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Descendants of

William FLOYD


First Generation

      1. William FLOYD was born[1] about 1706 probably in Virginia. 

William and his spouse had the following children:

               2 M       i. George FLOYD was born[2]  about 1732 probably in Virginia. George was one of the surveyor's chain carriers mentioned in a deed dated 24 Oct 1754 to Joseph Kimball for 626 acres on both sides of Indian Creek, Granville County, North Carolina[3].

+          3 M ii.   William FLOYD was born about 1736 and died about 1826.


 Second Generation


      3. William FLOYD (William) was born[4] about 1736 in Virginia. He died about 1826 in Granville County, North Carolina.  William married Elizabeth [-?-] about 1760 probably in North Carolina. Elizabeth was born about 1734. She died 1830 and 1840[5]. On Dec. 4, 1750 George Floyd, 18 years old, William Floyd, 14 yrs. old, orphans of Wm. Floyd, bound to Jos. Kimball Sr., to learn the art and mistery of a blacksmith.  Joseph Kimball, Granville County Court held at "Tabbs Creek".

         I don't know the proper arrangement of the children, but their names are from William's will[6].  As in other branches of my family you see the same families intermarrying.  Probably because they lived near each other and travel was difficult so they didn't meet a lot of different people.  I believe the Locks and Floyds were Methodists which is very similar to the Quaker faith.

         William served in The Granville Militia under Capt. Jonathan Kittreu, a neighbor, during the Revolutionary War[7].

         William and Mosses (probably Morris) Floyd and William Lock are on the same page on the 1790 US Census for Granville County, North Carolina

         On 10 Nov 1761 William bought from Elias Guest 60a on Tabr? (maybe Tabbs) Creek for 5 pounds Virginia money [8]

         The 1788 Tax payer list of Granville County shows William living in Epping Forest District.  There was also a Moses Floyd living in the same district[9].

         There is an abstract of a will for a John Floyd in the Abstract of North Carolina Wills, 1690-1760 by J. Bryan Grimes[10] as follows: "Floyd, John, Northampton County, August 3, 1756, November Court, 1756. Sons: Morrise (80 acres of land in King William County, Va.), Thomas ("plantation whereon I now live"), Stephen, Jessee, John and William. Daughter: Elizabeth Cooker. Executors: Thomas and William (sons). Witnesses: Chas. Campbell, James Staton. Clerk of the Court: I. Edwards." I think this should be investigated for several reasons. John Floyd owned land in Virginia, he had a son, William, his son Morrise was probably in Granville County also and there was a Jessee there in 1810. It would be a good idea to do some research on the other Floyds in Granville County. Francis Floyd mentioned in George Bell's will should also be researched to see if their is any connection to William Floyd's family.

             Will of George Bell dated 21 Dec 1751, probated Feb court 1752, Edgecombe County: son Arthur, daughter Elizabeth Floyd, son George, Son William, Martha Bell, daughter of my son John Bell, Mary Bell daughter of my son John Bell & my son Arthur Bell - rest of my estate, except the "Land that was Recorded to me by Thos Floyd" I give to Thos Floyd again. Ex. Francis Floyd, Arthur Bell, Wit: William Portis, Thos Bell, Thos (x) Floyd. (Edgecombe County and Northampton were formed from Bertie County in 1741) This is probably not her father. (I can't find it, but I thought I saw a marriage for an Elizabeth Ball or Bell to an Elias Floyd) A copy of this will should be gotten because the abstracts are contradictory and to see what happened to George Bell's land.




