Nelson Marvin Lloyd, the father of John Uri Lloyd, was born in 1821 and married Sophia Webster. He moved his family to Boone County, and taught school in Florence. His school closed in 1859, and in 1860 he bought out J.N. Early's general store.1) He is listed as a merchant living in Petersburg in the 1860 U.S. Federal Census.
Nelson Lloyd died in 1882, and his wife Sophia in 1903.