George Washington Sparkes

19 April 1819–18 October 1906 (Age 87)
Blount, Alabama, United States

The Life Summary of George Washington

When George Washington Sparkes was born on 19 April 1819, in Blount, Alabama, United States, his father, Amon Sparks, was 24 and his mother, Mary Ann Gibson, was 26. He married Lusianna "Luanna" Roberds on 26 August 1841, in Monroe, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1880 and Anaheim Judicial Township, Orange, California, United States in 1900. He died on 18 October 1906, in Anaheim, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Anaheim Cemetery, Anaheim, Orange, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Sparkes
Lusianna "Luanna" Roberds
Marriage: 26 August 1841
William Thomas Sparks
Mary Ann "Polly" Sparks
George Franklin Sparks
Harriet Caroline Sparks
Eli Amon Sparks
Bethsadie Sparks
Cyrus Green Sparks
Robert Jefferson Sparkes

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 August 1841Monroe, Mississippi, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 1
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1820 · Alabama Supreme Court Convenes
    Age 1
    The Alabama Supreme Court convened for the first time on May 8, 1820.
    Age 27
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Sparks .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Brief pioneer facts - George Washington Sparks

    George Washington Sparks traveled with the Mississippi Company in 1846. He was 26 years old at the time. He is listed on Pioneer emigration list 1847-1848 and in Norma Ricketts "The Mormon Battalion …

    Sources (16)

    • George W Sparks, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • George W Sparks, "United States Census, 1900"
    • G W Sparks in entry for George F Sparks and Mary R Letien, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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