Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I157492
  • Name: William Anson FLOYD
  • RELA: 10th cousin 8x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 17 DEC 1734 in Brookhaven, Suffolk Co., NY
  • Event: Fact 1776 Signer of the Declaration of Independence
  • Event: Elected BET 1789 AND 1791 Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York
  • Death: 4 AUG 1821 in Westerville, Oneida Co., NY
  • Event: Pic William Floyd
  • Event: Military service Major General, Suffolk County Militia
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Title: Maj. Gen.
  • Note:
    FLOYD, William, (grandfather of John Gelston Floyd), a Delegate and a Representative from New York; born in Brookhaven, Long Island, N.Y., December 17, 1734; pursued an academic course; served as major general in the State militia; Member of the Continental Congress 1774-1776 and 1779-1783; signed the Declaration of Independence; served in the State senate in 1777 and 1778; again served in the State senate 1784-1788; elected as an Anti-Administration candidate to the First Congress (March 4, 1789-March 3, 1791); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Second Congress in 1790; moved to Westernville, Oneida County in 1794; unsuccessful candidate for New York lieutenant governor in1795; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1801; again a member of the State senate in 1808; died in Westernville, N.Y., August 4, 1821; interment in Westernville Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress




    Father: Nicoll FLOYD b: 27 AUG 1705 in Mastic, Suffolk Co., Long Island, NY
    Mother: Tabitha SMITH b: 18 FEB 1704/05 in Smithtown, Suffolk Co., NY

    Marriage 1 Hannah JONES b: FEB 1739/40 in Southampton, Suffolk Co., NY
    • Married: 23 AUG 1760
    Children
    1. Has Children Mary FLOYD b: 6 MAR 1764 in Mastic, Suffolk Co., Long Island, NY
    2. Has Children Nicoll FLOYD b: 4 OCT 1762 in Mastic, Suffolk Co., Long Island, NY
    3. Has Children Catherine FLOYD b: 24 APR 1767 in Mastic, Suffolk Co., Long Island, NY

    Marriage 2 Joanna STRONG b: 4 JAN 1746/47 in Setwauket, Suffolk Co., NY
    • Married: 16 MAY 1784
    Children
    1. Has No Children Anna FLOYD b: 4 JAN 1786 in New York
    2. Has No Children Eliza FLOYD b: 2 MAR 1789 in Mastic, Suffolk Co., Long Island, NY

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