- Abraham Floyd Sr. (2029) (Matthew1) was born on 10 May 1755 at Camden District, South Carolina.20 He married Eve Julian (2030) at an unknown date South Carolina.21 He died in March 1844 at Floyd Co., Indiana.22,23 It is presumed that Abraham is buried in Floyd County, IN as this is where he died and his last pension check was issued there.24
Sometime between 1783-1785 in Burke Co., North Carolina, Abraham and Eve sold to William Julian, 50 acres on both sides of Crooked Creek of Catawba River, joining own land on north including house he lives in and some clear land and a spring for complement. Entry was undated, but was in the section between the above dates.25
Abraham resided in 1784 at Burke Co., North Carolina, he had stated in his pension application that he had moved from Camden District, South Carolina at this time.
In the April 1786 Court Session of Mecklenburg Co., NC, Hugh Quinn, summoned as Garnishee in an action on Attachment Colo Hill vs. Abraham Floyd, declares on oath that he purchased two tracts of land from said Floyd, of which he owes about £50 sterling,and at the time he gave the Bond for the said Ball'ce, Floyd requested the Bond to be made payable to Catharine Julian, said Floyd's mother-in-law, and that he belives it was to be paid to her in trust for said Floyd.
On July 1786 at Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina, Deed of Sale from Abraham Floyd and wife to Hugh Quinn, 155 acres dated 4 Oct 1785 proven.26
In July 1786 at Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina, In a court document of Colo Wm Hill vs. Abraham Floyd. Trespass. Hugh Quinn, garnishee, declared that he gave a Bond to Catherine Julian, Floyd's mother-in-law, which he belived was to pay her in trust for said Floyd, that he owes thereby about £50 Sterling. Catharine Julian interpleads and claims said money, whereupon the Court orders a Jury to try. Same Jury impanneled and sworn. Jury find that the money made payable to the s'd Catharine Julian was through fraud and in trust for the said Floyd, and ought to be liable to the demand of the said Hill, and assess his damage agreable to the declaration to be levied of the property of s'd Quinn.27
On the Estate Papers for a Samuel Brown 18 April 1787, Abraham was listed as one the Adm. Bondsman along with Susanah Brown, Thomas Brown and John Carson in Burke Co., North Carolina.28
On 1 December 1788 at Burke Co., North Carolina, Abraham sold 40 acres on Suannano River between Fletchells and land claimed by William Davidson, Sr. Warrant was issued.29
In 1790, Abraham was a resident of Burke Co., North Carolina, at the time of the Census but it seems that Abraham's last name had been mis-spelled on the Census Record and it came out Abram Flord. Had listed on it 1 male under 16, 3 over 16 and 2 females.30
In 1800, Abraham was a resident of Madison Co., Kentucky, at the time of the Census.31
In 1810, Abraham was a resident of Pulaski Co., Kentucky, at the time of the Census.32
In 1820, Abraham was a resident of Pulaski Co., Kentucky, at the time of the Census.33
On 20 July 1822 at Pulaski Co., Kentucky, a Warrant #8978 issued to Benjamin Floyd 20 July 1822 Pulaski Co., KY, surveyed for him 31 Aug 1822; certificate shows John Floyd a chain carrier when surveyed. On back it is assigned by Benjamin Floyd to Abraham Floyd, Sr. Grant issued to Abraham Floyd 19 Sep 1825 on above warrant.34
Abraham applied for a pension 9 May 1834 Decatur Co., Indiana, and the pension was issued 9 May 1834, commencing 4 March 1831 for the amount of $35.55 a month for his services during the Revolutionary War in the South Carolina Troops.
His Revolutionary War experience was with the South Carolina Volunteers from 31 March 1776 to October 1776 and the U. S. Army from February 1777 to July 1779.
Abraham stated in his application for the pension, that he was born in Camden, SC on 10 May 1755. He states that he remembers this as his parents had told him, but did not mention them by name.
Abraham volunteered March 31, 1776 in the Camden District of South Carolina, served as a private in Capt. William Byer's and Lieutenant Jacob Barnett. He joined a regiment of volunteers at that place under Col. Thomas Neil, and also the main army or body of volunteers under command of General Williamson. Marched from the Camden District to the Cherokee Indian Nation and was involved in several skirmishes and an engagement with the savages at a place called the Black Hole on the French Broad River.
Was dismissed from service in Oct. 1776 and returned to Camden in South Carolina. He was drafted in the latter part of February 1777. He marched from the Camden District to Augusta, GA and from there to Brier Creek in GA where he joined the American Army under General Ash. Was in a battle against the British (under General Provost) at Brier Creek where he was taken prisoner by the British, and carried to Savannah, GA, from which place he made his escape about July 1779, and returned home to Camden, SC.
He also stated that he moved from Camden, SC to Burke County, NC in 1784, then to Madison County KY in 1801. He must have moved to Ky by 1796 as he shows up on the Tax Records at that time. He then moved to Decatur County, IN in 1828.
In a letter from the General Accounting Office to Mrs. Roscoe C. O'byrne of 12/5/1936, last pension payment was for time between 9/4/1843 and 3/4/1844, was paid at Indiana Pension Agency, Madison, IN on March 6, 1844 to Thomas Wilson, as attorney for the pensioner. Thomas Wilson was married to Margaret, Abraham's daughter. On March 5, 1844, Abraham had certified that he had resided in Floyd Co., IN for 2 months and previous to that in Bartholomew County, IN.
Abraham has been accounted for in all Census records except for year 1830. It doesn't look like he was living with any of his children in either Kentucky or Indiana. He must have been living in Decatur County, Indiana in 1834 as this is where he applied for his pension. His statement above about living in Bartholomew County prior to Floyd County is probably an error on his part as he was in Brown County 1n 1840 as listed in census, and Brown County was formed from Bartholomew, Jackson and Monroe in 1836. Where he and son John were living, was part of Bartholomew County when they formed Brown County.35
In 1840, Abraham was a resident of Brown Co., Indiana, at the time of the Census living alone as a Revolutionary War Pensioner