Peter SPARLING / Elizabeth BARRY

Peter SPARLING / Elizabeth BARRY

Husband : Peter SPARLING

Male Born : 1793at : Kilcooly, Tipperary, Ireland
Married : at :
Died : 29 JAN 1861at :
Buried : at : Eden Cem, Toronto, Peel, Ontario
Father : George SPARLING
Mother : Ann UNKNOWN
Spouses : Elizabeth BARRY

  • EMIGRATION: 1851, Upper Canada [82]

Wife : Elizabeth BARRY

Female Born : abt 1797at : Kilcooly, Tipperary, Ireland
Died : 22 MAY 1878at : Bad Axe, Huron, Michigan
Buried : at : Colefax Cem, Bad Axe, Huron, Michigan
Father :
Mother :
Spouses : Peter SPARLING

Family :
  • CENSUS: 1861, Toronto, Peel, Canada West


Name : George SPARLING
Male Born : 24 NOV 1822at : Kilcooly, Tipperary, Ireland
Married : 02 FEB 1849at : Kilcooly, Tipperary, Ireland
Died : 24 MAY 1884at : Bingham, Huron, Michigan
Spouses : Katherine DULMAGE

  • EMIGRATION: 1851, Upper Canada [216]
  • OCCUPATION: Carpenter, 1871
  • OCCUPATION: Farmer, 1880

Name : Susannah SPARLING
Female Born : 1824at : Ireland
Married : 03 AUG 1848at : Ireland
Died : at : Africa
Spouses : Peter COLE


Name : Peter SPARLING
Male Born : 14 MAY 1826[217] at : Kilcooly, Tipperary, Ireland
Married : 08 NOV 1855at : Home District, Ontario
Died : 25 FEB 1910at : Brown City, Sanilac, Michigan
Buried : 28 FEB 1910at : Omard Cem, Brown City, Sanilac, Michigan
Spouses : Mary HICKEY

  • OCCUPATION: Farmer, 1870
  • OCCUPATION: Farmer, 1900

Name : Thomas SPARLING [218]
Male Born : 01 NOV 1830at : Rainamore, Tipperary, Ireland
Married : 11 SEP 1856at : Streetsville, Peel, Ontario, Canada
Died : 21 DEC 1915at : Plympton, Lambton, Ontario
Spouses : Isabella COOPER


Female Born : 12 APR 1834at : Tipperary, Ireland
Married : 26 DEC 1856at : Streetsville, Peel, Ontario, Canada
Died : 06 JUL 1903at : Plympton, Lambton, Ontario
Buried : at : Uttoxeter Cem, Plympton, Lambton, Ontario
Spouses : Samuel SPARLING


Name : William SPARLING [219]
Male Born : 19 SEP 1835at : Kilcooly, Tipperary, Ireland
Married : 30 OCT 1862at : Streetsville, Peel, Ontario, Canada
Died : 31 MAY 1908at : Forest, Lambton, Ontario
Spouses : Julia Elizabeth MARSHALL


Name : Mary SPARLING
Female Born : 1836at : Kilcooly, Tipperary, Ireland
Married : 07 FEB 1860at : Warwick, Lambton, Ontario
Died : 1905at : Hoquiam, Washington
Spouses : Samuel COPE


Name : John SPARLING [221]
Male Born : 08 FEB 1841at : Tipperary, Ireland
Married : 19 JUL 1861at : Georgetown Congregational Church, Halton, Ontario
Died : 23 NOV 1917at : Vanguard, Saskatchewan
Buried : at : Colefax Cem, Bad Axe, Huron, Michigan
Spouses : Mary WALKER


Name : Elizabeth SPARLING
Female Born : abt 1843[220] at : Kilcooly, Tipperary, Ireland
Married : 13 MAR 1868at : Plympton, Lambton, Ontario
Died : 03 JUN 1920at : Brown City, Sanilac, Michigan
Buried : at : Omard Cem, Brown City, Sanilac, Michigan
Spouses : Joseph BELL


Name : Christopher SPARLING
Male Born : JUL 1845[222] at : Ireland
Married : 12 DEC 1873at : Chinguacousy, Peel, Ontario
Died : 02 MAY 1923at : Kimball, St Clair, Michigan
Spouses : Rachael SPARROW , Anna Maria Marvin WARREN , Elwich WHITEFOOT

  • CENSUS: 1910, Kimball, St Clair, Michigan
  • CENSUS: 1920, Kimball, St Clair, Michigan
  • OCCUPATION: Farmer, 1900


[82] Family left from Liverpool aboard the "Pacer" arriving in New York on 28 nov 1851 destined for Upper Canada.

