Note H1534 Index
SQ 2783: "Albinia Sparks was born on August 20, 1873. She was ma rried
to Simeon M. High on December 8, 1891, in the Caledonia Baptist Churc h at
Gholson, Texas. He was born on September 9, 1869, and died Februar y 12,
1918. Albinia died on December 12, 1967. They were buried at Gholso n.
They had four children: Laura, James T., Jesse W., and Clarence H."
Note H1535 Index
SQ p. 332: For birth information.
Note H1536 Index
SQ pg 2620:
"He became a physician and practiced his profession in his hometown of Indianapolis until his death on October 18, 1978 . He was a strong supporter of the Sparks Family Association. On September 10, 1930, he was married to Mary Jane Wilcox, and they had two sons, Robert J. Sparks and Richard Sparks."
Note H1537 Index
SQ pg 3357: "Albert Sparks, son of John and Malinda (Jones) Sparks, was born on March 21, 1841. He served in Likens Battalion Texas Volunteers, Confederate States Army. This unit was reorganized and changed to A . W. Spaights Battalion Texas Volunteers. Albert Sparks died while on a military
campaign in 1865.
See the December 1969 issue of THE SPARKS QUARTERLY, Whole No. 68, pg. 1280, for a record of his military service:
ALBERT SPARKS (born about 1841)
Albert, Sparks enlisted for the duration of the war at Sabine Pass on September 20, 1861 by S. B. Davis, as a private. On October 1, 1861, he joined and was enrolled in Capt. J. N. Blair?s Company of what was initially called Capt. J. M. Blair ?s Company in Likens' Battalion Texas Volunteers. He gave his age as 20 years. This company subsequently became Company A, 11th Battalion Texas Volunteers. Albert Sparks?s name appears on the company?s muster roll from September through December 1862, The official history of this battalion reads as follows:
This battalion was organized in the latter part of 1861, with one cavalry, one artillery and two infantry companies and known in that field as Likens? Battalion Texas Volunteers. Early in 1862 an infantry company and a cavalry company were added and it was designated the 6th Battalion Texas Infantry. It was reorganized June 17, 1862, and known in the field as A. W. Spaight ?s Battalion Texas Volunteers. The battalion was broken up November 20, 186)4, and all but Company B were assigned to the 21st Regiment Texas Infantry as Companies A, E, H, B, F and K.
Note H1538 Index
SQ pg 3941: They had at least three children: Goldie, Nova and Da rwin Sparks.
Note H1539 Index
SQ p 2869: He lived at Three Rivers, Texas.
Note H1540 Index
See THE SPARKS QUARTERLY, p. 398:
"Albert Sparks, born about 1839. On the 1850 census of Wells County, he was listed as being 11 years old and living with the family of Robert and Abigail Roberts. (Abigail was probably his mother, the widow of Moses Sparks; on april 21, 1841, Abigail married Robert Roberts in Wells County.) Albert Sparks married Mary Ann Roberts in Huntington County, Indiana, on February 10, 1860. She died September 30, 1860, aged 18 years and 5 months, according to the inscription on her tombstone. Albert Sparks married, second, Martha Roberts in Huntington County, Indiana, on June 25, 1861. She died March 7 1915, aged 70 years, 9 months, and 9 days. Albert Sparks died June 17, 1923, aged 84 years, 6 months, and 23 days. Albert Sparks and both his wives were buried in the Sparks Cemetery in Wells County."
See THE SPARKS QUARTERLY, p. 1601:
"In a biographical sketch of Albert Sparks, son of Moses and Abigail (Redding) Sparks that appeared in a HISTORY OF HUNTINGTON COUNTY, Indiana (Chicago, Brant & Fuller, 1887), pp. 704-05, it was stated that Mary Jane Sparks, daughter of Moses and Abigail (Redding) Sparks, died unmarried.
"Albert Sparks, son of Moses and Abigail (Redding) Sparks, was born on November 24, 1839, according to the published biographical sketch mentioned above. However, Mr. Amos Redding (a descendant) gave Albert's birth as December 24, 1838. Albert Sparks died June 17, 1923. He was a farmer in Rock Creek Township, Huntington County, Indiana, having inherited the farm that his father had purchased shortly before his death. The sketch mentioned above contains the following: " After his marriage, Mr. Sparks began farming on his present place, twenty-seven acres being ready for the plow. Their first house was made of hewed logs, the room being eighteen by twenty-four feet. He worked hard to improve his home, and the first log rolling held in Rock Creek township was on his farm. After a few years he built his present comfortable house and barn, and carries on general farming. He has one hundred acres of tillable land and fifty-eight acres of rough, uncleared ground, which furnishes excellent pasture for his stock. He had been reasonably sucessful in life, and has laid up a competency which will insure him against future want. He is a man of strict integrity whose every act will bear the searchlight of truth, his endeavor having been to live up to the teachings of the Christian church of which he is a member. In politics he is a Democrat." (Note that this was published in 1887.)
"Albert Sparks was married twice. He was married to his first wife, Mary Ann Roberts of Grant County, Indiana, on February 10, 1860. She was also called Mara and Mariette; she was born in 1842 and died on September 30, 1860, in childbirth; her infant also died. Albert was married on June 25, 1861, in Huntington County, Indiana, to his second wife, Martha Roberts, who was born on November 7, 1831, and died on March 7, 1915. She was a sister of his first wife. Albert and both of his wives are buried in the Sparks Cemetery in Wells County, Indiana.
"Albert and Martha (Roberts) Sparks were the parents of the following children: (The data that follow have been taken from the notes of Mr. Amos Redding) [for which see their family sheets.