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George was born in 1740 after his father's death. In his will, his father Samuel acknowledges his unborn child, stipulating that
If it hapens that the child my wife now goes with proves a man child my four meal heairs must purchase the child if it lives to come to age three hundred acres of land.
George is said to have served at the Battle of Point Pleasant. Source:Thwaites and Kellogg, 1905 quote the Orderly Book of Colonel Fleming, for October 14 1774, four days after the battle, stating simply "...Lieutt. (sic) Givens to succeed Captain Saml. Wilson...."  Since the passage does not identify Lieutenant Givens by given name, we can't tell from this whether this was George Givens of this article, or another Givens altogether. George, however, would have been about the right age to be a lieutenant in this battle.
George did not live long enough to apply for a Revolutionary War era pension, but one who served under him did, and identified him as his officer during what is obviously the Point Pleasant Campaign:
Declaration of Charles King for a Pension
[Col. William Fleming to Capt. George Givens. 3ZZ4 — Draft in Fleming's handwriting.] Septr. 2d. 1776 Sir — It is thought Necessary that a Compy, should march to the Protection of the Inhabitants of Green Brier. And as the Field Officers have Appointed you to that Charge, you will therefore immediately en- deavour to get the Compi'. compleated, you are to have Lieut*. Beard from Cap*. Hanleys and an Ensign from Cap* Deans Comp'. for Your Officers. You are to Ap- point a Sergeant in your Own Comp. Lieut Wright has orders from me to Send you a Sergt & Eight Men from his Comp. You will I expect get Volun- teers in your Own Comp'. & Capt Hanleys, without draughting the Comp. I have wrote to the Capt. to have their proportion of Men ready. You had better Appoint a day for them to Muster their Comp's and Attend. You are to march as quick as possible I ex- pect you will march next week you will send Your Ensign & fifteen men to Capt Vanbibers fort. Your Lieut*. & fifteen to Capt Donnalys. & You with the re- maining part may continue at Ca[m]p. Union or else where as may be most necessary for the protection or defence of the Inhabitants, in which you will be di- rected by Capt Stuart. Your Proportion of men will be 20. or more if you can get them from your own Compy. The Lieutt 16. the Ensign ten & with Capt Robinsons 8 will make your Comp^. 54. You are to use your utmost dilegence in protecting the Inhabitants, & repelling an Invasion, let me hear from you, from time to time & You will Oblidge Your Hble Servt [William Fleming] To Capt Givens -
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Husband's Name George GIVENS (AFN:26ZJ-BD) Born: 1740 Place: , Augusta, Virginia Christened: 11 Mar 1741 Place: , Augusta Co, Va, Rev. John Craig Died: 17 Jan 1825 Place: , Lincoln, KY. Buried: Place: , Augusta, Virginia Father: Samuel GIVENS (AFN:26ZH-32) Mother: Sarah CATHEY (AFN:26ZH-47)
1. Sex Name F Sarah GIVENS (AFN:G19L-XR) Born: 15 Mar 1775 Place: , , Botetourt, Virginia Died: Place: , , Lincoln, Kentucky
George GIVENS (AFN:26ZJ-BD) Born: 1740 Place: , Augusta, Virginia Christened: 11 Mar 1741 Place: , Augusta Co, Va, Rev. John Craig Died: 17 Jan 1825 Place: , Lincoln, KY. Buried: Place: , Augusta, Virginia Married: 1767 Place: , Cowpasture, Bath, Virginia Father: Samuel GIVENS (AFN:26ZH-32) Mother: Sarah CATHEY (AFN:26ZH-47)
Rachel BLACK (AFN:BN32-LD) Born: 1750 Place: , , Augusta, Virginia Died: 5 Apr 1822 Place: , , Lincoln, Kentucky Married: 1767 Place: , Cowpasture, Bath, Virginia Father: Alexander BLACK (AFN:1R5J-5CG) Mother: Jane WALLACE (AFN:1R5J-5DN)
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F Sally GIVENS (AFN:19GB-0Q1) Born: < 1787 Place: <, , Virginia>
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M John GIVENS (AFN:19GB-0JR) Born: < 1775 Place: <, , Virginia>
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M George GIVENS (AFN:19GB-0K0) Born: 11 Mar 1779 Place: , , Botetourt, Virginia Died: 6 Sep 1846 Place: , , , Kentucky
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M Samuel GIVENS (AFN:19GB-0L6) Born: < 1779 Place: <, , Virginia>
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M James GIVENS (AFN:19GB-0MD) Born: < 1781 Place: <, , Virginia>
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M William GIVENS (AFN:19GB-0NL) Born: < 1783 Place: <, , Virginia>
