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Henry L. Alford (M)
b. circa 1863, #671
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     Henry L. Alford was born circa 1863 at TX. He was the son of Calvin H. Alford and Mary A. Snow.
     He was enumerated with Calvin H. Alford on the Polk County, AR census dated June 14, 1870; Henry was shown at age 7 as a white male born in Texas. He was attending school.
     He was enumerated with Calvin H. Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated June 28, 1880; Henry L. was shown at age 17 as a single white male, son of Calvin H., born in Texas. His father was born in North Carolina. His mother was born in Alabama. His occupation was working on a farm. He was shown as attending school.


    Robert J. Alford (M)
    b. July, 1864, #672
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         Robert J. Alford was born in July, 1864 at TX. He was the son of Calvin H. Alford and Mary A. Snow.
         He was enumerated with Calvin H. Alford on the Polk County, AR census dated June 14, 1870; Robert was shown at age 5 as a white male born in Texas.
         He was enumerated with Calvin H. Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated June 28, 1880; Robert J. was shown at age 15 as a single white male, son of Calvin H., born in Texas. His father was born in North Carolina. His mother was born in Alabama. His occupation was working on a farm. He was shown as attending school. Robert J. Alford married Mary Elizabeth Orrick, daughter of James H. Orrick and Mary Jane Harkness, on December 17, 1882 at Pike County, AR.


      Madison Ewing Alford (M)
      b. December 13, 1815, d. August 26, 1876, #673
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           Madison Ewing Alford was born on December 13, 1815 at Morgan County, AL. He was the son of David Alford and Mary Ann "Polly" Orrick.
           He was enumerated with David Alford on the Morgan County, AL census dated 1830; Madison Ewing was shown at age 15 as a white male. Madison Ewing Alford and Nancy Orrick obtained a marriage license on October 1, 1833 at Blount County, AL; [Marriage Record from the Blount County, Alabama Marriage Record Volume B (1830-1838) page 131. - Marriage License No. 531 To any of the Judges of said State, any Justice of the Peace of said County or other person legally authorized. These are to authorize you to solemnize the Rites of Matrimony between Madison E. Alford and Nancy Orrick of said County, agreeably to statutes in such case made and approved]. A contract for the marriage of Madison Ewing Alford and Nancy Orrick was signed on October 1, 1833 at Blount County, AL; [Know All Men By These Presents: That we, Madison E. Alford & James Clampett of Blount County, State of Alabama, are held & firmly bound unto the Governor of said State for the time being, & his successors at office, in the Sum of Two hundred Dollars for the use of the State, for the due payment whereof, we hereby Bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly & severally. Witness our hands this 1st day of October 1833. The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the said Madison E. Alford hath this day prayed a License from the Clerk of the County Court of Blount County to be married to Nancy Orrick. Now if there is no Lawful cause to obstruct said marriage, then the above to be void, otherwise to remain in full force. Madison E. Alford (Seal) ; James Clampett (Seal); Witness: M. Brindley, Clk. ]. Madison Ewing Alford married Nancy Orrick, daughter of William Orrick and Celia Ola Strickland, on October 2, 1833 at Blount County, AL. [(Certificate of Solemnization on License); October the 2nd 1833. Solemnized by me. James French, J.P. One source indicates the wedding was in Walker County, AL. One source has his name as Madison F.].
           In the fall of 1836 he moved his family to Crawford County, Arkansas.
           Around October 14, 1837 he moved his family to East Texas on the Saline River.
           On January 2, 1840 after he proved to the Commissioners of the Harrison Land District in Texas that he was a married man and that he had arrived in the Republic on October 14, 1837 he was awarded Certificate number 68 and thereby was granted 640 Acres of public domain land as a third class head right. The land he chose was in the present day county of Panola. He was required to live in the Republic for three years before being given free title to the land. On September 7, 1841 he was granted full title to the land by the Commissioners since he had met the requirements of the grant.
           He moved his family from Texas and made his home on a farm near Murfreesboro, Pike County Arkansas in the fall of 1841 sometime after Sep 7.
