 years. old. She born in Lawrence County, Kentucky, 17 years old. Married by Enoch Green, Baptist minister.
Lizy A. Sparks & Peter T. Burgess, 1860. (Box I)
Delilah Sparks & Elisha Wellman, 1860. (Book 3A, p. 25)
Peter Sparks & Alafair Jordan, February 15, 1860. (Book 3A, p. 31) He age 21. Her father, John W. Jordan. Married by John Hale, minister, Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Bondsman: Hiram J. Jordan. Witness: Jesse Jordan.
Allen Sparks & Anna Gibson, October 1, 1863. (Book 5, p. 69) Married by Silvester B. Miller, Baptist minister.
Joel Sparks & Eliza J. Adkins, 1863. (Book 5, p. 71)
Nelson Sparks & Surrilda Holbrook, December 15, 1864. (Book 5, p. 55) He 19 years old. She 15 years old. Witnesses: Jno. J. Gambill & William Boggs, Jr.
Martin Sparks & Nancy Colyer, October 20, 1865. (Box 3) His father, Wesley Sparks. Gemima Sparks & John Green, March 2, 1865. (Book 3A, p. 30) His father, Thomas Green. Married by Enoch Green, Baptist minister.
David L. Sparks & Thursa Curnutte, May 14, 1865. (Book 5, p. 83) Her father, Reuben Curnutte. Bondsman: David G. Curnutte. Married by Enoch Green, Baptist minister.
Seana Sparks & George Stephen, 1865. (Box 3)
Pheba J. Sparks & Francis Parker, 1865. (Book 5, p. 77)
Anna Sparks & Ellis Booth, 1865. (Book 5, p. 79)
Mahala A. Sparks & James L. Wheeler, 1865. (Book 5, p. 83)
Jennie Sparks & John Green, 1865. (Book 5, p. 83)
Rachel Sparks & Enoch Green, August 21, 1865. (Box 2) His father, Giles Green. Her father, Daniel Sparks.


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SPARKS MARRIAGES IN KENTUCKY

By: Paul E. Sparks

(Continued from page 887)

LEE COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1875-1885)

George W. Sparks & Mary S. Durbin, September 30, 1875. Bondsman:father, Silas Durbin. He was born in Estill County, Ky., aged 26, 1st marriage; parents born in Estill County, Ky. She was aged 16, 1st marriage; father born in Estill County, Ky., mother born in Missouri. Married by A. B. Williams. He living in Jackson County,
Ky. Book 1, p. 316.

Martha Ann Sparks & Sylvester Whisman, September 30, 1875. Bondsman: Aaron Warner. He was born in Lee County, Va., aged 20, 1st marriage; parents born in Va. She was born in Wolfe County, Ky., aged 19, 1st marriage; father’s birth place was unknown; mother born in Wolfe County, Ky. Married by Hiram Whisman. His residence, Wolfe County, Ky.

Julie Sparks & William Goocey, January 9, 1885. He was aged 25; she was aged 16. Married at Thomas Sparks’s.

LEWIS COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1806-1851)

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Katherine Sparks & Isaac Dickson, October 23, 1824. She was daughter of Joseph Sparks. Surety, James Sparks.
Harriet Sparks & Jesse Trusedale, Jr., February 2, 1828. (Both of age)
John Sparks & Elizabeth Launtz, 27 March 1830. She daughter of Curtis Launtz.
Thomas Sparks & Mary Wallingford, January 8, 1830. She dau. of John Wallingford.
Catherine Sparks & Eli Nash, September 3, 1832. She daughter of 1.2.5.10.2.5.1 Caleb Sparks.
William Sparks & Susanna Gilbert, March 22, 1834. She daughter of Elias Gilbert. Surety, Richard Nash.
Joseph Sparks & Isabella Ellis, January 8, 1834. Guardian, Joseph Sparks.

Cytha Ann Sparks & Jesse Nash, April 12, 1834. Surety, John Sparks. Certificate from James Nash, father of Jesse, giving his consent. Cytha Ann Sparks over 21 years of age as proved by oath of her brother, John Sparks. Married by D. K. Putnam, a legally authorized minister.
Joseph Sparks & Nancy Armstrong, January 8, 1837.
Ephraim Sparks & Sally Ann Reilly, January 8, 1837. She daughter of Sam’l. Reilly.
Elizabeth Sparks & William Arthurs, January 8, 1837.
William Sparks & Jane Trusedale, January 8, 1838.
Elizabeth Sparks & Michael Evans, January 8, 1838. She daughter of William Sparks.
Patsey Sparks & Joseph Yates, January 8, 1836. She daughter of James Sparks.
Sidney Sparks & Henry Tolle, January 8, 1830. Bondsman, Jeremiah Tolle.
John Sparks & Angelina Brown, January 8, 1843. She daughter of Daniel Brown.
Julia Ann Sparks & Charles Patton, January 8, 1845. She daughter of James Sparks and Malinda Sparks.
Jonas Sparks & Martha Patton, January 8, 1845. She daughter of Charles Patton. He son of Malinda Sparks. Bondsman, Charles Patton.
William Sparks & Cynthia Ann Entemann, January 8, 1846.
Jesse Sparks & Nancy Patton, January 8, 1846. She daughter of William Patton.
William Sparks, Jr., & Polly Meenach, January 8, 1847. She a daughter of Alexander Meenach.
Caleb Sparks & Elizabeth Dixon, January 8, 1849.
Edward F. Sparks & Sally Criswell, January 8, 1B49. He a son of William Sparks. Bondsman, William Sparks.
James H. Sparks & Phebe Davis, January 8, 1848. She a daughter of George Davis.

(Editor’s note: It is apparent that 'January 8' has been supplied as the month and the day for nearly all of the above marriages; why this should have been done is a mystery. The original documents undoubtedly contain the correct dates.)

LINCOLN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1780-1851)

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David Sparks & Araminta Cox, December 30, 1797. Bondsman, Thomas Cox.

MADISON COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1830-1900)

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Rachel Sparks & John MoQueen, December 25, 1830. Book 1, p. 178.
William Sparks & Aly Seaborn, married by Isaac Fowler May 28, 1849. Book 2, p. 25.
Margaret E. Sparks & Patterson Becknell, August 15, 1854. Book 2, pp. 79-80. She aged 12, he aged 23. Married In presence of William Carpenter and Louis Mobley by Mason Armstrong, M.G. of M.E.C.
Jeremiah Sparks & Miss Sally Morris, January 17, 1856. Book 2, p. 93. John Morris, Jr., bondsman. Both Morris & Sparks made marks. Certificate of William Sparks, father of Jeremain, attested by Levi Sparks and John Morris, Jr. Certificate of Vinson W. Morris attested by James M. Hurst and John Morris, Jr. Married at home of Jefferson Morris in Madison County in the presence of Robert Seabourn and Levi Sparks by Hiram Casteel.
Rebecca Sparks & James D. Harvey, Septeniber 10., 1864. Book 7, p. 429. She was born in Harlan County, Ky., aged 31, 1st marriage. He aged 35, 2nd marriage. Bondsman: Jesse Denham.
Absalom Sparks & Miss Susan Ann Turley, August 13, 1867. Book 2, p. 257. Married in presence of Robert Bogg and Mrs. Hannah Turley by James C. Caldwell, M.C.C.
John W. Sparks & Mary M. Horn, June 17, 1893. Book 23, p. 272.
George Sparks & Addie Warmuth, January 1, 1900. Book 26, p. 71. He aged 25; she
aged 14.

MASON COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1788-1850)

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Daniel Sparks & Sarah Bogard, November 9, 1789. She a daughter of Jacob Bogard. Thornton Sparks & Martha Littlejohn, July 9, 1831. She a daughter of John Littlejohn


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Whole Number 52

SPARKS MARRIAGES IN KENTUCKY

By: Paul E. Sparks

(Continued from page 935)

MORGAN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS 1822-1900

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William Sparks & Folly Lyon, May 2, 1832. Book 1, p. 22.
John Sparks & Mary Lykins, November 10, 1841. Book 1, p. 57.
John Sparks & Lucinda Waggoner, November 7, 1844. Book 1, p. 68.
Elijah Sparks & Angebine Blanton, August 18, 1869. Book 2, p. 30.
Joseph Sparks & Cyntha A. Kilgore, August 18, 1881. Book 2, p. 182.
Reuben D. Sparks & Florence Hutchinson, February 16, 1898. Book 3, p. 216.

NELSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1785-1850)

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William Sparks & Nancy Nall, June 5, 1817. Surety, John Nall. She a daughter of John Nall.
Joseph Sparks & Sally Bodine, November 13, 1848. Married by N. B. McClaskey.

NICHOLAS COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1799-1855)

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George Sparks & Rachel McClenehan, April 18, 1805. By John Persons.
William Sparks & Miss Caly Knox, May 18, 1820. By Peter Horn.
Jonas Sparks & Betsey Knox, October 30, 1821. By Richd. Thomas.
Atrisma Sparks & Isaac Baker, May 16, 1822. By James G. Leach.
Patsy Sparks & Isaac Baker, August 28, 1823. By Peter Horn.
William Sparks & Malinda Mattox, - - - - - , 1825. James Sparks & Polly Ellis, November 1, 1827. By John Rogers.
Susan Sparks & Abraham Inlow, July 17, 1828. By John Rogers.
Edward Sparks & Folly Moler, August 7, 1828. By Peter Horn.
Otho Sparks & Susan Snap, February 7, 1833. By Elijah B0 Chrisman.
Sally Ann Sparks & Noah Varner, April 7, 1833. By Abraham Shrout.
Polly Sparks & Abraham Shulse, January 20, 1836. By John Doughty.
George Sparks & Catherine Stokes, December 30, 1836. By James G. Leach.
Charles Sparks & Mary Ann Barnett, January 18, 1838. By Isaac Monson.
Elvira Sparks and James Hufstetter, September 21, 1841, By John Doughty.
Kitty Harriet Sparks & Ephraim Wilson, April 19, 1842. By Thomas Wilson.
John Sparks & Cyntha Bradshaw, August 23, 1849. By Peter Horn.
Margaret Sparks & Addison Young, September 30, 1852, By W. P. Ross, J.P.
Otha Sparks & Sarah I. Smith, July 6, 1853. By B. P. Buckner. Married at Charles Barnett’ s.
Samuel Sparks & Abigail H. McVey, July 18, 1854. By Abraham S. Barr. Married at John McVey’s.

