600RE: [About_Alfords] Andrew Jackson Alford
- Feb 27, 2014
1880 Unable to locate Andrew
1900 Census, Garner, White County, AR
161. Alford, Andrew J WM Apr 1851, age 49 married 25 years, born GA, father GA, mother GA
. . . . .Alford, Liza WF Jan 1851, age 49 mother of ∩, 4 living, b. AR, father GA, mother IN
. . . . .Alford, Sam WM Aug 1881, age 18 son, born AR, father GA, mother AR
. . . . .Gowan, Ginnie WF Jan 1889, age 11 daughter, born AR, father AR, mother TN
. . . . .Gowan, Willie WM Apr 1892, age 8 son, born AR, father AR, mother TN
. . . . .Gowan, Dona WF Jan 1894, age 6 daughter, born AR, father AR, mother TN
59. . .Alford, Thomas A WM Dec 1879, age 21 married 1 year, born AR, father GA, mother AR
. . . . .Alford, Lola S WF Apr 1881, age 19 mother of 1, 1 living, b.AR, father MS, mother MS
. . . . .Alford, Della A WF Nov 1899, age 6/12, daughter, born AR, father AR, mother AR
Guess: Andrew’s wife may have been Eliza Gowan, and the last 3 were her brother’s kids (she and the children’s father were born in Arkansas) There is probably a good story as to why they were called the children of Andrew and/or Liza. Thomas appears to be Andrew’s son.
1910 Census, McRae Twp, White County, AR (Bull Creek and McRae Road)
132. Alford, Thomas A WM 31 married 11 years AR, AL, AR Farmer
. . . . .Alford, Lola E WF 29, 4 of 5 children living, AR, MS, MS
. . . . .Alford, Della A WF 11 AR AR AR
. . . . .Alford, Elmer O WM 8 TX AR AR
. . . . .Alford, Frances J WF 6 TX AR AR
. . . . .Alford, Lattis WF 4/12 AR AR AR
1910 Smith County, TEXAS (East Omen Road)
. . . . .Alford, A Jack WM 60 married2 20 years MS US GA fruit peddler
. . . . .Alford, A Liza WF 60 married2 20 years AR GA IN saleswoman
1 of 2 children living
Apparently moved to Texas about 1901, Thomas and Lola moved back between 1906 and 1909, Sam seems to have died.
1920 Census, McRae Twp, White County, AR
138. Alford, Thomas A WM 41 AR US US
. . . . .Alford, Bettie L. WF 26 AR AR AR
. . . . .Alford, Olav E WM 18 AR AR AR
. . . . .Alford, Josephine F WF 15 AR AR AR
. . . . .Alford, Lattice WF 10 AR AR AR
. . . . .Alford, Harvey L WM 7 AR AR AR
. . . . .Alford, Thilbert O WM 3½ AR AR AR
Thomas seems to have remarried. His new wife knew nothing about his parents.
Indicate Andrew Jackson Alford, born 7 Jan 1851 was the son of Thomas Jefferson Alford and Mary E Adams, of Harris County, Georgia, and that Andrew married first Ellen Turner (1873) and second Eliza Nicholson, but has nothing further.
His line is shown as:
. Thomas Jefferson Alford (c1832-aft.1890) m.1850 Mary E Adams
. . William Henry Alford (c1811-aft.1860) m.1831 Elizabeth Stillwell
. . . Job Alford (c1763-c1851) married Sarah Turner
. . . . Julius Caesar Alford (1717-1771) married Lucy Newton?
. . . . . James Alford (1687-1730)
. . . . . . John Alford Sr (1645-1710) married Elizabeth Lettice
. . . . . . . William Alford (c1630-1675) married Dorothy
. . . . . . . . and 4 additional generations, well beyond what is actually proven.
