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Descendants of James Niven
   
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Almost nothing is known about James Niven; at best, it can be said that it is probable that he is head of this branch of the family. I do not myself know on what grounds the original decision was made; it may be partly naming conventions. At any event, he is mentioned as the founding ancestor. His date of birth is not known; but since John C. Nivens was born in 1771, a date of 1751 would be posited in accordance with the conventions. I don't think he was born AFTER that, but he might have been born quite a bit earlier.
   
We do not know the name of James' wife.
   
The only child whose name we know is John C. Nivens.
   
The sources for our knowledge of John C. Nivens are much more secure. Not only do we see him in the census of 1850, but we actually have a copy of his will. This, of course, is one of the most important original source documents that can be found, and it will be posted here.
   
   

   
   
John C. Nivens, Sr. (1771 - 11/25/1850) married Priscilla Lindsay (Lindsey)(b. 1775)
   
John and Priscilla had seven children:
   
James | John | Daniel | Willis | Elizabeth | Nancy | Jesse
   
3  James Britton Nivens  b: 1802  d: 12/16/1850
...+Patience  b: 1810  d: after 1880
.....4  Jesse Nivens  b: 1832  d: after 1880
......  +Mary Adams  b: 1853	
..........5  George W. Nivens  b: 1871	
..........5  Thomas F. Nivens  b: 1873	
..........5  James B. Nivens  b: 1875	
..........5  Eula Jessie Nivens  b: 1876  d: 1932
..........5  Pleasant K. Nivens  b: 1877	
..........5  Walter B. Nivens  b: 1879	
.....4  George Nivens  b: 1834	
......  +Frances Hazeltine Lyon  b: 1834	
.....4  Priscilla Nivens  b: 1836  d: after 1880
......  +Hugh Nabors  b: 1833  d: Bef. 1880
..........5  James L. Nabors  b: 1859	
..........5  Mary Nabors  b: 1862	
...........  +Edward S. Lyman  b: 1863	
.....4  Willis R. Nivens  b: 1838  d: 1890
......  +Hibernia Self  b: 1851	
..........5  Edgar P. Nivens  b: 1870	
..........5  James N. Nivens  b: 1872	
..........5  Lilian Nivens  b: 1874	
..........5  Daniel W. Nivens  b: 1876	
..........5  Charley E. Nivens  b: 1879	
.....4  William Nivens  b: 1840	
.....4  Martha Nivens  b: 1842	
......  +Elbert Horton  b: 1847	
..........5  Laura Horton  b: 1871	
..........5  Hattie Horton  b: 1874	
..........5  Frank Horton  b: 1878	
.....4  James Nivens  b: 1844  d: after 1880
3  John W Nivens  b: 1802  d: 1888
3  Daniel N Nivens  b: 1803  d: 9/10/1869
...+Sarah Collier  b: 1800  d: after 1850 (1st wife)
.....4  Mary Niven  b: 1826	
.....4  Fanny Niven  b: 1828	
.....4  William Harvey Niven  b: 1831  d: 4/10/1902
.....4  Joseph Green Niven  b: 1833  d: 1/31/1906
......  +Cynthia  b: 1835  d: 1874 - 1875 (1st wife)
..........5  Nancy Nivens  b: 1854	
..........5  Margaret Nivens  b: 1857	
..........5  John Nivens  b: 1861	
..........5  Jennie Nivens  b: 1864	
..........5  Alsty? Nivens  b: 1864	
..........5  C. Alexander Nivens  b: 6/1867	
...........  +Dora Hartsell  b: 10/1870	
...............6  Jenette Nivens  b: 6/1897	
...............6  Elmanda? Nivens  b: 9/1891	
...............6  Ethel Nivens  b: 12/17/1892  d:7/19/1969
................. +Millard Howard Huntley  b: 1/30/1892  d:12/23/1970
....................7  Wilbert Fenrod Huntley b: 9/11/1914 d: 2000
....................7  James Richard Huntley, Sr b: 9/7/1917 d: 1985
