James Spence of Randolph County, North Carolina (1730-1804) and Lucy Upton (1734-1788)

This photo was from James Spence's obituary in the Carthage Press. The obituary was dated March 13, 1922

This photo was from Capt. James Spence’s obituary in the Carthage Press, Jasper County, Missouri. The obituary was dated March 13, 1922. Capt. James Spence (1832-1922) was a great grandson of James Spence and Lucy Upton

The second oldest son of James Spence (1702-1753) and Elizabeth Greaves (1707-1755), James Spence was born in 1730 in Pasquotank, North Carolina, and he died in Randolph County, North Carolina in 1804. His wife was Lucy Upton (1734-1788), the daughter of William Upton (1697-1740) and Lavonia Lucy Bright (Brite) (1) (2). When I first began looking for James Spence in the early 1990s, I stumbled across a book I use as a valuable source today: Erma D Stuckey’s Darnall, Spence, Steers, Spangler, Stuckey, Sill and Brief Accounts of Families into which some members married, Henry IL: M & D Printing (1983). I compiled a synopsis of some passages from the book after discovering it in a local library. That synopsis, updated September 1, 2014, follows:

Malachi Spence, born ca. 1769, married ca. 1796 to Courtney Ann Massa Hubbard, b. ca. 1777 in Maryland; died 1817, Madison County, Kentucky. Her father (first name unknown) served in the Continental Army. He was a cabinet maker and made coffins for the Army.

Malachi’s father James Spence of Randolph County came from the Pasquotank/Camden area and had a son named Lemuel Spence–Malachi’s older brother. Lemuel Spence married Elizabeth Jones, Camden County, 1788.

The children of Malachi Spence and Courtney Ann Massa Hubbard Spence:

James Spence II, b. 1 Aug 1797, Randolph Co., NC; m. Susannah Callahan
Mary Spence, b. ca. 1800; m. James Rayburn Rebecca Spence, b. 15 July 1802; m. Nathan Oldham
Keziah (Kezzie) Spence, b. 11 Dec 1805; m. John Darnall. She died 11 Aug 1893.
Sarah Spence, b. ???; m Nathaniel Oldham
Cary Spence, b. 15 June 1811; m. Abagail Cunningham
Williamson D. Spence; b. 12 July 1814; m. Mary Darnall
Lacada Esther Spence; b. ca. 1816; d. 1832. Remained single.
An infant and the mother Courtney, died. p. 539:( Stuckey)

Stuckey continues:

“Concerning James Spence of Randolph Co.–Family records have him with a brother, Lemuel Spence.” (Stuckey, p. 539)

[My note: Lemuel was Malachi’s brother and the oldest son of James Spence. Robert Spence was the second son. Malachi was actually the third son of James Spence. Malachi Spence settled in Madison Co., KY ca. 1806. Malachi and Elisha Spence (my fourth great grandfather) would have been first cousins. Elisha’s father, William Edward Spence (d. Pasquotank, 1785) appt’d his brother, James and his wife Judha (as long as she remains my wife) co-executors of his estate. Will signed in the presence of Ebenezer Sawyer and Letishea Spence (William and James’ sister).]

(James Spence) “would have married before 1769 for we have his son, Malachi, born about 1769 and probably Carolina. Although there may have been others, we have James with four children: ESTHER SPENCE, CARY SPENCE, JAMES SPENCE AND MALACHI SPENCE, and we do not have the order of birth. Cary Spence died from being kicked by a horse, but we do not know if he married and had a family.” REFERENCE Stuckey, Erma D. Darnall, Spence, Steers, Spangler, Stuckey, Sill and brief accounts of families into which some members married. M & D Printing Co., Henry IL (1983) (3),(4).

