Sparks

  • John Sparks (1630- )

    John Sparks

    b.abt.1630 abt. Ipswich, MA; s/o parents ukn
    m.1663/4 at Ipswich, MA; Mary Roper

    CHILDREN of John and Mary Roper:

    1. Elizabeth Sparks b.abt.1664 around Boston, MA d.Apr. 10, 1692 Ipswich, MA m.Dec. 25/7, 1684 at Ipswich, MA Jacob Perkins
    2. Susannah Sparks
    3. Margaret Sparks b.Ipswich, MA
    4. Rose Sparks d.Jan. 24, 1743
    5. Sarah Sparks
    6. John Sparks (Jr.) b.Sept. 15, 1678

    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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