Subj: FLOODSFLUDS TO AMERICA
FLOODSFLUDS TO AMERICA.
by Evelyn Flood
Story No. 54 on the Newton County, Arkansas Website
"Kinfolks Stories" by Evelyn Flood.
The name FLUDD is of Welsh origin and has been traced back to the twelfth century Ririd Vlaidd of Salop(Shropshire England, the Earl of Penlyn.One of Ririd Vlaidd's descendants was Sir Thomas Fludd (1545-1607) of Milgate House Parish of Berstad,Kent,England who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth I.
Sir Thomas Fludd had several sons: Thomas, Nicholas, William, John, Robert Fludd,M.D. and Philip Fludd.
John Fludd was father of Richard Fludd who migrated to Drogheda,Ireland about 1645 where the name was Anglicized to Flood.
So the Floods of Ireland are distantly related to John FludFlood of Virginia.
Nicholas Fludd (above)was the father of John,the first Fludd to America. John Fludd came to America from England in May 1611(ship left England in December 1610) to
Jamestown,Virginia on the ship "The Swann". He was known as
Col. John Flood in Virginia. He became an interpreter for the Indians and was paid for his services with tobacco grown in Virginia. He became a wealthy planter.
Col.John Flood(Fludd)of Millgate,Co.Kent,England and County Surrey, Virginia (ca 1592 to 1658) Married widow Mrs. William Finch(Margaret) ca 1624 and they had :
(1)William Flood b 1625
(2)John Flood (ca1627-ca 1672 m:?
Issue: JohnFlood (d1678)m Mary Creede.
Jane Flood m:1667 Thomas Lane
Elizabeth Flood m:(1) Thomas King (d1679) and she
m:(2) 1680 Nicholas Smith (d1719).
(3)Capt.Thomas Flood, (ca1629?) -ca1677) m: and had at least one child!:
Capt. Thomas Flood (ca1651?) -1718) ,m: ca 1672, Ann Rose (d1728)
(4) Mary Flood (ca1635? ca 1678)who married four times:
(No.1) Richard Blunt ca 1655; one son Thomas Blunt
(No.2) 1657 Charles Ford (no children)
(No.3) 1658 John Washington; one son, Richard Washington, (1659-1724)
(No.4) 1661 Henry Briggs; five children
By Fortune Jordan, Col. John Flood had:
(5) Jane Flood (ca1639-1669) m: 1665 to John Cary (1635-1701) and had two children:
(a) Thomas Cary (1667-1716) m:Esther Hudson
(b) Mary Cary (1669-1732) who m:
(2) Nathaniel Harrison (1677-1727).
(6) Walter Flood (1641-1722) m: ca 1677 Anne Browne (ca 1661-1727).
My understanding is Walter was sent back to England for schooling.
There is a gap here from Virginia to the Carolinas and am presently trying to tie in the North Carolina Floods to the Virginia Floods.
I am trying to connect our John FloodFlud b ca 1790 of North Carolina who married Rebecca (last name unknown) about 1806.
They were parents of Nathaniel b 1807 NC(our side), John L, David, Elizabeth,James and unknown daughter who migrated to St.Francois County,Missouri, to Carroll County, Arkansas(later Newton County,Arkansas)about 1836.
NathanFlood and Mary Polly Jones were married in St.Francois County, Missouri in 1832 and I found John Flood there in Madison next to St. Francois County,Missouri in 1830.
Nathan and Mary Polly Jones had their first two children in St.Francois County, Missouri ;Nancy Jane and John Kink Flud were born there.
Found John FloodFlud and Rebecca Flood in Carroll County, Ark. in 1836 to about 1838. Believe 1838 was the year John Flood died. He paid taxes in Carroll County,Arkansas and belonged to the Crooked Creek
Church therein Carroll County,Ark.(See story on
"Kinfolks Stories" by Evelyn Flood on the Newton County,
Rebecca (unknown maiden name)Flood was alive in 1850 in Newton County, Arkansas.
When Nathan Flood joined the Union Army in Civil War Time they did
not muster him in and he died at the hospital at Springfield, Missouri andis buried in the National Cemetery there.
His wife Mary Polly Jones finally got her widows pension from his Service after a period of time, by proving with depositions that Nathan was issued his uniform, arms and began his duties as a soldier. He was 56 years of age at the time he joined the Union Army and was a Blacksmith.
If they had mustered Nathan in, we would know just exactly where he was born.So, due to human error, much research is lost.
To date I am not sure where in the Carolinas he was born.
Found one place where a John Flut (spelled this way) married a Rebecca Mayo in North Carolina.
I tend to believe maybe Pitt County,North Carolina was where they may
have been from. But one census the children say he was born in NC, then another in Carolina and yet another in Tenn.
There were lots of Fluds in South Carolina.
Do know that John and Rebecca FloodFlud had sons Nathan(our side);John L Flud ; David Flud ;James Flud and two daughters.
Believe one daughter was Elizabeth Flood who married
David Jones Junior in Madison County, MO. in 1832.
This David Jones Junior (I believe) is Mary Polly Jones Flood's brother.
Their father was David Jones and was with them
in Carroll County,Arkansas in early tax records.
Simon Jones of Newton County is also believed (by me) to be brother of Mary Polly Jones Flood.
David Flud married Susannah Rhodes ca 1832.
in Madison County near St.Francois Co.Missouri but could never find him after that date.
Have Nathan, David, John"Kink" and George W Flood's Civil War Military and Pension Records. Service records are a great source of information on families.
Land records are also another good source.
Nathan and Mary Polly Jones Flood were the parents of
(1) Nancy Jane Flood who married (1) Mr. Bray and (2)
(2)John Benjamin"Kink"Flud who married Emeline Cooper.
(3)David Flood(Union Soldier hung by Confederates in Civil War). He married Martha Hampton.
(4)Elizabeth died young;
(5) Rebecca Flood who married Alfred Smith.
(6)George W Flood "Uncle Wash"(our side)
who married Rachel Caroline Harris ;
(7) Sarah Flood who married (1)James Smith (Union Soldier hung by Confederates in Civil War and (2)Joseph Benjamin
(8)Sophronia (Sophia) Flood Smith; She married Levi SmithSome of this family still live in Newton County,AR.
(9)Mary Maranda Flood who married John L Pierce,Jr.
(10)William Flood who married Nancy Jane Smith.
(11)Simon Flud. Simonwas married three times. His descendants are spread far and wide.
Simon was a deputy marshall for Judge Parker of Ft. Smith, Arkansas fame.
George W. Flood and Rachel Caroline Harris (our side)were the parents
of: Emeline Flood Brasel, John Flood(twin to Emeline died as an infant);
William Riley Flud; James C Flood; Nancy Jane Flood Wells Chamberlin;
Simon David Flud (our side) who married Hester Hosannie Ricketts;
Mary Ova (Polly)Flood Taylor; Joseph H Flood; Ulysses S Grant Flud;
Lafayette Franklin Flud; and Washington Hoyle Flood.
Hoyle Flood's son Charles still lives on
land that was settled by the Floods when they came to White
Township in what was then Carroll County,Arkansas in 1836(now Newton County). So you might say the land has been in the Flood name for approximately 164 years.
Brothers spelled their last names differently.
This is the brief history of the FloodFlud families as I know it.
Mr. Charles Patterson of Virginia was good enough to share his early Flood research with me and I am greatly indebted to him.You can find more information on Captain John Fludd
on the Flood GenForum.
I have much more Flood information on Family Group Sheets, but wanted to at least give a brief outline of some of the FloodsFluds.