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About Charles Floyd

A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA with the rank of LIEUTENANT. DAR Ancestor # A039936

From Descendants of John Floyd:

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CHARLES5 FLOYD (WILLIAM4, JOHN3, CHARLES2, JOHN1) [184],[185],[186]

  • was born 06 July 1760 in Hanover Co., VA [186],[187], and
  • died 1828 in Todd Co., KY.
  • He married MARY STEWART [188],[189] 03 July 1786 in Amherst Co., VA [190],[191],
    • daughter of JOHN STEWART and ANN HAW. She was born 12 January 1764 in Amherst Co., VA [192],[193], and
    • died 01 January 1850 in her son Charles' home, Bond Co., IL [194].

Notes for CHARLES FLOYD:

N. J. Floyd, "Floyd Biographical Genealogies," 1912, writes extensively of Charles Floyd. I quote from page 18 forward:

"Charles Floyd and Mary Stewart were married in Hanover Parish church in 1773. Mary Stewart was a daughter of Captain John Stewart and his wife, Annie Haw, of Henrico County.

Tradition, preserved by the Virginia and Georgia Stewarts, states that the grandfather of Mary--Colonel John Stewart--who came to Virginia from Berwickshire, Scotland--was a younger son of the Duke of Berwick, born in Berwick Castle about 1660. On account of political troubles he fled from the coast of England in the night and landed in the New World with only his sword and a stout heart.... (see more in the Floyd work)...

After the Declaration of Independence young Charles Floyd offered his services to Virginia, and was enrolled as a part of her Colonial troops, used to beat back the savage forays along her western frontiers, and to hold the Indians and their Canadian allies in the vast northwest region, in dread of her power.

In the latter part of 1777 when George Rogers Clark hastened from Kentucky to Virginia to appeal for 500 men with which he declared his ability to drive Lieutenant-Governor Hamilton of Canada, "The scalp buyer," and the garrisons he had established in the northwest, back into Canada, Governor Patrick Henry quickly saw and entered into the brilliant scheme which Clark had in view. But troops were badly needed in the Continental army, material from which to draw recruits was very scarce and the absolute necessity for perfect secrecy, as regarded Clark's plans, forbade any flaming appeal for volunteers. For these reasons Clark got permission to raise only five companies of 50 men each and at his request Charles Floyd, his personal friend, was appointed to aid him in recruiting them. But the conditions were such that they succeeded in raising only about 150 men. A writer of the period says secrecy of the object of the expedition was so perfectly maintained that few, if any, members of the General Assembly who voted the supplies, knew what they were intended for; and good patriotic citizens being in ignorance, advised young men not to enlist lest they be taken away on some filibustering adventure. Only general confidence in Governor Patrick Henry and the two young men enabled them to get off to Kentucky with a force which was less than one-third of the small force that had been first asked for.

Arriving at the Falls, the present site of Louisville, a stockade fort was built, and quite a number of Kentuckians joined the expedition.

"From this point of time Charles Floyd seems to have escaped the notice of both tradition and history for more than a year. No mention of his name has been found for that period, but a tradition, preserved by some branches of the Floyd family, states that Colonel Floyd, presumably Charles' older brother, was with Clark at that time; and that Clark and himself had been approached by British emissaries sent by Lieutenant-Governor Hamilton, to offer in the name of Lord George Germain, British Minister in London, a princely bribe of territory northwest of the Ohio River together with British titles and honors, if they would desert the cause of Virginia. This tradition is carried in the biographies of George Rogers Clark's family also, as is evidenced by the following extract taken from memoirs written in 1840, as follows:

"He"--Lieutenant-Governor Hamilton--"made a proposition to Clark and Floyd if they would give up the country to the British they should have as much boundary of land on the West bank of the Ohio and any title under that of Duke . . . This fact was communicated to Mr. Charles Fenton Mercer upwards of 30 years ago (i.e., previous to 1810) by Mrs. Croghan, the sister of General Clark and mother of Colonel George C. Croghan, of Sandusky memory . . . . Mrs. Breckenridge also had many times corroborated the fact."

