Person:James Floyd (7)

Col. James "John" Floyd
d.13 Apr 1783
m. 1747
  1. Sarah Floyd1747 - after 1824
  2. Isham Floyd1748 - 1783
  3. Elizabeth Floyd1749 - 1833
  4. Col. James "John" Floyd1751 - 1783
  5. Robert Clark Floydabt 1752 - 1807
  6. Jemima Floydabt 1753 -
  7. Nancy Floydabt 1755 - 1791
  8. Charles Floyd1760 - 1828
  9. Abadiah Floydabt 1761 -
  10. James Floydabt 1763 -
  11. Nathaniel Floydabt 1767 -
  12. Abigail Davis Floydabt 1770 - 1834
  13. Nicati Floydabt 1778 -
  • HCol. James "John" Floyd1751 - 1783
  • WMatilda Burfordabt 1753 - abt 1770
m. abt 1769
  1. Mourning Floyd1769 - 1847
  • HCol. James "John" Floyd1751 - 1783
  • WJane Buchananabt 1759 - 1812
m. 2 November 1778
  1. William Preston FloydAbt 1779 - Aft 1783
  2. Lt. Col. George Rogers Clark FloydBef 1781 - 1823
  3. Gov. John Floyd1783 - 1837
Facts and Events
Name Col. James "John" Floyd
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1751 Amherst County, Virginia, USA
Marriage abt 1769 to Matilda Burford
Residence[1] 1770 Botetourt, Virginia, United States
Military[1] 10 Oct 1774 Point Pleasant, Bland, Virginia, United StatesBattle of Point Pleasant, He had arrived on the night of the battle but too late to take part in it.
Other[1] 1776 Boonesborough, Madison, Kentucky, United Stateshelped rescue Daniel Boone's daughter and two other girls
Marriage 2 November 1778 Colonel Preston's home, Smithfield, Virginiato Jane Buchanan
Burial[6] 1783 Breckinridge Cemetery, Jefferson City, near Louisville, Kentucky
Cause of Death[1][3] 9 Apr 1783 Kentucky, United Statesambushed by Indians on way to Militia gathering
Death? 13 Apr 1783
Will[4] 3 Jun 1783 Jefferson, Kentucky, United StatesWill entered into probate
Reference Number? Q6136864?

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James John Floyd (1750 – April 10, 1783), better known as John Floyd, was a pioneer of the Midwestern United States around the Louisville, Kentucky area where he worked as a surveyor for land development and as a military figure. Floyd was an early settler of St. Matthews, Kentucky and helped lay out Louisville. In Kentucky he served as a Colonel of the Kentucky Militia in which he participated in raids with George Rogers Clark and later became one of the first judges of Kentucky. In July 1776 he helped rescue three young girls kidnapped by Indians from Boonesborough, Virginia (later Kentucky) in a group led by Daniel Boone. He was a Colonel in the Kentucky militia. He had arrived at Point Pleasant on the night of the battle but he was too late to take part in it. S1

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Ambler, Charles H. The life and diary of John Floyd: governor of Virginia: An apostle of secession and the father of the Oregon country. (Richmand Press, 1918).

    This book is about his son Gov. John Floyd (1783-1837) who was born less than two weeks after his father was killed by Indians, although it does cover the life story of Col. James "John" Floyd. Excerpt: John, the eldest son of Abadiah and William Floyd, was born in Amherst County, Virginia, in 1751. At the age of eighteen he married a Miss Burfoot who died twelve months after their marriage. Disconsolate he now sought new friends and new fortunes in the land beyond the mountains. About 1770 he went to Botetourt County and found employment first as a teacher and later as a clerk in the land-office of Colonel William Preston, surveyor of Fincastle County. When not thus employed he rode as a deputy sheriff with Daniel Trigg, both being employed by Colonel William Christian, high sheriff of Botetourt County. Shortly thereafter, the officers and soldiers, who had land claims in the West for services rendered in the French and Indian War, made application to Colonel Preston to have their lands located and surveyed. Accordingly a party of surveyors was sent into the trans-Alleghany Country. Floyd's services in the land office and in the bailiwick had been such that Colonel Preston selected him as one of the party and commissioned him a captain. In the spring of 1774 he set out for the "Dark and Bloody Land" with his companions: James Douglas, Isaac Hite, Alexander Spotswood Dandridge, Thomas Hanson (who kept a journal), James Knox, Frederick McCra, and Mordicai Batson.

  2.   John Floyd, in Find A Grave.
  3. Floyd, John, in Kleber, John E. The Kentucky encyclopedia. (Lexington, Kentucky: University Press of Kentucky, c1992), p. 330.

    Sources used: Anna M. Cartlidge, "Colonel John Floyd: Reluctant Adventurer", Register 66 (Oct 1968):317-368
    Hambleton Tapp, "Colonel John Floyd, Kentucky Pioneer", "FCHQ 15 (Jan 1941):1-24

  4. Books A, N1-5, 1780-1801 [transcript]; FHL #0811569, in Kentucky. County Court (Jefferson County). Court orders, minutes, 1780-1901. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1970), pp. 42-43.

    Names mentioned in will:
    Wife: Janny/Jenny Floyd
    Children: Son William Preston Floyd, Daughter Mourning Floyd, Son George Floyd (not yet baptized), Infant with which my wife is now pregnant
    Others: John Veech, Col. Todd, Col. Stephen Trigg, John McClelland, Sarah Wilson, Robert Davis, Col. William Preston, father
    Brothers: Isham Floyd, Robert Floyd, Charles Floyd
    Executors: William Pope and wife Jenny Floyd
    Witnesses: Charles Floyd, Robert Floyd, Robert Eakin

    Places in which property is owned: Jefferson and Fayette counties, Kentucky; Amherst and Botetourt counties, Virginia

    See: Transcript:Will of Col. James "John" Floyd (7)

  5.   Collins, Lewis. Breckenridge County, Kentucky history and biographies. (Signal Mountain, Tennessee: Mountain Press, 2002).

    Image:John Floyd account in Collins' History of Kentucky.gif