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SQ pg. 8O1: "Elizabeth (Betsey) Sparks, daughter of William. Sh e married
John Boulwar or Boulvare in Rowan County, North Carolina, in 18O1. S he had
apparently died prior to 1865 when her brother Hampton's estate was s ettled,
for reference was made simply to B. Boulvare's heirs."


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SQ 1981: "Elizabeth Sparks (called Betsy), daughter of Cornelius an d Susannah
(Stevens) Sparks, was born July 26, 1821, in Wayne County, Indiana, a nd died on
April 25, 1896. She was married to Burton Jarvis on January 2, 184O . He was a
son of Zadock and Lucy (Owens) Jarvis and was born in Rowan County, N orth
Carolina on September 6, 1816. He died on January 2, 19O2. When th e estate of
Burton Jarvis was settled in 1903, it was stated that "Mr. and Mrs. J arvis died
without issue and without a will." (JS: Must have meant 'without iss ue
surviving.') However, census records would seem to indicated that the y had as
many as five children, but all but have died young. These were:
(1) John Jarvis, born about 1845; listed as 15 on the 185O census.
(2) Lucy Jarvis, born about 1843; listed as 17 on the 185O census.
(3) Zadok (or Zed) Jarvis, born about 1848; listed as 12 in 186O.
(4) Susy E. Jarvis, born about 185O; listed as 10 on the 186O cens us.
(5) Joseph A. Jarvis, born about 1851; listed as 9 on the 1860 cen sus.
When the 187O census was taken, no children were listed as living wit h Burton
and Elizabeth (Sparks) Jarvis.


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THE SPARKS QUARTERLY, June 1985, Whole No. 130, p. 2751;


"Elizabeth C. Sparks, daughter of Richard and Elizabeth (Cooper) Sparks was born about 1818 in Lawrence County, Mississippi. She went with her parents to Yazoo County, Mississippi, about 1826 where they settled in an area that would become Holmes County in 1833. It was probably there that she was married to Samuel Everett Rogers about 1834. He had been born about 1809 in Tennessee. Shortly after their marriage, Sam and Elizabeth moved to Texas where their first child was born on September 18, 1835. Just two weeks earlier, Sam had been granted a "League and Labor" of land by the Mexican Government. The land was located in what would become Montgomery County in 1837.

"Sam Rogers fought in the Texas-Mexican War and after the war ended, he moved his family to his land in Montgomery County. They stayed there until the spring of 1841 when they sold the land and returned to Nacogdoches County. Three years later, Sam purchased land northeast of Tyler in Smith County. Here he was elected as one of the county commissioners and it was here that the family was listed on the 1850 census.

"Elizabeth (Sparks) Rogers died about 1851, probably at the time their youngest child was born, and the family broke up. Some of the children went to live with their mother's relatives and in 1860, Frank Rogers, 16, and his sister, Mary Rogers, 11, were living in the household of their uncle, Stephen Franklin Sparks, in McLennan County. Living nearby was their brother , William Rogers, 18, in the household of their uncle, James Hawkins Sparks.

"By June 1854, Samuel Rogers was again living in Nacogdoches Count y. With him were his sons, William E. Rogers and Joseph F. Rogers. In 1858 , Sam was in Erath County living in the home of his son, James Carroll Rogers , who had married two years earlier and was living on a ranch. Both Sam and his son were members of the Erath County Malitia which had been organized to protect the inhabitants from Indian raids.

"The military service of Sam Rogers was probably the cause of his death on May 3, 1863. He had been asked to guard a neighbor's house while the neighbor was away, and on his way back to his home the following day, Sam Rogers was attacked and killed by roving Indians. His daughter-in-law, Mrs. James C. Rogers, later rescued his body, and he was buried on his son's ranch with rocks marking the site of the grave. Many years later, his grandson and namesake, James Everett Rogers, placed a bronze plaque at the grave, and other descendants enclosed the grave with a chain link fence.

"The grave site of Elizabeth (Sparks) Rogers is unknown; however, at least one descendant believes there is a possiblity that she was buried in Nacogdoches County. There is a spot that old-timers call "The Sparks Cemetary" which is located within the Sparks Survey. This is a piece of land that Richard Sparks sold to his brother James Sparks, and to his sister, Sarah McAnulty, and is located near the water tower, northwest of the town of Nacogdoches. Samuel Everett and Elizabeth (Sparks) Rogers had six children.

(1) James Carroll Rogers, b. September 18, 1835 in Nacogdoches Co., Texas and died on December 13, 1912, at Clinton, Oklahoma. He and his wife Nancy Elizabeth Howard, had sixteen children.

(2) William Everett Rogers, b. November 27, 1841, in Nacogdoches Co. , Texas and died December 25, 1909 at Midland, Texas. He and his wife Virginia Amazon Purtell had nine children.

(3) Joseph Franklin "Frank" Rogers b. February 27, 1844 and died in 1929. He and his wife Susie E. Davis had three children.

(4) Thomas M. Rogers was born ca. 1846 and died in 1864 in the CSA.

(5) John Marion Rogers was born February 17, 1848 and died January 1, 1926. He and his wife Lavinia Jane Smith had nine children.

(6) Mary Ann Elizabeth Rogers was b. ca. 1850.

(More details of their children and their decendants may be found in the SQ from pages 2752 to 2756)