Note H1847 Index
SQ 795: "Elizabeth Sparks, daughter of Jonas Sparks, Jr., and his wife Anna (Caton) Sparks, was born between 1797 and 18O5. On May 7, 18O7, her uncle, David Sparks, was appointed her guardian; she was called "Betsey Sparks" on this record. On February 16, 1815, Samuel Jones was made her guardian in place of David Sparks, who was about to move to Tennessee. It was probably this Elizabeth Sparks who married Benjamin Dulin in 1815 (Rowan County marriage bond dated December 9, 1815; David Call, bondsman; John Marsh, Sr., witness)"
Note H1848 Index
SQ pg 807: "Elizabeth (or Betsey) Sparks, daughter of David and Ma ry
(Little) Sparks, was probably born in Rowan County, North Carolina . All that
is known of her is that she married a man named Jarvis."
Note H1849 Index
SQ 1358: "Elizabeth Sparks, born Aug. 3O, 1893; married Cam Summer s, born
1888. They had (1) Elsie J. Summers, born Sept. 24, 1925; and (2) Et hel Jean
Summers, born Sept. 26, 1927."
Note H1850 Index
SQ 3O76-7: "Elizabeth Sparks, daughter of Abel and Sarah (Cochran ) Sparks,
was born on April 13, 18O5, probably in North Carolina. She marrie d John
McMannus (or McManus) in Washington County, MO, on April 24, 1828 (o r 1829).
She had died prior to the settlement of her brother's estate in 188O . Three
surviving children were identified in those estate papers: Charles Mc Mannus,
Ann McMannus and Ellen (McMannus) Rose.
Note H1851 Index
SQ 332: See Record of Births in Kentucky, 1852-1862 for location of Elizabeth's birth.
SQ 3861: Elizabeth "Bim" Sparks was born on May 28, 1855. She was married to George Kozee, a son of Benjamin Kozee. Bim died about 1900, and George died about 1925. They had six children: Charles, Lewis, Frank, Ida, Nickie, and Minnie Belle.
Note H1852 Index
SQ 3863: Elizabeth Sparks, daughter of Dianna (and --- Kozee), wa s born on November 9, 1847, in Johnson County. She was married to Ja mes H. Clark, and they had seven children: Alec, Robert, Thomas, Osc ar, Ad, Dianna and Almedia.
Note H1853 Index
See THE SPARKS QUARTERLY, December 1992, Whole No. 160, pg 4036-4040:
Elizabeth Sparks, daughter of George and Elizabeth (Ricketts) Sparks, was born on August 9, 17--. (The year of her birth is now illegible, but we place her birth as about 1730.) She was married to John Sinnot on October 28, 1755, in St. Lukes Church. A few days later, her father was married there also, indicating that perhaps she had been keeping house for him after her mother's death. We have learned nothing further about her.
However, the IGI for Maryland as of March, 1992, at page 12,451, shows George Sparks and Eliz. having a daughter, Elizabeth, on 7 Apr, 1732, at Church Hill, Queen Annes, MD. See Batch/Film No. 7230711/ 10. Her marriage to John Sinnot on October 28, 1755 is also entered , Batch/Film No. 7230711/52.
Note H1854 Index
SQ p. 4042:
"Elizabeth Sparks, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Kelley) Sparks, was "of age" in 1764, and we place her year of birth as 1739. She was married to a man named Russell. She attested as "nearest of kin" the account of her brother, Arthur Sparks, in 1766."
Note H1855 Index
SQ p. 4052: "Elizabeth Sparks, daughter of Solomon and Catherine (Hillegas) Sparks, was born on July 20, 1800, and died on May 5, 1832, at Winchester, Ohio. She was married to Samuel Cornelius on July 20, 1820. Judge Sparks could find no further information regarding her, nor have we."
Note H1856 Index
See THE SPARKS QUARTERLY, September, 1972, Whole No. 79, pp. 1501-02:
Elizabeth Sparks, who was born about 1800, is believed to have been a daughter of John and Katharine (Waddell) Sparks. There is no reference to a daughter named Elizabeth in the 1825 deed (Nicholas County, Book G, p. 90) where the other heirs of John Sparks were listed. However, Katharine Sparks, widow of John, who made her will on January 6, 1843, mentioned (in Book C of Willis of Nicholas County, 1800-1896) the thirty-six-acre farm "where I live with my daughter, Elizabeth." Earlier, on April 23, 1835, Katharine Sparks and Elizabeth Sparks had purchased a 33-acre tract on Hinkaton Creek in Nicholas County for ten dollars from Drusilla Thornburgh (Book L, p. 15). On March 9, 1836, Katharine and Elizabeth Sparks sold 35 acres of land for $1.00 to a man named Alvin Branch (Book L, p. 156). On November 19, 1838, Elizabeth Sparks purchased a tract of 36 acres in Nicholas County for $333.33 from Pratt Hughes and his wife Sarah (Book L, p. 5147). She sold this to E, H. Wilson for $610 on May 21, 1853 (Book P, p. 550).
This same Elizabeth Sparks made her will on December 6, 1867, which was probated at the February 1869 meeting of the Court in Nicholas County (thus we know that she died between December 1867 and February 1869). In her will, Elizabeth Sparks named her children as Honor Sparks, Sally Varner, and Kitty H. Wilson. (This will is recorded in Book H, in Nicholas County.) Katharine Sparks, widow of John Sparks, not only called Elizabeth her daughter in her own will of 1843, but she also left one-third of her 36-acre farm to her "granddaughter, Honor Sparks."
One might speculate that Elizabeth Sparks was a daughter of Katharine (Waddell) Sparks by a previous marriage. Since she was listed on the 1850 census as fifty years of age, however, this is unlikely since John and Katharine were married in 1792. It is possible that she was actually the daughter-in-law of Katharine and was thus the widow of an unknown son, but this again seems highly unlikely. On the census records from 1810 to 1840, a female is enumerated in the family of John and Katharine Sparks whose age fits that of Elizabeth,
while no son is so enumerated.
We know from the will of Elizabeth Sparks that she had three daughters. Who was her husband? Was her maiden name Sparks, and did she marry a man named Sparks, or were her three children illegitimate? If the latter is the case, we can speculate that her father may have disowned her and omitted her from the division of his property, while her mother later brought her into her own home, Perhaps someday a descendant will be able to provide us with the truth. Following is the information we have been able to gather regarding Elizabeth?s
three children: (See notes for children.)
WILLS OF PERSONS NAMED SPARKS IN NICHOLAS COUNTY, KENTUCKY, 1800-1896
Abstracted by Paul E. Sparks
Book H. Elizabeth Sparks, to daughters: Honor Sparks, Sally Varner, and Kitty H. Wilson. Signed 6 December 1867. Probated in the February 1869 term of Court.