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Alden W. Floyd, <

Male Abt 1902 - 1955  (~ 53 years)


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  1. 1.  Alden W. Floyd, < was born about 1902 in SD (son of William Floyd and Frances V. L. Woodruff, ^); died on 5 Aug 1955 in Hughes Co., SD.

    Other Events:

    • Living: 1905
    • Census: 1920, Grandview, Sully, SD
    • Living: 1925, Okobojo, Sully, SD
    • Census: 1930, Pierre, Hughes, SD

    Notes:

    Census:
    In his household were his wife Aildeen L. (sic), daughters Naomi L. and Gretha, and his sister-in-law, Marjorie V. Arthur (age 12). He was the proprietor of a garage, and had property valued at $6500.

    Alden married Aileen Louise Arthur on 1 Jun 1925 in Pierre, Hughes, SD. Aileen (daughter of Robert Alden Arthur and Nellie Coleman) was born on 29 Jun 1901; died on 29 May 1995 in Pierre, Hughes, SD. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Notes:

    Married:
    She was 24, he was 24. This was the first marriage for both. There were married by Orien E. Boyce, minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Pierre, SD.

    Children:
    1. Living
    2. Living

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  William Floyd was born on 27 Aug 1858 in Westernville, Western, Oneida, NY (son of William Floyd and Jane Pillmore); died on 15 May 1950 in Long Beach (St. Mary's Hospital), Los Angeles, CA; was buried in Pierre (Riverside Cemetery), Hughes, SD.

    Other Events:

    • Elected: Sully Co., SD; representative to the State legislature
    • Occupation: director, Pierre National Bank,
    • Religion: Presbyterian
    • Census: 1870, Western, Oneida, NY
    • Immigration: Apr 1883, Dakota Territory
    • Occupation: Between 1888 and 1894, Fort Sully, Sully, SD; meat purveyor
    • Elected: 1899, Sully Co., SD; county treasurer
    • Census: 1920, Grandview, Sully, SD
    • Living: Aft 1921, Long Beach, Los Angeles, CA

    Notes:

    Occupation:
    He was a director for more than 30 years.

    Religion:
    "Floyd was well known for his kindly attitude toward others, and for his ambitious and courageous character. He was a devoted Christian, a member of the Presbyterian church and in later years a faithful attendant of the Long Beach Men's Bible Class." (Obituary)

    Census:
    He was living in his parents household.

    Immigration:
    He was one of the first homesteaders in what is now western Sully county.

    Living:
    In 1921 because of an asthmatic ailment he went to Long Beach, Cal., to spend the winter months, returning each summer until 1946 when the trip became burdensome because of his age.

    Died:


    Obituary: Daily Capital Journal, Pierre, Hughes Co., South Dakota
    Date: May 18, 1950

    William Floyd Sr.
    William Floyd, Sr., was born at Westernville, NY, Aug. 27, 1858. His father, William Floyd was a grandson of Gen. William Floyd who was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence from New York, and fought in the Revolutionary War. The father was also one of the forty-niners during the gold rush to California.

    Floyd attended school in Westernville but had a great desire to go to the western country then being settled. In April 1883, he came to Dakota territory and was one of the first homesteaders in what is now western Sully county. In November of that year he returned to New York and was married to Frances L. Woodruff of Bellport, Long Island, returning with his bride to his homestead. To this marriage five children were born, all of whom survive. They are Mrs. Frances Christensen of Pierre, Mrs. Sadie E. Wagner of Long Beach, Cal., William Floyd, Jr., and Charles Floyd, who operate the original homestead, and
    Alden W. Floyd of Pierre. His wife, Frances L. died Nov. 26, 1913, and in 1925 he married Clara B. Mateer, of Pierre, who survives him.

    During the years 1888 to 1894 he held a contract to supply meat to the army post at Fort Sully. In 1899 he served a term as treasurer of Sully county, and he served two terms as a representative from Sully county in the state legislature. He was a director of the Pierre National Bank for more than 30 years.