"There can be no reason to doubt the entire correctness of the main facts of the tradition, but the inference that Colonel John Floyd is the Floyd alluded to is certainly incorrect. Lieutenant- Governor Hamilton, the head of the allied Canadian and Indian forces, which had overrun the northwestern territory, had but two opportunities to make such a proposition. First, when communication was held between Clark (after having captured Kaskaskia with its garrison of 500) and the British garrison at Vincennes. This was conducted through, or by means of, Professor De Fout of the Kaskaskia Seminary (French), and Rev. Father Gibault, a priest of the order of Loyola. That was in September, 1778, a month or more before the return of Colonel John Floyd from his imprisonment in England.....

"All this being true beyond the shadow of a doubt the question naturally arises: What Floyd was it who cooperated with Clark on those interesting occasions? (The author concludes it was Charles.)

"While Colonel John Floyd and his bride were quietly spending the inclement winter weather in the home of his parents, he devised a plan for the exodus of the entire family, father, mother, sisters, brothers, husbands, wives and babies to the very fertile region in Kentucky near the Ohio Falls, where he had already patented several thousand acres of land. Charles had just been to the region with his friend, George Rogers Clark, who had established a forest home near the Falls, and joined heartily in the scheme. The enthusiastic advocacy of the plan by the two older brothers finally won the family over to the idea, with three exceptions. The mother and father would consider the matter for themselves and their two unmarried daughters; Mr. and Mrs. Powell's pecuniary interests and five small children compelled them to remain in Amherst County, and Mrs. Tuley and her babies would remain till Mr. Tuley had established a home in the unknown region, to which he could take them.

"On arriving at the Falls, which point had become a small trading post for the people passing up and down the Ohio River, the first thing done was to erect a cabin for the shelter of the women and children, while the men, with their colored laborers, were building a stockade fort and comfortable log-cabin homes for the families out on Beargrass Creek, some five miles distant. The place selected for the cabin at the Falls is now a corner at the crossing of Main and Third Streets, Louisville. The stockade fort which George Rogers Clark and Charles Floyd had built at the Falls, the previous year, was in good condition and was for a time utilized by the families. Out on the creek other settlers lent willing hands, and "log-rolling" went merrily and rapidly on. Soon comfortable double cabins, with substantial puncheon floors and centre halls, were ready for occupancy and the families moved in.

"Thomas Jefferson, the newly elected Governor of Virginia, appointed Colonel John Floyd Lieutenant for Jefferson County, and the settlers were soon gotten together to form a County government. Samuel McDowel, Esq., was made the dispenser of justice, other officials were appointed, and for a time the settlement, which became known as Floyd Station, was of more consequence than the little group of cabins at the Falls. Charles Floyd made his double log-cabin, with double shed-rooms, an open home for all missionaries and itinerant preachers, and the only "Church" known for a number of years was his "Big-room" which served also as the family parlor and dining room.

"The success of the Virginians and the Kentucky pioneers, under George Rogers Clark, at Kaskaskia and Vincennes, while finally decisive as regarded the white ownership of the territory, made only a temporary impression upon the minds of the Indians; and, after a season of comparative quiet, they gradually became aggressively hostile again. Colonel Floyd and his brothers and neighbors had frequent bloody contests with marauding parties in some of which the Indians fought stubbornly before retreating or scattering in the forest....

"About this time George Rogers Clark--who, after his remarkable Vincennes campaign had gone to Virginia hoping to meet in battle the traitor Arnold, who with his British force was in Virginia, returned to his forest home "Clarkville," within sight of the stockade he and Charles Floyd had built at the Falls, and in conjunction with the Floyds and the settlers generally, inaugurated measures looking to the ultimate driving of all marauding Indians out of the Ohio Valley and especially beyond all settlements along the river. The task was finally accomplished, but many who helped to inaugurate it--including two of the Floyd brothers and three of their brothers-in-law--died at the hands of the savages before its accomplishment.

