b.abt.1630 abt. Ipswich, MA; s/o parents ukn
m.1663/4 at Ipswich, MA; Mary Roper
CHILDREN of John and Mary Roper:
John is first known from a court record (July 24, 1650) when, as John Sparke, he was apprenticed to Obadiah Wood a biscuit maker in Ipswich, MA. Obadiah Wood was John's brother-in-law having married Martha Sparke, John's older sister. John's younger brother Samuel, was apprenticed to William English on the same date as a shoemaker.
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