There are very close ties between the Spink line and the Brian(Bryan) line of Hardin Co, Kentucky.(Meade Co. was a part of Hardin) My ggg-grandfather was Ignatius Spink. His son, Joseph Henry was my gg-grandfather b.4/23/1804-d.12/3/1883 According to family research by Joseph L. Corbett and William Maurice Bryan, the line goes back as follows:
IGNATIUS SPINK b.-177O PRINCE GEORGE CO,MD d.-1837 MEADE CO, KY m. ELIZABETH CLARKSON
s/o FRANCIS SPINK b.-1735 ST.MARY'S CO,MD d.-1806 WASHINGTON CO,KY m.SARAH HOWARD b.-1739 d.AFTER 1806
s/oWILLIAM SPINK b.ca.-1690-1700 d.-1743 ST. MARY'S CO, MD
s/o EDWARD SPINK b.ca.-1650 ST. MARY'S CO,MD d.-1718 ST. MARY'S CO
s/o HENRY SPINK b.-1621 ENGLAND d.-1695 MARYLAND m. ELINOR EDWARDS
"Henry came to Maryland in 1641 as an indentured servant to a gentleman named Nicholas Harvey. In his will (1695) he left 1,000 lbs. tobacco for the rebuilding of the church at Newton, MD. Mentioned frequently in the Archives of Md. at his death left 1100 acres of land to his heirs."
According to Webb's "A CENTENARY OF CATHOLICITY IN KENTUCKY",Ignatius and Raphael Spink were part of the League of Catholic Families from Maryland that settled at Cartwright's Creek in Washington Co, KY in 1788(at this time, Kentucky was still part of Virginia and the County was Nelson)
Tho no direct relation is established, it is possible my ancestor(Joseph Henry) and yours were brothers or cousins.
J.Corbett has Francis Lewis listed as allied family: FRANCIS LEWIS SPINK b-1795 d.4-30-1861 AGE 66 ST.THERESA CEMETERY, MEADE CO. KY m.1/1/1821 HARDIN CO. RECORD PHOEBE YOUTSLER b.-1803 d.3-11-1863 AGE 60 SAME CEMETERY BAPTISED 7-15-1837 AT AGE 34 Hope this helps you out. If you are in MD, perhaps you are close enough to check at St. Mary's or Prince George Co. for more info. Let me know if you fill in any blanks. Sheila