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Lillian Floyd (Parker or Hampton)

Death: Died in Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States
Immediate Family:

Wife of Major Robert Clark Floyd
Mother of Elizabeth R. Winn; Judge Davis Floyd; Sgt. Charles Floyd and Mary Lee Walton

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About Lillian Floyd

From Descendants of John Floyd:


  • was born Abt. 1752 in Albemarle or Amherst Co., VA [146],[147],[148], and
  • died Bef. 07 March 1807 in Jefferson Co., KY ? [149].
  • He married LILLIAN PARKER [149],[150] Bef. 1779 [151],
    • daughter of (UNK) PARKER and LILLIAN. She was born Abt. 1755 [152], and
    • died 1802 in Jefferson Co., KY ? [153].


Anna Cartlidge says her name was Lillian and that she MAY have been a Hampton. Alex Luken speculates "I really wonder if Lillian Hampton is correct...." But we know she was a Lillian......

And, later, in November 2001, Alex notes: If Robert Clark Floyd died in 1807, and Lillian died ca. 1800, it is possible that he married again and had another child? It appears likely that Robert Floyd moved back to KY before he died. There was correspondence in the Floyd file in Corydon responding in part to an inquiry from Clifton Davis regarding an Alexander Floyd. An Alexander Floyd pops up in Hardin Co. KY and marries Mary Polly Hart, daughter of Aaron Hart, in 1820. He has three children with her: Robert C. Floyd b. abt. 1825, Edward Floyd, and Sally Floyd. Robert and Edward eventually migrate to IL. Is it possible this Alexander is the half brother of Charles and Davis? The ages fit. The location fits. Hardin Co. is very close to Bullitt Co. and Jefferson Co., and Corydon IN. (editor-- I agree with Alex. This is something to research.)


Alex, in Nov., 2002: "Robert and Lilyann Floyd conveyed land in Jefferson Co. KY on 6/30/1794 to James WEBB. Witnesses were T. KEY, John TULEY, Benjamin KIRK and Landen DAVIS. Also, on 7/1/1794 there is a conveyance by Robert Floyd to Jean DAVIS witnessed by John TULEY, T. KEY, and Benjmain KIRK."


And this from an old posting on the surname Parker rootsweb board, sent me courtesy Alex Luken. I have entered Sam Parker in these notes but not connected him as yet. (July, 2002)


Dianne Conaway Blankenstein, November 15, 1997: "Need help with Samuel Parker - believe he was orphaned early & his mother may have been Lillian Hampton at the time of her death. Samuel married Mary & they moved to Tenn where he died in Humphreys Co about 1820. Son Joshua Parker b 1776 in Virginia d 1826 Humphreys Co,Tenn m. 1800 Shelby Co, KY Mary Patterson b 1782 - dau of ?James Patterson. Son James M. Parker b 1801 Shelby Co, KY d 1859 Dallas, Texas m. abt 1820 Humphreys Co, Tenn to Anna ?Carnell dau of Hubbard Carnell & Elizabeth Dixon. Daughter Malvina Dixon Parker b 1833 d 1862 White Co, Arkansas m. 1852 Tenn Lewis Comer Smith. Would like to correspond with someone on this line."


And Alex sends this in Nov., 2002: "I have more circumstantial evidence for PARKER being the last name of Robert's wife.

  • "1) There is a letter at the Filson Club in the Floyd family file from from the 1930's from a MOODY of Jeffersontown, enquiring about a Robert Floyd deed. The Moodys married into the family of Haley Buckner and Lillian Parker, daughter of Samuel Parker.
  • "2) Philip Johnston, who is a son of William Johnston and Ann Chew or his second wife Elizabeth Taylor, married a Margaret Elizabeth Parker. I believe Philip Johnston settled in Shelby Co., KY which is near Jeffersontown. Haley Buckner also settled in Shelby Co. This is all near the Floyds Fork area.

"I'll just keep stirring until something pops up to the surface... "


So... a Parker? Alex finds more in October, 2003 which seems to confirm the Parker name. She writes:

"Devereaux Gilliam was the executor or the will of Lilyann HAMPTON in 1779 which mentions her daughter Lilyann FLEWD, and is the source for the name of Robert Clark Floyd's wife. Also mentioned are sons by the last name Samuel PARKER and John RUSSELL. I maintain that Lilyann FLEWD was Lilyann PARKER, and that Hampton was the name of her mother's 3rd husband. Co-executor to the will is Thomas STOCKTON. Witnesses to to the will were Eda GILLIAM (I believe this to be Edna Ellis Gilliam),

Elizabeth HUTCHESON, and Deverix (Devereaux) GILLIAM."


