FLOYD FAMILY PICTURES

The following pictures are 3 of the sons of Volentine FLOYD and his wife Eliza Ann PARKER of Smith and DeKalb Counties in Tennessee

The first picture is of David L. FLOYD who was born about 1841 in Smith County and died 30 June 1866 in DeKalb County and is buried at New Hope Cemetery in DeKalb County. David served in the Union Army during the War Between the States in Company E, 4th Tennessee Mounted Infantry. He enlisted as a private and was discharged as a Sergeant. He died of chronic diarrhea and liver disease caused by the war shortly after returning home. His mother Eliza Ann PARKER FLOYD drew a Mother's pension for his service.

The next picture is of Monroe Matthew FLOYD who was born 18 Sep 1843 in Smith County and died 4 Nov 1865 in DeKalb County and is buried at New Hope Cemetery in DeKalb County. Monroe served in the Union Army during the War Between the States as a Captain in Stoke's Cavalry sometimes called the First Middle Tennessee Cavalry. He died shortly after returning home.

David and Monroe are buried side by side. According to old family stories they fought on opposite sides during the war. But according to the pension record for David and the company rooster for Monroe they both fought for the north.

The last picture is of John Henry FLOYD who was born 28 May 1853 in Smith County, Tennessee and died 4 Jan 1937 in Crittenden County, Kentucky. He is buried at Sisco Chapel Cemetery in Crittenden County. He use to tell a story about how this Union Cavalry came to there farm and saw him and his brother Benjamin setting on the fence. The men wanted to shot the little Rebs off the fence, but one of the men recognized them and said those are Captain FLOYD's little brothers leave them alone.

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