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Re: Elizabeth Githens d. Greenup Co. KY 1855
Posted by: Cindy Lowe Date: August 13, 2001 at 13:01:24
In Reply to: Re: Elizabeth Githens d. Greenup Co. KY 1855 by Richard Githens of 110

Thank you for your response. I know very little about Elizabeth Githens. From Greenup Co. Kentucky Deaths: Elizabeth Stewart, 82, female widow, farmer's wife, born Pennsylvania, parents not known. Died September 19, 1855 Dysentery. From parental consent: To the Clerk of Bourbon granting (greeting?) know ye that I and my family is agreed that Matthew Stewart and my daughter Elizabeth Gitthens join in the holy State of matrimoney. Given from under our hands the twenty fifth day of May in the year of our lord 1793. (signed) James Gitthins and Caty Gitthins. Henry Githens signed as bondsman and is believed to be Elizabeth's brother. He married Rebecca Smith March 01, 1797 in Bourbon Co. KY. Henry and Rebecca had a son Valentine C. Githens who married Martha Thomas on 09 Oct 1823 in Nicholas County, Kentucky. I received an email from another Githens researcher who wrote: " I have read the Sherwood Githens book that you mentioned, and have some pages copied from it. But I don't think it's very trustworthy. He lists the children of Valentine Githens as belonging to an Edward Githens, and some of his other data seems internally inconsistent. And he rarely gives sources for his information."

I am curious, though, whether this book mentions Elizabeth b. circa 1773, daughter of James and Caty (possibly Cathy)? (I received a descendancy chart from another researcher using Sherwood Githens as a source, which does not include our Elizabeth, but does list a number of Sperry kin who also intermarried with the Githens.)
Any light you can shed on this would be most welcome!
Thank you.
Cindy Lowe

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