OLDHAM COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1823-1880)

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Jack Sparks & Mary Crews, March 13, 1832.
Jane Sparks & William Leaford, August 19, 1833.
Edmund Sparks & Elizabeth Armstrong, Aru’il 11, 1844.
L. I. Sparks & H. Roney, March 17, 1852.
Fred B. Sparks & Mrs. Elizabeth Ashby, August 16, 1855.
Elizabeth Sparks & J. A. Sandefur, September 11, 1856.
Mary E. Sparks & John W. Wallace, March 14, 1857.
G. W. Sparks & Edmonia Blakemore, November 3, 1864.
Mitchell Sparks & Maggie Ragsdale, December 24, 1868.
John F. Sparks & Emma T. Brumley, January 10, 1879.

OWEN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1819-1890)

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Rhoda Sparks & George P. Hill, January 8, 1821. Bondsman: Henry Sparks, father.
Ibby Sparks & Lewis Smither, January 8, 1827. Bondaman: Anthony Sparks, father.
Madison Sparks & Winifred Stafford, February 5, 1827. Bondsman: Thomas Carter.
William Sparks & Juliann Warner, September 14, 1831. Bondsman: William Warner.
Thomas Sparks & Mariah Sparks, October 17, 1831. Bondsman: Thomas Sparks.
Henry Sparks, Jr., & Folly Smither, December 21, 1831. Bondsman, William Smither.
Middleton Sparks & Nancy Williams, April 30, 1832. Bondsman: Charles Williams.
Lucindy Sparks & Delvill Walker, August 31, 1836. Bondsman: Jno. P. Sparks.
Lucy Sparks & Robert J. Hill, March 11, 1837. Bondsman: John Sparks.
Nancy Sparks & Daniel Stow, May 18, 1837. Bondsman, Nancy Sparks.
Martha Sparks & Jesse B. Hill, October 2, 1837. Married by Joshua Wilboit.
Sarah Sparks & Bayless G. Harden, December 16, 1844.
Frances Sparks & John L. Hill, November 21, 1846. Bondsman: Anthony Sparks, father.
Mary Sparks & William H. Smith, July 8, 1848. Bondsman, Anthony Sparks, father.
A. I. Sparks & Sarah Ann Eads, September 13, 1849. Bondsman: John Lawler,
George W. Sparks & C. L. Weems, January 17, 1853. Bondsmen: Clarissa Weems & John - -
Thomas J. Sparks & Mildred Sparks, November 10, 1856. Bondsman: H. G. Smith.
R. H. Sparks & M. A. Yarbrough, July 31, 1863.
Jno. M. Sparks & A. Hardin, June 18, 1864. A. P. Sparks & Eva Roberts, September 16, 1869.
B. H. Sparks & M. B. Roberts, January 21, 1880.
Wesley S. Sparks & Sallie M. Sparks, February 25, 1885. Bondsmen: Thomas Moore & A. T. Sparks.
John A. Sparks & Moblie Clements, November 5, 1885. Bondsmen: C. N. White & Sidney Douthitt.
B. L. Sparks & Alice Bourne, August 25, 1889. Bondsmen: Dove Clark & William Gaines.

PERRY COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1820-1850)

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James Sparks & - - - - - - - - - - - - - - , September 26, 1836. By J. Haddin, J.P.
Ephraim Sparks & - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -, January 31, 1839. By Abie Pennington.

PIKE COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1821-1865)

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Mary Jane Sparks & Lorenza D. Hinkle, March 24, 1846.
Richard Sparks & Mary Johnson, January 24, 1849.
Keziah Sparks & Jacob Ratliff, December 2, 1852. She a daughter of Martha Sparks.
Martha Jane Sparks & William M. Helvy, July 19, 1856. She born in Lawrence County, Ky., and a daughter of B. Sparks.
Richard Sparks & Rebecca DavIs, March 15, 1865.
Margaret Sparks & Andrew Ratbiff, August 22, 1861. Married at Squire Ratliff’s.

SHELBY COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1792-1860)

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Elijah Sparks & Dinah Duncan, March, 1803. Book 1, p. 10.
Samuel Sparks & Caty Carr, May 8, 1806. Book 1, p. 22.
Richard Sparks & Mary Smith, March 27, 1806. Book 1, p. 28.
Leonard Sparks & Hannah Sharp, April 7, 1814. Book 1, p. 90.
John Sparks & Patsey Trailkill, September 26, 1822. Book 2, p. 3.
James Sparks & Sarah Threldkill, September 25, 1823. Book 2, p. 24.
Jonas Sparks & Paulina Polleweight, April 5, 1827. Book 2, p. 99. [NOTE: This was originally printed as James Sparks and was corrected in the Quarterly at page 3969.] Henry Sparks & Nancy Theldkild, December 9, 1830. Book 2, p. 128.

Nimrod C. Sparks & Penelope Tibby, February 10, 1834. Book 1833-1848, p. 76. She a daughter of Henry Tilly.
Walter J. Sparks & Eliza Ann Terrell, December 17, 1851. Book 1848-1853, p. --. She a daughter of A. B. Terrell.
William A. Sparks & Mary Louisa Haverton, December 30, 1852. Book 1848-1853, p. --. She a daughter of Allen Haverton.
Richard I. Sparks & Mildred Ann Pierce, March 2, 1858. Book 1853-1860, p. --. She a daughter of John M. Pierce.

SPENCER COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1824-1875)

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Massey Sparks & David Prind, December 23, 1824. Bondsmen: Harmon Sparks & David Prind. Witnesses: Paphall Lancaster.
Harman A. Sparks & Malinda Peak, December 26, 1824. Married by William Stout. Book 1, p. 3.
Sally Sparks & Willis MoGaughey, August 24, 1827. Bondsmen: Willis McGaughey & Benjamin Sparks. Married by William Stout. Book
, p. 19.
Betsey Sparks & James Booth, April 15, 1829. Bondsmen: Willis McGaughey & James Booth. Married by William Stout. Book 1, p. 33.
Duncan Sparks & Rachel Martin, December 2, 1834. Bondsmen: Willis McGaughey & Duncan Sparks. Married by William Stout. Book 1, p. 49.
Asa Sparks & Ailsa Purcell, June 13, 1839. Bondsmen: Alexander Purcell & Asa Sparks. Married by William Stout. Book 1, p. 94.
Asa Sparks & Jane Coleman, October, 1852. Bondsman: Robert Cunningham. Witnesses: Mrs. L, Page, Mrs .Collins, Mrs. Hartsciaw. Married at George L. Page’s. Book 2, p. 9.
Jackson Sparks & Ainanda J. Drake, December 1, 1852. Bondsmen: William Drake & Jackson Sparks. He over 21 years of age. Book 2, p. 16.
Mary Elizabeth Sparks & John C. Markwell, October 4, 1853. Bondsmen: Walter Sparks and John C, Markwell. Married by William P. Barnett at home of Walter Sparks. Witnesses: Milton McGrew & Samuel Harrison. Book 2, p. 54.
Susan C. Sparks & Charles W. Noble, December 1, 1875. Bondsmen: James Sparks & Charles W. Noble, Witnesses: George Vandike and Jack Vandike. Married by J. A. Henderson at home of James Sparks. Book 2, p. 849.

(Note by Paul E. Sparks: The marriage books are quite mixed up at Taylorsville. Book 1 is the minister’s returns, and some ministers made one return each year only consequently, there are no indexes. I spent the morning of July 9, 1965, going over Book 1 page-by-page of old faded writing. I believe I caught all the Sparkses.)

TRIMBLE COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1836-1880)

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Polly Sparks & Elijah Wilihoit, February 28, 1851.
John Pressley Sparks & Fannie Barnett Hancock, November 1, 1866. He born in Henry County, Ky., aged 27; his father born in Virginia, his mother born in Kentucky. She born in Thimble County, Ky., age 18; her father born in Virginia, her mother born in Kentucky.

A. J. Sparks & Catharine Murphy, September 16, 1879. Married at Mt. Carmel, Kentucky, Witnesses: Mary Ferris & William Ferris.

WOODFORD COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1788-1850)

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21.1.3.4 Martin Sparks & Catty Middleton, October 3, 1801. Bondsman: Lewis Sullivan.
James Sparks & Rachel Petty, August 18, 1804. Bondsman: Jacob Wilson.
73. Archibald Sparks & Elizabeth Carter, June 18, 1814. Bondsman: Jno B. Carter, father.
George Ann Sparks & Allen Carter, January 9, 1838.
Adeline Sparks & Joseph W. Williams, July 2, 1838. Bondsman: Henry MoHarth.
Berry F. Sparks & Sarah Simmons, Jane 21, 1849.


