Subject: John Floyds of Camden Co.|
From: Edgar Taylor
Date: February 06, 2000
Does any one know if either of these John Floyds took part in the Patrots'
War in Florida just before Fla became a territory of the US? One was listed with the <> by the Spanish government. I have not
found that a John Floyd requested anmesty after the <> lost out.
My interest arises because my ancestor, Josef Joaneda y Florit, was also
known as John Floyd. If neither of the Camden Co John Floyds took part, then
by the process of elimination it may have been my ancestor.
Thanks to anyone knowing the answer. Ed T of PGH
>Subject: General John Floyd-POWG
>Date: Tue, Jan 4, 2000, 9:42 AM
>FLOYD, JOHN. 1769-1834 CAMDEN
>Gen. John Floyd was a distinguished early citizen of Camden County and one
>of the very few men of this section for whom a Georgia county has been
>named. He was born in Beaufort, S. C., Oct. 3, 1769, a son of Gen. Charles
>Floyd and his wife, Mary Fendin Floyd. He was married Dec. 12, 1793, to
>Miss Isabelle Marie Hazzard, daughter of Col. Richard Hazzard of Beaufort.
>To them were born:
>1. Charles b. Oct. 19, 1794, died young.
>2. Mary Hazzard b. Oct. 1, 1795, m. Col. Evard Hamiliton, Oct. 31, 1816.
>3. Charles Rina1do b. Oct. 14, 1797, m. Ist. Catherine S. Powell of Mass.,
>May 22, 1823; 2nd. Julia Ross Boog,
> Sept 9, 1831, dau. of John Boog.
>4. Sarah Catherine b. Dec. 12, 1799, m. Dr. Aimee deLaRocheaulin of Dinan,
>France, Feb. 28, 1822.
>5. John Fendin b. Jan. 25, 1802, m. Ann H. Alston of Hancock Co., 1829.
>6. Susan Dixon L. b. Mar. 7, 1804, m. Benjamin Hopkins, Feb. 28, 1822.
>7. Caroline Eliza L. b. July 7, 1806, m. James H, Blackshear.
>8. William Henry b. May 2, 1808, died Oct. 31, 1814.
>9. Richard Fernandina b. July 7, 1810, m. MaryAnn Chevallier, Sept. 9,
>10. Madina Isabella b. Mar. 20, 1812, m. Wm. P. Hopkins; no issue.
>11. Samuel Augustus b. Jan. 30, 1814, died single, Feb. 16, 1878.
>12. Henry Hamilton b. Dec. 11, 1817, m. lst. Margaret Ann Boog; 2nd.
>Modina Jane Boog, daughters of
> John Boog of St. Marys.
>In his youth, John Floyd was an intense patriot though a mere lad. He
>displayed patriotic slogans and emblems on his hat and finally ran away
>from home and joined the patriots, at the age of 14. The elder Floyd was a
>prominent officer in the Revolutionary struggle.
>In 1800, Charles Floyd and wife and their son John with his family, moved
>to Camden County, and granted large tracts of land where in due time they
>had large plantations and built fine colonial type homes. The elder Floyd's
>home was called "Bellevue" and the son's was known as "Fairfield", both
>situated on or near Crooked River. The Floyd homes were large, well-built
>edifices that stood until recent years.
>Gen. Floyd had a long and distinguished military career. He was
>commissioned Captain of the 31st militia, Camden County, May 2, 1804. Two
>years later, he was commissioned Brigadier-General, lst Brigade, 1st
>Division, Georgia Militia, June 26, 1806. He was holding this rank when the
>War of 1812 came on. He commanded a force of 600 men at Point Peter five
>miles from St. Marys, but was later transferred to Camp Hope near Fort
>Hawkins (now Macon) and he commanded troops in the construction of a line
>of forts and bIockhouses. from the Oemulgee River to the Alabama River. He
>then commanded a large force of militia and friendly Indians in an
>expedition across the Chattahoochee into Indian territory, the purpose
>being to subdue the hostile Indians then under British influence. The
>well-known battles of Autossee and Challibee were fought by his command,
>and he was wounded in one of them. For his fine work in suppressing the
>Indians he was voted the thanks of the legislature and promoted to
>Major-General of the lst Division, and was commissioned Nov. 24, 1815. He
>held this rank until his death, June 24, 1824.
>Gen. Floyd was Representative from Camden County 1803-1804 and again in
>1822. He was State Senator 1805-06, and 1830. He served as a Congressman
>from Georgia in 1826. He served as a Justice of the Inferior Court of his
>county for several years. He suffered imprisonment in the latter part of
>the Revolution, and the estate property was all lost through devestations;
>but in the years that followed after moving to Georgia, he accumulated a
>large estate. He was skillful In the-use of tools and for sometime built
>sail-boats for sale. He used in his boat-building a number of skilled
>slaves supervised by competent overseers. He was also a skilled surveyor
>and helped to run the Georgia-Florida line.
>FLOYD, JOHN (p. 92): He died June 24, 1839, and his will was probated in
>Camden Court of Ordinary, August 5, 1839. It named his sons, Charles R. and
>Richard F. Floyd as executors.
>FLOYD, JOHN (P.92): (1) Gen. Floyd died June 24, 1839, and not 1834 as
>erroneously printed in the caption and not in 1824 as erroneously shown in
>the body of the sketch in Vol. III. (2) He was the only child of his
>parents. (3) His wife was Miss Isabella Maria (not "Isabelle Marie")
>Hazzard, and was born Jan. 3, 1773, near Beaufort, S. C., and died Aug. 18,
>1859, in Camden County. (4) The title of "Gen." was mistakenly applied to
>his father in this sketch in Vol. III, and should have read "Capt." (5) The
>husband of oldest daughter, Mary Hazzard Floyd, was Col. Everard (not
>"Evard") Hamilton; he for several years was Secretary of State of Georgia.
>(6) The name of the 10th child should have read Malinda Isabella (not
>"Madina"). The name of the second wife of Henry H. Floyd was "Mordina" (not
>"Modina"). (7) Gen. Floyd served as a Justice of Camden Inferior Court,
>1803-1810 and again 1815-1817, resigning both times, (8) A correction
>should be made as to the homes of Gen. Floyd and his father. Fairfield
>Plantation was settled by the father, Capt. Charles Floyd; and Gen. John
>Floyd's home and plantation was called "Bellevue". After Capt. Charles
>Floyd's death, Fairfield was inherited by his grandson, Gen. Charles R.
>Floyd, and the latter made his home there.