Back to 1880: Union Township, White County, AR, June 4, 1880
119. Alferd, T J WM 56 Farmer GA GA GA
. . . . .Alferd, Mary WF 40 GA GA GA
. . . . .Alferd, T J WM 20 Laborer GA GA GA
. . . . .Alferd, Juliet WF 14 GA GA GA
. . . . .Alferd, Wm WM 10 MS GA GA
. . . . .Alferd, John WM 8 AR GA GA
ALSO, curiously: Precinct 6, Grimes Co, Texas, June 5, 1880
95. . .Alford, AJ WM 29 Farmer GA SC SC
. . . . .Alford, M F WF 19 TX AR TX
. . . . .Alford, Jas W WM 1 TX GA TX
96. . .Alford, Mary WF 60 Farmer SC
. . . . .Alford, Thos WM 21 son GA SC SC
1870 DeKalb, Kemper Co, Mississippi
840. Alford, Thos WM 38 GA Farm Hand
. . . . .Alford, Mary WF 36 GA
. . . . .Alford, Andrew WM 19 GA Farm Hand
. . . . .Alford, Amander WM 17 GA
. . . . .Alford, Josephine WF 14 GA
. . . . .Alford, Eida WF 12 GA
. . . . .Alford, Thos WM 9 GA
. . . . .Alford, Ida WF 8 GA
. . . . .Alford, Christiana WF 7 GA
. . . . .Alford, Julet WF 4 GA
. . . . .Alford, Billie WM 5/12 MS
1860 Hamilton, Harris Co, Georgia
477. Thomas Alford M 30 GA
. . . . .Mary F 25 “
. . . . .A J M 9 “
. . . . .Amanda F 8 “
. . . . .Josephine F 5 “
. . . . .Fanny F 4 “:
. . . . .Ida F 3 “
. . . . .Infant M 4/12 “
1860 Mountain Hill, Harris Co, Georgia
625. Wm Alford M 50 GA Farmer
. . . . .Betsy F 45 “
. . . . .Misanda(?) F 25
. . . . .Lula F 23
. . . . .Job M 18
. . . . .John M 16
. . . . .May F 14
. . . . .Sarah F 12
1850 Census, 19th District, Harris County, Georgia
628. Thos J Alford 19 GA Farmer
. . . . .Mary E 15 GA
629. William H Alford 39 NC Farmer [indexed William W Alford, image is clearly “H”]
. . . . .Elizabeth 41 NC
. . . . .Amanda L 15 GA
. . . . .William F 13 GA
. . . . .Mianda 11 GA
. . . . .Matilda L 7 GA
. . . . .Job 6 GA
. . . . .John N 3 GA
. . . . .Mary Ann E 3 GA
1840 Census, Moore’s District Harris County, Georgia
. . . . .W H Alford (image not available)
Looks good so far, William H even named his second son Job, indicating his possible father’s name (above).
Next: Check for Estate Administrations (not just wills) and deeds in White Co, Arkansas, to see a connection between Andrew and Thomas AND/OR Mary
Then: Same in Harris County Georgia for Thomas to William AND/OR Elizabeth/Betsy
Also look for Thomas’ Civil War Records. He may have received a pension for service in a Georgia unit (20th 36th and 37th Infantry), when living in Arkansas.
Happy Hunting J
Can we assume you have checked all of the Censuses available? Have you posted on Roots Web boards? Search "google" books. I found info. there, that led me to a Court record of my Alford. Don't give up!
I have nothing either, I admit, I've never even heard of Andrew Jackson Alford. But, surely someone has. Go0od luck!
I don’t have anything about him either. My grandfather, James Alvin, was born in 1852 in S.C. and came to Georgia, Gwinnett County.
Wish I had something to offer regarding Andrew Jackson Alford. Washington state? That sounds so strange but then again, I have a brother living there. Imagine the strength of will to make the journey 'back in the day'!
On Wednesday, February 26, 2014 9:52 PM, Alicia Roundy Houston <arhouston@...> wrote:
Hello all you Alfords!
I am trying to solve an Alford puzzle and hope you can help. Is anyone out there related to Andrew Jackson Alford, born about 1851 in Georgia, who married Ellen Turner, born about 1853 in Kentucky? I believe the couple ended up in White county Arkansas where they raised their family, but I am having a hard time finding documentation.
One branch ended up in Washington state -- imagine that! They became Seahawks!
Please send me some clues....
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