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fession in Paris, Berlin and London; has filled the following
among other offices : Surgeon in the New York Eye and Ear In-
firmary; ]ihysician and ])athologist to the Poosevelt Hospital,
1871 ; physician to Bellevue Hos}ntal, 1874; adjunct professor,
1875, and suliseqnently, 1882, professor of pathology and the
])ractice of medicine in the New York College of Physicians and
Surgeons; consulting iiliysician to Bellevue Hospital, 1885; and
188(i first president of the Association of American Physicians
and [Pathologists. He has contrihuted to the science of medicine
the ''Manual of Physical Diagnosis," 1878, and hook of "Post
Mortem Examinations on Morbid Anatomy," 1872. studies in
"Pathological Anatomy," 1882, and hand hook of " i'atholog-
i<'al Anatomy." 1885. Dr. P^'rancis Delatield mnrriid. .lauuary
17. 1870. Katharine, daughter of Colonel Heni-y and Elizaheth
Ynu Kensselaer. of ()u(lensl)nrg and New York Citv. .Mrs. Dela-



GENEALOGICAL AXD FAMILY HISTORY '211

field was a gTanddanghter of Governor .lohn Alsop King, of
New York, and lias issue :

1. Klizalx'tli IJay Delalield, Ijorn Xew York City, Sejiteni-
ber 15, 1872.

2. Julia Floyd Delafield, horn Xew York City, August 2,
1874, married, November 11, 189(), at the church of the Holy
Comnuniion, New York City, Frederick \"an Schoenhoven
Crosby, and has issue.

3. Cornelia Van Renselaer Uelatield, born New York
City, February 22, 1876.

4. Edward Henry Delafield, l)orn New York City, Decem-
ber 23, 1880, married, October 1, 1904, Winifred, daughter of
George Winthrop and Frances (Fuller) Folsom, and has issue.

3. Emma Harriot Delaheld, born May 26, 1844, resides at
her country seat "Felsenhof," Darien, Connecticut.

4. Augustus Floyd Delafield, l)orn January 2, 1847, died
at his country seat at Noroton, Connecticut, July 18, 1904, grad-
uated at Columl)ia College, 18()(), and at Friel)urg, Saxony; re-
ceived the degree of Ph. 1). from the Coluinl)ia College School
of Minds, 1879. Mr. Delafield married, October 19, 187G, Mary
Anna, daughter of George Augustus and Catherine Janet (Ack-
ennan) Baker, of New York City; he left no issue.

5. Alice Delafield, born Xew York City, :\Iarcli 3, 1849,
married, at the Church of the Ascension, Xi'w \ ovk City, April
21, 1868, Howard Clarkscn, son of William P.. and Adelaide
(Livingston) Clarkson, and has issue, all born in the city of
New York:

1. Adelaide Livingston Clarkson, l)orn January 29, 1870,
married, April 11, 1898, at the Church of the Incarnation, X'ew
York City, CUermont L. Clarkson, of Xew York.

2. Alice Delafield Clarkson, born January 9, 1872, mar-
rif^l, X^ovember 9, 190(), at the residence of her parents, X'^o. 58



278 GEXEALOGICAL AM) FAMILY HISTORY

West Thirty- seventh street, New York City, Jolm Henry Liv-
ingston, of Clermont, New York.

."). Julia Floyd Clarkson, hui'u October "Jo, 1875, married,
Ain-il 28, 1897, at the Church of the Incarnation, New York City,
Eugene Dexter Hawkins, of New York, and has issue.

