This is extremely helpful. I had hit a wall searching for my Great Grandmothers family, and this explains why. My great grandmother was Irene Matilda Boncard Sparks, who married Richard Sparks. Their son, Jearl, was my grandfather. Jearls son, Richard, is my father.
All I had ever known was that Irenes father was Charles. My father heard her mention more than once that her grandfather (Charles father), had been killed or executed when her father was very young. He's not too sure how accurate this information is, however.