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Sparks Settlement Cemetery

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Port Arthur, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 29° 53' 0.29469000012", -93° 55' 1.25067"
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     John and Melinda Sparks and their family came to southeast Texas from Tennessee in 1838. They settled on the Jeremiah Mixon headright on Lake Sabine and later set aside land for a family burial ground. The land was acquired by the Port Arthur Land Company in 1896. Although Melinda and John Sparks, along with family members and neighbors, were buried in the cemetery, all that remains to mark the site is a monument erected in 1948 in memory of a ten-day-old child, Arthur Stilwell Smith, who was born and died in May 1896.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

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