I am a 7th generation descendant of Pieter Kieviet (or similar spelling) and his wife Anna Barbara [Unknown] who are thought to be the original Kivett family to settle around 1750 in what is now Eastern Randolph Co., NC. It is believed that Pieter immigrated from what is now the Friesland part of the Netherlands, or possibly the Rhineland area of Germany. Other origins have been reported, but no documented proof of his European homeland has yet surfaced here.
I was born and grew up outside Ramseur, NC, just a few miles from the site of Pieter's lands and his McMasters Family Cemetery burial place near Liberty, NC. Although just an amateur who started collecting records about ten years ago, many generous contributors have allowed me to build a continually growing data base which now includes over 21000 individuals who are related somehow to this Kivett family. About 6600 are believed to be directly descended from the eight children of this couple. All listings are indexed to filed supporting hard-copy source documents, which can be referenced as required. Great care is taken to check the accuracy of inputted material, but not all submissions have not been corraborated here by public records. Confilcting information is noted when found.
The Peter Kivett Family Association of Liberty has shared their records amassed over many years, and asked me to serve as their official record keeper. In order to respect the efforts of the many valued contributors, the privacy of listed living individuals, and to not spread any innacurate information too widely, I have not posted these records on any public site. However, I will freely share what I have collected, although some of it yet possibly innacurate and incomplete, with any private family member or responsible individual researcher in exchange for the addition of their records or personal knowledge. I promise to continue to treat any such submitted information responsibly, but would like permission to further share it privately as described.
To show my appreciation, I usually return a large custom packet of listings and general Kivett family information to all new contributors who furnish a mailing address.
Anyone who wishes to participate in this ongoing quest to responsibly document and spread more complete Kivett family records, or discover their connections back to Pieter, should contact me directly at my E-mail or postal address listed below.
9 Coachman Drive
Taylors, SC firstname.lastname@example.org