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William Henry Sparks (1800–1882)

Sparks, William Henry. An American verse- and prose-writer; born on St. Simon’s Island, GA, Jan. 16, 1800; died in Marietta, GA, Jan. 13, 1882. He published: ‘The Memories of Fifty Years’ (1870); ‘Father Anselmo’s Ward’; ‘Chilecah’; and ‘The Woman with the Iron-Gray Hair.’ He was also the author of the popular verses ‘Somebody’s Darling’ and ‘The Old Church Bell.’