SPARKS, WILLIAM F.
SPARKS, WILLIAM F. (1814–?). William F. Sparks, state representative, son of Richard and Elizabeth Sparks, was born in Lawrence County, Mississippi, in 1814. He joined his parents in Texas in 1834 and lived two miles southwest of Douglass in Nacogdoches County until about 1841, when he moved to Robertson County. He represented Robertson County in the Seventh Texas Congress. In 1847 Sparks was again living near Douglass. In 1848 he was living in Harris County, and in 1850 and 1851 he lived in Fort Bend County. He served in the Texas army in 1836. On August 7, 1863, he enlisted in the Confederate Army and became second lieutenant in J. M. Weston's company. He was living in Cleburne in 1874 and was elected tax assessor for Johnson County for 1879–80.
A Memorial and Biographical History of Johnson and Hill Counties (Chicago: Lewis, 1892). Texas House of Representatives, Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832–1845 (Austin: Book Exchange, 1941).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Robert Bruce Blake, "SPARKS, WILLIAM F.," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fsp03), accessed February 10, 2016. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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