Welcome to the Sparks Family Tree Web site.
||The primary purpose
of this site is to make available a family tree of
thousands of the descendants of William Sparks who
migrated from Fareham Parish, Hampshire, England, to
Maryland in about 1663. Allied families are Stone,
Jenkins, Payne, Mattingly, Spalding, Pigott, Boarman,
Cole, Brooke, Jerauld, and Gardiner.
was born about 1640, migrated to Maryland and, by
1672, he had purchased land in what was then Talbot
County, now Queen Anne's County. His primary
plantation was located "on the east side of the
Chester River near the head of a small branch of
Island Creek." On a current map of Queen Anne's
County, this can be found a few miles southwest of
Church Hill, Maryland at the westerly end of Sparks
Mill Road. William Sr.'s son William Jr., remained in
Queen Anne's County but by 1736 William Jr.'s son,
William Sample Sparks, had migrated west to what was
to become Frederick County. In about the spring of
1754, William Sample Sparks, his sons and some of his
cousins moved to "The Forks of the Yadkin" in
northwestern North Carolina north of Salisbury .
From there came the descendants of most of the
people found on this web site. Thousands of members of
this branch of the Sparks family spread throughout the
south, midwest and west where their descendants are
attached Sparks Crest was fabricated in Inverness,
Scotland. The latin motto is translated as "While I
breathe, I hope."
Visit the Sparks Family Tree Database
The Sparks Family Tree portion of this web site contains tools which will enable you to search for any individual on the site, to locate his or her immediate and extended family, and to print out an ancestor chart. You can also cut and paste any notes which are included on the site. Reference is made to THE SPARKS QUARTERLY throughout the notes. Citations are provided in each note to the article or articles in the QUARTERLY from which the information in the notes was derived. If your ancestor has a common first name, be prepared to find scores of people with the same name. If a less common spousal surname is known consider searching under that name first or add additional facts to refine your search.
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The Sparks Family Association
Family Association was begun in March, 1953, by the late Dr.
Paul E. Sparks, a descendant of William Sr. through his son
Joseph, and by the the late Dr. Russell Bidlack whose wife,
Melva, was a descendant of William Sr., through his son William
Jr. For 50 years they published THE SPARKS QUARTERLY,
each issue originally being 12 pages in length, the last issue
being 38 pages long. Dr. Bidlack died as he was preparing
the 200th issue of THE QUARTERLY and it was published by
his children. The Bidlack family made funds available to
support THE SPARKS QUARTERLY website's maintenance costs
for several years. There are 5,780 pages of Sparks data in
THE SPARKS QUARTERLY including hundreds of
photographs, maps, charts, census records, birth, death,
marriage, and other records.
About Your Host
This web site
was created by James J. Sparks, J. D. He may be emailed at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Corrections, comments,
and, especially, additions to the site are
welcome. As is stated elsewhere, all
information known about the persons included in Sparks
Family Tree is on the web site. Please
do not write asking for additional information about the