           The Murfreesboro Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1841 by the Revs. Jesse Jenkins and Madison E. Alford with Rev. Benedict as first pastor, some of the earliest members were Rev. Madison E. Alford and family, Rev. Jesse Jenkins and wife, Mrs. Lucinda Davis, William Orrick and wife, and William Kizzia and wife. This society held services in the old log court-house for several years. After the erection of the Academy in 1869, they worshipped there till 1888, when they completed their present commodious church edifice, erected at an expense of $800. The present [1992] pastor is J.W. Davis. A large and strong membership composes this organization.
           He was listed as a head of household on the Pike County, AR census dated November 16, 1850. He was found in Thompson Township, Dwelling 203, Family 203; M.E. was a white married male shown as 34 years of age born in Alabama and was a farmer.
           He was listed as a head of household on the Pike County, AR census dated September, 1860. He was found in Antoine Township, Dwelling 515, Family 515; M.E. was 44 years old, a married white male, farmer born in Alabama.
           On September 5, 1861 he purchased from the United States General Land Office 80 acres of land in Pike County.
           He was listed as a head of household on the Pike County, AR census dated June 25, 1870. He was found in Antoine Township, Redland Post Office, Page 201, Dwelling 36, Family 36; Madison was shown at age 54, a married white male farmer born in Alabama. His real estate property was valued at $120. Madison Ewing Alford died on August 26, 1876 at Pike County, AR, at age 60. [This excerpt from an article in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas, 1890, Pike County, page 314 is a fitting epitaph. "Rev. Madison E. Alford spent his youth on a farm, and after his marriage, which occurred in Alabama, he came to Arkansas in 1841 and settled near Murfreesboro. He had made the study of medicine his profession in Alabama, and was licensed to preach at Greenville, Clark County, Ark., soon after he came to this State, by Rev. Andrew Hunter, presiding Elder of Washington District, Ouachita Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church. Soon after his arrival here he began his ministerial duties, and was one of the pioneer Methodist Episcopal preachers of Pike County. He became well known as an evangelist, organizing churches in this and adjoining counties, and organized the church at Murfreesboro, Pisgah, Brocktown and near Bingen, also many others throughout the county. He owned a farm, but devoted his whole time to the ministry, and after spending his entire life in this work ceased his labors in 1876. He was truly a good man, and his influence was perhaps as great as any one residing here since. "].

           Children of Madison Ewing Alford and Nancy Orrick:
      William David Alford+   b. March 31, 1835, d. May 12, 1923
      John M. Alford   b. May 14, 1837, d. May 2, 1874
      James H Alford+   b. January 12, 1839, d. December 17, 1897
      Andrew Jackson Alford+   b. May 12, 1842, d. 1910
      Martha L. Alford+   b. March 23, 1844
      Mary Jane Alford   b. May 12, 1846
      Sarah Ann Alford   b. November 19, 1848, d. June 17, 1880
      Nancy L. Alford   b. August 5, 1851, d. January 23, 1852
      Eliza Ellen Alford   b. December 13, 1852, d. December 15, 1852
      Doctor Abner Acel Alford+   b. January 13, 1854, d. May 14, 1927
      Joseph Warren Alford Sr+   b. May 14, 1857, d. May 21, 1922
      Franklin Ewing Alford+   b. August 16, 1860, d. October 9, 1954


        Nancy Orrick (F)
        b. February 3, 1816, d. November 10, 1875, #674
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             Nancy Orrick was born on February 3, 1816 at Jackson County, AL.
