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*Richard Sparks, Sr.

Male 1725 - 1792  (67 years)


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  • Name *Richard Sparks 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 1725  New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1792  Elizabeth Township, Alleghey County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I158357  My Genealogy

    Father Sparks,   b. Between 1688 and 1694, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F6589  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Johannah Applegate,   b. Between 1730 and 1750, Middlesex County, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Alleghey County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Between 1745 and 1750  Middlesex County, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
      Name: Richard Sparks
      Gender: male
      Birth Place: NJ
      Birth Year: 1725
      Marriage State: of NJ
      Number Pages: 1
      Source Citation: Source number: 2862.005; Source type: Family groupsheet, FGSE, listed as parents; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code:Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc.,2004; www.Ancestry.com
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Betsey Sparks,   b. 1750, Cranberry, Middlesex County, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jefferson County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. *James Sparks,   b. 1752, Cranberry, Middlesex County, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1834, 90 Yrs Old; Carr Township, Jackson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     3. Benjamin Sparks,   b. 1754, Cranberry, Middlesex County, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1801, Elizabeth Township, Alleghany County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     4. Richard Sparks, Jr.,   b. 1757, Cranberry, Middlesex County, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1815, Bayou Pierr, Claiborne County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     5. *Walter Sparks, Sr.,   b. Between 1760 and 1762, Cranberry, Middlesex County, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1827 and 1830, Jefferson County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)
     6. Daniel Sparks, Reverand/Minister,   b. 10 Feb 1763, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1820, Scott County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F4228  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah,   d. Aft 1800 
    Married Aft 1770 
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F8990  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 1). Source: Referenced: The Sparks Quarterly Magazine; Dec. 1971,No. 76
      A copy is in the Sparks Family Records.
      Joyce Lorraine Clore Elkins kept excellent records, and the compiler(daughter) is initially only working off of a hand written outline tojust data base the lineage of the family to start with, and later moreinformation on the family will be added.
      A copy of the family lineage is in the Sparks Family records.
      2). Source: A packet of information on the Joshua Elkins Sr.'sbranch of the family in relationship to the Sparks Family and ourWilliam H. Elkins family line from Everett C. Elkins of Tennessee, 03FEB 1995, to Joyce Lorraine Clore Elkins of Indiana per postal mail.
      If you wish more information on this family line please contact thecompiler at: sljuhl1234@yahoo.com or sljuhl1234@msn.com [22 Jul2006, SLJuhl, compiler and Joyce's daughter]

      SOURCE - SPARKS QUARTERLY: Titled - LIFE AND FAMILY OF DANIEL SPARKS(1763-ca.1820), continued: #163, Sep. 1993, p. 4152 - Excerpts:Para. 2, "In fact, when a Samuel Ketchum died in 1778 in southwesternPennsylvania, an area then claimed by Virginia and organized asYohogania County in 1776, Daniel Spark's father, Richard Sparks, Sr.,had been one of four men ordered to take an inventory of Ketchum'sestate. The Yohogania County Court's minute book for 1776 to 1780survives, and at a meeting of this court on August 24, 1778, it was"Ordered that Andrew Pearce, Rich'd Johnston, James Wall, and Rich'dSparks, or any three of them being first Sworn, do appraise the Estateof Samuel Ketchum, dec'd. and make return to next Court." Theadministration of Samuel Ketchum's estate was granted to his widow,Elizabeth Ketchum, and to his brother, William Ketchum. See pp.248-49 of Records of the District of West Augusta, Ohio County, andYohogania County, Virginia, published by Ohio State University, 1970.William Ketchum was still living near Richard Sparks in AlleghanyCounty, Pennsylvania, when the 1790 census was taken."