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I might be able to help you on Matilda Givens who married Thomas McDearmon. Matilda Givens was born circa 1840 in Fleming Co., Ky. and died 12 Dec. 1862 in childbirth when her daughter Frances (Fannie) McDearmon was born. Matilda is the daughter of Alexander Givens (1810-1865) and Eliza Harris, granddaughter of William Givens (1775-1847) and Mary Shields, great-granddaughter of Alexander Givens who died in Cooper Co., Mo. in 1833. You will find Matilda with her parents on the 1850 Census of Cooper Co., Mo. District 23 with her parents and siblings and on the 1860 Census Cooper Co., Mo. Boonville with her husband. Matilda and her husband Thomas were married 3 Mar. 1859 in Cooper Co., Mo. Her daughter married Giles Hamilton Marshall. Fannie was born 12 Dec. 1862 in Cooper Co., Mo. and died 31 Oct. 1941 in Pettis Co., Mo. There are Missouri death certificates for both Fannie and her husband. On death certificate it states parents of Frances Marshall are Thomas McDearmon and Matilda Givens. There are a large number of Probate Records in Cooper Co., Mo. for the Givens families who are all related through Alexander Givens' (died 1833) sons. Matilda's father has a probate record in Cooper Co., Mo. File #1239 dated 1865 and mentions wife Eliza. The Cooper Co., Mo. Givens families originally came from Fleming Co., Ky. and descended through Alexander Givens who died in 1833 in Cooper Co. There are numerous records in Cooper Co., Mo. and Fleming Co., Ky. on this Givens family. I am a descendent of Alexander Givens'(died 1833) son James Givens who was a brother to the above William Givens who married Mary Shields. This William Givens lived and died in Fleming Co., Ky., but a number of his children later came to Cooper Co., Mo. I have documentation for all of these families. Keep in touch. Brenda