Finding Lucy Upton’s family was a major project. Fortunately I located some notes I had taken at the North Carolina State Archives while on a trip there in 1998. Her father, William Upton, was a son of John Upton (1670-1715) and Elizabeth Barecock (1669-1715). John died in Pasquotank, North Carolina in 1715. In his will dated June 30, 1715, he identified the names of his children: (a) Mary Upton (b. 1694); (b) William Upton (1697-1740); (c) Edward Upton (1700-1753); (d)Thomas Upton (1700-1750); (e) Joseph Upton (1715-1767); (f) Ruth Upton (b. 1715). William inherited one-third interest in a plantation called Merriday in Pasquotank County, one iron pot and use of a mill. Pasquotank records create an interesting trail for William Upton. He appears to have had four daughters: Ruth Upton (1730-1760); Mary Upton (1732-1760); Lucy Upton (1734-1788); and Keziah Upton (1736-1760), per his will. In July 1719, he was sued by Wilson Reed. The case was dismissed. He served on a jury in 1723 and 1727. On March 16, 1732, he gave his deposition of William Taylor’s land and said that he was a chain carrier. In October 1735, he and another party (William Minsen??) sold 180 acres to Samuel Etherage. In April 1736, he filed suit against Macora Scarbrough. In January 1740, he filled suit against William Fox, but the case was dismissed. Then he died in September 1740. In October 1740, a case filed against him by Willis Wilson was dismissed since William Upton had died. In January 1741, a summons was filed against Cartwright to prove William Upton’s will. The will was finally proved in July 1741 by oaths of Joseph Upton and Thomas Miller. Sometime in 1741, Lucy Upton received her inheritance from her father. She inherited one-fourth interest in Merriday (about 50 acres out of 214 acres). The document mentioned her father William and her grandfather John. Finally on October 9, 1760, Lucy and her husband James Spence sold their interest in Merriday. Lucy’s three sisters are mentioned in the document and the fact that they had already died (5).

[As an aid in following the Rowan/Randolph/Davidson County Spences, I have included a section concerning North Carolina county formation. I will also add that there were two Spence families in the area who were not related or not related directly to the families under discussion here. However, their records have been entertwined with the Pasquotank Spences. David Spence, who settled in Davidson/Surry County and who married Mary Ann McElyea, came from New Jersey after the Revolutionary War. The other Spence line in Guilford County appears to have had roots in Delaware. I have found no direct connection between these two family groups and the Spence families of Pasquotank. Randolph County, North Carolina was formed in 1779 from Guilford County. Guilford County was formed from Rowan and Orange Counties.]

Records for James Spence are a challenge as well since so many men bore the name “James Spence.” After discovering that James Spence of Randolph was the brother of my fifth great grandfather, William Spence, I was able to identify who he was and where he was at certain periods of time. James was born in Pasquotank County about 1730. Since he was the second son of James Spence and Elizabeth Greaves, he and his older brother, William, were close. The IGI record cited above indicates that James Spence married Lucy Upton in 1750 in Pasquotank County. The next record for James and Lucy appears as the land transaction of Lucy’s property in Pasquotank on October 9, 1760, also cited above.

In 1766, both James Spence and his brother, William appear on a militia roster in Capt. Jarvis Jones’ Company in Pasquotank County (6). Between 1780 and 1781, James and William Spence joined the North Carolina Continental Line and fought at the Battle of Charleston, South Carolina. William was taken prisoner. In all likelihood, James was taken prisoner as well since he was given a land grant in Davidson County, Tennessee, as was William. On September 15, 1787, James assigned the land in Davidson County, Tennessee to James Hoggett (7). Two years prior to that, James was named co-executor of his brother, William’s estate. William’s widow remarried, and James became the sole executor of William’s estate. In all likelihood, he and his family remained in Pasquotank until William’s estate closed, and then they moved to Randolph County.

