From SCMAR, Vol. XII, Spring 1984, No. 2, p.80
Abstracts of Newberry County Will Book A
Page 355: At a court held for Newberry County, 2 March 1796, will of George Sparks was executed by oath of Redson Davis witness, Be it remembered that on 20 Oct. 1790, I George Sparks to make a true return to my sister [Page 356] Rachael Buknel in North Carolina and she to receive it and settle my affairs in the North state and receive the whole and use it as her own till my son Reuben Sparks is 21.
George his mark Sparks (seal)
True record 2 June 1796
Page 356: By the judges of the county court of Newberry 2 March 1796, will of George Sparks decd. was proven, letters of adm. granted to George Powell named executor and appraisal to be made.
By the judges of the county Court of Newberry appraisal of est. of George Sparks decd.
Page 357: to be made, appraisers John Beard, John Boyd, David Boyd, Harman Davis. Appraisal of est. of George Sparks decd. shown to appraisers by George Powell ex., this 17 March 1796. Total £17 12 7. John Beard
John his v mark Boyd
Page 358: Sale Bill of est. of George Sparks decd. sold 17 March 1796 by George Powell, executor. William Satterwhite, William Tinney, George Powell, John Boid, Clement Davis, Andrew Spence, Benjamin Davis, John Davis, Bartlett Yeargan, Harmon Davis, Andy Spence Junr., William Dunlap. Total £22 5 2. True record 2 June 1796.