She notes this rootsweb site for this wonderful will: <>

"pages 22-23 - LILYAN HAMPTON

Being very sick and weak; will dated April 14, 1779;

  • To son John Russel one sorrell mare
  • To his daughter Susannah Russel one haffer yearling
  • To my son Samuel Parker one cow and yerling
  • To my daughter Lillayan Flewd one cow and all my clothes and side saddle
  • All my house furniture equally to son John Russel and Samuel Parker and Lillayan Flewd.
  • My cash accounts due me from David Right and William Bowman equally to son John Russel and

Samuel Parker.

  • Executors: Diverix Gilliam and Thomas Stockton
  • Lilleyan (her mark) Hamton
  • Wit: Deverix Gilliam, Elizabeth Hutcheson, Eda Gilliam
  • Dec. 27, 1779; Exh. by Deverix Gilliam who gave bond with James East his security."


Then, in Nov., 2003:

"You know how I have been working on Lillian Parker/Hampton, wife of Robert Clark Floyd. Well, I have my first link in Amherst County! of sorts. Theodosia Davis, daughter of Nathaniel Davis and Elizabeth Atkins, married Jarratt Gilliam. Theodosia would be the first cousin of Robert Clark Floyd.

"Jarratt Gilliam would have to be related to Devereaux Gilliam who was an executor of Lilleyann Hampton's will, because Devereaux Gilliam's mother was Mary Jarratt.

"Also note the marriage to Edith Ellis. I have an e-mail from Robin Chism in my file that says that Robert and Elizabeth Atkins Davis lived in a place known as the Old Orchard, which was subsequently owned by Charles I. Ellis, and during the Revolutionary War was engaged in the manufacture if firearms.... She lives in Ala. and says that William Floyd and Abadiah Davis are her 8th great-grandparents.... Regards, As always, Alex"


And in June 2004, this note:


"Ellis, Thomas Harding. .1 cubic feet.

Papers, n.d., of Thomas Harding Ellis (1814-1898) consisting of Ellis family genealogical notes and notes concerning the trial of Aaron Burr in 1807. The genealogical notes contain information found in Ellis’ published volume A Memorandum of the Ellis Family (1849). Notes concerning the trial of Aaron Burr contain information on Ellis' uncle and the deputy marshall in the case, Josiah Ellis, and his father-in-law and Burr's security officer, Thomas Taylor. Gift of Archer Ellis Hansen, Winchester. (40060)"

Alex: "I am thinking Lillian Parker Floyd's mother was an ELLIS, perhaps daughter of John Ellis and Susannah Royall. I should add as another part to the hypothesis, that John Ellis and Susannah Royall are the parents of Charles Ellis m. Susannah Harding, parents of Edith Ellis who married Devereaux Gilliam and who were witnesses to the will of Lilyann Hampton. Also, John Ellis and Susannah were from Tuckahoe, Henrico Co. VA, which is where Lilyann's will was probated, Henrico Co. Also the possibility that Charles Floyd's middle initial was "E" based upon a rock carving found in MO."

So-- Lillian Parker (Hampton) married Floyd. And from the below conjunction of families, I think she is Lillian Parker, perhaps the daughter of Richard Parker. Recall that we think William Floyd's wife was the "widow Burgamy," Micha(el) Harris.

And, in February 2006, with reference to an inquiry to me from Ellen Carper, webmistress of "Kentucky Kinfolk Organization" at: <>:

"Hi Ellen-- Pat forwarded your message to me. Ellen, as a way of introduction, I'm Pat's genealogical "Della Street". Not a Floyd relation except by honorary status :-) but I have staked out the line of Robert Clark Floyd as my own in the absence of any active descendants. And, I'm in Louisville and have access to the Filson Club....

"So I have a couple of things that might be of interest. First of all, somewhere in the mounds of paper we have is a reference to Gov. John Floyd's daughter attending Jefferson Davis' first wedding here in Louisville. In spite of the somewhat touchy relationship between the Gov. and the Breckinridge kin, his daughters did visit Louisville quite often and maintained ties to family here. Zarchary Taylor's family property bordered the Floyd holdings along what is now Brownsboro Rd., and the Taylors were literally next door neighbors to Lucy Clark Croghan. The other end of the Floyd holdings touched Taylorsville Rd. near Bowman Field Airport. Further out Taylorsville Road was the plantations of the numerous Taylor cousins, Gov. Floyd's brother, George Rogers Clark Floyd, and property owned by Robert Clark Floyd.

"It is my quest for information about Robert Clark Floyd's wife Lillian that has led me to some information that I am not quite sure what it means, but I think there is something significant buried in it. I will send you the information via snail mail if you send me your address, Ellen.