The children of James Spence of Randolph County, North Carolina (1730-1804) and Lucy Upton (1734-1788) were:

1. Lemuel Spence (1750-1795); m. Elizabeth Jones abt 1788 in Camden County, North Carolina. I do not know whether they had any children. Lemuel appears on Pasquotank County records in 1767 (8) and 1769 (9), and on Camden County Records in 1782. He appears on the 1790 Census in Pasquotank, North Carolina (10). In 1795, he is shown in Randolph County, North Carolina with 94 acres of land, 1 white poles, 2 black poles (11). He died after 1795 in Randolph County.

2. David Spence (1766-1815); m. Esther Lambord (1786-1850). David was born in Rowan County, North Carolina in 1766, and he died in 1815 in Surry County, North Carolina. People often contacted me about this family years ago when I first started researching the Spence line. At the time, I could make no connection with the Spence families of Pasquotank and decided they were from a different line living in the Rowan/Surry County area.  Then I had the ten-year absence from genealogy. When I returned, I discovered people were connecting them with other lines. Recently, I undertook a specific study of these people and discovered that they did connect with the Pasquotank Spences and that David was another son of James Spence and Lucy Upton of Randolph County, North Carolina. This article was originally written in January 2015. This section about David Spence is being written nine months later in September 2015. For that reason, I am setting out his family in full. The children of David Spence and Esther Lambord follow:

  1. Betsy Spence, born  about 1804 in Randolph County, North Carolina. Betsy’s husband was Wylie Nixton. Their children were Nancy Nixton and Frances Nixton. I know nothing else about them.
  2. Nancy Spence, born about 1804 in Randolph County, North Carolina. She may have been Betsy’s twin. She may also have married a Wingate. I know nothing else about Nancy or her family.
  3. Malachi Spence (1806-1880). Malachi was born March 5, 1806 in Randolph County, North Carolina, and he died December 6, 1880 in Trap Hill, Wilkes, North Carolina. His wife was Elizabeth Minerva Ramsower/Ramseur (1808-1876). [Note: The Ramsower/Ramseur family ran some mills in the area. Elizabeth was reportedly the daughter of Chief Tahchee “Micheal” Ramsower, who was born in 1790 in Turkey-Town, Alabama, and who died in 1848 in Flint District, Cherokee Nation, and Elizabeth Laxton, who was born in 1780.  Her grandparents were Henry Ramsour (1770-1828) and an unknown Native American. Elizabeth was apparently raised by an uncle and aunt: Michael Ramseur (1765-1830) and Mary Smith (1770-1852). The children of Malachi Spence and Elizabeth Ramseur follow:
    1. James Spence (born 1828)
    2. John David Spence (born 1829)
    3. Elizabeth Spence (born 1832)
    4. Wiley Andrew Jackson Spence (1833-1875)
    5. William Madison Spence (1833-1905)
    6. Joseph Perry Spence (1836-1842)
    7. Henry Benjamin Spence (1838-1911)
    8. Nancy E. Spence (born 1840)
    9. Huldah Spence (born 1844)
    10. Stephen Franklin Spence (1845-1865)
    11. Richard Columbus Spence (1848-1942)
    12. Charlotte Spence (born 1852).
  4. Joseph Perry Spence (1809-1875). Joseph was born in North Carolina April 14, 1809, and he died December 11, 1875 in Honey Grove, Fannin, Texas. His wife was Mary Catherine Baker (1825-1875). I have no additional information about them.
  5. David Spence (born 1811). He died in Surry County, North Carolina. I have no additional information about him.
  6. Henry Spence (born 1813). Apparently, he had two children: Baxter Spence and Frances Spence. I have no additional about him.
  7. Wylie Spence (born 1815). He died in Surry County, North Carolina. I have no additional information about him.
  8. James C Spence (born 1815). He died in Georgia. I have no additional information about him.

