John Bivens was born about 1793.
He was a Veteran of the War of 1812, serving in the Tennessee Militia in Captain B. Collins' Company, from November 13, 1814 to May 13, 1815. John's pension file has many pages of documents, containing much information about his military service as well as information on his marriages.
John Bivens married first to Patience SPEARS in Kentucky. John married second to Ann Odessa HAYNES Boone on July 17, 1857, in Franklin County, Arkansas.