    In 1921 because of an asthmatic ailment he went to Long Beach, Cal., to spend the winter months, returning each summer until 1946 when the trip became burdensome because of his age.

    Floyd was well known for his kindly attitude toward others, and for his ambitious and courageous character. He was a devoted Christian, a member of the Presbyterian church and in later years a faithful attendant of the Long Beach Men's Bible Class.

    He died at St. Mary's hospital in Long Beach earlier this week. The body is being brought to South Dakota for burial in the Okobojo cemetery.

    (Note: William Floyd died May 15, 1950 at the age of 91. He and his wife Frances were eventually moved from the Okobojo cemetery in Sully Co, South Dakota to their final resting place in Riverside cemetery in Pierre, Hughes Co, South Dakota.)
    Submitted by Julie Wall bevegan@mindspring.com

    William married Frances V. L. Woodruff, ^ in Nov 1883. Frances (daughter of Jehiel Hildreth Woodruff, ^ and Sarah Ann Davis, ^) was born on 20 Feb 1857 in NY; died on 26 Nov 1913 in {Sully Co., SD}. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Frances V. L. Woodruff, ^ was born on 20 Feb 1857 in NY (daughter of Jehiel Hildreth Woodruff, ^ and Sarah Ann Davis, ^); died on 26 Nov 1913 in {Sully Co., SD}.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1860, Fire Place (now Brookhaven Hamlet), Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY

    Children:
    1. Frances Floyd, < was born about 1887 in SD; and died.
    2. Sadie E. Floyd, < and died.
    3. William Floyd, < was born about 1890 in SD; and died.
    4. Charles Benjamin Floyd, < was born about 1892 in SD; and died.
    5. 1. Alden W. Floyd, < was born about 1902 in SD; died on 5 Aug 1955 in Hughes Co., SD.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  William Floyd was born on 30 Aug 1790 in {Mastic, Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY} (son of Nicoll Floyd, > and Phoebe Gelston, >); died on 19 Mar 1885 in Western, Oneida, NY.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1870, Western, Oneida, NY
    • Census: 1880, Westernville, Western, Oneida, NY

    William married Jane Pillmore in 1844. Jane was born on 19 Feb 1819 in England; died on 7 Dec 1891 in Westernville, Western, Oneida, NY. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Jane Pillmore was born on 19 Feb 1819 in England; died on 7 Dec 1891 in Westernville, Western, Oneida, NY.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1870, Western, Oneida, NY
    • Census: 1880, Westernville, Western, Oneida, NY

    Notes:

    Census:
    Adjacent in the census was George Pillmore, age 37, born in England [perhaps her brother?].

    Children:
    1. Anne Floyd was born on 2 May 1845; and died.
    2. David Gelston Floyd was born on 11 May 1847; and died.
    3. Catharine Floyd was born on 5 Feb 1852; and died.
    4. Charles Francis Floyd was born on 23 Nov 1854; and died.
    5. 2. William Floyd was born on 27 Aug 1858 in Westernville, Western, Oneida, NY; died on 15 May 1950 in Long Beach (St. Mary's Hospital), Los Angeles, CA; was buried in Pierre (Riverside Cemetery), Hughes, SD.

  3. 6.  Jehiel Hildreth Woodruff, ^ was born on 9 Dec 1806 in Fire Place (now Brookhaven Hamlet), Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY (son of Nathaniel Woodruff, ^ and Hannah Clark, ^); died in 1891.

