Solomon SparksSOLOMON JACOB SPARKS
28 thTENNESSEE INFANTRY
CSA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 1829 in White County, Tennessee
Died: 1912 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Sand Springs Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: William and Rhoda (Pennington) Sparks

1st Married: Sarah Sloane Baker
Born: 1832 North Carolina
Died: 1869 in White County, Tennessee
Buried:
Parents:

Children:

  1. Vica Sparks
  2. James Sparks
  3. William Sparks

2nd Married: Malissa Jackson between 1869 - 1872 in Tennessee
Born: 25 May 1846 in White County, Tennessee
Died: 20 July 1872 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried:
Parents: Andrew and Nancy (Hicks) Jackson

Children:

  1. John Sparks
  2. Mary Sparks
  3. James Sparks

3rd Married: Mary Permelia Jackson about 1884 in Putnam County, TN
Born: 25 May 1849 in White County, Tennessee
Died: 20 Jul 1919 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Sand Springs Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: Andrew and Nancy (Hicks) Jackson

Children:

  1. Josiah Sparks
  2. Lewis Sparks
  3. Sarah Sparks
  4. Enoch Sparks
  5. Robert Sparks
  6. Cora B. Sparks

RELATIVES WHO SERVED

  • Brother-in-law: James Scarbrough - 25th Tennessee Infantry Regiment

MILITARY INFORMATION

25 thTennessee Infantry
Company A

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered the service as a Private and left the service as a Private
  • Enlisted 25 Jul 1861 at Tullahoma
  • Age: 18
  • 25 Jul - 31 Oct 1861: Present
  • Jan - Apr 1863: Present
  • May - Jun 1863: Present due Confederate Script for 125 for cartridge
  • Jul & Aug 1863: Deserted 30 Aug 1863 on march from Loudon to Chattanooga
  • Deserted 4 Sep 1863
  • On list of convalescent prisoners sent from 3rd Street Military Hospital in Cinncinnati, OH to Camp Chase, OH
  • Prisoner of War: arrested Pittsburg Landing on 7 Apr 1862
  • Transferred to Vicksburg for exchange 25 Aug 1862
  • Medical: Gun shot wound
  • Admitted on 3 May 1862 in the Regimental Hospital
  • Transferred from the 64th IL Infantry to General Hospital on 5 May 1862
  • Arm amputated at the shoulder joint
  • Transferred to Camp Chase, OH on 15 May 1862

28 thTennessee Infantry
Company H

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered the service as a Private and left the service as a Private
  • Enlisted 17 Nov 1862 at McMinnville
  • Mar - Aug 1863: Present
  • Captured 23 Nov 1863
  • Took Oath of Alligiance 11 Jan 1864
  • Residence: Putnam County
  • Complexion: Fair
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Height: 5' 11''

PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

S6595

( Download Full Pension Application)

ABSTRACT:

  • Filed January 11, 1905
  • Accepted
  • Resident of Baker's Lick, TN
  • Member: R. Roberson Co, SS Stanton is the Colonel
  • Wounds: slightly at Murfreesboro
  • Born: White County in 1830
  • Captured and parolled in Nashville
  • Wife is 54
  • three sons and two daughters
  • Attest: A. Welch & R. Roberson

Supporting Documents:

  • Solomon Sparks (26 Mar 1906) - requests status of his application
  • Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners (27 Mar 1906) - sent status of application
  • Solomon Sparks (16 Apr 1906) - SS was captured near Calhoun and taken to Chattanooga. He was then transferred to Nashville. He took the oath in 1864.
  • Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners (8 Dec 1906) - Requests service records
  • War Department (12 Dec 1906) - sent service records
  • Solomon Sparks (10 Apr 1908) - requests status of his application
  • William & Solomon Sparks (???) - Were soldiers together

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census:
  • 1860 Census: White County, TN, Page 103
  • 1870 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 139
  • 1880 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 96A
  • 1900 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 57B
  • 1910 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 57A

PHOTO

Solomon Sparks

Solomon and Permelia (Jackson) Sparks

Photo Source: Ancestry.com