Biography of Jefferson Sparks
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Sparks, Jefferson (deceased), was born in Ulster county, November, 1818, was educated in Montgomery county, and finished at Hobart College, Geneva. At the age of twenty six he married Esther M., daughter of Eliada Watkins of Fairfax, Va., and they were the parents of three children: Eli J., Mary A. and Harriet E., neither of whom is living. Jefferson Sparks came to Ontario county when he was seventeen years of age, and removed to Wayne county in 1860, settled east of Alloway and bought the Burnett property, in 1868 bought the Nathan Gere property of 132 acres, raising mint, hay, grain and stock. Our subject was one of the leading men in his town, taking an active interest in educational and religious matters. He died June 5, 1883, a loss not only to his family and friends, but to the community in which he lived, leaving a wife and daughter.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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