Person:James Sparks (71)

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  1. James L. Sparks1852 -
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Name James L. Sparks
Gender Male
Birth? May 1852 Surry, North Carolina, United States
Marriage Yamhill, Oregon, United Statesto Esta Yager
Death? Douglas, Washington, United States

part of the Orondo Project


1850 census, South Division, Surry Co. NC HH 208 Joseph Sparks age 33 Farmer $100 b. NC

Martha Sparks age 27 b. NC

Benjamin F. Sparks age 6 b. NC

William R. Sparks age 5 b. NC

John A. Sparks age 4 b. NC

Sarah A. Sparks age 3 b. NC

James L. Sparks age 1 month b. NC

John Reilly (?) age 46 Laborer b. NC

next door in HH 208 are the grandparents:

Benjamin Sparks age 63 Farmer $500 b. NC

Sarah Sparks age 60 b. NC

Solomon Sparks age 25 b. NC

Martha Sparks age 23 b. NC

Sally Sparks age 18 b. NC

Benjamin Sparks age 17 b. NC

Andrew Frazier age 18 Laborer b. NC


1860 census Yadkin Co. NC HH 741 Joseph Sparks age 48 Farm Laborer b. NC

Martha E. Sparks age 37

Benjamin F. Sparks age 16 b. NC

William R. Sparks age 15 b. NC

John A. Sparks age 14 b. NC

Sarah A. Sparks age 13 b. NC

James L. Sparks age 10 b. NC

Nancy Sparks age 4 b. NC


1870 census Buck Shoal, Yadkin Co. NC HH 137 Joseph Sparks age 51 $800/$400 NC

Martha Sparks age 46 NC

John B. A. Sparks age 24 0/ $150 NC

Mary A Sparks age 23 NC

Sarah Parks (sic) age 21 NC

James L. Sparks age 20 Laborer NC

Nancy R. Sparks age 15 NC

George W. Sparks age 11 NC

Fanny Sparks age 8 . NC

Sidny Parks age 2 NC

Colfax Parks age 1 NC

HH 138

William Sparks age 35 Farmer $0/$250 b. NC

Jane Sparks age 23 NC

Calvin Sparks age 1 NC


1880 he is in Yamhill with what looks like brother John A. Sparks and wife Cynthia but what is odd is that in all later census Cynthia is with brother Benjamin F. Sparks - need to examine this closer to tell if there is a mistake or she had been married to both brothers.

The IGI and Pedigree Resource File etc. say that Sarah Sparks (grandmother of J. L.) died in NC in the 1870s. I question this because a Sarah Sparks arrives in Yamhill Co. OR by the 1860 census age 71 born NC. Also in Yamhill is a Richard Sparks b. NC and a Wiley Sparks b. NC. I think she came to join grown children in Oregon [though I can't believe she made the trip at such an advanced age] In 1880 John A (or Benjamin F.) and James L. (sons of Joseph, Sarah's grandsons) also appear at McMinnville from NC in the place as this Sarah. In 1880 I find Sarah Sparks age 86 in neighboring Polk Co. OR living in the household of John & Eliza Lynch. John is 53 and Eliza is 49 b. NC and Sarah is given as John's mother-in-law age 86 years b. NC.

References
  1.   1850 census Surry Co. NC.

    with parents Joseph & Martha

  2.   1860 census Yadkin Co. NC.

    with parents Joseph & Martha

  3.   1870 census Yadkin Co. NC.

    with parents Joseph & Martha

  4.   1880 census Yamhill Co. OR.

    with one of his brothers - either John or Benjamin F.

  5.   1900 census Orondo, Douglas Co. WA.