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 1790-1810  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
    Person ID I21181  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 2 Jul 2017 

    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
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1790-1810 - Randolph County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1845 - Lauderdale County, MS Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • 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.