Lewis Spinks[1]

Male 1763 - 1845  (~ 81 years)


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  • Name Lewis Spinks 
    Born c1763  NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1790-1800  Randolph County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1845  Lauderdale County, MS Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • 1786, Dec 7 -- Deed Book 3, Page 71, Randolph County, NC
      William Searcy deeded Arthur Reed 100 acres located north of Deep River adjoining Arthur Reed and Richard Bird. John Pearce and Lewis Spinks were witnesses.

      1790 -- Census, Randolph County, NC Page 291
      Lewis Spinks
      (16+) 3M
      (0-16) 2M
      5F

      1792, Feb 14 -- Will Book A Page 159, Moore County, NC
      Bill of Sale from Lewis Spinks, Edward Moore Jur., William Pearce and Molly Pearce to William Williamson for negro Charles. Hardy Davis and Cornelius Lathom were witnesses. Proven in county court May 1792.

      1792, May 24 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 357
      Bill of Sale for Lewis Spinks, Edward Moore Jur, William Pearce and Molly Pearce proven by Cornelius Latham

      1793, Sep 10 -- 1784-1797 Land Entries, Moore County, NC
      #640 Lewis Spinks entered 100 acres south of Reedy Creek adjoining the county line and Cash.

      1794, Feb 14 -- Land Grant #1336, Randolph County, NC
      Lewis Spinks [assignee of William Sercy and Nicholas Nall] received 100 acres located north of Fork Creek adjoining his own line, Sutherland and Mash. Cornelus Lethem and Wm. Asbell were chain carriers.

      1794, Feb 15 -- Land Grant #859, Randolph County, NC
      John Needham received 200 acres located on Fork Creek and Reedy Creek adjoining Spinks. Lewis Spinks and Wm. Asbel were chain carriers.

      1794, Feb 15 -- Land Grant #1513, Randolph County, NC
      Cornelius Lathem received 250 acres located on Fork Creek and Meadow Branch adjoining John Needham. Lewis Spinks and William Asbel were chain carriers.

      1795, Aug 20 -- Land Grant #865, Moore County, NC
      Lewis Spinks received 100 acres adjoining Cost. William Asbill and Hezekiah Dunn were chain carriers.

      1797, Dec 8 -- Deed Book 7 Page 347, Randolph County, NC
      Henry Couch deeded Lewis Spinks 150 acres on Fork Creek and the Moravian Road/Salisbury-Cape Fear Road adjoining Spinks. Proven by Sarah Ross May 1798.

      1797, Dec 8 -- Deed Book 7 Page 348, Randolph County, NC
      Henry Couch deeded John Needham 150 acres on Cow Branch of Fork Creek adjoining Lewis Spinks and Needham. Proven by Lewis Spinks May 1798.

      1798, May 11 -- Deed Book 8 Page 26, Randolph County, NC
      Ransom Sutherland (of Wake County) deeded Lewis Spinks 1 acre of the former land of Enoch Spinks Dec'd. where he lived and containing the storehouse which Sutherland then occupied and was devised from Enoch Spinks to Martha Reid. Proven by William Bowdown Aug 1798.

      1799 -- Tax List, Randolph County, NC
      Lewis Spinks listed 1 white poll and 475 acres in William Armstead's District

      1800 -- Census, Randolph County, NC Page 340
      Lewis Spinks
      (45+) 1F
      (26-45) 1M 1F
      (10-16) 2M
      (0-10) 2M 2F

      1800, Jul 18 -- Land Grant #2046, Randolph County, NC
      Lewis Spinks [assignee of John Winslow] received 200 acres located on Fork Creek adjoining Latham, Needham, his own line, Meacon and Enoch Spinks. James Lathem and Anthony Latham were chain carriers.

      1800, Dec 16-- Land Grant #1914, Randolph County, NC
      Lewis Spinks received 150 acres located on Reedy Creek and Fork Creek and the Fayetteville Road adjoining his own line, John Needham, Mash and Amanuel Asbell. James Latham and William Bird were chain carriers.

