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William Fielder SPARKS
Minerva Frances McKAY
Husband:  William Fielder "Billy" SPARKS
Birth:  22 Jan 1814, Lawrence Co., MS
Death:  13 Jul 1900, Waco, McLennan Co., TX
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Richard SPARKS (1793-1838)
Mother:  Elizabeth May COOPER (1796-1848)
Marriage:  ca. 1834
Wife:  Minerva Frances McKAY
Birth:  Dec 1819, LA
Death:  3 Sep 1900, Waco, McLennan Co., TX
Occupation:  homemaker
Children:
1.  Amanda E. SPARKS, b. ca. 1837
2.  Naomi SPARKS, b. ca. 1842
3.  Matilda B. SPARKS, b. ca. 1844
4.  Thaddeus C. SPARKS, b. 9 Jan 1848, TX; d. 28 Feb 1890, Waco, McLennan Co., TX; m. Nov 1869, Mary Elizabeth GAINES, b. 1852/3, TX
5.  Missouri Elida SPARKES, b. Jan 1852, TX
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas

Sources:

1.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #41 of 66):  Madisonville P.O., Madison Co., TX, Roll M593_1597, p. 332B, PN 44, enumerated 15 Sep 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1870:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 19
300 303 Sparks William 56 M W Farmer   Miss       /
    ______ Minerva 49 F W Keeps House   La        
    ______ Thadeus 22 M W Farmer 1200 Texas     Nov  
    ______ Mary 17 F W     Texas     Nov /
    Passett Missouri 19 F W     Texas        
    _______ Everett J 28 M W House Carpenter  150 La        
    _______ Jennie  1 F W     Texas        
    Jones Jno 28 M W Laborer   Ny / /   /
Everett PARRENT is Missouri's husband, and Jennie is their daughter.

2.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

3.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #21-22 of 25):  416½ South 5th, Waco (Ward 4), Precinct No. 1, McLennan Co., TX, Roll T623_1656, pp. 267A-267B, SN 11-12, SD 9, ED 77, enumerated 6 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 22 23 24 25 27
* 414½ 208 228 Sparks William Head W M Jan 1814 86 M 65     MS GA NC Farmer 12 Y Y Y R H
      ______ Minerva Wife W F Dec 1819 80 M 65 6 3 LA SC GA     Y Y Y    
*South 5th
Listed next to their married daughter, Missouri (SPARKS) PARRENT.

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