William Floyd

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William Floyd, son of Nicoll Floyd and Tabitha Smith, was born at Smithtown, Suffolk Co., New York, 17 December 1734.1 He died at Westernville, Oneida Co., New York, 4 August 1821,2 and was buried at Westernville Cemetery, Westernville, Oneida Co., New York.2

William married (1) Hannah Johnes, daughter of William Johnes and Mary (…), after 20 August 1760 when the marriage license was issued;3,4 he married (2) Joanna Strong, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), after 1781.5

William left a will dated 1 September 1817, and proved 24 August 1821 naming:
wife Joanna;
her daughters Anna and Elizabeth;
her neice Nancy Strong;
son in law Benjamin Tallmadge and his deceased wife, Mary, daughter of the testator;
daughter Catharine Clarkson;
son Nicoll;
two daughters of Catharine, unnamed;
two sons of Catharine, Samuel and William;
residue and remainder to son Nicoll;
executors: son Nicoll, friends George Huntington and George Brayton;
witnesses: Calvin Church, Seth Church, Josiah Church Jr.

In a codicil dated 19 Apr1821 William added:
three grandsons of his daughter, Elizabeth Platt, to receive her share: William Floyd Platt, James Augustus Platt, and Robert Platt [Elizabeth being apparently now deceased, but not called such in the record];
additional bequests to wife Joanna and her neice Nancy Strong, Benjamin Tallmadge;
daughter Catharine Clarkson;
another executor, grandson William Floyd;
and an additional bequest to daughter Anna Varick.6

William Floyd was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. For more information about him, please see this Wikipedia article.

Family 1

Hannah Johnes b. 1741, d. 16 May 1781

Family 2

Joanna Strong b. 4 Jan 1747, d. 24 Nov 1826
  • Anna Floyd7 b. aft. 1784
  • Elizabeth Floyd7 b. aft. 1784, d. bef. 19 Apr 1821
This person was last edited on17 Dec 2017


  1. [S1992] Henry B. Hoff, "The Descendants of Richard Woodhull," The Genealogist 2 (Fall 1981): 197-228, at 214, further cited as Hoff, "Descendants of Richard Woodhull."
  2. [S1546] Find A Grave, Find A Grave memorial #2806, added 28 Apr 1998, online http://www.findagrave.com, accessed May 2015, further cited as Find A Grave.
  3. [S171] George Rogers Howell, The Early History of Southampton L.I., New York with Genealogies. Revised, Corrected and Enlarged. Albany, New York: Weed, Parsons and Co., 2nd ed., 1887, 337 #10. CD-ROM reprint, Genealogy and History of the Town of Southampton, New York (http://genealogycds.com: genealogycds.com, 2007), further cited as History of Southampton.
  4. [S142] E. B. O'Callaghan, compiler, Names of Persons for Whom Marriage Licenses Were Issued by the Secretary of the Province of New York Previous to 1784 (Albany, New York: Weed, Parsons and Company, 1860), 139, 207, further cited as New York Marriages.
  5. [S1546] Find A Grave, memorial #20658846.
  6. [S2026] Oneida County Courthouse, Utica, New York, Will books, 1798-1900, 2:252-257, FHL microfilm 0381369, further cited as Oneida Will Books.
  7. [S2021] Fred Pyne, William Floyd, online http://www.dsdi1776.com/members-only/william-floyd/, accessed Jun 2015, further cited as Floyd.