             She may have been 1/8 Cherokee as indicated by this excerpt from an application made by her son Andrew to the Guion Miller Commission. "My name is Andrew J Alford, my post-office is Crowder City, Okla. I was born in Pike Co., Arkansas in 1842. I claim relationship to the Cherokee Indians through my mother, whose maiden name was Nancy Orrick who was one-eighth. She was born in Alabama in either Cherokee County or Jackson County. I do not know what year. My mother claims through her mother whose maiden name was Celia Strickland. My people moved from Alabama to Arkansas in 1835. My parents did not come west with the Indians. I do not know of any enrollment of my people although I remember when a boy my grandfather sending in the name of Strickland to be enrolled as a Cherokee Indian. We never received any money or land from the government." Signed, Andrew (x) J. Alford, McAlester, Okla., Sep. 5, 1908. She was the daughter of William Orrick and Celia Ola Strickland. Nancy Orrick and Madison Ewing Alford obtained a marriage license on October 1, 1833 at Blount County, AL; [Marriage Record from the Blount County, Alabama Marriage Record Volume B (1830-1838) page 131. - Marriage License No. 531 To any of the Judges of said State, any Justice of the Peace of said County or other person legally authorized. These are to authorize you to solemnize the Rites of Matrimony between Madison E. Alford and Nancy Orrick of said County, agreeably to statutes in such case made and approved]. A contract for the marriage of Nancy Orrick and Madison Ewing Alford was signed on October 1, 1833 at Blount County, AL; [Know All Men By These Presents: That we, Madison E. Alford & James Clampett of Blount County, State of Alabama, are held & firmly bound unto the Governor of said State for the time being, & his successors at office, in the Sum of Two hundred Dollars for the use of the State, for the due payment whereof, we hereby Bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly & severally. Witness our hands this 1st day of October 1833. The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the said Madison E. Alford hath this day prayed a License from the Clerk of the County Court of Blount County to be married to Nancy Orrick. Now if there is no Lawful cause to obstruct said marriage, then the above to be void, otherwise to remain in full force. Madison E. Alford (Seal) ; James Clampett (Seal); Witness: M. Brindley, Clk. ]. Nancy Orrick married Madison Ewing Alford, son of David Alford and Mary Ann "Polly" Orrick, on October 2, 1833 at Blount County, AL. [(Certificate of Solemnization on License); October the 2nd 1833. Solemnized by me. James French, J.P. One source indicates the wedding was in Walker County, AL. One source has his name as Madison F.].
             She was enumerated with Madison Ewing Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated November 16, 1850; Nancy was listed at 34 years of age as a white female, wife of M.E.. She was born in South Carolina.
             She was enumerated with Madison Ewing Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated September, 1860; Nancy was 44 years old, a married white female born in South Carolina and wife of M.E.
             She was enumerated with Madison Ewing Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated June 25, 1870; Nancy was shown at age 54 as a married white female born in South Carolina. Nancy Orrick died on November 10, 1875 at Pike County, AR, at age 59.

             Children of Nancy Orrick and Madison Ewing Alford:
        William David Alford+   b. March 31, 1835, d. May 12, 1923
        John M. Alford   b. May 14, 1837, d. May 2, 1874
        James H Alford+   b. January 12, 1839, d. December 17, 1897
        Andrew Jackson Alford+   b. May 12, 1842, d. 1910
        Martha L. Alford+   b. March 23, 1844
        Mary Jane Alford   b. May 12, 1846
        Sarah Ann Alford   b. November 19, 1848, d. June 17, 1880
        Nancy L. Alford   b. August 5, 1851, d. January 23, 1852
        Eliza Ellen Alford   b. December 13, 1852, d. December 15, 1852
        Doctor Abner Acel Alford+   b. January 13, 1854, d. May 14, 1927
        Joseph Warren Alford Sr+   b. May 14, 1857, d. May 21, 1922
        Franklin Ewing Alford+   b. August 16, 1860, d. October 9, 1954


          William David Alford (M)
          b. March 31, 1835, d. May 12, 1923, #675
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               William David Alford was born on March 31, 1835. [in Alabama "and was the eldest of twelve children born to Rev. Madison E. and Nancy (Orrick) Alford, the father a native of Alabama, and the mother of South Carolina." He "attained his growth on the farm, had practically no educational advantages, and continued to reside at home until he was twenty-one years of age." Between 1856 and 1861 he was a teacher. "During the last few years at home, he had been studying with such instruction as parents could give him, and upon leaving began teaching school. This he continued for some time, and he was just prepared to attend college when the war cloud burst upon the nation."]. He worked Doctor. He was the son of Madison Ewing Alford and Nancy Orrick.