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NOTES ON A HARDIN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, SPARKS FAMILY

In Vol. 78, page 345, of the New England Historical and Genealogical Register appears the statement that John Winchester, who was born May 3, 1783, in New London, Connecticut, and died on August 30, 1859, in Morgantown, Indiana, married as his first wife NANCY SPARKS. The marriage bond for this union is recorded in Hardin County, Kentucky, and is dated June 18, 1803. Benjamin Johnson performed the marriage. According to the above source, Nancy died in 1813 or 1814. It is also stated that she was a brother of Job Sparks.

There are two other Sparks marriage bonds on record in Hardin County, Kentucky.

On April 17, 1800, Benjamin Johnson obtained a bond to marry Elizabeth Sparks on April 17, 1800, and on November 10, 1827, Charles Norris obtained a bond to marry Polly Sparks.


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Whole Number 68

MARRIAGE RECORDS OF SPARKSES IN LEWIS COUNTY, KENTUCKY - 1806-1890

Copied by Paul E. Sparks,  August, 1969


(Editor's Note: Marriages of Lewis County, Kentucky, are given on page 934. of the Quarterly (Vol. XIII, No. 3, September 1965) as copied from the records of The Filson Club, Louisville, Kentucky, The marriage licenses which follow were copied by Paul E. Sparks from the original records in the Lewis County courthouse, Vanceburg, Kentucky. As presented to our readers, these records are abstracts rather than the exact wordings.)

Book A, page 68. Katharine Sparks & Isaac Dickson. Security: James Sparks. License issued 23 October1824. No return. Isaac Dickson of lawful age as proved by his own oath & a certificate from Joseph Sparks, the father of Catharine, giving his consent duly proved and filed. J, H« Robb, Clerk.

Book A, page 87. Harriett Sparks & Jesse Trusdale, Jr. Security: Isaac Dickson. License issued 2 February 1828, married by Peter M. Cox, E.G.C., 5 February 1828. Both parties over age 21 as proved by oaths. Joseph Robb, Clk.

Book A,  page 97.  John Sparks & Elizabeth Launtz. Security: Hugh Wilson. License issued 7 March 1830, married by William  F. Mavity, E.C.C., 1 April 1830. John Sparks over age 21 & a certificate from Curtis Launtz giving his consent proved by oath of Hugh Wilson. Jos. Robb, Clk.

Book A, page 98. Thomas Sparks & Mary Ann Wallingford. Security: John Wallingford. License issued I9 April 1830, married by Thomas Warring 22 April 1830. Thomas Sparks over age 21 as proved by his oath & personal consent of John Wallingford, father of Mary Ann, given before me. Jos. Robb, C. Clerk.

Book A, page 99. Sidney Sparks & Henry Tolle. Security: Jeremiah Tolle. Certificate from Stephen Tolle father of Henry, giving his consent proved by oath of Jeremiah Tolle a witness thereto. A certificate from Joseph Sparks, father of Sidney, giving his consent as proved by oath of Jesse Trusedale. License issued 17 July 1830. No return. George W. Parker, D.C.

Book A, page 110, Catherine Sparks & Eli Nash. Security: 1.2.5.10.2.5.1 Caleb Sparks. License issued 3 September 1832, married by James McClain, J.P.L.C., 6 September 1832. Eli Nash over age 21 as proved by own oath, and personal consent of 1.2.5.10.2.5.1 Caleb Sparks, father of Catherine given before me. King D. McLane, D.C.

Book B, page _9. William Sparks & Syanna Gilbert. Security: Richard Nash. License issued 22  March 1834, married by James McClain, J.P.L.C., 23 March 1834.  William Sparks over age 21 as proved by his oath & certificate of consent from Elias Gilbert, father of Syanna.  Joseph Robb, C.C.L.G.

Book B, page 9. Cytha A. Sparks & Jesse Nash. Security: John Sparks. License issued 12 April 1834,  married by D. K. Putnam, Minister of the Gospel, 13 April 1834. Certificate from James Nash, father of Jesse, giving his consent proved by oath of John Sparks. Cytha Ann Sparks over age 21 as proved by oath of her brother, John Sparks.  Jos. Robb, Clk. LGC.

Book B, page 12. Joseph Sparks & Isabella Ellis. Security: John Thomson, Sr. License issued 18 August 1834 married by John Tomson 18 August 1834. Joseph Sparks over age 21 as proved by his oath & personal consent of Joseph Sparks the guardian of Isabel Ellis given before me. J. Robb, Clk.

Book B, page 24. Patsy Sparks & Joseph Yates. Security: James Garrett. License issued 18 May 1836, married by James McClain 18 May 1836. Joseph Yates over age 21 as proved by his oath & certificate from James Sparks, father of Patsey giving his consent proved by oath of James Garret. Joseph Robb, Clk.

Book B, page 33. Joseph Sparks & Nancie Armstrong. Security: William Sparks. License issued 5 June 1837, married by John Johnson, JPLC, 8 June 1837.  Personal consent of William Sparks father of Joseph given before me & certificate of Aaron Armstrong, father of Nancy, giving consent as proved by oath of Lewis Armstrong, a witness. Jos. Robb, C L Cty C.

Book B, page 34.  Ephraim Sparks & Sallie A. Reiley. Security: Samuel J. Riley. License issued 5  August 1837 married by John Johnson, JPLC, 6 August 1837. Ephraim Sparks over age 21 as proved by his oath & personal consent of Samuel J. Riley, father of Sally, given before me. Jos. Robb, Clerk.

Book B.  page 34.  Elizabeth Sparks & William  Arthurs. Security: John Johnson. License issued 6 September 1837. No return. Certificate from David Arthurs, father of William, and from Rebecca Sparks , mother of Elizabeth, proved by oath of John Johnson. Joseph Robb, Clk.

Book B.  page 39. Elizabeth Sparks & Michael Evans. Security: William Sparks, License issued 16 April 1838, married by William L. Parker 19 April 1838. Michael Evans over age 21 as proved by his oath & personal consent of William Sparks, father of Elizabeth, given before me. Edwin L. Singleton, D.G.

Book B, Page 41. William Sparks & Jane Truesdale. Security: James Henderson. License issued 1 August 1838, married by Hugh Wilson 2 August 1838. Both parties over 21 as proved by their oaths. Joseph Robb, Clk.

Book B, page  45. Sarah Sparks & James Moore, Jr. Security: James Moore, Sr. License issued 8 April 1839, married by Lewis Hamrick 16 April 1839. Return made 6 August 1839. Personal consent of James Moore, Sr., father of James Moore, Jr., given before me & a certificate in writing from Rebecca Sparks, mother of Sarah, giving consent as proved by oath of William Arthurs. J. Robb, Clerk.

Book B, page 80. John Sparks & Angelina Brown. Security: Daniel Brown. License issued 11 December 1843, married by John P. Hampton 19 December 1843. Return made 15 January 1844. John Sparks over age 21 as proved by his oath & personal consent of Daniel Brown, father of Angelina, given before me. Joseph Robb, Clk.

Book C, page 3. Julia, Ann Sparks & Charles Patton. Security: Jonas Sparks. License issued 19 August 1845, married by John Thomson 21 August 1845. Return made 21 August 1846. Charles Patton over age 21 as proved by oath & certificate from Malinda Sparks, mother of Julia Ann, giving consent proved by oath of Jonas Sparks, a witness. Joseph Robb, Clk.

Book C.  page 4. Jonas Sparks & Martha Patton. Security: Charles Patton. License issued 19 August 1845, married by John Thomson 21 August 1845.  Return made 21 August 1846. Certificate from Malinda Sparks, mother of Jonas, giving consent proved by Charles Patton, a witness, and certificate from Thomas Patton, father of Martha, giving consent proved by Charles Patton, a witness. Joseph Robb, Clk.

Book C.  page 16.  Jesse Sparks & Nancy Dickson. Security:  William Dickson. License issued 21 October 1846, married by John Thomson 21 October 1846. Jesse Sparks over 21 as proved by own oath & personal consent of William Dickson, father of Nancy, given before me. Wm. C. Ireland, D.C.

Book C.  page 17.  William Sparks & Cynthia Ann Bateman. Security:  Bazil B. Applegate. License issued 14 December 1846, married by George W. Harden 21 December 1846. Both parties over age 21 as proved by oath of Bazil B. Applegate. Joseph Robb, Clk.

Book C. page 28, William. Sparks, Jr. & Polly Meenach. Security: Michael Evans and William Sparks, Sr. License issued 30 December 1847. No return. Personal consent of William Sparks, Senr., father of William Sparks, Jr. given & certificate from Alexander Meenach, father of Polly giving consent proved by oath of Mordecai Meenach and Michael Evans. J. Robb, Clk.

Book C.  page 34.  James H. Sparks & Pheba Davis. Security: George Davis. License issued 8 June 1848.  No return.  James _H. Sparks over age 21 as proved by own oath & consent of George Davis,  father of Pheba,  given before me. W. G. Ireland.

Book C.  page 40 . Edward J. Sparks & Sally Criswell. Security: William Sparks. License issued 16 March 1849,  married by John Waddell 16 March 1849. Personal consent of William Sparks, father of Edward J. and Sally Criswell over age of 21 years proved by own oath. Joseph Robb, Clerk.

Book _, page __.  Caleb Sparks & Elizabeth Dickson. Security: Jesse Sparks. License issued 6 September 1849. No return. Both parties over age 21 as proved by their oaths. Joseph Robb, Clerk.

(Note: from this point forward, the license book was printed on a standard form, and unfortunately no relationships were proven.)

