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Elizabeth Anne Givens[1, 2]

Female 1724 - 1781  (57 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Anne Givens 
    • Daughter of Samuel Givens and Sarah Cathey
    Born 1724  County Antrim, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1781  Bedford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried East Hill Cemetery Salem, Salem City, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I21516  My Reynolds Line
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2020 

    Father Samuel Givens,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Martha Sarah Cathey,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F8483  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Brig. General Andrew H. [Indian Fighter] Lewis, Sr.,   b. 9 Oct 1720, County Donegal, Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1781, Bedford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 1749  Augusta County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Children of Andrew and Elizabeth Anne Givens Lewis:
      Samuel Lewis (c.1748-1763)
      John Lewis (1750?1788)
      Thomas Lewis (1752?1800)
      Andrew Lewis, Jr. (1759?1844)
      Ann Lewis (1760)
      William Lewis (1764?1812)
      Charles Lewis (c.1768-1781)
    Notes 
    • https://www.werelate.org/wiki/Settlers_of_the_Calfpasture_in_Augusta_County%2C_Virginia

      Acting under an order of council, John Lewis and James Patton surveyed in 1744 a tract nearly fifteen miles long, but nowhere more than about one and one-eighth miles broad. Their map shows it cross-sectioned into twenty-three lots, the first lying where Goshen now stands and the last rather to the north of Deerfield. With a single exception, every lot had already been taken by some settler. The following tabular statement shows consecutively the number of the lot, the name of the settler, the acreage, the purchase price, when stated in the deed, and the early transfers of title. In those instances where the deed was issued to some other individual than the original settler, the name is given in brackets. The name of a wife is also thus given.

      In 1743, John Lewis and James Patton obtained a grant for 10,500 acres on Calfpasture River in western Augusta County. (Source: "Ulster Scots in Virginia", by Richard McMaster)

      In 1744, an early settlement on 16,500 acres on the Calfpasture granted to James Patton and John Lewis was very closely associated with the James River and Roanoke settlements. The original settlers were Alexander Dunlap, William Jameson, Thomas Gilham, Robert Crockett, David Davis, Thomas Weems, Henry Gray, Francis Donally, Robert Gay, Samuel Hodge, John Miller, Robert Bratton, James Lockridge, John Graham, Robert Gwin, John Preston, William Warwick, James Carlisle, Jacob Clements, John Campbell, James Carter, Loftus Pullen (Pullin), John Wilson, John Kincaid, William Elliott, Jr., William Hamilton, William Gay, Samuel Gay, John Ward.

      In 1750, as listed in the following citation in Chalkley's, early settlers petitioned for a road for eaiser travel:

      Listed by Tract Number: (Note: amounts listed in pounds were taken from "Chalkley's" or Orange County Deed Books)

      6. Thomas Weems, (525 acres?$31.10) ?sold, 1768, by Thomas (Eleanor) Weems to William Given (Givens) for $723.33.
    Children 
    +1. Ranger/Surveyor of the Road Major John Lewis,   b. Abt 1746, Augusta County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1788, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years)
    +2. Colonel Andrew Lewis,   b. 1759, Augusta County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1844, Salem, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +3. General William [Givens] Lewis,   b. 1764, Cowpasture, Augusta Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1825, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    Last Modified 4 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F8049  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Map of Part of Augusta County, Colony of Virginia 1755-1760; Shows Tinkling Spring Church and Fort Chiswell
    Map of Part of Augusta County, Colony of Virginia 1755-1760; Shows Tinkling Spring Church and Fort Chiswell
    Map_of_Augusta_County_1755-1760.jpg

  • Notes 
    • Dates of Birth and Death vary on several sites:

  • Sources 
    1. [S82] Wikitree, https://www.werelate.org/wiki/Early_Settlers_of_Augusta_County%2C_Virginia_-_Surnames_F-J.
      EARLY SETTLERS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA
      James Givens, early survey in Orange County, VA as follows: (27) May 11th, 1738, survey for Ja(mes) Givins, beginning at (John, see 29). Young, beginning at Tumble's Cor., Back Kreek. Sam. Walker's Cor., McAnaar's line. James was a brother of Samuel Givens, listed below.

