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Letitia Floyd (Preston)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Smithfield Plantation, West of Blacksburg, Montgomery County, Virginia, United States
Death: Died in Burkes Garden, Tazewell County, Virginia, United States
Place of Burial: Sweet Springs, Monroe County, West Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Col. William C. Preston and Susanna Preston (Smith)
Wife of John Floyd, 25th U.S. Governor of Virginia
Mother of Savanna Smith Floyd; Brig. Gen. John B. Floyd, (CSA), U.S. Secretary of War; George Rogers Clark Floyd; Dr. William Preston Floyd; Col. George Rogers Clark Floyd and 8 others
Sister of Elizabeth Madison; Gen. John Preston; B. Gen. Francis Smith Preston, Sr. Esq.; Sarah Buchanan McDowell; Susanna Hart and 6 others

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About Letitia Floyd

  I would like to say first finding how my fourth great grandparents came to lay to rest in the lewis cemetery was a puzzle untill I visited and found the grave also of her and Gov John Floyds oldest daughter Letitia Floyd Lewis she passed in feb,16 1886 she was the wife of william lynn Lewis. He was the son of Mary Preston Lewis and John Lewis owners of the Resort and Land were they are  layed to rest.  If you look up the recovery of Letita Preston Floyds Grave you will also find the story of a Harry E Winter o.M.I. He wrote. When Alexis de Tocqueville was finishing democracy in America about 1835 he asked what was the chief cause of the extraordinary prosperity and growing power of this nation and he wrote succinctly The Superiority of there women. Mr Winter also states Recently The Diocese of wheeling-charleston which covers the entire state of WV decided to honor one of these women The Author and Educator Letitia Preston Floyd 1779-1852 she was to the manor horn with her brother James patton Preston serving as the Gov of VA 1816-19 her husband John Floyd jr 1830-34 and son John B Floyd 1848-52. And Mr winters story goes on and tells a lot so please look up the the story on. Under the recovery of Letita Preston Floyds Grave and read there you will also find out that in the 90s they did re-discover Her and Gov John Floyds Graves along with many more and gave them realy nice Grave Stones that I've photo D and put pics of on find a Grave.com I must say the cemetery has changed hands and is gated and locked too all I hope the new owner will give a way too visit the local say its in great despire since the finding of all the unmarked graves. But they did say he plans on redoing the whole Place  over, so with that said we only can hope so and everywere you read other than here will state nothing of the re discovery of the graves at the Lewis family cemetery.  Hope all family will pay there respects to her and Gov Floyd soon as made posible again and enjoy your family history. Mamaw Lettita was the Daughter of Col . William Preston a leader in the  Revolutionary war,  he Signed Possibly  wrote  the Fincasial Resolution, Predisecor of the Declaration of Independent s. Please help me along with the Knights of Columbus,  Fraternity of Catholic Men,  that i must give credit to here keep the cemetery up and in good shape. This organization has done more along with Father Harry Winter, in keeping  the Cemetery up alot more than any others including us Family. So i wana thank these kind men, for everything they are doing for my loved ones.  If any one connected to the Smithfield Museum,  at VA Tech.  Or any were else have a portrait of my Grandmother we all would love to see her, many thanks,  Sincerely  , J Floyd. .^^^
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Letitia Floyd's Timeline

1776
September 29, 1776
West of Blacksburg, Montgomery County, Virginia, United States
1804
May 13, 1804
Age 27
Franklin County, KY, USA
1805
March 14, 1805
Age 28
Smithfield, Montgomery County, Virginia, United States
1806
June 1, 1806
Age 29
West of Blacksburg, Montgomery County, Virginia, United States
1807
November 20, 1807
Age 31
Roanoke, Montgomery County, Virginia, United States
1809
January 15, 1809
Age 32
Christiansburg, Montgomery County, Virginia, United States
1810
December 13, 1810
Age 34
Christiansburg, Montgomery County, Virginia, United States
1811
December 10, 1811
Age 35
Montgomery County, Virginia, United States
1814
March 13, 1814
Age 37
Blacksburg, Montgomery County, Virginia, United States
1816
December 16, 1816
Age 40
Montgomery County, Virginia, United States