Lewis B. Floyd

The Free Press
Cartersville, Georgia
March 25, 1880, Page 3
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Death of an Old Relative.

We learn from the Rome Tribune, of yesterday that Mr. Lewis B. Floyd, of Floyd county, living ten miles from Rome, died on Tuesday, at the advance age of ninety-seven.  He had been a resident of that county for nearly forty years, if not quite that long.  The deceased was a great uncle of the senior editor of THE FREE PRESS.  He was of the Virginia family of Floyds, and his mother, who was a King, died at the age of 107 years.  She was married prior to the Revolutionary war.  Her marriage was romantic rather, she having run away and the ceremony took place on the Natural Bridge in the “Old Dominion.”  When the war of Independence came on she had two or three children; and while her husband served in the continental army during the whole of the war, this old Spartan woman made seven crops by her own labor and took care of her family.  She never wore a pair of spectacles or smoked in her life.  She was a strong Whig during her life and despised toryism to the last.  She died in Madison county, Ga.

And this old uncle Lewis, whose death we note, is the last but one of her family.  All have gone now except his sister, the youngest child of a large family, Mrs. Chick residing in Walton county, and nearly ninety years old.  The late deceased was a good man and beloved by all who knew him.  He was quiet and unobtrusive and never sought public attention.

May he rest in peace.  There is no doubt but he has gone to that everlasting rest prepared for the righteous.


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