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F Rachel GIVENS (AFN:19GB-D1Q) Born: 7 Nov 1781 Place: , , Lincoln, Kentucky Died: 1849 Place: , , Boyle, Kentucky
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F Jane GIVENS (AFN:19GB-D35) Born: 1775 Place: <, , Virginia>
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F GIVENS (AFN:19GB-0SF) Born: < 1777 Place: <, , Virginia>
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M John GIVENS (AFN:19GB-GV8) Born: < 1766 Place: <, , Virginia>
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M George GIVENS (AFN:19GB-GWG) Born: < 1768 Place: <, , Virginia>
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M Samuel GIVENS (AFN:19GB-GXN) Born: 11 Jul 1769 Place: , , Botetourt, Virginia Died: 1830 Place: , , Union, Kentucky
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M James GIVENS (AFN:19GB-GZV) Born: < 1772 Place: <, , Virginia>
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M William GIVENS (AFN:19GB-H02) Born: 15 Mar 1777 Place: , , Botetourt, Virginia Died: 25 Mar 1837 Place: , , Trimble, Kentucky
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F GIVENS (AFN:19GB-H18) Born: < 1776 Place: <, , Virginia>
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F Sally GIVENS (AFN:19GB-H2G) Born: < 1778 Place: <, , Virginia>
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F GIVENS (AFN:19GB-H3N) Born: < 1780 Place: <, , Virginia>
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M John GIVENS (AFN:19GB-NV9) Born: < 1766 Place: <, , Virginia>
A List of the Agnatic Descendants of Samuel Givens (b. Ulster 1667) (Antrim --> Virginia --> Kentucky --> Indiana)
George was born after his father's death but nonetheless provided for in his will: ``if it happens the child my wife goes with proves a manchild, my four male heirs must purchase the child if it lives to come to age, three hundred acres of land to him and his heirs forever. Rachel Black, b. 1750 Augusta Co., Virg., d. 5 Apr 1822 Lincoln Co., KY, is daughter of Alexander Black and Jane. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jamesdow/Allen/givens.htm
George Givens was born in Orange Co., VA in December 1740 ... shortly after his father Samuel had died. George moved west to Botetourt Co., VA where he served as a lieutenant in Lord Dunmore's War against the Indians and later as a captain in the Rev War. He moved his family to Lincoln Co., KY about 1780, settling on a 400 acre grant from VA for his war services.
George had married Rachel Black in 1767 in Bath Co., VA and had by her 5 sons and two daughters. His wife died in 1822, but George lived 3 years longer.
George Givens died in Lincoln Co., KY on January 17, 1825. His will names his sons -- Samuel, James, William, George Jr and John.
George Givens, (1740-1825), was appointed captain of Botetourt Co., Va. militia 1776. He received land in Kentucky for his service.
Capt. George Givens (Marker Number: 1328)
County: Lincoln Location: Jct. KY 1273 & US 150
Description: Homesite and grave 1 mile west. B., Orange Co., Va., 1740. D., 1825. 40 years service to his country. Lt. at Fort Pitt, Dunmore's War, 1774. Captain, Botetourt County militia, 1776. Northwest Campaign of George Rogers Clark, 1778. Came to Ky., 1781. He received military land grant, 1781. In War of 1812. Presented by Jane Craig Reichlein and Mrs. Birdie Givens Pickle.
(Subjects: Clark, George Rogers | Dunmore, John Murray | Forts and stations | Revolutionary War | War of 1812)
DAR GIVENS, GEORGE Ancestor # A045488
Birth 1740 ORANGE CO VIRGINIA Death 17 Jan 1825 LINCOLN CO KENTUCKY Service State/Organization: VIRGINIA Rank CAPTAIN Spouse 1) RACHAEL BLACK
Probably a brother GIVENS, ROBERT Ancestor # A045494
Birth 22 May 1759 VIRGINIA Death 26 Oct 1833 LINCOLN CO KENTUCKY Service State/Organization: NORTH CAROLINA , VIRGINIA Rank PRIVATE Spouse 1) MARTHA GIVENS
Possibly a brother? GIVENS, JAMES Ancestor # A045490
Birth 8 Jan 1764 AUGUSTA CO VIRGINIA Death 11 Jul 1832 LINCOLN CO KENTUCKY Service State/Organization: VIRGINIA Rank SOLDIER Spouse 1) JANE GIVENS
Possibly an uncle? GIVENS, JAMES Ancestor # A045491
Birth (CIRCA) 1722 IRELAND Death (ANTE) 14 Jul 1801 LINCOLN CO KENTUCKY Service State/Organization: VIRGINIA Rank PRIVATE Spouse 1) MARTHA X
George was appointed a captain of Militia of Botecourt County, VA, May 14, 1776. He had served as a Lieutenant in Dunmore's War. The Captain of his company was killed during the Battle of Point Pleasant and George succeded him.
