Thomas Jefferson Floyd

M, #1129, b. 5 May 1811, d. 16 March 1886
Father*Federick (Fed) Floyd b. c 1779, d. 1825
Mother*Mourning Bass b. c 1790, d. b 1860
ChartsWILLIAM BASSE
Birth*5 May 1811 Thomas Jefferson Floyd was born on 5 May 1811 at Pulaski County, GA. 
 He was the son of Federick (Fed) Floyd and Mourning Bass
MARRIAGE*say 1850 He married Elizabeth (Lizzie) Rowland, daughter of Rebecca (?), say 1850. 
Death*16 March 1886 He died on 16 March 1886 at GA at age 74. 
Burial*1886 He was buried in 1886 at GA Buried at brick church on Ouchee Road in Cochran. 
MILITARY*10 March 1836 He served in the military on 10 March 1836 at GA Shown as 2nd Lieutenant in 387th Dist G.M. 
CENSUS1850*1850 He appeared on the CENSUS in 1850 at Pulaski County, GA..1 
CENSUS1860*1860 He appeared on the census in 1860 at GA; Living in house # 678 with wife Elizabeth age 30 (2nd wife?)2 
CENSUS18701870 He appeared on the census in 1870 at GA.3 

Family

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Rowland b. 1826, d. after 1880
MARRIAGE*say 1850 He married Elizabeth (Lizzie) Rowland, daughter of Rebecca (?), say 1850. 
Children
Last Edited25 Apr 2006

Citations

  1. [S52] 1850 Census;.
  2. [S54] 1860 Census;.
  3. [S55] 1870 Census;.

Thomas Penuel Floyd Sr.1,2,3

M, #3115, b. circa 1764, d. May 1815
Mother*Delialah Floyd b. c 1750, d. a 1810
MARRIAGE* Thomas Penuel Floyd Sr. married Mary Sarah Beckwith
Birth*circa 1764 He was born circa 1764 at N.C He was bound to Francis Parker and then Nathaniel Drake in Nash County in 1778 and was fourteen at the time according to Donald Floyd's message of August 12, 2000.
April Court 1778 Ordered that Venuel Floid, a base begotten child of Delila Floid aged about 14 be bound unto Francis Parker until it [sic] arrive at lawful Age. Fee to pd. By T. H. Indenture to be prepared at next Court. 
 He was the son of Delialah Floyd
Death*May 1815 He died in May 1815 at Nash, NC, Estate Records of Nash County by Watson show deed book 14 with "Sarah Widow of Penuel" No date given
He is listed as executor in the will of Nathaniel Drake and called "brother-in-law" (Brother in law could mean step brother as well as our traditional meaning). The same will lists a Brother named Diocletian Drake Floyd who received $200.4,5 
Name Variation  Thomas Penuel Floyd Sr. was also known as Penuel Floyd In the past, I corresponded with a few Texas Floyds, the descendants of Dolphin Floyd. They said Penuel Floyds REAL name was Thomas Penuel Floyd. I have found no official evidence to back that up. All records in Nash County list him as Penuel Floyd. Some variations in spelling of Penuel, but Thomas Penuel Floyd never appears. - Don Floyd.2 
Note* He Here is a research clue for the future:I found this on Ancestry.com. Could be an early ancestor of Penuel. Floyd, Newell, 1637, by Humphry Higginson, Gent., ?? Co. View Full Context. 
CENSUS1790*1790 He appeared on the census in 1790 at Hillsborough District, Wake, NC; He is shown with four people in his household. It appears to be himself, wife and two daughters plus five slaves.6 
DEED*1794  In 1794 Nash County Court records part 2 show in Book 4 on page 259 property sale to Anne Knight et al. 
Note12 October 1797 He He was one of the witnesses to the division of Sion Basses land. on 12 October 1797 at Nash, N.C. 
DEED1798 He was shown on a deed in 1798 at NC Nash County Court Records part 2 show in Book 6 on page 314 sale of land to Abraham Bass. 
MINUTES*1803 He was mentioned in the minutes He was listed along with William Richardson as a juror for the August Court. in 1803 at NC. 
Will*7 November 1809  On 7 November 1809 at NC Will of Nathaniel Drake proved Feb Ct. 1810 lists brother Diocletian Drake Floyd, Brother Allen, sister Elisebeth Griffin, Mother Deliliah Drake, sisters Margrit and Delilah as well as brother in law Penuel Floyd (the term brother in law could mean something different than we today might suppose. It might indicate that these two people shared a common mother, but not a common father)., William Drake and witnessed by James Drake.7 
CENSUS1810*1810 He appeared on the census in 1810 at Hallifax Dist, Nash, N.C; He appears on the census with three males under ten, one male 10-16 and one male 25-45. There are females one under 10, three age 16-26 and probably his wife age 26-45. 

Family

Mary Sarah Beckwith
MARRIAGE* He married Mary Sarah Beckwith
Children
Last Edited1 Aug 2008

Citations

  1. I had the name Penuel, Thomas was given me by Cameron.
  2. [S486] Donald Floyd, "Donald Floyd."
  3. [S594] Unknown author, "Cameron/Beckwith," e-mail to MVW, Dec 12, 2006.
  4. [S552] Watson, Estate Records of North Carolina.
  5. [S594] Unknown author, "Cameron/Beckwith," e-mail to MVW, Dec 12, 2006, Cameron gave me the month of May.
  6. [S47] 1790 Census;, He is shown in the Hillsboro District (same as Amos) with four people.
  7. [S548] Margaret V. Woodrough, 2000-.

