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John Floyd
Birth: 1750
Amherst County
Virginia, USA
Death: Apr. 10, 1783
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA

Revolutionary War Militia Officer, Frontiersman. Early figure in establishing Kentucky settlements; In July 1776 helped rescue three young girls kidnapped by Indians from Boonesborough, Virginia (later Kentucky) in group led by Daniel Boone. Commanded militia regiment for George Rogers Clark against British allied Indians in Ohio in the summer of 1780. Killed in ambush by Indians. Son John Floyd and grandson John both became governors of Virginia. (bio by: Mike Maloney) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouses:
  Virginia Burford Taylor (1748 - ____)*
  Mary Matilda Burford Floyd (1753 - 1769)*
  Jane Buchanan Floyd Breckinridge (1759 - 1812)*
 
 Children:
  Mourning Burford Floyd Stewart (1769 - 1847)*
  John Burford Floyd (1771 - 1838)*
  William Preston Floyd (1779 - 1783)*
  George Rogers Clark Floyd (1779 - 1823)*
  John Floyd (1783 - 1837)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Small headstone:
John Floyd
Colonel
(can't read) VA Mil.
Rev. War 1783

Large slab marker:
In memory of Colonel John Floyd
Born c. 1750 Amherst Co. VA
Died April 14, 1783
Jefferson County VA (now KY)
Killed by the Indians
Son of William and Abadiah Davis Floyd
_______
Deputy Surveyor under Col. William Preston
in Kentucky 1774
Captain of the "Phoenix"
A Privateer
1776 Captured, taken to England, imprisoned in Dartmoor.
Escaped and returned to America.
Appointed by Virginia Trustee 1780 to lay off town of Louisville.
County Lieutenant of Jefferson County, Virginia 1781.
Appointed judge of First General Court of the District of Kentucky 1782.
_____
Married 1st 1768 Miss Burfoot
Issue: a daughter, Mourning Floyd
Married 2nd 1778 Jane Buchanan
Issue: 1. William Preston Floyd
2. George Rogers Clark Floyd
3. John Floyd, governor of VA 1830-34.
 
Burial:
Floyd-Breckinridge Cemetery
Plymouth Village
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Mike Maloney
Record added: Nov 21, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6943122
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Thank you, sir for your service to our great country during our American Revolution. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Apr. 10, 2016
Thank you for my freedom!
-Anonymous
 Added: Apr. 10, 2015

- Robert Saulino, Sr.
 Added: Mar. 24, 2015
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