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Nathaniel Bivens

Birthdate: (90)
Birthplace: Anderson, South Carolina, United States
Death: May 9, 1816 (90)
Meadow Branch, Anson, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Beven and Ann Jones
Husband of Margaret "Peggy" Bivens
Father of William D BIVENS; Sarah Hough; Rev. Elijah S. Bivens; Abel Bivens; Stephen Bivens and 8 others
Brother of Sarah Bivens

Managed by: Timothy James Bivens
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About Nathaniel Bivens

Following the Revolutionary War there appeared in the Meadow Branch

section of Anson county, North Carolina, three prominent characters:

Nathaniel Bivens, the ancestor of the Bivens' of that section of Union

County, which was at the time, still Anson County; Thomas Griffin, who

served in the Revolutionary War in Virginia, and whose wife, Mary Muillis

of Virginia moved into the same section about the time another very

prominent man who was a Baptist minister, i.e., Rev. Joseph Williams,

Jr. Rev. Williams himself served in the Revolutionary War in the 1st

North Carolina Regiment. Rev. Williams was the ancestor of all the

Williams' in this section of Union County (then Anson).

The Bivens', Griffin's, and the Williams' all lived in the same

neighborhood and intermarried until a great majority of those fol;ks in

the eastern part of Union County are related. Bivens is English in

origin with the name originally Benans. The Bivens' of this family line

originated in London, UK.

Infor from Kitty Hoffman:

There is a reference for Nathaniel BIVENS, Sr in the book, "The McLarty

Familey of Kintyre, Scotland and Mecklenburg Co., NC and Their

Descendants", complied by Adelaide McLarty, date unknown. The book

reported that about 1740 the Scots began moving in the the Waxhaws from

PA, MD, and VA.. There were 6-7 families there in 1751 followed by

settlers chiefly from Augusta Co., VA. By 1850 there were 8000 white

settlers there. Nathaniel BIVENS served on the first jury of the newly

organized UNION CO., ND in 1843.

Notes on the BIVENS family said Nathaniel BIVENS, Sr. was of German

descent (probably from the area of Germany where the protestants took

refuge). He left PA and settled on Richardson Creek in Anson Co. with his

wife Peggy TAYLOR and their 10 children. 8 were thought to have gone to

GA. His will was dated 9 May 1816 and probated in the April Court 1818.

Children: Abel, Wm, Sarah, John, Unity, Moses, Elijah, Lydia, Stephen,

and Nathaniel, Jr. Lydia md. Wm. Billy Williams. Nathaniel Jr. md.

Margaret James and had:

John, Henry, Culpepper, Robert, Joseph A., Jefferson, Edna, rebecca,

Sally, Nancy, Drucilla, James, Hosea, and Eliza who md. Eber A Jerome s/o

of Katie McLarty d/o Alexander Mclarty.

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Nathaniel Bivens's Timeline

Anderson, South Carolina, United States
April 2, 1758
Age 32
South Carolina, United States
May 11, 1760
Age 34
Colorado, USA
May 11, 1760
Age 34
Age 37
Anson, North Carolina, United States
August 25, 1770
Age 44
Fairfax, Connecticut, United States
Age 46
Anson, North Carolina, United States
Age 48
Age 48
Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States