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NIVENS/NEVINS in KY/TN 1860-1880
Posted by: Nina Nivens Thompson Date: November 08, 1999 at 17:36:10
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I am searching for my great grandfather ? NIVENS or NEVINS and his relatives. My research thus far shows: Ny great grandmother was NANCY CHOATE NIVENS, born about 1841 in Fentress Co., TN, daughter of GABRIEL and MELINDA CHOATE. I think she married GGrandpa Nivens in the late 1860s in TN or in/around Casey Co., KY. Children known of the marriage were NANNIE NIVENS born about 1868-1870 and my Grandfather JOHN GABRIEL NIVENS, born August 5, 1872. Family tale questions that there may have been an older brother who remained with GGrandpa Nivens and that GGrandma Nancy and GGrandpa Nivens were separated prior to the Choates leaving the KY/TN area and moving to Hempstead Co., AR in the 1870s.
In one census Grandpa John Gabriel's father's birthplace is listed as Ireland. Grandpa John
Gabriel had red hair. One of Nancy's sisters, ELIZABETH CHOATE married MARTIN HANSFORD and remained in KY. Please contact me if these connect with any of your ancestors or you know anything about them. Thanks, Nina nbnthomp@iocc.com

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