3 JUL 1818


In the name of God Amen I William Floyd of the County of Granville and State of North Carolina being of sound and perfect mind and memory blessed be God do this third day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighteen make and publish this my last will and Testament in manner following that is to say First I lend to my beloved wife Elizabeth Floyd during her natural life time all my estate after paying my just debts and after her death 2nd I give and bequeath to my son William one hundred & four acres of land Known by the name of the Skittrele.. (copy cut off) tract 3rd I give and bequeath to my son George one hundred & fifty six acres of Land the tract wheron I now live the balance of my Estate except five shillings I give and bequeath to my daughter Dilly Highfill Sarah Lock Elizabeth Ester Mary Finch & Tempy Hichman to each an equal proportion I give to my daughter Nancy Hickman five shillings And I hereby make and ordain my son William Floyd & George Floyd executors of this my last will and Testament In witness whereof I the said William Floyd have ? my last will and Testament ? my hand & Seal the day & year afore written. Signed Sealed published & declared by the said William Floyd the Testator as his last will & testament in the presence of us who were present at the time of Signing Sealing there of

John McClanahan

Pleasant Floyd (probably his grandson)

State of No Car Granville Cty

August Court At 1834

The execution of the last Will & Testament of William Floyd was disp formally on oath in open Court by Pleasant Floyd the ? subscribing witness Ordered to be Recorded

Witness Benj a Kittarle, Clk State of No. Carolina, Granville County February Court AD 1826 The execution of the foregoing last will and Testament of William Floyd dec/d on July ? on oath in open Court by John McClenahan one of the subscribing witnesses thereto Ordered to be recorded at the sametime came forward William Floyd ? named as one of the executors in Said will & duly qualified as Such. Witness

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The 1830 US Census for Granville County, North Carolina[12], shows Elizabeth Floyd: 1m 5-10, 1f 5-10, 1f 30-40, 1f 90-100; it appears that she had one of her daughters or daughters-in-law and grandchildren living with her, or vice versa.

 William and Elizabeth had the following children[13]:


              4 M        i.   William FLOYD was born about 1761 in Granville County, North Carolina. William married[14] Patsey HENDISY on 23 May 1789 in Granville County, North Carolina. Patsey was born about 1769. Hezekiah Highfill, was the bondsman and A Henderson the witness. William married 2nd. Martha Parham 17 Dec 1823, Samuel Fuller, bondsman, Wm. H. Owen, witness[15]. There is a will for a William Floyd in Granville County, North Carolina 1838[16], which names the following people: wife, Martha Floyd, niece Rebecca Loyd, granddaughters Abigail and Martha Mann, son George, daughter Delliah, son Stephen, sons Pleasant,  Joshua, Samuel, William, Presley, Charles and Obedience, wife of son George, and Delia’s husband Thos. Mann.


                           There are other Floyds in Granville and the ones I saw in the Will Index and Marriage abstracts all seem to be from the same family[17].


Pleasant b.1794 m. Martha Fuller 1 Jan 1821, Granville

George m. Obedience Mann 15 Nov 1823, Granville

Stephen m. Rachel Rogers 17 Dec 1825, Granville

William m. Mary Parham 5 Jan 1830, Granville

Presley Josiah b.1810, Granville, m. Winefred (Kittrell) Hodges 13 Aug 1831, Granville

Charles m. Louisa A. Moss 19 Feb 1834, Granville

Delilah m. Thomas Mann on 17 Jun 1812, Granville



               5 M ii.   George FLOYD was born about 1763 in Granville County, North Carolina. George married[18]. 1st Keziah PARISH on 19 Dec 1786 in Granville County, North Carolina. Keziah was born about 1768. She died before 4 Apr 1795. George married 2nd Martha LOCK, daughter of William LOCK and Eleanor [-?-], on 4 Apr 1795 in Granville County, North Carolina. Martha was born about 1760. Hezekiah Highfill, bondsman, B. Searcy, witness[19]. Martha was the sister of Hezekiah Lock who married George's sister Sarah so their children were double cousins.  Hezekiah Highfill, husband of Delliah Floyd was bondsman for both marriages and George's brother, William's marriage.

               6 F iii.   Delilah FLOYD was born about 1766 in Granville County, North Carolina. She died between 1830 and 1840 in Guilford County, North Carolina. Dilly married[20].  Hezekiah HIGHFILL on 5 Oct 1784 in Granville County, North Carolina, John Laurance bondsman, Bennet Searcy, witness. Hezekiah was born about 1760. He died between January and February 1818 in Guilford County, North Carolina when his will was written and probated.  They moved to Guilford County, North Carolina where I found a number of deeds in Hezekiah's name. His will names wife Dilly, sons: Hezekiah, William and John, daughters unnamed. Some of his children had not reached their majority[21].


