Note H3028 Index
SQ pg 3470: They lived in Breckenridge, Texas. They had six chil dren: Willie Mae, Roy M., Alfred, Ruby, Geraldine, and Oscar.
Note H3029 Index
Timothy Sparks, son of Jonas and Mary (Brown) Sparks, was born about 1828;
he died in Smyth County, Va. He married Jane Lyon (or Lyons); they were the
parents of the following children:
(1) Joshua Sparks, married Sarah Marinda Jolly;
(2) Austin Sparks;
(3) Mary Jane Sparks;
(4) Nancy Catherine Sparks;
(5) Cynthia Sparks;
(6) Susan Sparks;
(7) Shadrick Sparks, born about 1869;
(8) Sarah Sparks.
"Timothy Sparks, son of Jonas and Mary (Brown) Sparks, was born in January 1823 in Wilkes County, North Carolina. He married Jane Lyon, probably about 1845. She was born in January 1826 and was a daughter of Solomon Lyon. Timothy and Jane were listed on the 1860 census of Wilkes County, but by 1870 they were in Tazewell County, Virginia, where they were listed on the census of that year. Timothy died in Smyth County, Virginia, in 1907. Jane died there in 1919. They had eight children."
SMYTH COUNTY VIRGINIA CEMETERYS, VOL. II (1994):
"The Sparks Cemetery is in Rich Valley, east of Black Hill. It can be seen from the intersection where Rt. 16 and Rt. .42 divide. The cemetery is located between the two roads and are about 1/4 mile east of the intersection on a small hill.
"The cemetery is fenced near an abandoned house. Rocks inside and outside the fence indicate other graves are here." Information collected on February 5, 1993 reveals the following markers:
SPARKS, Timothy b. 1820 d. 1904
SPARKS, JANE b. 1823 d. 1919
nee LYONS wife of Timothy Sparks."
Note H3030 Index
Note H3031 Index
SQ 3272: "Timothy Shadrach Sparks was born in April 1870. He marr ied
and had at least two children according to census records of Tazewell
(1) Ary L. (or Ida J.) Sparks was born in November 1893
(2) Glenn E. Sparks was born in June 1896."
Note H3032 Index
SQ pg 2649: Tinsy Paralee Sparks, daughter of William and Hanna ( Weeks) Sparks, was born on September 16, 1854, at Cypress, Texas. She died on June 1, 1929, at Norman, Oklahoma. She married (1st) Samuel C . Forsythe on May 29, 1872, in Cooke County, Texas. Shortly thereafter, Samuel died. There were no children born to this marriage.
On January 6 1876, Tinsy married (2nd) Charles Morgan McClain, a widower with a 10-year-old daughter, Mary Belle. Charles had served in the Confederate States Army and had been married (1st) to Mary Catherine McMurray in Carthage, Tennessee. She had died on September 4, 1866 . Charles served as a member of the State Constitutional Convention to establish the state of Oklahoma, and McClain County of that state was named for him. He and Tinsey had five children.
Note H3033 Index
Troy died in the great influenza epidemic of 1918 according to his niece, Laurel Vivian Sparks who send an email (email@example.com) in June, 2005 with information on her grandfather James Meredith Sparks and his descendants.
Note H3034 Index
SQ pg 3697: He (Roscoe) was a farmer, but also did carpenter work . He and Trudy were Baptists. Their children were: Raymond, Cecelia , Randall, Franklin, and Jay.
Note H3035 Index
See SQ p 4874:
"Ulysses ["Lys"] Sparks was born on May 14, 1873, on Little Fork. He became an expert in "cruising timber" and grading lumber by working in the forests and lumber mills in Elliott County. He was a grown man when his mother moved to Normal, Kentucky. It was there that he got his start toward owning his own lumberyard. He was considered a well-to-do man when he died.
"Lys Sparks was married to Mary Thompson on February 23, 1903. She had been born on October 27, 1877, and was a daughter of William Alex and Sarah (Leedy) Thompson. She and Lys lived at Morehead, Kentucky, where Lys owned a lumberyard. This is where Lys died on January 15, 1946. Mary survived him for over twenty years, dying on March 15, 1969. They had two children, Edna Sparks and Lorene Sparks."