I think I may have e-mailed you not too long ago, but never got a response so maybe you didn’t get my e-mail. I have found the following information (much of which you may already have).
I live in Lexington, SC and have an 1850 Lexington County Census book which was published by the Lexington Genealogy Association (2nd edition annotated). The info. below is EXACTLY as in the book (so names may not be spelled correctly):
It shows your Charles Spires & Maryan Spires in household #970. Charles is a 40 year old farmer. Maryan is 30.
They have 8 children listed:
Elizabeth age 17
James age 15
Millesy age 12
William age 9
John age 8
Sharlott C. age 5
Isaiah D. age 4
Nancyan age 1
Julia A. age 3 months
The annotation shows:
Charles Spires (ca 1810 - ?) m. ca 1832 Mary Ann Ramick; (family moved to Jefferson Co., AR 1859); (Ramick Fam Article - Arkansas Historian, p. 13); (Files of Archie Chavis)
Mary Ann (Ramick) Spires (ca 1823 - ?) d/o Samuel & Ann (?) Ramick
Daniel Isaiah Spires m. Martha E. Caldwell; moved to Jefferson Co., AR
I looked for some the older children in the 1860 census; however, there were only 12 families named Spires and none of them contained people whose names and ages closely matched the children of Charles and Mary Ann Spires.
I also checked the 1850 census (annotated) for other Spires’ households and have listed the male head of household for each:
Household # First Name of
head of household
1084 Anthony age 33
1097 Hamilton age 40
There is a Bitha
Spires living in a
house with a family
named “Baylis” Bitha was
a 30 y/o female
1156 Herbert, Jr. age 26
1163 Herbert age 61
1180 Hana age 48
1207 Anloney age 64
1222 J. Nelson. age 30
In checking some of the Lexington County Genealogical Association’s quarterly publications I found:
Vol. 12, Book 1, page 14 - Lexington District General Sessions abstracts - The State vs. Charles Spires and David Arnold - Hog stealing “True Bill” (from sessions journal Nov. 2, 1840)
The case was disposed of as “traversed.” (Page 79)
Vol. 12, Book 3, page 128 - Lexington District General Sessions abstracts - The State vs. Charles Spires and David Arnold - Hog stealing (sessions journal April 7, 1841)
Vol. 12, Book 4, page 174 - Lexington District General Sessions abstracts - The State vs. Charles Spires and David Arnold - Hog stealing. Jury No. 1 was charged with this case who brought in the following verdict “we find the defendant Guilty.” Jacob Unger, foreman (sessions journal Nov. 2, 1841)
Vol. 13, Book 1, page 28 - Lexington District General Sessions abstracts - The State vs. Charles Spires and David Arnold - Sentenced fine 5 L each which being paid discharges the corporal punishment. (sessions journal Nov. 5, 1841)
Vol. 14, Book 2, page 89 - Abstracts of Lexington County Deed Book “P” - pages 555-559. Grantor: John S. Ramick. Grantee: Mary Ann Spires. Consideration $100.00. Witnesses: John D. Sharp and John B. Jackson. Date Executed: October 7, 1848. Date Proved: October 9, 1848. Proved Before: John Fox, Clerk. Date Recorded: October 9, 1848. Recorded By: John Fox, Regr. An agreement to the division of 400 acres of land. Property—conveyance made by Hezekiah Gartman to Mary Ann Ramick and William Ramick dated January 16, 1845—deed from William Ramick to John S. Ramick dated December 6, 1847—resurvey by John D. Sharp—October 10, 1848.
Vol. 15, Book 1, page 40 - Abstracts of Lexington County Deed Book “P” - pages 662-663. Grantor: John S. Ramick of Lexington District. Grantee: David Sheely, Sr. of Lexington District. Consideration: $260.00. Witnesses: William M. Sheely and Adam Sheely. Date Executed: February 8, 1849. Date Proved: February 8, 1849. Proved Before: James J. Clark. Date Recorded: February 8, 1849. Recorded by: John Fox, Regr. Dower Renounced by: Eliza Ann Ramick. Conveyance of Real Estate for 242 acres of land. Property originally granted to John Williams and Jeremiah Edwards bounded by land granted to Jonathan Taylor, S. Taylor, Smith and Jeremiah Edwards—bounded by John Sheely, William Taylor, Adam Sheely, Charles Spires and John Swygert—plat made by John D. Sharp October 10, 1848.
That's all I can find on your Charles and Mary Ann.
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