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Roy D Sparkman (#47626026)
 member for 5 years, 6 months, 20 days
Bonnie Marston
Rachel Montandon Sparkman
Hi Roy,

Just by way of introduction: My grandmother was Mattie Sparkman, daughter of William Sparkman and Bettie Witt. William Sparkman's brother was Temple Sparkman who was married first to Permelia Hunter and then to Rachel Montandon. Temple's daughter, Willie Luetta Sparkman married Almarine Brawley Ford (youngest brother of Mattie's husband/my grandfather, John R. Ford). Mattie, Willie, Almarine and John R. are all buried here in Seattle, WA. Willie and Almarine had no children.

This message is about Rachel Sparkman -- I'm not sure why exactly, but the Findagrave entry for Rachel says she was born in Ireland. She was actually born in West Virginia and her parents were Francois Louis Montandon and Julia Renaud. From Denmark.

I have documentation, which I am happy to share, but in the meantime her father is at Find A Grave Memorial# 125748030.

Let me know if you have any questions (or comments).

Bonnie (Ford) Marston

Added by Bonnie Marston on Dec 27, 2014 11:49 AM

David Farmer
RE: James Cooper Sparkman
No I don't. I live in Nashville now but grew up in Quebeck from 1975-1987. I happened to be up this weekend for a wedding and thought I would see who needed pics from local cemeteries.

Added by David Farmer on Apr 25, 2014 10:11 PM

Kris Abelli
Ethel Leona Caton Clayton
I've updated her memorial page with the information you sent and linked her page with her parent's pages. Are you related? Would you like a transfer? :)

Added by Kris Abelli on Feb 01, 2014 8:13 PM

Mike Watkins
Sparkman family
My name is Mike Watkins I'm the 5th Generation Grandson of Jesse Sparkman. Kendall Sparkman (a descendant of William Sparkman) and myself have put together over 10,000 descendant's James Sparkman their father of these two gentlemen to include their Sister Sarah Ann Sparkman Godwin. If you send me an email to I will let you look at the family history we have gathered over the years.

Mike Watkins

Added by Mike Watkins on Oct 16, 2013 1:32 PM

Teri Wheeler
John W. Stipe
Hi Roy,

I just received John W. Stipe's death certificate. He was buried in Hollywood Cemetery in Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas. I created a memorial for him and linked him to his parents. I also requested a photo of his headstone. He was my grandfather's half brother.

Find A Grave Memorial #115128546

Teri Wheeler

Added by Teri Wheeler on Aug 08, 2013 3:01 PM

Teri Wheeler
RE: George W Stipe
Hi Roy,

George W Stipe was my great grandmother's (Susannah Elizabeth Sparkman) first husband. Here is my Ancestry link:

I know his son, John W Stipe, died 03 Aug 1940 in Hot Springs, Garland, Arkansas. I emailed the Garland County Library last November and they wanted $30 an hour to look for his obit! I might have to make a road trip.

Teri Wheeler

Added by Teri Wheeler on Jul 31, 2013 5:42 PM

Teri Wheeler
George W Stipe
Hi Roy,

Thanks so much for the photo of George W Stipe's headstone!

Teri Wheeler

Added by Teri Wheeler on Jul 30, 2013 10:03 PM

Armstrong History
Ash Flat Cemetery, Arkansas
Hi, I read your description about the forgotten Ash Flat Cemetery in Arkansas. I was wondering if you had been out to the cemetery? I was wondering if there is a grave marker for J Armstrong? Are you located near this cemetery? It would be great to see if there is a marker for Armstrong. Thanks for any info.

Added by Armstrong History on Jul 22, 2013 12:13 AM

Ray Sparkman
RE: Sparkman's

Sorry, I thought the message would automatically tie in with the grave site image. My parents were John W. and Alma B. Sparkman, and their grave site is at Green Mountain Cemetery in Boulder.

I grew up in Boulder, but my older siblings lived all over, as my father was a Navy pilot for 22 years. He studied meteorology while in the service, and he joined NCAR on retirement in 1962 and we moved to a house on Dartmouth. My wife and I purchased the house from my mother's estate last month.

I have dates of birth and death somewhere, but the lineage that I remember off the top is:

William Sparkman (Rosanna) - originally from North Carolina, fought in the Revolutionary War, settled near Nashville

James Colden Sparkman
John William Sparkman - fought in the Civil War - we have the diary he kept
John William Sparkman II (moved from Tennessee and settled near Birmingham)
John William Sparkman III - my father (who was also known as "Jack")

There is some Texas connection, though. We lived in Texas in '63 - '64, when my dad was tasked with establishing a weather balloon facility in Palestine. My father's brother Tom lived in Corpus Christi. I lived in Dallas from '82 -'85, working for Arthur Andersen. My cousin Mike was a partner in the Houston office at the same time.