4. Cornelia Livingston (Markson, l)orn April 19, 1878.

5. Emily Delatield Clarkson, ])orn April 19, 1878, died
New York City, Deeenilier 9, 1887.

General Richard Delatield, born at the residence of his
father, 25 Wall street. New York City, September 1, 1798, died
at his residence, 1715 I street, Washington, D. C., November 5,
1873; married twice, first, at the headquarters of General
Gratiot, Old Point Comfort, Mrginia, July 24, 1824, to Helen,
daughter of Andrew and (Stewart) Summers, of Phil-
adelphia. ]\h-s. Delafield died November 23, 1824, at Fort Jack-
son on the Mississippi. He married (second), at the residence
of the bride's uncle. Judge Baldwin, near Alexandria on the
Red river, June 2, 1833, Harriet Baldwin, born July 7, 1811,
died December 14. 1894, at her residence, 1715 I street, Wash-
ington, D. C, eldest daughter of General Elijah Mormon an:l
H.irriet W. (Baldwin) Covington, of Covington, Kentucky, and
had issue, two sons and six daughters:

1. Henry Delafield born June 22, 1834, died in early youth.
2. Susan Parish Delafield, born April 28, 1836, at Philadel])liia,
died at the family residence, (i West Eighteenth street. New
Y'ork City, June 1, 1896. 3. Juliet Covington Delafield, l)()i-n
September 29, 1837, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 4. Corne-
lia Delafield, born June 30, 1839, at superintendent's head-
(|uarters. West Point, New York, died at the same i)lace Sep-
tem])er 14, 1839. 5. Emma Delafield, born September 29. 1840,
at superintendent's headcpiarters. West Point, New York. (5.
Laura Delafield, born July 5, 1843, at superintendent's head-



(iENEALOaiCAL AND FAMILY HISTORY 279

(luarters, West Point, New York, died Xoveml)er 20, 1886, at the
family residence, 1715 I street, AVashington, 1). C. 7. Albert
Delafield. horn Mai-ch 7, 1846, at Xew Bridgton, Staten Island,
was graduated at the College of the City of New York, 1868, and
at the Columbia C*ollege Law School, 1870; admitted attoruey-
atdaw dune 7, 1870. lie married, June 14, 1882, at Greenport,
Long Island, Julia Delafield, daughter of David Gelston and
Lydia (Smith) Floyd, of Grreenport, Long Island. Mr. Floyd
was a grandson of General William Floyd, "the Signer," of
Elastic, and has issue one child — Grace Floyd Delafield. 8.
Harriet Cecil Delafield, l)oni August 9, 1849, at Fort Riclmiond,
Staten Island, New York, died at the residence of her mother,
6 West Eighteenth street. New York City, June 7, 1882; mar-
ried, November 18, 1880, at Calvary Church, New York City,
Edgar J. Shipman, and had issue an only child, Richard Dela-
field Shipman, born May 17, 1882, at 6 West Eighteenth street.
New York City.

Kufus King Delafield, youngest son of .John and Ann Dela-
field, I)()rn at his father's residence, 16 Wall street. New York
City, November 18, 1802, died at the residence of his son-in-law,
dolm T. Hall, 253 Fifth avenue, New York City, Feluiiary (i,
1874. An officer of the Phenix Bank, 1823 to 1835; actuary and
secretary of the Farmers' Loan cV' Trust Company, .huic, 1835,
to July, 1852. Afterward he occupied himself in tlic manufact-
uve of hydraulic cement, and was for many years ])resident of
the Delafield & Baxter Cement Co. Like his brothers, he wished
for a life in the country, and, as soon as the cares of Inisiness
would permit, he moved to New Brighton, Staten Island, where
he brought his country seat to the highest state of cultivation.

Mr. Delafield married, November 8, 183(), Eliza Bard, born
at Hvde l^ark, Dutchess countv. New York, Xovemiier 27. 1813,



280 GEXEALOaiCAL AXD FAMILY JIlSTOh'V

died ]\Iay <), i;)()2, daiigliter of William and Catherine (Crnger)
Bard, of Jlyde Park, New Voik, and had issue:

1. Edward Delafield, l)()rn Xo. '2 College ])lace, Xew York
City, Oc'tohei- 1.'!, Is;')!, died at his country seat, Lenox, Massa-
chusetts, November 28, 1SS4. Mr. Delatield was a member of
th-:" New York Stock Exchange, formed tlie tirm of Delatield &
Fiteli, and after his father's death was president of the Dela-
field & Baxter Cement Co. Jle married, October 3, 1861, Eliza-
beth Remsen, daughter of Frederick and Catlierine A. (Rem-
seu) Schuchardt, l)y whom he left issue: a. Rufus Delatield,
born at the residence of liis grandfather, Hufus King Delatield,
New Brighton, New York, -June 5, 18()o, married, April 27, 1886,
Elizabeth Breese, daugliter of Sidney E. and Anna M. (Church)
Morse; no issue, h. Frederick Schuchardt Delatield, l)orn
A|n"il 8, 1865, at New Brighton, Staten Island, married, ()ct()l)er
16, 1894, Annie Oakley, daughter of Frederick W. Brooks, and
has issue one daughter, born December 15, 1897.

•2. William Bard Delatield, born October 11, 1888, died un-
married June 1, 1862.

.'!. Rufus Delatield, born No. 2 College place, New York
City, July 3, 1840, died at Alexandria, Virginia, unmarried, De-
cember 28, 18()1. While a student at the College of Physicians
and Surgeons, New York City, he was appointed at the com-
mencement of the great Civil war, in 1861, a medical cadet of
the United States army, serving as an assistant surgeon of the
Sixteenth Regiment, New York State \^olunteers. Detailed to
the general hos])ital at Alexandria, Virginia, he contracted
tyi/lioid fever from which he died December 28, 18(51.

4. Heni'v Parish Delatield, l)oni No. 2 College ])lace. New
York ('ity, July 18, 1842, died at his country seat. Stone Ridge,
rister county, Xew Yoi-k, July 1, 1904; married at Grace
Churcli, Brooklyn, Xovt'mbcr 13, 1883, Elizabeth Blake, daugh-




Richard Delafleld.



GENEALOaiCAL AND FAMILY IlISTOHl -JSS

ter of Daniel E. and Annie Blake Moran, and left issue two
daughters: Elizabeth Bard Delafield, and Nina Moran Dela-
tield, twins, born August 2, 1884.

5. Bertram DeXully Dt'lafield, horn Xovemher (i, 1844,
died unniari'ied July 24, 18()5.

(). Catherine C^ruger Delafield. l)()rn 21 Walker street. New
York ('it>\ -laiinary 16, 1847, married at the residence of her
brother, Edward Delafield, John T. Hall, of New York City, and
has issue: a. Eliza Bard Tlall. b. Susan Tonnele Hall, mar-
ried Bryce Metealf, at the Church of the Transtiguration, Xew
York City, Novembei' 2, 1 !)()(). c. Katherine Cruger Delafield
Hail.

7. Hirhard Delafield, l)orn at the residence of his father,
Xew Brighton, Staten Island, Septemlier (i, 1853, married, April
6, 1880, at St. Mary's Chuch, Xew Brighton, Staten Island,
Clara Carey, daughter of Frederick G. Foster, and has no issue.
Resides in X^ew Y^ork City, and has a country seat at Tuxedo
Park, X^ew York.

Mr. Delafield was educated in the Anthon graunnar school,
Xew Brighton, Staten Island. Entered a mercantile house as
clerk, in 1878, and later liecame its manager. Director s;n"e
1890; vice-president 189() to 1900; and ])resident since June,
1900, of the Xational Park Bank of Xew York; vice-iu'esident
and trustee of the Colonial Trust Co.; trustee American Surety
Co., Frankfort ^larine Accident iSc Plate ({lass Insurance Co.,
and Trinity Church Corporation; chairman of board of direct-
ors and the Mount Morris Bank, Mutual Bank, Plaza Bank, a)id
Y'orkville Bank; memlier of Clearing House Committee Xew
York Clearing House Association; President Seaside Home of
Long Is'and.