               He was enumerated with Madison Ewing Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated November 16, 1850; William was listed as the eldest son at age 15. He was a white male born in Alabama. William David Alford married Mary Ellen Brewer, daughter of James Stephenson Brewer and Zerilda "Serilda" E. White, on May 15, 1859 at Pike County, AR.
               He purchased 80.09 acres of land in Pike County Arkansas from the United States General Land Office on 7/2/1860.
               He was listed as a head of household on the Pike County, AR census dated September 6, 1860. He was found in Antoine Township, Redland Post Office, Page 514B, Sheet 82, Dwelling 532, Family 532; W.D. was shown at age 25 as a white male born in Alabama. His occupation was farmer. He owned real estate valued at $200. His personal estate was valued at $555.
               He enlisted in Company G, Fourth (McNair's) Arkansas Infantry Confederate States of America on August 10, 1861 [One source has the enlistment at Mount Vernon, Missouri on November 17, 1861.] He participated in the battle of Pea Ridge. Immediately after that battle he was appointed assistant surgeon, and accompanied the sick and wounded troops to Little Rock from Van Buren. He remained in the hospital at Little Rock until the fall of that city in September 10, 1863, when he was taken prisoner (captured by Federal troops under General Steele) and sent as a Military Prisoner to Camp Morton, Indianapolis, Indiana on October 31, 1863 where he was retained as assistant for the sick. He was released on his oath on May 18, 1865. His rank was private. He left the service after the surrender of the Confederate Army by General Robert E. Lee. He then returned to Pike County, Ark., where he at once engaged in agricultural pursuits. After farming for two years he again began the study of medicine, attended the American Medical College at St. Louis, Mo., graduated, and has since been in constant practice in the town and vicinity.
               After earning his [medical] degree in 1868 he set up practice in Murfreesboro, Pike County, AR.
               He was listed as a head of household on the Pike County, AR census dated June 25, 1870. He was found in Antoine Township, Redland Post Office, Page 201, Dwelling 32, Family 32; William D. was shown at age 35 as a married white male born in Alabama. He was a farmer and his real estate property was valued at $300. There was also a boarder, Leona Hensley a 14 year old white female born in Arkansas living in the house. William David Alford married Rebecca Ann Sharp, daughter of John Sharp and Mary Ann Newell, on August 18, 1870 at Pike County, AR.
               He was listed as a head of household on the Pike County, AR census dated June 11, 1880. He was found in Brewer Township, Wilton Post Office, ED 123, Page 416B, Dwelling 46, Family 46; He was shown at age 45 as a married white male born in Arkansas. His father was born in Alabama and his mother was born in South Carolina. He was a physician. He and his family were living (probably as boarders) in the house of Jane Crump.
               He owned property in Murfreesboro and surrounding areas. "He is the owner of a farm of ninety acres, fifty acres under cultivation in the river bottom, and 160 acres in another tract, and has also some town property." He was a merchant. "He has been engaged in selling drugs for some time, and in 1890 formed a partnership with Mr. Dean in his present business." By 1890 he had been married twice "first, to Miss Mary E. Brewer, in 1859. She died in 1869, leaving three children: James A. (the only one living), William M. (died at the age of six years in 1872), and Henry M. (died in infancy). Dr. Alford was married the second time, in 1870, to Miss Rebecca Ann Sharp, a native of Tennessee, and the daughter of John Sharp, an old settler here. Three children were the fruits of this union: John E., Thomas F. and Robert N." He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal denomination and an active Mason.. "Mr. Alford is a local Elder, and has been actively engaged in church work in the Methodist Episcopal denomination for years. The family are members of the same. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity and is Worshipful Master of Pike Lodge No. 91." In 1892 he was elected Treasurer of Pike County in which capacity he served until 1896. He also served his community in other way. "He is an earnest advocate of education, has been school director of this district for years, and is one of the enterprising citizens of the county."