Book D. page 206. Joseph Sparks & Louisa Jane Gornes.            29 October 1856

Security: William C« Comes

Book  E. page l53.  Malinda Sparks & James W. Perry.               31 July 1858

Security: William Sparks

Book F.  page 191. Jesse Sparks & Sarah Ann Logan.                 7 October 186l

Book G.  page 200.  Eliza E. Sparks & J. Wilson McElroy.            6 March 1866

Book H. page 244.  Mary Ann Sparks & William Walker.              12 May 1868

Book H. page 288. Joseph Sparks & Mary J. Seaman.                21 October 1868

Book J. page 108. Sarah Sparks & Cleatin Pressley.               27 November 1872

Book J. page 222. Mary J_ Sparks & Asa Carrington.               16 Sep. 1873

Book J.  page 358. Louisa B_ Sparks & James A. Crawford.          14 February 1874

Book K.  page 22.   Eliza J_ Sparks & Lewis P. Secrest.             7 November 1874

Book K. page 88.   Moses Sparks & Martha W. Duffey.                8 April 1875

Book K. page 230. Mary A. Sparks & Lewis N. Latham.              14 February 1876

Book K. page 316. Sarah J_ Sparks & Thomas F. Guthrie.            8 Sep. 1876

Book  K. page 348. Amanda E. Sparks & Joseph Sartain.              4 November 1876

Book L. page 216. James H. Sparks &. Arzilla Lykins.              14 October 1878

Book L, page 348. Elizabeth Sparks & Eli Holland.                28 May 1879

Book M, page 39.  Jesse Sparks  & Cynthia Dunaway.                 26 June 1860

Book M, page 43.  Isaac Sparks  & Bertha McVey.                    17 July 1880

Book M, page   53.  Nancy J. Sparks  & Amos Riley.                   11 August  1880

Book M, page 85.  Stephen Sparks & Martha G» Day.                 24 November 1880

Book M, page 159, Mary E_ Sparks & W. K. Parker.                  23 August 188l

Book M, page 202.  Alfred S_ Sparks & Lillie Heath.                19 December 188l

Book N, page 401. Mary C. Sparks & Lewis Howd.                    12 March 1881

Book U, page 475.  Alfred Sparks & Mary F. Patten.                 22 August 1881

Book N, page 483.  John Sparks & Elizabeth B. Essex.               12 Sep. 1884

Book O, page 107.  Frank Sparks & Sarah M. Patton.                 21 February 1885

Book O, page 363.  Joseph A_ Sparks & Sallie B. Ingrim.            18 August  1886

Book O, page 395.  Ella Sparks & Joseph B. Carrington.              6 October 1886

Book O, page 605.  John Sparks & Minta Riley.                      28 June 1887

Book P, page 481.  Jennie Sparks & Samuel Sparks.                  26 Sep. 1889

Book Q, page 151.  Andrew J.  Sparks  & Ella Lykins.                 22 December 1890

Book Q.  page 383. Oathey Sparks & Charles Nealis.                 17 December 1891


Page 1448
Whole Number 76

SPARKS MARRIAGE LICENSES, WEBSTER COUNTY, KENTUCKY

(1860-1900)


Nancy A. Sparks and William W. Magnaw, February 11, 1862 (Book 1)
William Sparks and L. J. Grayson, January 28, 1869 (Book 14)
Martha J. Sparks and H. L. Head, December 11, 1873 (Book 5)
Joel Sparks and N. J. Grayson, November 25, 1880 (Book 9)
L. M. Sparks and Silvanis Sheffer, December 27, 1883 (Book 10)
Sarah Sparks and W. B. Wiseman, January 31, 1888 (Book 12)
Julia A. Sparks and Ebenezer Cobb, July 25, 1888 (Book 12)
W. R. Sparks and Hallie Cobb, February 22, 1899 (Book 17)
Lucy Sparks and R. L. Minor, November 18, 1900 (Book 18)


Pages 1550-1554
Whole Number 81

ADDITIONAL SPARKS MARRIAGES IN KENTUCKY

By Paul E. Sparks

(Editor’s note: In the March 1963 issue of the Quarterly, Vol. XI, No. 1, Whole No.41) beginning on page 719, appeared Paul E. Sparks’s article on early records of Sparks marriages in Kentucky. In that and successive issues, Dr. Sparks presented Sparks marriage records from some forty Kentucky counties as he had found them recorded in a variety of sources. Following are some additions to this collection.)

ADAIR COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS

Copied by Paul E. Sparks

(Note: these are in addition to those recorded on page 720 of the Quarterly, March 1963, Whole No. 41.)

J. Sparks and S. Dooley, 1854 (Book 2)
Josiah Sparks and Mahinda Shirley, December 25, 1856. His age 31, her age 31. (Book 4, page 129)
Greenup Sparks and Mary A. England, December lit, 1865. (Book 2)
Ann Sparks and Meredith Roach. (Book 2)
C. W. Sparks and Nancy Royse, October 5, 1865. (Book 2)
Cyntha Sparks and Sidney B. Richard. (Book 2)
Biddy Ann Sparks and Franklin McKinney. (Book 2)
Margaret Sparks and James Romines. (Book 3, page 174)
Liza Jane Sparks and William Cumpton. (Book 3, page 198)
Ernehine Sparks and Samuel L. Moore. (Book 2, page 6)
Harriet Sparks and Isaac Henegar. (Book 3, page 214)
Emeline Sparks and James L. Moore. (Book 4, page 5)
Pohhy A. Sparks and Adison Henegar. (Book 4, page 77)

ANDERSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS

Copied by Paul E. Sparks

Elizabeth Sparks to Jeptha Preston Cox, July 21, 1835. (Book A, page 78) License issued by order of S. B. Petty, present guardian of said Elizabeth Sparks; Cox and Petty make bond of 50 pounds on 13 July 1835. Married by Jas. H. Walker on July 21, 1835. License returned on July 22 and filed by J. H. Walker, Clerk.

Mary Katharine Sparks to John Wilson, November 3, 1836. (Book A, page 107) License issued on the written certificate of Mary Katharine Sparks giving her consent which was proven by the oaths of Jepthah P. Cox and James Sparks. License issued November 2, 1836. Married by James H. Walker. Return filed with James H. Walker, Clerk.

BOONE COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1813 -1850)

Copied from Microfilm by Paul E. Sparks

Thomas Sparks and Nancy Horshey, April 22, 1813. (Book A, page 15)
Louisa Sparks and William Todd, May 14, 1836. (Book B, page 9)
Washington C. Sparks and Sarah Songer, May 24, 1836. (Book B, page 9)
Reuben Sparks and Rosanna Worrell, December 19, 1836. (Book B, page 13)
Mary Sparks and Abraham Swing, April 10, 1839. (Book B, page 29)
Lucy C. Sparks and Franklin Trester, January 7, 1841. (Book B, page 40)
Dehihia Sparks and Charles Tuttle, June 8, 1850. (Book C, page 309)

BOYD COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1860-1905)

Copied by Paul E. Sparks

Henry Sparks and Elizabeth Rouse, September 26, 1861. (Book 1a, page (124)
He single, age 23, born Lawrence County, Ky., father born in North Carolina. She single, age
   23, born Greenup County, Ky., permission proved by Sam’l. Rouse. W. W. Craft, bondsman.

John Sparks and Nancy Jane Jackson, Jane 5, 1870. (Book 3a, page (420)
He single, age 23, born Johnson County, Ky., father born in North Carolina. She single, age 
  27, born Russell County, Virginia, father born in Virginia.

John W. Sparks and Ehiza Musser, January 29, 1874. (Book 4a, page 502)
He widower, age 29, born Chestchester County, New York (? was this intended to be 
  Westchester ?), father born in France. She single, age 18, born in Smith County, Virginia.

Lulie Bell Sparks and Obe Dixon, July 8, 1899. (Book 16a, page 567)
She single, age 16, born Mason County, Ky., father born in Ky.  He single, age 25, born in 
  Boyd Co., Ky.

Fernando Sparks and Annie Horn, March 22, 1900. (Book 17a, page 136)
He single, age 21, born Johnson County, Ky. She single, age 19, born in Scioto County, 
  Ohio. Nathan Sparks, witness.

Ahhie Sparks and Robert Hood, September 19, 1900. (Book 18a, page 41)
She single, age 23, born Elliott County, Ky.; father, G. W. Sparks, born in Ky.; mother, Lula 
  Sparks, born in Kentucky. He single, age 26, born in Fairfax County, Va.; father, J. J. Hood,
  born in Virginia; mother, Mary A. Hood, born in Virginia.

 E. W, Sparks and Mary L. Miller, 1905. (Book 23a, page 493)
He single, age 27, born in Elliott County, -Kentucky; father, G. W. Sparks, born in Kentucky;
  mother, Louisa J. Creech, born in Kentucky. She, single, age 15, born in Lawrence County,
  Ky.; father, William Miller, born in Kentucky; mother, Alley Cambell, born in Kentucky.
  Witness, Rettie Sparks.

BULLITT COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1796-1886)

Copied by Paul E. Sparks

(Note: these are in addition to those recorded on page 721 of the Quarterly, March 1963, Whole No. 41.)
Orson Sparks and Peggy Burdett, September 3, 1811. Married by Simeon Hall. (Book 1, page 15)
Walter Sparks and Nancy King, January 5, 1820. (Book 1, page 44)
William Sparks and Lucy E. Peirce, February 21, 1855. She a daughter of John Peirce. Married by P. B. Samuel, minister, Baptist Church. (Book 1, page 133)
James Sparks and Sarah C. Davis, August 26, 1880. His age 26, born Spencer County, Kentucky, second marriage. Her age 16, born Jefferson County, Kentucky, first marriage. (Book 5, page 112)
James Sparks and Juliet Gentry, April 5, 1886. His age 32, widower, born in Spencer County, Ky. Her age 33, single, born in Bullitt County, Ky. (Book 5, page 34)

CALDWELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1828-1833)

(Note: the following Sparks marriage records have been taken from Kentucky Pioneers and Their Descendants, published by the Kentucky Society Daughters of Colonial Wars, 1941-1950. The Caldwell County, Kentucky, courthouse burned in 1864, but all the records were saved.)