Tina Lee Floyd

F, #1521, b. 14 November 1904, d. 26 January 1979
TINA LEE FLOYD
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*14 November 1904 Tina Lee Floyd was born on 14 November 1904 at Pulaski County, GA. 
 She was the daughter of James Edward Floyd and Annie Jane Holland
MARRIAGE*30 October 1933 She married Carl Edward Rosenberger on 30 October 1933 at Jacksonville, Duval, FL.
Death*26 January 1979 She died on 26 January 1979 at Jacksonville, FL, at age 74. 
Obituary27 January 1979 Obnituary of Tina Lee Floyd was Tina Floyd Rosenberger died Friday in Jacksonville after a brief illness. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Matthews Catholic Church with burial at Cochran City Cemetery on 27 January 1979 at Jacksonville, FL.
Employment*circa 1921  Circa 1921 at Jacksonville, FL, Tina left the farm and went to live in town with her sister Viola (Shug) and Lucian Berryhill. She got a job as the telephone operator. When a customer called "central" it was Tina who they reached. Tina's cousin, Manila became a teacher and she and her older sister went to live in Jacksonville. Tina borrowed $500. from Shug and Lucian and went to Jacksonville as well and took a business course. It was here that she met Kelly Rosenberger. 
Married Name30 October 1933  As of 30 October 1933,her married name was Rosenberger. 
Biography*1999  Tina Lee Floyd matured to be a sophisticated image of her mother. With her hair pulled straight back, the same full face and the generous figure, she was what a southerner might call the "spitting image" of her mother. Tina was different in temperment though. She had the firey temperment of her father with a bit of "Queen Victoria" thrown in. She was a woman of ambition and posessed of a huge imagination. Even at the time of her death at age 75 in 1979 she still retained a bit of the "little girl". Her last Christmas was spent in the hospital and even then she fantisized about going home to see the Christmas Tree. Christmas had always been magical for her, and she delighted in making charming hand-painted ornaments for family members.

In her lifetime Tina crocheted enough stitches to circle the globe several times. There is hardly a family member who does not own one of her caps fashioned in her colorful mix of yarns. She was never without a project and even when at work she would frequently insert her French conversation tapes into the dictaphone machine in order to spend a few moments practicing. Her room at home was full of magazines and projects waiting for completion
She loved beautiful jewelry and wore it like a queen. She more than any other family member cared about the history of the Floyd family and many stories and facts would have been lost without her active imagination and curiosity.
A visit to Tina's house was like a visit with royalty for she seemed to have all the finer things of life. She had beautuful china, crystal, silver and even a silver hairbrush. Doing dishes at her house was a special treat for the china cabinet had a wonderful odor of ceder-safeness about it. Things put into that cabinet seemed sure to be valuable and cherished. And, most wonderful of all was the bell under the carpet of the dining room just near Tina's chair. It was used for the incredible luxury of summoning the maid! 

Family

Carl Edward Rosenberger b. 24 November 1903, d. 10 August 1989
MARRIAGE*30 October 1933 She married Carl Edward Rosenberger on 30 October 1933 at Jacksonville, FL.
Child
Last Edited4 Mar 2009

Tomas Watson Floyd Sr.

M, #1479, b. 24 March 1911, d. 12 December 1995
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
Birth*24 March 1911 Tomas Watson Floyd Sr. was born on 24 March 1911. 
 He was the son of James Washington (Cousin Jim) Floyd and Ava A. Sanders
Death*12 December 1995 He died on 12 December 1995 at Bleckley County, GA, at age 84 Death date from grandson Chris Floyd. Buried at Limestone Baptist Church. 
CENSUS1920*1920 He appeared on the census in 1920 at GA.1 
Residence*1979 He lived in 1979 at GA; In 1979 he lived near the family "homeplace." 
EMAIL*2001  An interesting story from Chris Floyd. My grandfather, Thomas W. Floyd (J.W.'s son), ran away from home when he was 16. Life was probably too boring for a rambler like him. He traveled to Boston (where people were selling watermelons for $.75 per slice he said--J.W. told him that people were feeding melons to the hogs in Cochran at the same time!) and eventually stopped for a while a Falls Church, VA. Being so close to Washington, D.C. he was able to hear FDR's inauguration speech in March of 1933. "We have nothing to fear but fear itself!" Those were dark days for many people (as I am sure you could tell me all about!), and that speech was the beginning of a turnaround in the fortunes of our depressed nation. So a poor country boy, my grandfather, witnessed one of the most famous speeches in history, which happened to be given by his grandson's favorite prez.
Well, I won't ramble any more. Have a good day! I hope to be in closer
contact over the summer. CJF. 

Family

Child
Last Edited14 Apr 2006

Citations

  1. [S61] 1920 Census;.

Truman Ernest Floyd1

M, #1646, b. 5 September 1898, d. in the 1950s
Father*Seaborn Andrew Floyd b. 11 Mar 1866, d. 10 Sep 1929
Mother*Mary Lou Sandiford b. Oct 1876
ChartsWILLIAM BASSE
Death*in the 1950s Truman Ernest Floyd died in the 1950s.1 
Birth*5 September 1898 He was born on 5 September 1898.1 
 He was the son of Seaborn Andrew Floyd and Mary Lou Sandiford
Last Edited9 Apr 2017

