Benjamin Sparks

The below is from the “Sparks Quarterly”, giving a fairly comprehensive profile on Benjamin Sparks, son of James Sparks and Mary Ellis Sparks, brother of Belle who married G. W. McKenney Jr. (this blog’s direct line). He was a puzzler to sort out for, as with all the Sparks, I began with zero information on […]

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. […]