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Sparks Settlement, Aurora, Jefferson Co, Texas: Our Family History

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Sparks Settlement, Aurora, Jefferson Co, Texas



 


Latitude: 29.89052615080187, Longitude: -93.91698941588402


Media

Photos
Aurora Remembered
Aurora Remembered

Documents
Courts and Sparks Families in Southeast Texas (d)
Courts and Sparks Families in Southeast Texas (d)
1870, Texas, Jefferson County, Sparks Settlement census
1870, Texas, Jefferson County, Sparks Settlement census
Sparks and Aurora
Sparks and Aurora
Originally published in about 1940, and published on the Internet by "Old and Sold, Turn-of-the-Century wisdom for today." Tells of life among the Sparks and families who lived in the Sparks Settlement in the mid to late 1800s. (d)
http://www.oldandsold.com/articles11/port-arthur-4.shtml
Mrs. Jack C. Beaumont Recalls Early School Days When She Was One of First Five Port Arthur Pupils
Mrs. Jack C. Beaumont Recalls Early School Days When She Was One of First Five Port Arthur Pupils
Port Arthur News
Sunday, March 22, 1936
Mentioned in article and linked to:
Emma Lee, husband Jack Beaumont, daughter Pearl Beaumont
Fred Gentz and wife Bell Sparks, children Welby Gentz and Helen Gentz and husband M.E. (Mathew Edmond) Nobles
John Sidney Sparks and wife Melinda Jones; their sons: Albert, Frank, William, Thomas, James, Worth, Henry; daughters: Julia, Sarah and husband Frank Brewton and heir children Grace and Frank, Eliza Jane and husband Samuel Lee (parents of Emma Lee); Belle and husband Fred Gentz

Albums
Aurora Remembered
Aurora Remembered (11)
In October 1837, two San Augustine men, H. M. Hanks and Colonel Almonzan Huston, former quartermaster general of the Texas army, teamed up to found the townsite of Aurora at present-day Port Arthur.34 One record indicates that the townsite contained 6,677 lots. Although Huston sold some lots to residents of San Augustine, no more than six transactions are recorded in Jefferson County, and the realty venture was soon abandoned. In time, the townsite’s name was transferred to nearby “Sparks’ Settlement,” at the mouth of Taylor’s Bayou, where John and Solomon Sparks settled in 1841 and operated a ferry.

Chapter VI: A History of Jefferson County, Texas
Early Town-Building and Government
By W. T. Block



Settlement on the Sabine Lake, first known as Sparks Settlement, and is now Port Arthur, where the Sparks, Courts, Gentz, Burrell, Johnson, Clark, Hayes, and other families lived from 1830s until late 1890s when disease, hurricanes, and mosquitos forced the families to abandon their settlement, moving further inland to Port Neches, Groves, and Beaumont.

Birth

Matches 1 to 24 of 24

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Birth    Person ID 
1 Beaumont, Walter Lee  25 Nov 1885Sparks Settlement, Aurora, Jefferson Co, Texas I431
2 Brewton, Almond  Apr 1874Sparks Settlement, Aurora, Jefferson Co, Texas I448
3 Brewton, Esther  Dec 1872Sparks Settlement, Aurora, Jefferson Co, Texas I32076
4 Brewton, Grace Lee  Feb 1865Sparks Settlement, Aurora, Jefferson Co, Texas I447
5 Brewton, Inez  Aug 1877Sparks Settlement, Aurora, Jefferson Co, Texas I32077
6 Brewton, Mary Ethel  Between 1871 and 1873Sparks Settlement, Aurora, Jefferson Co, Texas I446
7 Brewton, Silas Frank  15 Oct 1869Sparks Settlement, Aurora, Jefferson Co, Texas I445
8 Court, Sarah Ann  14 Feb 1836Sparks Settlement, Aurora, Jefferson Co, Texas I520
9 Courts, Elias Madison "Matt"  11 Dec 1859Sparks Settlement, Aurora, Jefferson Co, Texas I512
10 Courts, Emmett Marion  Jul 1877Sparks Settlement, Aurora, Jefferson Co, Texas I537
11 Courts, Fannie Irene  1875Sparks Settlement, Aurora, Jefferson Co, Texas I536
12 Courts, Julia Nasebyntha "Norie"  7 Jun 1856Sparks Settlement, Aurora, Jefferson Co, Texas I428
13 Courts, Lillian Sarah "Lillie"  1872Sparks Settlement, Aurora, Jefferson Co, Texas I535
14 Courts, Liza  1863Sparks Settlement, Aurora, Jefferson Co, Texas I513
15 Courts, Samuel* Helmer  15 Mar 1862Sparks Settlement, Aurora, Jefferson Co, Texas I504
16 Courts, Viola "Vee"  Jul 1879Sparks Settlement, Aurora, Jefferson Co, Texas I538
17 Courts, William Thomas  27 Feb 1858Sparks Settlement, Aurora, Jefferson Co, Texas I508
18 Lee, Emma Ann  30 Oct 1867Sparks Settlement, Aurora, Jefferson Co, Texas I430
19 Smith, Electra Jane  23 Mar 1870Sparks Settlement, Aurora, Jefferson Co, Texas I8333
20 Sparks, Arthur Worthy "Slim"  11 Jan 1884Sparks Settlement, Aurora, Jefferson Co, Texas I434
21 Sparks, Henry E  21 Dec 1859Sparks Settlement, Aurora, Jefferson Co, Texas I414
22 Sparks, Iola Janet  15 Oct 1882Sparks Settlement, Aurora, Jefferson Co, Texas I16316
23 Sparks, James Chester Jr  19 May 1897Sparks Settlement, Aurora, Jefferson Co, Texas I435
24 Sparks, Worthy Crindon  25 Mar 1856Sparks Settlement, Aurora, Jefferson Co, Texas I413

Died

Matches 1 to 3 of 3

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Died    Person ID 
1 Courts, Liza  Bef 1880Sparks Settlement, Aurora, Jefferson Co, Texas I513
2 Sparks, John Sidney*  Aug 1870Sparks Settlement, Aurora, Jefferson Co, Texas I401
3 Sparks, Solomon  1867Sparks Settlement, Aurora, Jefferson Co, Texas I403

Buried

Matches 1 to 1 of 1

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Buried    Person ID 
1 Will, Herman Albert  25 Mar 1949Sparks Settlement, Aurora, Jefferson Co, Texas I20848

Property

Matches 1 to 1 of 1

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Property    Person ID 
1 Sparks, John Sidney*  1853Sparks Settlement, Aurora, Jefferson Co, Texas I401

Residence

Matches 1 to 2 of 2

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Residence    Person ID 
1 Sparks, John Sidney*  1854Sparks Settlement, Aurora, Jefferson Co, Texas I401
2 Sparks, John Sidney*  3 Mar 1858Sparks Settlement, Aurora, Jefferson Co, Texas I401

Married

Matches 1 to 1 of 1

   Family    Married    Family ID 
1 Lee / Sparks  14 Jun 1860Sparks Settlement, Aurora, Jefferson Co, Texas F186