My 4th-great-grandfather, John Bivens, was the brother of Stephen S. Bivens. Our common ancestor is Stephen and John's father, Nathaniel Bivens (Sr.) of NC, who is my 5th great-grandfather and your 4th. If I'm figuring right, that makes us 5th cousins once removed. It's nice to meet you. Thanks for the note & I'll keep your email just in case.
Cheers, Gene Bivins.