Marmaduke Hamilton Floyd was born June 14, 1888. He attended North Georgia Agricultural College at Dahlonega, Ga., 1906-1908. He was associated with Floyd and Co., cotton merchants and cotton pickery, owned by his father, T.B. Floyd, Sr., 1908-1931. After the death of his father, he operated a cotton pickery of his own until 1939. He was Superintendent of the Burnside Development Co. (real estate development), 1940-1942, and was a contractor and land surveyor on his own, 1940 until his death on December 16,1949. During World War I he served in a stevedoring unit of the U.S. Army in France and in World War II he was connected with the Office of Price Administration in Washington. He was vitally interested in coastal Georgia History and was one of the organizers of the Savannah Historical Association. Dolores Boisfeuillet Floyd was born on March 26, 1887; she was educated in public and private school. While living in Washington, D.C. with her first husband, Neyle Colquitt, she studied miniature painting at the Cocoran School of Art and was a member of several patriotic, professional, and social organizations. After Colquitt's death she studied library science at Georgetown University and soon thereafter returned to Savannah as a library assistant with the Savannah Public Library. Her special charge was the library branch housed in Hodgson Hall, headquarters of the Georgia Historical Society. This position enabled her to pursue her interests in Georgia history which resulted in many published and unpublished studies in various phases of Georgia and Savannah history. She retired from this position in April 1943 and, with her husband, operated a maritime museum in the Pirates' House in Savannah. After Mr. Floyd's death she lived with her son Picot in Athens, Ga. and Alexandria, Va. In 1958 she spent several months in Minorca and in Florida researching the background of the Minorcans who settled there. She spent the last years of her life in Savannah, passing away May 18, 1966.
From the description of Marmaduke Hamilton and Dolores Boisfeuillet Floyd papers, 1562-1970 (Georgia Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 76065698