John Spinks

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  • Name John Spinks 
    Birth Bef 1761 
    Gender Male 
    Patriarch & Matriarch
    Enoch Spinks   d. Between Mar and May 1772, Guilford County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Father) 
    Amy Pearce  (Mother) 
    • 1779 -- Tax List, Randolph County, NC
      John Spinks listed 150 acres in Windsor Pierce's District

      1785 -- Tax List, Randolph County, NC
      John Spinks listed 1 white poll and 150 acres on Deep River in Capt. Garner's District

      1790 -- Census, Randolph County, NC Page 291
      John Spinks
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      1790, Jun 15 -- 1787-1794 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Randolph County, NC Page 119
      Ordered that Matthew Hamilton be overseer of the road from Chatham County line across Deep River at Searcey's Ford and to the [Moore] County line and work the following hands: Edmond Waddell, William Argo, Athur Reed, Joseph Rich, Jacob Routh, Charles Gray, John Reed, Richd. Bird, Robert Carr, Joseph Hix, Jesse Pits, William Searcey, James Bowdon, William Harris, Windsor Pearce, David Andrews, Wake Andrews, John Spinks, James Lathem, Howel Brewer, Nathl. Mullins, Charles Stewart, William Latham, John Argo and James Deaton.

      1790, Sep 14 -- 1787-1794 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Randolph County, NC Page 125
      Ordered that the following lay off a road from Harmon Cox's Mill on Deep River down said river on the south side of Garner's Meeting House from thence the best way to the road leading to Fayetteville: William Bowdon, John Fushee Garner, James Garner, James Whittle, Matthew Hamilton, John Spinks, James Bowdon, Jacob Loudermilk, James Ludlow, Marmaduke Bookout, Joseph Bookout, Charles Bookout, Edmond Waddle and William Argo.

      1791, Mar 15 -- 1787-1794 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Randolph County, NC Page 143
      John Spinks appointed overseer of the road from Cedar Creek to the [Moore] County line at Garner's Meeting House with the following hands: James Ledlow, Reubin Hicks, Joseph Hicks, James Garner, Bradley Garner, William Mallett, James Latham, William Latham, Charles Latham, James Bowdon, William Bowdon, Winsor Pearce, William Hoskins and Nathan Mullins.

      1794, Feb 15 -- Deed Book 5, Page 175, Randolph County, NC
      John and Sally Spinks deeded Nicholas Nall 150 acres located on Deep River adjoining William Reed. Granted to William Searcy, sold to Enoch Spinks and willed to his son John Spinks. Charles Stewart and George Street were witnesses.

      1794, Oct 8 -- Land Grant #1512, Randolph County, NC
      Nicholas Nall [assignee of John Spinks] received 138 acres located on Deep River adjoining John Spinks and Pearce. Cornelius Lathum and Moses George were chain carriers.
    Person ID I21180  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 22 Aug 2020 

    Father Enoch Spinks   d. Between Mar and May 1772, Guilford County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Amy Pearce 
    Family ID F1641  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sally 
    Last Modified 30 Apr 2015 
    Family ID F12385  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    1788 Petition, Randolph County, NC - Courthouse
    1788 Petition, Randolph County, NC - Courthouse
    1788, Nov 20 -- Nov 1788-Dec 1788, General Assembly Session Records Box 2, Folder 1