Citations

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

Vera Maurine Floyd

F, #1523, b. 9 November 1906, d. 17 March 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*9 November 1906 Vera Maurine Floyd was born on 9 November 1906 at Pulaski County, GA. 
 She was the daughter of James Edward Floyd and Annie Jane Holland
MARRIAGE*3 December 1922 She married Linder Rinaldo Berryhill, son of James Thomas Berryhill and Alcy Ann [Sannie] Coody, on 3 December 1922.1 
Death*17 March 1977 She died on 17 March 1977 at Cochran, Bleckley County, GA, at age 70. 
Obituary23 March 1977  Funeral services were held at 3:00 in the southside Baptist church. Burial was in the Coody Family Cemetery. Mathis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 
Burial*1977  Buried at Coody-Berryhill Cemetary according to her grandson Russell. 
Biography*  For sweetness and love there is no other word than Maureen the fourth child of Annie and Ed Floyd. She always was sunshine and happiness and within three days of her final illness she was very active in planning the Floyd family reunion. She always seemed to be doing things for others and was well known by all the people of Cochran because for years she worked at Lyles Department Store. Toward the end of her life she accomplished a cherished dream of constructing her dream home. She chose the lot and supervised the building of her perfect spot. How lovely that she, who had spent so much time making others feel good, would have this opportunity to express herself and in spite of serious illness she lived in her new home for many years enjoying well the time she had so richly earned. It was entirely appropriate that her final kindness was the organization of a Thanksgiving family reunion for the Floyd Family in the Bi-Centennial year of 1976. At the party she was the picture of health and yet within two days she entered the last phase of her illness and after six months in the hospital and suffering the removal of a leg, she died on March 17, 1977. At a subsequent family reunion held in 1986 her grandson Russell created a videotape record of the family. What a wonder it would be to have this type of videotape of the distant past. 
Name Variation  Vera Maurine Floyd was also known as Maurine Floyd. 
Married Name3 December 1922  As of 3 December 1922,her married name was Berryhill. 

Family

Linder Rinaldo Berryhill b. 5 February 1900, d. 24 January 1955
MARRIAGE*3 December 1922 She married Linder Rinaldo Berryhill, son of James Thomas Berryhill and Alcy Ann [Sannie] Coody, on 3 December 1922.1 
Children
Last Edited17 Sep 2002

Citations

  1. [S470] Doris Dixon, "La Verne papers."

