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See SQ p. 2886
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She is buried in the Mater Dolorosa Cemetery, West 9th St., Owensboro, KY.
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Susan Mary Graves is the daughter of John Graves and Catherine Nob le.
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A picture of Hazel Sparks (Gray) Dyer appears in THE SPARKS QUARTERLY on page 4869.
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FHL Microfilm roll 280,550: Isabella Gray was confirmed 2 Decembe r 1859,
in the Roman Catholic Church in Methlick, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
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I received an email from Linda Cheeks Pittano (Chico1226@aol.com) on 5 Jan 2000, and again on 18 Jan, 2000. She advised that she is related to Lilbourn Everett Sparks (1890-1971), that he was married to Hattie Haywood (1895-1948), that among their eight children was a daughter, Emma Merl who was married to Clyde Logan. Emma Merl, still living, told Mrs. Pittano that her grandparents were John "Possom" Sparks and Sarah Rebecca Gray. Mrs. Pittano speculated that the John Sparks who married Rebecca Gray referred to in the article appearing in THE SPARKS QUARTERLY, is very likely the John "Possom" Sparks married to Sarah Rebecca Gray. The known dates also lend credence to her speculation. I have entered these names based solely on that conjecture and will add substantiation when and if it is obtained.
I also received an email from Daryll Sparks on July 23, 2004, with the following information:
Sarah Rebecca Sparks
First Wife of John Jackson Sparks
April 30, 1864 - May23, 1900
Sarah Rebecca has been documented with two different last names. At one time she lived next to William Henderson Sparks, while they were courting they had a child out of wed-lock (Samuel Justin Sparks born in 1881). Later in 1887 records show her as Sarah Rebecca Cox who married John Jackson Sparks. They had the following Children: Sherman, Everett, Eddie, Jan, Viola, Lucy. She only lived a few weeks after her last child Eddie was born. I just recently found out that Sarah's parents were. Her mother was Amelia Annis (Cox) Mauk born Nov. 30,1841, her father was John Wesley Gray who was a traveling businessman who was a drifter. Later Amelia married Frederick (Fed) Mauk in 1860. Sarah took her mothers maiden name before she married John Jackson, which was the reason she is listed as Sarah Cox in 1887. June of 2004 we took my dad Marshall Sparks (son of Sherman Sparks) to see if we could find where his grandmother Sarah was buried in Mauk ridge cemetery. We did find the cemetery and also learned after speaking with some of the local folks, the cemetery and the land around it was the same farm dad's father (Sherman) and grandfather (John Jackson) had lived on at one time. In researching the names in the cemetery we have been able to trace the different relationships between the Sparks, Mauk and Cox families.
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See THE SPARKS QUARTERLY, p4869: "Walter Gray, son of Harvey and Meck Gray, died tragically in 1910 when the boiler that ran the grist mill exploded. He was only thirteen years old. Four other persons were also killed in the explosion."
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SQ pg 4481: He may have been the John Green who served in Company G, 14th Regiment Kentucky Infantry from 1861 to 1865 during the Civil War.
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SQ p. 4750:
"...Samuel "Sam" Logan Green was an enterprising man. In addition to farming, he had a general store and was postmaster at Ibex, Kentucky. He was elected judge of Elliott County for two terms...."
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See Semmes pg 134