James Floyd1

M, #3671, b. 1904
Father*Gus G. Floyd1 b. 1874
Mother*Winnie (?)1 b. 1877
ChartsWILLIAM BASSE
Birth*1904 James Floyd was born in 1904.1 
 He was the son of Gus G. Floyd and Winnie (?)1 
Last Edited24 Jun 2003

Citations

  1. [S61] 1920 Census;.

James Albert Floyd

M, #1527, b. 27 May 1912, d. 26 March 1975
Father*James Edward Floyd b. 25 Mar 1875, d. 19 Sep 1960
Mother*Annie Jane Holland b. 17 Jul 1884, d. 19 Apr 1967
ChartsZachariah Davis
WILLIAM BASSE
ZACHARIAS DAVIS
Birth*27 May 1912 James Albert Floyd was born on 27 May 1912 at Cochran, Bleckley County, GA. 
 He was the son of James Edward Floyd and Annie Jane Holland
MARRIAGE*12 October 1940 He married Lillie Mae Smith on 12 October 1940 at ., Bleckley County, GA.1 
Death*26 March 1975 He died on 26 March 1975 at age 62.2 
Biography*1999  James Albert Floyd looked less like the Floyds than most. His hair was jet black and his features sharp. Early in his marriage he lived in the oldest house in the county. The house still stands at the edge of Morris Floyd's property and is occupied by a black family. During Albert's occupancy the very rustic living room/bedroom was adorned with a blue velvet sofa. Both of Albert's daughters grew to be fine ladies of Cochran. Cookie became the outstanding teacher for the county and Gwendolyn had a noteworthy career in business.
Here is what his sister Mary says of him:As I remember James Albert Floyd he was tall, dark, and very handsome!! Yes, he did not have the fair, freckly skin that most of us (or some of us) had. He had that skin that would tan easily and as a grown man usually had a little sharp mustache and sometimes smoked a pipe and to me that was the making of a "sexy looking man." Albert was married to Lilly May and for the life of me I cannot think of her maiden name. Now back to Albert, when he decided to marry all three boys proposed to their girlfriends and all got married at the same time (If I remember correctly). If someone with a better memory than mine disputes this - take their word rather than mine. 

Family

Lillie Mae Smith b. 1914, d. 2 June 2007
Last Edited25 Jul 2006

Citations

  1. [S352] Unknown subject unknown repository.
  2. [S470] Doris Dixon, "La Verne papers."

James Albert Floyd1

M, #2873, b. 24 August 1909, d. 31 January 1995
Father*William Amos (Bill) Floyd1 b. 24 Mar 1866, d. 22 Jul 1948
Mother*Fannie Hart1 b. 11 Aug 1875, d. 16 Nov 1950
ChartsZachariah Davis
WILLIAM BASSE
ZACHARIAS DAVIS
Birth*24 August 1909 James Albert Floyd was born on 24 August 1909.1 
 He was the son of William Amos (Bill) Floyd and Fannie Hart.1 
MARRIAGE*15 January 1928 He married Mamie Cranford on 15 January 1928.1 
Burial*1995 He was buried in 1995 at Hart Cemetery, Bleckley County, GA.2 
Death*31 January 1995 He died on 31 January 1995 at age 85.1 

Family

Mamie Cranford b. 21 September 1905, d. 23 November 1971
Last Edited29 Jul 2002

Citations

  1. [S23] Doris Floyd Dixon, "Pedigree Chart."
  2. [S502] June Adams, Betsy Smith Robin Mullis, Bleckley County, Georgia Cemeteries.

James Amos Floyd

M, #1401, b. 11 August 1881, d. 20 January 1938
Father*John J. Floyd b. c 1852, d. 31 Jan 1904
Mother*Nancy Elizabeth Coody b. 2 Oct 1858, d. 23 Aug 1934
ChartsWILLIAM BASSE
Birth*11 August 1881 James Amos Floyd was born on 11 August 1881.1 
 He was the son of John J. Floyd and Nancy Elizabeth Coody
MARRIAGE*3 January 1904 He married Willie F. Simpson on 3 January 1904. 
Death*20 January 1938 He died on 20 January 1938 at age 56 He was killed in an automobile accident.
Note* He There is probably another marriage here since Annette Kaplan says that James A. was "half brother" to Morgan, Joel and Will Floyd. 
EMAIL*February 2001 He was James Amos Floyd was the first sheriff of Bleckley County, serving 1913-15. Law enforcement was in his blood, his great grandfather Federick Floyd having been constable in Pulaski County. James Amos Floyd was also clerk of the Bleckley County Superior Court 1921-25. He was an alderman for the city of Cochran in 1918 and 1919 and clerk for the city 1937-38. in February 2001.2 

Family

Willie F. Simpson b. 1882
Children
Last Edited16 Jan 2008

Citations

  1. [S512] Bob Bridger, "Bridger," e-mail to Margot Woodrough, March 2003.
  2. [S486] Donald Floyd, "Donald Floyd."

James Edward Floyd

M, #1238, b. 25 March 1875, d. 19 September 1960
ED AND ANNIE FLOYD
50TH WEDDING PARTY
JAMES EDWARD FLOYD
FLOYD REUNION 1947
FLOYD BARN
ED AND ANNIE FLOYD IN WASHINGTON
DAUGHTER VIOLA
MARGARET ANN VOLLMER - FRONT LEFT
FLOYD FAMILY REUNION 1947
left to right Buddy, Annie, Ed, Shug
Maureen, Ruth, Annette, Mary, Aaron, La Verne Tina
Albert, Herschel and Jay.
FLOYD HOME 2000
1976 FLOYD FAMILY REUNION
SWING BUILT BY J.E. FLOYD
Father*Shadrick D. Floyd b. 22 Jun 1845, d. 1916
Mother*Elizza (Louisa or Louise) Davis b. 8 Aug 1845, d. 6 Mar 1888
ChartsZachariah Davis
WILLIAM BASSE
ZACHARIAS DAVIS
Birth*25 March 1875 James Edward Floyd was born on 25 March 1875 at Pulaski County, GA. 
 He was the son of Shadrick D. Floyd and Elizza (Louisa or Louise) Davis
MARRIAGE*27 March 1898 He married Annie Jane Holland, daughter of Jesse Jasper Holland and Mary Orliffie Bryant, on 27 March 1898 at GA.1 
Burial*1960 He was buried in 1960 at Bleckley County, GA, Buried in the Floyd plot at Cedar Hill Cemetery.2
Death*19 September 1960 He died on 19 September 1960 at GA at age 85. 
Biography*1988  INTRODUCTION FROM A TALK GIVEN BY MVW AT FLOYD FAMILY REUNION
Perhaps one of the most thrilling moments we as individuals experience is finding for the first time a connection between ourselves and our extended family of ancestors. We seem to feel a sense of belonging, of permanence, of worth, of psychic satisfaction in knowing that we are part of an ancient genetic line, that some of our own personal quirks and foibles are shared by some distant relative in the past, and that those same happy or embarassing quirks and foibles will be shared by another in the future. Oliver Wendell Holmes, the 19th century American writer, became enchanted with the orgins of his own pecularities and inclinations and finally settled upon this charming explanation:
"My character or nature is made up of infinite particles of inherited tendencies from my ancestors - a little seed of lazines came from this grandfather, some remote grandmother has stamped me with a fear of dogs and a love of horses; there may be in me a bit of outlawry from a pirate forefather, and a dash of piety from one who was a saint. My so-called particularities, my gestures, my ways and manners, I borrow them all, without exceptions. So everything in me passes on through my children. I am sewn between ancestry and posterity."
It is the nature of man to wonder why and for what purpose - to keep on trying in the face of enormous difficulty and sometimes to become despondent at the lack of answers to the the questions. Perhaps a bit of reflection on being "sewn between ancestry and posterity" will ease the burden of "whys". Consider for a moment how important we are to our ancestors. They have never known us - in fact could only have guessed at us and yet without us they could not be linked to the future. Consider also that, hard as it may seem, each of us will one day be an ancestor for generations yet unborn. Having been given an awarness of our position between ancestry and posterity, we have an obligation to leave our descendents a proper record of ourselves, and the best starting point for the story is today. Lets look around the room today for we are all here descended from James Edward and Annie Holland Floyd. They are no longer here, but there children remain and the mark they made on Bleckley County Georgia remains a reminder of the individual worth of each of us.
Ed and Annie produced a normal farm family of twelve children seven of whom are here today. Let us begin to tell our story and leave our record by telling a bit about each of the Floyd kids here today.
First, there is Aunt Shug, Viola, and I won't tell you when she was born, but I believe it was before the automobile was invented and before the Wright Brothers flew at Kitty Hawk. She's seen a lot and is still going strong. She told a story about having to run away from home to get married because her parents did not approve of her husband, Lucian Berryhill. If any of you kids of today think your parents are tough, just talk with Aunt Shug. She'll understand.
Next is Uncle Buddy. Has anyone eve seen Uncle Buddy upset, angry or anything other than steady and reliable? I think he is one of those "saints" that Oliver Wendall Holmes mentioned in the little quote I read you. He is everyone's perfect grandpa.
Uncle Herschel is the seventh child of Ed and Annie Floyd. He grew up to be a politician of sorts. Back in the fifties he though so much of the race for the governor of the state of Georgia that he entered his mule "Rufus" as a candidate. Guess you know what he thought of the competition for the position. Herschel is Jerry's father it is through Jerry's sons, Lance and Jason that the Floyd name will be carried into the 21st century.
You can think of the next three children, Annette, Mary and LaVerne as the three muskateers of the Floyd family. Is there any adventure these three have not experienced either alone or as a trio? Annette and Mary are about to strike out for Egypt to see the pyramids. This is a follow-up to their recent expedition across the United States. One wonders what Ed Floyd would think of his two girls wandering across the globe? LaVerne has owned more houses, businesses and had more husbands than anyone else in the family. There's no need to reveal the girl's ages, except to note that they are all over sixty. If you young people among us do in your lifetime half of what these three do in one year, you are in for a big life.
Uncle Aaron is another steady male Floyd. He is probably best known for all the good looking women in his household. He has the most and the best looking females. Wouldn't Ed and Annie be amazed at their children if they could be here now?
We are here today to rekindle our friendships, to remember our heritage and to encourage interest in the family among our children. Don't forget that we are caught in the fabric of ancestry and posterity and without us the fabric would not be whole. That's reason enough for each of us to get out of bed each morning.
NOTE: in 1998 the three muskateers took a trip to Greece together and in 1999 Annette and Mary became computer literate. Not bad for eighty year old ladies.
James Edward Floyd know by all as Ed Floyd was the son on a Civil War veteran who never owned his own land. His father, Shadrack Floyd, grew up knowing a grandfather named Amos Kinchen Floyd and all the many aunts, uncles and cousins associated with the ever-expanding Floyd family of Pulaski County, Georgia. Throughout his childhood he heard stories told and retold of the family's arrival in Georgia from North Carolina, but like most children he found it difficult to comprehend any period of time predating his grandfather Amos. Somehow, history seemed completely centered around his grandfather who was sixty years old when James was born and must have seemed quite ancient. It is easy to see how James Floyd could assume that this old man must have been the original settler from North Carolina who brought the family to Georgia. When he was approached in the mid 1950's and asked to contribute a family history for publication in the story of Pulaski/Bleckley County, no doubt he thought it was quite accurate to state that his grandgather, Amos Kinchen was the original pioneer from North Carolina who arrived to settle the newly opened Indian lands the fall between the Ocmulgee and Oconee Rivers in Georgia. James was wrong about his family. His ancestors from North Carolina was in fact one of the earliest settler of the new Georgia County of Pulaski, Federick and Mourning Floyd.
Travel frequently dictates the breadth of a mind and imagination. The life of a middle Georgia farmer in the beginning of the twentieth century was restricted to the distance that could be covered round trip in one day from the home place. A farmer seldom spent a night away from home for the animals needed constant and daily attention. Without access to television and only a local newspaper for information, it is not surprising that James Edward Floyd, would have a restricted view of his roots. Lacking education and the broad vision of travel, it is most likely that he did not have a complete awareness of the intricate web of people full of courage, foresight and even wealth whose very lives had brought him to Georgia. Certainly, "Ed" never knew that his third great grandfather, Abraham Bass, was a large land owner in North Carolina, and certainly he had no comprehension of the long journey from North Carolina that his great grandparents, Mourning Bass and Federick Floyd made when they embarked for the "new frontier" of Georgia. One memory, however, was very clear to him. The Civil War had been such a disruptive force that the stories of its effect were widely known to Ed. He knew of the suffering the the war brought to his family and of the physical and mental cruelty of the war. He told his children how, when the war ended, his father, Shadrach was left a prisoner in Greensboro, North Carolina with only one means of transportation home, his own feet. Ed Floyd may have lacked detailed knowledge of his distant origins, but the parts of his history that he did know left an indelible mark. He had known the effect of the war's impoverishment and of his own father's lack of land and a mother's early death. This knowledge left him with a strong hunger for a better future. He was living in an America of visions and hope and dreams could be as large as the July sky. The past taught James Edward Floyd to want land of his own, proper equipment and a good family strong with discipline. His first priority would be a suitable wife and he found her in Annie Jane Holland who he called the "prettiest girl in the county".
In marrying Annie he knew that he was getting a prize for not only was she pretty, but patient and strong as well. Their meeting was a natural product of an earlier courtship between Ed's brother, Arch Floyd and Annie's older sister, Margaret Juliette. The older couple married on November 28, 1897 and in the early spring on March 27, 1898 just as the piney woods filled with dogwood, Ed and Annie were married, set up housekeeping and birthed the first of their twelve children in March of 1900.

The start of the twentieth century was a grand new beginning for the Floyd family. It was a time to break with the landlessness of the past and through hard work and perserverence to enter the modern world. Annie and Ed Floyd's first child, a daughter, was named Viola, but called "Shug" was born with the new century. Perhaps this sweet name was conferred by a doting grandmother or Aunt who found her "sweet as sugar". Indeed this was a special child whose birth preceded the automobile, the airplane, electricity, the telephone, television, radio and even the right of women to vote. This was a child who would come to represent the twentieth century for the Floyd family for she would live through all of it ----- and in her lifetime she would see men go to the moon, open her own business, defy her parents and marry a man for love, not support and always with a grace and patience that reflected her name.
If Viola was the first of the new century, James Edward Floyd and his wife Annie were the last of a the old one. They were the last to use a mule for ploughing, the last to pay for everything in barter or cash, to live primarily from their land and the last to remember the south when it seemed the an outpost of civilization. Their children would see the development of the south as a major region of the country responsible for a hugh portion of the economic growth and heir to the blessings and responsibilities of the 20th century. Atlanta would explode into an international city connected by air with all the capitals of the world and a Mecca for businesses seeking to reap the benefits of climate, topography, life style and opportunity for economic growth. Indeed its very history prepared the South for its rise to stardom in the final third of the 20th century. For just as Annie and Ed Floyd sometimes burned the stubble in their fields in order to add freshness and vigor to the plantings of the following season, so too did Sherman's burning of Atlanta add the enrichment and renewed vigor of a fresh start to the town.
The new Atlanta grew as a young lady determined to develop beyond the provincial town of her childhood. She used the chaos and disruption of her formative years to forge a character both beautiful and progressive. Looking back was not her style - only the future mattered. It was the stress of the past, the loss and the hope that caused the new south as personified in Atlanta to flower into full maturity as the century closed. In fact, a new "Miss America" was chosen on the day in October of 1990 when the announcement came from far-away Japan that "the International Olympic Committee has chosen for the 1996 Olympics... (and there followed the longest five second pause in the history of the city). ATLANTA, GEORGIA!". The town and the south roared with joy as though all of the past had been directed to this very moment and this very goal. Atlanta would be a good home to Annette's children and grandchildren.
Annie and Ed Floyd like many of their neighbors were part of this past and their immediate descendants would live to savor the satisfactions of goals reached, battles won and the endless possibilities for a future of enlightenment. Indeed the adventures and development of the twelve Floyd children from Bleckley County, Georgia parallels and mirrors the developments that were happening to their south. Watch the children grow and you watch the South grow as well. Both started the century as barefoot country kids who walked to school. In 1990 a reunion of the family at the home place of Annie and Ed revealed well-dressed, educated adults with sophisticated tastes and a vast array of travel experiences. Annie Floyd seldom left Bleckley County except for one notable trip to Washington, D.C.. where Ed and Annie Floyd proudly posed in their "Sunday best" in front of the United States Capitol Her children would visit China, Egypt, Europe and the Orient - places that Annie barely knew. Just as the South started the 20th century as a backwater area of barefoot dirt roads and matured into the glorious adult of Atlanta, so too did the Floyd family blossom from the soil of Georgia. Listen to the tale of the Floyd children as their fortunes will put flesh on the bones of the South. Just as Federick and Mourning Floyd led the family from North Carolina to the new hope of Georgia at the begining of the nineteenth century, so too would the J.E. Floyd family lead the way into the new world order of the twenty first century. The twentieth century was a gestation period in which great growth takes place in a hidden environment and then suddenly breaks through the shell and erupts full-grown into the world. This growth period took place in a small segment of Bleckley County in Georgia. Where a look at a map dated 1908 shows Ed Floyd living in the very place where his home stands still in 1992. The land in the early days did not belong to Ed for he was a tenant of James Smith. Being the son of a landless veteran meant that Ed needed time to accumulate capital to buy a farm. And, bit by bit he acquired land until circumstances improved enough that the old house could be replaced not once but twice. Typical of the time, Ed Floyd cut the lumber for the new home right on the place and allowed it to cure in the barn for a year before starting construction. True to his thrifty nature, he did not build until he had saved the materials and the cash for the new house. When construction began, the family moved down the road to a little one room house. Soon all the remains of the original home were removed except for the well, and like the growth of the spring crops, the new home sprang quickly from the ground complete with wrap-around porch, two swings, high ceilings, a patterned wood floor in the parlor, wide center hall and a spacious kitchen. The windows were large for summer ventilation and the whole structure nestled under a tin roof that gave a merry sound in a rain storm. What a palace this was! In fact, it was one of the best homes in the county. Later additions of a pond for Annie the devoted fisherman, the smokehouse for curing bacon, an outdoor kitchen, several barns and an outhouse made the place close to self-sufficient. Pecan trees shaded the back and provided winter delicacies, and across the front of the house were planted four live oak trees named Shug, Buddy, Tina and Maureen. (A visit to the "home place" in the summer of 1992 with Shug (Viola) revealed that only the Shug oak still stands.)
1947 FLOYD FAMILY REUNION
Image credit: Picasa 2.0
Floyd Home
Mary Elizabeth Woodrough
CENSUS1880*1880 He appeared on the Census in 1880 at GA.3 
CENSUS1900*1900 He appeared on the census in 1900 at GA.4
These pages show how close the Floyd family lived to one another. There are four generations from Amos to shade to James E. to Viola all living within walking distance of each other.
CENSUS1910*1910 He appeared on the census in 1910 at GA.
The two brothers married to two sisters lived next door to one another.
LANDCONTRA*18 December 1916 He purchased land on 18 December 1916 at Bleckely County, GA, Grandpa Floyd (James E.) bought the property (where Wayne's house now stands.) from J. E. Smith on 12-18-1916.
CENSUS1920*1920 He appeared on the census in 1920 at GA.5
Brothers and sisters living next door to each other.
CHURCHMEMB*1950  He and Annie were original members of Mt. Horeb Baptist church. in 1950 at Mt. Horeb, Empire, Dodge County, GA.
MT. HOREB CHURCH
EMPIRE GEORGIA
Note*1960  He is discussed in the newspaper for Cochran, Georgia dated Thursday, September 22, 1960 telling of his death. Funeral services for James Edward Floyd, 86, who died Monday morning in the Taylor Memorial Hospital following an illness of several weeks, were held Tuesday afternoon at the First Baptist Church of Cochran. The services were conducted by Elder Ben Lord and Edward J.W. Brantley. Burial was in the Cedar Hill Cemetery. Mr. Floyd was a lifelong resident of Bleckley County, the son of the late Shadrick and Liza Davis Floyd. He was a member of the Mt. Horab Primitive Baptist Church and was a retired farmer. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Annie Holland Floyd; five sons, Arthur J., Albert, Herschel and Jay Floyd all of Cochran and Aaron Floyd of Hawkinsville; seven daughters, Mrs. Viola Berryhill and Mrs. Hassen El Khadem of San Diego, California, Mrs. C. E. Rosenberger of Jacksonville, Florida, Mrs. Maurine Berryhill and Mrs. Frank Richardson of Cochran, Mrs. Annette Vollmer of Washington, D.C. and Mrs. LaVerne Dykes of Macon. Twenty-four grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. Active pallbearers were Joe Lyles, Jr., James Berryhil, James Hamlin, Joseph Collins, Edward Wimberly and Wallace Williams. Honorary pallbearers were, Rufus Coody, Jr., Bob Scarborough, William Smith, Clifford Davis, Willie Davis, James Barlow, Luther Benson, Jessie Davis, Henry Kirkpatrick, C. M. Thompson, Morgan Floyd, Joe Floyd, Walker Davis, J. A. Webb, Leonard Ross, Robert Smith, Sam Smith, J.T. Smith, James Smith, Charlie Evans, Johnn Floyd, Jack Barlow, Henry Simpson and T. L. Willians. Fisher Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. in 1960 at GA. 
Anecdote*2002  In 2002 Annette Floyd Kaplan was asked about "Bailey's Park" and the following is her response.
Bailey's Park: My first recollection of Bailey's Park as a child is that is where Papa went on election day to collect poll taxes from the voters and help run the election and see that no one voted who was not eligible to vote. Bailey's Park as I remember consisted of two or three houses, one of which was a nice two story house made of dressed lumber, as opposed to rough sawn boards which was the normal type of construction. and a small country store where the precinct for the elections for the Limestone community were held. Until our new house was built the house at Bailey's Park was the best one in the community and Uncle Archie and Aunt Julietts was second best (it actually had wall paper in at least one of the bedrooms) I remember because I heard them talk about how you could not get rid of bedbugs with wallpaper on the walls for you could not scald down the walls and kill them. Colored people papered their walls with! newspapers and whatever else they could get their hands on in order to help keep the cold wind from blowing through the cracks. Those houses were always alive with bedbugs.
I do not know who the original owners of Baileys Park were but judging by the surroundings they must have been well to do. At the bottom of the hill behind the main house, was a swimming pool which was fed by many boiling springs and the water was icy cold and would turn your lips blue in a very short time. There were two dressing rooms at one end of the pool--one for males and one for females. So it must have been some kind of public recreation area. The first people I remember living there were the Newmans'--renters--one of their daughters, Lola May married our cousin Joe Floyd, brother of Morgan Floyd. A few years later after Uncle Archie died and lost his farm, Aunt Juliette and her family moved into the big house and Bud and Cora Lee moved into one of the smaller ones and Efford and his wife moved into another one of the small houses. It was during this time that I swam at the pool. Shug would drive out from town in the afternoon and we would all go to the pool. Prior to that time we swam in the Jackhole (located beyond what would lbecome Annie's Pond).
Now, where is Bailey's Park--stand on Wayne's front porch and face Annie's house - go down the road to the right about a mile until the road deadends at the Chicken road at Limestone Church. Turn left and go about the distance of three or four blocks and on the left is what was known as Bailey's Park. (You went there when you went to church with Gwen and Cookie.) I do not know where the two-grave cemetery is. I am sending a copy of this to Bob in hopes he will query his mother and see if she may shed any further light on who owned the Park and about Shack Vickers and his family. 

Family

Annie Jane Holland b. 17 July 1884, d. 19 April 1967
MARRIAGE*27 March 1898 He married Annie Jane Holland, daughter of Jesse Jasper Holland and Mary Orliffie Bryant, on 27 March 1898 at GA.1 
Children
Last Edited2 Aug 2015

Citations

  1. [S377] Pulaski County Marriages.
  2. [S121] Cedar Hill Cemetery, Cemetery, 2003 MVW file.
  3. [S56] 1880 Census;, House # 445.
  4. [S59] 1900 Census;.
  5. [S61] 1920 Census;.

James Everett (son of Nancy) Floyd

M, #1658, b. 1840, d. 18 January 1918
Mother*Nancy Floyd b. 4 Mar 1808, d. a 1870
ChartsWILLIAM BASSE
Birth*1840 James Everett (son of Nancy) Floyd was born in 1840.1,2 
BirthIlleg1840  In 1840 at Pulaski County, GA, Daniel Webb was not the father of Everett Floyd, as far as I know. No one knows who Everett Floyd's father was, or if they do know, they are not telling. I suspect some of those folks (the Dykes family) in Cary know but are continuing to keep a lid on it. In 1850, nine-year-old Everett Floyd was living in the house with Washington J. Floyd, his wife Susan Lister Floyd and mother Mourning Bass Floyd somewhere out there on the Ouchee Trail about five miles from Cochran. This was after Everett's mother, Nancy, married Daniel Webb. Everett does not appear on the bastard list in Pulaski County, but that does not mean he was not illegitimate. Unmarried Nancy Floyd give birth to Everett about 1840. She later married Daniel Webb. Someone connected with genealogy once told me that having at least one illegitimate child was common in those days for unmarried women. It was called an early form of social security. And Nancy's plan worked perfectly. When she became aged she lived with son Everett and his wife Mary Scarborough Floyd. This story could make a good book. 
 He was the son of Nancy Floyd
MARRIAGE*18 September 1862 He married Mary M. Scarborough, daughter of Adon (Adam) Scarborough and Elaphair Lee, on 18 September 1862. 
Death*18 January 1918 He died on 18 January 1918 Floyd, James Everett
—Private May 16, 1861. Severely wounded
at 1st Manassas, Va. July 21, 1861. Captured at Deep Bottom,
Va. Aug. 16, 1864. Exchanged at Point Lookout, Md. Mar. 14,
1865. Died in Bleckley County, Ga. Jan. 18, 1918.
Fraser, A. F.
—Private May 16, 1861. Paid at Richmond, Va. for
period from Mar. 1, to June 30, 1862, on July 10, 1862. No later
record. 
CENSUS1850*1850 He appeared on the CENSUS in 1850 at GA; He was living in the house with his grandmother and uncle. His mother was living in another household with husband and what appear to be his children.3
The James listed here is son of Nancy Floyd Webb. She is living with her husband in another household. James is living with his grandmother and uncle.
CENSUS1860*1860 He appeared on the census in 1860 at GA. 
MILITARY*1861 He served in the military in 1861 Floyd, James Everett----- private May 16, 1861. Severely wounded at 1st Manassas, Va. July 21, 1861. Captured at Deep Bottom, Va. August 16, 1864. Exchanged at Point Lookout, Md. March 14, 1865.

Floyd, James Everett
—Private May 16, 1861. Severely wounded
at 1st Manassas, Va. July 21, 1861. Captured at Deep Bottom,
Va. Aug. 16, 1864. Exchanged at Point Lookout, Md. Mar. 14,
1865. Died in Bleckley County, Ga. Jan. 18, 1918.
Fraser, A. F.
—Private May 16, 1861. Paid at Richmond, Va. for
period from Mar. 1, to June 30, 1862, on July 10, 1862. No later
record.
Fra. 
Biography*circa 1862  He worked as a mechanic on the Scarborough farm prior to the Civil War and after being wounded while serving with the Confederate Army he returned to the farm and persuaded Mary Scarborough to marry him. He and Mary settled near the old homeplace in the area of modern-day Cary. 
CENSUS1870*1870 He appeared on the census in 1870 at GA; Nancy Webb living with family. 
CENSUS1880*1880  In 1880 Census Place:     Cochran And Walkers, Pulaski, Georgia
     Source:     FHL Film 1254162 National Archives Film T9-0162 Page 383A      
Relation     Sex     Marr     Race     Age     Birthplace
James FLOYD     Self     M     M     W     40     GA
     Occ:     Farmer     Fa: GA     Mo: GA
Mary FLOYD     Wife     F     M     W     55     GA
     Occ:     Keeps House     Fa: GA     Mo: GA
Jessie FLOYD     Dau     F          W     14     GA
     Occ:     Student     Fa: GA     Mo: GA
Nancy FLOYD     Dau     F     S     W     12     GA
Occ:     Student     Fa: GA     Mo: GA
(NOTE THAT THIS IS THE ONLY NANCY IN THE 1880. IN 1870 A NANCY E WAS LIVING WITH THE DUPLICATE SHADRICK FAMILY. ITS A MYSTERY.) 
CENSUS1900*1900 He appeared on the census in 1900 at GA; Vol. 57 sheet 1 G.M. Frazier Dist. 

Family

Mary M. Scarborough b. 1 October 1825, d. 15 January 1906
MARRIAGE*18 September 1862 He married Mary M. Scarborough, daughter of Adon (Adam) Scarborough and Elaphair Lee, on 18 September 1862. 
Children
Last Edited3 Aug 2015

Citations

  1. [S194] Unknown subject unknown repository.
  2. [S56] 1880 Census;.
  3. [S195] Unknown subject unknown repository.

James Everette Floyd1,2

M, #1407, b. 10 August 1861, d. 30 June 1918
Father*Amos Kinchen Floyd b. 11 Apr 1816, d. a 29 Sep 1900
Mother*Elizabeth Blount b. 24 Dec 1831, d. 27 May 1900
ChartsWILLIAM BASSE
Birth*10 August 1861 James Everette Floyd was born on 10 August 1861 at Pulaski County, GA.3 
 He was the son of Amos Kinchen Floyd and Elizabeth Blount
MARRIAGE*25 December 1884 He married Mary Victoria (Mollie) Young on 25 December 1884. 
Death*30 June 1918 He died on 30 June 1918 at Empire, Dodge County, GA, at age 56.4,3
MOLLIE AND EVERETT FLOYD
Burial*July 1918 He was buried in July 1918 at Floyd Family Cemetery, Bleckley County, GA.5
Census*1870 He appeared on the census of 1870 at GA.6 
Census1880 He appeared on the census of 1880 at GA. 
Note*2003  A note from Annette Kaplan to Bob Bridger: Dear Bob I knew your Grandfather, Uncle Everett Floyd but did not remember his wife's name. When Uncle Everett's place was sold, Papa bought the piano. I remember the name Staff Davis but can't connect him with anyone --I sort of thought he was Uncle Everett's son but then he would have been a Floyd. In the old picture Margo sent all of us of the mule Molly and Uncle George and Aunt Susan Davis Floyd, the lady looking out the window was named Elafair with a number of other names, none of which was Bloodworth. I am sure there was a relationship as Elafair was not a very common name, The photo was taken in about 1870/80 so the text with it says. I remember Cousin Zachariah (we called him zacky and sometimes Jackie) Cousin Mildred Davis. They were the parents of Marylou Collins and Hazel Davis_________who moved off to Atlanta. Marylou Collins lived on the road between Limestone and Hawkinsville.
I never remembered that we were related to Dandy Kimberly although I believe I heard Buddy (Arthur Edward Floyd) my brother speak of this. Do you know the names of all of Uncle Everetts Children?
I remember Chalmers, Laura, Manella Walker (who was a girl) and married Clifford Davis, had three children I knew-- Cecil, Jack, and Mary. So good to hear from you. Keep up the good work and I hope you find Elafair.
Your cousin--Annette Kaplan
From: Bob Bridger
To: Annette Kaplan
Cc: Margot Woodrough
Sent: 3/13/03 9:52:44 PM
Subject: Floyd / Davis
Margot and I have been corresponding for some time on the above and she suggested I drop you a line.
My GGGF was Zacharias Davis, GGF was John Davis and my GF was John Alfred 'Staff' Davis. On the Floyd side, my GGGF was Amos K. Floyd, GGF was James Evertte Floyd, GM was Mattie Viola Floyd. All this on my Mothers side.
Most of my Davis information has come from Anita Kimberly Prince of Lithia Springs. Her mother was Alice D. Davis, daughter of 'Big John' Davis and wife of Dandy Gerome Kimberly. At one point in time, Anita and her parents lived with Nancy Jane Buchan Davis and helped raise her 10 children after the untimely death of her husband, 'Big John' Davis in 1896.
A question for you.
In 1882, a Christopher Bloodworth married Zacharias Davis' daughter Elafair Davis and seem to have dropped off the face of the earth. Any thoughts?
Thanks for your help.
Bob Bridger
Annette Kaplan
Sorry I made a mistake on Uncle Everett's daughter's name. It was Walter, not Walker and we called her Walt. I think she and Cliff Davis may have had another son but I can't for the life of me remember his name. 

Family

Mary Victoria (Mollie) Young b. April 1866, d. before 1920
MARRIAGE*25 December 1884 He married Mary Victoria (Mollie) Young on 25 December 1884. 
Children
Last Edited25 Jun 2007

Citations

  1. [S167] Unknown subject unknown repository.
  2. [S7] Lillian Henderson,, Confederate Roster.
  3. [S498] Wiregrass Genealogy Group, Floyd Cemetery.
  4. [S165] Unknown subject unknown repository.
  5. [S502] June Adams, Betsy Smith Robin Mullis, Bleckley County, Georgia Cemeteries.
  6. [S166] Unknown subject unknown repository.

James G. Floyd

M, #1425, b. January 1887
Father*Amos E. Floyd Jr. b. Jul 1850, d. a 1900
Mother*Martha (Margaret) Martin b. Dec 1856, d. 21 Aug 1900
ChartsWILLIAM BASSE
Birth*January 1887 James G. Floyd was born in January 1887. 
 He was the son of Amos E. Floyd Jr. and Martha (Margaret) Martin
Last Edited17 Aug 1994

James H. Floyd

M, #1650, b. July 1878
Father*John James Everette Floyd b. 29 Nov 1863, d. 16 Mar 1934
Mother*Mary E. (?) b. Jul 1861
ChartsWILLIAM BASSE
Birth*July 1878 James H. Floyd was born in July 1878. 
 He was the son of John James Everette Floyd and Mary E. (?) 
Last Edited17 Aug 1994

James Herman Floyd1,2

M, #1441, b. 1910, d. 16 September 1975
Father*Archibald R. Floyd b. 3 Jan 1868, d. 30 Oct 1927
Mother*Margaret Juliette Holland b. 27 Jul 1882, d. 30 Oct 1937
ChartsZachariah Davis
WILLIAM BASSE
ZACHARIAS DAVIS
Birth*1910 James Herman Floyd was born in 1910.2 
 He was the son of Archibald R. Floyd and Margaret Juliette Holland
MARRIAGE*27 October 1929 He married Martha Holmes on 27 October 1929.2 
Death*16 September 1975 He died on 16 September 1975.2 

Family

Martha Holmes b. 1908, d. 8 March 1960
Child
Last Edited7 Apr 2000

Citations

  1. There were six children in this family. Notes are unclear about them. I did the best I could. Notes say: "a daughter married Janes Evans. Jas, Herman Sadie Register 29 June 1969". I have no clue what this means, but include it in case it means something to a later searcher.
  2. [S470] Doris Dixon, "La Verne papers."

James Washington (Cousin Jim) Floyd

M, #1255, b. 12 March 1882, d. 1 December 1967
Father*George Washington Floyd b. Jan 1854, d. 30 Aug 1923
Mother*Susanah (Susan) Davis b. 15 Oct 1857, d. 26 Nov 1941
ChartsZachariah Davis
WILLIAM BASSE
ZACHARIAS DAVIS
Birth*12 March 1882 James Washington (Cousin Jim) Floyd was born on 12 March 1882 at Hawkinsville, Pulaski County, GA. 
 He was the son of George Washington Floyd and Susanah (Susan) Davis
MARRIAGE*17 September 1903 He married Ava A. Sanders on 17 September 1903 at ., Bleckley County, GA, They celebrated Golden Wedding Anniversary in 1976. There is something wrong here given death date and marriage date. 
Death*1 December 1967 He died on 1 December 1967 at age 85 Death date from his grandson Christopher. He is buried in Bowers Cemetery Empire Georgia. 
CENSUS1930*1930 He appeared on the census in 1930 at Bleckley County, GA; They lived two doors from Jesse Jasper Holland and Siddey Bradley.1 

Family

Ava A. Sanders b. 14 April 1884, d. 19 October 1967
Children
Last Edited13 Sep 2007

Citations

  1. [S518] 1930 Census;.

Jesse Floyd

M, #1088, b. 1711
Father*John Floyd b. 1690, d. c 1756
Birth*1711 Jesse Floyd was born in 1711 at King Wiilliam, Va.1 
 He was the son of John Floyd
Last Edited21 Jan 2006

Citations

  1. [S577] Bill Jones, "Bill Jones," e-mail to MVW, January 2006.

Jesse A. Floyd

F, #1660, b. 1866
Father*James Everett (son of Nancy) Floyd b. 1840, d. 18 Jan 1918
Mother*Mary M. Scarborough b. 1 Oct 1825, d. 15 Jan 1906
ChartsWILLIAM BASSE
Birth*1866 Jesse A. Floyd was born in 1866. 
 She was the daughter of James Everett (son of Nancy) Floyd and Mary M. Scarborough
MARRIAGE*9 May 1889 She married Hugh Armstrong on 9 May 1889 at Pulaski County, GA.1 
CENSUS1880*1880 She appeared on the Census in 1880 at GA.2 
Married Name9 May 1889  As of 9 May 1889,her married name was Armstrong.1 

Family

Hugh Armstrong
Child
Last Edited22 Jul 2003

Citations

  1. [S2] Harris, History of Pulaski County.
  2. [S56] 1880 Census;, Living with her parents.

Jesse James (Pete) Floyd

M, #1257
Father*James Washington (Cousin Jim) Floyd b. 12 Mar 1882, d. 1 Dec 1967
Mother*Ava A. Sanders b. 14 Apr 1884, d. 19 Oct 1967
ChartsZachariah Davis
WILLIAM BASSE
ZACHARIAS DAVIS
 Jesse James (Pete) Floyd was the son of James Washington (Cousin Jim) Floyd and Ava A. Sanders
Residence*1979 He lived in 1979 at Macon, GA. 
Last Edited13 Oct 2006

Jesse Joseph Floyd

M, #1531, b. 2 March 1916, d. 20 May 1977
Father*James Edward Floyd b. 25 Mar 1875, d. 19 Sep 1960
Mother*Annie Jane Holland b. 17 Jul 1884, d. 19 Apr 1967
ChartsZachariah Davis
WILLIAM BASSE
ZACHARIAS DAVIS
Birth*2 March 1916 Jesse Joseph Floyd was born on 2 March 1916 at Pulaski County, GA. 
 He was the son of James Edward Floyd and Annie Jane Holland
Burial*May 1977 He was buried in May 1977 at Cedar Hill; Family Plot, Cochran, Bleckley County, GA. 
Death*20 May 1977 He died on 20 May 1977 at Bleckley County, GA, at age 61.1 
Obituary25 May 1977 Obnituary of Jesse Joseph Floyd was Funeral was held Saturday at 4:00 at Fisher Funeral Home. Burial was in the family lot at Cedar Hill Cemetery. on 25 May 1977 at Cochran, Bleckley County, GA. 
Biography*1999  Jesse Floyd known to the family as Jay seems to have had the same disconnected life as his grandfather, Jesse Jasper. Here is a child with his father's red hair and his mother's Holland features who was always known as a gentle soul ready to help. Here is his story as told by his sister Mary:Jay was born Jessie Joseph Floyd known to family and friends as Jay. He was Mama's pet. (Everyone claimed I was Papa's pet.) He would do for her without any complaining. He milked the cows and delighted in squirting some in the cat's face most the time but managed to get some in the mouth. He killed all the chickens mama asked him to do and scalded them in hot water so the feathers were easier to pull out which was his job also. Mama raised all the chickens we ate and we did eat a lot. Our meat diet was chicken and pork and sometime old *Kit* fish which I hated. Kit fish is very strong fish packed in salt and must be soaked over night before you can cook and eat it. On rare occasions someone would come by selling fresh beef and Mama or Papa would purchase some and we would have that for breakfast with biscuit and gravy. It was usually the kind of beef that had to be beaten with a mallet on the corner of the wooden kitchen table and Mama would smother it in gravy and letting it cook in a covered pan for a while. This was a special treat for us children. On Third Sundays when Mama would invite the entire church to come and eat dinner with us Jay would have to kill and pick the feathers off of 4 or 5 chickens. Also there was a lot of cake baking going on and Mama would get him in the kitchen beating up the pound cake. Remember we did not have an electric beater at this time and every cake had to be beaten by hand which took a strong arm to beat 3 or 4 cakes. He did many, many jobs around the house such as bringing in all the wood we needed to heat the wood stove. Jay had an easy nature about him that the other boys did not have and I am afraid Mama took advantage of that out of necessity but he did not mind. Jay
had red hair and would let us Girls *Finger wave* it because he wanted curly hair and the kids liked to play with him. Jay was Annette's favorite of the three boys (everyone seemed to pick one or two and say that was their favorite.)Annette and Jay had to ride to school in a horse and buggy. Later Papa gave that old horse named Kate to us kids to play with and we would swing on her neck, pull her tail and just have fun with her and she loved it and so did we. We would hitch her to the buggy and go to town and gather up some kids and take them out in the country with us which they loved. Papa would make Pop Guns for us out of reeds which we would sit in the China Berry Tree and shoot berries at and cat, chicken, or dog that came by. We couldn't hurt them only scare them. The three boys could really get into trouble such as tying ten cans to the cat's tail which didn't last long because they couldn't tie it tight enough. When they grew a little older and had a car they tied branches from a tree to the back of it and drove up and down the dirt road just to see how much dust they could do. The three of them belonged to a local baseball team and Jay was the pitcher and a darn good one because he was left handed the batter had a hard time with his balls. Albert was First stop and I don't remember what position Herschel played. Maybe he went just to get my free coke. 
Last Edited11 Mar 2008

Citations

  1. [S8] Family information.

Jesse T Floyd1

M, #3343, b. 1872
Father*Washington J. Floyd1 b. 10 Feb 1814, d. 15 Sep 1885
Mother*Susan Lister1 b. 1833, d. 8 Jun 1909
ChartsWILLIAM BASSE
Birth*1872 Jesse T Floyd was born in 1872 at GA.1 
 He was the son of Washington J. Floyd and Susan Lister.1 
MARRIAGE*circa 1905 He married Mae Bell circa 1905.2 
CENSUS1910*1910 He appeared on the census in 1910 at Dodge County, GA.3 

Family 1

Children

Family 2

Mae Bell b. 1887
Children
Last Edited2 Mar 2004

Citations

  1. [S56] 1880 Census;.
  2. [S549] Tammy Floyd Moore, "Tammy," e-mail to Margot Woodrough, Feb 2004.
  3. [S60] 1910 Census;.

Jessie Clarence Floyd1,2

M, #3019, b. 16 August 1892, d. 22 December 1980
Father*Seaborn Andrew Floyd b. 11 Mar 1866, d. 10 Sep 1929
Mother*Mary Lou Sandiford b. Oct 1876
ChartsWILLIAM BASSE (#1)
WILLIAM BASSE (#2)
Birth*16 August 1892 Jessie Clarence Floyd was born on 16 August 1892 at Dodge County, GA.1,2 
 He was the son of Seaborn Andrew Floyd and Mary Lou Sandiford
MARRIAGE*7 September 1913 He married Mary Elizabeth Davis, daughter of William Henry Davis and Mary Ann E. Floyd, on 7 September 1913 at GA Husband and wife were first cousins according to Don Floyd.1,3
Burial*1980 He was buried in 1980 at Hazlehurst Cemetery. 
Death*22 December 1980 He died on 22 December 1980 at Hazlehurst, Jeff Davis, GA, at age 88.1,2 

Family

Mary Elizabeth Davis b. 29 July 1897, d. 12 January 1990
Children
Last Edited3 Dec 2008

Citations

  1. [S471] Letter, Doris Dixon to MVW, Feb 29 2000.
  2. [S490] Donald R. Floyd, The Elusive Floyds.
  3. [S542] Betty Curran, "Western Floyds," e-mail to MVW, Feb 2004.

Jimmy Franklin Floyd1

M, #5357, b. 27 July 1955, d. 31 July 1955
Father*Clyde Emmett Floyd1 b. 27 Feb 1910, d. 13 Oct 1997
Mother*Hortense Ledbetter1 d. 1973
ChartsWILLIAM BASSE
Birth*27 July 1955 Jimmy Franklin Floyd was born on 27 July 1955.2 
 He was the son of Clyde Emmett Floyd and Hortense Ledbetter.1 
Death*31 July 1955 He died on 31 July 1955.1 
Last Edited15 Nov 2017

Citations

  1. [S490] Donald R. Floyd, The Elusive Floyds.
  2. [S486] Donald Floyd, "Donald Floyd."

Joe Floyd

M, #1388, b. 1877
Father*Archibald Floyd b. c 1844, d. 1905
Mother*Mary A. Wade b. Feb 1853, d. 25 Mar 1886
ChartsWILLIAM BASSE
Birth*1877 Joe Floyd was born in 1877. 
 He was the son of Archibald Floyd and Mary A. Wade
Census*1880 He appeared on the census of 1880 at Pulaski County, GA.1 
Last Edited17 Aug 1994

Citations

  1. [S152] Unknown subject unknown repository.

John Floyd

M, #1082, b. 1690, d. circa 1756
Birth*1690 John Floyd was born in 1690.1 
Death*circa 1756 He died circa 1756 at Northampton, NC. 
Will*1756 He left a will in 1756 at NC Here is a note and analysis by another researcher. Grimes Abstracts of Wills says the will was dated August 3, 1756 and proved in the November court.

61. JOHN Floyd SR - 7336
. Son of MORRIS Floyd I - 7342 & Mary Cooke ? - 7343. Born 1673/1680 in Henrico CO VA. Died 1756 in Northampton CO NC.
Notes about John Floyd SR and his descendents:
The will of John Floyd 6 Aug 1756 was filed in Northampton CO NC.
This will bequeathed 80 acres of land in King William CO Virginia to his son Morris. "The plantation where I now Live" was bequeathed to his son Thomas.
Members of his family were identified as:
Wife Mary. Sons: Morrise, Thomas, Stephen. Jessee. John, William. Daughter Elizabeth.
This establishes proof that John Floyd migrated from Virginia to North Carolina and lived at one time in King William CO VA and it established that Morris and Thomas were his sons, as well as four others.
He married Mary ? - 7344, About 1700 in Henrico CO VA. Born About 1680 in Henrico CO VA. Died After 1756 in Northampton NC.

The descendent line of John Floyd SR. and Mary has been developed only partially from just one of their seven known children, Morris, leaving six other branches of this family to be researched.
Since we know that John Floyd removed from Virginia to North Carolina and died there 1756, we can assume that he brought his family with him, and they lived first in Northampton CO NC. The children ages as listed in ROOTS WEB are as follows: Morris Floyd V born 1701; * Thomas Floyd II born 1703; Elizabeth Floyd born 1705; William Floyd born 1707; Steven Floyd born 1709; Jesse Floyd born 1711; John Floyd born 1713.1 

Family

Children
Last Edited21 Jul 2012

Citations

  1. [S577] Bill Jones, "Bill Jones," e-mail to MVW, January 2006.

John Floyd1

M, #1089, b. 1713, d. after 1775
Father*John Floyd b. 1690, d. c 1756
Birth*1713 John Floyd was born in 1713 at King Wiilliam, Va.2 
 He was the son of John Floyd
MARRIAGE*say 1775 He married Ann Portis, daughter of George Portis, say 1775 at Northampton, NC. 
Death*after 1775 He died after 1775 at Edgecomb, NC. 
Note* He John Floyd alias Portis was executor to the Edgecombe County estate of his father George Portis on October 5, 1775. John went by the name John Portis in other records. Research has not determined why he had an alias. One of the witnesses to the George Portis will was Benjamin Floyd, brother of Delilah Floyd and son of Francis Floyd. Benjamin was also the nephew of our Isle of Wight Thomas Floyd. There seems to have been a link to the Floyd family. Note from Don Floyd's book. 
Executor*16 January 1776  On 16 January 1776 at NC Will of George Portis proved by Abraham Lancaster and signed by William Connell. John Floyd Qualified as executor of the will.3 

Family

Ann Portis b. say 1775
Last Edited12 Jul 2008

Citations

  1. His father in law's will calls him John Floyd alias Portis.
  2. [S577] Bill Jones, "Bill Jones," e-mail to MVW, January 2006.
  3. [S578] Jr. Dorman, Edgecomb county N.C. abstracts of Court Minutes 1744-46, 1757-94.

John Floyd

M, #1128, b. 5 March 1810
Father*Federick (Fed) Floyd b. c 1779, d. 1825
Mother*Mourning Bass b. c 1790, d. b 1860
ChartsWILLIAM BASSE
Birth*5 March 1810 John Floyd was born on 5 March 1810 at North Carolina, NC. 
 He was the son of Federick (Fed) Floyd and Mourning Bass
Last Edited15 Apr 2006

John G. Floyd

M, #1465, b. February 1883
Father*Daniel Webster Floyd b. Feb 1859, d. 6 Jul 1918
Mother*Hattie J. (?) b. Jun 1865
ChartsWILLIAM BASSE
Birth*February 1883 John G. Floyd was born in February 1883. 
 He was the son of Daniel Webster Floyd and Hattie J. (?) 
Last Edited17 Aug 1994

John H. Floyd

M, #1426, b. May 1890
Father*Amos E. Floyd Jr. b. Jul 1850, d. a 1900
Mother*Martha (Margaret) Martin b. Dec 1856, d. 21 Aug 1900
ChartsWILLIAM BASSE
Birth*May 1890 John H. Floyd was born in May 1890. 
 He was the son of Amos E. Floyd Jr. and Martha (Margaret) Martin
Last Edited17 Aug 1994