(lenei-al Richard Dilafield, son of John Delafielil. was l);)ni
in Xew York, September 1, 1798. In 1818 he graduated from



2.S4 (iE^EAUHiWAL AX I) EAMILY HISTORY

"West Point, at the lu'ad of his class, with the grade of second
lieutenant. In ISiM) he was made first lieutenant, and captain in
1S"JS. From 1<S1!) to LSrxS he was in charge of the construction
of defenses at Hampton Koatls. In 1838 he was promoted as
major, and for seven years was superintendent of the United
States Military Academy at West Point. He also lield the same
iiositioii from ls.')() to 18()1. Fi-om 184() to 1800 he was superin-
tendent of the defenses of New York harbor. During the Cri-
mean war he was sent to Europe to study the modern systems of
warfare, and made an elal)orate report, which was published by
the United States government. In 18(il he was made lieutenant-
colonel, and colonel in 18(io. He was promoted brigadier-general
in 18(i4, and was made brevet major-general in 1865, for meri-
torious and distinguished services. In August, 1866, he retired,
his name having been on the roll of the army for forty-five years.
He was also one of the regents of Smithsonian Institution, and
in all the relations of life a useful and honored man. General
Delafield died in Washington, November 5, 1873.

It is a remarkable fact in the history of this honored family
that three of the brothers died within three days, and were
buried at the same time. ^lajor Joseph Delafield, at the age of
eighty-five; Henry Delafield, aged eighty-three; and Di-. Edward
Delafield, at tlie age of eighty-one. The funeral was at Trinity
church, Fel)ruary 16, 1875, and was a most impressive service.
The i)all bearers were some of the most })rominent residents of
the city: Kobert .1. Livingston, Frederick Prime, James Len-
nox, Fi-ederick Schuchardt, Kobert Mason, Gordon W. Ham-
mersley, Eugene A. Livingston, Alexander Hamilton, Jr., Henry
(r. Pierpont. Uhai-les B. Fosdick, Dr. Alonzo Clarke, Dr. Thom-
as Markdc. \)v. Willard C. Pai'kcr, Lindsey Sabine, Poyal
Phelps. Adiian 11. Alullei-. P.eiijamin H. Field, Stewart Rrown.
K'obeit Iia\. Frederick De Pevstt'r, James W. Beekman, .loliii



aEXEALOaiCAI. AX I) FAMILY IIISTOHV 285

(". .lay. X. P. llnssack, William Ciillen l>i-\aiit, Caiiihi-idge Liv-
iiiLvton. L. P. Xasli. John ( "aiiiiilx'll, (reorge F. Tollman, and ^Ir.
Ogden. His remains woix' laid to rest in the family vanlt in
Greenwond.

Delatield Anrrs. Sable, a crnss patonce or. Crest — a dove
displayed, lioldiiio i,i its l)i;d< an olive lii-andi, pi'oper.




Uelaflehl Arms.



The line of descent of tlie family of ^Fr. Matnrin Tivino-stcni
Del-uield is hei'e given :

1. Holiei't Livingston, first Loi'd of the Manor of Living-
ston, n'ai'j ied Alida SclmNler, -Inly !), l()7i). '2. Robert Li\-ing-
^ton, married Mai-garet Hoverden, Xoveml)er IL 1717. .'!.
dndi^e liobert liivingstun, mari'ied, December S, 17!L', .Margiiet
Beekman. 4. (Jertrnde Livingston, marriecL -M.i> IL 177!», (Jeii-
eral Aloi'gan Lewis, son of Francis Lewis, the '■Sii'iie'-." .1.
>hirgai'i't T-ewis, mairied. May Id, 17I»>*, dndge Mrt irin Living-



286 GENEALOaiCAL AND FAMILY HISTORY

stun. (). .lulia Livingston, married, December 12, 1833, Major
Joseph Delafield. 7. ]\Iaturin L. Delafield.

