Person:Samuel Givens (3)

Samuel Givens
  1. John Alexander Givens1687 -
  2. Samuel Givens1693 - 1740
  3. James GivensAbt 1695 - 1746
  4. Thomas Caleb GivensAbt 1697 - Aft 1749
  5. Edward Givens1699 -
  6. Robert Givens1701 -
  • HSamuel Givens1693 - 1740
  • WSarah Cathey1697 - Bet 1765 & 1769
m. 1718
  1. Margaret GivensEst 1718 -
  2. Capt. John Givens, of Middle RiverAbt 1719 - Bef 1790
  3. William GivensAbt 1720 -
  4. Samuel Givens, of Augusta County, VA1721 - 1795
  5. James Givens, of Lincoln Co., KY1723 - Bef 1801
  6. Martha Givens1725 -
  7. Elizabeth Anne Givens1728 - 1781
  8. William Givens, of the Calfpasture1729 - 1798
  9. Margaret Givens1731 -
  10. Sarah Givens1733 - Bet 1764 & 1765
  11. Jane Givens1735 -
  12. Capt. George Givens1740 - 1825
Facts and Events
Name Samuel Givens
Alt Name Samuel Givins
Gender Male
Birth? 1693 Antrim, County Ulster, Ireland
Marriage 1718 Irelandto Sarah Cathey
Emigration? 28 Feb 1738/39 Arrived in Orange (later Augusta) County, Virginia with Sarah, his wife, John, Samuel, James, Martha, Elizabeth, William, Margret, Sarah and Jane Givins, his children; 28 Feb. 1739; O. Book II, pg. 109.
Death? 22 Oct 1740 Orange County, Virginia
Alt Death[1] Abt 1740 Augusta County, Virginia

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



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Acquisition of Land from Augusta County Deeds & Such:

  • Deed from William Beverley to Samuel Givens, 311 acres, on September 27, 1738

Same transaction as listed in Orange County, VA records:

  • Deed Book III, p. 13, is the following order: "Deed (or release) dated Sept. 28, 1738, William Beverly of Essex county, Virginia, Gentleman of the first part, and Samuel Givens, of Orange County, farmer, of the other part, - for and in consideration of seven pounds, ten shillings, and six pence, - deeds 311 acres of land known as Beverly Manor." This was duly signed by William Beverly. This deed was recorded Sept. 28, 1738.



  • Pages 147-48. Will of Samuel Givins, yeoman of Shenodor (Shenandoah) in the County of Orange and Colony of Virginia being weak of body, dated 22 Oct. 1740.
My dearly beloved wife Sarah Givins and my ouldest sun John Givins and my second sun Samell Givins executors.
To my dearly beloved wife Sarah Giving three hundred acres and fifty acres of land with my dwelling house and other houses convenant for the younce of my youngest sun William Givins to be given unto the hands of my other two executors. If my wife maries then my son William is to possess said three hundred and fifty acres. But if my wife does not marry shew [sic] is to enjoy it her lifetime.
To my ouldest son John Givins three hundred and fifty acres he having his choice next to his mother and brother William Givins.
To my son Samuell Givins three hundres and fifty acres of land.
To my son James Givins three hundred and fifty acres of land.
And they must all live together as they now doe and bring up my young children and pay the land off the wholl head.
My trusty friend James Cathey to oversee my executors.
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.
All my moveble estate to be equally divided to my wife and all my children.
(signed) Samuell Givins
Wit: James Cathey, Robt. Turk.
28 May 1741. Proved by James Cathey and Robert Turk.
  • Pages 149-50. Bond of Jno. Givins, Saml. Givins and James Cathey unto Thos Chew, justice. For ₤500. 28 May 1741. John and Samuel Givins are executors of Samuel Givens. (signed) John Givins, Samuel Givins, James Cathey.
28 May 1741. Ack. and admitted to record. [Orange County Virginia Will Book 1, Dorman, pg. 30].
  • Pages 167-68. Samll. Givins. Inventory. 17 July 1741. Total valuation £91.15.6. (signed) John Pickins, John Smith, Wm. Thompson. 27 Aug. 1741. Returned into Court. [Orange County, Virginia Will Book 1, 1735-1743, Dorman, pg. 33].


Record of Samuel Givens in Orange County, VA:

  • Orange County, VA Order Book B, p. 47. At a court held for Orange County, on Thursday, August 23, 1739, Samuel Given and John Lewis, Gentlemen, having taken the oath appointed by act of Parliment to be taken instead of the oath of alligiance and supremacy and the oaths of abduration and subscribed that test, afterward severally took the oath of Justice of the Peace for this county accordingly.


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Husband's Name Samuel GIVENS (AFN:26ZH-32) Born: 1693 Place: , Antrim, Ulster, Ireland Christened: 1693 Place: Died: 22 Oct 1740 Place: , Orange, Virginia Buried: Wp 28 1741 May Place: , Augusta Co, Va, Old Stone Church Married: 1718 Place: , , Ireland

Father: Samuel GIVENS (AFN:NZ26-4D) Mother: Mrs- GIVENS (AFN:NZ26-5K)

Wife's Name Sarah CATHEY (AFN:26ZH-47) Born: 1697 Place: , Antrim, Ulster, Ireland Christened: Place: , , VA. Died: 1765/1769 Place: , Frederick, VA Buried: Place: , Frederick, VA Married: 1718 Place: , , Ireland


1. Sex Name M William GIVENS (AFN:10JM-QB5) Born: Abt 1720 Place: Ireland

2. Sex Name F Margret GIVENS (AFN:10JM-QCC) Born: Abt 1720 Place: Ireland

3. Sex Name F Sarah GIVENS (AFN:10JM-QDK) Born: Abt 1720 Place: Ireland

4. Sex Name M James GIVENS (AFN:L737-P0) Born: 1723 Place: Of, Antrim, Ireland Died: 19 Nov 1790 Place: , Lincoln, Kentucky Buried: Bef 20 1790 Apr Place: Stone Church, Augusta, Virginia

5. Sex Name F Sarah GIVENS (AFN:26ZJ-82) Born: 1733 Place: , Augusta, Virginia Died: Deceased Place: , , Bath, Virginia

6. Sex Name M Samuel GIVENS (AFN:26ZJ-21) Born: 1721 Place: , Augusta, VA Died: 1795 Place: , Mercer Co, KY

7. Sex Name F Martha GIVENS (AFN:26ZJ-4C) Born: 1725 Place: , Augusta, VA Died: Deceased Place:

8. Sex Name F Elizabeth GIVENS (AFN:26ZJ-5J) Born: 1728 Place: , Augusta, VA Died: 26 Sep 1781 Place: Salem, Roanoke, Virginia

9. Sex Name M William GIVENS (AFN:26ZJ-6P) Born: 18 May 1729 Place: , Augusta, Virginia Died: 26 Mar 1798 Place: , Mecklenburg, North Carolina

10. Sex Name F Margaret GIVENS (AFN:26ZJ-7V) Born: 1731 Place: , Augusta, Virginia Died: Deceased Place: , Mecklenburg, North Carolina

11. Sex Name F Jane GIVENS (AFN:26ZJ-97) Born: 1735 Place: , Augusta, Virginia Died: Deceased Place: , , Augusta, Virginia

12. Sex Name M 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

  1. Chalkley, - Augusta County, Virginia Court Abstracts
    pg. 315.

    MAY, 1756 (B).
    Stuart vs. Givens.--John Stuart, of Augusta, Taylor, and Sarah, his wife, late Sarah Givens, one of the daughters of Samuel Givens, late of said County, deceased, orator and oratrix. Samuel died, leaving Sarah, an infant, leaving will dated 22d October, 1740, and made his wife, Sarah (mother of oratrix, now wife of Robert Allen of County of Frederick), and oratrix's brothers, John and Samuel Givens, executors, which will was proved in Orange in 1741, John and Samuel qualifying as executors. Bill filed March, 1755.

  2.   Wilson, Howard McKnight. The Tinkling Spring, Headwater of Freedom. (Privatetly published by The Tinkiling Spring and Hermitage Presbyterian Churches, pub. Fishersville, Virginia)
    pg. 475.

    Baptisms in Tinkling Spring:

    Mrs. Sarah Givans, widow of Samuel Givans, Esq., mother of:
    George Givens, bapt. 3/11/1741.