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:
William Lewis (John Lewis' father) b. 1723 Richmond Co Virginia was an administrator of James Sparks estate in Spotsylvania Co VA
|Spotsylvania County Records 1721-1800
£300. James SPARKS, admr. of James SPARKS, decd., with William LEWIS and Bland BALLARD, sec. Aug. 2, 1758.
John Lewis b. c. 1748 in Spotsylvania Co VA was closely associated with Anthony Foster, Sheriff of Spotsylvania Co VA, and James Sparks, Jr.
7/1761 Anthony Foster married Sarah, widow of James Sparks, Jr.
Sarah Sparks, daughter of James and Sarah Willis Sparks, married Alexander Walden.
Lewis Walden b. 1809 in Virginia who migrated to Alabama and then Chickasaw Co MS is possibly the son of Alexander Walden, Jr. of Spotsylvania Co VA. Was he named for his uncle, John Lewis?
Alexander Walden, Mary's brother-in-law, migrated to Georgia c. 1800. Did Walden Lewis live with his uncle, Alexander Walden, upon arrival in Georgia?
Reasonable conjecture leads to the belief that John Lewis married Mary Sparks, his friend's daughter.
And, Walden Lewis was named for his uncle, Alexander Walden.
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.
Born c. 1750 Spotsylvania Co VA
Married c. 1770 in Spotsylvania Co VA to John Lewis b. c. 1748 Spotsylvania Co VA
c. 1799 Mary died Spotsylvania Co VA