William Spencer (born circa 1560)
William Spencer was born about 1560 in England. On May 13, 1607 he arrived in Jamestowne, Virginia in the Susan Constant, the first of three ships under the command of Captain Christopher Newport.

William Spencer settled in Jamestowne as a farmer and in 1618 he was given a land grant on Jamestowne Island by order of the London Company, with all the privileges duly associated with the same. As a result of this first land grant, William Spencer has been designated an ANCIENT PLANTER. ( Boddie, Surry County, page 47.) He subsequently received other large land grants. He served in the Virginia House of Burgess in 1624, and 1632-33 representing Mulberry Island.
Elizabeth Spencer
Elizabeth Spencer, daughter of William married Major Robert Sheppard, a distinguished citizen of Surry County, Virginia. He served in the Virginia House of Burgess in 1646-48 representing James City. He had large land grants in Surry County.
Ann Sheppard
Ann Sheppard, daughter of Major Sheppard and Elizabeth Spencer first married Thomas Hart and after his death, married William Newsome III, who was born 1648 in Surry County. William Newsome was a wealthy land owner in Surry County and lived on a plantation called Rich Neck on the southern side of the James River near Bacon's Castle.
John Newsome (born 1675)
John Newsome son of William III and Anne was born 1675 in Surry County and married Sarah Crafford, daughter of Robert Crafford and Elizabeth Carter who was from the Carter family of Virginia. John had large land holdings in Surry County.
Joel Newsome (born 1706)
Joel Newsome son of John and Sarah was born 1706 in Surry County and married Rebecca Dickinson. Joel died in Northhampton County, North Carolina in 1752 and his will was probated there in February Court.
William Newsome (born 1746)
William Newsome, son of Joel and Rebecca, was born 1746 in Surry County and moved to Wayne County, North Carolina where he died in July of 1820. He married Mary Jordan from the Isle of Wight County, Virginia. William was a large land owner in Wayne County.
Joab Newsome (1770-1829)
Joab Newsome, son of William and Mary was born 1770 in Northhampton County, North Carolina and married Elizabeth Barnes, daughter of Simon Barnes of Wayne County. Joab died 1829 in Wayne County.
Simon Newsome (1797-1880/1)
Simon Newsome, son of Joab and Elizabeth, was born 1797 in Wayne County. He died after 1880 in Wilson County, North Carolina. Simon married Patience Best from Wayne County. There are extensive records of Joab and Simon in the North Carolina Department of Archives in Raleigh. Both had extensive land holdings throughout Wayne County.
Reddin Newsome (1825-1863)
Reddin Newsome, son of Simon and Patience, was born 1825 in Wayne County. He died during the Civil War (1861) from Typhoid Fever. Reddin married Charlotte Howell of Wayne Count
Patience Frances Newsome (born 1856)

Rev. P.T. Lucas
Patience Frances Newsome, daughter of Reddin and Charlotte was born 1856 in Wilson County. She married Elder Patrick Thomas Lucas, (shown right) born 1854 , son of Silas Lucas of Wayne and Wilson Counties. Elder Patrick Thomas Lucas and Patience Frances Lucas are the ancestors of many of the Lucas family of Wilson and Wayne Counties. They had 12 children.

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