He "was of medium height and weighed about 140 pounds; he had dark hair and eyes and was well proportioned. He had a nervous temperament, strong convictions, always ready to defend the right even at the sacrifice of friends."
Anna's brother Thomas mentioned in his 1887-1887 diary of visiting the Bivans children.
Residences & events:
1830 Pleasant Twp, Franklin Co, OH. The census recorded Thomas living 2 doors from his father-in-law. His family consisted of 2 males under 5, 1 at 5-10, Thomas was 20-30, 1 female under 5, and Anna was also 20-30.
1840 Same place. By the next census the family included: 3 males under 5, 1 at 5-10, 2 aged 10-15, 1 at 15-20, Thomas at 30-40, 2 females at 5-10 and Anna, also 30-40. Other Bivins were neighbors but most of Anna's family had moved to IL.
Following his and Anna's deaths, their young children lived with their Bivans grandparents and other relatives.
From Franklin Co, OH deeds:
John Bivans and Josiah Bivans, children and heirs of Thomas Bivans and Anny, his wife, dec'd, formerly of Franklin Co, OH. Late Anny Gundy, daughter of jacob Gundy, dec'd, being formerly of Franklin Co, OH, now of Danville, IL, $6.66 pd by Michael L. Sullivant of Pleasant Twp, survey #3028 in Virginia Military District as heirs of the late Jacob Gundy.
Wit: James Holmes, Thomas Gundy
In Vermilion Co, IL, John and Josiah Bivans acknowledged the sale.
Children Nancy and Jacob share the same gravestone with their parents.