Viola (Shug) Floyd

F, #1517, b. 20 March 1900, d. 24 June 2002
1990 FLOYD CHILDREN
LA VERNE, AARON, MARY
BUDDY, SHUG AND ANNETTE
VIOLA "SHUG" FLOYD BERRYHILL
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*20 March 1900 Viola (Shug) Floyd was born on 20 March 1900 at Pulaski County, GA. 
 She was the daughter of James Edward Floyd and Annie Jane Holland
MARRIAGE*29 June 1918 She married Lucian Osmond Berryhill, son of James Thomas Berryhill and Alcy Ann [Sannie] Coody, on 29 June 1918. 
Obituary24 June 2002 Obnituary of Viola (Shug) Floyd was Viola F. Berryhill -COCHRAN - Funeral services for Mrs. Viola F. Berryhill, 102, of Cochran, who died Monday, June 24, 2002 in Crisp Regional Hospital in Cordele, will be held Thursday, June 27, 2002 at 3P.M. in the Chapel of Fisher Funeral Home with Elder Raybon Lord officiating. -Mrs. Berryhill was a native of Bleckley County, the daughter of the late J.E. and Ann Holland Floyd and was the widow of Lucian O. Berryhill, Sr. She was a former member of Mt. Horeb Primitive Baptist Church and was a member of Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church. She was a Retired Cosmetologist. -Survivors include: 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Lucian O. and Bessie Lou Berryhill of Cordele and Bobby G. and Sue Berryhill of Newnan; 3 sisters, Annett Kaplan of Macon, Mary El Khadem of San Diego, CA and LaVerne Dykes of Macon; 1 brother, Aaron Floyd of Hawkinsville; 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. -Family will meet friends at Fisher Funeral Home Wednesday night from 7:00 until 9:00P.M. and will be at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Floyd, Limestone Road, Cochran. -Fisher Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. on 24 June 2002. 
Death*24 June 2002 She died on 24 June 2002 at Cordele at age 102 She died at 3:30PM after suffering a massive heart attach last night.
Here is a note that MVW wrote to her sisters, Annette and LaVerne
My heart is broken for you. Even though we knew it was coming it is still something we are unprepared to accept. I put my arms around both of you. You have both been so steadfast and loving and I am so very happy that Annette and even Becky was able to be with her one more time. Aunt Shug is an icon of the family as is Bob for all the time he has put into her care. She has been a part of my life since I was a baby. I know she was the same for both of you. Her passing is a terrible loss, but more than that, her life was a wonderful gain for so many people. She lived a good and useful life and showered love on so many people. It was a life lived to its fullest potential. Who can ask for more than that? Therefore, we must rejoice and be glad. We must celebrate a job well done. It is not a time for sadness, but rather a time for joy and reaffirmation. She would not want sadness. Lets remember her with great joy. My favorite story is the one told by Bob. We all know what a terrible driver she was. Bob once said, "you can tell she was taught to drive by a blind man." Lets each tell those "Shug Stories." I want to be there for the funeral. Please let me know the plans as soon as possible. Love and great hugs for both of you. Margot. 
Burial*27 June 2002 She was buried on 27 June 2002 at Coody Cemetery, Bleckley County, GA, Cemetery is located west of Limestone Road behind the old Berryhill home. Note that the small abandoned home across the street was where Viola lived when she was first married.1 
Census*1900 She appeared on the census of 1900 at GA.2 
Married Name29 June 1918  As of 29 June 1918,her married name was Berryhill. 
Residence*1990 She lived in 1990 at Macon, Georgia 31211. 
Biography*1999  The 20th century was only three months old when "Shug" Floyd was born to Annie and Ed Floyd. She represents the beginning of the generation in which the hopes and dreams of all the preceeding generations of Floyds, Basses and Hollands would come to fulfillment. For the first time there would be time for education, travel and creative leisure. The old way of living that meant living from crop to crop, moving when the land wore out and depending on the whims of nature were easing away. The 20th century would define "freedom" far more broadly than any time before.
If ever there was a "free" spirit it rested in Viola Floyd. The first child is always special in a family, and in the case of a rural family it becomes even more magnified. The first female child is destined to become her mother's prime assistant. She would grow up quickly and learn early to depend upon herself for, as her mother's surrogate, she would be delegated many household chores and babysitting duties as the family grew. Viola was particularly suited to this role for she had a quiet determined way. However, beneath this facade of early maturity was a soul flapping its wings of freedom almost as though it could feel the winds of change blowing across the new century.
From an early age she loved to go down to the swampy area just north of the house and watch the mules walk endlessly in circles around the cane mill as her father fed stalks of sugar cane into the squeezing machine from which oozed the sweet liquid soon to become syrup. The crushed cane stalks gradually formed a thick mat underfoot adding to the exotic atmosphere of the cool swampy lowland with its mysterious Cypress trees growing in the mirror-black limpid water. The trees appeared as a crowd of solemn old men grey bearded with Spanish moss that hung almost to their knees. This place with the dark shadows that led endlessly into another world was a place for fantasy, for dreaming of other worlds that lay deep in the future.
Childhood play for all country children was an exercise in imagination for the lack of dolls meant that often it was necessary to "play house" by drawing the floor plan of a house in the sandy dust and breaking twigs to represent the members of the family. Three miles south of Viola's home was a piney wood with a turpentine still. When she could she stopped by the still with flowers collected from the garden and ever so carefully she dipped each flower into the fragrant sticky resin gently coating each petal as she watched the flower become frozen forever in the crystallizing sap. And when sheer youthful energy engulfed her there was always time for climbing to the top of the nearest sawdust piles which rose like giant any hills near the saw mill. Once at the top there was the thrilling leap our into nowhere and then the feathery landing in the pillow of sawdust. Life with its rounds of family and farm chores punctuated by times of childhood play and dreaming was the same as it had been for many generations before and seemed sufficient.
Certainly it was ample until Viola met her future husband. Lucian Berryhill lived about fives miles away in the town of Cochran and no doubt they met at school or church. What began as a girlhood infatuation would develop into a serious relationship and would serve as the opening through which Viola's spirit would fly into the vast future of the new century. She was barely fourteen when World War 1 began and certainly could not know the effect that this event so far away would have on her life. Soon Lucian was called for military service and left with Shug's promise to marry in his heart.
For many the war was a one way trip to Europe, but Lucian returned although under circumstances that seemed impossible to comprehend. Lucian's father, a man who had never before left the State of Georgia, received word that he must travel to Baltimore, Maryland to meet his returning son. He recalled for the family that when he entered the enormous railroad terminal he felt as if he must have passed into heaven for nowhere else could he imagine a building so large. It was not heaven, rather more like hell when he learned that Lucian was blinded by mustard gas.
Shug was shocked, angered and bewildered by the news, but her affection was undiminished and she remained determined to marry Lucian as she had promised. One afternoon as she was helping her mother cut fabric for a new dress she announced that she intended to marry Lucian. From days of discussion, she knew that her parents were against her marriage to a blind man, but it was too late to contain he spirit and heart that had caught the whiff of freedom that blew in the air of a world transformed by war. Nevertheless, it was shocking when Annie Floyd lay down the scissors she was using on Shug's new dress and walked from the room without a word leaving her daughter to finish alone a garment that would eventually become her wedding dress.
Shug's finished the dress alone and on the wedding day with no respite from her parents opposition, prepared to walk the two miles to her friends house for the wedding. Almost unbelievably, it rained so hard on that day in late June that she was not able to get to the wedding. The disappointment only fueled her determination as she became stronger yet for having withstood this newest set-back. Finally, on June 29, 1918 Viola Floyd, thoroughly modern woman that she had become, married Lucian Berryhill. When it was over she reflected that at eighteen, her marriage was a full four years later than her mother's marriage to the landless Ed Floyd at age fourteen.
Marriage to a blind man meant that Viola would be the chief wage earner for her family and since the automobile had entered society, she would need to learn to drive a car. Lucian taught her to drive. She sat behind the wheel and followed his directions. At age 90 she has a lifetime of driving experience and a reputation for having been a fast and carefree driver. One of her sons remarked that she "drives like a blind man taught her".
Necessity and spirit meant that Viola Berryhill would be the first of a long line of liberated women in the Floyd family. Previously, the word career was synonymous motherhood, now it meant "dream what you are meant to be and do it". Shug looked around to find and niche and found the place right on the doorstep.
The year 1920 was a census year. The recording of the census has always been important to the citizens of any county for it creates a record of who lived where and did what, but when Viola took a job as a taker of the census for the businesses of Cochran, she did so out of need, not out of a sense of the importance of the task. After only a few days of taking the census she realized that there were opportunities in the hairdressing business. With the courage of the daughter who defied her parents marriage wishes she enrolled in trade school, earned her license, opened a shop and quickly became the first of the family to be a business woman. The world would never again be the same.
Viola Berryhill's encounter with census taking is cause to think about this national counting that is done every ten years. It has been regularly applied since begun in 1790. Records have been faithfully accumulated by census takers every ten years and stored away in archives. With the coming of microfilm since World War II these records have become accessible to the public. Now, those records so carefully handwritten in the 19th century are available through technology to the 20th century. They are a window through which the future can look back at its past and see an image. A look at the census for 1850 is almost like standing face to face with the families of the past. You see their names, ages and relationship detailed on the pages and you know that the census enumerator stood face to face with these people asking for the information that is on the page in front of you. Then you skip to the next set of names or go back a few sets of names and realize that you are encountering not only your own ancestors, but their friends and neighbors as well. One wants to yell "hello, how are you? Do you know I'm here? Do you know I care?, but you are a ghost they cannot see. You see them, but they do not know you. Will the ghost of the future look back at our census of 1970, 1980, 1990 and wave at us? Preserving our stories and passing them along is our wave to the future. Best of all, we can look back and gather stories from the past, stories from those who forgot to wave and by including the past with our own story we can make a giant wave to the future with words of Bon Voyage. Just as the spaceship Voyager carries a gold disk full of remembrances of earth destined for far galaxies of the universe, so we too can form and send our own little gold disk to the future to let them know that we care and to remind them that without us they would still be cosmic dust.
Viola did not think of this as she followed her soaring spirit. She just followed her heart, but that is the remarkable thing - all alone and undirected she took a giant leap for her whole family. For this she needs to be remembered. On the occasion of her ninetieth birthday she was fooled into attending a surprise party. Friends told her that they wanted her to accompany them to an all day "sing" when in fact they were taking her to a party. How lovely that an almost forgotten pass time of a "sing" was the excuse for a party to honor this thoroughly modern woman - a bit of the past mixed nicely with the present. 
Anecdote*June 1999  At a family gathering on the occasion of her brother's funeral she was asked if she could remember the birthdates of her eleven brothers and sisters. She could and did recite them perfectly. She is ninety nine years old! 
Anecdote18 March 2000  On 18 March 2000 Viola Berryhill celebrated her 100th birthday with about one hundred family and friends who gathered at the Luna Lake Lodge at the Warner Robins Air Force Base. Nieces, grandchildren, grand nieces and sisters came from as far away as Mexico, California, and Pittsburgh. Viola was in great shape except the morning of her party she woke up blind. It scared everyone to death, but the problem was finally diagnosed as a misplaced contact lens. Even at the age of 100 she was inserting her own lens.
The countryside was just awakening to spring with Redbud in full bloom and Dogwood starting their emergence. A highlight of the party was the showing of a family reunion video made at the old home place in 1947. The Woodrough family visited the old home place after the party and spent time touring the fields with Wayne Floyd. It was quite a treat for Page and Steve and their spouses Elena and Mark. 