"After the surrender of Lord Cornwallis' army in Virginia the war was practically over, and settlers and prospectors came in numbers to take up the rich lands in the Ohio Valley. The surveyors' office of the Floyd brothers was kept busy, and they were out continually locating and getting metes and bounds of large bodies of land. But the triumph in Virginia did not affect the savages in Kentucky, and surveyors' work had to be done by armed parties.

Many were the adventures of the brothers, and other parties, as they pursued their work in the primeval forests. Some idea of the appearance and condition of the country may be derived from a letter written by General Muhlenberg, a German-American patriot who was conspicuous at Yorktown. The government made him a grant of 30,000 acres of land in the Ohio Valley in recognition of his gallant services, and in March, 1783, he went to the Falls to procure the assistance of the Floyds in its location....

About a month after this.... Colonel Floyd, his brother Charles and Mr. Alexander Breckenridge, a writer in the surveyors' office, went some fifteen miles to a settlement on Salt River to attend a general muster. Colonel Floyd wore a handsome uniform, which made him a conspicuous figure, and on their return, when less than half the distance had been covered, they were fired on by a party of Indians in ambush. Captain Charles seeing the Colonel fall forward on the pommel of his saddle, and make an effort to right himself, leaped from his own horse and sprang up behind his brother, throwing his arms around him in support, and putting spurs to the horse dashed several miles to the nearest hunter's cabin. He was found to be mortally wounded but lived through the night, dying early the next morning in the thirty-second year of his age.....

"After the untimely death of his distinguished elder brother, a large part of the public cares and duties, which had been his, devolved upon Captain Charles Floyd, who, while, perhaps, somewhat less active and enterprising, was a man of equal determination and devotion to duty. Though previously somewhat eclipsed by his brother's fame and unceasing activity, his own quiet force of character soon brought him to the front as an acceptable leader. His high sense of justice as a Magistrate, and his discriminating judgment in arbitrating differences between neighbors or neighborhoods, coupled with his success in cultivating more amicable relations with the Indians, and his readiness to "lead to the limit" when they had to be fought, soon spread his fame locally as far as his brothers had extended.

"He and his wife had inherited quite a number of colored servants and as the needs of these and a growing family were steadily increasing, he settled and cleared a large farm on Mill Creek in a neighborhood known as the Ponds Settlement, some twelve miles from Louisville. After a time he gradually withdrew from all public employment and devoted his time exclusively to agriculture, still making his house an ever open home for all weary travellers, missionaries and itinerant preachers of all denominations.

"In 1828, after all the daughters had married and left the home nest, and the sons were scattered, the aged couple went to visit a daughter living in Todd County near the Tennessee line where also several children and grandchildren of his uncle Robert, "the black Davis" were residing. There the old gentleman had an accidental fall from which he received internal injuries which resulted in his death a few weeks later, and he was buried there--one hundred and fifty miles from his home.

"After the estate had been settled up and the negro servants distributed among the children living in the State, the gentle Mary Stewart made her home among her daughters generally. She lived to be over ninety years of age and died in the home of a daughter living in Bond County, Illinois, about forty miles east of St. Louis. Her tombstone bears the simple inscription:

  • Mary, wife of Charles Floyd
  • Died Jan. 12th, 1850."

Editor: There is much dispute about some of the above work, and I would caution not to take it as completely so.

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Lawrence Reno, op. cit., sent me these pages: "Jim (Mordy, his cousin) also included color copies of the notes on brown paper made by my Great-Grandfather Martin Van Buren Floyd from the Charles Floyd Family Bible then in the possession of his family in Bond Co., IL, where Mary Stewart Floyd died. This lists the children of each generation from Charles Floyd down, with birthdays and, for some individuals, lists dates of death." My references to The Charles and Mary Stewart Floyd Family bible are to this set of photographs, of which Larry kindly sent me copies.

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More About CHARLES FLOYD:

  • Burial: Todd Co., KY

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Notes for MARY STEWART:

Mary Stewart is my 4th great aunt as her brother Gen. John Stewart is my ggg grandfather. Her husband Charles Floyd is my 5th great uncle as his brother Col. John Floyd is my gggg grandfather.

