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Possible Child ( From Patty):
My brick wall is my 4th great grandfather. Samuel Givens (1763 - 1847) was born in Ireland, brought up in England, and came to America with his father when a young boy. His father's name is thought to have been Samuel. He fought in the war of the revolution in 1776, when only sixteen years of age, and his father was in the same war. He lived in Orange County, where he married Jane King. He moved to Dryden, Tioga County, NY in 1804. (Dryden was annexed by Tompkins county in 1822). Six of their eight children were born in Ulster/Orange County.
They had the following children.
Catherine Givens, born 1786 in Montgomery NY
Margaret Givens, born 26 nov 1787 in Montgomery, NY
Amos King Givens, born 16 Dec 1790 in Montgomeyr, NY
Leah Givens, born 22 Dec 1792 in Montgomery, NY
Sarah Givens, born 14 Oct 1795
They were members of the Dutch Reformed Church in Montgomery, NY and the above children were baptized there.
Also from Patty:
Samuel Givens served as a Private in the Rev. War. He enlisted in February 1777 and came up missing in Nov. 1777. He died intestate and Adm. was granted to his son, Joseph Givens.
According to the U.S. National Archives & Records Administration - MilitaryService Records - Samuel Givens was a Private in 5 New York Regiment - Captain Philip D. Bevier's Co. of Foot, in Regiment commanded by Col. Lewis Duboys. He enlisted on Feb 25, 1777 for a period of 3 years
Company Muster Roll July 1, 1777 on duty
Company Muster Roll Sept 2, 1777 on duty
Company Muster Roll Oct 6, 1777 missing
Company Muster Roll Nov 1, 1777 missing
Source: List of Deserters, Dead, and Prisoners Capt. Bevier's company Oct 6, 1777 Pris'r or dead
Ulster County, N.Y. Probate Records in the Office of the Surrogate, and in the County Clerk's Office at Kingston, N.Y.:
GIVENS,SAMUEL, late a Private in Col. Dubois Reg., deceased intestate. Adm. granted, July 16, 1788, to Joseph Givens, of Montgomery, labourer, a son of said Samuel Givens.--Adm. bond, L200, by said Joseph, Alexander McCoy, same place, Innkeeper, and Justus Banks, of Shawangunk, merchant
~Liber A., page 15, Estate Box 3.
Update Feb 2008:
Posted by Nina Brush:
the date of Samuel Givens' having 'gone missing' coincides with the Battle of Ft. Montgomery: Oct. 7, 1777. A relative of my family was taken prisoner there, sent to New York and died in prison. He too was in DuBois' company. I'm sure you will get replies telling you better than I can, where to seek more information. Your "Samuel Givens" seems to have had a lot in common with our "Samuel Garrison"! Could there be a transciption error somewhere? Do you have any further info--marriage? wife's name, etc? 'Our' Samuel had an infant son, Samuel, but no wife's name.