    Other Events:

    • Name: Jehail Woodruff
    • Name: Johial Woodruff
    • Census: 1850, Fire Place (now Brookhaven Hamlet), Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY
    • Occupation: 1850, Fire Place (now Brookhaven Hamlet), Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY; farmer
    • Possessions: 1850, Fire Place (now Brookhaven Hamlet), Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY; real estate valued at $1500
    • Residence: 1858, Fire Place (now Brookhaven Hamlet), Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY; on the north side of S. Country Rd., just east of Motts Brook,
    • Census: 1860, Fire Place (now Brookhaven Hamlet), Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY
    • Occupation: 1860, Fire Place (now Brookhaven Hamlet), Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY; farmer
    • Possessions: 1860, Fire Place (now Brookhaven Hamlet), Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY; real estate valued at $1500 and personal property valued at $300
    • Census: 1880, Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY
    • Misc: 24 Oct 1880, Brookhaven, Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY; had an amusing case of absentmindedness

    Notes:

    Census:
    [The Woodruff farm was just to the east of the present Village of Bellport corporate limits. Some would define the area as Bellport. It was probably within the then Bellport postal area, as it is now. For the purposes of The Hamlet People database, I have consider this area to be within the Hamlet of Brookhaven, for reasons too complicated to explain in this note.]

    Residence:
    This farm was the last property on South Country Road before one enters what is now the modern Village of Bellport. It's modern address is 231-237 South Country Rd.

    Census:
    Also living in the Woodruff household in 1860 was Nancy Homan (age 21).

    Census:
    His daughter, Francis, was also living in his household. It is uncertain from the record where in the Town of Brookhaven he was living, but probably Bellport. His name was spelled Johial Woodruf.

    Misc:
    Advance (Patchogue, NY), 30 October 1930: "An amusing case of absentmindedness occurred in our village last Sabbath morning. As Mr. Timothy Ketcham was walking past the house of Mr. Jehiel Woodruff, he espied Mr. Woodruff down in the corn field with his cattle before the wagon carting his stalks. As Mr W. is a most conscientious man, he (Mr. K.) was greatly surprised, and going down to where he was at work the following dialogue took place: Mr. K. - Do you know what day it is? Mr. W.- Of course I know, it's Saturday. Mr. K.- No it isn't, it's Sunday. An incredulous look panned over Mr. W.'s countenance, and dropping his fork, he unyoked his cattle, went home and dressed himself in time to attend church that morning."

    Jehiel married Sarah Ann Davis, ^ on 5 Dec 1843. Sarah (daughter of George Davis, > and Patience Corwin, >) was born on 21 Mar 1821 in Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY; died on 20 Feb 1891 in Bellport, Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Sarah Ann Davis, ^ was born on 21 Mar 1821 in Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY (daughter of George Davis, > and Patience Corwin, >); died on 20 Feb 1891 in Bellport, Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1850, Fire Place (now Brookhaven Hamlet), Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY
    • Residence: 1850, Fire Place (now Brookhaven Hamlet), Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY; in the household of Jeheil Hildreth
    • Census: 1860, Fire Place (now Brookhaven Hamlet), Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY

    Notes:



    [While IGI indicated that her birth surname was Floman, Chapman "Portraits and Biographical Record" indicated her birth surname was Davis. I have no idea of the source for the IGI entry, but I suspect that the material in Chapman was based on interviews with the subject, Charles M Woodruff, her son. I have therefore elected to use Davis.]

    [While I have recorded here that her parents were George Davis and Patience Corwin, based on an entry found at LongIslandGenealogy.com, I have not yet found any collaborating sources. The connection should therefore be considered speculative. See also the general note for Patience Corwin.]


    Died:
    Portrait and Biographical Record gave date of death as 1871. The place of death in LI Genealogy was given as Bellport. The Woodruff farm was just outside the present Village of Bellport, and some might consider this area Brookhaven Hamlet, although the post office is still Bellport.

    Notes:

    Married:
    (marriage inferred.)

    Children:
    1. Charles Minor Woodruff, ^ was born on 15 Sep 1844 in {Fire Place (now Brookhaven), Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY}; died on 2 Mar 1904; was buried in Middle Island (Union Cemetery), Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY.
    2. Sarah Ellen Woodruff, ^ was born on 27 Feb 1846 in NY; and died.
    3. Dr. Alden Jehiel Woodruff, ^ was born on 20 Jan 1850 in Fire Place (now Brookhaven Hamlet), Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY; died in 1933 in Ogdensburg (St. Lawrence State Hospital), St. Lawrence, NY.
    4. 3. Frances V. L. Woodruff, ^ was born on 20 Feb 1857 in NY; died on 26 Nov 1913 in {Sully Co., SD}.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Nicoll Floyd, > was born on 4 Oct 1762 in Mastic, Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY (son of Major General William Anson Floyd, > and Hannah Jones, >); died on 18 Feb 1852.

