DESCENDANTS OF JAMES E. SPARKS

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                              Don Norman

 

1.JAMES E. SPARKS

 

    James E. Sparks was born in VA about 1780 and died before 1860. He

married Mary "Polly" Boggs March 19, 1804. Mary, a daughter of Charles

Francis and Mary (Clendenin) Boggs, was born in VA about 1784 and died

in Nicholas County VA after 1860.

 

Known children of James E. and Mary "Polly" (Boggs) Sparks.

 

  2.  (1). John                    b.c.     1805

         m.Agnes -----

 

  3.  (2). Charles                 b.c.     1809

         m.Margaret ----

 

  4.  (3). James                   b.c.     1814

         m.Elizabeth

 

  5.  (4). Elizabeth               b.c.     1818

         m.Jacob Hardway 1842

 

  6.  (1). Wellington              b.c.     1829

         m.Margaret ------

 

 

2.JOHN SPARKS    1.JAMES E. SPARKS

 

    John Sparks, a son of James E. and Mary "Polly" (Boggs) Sparks, was

born about 1805. He married Agnes -----. Agnes was born in 1820 and died

before 1860.

 

Known children of John and Agnes Sparks.

 

  7.  (1). James                   b.Sep 24 1836   d.Sep 16 1911

         m.Mary Ann Kennison

 

  8.  (2). Nathan                  b.c.     1843

 

  9.  (3). Joseph                  b.c.     1845

 

 10.  (4). Uriah                   b.c.     1847

 

 11.  (5). John W.                 b.c.     1854

 

 12.  (6). Levi                    b.       1857   d.       1913

         m.Clarissa Ellen Armentrout

 

 

3.CHARLES SPARKS     1.JAMES E. SPARKS

 

    Charles Sparks, a son of James E. and Mary "Polly" (Boggs) Sparks,

was born in VA about 1809. He married Margaret ------. Margaret was born

in VA about 1812.

 

Known children of Charles and Margaret Sparks.

 

 13.  (1). Eleanor                 b.c.     1838

 

 14.  (2). Edward                  b.c.     1841

 

 15.  (3). Jordan                  b.c.     1844

 

 16.  (4). Electra J.              b.c.     1846

 

 17.  (5). Hannah M.               b.c.     1851

 

 

4.JAMES SPARKS    1.JAMES E. SPARKS

 

    James Sparks, a son of James E. and Mary "Polly" (Boggs) Sparks, was

born in VA about 1814 and died in Nicholas County VA between 1860 and

1870. He married Elizabeth ------. Elizabeth was born in VA about 1818.

 

Known children of James and Elizabeth Sparks.

 

 18.  (1). William                 b.c.     1839

 

 19.  (2). James B.S.              b.c.     1840

 

 20.  (3). Isaac Francis           b.Jul    1842   d.Aug    1903

         m.Nancy Copenhaver

 

 21.  (4). Mary                    b.c.     1844

 

 22.  (5). John                    b.c.     1846

         m.Mary -------

 

 23.  (6). Cynthia                 b.c.     1848

 

 24.  (7). Deidah                  b.c.     1850

 

 25.  (8). Noah                    b.c.     1852

 

 26.  (9). M.R. Hereford           b.c.     1854

 

 27. (10). Rebecca                 b.c.     1856

 

 28. (11). Nancy                   b.c.     1858

 

 29. (12). Melvina                 b.c.     1861

 

 

5.ELIZABETH SPARKS    1.JAMES E. SPARKS

 

    Elizabeth Sparks, a daughter of James E. and Mary "Polly" (Boggs)

Sparks, was born in VA about 1818. She married Jacob Hardway in 1842.

Jacob, a son of George and Frances (Lilly) Hardway, was born in Nicholas

County VA (WV) in 1817 and died September 12, 1889.

    Five of their children died in a diphtheria epidemic in 1858.

 

Children of Jacob and Elizabeth (Sparks) Hardway.

