Sarah Melissa Sparks

25 December 1848–
Taylor's Bayou, Jefferson, Texas, United States

The Life of Sarah Melissa

When Sarah Melissa Sparks was born on 25 December 1848, her father, John Sydney Sparks, was 37 and her mother, Malinda Jones, was 29. She died in Jefferson, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Sydney Sparks
1811–1870
Malinda Jones
1819–1880
William C. Sparks
1834–1919
Sparks
1837–
Julia Ann Sparks
1837–1925
Thomas Sparks
1839–1850
Albert Sparks
1841–1865
Elizabeth Jane Sparks
1843–1880
John Franklin Sparks
1846–
Sarah C. Sparks
1848–
Sarah Melissa Sparks
1848–
Arabella Sparks
1851–1906
James Christian Sparks Sr
1854–1899
Worthy Cryndon Sparks
1856–1946
Henry F. Sparks
1859–1860

Parents and Siblings

    John Sydney Sparks

    Male1811–1870Male

    Female1819–1880Female

siblings

(13)

+8 More Children

World Events (3)

1850 · Compromise of 1850

Age 2

The United States Congress passed a package of five separate bills in an attempt to decrease tensions between the slave states and free states. The compromise itself was received gratefully, but both sides disapproved of certain components contained in the laws. Texas was impacted in several ways; mainly, the state surrendered its claim to New Mexico (and other claims north of 36°30′) but retained the Texas Panhandle. The federal government also took over the public debt for Texas.
1863

Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 15

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Spark 1.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Sarah C Sparks in household of John S Sparks, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah C Sparks in household of John Sparks, "United States Census, 1860"

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