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Sarah (Thompson) Sparks (abt. 1729 - abt. 1800)

Sarah Sparks formerly Thompson
Born about in Frederick County, Marylandmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 1750 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died about in Yadkin, Rowan, North Carolina, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 10 Dec 2013
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Biography

Parents may have been Augustine Thompson and Sarah Salter, who had a daughter, Sarah, b 1726. Solomon's father sold Sparks Choice to Augustine Thompson. The land was purchased by Solomon's grandfather, William, and the deed was witnessed by John Salter. John Hawkins was a vestryman of the parish church at Chester; when he died in 1718 he was succeeded by Augustine Thompson, another close friend and neighbor of the Sparks family. John Salter appears to have been a close friend of William Sparks. He was a prominent man in the area that became Queen Anne's County in 1707 and was a member of the House of Delegates from 1708 to 1711. He was also a member of the Probate Court and a vestryman of St. Paul's Parish. John Salter was a witness along with John Hamer Jr. to William Sparks's will when it was probated in 1709. As noted earlier in the sketch on John Sparks who died in 1700, this same John Salter purchased a lot in West Chester from John Sparks in 1696. There is little doubt that 1.1 John Sparks (died 1700) and 1.2 William Sparks (died 1709) were brothers. Sarah was born about 1729. Sarah Thompson ... [1]

Sarah Thompson was born in 1729 in Frederick, Maryland. She was married three times. She died in 1790 -1800 (Findagrave) in Wilkes County, North Carolina, at the age of 71, and was buried in Jonesville, North Carolina.

"On the 20th of March 1750, Solomon Sparks patented 93 acres in Frederick County, Maryland, and gave his land the descriptive name of "Cold Friday". This land was located on Beaver Dam Branch, a tributary of Linganore Creek. On the 20th of June, 1753, Solomon Sparks and his wife, Sarah, sold these 93 acres for 34 Pounds, to Mathew Howard. Solomon is designated in this deed as a "farmer".

"If Solomon Sparks and his wife Sarah were living in Frederick County, Maryland, as late as June 20, 1753, as this deed would indicate, then their son John, born February 25, 1753, was born in Frederick County, Maryland, rather than in Rowan County, North Carolina, and was carried to North Carolina as a babe in arms. Although we cannot be sure of the exact date, it is reasonably certain that Solomon Sparks removed with his family some time in 1753 to near Salisbury, Rowan County, N.C. (Rowan County was formed April 12, 1753, from Anson County.)

"The Sparks settled in the Forks of the Yadkin, less than ten miles north of Salisbury, in what is now Davie County, North Carolina. [...] When the Surry-Wilkes County Line was surveyed in1778 it mentioned the plantation of Solomon Sparks.

"It is believed that Solomon and Sarah Sparks were both deceased by 1800, or possibly by 1790. Since neither of them left a will, and no family Bible or other record has been located, it has been difficult to ascertain the names of the children of this couple. However, a power of attorney recorded in Wilkes County, North Carolina, Court Minutes, on Tuesday, August 4, 1801, gives what we feel certain is a listing of at least eight of the children of Solomon and Sarah Sparks." "John Sparks, son of Solomon and Sarah, lived in Surry County, North Carolina, from the time he moved there with his father about 1771, until 1786. By 1782 John Sparks had purchased 200 acres of land in Surry, on Brushy Mountain, and was taxed with 200 acres and 1 poll, 2 horses (or mules) and 6 cattle.

Sources

  1. Entered by Ty Gorsegner, Monday, December 9, 2013.
  • Sparks Newsletter, No. 12 of The Sparks Quarterly:

https://www.geni.com/people/John-Sparks-Sr/6000000028479109852

  • Johnson, William Perry , THE GENEALOGY OF JOHN SPARKS, REVOLUTIONARY WAR PENSIONER OF WILKES COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, THE SPARKS QUARTERLY Newsletter, Vol III, No 4 Dec 1955, Whole #12a
  • Bidlack, Russell E., DESCENDANTS OF SOLOMON SPARKS, JR., (DIED 1817) & HIS WIFE CHARITY OF WILKES COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA. THE SPARKS QUARTERLY Newsletter, VOL. XV, NO. 3, Sept 1967, Whole No 59
  • https://www.geni.com/people/Sarah-Sparks/6000000009657894044
  • ANCESTRY RECORD CITATION DETAILSASSOCIATED FACTSMEDIA
  • https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/127857213/sarah-sparks
  • Personal research. Information available on Ancestry.com. Includes birth records, newspaper clippings, census, family histories.


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Thompson-55371 and Thompson-13731 appear to represent the same person because: Same birth date/location. Same death date/location. Same spouse. Please merge. Thank you.
You are correct Linda. A merge request has been generated to owners of both profiles. Thank you for noticing my dear cousin!
posted by Beverly Dunnavant
Thompson-13731 and Thompson-37519 appear to represent the same person because: These two profiles represent the same individual
posted by Beverly Dunnavant
Thompson-13731 and Thompson-24956 appear to represent the same person because: these are the same person - same birth - same husband.
posted by Beverly Dunnavant
And each one has a matching duplicate spouse:

Thompson-24956 Thompson-37519 Thompson-13731

posted by Beverly Dunnavant
And each one has a matching duplicate spouse:

Thompson-24956 Thompson-37519 Thompson-13731

posted by Beverly Dunnavant
And each one has a matching duplicate spouse:

Thompson-24956 Thompson-37519 Thompson-13731

posted by Beverly Dunnavant
Unknown-390812 and Thompson-13731 appear to represent the same person because: This removes the unknown profile
posted by Chris Hoult
Thompson-27769 and Thompson-24956 appear to represent the same person because: Appears to be a duplicate.
posted by Gerald Jones

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