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Floyd, Thomas D.

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Floyd, Thomas D.
March 06, 2007 04:03PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Perrin, Battle, Kniffin, 4th ed., 1887,
Boyle County.

THOMAS D. FLOYD was born March 20, 1824, on the place where he now lives,
on Dick's River, five miles east of Danville, Boyle County. In 1852 he
removed to Garrard County, and in 1866 returned to his old home in Boyle
County, where he has since resided. His father, Christopher FLoyd, was
born in 1790 near the Forks Church in Garrard County; was a farmer, a
school-teacher, a Whig, an elder in the Christian Church, and a Union man;
lost twenty slaves as the result of the late war, and died in 1866. He was
the son of John Floyd, born near Chesapeake Bay, Va., removed to Garrard
County, Ky., when a young man, was a farmer, a large slave holder, a
Baptist and a Whig, and died about 1840, aged eighty-eight years. He
married Sarah Singleton of Garrard County, and their offspring were THomas,
Davis and Christopher. Christopher married Elizabeth, daughter of Peter
and Sarah (Davis) Belles, of Boyle County, born in 1800, died October 16,
1873, and their union resulted in the birth of Mary J. (Byers), Thomas D.,
John B., Marion, Robert and Henry. January 23, 1849, Thomas D. Floyd was
married to Miss Mary J., daughter of John and Fanny (Rorerty) Swope, of
Garrard County, born July 2, 1828, died May 13, 1882, and to them were
born William H., James B. and Fannie E. Thomas D.'s maternal grandfather,
Peter Belles, built a mill where the Danville and Lexington pike crosses
Dick's River, previous to the year 1800. His father had constructed a mill
on the same site, nearly twenty years before. It was the first mill on
the river except Horine's, built above. In 1875 Thomas D. and his brother
constructed the present substantial stone dam, using 103 barrels of cement
on the work. He operated the water mill seventeen years with success. He
now owns a sawmill, with which he has done an extensive lumber business,
but is especially engaged in farming, owning 283 acres of well improved
land, in a good state of cultivation. He has for twelve years been a
Deacon in the Christian Church. He was a Union man and lost two slaves by
the late war.
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