 

 30.  (1). John Ellison            b.c.     1843

         m.Angeline Morris

 

 31.  (2). Isabella                                d.       1858

 

 32.  (3). Frances                                 d.       1858

 

 33.  (4). Elizabeth                               d.       1858

 

 34.  (5). Charles                                 d.       1858

 

 35.  (6). Jesse                                   d.       1858

 

 36.  (7). Zachary T.              b.c.     1850

         m.Anna -----

 

 37.  (8). Rebecca

 

 38.  (9). Mariah

 

 39. (10). George                  b.c.     1852

 

 40. (11). Susannah

 

 

6.WELLINGTON SPARKS    1.JAMES E. SPARKS

 

    Wellington Sparks, a son of James E. and Mary "Polly" (Boggs)

Sparks, was born in VA about 1829. He married Margaret -------. Margaret

was born in VA about 1831.

 

Known children of Wellington and Margaret Sparks.

 

 41.  (1). George Washington       b.c.     1854

 

 42.  (2). Lucy                    b.c.     1845

 

 43.  (3). Martha                  b.c.     1848

 

 44.  (4). John W.                 b.c.     1859

 

 45.  (5). Andrew                  b.c.     1860

 

 46.  (6). Charlotte               b.c.     1862

 

 47.  (7). Henry J.                b.c.     1864

 

 48.  (8). Dixon                   b.c.     1866

 

 49.  (9). Rebecca                 b.c.     1869

 

 

7.JAMES SPARKS    2.JOHN SPARKS    1.JAMES E. SPARKS

 

    James Sparks, a son of John and Agnes Sparks, was born in VA

September 24, 1836 and died in Nicholas County WV September 16, 1911. He

married Mary Kennison. Mary was born in VA February 4, 1838 and died in

Nicholas County April 10 1922.

 

Children of James and Mary Ann (Kennison) Sparks.

 

 50.  (1). Clark L.P.              b.Dec  5 1856   d.Nov 22 1889

 

 51.  (2). John Calvin             b.Aug  4 1862   d.Aug 21 1939

         m.Carrie Belle Boso Oct 1898

 

 52.  (3). Martha Alice            b.Oct 26 1865   d.Nov 23 1957

 

 53.  (4). Matilda Agnes           b.Jun  1 1868   d.

 

 54.  (5). Mary Caroline           b.Aug 18 1871   d.Apr  6 1960

         m.---- Minich

 

 55.  (6). Elizabeth Jane          b.May 12 1873   d.       1950

         m.----- Bailey

 

 56.  (7). Emma Florence           b.Jul  5 1877   d.Oct 31 1956

         m.---- Milam

 

 

12.LEVI SPARKS     2.JOHN SPARKS    1.JAMES E. SPARKS

 

    Levi Sparks, a son of John and Agnes Sparks, was born in VA in

1857 and died in 1913. He married Clarissa Ellen Armentrout. Clarissa,

a daughter of Zachariah and Polly Armentrout, was born in 1861 and

died in 1949.

 

Known children of Levi and Clarissa Ellen (Armentrout) Sparks.

 

 57.  (1). Ada Belle               b.       1885   d.       1916

         m.Clay Summers Wiblin

 

 

20.ISAAC FRANCIS SPARKS    4.JAMES SPARKS    1.JAMES E. SPARKS

 

    Isaac Francis Sparks, a son of James and Elizabeth Sparks, was born

in Nicholas County VA in July 1842 and died in August 1903. He married

Nancy Copenhaver. Nancy, a daughter of Joseph and Abigail (Dotson)

Copenhaver, was born in VA in June 1851 and died in 1888.

 

Children of  Isaac Francis and Nancy (Copenhaver) Sparks.

 

 58.  (1). Joseph                  b.       1878

         m.Minnie Amick

 

 59.  (2). Marmion Rush            b.Apr 29 1884

         m.Zora Ellen Johnson Dec 6 1910

 

 

51.JAMES CALVIN SPARKS    7.JAMES SPARKS    2.JOHN SPARKS    1.JAMES E.

SPARKS

 

    James Calvin Sparks, a son of James and Mary Ann (Kennison) Sparks,

was born in Nicholas County WV August 4, 1862 and died August 21, 1939.

He married Carrie Belle Boso in October 1898. Carrie was a daughter of

Nelson and Mary Ellen (Phillips) Boso.

 

Children of James Calvin and Carrie Belle (Boso) Sparks.

