Note H1569 Index
SQ pg 2614:
"Allen L. Sparks, son of Joseph and Sarah (DeFord) Sparks, was born onJune 8, 1831, in Richland County, Ohio. On December 28, 1859, he was married to Ann Jane ("Jennie") Johnson. She was born on November 11, 1838,at Prairie City, Illinois. Allen was one of the most prominent men of his time in McDonough County. He was school treasurer of Bushnell Township, a justice of the peace, a township supervisor, and county clerk. He was a member of the Methodist Church. He died at Bushnell, Illinois, on Septem ber 15, 1910. Jennie died on June 13, 1935. They were buried in the Bushnell. Cemetery. They had two children."
Note H1570 Index
See SQ p4854:
"Allen M. Sparks was born on July 3, 1874. He was married to Mary Elizabeth Roseberry in 1901 in Lawrence County. She had been born on October 20, 1884, and was a daughter of Hyge and Regina Ann (Gambill) Roseberry. Allen and Mary Elizabeth lived near Mazie, Kentucky. Allen died on April 8, 1966, and Mary Elizabeth died on September 21, 1971. They had five children: John Rich Sparks, Minnie Sparks, Robert Martin Sparks, Nancy Sparks, and August Sparks."
Note H1571 Index
SQ pg 3941: They had three children, Mitchell, Nova and Harry Slo an. There is a picture taken about 1900 of Allie and Milburn with Mi tchell on page 3941 in the Sparks Quarterly.
Note H1572 Index
SQ p. 1280: CIVIL WAR PENSION APPLICATIONS:
"A. W. SPARKS (born about 1841, his home was in Titus County, Texas.)
A. W. Sparks enrolled as a private in what was called Capt. Charles S. Stewart?s Company on October
14, 1861, the date on which this unit was accepted into the service of the Confederate States. His age
was given as 20 years; his horse was valued at $110 and his equipment at $15. The company was
organized at Camp Reeves in Grayson County, Texas. A. W. Sparks was credited with having traveled
145 miles to rendezvous.
This company was successively designated as Captain Stewart's Company; Sims Regiment Texas Volunteers; Captain English?s Company, 4th Regiment Texas Cavalry; and Company I, 9th Regiment Texas Cavalry. The 9th (also known as the 4th and as Sims') Regiment Texas Cavalry was accepted into the service of the Confederate States October 14, 1861, for twelve months and was re-organized in May, 1862. A record dated February 28, 1862, states that A. W. Sparks was ?on sick furlough, at home, Titus Co., Texas,? where he seems to have remained until at least October 1862. The muster roll for November and December 1862 lists him as "Absent on detached service.? In March 1863 he was listed as "Present" but in May and June 1863 he was listed as "absent with leave? and on July 31, 1863, he was listed as ?sick in camp.? In June 1864 he was listed as ?Present.? On May 13, 1865, he was listed on a " Roll of Prisoners of War of the Ninth Regiment, Texas Cavalry, Company I, Confederate States Army,
commanded by Lt, Col. J. C. Bates, surrendered at Citronelle, Alabama, by Lt. Gen. R. Taylor, C.S.A.,
to Maj. Gen. E. R. S. Canby, U.S.A., May 4, 1865, and paroled at Jackson, Miss., May 13, 1865."
SQ pg 2656:
"He was a young lad when his family moved (from Tallapoosa County, Alabama) to Titus County, Texas. Like his brother Butch Sparks, he, too, enlisted in a military company called the Titus Greys at the outbreak of the Civil War. This unit was later known as Company I, 9th Regiment Texas Cavalry, Confederate States Army. He served until the end of the war . (See page 1280 of the December 1969 issue of the QUARTERLY, Whole No. 68 , for an abstract of his military record.)
"After the war ended, Tuck Sparks returned to Titus County where he became a farmer, school teacher, and stock raiser. He also wrote a 394 page book which gave vivid accounts of his Civil War experiences and which is still considered to be among the best books written by a Texas author about Texans. The book, entitled RECOLLECTIONS OF THE GREAT WAR, can be found in the historical
collections of some Texas libraries, including the Sulphur Springs Library in Hopkins County.
"On June 20 1869, A. W. Sparks was married to Fanny Turner in Hopkins County. She was born on November 7, 1848, in Talbot County, Georgia. Tuck and Fanny moved to Clay County sometime prior to 1880, and they were listed on that census for that year. Later, they returned to Hopkins county where they settled at Saltillo. Tuck Sparks died on November 7, 1912, and was buried in the Cypress Cemetery in Franklin County. Fanny died on October 18, 1929, and was buried beside him. They were the parents of three children."
Note H1573 Index
They had three children: Charles, Virginia, and Patsy.