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JAMES WILCE BUCHANAN "BUCK" CANTRELL, son of WILLIAM BROOK "BROOK" CANTRELL and NANCY FYFFE, was born in August of 1884 in Lawrence County, Kentucky, died November 29, 1958 in Relief, Morgan County, Kentucky, and is buried in Ferguson Cemetery in Relief, Morgan County, Kentucky. He married (1) MARTHA SKAGGS, daughter of PLEASANT H. SKAGGS and MARY FYFFE, in 1912 in Lawrence County, Kentucky. She was born in February of 1886 in Lawrence County, Kentucky, died April 5, 1913 in Lyon, Lawrence County, Kentucky, and is buried in Andrew Skaggs Cemetery in Terryville, Lawrence County, Kentucky. He married (2) IDA BESSIE "BESSIE" JOHNSON, daughter of ELY JOHNSON and ALICE BROWN, about 1925. She was born about 1902 in Kentucky.

Notes: Martha Skaggs was the sister of Charlie Skaggs, Nancy Skaggs, and Millard Skaggs.

Bessie Johnson was the sister of Sena Elizabeth Johnson.

Pleasant H. Skaggs was the brother of Mason Martin Skaggs.

Buck Cantrell is found living with his brother, Samuel, in 1920.

According to his death certificate, Pleasant H. Skaggs died July 15, 1941 in Terryville, Lawrence County, Kentucky, from "Cardio-Vascular-Renal Disease." Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Terryville, his birth date as April 10, 1864, his marital status as married, his wife as Mary Fyffe Skaggs, his place of residence as Terryville, his occupation as farmer, his parents as Andrew Skaggs (b. Terryville) and Judy Holbrook (b. Skaggs, Kentucky), the informant as Lee Andrew Skaggs of Relief, Kentucky, and the burial place as Leo Skaggs Cemetery.

According to her death certificate, Mary Fyffe Skaggs died July 31, 1950 in Martha, Lawrence County, Kentucky, from cardiac failure and senility. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Terryville, Kentucky, her birth date as August 12, 1863, her marital status as widowed, her place of residence as Terryville, her parents as Merida Fyffe and Nancy Terry, the informant as John P. Hay, and the burial place as Skaggs Cemetery in Terryville.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, James B. Cantrell married Martha Skaggs in 1912 in Lawrence County.

Photos of their headstones found on bobbystuff.com shows that Buck and Bess Cantrell were both buried in Ferguson Cemetery near Cindas Creek Road in Morgan County, Kentucky.

According to his death certificate, James Wilce Buchanan Cantrell died November 29, 1958 in Moon, Morgan County, Kentucky, from a coronary occlusion. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Lawrence County, Kentucky, his birth date as 1884, his age as 74, his marital status as married, his place of residence as Moon, his occupation as farmer, his parents as Brook Cantrell and Nancy Fyffe, the informant as Mrs. Bessie Johnson Cantrell, and the burial place as Ferguson Cemetery in Moon, Kentucky.

According to Social Security applications and claims indexes, James Wilce Cantrell was born August 28, 1885. His parents are listed as Brook Cantrell and Nancy Fyffe, and his signature on his Social Security Card was "Buck Cantrell."

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, James W. Cantrell died November 29, 1958 in Morgan County at the age of 74. He was living in Morgan County at the time of his death.

According to her death certificate, Martha Cantrell died April 5, 1913 in Lyon, Lawrence County, Kentucky, from puerperal septicemia. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Lawrence County, her birth date as 1887, her age as 26, her marital status as married, her parents as P. H. Skaggs (b. Lawrence County) and Mary Fyffe (b. Lawrence County), the informant as W. W. Fraley of Terryville, and the burial place as Andy Skaggs Graveyard in Terryville.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Martha Cantrell died April 5, 1913 in Lawrence County at the age of 26.

On pages 13 & 14 of the 1900 census for District 73 (Lyon) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated June 11, 1900), Pleas Skaggs is listed as the head of the household for house #119, he's a farmer, born in February of 1864 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 16 years, and he's 36 years old. Also listed are Mary (wife, born in August of 1870 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 16 years, she's given birth to 8 children and 7 are still living, age 29), Martha (daughter, born in February of 1886 in Kentucky, age 14), Nancy (daughter, born in February of 1889 in Kentucky, age 11), Juda (daughter, born in June of 1892 in Kentucky, age 7), Sallie (daughter, born in September of 1895 in Kentucky, age 4), Millard (son, born in February of 1898 in Kentucky, age 2), Leander (son, born in February of 1900 in Kentucky, age 3 months), and George Keaton (hired hand, married, farm laborer, born in January of 1872 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 8 years, age 28).

On page 17 of the 1910 census for District 102 (Lyon) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated April 27, 1910), Pleasant H. Skaggs is listed as the head of the household for house #155, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 26 years, and he's 45 years old. Also listed are Mary (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 11 children and 10 are still living, age 42), Martha (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 23), Sally (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Millard (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Leander (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Lafayette (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), Mary (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3), and Pleasant (son, born in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 7 of the 1910 census for District 75 (Red Bush) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 22, 1910), Ela Johnson is listed as the head of the household for house #45, he's a farm laberer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 16 years, and he's 40 years old. Also listed are Alice (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 6 children and all are still living, age 35), Sarah A. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Sena E. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Bessie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), William H. (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), Beulah (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3), Charley (son, born in Kentucky, age 2), Amos Lyon (step-father-in-law, married, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 2nd marriage, married for 9 years, age 71), and Elizabeth Lyon (mother-in-law, married, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 2nd marriage, married for 9 years, she's given birth to 5 children and 4 are still living, age 60).

On page 9 of the 1920 census for District 3 (Brown Township) in Franklin County, Ohio (dated January 14 & 15, 1920), Samuel Cantrell is listed as the head of the household for house #98, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 40 years old. Also listed are Vessie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 27), Elmer (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), John (son, born in Ohio, age 9 months), Sarah (daughter, born in Ohio, age 9 months), and Buck Cantrell (brother, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 30).

On page 2 of the 1930 census for District 49-1 (Canaan Township) in Madison County, Ohio (dated April 16, 1930), Buck Cantrell is listed as the head of the household for house #21, he's a general work laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 38, and he's 42 years old. Also listed are Bessie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 23, age 27), Mary (daughter, born in Ohio, age 2), and Esther (daughter, born in Ohio, age 1 month).

On pages 9 & 10 of the 1940 census for District 88-16 in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated April 8, 1940), Buck Cantrell is listed as the head of the household for house #76, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has a 1st grade education, and he's 56 years old. Also listed are Bessie (wife, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same place that she was in 1935, 1st grade education, age 32), Mary (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Esther (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Maudie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Junior (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Emmit Parish (son, born in Kentucky, age 2 months).

    The children of BUCK CANTRELL and BESSIE JOHNSON are:

    1. BEULAH CANTRELL, b. July 23, 1926, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Buela Cantril was born July 23, 1926 in Johnson County to Bessie Johnson.
    2. MARY CANTRELL, b. 1928, Ohio.
    3. ESTHER CANTRELL, b. April 12, 1930, Hilliard, Franklin County, Ohio, d. April 27, 2011, West Liberty, Morgan County, Kentucky, buried in West Liberty, Morgan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to her obituary found on findagrave.com, Esther Mae Cantrell (age 81), daughter of the late James Buck and Ida Bessie Johnson Cantrell, was born April 12, 1930 in Hilliard, Ohio, died April 27, 2011 in West Liberty Health Care Center in West Liberty, Kentucky, and was buried in Cinda Creek Cemetery in West Liberty. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Ballard Cantrell, Sammy Cantrell, and Jimmy Cantrell; and 2 sisters, Beulah Cantrell and Mary Cantrell. She was survived by 1 brother, Paris Cantrell; and 2 sisters, Georgeann Cantrell and Maudie Cantrell.
    4. MAUDIE CANTRELL, b. 1932, Kentucky.
    5. BALLARD FRANKLIN CANTRELL, b. September 2, 1934, Morgan County, Kentucky, d. June 15, 2006, Ohio, m. (unknown).
      Notes: According to Social Security death record transcripts, Ballard Cantrell was born September 2, 1934, and died June 15, 2006. He received his Social Security card in 1963 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in West Liberty, Morgan County, Kentucky.
      According to Social Security applications and claims indexes, Ballard Franklin Cantrell was born September 2, 1934 in Morgan County, Kentucky, and died June 15, 2006. His parents are listed as Buck Cantrell and Bessie Johnson.
      According to Ohio death record transcripts, Ballard Cantrell was born September 2, 1933, and died June 15, 2006 in a nursing home in Ohio at the age of 72. His father's surname is listed as Cantrell, his mother's maiden name as Johnson, and he was divorced at the time of his death.
    6. SAMUEL ISAAC CANTRELL, b. July 13, 1937, Crockett, Morgan County, Kentucky, d. July 9, 1938, Crockett, Morgan County, Kentucky, buried in Crockett, Morgan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Samuel I. Cantrell was born July 13, 1937 in Morgan County to Bessie Johnson.
      According to his death certificate, Samuel Isaac Cantrill died July 9, 1938 in Crockett, Morgan County, Kentucky, from pneumonia. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Crockett, his birth date as July 13, 1937, his parents as Buck Cantrell (b. Kentucky) and Bessie Johnson (b. Kentucky), the informant as Ellie Johnson of Crockett, and the burial place as Crockett.
    7. EMERSON PARIS "PARIS" CANTRELL, b. January 12, 1940, Crockett, Morgan County, Kentucky, d. January 2015, Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky, buried in West Liberty, Morgan County, Kentucky, m. WANDALENE GAMBILL.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Emerson P. Cantrell was born January 12, 1940 in Morgan County to Bessie Johnson.
      According to his obituary found online, Emerson Paris Cantrell (age 76), son of the late James Buck and Bessie Johnson Cantrell, was a retired farmer, and a resident of West Liberty. He was born January 12, 1940 in Crockett, Kentucky, died on a Tuesday in Hazard ARH Hospital in Hazard, Kentucky, following an extended illness, with visitation scheduled for January 14, 2015, and was buried in Jimmy Blair Cemetery on Pleasant Run Road in West Liberty. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Wandalene Gambill Cantrell; 1 son, Emerson Ray Cantrell; 1 daughter, Ruth Ann Gibbs; 3 brothers; 3 sisters; and 1 grandson, Joseph Blake Gibbs. He was survived by 1 son, Paris Cantrell Jr. (of Crockett); 2 sisters, Georgeann Cantrell (West Liberty) and Maudie Cantrell (Flat Gap, Kentucky); 5 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.
    8. GEORGEANN CANTRELL, b. Morgan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Georgeann Contrell was born in Morgan County to Bessie Johnson.







CHARLES H. CANTRELL, son of WILLIAM BROOK "BROOK" CANTRELL and NANCY FYFFE, was born May 1, 1887 in Lawrence County, Kentucky, died February 16, 1967 in Grove City, Franklin County, Ohio, and is buried in Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Hilliard, Franklin County, Ohio. He married LEVISA B. SKAGGS, daughter of JOHN C. B. SKAGGS and SARAH E. BOGGS. She was born May 1, 1887 in Kentucky, died February 16, 1967 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, and is buried in Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Hilliard, Franklin County, Ohio.

Notes: Charles Cantrell and his brother, Samuel, married sisters - the daughters of their father's 2nd wife.

When Charley Cantrell's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1917 in Norwich, Franklin County, Ohio, he stated that he was a farm laborer working for Ray Walker, that he was married and had 2 children, that he was living in Hilliard, Ohio, and that he was born May 1, 1888 in Keaton, Kentucky. He was found to be tall, of medium build, and he had brown eyes and light-brown hair.

When Charles Cantrell's World War II draft registration card was filled out on April 27, 1942 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, he stated that he was working for Arthur Olson building homes, that the person who would always know his address was John Perkins of Hilliard, Ohio, that he was living in Grove City, Franklin County, and that he was born May 1, 1889 in Lawrence County, Kentucky. He was found to be 5 feet 9 inches tall, he weighed 150 pounds, and he had brown eyes, brown hair, and a ruddy complexion.

Information found on findagrave.com and photos of their headstones (photo 2) shows that Charles Cantrell lived from May 1, 1887 to February 16, 1967, and was buried in Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Hilliard, Franklin County, Ohio, that Levisa Cantrell lived from September 6, 1894 to November 16, 1969, was buried in the same cemetery, and that Beulah Cantrell lived from July 6, 1915 to February 26, 1929, and was buried in the same cemetery.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Charles Cantrell was born May 1, 1887, and died in February of 1967. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Ohio, and his last place of residence was in Grove City, Franklin County, Ohio.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Charles H. Cantrell was born about 1888, and died February 16, 1967 at home in Grove City, Franklin County, at the age of 79. He was married at the time of his death.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Levisa B. Cantrell was born about 1894, and died November 16, 1969 in Columbus, Franklin County, at the age of 75. She was widowed and living in Franklin County at the time of her death.

On page 9 of the 1920 census for District 3 (Brown Township) in Franklin County, Ohio (dated January 14 & 15, 1920), Charles Cantrell is listed as the head of the household for house #98, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 33 years old. Also listed are Levisa (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 24), Lonna J. (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Bulah (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4 years 6 months), Gretta (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 11 months), Sarah A. (daughter, born in Ohio, age 4 months), and Sarah A. Cantrell (mother, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 59).

On page 7 of the 1930 census for District 25-204 (Norwich Township) in Franklin County, Ohio (dated April 4, 1930), Charles Cantrell is listed as the head of the household for house #93, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 21, and he's 35 years old. Also listed are Levisa (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 16, age 35), Lonnie (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), Gretta (daughter, born in Ohio, age 12), Sarah (daughter, born in Ohio, age 10), Edith (daughter, born in Ohio, age 7), Esther (daughter, born in Ohio, age 3), Charles (son, born in Ohio, age 4 months) and Sarah Cantrell (mother-in-law, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 21, age 68).

On page 10 of the 1940 census for District 25-42 (Hilliard Village) in Franklin County, Ohio (dated April 8, 1940), Charles Cantrell is listed as the head of the household for house #103, he's a laborer for the W.P.A. road project, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has a 4th grade education, and he's 50 years old. Also listed are Levisa (wife, born in Kentucky, 3rd grade education, age 45), Edith (daughter, born in Ohio, age 17), William (son, born in Ohio, age 15), Jane (daughter, born in Ohio, age 13), Frances (daughter, born in Ohio, age 8), and Robert (son, born in Ohio, age 4).