3. Robert Spence (1767-1825); m. Lovey Temple Sexton (1773-1857). This family eventually settled in Davidson County, North Carolina. They may have moved to Rowan County first and were initially in Pasquotank County. This is an interesting connection. I once considered Robert Spence a brother of James Sr. of Randolph County. Given the number of Robert’s descendants who eventually relocated to Jasper County, Missouri, I now believe Robert was a son of James, Sr. Robert Spence was born May 19, 1767 in Pasquotank County, North Carolina, and he died after August 24, 1825 in Davidson County, North Carolina. An abstract of Robert Spence’s will follows:

1:39 ROBERT SPENCE. 24 Aug 1825; Prob. Sep 1825
I have given to my son, JOSEPH SPENCE, to the amount of $40.00. And to my son WILLIS SPENCE I give one bay colt at $30.00 and I give him $10.00 in something else. All my sons to be made qual with them when they come of age or marry, that is my sons–JEREMIAH SPENCE, ROBERT SPENCE, DANIEL SPENCE, JOHN SPENCE, MARK SPENCE Alphasmy Reley, D THORNTON SPENCE. My son ALSTON SPENCE to have but 50 cents of my property. My wife, LOVEY SPENCE, all my property, real and personal, during her life or widowhood to be used to support and raise my small children and to give them moderate learning. Further at the death or marriage of my wife, all shall be sold and equally divided among my children (after having been made equal with JOSEPH SPENCE and WILLIS SPENCE)–that is JEREMIAH SPENCE, WILLIS SPENCE, ROBERT SPENCE, JOHN SPENCE, DANIEL SPENCE, MARK SPENCE and THORNTON SPENCE. Executor: William Hannah; Wit: Henry Stewart, Joseph Spence, Alphasmy Reley; p. 8 (12).

The children of Robert and Lovey Spence follow:

a. Alston Spence (1799-1836). Alston was born February 11, 1799 in Rowan County, North Carolina, and he died August 19, 1836 in Pasquotank County. His wife’s name was Marjera or Marjorie. They had two sons: John, born in 1829, and Joseph, born in 1830. I know nothing else about Alston.
b. Joseph Spence (1801-1876). Joseph was born July 27, 1801 in Rowan County, North Carolina, and he died April 8, 1876 in Independence, Clay County, Missouri. He had several marriages. His first wife was Alley Skeen (1802-1835). Their children were: (1) Mary Spence (1822-1872); (2) Robert Spence (b. 1827) (3) Osborn Spence (b. 1829); (4) Lovey R. Spence (b. 1830). His second wife was Mary Spence, born 1803. His third wife was Rachel Hurley (1816-1884). Their children were: (1) William Anderson Spence (1837-1878); (2) James Spence (1839-1917); (3) Handsel E. Spence (1842-1864); (4) Allie Phair Spence (1845-1933); (5) Joseph Spence (1846-1854); (6) Isaac N. Spence (b. 1851).
c. Jeremiah Spence (1802-1850) Jeremiah was born February 22, 1802 in Rowan County, North Carolina, and he died in 1850 in Walton, Florida. His wife’s name was Nancy. I know nothing else about him.
d. Willis Spence (1805-1875). Willis was born October 3, 1805 in Davidson County, North Carolina, and he died September 10, 1875 in Greene County, Missouri, where he is buried in the Elms Springs Cemetery. His wife was Sarah K. Hall (1809-1907). Their children were: (1) Eliza Spence (1828-1900); (2) Alford B. Spence (born 1833); (3) Rachel E. Spence (1836-1914); (4) Emory W. Spence (born 1837); (5) Milton C. Spence (born 1839); (6) Sanford H. Spence (1847-1910).
e. Robert Spence (1807-1843). Robert was born November 1, 1807 in Rowan County, North Carolina, and he died June 6, 1843 in Davidson County, North Carolina. I know nothing else about him.
f. Daniel Spence (1808-1882). Daniel was born January 30, 1808 in Rowan County, North Carolina, and he died March 26, 1882 in Davidson County, North Carolina. His wife was Margaret Ann Pennington (1830-1868). Their children were: (1) Chlofus “Clove” A. Spence (1848-1914); (2) Thomas S. Spence (1851-1915); (3) Elizabeth Spence (b. 1853); (4) Robert Spence (b. 1855); (5) James B. Spence (1856-1955); (7) Delphune Spence (b. 1857); (8) Claudis Spence (b. 1859); (9) Anne Spence (b. 1864); (10) Union Spence (b. 1867); (11) Joseph Spence (b. 1869).
g. John Spence (1808-1866). John is an important connection here. John relocated to Adams County, Illinois. He was the father of Capt. James Spence (1839-1922), who later settled in Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, a region where a number of his distant cousins had settled. John was born about 1808 in Rowan County, North Carolina, and he died after 1866 in Adams County, Illinois. He had several marriages. His first wife was Elizabeth (last name unknown); they were married about 1829 in Davidson County, North Carolina. Their children were: (1) William A. Spence (b. 1830); (2) Martha Spence (b. 1832); (3) Daniel Spence (b. 1833); (4) Obediah Spence (b. 1836); (5) Willis Spence (1837-1867)—he died in Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri; (6) Capt. James Spence (1832-1922). [I will include his obituary in a separate article later, he is pictured above]; (7) Ann Spence (b. 1840); (8) Sarah Spence (b. 1842); (9) John Fletcher Spence (1843-1880); (10) Thomas Spence (1845-aft 1870). Thomas died in Jasper County, Missouri. John’s second wife was Elizabeth J. Gibson (1807-1860), whom he married April 6, 1848 in Adams County, Illinois.
h. Mark Spence (1812-1860). Mark was born August 11, 1812 in Rowan County, North Carolina, and he died after 1860 in Adams County, Illinois. I know nothing else about him.
i. Thornton Spence (1814-1880). Thornton was born September 5, 1814 in Rowan County, North Carolina, and he died after 1880 in Huntsville, Schuyler, Illinois. He lived in a number of places including Astoria, Fulton, Illinois (1850), Harnett, North Carolina (1860), Bidwell, Butte, California (1867-1879) and Huntsville, Schuyler, Illinois (1880), where he is listed on the census as a mechanic. I do not know whether he ever married.