               William sold land to Rebecca on January 9, 1897 as described in the following deed and attestations record in Pike Book of Deed "B" on pages 270 and 271.
               Quit Claim Deed
               Know all men by these presents:
               That I, William D. Alford, for and in consideration of the sum of five dollars to me in hand paid by Rebecca A. Alford, do hereby grant, sell and quit claim unto the said Rebecca A. Alford and unto her heirs and assigns forever, the following lands lying in the County of Pike and State of Arkansas, to wit: Southwest quarter of the Northwest quarter section Twenty, Township Eight S., Range Twenty-five, containing forty acres; Block No. 25, Lots number one, two and three, in said Block 25, in the incorporation of Murfreesboro, Arkansas. To have and to hold the same unto said, Rebecca A. Alford and unto her heirs and assigns forever with all appurtenances thereunto before given.
                    Witness our hands and seals on this 9th day of January 1897.
                         William D. Alford
          State of Arkansas     
          County of Pike     
               Be it remembered that on this day came before me, the undersigned, a Notary Public within and for the county aforesaid, duly commissioned and acting, William D. Alford to [me] well know[N], as the grantor in the foregoing deed and stated that he had executed the same for the consideration and purposes therein mentioned and set forth.
                    Witness my hand and seal as such Notary Public this 9th day of January 1897.
                         L.S. Corbell, N.P.
                         My commission expires Dec. 8, 1898.
               Pike County Deed Record
               State of Arkansas
               County of Pike
               I, M.M. Mauney, Circuit Clerk and exofficio Recorder for the county aforesaid, do hereby certify that the annexed and foregoing instrument of writing was filed for record in my office on the 9th day of January A.D. 1897 at 10 o'clock a.m. and the same is now duly recorded with the acknowledgement and certificates thereon in Record Book B, Pages 270 and 271.
                    In witness whereof I have unto set my hand and affixed the seal of said county this 9 day of Jan 1897.
                         M.M. Mauney
                         Circuit Clerk and Exofficio Recorder.
               William along with sons, John Ewing; Thomas Franklin; and Robert Newton; and Occo, wife of John; and Eletha, wife of Thomas sold a piece of land to W.S. Stroope on September 30, 1899.
               Quit Claim Deed
               Know all me by these Presents:
               That we, W.D. Alford; J.E. Alford; T.F. Alford and R.N. Alford; and Occo Alford; Eletha J. Alford, wifes of J.E. Alford and T.F. Alford, and in consideration of the sum of One hundred and Sixty Dollars, in hand, paid by W.S. Stroope do hereby grant, sell and quit claim unto the said W.S. Stroope and unto his heirs and assigns forever, the following described real estate lying in the County of Pike and State of Arkansas, to wit: The Southwest quarter of the Northwest quarter of Section Twenty (20) in Township eight (8), South of Range Twenty-five west; SW NW -20-8-25.
               To have and to hold the same unto the said, W.S. Stroope and unto his heirs and assigns forever, with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging.
               And we, Occo Alford and Eletha J. Alford, wifes of the said J.E. Alford and T.F. Alford, for and in consideration of the said sum of money, do hereby relinquish unto the said W.S. Stroope, all our rights dower in and to said lands.
               Witness our hands and seals on the 30th day of September 1899.
                    W.D. Alford
                    John E. Alford
                    Occo Alford
                    Robert N. Alford
                    T.F. Alford
                    Eletha Alford
               Acknowledgment
               State of Arkansas
               County of Pike
               Be it remembered that on this day came before me, the undersigned, a Circuit Clerk, within and for the county aforesaid, duly commissioned and acting; W.D., J.E., T.F., R.N., and Occo Alford to me well known as the grantors in the foregoing deed and stated that they had executed the same for the consideration and purposes therein mentioned and set forth.
               And on the same day, voluntarily appeared before me the said, Occo Alford, wife of the said, J.E. Alford, to me well known, and in the absence of her said husband, declared that she had of her own free will signed and sealed the relinquishment of dower in the foregoing deed for the consideration therein contained and set forth, without compulsion or undue influence of her said husband.
