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Clingman "T.L" Sparks

Male 1844 - 1927  (82 years)


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  • Name Clingman "T.L" Sparks 
    Nickname T.L 
    Born 7 May 1844  Caldwell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Jan 1927 
    Notes 

    • Sparks, T. L. - (CSA), 58th North Carolina Infantry, Co.H. b.5/7/1844; d.1/7/1927. Wife's name was "Sarah Adeline" (b.1/12/1849; d.2/13/1942). Owner of plot was "Mrs. T. L. Sparks." In 1/3/1913 Duncan Banner article & 1/1/1913 reunion photo (which was published in Foot Steps 2:2). May have an OK CSA pension application # 5136, reel # 13 (under "Thomas L."). Buried in the Duncan city cemetery (block 14, lot 5, space 6).

      "T.L. Sparks, 401 Pine Avenue, died Friday morning after an illness which his advanced years made difficult to withstand. Mr. Sparks was 83 years old. Sparks, a retired farmer, has lived in Duncan for the past 15 years. He was a veteran of the Civil War, having fought with General Lee under the command of George Parker. He was in the Civil War 3 years. Sparks was only 18 years old when he enlisted.

      "Jim B. (sic) Sparks, his son, who has been buying cotton seed said that his father had been a member of the Methodist Church for the last 45 years. He had been married 62 years, the ceremony being performed November 8, 1866 in Caldwell County, North Carolina, where the elder Sparks was born and raised.

      "Three children survive. J.R. Sparks of Duncan, Mrs. Lucy Pend of Dallas and Miss Norma (sic) Sparks of Duncan. The funeral was set for 3 p.m. Saturday at the Sparks residence on Pine Avenue. Burial was to be at the Duncan Cemetery with the Beeson Grantham Funeral Home officiating." (Duncan Banner, January 14, 1927)

      (Courtesy of Lynell Cordell)

      Lynell also found this information on another Sparks from the Duncan area. His relationship, if any, to T.L. Sparks is unknown.

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      Sparks, John M. - (USA or CSA?). b.10/22/1841; 3/14/1918. Name is listed on Marlow vet monument. Wife's name was "America E." (b.3/15/1846; d.12/20/1918). Masonic symbol on headstone. Listed in Dale Talkington's The Long Blue Line as a Union veteran. May have an OK CSA pension application # 1586, reel # 4 (under "John H."). Buried in the Marlow city cemetery (section 12, block 78, lot 1).
    • (Research):
      Census Information:


      1880 Household:
      Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
      Clingman SPARKS   Self   M   Male   W   36   NC   Farmer   NC   NC 
      Sarah A. SPARKS   Wife   M   Female   W   30   NC   Keeping House   NC   NC 
      James R. SPARKA   Son   S   Male   W   11   NC      NC   NC 
      Lucy C. SPARKS   Dau   S   Female   W   9   NC      NC   NC 
      Mary E. SPARKS   Dau   S   Female   W   3M   NC      NC   NC Source Information:
        Census Place Lenoir, Caldwell, North Carolina
        Family History Library Film   1254955
        NA Film Number   T9-0955
        Page Number   553D


      1900 Census
      Texas, Foard, JP 2, ED 27
      236-236
      Sparks, Clingman Hd W M May 1847 55 M 34 NC NC NC Farmer
      Sparks, Adda Wife W F Jan 1852 48 M 34 3/3 NC NC NC
      Sparks, James R Son W M Aug 1871 28 S NC NC NC
      Sparks, Emma Dtr W F Feb 1881 18 S NC NC NC
    Person ID I3959  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Family Sarah Adeline ???,   b. 12 Jan 1849, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1942  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 8 Nov 1866  Caldwell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The 1910 census indicated that T.L. and Adda had been married 39 years. It was a first marriage for both. Adda was the mother of three children, all living.
    Children 
     1. Jane Sparks,   b. Abt 1867, Caldwell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1880  (Age ~ 12 years)
     2. James Rufus Sparks,   b. 11 Aug 1867, Caldwell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1946, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     3. Lucy C. Sparks,   b. Abt 1872, Caldwell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Mary Emma Sparks,   b. Abt 1880, Caldwell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F1058  Group Sheet  |  Family chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 May 1844 - Caldwell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Nov 1866 - Caldwell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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