Catherine Floyd (1767–1832), who married Reverend William Clarkson (1763–1812).  After the death of his first wife in 1781, Floyd remarried to Joanna Strong (1747–1826), who was born in Setauket, New York , and was the daughter of Benajah Strong and Martha (née Mills) Strong.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Floyd
The William Floyd High School musical theatre class, under the direction of Mr. Berkeley Rousseau, recently had the amazing opportunity to sing in the ensemble for a special version of “Let It Go” live on Good Morning America!
Catherine Floyd (1767–1832), who married Reverend William Clarkson (1763–1812).  After the death of his first wife in 1781, Floyd remarried to Joanna Strong (1747–1826), who was born in Setauket, New York , and was the daughter of Benajah Strong and Martha (née Mills) Strong.
His great-grandfather Richard Floyd was born in Brecknockshire, Wales, in about 1620 and settled in the Province of New York. William Floyd was a member of the Suffolk County Militia in the early stages of the American Revolutionary War, becoming Major General.
In the 1820 census, 86-year-old William Floyd was listed as the largest slaveholder in New York (he had 6 slaves ). Two free black residents lived in his home, so it’s been suggested that the free female was the daughter of a slave who may have been married to Floyd.
August 4, 1821. William Floyd was born on Long Island on December 17, 1734. His family had emigrated to America in 1654 and by the time of his birth were well established and wealthy.
In 1776 a 42 year-old William Floyd risked losing his family, farm, and life for signing the Declaration of Independence. William Floyd was the only man from New York's Suffolk County to sign the Declaration of Independence.
The magnificent Floyd House in Westernville was a testament to William Floyd’s great achievements. Aside from owning the Mastic Beach estate, Floyd built the Westernville house in New York around 1803.
William Floyd was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Born in New York, Floyd managed his family's farm before getting involved in the dispute between Great Britain and the American Colonies. Floyd was selected to represent New York in 1774 in the First Continental Congress which met in Philadelphia.
When Floyd reached his 20th year, his father and mother died within 2 months of each other, and he inherited a large estate along with the responsibility of caring for his brothers and sisters. Six years later, he married.
His granddaughter, Julia Floyd Delafield recounted his story of the signing, "When they were about signing the paper Gen'l Floyd was talking with ---- a man of feeble frame and delicate health. The General was a man of iron nerve and of muscles to match.