Our Great Great Grandmother Tamer Jane Tolson was born May 1836 in Estill County, Kentucky and died After 1920 in Campton, Wolfe County, Kentucky. Her parents were Peter & Mary Ann "Polly" (Taulbee) Tolson. Tamer married John J Sparks February 16, 1855 in Morgan County, Kentucky. He was born 1835 in Breathitt County, Kentucky and died After 1920 in Campton, Wolfe Couty, Kentucky, son of James Sparks and Temperance Spencer.
Children of Tamer Jane Tolson and John J Sparks:
i. Moses Sparks was born October 18, 1856.
ii. John Wesley Sparks was born October 3, 1857.
iii. Fielding Sparks was born December 13, 1859.
iv. Sarah Elizabeth Sparks was born October 14, 1861
v. Charlotte Sparks was born 1866.
vi. General Marion Sparks was born 1867.
vii. Evaline Sparks was born June 23, 1868.
viii. Josephine Sparks was born 1872.
ix. Jasper Sparks was born June 30, 1874. Twin to Newton.
x. Newton Sparks was born June 30, 1874. Twin to Jasper.
Documentation on Tamer Jane Tolson Sparks:
1856 Owsley County, KY - gave birth to Moses Sparks Oct 18th.
1859 Owsley county, KY - gave birth to Fielding Sparks Dec 13th.
1860 Census: Swiftsville, Owsley, KY
1861 Wolfe County, KY - gave birth To Sarah Sparks Oct 14th.
1865 Wolfe County, KY - gave birth to Evaline Sparks June 23.
1870 Census: Hazel Green, Wolfe, KY
1874 Wolfe County, KY - gave birth to twins Jasper & Newton
Sparks June 30th.
1880 Census: Precint 4, Wolfe, KY
1900 Census: Torrent, Wolfe, KY
1910 Census: Torrent, Wolfe, KY
1920 Census: Torrent, Wolfe, KY
I will also use this page to post information on other TOLSON Ancestors--Peter Tolson & Mary Ann(Taulbee)Tolson. I am leaving on vacation (New Orleans here I come!) and will update this page once I'm back. I hope to have comments and contributed information (hint hint) when I get back :)
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- Tamer in the 1860 Census (119 KB)
Our Great Great Grandparents Tamer & John Sparks live next door to our other Great Great Grandparents Franklin Nathaniel & Louisa (Wyatt) Spencer--on the other side of them (Frank & Louisa) are our Great Great Great Grandparents James & Temperance (Spencer) Sparks.
- Great Great Great Grandpa Peter Tolson 1840 Census (86 KB)
- Tamer mother of Sarah Sparks Spencer (1861-1936) (91 KB)
Birth record of Sarah Elizabeth Sparks Spencer to John & Tamer Tolson Sparks.
- John J & Tamer Jane (Tolson) Sparks Picture (47 KB)
Our Great Great Grandparents. John J Sparks married Tamer Jane Tolson, together they had Sarah Elizabeth Sparks who married William Landers Spencer who gave birth to Emma Jane Spencer Martin.
- Peter Tolson 1870 Census (137 KB)
Peter Tolson is 80 yrs old, his wife Mary is 75.
- Tamer was the mother of Sarah Sparks Spencer (159 KB)
Death Certificate of Sarah Sparks Spencer documents her parents as John & Tamer Tolson Sparks.
- Tamer Jane Tolson Sparks--Four Generations Picture (172 KB)
From left to right--Great Grandpa William Landers Spencer, ??, ??, Great Grandma Sarah Elizabeth Sparks Spencer, Great Great Grandma Tamer Jane Tolson Sparks, ??, ??, Grandma Emma Jane Spencer Martin holding Arnold Dale Martin.
- Tamer's sister was Sally Tolson Roberts 1831-1913 (100 KB)
Death certificate lists her parents as Peter & Mary Taulbee Tolson.
- Tamer was the mother of Moses Sparks b1856 (69 KB)
Birth Record of Moses Sparks.
- Four Generations Sitting Picture (208 KB)
Sitting (left to right) Great Grandma Sarah Sparks Spencer, Grandma Emma Spencer Martin holding Woodford Martin & Tamer Jane Tolson Sparks. Others in the photo are not known.
- Tamer in the 1850 Census of Breathitt Co, KY (380 KB)
Tamer is 13 and lives with her parents Peter & Polly Taulbee Tolson.
- Tamer mother of Evaline Sparks Spencer (1865-1941) (71 KB)
Death record of Evaline Sparks Spencer.
- Tamer Sparks in 1920 Census (904 KB)
- Tamer was the mother of Fielding Sparks b 1859 (380 KB)
Fielding Sparks birth record.
- Tamer in the 1910 Census (104 KB)
- Tamer was the mother of Jasper Sparks (1874-1951) (100 KB)
Jasper Sparks death record. Twin of Newton Sparks.
- Tamer in the 1900 Census. (291 KB)
- Tamer was the mother of Newton Sparks b 1874 (484 KB)
Birth record of Newton Sparks, twin of Jasper Sparks.
- Tamer in the 1880 Census (447 KB)
- James Tolson, brother of Tamer Tolson Sparks (3 KB)
- Tamer in the 1870 Census (143 KB)
- Father of Tamer - Peter Tolson 1830 Census (94 KB)
Tamer was the daughter of Peter & Polly (Taulbee) Tolson.