4. Malachi Spence (1769-1847); m. Courtney Massa Hubbard (1779-1817). Malachi was born about 1769 in Pasquotank, North Carolina, and he died June 1, 1847 in Indian Grove, Livingston County, Illinois. An article titled “Indian Grove Settlement” found on Ancestry.com, notes:

Malachi Spence and his son, James Spence, and Richard Moore settled here
a year or two after those already mentioned. The latter was from Overton
County, Tenn., and the Spences and Darnalls from Kentucky. Mrs. Glenn
Phillips, a widow lady, came from the same neighborhood in Tennessee, and
about the same time that Richard Moore and the Spences came to the settlement.
This comprised the first batch of settlers in what is now Indian Grove
Township ; and some of them are still living on their original homesteads, while
those who have died or removed to other States have left honored representatives
behind them. Rev. John Darnall sold out some years ago and removed
to Oregon. Malachi Spence is dead, but a son lives at the old home. Mrs.
Phillips is also dead. Richard Moore and Barney Phillips are still living in the
township (13)

Similar to other Spence relatives, Malachi Spence moved around. He married his wife in Maryland about 1796. As previously noted, her father served in the Continental Army. He was a cabinet maker and made coffins for the Army (14). By 1810, they were in Madison County, Kentucky (15), and they remained in Madison County until 1840, when they appear in Livingston County, Illinois (16).

