William Harrison Floyd was born abt 1852 and recorded his birth as being in California. On some later records, his father is listed as being Daniel Floyd and his mother as Mary Hunter but their residence/marriage/births were thought to be New York or Illinois. The story goes that the couple left for California to take part in the California gold rush and where they subsequently had a couple of children - William and at least 2 sisters whose names remain unknown. William was said to have left home by the age of 14. He later married and died in Oregon but I am trying to find, without much success, more information on the Floyd family. I know William got married in about 1893 but up to that point, his life and his parents and family remain a mystery. Here's hoping that somebody is missing a William!!