Jane Sparks and Sherwood Savage, January 23, 1828. Married by Isaac Grubbs, J.P. (Page 293)
Mary Ann Sparks and William Erwin, January 3, 1833. Married by Coleman Radcliff. (Page 300)

CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1795-1840)

Copied by Myrtice C. Kraft, 1961

Patsey Sparks and William Rice, December 7, 1815. Bond, Richard Wells. (page 13)
Betsey Sparks and Frederick Imhoff, November 2, 1816. (page 14)
James Sparks and Betsey Wells, May 30, 1819. Bond, Richard Wells. (page 20)

CARTER COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1838-1910)

Copied by Paul E. Sparks

(Note: these are in addition to those recorded on pages 721-722 of the Quarterly for March 1963, Whole. No. 141.)
Rebecca Sparks and John Burchfiehd, March 15, 1855. (Book B, page 27)
Solomon Sparks and Miss Helen Jane Burchfiehd, 1856. (Book B, page 37)
David Sparks and Dova E. Hamilton, January 14, 1885. (Book 2, page 242) His age 21, born Lewis County, Ky. Her age 16, born Carter County, Ky.
Lucy Sparks and Squire Bryant, January 14, 1886. (Book 2, page 284) Her age 35, born Johnson County, Ky. His age 60, born in Alabama.
W. N. Sparks and Martha S. Binion, February 27, 1902. (Book 9, page 422) His age 24, born Elliott County, Ky. Her age 21, born Elliott County, Ky. They were married by Frank Sparks.
Joel W. Sparks and Dora Bear, February 9, 1903. (Book 10, page 191) His age 20; father, J. E. Sparks; mother, Elizabeth Boggs. Her age 18; mother, Rebecca Bear.  Witness: Millard Sparks.
Frank Sparks and Sydnia Collins, June 11, 1903. (Book 10, page 327) His age 28, born Elliot County, Ky.; father, L. C. Sparks; mother, Mervy Jane Binion. Her age 20, born Greenup County, Ky.; father, Frank Collins; mother, Louisa Swaim.
Lanta Sparks and William Hicks, January 1, 1904. (Book 11, page 51) Her age 23, born Pactolus, Ky.; father, J. J. Sparks; mother, Alice Curry. His age 26.
Rebecca Sparks and William Roe, June 27, 1907. (Book 12, page 51) Her age 21, born Elliott County, Ky.; father, Booner Sparks; mother, Ella Sparks.
H. T. Sparks and Sarah Green, February 6, 1908. (Book 12, page 175) His age 23, father, W. H. Sparks; mother, Rachel S. Sparks. Her age 20; father, S. L. Green; mother, Ellen Green.
Robert Sparks and Josephine Salyers, May 30, 1908. (Book 12, page 241) His age 23; father, William Sparks; born Lawrence County, Ky.; mother, Leon Rose. Her age 22.
Green Sparks and Fannie Dickson, October 9, 1905. (Book 12, page 187) His age 24; father, Andy Sparks; born Johnson County, Ky.; mother, Bethena Adkins. Her age 21.
Thomas Sparks and Litha Knipp, June 8, 1907. (Book 13, page 445) His age 22; father, J. Sparks; mother, Eliza Roe. Her age 15.
Lillie Belle Sparks and Leonard Elam, January 24, 1907. (Book 13, page 307) Her age 17; father, A. J. Sparks; mother, Eliza Roe. His age 22.
Ora S. Sparks and John Gilbert, August 1, 1909. (Book 14, page 52)
Sarah E. Sparks and N. J. Smith, May 21, 1909. (Book 14, page 283)
W. S. Sparks and Mary Salyer, July 8, h909. (Book 14, page 49)
Thomas Sparks and Lillie Emma Fults, August 30, 1909. (Book 14, page 65)
George Sparks and Maudie Isom, December 16, 1909. (Book 14, page 150)
Everett Sparks and Hattie Haywood, July 30, 1910. (Book 14, page 335)
Pearley Sparks and John James, November 5, 1910. (Book14, page 405)

ESTILL COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS

(Note: the following bond, copied by Paul E. Sparks, is in addition to those recorded on page 746 of the June 1963 issue of the Quarterly, Whole No. 42.)

Thomas Sparks and Dosha Thomas, September 16, 1812. (Book B, page 52)
   [Scanner's note:  Item added to page 746]

FLEMING COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS

(Note: the following bond, copied by Paul E. Sparks, is in addition to those recorded on page 761 of the September 1963 issue of the Quarterly, Whole No. 43.)

Cyntha Sparks and Thomas Newcomb, November 14, 1838. (Book A, page 99)
   [Scanner's note:  Items added to page 761]
FRANKLIN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS

(Note: the following bonds, copied by Paul E. Sparks from records in the Louisville Public Library, are in addition to those recorded on page 762 of the September 1963 issue of the Quarterly, Whole No. it3.)

Elizabeth Sparks and Leonard Smither, January 8, 1800.
Mary Sparks and Joshua Wilhoit, April 2, 1806. Her father, Henry Sparks.
William Sparks and Kitty Peel, December 6, 1813.
   [Scanner's note:  Items added to page 762]

GREEN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS (1793-1836)

From copies in the Louisville Public Library

William Sparks and Elizabeth Cochran. Bond dated July 19, 1825, William Sparks and William
 England. Consent, July 19, 1825, by Thomas Cochran, father. Witnesses: James Lawrence
  and William England. Consent, July 15, 1825, by Matthew Sparks, father. Witness: William 
  England.

William Speaks (sic) and Maria Eads. Bond dated November 19, 1836, William Sparks and
Charles Eads. Consent, Robert C. Eades, father. Witness, Charhes Eads.

HARLAN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS

(Note: the following bond was copied by Paul E. Sparks from a record in the Filson Club; the Harlan County courthouse burned in 1864, but some records saved.)

Julia Sparks and Barret Arnette, February 10, 1840, Married by Elijah Green, pchr.

MERCER COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS

Copied by Paul E. Sparks

James B. Sparks to Harriet J. Johnson, August 16, 1855, Bondsman, Dr. Granville W. Rose,
(No book; license filed in a box.)

 Mary Catherine Sparks to John L. Conan, June 17, 1862, Bondsman, Richard Scott.
Oath of Mary Catherine Sparks that she was 21 years of age and upward. (No book;
  filed in box.)

ROWAN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS

Copied by Paul E. Sparks

George T. Sparks, and Ida F. Stapleton, October 11,1889.

James Sparks and Laura B. Green, April 7, 1892.

(Note: The Rowan County, Ky., courthouse burned in 1864; the building burned again in 1880 and all records were destroyed.)

TRIGG COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS

(Note: the following bonds were copied from Eurie P. W. Neel’s History of Trigg County, published in 1961, page 17. See also the marriage bonds from Christian County, Ky., as recorded on page 722 of the Quarterly, March 1963, Whole No. 141.  The Trigg County courthouse burned in 1864 but all records were saved.)

Alsey Sparks and James Bourhand, May 6, 1820.
Zeriah Sparks and Jacob Morris, December 24, 1812.
Sally Sparks and Martin Savage, May 28, 1818.
Susan Sparks and Richard Savage, May 28, 1818.
Mary Jane Sparks and Edward Griggs, March 9, 1876.

WEBSTER COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGE BONDS

Copied by Paul E. Sparks from Records in the Louisville Public Library

Nancy A. Sparks and William W. Magnaw, February 11, 1862. (Book 1)
William Sparks and L. J. Grayson, January 22, 1869. (Book 4)
Martha J. Sparks and H. L. Head, December 11, 1873. (Book 5)
Joel Sparks and N. J. Grayson, November 25, 1880. (Book 9)
L. M. Sparks and Silvanis Sheffer, December 27, 1883. (Book 10)
Sarah Sparks and W. B. Wiseman, January 31, 1888. (Book 12)
Julia A. Sparks and Ebenezer Cobb, July 25, 1888. (Book 12)
W. R. Sparks and Hallie Cobb, February 22, 1899. (Book 17)
Lucy Sparks and R. L. Minor, November 18, 1900. (Book 18)


Page 1782-1786
Whole Number 92

MARRIAGE RECORDS OF SPARKSES IN ADAIR COUNTY, KENTUCKY

1801-1895

Copied by Paul E. Sparks


(Editor's Note: Marriages of Adair County, Kentucky, are given on pages 720-721 of the Quarterly (Vol. XI, No. 1, March 1963, Whole No. 41) as copied from the records in The Filson Club, Louisville, Kentucky. The marriage licenses which follow were copied by Paul E. Sparks from the original records in the Adair County Courthouse, Columbia, Kentucky, and are much more accurate and complete than those on the earlier list. Four marriages appearing on the records in The Filson Club could not be found. As presented to our readers, these records are abstracts rather than the exact wordings.)

Book 12, page 364. ALICE SPARKS & Robert Granville Wilson. 15 September 1887. His age 22. Her age 22. Married at the home of W. W. SPARKS.

Book 4, page 139. AMANDA SPARKS & William T. Bragg. 10 January 1857. Consent of their parents. Witness: ROBERT SPARKS.

Book 2-6, page 122. ANN SPARKS & Meredith Roach. 12 March 1845. Married by William J. Traylor.

Book 2-6, page 168. BIDDY ANN SPARKS & Franklin McKinney.  4 September 1852.  Both single and both born in Adair County. Married by Spencer Janes, minister,Christian Church.