Second line. 1. Robert Livingston, Jr., son of James
Livingston, and nephew of Robert, the first Lord of the ^lanor,
married Margaretta Schyler, August 2(i, 1697. -. James Liv-
ingston, married, ^lay 15, 1723, ^[aria Kierstide. 3. Robert
James TJvingstou, married Septemlier 14, 1747, Susanna, daugli-
ter of Judge William Smitli. 4. Maturin Livingston, married
^Nlay 30. 1798, ^largaret Lewis. 5. .Julia Livingston, married,
December 12, 1833. ^lajor Joseiih Delafield. (i. Maturin Liv-
ingston Delafield.

FLOYD FAMILY.

The ancestor of this family, so famed in the history of the
state and country, was Richard Floyd, who came from Wales,
and was a resident in Setauket, Long Island, in 1656, and was one
of the fifty-five original proi)rietors of Brookhaven. He died
about 17('(). His wife, Susannah, survived him and died in Jan-
uary, 17()(i. at the age of eighty. His son, Ricliard Floyd, was
boi'n May 12. 1665, and married Margaret, daughter of Colonel
Matthias Nicoll, the founder of an illustrious family. Her broth-
er. William Xicoll, was the first ]iroi)rietor of the great Patent
of Islip, a part of which still remains in the possession of his de-
scendants. She was born May 30, 1662, and they were married
September 10. 1686. Ricliard Floyd was prominent in the af-
fairs of the province, l>eing judge of the county court and colonel
of the militia. His wife died Feliruary 1, 1718. Her husband
survived her, dying February 28, 1738. The children of this
marriage were: 1. Susaniia, born Ahiy 25, 1688, married Ed-
mund Smitli. of Smithtown, and died April 12, 1829. 2. Mar-
garet, born .\pril 25, 1690, married .Judge .John Tliomas. 3.
Charity, boin A])ril 6. 1692. mai-iied (first) I>enjamin Nicoll;



GENEALOIIICAL AXD FAMILY HI STORY I'M

(second) Dr. Samuel Joliusoii. She died 1758. 4. Kiuiice, l)()rn
May 16, 1694, married William Stephens. 5. Ruth, honi Au-
gust 6, 1699, married Walter I^ongan. 6. Richard, horn Decem-
ber 29, 1703. died Ai)ril I'l, 1771. 7. Nicoll, born August 27,
1705, died March H. 1755.

Richard Floyd, tlie eldest son of this family, luari-ied Eliza-
beth, daughter of Benjamin Hutchinson, June 4, 17.')0. She was
born March 28, 1709, and died April 16, 1778. Tlieir children
were: 1. Richard, born February 26, 1781, died 17i)2. 2. Filiza-
beth, born June 4, 1733. 3. John, born December 4, 1735. 4.
Margaret, liorn December 3, 1738. 5. Benjamin, born Decem-
ber 4, 1740. 6. Gilbert, born April 21, 1743, died April 30, 1760,
ten days after graduating from King's College. 7. William
Samuel, born August 16, 1745, died 1772. 8. Maiy, born Octo-
ber 29, 1748, married AVilliam Ellison. 9. Anne, born March 4,
1751, died unmarried.

Richard Floyd, the eldest son of this family, was tlie owner
of a large estate at Mastic, Long Island. During the Revolution
he was a strong adherent of the Royal cause, and after the war
lie was one of the uuiny whose estates were confiscated. He went
to New Brunswick, and died at St. Johns in 1792. A large part
of liis T-ong Island estate was sold to the Roberts family, who still
remain in possession.

