William Floyd

American Founding Father and politician (1734–1821)

William Floyd (December 17, 1734–August 4, 1821), was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of New York.

William Floyd in a 1792 portrait
Floyd's signature

In honor


There are several places and institutions named after William Floyd, they include:

  • The town of Floyd in Oneida County. General Floyd moved into the present day hamlet of Westernville, Oneida County before his death. His final resting place in the Westernville cemetery is marked with a simple stone plaque.

Among his descendants are cinematographer Floyd Crosby and rock singer David Crosby. A second cousin twice removed was Abraham Lincoln.


  1. "General William Floyd Elementary School - GWF Home". Archived from the original on 2008-04-15. Retrieved 2008-11-22.