Person:Robert Givens (3)

Robert Givens
m. 1748
  1. Deborah Givens1749 - 1825
  2. Sarah "Sally" Givens1751 - aft 1801
  3. Margaret Givens1753 -
  4. Samuel Givens1756 - 1814
  5. Robert Givens1758 - 1844
  6. Martha Givens1761 - 1842
  7. James Givens1764 - 1832
  8. John Givens1766 - 1818
  9. Benjamin Givens1768 - 1844
  10. Mary Givens1770 - 1850
  11. Hannah Givens1776 - 1809
m. 29 MAR 1785
  1. James A. GivensABT 1786 -
  2. Lettice Givens1787-1790 -
  3. Elizabeth GivensABT 1791 - 1865
  4. Alexander Givens1796 - 1851
Facts and Events
Name Robert Givens
Gender Male
Birth[1] 11 JAN 1758 Augusta County, Virginia
Marriage 29 MAR 1785 Augusta County, Virginiato Margaret Robertson
Death[1] 16 OCT 1844 Lincoln County, Kentucky

Robert Givens was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Not to be confused with Robert Givens, son of John Givens and Mary Sittlington.

Revolutionary War Pension Information

Information from “Virginia/West Virginia Genealogical Data from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records”, Vol. 2, compiled by Patrick G. Wardell, Lt. Col. U.S. Army Ret. :

Givens, Robert - entered service 1776-7 in Augusta County, Virginia; moved abt. 1782 to Kentucky where he entered service; granted pension age 75 in Lincoln County, Kentucky, 1832; query letter in file in 1936 from great great grand-daughter Mrs. J.W. Sorrell, Abeline, Texas, states brothers Samuel Alexander and Robert Givens came from Ireland abt. 1775 , & they were granted Bounty Land Warrants in Kentucky for Revolutionary War Service, further soldier had a son Alexander & other children mentioned but not named. F-S13168, R1079.
- query letter in Robert Givens' file is clearly in error stating that he migrated from Ireland in abt. 1775, as his family was clearly established in the records of Augusta County, Virginia some 20+ years earlier. Other information appears credible.


Appears to be the same family:

Subj: Kerr/Robertson Date:03/12/2000 6:01:30 PM Pacific Standard Time (James Mortensen)

I just found your inquirey at the Kerr website. The James Kerr family lookslike they may be among my lines. I am descended from Robert Givens and Margaret Robertson. I know that her father was William Robertson.

Robert Givens married Margaret Robertson in Augusta Co., Va. 29 March 1785 (date from marriage bond). Marriage bond identified William Robertson as her father. Will of William Robertson proved 1812 Augusta Co. Three of his daughters married Givens men:

Jane Robertson m. John Givens
Isabella Robertson m. George Givens
Margaret Robertson m. Robert Givens

John Givens and George Givens were brothers. Robert Givens was their first cousin. Their grandfather, Samuel Givens, proved his importation ca. 1738 from Northern Ireland to Orange Co. Va. He arrived first in Pennsylvania and then moved to Virginia, dying in 1740. He had been one of the four Orange Co. Justices for the area that became Augusta Co.

Robert Givens and Margaret Robertson had the following children:

1) James A. Givens, b. Abt 1786, m. Mickey Clemens 1816 Mercer Co. Ky.
2) Lettice(Letitia?) Givens, m. William Patton 7 Oct 1807 Lincoln Co. Ky.
3) Elizabeth Givens, b. abt 1791, d. 1 Aug 1865 Lafayette Co. Mo., m. Lazarus Masterson 26 Feb 1808 Lincoln Co. Ky.
4) Alexander Givens, m. Catherine Walker

Does the above William Robertson seem to be the one you listed as marrying Letitia Kerr? If so do you have any more information on him and the Kerr family. I do know that at least one of Robert Givens' relatives married a Kerr in Augusta Co. (don't know if it was a relative of Letitia).

Thank You,

James Mortensen

  1. 1.0 1.1 LDS Ancestral File.