When Mary Ann Sparks was born on 10 June 1802, in Union, South Carolina, United States, her father, Josiah Aaron Sparks, was 40 and her mother, Lydia Tolleson, was 32. She married George Washington Gibson on 15 March 1822, in Union, Union, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1847 and lived in Monroe, Pontotoc, Mississippi, United States in 1840 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. She died on 7 September 1871, in Duncan's Retreat, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Grafton Cemetery, Rockville, Washington, Utah, United States.
variant of Spark , with post-medieval excrescent -s.
possibly a nickname from the plural form of Middle English spark ‘fiery particle’, perhaps given to a blacksmith.
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George Washington Gibson Information complied from Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, pp 1198-99, Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, March 1959 In the great Mormon migration to the western United State …
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