Sparks

1828–
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Sparks

When Sparks was born in 1828, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Absalom William Sparks, was 26 and his mother, Margaret Allen, was 24.

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Family Time Line

Absalom William Sparks
1802–1851
Margaret Allen
1804–1838
Samual J. Sparks
1824–1912
Rachel Sparks
1826–1907
Mary Jane Sparks
1838–
Sparks
1828–
Absalom Leander Sparks
1831–
David C Sparks
1835–1918
Thomas K Sparks
1837–1901

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (3)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 2

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 7

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Spark 1.

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

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