Spriggs, Joseph a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, was born in Lancaster County, Va., July 6, 1804, and united with the Church in 1824. He was licensed to preach in January 1828, and was admitted into the Baltimore Conference in March of the same year. He was ordained deacon in 1830, and elder in 1832. When the Methodist Episcopal Church divided in 1844, he adhered to the Southern branch, and was admitted into the Virginia Conference. In 1860 he took a supernumerary relation; in 1865 he became effective; in 1869 superannuated. He died of typhoid fever, Jan. 17, 1869. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of the M.E. Church, South, 1870, p. 402.