    Other Events:

    • Elected: 19 Jan 1802, South Haven, Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY; trustee of the Presbyterian Church
    • Religion: 1828, South Haven (Presbyterian Church), Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY; a member of the Presbyterian Church

    Notes:

    Elected:
    He was one of the first trustees of the "Temporalities of the congregation of Southaven" at the time of its incorporation on January 19, 1802 following the Revolutionary War, and remained a trustee for many years.

    Religion:
    He purchased for $25 pew no. 6 in the newly built church. This pew was for the use of his family and family's heirs "forever." Pew 6 were believed to be the third from the front on the left. (Many pews were purchased back in 1840, although the Floyd pew is not listed among them. Some families were still claiming their hereditary rights to their pews in 1889.)


    * Borthwick's assignment of pews is based on the arrangement of the pews in 1930 (and present). Yet, he reports that the interior of the church was rearranged at some point which placed the pulpit at the opposite end of the meeting house. Whether the pews were arranged in the same way then as now is problematical.

    Nicoll married Phoebe Gelston, > on 10 Oct 1789. Phoebe (daughter of David Gelston, > and Phebe Mitchell, >) was born on 2 Sep 1771 in Southampton, Suffolk, NY; died on 13 Jan 1836 in Mastic, Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Phoebe Gelston, > was born on 2 Sep 1771 in Southampton, Suffolk, NY (daughter of David Gelston, > and Phebe Mitchell, >); died on 13 Jan 1836 in Mastic, Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY.
    Children:
    1. 4. William Floyd was born on 30 Aug 1790 in {Mastic, Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY}; died on 19 Mar 1885 in Western, Oneida, NY.
    2. Catherine Floyd was born on 5 Mar 1792 in {Mastic, Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY}; and died.
    3. Augustus Floyd was born on 28 Nov 1795 in {Mastic, Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY}; and died.
    4. Mary Gelston Floyd, ^ was born on 22 Dec 1799 in Mastic, Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY; died in 1887.
    5. David Gelston Floyd was born on 1 May 1802; died on 9 Apr 1893; was buried in Greenport, Southold, Suffolk, NY.
    6. Catherine Floyd was born on 28 Apr 1804; and died.
    7. John Gelston Floyd, Sr. was born on 5 Feb 1806 in Mastic, Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY; died on 5 Oct 1881 in Mastic, Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY; was buried in Mastic (Floyd family cemetery), Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY.
    8. Julia Floyd was born on 4 Jul 1808; and died.

  3. 12.  Nathaniel Woodruff, ^ was born on 12 Nov 1774 in {Bridgehampton, Southampton, Suffolk, NY}; died on 12 Jun 1808 in {Fire Place (now Brookhaven), Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY}; was buried in Middle Island (Union Cemetery), Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY.

    Other Events:

    • Immigration: 1780, Fire Place (now Brookhaven Hamlet), Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY

    Notes:

    The Woodruff family farm and homestead was on South Country Road just east of Mott's (Dayton's) Creek, and the present Village of Bellport corporate line. The homestead has Historic Site ID Br15. Also on the property was a small Woodruff family cemetery; this cemetery has Historic Site ID Br15.1-S and is #17 on the Town of Brookhaven Historian's Cemetery List.

    Birth:
    [One IGI source indicates birthplace as Fire Place. Another IGI source indicates birthplace as Mattituck, Southhold, Suffolk, NY. Portrait and Biographical Record for his grandson Alden J. Woodruff indicates that the family removed to Fire Place from Bridgehampton in 1780, therefore suggesting Nathaniel's birth there.]