Added by Ray Sparkman on Jul 10, 2013 8:24 AM

Ray Sparkman
Thank you for adding the image of my parents' gravesite. I appreciate it.

Added by Ray Sparkman on Jul 09, 2013 10:59 PM

Judy Baker
RE: Herbert Sparkman
Wish I could have located it, but all records I checked as well as walking the cemetery indicate there is no headstone.

Added by Judy Baker on Jul 09, 2013 8:13 AM

Sparkman stones
I think I've transferred all of them to you. Let me know if I can further assist you.

Added by Pat on Jul 03, 2013 12:26 PM

Rhonda Goforth
RE: Mitchell's
Happy to do it!

Added by Rhonda Goforth on Jul 01, 2013 5:39 PM

Sue Butterfield Picard
RE: Sparkmans
Hi, Roy;

I'm sitting on the Caney Fork river tonight at our vacation home. We bought down here in TN back in the early 1990's and love coming here for our vacations from our home in WI. We lived in VA for 18 years when we bought the home but moved back to the Midwest in 2002. My sisters first marriage was to a Readyville boy and she lives in the Knoxville area now with her second husband so we have a few ties to the area. I enjoyed going to the cemeteries around us here in White, Warren, and Van Buren counties and photographing them. I've done the same in our county in WI and I'm please to pass them on to family to enjoy. Sue

Added by Sue Butterfield Picard on Jun 26, 2013 6:00 PM

Sue Butterfield Picard
RE: Sparkmans
Roy, transferred all the Sparkman's over to you...let me know if I missed something. Sue

Added by Sue Butterfield Picard on Jun 26, 2013 1:42 PM

Sue Butterfield Picard
RE: Sparkmans
Will do, but give me a little bit of time...later today perhaps I can get to it.

Added by Sue Butterfield Picard on Jun 26, 2013 9:39 AM

James Real
RE: Ellis Sparkman
Thank you Roy,
I have recorded George and Elizabeth's names and marriage in my tree to show the relationships. Mattie is the G Grandaugther of Katherine Hill, a sister to Martha Jane Hill (107546971), my GG grandmother.

Added by James Real on Jun 09, 2013 12:44 PM

James Real
Ellis Sparkman
Hello Roy, Ellis C.'s father was George Bailus Sparkman, and his mother was Sophiers D. Johnson. He married Mattie Kerr 30 June 1920, White County, Tennessee. The info I have also states that George T. Sparkman shares their marker, born 25 Nov 1926, died 28 Nov 1967.

Added by James Real on May 22, 2013 9:15 PM

Simon Peter Dodson, Sr. Memorial
Hi, I just noticed the flag you posted on this memorial in the photo section. I am thinking that this would be better left in the flowers section as it is not a photo. It is interesting though that he was in the civil war, I was not aware of that (I had searched but found no reference anywhere for him as a soldier - I thought he was a minister). You may want to give the creator of the memorial that info so she can put it in the biography portion of the memorial. Thanks!

Added by gensearch on Feb 01, 2013 8:58 PM

John C. Jones
RE: William Clifford & Elizabeth Putnam Cook
You're welcome. I claimed the others you requested from Sunset cemetery in Theta and I'll try to get those this weekend.

Added by John C. Jones on Jan 04, 2013 7:41 PM

Grover Sparkman
Forrest Cemetery: Grover and Idella Sparkman. Due to the sunlight today, I had to make the photo from the side. Hope this is ok. Nancy

Added by NGL on Dec 13, 2012 5:43 PM

Jack Eslick
EE Sparkman Moore
I transfered management to you to make corrections and updates, family memorials belong with family. Jack

Added by Jack Eslick on Nov 19, 2012 8:56 PM

B Long
RE: Stevens
It was my pleasure.

Added by B Long on Nov 07, 2012 11:48 AM

Larry Hart
RE: Ornettie Stipe
No problem. I enjoy doing this.

Added by Larry Hart on Sep 28, 2012 2:40 PM

Joseph & Pheba Price
"NOTE: Please e-mail or call (972-238-7111) Restland for plot information BEFORE submitting a photo request."
Restland Memorial Park is an extremely large cemetery (over 400 acres)and without the plot location it is impossible to find. I tried to get the information but they will only research the location for a family member. Sorry but anyone trying to help you get a photo of your loved one headstone, needs your help first. Without your help, don't expect a photo, it would be like looking for a needle in a haystack.
You can e-mail -
or call - (972-238-7111) Hours are from 9am-6pm CST Monday-Sunday.
Thank you and have a great day.

Added by tashataffy on Sep 14, 2012 10:53 PM


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