Person:George Givens (8)

Capt. George Givens
m. 1718
  1. Margaret Givens1718-1722 -
  2. John Givens, of Middle RiverAbt 1719 - 1790
  3. William GivensAbt 1720 -
  4. Samuel Givens, of Augusta County, VA1721 - 1795
  5. James Givens1723 - bef 1801
  6. Martha Givens1725 -
  7. Elizabeth Anne Givens1728 - 1781
  8. William Givens, of the Calfpasture1729 - 1798
  9. Margaret Givens1731 -
  10. Sarah Givens1733 - btw 1764
  11. Jane Givens1735 -
  12. Capt. George Givens1740 - 1825
  • HCapt. George Givens1740 - 1825
  • WRachel Black1750 - 1822
m. 1767
  1. Sarah Givings
  2. Alexander Givings
  3. Rachel Givings
  4. John GivensABT 1767 -
  5. Jane Givens1768 - ABT 1841
  6. Samuel Givens1769 - 1830
  7. Sarah Givens1775 -
  8. William Givens1777 - 1837
  9. George Givens1779 - 1846
  10. James GivensBEF 1781 -
  11. Rachel Givens1781 - 1849
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Name Capt. George Givens
Alt Name[3][4] Capt. George Givens
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1740 Augusta County, Virginia
Alt Birth? DEC 1740 Orange Co., VA
Military? American Revolution - Virginia Militia
Other? Received lanmd grants for his military service in Lincoln & Fayette Counties KentuckyLand Grants
Alt Birth[2] ABT 1741 Tinkling Springs, near Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia
Baptism[2] 11 MAR 1740/41 Tinkling Spring Church, Augusta County, Virginia
Marriage 1767 Cowpasture, Bath County, Virginiato Rachel Black
Death[1] 17 JUN 1825 Lincoln County, Kentucky
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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.

What is the evidence that George's father was in fact Samuel? The above is consistent with this but does not actually prove the point.

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...." [5] 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
Virginia Alleghany County Tonet

On this the 18th day of June, 1833 personally appeared in open Court, before the Justices of the C____Tonet of Alleghany County, in Court Selling (being a Court of Record). Charles King, a resident in the County of Alleghany formerly a part of Botetourt County, State of Virginia aforesaid, Aged 84 years on the 3rd day of April next, who being first duly Sworn, according to law, doth on his Oath make the following Declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congiefs passed 7th of June 1822. That he was Born in the County of Hanover in the State of Virginia in the year 1750 and resided with his Father until he was free by Age, and then moved to the County of Botetourt Virginia where he resided but a short time before he volunteer his services against the Indians about the middle of the Summer of 1774, for the term of three Months, and in roled his name in the Company Commanded by Captain George Givens and Leutenant George Frazier and marched a or of the Mountains into the County now Called Greenbrier in the State of Virginia and pursued the Indians (who fled) as far as New River in said State, during this Tour, this applicant assisted in Building a Fort, then Called Savanqiah Fort, where the Town of Lewesburg is now situated, after having served the term of three months he returned home again to the County of Botetourt, where he was in the spring of the year afterwards ______.


Source:Twaites and Kellogg, 1908 The revolution on the upper Ohio, 1775-1777 ; (1908)

[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)   

Children 

1.  Sex  Name  
F  Sarah GIVENS (AFN:G19L-XR)    

Born:  15 Mar 1775   Place:  , , Botetourt, Virginia  
Died:    Place:  , , Lincoln, Kentucky  


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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 
Married:  1767  Place:  , Cowpasture, Bath, Virginia 

Father:  Samuel GIVENS (AFN:26ZH-32)    
Mother:  Sarah CATHEY (AFN:26ZH-47)   

Wife's Name

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)   

Children


1. Sex Name

F  Sally GIVENS (AFN:19GB-0Q1)    

Born:  < 1787   Place:  <, , Virginia>  

2. Sex Name

M  John GIVENS (AFN:19GB-0JR)    

Born:  < 1775   Place:  <, , Virginia>  

3. Sex Name

M  George GIVENS (AFN:19GB-0K0)    