N.J. Floyd, 1912, op. cit., in his Floyd Biographical Genealogies... says "The family Bible of the above couple has never been seen by any member of the family of the one son (Dr. Nathaniel Wilson Floyd) who returned to make his home in Virginia. It is supposed to have been lost in Bond County, Illinois, after going into the hands of one of the children of the daughter at whose home Mary Stewart Floyd died. Tradition says there were twelve children but it is doubtful if so many grew to maturity. At any rate we can name only the following:

  • 1. DAVIS FLOYD2, born in Virginia, before the Revolutionary War. Married Susanna Lewis, a niece of General Andrew Lewis of Point Pleasant fame. See special mention.
  • 2. GABRIEL FLOYD2, also born in Virginia before the Revolution. Moved to Indiana in 1801 with his brother Davis and wife. It is only known that he married and went to the far west.
  • 3. CHARLES FLOYD2, born in Kentucky, 1782. Died on Lewis and Clark expedition, 1804. See special mention.
  • 4. NANCY FLOYD2, born 1784. Married George Rogers a cousin of General George Rogers Clark and of the Explorer, Captain William Clark.
  • 5. ELIZABETH FLOYD2. Married Churchill Myrtle in 1813. Reared a family, some of whom lived in Mississippi and Arkansas, as late as 1860.
  • 6. MARY FLOYD2. Married William Perkins in 1822. It is not known if they left a family.

7. CYNTHIA FLOYD2. Married and left a family, but the gentleman whom she married is known to Virginia family tradition only as "Uncle James." It is probable that Mary Stewart Floyd died at this daughter's home.

  • 8. NATHANIEL WILSON FLOYD3. Born June 5, 1793. Married Elizabeth West Anderson, March 25, 1819. See special mention.
  • 9. FOUNTAIN FLOYD3. Born in 1795. In early life he made a flatboat trading trip to New Orleans and never returned to Kentucky. He married a planter's daughter, whose name is not known to the Virginia family, and established a large sugar plantation on the Sabine River in southwest Louisiana near Beaumont. He had a daughter and two sons. When the war between the States commenced the latter went into the Confederate service. The elder, Charles, was killed at or near Arkansas Post, and the younger, Alonzo, fell at or near Sabine Pass. It is believed the daughter died during, or just after, the war."

These attributions are in part speculation and in some cases have since been disproven.

Fri, 12 Feb 1999, "Dorothy Strawn" <dott@globalpac.com> : Chas. Floyd and Mary Stewart were my GGG Grandparents. I, too used the source from N.J. Floyd book of 1912 and also info listed in pages of ANCESTRY AND POSTERITY OF M. V. FLOYD, by Thad Kinneman, 1967. Kinneman used info from CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN OF WM. and ABADIAH (DAVIS) FLOYD, compiled 1966 by A. M. Cartilidge. I am a Daughter of the American Revolution and am seeking documented proof that Cynthia Stewart Floyd was indeed the daughter of Chas. and Mary Stewart Floyd. I have sent in copies of all this info to the Daughters, but they still want more proof. I have visited the grave of Cynthia, who married John Addison Smith. She is buried in Gaines Cemetery in Illinois. Mary Stewart Floyd is also buried in Illinois in the Wisetown Cemetery. If you have any other info, I would certainly appreciate having it. If there is anything I might have, please let me know and will be glad to share. There are several versions of their children and when they were born. (ed.: this is an understatement, as I return to these notes after some time away!)

BF Reinauer III <BFR3@worldnet.att.net> writes (November 2000): Pat, I am sending the monograph 'Children and Grandchildren of William and Abadiah (Davis) Floyd' compiled by Anna Margaret Cartlidge.... Anna was the great-granddaughter of John Wesley Floyd (1789-1848), son of Charles and Mary (Stewart) Floyd....

Anna Cartlidge has fourteen children for Charles and Mary: Nancy 1787, Charles 1788, John 1789, Elizabeth 1790, William 1791, Nathaniel 1793, Jane 1794, Fountain 1796, Abigail 1797, Sarah 1799, Mary 1800, Thomas 1802, Cynthia 1804, and James 1808.