The children of Malachi and Courtney Massa Hubbard Spence follow:

(a) James Spence (1797-1881). James was born August 1, 1797 in Randolph County, North Carolina, and he died March 16, 1881 in Fairbury, Livingston County, Illinois. His wife was Susannah Callahan (1803-1879). Their children were: (1) Sarah Ann Spence (1820-1885); (2) Minerva Ann Spence (1821-1894); (3) Permelia Ann Spence (1823-1824); (4) Mary Ann Spence (1824-1901); (5) Malachi Spence (1826-1868); (6) Eliza Jane Spence (1828-1891); (7) John D. Spence (1830-1897); (8) Elizabeth Jane Spence (1831-1855); (9) Christian Gentry Spence (1832-1921); (10) Elcany B. Spence (1834-1911); (11) James Rayburn Spence (1835-1911); (12) Louvica Amanda Spence (1837-1925); (13) Cary Spence (1840-1889); (14) Susan Spence (1843-1865); (15) William J. Spence (1846-1869); (16) Cyrus Rastin Spence (1848-1934). James Spence married Susannah Callahan in Madison County, Kentucky May 4, 1819. They remained in Madison County until 1840, when James appears on the census for Livingston County.
(b) Lacada Sadie Spence (1798-1860). Lacada was born in 1798 in North Carolina, and she died in 1860 in Madison County, Kentucky. I have no further information.
(c) Mary Spence (1800-1850). Mary was born in Madison County, Kentucky in 1800, and she died in Kentucky in July 1850. Her husband was James Rayburn. Their son was John Rayburn, who was born in 1873.
(d) Rebecca Spence (1802-1889). Rebecca was born July 15, 1802 in Kentucky, and she died March 7, 1889 in Fairbury, Livingston County, Illinois. Her husband was Nathan Oldam (1805-1877).
(e) Keziah “Kezie” Spence (1805-1893). Keziah was born December 11, 1805 in Madison County, Kentucky, and she died August 11, 1893 in Oregon City, Clackamas, Oregon. Her husband was John Darnall (1804-1894). Their children were: (1) James William Darnall (1833-1884); (2) John Martin Darnall (1836-1863); (3) Nathan O. Darnall (1838-1898); (4) Nicholas H. Darnall (1841-1917); (5) Bruce Bundren Darnall (1843-1844); (6) Courtney Ann Darnall (1846-1926).
(f) Cary Spence (1811-1874). Cary was born June 15, 1811 in Madison County, Kentucky, and he died May 19, 1874 in Fairbury, Livingston, Illinois. His wife was Abigail Cunningham (1810-1852). Their children were: (1) Malachi A. Spence (1843-1910); (2) Apphia Spence (1843-1928); (3) Robert Spence (1845-1867); (4) Josiah Spence (1846-1924); (5) Isabelle Spence (1850-1938); (6) Absalom Abraham Spence (1852-1873).
(g) Sarah Spence (b. 1812). Sarah was born in Madison County, Kentucky, and she married Nathaniel Oldham (b. 1796). I know nothing else about her.
(h) Williamson D. Spence (1814-1896). Williamson was born July 12, 1814 in Madison County, Kentucky, and he died December 1, 1896 in Belle Prairie City, Livingston, Illinois. His wife was Mary Darnall (1820-1901). Their children were: (1) Courtney Ann Spence (1839-1920); (2) Amanda Melvina Spence (1841-1911); (3) Malachi Martin Spence (1844-1911); (4) Martin M. Spence (b. 1845); (5) Mary Emily Spence (1847-1921); (6) Marquis D. Spence (1856-1954).
(i) Lacada Esther Spence (1816-1832). Esther was born in Madison County, Kentucky in 1816, and she died in Livingston County, Illinois in 1832. She is buried in the Spence Cemetery, Fairbury, Livingston, Illinois.
(j) An infant daughter Spence (1817-1817). Madison County, Kentucky.

5. Esther Spence (b. 1770). Esther was born in North Carolina in 1770. I know nothing else about her.

6. Cary Spence (b. 1773); m. Abigail Powers. Cary was born in North Carolina in 1773, and he died in Randolph County after being kicked by a horse. The year of his death is unknown. His wife was Abigail Powers. Their children were: (1) Sarah Spence; (2) William Spence; (3) David Spence (1790-1851). I know nothing else about their children. David was born November 7, 1790, and he died December 2, 1851.

