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SQ 3183: "Alpha Preston Sparks, son of David and Betsy (Bass) Spar ks
was born on June 27, 1866, in Boone County, Iowa, and it was there th at
he was married on December 22, 1886, to Minnie Ann Enfield. She ha d been
born on October 17, 1869, in Boone County and was a daughter of Willi am and
Mildred (Combs) Enfield. She died on December 12, 1922, at Jet, Okla homa.
She and Alpha had four chidren: Corbet William, Manley, Edna and J. M anford.
After the death of his first wife, Alpha married (2nd) Mattie (Parker)
Replogle on May 15, 1927. He died on September 24, 1958, at Jet, Okl ahoma.
As noted, his and Minnie's children were:
(a) Corbet William Sparks was born on March 1, 1894. He was marri ed to
Neva Rebecca Sawyer on June 3, 1917, at Warrensburg, Missouri. She h ad
been born on March 18, 1897, in Lane County, Kansas, and was a daught er of
Joseph L. and Esther (Wolf) Sawyer. Neva died on October 18, 1957, a nd
Corbet died on October 29, 1964. They had five children: Byerl Louis e,
Myerl Leason, Charlotte, Beauford A., and Wendell C.
(b) Manley Sparks was born probably about 1897 and died quite youn g.
(c) Edna Sparks was born probably about 1900 and died when quite y oung.
(d) J. Manford Sparks was born on October 14, 1903. He married Fr ances
-----. He died in 1959. There were no children born to this marriag e."
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SQ p 2869: They lived at Westoff, Texas.
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NOTES: SQ pg 3691: They had two children, Ida and Nona.
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See the following article found in THE SPARKS QUARTERLY for March, 1977, Whole No. 97, pp. 1878-9:
[Note: The first portion of this article is found in the notes for Amanda's father Joseph.]
"When we listed Amanda Sparks as the ninth child of Joseph and Isabella (Ellis) Sparks on page
1417 of the QUARTERLY, we could only speculate regarding her birth date. From family records
provided by Mr. Steeples and Mrs. Mowrer, we are now able to state that she was born on February
24, 1854, in Scotland County, Missouri, and died there on December 4, 1894. Furthermore, her full
name was Amanda America Sparks. She was buried in the Black Oak Cemetery in Johnson
Township, Scotland County. On October 12, 1876, she was married in Scotland County to Benjamin
Franklin Steeples. He was born January 20, 1852, in Clark County, Illinois, the son of Henry and
Malinda (Bishop) Steeples. His mother died when he was five years old and when he was eleven
his father died as a soldier in the Union Army (January 10, 1863). He was reared in the home of
Judge John Thomson. Benjamin Steeples, following the death of Amanda, married, as his second
wife, Hallie Jones in 1896. He died on May 17, 1919, and was also buried in Black Oak Cemetery.
Benjamin F. and Amanda A. (Sparks) Steeples had three children:" [for which see their individual family group sheets.]
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SQ pg 2771: "...was born bout 1839. She is said to have married twice. Her first marriage was to J. O'Hair (or O'Hara) on August 9, 1856, in McLennan County, Texas. He was born about 1826 in Illinois. He died about 1863. He and Amanda had two children, Alice and Clara. After his death Amanda married a man named Rogers by whom she had one child, J. F. Rogers.
Children of Amanda Elizabeth Sparks:
(1) Alice O'Hair (or O'Hara) was born about 1860. She married T. W . Foster.
(2) Clara O'Hair (or O'Hara) was born on October 6, 1861. She died on July 30, 1904. She married Euclid Madison Scott in 1881.
(3) J. F. Rogers was born in 1864."
Amanda is buried in the Carlton Cemetery, Carlton, Hamilton County, Texas, according to Mary Helen Walton Baxter of Rt. 2, Box 48-A, Lampasas, TX 76550, a great-great granddaughter of Amanda Elizabeth Sparks. She also provided information about the death of James F. Rogers.
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Amanda E. Sparks was born about 1837. She married W. P. Henness y and was
living in Houston, Texas, in 1900 when her father died.
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SQ 3280: Amelia "Millie" Sparks, daughter of Reuben and Cassie (B uttery)
Sparks, was born about 1799 in Wilkes county, North Carolina, and i t was there
that she was married to Emanuel Bauguess in September, 1817, the marr iage bond
being dated September 26, 1817. Joseph Spicer was the bondsman. Eman uel
Bauguess was born about 1797 in North Carolina and was a son of Richa rd and
Keziah (Rose) Bauguess. Both Millie and Emanuel were members of th e Old
Roaring River Baptist Church; she joined "by experience, Saturday, Ja nuary 2,
1829." Emanuel died in the fall of 1861, while Millie apparently die d in 1878.
They were the parents of seven children.