I subscribe to an online census service, so I extracted census information on Levin and Lucy Giddings and their children from1880, 1900, 1910, and 1920 so I would have more points of referenceto take with me to the Library of Va.
Levin's year of birth is consistently given as 1848 and the 1900 census says Mar 1848. Levin and Lucy also have a son named Levi born in 1878. In 1900 Lucy is listed as the mother of 6 children, 4 still living, and in 1910 she is listed as the mother of 5 children, all still living.
In 1880 Levin is listed as married but is a servant in a large household and his family is not with him. Lucy is listed as Lucy Morris, married, living elsewhere in Capeville with sons Edward and Levi. Of course census information can be very inconsistant and unreliable because you don't know who gave the information.
I found Levin and Lucy in the 1920 census but not 1930. Do you know when they died? If it was in the 1920's in VA, their death certificates would be on microfilm in the state library, including information on their parents. Or do you aready have this information?
Do you have extracts of all thoses census years? If not, I can copy them at work and mail them to you. If you want to e-mail me directly, my e-mail adress is email@example.com.Diane