Fayette County, Alabama
~ William Jackson Sparks ~
William Jackson SPARKS was
born about 1795, probably in Franklin County,
Georgia. It was there on 14
February 1822 that he married Naomi PRICKETT. Naomi was born about 1796 in
later census records, she was listed as "Sally." Most researchers
believe that this was the same woman. William J. SPARKS received
a land grant in Fayette County on 24 February 1823 and received another
in 1851. He was recorded as a "soldier" with 240 acres in Cole's
Beat on the 1864 tax list.
The date of William J. SPARKS'
death is uncertain. One family
member indicated that William was buried at Saddler's Crossroads
Cemetery. This person remembered seeing the headstone with the
name on it when he was a boy. At a later date, the cemetery was
renovated and all the stones were removed and thrown into an adjacent
field. Each grave was then marked by a uniform marker.
However, no marker has been found for the grave of William J. SPARKS.
The following individuals are
believed to be the children of William J.
SPARKS and Naomi PRICKETT. There were probably others.
• (Son) SPARKS, born c. 1823
• Elijah SPARKS, born c. 1825
• (Daughter) SPARKS, born c. 1827
• Jackson W. SPARKS, born c. 1829
• Sarah (Sallie) SPARKS, born c. 1831
• George A. SPARKS
• Phebe SPARKS, born c. 1840 and died c. 1866;
married John RAINEY (RANEY)
William Jackson SPARKS was the
son of Elijah
SPARKS (born 1760/1770) and
Elijah SPARKS died in Franklin
County, Georgia, as did Juda, who died after 1850. Issue of this
• William Jackson
SPARKS, who married Naomi PRICKETT
• Rebecca SPARKS
• Mary SPARKS
• Sarah SPARKS
• Amelia SPARKS
• Thomas K. SPARKS, who married Elizabeth WYLY
• Malinda SPARKS
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This page last updated 06 Feb