The death certificate of Frankford C. Sparshott issued by the Maryland Department of Health # 03946 gives parental information on great granddaddy. His father was Samuel born in England and mother [blank] Bullock, also born in England. The informant was Gordon Taylor. His birth year was given as 1860. [note birth was 30 August 1858] Place of burial was Mount Zion, Bethesda, MD Our records show Wildwood.
A study of the City Directories for Washington, DC was conducted for Samuel Sparshott. The results showed the family or at least Samuel came in 1866. Last summer I located family events in Camden, New Jersey on the Family Search site and there were several birth events for Sparshotts in Camden, NJ suggesting the family came from England a full ten years before originally thought. [mother told me they came shortly before Frankfordâ€™s birth and I had recorded it on my chart that I made at age 17] The marriage of Emma and Samuel may have occurred there also.
The 1866 Boydâ€™s Washington and Georgetown Directory page 362 showed S[amuel] Sparshott printer 289 E. North . The 1867 directory showed Samuel J. was a printer and lived at 379 C. North. Charles was a coach maker and lived L North between Vermont Avenue and 15th West.
Samuel last appeared in the directories in 1873. Beginning in 1881 Emma appeared in the directory as the widow of Samuel J. Emma last appeared in 1891. Emma Sparshott died 4 April 1893 at 77 years of age. According to her death certificate # 89571 she was born in England; lived in DC for 30 years and died at 3220 Q Street N. W. She was buried in Glenwood Cemetery on 6 April. The undertaker was G. W. Wise of 2900 M Street.
I have a death certificate for a George F. Sparshott age 22 months. He was the son of Charles A. Sparshott a coach maker who first appeared in the city directories in 1867; a year after Samuel J. first appeared. The child, George F. was buried at Glenwood Cemetery. `
St. Colomboâ€™s Church, Albemarle and 42nd Street N.W. Washington D.C.
I have some baptismal and confirmation records from St. Colomboâ€™s Church which give names of other Sparshotts.
Alfred H. who died 5 July 1913 age 63 years who was probably a brother of granddaddy, born 1850.
Alice Cornelia Sparshott baptized 26 Nov 1916 2 Â½ years buried 22 May 1919; born 15 October 1916.
Elsie Louise Sparshott b 8 June 1912; baptized 15 Sept 1912; d 20 July 1925.
Jeanette Moders Sparshott buried age 31 6 February 1920
Luther Newman Sparshott b 25 Sep. [year is cut off]; baptized 29 Nov 1914; confirmed 13 May 1928.
Lillie Virginia Sparshott b 10 Dec 1893; b. 14 April 1907 [by a Presbyterian minister] confirmed 1 May 1907.
F. C. Sparshott received by transfer from St. Stephens of the Incarnation 28 August 1941
Mrs. F. C. Sparshott d 9 February 1933.
Frankford Cullen Sparshott b. 30 August 1858 Camden, N. J.; confirmed 19 May 1912
Fannie Lee Sparshott confirmed 27 May 1910. [I wonder if this is Nannie?]
The four birth events for Sparshotts in Camden, New Jersey were:
Male b 21 Aug 1850 [probably Alfred H. who died in 1913]
Female b. 31 Aug 1853
Male b. 30 Aug 1858 [This is Frankford Cullen Sparshott]
Male b. 27 Nov 1860
1915 City Directory
Alice E. Sparhott clk L. Cogswell & Co. 3925 Ellicott Street N.W.
Frank C. Sparshott painter 3925 Ellicott St. N.W.
Jeanette M. Sparshott 5015 Belt Road N.W.
Lillie V. Sparshott telephone operator 3925 Ellicott Street N. W.
Maurice F. Sparshott painter 4810 41st Street N.W.
Nannie L. Sparshott student 3925 Ellicott St. N.W.
William H. Sparshott electrician 3539 S. Street N.W.
NOTES From Carol Sparshott of Hollywood, Maryland phone conversation 10 March 2001-03-11
Emma Bullock and Samuel Joseph Sparshott were married in Claines Parish Church, Worcestershire, England 10 October 1841.
They came to the United States before 1850. Samuel J. appeared on the 1850 Census for Camden, New Jersey.
Samuel J. Sparshott 30 Copper plate printer
Emma Sparshott 33
Sarah H. 8
Edward H. 6
Charles A. 3
NOTE: all the children with the exception of Alfred were recorded as born in England.
1860 Camden New Jersey Census Dwelling 24 family 29 south Ward
Samuel J. Sparshott 40 plate printer
Edward H. 16
Charles A. 13
Alfred H. 9
Frankford C. 1 They were enumerated 18 June 1860. Frank was born 30 August 1858
Samuel Joseph Sparshott became a naturalized American Citizen in Camden, New Jersey 8 October 1858.
Social Security Death Index. Published on Ancestry .com
NAME S. S. NUMBER BORN DEATH DATE
Alfred Sparshott SSN 578-10-5831 b. 7 October 1904 d. July 1966
Carol Sparshott SSN 466-10-9378 25 December 1919 d. November 1995
Residence: 20747 District Heights- Prince George Co. MD
Charles Sparshott SSN 578-48-1962 13 September 1884 d. December 1967
20009 Washington , DC
Dorothy Sparshott SSN 263-68-0819 18 March 1911 March 1977
20640 Indian Head Charles Co, MD
Evelyn Sparshott SSN 578-10-7454 13 February 1909 March 1999
22041 Falls Church, Fairfax, VA
Genevieve Sparshott SSN 578-10-7454 10 June 1898 April 1975
John Sparshott SSN 133-12-4609 1 May 1913 August 1981
Lena Sparshott SSN 244-92-4047 5 February 1888 October 1982
22124 Oakton, Fairfax, VA
Linwood Sparshott SSN 578-10-7797 10 January 1910 25 November 1995
Louise Sparshott SSN 577-01-1381 20 November 1898 April 1983
32935 Melbourne, Brevard, Fl
Luther Sparshott SSN 579-26-3907 26 September 1914 February 1980
Maurice Sparshott SSN 579-01-2356 6 December 1887 July 1982
20613 Brandywine, Prince George Co. MD
R Sparshott SSN 578-60-1262 30 September 1946 Jun 1992
Ruth Sparshott SSN 577-07-0492 11 January 1910 February 1976
William Sparshott SSN577-03-5913 25 March 1909 November 1963
Samuel Joseph Sparshott was a member of New Jeruselem Lodge # 9 Masons
26 January 1865 1st degree
23 February 1865 2nd degree
29 May 1865 [next degree]
died 5 April 1878
The New Jerusalem Lodge was founded in 1824 and merged with Federal City Lodge # 1