N. J. Floyd says there were twelve children (p. 27): Davis b. before the War, Gabriel b. before the War, Charles, 1782, died with Lewis and Clark, Nancy 1784, Elizabeth m. 1813, Mary m. 1822, Cynthia, Nathaniel 1793, and Fountain 1795.

Thus we have the following (using Anna's list as the base case):

  • Nancy Hawes Floyd: born in 1787 or 1784, and Anna says m. William Edwards, NJ Floyd says m. George Rogers. (Note the Hawes name which was Mary Stewart's mother's family.)
  • Charles Stewart Floyd: no agreement. Anna says not the one who went west with Lewis and Clark. Two different Charleses. Anna has Charles of Lewis and Clark born of Robert Clark Floyd.
  • John Wesley Floyd: None in NJ Floyd's work. (This is Anna's ancestor.)
  • Elizabeth H. Floyd: they agree.
  • William T. Floyd: None in NJ Floyd's work.
  • Nathaniel Wilson Floyd. They agree.
  • Jane Breckinridge Floyd: None in NJ Floyd.
  • Fountain R. Floyd: They seem to agree.
  • Abigail Davis Floyd: None in NJ Floyd.
  • Sarah P. Floyd: None in NJ Floyd.
  • Mary W. Floyd: They agree.
  • Thomas Floyd: None in NJ Floyd.
  • Cynthia S. Floyd: They agree on a Cynthia.
  • James Harvey Floyd: None in NJ Floyd ....and Alex Luken adds Kezia Floyd in 1809.

If we accept fifteen children, then the major differences become which is the Charles we have and whom Nancy married. I will adopt birth dates that I think are reasonable, but some of these children are born awfully close together. Something is perhaps akimbo here. And writing now in April 2001, I think it is that we have a jumble of children of both Robert and Charles, with, perhaps, Anna Cartlidge's work much the better at sorting it all. And, in part for this reason, I am adopting her view of where Sergeant Charles Floyd should be placed, under his father Robert.

One other issue looms: Anna cites her source in her 1966 paper for Charles Floyd's birth and parentage as (1:27). She refers to NJ Floyd's work as number 1 in her references, and page 27 in that text plainly has Sergeant Charles born in 1782 and "Died on Lewis and Clark expedition, 1804." In another instance, Anna also cites the bible of John Burford and Nancy Stewart Floyd, but omits John's natural birth as a child of John Floyd and Virginia Burford, shown elsewhere in my notes. He was clearly of William of Amherst's grandchildren she catalogued; why did she omit him? Because he was born a Floyd out of wedlock?

Anna accurately sets the marriage of Charles and Mary Stewart Floyd in Amherst Co. 3 July 1786. (Marriages by People Named Floyd by Anna M. Cartlidge). This date alone is fairly compelling evidence that much of NJ Floyd's work stands on shaky ground. Their marriage is recorded in Marriage Book 1, Pg. 29, Amherst Co., Va. If this date is true, it adds substance to the fact that the older children (Elizabeth and Davis and Charles) and are indeed Robert's. All are born before Charles and Mary were joined.

Larry Reno (Lawrence W. Reno <LRRDEN@earthlink.net>) says that the actual children of Charles and Mary were:

  • 1. Nancy Haws Floyd, born in 1787 in VA.
  • 2. Charles Stewart Floyd, born 3 Feb1788 in Jefferson Co., KY.
  • 3. John Wesley Floyd , born 18 Feb1789, Pond's Settlement, KY.
  • 4. Elizabeth H. Floyd, born 14 Apr 1790.
  • 5. William T. Floyd, born 5 Aug1791, Pond's Settlement.
  • 6. Nathaniel Wilson Floyd, born 5 Jan 1793, Pond's Settlement.
  • 7. Jane Breckenridge Floyd, born 2 Nov 1794.
  • 8. Fountain R. Floyd, born 26 Aug 1796 in VA.
  • 9. Abigail Davis Floyd, born 20 Mar 1797 in KY.
  • 10. Sarah P. Floyd, born 4 Jul 1799.
  • 11. Mary W. ("Polly") Floyd, born 15 Nov1800.
  • 12. Thomas Floyd, born 26 May 1802 in KY.
  • 13. Cynthia S. Floyd, born 26 Jul 1804 in KY.
  • 14. James Harvey Floyd, born 23 Jun 1808 in KY.