[216] Family left from Liverpool aboard the "Pacer" arriving in New York on 28 nov 1851 destined for Upper Canada.

[217] 1900 census lists YOB as 1830

[218] THOMAS SPARLING, a retired farmer of Uttoxeter and one of the best known citizens of Plympton township was born in Rainamore, County Tipperary, Ireland Nov 1, 1830, son of the late Peter Sparling and his wife Elizabeth (Barry) Sparling. William Sparling, a well known resident of Forest, is another son.
Thomas Sparling was educated in the national schools of Ireland and afterward learned the trade of a carpenter and wheelwright. When he was seventeen, in 1847, the family left Ireland and after a passage of six weeks on a sailing vessel landed in New York. Going directly to Toronto the young man followed his trade in that vicinity for seventeen years before moving to Lambton County. There in 1867, he bought 100 acres of land in Lot 27, Concession 9, which were almost wholly wild, and which he was some years in clearing. Putting up a log house he began his pioneer life. As the timber was cut ut was sold as cord wood. During the fifteen years Mr. Sparling lived there he cleared the land brought it under cultivation, made various improvements and put up a fine dwelling. Giving the management of the farm to his son Robert, Mr. Sparling moved to Lot 25, Concession 10, where he bought fifty acres at first and later forty more. He put up a house on this place also and added improvements as he had on the other farm. In 1880 he sold his first fifty acres to Mr Burns and then bought his present farm from his brother William. This he operated for thirteen years, but in 1902 he retired from active life and left his son to take charge.
A strong Conservative in his political views, Mr. Sparling was a great admirer of Sir John A. Macdonald and of the principles he advocated. He is a member of the Loyal Orange Association which he joined at Streetsville, Ont. Religiously, he as well as his family, united with the Zion Methodist Church t Zion in which he has filled the offices of trustee and steward. Industrious and upright, Mr. Sparling is a man whose character is upheld by all who know him, while his domestic taste and temperate habits have contributed to the happiness of the home life.
Mr. Sparling was married Sept 11, 1856 in Streetsville, York County, to Miss Isabella Cooper, the ceremony being performed by Rev. Mr. McGregor, a minister in the Church of England. Miss Copper was born in York, daughter of Robert and Ellen (Watson) Cooper, who were natives of County Tyrone, Ireland , and early settlers in York County. They were members of the Presbyterin Church. To Thomas and Isabella five children were born: (1) Susan, the widow of the late John McLean, resides at Moose Jaw, Northwest Territory: she had two children, John (deceased) and Isabelle (married Alonzo Smith, and has one son, Cecil). (2) Robert, a farmer on the old homestead, married Miss Mary Prout, and has five children, viz: Eliza C., a music teacher; Mary Ellen; Rena Isabelle; Thomas Wesley, and Vida Gladys Lexie. (3) Ellen, who married William Prout, lives in Drinkwater, Northwest Territory, and has had the following children: reginald, deceased; Lizzie Isabelle; Thomas Russell; Mary Ellen; Thomas Wesley; Henry Harold; and John George. (4) Lizzie, died in infancy. (5) Lizzie (2) married Oscar Burns, reside s in Plympton and has one son, Thomas Wesley. There is also a niece of Mrs. Sparling, Miss Nellie B Cooper, who she and her husband have adopted, a young lady of of taste and culture. Mrs. Sparling is a woman of domestic tastes and is devoted to her home and family. She is noted all through that vicinity for the quilts which she knits as they are of real artistic beauty. She has made fifteen for use in her own home, and another is in the possession of Rev Henry Cole, a missionary sent by the Church of England to South Africa. Mrs. Sparling has also trained he adopted niece to make these quilts. She and her husband, while they have retired from many of the responsibilities of life, are still active in Church and social affairs.

