|Birth: ||Sep. 22, 1830|
|Death: ||Sep. 20, 1863|
Co. H, 39th Alabama Infantry Regt.
Theophilus Floyd, Jr. was born in Alabama, the son of Theophilus Floyd, Sr. & Delilah Page of Horry Co. South Carolina. He was the grandson of Francis Floyd, Sr. & Isabella Johnston. Theophilus, Jr. was 5 years old when his mother Delilah died in 1835 and age 12 when his father died in May of 1842. By the the following year in 1843, older brother Page had taken guardianship of Theophilus, Jr. along with sister Polly Ann & younger brother, Joseph.
On Aug. 26, 1852 Theophilus Floyd, Jr. married Elizabeth Bounds, daughter of William M. Bounds who came from Richmond Co. North Carolina & Martha F. Teat of Georgia. There are several letters of courtship in existence written by Floyd to Elizabeth right up until her letter of acceptance to his proposal of marriage.
In the 1860 US census, Barbour Co. Louisville, AL, Elizabeth age 28 & Theophilus age 28, are found with children: Benjamin N., Angelina, Wm. N. and boarder, James McKinney in their household. (Their daughter, Julia Ann was born the following year, June 11, 1861).
When the Civil War broke out, Theophilus Floyd along with Elizabeth's brothers and many of the other men in their families went to join the fight. Theophilus enlisted in the 39th Alabama Infantry, Co. H on May 8, 1862 out of his home town of Louisville near Clayton, Alabama. Many of his letters to his wife during the war describe the life he experienced while out in the field. In one of his letters, he mentions hearing of a possible victory at Vicksburg. In another he expresses frustration at not being able to get furlough to come home after putting in for it a couple of times. He writes that he will put in for furlough a third time and if he still is denied, then he is "a coming home anyhow", for he expresses that he has got to go home to see her.
That was his last letter dated Aug. 10, 1863. He never made it back home. Theophilus Floyd died a little over a month later from wounds sustained when according to one account, he was shot in the mouth at the Battle of Chickamauga Sept, 20, 1863. Elizabeth filed for Confederate Widow's pension on May 2, 1864, just 6 days short of almost exactly two years from her husband's' enlistment.
Theophilus Floyd (1787 - 1842)
Delilah Page Floyd (1790 - 1835)
Elizabeth Bounds Floyd Wood (1831 - 1915)*
Benjamin Neal Floyd (1854 - ____)*
Angeline Victoria Floyd (1857 - 1872)*
William T. Floyd (1858 - 1872)*
Julia Ann Floyd Britton (1861 - 1951)*
Page Floyd (1816 - 1907)*
Theophilus Offie Floyd (1830 - 1863)
Joseph Floyd (1835 - 1862)*
Pleasant Plains Cemetery
Maintained by: KBounds
Originally Created by: Brenda A. Darbyshire
Record added: May 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52718140