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 Solomon Sparks

Solomon Sparks

Birth
Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA
Death 30 Jun 1889 (aged 74)
Mercer County, Missouri, USA
Burial Princeton, Mercer County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 100645268 · View Source
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Age 74 years, 9 months, 11 days
Husband of Malinda Sparks
Son of John and Elizabeth (Rose) Sparks

"Solomon Sparks, son of John and Elizabeth (Rose) Sparks, was born on September 19, 1814, in Wilkes County, and it was there that he was married to Malinda Ann Caudill in 1835. The marriage bond was issued on April 1, 1835, and Hampton Holloway, Solomon's brother-in-law, served as his bondsman.

Malinda Ann had been born on September 6, 1816, and was a daughter of - - - - and Sarah (Jennings) Caudill.("Caudill" was also spelled "Cordell" and "Cordle.") When the 1840 census was taken of Wilkes County, Solomon Sparks was living near his brothers, Daniel Sparks and Emanuel Sparks, in Capt. Spicer's district. At that time, he had three children, a daughter and two sons.

"Sometime about 1846 (perhaps at the encouragement of his brother,William) Solomon Sparks moved his growing family to Owen County,Indiana, where the two brothers were reunited. A daughter, Malinda,was born to Solomon and Malinda Ann shortly after they arrived in Indiana, but she died there in 1850. In 1851, the two families apparently decided to move further west. They traveled slowly, and a son, James, was born to Solomon and Malinda Ann in the summer of 1852 in Mercer County, Missouri, where Solomon's and Malinda Ann's youngest child was born in 1858.

"The Civil War had a big impact upon the family of Solomon and Malinda Sparks. Two sons fought on the Union side and lived to receive pensions for their military service. Malinda died on July 23, 1886,and Solomon died on June 30, 1889. They were buried in Mercer County,Missouri. They were the parents of eight children."
-THE SPARKS QUARTERLY, March 1988, Whole No. 141, p. 3186

1. King, Nancy (1835 NC - 1907)
2. Sparks, William James (1837 NC - 1926)
3. Sparks, John S. (1840 NC - 1909)
4. Van Vactor, Sarah (1843 NC - 1892)
5. Sexton, Elizabeth (~1846 NC - 1920)
6. Sparks, Malinda (~1848 IN - 1850)
7. Sparks, James M. (1852 MO - 1929)
8. Baker, Emily (1857 MO - 1934)


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  • Maintained by: Johnson Newton Burris Lippincott
  • Originally Created by: Phil & Kathi
  • Added: 13 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100645268
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Solomon Sparks (19 Sep 1814–30 Jun 1889), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100645268, citing Sparks Cemetery, Princeton, Mercer County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Johnson Newton Burris Lippincott (contributor 48261061) .