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SQ pg 3466: Another unidentified daughter of Willoughby and Poll y Sparks was born between 1830 and 1835. She may have been named Min erva. She may also have married S. Nelson and perhaps she was the mo ther of the three children who were living in the household of Willou ghby Sparks when a special school census was taken in 1855. The name s of these children were: John Nelson, Willoughby Nelson, and Minerv a Jane Nelson.


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SQ pp 4722-23:

"Minerva Jane Sparks, daughter of John W. and Almeda (Green) Sparks. was born about 1847 in Carter County, Kentucky. She was married there on February 23, 1868, to George Washington Boggs by Alfred Catron, a justice of the peace. Wash (as he was called) had been born about 1844 and was a son of Elijah and Catherine (Gambill) Boggs. Wash and Minerva moved to northern Wisconsin about 1912 where he was a timberman in and around Langlade County. In her latter years, Minerva lived with her daugher, Katie, at Nashville, Wisconsin, and this is where she died and was buried. She and Wash Boggs had five children when the 1880 census was taken of Elliott County; there may have been other children born to them at a later time."


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SQ pg 3942: They had five children: Virgil, Marion, Lola, Amanda , and Evan Sloan; a picture of the family (less Evan) appears on pag e 3942.


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SQ 805: "Minus Lafayette Sparks (also called Miner and Minnie), son of David and Mary (Little) Sparks, was born in Rowan County, North Carolina, about 1811. He remained at home with his parents and did not marry until after 185O. He died on April 23, 1889, at Crainesville (now Hornsby), Hardeman County, Tennessee. He marrried about 185O or 1851 Sarah (Sally) Cherry, who was part Indian; she was born about 1826. They were the parents of the following children: [here lists 7 children]."


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SPARKS QUARTERLY, September 1984, No. 127, pg. 2665:

"Miriam Beale Sparks, daughter of John and Sarah (Brooks) Sparks , was born on February 10, 1824. She is probably the Maryann Sparks who married Israel Gambol on February 15, 1846, in Tallapoosa County, Alabama. We have no further information on this couple."


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SPARKS FAMILY QUARTERLY, June 1985, Whole No. 130, pg 2747:

"Missouri Elida Sparks, daughter of Billy and Minerva (McKay) Sparks was born in January 1852. She was married to Everett J. Parrent about 1867. He was born in November 1842 in Texas. When the 1900 census was taken of McLennan County, Everett and Missouri were living in the same dwelling as Missouri's parents, Billy and Minerva Sparks. Living at home were four children of Everett and Missouri, and there were probably other children: (1) Frank M. Parrent was born in February 1878. He married Ella A. --- about 1899; (2) William H. Parrent was b. April 1880; (3) Thomas W. Parrent was b. December 1883; (4) Nellie Parrent was b. January, 1888.


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A photograph of another Mitchell Sparks appears on the cover of the June, 1961 issue of the Sparks Quarterly, Whole No. 34, p.549 bearing the following caption: MITCELL SPARKS, Prominent Nineteenth-Century Merchant of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Born February 4, 1811, Died November 16, 1864. His relationship to this Mitchell Sparks, if any, is unknown. The elder Mitchell was a native of Dublin, Ireland, and migrated to the US in 1836.


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SQ 101: "Mittie Sparks, born about 1828; married 1846, James Durh am."


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His grandfather was Garrett Sparks (820) and his grandmother was E lizabeth (Boggs) Sparks. He was a 5th ggrandson of William thru Jose ph Sparks and Cora was a 6th ggranddaughter of William through Willia m IV. Thus, Cora Lyon was his sixth cousin, once removed.