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From Sparks Family Quarterly [Whole Number 45]: Elizabeth Sparks, daughter of Jonas Sparks, was born February 5, 1765, and died June 25, 1863, at the age of 98 in Missouri. She was married in 1786 (Rowan County marriage bond dated February 11, 1786) to Henry Bryan, who was born January 15, 1761, and died August 20, 1820. He was a son of James and Rebecca (Knox) Bryan. Elizabeth was nine years of age when the family left North Carolina for Kentucky. According to Dr. J. D. Bryan, who knew her in his youth, she 'was riding a gentle horse and carrying a baby brother before her' and was 'in the midst of the river when the Indians fired on the rear guard.' She and her husband, Henry Bryan, were the parents of the following children according to a genealogy published in the Sunday editions of the Lexington Herald between February 27 and May 29, 1927, by J. H. Cooper of Lexington: Joseph Bryan, married Parthenia Bryan, daughter of Jonathan Bryan. Susanna Bryan, married John Davis. Joanna Bryan, born 1790, married Chester Wheeler. Rebecca Bryan, married Joseph Johnson. Elizabeth Bryan, married Luke Holder. Mary Bryan, married David Reed. Cynthia Bryan, married Alonzo Fourtelatt. James Bryan, died single. Esther Bryan, born May 20, 1806, died April 15, 1860; married Samuel Morris, who was born September 28, 1791, and died February 15, 1885. John Wesley Bryan, jockey; married Verlinda Callaway, granddaughter of Daniel Boone; moved to Texas.

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Elizabeth Sparks's Timeline

February 5, 1765
Age 8
Kentucky, United States
February 11, 1786
Age 21
Age 24
Age 25
North Carolina, United States
May 20, 1806
Age 41
June 25, 1863
Age 98
Missouri, United States