Book 1, page 86. CATHANNE SPARKS & Scottland McGlasson. 7 February 1824.  Her father, WILLIAM SPARKS. His parents, Joseph & Doshia McGlasson. Bondsmen: JEHU SPARKS & William Barnes. Married by Elijah King.

Filson Club Record. CATHERINE SPARKS & Zachariah Collins. 17 December 1842.

Book 14, page 164. CHARLES SPARKS & Harriet J. Bragg. 14 November 1891. His age 18.  Her age 17.

Book 2-6, page 277. CHARLES W. SPARKS & Nancy Royse. 5 October 1865. Bondsmen: William A. Roach & John Prock. Married at the home of of Sarah Rose by Merriday Roach, M.B.C.

Book 11, page 60. CHARLES W. SPARKS & Laura J. Mooneyham. 14 November 1882. He, a blacksmith, age 38, 4th marriage. She, age 18, 1st marriage. Married at the home of Daniel Mooneyham.

Book 1, page 92. CYNTHIA SPARKS & Spencer Janes. 14 October 1824. Her father, WILLIAM SPARKS. Married by Elijah King.

Book 2-6, page 102. CYNTHIA SPARKS & Sidney B. Richard. 4 January 1842. Married by Spencer Janes.

Book 5, page 141. CYNTHIA M. SPARKS & David F. Ragan. 21 November 1867. His age 20. Her age 22. Bondsman: Thomas Aaron. Married at the home of RUFUS M. SPARKS.

Book 8, page 288. DAVID J. SPARKS & Loumira A. Janes. 10 August 1876. His age 21. Her age 17. First marriage for both. Bondsman: JEREMIAH SPARKS. Married by W. M. England, U. Bapt. M. G.

Filson Club Record. ELIHU SPARKS & Rosy Bailey. 14 December 1814. Her father: William Bailey.

Book 3, page 198. ELIZA JANE SPARKS & William R. Cumpton. 6 November 1855. His age over 21. Her age 21. Her father, JOHN SPARKS, gives consent. Bondsman: Nimrod Barnes.

Book 2-6, page 94. ELIZABETH SPARKS & Thomas Bristoe. 6 October 1806. Her father, WILLIAM SPARKS; her mother, MARY SPARKS. Married by William Moss.

Book 12, page 576. ELMIRTIA SPARKS & Winfield T. Garrison. 23 August 1888. His age 22. Her age 16. Bondsman: C. W. SPARKS.

Book 2-6, page 186. EMELINE SPARKS & Samuel L. Moore. 20 March 1856. His age 17, born Russell County, Ky. Her age 19, born Adair County. Married by Merida Roach, M.B.C.

Book 4, page 5. EMELINE SPARKS & James L. Moore. 19 March 1856. Her father, JOHN SPARKS, gives consent. Bondsman: Jeremiah H. Roach.

Book 2-6, page 293. EMILY SPARKS & Daniel England. 30 August 1866. Married at the home of WALTON SPARKS by John W. Sexton. Witnesses: William R. Wooten & William R. Cumpton.

Book 11, page 152. EMILY E. SPARKS & William C. Kerns. 19 April 1883. His age 22. Her age 2 First marriage for both.

Book 9, page 290. GEORGE W. SPARKS & Eliza Jesse. 30 August 1878. His age 20, home in Metcalfe County, Ky. Her age 16. First marriage for both. Married by W. T. Jessey, M.B.C.

Book 15, page 311. GEORGIA A. SPARKS & Charles E. Kingrey. 7 November 1894. His age 20. Her age 26 First marriage for both. Married at the home of MRS. SPARKS. Witnesses: J. M. SPARKS & MRS. SPARKS.

Book 2-6, page 274. GREENUP SPARKS & Mary A. England. 14 December 1865. Married by Meridy Roach. Witnesses: Joseph Jesse & William Reece.

Book 12, page 380. GREENUP W. SPARKS & Sallie E. Petty. 16 October 1887. His age 22, born Washington County, Ky. Her age 18. First marriage for both.

Book 12, page 614. GREENUP S. SPARKS & Elizabeth Womack. 23 September 1888. His age21. Her age 17.

Book 3, page 214. HARRIET SPARKS & Isaac Henegar. 21 January 1856. Her father, JOHN SPARKS, gives consent. Bondsman: Nimrod Barnes.

Book 1, page 115.  JANE SPARKS & Thomas 0. Wright. 14 October 1828. Married by G. W. Taylor.

Filson Club Record. JANE SPARKS & Michael Loy. 19 January 1842. Her father, THOMAS SPARKS.

Book 2-6, page 223. J. SPARKS & S. Dooley. - -   - - - 1860. Witnesses: M. England & S. Dooley.

Book 1, page 107. JEREMIAH SPARKS & Rachel James. 27 July 1827. Married by Elijah King.

Book 2-6, page 128. JEREMIAH SPARKS & Frankie Jane Janes. 6 May 1847. Married by Spencer James.

Book 1, page 45. JOHN SPARKS & Nancy Barnes. 21 August 1816. Her father, William Barnes. Bondsmen: MATTHEW SPARKS & J. Abell. Married by Jeremiah Abell.

Book 2-6, page 128. JOHN B. SPARKS & Priscilla Reece. 6 May 1847. Married by Spencer Janes.

Book 8, page 188. JOHN W. SPARKS & Charlotte T. Collins. 6 January 1876. His age 20. Her age 17. First marriage for both. Bondsman: Zachariah Collins. Married by Rev. William Wheat.

Book 14, page 34. JOHN W. SPARKS & Laura E. Bennett. 25 February 1891. His age 35 and 2nd marriage. Her age 25 and 1st marriage.

Book 1, page 106. 14.6 JOSIAH A. SPARKS & Anna Gilkey. 18 October 1827. Her father, Jonathon Gilkey. Bondsman: G. W. Taylor.

Book 2-6, page 124. JOSIAH J. SPARKS & Harriet Powell. 8 October 1846. Bondsman: Sam Simpson.

Book 2-6, page 129. JOSIAH SPARKS & Elizabeth Wilson. 7 January 1847. Bondsman: Nathaniel Wilson.

Book 2-6, page 144. JOSIAH SPARKS & Elizabeth Dooley. -- --- 1849.

Book 4, page 129. JOSIAH SPARKS & Malinda Shirley. 24 December 1856. His age 31. Her age 31. Bondsman: Cager Creel.

Book 11, page 614. JOSIAH SPARKS & Margaret Fletcher. 20 September 1885. His age 59 and 4th marriage. Her age 40 and 2nd marriage.

Book 3, page 174. MARGARET SPARKS & James Romines. 20 August 1855. Her age over 21 and 1st marriage. Bondsman: William A. Reece.

Book 2-6, page 228. MARIAH SPARKS & Hiram C. White. 16 September 1860. His age 30.

Book 2-6, page 213. MARTHA SPARKS & I. Martin. 20 October 1858. His age 24, born Adair County. Her age 20, born Adair County. Married by Robert Luftwich, M.U.B.C. Witnesses: ROBERT SPARKS & Mrs. Sexton.

Book 5, page 101. MARTHA C. SPARKS & Austin Loy. 4 September 1867. His age 20. His mother, Manerva Loy, gives consent. Her age 19. Her father, JOSIAH A. SPARKS, gives consent. Married at the home of her father.

Book 14, page 252. MARY SPARKS & J. W. Sampson. 17 March 1892. His age 27. Her age 21. First marriage for both.

Book 2-6, page 115. MARY ANN SPARKS & Benjamin Wilcox. 7 November 1843. Her father MATTHEW SPARKS. Married by Spencer Janes.

Book 12, page 582. MARY J. SPARKS & George 0. Reece. 21 August 1888. His age 20. His father, J. C. Reece, gives consent. Her age 21. Married at the home of her father, J. M. SPARKS.

Book 2-6, page 127. MARY M. SPARKS & William Hill. 15 January 1846. Married by John S. Noble.

Book 2-6, page 141. MATTHEW SPARKS & Mary A. McNeeley. 26 March 1849. Married by Spencer Janes.

Book 2-6, page 141. MATTHEW SPARKS & Elizabeth Mosby. 6 April 1849. Married by Spencer Janes.

Book 5, page 201. MATTHEW SPARKS & Juliet E. Akin. 21 January 1868. His age 34 on the 25th of January and his 2nd marriage. Her age 24 and her 1st marriage. Her father, Joseph K. Akin, age 62, born in Cumberland County, Ky. Her mother, Nancy B. Akin, age 58, born in Barren County, Ky. Bondsman: James S. Akin.

Book 14, page 316. MATTHEW SPARKS & Elvina McGinnis. 11 September 1892. His age 59 and his 3rd marriage. Her age 27 and her 2nd marriage.

Book 16, page 74. MOSES SPARKS & Annice E, Stotts. -- --- 1895

Book 2-6, page 141. NANCY SPARKS & Jordan England. 9 January 1849. Married by Spencer Janes.

Book 1, page 154. NANCY A. SPARKS & William Roberts. 5 June 1836. Her father, Matthew Sparks. Married by Spencer Janes.

Book 15, page 6. NANCY E. SPARKS & George England. 13 April 1893. Her age 18. His age 19. Married at the home of DAVID SPARKS.

Book 6, page 295. NANCY JANE SPARKS & James Jesse, 28 February 1871. His age 19. His father, Joseph Jesse, gives consent. Her age 16 and her 1st marriage. Her father, JOSIAH SPARKS, gives consent. Bondsman: William Jesse.

Book 2-6, page 166. ONEY EMILY SPARKS & Thomas Aarons. 31 October 1852. His age 22 and born in Green County, Tenn. Her age 21. Married by G. W. Taylor. Bondsman: Francis Montgomery.

