Name: Andrew Jackson Sparkman
Birth: 18 JUN 1849 in Van Buren County, Tennessee
Death: 29 APR 1940 in Yager, Warren County, Tennessee
Burial: Bethleham Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee
Died at his home, at the age of 90 years 10 months and 11 days.
1880 Census, Warren Co., TN, District 3, # 73, age 30
1900 Census, Warren Co., TN, Page 37B, #58-60, District 1, E.D. 136, sheet 3, line 60, June 6, 1900
Andrew SPARKMAN 30 TN __ TN Farmer
Laura 23 TN TN TN Wife Keep House
Norah 6 TN TN TN Daughter
Tilden 4 TN TN TN Son
Ira 1 TN TN TN Son
Andrew SPARKMAN 50 TN TN TN Head June 1849, married 27 years (not to this wife), Farmer
Deniza 38 TN TN TN Wife Feb 1862, borne 0 children
Tilden 23 TN TN TN Son January 1877, Single, Farm laborer
Ira 21 TN TN TN Son March 1879, Single, Farm laborer
Alice 18 TN TN TN Daughter May 1882, Single, At School
Ida 12 TN TN TN Daughter Aug 1887, At School
SPARKMAN, A.J. 18 Jun 1849-29 Apr 1940. [Andrew J. Sparkman, married 1) on
21 Mar 1873 to Laura M. Gribble and 2) to J.D. _______.]
SPARKMAN, J. D. 26 Feb 1861-13 May 1909. [w/o Andrew J. Sparkman.]
Andrew Jackson Sparkman, Yager, Died Monday -
Deceased Made Race For Tax Collector When Past 80 Years Old
Andrew Jackson Sparkman, 90, well known farmer and church leader of his community, died at his home near Yager Monday morning, following several years of failing health. Mr. Sparkman was born in Van Buren county but spent the greater part of his life in the Yager community. He was first married to Miss Laura Gribble who died in 1885. He was later married to Miss Sallie Talley of Thaxton, who died about two years ago. He was an elder in the Bethlehem Cumberland Presbyterian church near Yager at the time of his death, having served in that capacity more than a half century. When past eighty years of age he made the race for trustee and tax collector of Warren county. He always took an active part in the religious and political life of his community.
He is survived by one son, Ira Sparkman of this county, two daughters, Mrs. Ida Hobson of Grant Path, Oregon and Mrs. Alice Glenn of Warren county. Funeral services were conducted from the Bethlehem church at 1:00 o'clock Tuesday afternoon by the Rev. W.E. Miller, pastor. Burial was in the Bethlehem cemetery. Jones & Warren, Inc., in charge of arrangements.
Card of Thanks
We desire to express our most sincere thanks and appreciation for the many acts of kindness and expressions of sympathy shown us during the recent illness and death of our father and grandfather.
Mr. and Mrs. Ira Sparkman
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Glenn
Mr. and Mrs. Zeno Hobson and family
Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Pinegar
Southern Standard, McMinnville, TN. Fri,
3 May 1940.
IN MEMORY OF
In Memory of Mr. A.J. Sparkman by his daughter, Mrs. Alice Glenn
Mr. A.J. Sparkman died at his home in the 1st district at an early hour Monday morning, April 29th, after an illness of several months.
He was the father of five children, three daughters and two sons, three survive him, one daughter, Nora, died several years ago, and J.T. Sparkman died in 1933.
Those who survive him are Ira Sparkman of Yager, Mrs. Zeno Hobson of Grants Pass, Oregon and Mrs. Alice Glenn of near McMinnville. He was born June 18th 1849, being 90 years, 10 months and 11 days of age. The deceased was a most estimable man. He had led a quiet life since early manhood and had been a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church for many years. He was a high type of manhood, and was loved and esteemed by a large circle of friends, and the news of his death was received with much sorrow. One of the beautiful features of his character that stands out was his tender consideration for our mother. He was positive but kind with his children. It is thus that we love to picture and enshrine in our memory this generous, grave, sincere, unselfish man, with so kindly a heart. And ever those who lived side by side with him for the long happy years cannot fail to see that in his passing this generation has lost one of its most gracious, wise and princely souls. Funeral services were conducted from the Bethlehem church at 1:00 o'clock, Tuesday, April 30, by W.E. Miller, pastor.
Southern Standard, McMinnville, TN. Fri, 24 May 1940.
Bethleham Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee Cemetery Book 1, A-F, Annotated,
(Mountain Press, Signal Mountain, TN 1993), pp. 83 and 84.
Find A Grave Memorial# 41211715
Father: James Sparkman
Mother: Eliza Mcelroy
Laura M. Gribble b: 10 SEP 1856 in Warren County, Tennessee
21 MAR 1873
in Warren County, Tennessee
Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
Name: L M Gribble
Spouse: A J Sparkman
Marriage Date: 21 Mar 1873
Marriage County: Warren
- Nora Sparkman b: 10 FEB 1874
- Samuel Jones Tillman Sparkman b: 26 JAN 1876
- Ira Lee Sparkman b: 11 MAR 1879 in Tennessee
- Alice Sparkman b: 16 MAY 1882 in Tennessee
- Mattie Sparkman b: 1886 in Tennessee