Colonel Benjamin Floyd, the third son, lived at Setauket,
and died there December 27, 1820, at the age of eighty. He mar-
ried Ann, daughter of Samuel Coi-iiell. She was jjorn December
25. 1745, and died Mny 29, 1773). Theii' childi'en were: 1. Rich-
ard, born December 22, 1769. lie married Anna, daughter of
Thomas Smith, and died May 9, 18(!3. 2. Gilbert, born July 21,
1771. [leurirried (first) Sandi Dewick; (second) Sarah Wood-
hull; (third) Lydia. widow of Abrahnni \\'oodhnll. He died
Julv 27. 1S32. 4. Sniiiucl. hoiii Mav 19, 1773. He m:irried



28S GEXEAUXnCAL AM) FAMILY HISTORY

(first) Klizahi'th J^llisoii; (-^i^cotid) Augusta \'aii Honu'. and
left v'liildreii by the seeoiid marriage.

Xico!) Floyd, the younsiest son of liichai'd Floyd {'2), was
Itoi-n August L'7. ITO."), and died Mai-cli .S, IT.lo. He married Ta-
bitlia, daugiitei' of Jonathan Smith (2), of Smitlitown. Ilis life
was passed upon the aneestral estate of Mastic. His wife inher-
ited a large estate in Smitlitown, to which he added hy several
l)urcliases. Their children are: 1. Ixuth. man-ied (reneral
Nathaniel Woodhull. '2. William, born Decemhei- 17. IT.'U. o.
Tahitha, married Daniel Smith, of Smithtown. 4. Xicoll. 5.
Charles, (i. Charity, wife of Hon. Ezra L'Hommedieu. 7.
Mary, wife of Edmund Smith. 8. Catharine, wife of General
Thomas Thomas. 1). Anna, wife of Hugh Smith, of East ]\[or-
iehes, Long Island. Nieoll Floyd, the father of this family, left
his estate at Alastie to his sou, (leneral AVilliam Floyd, and hi^
estate in Smitlitown descended to his son Charles, who made it
his home.

General William Flovd, the oldest sou of this family, had
very limited educational opportunities in his early days, but
this was more than made up by his natural good sense and strong
mental ability. In very early manhood the death of his father
made it necessary for him to take charge of the family estate,
and he soon became a leading- man and enjoyed great popularity.
He was in early life an officer in the militia, and rose to the rank
of major-general. He was made a delegate to the first Con-
tinental Congress. Owing to temporary embarrassment, he
ajiplied to his friend, Cai)tain Elias Pelletreau, of Southampton,
with whom he had many business dealings, who advanced
to him the funds to enable him to go to Philadeljihia to attend
llie Congress. Some years later his little grandson, David G.
Floyd, stood l)y his mother's side wliile she sewed into the
lining of his waistcoat some gold pieces and sent him off on



GENEALOaiCAL AND FAMILY HISTORY 2s9

]iorsel)ack with a iiegi'o shn'c, niounted on another horse, as an
escort to Soathampton to repay the loan, a journey which he
accomplished with safety and success. In the journals of 1775
the committees on which he served, and his valuable services
to the repulilic about to be established, are very plainly shown.
Though his o})inion was very freipieutly called for and his sound
judgment fully ap])reciated, he took very little part in debate.
One member of the congress writes, "Floyd, Wisner, Lewis and
.Mso]), though good Dien, never quit their chairs." He was
present in his seat on the "immortal Fourth," but he and the
others of the New York delegation did not sign the Declaration
of Independence until the fifteenth of the month. During the
whole continuance of the war of the Eevolution, he was placed
in a very difficult position. The whole of Long Island was
entirely under the control of the British, and the estates of
])]'ominent Whigs were devastated, and the large ])r()])erty of
General Floyd was no exception. His family and that of his
brother-in-law, Ezra L'Hommedieu, were com])elled, like hun-
di-eds of others, to take refuge in Connecticut. His own mansion
was occupied liy the enemy, and the damage he thus sustained
was very great.

