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Joseph B. Sparks moved from Wilkes County,
North Carolina, to Tazewell County, Virginia.
Although there were many Sparkses in Tazewell County,
Joseph seems to be the only member of his
immediate family to relocate to Tazewell County.

Descendants of Thomas Sparks 
and Joanne (Davis) Sparks

Thomas Sparks
b: 1615 in Hampshire ENG
+Joanne Davis
b: 1619 in Prob England
m: 19 Oct 1635 in Fareham Parish, Hampshire ENG

Child of Thomas and Joanne:

William Sparks, Sr
b: 1640 in Hampshire Co ENG
d: 1709 in Queen Annes Co MD
+Mary Unknown
b: 1640 m: in MD
d: 16 Dec 1730 in Queen Annes Co MD

Child of William and Mary:

Joseph Sparks
b: 1680 in Frederick Co MD
d: 1748-1749 in Frederick Co MD
+Rachel Mary Sample
b: 1695 in Frederick Co MD
m: 1723 in Queen Annes Co MD

Child of Joseph and Rachel:

Solomon Sparks I
b: 1725 in Queen Annes Co MD
d: 1790 in Wilkes Co NC
+Sarah Unknown
b: 1730 in Frederick Co MD
m: 1752 in Frederick Co MD
d: 1790 in Wilkes Co NC

Child of Solomon and Sarah:

Solomon Sparks, Jr

b: 1757 in Rowan Co, NC
d: 18 Dec 1817 in Wilkes Co NC
+Charity Unknown
m: 1785 in Wilkes Co NC
d: 1828 in Wilkes Co NC

Son of Solomon and Charity:

Jonathan Sparks
b: 1797 in Wilkes Co NC
d: 1845 in Prob Wilkes Co NC
+Elizabeth Chappel
m: 1818 in Wilkes Co NC

Child of Jonathan and Elizabeth:

Joseph B Sparks
b: 1836 in Wilkes Co NC
d: 1863 in Civil War (Possibly Richmond VA)
+Lavisa "Vicey" Asbury
b: 09 Jan 1838 in Baptist Valley,Tazewell Co VA
m: 10 May 1854 in Tazewell Co VA
d: 17 Jan 1885 in Tazewell Co VA
Father: Thomas Harrison (Weston) Asbury
Mother: Charlotte Hankins

Children of Joseph and Lavisa:

(1) James Rueben Sparks
b: 1858 in Tazewell Co VA
d: 1889-1891
+Margaret Caroline Linkous
b: 1860 in Tazewell Co VA
m: 08 Aug 1877 in Tazewell Co VA
d: 08 Jan 1943
Father: William P Linkous
Mother: Mary Brown Cecil

Children of James Rueben and Margaret Caroline:

-1 Ernest Sparks
-2 Levisa Sparks

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(2) Thomas William "Big Foot" Sparks
b: 11 Apr 1860 in Baptist Valley, Tazewell Co VA
d: 28 Mar 1919 in Tazewell Co VA
+Nancy Jane Altizer
b: 24 Sep 1863 in Dividing Ridge, Tazewell Co VA
m: 18 Sep 1879 in Tazewell Co VA
d: 24 Dec 1912 in Bear Wallow Mt, Buchanan Co VA
Mother: Louisa "Loves" Harman


Sparks Family Siblings - 1941
Sparks Family Siblings - 1941

Alder Sparks, Nina (Sparks) Nelson, Chloe (Sparks) Nelson,
Burah (Sparks) Creed, and Altizer Sparks


Children of Thomas and Nancy Jane:

-1 William Altizer Sparks
b: 29 Jun 1880 in Harman, VA
d: 12 Mar 1950 in Tazewell Co VA
+Liddia Jane Beavers
b: 25 Nov 1883 in Canebrake, WV
m: 1 Oct 1899 in McDowell Co WV
d: 02 Dec 1965
Father: William "Billy" Beavers
Mother: Rebecca Harrison

