Reuben Giddens

Reuben Giddens[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1776 - 1854

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  • Name  Reuben Giddens 
    Born  1776  , Surry, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1854  , Red River, TX, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Lone Star Cemetery, Red River, TX, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I2402  All Family Connections
    Last Modified  29 Apr 2013 

    Family ID  F898  Group Sheet

    Family ID  F3213  Group Sheet

    Family  Nancy Strutton,   b. 1776, , Surry, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1841, , Red River, TX, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  4 Nov 1797  , Wilkes, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Children 
     1. Richard Franklin Giddens,   b. 4 Dec 1798, , Wilkes, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1870, Clarkesville, Red River Co, TX, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Mary "Polly" Giddens,   b. 1800, , Wilkes, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1831, , Logan, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Absalom Giddens,   b. 1801, , Wilkes, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Oct 1839, , , TX, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Margaret Giddens,   b. 1803, , Wilkes, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1825, , , KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. James Giddens,   b. Abt 1805, , Wilkes, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Edward R. Giddens,   b. 1808, , Wilkes, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Mary Elizabeth Giddens,   b. 8 Mar 1810, , Floyd, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1878, Post Oak Bend, Travis, TX, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Rachel Giddens,   b. 1812, , Floyd, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Hiram Giddens,   b. 1815, , Floyd, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Calvary Giddens,   b. 1821, , Floyd, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1860, , Lamar, TX, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  10 Jun 2007 
    Family ID  F923  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    BLM Land Patent issued 1839
    BLM Land Patent issued 1839
    BLM Land Patent issued 1828
    BLM Land Patent issued 1828

  • Notes 
    • BIOGRAPHY: !Sold land in Pike Co., KY 1825. Moved to Vermilion Co., IL

      I am a gggg grandson of Rueben Giddens. I was raised in Red River Co. Tx at Clarksville, Tx. Richard Franklin Giddens is buried at the old Concord Cemetery, which is land the donated for Concord Baptist Church. I know some of the county clerks etc spelled it Gideon. I have copies of signautures of Reuben all the way back to Wilkes Co, N.C. and Floyd Co. Ky before he took this family on to Vermillion Co. ILL,, Reuben and Richard Franklin always signed their name "Giddens". Richard Franklin received the Concord land on a Spanish land grant in 1833. Reuben did not come to R.R. Co until 1839.
      I have visited Wilkes and Floyd county and hope someday to visit Vermillion. My line is Reuben>Richard Franklin> Wiley William>William Jefferson>Francis Marion>Robert Wesley>James Marion Giddens (me). I have much more information if anyone interested. There are 4 genarations of Giddens buried at Concord, about 7 miles northeast of Clarksville.
      Jim Giddens,
      Paris, Tx (30 miles west of Clarksville)
      Source: message posted to Rootsweb.com Vermilion Co. Message Board 31 Dec 1999 by James M. Giddens

      Note: Above info incorrect in date Reuben left Vermilion Co., IL. Still on census there in 1840 -- Roll 71, p 130. Cannot locate Reuben or Nancy Giddens on 1850 census in IL or TX as of 26 Sep 2006. Do know he was in Red River Co., TX by 1853 and died there in 1854.

      BURIAL: Cemetery list posted by James M. Giddens http://www.rootsweb.com/~txredriv/cemetery/lonestar.html
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      find-a-grave
      posting originally created by Don Giddens; maintained by Jennifer
      Notes: Reuben Giddens was b ca 1774 and died 1854 in Red River County. He received thousands of acres for arriving in Texas before statehood in 1845. The Giddens started the first Baptist church in North Texas (maybe in Texas) in 1840's. He was a Baptist minister and records show married many couple including some of his own children. It is said he was buried in Lone Star Cemetery but his grave has never been found. His wife Nancy is said to have died in Vermillion co Ill or on the way to Texas, not known where she is buried.

