Descendants of James Sparks of England


Generation #3

Mary (2James, 1James) Sparks (Conjecture)

Mary Sparks was born c. 1747 in Goochland Co VA. And, Mary's surname is determined by circumstantial evidence. The Lewis Family Naming Pattern serves as a guide:

In this Lewis Family, the firstborn son is named after the paternal grandfather. The second-born son is named after the mother's family. In Generation 7, John Anderson Lewis' paternal grandfather should have been and was John Lewis, and Willis Lewis's maternal grandmother should have been and was a Willis. If Walden was the second born in Generation 6, Walden should be a name in his mother's family. In about 1770, Sarah Sparks married Alexander Walden. Was Walden named for his uncle, Alexander? Beginning with Walden Lewis b. c. 1775, the first name Walden is continued in our Lewis family until this day.

Listed below are other connections between the Walden and Lewis families:

Spotsylvania County Records 1721-1800
300. James SPARKS, admr. of James SPARKS, decd., with William LEWIS and Bland BALLARD, sec. Aug. 2, 1758.

In about 1770, Mary Sparks married John Lewis of Fredericksburg b. c. 1748 in Spotsylvania Co VA. John and Mary are believed to be the parents of Taverner and Walden Lewis who migrated to Georgia and then Mississippi. John is believed to have migrated to Georgia. Mary's date and place of death is not known.


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