Husband : Wyndham SPARLING

Male Born : 14 APR 1805at : Adair, West Meade, Ireland
Baptised : 20 APR 1806at : Parish Ch, Adare, Limerick, Ireland
Married : 1826at : Tullamore, Offaly, Ireland
Died : 28 OCT 1893at : Marion, Noble, Ohio
Buried : at : Whigville, Noble, Ohio
Father : John SPARLING
Mother : Mary SPARLING
Spouses : Sarah BELTON , Agnes ALEXANDER , Frances CAMPBELL

  • OCCUPATION: Farmer, 1850
  • OCCUPATION: Farmer, 1870
  • OCCUPATION: Farmer, 1880
Notes : [155]

Wife : Sarah BELTON

Female Born : 1797at : Adair, West Meade, Ireland
Died : 22 FEB 1854at : Whigville, Noble, Ohio
Buried : at : Whigville, Noble, Ohio
Father :
Mother :
Spouses : Wyndham SPARLING

Family :
  • CENSUS: 1850, Union, Munroe, Ohio


Name : John Belton SPARLING [416]
Male Born : 29 FEB 1828at : Adare, Limerick, Ireland
Married : 18 NOV 1850at : Sallymount, Monroe Co, Ohio
Died : 16 APR 1878at : Liberty, Washington, Ohio
Buried : at : Scott Ridge Cemetery, Gasville, Washington, Ohio
Spouses : Eliza Margaret PRINTER

  • OCCUPATION: Physician, 1850
  • OCCUPATION: Physician, 1870
  • REFERENCE: Ph A 1 a

Name : George Wyndham SPARLING
Male Born : 10 DEC 1831at : Tullamore,, Ireland
Married : 19 MAY 1853at : Franklin Co, Ohio
Died : 21 APR 1899at : Whigville, Noble, Ohio
Buried : at : Whigville, Noble, Ohio
Spouses : Eliza HEWSON

  • OCCUPATION: Farmer, 1850
  • OCCUPATION: Farmer, 1860
  • OCCUPATION: Farm Labourer, 1870
  • REFERENCE: Ph A 1 b


[155] Wyndham and Sarah left Ireland 01 jun 1849 landing in Philidelphia Proceeded directly to Whigville

NOBLE COUNTY OHIO - BIO: Wyndham Sparling (1887)

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Wyndham Sparling, with his wife and one child, left Ireland for America
June 1, 1849. Reaching this country he came to Ohio, and purchased of
Lemuel Moore eighty acres of partially improved land, situated near
Freedom, for $11 per acre. Soon after he engaged in teaching school, which,
like farming, was new work to him. In the fall he went to work to put in a
crop of wheat. Buying a horse and borrowing a shovel plow from a preacher
who lived near, he set to work on a six-acre field. The horse did not
understand the language of his driver, and Mr. Sparling had a serious time
among the stumps. The first of his wheat was up before the last was sown.
Yet he secured a bountiful crop. In the work of cradling wheat and chopping
down trees he found great difficulty, but finally learned the process. Once
when making fence-rails he selected gum trees, and worked upon them for a
day before he discovered that that was not the kind of timber to use for

Wyndham Sparling was born in Limerick, Ireland, in 1805. In 1849 he landed
in Philadelphia and immediately came to this township. He purchased eighty
acres of land, to which he has added eighty-eight acres. He was married in
his native land in 1826, and had by this union two sons, one of whom is
living in Washington County, Ohio. His first wife died in 1851, and in the
following year he married Mrs. Alexander, of Belmont County, who died in
1868. In 1871 Mr. Sparling married Mrs. Ford (nee Campbell). Mr. Sparling
is a Royal Arch Mason. He is proud of being an American citizen, and though
cherishing an affection for his native land, has no desire to return to it.
His son, Dr. John Belton Sparling, practiced for a time in this county.
Wyndham Sparling has been a school director for twenty-four years. He also
served many years as a trustee of the Methodist Episcopal church, and as
superintendent of the Sabbath school, filling those positions with credit
to himself and profit to church and school.

History of Noble County, Ohio Published by
L.H. Watkins & Co. of Chicago 1887

[416] It is said that John Belton married second time to Margaret. Two additional children appear in the 1880 census (George E Sparling 1858, Iowa and Etta (1861, Ohio). Their parents are listed as both having been born in Ohio. (William is listed between them with parents also born in Ohio, but we know he is the son of John and Eliza)

Name: John B. Sparling
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Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 18 Sep 1874
Event Place: Washington, Ohio, United States
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Spouse's Name: Margaret Cuthbert
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Reference ID: cn4089
GS Film number: 946209
Digital Folder Number: 004017377
Image Number: 00129

"Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X8XF-K94 : accessed 12 May 2013), John B. Sparling and Margaret Cuthbert, 1874.


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