Richard Franklin Giddens

Richard Franklin Giddens

Male 1798 - 1870

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  • Name  Richard Franklin Giddens 
    Born  4 Dec 1798  , Wilkes, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Buried  Nov 1870  Giddens-Concord Cemetery, Red River, TX, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died  20 Nov 1870  Clarkesville, Red River Co, TX, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I2404  All Family Connections
    Last Modified  15 Feb 2013 

    Father  Reuben Giddens,   b. 1776, , Surry, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1854, , Red River, TX, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  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 
    Family ID  F923  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Jane Walker,   b. 4 Apr 1799, , , VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1866, , Red River, TX, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  28 Dec 1818  , Floyd, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage consented to by Sarah Stratton, Jane's mother. After William Walker died, Sarah married Solomon Stratton. Her maiden name is unknown.
      Marriage performed by Rev. William Salisbury, husband of Jane's sister, Elizabeth.
    Children 
     1. Wiley W. Giddens,   b. 29 Oct 1819, , Floyd, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1897, , Red River, TX, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Nancy Giddens,   b. Abt 1820,   d. Bef 1854
     3. Malinda Giddens,   b. 1822, , Floyd, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1880, , , TX, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. James Richard Giddens,   b. 21 Feb 1829, , Vermilion, IL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1865, , , TX, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Sarah Giddens,   b. 1831, Vermilion, , IL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1870, , , KS, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. John Giddens,   b. 18 May 1834, , Red River, TX, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1862, Aberdeen, Monroe, MS, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Francis Marion Giddens,   b. 2 Feb 1839, , Red River, TX, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1906, , Red River, TX, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. George Giddens,   b. Abt 1840, , Red River, TX, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Junetta Jane Giddens,   b. 1844, , Floyd, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1882, , , TX, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  6 Nov 2006 
    Family ID  F1084  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Elizabeth Hariet Jacobs,   b. Abt 1800,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  31 Oct 1867  , Red River, TX, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified  6 Nov 2006 
    Family ID  F1981  Group Sheet

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

  • Notes 
    • Came to Red River County in 1833; received land on a Spanish Land Grant. Appears on the Red River Co., - Republic of Texas Tax List of 1838
      http://www.rootsweb.com/~txredriv/1838tax.html