    The children of CHARLES CANTRELL and LEVISA SKAGGS are:

    1. LONNIE J. CANTRELL, b. January 11, 1912, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. February 3, 1971 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, m. (unknown).
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Lonnie J. Cantrell was born January 11, 1912 in Johnson County to Levisa Skaggs.
      According to Social Security death record transcripts, Lonnie Cantrell was born January 11, 1912, and died in February of 1971. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Ohio.
      According to Ohio death record transcripts, Lonnie J. Cantrell was born about 1912, and died February 3, 1971 in Columbus, Franklin County, at the age of 59. He was married and living in Franklin County at the time of his death.
    2. LIZZIE MAROMA CANTRELL, b. July 4, 1914, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. July 12, 1914, Keaton, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Lizzie M. Cantril was born July 4, 1914 in Johnson County to Vissie Skaggs.
      According to her death certificate, Lizzie Maroma Cantrell died July 12, 1914 in Keaton, Johnson County, Kentucky, from acute meningitis. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Johnson County, her birth date as July 4, 1914, her parents as Charles Cantrell (b. Morgan County) and Visa Skaggs (b. Johnson County), the informant as Jessie Rose of Keaton, and the burial place as A. D. Ferguson Cemetery.
    3. BEULAH CANTRELL, b. July 6, 1915, Kentucky, d. February 26, 1929, buried in Hilliard, Franklin County, Ohio.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Bulah Cantrel was born July 5, 1915 in Johnson County to Visa Skaggs.
    4. GRETTA CANTRELL, b. 1917, Ohio.
    5. SARAH A. CANTRELL, b. 1919, Ohio.
    6. EDITH CANTRELL, b. 1923, Ohio.
    7. WILLIAM CANTRELL, b. 1925, Ohio.
    8. ESTHER JANE CANTRELL, b. 1927, Ohio.
    9. CHARLES CANTRELL, b. 1929, Ohio.
    10. FRANCES CANTRELL, b. 1932, Ohio.
    11. ROBERT CANTRELL, b. 1936, Ohio.







ANGELINE CANTRELL, daughter of ELIZABETH "BETSY" CANTRELL and JAMES PENDLETON, was born November 1, 1852 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died June 2, 1924 in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Sparks Cemetery in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married ELIJAH S. SPARKS JR., son of ELIJAH SPARKS and SARAH EVANS, August 18, 1869 in Morgan County, Kentucky. He was born April 12, 1850 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died April 17, 1929 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Sparks Cemetery in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Angeline Cantrell is listed as Angeline Blanton on her marriage record transcript, and also on the birth record transcript of her daughter, Lourana. Her father's name is listed as James Pendleton on her death certificate, which was filled out from information given by her husband, but it's also possible that her father's last name was Blanton.

According to Kentucky birth records, Elijah Sparks [Elisha Sparks] was born May 26, 1852 in Johnson County to Elijah Sparks and Sarah Evans.

According to Kentucky birth records, Angalina Cantrell was born out of wedlock in Johnson County to Elizabeth Cantrell on November 1, 1852.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Angeline Blanton married Elijah Sparks on August 18, 1869 in Morgan County.

Information found on findagrave.com shows that Angeline and Elijah Sparks Jr. were both buried in Sparks Cemetery in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky. No headstone photos are provided.

According to her death certificate, Angeline Sparks died June 2, 1924 in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, and the cause of death is listed as "Had no Doctor Dont know." Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as November 5, 1853, her marital status as married, her parents as James Pendleton (b. Kentucky) and Bettie Cantrell (b. Kentucky), the informant as Elijah S. Sparks of Flat Gap, and the burial place as the family graveyard in Flat Gap.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Angeline Sparks died June 2, 1924 in Johnson County at the age of 70.

According to his death certificate, Eligah Sparks Jr. died April 17, 1929 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, from acute Brights disease. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as April 12, 1850, his occupation as farmer, his father as Eligah Sparks Sr. (b. Kentucky), his mother's maiden name as "Don't Know," the informant as Robert Davis of Paintsville, and the burial place as Flat Gap.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Eligah Sparks Jr. died April 17, 1929 in Johnson County at the age of 79.

On page 31 of the 1850 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated August 21, 1850), Elijah Sparks is listed as the head of the household for house #204, he's a farmer, born in North Carolina, and he's 38 years old. Also listed are Sarah (born in Virginia, age 38), William (born in Kentucky, age 16), Mary A. (born in Kentucky, age 15), Sarah (born in Kentucky, age 13), Lucy (born in Kentucky, age 12), Milley (born in Kentucky, age 8), Manira I. (born in Kentucky, age 6), Katherine (born in Kentucky, age 3), and Elijah (born in Kentucky, age 2 months).

On page 106 of the 1860 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated July 17, 1860), Elijah Sparks is listed as the head of the household for house #677, he's a farmer, born in North Carolina, and he's 50 years old. Also listed are Sarah (born in Virginia, age 49), Milley (born in Kentucky, age 18), Mary I. (born in Kentucky, age 15), Elijah (born in Kentucky, age 11), and Elisha (born in Kentucky, age 8).

On page 28 of the 1870 census for Flat Gap in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated August 9, 1870), Elijah Sparks is listed as the head of the household for house #197, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, and he's 20 years old. Also listed is Angeline (born in Kentucky, age 17). They are living next to Elijah's parents.

On page 6 of the 1880 census for District 44 (Flat Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 4, 1880), Elisha Sparks is listed as the head of the household for house #50, he's a laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, and he's 30 years old. Also listed are Ann (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, age 28), Sarah J. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Manda E. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Lourana (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Jane (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 11 of the 1900 census for District 41 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 6, 1900), Elijah Sparks is listed as the head of the household for house #97, he's a farmer, born in April of 1850 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 30 years, and he's 50 years old. Also listed are Angeline (wife, born in March of 1855 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 30 years, she's given birth to 10 children and all are still living, age 45), Sarah Sparks (daughter, widowed, farm laborer, born in January of 1872 in Kentucky, she's given birth to 3 children and all are still living, age 28), Phoebe J. (daughter, single, farm laborer, born in April of 1878 in Kentucky, age 22), Rosa Lee (daughter, born in March of 1881 in Kentucky, age 19), Cora (daughter, born in May of 1884 in Kentucky, age 14), Nancy E. (daughter, born in February of 1887 in Kentucky, age 13), Mary (daughter, born in February of 1890 in Kentucky, age 10), Hannah (daughter, born in May of 1893 in Kentucky, age 7), William H. (son, born in October of 1897 in Kentucky, age 2), Thressa Sparks (granddaughter, born in April of 1889 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 11), Elijah Bradley Sparks (grandson, born in March of 1895 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 5), Charley Elsic [Elswick] (grandson, born in August of 1898 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 1), and Tolvie Elsic (grandson, born in February of 1900 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 3 months). The Elswick boys were Sarah's sons.

On page 21 of the 1910 census for District 74 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 27, 1910), Elijah Sparks is listed as the head of the household for house #72, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 40 years, and he's 60 years old. Also listed are Angeline (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 10 children and all are still living, age 58), Jane (daughter, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 2 children and both are still living, age 32), Cora (daughter, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 25), Ellen (daughter, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 23), Mary (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 18), Hannah (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), William H. (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Taulbe Sparks (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 10), and Arnie Sparks (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 3).

On page 1 of the 1920 census for District 41 (Flat Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 2, 1920), Elijah Sparks is listed as the head of the household for house #2, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 69 years old. Also listed are Angeline (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 66), and Henry (son, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 23).

    The children of ANGELINE CANTRELL and ELIJAH SPARKS are:

    1. SARAH J. SPARKS, b. October 1872, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. March 29, 1945, Barn Rock, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) BRADLEY ELSWICK, m. (2) ISAAC BURKS.
    2. AMANDA E. SPARKS, b. March 1875, Kentucky, m. ZACHARIAH S. SALYER.
    3. LOURANA SPARKS, b. March 2, 1876 , Johnson County, Kentucky, d. March 15, 1951, Kerz, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Kerz, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) JOHN HENRY "HENRY" CAUDILL, m. (2) THOMAS JEFFERSON MCKENZIE.
    4. PHOEBE JANE "JANE" SPARKS, b. April 26, 1878, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. February 14, 1961, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried on Brown Fork of George's Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. JAMES WILLIAM "WILLIE" GREEN.
    5. ROSA BELLE SPARKS, b. March 8, 1882, Kentucky, d. March 19, 1934, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ROBERT DAVIS.
    6. CORA SPARKS, b. May 13, 1884, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. September 21, 1954, Franks Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Fuget, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. CLABE CURTIS.
      Notes: Cora Sparks was possibly married to Thomas Green Skaggs before she married Clabe Curtis.
      According to her death certificate, Cora Sparks Curtis died September 21, 1954 at home in Franks Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, from congestive heart failure. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as May 13, 1884, her marital status as married, her parents as Elijah Sparks and Angeline Sparks, the informant as Ellen Arrowood, and the burial place as the family cemetery in Fuget, Kentucky.
      According to her obituary, Cora Sparks Curtis (age 73), daughter of Elijah and Angeline Sparks, was born in March of 1881 in Johnson County, died September 23, 1954 at home on Franks Creek, and was buried in Estep Cemetery in Fuget. She was survived by her husband, Clabe Curtis; 1 brother, Henry Sparks (of Morgan County); and 3 sisters, Mrs. Hannah Burke (Columbus, Ohio), Mrs. Willie K. Arrowood (Meally, Kentucky), and Mrs. Mary Salyer (Michigan).
    7. NANCY ELLEN "ELLEN" SPARKS, b. February 10, 1887, Meally, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. July 30, 1968, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Meally, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. WILLIE K. ARROWOOD, son of MARION ARROWOOD and DELIAH PRICE. He was b. April 9, 1885 in Johnson County, d. June 25, 1974, buried in Meally, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: Willie K. Arrowood was the brother of John Henry Arrowood, who married Arminta Hitchcock, daughter of Daniel S. Hitchcock and Samantha Josephine Adams.
      According to her obituary, Ellen Sparks Arrowood (age 83), daughter of the late Lige and Ann Cantrell Sparks, was a lifetime resident of Meally, Kentucky. She was born February 10, 1885, died July 30, 1968 in a local nursing home, and was buried in Kay Price Cemetery in Meally, Johnson County, Kentucky. She was survived by her husband, Willie K. Arrowood; 2 step-sons, William Arrowood (of Drift) and Estill Arrowood (Nashville, Tennessee); 1 step-daughter, Nola Jennings (Drift); 1 brother, Henry Sparks (Salyersville); and 2 sisters, Mary Salyers (Linton, Michigan) and Hannah Burkes (Columbus, Ohio). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.).
      According to his obituary, Willie K. Arrowood (age 89), son of the late Marion and Deliah Price Arrowood, was a resident of Meally, Kentucky. He was born April 9, 1885 in Johnson County, died June 25, 1974, following an extended illness, and was buried in Kay Price Cemetery in Meally. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his 1st wife, Rosa Preston Arrowood, and his 2nd wife, Ellen Arrowood. He was survived by 2 sons, William Arrowood (of Prestonsburg) and Estill Arrowood (Nashville, Tennessee); 1 daughter, Nola Jennings (Drift, Kentucky); 1 step-daughter, Goldie Fraley (West Van Lear); 3 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.
    8. MARY SPARKS, b. February 14, 1890, Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. March 28, 1975, Flint, Genesee County, Michigan, buried in Mount Morris, Genesee County, Michigan, m. WILLIAM JACKSON "WILLIE" SALYER.
    9. HANNAH SPARKS, b. May 10, 1895, Kentucky, d. April 10, 1973, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, buried in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ORA HOUSTON BURKS.
    10. WILLIAM HENRY "HENRY" SPARKS, b. October 4, 1896, Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. June 25, 1975, Greenfield, Highland County, Ohio, buried in Bainbridge, Ross County, Ohio, m. BELVA ANN MURRAY.







SARAH J. SPARKS, daughter of ANGELINE CANTRELL and ELIJAH S. SPARKS JR., was born in October of 1872 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died March 29, 1945 in Barn Rock, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Camant-Fields Cemetery in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married (1) BRADLEY ELSWICK, son of BRADLEY ELSWICK and MARTHA "PATSY" TACKETT, February 8, 1894 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was born October 5, 1852 in Pike County, Kentucky, and died about 1899. She married (2) ISAAC BURKS, son of JOHN BURKS and RACHEL OWEN, October 26, 1901 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was born February of 1855 in Pike County, Kentucky, died September 3, 1916 in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Camant-Fields Cemetery in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Bradley Elswick's 1st wife was Mary Ann "Polly" Johnson. Two of their children were William Casander Elswick and Ardena "Dena" Elswick.

Isaac Burks' 1st wife was Sarah Kimbler. One of their children, Ora Houston Burks, married Sarah Sparks' sister, Hannah.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Bradley Elzic Jr. married Patsey Tackett on September 16, 1851 in Pike County.

According to Kentucky birth records, Bradley and William Elswick were born October 5, 1852 in Pike County to Bradley Elswick and Polly Tackett.

The elder Bradley Elswick served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, was captured on March 30, 1865, and spent time in a Prisoner of War camp.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Isaac Burks (age 35) married Sarah J. Kimbler (age 18) on August 30, 1890 in Johnson County.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Sarah Sparks (age 23) married Bradley Elswick (2nd marriage, age 41) on February 8, 1894 in Johnson County.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Sarah Elsic (parents b. Johnson County, 2nd marriage, age 31) married Isaac Burks (b. Pike County, parents b. Pike County, 2nd marriage, age 45) on October 26, 1901 in Johnson County.

Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website shows that Sarah Sparks Burks lived from about 1872 to March 29, 1945, and was buried in Camant-Fields Cemetery in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, and that Izek Burks lived from about 1845 to September 3, 1916, and was buried in the same cemetery. They were both buried "Indian-Style:" North to South. There is no photo of Sarah's headstone, but there is one of Isaac's.

According to her death certificate, Sarah Sparks Elzic Burks died March 29, 1945 in Barn Rock, Johnson County, Kentucky, from apoplexy. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Johnson County, her birth date as October of 1872, her marital status as widowed, her husband as Isaac Burks, her parents as Lige Sparks (b. Kentucky) and Ann Cantrell (b. Kentucky), the informant as Walker Salyer [hard to read] of Barn Rock, and the burial place as Flat Gap.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Sarah E. Burks died March 29, 1945 in Johnson County at the age of 73. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death.

