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Margaret (Spearman) Floyd (abt. 1799 - 1864)

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Margaret Floyd formerly Spearman
Born about in Newberry County, South Carolina, United States of Americamap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Newberry County, South Carolina, United States of Americamap
Profile last modified 2 Feb 2019 | Created 4 Aug 2018
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Margaret was born in 1799. She passed away in 1864.

Wife of Charles Floyd. Sister of Mahala Spearman who married his brother Robert Floyd. Daughter of Edmund Spearman and his second wife, Susan Atkinson of Anderson County, S.C. Her father's first wife was Susannah Abney.

Some giver her birth date as circa 1786, and others say 1801-1802. The 1850 census indicates 1802 but may not show her correct age.

According to some references, she and her husband Charles went to Chambers County, Alabama (present-day Lee County) in the 1830s with four of his brothers but returned to South Carolina before 1850. One source says he went to Alabama in 1816.

"Five sons, Charles, Cornelius "Neal", John "Jack", Jr., William, and Robert, came to Alabama between 1831 and 1835. John "Jack" was listed on Forbes Ferry manifest at Franklin (West Point) Georgia in 1831. The treaty with the Creek Indians to either occupy or sell their land was executed on March 24, 1832. The five Floyds were in Chambers County prior to the Creek Indian uprising of 1838 and their subsequent removal to the West. The Floyds avoided confrontation during the uprising and Indian removal activities, by removing themselves, when necessary, to safety on the east bank of the Chattahoochee River, probably near the Collins/Houston Ferry crossing in Harris County, Ga.

"William (b 1796) died in Chambers County in 1835. The father, Captain John, died February 15, 1836 in Silverstreet, SC. William's death left four brothers to alternately return to Silverstreet to assist in the settlement of Captain John's estate. William stated in his will that he owned a Grist mill with his brother Neal; he named brother Robert an Executor. Larkin, William's son, executed his will in Chambers County, 1869, requesting to be buried next to his father & mother in a graveyard near L. Ellis' house. The graveyard is believed to be east of Pine Grove.

"The four remaining brothers made tract purchases of Creek Lands in Chambers County totaling 1900 acres on which they established their first Alabama homesteads. John "Jack" Jr., Robert & Cornelius "Neal" settled together at Pine Grove Community in present day Lee County, while their older brother Charles located 2 miles north near the Osanippa Path which crossed the new frontier."

Refrences: Newberry Genealogical (1950) by George Leland Summer Chambers County Heritage Book Bicentennial History of Newberry County, S.C.


Edmund Spearman father?

  • Margaret Floyd in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current

Name: Margaret Floyd Maiden Name: Spearman Birth Date: 1799 Birth Place: Newberry County, South Carolina, United States of America Death Date: 1 Dec 1864 Death Place: Newberry County, South Carolina, United States of America Cemetery: Floyd Family Cemetery Burial or Cremation Place: Newberry County, South Carolina, United States of America Has Bio?: Y Spouse: Charles Floyd Children: James Barnabas Floyd John Spearman Floyd Caroline Eustucia Coleman Chappell Thomas Atkinson Floyd URL:

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