      Samuel Givens, early survey as follows: Orange County, VA 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. Samuel Givens was a brother of James Givens, listed above.

    2. [S127] Geni, https://www.geni.com/people/Elizabeth-Given/6000000097061571991.
      Immediate Family of Elizabeth Anne Givens

      Brigadier General Andrew Lewis (husband)
      William Lewis, son
      Mary Margaret Given, mother
      Maj. John Newton Givens, Sr., father
      Anne Y. Henderson (Givens), sister
      George Given, brother
      William Givens, Revolutionary War, brother
      Agnes Bratten, sister
      Mary Given, sister
      Samuel Givens, brother
      Robert Given, brother
      James Given, Jr., brother
      Ancestry Family Tree http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=120676505&pid=307

    3. [S32] Find-A-Grave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7119491/elizabeth-anne-lewis.
      Elizabeth Anne Givens Lewis
      Birth 1724
      County Antrim, Northern Ireland
      Death 1781 (aged 56?57), Bedford County, Va
      Burial: East Hill Cemetery, Salem City, Virginia
      Daughter of Samuel & Sarah Cathey Givens.

      Elizabeth Givens was born 1724 in County Antrim IRE and died aft. 1781 in[what is now] Salem VA. She was the daughter of Samuel Givens and Sarah Cathey. Elizabeth Givens married General Andrew Lewis in 1749 at Augusta Co, VA. In 1749 Andrew Lewis married Elizabeth Givens, daughter of Samuel and Sarah (Cathey) Givens formerly of County Antrim, Ireland. General Andrew Lewis and his wife established their own home. They called it Richfield, and it was located in what today is Roanoke County near Salem.
      Children:
      Maj. John Lewis, 1746 ? 1772
      Col. Samuel Lewis,04 Sept 1748?1763 Greenbrier, WV
      Thomas Lewis, 1752 ? 1800
      Col. Andrew Lewis, Jr., 1759 ? 1844
      Ann Anna Lewis, 1760 ? 1848, She married Rowland T. Madison 1781. Rowland was born 1753. Rowland was the son of John Madison and Agatha Strother.
      Col. William Gaston Lewis, 1764?17 Jan 1825 near Little Rock, AR.
      Charles Lewis, 1768 ? 1781
      Joshua Lewis, 1772 ? 1833
      Agatha Lewis, 1779 ? 1852
      Elizabeth Lewis, 1805 ?

      My ggg-grandmother, Elizabeth Lewis married Joseph Sidney Cochran in 1827. They have been recognized, as a "First Texas Family", having settled in Jasper County Texas in 1832 when it was still The Republic Of Texas.

      Elizabeth (Lewis) Cochran's gg grandparents were General Andrew H. Lewis and Elizabeth Givens Lewis.
      by Terry Lee Cochran

    4. [S82] Wikitree, https://www.werelate.org/wiki/Settlers_of_the_Calfpasture_in_Augusta_County%2C_Virginia.
      Acting under an order of council, John Lewis and James Patton surveyed in 1744 a tract nearly fifteen miles long, but nowhere more than about one and one-eighth miles broad. Their map shows it cross-sectioned into twenty-three lots, the first lying where Goshen now stands and the last rather to the north of Deerfield. With a single exception, every lot had already been taken by some settler. The following tabular statement shows consecutively the number of the lot, the name of the settler, the acreage, the purchase price, when stated in the deed, and the early transfers of title. In those instances where the deed was issued to some other individual than the original settler, the name is given in brackets. The name of a wife is also thus given.

      In 1743, John Lewis and James Patton obtained a grant for 10,500 acres on Calfpasture River in western Augusta County. (Source: "Ulster Scots in Virginia", by Richard McMaster)

      In 1744, an early settlement on 16,500 acres on the Calfpasture granted to James Patton and John Lewis was very closely associated with the James River and Roanoke settlements. The original settlers were Alexander Dunlap, William Jameson, Thomas Gilham, Robert Crockett, David Davis, Thomas Weems, Henry Gray, Francis Donally, Robert Gay, Samuel Hodge, John Miller, Robert Bratton, James Lockridge, John Graham, Robert Gwin, John Preston, William Warwick, James Carlisle, Jacob Clements, John Campbell, James Carter, Loftus Pullen (Pullin), John Wilson, John Kincaid, William Elliott, Jr., William Hamilton, William Gay, Samuel Gay, John Ward.

