Captain Charles Floyd, planter of Walnut Hill Plantation on Hilton Head, son of Samuel and Susan (Dixon) Floyd, was born in Northampton County, Virginia in 1747, married in St. Helena’s church in 1768 to Mary Fendin. Their son, John, was born on Hilton Head October 3, 1769. Charles was a Revolutionary hero, member of the Bloody Legion which avenged the 1781 death of his brother-in-law, Charles Devant. He sold Walnut Hill to William Pope, Sr. around 1797 and moved to Camden County, Georgia with his son John, later Major General John Floyd of Fairfield Plantation, for whom Floyd County, Georgia is named, who married in 1793 Isabella Maria Hazzard by whom he was father of General Charles Renaldo Floyd of Bellevue Plantation.
Peeples, An Index to Hilton Head IsLand Names (Before the Contemporary Development), p.15