    Immigration:
    [An entry in Portrait and Biographic Record of Suffolk County indicates that the family removed from Bridgehampton, Southampton Town, Suffolk Co., NY in 1780, which strongly suggests that Nathaniel was a descendant of John Woodruff (1604-1670), one of the original settlers of Southampton, NY, but I have not yet documented the connection.]

    Died:
    He was age 34 at his death.

    Nathaniel married Hannah Clark, ^ on 8 Feb 1795. Hannah (daughter of Lieutenant William Clark, [II] > and Phebe (Pheby) Davis, >) was born on 15 Nov 1774 in Mattituck, Southhold, Suffolk, NY; died on 20 Nov 1852. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 13.  Hannah Clark, ^ was born on 15 Nov 1774 in Mattituck, Southhold, Suffolk, NY (daughter of Lieutenant William Clark, [II] > and Phebe (Pheby) Davis, >); died on 20 Nov 1852.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1820, Brookhaven, Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY

    Notes:

    Census:
    [Census records one male 10-16 (no doubt Jeheil); one male 16-26 (since there were no males 16-18, individual must be 18-26, probably Nathaniel); one female 45+ (no doubt Hannah, being 46.)

    Children:
    1. William Edward Woodruff, Sr. ^ was born on 24 Dec 1795 in Fire Place (now Brookhaven Hamlet), Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY; died on 19 Jun 1885 in Little Rock, Pulaski, AR; was buried in Little Rock (Mt. Holly Cemetery), Pulaski, AR.
    2. Matthew Edmund Woodruff, ^ was born on 11 Sep 1799 in {Fire Place (now Brookhaven), Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY}; died on 16 Mar 1875 in {Bellport, Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY}}; was buried in Bellport (Woodruff Private Cemetery), Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY.
    3. George Brown Woodruff, ^ was born about 1802; died on 12 May 1819 in at sea (Atlantic Ocean); was buried in Middle Island (Union Cemetery), Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY.
    4. Nathaniel Woodruff, ^ was born between 1802 and 1810; and died.
    5. 6. Jehiel Hildreth Woodruff, ^ was born on 9 Dec 1806 in Fire Place (now Brookhaven Hamlet), Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY; died in 1891.

  5. 14.  George Davis, > was born on 21 Jun 1789 in Aquebogue, Southold, Suffolk, NY (son of Deacon David Davis, > and Mehitabel Tuthill, >); died in Feb 1875 in Middle Island, Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1850, Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY
    • Occupation: 1850; farmer
    • Census: 1860, Middle Island, Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY

    Notes:

    Census:
    Also living in his household is his mother, Mehitable (Tuthill Davis) Corwin. Also in the same dwelling unit, but recorded as a separate family were: Betsy Davis, 30; Ann Davis, 10; Mary Davis, 7; Sarah Davis, 5. Betsy had real property valued at $1000.

    Census:
    In his household were his wife Ency and son George M. He listed his occupation as gardner.

    George married Patience Corwin, >. Patience (daughter of Rev. Jacob Corwin, > and Sarah Howell, >) was born on 23 Mar 1792; died on 9 Apr 1825. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 15.  Patience Corwin, > was born on 23 Mar 1792 (daughter of Rev. Jacob Corwin, > and Sarah Howell, >); died on 9 Apr 1825.

    Notes:

    [In earlier iterations of this database, I expressed uneasiness about making Patience a daughter of the Rev. Jacob Corwin and Sarah Howell. While I still have not found a sourced document that makes this connection, I'm inclined to accept the conventional wisdom. The evidence that tipped my thought is that Patience had a daughter that was named Sarah Ann, perhaps after her two sisters -- Sarah and Mary Ann.]

    Notes:

    Married:
    [LongIslandGenealogy.com recorded a marriage date of abt 1779, which is inconsistent with their birth dates.]

    Children:
    1. 7. Sarah Ann Davis, ^ was born on 21 Mar 1821 in Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY; died on 20 Feb 1891 in Bellport, Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY.