Biography of Jacob B. Floyd
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JACOB B. FLOYD was born in the town of Chemung, April 26, 1839, and was the fifth of ten children in the family of H. N. and Elizabeth Floyd. He was educated at Lima and Wyoming seminaries, after which he taught school in and near Scranton about two and one half years. At the same time Mr. Floyd was reading law in Scranton. In 1861 he enlisted in Co. K, 25th Pennsylvania volunteers, and at the end of three months reenlisted in Co. K, 132d Pennsylvania volunteers, holding first a. commission as second lieutenant, from which he was promoted captain. After the war Capt. Floyd for a time engaged in mercantile pursuits in Chemung, but in 1865 came to Waverly and continued business until the unfortunate railroad accident at Carr's Rock, in April, 1868, so injured him as to unfit him for further work in that direction. He then attended Albany law school and was graduated in 1871. He at once began practice at Waverly, and has since lived in that village. Mr. Floyd is a good lawyer and a safe counsellor. He is a republican, though conservative in his views. He was special county judge from 1874 to 1877, and member of assembly in 1882. On August 14, 1861, Mr. Floyd was married with Matilda H. Snyder, of Scranton, Pa. Three children were born of this marriage, of whom only one is now living, Florence (Mrs. Frank Merriam), of Waverly.

From:
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
NEW YORK
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?


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