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 ... 
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.
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