-2 Lavisa "Vicie" Sparks
b: Mar 1882
d: 27 Oct 1939
+Millard Caudill

-3 Alice Carmittee "Mittie" Sparks
b: 11 Oct 1883
d: 18 Aug 1941
+Harvey Anderson Sizemore
b: 05 Jun 1877 in Harman, Tazewell Co VA
m: 1908 in Bear Wallow, Buchanan Co VA
d: 29 Aug 1924 in Berwind WV, buried Hartwell Cemetery
Father: Cleveland Sizemore
Mother: Mary Caroline Barrett
*2nd Husband of Alice Carmittee "Mittie" Sparks:
Daniel Crouse


Some of the Grandchildren of
Thomas W and Nancy Jane (Altizer) Sparks at
the funeral of Alice Carmittee "Mittie" (Sparks) Sizemore Crouse

-4 Burah Frances Sparks
b: 22 Jul 1885 in Tazewell Co VA
d: 31 Jan 1961 in Beckley, Raleigh Co WV
+Thomas Alexander Creed
b: 22 Jan 1880 in Swords Creek, Russell Co VA
m: 21 Jun 1903 in Tazewell Co VA
d: 17 Feb 1948 in Prosperity, Raleigh Co WV
Father: Shadrack "Shade" M Creed
Mother: Mary Margaret "Maggie" Rickman

-5 Charles Asbury Sparks
b: 12 Aug 1887 in VA
d: ca 1913-1915 at mine at Lone Jack, WV
+Martha Steele
Father: I have not learned his name.
Mother: Nancy Roberts

-6 Lillie Samantha Sparks
b: Nov 1889
d: ca 1906 at Whittaker Ridge

-7 Joseph Adam Sparks
b: Sep 1892
d: ca 1915-1916 at mine at Red Ash, VA

-8 Thomas Albert Sparks
b: 1894
d: ca 1898

-9 Chloe Emalene Sparks
b: Apr 1898
d: ca 1940 in Bear Wallow, Buchanan Co VA
+George Alvis Nelson
b: ca 1895
Father: James A Nelson
Mother: Hannah Ann Bandy

-10 Nina Hess Sparks
b: 14 Jan 1900 in Tazewell Co VA
+Thomas Nelson
b: ca 1899 in Buchanan Co VA
m: 14 Jun 1918 in Bear Wallow, Buchanan Co VA
Father: James A Nelson
Mother: Hannah Ann Bandy

*2nd Wife of Thomas William "Big Foot" Sparks:
+Margaret Underwood
b: 12 Apr 1876 in Buchanan Co VA
m: 27 May 1913
d: 11 Feb 1933, probably Minden, Fayette Co WV
bur: 13 Feb 1933, High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill, Fayette Co WV

-11 Dranan Sparks
b: 06 Aug 1914
d: 20 Jan 1960
+Robnette Bertha Tomlin

-12 Alder Sparks
b: 16 Mar 1916
+Christine Ford


Dranan and Alder Sparks listed in 1920 census

1920 Tazewell Co VA Federal Census
Maiden Spring District - Indian Creek Road


Dranan and Alder Sparks in 1930 Henrico Co VA Federal Census

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(3) John Quincy Adams Sparks
b: 1863 in Tazewell Co VA
+Libbia Stevenson
b: in VA
m: 09 Sep 1886 in McDowell Co WV
d: Bef. 1900

Children of John Quincy Adam and Libbia:

-1 James T Sparks
b: Aug 1888 in VA

-2 Nannie F Sparks
b: Mar 1889 in VA

-3 Mary E Sparks
b: Aug 1890 in VA

-4 Lillie J Sparks
b: May 1892 in VA
 
 

Photos are from the photo albums of
Alice (Rogusky) Allen,
Betty (Creed) Bryant,
James "Jim" Creed,
Robert "Bob" Creed,
Linda (Pauley) Dunn,
Robert Havicon, Jr.,
Nola Jean Rathburn,
Sebert Toney, Jr.,
Nyla Creed DePauk, and
Aura Hess Sizemore (deceased).

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