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  • ID: I07604
  • Name: John B. Floyd 1 2 3
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 13 NOV 1855 in Warfield, Logan Co., WV 4 5
  • Death: 15 APR 1935 in Charleston, WV
  • Reference Number: 7604
  • Note: Studied law, history and literature at UVA, 1870s. He was a lawyer, politician and real estate trader in the Charleston WV area. He is listed in the GRC Floyd home in Hardee, Logan Co. in the 1880 census as a student at law. He served in the State House as both a delegate and a senator. Elliott Hatfield, The Hatfields (Stanville, KY: Big Sandy Valley Historical Society, 1974), 72-73. Floyd, whose uncle and grandfather both had been governors of Virginia, was born in Logan County in 1855. Educated at Rock Hill College in Maryland and the University of Virginia, Floyd studied history, literature, and international and constitutional law. Floyd first went to the state legislature in 1881 as Delegate from Logan and then in 1883 as state senator. "John B. Floyd," in George W. Atkinson and Alvaro F. Gibbens, Prominent Men of West Virginia, (Wheeling, WV: W. L. Callin, 1890), 720-721.

    Father: George Rogers Clark Floyd b: 13 SEP 1810 in Christianburg, Montgomery Co., VA
    Mother: Ellen Meade b: ABT 1835 in IN

    Marriage 1 Louisa Runyon b: 1856
    • Event: Friends 1874
    1. Has Children William Troy Floyd b: 13 AUG 1876 in Mingo Co., WV, then Logan Co.

    Marriage 2 Clara Jamison b: ABT 1860 in Wheeling, WV
    • Married: ABT 1882
    1. Has Children Rose Marie Floyd b: 1884
    2. Has No Children John Julian Floyd b: 1886
    3. Has No Children George Jamison Floyd b: 1888

    1. Title: John Frederick Dorman, "The Prestons...," Filson Club, 1982, which cites many valuable sources
      Media: Book
    2. Title: The New York Freeman's Journal and Catholic Register, June 8, 1895
    3. Title: 1880 Logan Co., West Va. census
      Media: Book
    4. Title: He is 24 in the 1880 GRC Floyd household. Since I have seen his birth in both 1854 and 1855, I will choose that closer to the census.
    5. Title: "prominent Men of West Virginia," George W. Atkinson, 1890, courtesy of Erin O'Connell, Feb., 2003
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