      Reuben and Nancy (Stratton) Giddens were the parents of Richard, Polly, Absalom, Margaret, wife of Isaac James, Edward, Mary Preece, Rachel, Hiram and Calvary Giddens. Any links, comments or suggestions are welcomed.
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      ntbl I don't know if I have seen this before. Reuben Giddens obtained a 4th class certificate #106 for 640 acres of land listed as Red River 3rd [class], Abstract No 370. In the State archives the jacket for this land grant has the certificate which lists Reuben's arrival as 6 Oct 1841. The grant was for 640 acres. This certificate was for a 4th class headright. Fourth Class Headright [a conditional grant] Issued to those who arrived between January 1, 1840 and January 1, 1842. The amounts issued were the same as for third class headrights, plus the requirement of cultivation of 10 acres. from 3rd class: Heads of families received 640 acres, while single men received 320 acres. Thus we know Reuben was head of house. All of Reuben;s children were grown and all were married. The last to leave home was Hiram who was in Missouri at the time of Reuben's arrival in Texas. Therefore we can conclude Nancy was alive and came to Texas with Reuben. In 1849 Reuben fulfilled the conditions of his 4th class headright grant and was awarded the land which he in turn assigned to George T. Lawton. The land was patented in 1853 and on 28 Apr 1853 Reuben signed the land transfer. Reuben almost certainly lived in this land as he had to complete the conditions of cultivation of 10 acres of land. It would appear Nancy may be buried on this land. I sure wish we could find him in 1850.

  • Sources 
    1. [S151] Illinois Public Land Purchase Records [database online], (State of Illinois) (Reliability: 3).
      Abstract:
      Name: Giddens, Reuben
      BLM Doc #: 834
      Issue Date: 19 May 1828
      Land Office: Palestine
      Section: E2NW
      Price: 1.25
      Total: 100.00
      Date: 18 February 1828
      Volume: 291
      Page: 016
      Type: FD
      Sect: 34
      Township: 20N
      Range: 12W
      Meridian: 2
      Acres: 80.00
      Corr-Tag: 0
      ID: 132665
      SocStat:
      Blank:
      Reside: 092

      See attached image of Land Patent issued by Bureau of Land Management 19 May 1828 for this purchase.
      BLM Accession/Serial #: IL0340__.345; issued 19 May 1828

    2. [S151] Illinois Public Land Purchase Records [database online], (State of Illinois) (Reliability: 3).
      Abstract:
      Name: Giddens, Reuben
      Land Office: Danville
      Authority: 24 April 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
      BLM Doc #: 5584
      Section: SWSE
      Price: 1.25
      Total: 50.00
      Date: 08 June 1836
      Volume: 236
      Page: 176
      Type: FD
      Sect: 26
      Township: 20N
      Range: 13W
      Meridian: 2
      Acres: 40.00
      Corr-Tag: 0
      ID: 314000
      SocStat:
      Blank:
      Reside: 092

      See attached image of Land Patent issued from Bureau of Land Management 1 Nov 1839 for this purchase.
      BLM Accession/Serial #: IL3650__.011; issue date 1 Nov 1839

    3. [S152] Texas Land Title Abstracts, (Texas General Land Office, Austin, TX, USA [database on-line]) (Reliability: 3).
      Grantee: Reuben Giddens
      Certificate: 106
      Patentee: George T. Lawton
      Patent Date: 28 Oct 1853
      Acres: 640
      District: Red River
      County: Red River
      File: 220
      Patent #: 861680
      Patent Volume: 7
      Class: R. R. 3rd

    4. [S153] Kentucky Land Grants, 1782-1924, Rouse, Willard, (Louisville, KY, USA: Filson Club Publications, 1925. [database on-line]) (Reliability: 3).
      Grantee: Gideon, Reuben
      Acres: 50
      Book: T
      Page: 117
      Survey Date: 6-23-1824
      County: Pike
      WaterCourse: Johns Cr
      Reference: The Kentucky Land Grants
      Volume 1
      Part 1
      Chapter VI Kentucky Land Warrants (1816-1873)
      The Counties of Kentucky
      page 565

    5. [S17] Marriage Bonds: North Carolina, 1741-1868, (Index to Marriage Bonds Filed in the NC State Archives. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Division of Archives & History, 1977), http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4802. (Reliability: 3).

      Bride: Nancy Strutton
      Groom: Reuben Gittins
      Bond Date: 04 Nov 1797
      County: Wilkes
      Record #: 01 095
      Bondsman: George Hayes
      Bond #: 000165304

    6. [S40] North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2004, Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp., (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: North Carolina County Marriage Indexes. North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina.), County Court Records - FHL # 0546475-0546481 (Reliability: 3).

      Name: Reuben Gittins
      Spouse: Nancy Strutton
      Marriage Date: 4 Nov 1797
      Marriage County: Wilkes
      Marriage State: North Carolina
      Source Vendor: County Court Records - # 0546475-0546481
      Source: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT