Biography of Levi Spinks
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Spinks, Levi, Colton, was born in Hampton, Vt., June 10, 1816. His father was William, a native of the same place, born in 1790, a son of E. Spink, also of Vermont. William married Priscilla Wood, and they had seven children, all now deceased except our subject. At the age of eight years Levi came with his parents to Parishville, and in 1834 they moved to Colton, the father purchasing a farm on which he spent the remainder of his life. Levi worked with his father until the age of twenty three, when he began for himself, working by the month on a farm, He married, February 15, 1841, Harriet, daughter of Henry Gibbons, of English descent, though a resident of South Colton. At this time he bought a farm of fifty acres, to which he later added 200. Mr. Spinks and wife have prospered, owing to industry and perseverance, and have experienced all the hardships and privations of pioneer life, but now they are enjoying the fruits of their early exertions. Two children have been born to them, but both have died, one of them in infancy and the other, Philo, horn March 10, 1861, married Tina Blanchard, daughter of Albert Blanchard, of Colton, and died May 19, 1888.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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