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date: 15 September 2019

Floyd, Johnlocked

(24 April 1783–16 August 1837)
  • Charles D. Lowery

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Floyd, John (24 April 1783–16 August 1837), physician and politician, was born in Jefferson County, Virginia (now Ky.), the son of Colonel John Floyd and Jane Buchanan Preston. Among the first Virginians to settle in Kentucky during the Revolution, Colonel Floyd built a stockade fort near Louisville known as Floyd’s Station and achieved prominence in the Kentucky settlements as a soldier, surveyor, legislator, and leading citizen. He was killed in a skirmish with American Indians just weeks before John was born....

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