Maj.Gen. John Buchanan Floyd

Male 1806 - 1863  (57 years)


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  • Name Maj.Gen. John Buchanan Floyd 
    Title Maj.Gen. 
    Born 01 Jun 1806  Smithfield, Isle of Wight, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Between 1849 and 1852  Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Governor 
    Occupation Between 1857 and 1860 
    Secretary of War 
    Burial 1863  Sinking Spring Cem, Abingdon, Washington, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 1863  Abingdon, Washington, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 26 Aug 1863  [1
    Notes 
    • Maj.Gen. John Buchanan Floyd represented Washington Co. in the Virginia House of Delegates, 1847-49, and served as Governor of Virginia, 1849-52. In 1857, President James Buchanan appointed him Secretary of War. He resigned in Dec 1860, joined the Confederate Army and was commissioned Brigadier General, Mar 1861. He was relieved of duty in Mar 1862 following the surrender of Fort Donelson, TN, but in Aug 1862, he was appointed Major General in command of the Provisional Army of Virginia. His health soon failed and he died a year later.
    Person ID I902  mytree
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2016 

    Father John Floyd, Jr.,   b. 24 Apr 1783, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1837, Sweet Springs, Monroe, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Letitia Preston,   b. 29 Sep 1779, Smithfield, Isle of Wight, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1852, Burkes Garden, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 13 May 1804  Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F364  Group Sheet

    Family Sarah Buchanan Preston,   b. 19 Nov 1802,   d. 08 May 1879  (Age 76 years) 
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2016 
    Family ID F512  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 01 Jun 1806 - Smithfield, Isle of Wight, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Governor - Between 1849 and 1852 - Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 1863 - Sinking Spring Cem, Abingdon, Washington, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1863 - Abingdon, Washington, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S57] Find A Grave.


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