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.
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?
Tioga County, NY
For all your genealogy needs visit Linkpendium