I know you posted the comments a good 10 years ago, but my name is Richard Stinson.. Grandson of Clarence Prince Sparks. I do recall having a aunt Ruthy(she obviously would have been my great aunt), only thing is I can't remember if Aunt Ruthy was on my Grandpa's side or Gramma's. Anywho, you're on the trail of my family lineage too. If you look at my family tree it's all the same, but I can't find any solid information prior to John and Sarah Tickel Sparks. Feel free to cross compare and fill in any possible blanks off my tree. All my information is from the Sparks Family Assoc., Ancestry.com and what my Grandpa told me when I was younger.