Person:Letitia Preston (2)

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Name Letitia Preston
Alt Name[5] Latitia Preston
Gender Female
Alt Birth? 29 Sep 1776
Birth[2][3][5] 29 Sep 1779 Smithfield, Montgomery, Virginia, United States
Marriage 1804 Franklin County, Kentuckyto Gov. John Floyd
Census[4] 1850 Sweet Springs, Monroe, West Virginia, United States
Death[5][3] 12 Dec 1852 Burke's Garden, Tazewell, Virginia, United Statesat her home named Cavan
Burial[3] Lewis Family Cemetery, Sweet Springs, Monroe County, West Virginia, USA

Married to Virginia Governor John Floyd; mother of Virginia Governor John Buchanan Floyd

  1.   Letitia Preston Floyd memoirs, 1843.

    University of North Carolina Abstract: Letitia Preston Floyd was the daughter of Colonel William Preston Floyd and wife of John B. Floyd, governor of Virginia, 1830-1834. Typed copy of memoirs of Letitia Preston Floyd. The memoirs are in the form of a letter to her son, Rush Floyd, dated 22 February 1843. Included are reminiscences about 18th-century pioneers of western Virginia and Kentucky, especially Colonel James Patton and her father; genealogical information about the Preston, Floyd, Breckenridge, and Ingles families of Virginia; and description of warfare and other incidents with Indians originally written for a projected book to be called Sketches of the Pioneers.

  2. Preston--Floyd family Bible records, 1729-1837. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1972).

    John Preston, son of Archibald Preston, and his wife, Eizabeth Patton, daughter of Henry and Sarah Lynn Patton, and their five children, emigrated from Ireland in 1736 and settled in Augusta County, Virginia. Their son, William Preston was born in 1729, at Newton, Limonvoody, Ireland. He married Susanna Smith, daughter of Francis and Elizabeth Waddy Smith. They had twelve children, 1762-1784, born in Augusta County; Greenfield, Botetourt County, Virginia; Greenfield, Botetourt County; and Smithfield, Montgomery County, Virginia. Their daughter, Letitia Preston (b. 1779), married Dr. John Floyd, son of John and Jane Buchanan Floyd of Botetourt County, Virginia, in 1804 in Franklin County, Kentucky. They had twelve children, 1805-1827, born at Smithfield, Roanoke, Christianburg, Smithfield, Balscksburg, and Thorn Smprings, Virginia.

  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Letitia Preston Floyd, in Find A Grave.
  4. Monroe, West Virginia, United States. 1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Stevens, Marshall, Mitchell, Washington and other Families (extensive notes about Letitia here)
  7.   From Alex Luken in response to a List query at Amherst County on Rootsweb:
    The Indian heritage in the line of William Floyd through his wife, Abadiah Davis. Of the direct descendants, only that of John and Letitia Preston Floyd seemed to openly acknowledge the heritage during that time period; this is the line that the "Nicketti" name appears in, and in the Diary of John Floyd, there is the following entry for November 1831:
    Fourth Day. This day my wife arrived and her children, John and his wife, William, Lavalette, Nicketti, Coralie and Woushippakniga.
    According to the birth order, "Woushippakniga" would appear to be a nickname for George Rogers Clark Floyd. Also, in the 1850 census, Letitia Preston Floyd is listed in Sweet Springs with her daughter's household, but in the Burke's Garden property, there is a woman, age 70, listed as Nicati Floyd, as head of household, that is the same age as Letitia Floyd. Not sure what to make of it. Alex [1]