 

 60.  (1). Mabel Manila            b.Jul 19 1901   d.Sep 22 1975

         m.George Claude Rader Oct 17 1920

 

 61.  (2). Lula Madge              b.Jan 29 1912

         m.W.F. "Pete" Gilbert

 

 

52.MARTHA ALICE SPARKS    7.JAMES SPARKS    2.JOHN SPARKS    1.JAMES E.

SPARKS

 

    Martha Alice Sparks, a daughter of James and Mary Ann (Kennison)

Sparks, was born October 26, 1865 and died November 23, 1957.

 

Child of Martha Alice Sparks.

 

 62.  (1). Colbert Kennison        b.Jul  7 1890   d.Sep  5 1964

         m.Ada Winona Baber Jun 21 1914

 

57.ADA BELLE SPARKS    12.LEVI SPARKS     2.JOHN SPARKS    1.JAMES E.

SPARKS

 

    Ada Belle Sparks, a daughter of Levi and Clarissa Ellen (Armentrout)

Sparks, was born in 1885 and died in 1916. She married Clay Summers

Wiblin, a son of William Lewis and Susan Jemima (White) Wiblin, was born

in 1883 and died in 1969.

 

Known children of Clay Summers and Ada Belle (Sparks) Wiblin.

 

 63.  (1). Oscar                   b.       1906

 

 64.  (2). Ethel                   b.       1908

 

 65.  (3). Blanche Ellen           b.       1911   d.       1961

         m.Basil Wayne Nelson

 

 66.  (4). Esther                  b.       1918

 

 

58.JOSEPH SPARKS     20.ISAAC FRANCIS SPARKS    4.JAMES SPARKS

1.JAMES E. SPARKS

 

    Joseph Sparks, a son of  Isaac Francis and Nancy (Copenhaver)

Sparks, was born in Nicholas County WV in 1878. He married Minnie Amick.

 

Children of Joseph and Minnie (Amick) Sparks.

 

 67.  (1). Cecil Ralph

         m.Vida Summers

 

 68.  (2). Paul

 

 69.  (3). Daniel

 

 70.  (4). Nancy

         m.------ Rader

 

 71.  (5). Verna

         m.----- Haben

 

 

59.MARMION RUSH SPARKS   20.ISAAC FRANCIS SPARKS    4.JAMES SPARKS

1.JAMES E. SPARKS

 

    Marmion Rush Sparks, a son of Isaac Francis and Nancy (Copenhaver)

Sparks, was born in Nicholas County WV April 29, 1884 and died March 24,

1975. He married Zora Ellen Johnson December 6, 1910. Zora, a daughter

of James and Elizabeth (Dunbar) Johnson, was born June 2, 1892 March 4,

1979.

 

Children of Marmion Rush and Zora Ellen (Johnson) Sparks.

 

 72.  (1). Hollis                  b.Oct  9 1911   d.Jul 15 1927

 

 73.  (2). Bernard                 b.Feb 19 1913

         m.Dainty Copenhaver May 2 1936

         m.Maxine Morris Bolar May 28 1969

 

 74.  (3). Clifton                 b.Jul 12 1917

         m.Mary Brown Oct 14 1939

 

 75.  (4). Alcia Doris             b.Oct  8 1926

         m.Willis Summers Apr 18 1946

 

 

60.MABEL MANILA SPARKS    51.JAMES CALVIN SPARKS    7.JAMES SPARKS   

2.JOHN SPARKS    1.JAMES E. SPARKS

 

    Mabel Manila Sparks, a daughter of James Calvin and Carrie Belle

(Boso) Sparks, was born July 19, 1901 and died September 22, 1975. She

married George Claude Rader October 17, 1920.

 

Children of George Claude and Mabel Manila (Sparks) Rader.

 

 76.  (1). John Ralph              b.Sep  2 1921   d.Jul 14 1984

         m.Ilene Groves

 

 77.  (2). Mary Ruth               b.Mar 17 1929

         m.William Sebert Oct 29 1946

 

 

62.COLBERT KENNISON SPARKS    52.MARTHA ALICE SPARKS    7.JAMES SPARKS

  2.JOHN SPARKS    1.JAMES E. SPARKS

 

    Colbert Kennison Sparks, a son of Martha Alice Sparks, was

born July 7, 1890 and died September 5, 1964. He married Ada Winona

Baber June 21, 1914. Ada, a daughter of Joseph Kemp and Nannie (Hickman)

Baber, was born in Nicholas County WV March 14, 1885 and died March 27,

1967.