In 1777 he was chosen state senator, and on Xovembt'i- 7
took his seat in the first Constitiitional Legislature. On Octo-
ber 15 he was chosen nu^mber of Congress, and was re-a])])ointed
October 14, 1779, together with his brother-indaw, Ezra
L'Hommedieu and lion, .lohn Sloss Hobart. Lpon the adoption
of the Federal Constitution in 1788, he was a mcmltci- of the
first Congress which met in New York, March -t, 17S!). In 1800
he was one of the electors, and gave his vote for Thomas Jeffer-
son and Aaron Burr. In 1801 he was a delegate to the Conven-
tion to revise the State Constitution. After this he was for
several times a presidential elector, the last being in 1820. In



290 GEXEALOaiCAL AM) FAMILY HISTORY

\~i\)7) he was candidate for lieutenant-governor, hut was de-
feated l)y Stephen Van Keussehier.

In 1784 he })urehased an extensive tract of hmd in the west-
ern part of tlie state, and devoted nuieh of his time and hihoi'
to an effort to develop it and attract settlers to what was then
the "Western Country." For many years it was his custom to
spend the summer ui)on this estate, returning- to Elastic in the
winter. This i)ractice he continued until the feebleness of old
age rendered it impossible. After a long- and very useful life,
General Floyd died at his residence at Westernville, Uueida
county, August -t, 1821, at the age of eiglity-seven years.

(Jue of the many public services i)erformed by him was as
a representative of the State Kegents, to preside at a meet-
ing held in East Hampton, Long- Island, in 1784. At this meet-
ing- Clinton Academy was fomided, the first academy in Suffolk
county. General Floyd is described as a man of middle height,
of very deliberate motion, possessing- sound judgment, very
shrewd and cautious in pecuniary matters, sometimes exhibited
by penuriousness. Whatever he undertook he carried out with
great energTi^ and determination. He was in no respect what
could be called a l)rillant man, and it was largely owing to his
brother-in-law, Ezra L'Hommedieu, that he attained liis high
position.

General Floyd married Hannah, daughter of William
Johues, of Southampton, a descendant of Edward Jolmes, one
of the earliest settlers. She died at Middletown, Connecticut.
After her decease he married Joanna, daughter of Benjamin
Strong, of Setauket. She survived her husband, and died No-
vember 24, 1826, at the age of eighty. His children were: 1.
Xicoll, who lived at Elastic. 2. Mary, married Colonel Benjamin
Talmadge, of Revolutionary fame. 3. Catharine, wife of Dr.
Sanmel Clarkson. 4. Anna, married George Washington Clin-



GEXEALOGICAL AXD FAMILY TIISTOEY 291

ton, and after his death she married Al»raliain Varick. and had
three children, all of whom died nnmarried. 5. Eliza, married
James Piatt, of Utica. George W. Clinton was the only son of
Governor George Clinton. As he left no children, the male line
of the illnstrions governor became extinct.

Nicoll Floyd, the oldest son of General Floyd, lived and
died at Mastic. He married Pliebe, danghter of David Gelston,
Esq. Their children were: 1. William, lived and died in Oneida
connty. 2. Kitty, who at the age of six years was drowned in the
Great Sonth Bay, together with a negro slave child. 3. Augustus,
a distinguished lawyer, who died nnmarried, 1878. 4. Mary, mar-
ried John L. Ireland. 5. David Gelston, born May 1, 1802, died
April 9, 1893. 6. Catherine, died unmarried, 1854. 7. John G.,
born 1804, died 1881. 8. Julia, married Dr. Edward Delafield.

Hon. John G. Floyd was a member of Congress, and very
prominent as a politician. At a comi)aratively early age he
was stricken by jiaralysis, from which he never fully recovered.
He married Sarah Kirkland, of Utica, and left children : Xicoll,
a prominent lawyer on Long Island, married Coraelia Du Bois.
He died much lamented, 1902, leaving several children. Cath-
arine, married AVilliam B. Dana, editor of Hunt's ^Eerchants'
^lagazine. Sarah K., wife of Herbert B. Turner. John G.,
married (first) .Julia Du Bois; (second) JaiK'>' Montgomery.
He died in bS93. Augustus, now living at Mastic. Richard,
died young.

Hon. David Gelston, one of the most |u-oniinent citizens of


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