Floyd Family Genealogy Forum
Betty - I don't believe anyone has provided any good evidence of the father of Francis Floyd, Sr.; sometimes referred to as Francis Lewis Floyd. Samuel Floyd, Sr., who is my pick for the father or uncle of Francis, Sr., is a likely candidate. He was the same gentleman who had been in South Carolina prior to February 1773 and prior to the War of Independence when he was arraigned for assault and battery. Court journals from 1769-1776 recorded an arraignment for Samuel Floyd on February 18, 1773 in a case known as, “The King vs. Samuel Floyd.” The plaintiffs were Jeremiah Ryan and John Gress. Samuel, Sr., his sons James and Samuel, Jr., as well as Francis, were awarded land grants circa 1784-1789 in Drowning Creek, Georgetown District, SC. Francis, Sr. was born in 1756.
Francis Marion, the "Swamp Fox," fought in the French & Indian War and later became famous in the Am. Rev. Gilbert Johnstone, Jr., the father-in-law of Francis Floyd, Sr., fought with Francis Marion in the Am Rev. Both men were also in a pool of petit jurors in 1770 in Carolina. Samuel Floyd and Joseph P. Floyd also fought with Francis Marion.
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