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John Floyd
Birth: Apr. 24, 1783
Death: Aug. 17, 1837

US Congressman, Virginia Governor. Served in the War of 1812 as a Major and surgeon in the Virginia Militia. Elected to represent two different Virginia Districts in the United States House of Representatives (5th District from 1817 to 1821, 20th District from 1821 to 1829) serving from 1817 to 1829. Served as Governor of Virginia from 1830 to 1834. In 1832 he ran for President, receiving 11 Electoral Votes, and carrying the state of South Carolina. His father was Revolutionary War Militia officer and Frontiersman John Floyd, and his son was Virginia Governor and Civil War Confederate General John Buchanan Floyd(bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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 Parents:
  John Floyd (1750 - 1783)
  Sallie Jane Buchanan Floyd (1759 - 1812)
 
 Spouse:
  Letitia Preston Floyd (1776 - 1852)*
 
 Children:
  John Buchanan Floyd (1806 - 1863)*
  George Rogers Clark Floyd (1810 - 1895)*
  Letitia Floyd Lewis (1814 - 1886)*
  Eliza Lavalette Floyd Holmes (1816 - 1887)*
  Nicketti Buchanan Floyd Johnston (1819 - 1908)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mourning Burford Floyd Stewart (1769 - 1848)**
  George Rogers Clark Floyd (1779 - 1823)*
  John Floyd (1783 - 1837)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Lewis Family Cemetery
Sweet Springs
Monroe County
West Virginia, USA [unmarked]
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Russ Dodge
Record added: Apr 24, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7382922
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- Vonnie Cantrell
 Added: Apr. 12, 2014
May GOD Bless You!::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::It is on Major General Benjamin Butler's in Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, the monument reads."the true touchstone of civil liberty is not that all men are equal but that every man has th...(Read more)
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: Aug. 25, 2013
Grandfather you are in the hearts of us you have given life and may your hardwook and good deeds shine forever.
- Jason Floyd
 Added: May. 6, 2013
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