James Alexander Givens is my great grand uncle. His borther, William Sherman Givens was my great grandfather. I have James' children as being Bertha Virginia, Charles Alexander, Amanda Louise, Lydia Angelyn, Rose Marie, Lillian Mozelle, Robert Henley Thomas, and Susan Kate; oh and one more: Gerald Stanley Givens. From which of these are you descended?
We had our first Givens Reunion two years ago this October. Lydia Angelyn's daughter was there from California (Claudia). I would love to chat with you about this family. A couple from Huntsville, Alabama bought the "ancestral home" in Andalusia, or at least the one that Rose Emma Henley Givens set up after her husband's death, and they are busy restoring it. I am attaching a picture of the house, of some charts I made, and of myself and my grandson.