      In 1750, as listed in the following citation in Chalkley's, early settlers petitioned for a road for eaiser travel:
      15. John Graham ? (696 acres on Great River of Calfpasture, on east side, corner to James Lockridge, corner to Given's land, from James Patton & John Lewis ? ?23.9.6 currency money Virginia, 14th April, 1746), $79.58?150 acres sold to James Graham (son). 1763, for $16.67.
      Mentions Givens and John Lewis land tracks [denotes familial relationship]

    5. [S84] Rootsweb, http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vaaugust/photo.html.
      Tinkling Spring Photo Album
      Deeply imbedded in the history of the settlement of Augusta County is Tinkling Spring Church. The first settlers from the north were John Lewis who arrive in 1732 and William Beverley who was given a large land grant in 1736. The Scotch-Irish Presbyterians who followed lost no time in forming the Triple Forks of the Shenandoah Congregation and in petitioning the Donegal Presbytery for the services of a minister. Two centers of worship developed--Tinkling Spring and the Augusta Stone Meeting Houses. These pictures are from Howard McKnight Wilson's The Tinkling Spring: Headwater of Freedom, A study of the Church and Her People, 1732-1952, permission granted by Tinkling Spring Church.
      Tinkling Spring Church was officially founded in 1740. The first meeting house was a log cabin measuring twenty-four by fifty feet. The floor plan shows seating arrangement and pew rent. The small pulpit was located along the west wall. The interior was severely simple and the floor was the ground over which the the sanctuary was constructed. The pews were simple benches without backs, probably made of split logs.
      This monument, which stands outside the Fellowship Hall, reads, "Sacred to the Memory of the Immigrants to this valley who turned the wilderness into habitations." It lists the names of the original members who were assessed twelve shillings each to build the first meeting house. Administratively, the membership was divided into three Quarters headed by John Christian, William Wright, and John Finley. Christian's quarter included families named Black, Cowin, Wilson, Long, Bell, Alexander, Stewart, Patton, Hall, Robison, Cristian, Davison, McCollock, Caldwell, Armstrong, Rutledge, Henderson, Conegham, Thomson, Scott, Gamel, Ramsey, Preston, Maxwell, McDonal, Russell, Lewis, Hutchison, McClanahan, Brackenridge, and McCollock. Wright's quarter included families named Smith Hutchison, Palmer, Thomson, Moday, Frazer, Johnston, Logan, Henderson, Scileran, Black, Cear, McCune, Fergeson, and Wright. Finley's quarter included families named McClure, Turk, Gay, Finley, McCollock, Gelaspey, Edmiston, Campbell, Stewart, Peterson, Cear, Tays, Steel, and White. (Photo courtesy of Ellen L. Moffett)
      Interest in building a new meeting house began in 1777 when the subscribers agreed to pay the costs. However, completion of the building was delayed by the war and it wasn't until about 1792 that the Stone Sanctuary shown here was completed.
      The present church building was erected in 1849 and remodeled in 1916.

      The statue of Pioneer Woman was chosen by Howard McKnight Wilson as the Frontispiece in his The Tinkling Spring: Headwater of Freedom, A study of the Church and Her People, 1732-1952.

