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time of small estates, the records of his real estate transactions in the Registry of Deeds at East Cambridge extending from 1759 to 1774, and his occupation is given therein as merchant. He had several sisters who married and settled in Medford: Sarah, the wife of Jonathan Tufts; Mary, of Samuel Kidder; Frances, of Joseph Calef; Ruth, of Benjamin Floyd; Susannah, of Ebenezer Brooks; and one brother, William, who died unmarried. At the settlement of the dower estate, Joseph and two sisters, Ruth Floyd and Susannah Brooks, were the only surviving children, and that part of the estate, after setting aside two shares for the heirs of Joseph, now an absentee, was assigned to Samuel Kidder, a grandson. Sabine states that in June, 1775, news reached the Provincial Congress that the Irvings of Boston had fitted out under color of chartering to Thompson, a schooner of their own, to make a voyage to New Providence to procure provision for the British troops shut up in Boston. One Captai
in Floyd, 2d, was the writer and is the one buried in the old Salem street burying ground at the left front corner. My father Benj. Floyd (1st), husband of Ruth Floyd, died at sea Jan., 1762. My mother Ruth Floyd died Feb., 1813. Medford April 1729, Ruth Floyd was born. Benj. Floyd Jr. or 2nd was born Jan. 5, 1755. Ruth Floyd died Feb., 1813. Medford April 1729, Ruth Floyd was born. Benj. Floyd Jr. or 2nd was born Jan. 5, 1755. Martha Savels wife of Benj. Floyd was born Sept. 1756. children: Benj. Floyd 3rdBorn 1780, lost at sea. Patty or Martha F.Born 1782, died 1861. Sally F.Born 1785, lost at sea. Sukey F.Born 1787, died 1795. Rebecca Thompson F.Born 1790. George Hinchman F.Born 1792, died 1794. Abel Butterfield F.Born 1793, died 1797. ThomRuth Floyd was born. Benj. Floyd Jr. or 2nd was born Jan. 5, 1755. Martha Savels wife of Benj. Floyd was born Sept. 1756. children: Benj. Floyd 3rdBorn 1780, lost at sea. Patty or Martha F.Born 1782, died 1861. Sally F.Born 1785, lost at sea. Sukey F.Born 1787, died 1795. Rebecca Thompson F.Born 1790. George Hinchman F.Born 1792, died 1794. Abel Butterfield F.Born 1793, died 1797. Thomas FloydBorn 1795. Abel Butterfield 2ndBorn 1798. [No race suicide here.] On the back cover is written Benjamin Floyd His Book & Property 1819 1756. —Harriett A. Jordan Rowe.