William Floyd,

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William Floyd was born in Brookhaven, Province of New York back in 1734 to Nicholl and Tabitha. I don’t have anything about his upbringing or education. His father died in1755, which left it up to William to take over the day to day operations of the family farm. With the onset of the American Revolutionary War he joined the Suffolk County Militia, rising to the rank of Major General.

He was a delegate to the First Continental Congress and a member of the New York State Senate. In 1789, he was elected to the 1st United States Congress. He was the presidential elector in 1792 voting for George Washington and George Clinton. In 1795, he ran for Lieutenant Governor of New York but was defeated by John Jay. He died in 1821, he was 86.

What you may not know about William is that when in Congress he is a signed of a document you may have heard of “The United States Declaration of Independence.”

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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, James Dray he was not a well known name to have signed that declaration.... but now we know he was there...

Jan 12, 2020 02:54 AM #1
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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One more name to know for that historic document.

Jan 12, 2020 03:00 AM #2
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Barbara Tattersall
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The men who fought for independence are to be commended for their incredible committment and nerves of steel.

Jan 12, 2020 03:59 AM #3
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He made a steady rise and his one defeat was to another great man.

Jan 12, 2020 04:05 AM #4
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Jay - another good history lesson about a signature on the Declaration of Independence.   Likely many more stories.  It could be a book.

Jan 12, 2020 04:19 AM #5
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Donald Urschalitz
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Now another story that I have to admit That I did not know this. I so much enjoy reading the daily posts to learn something new everyday.

Jan 12, 2020 04:30 AM #6
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning James. William certainly made his contribution. Now I know! Enjoy your day!

Jan 12, 2020 04:31 AM #7
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Nina Hollander
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Good morning, James... now that is one document I have indeed heard of... but couldn't say I could name all the signers.

Jan 12, 2020 05:26 AM #8
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faye schubert
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Love the info on our founding fathers.

Jan 12, 2020 05:49 AM #9
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Lise Howe
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One of my ancestors signed the declaration of Independence - I am very proud of that little connection to such an important part of our nation's history

Jan 12, 2020 05:56 AM #10
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Brian England
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Hmm, I have to confess that I could not tell you all of the people that signed that document.

Jan 12, 2020 06:19 AM #11
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning again James. This is a wonderful post and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Go figure................

Jan 12, 2020 06:47 AM #12
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Raymond E. Camp
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Good morning James,

A document that needs to be reread by a lot of folks!

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Jan 12, 2020 06:49 AM #13
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One of those guys that had a price on their head by the British I bet.  Have a good one.

Jan 12, 2020 07:57 AM #14
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James,

Thanks to you, I am now aware of another signator on the Declaration of Independence.  Enjoy your Sunday.  A

Jan 12, 2020 10:00 AM #15
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Good morning James Dray - know him well.  What you might also not know is that there is a parkway on Long Island named after him.

Jan 12, 2020 11:05 AM #16
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Interesting story James. William definitely left his mark. Not many people can claim that.

Jan 12, 2020 02:53 PM #18
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James- interesting how little we know of the men who signed such an important document. And Lise Howe that is so interesting!!!!!

Jan 12, 2020 05:31 PM #19
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Hi James,  Thank you for sharing this interesting information about William Floyd and the Declaration of Independence.

Jan 12, 2020 07:05 PM #20
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I love reading about patriots James Dray . Thank you.

Jan 13, 2020 06:59 AM #21
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