    6. [S127] Geni, https://www.geni.com/people/Elizabeth-Lewis/6000000007577683368.
      Elizabeth Ann Lewis (Given)
      Birthdate: 1728
      Birthplace: County Antrim, Ireland
      Death: September 26, 1781 (53)
      Salem, Roanoke, VA
      Place of Burial: East Hill Cemetery Salem Salem City Virginia
      Immediate Family:

      Daughter of Samuel Givens, II and Sarah Givens
      Wife of William Stewart; William James Stewart, Sr. and Brigadier General Andrew Lewis (Continental Army)
      Mother of Robert Stewart; William Stewart, Jr.; John Stewart; Charles Stewart; Nancy Agnes Stewart; William Stewart; Robert Stewart; Alexander M Stewart; Daniel Stewart; Elizabeth Stewart; Sarah Stuart; Joseph Stewart; Thomas Lewis; Maj. John Lewis; Samuel Lewis; Thomas Lewis; Col. Andrew Lewis, Jr.; Anne Madison; William Lewis and Charles Lewis less
      Sister of Maj. John Newton Givens, Sr; Samuel Given, III; Sarah Givens; William Given; Capt George Givens; Martha Given; Margaret Givens; Jane Givens; Jean Givens and Edward Givens less
      Half sister of Benjamin Allen

      Elizabeth Anne Lewis (born Givens)

      Collection:
      WikiTree
      Birth:
      1728 - Augusta, Virginia
      Death:
      Sep 26 1781 - Salem, Roanoke, Virginia
      Parents:
      Samuel Givens, Sarah Allen
      Husband:
      General Andrew Lewis, Sr.
      Children:
      Samuel Lewis, Captain John Lewis, Thomas Lewis, Col Andrew Lewis, Jr., Ann Lewis, William Lewis, Charles Lewis
      Siblings:
      ...hn Givens, Samuel Givens, Sarah Givens Given, James Givens, Martha Givens, William Givens Given, Margaret Givens, Jane Givens, George Givens



      Elizabeth Givens

      Collection:
      MyHeritage Family Trees
      Site name:
      Wilson Farwell Web Site
      Birth:
      1728 - Augusta, Virginia, USA
      Death:
      Sep 26 1781 - Salem, Roanoke, Virginia, USA
      Parents:
      Samuel Givens, Sarah Cathey Givens
      Siblings:
      Prob. John..Givens, Elizabeth Givens, John Allen, Robert Allen, Captain David Allen, Rebecca Allen, George Givins, Benjamin Allen, Givins

      Elizabeth Stewart (born Givens)

      Collection:
      FamilySearch Family Tree
      Birth:
      Circa 1731 - Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania
      Death:
      Nov 8 1813 - Stewartstown, Monongalia, Va
      Mother: Sarah Cathey
      Husband: William James Stewart, Sr.
      Children:
      William Stewart, Robert Givens Stewart, Sarah McKinley (born Stewart), Daniel Stewart, Nancy Agnes Park (born Stewart), John Stewart, Charles Stewart, Robert Stewart, Alexander M. Stewart, Elizabeth Stewart.

      About Elizabeth Ann Lewis

      http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7119491

      Daughter of Samuel & Sarah Cathey Givens.

      Elizabeth Givens was born 1724 in County Antrim IRE and died aft. 1781 in Salem VA. She was the daughter of Samuel Givens and Sarah Cathey.

      Married General Andrew Lewis in 1749 at Augusta Co VA.

      In 1749 Andrew Lewis married Elizabeth Givens, daughter of Samuel and Sarah (Cathey) Givens formerly of County Antrim, Ireland.

      General Andrew Lewis and his wife established their own home. They called it Richfield, and it was located in what today is Roanoke County near Salem.

      Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy: Aug 31 2016, 1:10:30 UTC
      Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy: Nov 28 2016, 3:17:27 UTC

      Elizabeth Ann Lewis's Timeline
      1724, Birth of Robert Stewart, Cork, Ireland
      1727, Birth of William Stewart, Jr., Corcaigh, Munster, Eire
      1728 Birth of Elizabeth, County Antrim, Ireland
      1740, Age 12, Birth of Thomas Lewis, Bedford Co., Province of Virginia
      1746, Age 18, Birth of Maj. John Lewis, Augusta Co.
      1748, Age 20, Birth of Samuel Lewis
      1751, Age 23, Birth of John Stewart
      Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Colony
      1752, Age 24, Birth of Thomas Lewis
      1755, Age 27, Birth of Charles Stewart, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Colony