....................7  Marvin Huntley  b: 3/2/1919  d: 1974
...................... +Margie Furr Howie  b: 9/25/1925  d: 1952
....................7  Stokes Nivens Huntley b: 2/24/1922 d: aft 1987
..........5  Jimmy Nivens  b: 1869	
..........5  Emmuel? Nivens  b: 1874	
......  +Sarah Amanda Kimbrell b: 1846 d: 1930 (2nd wife,Joseph Green)
..........5  Jessie Nivens  b: 1879	
..........5  Eula Jane Nivens  b: 12/6/1881  d: 2/5/1978
.....4  Matilda Niven  b: 1836	
.....4  James T Niven  b: 2/1838  d: 3/4/1905
...+Mary  b: 1821 (2nd wife of Daniel N. Nivens)
3  Willis Nivens  b: 1804  d: 1851
3  Elizabeth Martha Nivens  b: 1812  d: 1870
...+Joseph P. Bennett  b: 1809	
.....4  John N. Bennett  b: 1834	
.....4  Jesse N. Bennett  b: 1836	
.....4  James L. Bennett  b: 1838	
.....4  Thomas R. Bennett  b: 1840	
.....4  Sarah Bennett  b: 1842	
.....4  William Bennett  b: 1844	
.....4  Richard Bennett  b: 1846	
.....4  Margaret B. Bennett  b: 1849
3  Nancy Priscella Nivens  b: 1814  d: 1815
3  Jesse Lindsey Nivens  b: 12/15/1815  d: 1/4/1846
...+Susan Jane Ticer  b: 10/5/1822  d: 1/30/1890
.....4  Samuel L. Niven  b: 12/18/1843  d: 10/31/1912
......  +Sarah S. Minor  b: 4/14/1848  d: 5/20/1935
..........5  Susan J. Niven  b: 1871	
..........5  Ella Jerusha Niven  b: 4/1873	
..........5  Mary E. Niven  b: 1/1876	
..........5  Jesse Bud Niven  b: 3/25/1878  d: 12/16/1939
...........  +Madie  b: 5/6/1883  d: 6/18/1923
...............6  Ellery Niven  b: 1903	
...............6  Jewel Niven  b: 1906	
...............6  Murray Niven  b: 1909	
...............6  John Niven  b: 1912	
...............6  Densber Niven  b: 1915	
...............6  Russell Niven  b: 1918	
..........5  John Thomas Niven  b: 3/14/1880	
...........  +Elizabeth  b: 1888	
...............6  Albert Parnell Niven  b: 3/29/1910	
...............6  Gladys Niven  b: 1915	
...............6  Olivia Niven  b: 1918	
...............6  John Thomas Niven, Jr.  b: 1924	
..........5  Eula A. Niven  b: 10/5/1882  d: 12/4/1942
.....4  Mary Nivens  b: 1844	
.....4  Jesse Broome Nivens  b: 3/15/1846  d: 3/17/1896
......  +Mary Elizabeth Adams  b: 2/27/1848  d: 1933
..........5  William Walter Nivens  b: 1870	
..........5  Olivia J. Nivens  b: 1871	
...........  +William Crane		
..........5  John Lindsay Nivens  b: 10/5/1872  d: 8/28/1918
...........  +Juliett Eliza Dodson  b: 1874  d: 1969
...............6  Ezra H. Nivens  b: 3/1895	
................. +Berthal Vanzandt  b: 1900	
....................7  Mabel Nivens  b: 1920	
...............6  Calvin O. Nivens  b: 2/4/1897	
...............6  Lillie J. Nivens  b: 12/1898	
...............6  Jesse Roland Nivens  b: 1/28/1906  d: 11/10/1948
................. +Martha Kidd Simmons		
....................7  Hazel Nivens  b: 1925	
....................7  John Nivens  b: 1928	
..........5  Thomas Abram Nivens  b: 3/8/1875  d: 3/17/1929
...........  +Carrie L. Crane  b: 10/17/1883  d: 2/23/1926
..........5  Susan Ida Nivens  b: 1877	
...........  +Daniel Miller		
..........5  Eliza Ella Nivens  b: 12/1879	
...........  +Thomas Wayne Minor		
..........5  Martha B. Nivens  b: 8/1884	
...........  +Daniel Wilder		
..........5  Austin Nivens  b: 8/1886	
..........5  Wafer Edgar Nivens  b: 11/29/1887  d: 10/20/1918
...........  +Sallie Adler  b: 1896	
...............6  Agnes Nivens  b: 1917	
...............6  Ruth Nivens  b: 1919	
..........5  Jessie Frank Nivens  b: 2/25/1892	
.....4  William B. Niven		

