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"Levi Sparks, son of John and Sarah (Shores) Sparks, was born 2 October, 1778, Surry County, North Carolina; died 21 October 1851, Lawrence County, KY. He was married twice, first, about 1801 to ---Walsh, and second, about 1805, to Sarah Lyon, born about 1781, in North Carolina. He served as deputy sheriff in Wilkes Co., N.C.; moved to Kentucky about 1821 with Jesse Lyon, John Holbrook and four other Lyon brothers (including Redheaded Bill) and two of his own brothers, George and Colby Sparks. Colby and three Lyon brothers returned to North Carolina. Levi Sparks taught school in Kentucky."