1860 Eastern Division, Marshall, Alabama census
Z Sparks b: 1780 Va. age 80, spouse Lorena Sparks NC.,son Amon b: 1842 SC.
Name: Amon Sparks Rank: Unknown Company: C
Amon Sparks, son of Zerah and Luanna (Horn) Sparks, was born about 1842 in South Carolina, and was eighteen years of age and living with his parents when the 1860 census was taken of Marshall County, Alabama. On April 7, 1862, he enlisted as a private in Company C, commanded by Capt. W. S. Walker, of the 48th Regiment Alabama Infantry, Confederate States Army. He died of measles at Auburn, Alabama, on May 15, 1862.
On December 7, 1862, Zerah Sparks, father of Amon, received $39.30 from J. L. Sheffield as the settlement of his son's military account. On November 22, 1867, Marion Sparks, a justice of the peace, processed documents related to the death of Amon Sparks. The documents were signed by Zerah Sparks and witnessed by Russell Sparks.
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