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Sarah Powell Floyd

Death: March 21, 1867 (75-76)
Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Nathaniel Floyd and Hannah Floyd
Wife of John A. Eastland
Ex-wife of Thomas Preston Beeler
Half sister of Richard Birgetts Bird Floyd; John J. Floyd; Mary W Floyd; Abadiah Davis Floyd; Woodford Floyd and 7 others

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About Sarah Powell Floyd

From Descendants of John Floyd


  • was born 1791, and
  • died 21 March 1867 in Carlisle, Cumberland Co., PA.
  • She married (1) THOMAS PRESTON BEELER [670] 04 August 1812 in Jefferson Co., KY [671],
    • son of CHARLES BEELER and SARAH COLSTON. He was born 09 December 1790, and
    • died Bef. 22 December 1831.
  • She married (2) JOHN A. EASTLAND [672] 22 December 1831 in Jefferson Co., KY.
    • He was born Abt. 1790.



"AN ACT To dissolve the marriage contract between Sarah P. Beeler and Thomas Beeler.

"Whereas it has been satisfactorily proved to this Legislative Council, that Thomas Beeler formerly a resident of Escambia county in the Territory of Florida has for last three years withdrawn his support and protection from, and has entirely deserted his lawful wife Sarah P. Beeler, who before her marriage with the said Thomas Beeler was named Sarah P. Floyd ; and that the said Thomas Beeler has been convicted of a crime of an infamous character and has suffered imprisonment in the State Prison of Louisiana, and has actually intermarried with another woman ; and whereas the said Sarah P. Beeler has petitioned to be divorced from her aforesaid husband ; Therefore, for the relief of the said Sarah P. Beeler,

"Be it enacted by the Governor and Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida, That the marriage contract of the said Thomas Beeler and Sarah P. Beeler, formerly Sarah P. Floyd, be and the same is hereby dissolved and annulled, and the said Thomas Beeler and Sarah P. Beeler, formerly Sarah P. Floyd, are hereby absolutely divorced from the bonds of matrimony, as fully, absolutely and entirely as if they, the said Thomas Beeler and Sarah P. Beeler, formerly Sarah P. Floyd, had never been married.

  • "Passed 23rd, October 1828.
  • "PETER ALBA, President of the Legislative Council.
  • "THOS. MUNROE, Clerk.
  • "Approved, October 24th, 1828.
  • "WM. P. DUVAL, Governor of the Territory of Florida."
    • (from the web site of early Fla. laws: Florida Historical Legal Documents, sent to me by Alex Luken)


Marriage Notes for SARAH FLOYD and THOMAS BEELER:

  • Their marriage was dissolved by law in Florida in October 1828.

Children of SARAH FLOYD and THOMAS BEELER are:

  • 1. i. CHARLES E.7 BEELER [673],
    • b. Abt. 1815.
  • 2. 125. ii. CAROLINE E. BEELER,
    • b. 1820;
    • d. 1904.
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Sarah Powell Floyd's Timeline

March 21, 1867
Age 76
Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States