FLOYD, John, (1769 - 1839)


FLOYD, John, a Representative from Georgia; born in Beaufort, Beaufort County, S.C., October 3, 1769; learned the carpenter’s trade; moved in 1791 with his father to Camden County, Ga., and engaged in boat building; served in the War of 1812 as brigadier general in the First (Floyd’s) Brigade of Georgia Militia from August 30, 1813, to March 8, 1814, and from October 17, 1814, to March 10, 1815, having participated in expeditions against the Creek Indians; member of the State house of representatives 1820-1827; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twentieth Congress (March 4, 1827-March 3, 1829); died near Jefferson, Ga., June 24, 1839.