Submitted by Linda Fluharty.

     WILLIAM W. GIVENS - son of John and Hannah (Wilson) Givens, is a native of Ohio, born in Belmont county. He became a resident of West Virginia in 1872, and is now one of the substantial farmers of Lincoln district, Tyler county. His wedded life began in Wetzel county, where on the 27th of January, 1872, Ruth Eliza Stapleton became his wife. Their children are five: Archibald L., born may 12, 1873; Daniel Sweeney, January 11, 1879, and William A., May 12, 1881. The birth of Mrs. Givens was on French creek, Pleasants county, this State, and her parents are James and Delila Stapleton. The war record of William W. Givens is worthy of preservation. He was mustered into the Federal service September 10, 1861, as a member of Company D, 1st West Virginia Cavalry, at Camp Carlisle, wheeling, West Virginia. In 1862 he was in the following heavy engagements and skirmishes: Balls Bluff, Bloomers Gap, Winchester, Jones Cross Roads, Port republic, Bonnetts Ford, Rapidan Station, cavalry fight at Rollingsford, Salem, Thoroughfare Gap, Berryville, the hand to hand fight at Warrenton Junction, Chantilly, and the great battle at Gettysburg, July 1-3, where he was wounded in the foot followed and he was two months in hospital at Gettysburg, and was moved thence to Philadelphia where he received discharge, December 3, 1863. In 1880 he was elected justice of the peace for Lincoln district, and is still serving. Address, Sistersville, Tyler county, West Virginia.

Source: H. H. Hardesty's History of Wetzel County.