               Witness my hand and seal as such Circuit Clerk on this 30th day of September, 1899.
                    M.M. Mauney, Clerk
               State of Arkansas
               County of Pike
               Be it remembered that on this day came before me, the undersigned, a Notary Public, within and for the county aforesaid, duly commissioned and acting; T.F. Alford to me well known as the grantor in the foregoing deed and stated that he had executed the same for the consideration and purposes therein mentioned and set forth.
               And on the same day, voluntarily appeared before me the [said], Eletha Alford, wife of the said, T.F. Alford, to me well known, and in the absence of her said husband, declared that she had of her own free will signed and sealed the relinquishment of dower in the foregoing deed for the considerations and purposes therein contained and set forth, without compulsion or undue influence of her said husband.
               Witness my hand and seal as such Notary Public on this 10th day of October, 1899.
                    H.P. Messer, Notary Public
               Certificate of Record
               State of Arkansas
               County of Pike
               I, C.A. Kizzia, Clerk of the Circuit Court and exofficio Recorder for the county aforesaid, do hereby certify that the annexed and foregoing instrument of writing was filed for record in my office on the 13th day of July A.D. 1901, at 1 o'clock p.m. and the same is now duly recorded with the Acknowledgments and Certificates thereon in Record Book B, pages 206 and 207.
               In testimony whereof, I have hereunto, set my hand and affixed the seal of said Court, this 17th day of July A.D. 1901.
                    C.A. Kizzia, Clerk
                    By David A Stell, Deputy Clerk. William David Alford married Mary A. "Mollie" Brewer on November 16, 1899 at Pike County, AR. [ He was 64. She was 54. Prior to the wedding he lived in Pike County and she lived in Howard County.].
               He was listed as a head of household on the Pike County, AR census dated June 28, 1900. He was found in Thompson Township, Page 105A, Dwelling 266, Family 267; William D. was shown at age 65 living as a married white male born in March 1835 in Alabama. His father was born in Alabama and his mother was born in South Carolina. He owned his home. His occupation was physician and surgeon. He was married less than one year and the couple had no children.
               [William and his wife, Mary sold a lot to M.P. Dean on January 17, 1901 as described in the following deed and attestations.]
               Warranty Deed
                    With relinquishment of dower
               Know all men by these presents:
               That we, W.D. Alford and Mary Alford, his wife, for and in consideration of the sum of ($5) Fifty Dollars, to us in hand, paid by M.P. Dean, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, do hereby grant, bargain, sell and convey unto the said M.P. Dean and unto his heirs and assignees forever, the following lands lying in the County of Pike and State of Arkansas, to wit: One lot beginning at a point on the section line (3.541/2) chains west of the SE corner of the SW of Section (8), Tp [Township] 8 S., Range (25) W; thence North (1.57 ) chains to corner; thence S W (2.59) chains to corner; thence S 2 E (1.95) [chains] to corner; thence N E (2.52 ) chains to the SE corner of said lot, containing one half (1/2) acres more or less.
               To have and to hold the same unto the said M.P. Dean and unto his heirs and assigns forever with all appurtenances thereunto belonging.
               An we herby covenant with said M,P. Dean that we will forever warrant and defend the title of said lands against all claims whatever.
               And I, Mary Alford, wife of the said W.D. Alford, for and in consideration of the said sum of money, do hereby release and relinquish unto the said M.P. Dean all my rights of dower and homestead in and to said lands.
               Witness our hands and seal on this 17th day of January 1901.
                    W.D. Alford (L.S.)
                    M.A. Alford (L.S.)
               Acknowledgment
               State of Arkansas
               County of Pike
               Be it remembered that on this day came before me, the undersigned, a Circuit Clerk within and for the county aforesaid, duly commissioned and acting, W.D. Alford, to me well known, as the grantor in the foregoing deed and stated that he had executed the same for the consideration and purpose therein mentioned and set forth.
