James John Floyd, (William3, John2 (or) William2) was better known as Col. John Floyd. He was a pioneer around the Louisville, Kentucky area where he worked as a surveyor and a military figure. He was an early settler of St. Matthews, Kentucky and helped lay out Louisville. In Kentucky he served as a Colonel of the Kentucky Militia in which he participated in raids with George Rogers Clark and later became one of the first judges of Kentucky. George Rogers Clark was a soldier from Virginia and the highest ranking American military officer on the northwestern frontier during the American Revolutionary War. His younger brother was William Clark, one of the leaders of the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery expedition sent out by President Jefferson in 1804. Also in Jefferson’s Corp of Discovery was Charles Floyd, nephew of Col. James John Floyd. James John Floyd was born between 1750 and 1751 and died 14 April 1783 from a wound suffered during an Indian attack. James John Floyd was the son of William and Abadiah (Davis) Floyd and William was the son of either John Floyd, Jr. of Northampton County, Virginia or William Floyd, Sr.