Biography of Edward Givens
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Givens, Edward, was born in the town of Dryden on May 14, 1823. His father, Col. Charles Givens, was one of the early settlers in the town and a man of prominence and note. Our subject was educated in the common schools, which he attended winters and worked on his father's farm summers, where he now resides. His grandfather was the original settler of this property, which has always been in the Givens family. At the age of twenty six he married Jeanette Godfrey, daughter of Philo Godfrey, of the town of Dryden, and they are the parents of two children : one son, Philo, who died August 23, 1889, at thirty four years of age, and one daughter, Mrs. Fidelia Sims, of Brooklyn, N. Y. Our subject takes the Republican side in politics and an active interest in religions and educational matters. He is a practical and successful farmer and a prominent man in his town.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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