Harold E. Sparks
Our family line began in America when two brothers named William
And John Sparks entered America through Maryland. Many thousands of people
in America whose name is Sparks (although certainly not all) can trace
their beginnings back to one of these two men. The path of migration was
from Maryland to Virginia and then to North Carolina in the vicinity of
Salisbury. From there they moved to a part of the Virginia territory which
is now Kentucky. My Grandfather moved from Kentucky to Wayne County West
Virginia, where my father was born. My parents lived in Scioto County,
Ohio where I was born. While in the U.S.Navy, I was married in Charleston,
S.C. I and my two sons and their families still reside there. My daughter
and her family now reside in Cincinnati, Ohio, only 100 Miles from where
I was born.
I am the son of James Edgar Sparks, first born son of Alie Sparks
whose father (and my Great Grand Father) was William Greenville Sparks.
William Greenville Sparks was a son of William Jayne Sparks. I, along with
my cousin Nancy Sparks Morrison, have done some extensive research into
our ancestry and have traced it back to the early 1600's in England.