Family

Lucian Osmond Berryhill b. 28 February 1896, d. 18 June 1932
MARRIAGE*29 June 1918 She married Lucian Osmond Berryhill, son of James Thomas Berryhill and Alcy Ann [Sannie] Coody, on 29 June 1918. 
Children
Last Edited26 Jun 2006

Citations

  1. [S524] Unknown author, Directions to the Coody Cemetery.
  2. [S59] 1900 Census;, Shown living with parents as family # 42.

Wade H. Floyd

M, #1389, b. January 1881
Father*Archibald Floyd b. c 1844, d. 1905
Mother*Mary A. Wade b. Feb 1853, d. 25 Mar 1886
ChartsWILLIAM BASSE
Birth*January 1881 Wade H. Floyd was born in January 1881. 
 He was the son of Archibald Floyd and Mary A. Wade
Census*1900 He appeared on the census of 1900 at Pulaski County, GA.1 
Last Edited17 Aug 1994

Citations

  1. [S153] Unknown subject unknown repository.

Walker Floyd

M, #1446, b. 18 June 1915
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*18 June 1915 Walker Floyd was born on 18 June 1915 He may be twin with Woodrow.1 
 He was the son of Archibald R. Floyd and Margaret Juliette Holland
Birth1916 He was born in 1916.2 
MARRIAGE*23 December 1940 He married Reba Benson on 23 December 1940 They had no children. 

Family

Reba Benson b. 1 November 1915
Last Edited25 Jun 2003

Citations

  1. [S470] Doris Dixon, "La Verne papers."
  2. [S518] 1930 Census;, Census says he was 14 in 1930. Therefore is not twin with Woodrow.

Walter Augustus Floyd1

M, #3648, b. June 1897
Father*George Augustus Floyd1 b. Aug 1875
Mother*Henny Lara Quincy Stokes1 b. Apr 1877
ChartsWILLIAM BASSE
MARRIAGE* Walter Augustus Floyd married Esther Lucas.2 
Birth*June 1897 He was born in June 1897.1 
 He was the son of George Augustus Floyd and Henny Lara Quincy Stokes.1 

Family

Esther Lucas b. 1901
Last Edited13 Apr 2006

Citations

  1. [S59] 1900 Census;.
  2. [S61] 1920 Census;.

Walter M. Floyd1

F, #1412, b. 28 October 1890, d. August 1968
Father*James Everette Floyd b. 10 Aug 1861, d. 30 Jun 1918
Mother*Mary Victoria (Mollie) Young b. Apr 1866, d. b 1920
ChartsWILLIAM BASSE
Birth*28 October 1890 Walter M. Floyd was born on 28 October 1890. 
 She was the daughter of James Everette Floyd and Mary Victoria (Mollie) Young
MARRIAGE*22 December 1915 She married Clifford "Cliff" Davis on 22 December 1915.2 
Death*August 1968 She died in August 1968 at age 77.2 
Name Variation  Walter M. Floyd was also known as Walt.2 
Married Name22 December 1915  As of 22 December 1915,her married name was Davis. 

Family

Clifford "Cliff" Davis b. 15 December 1889, d. 26 January 1974
Children
Last Edited7 Apr 2000

Citations

  1. This is a woman.
  2. [S471] Letter, Doris Dixon to MVW, Feb 29 2000.

Walter R. Floyd

M, #1651, b. November 1880
Father*John James Everette Floyd b. 29 Nov 1863, d. 16 Mar 1934
Mother*Mary E. (?) b. Jul 1861
ChartsWILLIAM BASSE
Birth*November 1880 Walter R. Floyd was born in November 1880. 
 He was the son of John James Everette Floyd and Mary E. (?) 
Last Edited17 Aug 1994

