Obituary of Belle Sparks McKenney

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Belle Sparks McKenney was the daughter of James Sparks and Carrie Burch, and wife of George W. McKenney Jr. Larry McCombs supplied Belle’s obituary: Mrs. G. W. McKenney Belle M. SPARKS, daughter of James and Carrie SPARKS, was born January 14, 1868, in Shelby County Illinois, and departed this life, December 28, 1935, at the […]

McKenney Bible Images

Thanks to my cousins for sending photocopies of these pages to me. Lloyd McKenney’s bible was used for recording some family history. I didn’t see it until about 2003. The genealogy I received as a child wasn’t in the bible, it was instead on loose paper, but in the case of the Hackney and McKenney […]

Mary Elizabeth Sparks

Photoshopped to try to make the photocopy look more like a photo. Mary Elizabeth Sparks McCormick Tripp Image courtesy Francis Partch I’m going to cover a lot of ground here with these families, and it gets a bit complex. Mary Elizabeth Sparks and First Husband Samuel McCormick Mary Elizabeth Sparks was born 1857 June 13 […]

James E. Sparks and Carrie E. (Cary Ann) Burch

Photo of James Sparks and Carrie Burch Sparks courtesy of Francis Partch Location would be Chautauqua Co., Kansas. I’m going to give a tentative date of 1902, around the time of their 50th wedding anniversary. James E. Sparks was born about 1832 in Indiana and died 1927 in Chautauqua County, Kansas. He married 1852 March […]

James Sparks and Mary Ann Ellis

Image of Mary Sparks courtesy of descendants of Mabel Clair McKenney Tripp. James Sparks was born 1803 in , Fleming, Kentucky. He married abt 1827 to Mary Ann Ellis in , Nicholas, Kentucky. She was born 1806 in , Nicholas, Kentucky. I believe James to be the son of George Sparks and Elizabeth “Betsy” Wells. […]

George Sparks and Elizabeth Betsy Wells

The Sparks Family Tree Website gives this on George Sparks: SQ, p. 1319: GEORGE SPARKS OF LEWIS AND NICHOLAS COUNTIES, KENTUCKY “George Sparks was born about 1767 and died prior to 1840, probably in Nicholas County, Kentucky. He was probably the George Sparks who married Rachel McClenahan in Nicholas County, Kentucky, on April 18, 1805. […]

Joseph Burch Jr. and Elizabeth Gardner

Joseph BURCH Jr., son of Joseph BURCH and Malinda COLLINS, is given as having been born 18 Feb. 1812 in Surry County NC. He died 11 July 1842 in Greene County, IN. at about 30. Joseph BURCH Jr. married Elizabeth GARDNER, daughter of John GARDNER and Elizabeth BREEDEN, in 1834 in Greene Co. IN. Elizabeth […]