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Collection Number: 01312-z

Collection Title: Letitia Preston Floyd memoirs, 1843.

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Abstract Letitia Preston Floyd was the daughter of Colonel William Preston Floyd and wife of John B. Floyd, governor of Virginia, 1830-1834. Typed copy of memoirs of Letitia Preston Floyd. The memoirs are in the form of a letter to her son, Rush Floyd, dated 22 February 1843. Included are reminiscences about 18th-century pioneers of western Virginia and Kentucky, especially Colonel James Patton and her father; genealogical information about the Preston, Floyd, Breckenridge, and Ingles families of Virginia; and description of warfare and other incidents with Indians originally written for a projected book to be called "Sketches of the Pioneers."
Creator Floyd, Letitia Preston.
Language English
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No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Letitia Preston Floyd memoirs #1312-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mrs. Waddy Grove, W. Va., in 1947.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Letitia Preston Floyd was the daughter of Colonel William Preston Floyd and wife of John B. Floyd, governor of Virginia, 1830-1834.

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Typed copy of memoirs of Letitia Preston Floyd. The memoirs are in the form of a letter to her son, Rush Floyd, dated 22 February 1843. Included are reminiscences about 18th-century pioneers of western Virginia and Kentucky, especially Colonel James Patton and her father; genealogical information about the Preston, Floyd, Breckenridge, and Ingles families of Virginia; and description of warfare and other incidents with Indians originally written for a projected book to be called "Sketches of the Pioneers."

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Processed by: Suzanne Ruffing, February 1996

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.

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