7. James Spence (1781-1828). James was born in North Carolina in 1781, and he died possibly in Madison County, Kentucky in 1828. I do not have any additional information about him.

James Spence of Randolph County, North Carolina and William Edward Spence (d. 1785) were the sons of James Spence (1702-1753) and Elizabeth Greaves (1707-1755) and were brothers. James Spence (1702-1753) was the son of James Spence (1674-1740) and his first wife, Esther Booth (1674-1715) (17) There are a number of men named James Spence in this family, something that has caused a great deal of confusion. After many painstaking hours, I think I have sorted them out!

References

(1) North Carolina State and Colonial Records, North Carolina State Library, Raleigh, North Carolina. Notes taken May 1998.
(2) International Genealogical Index (IGI). 1994 Edition. Date Accessed: 1998.
(3) Stuckey, Irma D. Darnall, Spence, Steers, Spangler, Stuckey, Sill and Brief Accounts of Families into which some members married. Henry IL: M & D Printing (1983).
(4) Beall, Barbara Inman, “Notes re: James Spence of Randolph County, North Carolina”. Inman-Spence-Beall-Warfield Family Branches, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah. Date Accessed: 19 Jan 2015. Available online at http://www.ancestry.com
(5) North Carolina State and Colonial Records. North Carolina State Library, Raleigh, North Carolina. 1998.
(6) North Carolina Militia Roster (1766) for Pasquotank County. Copy obtained from the North Carolina Archives
(7) James Spence in North Carolina and Early Tennessee Land Records (1753-1931). Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah. Date accessed: 20 Jan 2015. Available online at http://www.ancestry.com
(8) Lemuel Spence in the North Carolina Compiled Census and Census Substitutes List, Early Tax List 1767. Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah. Date Accessed: 19 Jan 2015. Available online at http://www.ancestry.com
(9) Lemuel Spence in the North Carolina Compiled Census and Census Substitutes List, Early Tax List 1769. Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah. Date Accessed: 19 Jan 2015. Available online at http://www.ancestry.com
(10) Lemuel Spence in the North Carolina Compiled Census and Census Substitutes List, 1790 Census. Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah. Date Accessed: 19 Jan 2015. Available online at http://www.ancestry.com
(11) Lemuel Spence in the North Carolina Compiled Census and census Substitutes List, Early Tax List 1795. Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah. Date Accessed: 19 Jan 2015. Available online at http://www.ancestry.com
(12) Reeves, Henry and Mary Jo Davis Shoaf (Compilers). Davidson Co. North Carolina Will Summaries, Vol. I. Mrs. Mary Jo Davis Shoaf, Publisher, Lexington, North Carolina, 1979
(13) “Indian Grove Settlement about Malachi Spence,” Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah. Date Accessed: 19 Jan 2015. Available online at http://www.ancestry.com
(14) Stuckey, Erma D. Darnall, Spence, Steers, Spangler, Stuckey, Sill and Brief Accounts of families into which some members married. Henry, IL: M & D Printing (1983)
(15) 1810 Census for Malachi Spence, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah. Date Accessed: 19 Jan 2015. Available online at http://www.ancestry.com
(16) 1840 Census for Malachi Spence, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah. Date Accessed: 19 Jan 2015.
(17) Beall, Barbara Inman, “Notes re: James Spence of Randolph County, North Carolina”. Inman-Spence-Beall-Warfield Family Branches, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah. Date Accessed: 19 Jan 2015. Available online at http://www.ancestry.com

2 thoughts on “James Spence of Randolph County, North Carolina (1730-1804) and Lucy Upton (1734-1788)

  1. My mother’s great grandfather was Alexander Sexton from Davidson County,NC according to his Civil War enlistment paperwork. I am wondering if there might be a connection between Alexander and Lovey Sexton.

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