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Joseph FLOYD
Elizabeth DOWIS
Husband:  Joseph FLOYD
Birth:  1804/5, VA? NC? KY?
Death:  1866, Laurel Co., KY
Disposition:  buried Chappell Cemetery [Old Floyd Cemetery], Keavy, Laurel Co., KY
Father:  Stephen FLOYD
Mother:  Margaret H. HART
Marriage:
Wife:  Elizabeth "Eliza" DOWIS
Birth:  1801/2, VA? NC?
Death:  1860-66, Laurel Co., KY
Disposition:  buried Chappell Cemetery [Old Floyd Cemetery], Keavy, Laurel Co., KY

DOWIS is a rare surname.  Elizabeth is surely a descendant of progenitor William Aspinwall DOWIS, who died in Knox Co., KY, in 1818, but I can't make the precise connection.   

Children born in VA? NC? KY?:
1.  William Riley "Blind Bill" FLOYD, b. Jan 1828
2.  Louisa Jane FLOYD, b. 1830
3.  Margaret FLOYD, b. 1831/2
4.  Andrew / Andrews / Anderson D. FLOYD, b. 1 Jun 1837
5.  James Corbin FLOYD, b. 10 May 1839, said to be born in Whitley Co., KY
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Kentucky, North Carolina

Sources (n.b., Whitley Co. was formed in 1818 from Knox Co.):

1.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Kentucky Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):  not found.

2.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1830 (Broderbund CD-315):  can't find Joseph, but his father is in Knox Co., KY, and so are Jesse, Isaac, and Robert DOWIS, sons of William Franklin DOWIS.  Joseph's brother, William, is in Whitley Co.

3.  1840 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #44-45 of 54; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 KY Whitley Co. pp. 207B-208A Joseph Floyd 201 001 - 011 001 0200000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 4 or under 1835-1840 = James (b. 1839)
= Andrew (b. 1837)
1 male 10-14 1825-1830 = William (b. 1828)
1 male 30-39 1800-1810 = Joseph (b. 1804/5)
1 female 5-9 1830-1835 = Margaret (b. 1831/2)
1 female 10-14 1825-1830 = Louisa (b. 1830)
1 female 30-39 1800-1810 = Eliza (b. 1801/2)
2 persons engaged in agriculture
Listed one line below Joseph's brother-in-law, Elijah BARTON.  The only other FLOYD in the county is Joseph's father, Stephen FLOYD

4.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #47-48 of 72):  District No. 2, Whitley Co., KY, pp. 412A-412B, 334/334, enumerated 10 Sep 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Joseph Floyd 50 m Far 200 Va
Eliza 50 f     "
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William 23 m Far 100 Va
Margaret 18 f     Va
Andrew 15 m     "
James 12 m     "
Also in Whitley County:  Joseph FLOYD (æ 24, b. VA, widower) and Isaac FLOYD (æ 27, b. KY, wife Malinda), both nephews of our subject (i.e., sons of his brother, William M. FLOYD). 

5.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #103 of 195):  Woodbind P.O., Whitley Co., KY, p. 729, PN 103, 782/689, enumerated 10 Jul 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Joseph Floid 55 m   farmer 722 500 NC
Eliza    " 58 f         "
Wm       " 30 m   "     "
Andrews  " 22 m   "     "
James    " 21 m   "     "

6.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  William R. FLOYD (æ 41, b. KY) is living in Laurel Co., KY (p. 187A).  Andrew FLOYD (æ 30, b. KY) is living in Laurel Co., KY (p. 163B), with his family.  James C. FLOYD (æ 31, b. KY) is living in Laurel Co., KY, with his family (p. 125B).

7.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  William R. FLOYD (æ 51, b. NC/NC/NC) is living in Laurel Co., KY (p. 290A), with his wife and a cousin.  Can't find Andrew.  James C. FLOYD (æ 41, b. KY/KY/KY) is living with his family in Laurel Co., KY (p. 300C).

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