John J. Floyd

M, #1395, b. circa 1852, d. 31 January 1904
Father*Amos Kinchen Floyd b. 11 Apr 1816, d. a 29 Sep 1900
Mother*Anna Luttia Mc Daniel b. 1827, d. c 1860
ChartsWILLIAM BASSE
Birth*circa 1852 John J. Floyd was born circa 1852 at Pulaski County, GA. 
 He was the son of Amos Kinchen Floyd and Anna Luttia Mc Daniel
MARRIAGE*16 November 1872 He married Elizabeth Martin, daughter of George Martin and Elcy (Alesa) Haskins, on 16 November 1872 at GA.1 
MARRIAGE*10 October 1880 He married Nancy Elizabeth Coody, daughter of James H. Coody, on 10 October 1880 at GA Based on what your mother said in her messages, I went back through your online genealogy and found that Nancy Coody was married to John J. Floyd who was a possible father of the right approximate age. I based this on Joseph H. Floyd ( Joe )'s year of birth - 1902. I have current access to an online 1900 Federal Census. When I looked up John J. 's Family by looking in Pulaski County, GA census data, I found the following:
John J. Floyd Head of Household
Nancy E. wife
Henry son
James A. son
Emma daughter
Morgan H. son
Since your mom says that Joe, Morgan, Will and other older brother's mother was a Coody and Morgan's name is listed as a son, it seems very likely that John J. and Nancy were Joseph ( Joe ) Floyd's parents. This is a good starting point at the very least or it would appear so. Thank you for your help, Bill Hudson. 
Death*31 January 1904 He died on 31 January 1904 at Bleckley County, GA. 
CENSUS1860*1860 He appeared on the census in 1860 at GA.2 
Note*2002  In 2002 at GA There is an interesting story here. While in Cochran for the funeral of Viola Floyd Berryhil, MVW visited the library as well as the Coody Cemetery where Viola was buried. From scraps of information, an interesting picture developed. The land were the Coody Cemetery is located first belonged to George Martin who was a rather well to do farmer in the area. When George died in 1876 he divided his land among his children among whom were Elizabeth and Martha Martin. The Martin girls both married sons of Amos Kinchen Floyd. Elizabeth married John J. Floyd and Martha married Amos Floyd.
Elizabeth Martin died at age 28 and John J. Floyd then married Nancy E. Coody. The Berryhills and Coodys intermarried and Viola and Marueen Floyd later married two of the Berryhill brothers and were subsequently buried on the old Martin land left and divided by George Martin one hundred and twenty five years earlier in his will of 1876. 

Family 1

Elizabeth Martin b. 1852, d. 29 May 1880
MARRIAGE*16 November 1872 He married Elizabeth Martin, daughter of George Martin and Elcy (Alesa) Haskins, on 16 November 1872 at GA.1 
Children

Family 2

Nancy Elizabeth Coody b. 2 October 1858, d. 23 August 1934
MARRIAGE*10 October 1880 He married Nancy Elizabeth Coody, daughter of James H. Coody, on 10 October 1880 at GA Based on what your mother said in her messages, I went back through your online genealogy and found that Nancy Coody was married to John J. Floyd who was a possible father of the right approximate age. I based this on Joseph H. Floyd ( Joe )'s year of birth - 1902. I have current access to an online 1900 Federal Census. When I looked up John J. 's Family by looking in Pulaski County, GA census data, I found the following:
John J. Floyd Head of Household
Nancy E. wife
Henry son
James A. son
Emma daughter
Morgan H. son
Since your mom says that Joe, Morgan, Will and other older brother's mother was a Coody and Morgan's name is listed as a son, it seems very likely that John J. and Nancy were Joseph ( Joe ) Floyd's parents. This is a good starting point at the very least or it would appear so. Thank you for your help, Bill Hudson. 
Children
Last Edited26 Jun 2006

Citations

  1. [S377] Pulaski County Marriages.
  2. [S54] 1860 Census;.

John James Everette Floyd1

M, #1635, b. 29 November 1863, d. 16 March 1934
Father*Washington J. Floyd b. 10 Feb 1814, d. 15 Sep 1885
Mother*Susan Lister b. 1833, d. 8 Jun 1909
ChartsWILLIAM BASSE
MARRIAGE* John James Everette Floyd married Mary E. (?) 
Birth*29 November 1863 He was born on 29 November 1863 at Pulaski County, GA.2 
 He was the son of Washington J. Floyd and Susan Lister
Death*16 March 1934 He died on 16 March 1934 at age 70.2 
Census1870 He appeared on the census of 1870 at GA. 
Census*1900 He appeared on the census of 1900 at Dodge County, GA. 

Family

Mary E. (?) b. July 1861
Children
Last Edited29 Jul 2005

Citations

  1. He is Jerry Floyd's ancestor.
  2. [S491] Jerry Floyd, "Jerry Floyd," e-mail to MVW, June 2001.

John Paul Floyd

M, #1475, b. 1 May 1890
Father*George Washington Floyd b. Jan 1854, d. 30 Aug 1923
Mother*Susanah (Susan) Davis b. 15 Oct 1857, d. 26 Nov 1941
ChartsZachariah Davis
WILLIAM BASSE
ZACHARIAS DAVIS
Death* John Paul Floyd died Died Young.1 
Birth*1 May 1890 He was born on 1 May 1890 at Hawkinsville, Pulaski County, GA. 
 He was the son of George Washington Floyd and Susanah (Susan) Davis
Last Edited6 May 1999

Citations

  1. [S23] Doris Floyd Dixon, "Pedigree Chart."

John W. Floyd1

M, #3934, b. 11 June 1800, d. 19 May 1877
Father*Thomas Penuel Floyd Sr.1 b. c 1764, d. May 1815
Mother*Mary Sarah Beckwith1
Birth*11 June 1800 John W. Floyd was born on 11 June 1800.1 
 He was the son of Thomas Penuel Floyd Sr. and Mary Sarah Beckwith.1 
Death*19 May 1877 He died on 19 May 1877 at Merriweather, GA, at age 76.1 
Last Edited8 Nov 2007

Citations

  1. [S486] Donald Floyd, "Donald Floyd."

Johnny Floyd1

M, #1488, b. 1907
Father*James Amos Floyd b. 11 Aug 1881, d. 20 Jan 1938
Mother*Willie F. Simpson b. 1882
ChartsWILLIAM BASSE
MARRIAGE* Johnny Floyd married Rubye Rogers
Birth*1907 He was born in 1907 at GA.2 
 He was the son of James Amos Floyd and Willie F. Simpson
Employment* He was employed at Attorney. 

Family

Rubye Rogers
Last Edited24 Jun 2003

Citations

  1. [S171] Unknown subject unknown repository.
  2. [S61] 1920 Census;.

Joseph Floyd

M, #1076, b. circa 1692, d. after 1736
Father*Thomas Floyd b. c 1680
Mother*Joanna Goodson b. 1670, d. 1736
Birth*circa 1692 Joseph Floyd was born circa 1692. 
 He was the son of Thomas Floyd and Joanna Goodson
Death*after 1736 He died after 1736.1 
Last Edited1 Aug 2008

Citations

  1. [S476] Blanche Adams Chapman, Isle of Wight Wills.