      Need to check out: On the 1860 Federal Census - Slave Schedules Red River Co., TX, R. F. Giddens is listed as owning 15 slaves, ranging in age from 3 to 65 both male and female. On the 1860 Federal Census Red River Co., TX, R. F. Gideons [Giddens] is listed with Personal Property valued at $20,850, which has fallen on the 1870 Census to $2,000. This would seem to indicate the loss of the slaves owned by Richard Giddens following the Civil War. Also note that on the 1870 Federal Census Red River Co., TX, Richard Giddings [Giddens] is listed on the same page with, 2 farms away from, two families named Giddings whose members are Black or Mulatto. Knowing that freed slaves often took the last name of their former owners, it is interesting to speculate if these black Giddings families are former slaves of Richard F. Giddens. Also note that four of the children in one of the black Giddings families are listed as Mulatto, not Black. Could they possibly be children of Richard F. Giddens?
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      State of Texas)
      Red River County)
      I, Richard F. Giddens, of the said County of Red River, being of sound and disposing mind and memory and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs while I have strength to do so, do make this my last will and testament hereby revoking all others heretofore by me made.
      Item 1st I desire and direct that my body be buried near and by the side of my former wife Jane in a decent and Christian like manner suitable to my circumstances and condition in life.
      Item 2nd That I direct and bequeath my soul to God who gave it.
      Item 3rd I desire and direct that my just debts be paid without delay by my executor to be hereafter appointed.
      Item 4th I give bequeath and desire to my present beloved wife Hariet (sic) a certain tract or parcel of land the same being a part of my homestead commencing at the east corner of an offset in the survey given to John Giddens by me. Said corner being in the field now being cultivated by Sarah J Giddens thence west in the prairie far enough to so as a north line will include all the improvements on the east side of the lane (runing (sic) north) far enough north so as to make two hundred acres thence east to John Giddens survey thence south to the place of beginning to have and to hold unto my present wife Harriet during her natural life. I also give and bequeath to my beloved wife all tools necessary in cultivating the farm set aside by me for her and her also two horses, one a brown mare now on the place. The other a black horse called John. Also one wagon and the buggy that is on the place. Also five cows and calves such as she may select from my stock. Also twenty head of hogs, also so all provisions on hand necessary for one year's supply. Also bridles and harness necessary for the family. Also the stock of the sheep belonging to the place. The condition of the foregoing 4th item is designed to be in lieu of and a bar against all other and further rights benefits and claims of my said wife to my estate either real or personal except such as are hereinafter mentioned.
      Item 5th I give and bequeath to my bodily heirs, Wiley W. Giddens, Malinda Giddens now Malinda Mowery, Sarah Giddens now Sarah King, Francis M Giddens, and Junetta (sic) Giddens now Junetta (sic) Owen. Also the heirs of my deceased son James R. Giddens and also my son John Giddens now deceased to his heirs the remainder of my homestead consisting of 930 acres more or less to be divided in equal lots to be valued by three disinterested men selected by my executor hereafter to be appointed.
      Item 6th I give and bequeath to my daughter Junetta (sic) Owens formerly Junetta (sic) Giddens one hundred and sixty acres of land lying and situated in Blossom Prairie purchased by me from James H Clark.
      Item 7th I hereby direct my executor to be hereafter appointed to consummate a certain sail (sic) of land to James H. Clark made by me for 640 acres of land in the penury for which there has been no money paid. I further direct that my executor when the trade is consummated and the money paid to him that he retain one third after all the expences (sic) are paid to be used for a privet (sic) purpose understood by me.
      Item 8th I further direct that my executor hereafter to be appointed is authorized to sell and disposed of the remainder of my land in the penury either privatly (sic) or publicly and in such lots as he may think the most advantageous to my estate and after all expences (sic) are paid retain one third for a private use by me understood, the other two thirds to be paid into the estate as other moneys.
      Item 9th The residue of my property both real and personal whatever and wherever it may be including all stock household and kitchen furniture and all implements of husbandry and tools both carpenters and blacksmiths to be sold by my executor either privately or publicly as he may think best and the proceeds to be equally divided by the heirs.
      Item 10th I hereby constitute my beloved son Wiley W Giddens sole executor of this my last will and testament.
      Item 11th I hereby direct that there be no action in any court of this my last will and testament except the proving and recording this will and an inventory of the property of my estate and further that Wiley W. Giddens is not required to give any bond as executor of my estate.
      Item 12th I hereby direct that should any doubt or confusion arise on any point concerning this my last will and testament that my executor select three disinterested men and their decision shall be final.
      Item 13th I also direct that my homestead occupied by my present beloved wife during her natural life shall at her death be equally divided among my heirs.
      In testimony whereof I have here unto set my hand this the 17th day of November 1870.
      /s/ Richard S. Giddens
      Signed declared and published by Richard F. Giddens as his last will and testament in the presence of the attesting witnesses who have hereto subscribed our names in the presence of Richard F. Giddens at his special instance and request this the 17th day November 1870.
      /s/ A.D. Mchaffey
      /s/ Joseph G Stiles
      The State of Texas )
      Red River County ) /s/ John A. Bagby, Clerk Dist. Court
      State of Texas )
      County of Red River )
      Personally appeared in open court on the 9th day of March 1871, Joseph G. Stiles one of the subscribing witnesses who being by me duly sworn says that he signed the annexed will at the request of R. F. Giddens and also in the presence of the other witness A. D. Mehaffey the other subscribing witness signed the same at the request of R. F. Giddens in his presence and the witness further says that the testator was of sound mind and disposing memory and witness further says that the signed testators named to the same at his request and that the testator acknowledged that he had voluntarily executed and delivered the will for the uses and purposes therein contained. I further certify that R.F. Giddens was over seventy one years of age, the other witness and I are over fourteen years of age, R.F. Giddens died in Red River County Texas in November 1870.
      /s/ Joesph G. Stiles
      Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 9th day of March 1871.
      /s/ John A. Bagby, Clerk Dist Court
      Red River County
      Filed for probate November 17th 1870
      /s/ John A. Bagby, Clerk
      [Red River County Texas Will Record Book p. 165]
      source: http://www.giddensgenealogy.com/

  • Sources 
    1. [S149] Giddens-Concord Cemetery, Red River Co., TX, (Inventoried by James (Jim) Marion Giddens) (Reliability: 3).
      Giddens, Richard Franklin
      1798 -- Nov. 16, 1870
      [husband of Jane]

    2. [S36] Obituary Notice (Reliability: 3).

      Obituary from Concord Baptist Church
      Richard F. Gittens was born in North Carolina, December 4, 1798, moved to Kentucky when young from there to Illinois where he United with the Baptist Church about the year 1827. He immigrated to Texas in 1833 and settled in Red River County.
      Was one of the Charter members that organized the Concord Baptrist Church in 1844. He was elected and ordained a Deacon. Brother Giddens was an humble Christian and always ready to aid in His worthy cause at all times up to his death, which occured November 20, 1870. He leaves a wife, two sons and three daughters to mourn his loss. Their loss is His gain. Signed N.B. Hutchmoon
      Source: Ancestry World Tree Project: Salisbury Family Genealogy; last updated 3 January 2002 by Karen L. Salisbury
      http://awtc.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=ksalisbury&id=I01126