Washington J. Floyd

M, #1131, b. 10 February 1814, d. 15 September 1885
Father*Federick (Fed) Floyd b. c 1779, d. 1825
Mother*Mourning Bass b. c 1790, d. b 1860
ChartsWILLIAM BASSE
Birth*10 February 1814 Washington J. Floyd was born on 10 February 1814 at Pulaski County, GA, Another source says Jan 4 1814. 
 He was the son of Federick (Fed) Floyd and Mourning Bass
MARRIAGE*27 September 1849 He married Susan Lister on 27 September 1849 at GA. 
Burial*1885 He was buried in 1885 at Chester, Dodge County, GA, He is buried along with his wife in Rozar Cemetery located adjacent to Bethel Baptist Church on Roddy. Rd. Note from Jerry Floyd sent e-mail states: To avoid confusion for the casual observer at the gravesite, I must make some comment concerning these graves. There are two headstones for Washington J. Floyd standing side by side. One of the stones represents his name as, "Geo. W. Floyd." The other stone says, "G. W. Floyde." The birth and death dates are nearly accurate and agreeable between them with only slight difference of days. Because there is no one alive today with first-hand knowlege, we can only theorize why his name is not shown as it should have been, "Washington J. Floyd." Those of us who have studied this, believe that he was commonly known by his contemporaries as, George Washington Floyd and thus, this is what was put on the headstone. Susan Lister Floyd is buried beside her husband. Her stone says: "Surie J. Floyd." She was born about 1834 according to the Fed. Census. She died June 8, 1909 according to the
obituary from, Dodge County Newspaper Clippings by Tad Evans of Savannah. All of their children except two, are also buried there at Rozar Cem. The eldest child, Lucinda Harriett Floyd Wade, is buried at Cotton Ridge just down the road from Cary in Bleckley Co. This is a small cemetery in the edge of a field within a stone's throw of the Cotton Ridge housing developement. The eighth child (from a total of ten) Seaborn Andrew Floyd is buried at Fishing Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Telfair Co. Ga. This is a rural cemetery near Lumber City.1 
Death*15 September 1885 He died on 15 September 1885 at Dodge County, GA, at age 71. 
DEED*1850 He was shown on a deed in 1850 at Pulaski County, GA., Deeds at Archives in Georgia Book L. p. 138 show transfer of land to son Washington J.Floyd from Mourning Floyd. No doubt this was when she came to live with them. 
CENSUS1850*1850 He appeared on the CENSUS in 1850; Shown living in house # 177 with wife Susan and mother Mourning age 60. Also, there is a James age 9.2 
LANDCONTRA*1854 He sold land in 1854 at GA; Book L page 480 W. J. Floyd sold lot 39 on northwest side of Public Road to Daniel W. Webb. This was the lot across the Uchee Rd. from the Floyd homestead site.
CENSUS1860*1860 He appeared on the census in 1860 at GA; House #636. 
CENSUS1870*1870 He appeared on the census in 1870 at GA; Living in house # 566.3 
CENSUS1880*11 June 1880 He appeared on the Census on 11 June 1880 at GA; He is living with wife and the following children: Daniel W. 21, Charles F. 19, James E. 16, Andrew 14, Mary 12 and Jesse 8.4 

Family

Susan Lister b. 1833, d. 8 June 1909
MARRIAGE*27 September 1849 He married Susan Lister on 27 September 1849 at GA. 
Children
Last Edited17 Oct 2006

Citations

  1. [S491] Jerry Floyd, "Jerry Floyd," e-mail to MVW, June 2001.
  2. [S52] 1850 Census;.
  3. [S55] 1870 Census;.
  4. [S56] 1880 Census;.

Watson Floyd

M, #1486, b. 1905, d. circa 1937
Father*James Amos Floyd b. 11 Aug 1881, d. 20 Jan 1938
Mother*Willie F. Simpson b. 1882
ChartsWILLIAM BASSE
MARRIAGE* Watson Floyd married Lois Bolliner
Birth*1905 He was born in 1905.1 
 He was the son of James Amos Floyd and Willie F. Simpson
Death*circa 1937 He died circa 1937.2 

Family

Lois Bolliner
Last Edited24 Jun 2003

Citations

  1. [S61] 1920 Census;.
  2. [S170] Unknown subject unknown repository.

Whiddon B. Floyd

M, #1466, b. January 1888
Father*Daniel Webster Floyd b. Feb 1859, d. 6 Jul 1918
Mother*Hattie J. (?) b. Jun 1865
ChartsWILLIAM BASSE
Birth*January 1888 Whiddon B. Floyd was born in January 1888. 
 He was the son of Daniel Webster Floyd and Hattie J. (?) 
Last Edited17 Aug 1994

Wilbur D. B.(Bozie) Floyd

M, #1414, b. 3 April 1894, d. 17 July 1913
Father*James Everette Floyd b. 10 Aug 1861, d. 30 Jun 1918
Mother*Mary Victoria (Mollie) Young b. Apr 1866, d. b 1920
ChartsWILLIAM BASSE
Birth*3 April 1894 Wilbur D. B.(Bozie) Floyd was born on 3 April 1894. 
 He was the son of James Everette Floyd and Mary Victoria (Mollie) Young
Burial*1913 He was buried in 1913 at Bleckley County, GA.1
Death*17 July 1913 He died on 17 July 1913 at age 19. 
Last Edited21 Apr 2006

Citations

  1. [S498] Wiregrass Genealogy Group, Floyd Cemetery.

Will (Willie) E. Floyd1

M, #1399, b. 14 January 1880, d. 6 January 1941
Father*John J. Floyd b. c 1852, d. 31 Jan 1904
Mother*Elizabeth Martin b. 1852, d. 29 May 1880
ChartsWILLIAM BASSE
Birth*14 January 1880 Will (Willie) E. Floyd was born on 14 January 1880. 
 He was the son of John J. Floyd and Elizabeth Martin
MARRIAGE*10 January 1900 He married Sammie Munn on 10 January 1900. 
Death*6 January 1941 He died on 6 January 1941 at Bleckely County, GA, at age 60. 

Family

Sammie Munn b. December 1881
Children
Last Edited16 Jan 2008

Citations

  1. [S160] Unknown subject unknown repository.

William Floyd

M, #1091, b. 1707, d. after 1761
Father*John Floyd b. 1690, d. c 1756
Birth*1707 William Floyd was born in 1707 at King Wiilliam, Va.1 
 He was the son of John Floyd
Death*after 1761 He died after 1761. 
Last Edited21 Jan 2006

Citations

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

William A. Floyd

M, #3078, b. 1940, d. 14 July 1962
Father*James Herman Floyd b. 1910, d. 16 Sep 1975
Mother*Martha Holmes b. 1908, d. 8 Mar 1960
ChartsZachariah Davis
WILLIAM BASSE
ZACHARIAS DAVIS
Birth*1940 William A. Floyd was born in 1940. 
 He was the son of James Herman Floyd and Martha Holmes
Death*14 July 1962 He died on 14 July 1962. 
Last Edited7 Apr 2000

William Amos (Bill) Floyd

M, #1384, b. 24 March 1866, d. 22 July 1948
Father*Frederick Floyd b. 1841, d. 7 Jan 1924
Mother*Roxy Ann Blount b. Jan 1846, d. 1927
ChartsZachariah Davis (#1)
Zachariah Davis (#2)
WILLIAM BASSE
ZACHARIAS DAVIS (#1)
ZACHARIAS DAVIS (#2)
Birth*24 March 1866 William Amos (Bill) Floyd was born on 24 March 1866 at Pulaski County, GA.1 
 He was the son of Frederick Floyd and Roxy Ann Blount
MARRIAGE*23 December 1889 He married Lucy Hart, daughter of Seaborn (Seburne or Cebren) Madison Hart and Rebecca (Beckann) Davis, on 23 December 1889 at GA.2 
MARRIAGE*21 March 1897 He married Fannie Hart, daughter of Seaborn (Seburne or Cebren) Madison Hart and Rebecca (Beckann) Davis, on 21 March 1897 at GA In addition to the children shown the couple had two more who died as infants.3,2 
Burial*1948 He was buried in 1948 at Hart Cemetery, Bleckley County, GA. 
Death*22 July 1948 He died on 22 July 1948 at Bleckley County, GA, at age 82 Buried in Hart Cemetery Bleckley County, GA. 
CENSUS1880*1880 He appeared on the Census in 1880.4 
CENSUS1900*1900 He appeared on the census in 1900 at GA.5 

Family 1

Lucy Hart b. 1874, d. 1897
MARRIAGE*23 December 1889 He married Lucy Hart, daughter of Seaborn (Seburne or Cebren) Madison Hart and Rebecca (Beckann) Davis, on 23 December 1889 at GA.2 
Children

Family 2

Fannie Hart b. 11 August 1875, d. 16 November 1950
MARRIAGE*21 March 1897 He married Fannie Hart, daughter of Seaborn (Seburne or Cebren) Madison Hart and Rebecca (Beckann) Davis, on 21 March 1897 at GA In addition to the children shown the couple had two more who died as infants.3,2 
Children
Last Edited12 Sep 2007

Citations

  1. [S23] Doris Floyd Dixon, "Pedigree Chart", 1999.
  2. [S23] Doris Floyd Dixon, "Pedigree Chart."
  3. [S2] Harris, History of Pulaski County.
  4. [S56] 1880 Census;, Shown living with his parents.
  5. [S59] 1900 Census;.

William C. F. Floyd

M, #1496, b. March 1894
Father*William Amos (Bill) Floyd b. 24 Mar 1866, d. 22 Jul 1948
Mother*Fannie Hart b. 11 Aug 1875, d. 16 Nov 1950
ChartsZachariah Davis
WILLIAM BASSE
ZACHARIAS DAVIS
Birth*March 1894 William C. F. Floyd was born in March 1894. 
 He was the son of William Amos (Bill) Floyd and Fannie Hart
Last Edited12 Oct 1997

William Evert Floyd

M, #3151, b. 3 December 1915, d. 26 November 1917
Father*Jessie Clarence Floyd b. 16 Aug 1892, d. 22 Dec 1980
Mother*Mary Elizabeth Davis b. 29 Jul 1897, d. 12 Jan 1990
ChartsWILLIAM BASSE
Birth*3 December 1915 William Evert Floyd was born on 3 December 1915. 
 He was the son of Jessie Clarence Floyd and Mary Elizabeth Davis
Death*26 November 1917 He died on 26 November 1917 at Telfair, GA, at age 1 Buried at Fishing Creek Cemetery.1 
Last Edited13 Feb 2004

Citations

  1. [S542] Betty Curran, "Western Floyds," e-mail to MVW, Feb 2004.

