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.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: In papers of Floyd-McAdoo families, 1806-1891.
6 reels of microfilm. Originals privately owned. Reel list. Restricted.


New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: February 1829. 2 letters.
Finding aid in repository.

  • Ambler, Charles Henry. The Life and Diary of John Floyd, Governor of Virginia, An Apostle of Secession, and the Father of the Oregon Country. Richmond: Richmond Press, 1918.
  • Schroeder, John H. "Rep. John Floyd, 1817-1829: Harbinger of Oregon Territory." Oregon Historical Quarterly 70 (December 1969): 333-46.