Book 2-6, page 104. PATSY JANE SPARKS & William Berry. 31 December 1842. Her father, MATTHEW W. SPARKS. Married by Spencer Janes.

Book _1, page 134. POLLY SPARKS & Timothy England. 12 April 1832. Married by Spencer Janes.

Book 4, page 77. POLLY A. SPARKS & Addison Henegar. 20 September 1856. Bondsman: Nimrod Barnes.

Book 3, page 59. POLLY E. SPARKS & Daniel England. 19 December 1853. His age 22.
Her age 17.

Book 2-6, page 244.   P. M. SPARKS & S. T. Harel. 19 December 1862. Married at the home of W. T. Blair. Witnesses: Z. Collins & Frank Rogers.

Book 6, page 451. RACHEL MARGRETT SPARKS & Albert W. England. 8 February 1872. His age 19. His mother, Nancy England, gives consent. Her age 21. Bondsman: JEREMIAH SPARKS. Witness: WILLIAM R. SPARKS.

Book 1, page 126. SALLY SPARKS & Samuel Rose. 20 November 1830. Her father, MATTHEW SPARKS. Married by Elijah King.

Book 1, page 10. SARAH SPARKS & Lazarus Jesse. 17 April 1806. Her father, WILLIAM SPARKS. Married by Jeremiah Abell.

Book 2-6, age 109. SARAH A. SPARKS & Sidney Murrah. 8 February 1846. Married by John S. Noble.

Book 2-6, page 241. SARAH A. SPARKS & Huriah Pennington. 8 March 1863. Married
by W. L. Morrison, M.M.E.C.S. Witnesses: THOMAS SPARKS & James McClister.

Book 3, page 511. SARAH C. SPARKS & John W. Smith. 21 November 1853. Both over age 21. Her 1st marriage. Married by John S. Noble. Bondsman: William A. Reece.

Filson Club Record. SELAH SPARKS & Nathan Whittemore. 1 December 1808. Bondsman: MATTHEW SPARKS.

Book 2-6, page 214. SUSAN SPARKS & Anderson Cathron. 16 December 1858. His age 22.  First marriage for both. Witnesses: John Rose & John White.

Book 2-6, page 103. THOMAS SPARKS & Mary A. Janes. 31 December 1841. Married by Spencer Janes.

Book 1, page 105. TRUELOVE SPARKS & Nancy Hall. 21 December 1827. Her mother, Elizabeth Hall. Married by G. W. Taylor.

Book 7, page 26. WILLIAM SPARKS & Margaret England. 3 October 1872. His age 25. Her age 20 and her father, George W. England, gives consent. Witnesses: JOSIAH SPARKS & James Roberts.

Book 6, page 99. WILLIAM R. SPARKS & Nancy J. Janes. 6 February 1870. His age 21. Her age 18. Married at the home of her father, Thomas S. Janes, who gives consent. Bondsman: J. C. Reece.

Book 10, page 173. WILLIAM R. SPARKS & Mary F. Mooneyham. 20 December 1880. His age 23. Her age 23.  First marriage for both. Married at the home of Daniel Mooneyham. Bondsman: Thomas J. England.

Book 2-6, page 100. WILLIAM W. SPARKS & Lucinda Gibson. 22 August 1841. Married by John M. Blair.

Book 12, page 162. WILLIAM W. SPARKS & Sarah F. Gills. 2 September 1886. His age 65 and a physician. Her age 47. Second marriage for both.


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Whole Number 132

MARRIAGE RECORDS OF PERSONS NAMED SPARKS

IN BOURBON COUNTY, KENTUCKY, 1785-1895

(Editor's Note: In the March 1963 issue of The Sparks Quarterly, Whole No. 41, we began a series of articles entitled "Sparks Marriages in Kentucky, 1776-1870." On page 721 of that issue, we presented the marriages of persons named SPARKS in Bourbon County. Since that time, additional data have been found which make corrections and revision necessary. Our readers are requested to make the proper notes in their copies of the March 1963 issue.)

GEORGE SPARKS & Elizabeth Wells. June 14, 1791. Her father, Richard Wells, gives consent. Bondsman: William Perrin. Clerk: John Edwards. Married by A. McClure. Book 1, page 8. Note of consent: "June the twelf Day 1791. Sir: I am well satisfyd that GEORGE SPARKS should Marry my daughter Elizabeth Wells and I Desr you wood Issu him out a Lisen to be Marred and this shall be your Reseat frome [signed] Richard Wells. Witness present: Ben Tom Far [ ? ] Mary Far [ ? ] . "

JOHN SPARKS & Katy Waddel. August 22, 1792. Her father, James Waddel, gives consent. Bondsman: James Cleaver. Witness: Reeder Clark, or perhaps this is Reeder, the Clerk. Married by A. Eastin. Book 1, page 23. Note of consent: "August the 17th 1792. Sir: This is to Sertify that I am Willing that JOHN SPARKS have my daughter in Marriage. From, Sir, Your Humble Servt. [signed] James Waddell."

MICHAEL SPARKS & Elizabeth Wells. August 15, 1794. Bondsman: William Perrin. "Know all men by these presents that we, MICHAEL SPARKS and William Perrin, are held and firmly bound to his Excellency, the Governor of Kentucky in the sum of fifty Pounds current money in that the clerk of Bourbon County has this day issued a license for the marriage of the said SPARKS to Elizabeth Wells. August 15, 1794."

JOSEPH SPARKS & Anne Wilson. January 1, 1797. Married by J. Whitaker. Book 1, page 35.

1.2.5.10.2.5.1 Caleb SPARKS & Rebecca Wilson. October 19,1805. Her father, Ephraim Wilson, gives consent.

MICHA SPARKS & Benjamin Stokes. April 30, 1815. Her father, John Sparks, gives consent.
Married by the Rev. Anderson. Book 2, page 53.

NANCY SPARKS & Stephen Barton. June 10, 1814. Married by A. Eastin. Book 2, page 56.

WILLIAM SPARKS & Sarah Barton. January 15, 1815. Her father, Andrew Barton, gives consent. Married by A. Eastin. Book 2, page 56.

FANNY SPARKS & Augustus Forsythe. January 7, 1819. Bondsman: James Sparks. Married by A. Eastin. Book 2, page 67.

POLLY SPARKS & Robert McIntire. February 18, 1821. Married by A. Eastin. Book 2, page 76.

WILLIAM SPARKS & Eliza Barton. September 21, 1826. His father: William Sparks. Her father: David Barton. Married by G. Gates. Book 2, page 90.

WESLEY SPARKS & Jane Givens. April 8, 1828. His father: James Sparks. Married by C. Phillips. Book 2, page 226.

CHARLOTTE SPARKS & Thomas W. Garrard. September 4, 1851. Married by J. Gano. Book 2, page 144.

HIRAM B. SPARKS & Josephine Turpen. January 30, 1851. Married by E. Pratt. Book 2, page 221.

WILLIAM B. SPARKS & Caroline Breckinridge. April 14, 1853. He aged 30, born Fayette County, Kentucky. She aged 19, born Bourbon County, Kentucky. Both single. Witnesses: H. Shropshire and J. W. Sparks. Married by Joseph R. Barbee. Book 3, page 57.

WILLIAM SPARKS & Mary S. Shropshire. September 9, 1856. He aged 24, born Bourbon County, Kentucky. She aged 21, born Bourbon County, Kentucky. Both single. Witnesses: H. Shropshire and J. W. Sparks. Married by Joseph R. Barbee. Book 3, page 57.

JOHN W. SPARKS & Lucinda Clark. October 6, 1857. He aged 24, born Bourbon County, Kentucky; She aged 21, born Bourbon County, Kentucky. Her father: Edwin Clark. Witnesses: Joseph Hawkins, John Simpson, and William Sparks. Married by Y. R. Gills, M. B. C. Book 3, page 72.

BETTIE SPARKS & Charles P. Talbott. November 6, 1857. She is daughter of Wesley Sparks of Harrison County, Kentucky. (From The Western Citizen, 1826-1866, by Eliz. T. Clough.)

JOHN W. SPARKS & Julia C. Garrard. November 3, 1859. He aged 26; his 2nd marriage. She aged 21, her 1st marriage. Both born Bourbon County, Kentucky. She oldest daughter of Charles T. Garrard. Witnesses: John Cum mins and John Allison. Married by John Allen Gano. Book 3, page 95. (Also from The Western Citizen, 1826-1866, by Eliz. T. Clough. )

GEORGE S. SPARKS & Miss Mary C. Rymel. November 9, 1865. Witnesses: Lewis Clark and William G. Morris. Married by Geo. S. Savage, Miss. Methodist Church. Book 3, page 144.

FRANK D. SPARKS & Bertie D. Shropshire. May 17, 1866. Witnesses: William Sparks and J. M. Hawkins. Married by I. L. Helm, Miss. Baptist Church. Book 3, page 149.

JONAS SPARKS & Elizabeth M. Banta. January 9, 1873. Witnesses: D. B. F. Reynolds and Jas. Coomes. Married by L. H. Reynolds. Book 3, page 196.

WILLIAM J. SPARKS & Hattie Stoker. May 15, 1878. Witnesses: Andrew Gutziel and Kelly Elliott. Married by Geo. A. Weeks. Book 3, page 228.

RICHARD C. SPARKS & Bettie H. Howe. February 26, 1880. Book 3, page 236.

JULIA L. SPARKS & Brooke Smith. March 2, 1880. Book 3, page 236.

ALICE C. SPARKS & Joseph Wm. Ashurst. July 5, 1887. Witnesses: Lloyd Sparks and Lloyd Ashurst. Book 3, page 277.

