Part of an old map of the San Jacinto area from the Texas Revolution

Veteran Bio

Texian Location:  Participant

The Kemp Sketch

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FLOYD, JOSEPH -- Came to Texas in January 1836, as is shown in the Headright Certificate issued to him June 7, 1838, for one-third of a league of land by the Washington County Board. He was attached to Captain Isaac N. Moreland's Company of Artillery at San Jacinto and on June 2, 1838, was issued Donation Certificate No. 264 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle. On June 1, 1838, he received Bounty Certificate No. 3657 for 320 acres of land for having served in the army from March 7 to June 7, 1836.

Mr. Floyd was living in Panola County January 4, 1853, when he sold his Headright Certificate to Joseph Walker.

Written by Louis W. Kemp, between 1930 and 1952. Please note that typographical and factual errors have not been corrected from the original sketches. The biographies have been scanned from the original typescripts, a process that sometimes allows for mistakes in the new text. Researchers should verify the accuracy of the texts' contents through other sources before quoting in publications. Additional information on the veteran may be available in the Herzstein Library.

Battle Statistics

  • Died in Battle: No
  • Rank: Private
  • Company: Capt. Isaac N. Moreland

Personal Statistics

  • Date of Birth: 1805
  • Birthplace: North Carolina
  • Came to Texas: 1836 Jan
  • Date of Death: 1866
  • Burial Place: Kentucky
  • Bounty Certificate: 3657
  • Donation Certificate: 264
  • Children: William Floyd; Andrew Floyd; James Floyd