According to his death certificate, Isaac Burk died September 3, 1916 in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, and the cause of death is listed as "Died Suddenly Supposed from Chronic Valvular heart disease. No doctor attended him." Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as "Not known," his age as 70, his marital status as married, his occupation as farmer, his parents as John Burke [sic] (b. Kentucky) and Rachel Owens (b. Kentucky), the informant as Sarah Burk of Flat Gap, and the burial place as the family cemetery.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Isaac Burk died September 3, 1916 in Johnson County at the age of 70.

On page 21 of the 1860 census for District 1 in Pike County, Kentucky (dated June 9, 1860), Bradley Elswick is listed as the head of the household for house #126, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 31 years old. Also listed are Patsey (born in Kentucky, age 30), William (born in Kentucky, age 7), Bradley (born in Kentucky, age 7), Henry (born in Kentucky, age 6), George N. (born in Kentucky, age 5), James W. (born in Kentucky, age 3), and Catharine (born in Kentucky, age 1).

On pages 27 & 28 of the 1860 census for Letcher County, Kentucky (dated June 21 & 22, 1860), John Burks is listed as the head of the household for house #177, he's a farm laborer, born in North Carolina, and he's 59 years old. Also listed are Rachel (born in Virginia, age 39 [sic]), Oen B. [Owen B.] (born in Virginia, age 28), Bety (born in Virginia, age 22), Uny (born in Kentucky, age 15), Tilda (born in Kentucky, age 11), and Isaac (born in Kentucky, age 8).

On page 6 of the 1870 census for Precinct 9 in Floyd County, Kentucky (dated August 9, 1870), Bradley Elsick is listed as the head of the household for house #36, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 42 years old. Also listed are Martha (born in Kentucky, age 42), William (born in Kentucky, age 17), Bradley (born in Kentucky, age 17), Henry (born in Kentucky, age 16), George (born in Kentucky, age 15), James (born in Kentucky, age 14), Caty (born in Kentucky, age 12), Rebecca (born in Kentucky, age 7), and Samuel (born in Kentucky, age 1 month).

On page 16 of the 1880 census for District 44 (Flat Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 10, 1880), Casander Johnson is listed as the head of the household for house #129, he's a farmer, born in Virginia, parents born in Kentucky, he has liver disease, and he's 40 years old. Also listed are Miley (wife, born in North Carolina, parents born in North Carolina, age 42), Bradley Elick (son-in-law, married, laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 25), Polly Ann Elick (daughter, married, born in Virginia, age 23), Casander Elick (grandson, born in Kentucky, age 6), Dora B. Elick [Dora B. Elswick] (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Susanna Elick [Susanna Elswick] (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 11 of the 1900 census for District 41 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 6, 1900), Elijah Sparks is listed as the head of the household for house #97, he's a farmer, born in April of 1850 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 30 years, and he's 50 years old. Also listed are Angeline (wife, born in March of 1855 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 30 years, she's given birth to 10 children and all are still living, age 45), Sarah Sparks (daughter, widowed, farm laborer, born in January of 1872 in Kentucky, she's given birth to 3 children and all are still living, age 28), Phoebe J. (daughter, single, farm laborer, born in April of 1878 in Kentucky, age 22), Rosa Lee (daughter, born in March of 1881 in Kentucky, age 19), Cora (daughter, born in May of 1884 in Kentucky, age 14), Nancy E. (daughter, born in February of 1887 in Kentucky, age 13), Mary (daughter, born in February of 1890 in Kentucky, age 10), Hannah (daughter, born in May of 1893 in Kentucky, age 7), William H. (son, born in October of 1897 in Kentucky, age 2), Thressa Sparks (granddaughter, born in April of 1889 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 11), Elijah Bradley Sparks (grandson, born in March of 1895 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 5), Charley Elsic (grandson, born in August of 1898 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 1), and Tolvie Elsic (grandson, born in February of 1900 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 3 months).

On page 31 of the 1900 census for District 41 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 15, 1900), Owen Burk is listed as the head of the household for house #231, he's a farmer, born in May of 1838 in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Tennessee, and he's 62 years old. Also listed are Rebecca Burk (sister, single, born in February of 1848 in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Tennessee, age 52), Una Burk (sister, single, born in February of 1850 in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Tennessee, age 50), Tilda Burk (sister, single, born in May of 1852 in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Tennessee, age 48), Isaac Burk (brother, married, farm laborer, born in February of 1855 in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Tennessee, married for 10 years, age 45), Sarah Burk (sister-in-law, married, born in May of 1870 in Virginia, father born in Virginia, mother born in Tennessee, age 30), John C. Burk (nephew, born in February of 1893 in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, age 7), and Houston Burk (nephew, born in January of 1898 in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, age 2).

On page 10 of the 1910 census for District 101 (Magisterial District No. 5) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated April 20, 1910), Isaac Burke is listed as the head of the household for house #63, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, and he's 65 years old. Also listed are Sarah (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, age 40), Bud (son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 15), and Charles (son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 11).

On page 1 of the 1920 census for District 41 (Flat Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 2, 1920), Jane Estep is listed as the head of the household for house #4, she's a farmer, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and she's 72 years old. Also listed are James M. (son, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 51), and Sarah E. Burks (servant, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 50). Sarah's parents are in house #2.

On page 9 of the 1930 census for District 64-14 (Magisterial District No. 6) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated April 11, 1930), Sarah J. Burke is listed as the head of the household for house #86, she's a farmer, widowed, born in Kentucky, father born in Ohio, mother born in Kentucky, first married at age 19, and she's 62 years old. She's living by herself.

On page 10 of the 1940 census for District 58-10 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 1940), Sarah Burke is listed as the head of the household for house #111, she's widowed, not working, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same house that she was in 1935, she has no formal education, and she's 68 years old. She's living by herself.

    The children of SARAH SPARKS and BRADLEY ELSWICK are:

    1. ELIJAH BRADLEY "BUD" ELSWICK SPARKS, b. March 1895, Kentucky.
    2. CHARLES ELSWICK SPARKS, b. August 1898, Kentucky.







LOURANA SPARKS, daughter of ANGELINE CANTRELL and ELIJAH S. SPARKS JR., was born March 2, 1876 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died March 15, 1951 in Kerz, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Daniel Cemetery in Kerz, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married (1) JOHN HENRY "HENRY" CAUDILL, son of JOHN CAUDILL and PHOEBE FITZPATRICK, January 3, 1903 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was born June 27, 1852 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died June 22, 1914 in Little Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Daniels Cemetery in Johnson County, Kentucky. She married (2) THOMAS JEFFERSON MCKENZIE, son of HENRY MCKENZIE and SERENA VANOVER. He was born December 18, 1873 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died June 16, 1950 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Sparks Cemetery in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky. Henry Caudill married (1) EMALINE DANIEL.

Notes: John Henry Caudill was the brother of Winston C. Caudill and Benjamin F. Caudill.

Emaline Daniel was the sister of Plymon Daniel, Daniel Jasper Daniel, Nancy E. Daniel, and Granville V. Daniel.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, John Caudill married Phoebe Fitzpatrick on January 25, 1844 in Johnson County.

According to Kentucky birth records, John Henry Caudell was born June 27, 1852 in Johnson County to John Caudell and Pheba Fitzpatrick.

According to Kentucky marriage records, John H. Caudill (farmer, b. Kentucky, parents b. Kentucky, resident of Johnson County, 1st marriage, age 22) married Emeline Daniel (b. Kentucky, parents b. Kentucky, resident of Johnson County, 1st marriage, age 20) on March 6, 1876 in Johnson County.

According to Kentucky birth records, Lourany Spark was born March 2, 1876 in Johnson County to Angeline Sparks (b. Johnson County) and E. L. Sparks (b. Johnson County).

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Lue R. Sparks (age 26) married J. H. Caudill (parents b. Johnson County, 2nd marriage, age 50) on January 3, 1903 in Johnson County.

When Thomas Jefferson McKenzie's World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 12, 1918 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a farmer in Flat Gap, Johnson County, that his closest relative was Tera McKenzie of Flat Gap, and that he was born December 18, 1873. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had brown eyes and dark-colored hair.

According to her death certificate, Lou Sparks McKenzie died March 15, 1951 at home in Kerz, Johnson County, Kentucky, from tuberculosis of the lungs. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Johnson County, her birth date as March 2, 1873, her age as 78, her marital status as widowed, her parents as Elijah Sparks and Angeline Sparks, the informant as Jesse Caudill, and the burial place as Daniel Cemetery in Kerz.

According to her obituary, Lou Sparks McKenzie (age 78), daughter of the late Elijah and Angeline Sparks, was a resident of Kerz, Kentucky. She was born March 2, 1873 in Johnson County, died March 15, 1951 at home in Kerz, and was buried in Daniel Cemetery in Kerz. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her 1st husband, Henry Caudill; and her 2nd husband, Tom McKenzie. She was survived by 2 sons, Jesse Caudill (of Kerz) and Irvin Caudill (Kerz); 1 brother, Henry Sparks; and 6 sisters, Mrs. Manda Salyers (Lowmansville), Mrs. Jane Green (Lowmansville), Mrs. Cora Curtis (Flat Gap), Mrs. Mary Salyer (Michigan), Mrs. Hannah Burk (Grove City, Ohio), and Mrs. Ellen Arrowood (Meally). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Lou Mckenzie died March 15, 1951 in Johnson County at the age of 78. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death.

Information found on findagrave.com shows that John and Emaline Caudill were both buried in Autry Daniels Cemetery in Sitka, Johnson County, Kentucky. No headstone photos are provided.

According to his death certificate, John Henry Caudill died June 22, 1914 in Little Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, from dropsy. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as June 8, 1852, his marital status as married, his parents as John Caudill (b. Kentucky) and Feba Caudill (b. Kentucky), the informant as H. K. Sparks of Sitka, Kentucky, and the burial place azs Daniels Graveyard.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, John H. Candill died June 22, 1914 in Johnson County at the age of 62.

According to his death certificate, Thomas Jefferson McKenzie died June 16, 1950 in Paintsville Hospital in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, from peritonitis due to a gunshot wound. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Johnson County, his birth date as December 18, 1873, his marital status as widowed, his place of residence as Little Gap, Johnson County, his occupation as carpenter, his parents as Henry McKenzie and Serena Vanover, the informant as Mrs. Bessie Lemaster, and the burial place as Sparks Cemetery in Flat Gap, Johnson County.

On page 89 of the 1860 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated July 11, 1860), John Caudill is listed as the head of the household for house #568, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 45 years old. Also listed are Pheba (born in Kentucky, age 40), Jessee (born in Kentucky, age 15), Winston (born in Kentucky, age 13), Sally (born in Kentucky, age 14), Araminta (born in Kentucky, age 11), Frances (female, born in Kentucky, age 9), J. Henry (born in Kentucky, age 8), Nancy J. (born in Kentucky, age 6), and Martha (born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 3 of the 1870 census for Hoods Fork in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated July 27, 1870), John Caudil is listed as the head of the household for house #19, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 55 years old. Also listed are Sarah (keeping house, born in Kentucky, age 24), Araminta (does housework, born in Kentucky, age 21), Frances (born in Kentucky, age 19), John F. (born in Kentucky, age 18), Nancy J. (born in Kentucky, age 16), Martha A. (born in Kentucky, age 12), Benjamin F. (born in Kentucky, age 10), and Elizabeth (born in Kentucky, age 8).

On page 12 of the 1880 census for District 47 (Hoods Fork) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 9, 1880), John H. Caudill is listed as the head of the household for house #98, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 27 years old. Also listed is Emeline (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 25).

On page 1 of the 1900 census for District 42 (Magisterial District No. 5) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 1, 1900), Henry J. Caudill is listed as the head of the household for house #4, he's a farmer, widowed, born in June of 1852 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 47 years old. He's living by himself.

On page 21 of the 1910 census for District 74 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 27, 1910), Henry Caudill is listed as the head of the household for house #73, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 2nd marriage, married for 7 years, and he's 57 years old. Also listed are Louranie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 7 years, she's given birth to 2 children and both are still living, age 35), Irven (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Jesse F. (son, born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 14 of the 1920 census for District 45 (Little Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 13 & 14, 1920), Thomas J. McKenzie is listed as the head of the household for house #111, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 48 years old. Also listed are Lurania (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 44), Irvin Caudill (step-son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 16), Jesse Caudill, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 12), Tera McKenzie (daughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 13), and Ronnie McKenzie (son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 13).

On page 8 of the 1930 census for District 58-12 (Magisterial District No. 5) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 14, 1930), Irvin Caudill is listed as the head of the household for house #119, he's a farmer, single, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 26 years old. Also listed are Lou Caudill (mother, divorced, not working, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 25, age 49), and Jesse Franklin Caudill (brother, single, farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 22).

On page 8 of the 1930 census for District 58-12 (Magisterial District No. 5) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 8, 1930), Elva Sparks is listed as the head of the household for house #69, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 20, and he's 26 years old. Also listed are Tera (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 17, age 23), Herman Howard (son, born in Kentucky, age 4 years 4 months), Eldwonda (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3 years 10 months), and T. J. McKenzie (father-in-law, widowed, laborer doing odd jobs, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 48, age 56).

On page 17 of the 1940 census for District 58-14 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 29 & 30, 1940), Jesse Caudill is listed as the head of the household for house #136, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has a 3rd grade education, and he's 30 years old. Also listed are Mary D. (wife, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same house that she was in 1935, 8th grade education, age 26), Otchal (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), Willie R. (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), Esta M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3), Ethel M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2), James C. (son, born in Kentucky, age 0 months), and Lou R. Caudill (mother, widowed, not working, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same place that she was in 1935, no formal education, age 60).

    The children of LOURANA SPARKS and HENRY CAUDILL are:

    1. IRVIN CAUDILL, b. November 22, 1903, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. October 20, 1984, Wittensville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Sitka, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. DELIA DAVIS, daughter of SAM DAVIS and MARY OSBORNE. She was b. April 29, 1911, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. October 11, 1986, Middletown, Butler County, Ohio, buried in Sitka, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to his obituary, Irvin Caudill (age 80), son of Henry and Louraine Sparks Caudill, was a retired coal miner. He was born November 22, 1903 in Johnson County, died October 20, 1984 at home in Wittensville, and was buried in Daniels Cemetery in Sitka. He was survived by 4 daughters, Sarah Hayes (of Paintsville), Wilma Cavins (Hager Hill), Mary Dikes (Indiana), and Dareatha Murphy (Wittensville); 1 step-son, Clifford Castle (Creola, Ohio); and 2 step-daughters, Vertrice Hayes (Middletown, Ohio) and Beatrice Hayes (Middletown).
      According to her obituary, Delia Davis Caudill (age 75), daughter of Sam and Mary Osborne Davis, was a resident of Wittensville. She was born April 29, 1911 in Johnson County, died October 11, 1986 in Middletown Hospital in Middletown, Ohio, and was buried in Osborne Cemetery in Sitka. She was preceded in death by her husband, Irvin Caudill, in 1984. She was survived by 1 son, Clifford Castle (of McArthur, Ohio); 6 daughters, Sarah Hayes (Paintsville), Mary Dykes (Indianapolis, Indiana), Wilma Cavins (Auxier), Dareatha Murphy (Van Lear), Vertrice Hayes (Middletown), and Beatrice Murray (Middletown); 2 sisters, Molly VanHoose (Nippa) and Edith Holt (Orlando, Florida); 32 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    2. JESSE FRANKLIN CAUDILL, b. 1908, Kentucky, d. October 26, 1972, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Sitka, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) MARY DELANA BRYANT, daughter of MILFORD BRYANT and TINNIE MURRAY. She was b. November 7, 1913, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. October 29, 1951, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Kerz, Johnson County, Kentucky. He m. (2) RUBY JEWEL CRISLIP, daughter of GEORGE CRISLIP and PHOEBE KIMBLER. She was b. January 17, 1913, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. June 28, 1995, Sitka, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Sitka, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to his obituary, Jesse F. Caudill (age 64), son of the late John Henry and Lou Sparks Caudill, was a miner and a farmer, and a resident of Sitka, Kentucky. He died October 26, 1972 in Paintsville Hospital, and was buried in Caudill Cemetery in Sitka. He was survived by his wife, Ruby Crislip Caudill; 3 sons, Ochal Caudill (of Urbana, Ohio), James Cecil Caudill (Urbana), and Willis Ray Caudill (Troy, Ohio); 5 step-daughters, Patricia Picklesimer (Sitka), Margie Mounts (Arcanum, Ohio), Jo Ann Walls (Paintsville), Betty Heuser (Chicago, Illinois), and Elizabeth Stafford (Englewood, Ohio); and 1 brother, Ervin Caudill.
      According to her death certificate, Mary Delana Bryant Caudill died October 29, 1951 in Paintsville Clinic in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, from problems from giving birth to a stillborn baby. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Johnson County, her birth date as November 7, 1913, her marital status as married, her place of residence as Kerz, Johnson County, her parents as Milford Bryant and Tinnie Murray, the informant as Jesse Caudill, and the burial place as the family cemetery in Kerz.
      According to her obituary, Ruby Jewel Crislip Caudill (age 82), daughter of George and Phoebe Kimbler Crislip, was born January 17, 1913 in Johnson County, died June 28, 1995 at home in Sitka, and was buried in the family cemetery in Sitka. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Caudill, on October 26, 1972. She was survived by 1 son, George Jones (of Portland, Oregon); 4 daughters, Betty Hauser (Nippa), Elizabeth Biehls (New Lebanon, Ohio), Margaret Booth (Lewisburg, Ohio), and Patty Picklesimer (Sitka); 3 step-sons, Willis Caudill (Sitka), James Caudill (Sitka), and Ocbel Caudill (Sitka); 1 step-daughter, Ethel Scroggs (Urbana, Ohio); 22 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; 18 step-grandchildren; 17 step-great-grandchildren; and 1 step-great-great-grandchild. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)







ROSA DIXON, daughter of ANDREW FLEMING "FLEM" DIXON and SARAH MARGARET MCKENZIE, was born February 6, 1891 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died January 1, 1978 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married AUSTIN "ALSON" SALYERS, son of LUANNA SALYER and EPHRAIM SALYER, about 1912. He was born January 16, 1890 in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, died October 26, 1975 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: When Alson Salyer's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1917 in Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a farmer, that he was married, and that he was born January 1, 1891 in Flat Gap, Kentucky. He was found to be short, of medium build, and he had brown eyes and black hair. Not being able to read or write, he signed the card with an "X."

According to her obituary, Rosa Dixon Salyers (age 88), daughter of Flem and Sarah McKenzie Dixon, was a resident of Paintsville at the time of her death. She was born February 6, 1889 in Johnson County, died January 1, 1978 in Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness, and was buried in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Austin Salyers. She was survived by 1 son, Robert Salyers (of Florida); 5 daughters, Oma McKenzie (Paintsville), Nova Castle (Paintsville), Clova Weigand (Florida), Ola Franklin (Fairborn, Ohio), and Katherine Rudd (Fairborn); 1 brother, Kenneth Dixon (Fairborn); 3 sisters, Stella Dye (Fairborn), Hazel Preston (Fairborn), and Cora Mahan (Louisville); 28 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Rosa Salyer was born February 5, 1891, and died in January of 1978. She received her Social Security card in 1973 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Rosa Salyers died January 1, 1978 in Johnson County at the age of 87. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death.

According to his obituary, Austin Salyers (age 89), son of the late Ephrium and Lou Ann Sparks, was a retired farmer and a resident of Paintsville at the time of his death. He was born January 8, 1886 in Johnson County, died October 26, 1975 in Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness, and was buried in Highland Memorial Park. He was survived by his wife, Rosa Dixon Salyers; 1 son, Robert Salyers (of Florida); and 5 daughters, Nova Castle (Sandusky, Ohio), Clova Weigand (Florida), Oma McKenzie (Paintsville), Ola Franklin (Fairborn, Ohio), and Katherine Rudd (Fairborn). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Austin Salyer was born January 16, 1890, and died in October of 1975. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Austin Salyers died October 26, 1975 in Johnson County at the age of 89. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

On page 17 of the 1920 census for District 31 (Muddy Branch) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 12 & 15, 1920), Auston Salyers is listed as the head of the household for house #168, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 28 years old. Also listed are Rossie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 24), Nova (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Flora (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4). Rosa's parents are in house #170.

On page 35 of the 1930 census for District 58-10 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 26, 1930), Alson Salyer is listed as the head of the household for house #322, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, first married at age 21, and he's 40 years old. Also listed are Rosa (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 17, age 33), Clova (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Olla (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Oma (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), and Catherine (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3 months). They are living in between Alson's brothers, Tom and Zach.

On page 46 of the 1940 census for District 58-2 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated May 10, 1940), Alson Salyer is listed as the head of the household for house #372, he's not working, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has no formal education, and he's 53 years old. Also listed are Rosa (wife, born in Kentucky, 2nd grade education, age 48), Katharyne (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Robert Salyer (grandson [Clova's son], born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, age 8), and Bert Dixon (brother, single, not working, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, 2nd grade education, age 46).

    The children of ROSA DIXON and ALSON SALYERS are:

    1. NOVA ANNA SALYER, b. April 25, 1914, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. December 28, 1996, Sandusky, Erie County, Ohio, m. EDGAR A. CASTLE.
    2. CLOVA C. SALYERS, b. 1916, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) WEIGAND.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Cirah C. Salyer was born in Johnson County to Rosie Dixon.
      According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Robert Salyers was born in Johnson County to Clova Salyers.
    3. OLA SALYERS, b. December 12, 1921, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. June 17, 1989, Xenia, Greene County, Ohio, m. JAMES FRANKLIN JR.
    4. OMA SALYERS, b. February 16, 1923, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. October 28, 1986, Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky, m. JAMES ARTHUR MCKENZIE. He d. 1976.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Oma Sayler was born February 16, 1923 in Johnson County to Rosie Dixon.
      According to her obituary, Oama Salyer McKenzie (age 63), daughter of Alson and Rosa Dixon Salyer, was born February 16, 1923 in Johnson County, and died October 28, 1986 in Humana Hospital in Louisa. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Arthur McKenzie, in 1976. She was survived by 1 son, James Michael McKenzie (of Thealka, Kentucky); 3 daughters, Barbra Faye VanHoose (Paintsville), Dora Jean Brady McFaddin (Paintsville), and Frances Varney (Paintsville); 1 brother, Robert Salyers (Florida); 4 sisters, Nova Castle (Cincinnati, Ohio), Katherine Rudd (Fairborn, Ohio), Ted Franklin (Fairborn), and Clovie Weygan (Florida); 11 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    5. KATHERINE SALYERS, b. 1930, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) RUDD.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Katherine Salyer was born in Johnson County to Rosa Dixon.







PHOEBE JANE "JANE" SPARKS, daughter of ANGELINE CANTRELL and ELIJAH S. SPARKS JR., was born April 26, 1878 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died February 14, 1961 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in McKenzie Cemetery on Brown Fork of George's Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky. She met (1) JAMES SPARKS. She met (2) LEIGE SPARKS. She married JAMES WILLIAM "WILLIE" GREEN, son of BURWELL GREEN and PHOEBE CAUDILL. He was born March 4, 1879 in Lawrence County, Kentucky, died November 3, 1951 in Sycamore, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the family cemetery in Sycamore, Johnson County, Kentucky. Willie Green married (1) NORA SAGRAVES.

Notes: Willie Green's daughter from his first marriage, Zella, is found living with his brother, George, in 1920. 2 of George's daughters married Willie's 2 step-sons.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Burwell Green married Phoebe Cordill on April 14, 1857 in Lawrence County.

According to her death certificate, Phoebe Jane Sparks Green died February 14, 1961 in Paintsville Clinic in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, from a cerebral vascular accident. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Johnson County, her birth date as April 26, 1879, her marital status as widowed, her place of residence as Lowmansville, Kentucky, her parents as Elijah Sparks and Angeline Cantrell, the informant as Mrs. Angie Johnson, and the burial place as McKenzie Cemetery in Lowmansville.

Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website shows that Jan E. Green [sic] lived from 1879 to 1961, and was buried in McKenzie Cemetery on Brown Fork of George's Creek. She's buried by her son, Tolvie, and his wife. No headstone photos are provided.

According to his death certificate, Willie Willie Green [sic] died November 3, 1951 in Sycamore, Johnson County, Kentucky, from liver cancer. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Lawrence County, his birth date as March 4, 1879, his marital status as married, his place of residence as Sycamore, his occupation as self-employed farmer, his parents as Burl Green and Angeline Caudill, the informant as Mrs. August Curnette, and the burial place as the family cemetery in Lowmansville.

According to his obituary, Willie W. Green (age 72), son of Burl and Angeline Caudill Green, was a farmer. He was born March 4, 1879 in Lawrence County, died November 3, 1951 at home in Lowmansville, and was buried in the family cemetery in Sycamore. He was survived by his wife, Jane Sparks Green; and 3 daughters, Mrs. August Curnette (of Portsmouth, Ohio), Mrs. Angie Boggs (Martha, Kentucky) and Mrs. Monnie Blevins (Painesville, Ohio). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Willie W. Green died November 3, 1951 in Johnson County at the age of 72. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

According to her death certificate, Nora Sagraves Green died April 29, 1911 in Swetnam, Lawrence County, Kentucky, from tuberculosis of the lungs. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Johnson County, Kentucky, her birth date as July 4, 1883, her marital status as married, and her parents as John Sagraves (b. Johnson County) and Liza Murphy (b. Carter County).

On page 11 of the 1880 census for District 51 (Hood) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated June 10, 1880), Burwell Green is listed as the head of the household for house #77, he's a farmer, born in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, and he's 44 years old. Also listed are Phebia (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in North Carolina, mother born in Kentucky, age 45), W. George (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), Elender N. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), C. Enoch (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Rachell (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Hayes F. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), and James W. (son, born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 11 of the 1900 census for District 41 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 6, 1900), Elijah Sparks is listed as the head of the household for house #97, he's a farmer, born in April of 1850 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 30 years, and he's 50 years old. Also listed are Angeline (wife, born in March of 1855 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 30 years, she's given birth to 10 children and all are still living, age 45), Sarah Sparks (daughter, widowed, farm laborer, born in January of 1872 in Kentucky, she's given birth to 3 children and all are still living, age 28), Phoebe J. (daughter, single, farm laborer, born in April of 1878 in Kentucky, age 22), Rosa Lee (daughter, born in March of 1881 in Kentucky, age 19), Cora (daughter, born in May of 1884 in Kentucky, age 14), Nancy E. (daughter, born in February of 1887 in Kentucky, age 13), Mary (daughter, born in February of 1890 in Kentucky, age 10), Hannah (daughter, born in May of 1893 in Kentucky, age 7), William H. (son, born in October of 1897 in Kentucky, age 2), Thressa Sparks (granddaughter, born in April of 1889 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 11), Elijah Bradley Sparks (grandson, born in March of 1895 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 5), Charley Elsic [Elswick] (grandson, born in August of 1898 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 1), and Tolvie Elsic (grandson, born in February of 1900 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 3 months). Tolvie's last name isn't actually written as "Elsic." It has a horizontal line for the last name, which means "ditto" of the line above, which was Charley's last name - Elsic.

On page 13 of the 1900 census for District 71 (Blaine) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated June 12, 1900), John J. Ramey is listed as the head of the household for house #101, he's a farmer, born in December of 1866 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 2 years, and he's 33 years old. Also listed are Mary (wife, born in April of 1877 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 2 years, she's given birth to 3 children and 1 is still living, age 23), Nellie (daughter, born in October of 1898 in Kentucky, age 1), Roscoe (son, born in January of 1900 in Kentucky, age 4 months), and William Green (boarder, single, farm laborer, born in March of 1878 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 22).

On page 23 of the 1900 census for District 71 (Blaine) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated June 22, 1900), Spencer Swiney is listed as the head of the household for house #192, he's not working, born in April of 1871 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 3 years, and he's 29 years old. Also listed are Mary J. (wife, born in March of 1870 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 3 years, she's given birth to 1 child and that child is still living, age 30), Huber L. (son, born in May of 1899 in Kentucky, age 1), Spencer S. Swiney (father, widowed, not working, born in April of 1836 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 64), and Burrel Green (boarder, widowed, not working, born in November of 1835 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 64).

On page 21 of the 1910 census for District 74 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 27, 1910), Elijah Sparks is listed as the head of the household for house #72, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 40 years, and he's 60 years old. Also listed are Angeline (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 10 children and all are still living, age 58), Jane (daughter, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 2 children and both are still living, age 32), Cora (daughter, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 25), Ellen (daughter, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 23), Mary (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 18), Hannah (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), William H. (son, born in Kentucky, age 114), Taulbe Sparks (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 10), and Arnie Sparks (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 3).

On page 10 of the 1910 census for District 101 (Magisterial District No. 5) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated April 20, 1910), Willie Green is listed as the head of the household for house #66, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, and he's 31 years old. Also listed are Nora (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 3 children and all are still living, age 28), Zella J. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), Oval E. (son, born in Kentucky, age 3), and Arnold J. (son, born in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 5 of the 1920 census for District 47 (Sycamore) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 22, 1920), Willie Green is listed as the head of the household for house #39, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 40 years old. Also listed are Pheby J. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 40), Zella G. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Angeline (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), Monnie M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2), Tolva Sparks (step-son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 19), and Ira Sparks (step-son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 12).

On page 4 of the 1930 census for District 64-10 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated April 7, 1930), William M. Green is listed as the head of the household for house #34, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 26, and he's 51 years old. Also listed are Jane (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 36, age 51), Angie (daughter, born in in Kentucky, age 15), Monnie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13).

On page 21 of the 1940 census for District 58-13 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 19, 1940), Will Greene is listed as the head of the household for house #152, he's not working, born in Kentucky, he was living in rural Johnson County in 1935, he has no formal education, and he's 62 years old. Also listed are Jane (wife, born in Kentucky, no formal education, age 61), and Monie (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 22).

    The child of JANE SPARKS and JAMES SPARKS is:

    1. TOLVIE SPARKS, b. February 9, 1900, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. April 16, 1983, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried on Brown Fork of George's Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ZORA ANN GREEN.

    The child of JANE SPARKS and LEIGE SPARKS is:

    1. IRA SPARKS, b. April 16, 1907, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. April 5, 1995, Lowmansville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Lowmansville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. MELISSA ELLEN GREEN.

    The children of JANE SPARKS and WILLIE GREEN are:

    1. ROBERT GREEN, b. May 29, 1912, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. September 17, 1915, Big Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Robert Green was born May 29, 1912 in Johnson County to Jane Sparks.
      According to his death certificate, Robert Green died September 17, 1915 in Big Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, from diphtheria. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Johnson County, his birth date as May 29, 1912, his parents as William Green (b. Lawrence County) and Jane Sparks (b. Johnson County), the informant as George Conley of Flat Gap, and the burial place as the family graveyard.
    2. FERLIE ANGELINE "ANGIE" GREEN, b. February 20, 1915, Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. June 5, 1996, Martha, Lawrence County, Kentucky, buried in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. OVA OSSIE BOGGS.
    3. MONNIE M. GREEN, b. September 1, 1917, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) BLEVINS.
      According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Wanil M. Green was born September 1, 1917 in Johnson County to Cheby Sparks.







TOLVIE SPARKS, son of PHOEBE JANE "JANE" SPARKS and JAMES SPARKS, was born February 9, 1900 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died April 16, 1983 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in McKenzie Cemetery on Brown Fork of George's Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married ZORA ANN GREEN, daughter of GEORGE WASHINGTON GREEN and MARY ALICE RAMEY, about 1920. She was born June 10, 1904 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died January 6, 2001 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in McKenzie Cemetery on Brown Fork of George's Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Tolvie Sparks' brother, Ira, married Zora Green's sister, Melissa.

George Washington Green was Tolvie Sparks' step-father's brother.

Tolvie Sparks' father is listed as James Sparks in his obituary, but it's also been reported as James Estep.

According to his death certificate, George Washington Green died May 25, 1952 in Sycamore, Johnson County, Kentucky, from old age. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Lawrence County, Kentucky, his birth date as February 18, 1864, his marital status as widowed, his place of residence as Sycamore, his occupation as self-employed farmer, his parents as Burl Green [Burwell Green] and Ferlie Caudill [Phoebe Caudill], the informant as Lawrence Green, and the burial place as Green Cemetery in Lowmansville, Lawrence County, Kentucky.

According to her obituary, Mary Alafair Ramey Green (age 87), daughter of the late Sam and Jane Caudill Ramey, was born March 30, 1864 in Lawrence County, Kentucky, died February 11, 1952, following an illness of a year, and was buried in the family cemetery in Lowmansville. She was survived by her husband, George Green; 6 sons, Lawrence Green (of Lowmansville), John C. Green (Lowmansville), Minuard Green (Chandlerville), Jess Green (Paintsville), Sam Green (Urbana, Ohio), and Frank Green (New Holland, Ohio); 3 daughters, Mrs. Zora Sparks (Lowmansville), Mrs. Malissa Sparks (Lowmansville), and Mrs. Ferdie Castle (Paintsville); 3 half-brothers, Arlie Ramey (Columbus, Ohio), Granville Ramey (Columbus), and Liss Ramey (Columbus); and 3 half-sisters, Mrs. Nora Daniels (Kerz, Kentucky), Mrs. Virgie Griffith (Columbus), and Mrs. Lizza Dials (Columbus). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Zora May Green was born June 10, 1904 in Johnson County to George W. Green (b. Johnson County) and "Mary Alice (Unknown)" (b. Johnson County.

When Tolvie Sparks' World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 12, 1918 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a laborer working for W. W. Williams in Flat Gap, Johnson County, that his closest relative was "Jane Green (Mother) of Lowmansville, Johnson County, and that he was born February 9, 1900. He was found to be of medium height and slender build, and he had grey eyes and light-colored hair. Not being able to read or write, he signed the card with an "X."

Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website and shows that Tolvie Sparks lived from February 9, 1900 to April 16, 1983, and was buried in McKenzie Cemetery on Brown Fork of George's Creek, and that Zora Ann Green Sparks lived from June 9, 1900 to January 6, 2001, and was buried in the same cemetery. No headstone photos are provided.

According to his obituary, Tolvie Sparks (age 83), son of James and Jane Sparks, was a resident of River, Kentucky. He was born February 9, 1900 in Johnson County, died April 16, 1983 in Paintsville Hospital, and was buried in McKenzie Cemetery. He was survived by his wife, Zora Green Sparks; 4 sons, Sammy Sparks (of River), Kenneth Sparks (River), Homer Sparks (Obetz, Ohio), and Ray Sparks (Columbus, Ohio); 4 daughters, Mary Jane Meade (Akron, Ohio), Ivory Daniel (River), Alice Scarberry (River), and Ella Scarberry (River); 1 brother, Ira Sparks (Lowmansville); and 1 half-sister, Angie Boggs (Paintsville).

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Tolvie Sparks was born February 9, 1900, and died in April of 1983. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in River, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Tolvie Sparks died April 16, 1983 in Johnson County at the age of 83. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Zora Sparks was born June 5, 1904, and died January 6, 2001. She received her Social Security card in 1967 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to her obituary, Zora Ann Green Sparks (age 96), daughter of the late George and Mary Ramey Green, was born June 5, 1904, died January 6, 2001 in Mountain Manor Nursing Home, and was buried in McKenzie Family Cemetery in Lowmansville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Tolvie Sparks, in 1983. She was survived by 4 sons, Kenneth Sparks (of River), Sammie Sparks (River), Homer Sparks (Grove City, Ohio), and Ray Sparks (Columbus, Ohio); 3 daughters, Ella Mae Scarberry (River), Alice Scarberry (River), and Ivory Daniels (River); 21 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren.

On page 5 of the 1910 census for District 81 (Sitka) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 19, 1910), George W. Green is listed as the head of the household for house #37, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 25 years, and he's 47 years old. Also listed are Mary Alice (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 8 children and all are still living, age 46), Minard (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), Jesse (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Samuel (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Frank (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Zora (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Lawrence (son, born in Kentucky, age 3).

On pages 1 & 2 of the 1920 census for District 46 (Sitka) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 2, 3, & 5, 1920), George Green is listed as the head of the household for house #9, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 65 years old. Also listed are Merry A. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 54), Jess J. (son, single, school teacher, born in Kentucky, age 23), Frank (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), Zora A. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Lawrence (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Malacia (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), and Zella Green (niece, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 15). Zella Green was Tolvie Sparks' step-sister.

On page 12 of the 1930 census for District 58-11 (Magisterial District No. 5) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 11, 1930), Tolva Sparks is listed as the head of the household for house #104, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 22, and he's 32 years old. Also listed are Zora (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 15, age 25), Mary Jane (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Homer (son, born in Kentucky, age 3), and Sammy (son, born in Kentucky, age 1). They're living next to Tolvie's brother, Ira.

On page 20 of the 1940 census for District 58-13 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 18, 1940), Tolva Sparks is listed as the head of the household for house #144, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, he was living in rural Lawrence County, Kentucky, in 1935, he has a 3rd grade education, and he's 40 years old. Also listed are Zora (wife, born in Kentucky, 3rd grade education, age 36), Mary Jane (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Homer (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Sammie (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Ivory Lou (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), George Ray (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), Alice (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2), and Lowell Kenneth (son, born in Kentucky, age 4 months). Tolvie's brother Ira is in house #148.

    The children of TOLVIE SPARKS and ZORA GREEN are:

    1. MARY JANE SPARKS, b. January 20, 1923, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. September 5, 1997, m. (unknown first name) MEADE.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Mary J. Sparks was born January 20, 1923 in Johnson County to Zora Green.
      According to Social Security applications and claims indexes, Mary Jane Sparks Meade was born January 20, 1923 in Johnson County, and died September 5, 1997. Her name was listed as Mary Jane Sparks in March of 1943, as Mary Jane Meade in April of 1963, and her parents are listed as Talvia Sparks and Zora Grune.
      According to Ohio death record transcripts, Mary J. Sparks Meade was born January 20, 1923 in Kentucky, and died September 5, 1997 in a long-term care facility in Akron, Summit County, at the age of 74. Her father's surname is listed as Sparks, her mother's maiden name as Greene, and she was widowed at the time of her death.
    2. HOMER SPARKS, b. 1926, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Homer Sparks was born in Johnson County to Zora Green.
    3. SAMUEL SPARKS, b. 1928, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Samuel Sparks was born in Johnson County to Zora Green.
    4. IVORY LOU SPARKS, b. November 12, 1931, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. February 17, 2005, Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky, buried in River, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. RUFUS DANIELS, son of FERRY DANIELS and FLOSSIE SCARBERRY. He was b. December 3, 1933, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 27, 1997, buried in River, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ivory L. Sparks was born November 12, 1931 in Johnson County to Zora Green.
      According to her obituary, Ivory Lou Sparks Daniels (age 73), daughter of the late Tolvie and Zona Green Sparks [sic], was a resident of River, Kentucky. She was born November 12, 1931 in Johnson County, died February 17, 2005 in Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, and was buried in Scarberry Family Cemetery in River. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus Daniels. She was survived by 1 son, Jimmy Daniels (of River); 4 brothers, Sammie Sparks (River), Kenneth Sparks (River), Homer Sparks (Grove City, Ohio), and Ray Sparks (Columbus, Ohio); 1 sister, Ella Mae Scarberry (River); 1 grandchild; and 2 step-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
      According to his obituary, Rufus Daniels (age 63), son of the late Ferry and Flossie Scarberry Daniels , was a resident of River. He was born December 3, 1933 in Johnson County, died November 27, 1997, and was buried in the family cemetery at Lucy Castle Hollow in River. He was survived by his wife, Ivory Sparks Daniels; 1 son, Jimmy Daniels (of River); 2 brothers, Bob Daniels (Nippa) and Robbie Daniels (Springfield, Ohio); 1 sister, Mary Mae Spencer (Van Lear); and 1 grandchild. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    5. GEORGE RAY "RAY" SPARKS, b. 1934, Lawrence County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, George R. Sparks was born in Lawrence County to Zora Drun.
    6. ALICE SPARKS, b. June 28, 1937, Lawrence County, Kentucky, d. April 3, 2001, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in River, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. RALPH SCARBERRY.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Alice Sparks was born June 28, 1937 in Lawrence County to Zora Green.
      According to her obituary, Alice Sparks Scarberry (age 63), daughter of the late Tolvie and Zora Green Sparks, was born June 28, 1937 in Johnson County, died April 3, 2001 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, and was buried in Scarberry Cemetery in River. She was survived by her husband, Ralph Scarberry; 3 sons, Homer Eugene Scarberry (of East Point), Sammy Michael Scarberry (Ashland), and Robert Lee Scarberry (Lexington); 2 daughters, Joann Griffith (Martin) and Jawanna Griffith (Wittensville); 4 brothers, Sammy Sparks (River), Kenneth Sparks (River), Homer Sparks (Columbus, Ohio), and Ray Sparks (Columbus); 2 sisters, Ivory Daniels (River) and Ella Mae Scarberry (River); 4 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandson. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    7. LOWELL KENNETH "KENNETH" SPARKS, b. 1939, Kentucky.
    8. ELLA MAE SPARKS, b. July 27, 1946, Lowmansville, Lawrence County, Kentucky, d. February 8, 2012, River, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in River, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ARTHUR CLEVELAND "TODD" SCARBERRY.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ella M. Sparns was born July 27, 1946 in Lawrence County to Zora Green.
      According to her obituary, Ella Mae Sparks Scarberry (age 65), daughter of the late Tolvie and Zora Green Sparks, was born July 27, 1946 in Lowmansville, died February 8, 2012 at home in River, and was buried in the family cemetery in River. She was survived by her husband, Arthur Cleveland "Todd" Scarberry; 1 son, Tod Scarberry (of River); 4 brothers, Homer Sparks (Grove City, Ohio), Sammie Sparks (River), Kenneth Sparks (River), and Ray Sparks (Columbus, Ohio); and 3 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)







IRA SPARKS, son of PHOEBE JANE "JANE" SPARKS and LEIGE SPARKS, was born April 16, 1907 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died April 5, 1995 in Lowmansville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in McKenzie Cemetery in Lowmansville, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married MELISSA ELLEN GREEN, daughter of GEORGE WASHINGTON GREEN and MARY ALICE RAMEY, about 1920. She was born September 7, 1910 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died May 2, 1990 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in McKenzie Cemetery in Lowmansville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Ira Sparks' brother, Tolvie, married Melissa Green's sister, Zora.

George Washington Green was Ira Sparks' step-father's brother.

Ira Sparks' father is listed as Leige Sparks in his obituary, but it's also been reported as James Estep.

According to his obituary, Ira Sparks (age 87), son of the late Leige and Jane Sparks, was a retired miner. He was born April 16, 1907 in Johnson County, died April 5, 1995 at home in Lowmansville, and was buried in McKenzie Cemetery in Lowmansville. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Melissa Green Sparks; 2 sons, Carl Sparks and Earl Thomas Sparks; and 1 daughter, Ollie Shelton. He was survived by 5 sons, Leslie Sparks (of Mason, Ohio), James Sparks (Mason), Dewey Sparks (Silver Grove), Ralph Sparks (Lebanon, Ohio), and Bill Sparks (Pendleton County); 5 daughters, Gladys Rice (Chicago, Illinois), Hazel Rice (East Point), Dorothy Jones (Somerset), Jean Grainger (Pendleton County), and Ruth Wade (Albany); 1 sister, Angie Boggs (Blaine); 37 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Ira Sparks was born April 16, 1907, and died April 5, 1995. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Lowmansville, Lawrence County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Ira Sparks died April 5, 1995 in Lowmansville at the age of 87. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

According to her obituary, Melissa Green Sparks (age 79), daughter of George and Mary Green, was born September 7, 1910 in Johnson County, had funeral services on May 5, 1990, and was buried in McKenzie Cemetery in Lowmansville. She was survived by her husband, Ira Sparks; 5 sons, Leslie Sparks (of Mason, Ohio), James Sparks (Mason), Dewey Sparks (Silver Grove), Ralph Sparks (Lebanon, Ohio), and Bill Sparks (Alexandria); 4 daughters, Gladys Rice (Chicago, Illinois), Hazel Rice (Albany), Georgene Grainger (Butler), Dorothy Jones (Somerset), and Ruth Wade (Albany); 1 brother, Frank Green (New Holland, Ohio); 1 sister, Zora Sparks (River); 34 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Melissa Sparks was born September 7, 1910, and died May 2, 1990. She received her Social Security card in 1967 in Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Melissa Sparks died May 2, 1990 in Johnson County at the age of 79. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death.

On pages 1 & 2 of the 1920 census for District 46 (Sitka) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 2, 3, & 5, 1920), George Green is listed as the head of the household for house #9, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 65 years old. Also listed are Merry A. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 54), Jess J. [Jesse J.] (son, single, school teacher, born in Kentucky, age 23), Frank (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), Zora A. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Lawrence (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Malacia (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), and Zella Green (niece, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 15). Zella Green was Ira Sparks' step-sister.

On page 12 of the 1930 census for District 58-11 (Magisterial District No. 5) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 11, 1930), Ira Sparks is listed as the head of the household for house #105, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 18, and he's 23 years old. Also listed are Malisa (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 15, age 20), Leslie (son, born in Kentucky, age 2), Dewey (son, born in Kentucky, age 6 months), and Angie Sparks (sister, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 15). They're living next to Ira's brother, Tolvie.

On pages 20 & 21 of the 1940 census for District 58-13 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 18, 1940), Ira Sparks is listed as the head of the household for house #148, he's a laborer for the W.P.A. road project, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has no formal education, and he's 31 years old. Also listed are Melissa (wife, born in Kentucky, 3rd grade education, age 29), Leslie (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Dewey (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Ralph (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Gladys (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Hazel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), Carl (son, born in Kentucky, age 3), and Georgene (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7 months). Ira's brother Tolvie is in house #144.

    The children of IRA SPARKS and MELISSA GREEN are:

    1. LESLIE SPARKS, b. February 22, 1928, Lowmansville, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. May 25, 1997, Cincinnati, Franklin County, Ohio, buried in Mason, Warren County, Ohio, m. GLADYS (unknown last name).
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Lessley Sparks was born February 22, 1928 in Johnson County to Malissie Green.
      According to his obituary, Leslie Sparks (age 69), son of the late Ira and Melissa Green Sparks, was retired from Fishel Continental Company, and a resident of Mason, Ohio. He was born February 22, 1928 in Lowmansville, died May 25, 1997 in Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery in Mason. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers; and 1 sister. He was survived by his wife, Gladys Sparks; 3 sons, Steven Kuhns (of Mason), Leslie Ira Sparks (Mason), and Dewey Thomas Sparks (Lebanon, Ohio); 2 daughters, Brenda Reynolds (Mason) and Lisa Richards (Hamilton, Ohio); 4 brothers, Ralph Sparks (Lebanon), James Levi Sparks (Mason), Bill Sparks (Butlery, Kentucky), and Dewey Sparks (Silver Grove, Kentucky); 5 sisters, Hazel Rice (East Point, Kentucky), Gladys Rice (Chicago, Illinois), Dorothy Jones (Nancy, Kentucky), Ruth Wade (Albany, Kentucky), and Georgene Grainger (Butler); 7 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    2. DEWEY SPARKS, b. 1929, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Dewy Sparks was born in Johnson County to Malissie Green.
    3. RALPH SPARKS, b. 1931, Lawrence County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ralph Sparks was born in Lawrence County to Malissa Green.
    4. GLADYS SPARKS, b. 1933, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) (unknown first name) RICE, m. (2) (unknown first name) DUTTON.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Gladys Sparks was born in Johnson County to Malissa Green.
    5. HAZEL SPARKS, b. 1935, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) RICE.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Hazel Sparks was born in Johnson County to Milissa Grum.
    6. CARL SPARKS, b. June 14, 1937, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. August 25, 1984, Lowmansville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Lowmansville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. MARY MILES.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Carl Sparks was born June 14, 1937 in Johnson County to Malissa Greene.
      According to his obituary, Carl Sparks (age 47), son of Ira and Malissa Green Sparks, was a construction worker. He was born June 14, 1937 in Johnson County, died August 25, 1984 in Lowmansville, and was buried in the family cemetery in Lowmansville. In addition to his parents, he was survived by his wife, Mary Miles Sparks; 2 sons, Carl Roger Sparks (of Lowmansville) and George Sparks (Lowmansville); 1 daughter, Lois Fossitt (Alexandria, Kentucky); 5 brothers, Leslie Sparks (Marion, Ohio), Dewey Sparks (Silver Grove, Kentucky), Ralph Sparks (Lebanon, Ohio), Bill Sparks (Melbourne, Kentucky), and James Sparks (Mason, Ohio); and 6 sisters, Gladys Dutton (Chicago, Illinois), Dorothy Jones (Chicago), Hazel Rice (Albany, New York), Olive Shelton (Albany), Georgene Boggs (Melbourne), and Ruth Wade (Erlanger, Kentucky). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    7. GEORGENE SPARKS, b. 1939, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) (unknown first name) BOGGS, m. (2) (unknown first name) GRAINGER.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Georgine Sparks was born in Johnson County to Malissie Green.
    8. EARL THOMAS SPARKS, b. May 27, 1946, Lawrence County, Kentucky, d. February 11, 1968, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, buried in Lowmansville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. LORETTA GRAY.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Earl Sparks was born May 28, 1946 in Lawrence County to Malissie Grun.
      According to his obituary, Earl Thomas Sparks (age 21), son of Ira and Malissa Ellen Green Sparks, was employed by Fishel Construction Company in the Cincinnati, Ohio, area. He was born May 27, 1946 in Johnson County, died February 11, 1968 in Spears Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, following an illness of one day, and was buried in McKenzie Cemetery in Lowmansville, Johnson County, Kentucky. In addition to his parents, he was survived by his wife, Loretta Gray Sparks; 2 daughters, Tammie Sue Sparks (at home) and Lesa Marie Sparks (at home); 6 brothers, Leslie Sparks (of Columbus), Dewey Sparks (Obetz, Ohio), Ralph Sparks (Mason, Ohio), Levi Sparks (Mason), Carl Sparks (Coldsprings), and Bill Sparks (Lowmansville); 6 sisters, Gladys Rice (Chicago, Illinois), Dorothy Jones (Chicago), Hazel Rice (Union, Ohio), Georgene Boggs (Burlington), Ollie Francis Shelton (Sheltonville), and Ethel Ruth Sparks (Lowmansville). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    9. WILLIAM H. SPARKS, b. June 5, 1951, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. July 18, 2003.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, William H. Sparks was born June 5, 1951 in Johnson County to Millisie Greene.
      According to Veteran Administration death file indexes, William Sparks was born June 5, 1951, and died July 18, 2003. He served in the U.S. Army from March 30, 1972 to April 10, 1975.
    10. JAMES LEVI SPARKS, b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, James L. Sparks was born in Johnson County to Malissa Green.
    11. DOROTHY SPARKS, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) JONES.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Dorthy Spains was born in Johnson County to Melissie Green.
    12. OLIVE FRANCIS SPARKS, b. September 4, 1948, Johnson County, Kentucky, (deceased) m. (unknown first name) SHELTON.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ollie F. Sparns was born September 4, 1948 in Johnson County to Malissie Green.
    13. ETHEL RUTH SPARKS, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) WADE.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ethel R. Sparks was born in Johnson County to Melissie Green.







FERLIE ANGELINE "ANGIE" GREEN, daughter of PHOEBE JANE "JANE" SPARKS and JAMES WILLIAM "WILLIE" GREEN, was born February 20, 1915 in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, died June 5, 1996 in Martha, Lawrence County, Kentucky, and is buried in Skaggstown Cemetery in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married (1) OVA OSSIE BOGGS, son of HANNIBAL H. BOGGS and CORA FLORENCE BOGGS. He was born January 6, 1906 in Blaine, Lawrence County, Kentucky, died May 19, 1958 in Martha, Lawrence County, Kentucky, and is buried in Boggs Cemetery in Blaine, Lawrence County, Kentucky. She married (2) (unknown first name) JOHNSON.

Notes: According to Kentucky marriage record trandscripts, H. H. Boggs married Cora Boggs in 1901 in Lawrence County.

According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ferlie A. Green was born February 21, 1915 in Johnson County to Feby Sparks.

Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website and photos of their headstones (photo 2) shows that Angie Boggs lived from February 20, 1915 to June 5, 1996, and was buried in Skaggstown Cemetery in Keaton, Johnson County, Kentucky, and that Walter V. Boggs lived from October 30, 1949 to May 19, 1976, and was buried in the same cemetery.

According to her obituary, Angie Greene Boggs (age 82), daughter of Willie and Pherba Jane Greene, was born February 20, 1915 in Paintsville, died June 5, 1996 at home in Martha, and was buried in Skaggstown Cemetery in Flat Gap. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ova Ossie Boggs. She was survived by 3 sons, Beecher Boggs (of Flat Gap), Ossie Boggs (Martha), and David Boggs (Lebanon, Ohio); and 7 daughters, Carol Moore (Meally), Frances Stanifer (Martha), Helen Salyer (Paintsville), Patricia Honeycutt (Flat Gap), Roxanne Castle (River), Virginia Lemaster (Sitka), and Bonnie Collins (Sitka). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Angie Boggs was born February 21, 1915, and died June 5, 1996. She received her Social Security card in 1962 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Martha, Lawrence County, Kentucky.

According to Social Security applications and claims indexes, Angie Green Johnson Boggs was born February 20, 1915 in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, and died June 5, 1996. Her name was listed as Angie Greene Johnson in June of 1962, as Angie Boggs in April of 1983, and her parents are listed as Willie J. Green and Pheoba J. Sparks.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Angie Boggs died June 5, 1996 in Lawrence County at the age of 81. She was living in Lawrence County at the time of her death.

According to his death certificate, Ova Ossie Boggs died May 19, 1958 in Martha, Lawrence County, Kentucky, and the cause of death is listed as "Skull Fracture ,head crushed" [sic] due to "Caught in belt at pumping station." Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Blaine, Kentucky, his birth date as January 29, 1906, his marital status as married, his place of residence as Blaine, his occupation as pumper for Ashland Oil and Refining Company, his parents as Hanible H. Boggs and Cora Florence Boggs, the informant as Mrs. Angie Boggs, and the burial place as Boggs Cemetery in Blaine.

His obituary, found on the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website:

"Ova O. Boggs, 52, of Blaine, father of eleven children, was crushed to death in a pumping station accident at the Ashland Oil and Refinery Company's Martha district facilities Monday, May 19. Mr. Boggs was apparently attempting to adjust a power belt on the motor of the pump when his clothing caught in the machinery. He was pulled into the motor flywheel and he was killed almost instantly. Lawrence County coroner Dana Harless ruled the death accidental. The body was found about 10:00 a.m. by another employee, Paul Wayne Ross, who was working nearby, when he noticed the pump motor had stopped. Mr. Boggs was born January 6, 1906 at Blaine, the son of the late Hannibal H. and Cora Florence Boggs. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Enterprise Baptist Church at Blaine by the Rev. Willie Sparks with burial in the family cemetery. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Annie Greene Boggs; seven daughters, Mrs. Arlie Moore, Flat Gap; Martha Virginia, Frances Lucille, Helen Nadine, Patricia Maxine, Bonnie Arlene, and Roxan, at home; four sons, Beecher Harold, Ocie Garrel, David Phillip and Walter Vinson, at home; six sisters, Mrs. Clifford Baker, Brunswick, W. Va.; Mrs. Orbin Dials, Paintsville; Mrs. Bernard Griffith, Reynoldsburg, Ohio; Mrs. William Pickrell, Catlettsburg; Mrs. Hargin Ferguson and Miss Sylvia Boggs, Blaine; three brothers, Delbert Boggs, Blaine; Russell Boggs, Hylton, and Beecher Boggs, Pueblo, Colorodo."

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Ova Boggs was born January 29, 1906, and died in May of 1958. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Alabama.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Ova O. Boggs died May 19, 1958 in Lawrence County at the age of 52. He was living in Lawrence County at the time of his death.

On page 20 of the 1910 census for District 101 (Magisterial District No. 5) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated April 25, 1910), Han Boggs is listed as the head of the household for house #134, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 9 years, and he's 30 years old. Also listed are Cora (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 4 children and all are still living, age 28), Leona (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Johnny (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), Ova (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Goldie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 4 of the 1920 census for District 135 (Swetnam) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated January 5, 1920), H. H. Boggs is listed as the head of the household for house #31, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 40 years old. Also listed are Cora (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 38), Leona (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Delbert (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Ova (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Golda (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Erne (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Sylva (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Audy (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), Russell (son, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 11 months), and Ruthie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8 months).

On page 19 of the 1930 census for District 64-13 (Magisterial District No. 5) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated April 21, 1930), Cora Boggs is listed as the head of the household for house #184, she's a servant in a boarding house, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and she's 48 years old. Also listed are Ova (son, single, oil well pumper, born in Kentucky, age 24), Earnest (son, born in Kentucky, age 20), Sylva (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Audie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Russel (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Ruth (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Beecher (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), and Fern (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5).

On page 5 of the 1940 census for District 64-14 in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated April 9 & 10, 1940), Ova Boggs is listed as the head of the household for house #40, he's a pumper for the oil company, born in Kentucky, he was living in rural Lawrence County in 1935, he has a 4th grade education, and he's 34 years old. Also listed are Angie (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 25), Beatrice C. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), Beecher H. (son, born in Kentucky, age 3), Francis L. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2), and Ossie H. (son, born in Kentucky, age 3 months [hard to read]).

    The children of ANGIE GREEN and OVA BOGGS are:

    1. BEATRICE CAROL "CAROL" BOGGS, b. February 10, 1935, Blaine, Lawrence County, Kentucky, d. August 16, 2013, Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ARLIE MOORE.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Beatrice C. Boggs was born February 10, 1935 in Lawrence County to Angie Green.
      According to her obituary, Beatrice Carol Boggs Moore (age 78), daughter of the late Ova and Angie Green Boggs, was a secretary for Paul B. Hall Medical Center. She was born February 10, 1935 in Blaine, died August 16, 2013 at home in Flat Gap, and was buried in Skaggstown Church Cemetery in Flat Gap. She was survived by 2 daughters, Corrine Rae Fyffe (of Flat Gap) and Cynthia Renee Smith (Hazard); 3 brothers, Beecher "Bud" Boggs, David Boggs, and Ossie Boggs; 5 sisters, Roxann Castle, Maxine Honeycutt, Martha LeMaster, Helen Salyer, and Francis Standifer; and 1 granddaughter. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    2. BEECHER HAROLD "BUD" BOGGS, b. 1936, Lawrence County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Beecher H. Boggs was born in Lawrence County to Angie Green.
    3. FRANCIS LUCILLE BOGGS, b. 1938, Lawrence County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) STANDIFER.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Francis L. Boggs was born in Lawrence County to Anga Green.
    4. OSSIE GARREL BOGGS, b. 1940, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ossie G. Boggs was born in Johnson County to Angie Green.
    5. MARTHA VIRGINIA BOGGS, m. (unknown first name) LEMASTER.
    6. HELEN NADINE BOGGS, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) SALYER.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Helen N. Boggs was born in Johnson County to Angie Green.
    7. PATRICIA MAXINE BOGGS, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) HONEYCUTT.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Patricia M. Boggs was born in Johnson County to Angie Green.
    8. DAVID PHILLIP BOGGS, b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, David P. Boggs was born in Johnson County to Angie Green.
    9. WALTER VINSON BOGGS, b. October 30, 1949, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. May 19, 1976, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Walter V. Boggs was born October 30, 1949 in Johnson County to Angie Green.
      According to his obituary, Walter Vinson Boggs (age 26), son of Ova and Angie Greene Boggs, was a carpenter, and a resident of Volga. He was born October 30, 1949 in Lawrence County, died May 19, 1976, and was buried in the family cemetery in Blaine. He was survived by his mother; 3 brothers, Beecher Boggs (of Keaton), Ossie Boggs (Newport), and David Boggs (Mason, Ohio); and 7 sisters, Carol Moore (Flat Gap), Frances Boggs (Volga), Patricia Boggs (Volga), Bonnie Collins (Volga), Virginia Lemaster (Sitka), Helen Salyers (Billville, Ohio)and Roxanne Castle (River). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.) According to Social Security death record transcripts, Walter Boggs was born October 30, 1949, and died in May of 1976. He received his Social Security card in 1965 in Ohio.
      According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Walter V. Boggs died May 19, 1976 in Johnson County at the age of 26. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.
    10. BONNIE ARLENE BOGGS, b. December 12, 1952, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 19, 1999, Sitka, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Sitka, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) COLLINS.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Bonnie A. Boggs was born December 12, 1952 in Johnson County to Angie Green.
      According to her obituary, Bonnie Boggs Collins (age 46), daughter of the late Ova Ossie and Angie Boggs, was born December 12, 1952 in Johnson County, died November 19, 1999 at home in Sitka, and was buried in Skaggstown Church Cemetery in Flat Gap. She was survived by 4 sons, Darrell Collins (of Sitka), Bo Collins (Sitka), Donald "Tony" Collins (Columbus, Ohio), and Matthew Collins (Columbus); 1 daughter, Amy Greenwood (Pataskala, Ohio); 3 brothers, Beecher "Bud" Boggs (Flat Gap), Ossie Boggs (Martha), and David P. Boggs (Lebanon, Ohio); 6 sisters, Carol Moore (Meally), Virginia Lemaster (Sitka), Helen Salyers (Paintsville), Patricia Honeycutt (Flat Gap), Roxanne Castle (River), and Frances Standifer (Martha); and 7 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    11. ROXANNE BOGGS, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) CASTLE.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Bonnie A. Boggs was born in Johnson County to Angie Green.







ROSA BELLE SPARKS, daughter of ANGELINE CANTRELL and ELIJAH S. SPARKS JR., was born March 8, 1882 in Kentucky, died March 19, 1934 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married ROBERT DAVIS, son of ALEXANDER DAVIDSON and CHARLOTTE MURRAY, June 5, 1909 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was born August 21, 1882 in Kentucky, died March 21, 1973 in Fayette Balance, Fayette County, Ohio, and is buried in Pleasant Cemetery in Mount Sterling, Madison County, Ohio. Robert Davis married (2) BERTIE (unknown last name).

Notes: Robert Davis was the brother of Arizona Davis and Exer Davis.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Alexander Davidson (age 25) married Charlotte Murray (age 23) on October 18, 1879 in Johnson County.

According to his obituary, Sam Davis (age 92), son of the late Alexander and Charolette Murray Davis, was a farmer. He died May 19, 1973 at home in Sitka, Johnson County, Kentucky, following an extended illness, and was buried in George Murray Cemetery in Sitka. He was survived by 1 sister, Arizona Crislip (of Staffordsville). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to his obituary, William Davis (age 79), son of the late Alex and Lottie Murray Davis, was a farmer, and a lifelong resident of Sitka. He was born May 11, 1884 in Johnson County, died July 24, 1963 at the Collista home of his daughter, Mrs. Jane Wells, following a brief illness, and was buried in George Murray Cemetery in Puncheon. He was survived by his wife, Mrs. Amanda Stambaugh Davis, whom he married in Johnson County on February 17, 1910; 4 sons, Walter Davis (of Mechanicsburg, Ohio), Arnold Davis (Mechanicsburg), Roy Davis (London, Ohio), and Willie J. Davis (Baltimore, Maryland); 5 daughters, Mrs. Jane Wells (Collista), Miss Gladys Davis (Paintsville), Mrs. Ola Shief (Springfield, Ohio), Mrs. Doris Lee Travis (Lexington), and Miss Roberta Sue Davis (Lexington); 2 brothers, Sam Davis (Sitka) and Robert Davis (Washington Court House, Ohio); and 2 sisters, Mrs. Arizona Crislip (Sitka) and Mrs. Exer Culwell (Londonderry, Ohio). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to his obituary, Ben Davis (age 64), son of the late Alex and Lottie Murray Davis, was a farmer, and a lifelong resident of Kerz, Kentucky. He was born October 3, 1897, died January 29, 1962 at home in Kerz, and was buried in George Murray Cemetery in Sitka. He was survived by 3 brothers, William Davis (of Kerz), Sam Davis (Kerz), and Robert Davis (Washington Court House, Ohio); and 2 sisters, Mrs. Arizona Crislip (Kerz) and Mrs. Exer Culwell (Londonberry, Ohio). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Rosa Sparks (parents b. Johnson County, age 27) married Robert Davidson (parents b. Johnson County, age 26) on June 5, 1909 in Johnson County.

According to her death certificate, Rosa Belle Sparks Davis died March 19, 1934 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and the cause of death is listed as "Burn of whole body - caused by house burning." Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as March 8, 1882, her marital status as married, her husband as Robert Davis, her parents as Elijah Sparks (b. Kentucky) and Ann Canter (b. Kentucky), the informant as Robert Davis of Paintsville, and the burial place as Flat Gap.

Her obituary, found on the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website:

"Mrs. Bob Davis, age about 45, was fatally burned last Sunday at noon when the Davis home in West Paintsville was destroyed by fire. According to neighbors Mrs. Davis was cooking meat on a coal cook stove, and had gone into the kitchen and placed the kettle of meat on the floor and placed a stick of wood in the stove. A dull explosion was heard and Mrs. Davis was seen running into the street enveloped in flames. Neighbors went to the rescue and tore the flaming clothing from her body, but she had already been frightfully burned. She was taken to the hospital for treatment but died Monday morning from her burns. Just what caused the explosion which set the house on fire is not known. The flames spread quickly and the interior of the building was already ablaze with long tonues of flames licking through the kitchen door which forced him to retreet. The house was piped for gas but was not being used by the family. A gas pipe, it is said, protruded through the floor near the stove but had been plugged off. It is believed that the gas pipe had sprung a leak, filling the room with gas which ignited when the firebox of the stove was opened. No oil was used by Mrs. Davis, her husband said. Mrs. Davis had about $50 in currency on her person, but the money was saved. More money belonging to the family was destroyed in the house, it was reported. The fire department went to the scene but was unable to prevent the building from being ruined. The fire truck did good work, however, in keeping the blaze in check and preventing other buildings close by from being destroyed. The house in which Mr. and Mrs. Davis lived belonged to Jesse Stafford, Sr., and is a total wreck."

Information found on findagrave.com and a photo of their headstone shows that Robert Davis lived from 1882 to 1973, and was buried in Pleasant Cemetery in Mount Sterling, Madison County, Ohio, and that Bertie Davis lived from 1894 to 1970, and was buried in the same cemetery.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Robert Davis was born August 21, 1882, and died in March of 1973. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Washington Court House, Fayette County, Ohio.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Robert Davis was born about 1883, and died March 21, 1973 in a long-term care facility in Fayette Balance, Fayette County, at the age of 90. He was widowed at the time of his death.

On page 2 of the 1900 census for District 42 (Magisterial District No. 5) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 1, 1900), Lottie Davis is listed as the head of the household for house #12, she's a farmer, widowed, born in April of 1857 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 10 children and 8 are still living [hard to read], and she's 43 years old. Also listed are Samuel (son, born in September of 1880 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 19), Robert (son, born in August of 1882 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 17), William (son, born in May of 1884 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 16), Arizona (daughter, born in July of 1886 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 13), George (son, born in April of 1888 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 12), Exer (daughter, born in February of 1890 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 10), Delia (daughter, born in November of 1895 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 4), and Benjamin (son, born in October of 1897 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 3 of the 1910 census for District 77 (Little Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 20, 1910), Robert Davis is listed as the head of the household for house #19, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 0 years, and he's 27 years old. Also listed is Rosa B. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she hasn't had any children, age 28).

On page 11 of the 1920 census for District 41 (Flat Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 9 & 10, 1920), Robert Davis is listed as the head of the household for house #110, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 38 years old. Also listed is Rosa (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 38).

On page 41 of the 1930 census for District 58-1 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 11, 1930), Margaret Reffit is listed as the head of the household for house #420, she's not working, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and she's 71 years old. Also listed are Robert Davis (roomer, married, laborer in a dairy, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 27, age 48), and Rosa Davis (roomer, married, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 28, age 49).

On page 2 of the 1940 census for District 58-5 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 2, 1940), Robert Davis is listed as the head of the household for house #12, he's a milker on a dairy farm, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 57 years old. Also listed are Berta (wife, born in Kentucky, she was living in rural Johnson County in 1935, 4th grade education, age 45), Sam Davis (brother, divorced, milker on a dairy farm, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, 8th grade education, age 59), and Ben Davis (brother, single, not working, born in Kentucky, he was living in rural Johnson County in 1935, 8th grade education, age 42).







MARY SPARKS, daughter of ANGELINE CANTRELL and ELIJAH S. SPARKS JR., was born February 14, 1890 in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, died March 28, 1975 in Flint, Genesee County, Michigan, and is buried in Flint Memorial Park in Mount Morris, Genesee County, Michigan. She married WILLIAM JACKSON "WILLIE" SALYER, son of JOSEPH SALYER and ISABELLE MULLINS, about 1913. He was born January 27, 1883 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died January 16, 1937 in West Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Old Town Cemetery in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: William Jackson Salyer was the brother of Delila Jane Salyer.

When William Jackson Salyer's World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 12, 1918 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a farmer in Flat Gap, Johnson County, that his closest relative was Mary Salyer of Flat Gap, and that he was born January 27, 1885. He was found to be of medium height and slender build, and he had brown eyes and dark-colored hair.

Information found on findagrave.com shows that Mary Salyers was buried in Flint Memorial Park in Mount Morris, Genesee County, Michigan. No headstone photos are provided.

According to Social Security applications and claims indexes, Mary Sparks Salyers was born February 14, 1890 in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky. Her parents are listed as Angieline Cantril and Elighe Sparks.

According to Michigan death record transcripts, Mary Salyers was born February 14, 1890, and died March 28, 1975 in Flint, Genesee County. She was living in Mundy, Genesee County, at the time of her death.

Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website shows that William M. Salyer died January 16, 1937 at the age of 50, and was buried in Old Town Cemetery in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky. No headstone photos are provided.

According to his death certificate, William M. Salyers died January 16, 1937 in West Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, when he was struck by a truck on a highway. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Johnson County, his age as 50 years 11 months 16 days, his marital status as married, his wife as Mary Sparks, his place of residence as West Van Lear, his occupation as farmer, his parents as Joe Salyer (b. Johnson County) and Bell Mullins (b. Johnson County), the informant as Estil Giles of Paintsville, and the burial place as Paintsville.

His obituary, found on the obituary page of the Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website:

"William M. Salyer, age 50, who resides at West Van Lear, was struck and instantly killed on the Mayo Trail through the "Narrows" last Saturday afternoon at about 3 o'clock. Mr. Salyer was returning to his home at West Van Lear along with a small son. Mr. Salyer was struck by a car driven by Mr. T.J. Miller of Drift, Floyd County, who said the accident was unavoidable on his part, and who was shocked because of the tragedy. Mr. Miller said that Salyer was pushing a dump cart in the middle of the highway and did not pull over to either side of the road. He said he believed Mr. Salyer moved out of the road and got to close to swerve to either side without a collision. Mr. Miller had the body brought to the Mountain Furniture and Hardware Company where he made arrangements for all funeral expenses. Mr. Salyer formerly lived in Paintsville where he did odd jobs for several years. Funeral services were held at the home in charge of Rev. Guy W. Preston. Burial in the old Paintsville cemetery back of the city. He is survived by his widow and several children."

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, William M. Salyers died January 16, 1937 in Johnson County at the age of 50. He was living in Van Lear at the time of his death.