 

Children of Colbert Kennison and Ada Winona (Baber) Sparks.

 

 78.  (1). Camilla Marie           b.Jun  3 1915

         m.Joseph Clark Morton Feb  2 1947

 

 79.  (2). Mary Agnes              b.Jun  3 1917

         m.Faber S. Herbert Jul 17 1940

 

 80.  (3). Nannie Lucille          b.Jun 21 1919

         m.James Earl Scharper Jul  3 1944

 

 81.  (4). Blaine Baber            b.Oct 27 1921

         m.Rosemary Payton May 10 1952

 

 

67.CECIL RALPH SPARKS     58.JOSEPH SPARKS     20.ISAAC FRANCIS SPARKS

 4.JAMES SPARKS    1.JAMES E. SPARKS

 

    Cecil Ralph Sparks, a son of Joseph and Minnie (Amick) Sparks,

married Vida Summers.

    The family moved to San Antonio, TX in the mid 1930's.

 

Children of Cecil Ralph and Vida (Summers) Sparks.

 

 82.  (1). Ralph Carlton

 

 83.  (2). Ruth

         m.---- Meckel

 

 84.  (3). Cecil Ray               b.       1930

         m.Judith Eckstein

 

 

73.BERNARD SPARKS    59.MARMION RUSH SPARKS   20.ISAAC FRANCIS SPARKS

4.JAMES SPARKS    1.JAMES E. SPARKS

 

    Bernard Sparks, a son of Marmion Rush and Zora Ellen (Johnson)

Sparks, was born February 19, 1913. He married Dainty Copenhaver May 2,

1936.  Dainty died February 26, 1968. Bernard married Maxine Morris

Bolar May 28, 1969.

 

Children of Bernard and Dainty (Copenhaver) Sparks.

 

 85.  (1). Deloris                 b.Jan 15 1938

         m.Kenneth Arthur McCutcheon

 

 86.  (2). Ray                     b.Dec 27 1939

         m.Ruth Ann Hypes

         m.Judy Kincaid

 

 87.  (3). Phyllis                 b.Sep 14 1941

         m.Gerald McClung

 

 88.  (4). Randall                 b.May 14 1949

         m.Linda Acord

 

 89.  (5). Roger                   b.Feb  2 1951

         m.Joan Dorsey Samples

 

 

74.CLIFTON SPARKS    59.MARMION RUSH SPARKS   20.ISAAC FRANCIS SPARKS

4.JAMES SPARKS   1.JAMES E. SPARKS

 

    Clifton Sparks, a son of Marmion Rush and Zora Ellen (Johnson)

Sparks, was born in Nicholas County WV July 12, 1917. He married Mary

Brown October 14, 1939. Mary, a daughter of Harrison and Minnie (Legg)

Brown, was born in Nicholas County in 1921.

 

Children of Clifton and Mary (Brown) Sparks.

 

 90.  (1). Marcella                b.Aug 30 1940   d.Sep  7 1983

 

 91.  (2). Geraldine               b.Mar 12 1942

         m.James R. Cox

 

 

75.ALCIA DORIS SPARKS    59.MARMION RUSH SPARKS   20.ISAAC FRANCIS

SPARKS    4.JAMES SPARKS    1.JAMES E. SPARKS

 

    Alcia Doris Sparks, a daughter of Marmion Rush and Zora Ellen

(Johnson) Sparks, was born in Nicholas County WV October 8, 1926. She

married Willis Summers April 18, 1946.

 

Children of Willis and Alcia Doris (Sparks) Summers.

 

 92.  (1). Jude                    b.Jul 27 1950

         m.Ronald Lindensmith

 

 93.  (2). Cathy                   b.Mar 20 1953

         m.Alan Butcher

 

 94.  (3). Frank                   b.Nov  4 1954

         m.Diana Cline

 

 95.  (4). Patty                   b.May 12 1962

         m.Kurt Ritchie

 

 96.  (5). Sandy                   b.Mar  6 1968

 

 

79.MARY AGNES SPARKS    62.COLBERT KENNISON SPARKS    52.MARTHA ALICE

SPARKS    7.JAMES SPARKS     2.JOHN SPARKS    1.JAMES E. SPARKS

 

    Mary Agnes Sparks, a daughter of Colbert Kennison and Ada Winona

(Baber) Sparks, was born in Nicholas County WV June 3, 1917. She married

Faber S. Herbert July 17, 1940.

