I have been researching my sparks branch and I'm at a point where I am stuck and a little confused! I am going to join the Sparks quarterly but I thought maybe someone could give me a nudge in the right direction.
This is what I do know,
My Mother's maternal grandmother was Laura Areta Sparks b. 1890 in KS d/o David Jasper Sparks b. 1857 in IA s/o Jeremiah S Sparks b. 1829in IL s/o John Robertson Sparks b. 1806 in KY s/o Matthew Wright Sparks b. 1783 in NC.
In the History of Jasper County Iowa, a Bio of John B Sparks, who is one of Jeremiah's brothers, states "Mathew W Sparks, the Grandfather, was united in marriage to Mary Robison(Robinson), natives of Ky......He was the son of William Sparks Jr. The father of the last named was William Sparks Sr., and was a native of Maryland.....family origionally from Whales."
I have the first William b. 1760?? married to Mary Wright. The second married to Elinor Brooks??
Going through the posts I'm wondering if one of my William's is William Sample Sparks?
But none of my dates match, anyone know?
Thanks for any help you might have,