George Given entered the Revolutionary War as a Captain. At the close of the war he was given 400 acres of land in Kentucky for his services. Evidently he moved to this land about 1780. Several other Givens moved to Lincoln County, KY. In 1780, in a book by Thwaits and Kellog entitled. "The Revolution On hte Upper Ohio," is an item of interest concerning Captain George Givens. William Fleming, Lieutenant of Botocourt County, wrote under date of Sept. 2, 1776, ordering Captain George Givens to march with a company of men to the defense of the people on the Greenbrier river. Another item: John Stuart, of Greenbrier, wrote to Col. William Fleming, under date Sept. 16, 1776, informing him of the arrival of Captain George Given at Camp Union enroute to Muddy Creek, Greenbrier County.
George Givens will was dated Nov. 15, 1822, and was probated March 14, 1825, in Lincoln County, KY. This shows he died between those two dates. This will is in Will Book I, p. 63, Lincoln County. He names his children as follows: Samuel Givens, James Givens, William Givens, George Givens, Jr., John Givens, and his sons-in-law - Alexander Givens, Abraham Miller, who married Sarah Givens, and Robert Welker, who married Rachel Givens.
Mrs. Isabella Chenault Argo. DAR ID Number: 42742 Born in Lincoln county, Kentucky. Wife of William K. Argo. Descendant of William Chenault, Capt. John Paxton, Josiah Phelps, Capt. George Givens, Capt. John Oldham, Major Andrew Wallace, Capt. John McClure, Capt. Hezekiah Rice and Archibald Alexander. Daughter of William Chenault (1835-1901) and Anna Catherine Givens, (1837-74), his wife. Granddaughter of Joseph P. Chenault (1811-60) and Narcissa Oldham (1814-79), his wife, m. 1839; Richard Wallace Givens (1814-89) and Isabella Paxton (1819-84), his wife, m. 1836. G.-granddaughter of William Chenault, Jr. (b. 1773) and Susana Phelps, his wife; William Paxton (1776-1827) and Nancy Logan (d. 1842), his wife, m. 1808; John Givens and Catherine Wallace, his wife; Abner Oldham (1783-1852) and Hannah White, his wife; m. 1809. Gr.-gr.-granddaughter of William Chenault and Elizabeth Mullins, his wife; John Paxton and Phoebe Alexander (1749-1821), his wife, m. 1767; Josiah Phelps and Susannah Simmons, (1759-1821), his wife, m. 1785; George Givens and Rachel Black, his wife; John Oldham and Annis Rice (1759-1840), his wife, m. 1783; Andrew Wallace and Catherine Parks, his wife; John Logan and Ann McClure, his wife. Gr.-gr.-gr.-granddaughter of John McClure and Mary Porter, his wife; Hezekiah Rice and Mary Bullock, his wife; Archibald Alexander and Margaret Parks, his first wife. [p.278] William Chenault, (1749-1813), served as a soldier and was a signer of the Albemarle Declaration of Independence. He was born in Albemarle Co., removed to Kentucky, and died in Madison Co. John Paxton, (1743-87), raised a company of militia in Rockbridge County, Va. He died from the effects of wounds received at Guilford Court House. Josiah Phelps, (1755-1833), was placed on the pension roll of Madison Co., Ky., 1832. He was one of the defenders of Boonsboro. George Givens, (1740-1825), was appointed captain of Botetourt Co., Va. militia 1776. He received land in Kentucky for his service. John Oldham, (1757-1831), served under Gen. Nathaniel Green in the battles of the south. He was born in Va.; died in Estell Co., Ky. Andrew Wallace, (1748-1829), served as major in the Virginia militia. Upon his tombstone is inscribed his title. He was born in Va.; died in Stanford, Lincoln Co., Ky. John McClure commanded South Carolina Rangers and was mortally wounded 1780 at Hanging Rock. Also Nos. 1762, 6662. Hezekiah Rice was born in Albemarle Co., Va., and 1776 was a member of the House of Delegates of North Carolina. In the census of 1790 he is found in Caswell Co., N. C. Archibald Alexander was appointed sheriff of Augusta Co., Va., 1778 by Gov. Patrick Henry. He was born in Ireland 1708. The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 96 page 157