      1803, Dec 30 -- Deed Book 8 Page 522, Randolph County, NC
      William Smotherman deeded Cornelius Lathrem 45 acres adjoining Needham and Spinks. Proven by Lewis Spinks Nov 1805.

      1810, Oct -- A History of Sandy Creek Baptist Association by George Purefoy, Page 59
      Mark Phillips and Harden Warner from McLennon's Creek Church (Moore County) and Elder Isaac Teague, Bryant Boroughs and Lewis Spinks from Fall Creek Church (Chatham County) were delegates to the Association meeting at George's Creek Meeting House in Chatham County, NC.

      1810, Oct 22 -- Land Grant #2125, Moore County, NC
      John Shamburger received 150 acres located on Reedy Creek and the [Randolph] County line adjoining Cornelius Lathum and his own line. Lewis Spinks and Charles Stuart were chain carriers.
    Person ID I21181  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 22 Sep 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 Mary "Molly" Pearce,   b. 1772,   d. Clarke County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Married c1785 
    Children 
     1. Raleigh Spinks,   b. 1787, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1860, Lauderdale County, MS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. John Spinks,   b. c1789, Randolph County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1843, Clarke County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years)
     3. Martha Spinks,   b. c1791
    +4. Mary Spinks,   b. 20 Jan 1793, Randolph County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1875, Lauderdale County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     5. Alexander Spinks,   b. c1795, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1822, Clarke County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 26 years)
    +6. Windsor Pierce Spinks,   b. 16 Jul 1797, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1865, Mt. Sterling, Choctaw County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +7. Amy Spinks,   b. c1800,   d. 4 Aug 1841  (Age ~ 41 years)
    +8. Kiziah Spinks,   b. c1802, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1851, Lauderdale County, MS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years)
    +9. William Lewis Spinks,   b. 1804,   d. 1852, Mobile Bay, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
    +10. Elizabeth Spinks,   b. 1805,   d. 1833  (Age 28 years)
     11. Enoch L. Spinks,   b. 18 Apr 1806,   d. 25 May 1880, Kemper County, MS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     12. Olive Spinks,   b. 30 Apr 1808,   d. 19 May 1852, Kemper County, MS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2011 
    Family ID F1064  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsDied - 1845 - Lauderdale County, MS Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    1792 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 356-357
    1792 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 356-357
    1859 Estate, Randolph County, NC - Estate of Keziah Pearce (Page 2)
    1859 Estate, Randolph County, NC - Estate of Keziah Pearce (Page 2)
    1795 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #865 - Lewis Spinks
    1795 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #865 - Lewis Spinks
    1810 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2125 - John Shamburger
    1810 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2125 - John Shamburger

  • Sources 
    1. [S1123] Doris Barfield Sanders [doris_sanders@yahoo.com], 27 Jan 2011.
      Lewis's children are loosely placed in their birth order based primarily on the list of brothers and sisters given in the estate settlement of their brother Alexander Spinks 24 Feb 1823.

      Olive, Enoch L., Windsor Pearce, and Mary apparently have or had engraved markers from which their dates have been obtained. Raleigh, John, William Lewis, Amy, and Keziah's birth dates have been estimated from censuses. Raleigh "Rolly" death date estimated from censuses. John death date from History of Methodism in Alabama . William Lewis death date from NSDAR application. Amy death date from Granberry history, Keziah death date from estate settlement, Lauderdale Co., MS. Martha, Alexander, and Elizabeth's birth dates are speculation. Alexander and Elizabeth's death dates estimated from Clarke Co., AL, court records.

      There are several land deeds for Lewis Spinks in Randolph Co., NC.

      Most are not clear whether Lewis, son of Enoch, or Lewis, grandson of Enoch by son Enoch, Jr except in cases where dates source them.

      11 May 1798 Randolph Co., NC Bk 8 p. 26 Lewis Spinks purchases from Ransom Southerland, Martha Reid's share of inheritance from Enoch Spinks (I) containing the store house.