Born:  11 Mar 1779   Place:  , , Botetourt, Virginia  
Died:  6 Sep 1846   Place:  , , , Kentucky  

4. Sex Name

M  Samuel GIVENS (AFN:19GB-0L6)    

Born:  < 1779   Place:  <, , Virginia>  

5. Sex Name

M  James GIVENS (AFN:19GB-0MD)    

Born:  < 1781   Place:  <, , Virginia>  

6. Sex Name

M  William GIVENS (AFN:19GB-0NL)    

Born:  < 1783   Place:  <, , Virginia>  

7. Sex Name

F  Rachel GIVENS (AFN:19GB-D1Q)    

Born:  7 Nov 1781   Place:  , , Lincoln, Kentucky  
Died:  1849   Place:  , , Boyle, Kentucky  

8. Sex Name

F  Jane GIVENS (AFN:19GB-D35)    

Born:  1775   Place:  <, , Virginia>  

9. Sex Name

F  GIVENS (AFN:19GB-0SF)    

Born:  < 1777   Place:  <, , Virginia>  

10. Sex Name

M  John GIVENS (AFN:19GB-GV8)    

Born:  < 1766   Place:  <, , Virginia>  

11. Sex Name

M  George GIVENS (AFN:19GB-GWG)    

Born:  < 1768   Place:  <, , Virginia>  

12. Sex Name

M  Samuel GIVENS (AFN:19GB-GXN)    

Born:  11 Jul 1769   Place:  , , Botetourt, Virginia  
Died:  1830   Place:  , , Union, Kentucky  

13. Sex Name

M  James GIVENS (AFN:19GB-GZV)    

Born:  < 1772   Place:  <, , Virginia>  

14. Sex Name

M  William GIVENS (AFN:19GB-H02)    

Born:  15 Mar 1777   Place:  , , Botetourt, Virginia  
Died:  25 Mar 1837   Place:  , , Trimble, Kentucky  

15. Sex Name

F  GIVENS (AFN:19GB-H18)    

Born:  < 1776   Place:  <, , Virginia>  

16. Sex Name

F  Sally GIVENS (AFN:19GB-H2G)    

Born:  < 1778   Place:  <, , Virginia>  

17. Sex Name

F  GIVENS (AFN:19GB-H3N)    

Born:  < 1780   Place:  <, , Virginia>  

18. Sex Name

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.

http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?rachel,black::givens::1389.html


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)

http://www.kentucky.gov/kyhs/hmdb/MarkerSearch.aspx?mode=Subject&subject=176


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  


Was born after father's death.

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.

http://72.14.203.104/search?q=cache:2FCMdsSbXWQJ:www.member-webroots.org/deadrelatives/allg437.htm+%22Rachel+Black%22+%22Lincoln+COunty%22+kentucky&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=3


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

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 IGI Record.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wilson, Howard McKnight. The Tinkling Spring, Headwater of Freedom. (Privatetly published by The Tinkiling Spring and Hermitage Presbyterian Churches, pub. Fishersville, Virginia), pg. 475.
  3. A List of the Agnatic Descendants of Samuel Givens.
  4. Per [http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=brendablack&id=I2805 Brenda Black, Rootsweb posting


    This George Givens was born after his father's death. His father, Samuel Givens, provided for him in his will.



    After moving his family to from Orange County to Botetcourt County, Virginia, he was appointed captain of the Militia of Botetecourt County, Virginia, 4 May 1776. Previously he had served as a lieutenant in Lord Dunmore's War, a conflict between Virginia Colony and the Indian Nations of the Shawnee and Mingo over hunting grounds south of the Ohio River, in modern West Virginia and Kentucky. The final battle of the war was the Battle of Point Pleasant, 10 Oct 1774. During the Battle of Point Pleasant, the captain of the company was killed; this George Givens succeded him.



    Capt. George Givens returned to military service in the Revolutionary War. For his services he received 400 acres of land in Kentucky in Lincoln County. Census records show that he was present in Lincoln County in 1780. The land was officially recorded 1783. Many other Givens folk made the trek into Lincoln County.

    The basis for the above is not known.
  5. Captain Wilson was numbered among those who had died of their wounds following the battle.