I know the middle Tennessee Floridas.Just visited their family cemetary off Cainsville Rd.Thomas Byrd Florida, Patrick Bethel Florida, and a few others are buried there.E.C. Warren has compiled a family history that took him several years to put together.Answers all your questions about the Florida family.I'll try to give a quick summary here from his work.
Patrick Bethel Florida (Floriday) was born in 1767 in Ireland. Red hair. Came over at age 12 to avoid war.Sent to Virginia, U.S.A.Prior to 1804, he bought 84 acres of land and moved with his wife Nancy to Wilson County, Tn.
Their grandson, Marcus Arbra Florida 1875-1937, lived at times in Bernie, Mo. after his first wife died.
His bro, John Ervin Florida 1884-1942, moved his family to Flint, MI sometime in the late 1920's or so to take a job with General Motors.
Thick document here that I'm scanning and so I may be missing a family or so that also made the move from Tn, Mo, to MI.
b. I think Mr. Florida said the migration route was Ireland, Virginia, passing through N. Carolina?, then Tenn.
c.Patrick Bethel Florida 1767-1854 is as far as this research goes.