Have discovered my g-g-grandparents George and Mary L. Spinks immigrated from Ireland in the 1840's to NY, where my great-grandfather John J. Spinks was born. Then they moved to Canada, then to Marine City, MI in Cottrellville Township on the St. Clair River, north of Detroit.
George was a bootmaker and by his 50's owned a farm. Mary's mother was from Scotland.Both families may have had roots in England or Scotland before their ancestors moving to Ireland. Spinks was a common English name.
George and Mary had several children. Their oldest son John stayed in Marine City as a merchant and lawyer, where he married and had children, but others moved to other Midwestern states following work.
George and Mary's other 7 children were: Samuel, b. Canada 1848 - shoemaker (never married) Mary/May Jane, b. MI 1850 - milliner (never married) George B., b. MI 1852, m. Nancy Unknown - shoemaker Alexander, b. MI Jan. 1853, m. Martha Tyler - shoe merchant & mfg. Later lived in OH and IL. Had children. Martha, b. MI 1854, m. Abraham Tyler, had children. Agness, b. MI 1857 Lucinda, b. MI 1862 (Still living with mother at 18, then seemed to disappear from record, probably through marriage.)
Does anyone have information on John's siblings and their descendants?