On page 16 of the 1900 census for District 42 (Magisterial District No. 5) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 8, 1900), Joseph Salyer is listed as the head of the household for house #139, he's a farmer, born in October of 1855 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 24 years, and he's 44 years old. Also listed are Isabelle (wife, born in March of 1857 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 24 years, she's given birth to 12 children and 9 are still living, age 43), Rosa (daughter, born in January of 1880 in Kentucky, age 20), Isaac (son, born in November of 1881 in Kentucky, age 18), William (son, born in January of 1883 in Kentucky, age 16), Cynthia (daughter, born in February of 1884 in Kentucky, age 14), Lydia (daughter, born in December of 1888 in Kentucky, age 11), Nora (daughter, born in January of 1891 in Kentucky, age 9), Cora (daughter, born in March of 1893 in Kentucky, age 7), Mertie (daughter, born in March of 1898 in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 8 of the 1910 census for District 77 (Little Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 25, 1910), Joseph Salyer is listed as the head of the household for house #52, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 34 years, and he's 54 years old. Also listed are Isabel (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 12 children and 8 are still living, age 53), William J. (son, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 25), Nora (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 19), Cora (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), and Mertie E. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12).

On page 3 of the 1920 census for District 45 (Little Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 3, 1920), William M. Salyer is listed as the head of the household for house #21, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 35 years old. Also listed are Mary (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 25), Tera (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Angie B. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4 years 11 months), and Opel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5 months).

On page 2 of the 1930 census for District 58-1 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 2, 1930), Willie Salyers is listed as the head of the household for house #14, he's a laborer doing odd jobs, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 26, and he's 43 years old. Also listed are Mary (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 23, age 40), Terrie B. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Belle (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Opal (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Elijah (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), Mable (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4 years 11 months), and Junie I. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6 months).

On page 22 of the 1940 census for District 58-5 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 12, 1940), Mary Salyer is listed as the head of the household for house #189, she's a seamstress for the W.P.A. sewing project, born in Kentucky, she was living in rural Johnson County in 1935, she has no formal education, and she's 50 years old. Also listed are Elijah E. (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), Fannie M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Jiunie [hard to read] (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), and Bobbi J. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7).

    The children of MARY SPARKS and WILLIE SALYERS are:

    1. TERA BLANCHE SALYERS, b. July 23, 1914, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Blanche Salyer was born July 23, 1914 in Johnson County to Mary Sparks.
    2. ANGIE BELLE SALYERS, b. February 26, 1917, Lawrence County, Kentucky, d. November 9, 1995, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Lowmansville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. CHARLIE GREEN.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Angie B. Salyer was born February 26, 1917 in Lawrence County to Mary Sparks.
      According to her obituary, Angie B. Salyers Green (age 78), daughter of the late Will Salyers and Mary Sparks, was a resident of Lowmansville at the time of her death. She was born February 26, 1917 in Johnson County, died November 9, 1995 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, and was buried in Green Cemetery in Lowmansville. Whe was survived by her husband, Charlie Green; 5 sons, Alpha Green (of Lowmansville), Bobby Green (Lowmansville), Gary Green (Lowmansville), Jimmy Green (Lowmansville), and Danny Green (Springfield, Ohio); 4 daughters, Goldie Mae Castle (Wittensville), Sue Swann (Louisa, Kentucky), Joyce Mills (Louisa), and Margaret Preston (Springfield); 1 brother, Elighe Salyers (Swartz Creek, Michigan); 2 sisters, Mable Picklesimer (New Holland, Ohio) and June Preston (Curunna, Michigan); 33 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
      According to Social Security applications and claims indexes, Angie Belle Salyers Green was born February 26, 1917 in Kerz or Franks Creek in Johnson County, Kentucky, and died November 9, 1995. Her name was listed as Angie Belle Green on April 16, 1974, and her parents are listed as Mary Sparks and Willie Salyers.
    3. ESTA OPAL SALYERS, b. October 12, 1919, Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. September 16, 1990, Flint, Genesee County, Michigan, m. (unknown first name) GREEN.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Esta O. Salyer was born October 12, 1919 in Johnson County to Mary Sparks.
      According to Social Security applications and claims indexes, Esta Opal Salyers Green was born October 12, 1919 in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, and died September 16, 1990. Her name was listed as Esta Opal Green in March of 1961, and her parents are listed as Mary Sparks and Willie Salyers.
      According to Michigan death record transcripts, Esta O. Green was born October 12, 1919, and died September 16, 1990 in Flint, Genesee County. She was living in Durand, Shiawassee County, at the time of her death.
    4. ELIJAH E. SALYERS, b. November 2, 1923, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. March 23, 1996, Flint, Genesee County, Michigan.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Elizah E. Salyers was born November 2, 1923 in Johnson County to Mary Sparks.
      According to Michigan death record transcripts, Elighe E. Salyers was born November 2, 1923, and died March 23, 1996 in Flint, Genesee County. He was living in Flint at the time of his death.
    5. FANNIE MABEL SALYERS, b. May 22, 1926, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. July 1, 2007, Ohio, m. (unknown first name) PICKLESIMER.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Mabel Salyers was born May 22, 1926 in Johnson County to Mary Sparks.
      According to Ohio death record transcripts, Fannie M. Salyers Picklesimer was born May 22, 1936 in Kentucky, and died July 1, 2007. Her father's surname is listed as Salyers, and she was widowed and living in Clark County at the time of her death.
    6. JUNIE IRENE SALYERS, b. 1929, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ROY C. DARNELL.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Junia I. Salyers was born in Johnson County to Mary Sparks.
      According to Michigan marriage record transcripts, Junie Irene Salyers (b. about 1930, Paintsville, Kentucky, age 20) married Roy C. Darnell.
    7. JAMES SALYERS, b. December 26, 1930, Kentucky, d. December 27, 1930, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, James Salyers was born December 26, 1930 in Johnson County to Mary Sparks.
      According to his death certificate, James Salyers died December 27, 1930 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, from the effects of being born prematurely. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as December 26, 1930, and his parents as Will Salyers (b. Kentucky) and Mary Sparks (b. Kentucky).
    8. BETTY JO SALYERS, b. August 25, 1932, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. March 19, 1988, Flint, Genesee County, Michigan, m. (unknown first name) PRESTON.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Betty J. Salyers was born August 25, 1932 in Johnson County to Mary Sparks.
      According to Social Security applications and claims indexes, Betty Jo Salyers Preston was born August 25, 1932 in Paintsville, Kentucky, and died in March of 1988. Her name was listed as Betty Jo Salyers in May of 1949, as Betty Jo Preston in November of 1953, and her parents are listed as Mary Sparks and Willie Salyers.
      According to Michigan death record transcripts, Betty J. Preston was born August 25, 1932, and died March 19, 1988 in Flint, Genesee County. She was living in Flint at the time of her death.







HANNAH SPARKS, daughter of ANGELINE CANTRELL and ELIJAH S. SPARKS JR., was born May 10, 1895 in Kentucky, died April 10, 1973 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, and is buried in Camant-Fields Cemetery in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married ORA HOUSTON BURKS, son of ISAAC BURKS and SARAH J. KIMBLER, about 1918. He was born January 8, 1898 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died May 11, 1974 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, and is buried in Camant-Fields Cemetery in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Isaac Burks' 2nd wife was Sarah Sparks, Hannah Sparks' sister.

When Ora Husten Burks' World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 12, 1918 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a laborer in Flat Gap, Johnson County, that his closest relative was Hannah Burks of Flat Gap, and that he was born January 8, 1898. He was found to be of medium height and build. Not being able to read or write, he signed the card with an "X."

Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website and a photo of their headstone shows that Hannah Sparks Burks lived from 1895 to April 10, 1973, and was buried in Camant-Fields Cemetery in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, and that Ora Burks lived from January 8, 1898 to May 11, 1974, and was buried in the same cemetery.

According to her obituary, Hannah Sparks Burks (age 77), daughter of the late Eliza and Angela Cantrell Sparks, was a resident of Columbus, Ohio. She died April 10, 1973 in Columbus, following an extended illness, and was buried in Old Cammett Field in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky. She was survived by her husband, Ora Burks; 3 sons, Robert Burks (of Columbus), Buell Burks (Columbus), and Ottie Burks (Columbus); 3 daughters, Bonnie Culwell (Columbus), Murlie Owens (Columbus), and Rosa Burks (Columbus); 1 brother, Henry Sparks (Salyersville); and 1 sister, Mary Salyers (Michigan). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Hannah Burks was born May 30, 1895, and died in April of 1973. She received her Social Security card in 1973 in Ohio, and her last place of residence was in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Hannah Burks was born about 1895, and died April 10, 1973 in Franklin County at the age of 78. She was married and living in Franklin County at the time of her death.

According to his obituary, Ora Burks (age 76), son of the late Isaac and Sarah Kimbleton Burks, was a native of Johnson County, Kentucky. He was born January 8, 1898, died May 11, 1974 in Columbus, Ohio, following an extended illness, and was buried in Old Cammett Field Cemetery. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Hannah Burks, on April 10, 1973. He was survived by 3 sons, Robert Burks (of Nippa), Buel Burks (Columbus), and Ottie Burks (Columbus); 3 daughters, Bonnie [no last name listed] (Nippa), Murlie Owens (Columbus), and Rosa Burks (Columbus); 19 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Ora H. Burks was born about 1898, and died May 11, 1974 in Doctors Hospital-West in Franklin County at the age of 76. He was widowed and living in Franklin County at the time of his death.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Ora Burks was born January 8, 1898, and died in May of 1974. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio.

On page 31 of the 1900 census for District 41 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 15, 1900), Owen Burk [Owen Burks] is listed as the head of the household for house #231, he's a farmer, born in May of 1838 in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Tennessee, and he's 62 years old. Also listed are Rebecca Burk (sister, single, born in February of 1848 in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Tennessee, age 52), Una Burk (sister, single, born in February of 1850 in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Tennessee, age 50), Tilda Burk (sister, single, born in May of 1852 in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Tennessee, age 48), Isaac Burk (brother, married, farm laborer, born in February of 1855 in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Tennessee, married for 10 years, age 45), Sarah Burk (sister-in-law, married, born in May of 1870 in Virginia, father born in Virginia, mother born in Tennessee, age 30), John C. Burk (nephew, born in February of 1893 in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, age 7), and Houston Burk (nephew, born in January of 1898 in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, age 2).

On page 14 of the 1920 census for District 135 (Swetnam) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated January 13, 1920), Ora Burke is listed as the head of the household for house #123, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 22 years old. Also listed are Hannah (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 24), and Robert (son, born in Kentucky, age 7 months).

On page 17 of the 1930 census for District 64-13 (Magisterial District No. 5) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated April 19, 1930), Ora H. Burke is listed as the head of the household for house #164, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 18, and he's 28 years old. Also listed are Hannah (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 20, age 30), Robert (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Bonnie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Buell (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), Merlie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3 years 9 months), Rosa (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7 months), and John P. Burke (brother, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 33).

On page 13 of the 1940 census for District 58-13 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 5, 1940), Ora H. Burke is listed as the head of the household 22, he's a laborer for the W.P.A. road project, born in Kentucky, he was living in rural Johnson County in 1935, he has a 1st grade education, and he's 35 years old. Also listed are Hannah (wife, born in Kentucky, no formal education, age 45), Buell (son, born in Kentucky, no formal education, age 15), Merla May (daughter, born in Kentucky, no formal education, age 13), Rosa (daughter, born in Kentucky, no formal education, age 9), and Otto Farmer (son, born in Kentucky, no formal education, age 7).

    The children of HANNAH SPARKS and ORA BURKS are:

    1. ROBERT BURKS, b. June 10, 1919, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. March 11, 2001, Tutor Key, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Sitka, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. RUBY HALE.
      Notes: According to his obituary, Robert Burks (age 82), son of the late Ora and Hannah Sparks Burks, was a retired miner. He was born June 10, 1919 in Johnson County, died March 11, 2001 at home in Tutor Key, and was buried in Osborne Cemetery in Sitka. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Hale Burks, in 1985. He was survived by 3 sons, Carl Burks (of Wittensville), Marvin Burks (Wittensville), and Ellis Burks (Wittensville); 4 daughters, Nancy Castle (Tutor Key), Dells May Ratliff (Staffordsville), Faye Castle (Wittensville), and Juanita Foster (Columbus, Ohio); 1 sister, Murlie Owens (Columbus); 44 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    2. BONNIE BURKS, b. June 2, 1921, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) CULWELL.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Donnie Burks was born June 2, 1921 in Johnson County to Honnar Sparks.
    3. MONIE LEE BURKS, b. February 7, 1924, Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. February 7, 1924, Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Mona L. Burk was born February 7, 1924 in Johnson County to Hannah Sparks.
      A photo of her headstone shows that Monie Lee Burks was buried in the same cemetery as her parents.
      According to her death certificate, Mona Lee Burk died February 7, 1924 in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, and the cause of death is listed as "Don't know had no doctor." She lived for 30 minutes. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as February 7, 1924, her parents as Ora H. Burk (b. Kentucky) and Hannah Sparks (b. Kentucky), the informant as Ora H. Burk of Flat Gap, and the burial place as the family cemetery.
    4. BUELL BURKS, b. 1925, Kentucky.
    5. MURLIE MAY BURKS, b. 1929, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) OWENS.
    6. ROSIE ANGELINE BURKS, b. September 16, 1929, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. August 26, 1990, buried in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Rosy S. Burke was born September 16, 1929 in Johnson County to Hannah Sparks.
      A photo of her headstone shows that Rosie Burks was buried in the same cemetery as her parents.
      According to her obituary, Rosie Angeline Burks (age 61), daughter of Ora Burke and Hanner Sparks, was born September 16, 1929 in Johnson County, died in August of 1990, and was buried in Emmett-Fields Cemetery in Flat Gap. She was survived by 3 brothers, Robert Burke (of Stambaugh), Buel Burke (Columbus, Ohio), and Ottie Burke (Columbus); and 1 sister, Murlie Owens (Columbus). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    7. OTIS FARMER "OTTIE" BURKS, b. February 20, 1933, Lawrence County, Kentucky, d. January 14, 1994, Franklin County, m. (unknown).
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Otis F. Burks was born February 20, 1933 in Lawrence County to Hannah Sparks.
      According to Ohio death record transcripts, Ottie F. Burks was born February 20, 1933 in Kentucky, and died January 14, 1994 in Doctors Hospital-West in Franklin County at the age of 60. His father's surname is listed as Burks, his mother's maiden name as Spanks, and he was married at the time of his death.







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