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SQ pg 3797: We believe that this was Allen sparks who was married to Beersheeba ---. He died in 1849.

Note received from Diana Kay Nelson Smith of Atlanta, GA on February 18, 2002 (smithk78@bellsouth.net) under the name of Allen Sparks, Sr. as follows:
"Allen Sparks, Sr.... was born 1798 and died 1849. He married Beersheba. She was born Abt. 1799, and died Unknown. Note: 1850 Yancy County census lists a Beersheba Sparks, head of household, b. 1799 (51 yrs old) with 4 children still living with her: George 19, Allen 17 (could be Allen, Jr. d. 1854), Reuben 12, and Whitfield 7. Since Allen, Sr. died in 1849 could explain Beersheba Head of Household in 1850. Hardin is listed as living right next to her at age 31, as is James age 21 (his children are listed, and his wife is listed as Jane age 23. It appears Allen, Sr., and Beersheba had seven children. Either that or they had children of other families living with them. All are listed with the last name Sparks."


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See THE SPARKS QUARTERLY, December 1991, Whole No. 156, p. 3853-3873 for an article on Thomas and Rebecca Sparks (and his second wife, Dianah Wilcox) and see page 3867 regarding Allen Sparks, a grandson:

"Allen Sparks, son of Allen and Elizabeth (Kozee) Sparks , was born about 1840. He served in the 14th Regiment Kentucky Infantry from December 10, 1861, until his death in the General Hospital at Chattanooga, Tennessee, caused by disease, on June 30, 1864. He was married to Anna Gipson (sic) on October 1, 1863, in Lawrence County, Kentucky. They had no children.

CIVIL WAR PENSION APPLICATION:

SQ 1365:

ALLEN SPARKS, born about 1840, probably in Kentucky; he died in service on June 30, 1864 in Tennessee; he married Anna Gipson (sic) in LawrenceCounty, Kentucky, on October 1, 1863. File Designation at the National Archives: Widow Pension File 45635.

"On July 19, 1864, Anna Sparks, widow of Allen Sparks, appeared before a notary public in Lawrence County, Kentucky, to make application for a widow's pension. She stated that she was 22 years old and a resident of Peach Orchard, Lawrence County, Kentucky. She stated that her husband, Allen Sparks , had been a private in Company G, commanded by Captain John C. Collins, in the 14th Regiment of Infantry Volunteers commanded by Col. G. W. Gallup, and that he had died at the General Hospital in (Chattanooga) Tennessee on June 30, 1864. She also stated that she had been married to Allen Sparks at Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky, on October 1, 1863, and that her maiden name had been Anna Gipson (sic). She stated that she had no children.

With her application, Anna Sparks submitted a true copy of her marriage license from Lawrence County. Silvester B. Miller, a Baptist preacher, had performed the marriage. Anna Sparks also included with her application the following document signed by her husband?s commanding officer:

"Station at Louisa, State of Kentucky, 28th day of November 1864, I, John C. Collins, Captain of Company G, Fourteenth Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, certify that Allen Sparks was a private in my Company, that he was mustered into the service of the United States on the 10th day of December 1861 and that he died at General Hospital in the State of Tennessee on the 30th day of June 1864 of Disease contracted while in the service of the United States.
Given und. My hand this the 28th day of
November 1864
John C. Collins Capt.
Co. G 14th Regt. Ky. Vol."
On March 23, 1865, the Adjutant General?s Office also supplied proof of Allen Sparks's service and death, noting that he had been mustered into service on December 14, 1861, at Camp Wallace, Kentucky, to serve three years and that the muster roll of Company G of the 14th Regiment dated January 30, 1865, carried the statement "Died in Gen'l Hosp't Chattanooga, Tenn., June 30th 1864 of chronic diarrhea."

A pension of $8.00 per month was approved for Anna Sparks commencing on June 30, 1864. On October 22, 1865, Anna Sparks married as her second husband, Ellis Booth, in Lawrence County, Kentucky. On April 16, 1870, Anna Booth (formerly Anna Sparks) wrote to the pension office explainng that she had been the widow of Allen Sparks and that the last payment of her pension had been only through March 14, 1865, and that she was entitled to payment between March 14, 1865, and her remarriage on October 23, 1865. She appointed J. F. Steward of Paintsville, Kentucky, as her attorney to collect this "arrears." She signed her name by mark and stated that she resided on Sandy River in Johnson County, Kentucky.

On October 31, 1870, Anna Booth again applied for this arrearage and George W. Pack and John B. Pack signed as witnesses. Whether she ever collected this is not known.

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NOTES:
SQ 3866: Allen "Bud" Sparks was born in March 1865. He was marr ied three
times; however, we have not learned the names of his first two wives . His
first marriage was bout 1883 and his second was about 1893. By his s econd
marriage, he had three children: Amanda, Franklin and Charles. His t hird
marriage was to Laura Carlee Lemaster on January 17, 1899, in Johnso n County.
She had been born in February 1873 and was a daughter of Daniel and P hoebe
(Bayes) Lemaster. Bud died in 1918. He and Laura had seven children:
Ulysses, Phoebe, Rhoda, Eugene, William, Mary E. and Benjamin.