 

Children of Faber S. and Mary Agnes (Sparks) Herbert.

 

 97.  (1). David Lee

         m.Macel McMillion

 

 98.  (2). Mary Ann

         m.------ Nicely

 

 

84.CECIL RAY SPARKS    67.CECIL RALPH SPARKS     58.JOSEPH SPARKS    

20.ISAAC FRANCIS SPARKS     4.JAMES SPARKS    1.JAMES E. SPARKS

 

    Cecil Ray Sparks, a son of Cecil Ralph and Vida (Summers) Sparks,

was born in Nicholas County WV in 1930. He move to San Antonio, TX with

his family in the mid 1930's. He married Judith Eckstein.

 

Children of Cecil Ray and Judith (Eckstein) Sparks.

 

 99.  (1). Claudia

         m.------- Allredge

 

100.  (2). Paul Daniel

 

101.  (3). Nancy Leigh

 

 

85.DELORIS SPARKS    73.BERNARD SPARKS    59.MARMION RUSH SPARKS

20.ISAAC FRANCIS SPARKS    4.JAMES SPARKS    1.JAMES E. SPARKS

 

    Deloris Sparks, a daughter of Bernard and Dainty (Copenhaver)

Sparks, was born January 15, 1938. She married Kenneth Arthur

McCutcheon. Kenneth, a son of Fred A. and Dorothy Mae (Skaggs)

McCutcheon, was born April 20, 1928.

 

Children of Kenneth Arthur and Deloris (Sparks) McCutcheon.

 

102.  (1). Brenda                  b.Mar 12 1960

 

103.  (2). Kenny                   b.Jun  5 1962

 

86.RAY SPARKS     73.BERNARD SPARKS    59.MARMION RUSH SPARKS   20.ISAAC

FRANCIS SPARKS    4.JAMES SPARKS    1.JAMES E. SPARKS

 

    Ray Sparks, a son of Bernard and Dainty (Copenhaver) Sparks, was

born in Nicholas County WV December 27, 1939. He married Ruth Ann Hypes.

His second wife is Judy Kincaid.

 

Children of Ray and Ruth Ann (Hypes) Sparks.

 

104.  (1). Karen                   b.Feb  1 1970

 

Children of Ray and Judy (Kincaid) Sparks.

 

105.  (1). Brain                   b.Nov  7 1979

 

 

87.PHYLLIS SPARKS    73.BERNARD SPARKS    59.MARMION RUSH SPARKS

20.ISAAC FRANCIS SPARKS    4.JAMES SPARKS    1.JAMES E. SPARKS

 

    Phyllis Sparks, a daughter of Bernard and Dainty (Copenhaver)

Sparks, was born in Nicholas County WV September 14, 1941. She married

Gerald McClung.

 

Children of Gerald and Phyllis (Sparks) McClung.

 

106.  (1). Connie                  b.Nov 13 1960

         m.Danny Dewhurst

 

107.  (2). Ricky                   b.Jul 28 1964

 

108.  (3). Larry                   b.Sep  8 1965

 

 

88.RANDALL SPARKS    73.BERNARD SPARKS    59.MARMION RUSH SPARKS  

20.ISAAC FRANCIS SPARKS   4.JAMES SPARKS    1.JAMES E. SPARKS

 

    Randall Sparks, a son of Bernard and Dainty (Copenhaver) Sparks, was

born in Nicholas County WV May 14, 1949. He married Linda Acord.

 

Children of Randall and Linda (Acord) Sparks.

 

109.  (1). Jason                   b.Oct 14 1978

 

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

 

"Nicholas County WV History 1985" pp. 170, 312-314

Norman, Don, "Descendants of John Copenhaver", "Descendants of Arthur

Dennis McCutcheon"

1860, 1870 Nicholas County VA (WV) census