    To the Honourable the Gennerall Assembly for the State of North Carolina
    The Petition of the Inhabitance of Randolph County Humbly Sheweth That a Number of them Labour at a Great Disadvantage in Attending on Public Meetings Owing to the Place Whare the Coarte is held being so fare from the Center of the said County We your Humble Petitioners Beg that your Honourable Boddy Would Pass an Act Directing that Commishoners be Appointed for the Purpose of Centering the Said County & Erecting the Publick Buildings At or Neare the Center of the Said County and We your Petitioners are Ever Bound to Pray etc. [selected signers] Richard Bird, William Bird, Nimrod Brewer, Arther Reade, Isaac Redfarn, Jas. Ledlow, Jas. Lathem Junr., Wm. Reade Junr., Jno. Williamson, Wm. Needham, Math. Deaton, Eldrig Deaton, Windsor Pearce, Joseph Hix, Arther Smith, Michall Andrews, Howell Brewer Sen., Wm. Richeson, Jno. Lathem, Wm. Lathem, Drury Richeson, Jas. Needham, William Smotherman, Cornelias Lathom, Thoms. Cost Sen., Thos. Cost Junr., Jas. Lathom Senr., Johnson Lathom, William Searcy, Joseph Carr, Wm. Neadom, John Garner, Rolle Spinks, John Pearce, John Read, Wm. Argo, Robt. Carr, John Deaton, John Spinks, Lewis Spinks, Garrot Spinks, Enoch Spinks, William Read, Adam Andrews, Davis Andrews, Charles Stewart, William Pearce, Thos. Waddill, Dennis Carpender, John Needham Senr. and Wm. Smith.

    1785 Petition, Randolph County, NC and Moore County, NC
    1785 Petition, Randolph County, NC and Moore County, NC
    1785, Dec 6 -- Petition, Nov 1785-Dec 1785 General Assembly Session Records, Box 1 Folder 7
    Only the petition was included. No details but speculation is that it was a petition to erect a courthouse in the center of Randolph County, NC. Signers: [selected signers from Randolph County page 1 and 3] William Reader, John Graves, Evachel Hancock, John Lawley, Elisha Lawley, Uriah Wright and Nathanl. Tucker. The names listed on the second page are largely from Moore County and are listed in their entirety: Isaac Dun, William Dunn, William Smith, Bartholomew Dunn, John McAulay, Alexander Morrison, George Grimes, Bartholomew Dunn Junr., Normand McLeod, Nicolas Newton Senr., Allan Morison, Malcom McLeod, John Kees, George Ceagle [Cagle], Thomas Kees, Nathanyel Melton, William Kees, Richard Dunn Junr., Moses Keys, William Keys, Benja. Simmons, Jesse Brown, Vincent Davis, Averit Smith, William Maness, James Maness, John Shuffield Junr., David Davison, Ambrose Maness, Joseph Cockman, Wm. Smith Senr., Wm. Smith Junr., John Smith, Samuel Tidwell, John Cagle, Jacob Stutts Jur., Isom Smith, George Cagil, Thoms. Minyard, David Cagel, Nicolas Wallis, Stephen Richardson, Normand McLean, John Allin, Adam Shuffield, John Caringer, John Shuffield Senr., Isom Shuffield, Shadrack Manes, Meshach Manes, Hezekiah Dunn, James Munyard, Henry Cagle, Jacob Caringer, William Dunn, Nathan Smith, Jacob Stutts Senr., Richard Dunn Sen., John Morison, Murdoch McLeod, Hector McLean, James Bowdon, Travis Bowdon, Windsor Pearce, John Pearce, Gideon Meakins, John Caneday, Willm. Searcy, John Reade, Charles Stewart, Micaj. Hendry, John Garner, Edward Moore, Rolley Spinks, Alexd. Kanedy, David Kanedy, James Garner, Joseph Carr, Robt. Carr, John Spivey, James Mallett [?], Christopher Yow, John Spinks, Wm. Reade, Jessy Pitts, George Carringer Junr., John London [?], George Caringer Sen., Wm. Harris, Charles Grey, David Andres, John Powers, Adam Andres, Wm. Williams, Richd. Bird, James Deaton, Wm. Bird, Isaac Deaton [?], John Cagle and Elias Allred. [Editor's Note: While we can't be certain that these are in fact signers of the Randolph County petition we have been unable to locate a similar one for Moore County during the same time frame. Some of these names appear to be actual signatures while others are clearly written by the same person as other names around them. The Randolph County petition suffered from similar challenges including some signers that would be under 21 years old. Regardless, this is quite a list of northern Moore County residents during the late 1780's.]