      1790 Randolph Co., NC
      Lewis Spinks
      Males 3) to age 16 2) 16 & up
      Females 5

      1800 Randolph Co., NC
      Lewis Spinks
      Males 2) 0-10 2) 10-16 1) 26-45
      Females 2) 0-10 1) 26-45 1) 45 & up

      1810 Randolph Co., NC
      Lewis Spinks
      Males 3) 0-10 2) 10-16 3) 16-26 1) 26-45
      Females 3) 0-10 1) 10-16 3) 16-26 1) 26-45

      The numbers of children and ages could differ because of deaths of infants or small children. Additions of hired help, guardianships, etc., could vary the numbers, but clearly this in NOT Lewis b. 1788, son of Enoch and Elizabeth Needham Spinks. Therefore, the most likely would be Lewis, son of Enoch and Amey Spinks.

      Alabama State Tract Book, Vol. 2 (Tract books available in the Alabama State Archives or online from alabama Sec. of State)

      24 Oct 1818 Lewis Spinks, assignee
      TWP 9 N R3E 1/2 pf SE 1/4 Sec 34 80.2 acres Cert. 1094

      1840 Lauderdale Co., MS p. 43
      E. Shamburger
      Males 1) 5-10 2) 10-15 1) 40-50 1) 70-80
      Females 3) 0-5 1) 5-10 1) 30-40 1)70-80
      The two older people may be Rev. Lewis and Mary Pearce Spinks.

      Lewis Spinks was a farmer, teacher, and later an evangelistic preacher beginning many new churches in Alabama and Mississippi.

      Minutes Salem Baptist Church, Alamucha, Lauderdale Co, James Dawson.
      p. 12 6/4/1842 "Bro. H. P. Brunson set apart to the work of the ministry by Brethren H. P. Carter, Isaac Suttle and Lewis Spinks, Presbytery."
      p. 13 10/1/1842 "Bro. Lewis Spinks, moderator".
      p. 17 Saturday before the 1st Sabbath May 1844 "Elder Lewis Spinks chosen as moderator."
      p. 18 Saturday before the 1st Sabbath September 1844 "The sermon delivered by Bro Lewis Spinks."
      p. 22 "Rev. Lewis Spinks died during 1845."

      It isn't clear which entries apply to Rev. Lewis Spinks and which apply to his son Wm. Lewis Spinks, son of Rev. Lewis Spinks, but it is known that the latter died in 1852.

      There is no documentation that the William Lewis Spinks, son of Rev. Lewis Spinks, was ever a minister, therefore the reference must be to the father, Lewis Spinks son of Enoch (I), and certainly 1845 is the death date of the father if the son died in 1852.

      Descendants of J. A. Spinks, Marvin J. Spinks
      Names John Spinks as son of Lewis Spinks and Lewis son of Enoch Spinks of Randolph Co., NC. Most of the introduction is from oral history with some errors in factual information, but lots of clues.

      A Glance into Greater SE or Clarke Co., AL, T. H. Ball, pp. 186, 580, 587
      Lewis Spinks was the first preacher for Horeb Baptist Church 1825, 2 miles northeast of Grove Hill. "Lewis Spinks, who had come as a licensed preacher from Carolina, was immediately ordained the first preacher." This church was later moved to another location. He was the first school teacher 1829 in the Bashi region of Clarke Co., AL.

      Estate settlement, Alexander Spinks, Clarke Co., AL 1823
      Bk A, p. 113 Orphans Court records, states father, mother, brother and sisters as heirs to their brother Alexander's estate, but lists only the brothers and sister's names.

      Randolph Co., NC Will Bk 5, p. 506 1823
      Windsor Pearce names Mary "Mollie" Spinks as his daughter.


    2. [S1123] Doris Barfield Sanders [doris_sanders@yahoo.com], 27 Jan 2011.
      probably Lauderdale County, MS

    3. [S1081] Todd Dorsett [tadorsett@comcast.net], 05 Jun 2010.
      The documents I have indicate that Windsor Pearce's daughter Mary wed Lewis Spinks, and not his brother Raleigh. Mrs. Doris Sanders, of Texas, a descendant of Mary Pearce Spinks, concurs with that. I suppose the court documents could be erroneous; however, it is unlikely, considering the stakes; and I have yet to see primary evidence that Mary wed Raleigh Spinks.