Spinks, James a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Penn, Pa., about 1822. When a youth he joined the Church, and about 1845 went to Warsaw, Ind., and engaged in teaching school. In 1851 he was licensed to preach, and was also admitted into the traveling connection. In 1863-64 he was superannuated, in 1865 effective, in 1866-68 again superannuated, in 1869-72 effective, and, finally, in 1873 superannuated. He died at Greencastle, Ind., June 30, 1874. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1874, p. 94.