John Givens
Mary Margaret SITLINGTON
Capt Robert Bratton
Ann McFarland
William Givens
Nancy Agnes Bratton
Janet Givens


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John (not related - DNA) Berry

Janet Givens 4

  • Born: 27 Mar 1770 5
  • Marriage: John (not related - DNA) Berry on 9 Dec 1790 in , Augusta, Virginia, USA 1 2 3
  • Died: 25 Jun 1811, , Bath, Virginia, USA at age 41 6 7

bullet   Another name for Janet was Ginny.5


bullet  General Notes:

Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2006 8:21 PM
To: Larry Milnes; Bill Barry
Cc: ceberry
Subject: Jennet Givens' parents

Attachments: Wm. Given 1793 Will.doc

Attached is 'Wm. Given 1793 will.doc'. He was the father of Jennet 'Jenny' Givens who married John Berry. I probably should have put this into my collection of John Berry/Jennet Givens materials. William Givens' wife was named Agnes 'Nancy' Bratton. Several BRATTON relations of Agnes/Nancy married Augusta BERRYs. [my own BERRY line which is not connected -- as shown via DNA -- with Chuck or Bill.]



bullet  Noted events in her life were:

Will: Will, 24 Nov 1792, , Bath, Virginia, USA. 3
Will Book 1: p.27 Will of William Given(s) dated Nov. 24, 1792 Wit: John Wilson, John Berry and Robert Given Probated December, 1793 court Exec: son Robert and son-in-law John Berry Beq: to wife Nancy her bed and furniture and all bed clothes "the best horse or mare that I have that she will choose" one equal part with my children of my personal estate mulatto girl Erny for her lifetime, then to James, John, George and Henry and my two youngest daughters Ann and Peggy "To live In the mansion house, unmolested and to have a decent and sufficient maintenance of my plantation during her widowhood" to Samuel, Adam, James, John, George and Henry jointly the land "I now possess and adjoining this my mansion plantation" to Samuel and Adam, equally with the other younger brothers Emy to son William land bought from David and Isack Gregory on Back Creek to six younger sons(above) and four youngest daughters, Mary, Isabel, Ann and Peggy, equal shares of personal estate to two eldest sons Robert and William, and two daughters, Sally and Ginny six pounds each "Five Negro men slaves, Jack and Will and wench named Sail" to be kept on the plantation for wife and children "any of them should prove unruly and in that case to be sold" movable estate - horses, cattle, sheep and household furniture - to be appraised and sold farming implements to be kept for plantation

Land: Samuel Givens Grant - 200 acres, 1 Oct 1811, , Bath, Virginia, USA. 8
Description: 200 acres on the waters of Jacksons River. near the land of John Berry.


Janet married John (not related - DNA) Berry, son of DNA not related Berry and Unknown, on 9 Dec 1790 in , Augusta, Virginia, USA.1 2 3 (John (not related - DNA) Berry was born in 1764 6 and died on 9 Nov 1816 in , Bath, Virginia, USA 6 7.)



1 Carol Vass, Carol Vass (e-mail sources are considered preliminary and as clues for further research.), D: DB p1. Surety: 3.

Vol 1, Vol 2, Vol 3.), Vol. 2, page, 351. Repository: Chalkley at RootsWeb On-line. Surety: 3.
1790, November 2d--By Rev. Jno. Montgomery: Samuel Clark and Jane
Mathews; November 11th, David Grim (Ginn?) and Violet Crawford; November
22d, Sampson Sawyers and Mary McCaslin; December 9th, John Berry and
Jannet Givens; December 9th, John Duffell and Elizabeth Frame; December
28th, James Hicklin and Jane Stuart.

3 Jean R. Bruns, Abstracts of the Wills and Inventories of Bath County, Virginia, 1791-1842 (Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1995. ), Repository:, Surety: 3.

4 Carol Vass, Carol Vass (e-mail sources are considered preliminary and as clues for further research.), Tuesday, November 14, 2006 8:21 PM - Subject: Jennet Givens' parents - From: Sent - To: Larry Milnes; Bill Barry: Cc: ceberry. Surety: 3.

5 Jerry Bratton, The Bratton Family, D: DB Agnes Bratton Givin.mht. Repository: Internet. Surety: 3.

6 Carol Vass, Carol Vass (e-mail sources are considered preliminary and as clues for further research.), D: DB Berry-Berry_Givens-IA.doc p1. Surety: 3.

7 William A Barry, William A Barry, D: DB Berry from the Illustrated Historical Atlas of Lee County.txt. Surety: 3.

8 Virginia State Land Office, "Land Office Grants" (Source: Land Office Grants No. 63, 1812-1813, p. 132 (Reel 129). Part of the index to the recorded copies of grants issued by the Virginia Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Basic search url:, Land Office Grants No. 62, 1811-1812, p. 234 (Reel 128. Repository: VA, Library of Virginia - Land Office Grants, 800 East Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219-8000. Surety: 4.

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