"Robert Clark Floyd's wife is believed to be Lillian Hampton based upon the 1779 Henrico Co. will of Lilleyann Hampton. In it, she mentions a son, John (I am doing this from memory, may not be John; his first name is immaterial) Russell, daughter Lilleyann Flewd, and son Samuel Parker. Since it's customary to name children in birth order, It would appear that Lillian Hampton was married 3 times (Russell, Parker, Hampton) and as Lilleyann is between two brothers it is more probable that her maiden name was either Russell or Parker, and not Hampton. I believe it to be Parker. The reason why is that Samuel Parker turns up in Jefferson Co. in the late 1700's, at the same time Robert Clark Floyd and wife Lillian is here. Samuel Parker has a daughter named Lillian. His daughter marries Haley Buckner. Haley Buckner is the nephew of Philip and Tabitha Daniel. Robert Floyd sells property near Jeffersontown to Philip Buckner. Haley Buckner settles in Shelby Co. near the Jefferson Co. line, near where Robert Floyd had property. Robert's brother Charles was present at the death of Walker Daniel. At the very least, all these people knew each other quite well.

"The name Lillian is an unusual name for the time period. In an effort to find connection of Lillian Russell Parker Hampton to the Floyds, thereby ascertaining the likelyhood that the Lilleyann Flewd in the will was the wife of Robert Clark Floyd, I looked at all the parties who were a party to the will, and didn't have to dig too deep. The executor of the will was Devereaux Gilliam. Devereaux's wife was a daughter of Charles Ellis, of Pedlar Mills VA. Charles Ellis bought property in Pedlar Mills from Abadiah Davis' brother, and the Ellis-Gilliam-Davis families are intermarried, thus making highly likely that the Lilleyann Flewd in the will is Robert's wife.

"I have been on a quest to link the name Lillian to the Parker, Russell and Hampton families. As part of the digging process I turned up an old Russell family history at the Louisville Public Library. In there is reference to the Russells, John Smith of Jamestown, Opechancanough, and Morris Loyd. There are intstances of Loyd/Floyd being the same family, mislabeled because of handwriting. This had me thinking about the social standing of Abadiah Davis. The Cabell, Venable and Burke connections were very prosperous and well-connected. Pocahontas was considered royalty, and therefore Abadiah must have been considered "a catch" for the time period. William Floyd was not wealthy, and much of what they had appears to have connections to the Davis family. What would make William Floyd an acceptable marriage for Abadiah? The one thing that comes to mind is family connections that date back several generations. While none of the Floyds themselves became wealthy, they appear to have married into prominent families and have the connections that come to one either through money or family connections. What if there is an earlier intangible connection between the families?"


Then we have this, sent to me by Alex Luken:

In June court 1741, a suit was settled and recorded in Order Book 4, page 546. The suit is reported in part as follows:

A suit in Chancery Court, Goochland County between Harris Wilson and John Wilson by Richard Parker, their next friend, plaintiff, and William Bostick and Micah his wife, John Bostick, Wm. Floyd and Wm. Burgamy, defendants. The sheriff having returned the subpoenas executed on John Bostick, and he failing to appear, ordered a judgement be issued against John Bostick, Wm. Bostick and wife Micah, Wm. Floyd and Wm. Burgamy.

Alex: "It is interesting to note that a deed dated 16 Apr 1755, executed about 13 years after the above suit. Harris Wilson and John Wilson (mentioned above) of Cumberland County, VA (Cumberland formed from Goochland in 1748) sold to John Bostick, for 100 pounds, 150 acres surveyed for Peter Burgamy, dec'd, it being the plantation where William Bostick now lives. This was part of 350 acres sold to Richard Wilson, dec'd, and Richard Wilson left to his two sons, Harris and John Wilson. The deed was proved in May Court 1755."




  • 1. 37. i. ELIZABETH R.6 FLOYD,
    • b. 1774, VA.
  • 2. 38. ii. JUDGE DAVIS FLOYD,
    • b. 1776, VA;
    • d. 12 December 1831, Leon Co., FL.
  • 3. iii. SERGEANT CHARLES FLOYD [154],[155],
    • b. 1780, KY [156];
    • d. 20 August 1804, the Lewis and Clark expedition on the bank of the Missouri River near Sioux City, IA.
      • More About SERGEANT CHARLES FLOYD: Burial: 20 August 1804, Sergt. Floyd's Bluff on the Missouri River near Sioux City, IA
  • 4. 39. iv. MARY LEE FLOYD,
    • b. 1793, Jefferson Co., KY;
    • d. 25 June 1875, Calviton Plantation, Jefferson Co., MS.
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Lillian Floyd's Timeline

Age 19
Province of Virginia
Age 21
Virginia, United States
Age 25
Virginia, United States
Age 38
Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States
Age 47
Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States