Commemorative biographical record of the county of Lambton, Ontario (containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens and many of the early settled families),J.H. Beers & Co.,Toronto, Ontario, 1906, Pgs 373,374

[219] WILLIAM SPARLING a well known resident of Forest who for thirty-three years has followed the business of auctioneerring in connection with acting as agent for several insurance agencies was born Sept. 19, 1835, in County Tipperary, Ireland.
John Sparling [sic], the grandfather of William Sparling, was a native of the Emerald Isle, although the family was originally German. They emigrated to England under the reign of Queen Anne thence removed to Ireland where the family became numerous and prosperous. The nine sons of John Sparling were: George, Christopher, James, John, William, Samuel, Peter, Henry and Philip, all of whom came to Canada. Of this family, Peter Sparling was the father of our subject. He was born in Ireland in 1790 and came to Ontario in 1852, locating as a general mechanic in the County of Peel. He married Elizabeth Barry, born in 1809 in Ireland, who died in Michigan at the age of seventy-four years. Politically, Peter Sparling was a Conservative. In Religious belief both he and wife were Methodists. Their children were: George a mechanic died in Michigan; Susan married Peter Cole and died in Ireland, and their son, Rev. Henry Cole has been a missionary in South Africa since 1877, his wife being a sister of the noted missionary, Rev. Dr. Baxter; Mary is the widow of Samuel Cope of Ubly, Michigan; Peter is a retired farmer in Michigan; Thomas is a farmer in Plympton township; Ann married Samuel Sparling and both are deceased; William; Hon. John who represented Huron County, Michigan in the legislature is a prominent farmer there and also a veterinary surgeon; Elizabeth is the widow of Joseph Bell; and Christopher is a farmer in Michigan.
William Sparling accompanied his parents to the County of Peel, where he was reared. His business career began in Streetsville, that county, where he conducted a meat business for about fourteen years. In 1867 he removed to Plympton township, County of Lambton and located on Lot 27, Concession 9, where he cleared up a fine farm. He took an active part during the Fenian raid and for his services then was awarded an appropriate medal. Mr. Sparling sold his first farm and then located on Lot 24, Concession 10 where he cleared up another fine property, on which he resided until 1887 when he removed to Forest. In 1873 he embarked in the auctioneering business and during his thirty-three years of work in this line he has conducted between 1,700 and 1,800 sales. He is one of the systematic men of his time which is shown by his books, where he has kept a daily record of receipts and expenditures for more than forty years. Since 1843 he has been identified more or less with the educational interests of his locality, serving on the school board for thirty-seven years, at present being chairman of the high school board at Forest. For two years he was the deputy receiver of Plympton township and ex-officio member of the county council. He owns several village lots in Forest and more than 100 acres of fine farming land in Plympton township.
On Oct 30 1862, Mr. Sparling was married to Miss Julia Marshall, daughter of John Marshall, and the three children of this union were: Ida H, who married John Watson, of Plympton township, and has one daughter, Julia; Eva, who married H Capes, of Plympton township, and has one son, William James; and Julia, who died June 27, 1886. Both Mr. and Mrs. Sparling are members of the Methodist church. Politically, Mr. Sparling adheres to the principles of the Conservative party, and since 18?7 he has been a member of the Order of Orangemen. He has always taken a lively interest in out-door sports and is one of the expert curlers of Western Ontario.

Commemorative biographical record of the county of Lambton, Ontario (containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens and many of the early settled families),J.H. Beers & Co.,Toronto, Ontario, 1906, Pgs 207,208

[221] Worked for a brother-in-law in a sawmill in Streetsville. Lived in Plympton and moved to Michigan.

[220] Death cert gives dob of Dec 1840

[222] Death cert gives DOB of 18 Jul 1842


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