                           Delilah was on the 1830, but not the 1840 US Census for Guilford County, North Carolina. Her sons were on the 1840 census for Guilford.

               7 F iv.   Nancy FLOYD was born about 1775 in Granville County, North Carolina. Nancy's married William Hickman 12 Dec 1800, Wiatt Hickman, bondsman, W. M. Sneed, witness[22].

               8 F v.   Sarah FLOYD was born about 1780 in Granville County, North Carolina. She died about 1832 in Randolph County, Indiana. Sarah married[23] .Hezekiah LOCK, son of William LOCK and Eleanor [-?-], on 20 Aug 1799 in Granville County. Hezekiah was born about 1775 in Granville County. He died before 12 Jun 1844 in Randolph County, Indiana. (SEE LOCK FAMILY)

               9 F vi.   Elizabeth FLOYD was born about 1781 in Granville County, North Carolina. Elizabeth's married Henry Eastridge 29 Jul 1799, George Floyd bondsman, R. Satterwhite, witness[24].

             10 F   vii.   Mary FLOYD was born about 1783 in Granville County, North Carolina. Mary's married James Finch 5 Jan 1807, Hezekiah Lock, bondsman, W. M. Sneed, Witness[25].

             11 F   viii.   Tempy FLOYD was born about 1785 in Granville County, North Carolina. Tempy's married name was Hickman according to her father's will.

End Notes

[1] Thomas McAdory Owen, History and Genealogies of Old Granville County, N C1746-1800, Southern Historical Press, Inc., Greenville, SC, 1993 ISBN #0-89308-487-5, none, Vol. 1 of court minutes, last entry, Allen Public Library, Fort Wayne, Ind. Dec. 4, 1750 court at "Tabbs Creek" George Floyd, aged 18, and Wm. Floyd, aged 14, orphans of Wm. Floyd bound to Jos. Kimball Sr. "to learn the art and mistery of a Blacksmity.". hereafter called History and Genealogies of Old Granville County, N C1746-1800

[2] Ibid.

[3] Hofman, Margaret M., Colony of North Carolina Abstracts of Land Patents, Books 11-14 This deed was probably in Patent Book 11

[4] History and Genealogies of Old Granville County, N C1746-1800

[5] Orphan Bonds of Granville County, North Carolina 1749-1786, Transcribed and submitted by Deloris Willims (http://www.rootsweb.com/~ncgranvi/other/orph-bnd.htm).

[6] WILL:  William Floyd, Granville County, North Carolina, 1826, Bk. 10, pg. 96, LDS Film # 0018977.

[7] DAR Patriot Index - Centennial Edition, Washington 1990, part 1, pg. 1045

[8] Granville County, North Carolina, Deed Book E, Pg. 31, 1761-1762, LDS Film # 0306122.

[9] Tax Payers of Granville County for the Year 1788; Granville Connections, Journal of the Granville County Genealogical Society 1746,Inc. Vol. 5, Number 3, Summer 1999, page 51

[10] Clearfield Company, Baltimore, MD, Reprint 1991,1995, page 123

[11] FHL #0018971, BK 10, PG 96

[12] page 65

[13] WILL:  William Floyd, Granville County, North Carolina, 1826, Bk. 10, pg. 96, LDS Film # 0018977

[14] Compiled by Brent H. Holcomb, indexed by Patti Matulonis, Marriages of Granville County, North Carolina, 1753-1868, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1981, pg 113, hereafter called Marriages of Granville County,  1753-1868.

[15] Marriages of Granville County,  1753-1868., page 113

[16] Will Bk. 14, pg. 47-49

[17] Marriages of Granville Co., North Carolina by Brent Holcomb, pg. 219

[18] Ibid   pg. 112.

[19] Ibid.

[20] Ibid., pg. 164

[21] Guilford County, North Carolina, Will Bood B; 51, LDS Film #502409

[22] Marriages of Granville Co., North Carolina by Brent Holcomb, pg. 161

[23] Ibid., epage 207.

[24] Ibid., pg. 98.

[25] Ibid., pg. 110

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