William Floyd

17 Dec 1734 - 4 Aug 1821

William Floyd (1734-1821) was born 17 Dec. 1734 in Mastic, Suffolk Co., New York, British Colonial America. He was the son of Nicoll Floyd and Tabitha Smith. He married Hannah Jones on 20 Aug. 1760 in New York, British Colonial America; widowed 16 May 1781. He married Joanna Strong in 1784 in New York. He died 4 Aug. 1821 in Western, Oneida Co., New York. He was a signer of the Declaration of Independence but, because his proxy temple work had been complete by a relative, he was not included on the list of signers for whom Wilford Woodruff initiated proxy temple ordinance work in Aug. 1877.

William Floyd (LHK4-VDH), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 29 Apr. 2022). William Floyd, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/william-floyd, accessed 29 Apr. 2022). Paul J. Scudiere, New York's Signers of the Declaration of Independence (Albany, New York: American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, 1975), p. 18. "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936" database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 10 May 2022); William Floyd and Hannah Jones, 20 Aug. 1760, New York, British Colonial America, p. 139; citing New York, county clerk offices from various counties, “Names of persons for whom marriage licenses were issued by the secretary of the province of New York, previous to 1784,” image 474/683; microfilm 930131. "Connecticut, Deaths, 1640-1955," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 10 May 2022); Hannah Floyd, 16 May 1781, Connecticut, p. 225; citing Salt Lake City, Utah, Genealogical Society of Utah, “Hale Collection,” image 8203/53600; microfilm 3124. "10,000 Vital Records of Eastern New York, 1777-1834," database with images, Ancestry.com (https://ancestry.com, accessed 10 May 2022); William Floyd, 4 Aug. 1821, Western, Oneida Co., New York; citing “Bowman, Fred Q. Eastern New York, 10,000 Vital Records, 1777-1834, Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1987."