Jesse Lindsey Niven, died in 1846 .  His widow, Sally Jane Ticer Niven, married Daniel Wilder (3/16/1824 - 1/17/1865).  They had ten children; and these children were the half brothers and sisters of Samuel L. Niven.
.....4  Louisa Wilder  b: 1848	
.....4  Laura Martha Wilder  b: 1849	
.....4  Zora Wilder  b: 1851	
.....4  S. F. Wilder  b: 1853	
.....4  Susan Wilder  b: 1855	
.....4  Cenia Elizabeth Wilder  b: 4/16/1853  d: 5/17/1897
......  +James David Martin  b: 4/29/1854  d: 11/23/1934
..........5  William Roy Martin		
..........5  Izora Alice Martin  b: 8/13/1875  d: 11/24/1952
..........5  Edmund Daniel Martin  b: 7/11/1879	
..........5  Lydia Anna Martin  b: 8/17/1885	
..........5  Robert Franklin Martin  b: 11/10/1887  d: 4/6/1925
.....4  John Ticer Wilder  b: 7/13/1857  d: 8/1933
......  +Alcesta Delilah Holcombe  b: 11/4/1855  d: 9/1/1940
..........5  Mary Jane Wilder  b: 8/30/1879  d: 8/8/1945
...........  +John Henry Walton  b: 12/12/1877  d: 12/14/1958
...............6  Jessie Herman Walton  b: 9/1/1900  d: 4/22/1937
................. +Sarah Catherine Bentley b: 7/22/1905 d: 12/29/1969
...............6  Hoyt Walton  b: 5/8/1912  d: 12/2/1942
................. +Sadie Elizabeth Taylor	
...............6  Royce Wade Walton  b: 9/13/1914  d: 3/4/1995
................. +Mamie Davies	
...............6  Harold Bennett Walton	
................. +Flora Belle Horton	
...............6  Jewel Delena Walton	
................. +Nathan Dean Lightsey	
...............6  Bessie Mae Walton	
................. +Henry Franklin, Sr. Caudle	
...............6  Audrey Mildred Walton	
................. +Luther Childress  b: 9/17/1905  d: 9/20/1973
...............6  Olis Obera Walton	
................. +Ralph Frederick Brooks  b: 1/17/1900  d: 3/17/1959
...............6  Aubrey Chester Walton	
................. +Dottie Lou Wesson	
...............6  Vera Walton	
................. +John Mack Wood	
..........5  Idella Florence Wilder  b: 2/22/1882  d: 9/19/1957
..........5  Evie Elizabeth Wilder  b: 11/4/1889  d: 12/14/1963
..........5  Docia Wilder		
...........  +Scott Nolen  b: 1884  d: 1917 - 1920
..........5  Lettie Mae Wilder  b: 3/22/1896  d: 6/5/1966
.....4  William A. Wilder  b: 1860	
.....4  James Monroe Wilder  b: 1862	
......  +Nancy Donna Dodson		
..........5  Cicero Austin Wilder		
.....4  Emily Clark Wilder  b: 7/27/1864  d: 3/21/1932
......  +Thomas Allan Walton  b: 11/30/1858  d: 3/21/1932
..........5  Ella Elizabeth Walton  b: 2/7/1889  d: 1978
..........5  John Gordon Walton  b: 6/7/1891  d: 10/27/1899
..........5  Infant Walton  b: 2/19/1893  d: 2/19/1893
..........5  Franklin Pierce Walton  b: 7/6/1896  d: 7/1896
..........5  Susan May Walton  b: 2/19/1898  d: 10/24/1901
..........5  Rufus Roy Walton  b: 4/13/1900  d: 5/25/1968
...........  +(1) Marie Theressa Cunningham	
...............6line continues		
...........  +(2) Mary Francis DeLoach	
...............6line continues	
..........5  Ethel Augusta Walton  b: 2/6/1902  d: 10/26/1944
..........5  Robert Clay Walton  b: 12/21/1904  d: 1/12/1905
..........5  Arthur Melvin Walton  b: 7/1/1906  d: 10/9/1906