(Almost all of the above from Cartlidge, "William and Abadiah.")

Larry Reno is also in possession of this very revealing letter to him from Anna Cartlidge:

"Just found a letter I received from Anna Cartlidge, dated 24 March 1968. Here's what she says about NJ: 'I was very sorry to see that Mr. Kinnaman had included a picture of Charles Floyd in uniform in his book. That is not our Charles. It is Charles Floyd of Georgia. Mr. Brice Clagett of Washington, D.C., has the walls of his house covered with pen and ink drawings made by his great-grandfather, John Floyd, who was a grandson of Charles of Georgia; and among them is this picture. When Nicholas Jackson Floyd was preparing his book in 1912, he found that someone in our Floyd family had a copy of the picture, and he immediately jumped to the conclusion that it was Charles, son of William. That, and all the other very numerous and glaring errors in his book have confused researchers for years. In fact, the only accurate part of his book is that which deals with the generations he knew personally. Almost everything before that is wrong. It was because of the erroneous information people were being furnished from his book by libraries and historical societies that I got out the first edition of my booklet. ... I think you will find everything you need for the first two generations (Charles and Stewart) in my booklet. For the first two generations (for DAR or SAR membership), all you have to do is refer the Society to my booklet, giving person's name, for the D.A.R. Library has a copy, and all references are listed. ... I do professional genealogical work so know pretty well what is needed. Also, I am chairman of that particular committee of the DAR Chapter to which I belong.' "

The dates of the children's births I take from a paper given me by Lawrence W. Reno, citing dates in a personal notebook compiled by Martin V. B. Floyd, a grandson of Charles and Mary. The unpublished paper is James C. Mordy's "The Paternity of Sgt. Charles Floyd of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and the Children of Robert Clark Floyd (1752- 1807) and Charles Floyd (1760- 1828)," Kansas City, March, 2000. Larry Reno has been very kind to share his information with me. Later, Larry sent the actual pages in a photostat which are very clear, and the specific dates below are from that record and so footnoted.

More About MARY STEWART:

  • Burial: the Wisetown Cemetery, Dudleyville, IL195

Marriage Notes for CHARLES FLOYD and MARY STEWART:

Surprisingly, this entry in the index of Amherst Co., Va. weddings is "3 Jul 1786, John Floyd to Mary Stewart, Parent or guardian: Charles Stewart, consent of brother).

It is clearly not John, but his brother Charles Floyd, who marries Mary Stewart.

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Children of CHARLES FLOYD and MARY STEWART are:

  • 1. i. NANCY HAWS6 FLOYD [196],
    • b. 12 August 1786, VA [197],[198];
    • m. WILLIAM EDWARDS [199],[200], 23 December 1825, Todd Co., KY [201];
      • b. Abt. 1788.
        • Notes for NANCY HAWS FLOYD: This Nancy is surely named for Ann Hawes her grandmother, General John Stewart's mother and my gggg grandmom.
  • 2. 46. ii. CHARLES STEWART FLOYD,
    • b. 03 February 1788, KY;
    • d. 25 January 1856, Beaver Creek, Bond Co., IL.
  • 3. 47. iii. JOHN WESLEY FLOYD,
    • b. 18 February 1789, Pond's Settlement near Louisville, KY;
    • d. 04 January 1848, Bond Co., IL.
  • 4. 48. iv. ELIZABETH HAWS FLOYD,
    • b. 18 April 1790;
    • d. Bef. 1825.
  • 5. v. WILLIAM T. FLOYD [201],
    • b. 05 August 1791, KY [201],[202],[203];
    • d. 06 March 1856;
    • m. CHARLOTTE JENKINS, 02 February 1818, Hardin Co., KY;
      • b. Abt. 1795.
        • More About WILLIAM T. FLOYD: Burial: Bloomingdale Cemetery, Bloomingdale, IN
  • 6. 49. vi. DR. NATHANIEL WILSON FLOYD,
    • b. 05 January 1793, Pond's Settlement near Louisville, KY;
    • d. 04 December 1866, the home of his daughter Elizabeth in AL.
  • 7. 50. vii. JANE BRECKINRIDGE FLOYD,
    • b. 02 November 1794;
    • d. 23 May 1823, Elizabethtown, KY.
  • 8. 51. viii. COLONEL FOUNTAIN R. FLOYD,
    • b. 26 August 1796, VA;
    • d. 10 January 1887, Beaumont, TX.
  • 9. ix. ABIGAIL DAVIS FLOYD [204],
    • b. 30 March 1798, KY [204],[205],[206];
    • m. JOSEPH L. KING; b. 1811 [207].
      • Notes for ABIGAIL DAVIS FLOYD: Abigail's dates are a mixture, and Anna Cartlidge explains why in her "These, too, are Our Ancestors," an undated typescript:
        • "She was some thirteen years older than her husband, Joseph King, and she was very anxious to keep the fact a secret. Consequently she informed the census taker in 1850 that she was born in 1803; in 1860 she told him it was 1805; but by the time 1870 rolled around, she had lowered the date to 1800. Actually the bible says she entered this world on March 30, 1797." Adding to the confusion, Anna elsewhere reports her birth as 20 March 1798.
  • 10. x. SARAH P. FLOYD [208],
    • b. 04 July 1799 [208],[209],[210];
    • d. Bef. 1850, probably KY;
    • m. JOHN LEWIS TUTT [211], 31 October 1825, Todd Co., KY;
      • b. 1805, KY;
      • d. Aft. 1850, probably KY.
  • 11. xi. MARY W. FLOYD [211],
    • b. 15 November 1800 [212],[213],[214],[215];
    • d. Bef. 03 May 1823 [216];
    • m. WILLIAM PERKINS [217], 08 March 1822, Jefferson Co., KY;
      • b. 1789, MA;
      • d. 30 July 1850, Louisville, KY.
        • Notes for MARY W. FLOYD: Probably died in childbirth.
  • 12. 52. xii. CYNTHIA STEWART FLOYD,
    • b. 26 July 1802, Jefferson Co., KY;
    • d. 26 April 1874, Tazewell or Bond Co., IL.
  • 13. xiii. THOMAS FLOYD [218],
    • b. 26 May 1804, KY [218],[219],[220];
    • d. Tomberlin Branch in Todd Co., KY.
      • Notes for THOMAS FLOYD: Alan Pearson, <alpearso37@aol.com>, April 2002 was kind to send this information:
        • "Hi Pat, This note is to correct some info which I sent you last year about Thomas Floyd.
        • "I have recently learned that the "Thomas" Floyd described in our family history written by my g-uncle U.D.Rhodes in the 1940's was really Charles Thomas Floyd and NOT the Thomas who was the son of of Charles Floyd and Mary Stewart. I would appreciate it if you would remove the info I gave you from your Rootsweb site for Thomas Floyd (ID 14034). (ed.: This is removed and I am posting this note where the info was.....) According to my new info, Charles Thomas Floyd (b. 1806 NC, d. 1829 Todd KY) m. Mary Christian (b. 1802 VA, d. 1836 Todd KY). They had 9 children including William Moten Floyd (my ancester) and Caziah Floyd who married Charles Stuart Floyd (son of Charles Floyd and Mary Stewart).
        • "Sorry for the mix up......... Al Pearson"
      • Thanks to Al for this correction.
  • 14. 53. xiv. JAMES HARVEY FLOYD,
    • b. 23 June 1806, Jefferson Co., KY;
    • d. 02 April 1889, Tazewell Co., IL.

