STEPHEN ELLSWORTH FLOYD, city engineer, at Mingo Junction, O., conducts extensive farming operations in Cross Creek Township, where he and wife own a valuable farm of one hundred and forty-seven acres, the old Roberts place, which has been in the Roberts name continously since 1800. Mr. Floyd was born on his father's farm in Cross Creek Township, Jefferson County, January 18, 1860, and is a son of John and Catherine (Winters) Floyd.
Stephen Ellsworth Floyd attended the local schools in boyhood and then entered the Ohio State Universities at Columbus, where he completed a three-year course in civil engineering and has made much progress in his profession. For some years he has divided his time between this and agricultural pursuits. On October 16, 1884, Mr. Floyd was married to Miss Carrie Roberts, a daughter of James and Rachel (Taylor) Roberts, and a granddaughter of William and Sarah (Mansfield) Roberts and James and Esther (Johnston) Taylor. The father of Mrs. Floyd was born in Cross Creek Township and the mother in Ross Township. They have both passed away and their burial was in Cross Creek Township. They had three daughters: Elizabeth, Laura and Carrie, the last named, Mrs. Floyd, being the only survivor. She inherited the old homestead of father and grandfather and still holds it in her name. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd have two children: Taylor Winters, who is employed in a wholesale grocery house at Fayetteville, Ark; and Catherine Esther, who resides with her parents. In these two families, the Floyds and the ROberts, are united old pioneer settlers of this section, people of courage and enterprise who took their lives in their hands when they ventured into what was then a wild and tractless wilderness.