James had the following brothers and sisters; Bolice ?, Archer and Ailsie who died before 1868 and Billy, Nelson, Jack, Patsy and Loc...oa who 'may be still living' (in 1868.)
In 1868, James Givens was living in W Branch Place, Live Oak, Tallahassee, Leon, Florida with his wife Rhoda and children, Amy age 16, Letty age 14, Peter age 7, Hope? age 6. Sancho age 5, Harry age 2, Patsy 7 months. There is also a son James listed and a Norah whose name is crossed out.
The highlighted names are the names of those born prior to Emancipation.
The 1850 US Federal Census Slave Schedules list Givens slaveholders in Botetourt County, Bath County, Highland County, Augusta County, Giles County, and Monroe County, Virginia.
There are no Givens slaveholding families in North Carolina in 1850 which suggests that James Junior may have gone to Warren County, NC when his mistress married. There are 272 Givens marriages in Virginia between 1827-1830.
I was unable to locate the family in Florida under the name Givens in the US Federal Census 1870. However I did find a Sancho White living in the household of Anthony Grayson, a farmer in Jacksonville, Florida.
If you know this family, I would be grateful if you would post in the comments below so that the family might be reunited.
This research has been undertaken as a contribution to the #SlaveNameRollProject at
Freedman's Bank Records
Anthony Grayson US Federal Census 1870