Footnotes:

  • 184. Biographical Genealogies of the Kentucky-Virginia Floyd Families, N. J. Floyd, 1912.
  • 185. John Floyd's will mentions him.
  • 186. Anna Cartlidge in her unpublished work on the Floyds, 1966, citing Charles Floyd bible.
  • 187. Alan Pearson, <alpearso37@aol.com>, 29 Dec. 2000, a descendant, gives this son, but also gives a birthdate which doesn't fit.
  • 188. Mary Stewart Floyd is my third great grandfather John Stewart's sister.
  • 189. Morgan Davis Jones, letter from Dadeville, Ala. to my grandfather Colonel Stevens, October 27, 1927, my collection.
  • 190. Damon Floyd says Charles Floyd and Mary Stewart were m 3 July 1786, Amherst Co. See his web site of Floyd marriages. The g'dian was her bro Charles.
  • 191. Anna Cartlidge in her unpublished work on the Floyds, "These Too Are Our Ancestors," undated but about 1966.
  • 192. This date from her tombstone in Illinois, according to Anna Cartlidge's 1966 paper. Others say 1761, but she was 85 at her death.
  • 193. Martin Van Buren Floyd's notes from the Charles Floyd bible, passed down in Bond Co., Illinois after Mary's death there. From Lawrence Reno, 2001
  • 194. This date from her tombstone in Illinois, according to Anna Cartlidge's 1966 paper. Others say 1761, but she was 85 at her death.
  • 195. Anna M. Cartlidge in her unpublished work on the Floyds, 1966..
  • 196. Anna Cartlidge in her unpublished work on the Floyds, 1966, citing Charles Floyd bible.
  • 197. James C. Mordy, March 2000, "The Paternity....".
  • 198. Charles Floyd's Family Bible, op. cit..
  • 199. See note under her sister Jane quoting Nancy's letter.
  • 200. Anna M. Cartlidge in her unpublished work on the Floyds, 1966..
  • 201. Anna Cartlidge in her unpublished work on the Floyds, 1966, citing Charles Floyd bible.
  • 202. James C. Mordy, March 2000, "The Paternity....".
  • 203. Charles Floyd's Family Bible, op. cit..
  • 204. Anna Cartlidge in her unpublished work on the Floyds, 1966, citing Charles Floyd bible.
  • 205. James C. Mordy, March 2000, "The Paternity....".
  • 206. Charles Floyd's Family Bible, op. cit., where the entry is "Abigal D".
  • 207. Anna M. Cartlidge in her unpublished work on the Floyds, 1966..
  • 208. Anna Cartlidge in her unpublished work on the Floyds, 1966, citing Charles Floyd bible.
  • 209. James C. Mordy, March 2000, "The Paternity....".
  • 210. Charles Floyd's Family Bible, op. cit..
  • 211. Anna M. Cartlidge in her unpublished work on the Floyds, 1966..
  • 212. Anna Cartlidge in her unpublished work on the Floyds, 1966, citing Charles Floyd bible.
  • 213. Anna Cartlidge, op. cit..
  • 214. James C. Mordy, March 2000, "The Paternity....".
  • 215. Charles Floyd's Family Bible, op. cit. , where the entry is "Polly W".
  • 216. See note under her sister Jane quoting Nancy's letter.
  • 217. Anna M. Cartlidge in her unpublished work on the Floyds, 1966..
  • 218. Anna Cartlidge in her unpublished work on the Floyds, 1966, citing Charles Floyd bible.
  • 219. James C. Mordy, March 2000, "The Paternity...." says same date but 1802.
  • 220. Charles Floyd's Family Bible, op. cit. gives this date shown here.
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Charles Floyd's Timeline

1760
July 6, 1760
Hanover County, Province of Virginia
1786
August 12, 1786
Age 26
Virginia, United States
1788
February 3, 1788
Age 27
Jefferson County, Virginia (Present Kentucky), United States
1789
February 18, 1789
Age 28
Louisville, Jefferson County, Virginia (Present Kentucky), United States
1790
April 18, 1790
Age 29
1791
August 6, 1791
Age 31
Jefferson County, Virginia (Present Kentucky), United States
1793
January 5, 1793
Age 32
near Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States
1794
November 2, 1794
Age 34
1796
August 26, 1796
Age 36
Virginia, United States