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Abadiah Floyd (Davis)

Also Known As: "Abby"
Birthdate: (94)
Birthplace: Accomack County, Virginia
Death: 1824 (90-98)
Charles Floyd's home, Beargrass Creek, Near Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Robert Davis and Abadieh Davis
Wife of William Floyd
Mother of Sarah Powell; Isham Floyd; Elizabeth Tuley; James John Floyd; Maj. Robert Clark Floyd and 6 others
Sister of Martha Venable; James Davis; Isham Davis; Evan Davis; John Davis and 6 others
Half sister of Supra Davis; John Davis; Lewis Davis; Landon Davis and Hugh Davis

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About Abadiah Floyd

Abadiah Davis was born about 1730- in Accomac VA. she died in 1824... she was daughter of Robert Davis and Abadiah Lewis. she married William Floyd in 1747, William Floyd was son of John Floyd and Ann...

Abadiah was daughter of Robert Davis. She was 10 when her father's mom passed away; his mom Elizabeth Hughes was born in Monacan tribal lands , or JamesTown is not clear. . giving Abadiah a direct connection to the 1600s. And the history of the Native American Nicketti. Abadiah may of also named a daughter after the Native Nicketti. Posted in her media section, the first Nicati, is found on Record in 1778. Showing on the Tazewell VA area census living in Burkes Garden VA, or visiting with Abadiah's grandaughter Lavalette Floyd, the daughter of her grandson Gov. John Floyd, that was son of Col. John Floyd , Abadiah son . This possible daughter of Abadiahs is Listed On the 1850 census in Tazewell va. A Monacan Dr. Vest says the old Monacan legend reconcidered. proving hes seen or heard this told as a old Monacan legend of trader Hughes and Nicketti.

The second one ive found is another daughter of Abadiah s son Col. J John Floyds son. Gov. John Floyd he too names a daughter in 1819 Nicketti Floyd. This makes two early documents of the family passing the name and history of the Native Nicketti. Gov. John Floyd son of this Abadiah s son. His daughter the second recorded Nicketti, in the family also had a daughter Lavalette Floyd that married and named her daughter Nickette Elizabeth Mcmullen. Making yet a 3rd family member recorded as using the Nicketti name. Some differently spelled versions all meaning the same in Abadiah s family.

Also Nicketti Floyd, Gov. John Floyds daughter had a son that passed the name . Dr. George Ben Johnston, he too named a daughter Nicketti Floyd Johnston. This makes 4 family members passed the name and history. This daughter of his named Nicketti Johnston, also has a daughter named louise Bowen Trigg. And she passed yet a 5th family member this name her daughter Nicketti Floyd Trigg.

Gov. John Floyds sons, also passed the name down in history. His son G.R.C. Floyd names a daughter in 1864 also Nickiti Buchanan Floyd, making 5 family members all granddaughter s of Abadiah, and 1, possible daughter passed and using the name. With pride, im sure . Seems if this was the name of a male Native the name would of been passed to Abadiah s grandson s not her granddaughters.

Im still trying to source others in the Floyd family passing the History and name of the Native American Nicketti. Is it even possible with how this name passed in so many directions in the Floyd, family this story is only family lore? Would there not of been at least one branch that told this is only family lore? Every Floyd family member I've spoken too says they passed the name after a Native American, Grandma named Nicketti, Not a family lore. And this grandma Abadiah Floyd ( Davis ) , im sure would of passed history she learned from her Father, Robert Davis 's mom M. Elizabeth Hughes. The 5 different Nicketti granddaughter s of Abadiah and one possible daughter making 6 . all seem to be living in different locations using and passing this said family lore firmly.

The 6, found so far are not the last one's passed this name im working on sources for other granddaughter s of Abadiah's passed the Nicketti, name. There is a short story that 's BY Dysart Mcmullen explaining the time period a little better and his family, Dysart was the grandson of 1819 Nicketti Buchanan Floyd, she spent many summer s at his home telling him the family story this story is on Dysart s page. Dysart also explains that sitting and getting read to was a past time that family s practiced in their times learning the family history, a time before modern technology . Some also say were Gov. John Floyds father and many of his kin were killed in the Revolutionary war by the tribes that sided with British forces, him nor his family would of even tryed claiming the Native American Blood, if not true family history. Family lore is one thing, passing the name and history in multiple families ,thats storie is. Exactly the same, And they have never met nor know each other, seems totally different. So the story of Nicketti being a meaning pretty baby. Could not be true . One it predated with the census.. way before the birth of govnor Floyds daughter, with the nikettie,,, name being around in the,,, family with his dad's poss, sister of col. James John Floyd. So the name was in the family proving this story of two native women gave it meaning pretty baby incorrect.

   William Floyd and his wife Abadiah had 12 childern: Sarah, who married Wyatt Powell. Elizabeth who married Charles Tuley.  Col.James John Floyd,  Charles Floyd, who son was of the  louis and Clark team. Robert Floyd, Isham Floyd, Robert and Isham both killed by NA,  as was Col. J John Floyd,  whos son claimed Nicketti a NA grandma.  a Nathaniel Floyd, he served under Jackson at New Orleans, a Jemimah Floyd, Abadiah Floyd both there husbands killed in Indian Massacres. 3 other daughters who are know to the family only as Mrs. Pryor, whos son also was with louis and clark.  a Mrs. Drake, and Mrs. Alexander.  
 William Floyd, a county surveyor, and captain of the county militia arrival in Amherst county married Abadiah daughter of Robert Davis of the upper james, who had married a half- blood NA lady. family tradition of uncertain origin that traces the ancestry of this NA wife, to the chieftain Opechancanough,  ( note i cant find this Tradition until 1890s when Brown did a study of the Floyds history)  up till that point the Floyds only said and passed she was Catawba...  However that may be, the descendants of William and Abadiah have never ceased to be proud of the NA Blood, that courses through their veins and to hold in highest esteem the memory of their maternal ancestor. 

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Abadiah Floyd's Timeline

Accomack County, Virginia
October 15, 1747
Age 17
Albemarle County, Province of Virginia
Age 18
Albemarle County, Province of Virginia
Age 19
Albemarle, Virginia, USA
Age 20
Amherst County, Province of Virginia
Age 22
Albemarle and Amherst County, Province of Virginia
Age 23
Amherst County, Province of Virginia
Age 25
Amherst County, Province of Virginia
Age 28
Province of Virginia