LEWIS SPARKS & Eva Laughlin. December 27, 1893. Book E. page 324.

WILLIAM J. SPARKS, JR. & Mary P. Smith. May 30, 1894. Book 3, page 327.

LLOYD W. SPARKS & Mrs. Millie Ann Brock. March 13, 1894. Book 3, page 329.

JANIE SPARKS & Jas. S. Thompson. December 19, 1894. Book 3, page 331.


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Whole Number 169

SPARKS MARRIAGES RECORDED IN

MUHLENBERG COUNTY, KENTUCKY, 1854-1910


[Editor's Note: We are grateful to Eleanor McCauley Worley of 4339 Patrick Road, Sunbury, Ohio, 43074, for copying for us the following marriage records from Kentucky Archives Films. Mrs. Worley's compilation extends to 1967, but in keep- ing with our editorial policy, we are including here only those marriages through 1910. The Muhlenberg County marriage records begin in 1798, but the earliest for anyone named Sparks is dated 1854.]

Sparks, James R., age 23, son of Walter Sparks, Jr., and Mary Ann Tinkle, age 21, September 21, 1854 (Book 1A, p. 107)

"    Sarah Ann, daughter of Walter Sparks, Jr., and Charles Karnes, January 8, 1856 (Book 2, p. 56)

"    Charles M, son of Walter Sparks, Jr., and Sally Miller, December 13, 1859 (Book 2, p. 61)

"   James W., age 24, son of Alexander Sparks, and Mary F. Reed, age 21, October 31, 1871 (1st marriage for both) (Book 8, p. 208)

"    Charles F., age 21, son of Alexander Sparks, and Nancy J. Nofsinger, age 18, February 4, 1874 (1st marriage for both) (Book 9, p. 231)

"   Nancy Catherine, age 19, daughter of Alexander Sparks, and George A. Tyler, age 27, August 12, 1874 (her 1st marriage, his 2nd) (Book 9, p. 345)

"   Walter, age 75, son of Walter Sparks, Sr., and Nancy Browning, age 47, October 9, 1877 (his 2nd marriage, her 3rd) (Book 11, p. 207)

"    Peter M., age 20, son of Charles M. Sparks, and Maggie C. Hailey, age 20, December 20, 1883 (1st marriage for both) (Book 14, p. 201)

"    Nancy J., age 27, divorced wife of Charles F. Sparks, and Edward J. Ragon, age 30, December 25, 1883 (her 2nd marriage, his 1st) (Book 14, p. 209)

"   Emma, age 21, daughter of Charles M. Sparks, and Jesse H. Vincent, age 28, September 28, 1887 (1st marriage for both) (Book 16, p. 520)

"    George W., age 28, son of Charles M. Sparks, and Lillian E. Oates, age 27, May 29, 1889 (1st marriage for both) (Book 17, p. 374)

"    Thomas J., age 25, son of Charles M. Sparks, and Montie D. Oates, age 19, February 27, 1894 (1st marriage for both) (Book 19, p. 553)

"   Walter Sparks, age 22, son of Charles M. Sparks, and Bettie Gill, age 18, August 5, 1896 (1st marriage for both) (Book 21, p. 38)

"    Lillie C., age 22, daughter of Charles B. Sparks, and Ecolas Nofsinger, age 21, April 3, 1898 (1st marriage for both) (Book 21, p. 604)

"   Lucy, age 17, daughter of Charles Sparks, and James H. Brown, Jr., age 22, April 13, 1899 (1st marriage for both) (Book 22, p. 302)

"    Harvey L., age 24, son of Henry Clay Sparks, and Virdie May Harrison, age 17, April 17, 1901 (1st marriage for both) (Book 23, p. 389)

"   Bessie, age 17, daughter of Peter M. Sparks, and Arthur Whitmer, age 24, October 22, 1905 (1st marriage for both) (Book 27, p. 231)

"   Lillie, age 22, daughter of Peter M. Sparks, and J.C. CarroU, age 23, January 29, 1908 (1st marriage for both) (Book 29, p. 451)

" Grace Idella May, age 16, daughter of Henry Clay Sparks, and Major Moore, age 17, March 24, 1910 (1st marriage for both) (Book 31, p. 369)

"     Milton, age 19, son of George W. Sparks, and Dove Stovall, age 26, October 9, 1910 (1st marriage for both) (Book 32, p. 129)

"     Charles M., age 21, son of Peter M. Sparks, and Bessie B. Stewart, age 20, November 6, 1910 (1st marriage for both) (Book 32, p. 193)


Page 4693-4695

Whole Number 175

JESSAMINE COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MARRIAGES (1798-1930)


[Editor's Note: In March 1963, we began publishing the marriage records that the Association's president. Dr. Paul E. Sparks, had accumulated of persons named SPARKS in Kentucky. On page 766 of the September 1963 issue of the Quarterly, Whole No. 43, the marriage records of persons named SPARKS in Jessamine County were published with a note that the records were far from complete. Recently, Dr. Sparks returned to Jessamine County and found the marriage records still in a state of incompleteness. He was able, however, to get some additional information about some of the marriages. The following list is intended to replace page 766 of the Quarterly.

[According to the Jessamine County clerk (1996), the first marriage book has been missing for several years. It covered the period 1798-1826.]

Isaac Sparks & Mary Ann Hendricks, January 11, 1827. Marriage Bond. Bondsman: Joseph W. Hendricks. (Book 1, page 86)

Jerome Sparks & Sarah Wilmore, August 24, 1829. Marriage Bond. Bondsman: James Wilmore. (Book 1, page 104)

John A. Sparks & Martha Burch, December 23, 1838. (Book 1, page 167) Martha Ann Sparks & James Burns, September 22, 1842. (Book 1, page 194)

Ann Eliza Sparks, born 1837, & G. W. Rose, License issued June 23, 1856. Married by Rev. S. Noland, June 29, 1856. Book 2, page 10.

Miss Margaret P. Sparks (born ca.1835), & George D. Cornish, March 4, 1857, by Rev. W. Noline, M.G. (Book 2, page 28)

Mary Jane Sparks & James W. Walters, November 9, 1857, by William Moline, M.G. (Book 2, page 32)

Jerome A. Sparks, born 1843, & Molly A. Nooe, License issued January 27, 1862. Married February 3, 1862, by Rev. W. T. Benton, M.G. (Book 2, page 45)

Jane Ellen Sparks, born ca.1831, & Ephraim Drake, License issued November 3, 1862. Married November 4, 1862. (Book 2, page 47)

Eudora Sparks & John Stone, License issued April 5, 1865. Married April 6, 1865, by Rev. S. Noland, M.G. (Book 2, page 66)

Euhu Sparks & Josephine Gill, July 20, 1865, by Rev. S. Noland, M.G. Book 2, page 67)

Charles W. Sparks & Bettie McKinney, License issued September 13, 1865. Married September 19, 1865, by S. Noland, M.G. (Book 2, page 69)

Mary Sparks & George W. Corman, License issued January 8, 1866. Married January 9, 1866, by Jacob Rohrer, M.G. (Book 2, page 73)

Catherine Sparks & Gratton Corman, License issued January 22, 1866. Married January 24, 1866, by Jacob Rohrer, M.G. (Book 2, page 74)

Catherine Sparks, born ca.1841, & Robert Barr, ca.1860. (Box 1)

Sallie Morris Sparks & J. Hogan Ballard, ca.1865. (Box 1)

Moreau Sparks & Lizzie Clemmons, ca.1869. (Box 1)

Mary Sparks & James Carson, ca.1870. (Box 2)

Beatrice Sparks & Ambrose Carson, ca.1870. (Box 2)

Bettie D. Sparks & Marcellus McDaniel, July 2, 1872. (Box 2)

Ella Sparks & Elvie Carpenter, ca.1875. (Box 3)

Mrs. Eunice Sparks & H. L. Elder, ca.1880. (Box 4)

Jennie Sparks & Oliver C. Garvey, ca.1882. (Box 4)

Ida F. Sparks & S. L. Helm, Jr., ca.1883. (Box 5)

Lucy G. Sparks & Samuel P. Wilson, ca.1885. (Box 5)

Norvell Sparks & Ann E. Beasley, ca.1885. (Box 5)

Mary A. Sparks & David Knoble, Jr., ca.1885. (Box 6)

Mary Ann Sparks & Dillard Logan, ca.1885. (Box 6)

Emma Brown Sparks & Leonidas Robinson, ca.1885. (Box 8)

George William Sparks & Susie Watts, December 1, 1887. Witnesses: Edward Watts & Thomas Watts. (Box 9)

Edwin S. Sparks & Eunice Hamilton, License issued February 7, 1889. Married February 13, 1889, at Harvey Deanes'. Witnesses: George H. Dean & E. R. Sparks. (Box 9)

Charles T. Sparks & Mayme Funk, August 22, 1892. Married at W. H. Lair. Witnesses: William Welch & Miss Scott. (Box 9)

Nimrod N. Sparks & Sudie Huggins, License issued May 2, 1893. Married May 3, 1893, by Robert Graham, M.G. (Box 9)

Charles S. Sparks & Mattie Morris Broce, License issued January 19, 1898. Married January 20, 1898, by Joseph Grant. Witnesses: B. Stopher & David Robinson. (Box 9)

R. Morgan Sparks & Anna Steele Hughes, ca.1909. (Box 10) Price Sparks & Birdie Stevens, ca.1914. (Box 10)

Samuel Sparks & Rhoda Webb, ca.1917. (Box 10) Conley Sparks & Pauline Spradling, ca.1927. (Box 10) Buell Sparks & Martha Johnson, ca.1930. (Box 10)

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