William Herschel Floyd

M, #1529, b. 9 July 1914, d. 21 October 1989
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*9 July 1914 William Herschel Floyd was born on 9 July 1914 at Pulaski County, GA. 
 He was the son of James Edward Floyd and Annie Jane Holland
Death*21 October 1989 He died on 21 October 1989 at Cochran, Bleckley County, GA, at age 75. 
Employment* He was employed at Farming. 
Biography*2001  Here is a note written by his sister Mary: Herschel was always sort of my favorite of the three boys. He paid more attention to me even if it did involve having me do something for him which was the case most of the time. When I was a young girl he could just speak my name gently and I would do most anything for him including ironing his shirts and POLISHING HIS SHOES!!!! Yes, you read that right. Anyway, when I was about 14 or 15 I had once a week when it was my turn to prepare *supper*. We always had the main big meal and I mean (BIG) in the middle of the day, so supper was eating whatever was left over plus usually a *fill in. * My fill in was tomato and rice soup (which I love to this day and I'm almost (80) now. Always when it was my night to cook everyone knew we were going to have tomato and rice soup and chocolate pudding. I was crazy about the soup and Herschel loved the chocolate pudding!!. Once I had a boyfriend, whom I considered very good looking, but Herschel knew too much about his sisters and did not consider them *nice*, therefore his family was not nice enough for me to date their brother so he ran the young man off and told him never to set foot on our property again. (why did I like Herschel?) Later in life
after I had grown up and moved away from home I always made a point of visiting Herschel and Annie (Wimberely) was her last name before they got married. He knew I liked to fish and would go to town (5 miles) away and bring fish bait (worms) for me. I guess this was *My Candy*. He was terribly rough with Annie but never in my entire life did he speak harshly to me or LaVerne. But Annie and Annette - he would yell at them in a *flat minute*. I am sure that is why Annette did not get along with him. Herschel was a fun loving person and LaVerne could make him laugh, of course LaV. could make most anyone laugh she has always been such a fun person to be with because she is so happy go lucky by nature. Once when I was visiting Herschel and Annie, My son Joe and his band had been playing in Louisiana and all came to visit with me at Herschel's. Everyone had their musical instruments with them except Pete the drummer. Herschel rounded up two tin washtubs for Pete to play and we had the most fun with that little band and those two tubs. My Mona and Joe's girlfriend (Carla Wagner) came with them and Herschel always loved Mona so much. When she was just a little girl he would let her ride on the donkey or horse and for that she loved her Uncle Herschel. So this time she's about 21-22 and Herschel went to Hawkinsville and rented a horse and wagon with seats and the band and everyone rode all over the town having a ball waving at everyone. Pete had never been on a farm before and he was having the time of his life. I look back now and It was a fun time to be alive. When Herschel was in the Hospital with prostate cancer I had a chance to wrap my arms around him and say just how much I loved him and he told me the same. At his funeral some man with a deep voice stood up and sang *JUST A CLOSER WALK WITH THEE*. That is the most beautiful song to me and I hope someone will sing it at my funeral or maybe play it on a tape. Mona had painted a sign for him to hang over the entrance of the barn which read *I'm proud to be a Country Boy*. He had built in that barn a complete Kitchen with several long tables and lots of chairs so he could entertain his family and friends by serving all the catfish and Hush Puppies one could eat. It was so much fun and such a happy time. I wish I could live over part of my youth. Once he ran his donkey for the office of a city official. The three boys played on a baseball team and for some reason free cokes were given away and I always gave mine to Herschel. To me he was a pussy cat that liked to roar like a lion. I truly did love him. END OF STORY- written by Mary Floyd. 
Last Edited29 Apr 2006

Willie L. Floyd

M, #1503, b. June 1888
Father*Stephen F. Floyd b. Oct 1862
Mother*Elizabeth (Lizzie) (?) b. Mar 1855
ChartsWILLIAM BASSE
Birth*June 1888 Willie L. Floyd was born in June 1888. 
 He was the son of Stephen F. Floyd and Elizabeth (Lizzie) (?) 
Last Edited17 Aug 1994

Willie Mae Floyd

F, #1434, b. 4 November 1899
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*4 November 1899 Willie Mae Floyd was born on 4 November 1899 at GA. 
 She was the daughter of Archibald R. Floyd and Margaret Juliette Holland
Census*1900 She appeared on the census of 1900 at Pulaski County, GA. 
Last Edited3 Nov 1997

Willie Nell Floyd

F, #1514, b. 1914
Father*Will (Willie) E. Floyd b. 14 Jan 1880, d. 6 Jan 1941
Mother*Sammie Munn b. Dec 1881
ChartsWILLIAM BASSE
Death* Willie Nell Floyd died at Blood Poisoning., Bleckley County, GA. 
Birth*1914 She was born in 1914.1 
 She was the daughter of Will (Willie) E. Floyd and Sammie Munn
ILLNESS* She was ill with Died of blood poisoning. 
Note* She Died as a teenager from blood poisoning. 
Biography*  
Last Edited24 Jun 2003

Citations

  1. [S61] 1920 Census;.

Willie W Floyd1

M, #3912, b. 1894
Father*Jesse T Floyd1 b. 1872
ChartsWILLIAM BASSE
Birth*1894 Willie W Floyd was born in 1894.1 
 He was the son of Jesse T Floyd.1 
Last Edited2 Mar 2004

Citations

  1. [S60] 1910 Census;.

Willis Floyd

M, #1430, b. circa 1880
Father*Archibald Floyd b. c 1844, d. 1905
Mother*Mary A. Wade b. Feb 1853, d. 25 Mar 1886
ChartsWILLIAM BASSE
Birth*circa 1880 Willis Floyd was born circa 1880. 
 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.

Zola Floyd

F, #1515, b. 1920
Father*Will (Willie) E. Floyd b. 14 Jan 1880, d. 6 Jan 1941
Mother*Sammie Munn b. Dec 1881
ChartsWILLIAM BASSE
Birth*1920 Zola Floyd was born in 1920.1 
 She was the daughter of Will (Willie) E. Floyd and Sammie Munn
MARRIAGE*30 September 1939 She married Olen Pierce on 30 September 1939. 
Married Name30 September 1939  As of 30 September 1939,her married name was Pierce. 

Family

Olen Pierce
Last Edited24 Jun 2003

Citations

  1. [S61] 1920 Census;.

Bernard M. Focke

M, #3746
MARRIAGE*5 October 1910  Engagement announced in the Washington Post. Flora Focke was the maid of honor. Father Blakely of Baltimore performed the service. This could be Paul or Fr. Aloysius. 
Occupation*1910  Engagement announcement says he was Assistant Districk Attorney for Dayton. 

Family

Stella Rose McFadden b. November 1885, d. 27 July 1912
Last Edited8 Sep 2003