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Robert Spearman Floyd
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Birth: May 30, 1840
Chambers County
Alabama, USA
Death: Jun. 8, 1915
Opelika
Lee County
Alabama, USA

Robert S. Floyd was the eighth child of Robert and Mahala Spearman Floyd of Cusseta, AL. His father died in 1840 leaving three sons to manage a large farming operation over the ensuing 20 years. Robert S. Floyd enlisted in the Confederate service at the age of 21, serving as 2nd Lt., Co. A, 14th Ala. Infantry. An older brother, Hamilton, also enlisted in 1861 in Co. G, 37th Ala. Regiment. Their oldest brother, John, remained at home to oversee the family farm. On June 1, 1862, Lt. Floyd was severely wounded at the Battle of Seven Pines near Richmond, VA. On June 23, 1862, Private Hamilton Floyd died of the measles. John Floyd went to Virginia to bring his injured brother, Lt. Floyd, home and was exposed to the measles. He died on July 21, 1862 after returning home with his brother. 2nd Lt Floyd resigned his commission on Sept 9, 1862. After recovering from the serious gunshot wound to his shoulder, he married Josephine Griffin and became a very successful farmer. (Contributed by Newell Floyd in "Confederate Soldiers from Chambers County, Alabama, and Thereabouts," Chattahoochee Valley Historical Society, Inc., Carl Summers, Jr., Ed., 2nd Ed. 2004.) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Josephine Griffin Floyd (1843 - 1933)
 
 Children:
  Sudie Floyd Torbert (1868 - 1940)*
  Josephine Floyd (1876 - 1963)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rosemere Cemetery
Opelika
Lee County
Alabama, USA
 
Created by: R.G. Bradshaw, Jr.
Record added: Aug 02, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74298000
Robert Spearman Floyd
Added by: R.G. Bradshaw, Jr.
 
Robert Spearman Floyd
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In honor of your Confederate service. Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp No. 1921 - The Tallassee Armory Guards.
- Churchwell
 Added: Jan. 15, 2013
 
 
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