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The following information was received by email on Oct 19, 2001, from Thelma Eidson (firstname.lastname@example.org]
"In 1869 Cynthia Sparks took her children from Union County, Georgia, by wagon train to Benton County, Arkansas, along with at least 5 other families who lived close to her. They all settled in Benton County and, as the years went on, they were intermarried and these 6 families are all in the different branches of the family tree.
"Mattie Belle Mitchell married William Robinson of Benton County, Arkansas and later moved to Oklahoma. They had thirteen children in all which included three sets of twins. My father Leroy Robinson was one of her first set of twins.
"I have a picture of Irena Cynthia Sparks done in about 1870 that I would be happy to add to your collection. I would be glad to send a short article on the Sparks and what happened to them after leaving Georgia if this is something you would be interested in putting in your quarterly.."
Note H288 Index
Note: See the notes for his grandfather John Calvin Sparks about an incident in which Thomas accidentally killed John.
See the SQ pp. 5435-36:
"Thomas Calvin Collins, born in 1888. His nickname was Cally. We have noted above that when he was 15 years old he accidentally shot his grandfather, John Calvin Sparks. Three years later, Cally Collins also died a tragic death, as described in the Enquirer published in Yorkville, South Carolina, on February
20, 1906, as follows:
'Rock Hill -- Callie [sic] Collins, the eighteen year old son of Mr. S. M. Collins of this city, was
crushed to death between two box cars Friday [February 14, 1906] afternoon, late. The
accident occurred at Blacksburg. He was a brakeman on the Charleston Division of the
Southern railway and was engaged in making a coupling when killed.... The young man was an
exceedingly affable, friendly fellow and was very popular with his associates.'
Note H289 Index
SQ pg 3900: She was a granddaughter of Edmund and Lydia (Joynes ) Conley, pioneer settlers of Johnson County. (JS: Perhaps Lydia's ma iden name was Jaynes rather than Joynes.) "Much of the information w e have about this couple (Mary and Henry Sparks) has been obtained fr om The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky, published in 1984 by the Mago ffin County (KY) Historical Society."
Note H290 Index
MARYLAND GENEALOGIES from the Maryland Historical Magazine, Vol 1 , pg 497: John Coode, a prominent leader in the "Orange Revolution " in 1689, and a shadowy figure in John Barth's THE SOT-WEED FACTOR . ftnt: For an account of Coode's activities in the Revolution of 1 689, see Michael G. Kammer, "The Causes of the Maryland Revolution o f 1689," Maryland Historical Magazine, Vol. 55 (Sept. 1960), pp. 321f f.
Note H291 Index
"I Cathrine Spalding of St. Mary's County, Sickly of body, etc.
To Daughter Catharine Mattingly, negro boy James and 1/4 part of my
To Daughter Mary Anne McGill, 1/2 my estate;
To Daughter Mary Spalding, 1/4 my estate;
To Daughter Jane Power, one shilling;
To Son Elexius Spalding, one shilling;
To Daughter Ann Mahony, one shilling;
To several children of my daughter Susanna Abell one shilling ster ling
To Son Thomas Spalding, one shilling;
To Daughter Ann Panny Ford, one shilling.
Executors are two daughters, Mary Anney McGill and Mary Spalding.
Dated 19th day of JUly 1775.
Witnesses: Wamuel Benfield, Dorothy Benfield, Jno. B. Spalding, Sr.
Probated 21 August 1775
Liber TA #1, Folio 723, Annapolis, MD, St. Mary's County.
FHL 985186 provides the following: Thomas Spalding, son of William
and Ann (Jenkins) Spalding and brother of Benedict Spalding: "Born
about 1706, St. Mary's County, MD., married about 1729 Catherine Coop er,
daughter of Thomas Cooper; died about 1768 where he was born. Cather ine
was born about 1710 in Leonardtown, St. Mary's County, MD. and died
1775 the same place. They had the following 10 children: Jane 1730;
Mary Ann 1732; Ann 1734; Susanna 1736; Elexius 1738; Mary Ann 1740;
Mary 1742; Catherine 1744; Ann Panny 1746; Thomas 1748-1819. Dates
are approximate. Thomas married 1st Elizabeth Mattingly and 2nd Re-
becca Yates. Elexius died 1783, Susanna died 1776, Jane died 1786."
From Prodigy BB, Charmaine Welker (PRJF38C) says that the will of
Catherine Cooper Spalding was proven August 21, 1775 at Leonardstown,
A genealogy folder in Salt Lake on the Spalding family (FHL 985191)
mentions the marriage of Thomas and Catherine and adds after her name
"of Thomas of Thomas of Thomas." (Ark and Dove) Check passenger list
of Ark or Dove for Thomas Cooper. It adds "daughter of Thomas Cooper
(March 13, 1723). His brother was Richard Cooper. Will informatio n on
Thomas Cooper is 1723 Will Book #18, Charles County, Liber WD #1, fol io 102.