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From “Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888,” published by H.H. Hardesty, we find this entry for Floyd S. Stafford, who resided at Christian in Logan County, West Virginia:
Was born in Logan county Dec. 15, 1838, in what is now the State of West Virginia, but was then a part of Virginia. In the war between the States his sympathies were with his native State, and he volunteered early in the struggle, serving till the surrender of General Lee at Appomattox, having enlisted in 1861 in Co. D, 36th Va. V.I. At the battle of Fayetteville, W.Va., Sept. 10, 1862, he was severely wounded, but after recovering he returned to services, and engaged in many more hard fought battles, till honorably paroled May 1, 1865, at Lewisburg, Va. Since the war he has resided on his farm in Logan county, in the cultivation of which and the management of a valuable grist mill that he also owns, he has been and is now engaged. His estate is situated on Guyandotte River and is one of the most valuable in the county, consisting of mineral and timber lands. As a citizen he is honored and beloved by all who know him; his post office address is Christian, Logan county, W.Va.
Source: Dr. R.A. Brock, Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888 (Richmond, VA: H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, 1888), p. 840-841.