               And on the same day, also voluntarily appeared before me the said Mary Alford, wife of the said W.D. Alford, to me well known, and in the absence of her said husband declared that she had of her own free will executed said deed and signed and sealed the relinquishment of dower and homestead in the said deed for the consideration and purposes therein contained and set forth, without compulsion or undue influence of her said husband.
               Witness my hand and seal as such Circuit Clerk on this 17 day of January 1901.
                    C.A. Kizzia, Clerk
               Certificate of Record
               State of Arkansas
               County of Pike
               I, C.A. Kizzia, Circuit Clerk and exofficio Recorder for the county aforesaid, do hereby certify that the annexed and foregoing instrument of writing was filed for record in my office on the 2 day of Feb. A.D. 1901 at 4:50 o'clock p.m. and the same is now duly recorded with the acknowledgments and certifications thereon in Record Book D, pages 362 to 363.
               In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said county, this 5 day of Feb. 1901.
                    C.A. Kizzia, Circuit Clerk and exofficio Recorder
                    By D.A. Stell, D.C.
               He was listed as a head of household on the Pike County, AR census dated May 2, 1910. He was found in Antoine Township, Page 254B Dwelling 246 Family 253; William D. was shown at 75 as a married white male born in Alabama. His father and mother were shown as both being born in Alabama. He was a Doctor. He was shown as being married three times, the last time for 10 years.
               He was enumerated with Thomas Franklin Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated January 7, 1920; William D. was shown at age 84 as a widowed white male, father of Tom F., born in Alabama. His parents were born in Alabama. He could read and write and he spoke English. William David Alford died on May 12, 1923 at Murfreesboro, Pike County, AR, at age 88. He was buried on May 13, 1923 at Murfreesboro Cemetery, Murfreesboro, Pike County, AR. The following obituary was published in the Pike County Tribune; Volume 8, Number 12, page 1, column 4, Murfreesboro, Pike County, AR, on May 18, 1923:
               "Dr. W.D. Alford, aged 89, a pioneer citizen of this county, died at his home at Murfreesboro early Saturday morning. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at the Methodist church by Rev. Powell, Pastor of the M.E. Church at that place. The body was buried in Murfreesboro cemetery with Masonic honors. Dr. Alford is said to be one of the oldest Masons in the state."
          He was mentioned in the Bible of Emily Darnell , Murfreesboro, Arkansas, 1982. Revised.,:
                    William D. Alford and Mary Ellen Brewer were married May 15, 1859.
                    James Albert Brewer born November 19, 1860.
                    William Marion Brewer born May 21, 1866.
                    Henry Madison Brewer born December 8, 1868.
                    Mary Ellen Brewer died February 23, 1869 born September 14, 1835.
                    William D. Alford and Rebecca Ann Sharp were married August 18, 1870.
                    Rebecca Ann Sharp was born November 24, 1840.
                    John Ewing Alford born May 22, 1871.
                    Thomas Franklin Alford born March 13, 1874.
                    Robert Newton Alford born November 3, 1877.
                    William D. Alford and Mary A. Brewer were married Nov. 16, 1899.
                    Madison Ewing Alford born December 13, 1815 died 1876.
                    Nancy Orrick born February 3, 1816 died 1875.
                    Madison E. Alford and Nancy Orrick were married October 2, 1833.
                    William David Alford born March 31, 1835 died May 12, 1923.
                    John M. Alford born May 14, 1837 died May 3, 1874.
                    James H. Alford born January 12, 1839 died December 17, 1897.
                    Andrew J. Alford born May 12, 1842.
                    Martha L. Alford born March 23, 1844.
                    Mary Jane Alford born May 12, 1846.
                    Sarah Anne Alford born November 19, 1848 died June 17, 1880.
                    Nancy L. Alford born August 5, 1851 died January 23, 1852.
                    Eliza Ellen Alford born December 13, 1852 died December 15, 1852.
                    Abner A. Alford born January 13, 1854 died May 14, 1927.
                    Joseph W. Alford born May 14, 1857.
                    Franklin E. Alford born August 16, 1860 died October 9, 1954.

               Children of William David Alford and Mary Ellen Brewer:
          James Albert Alford   b. November 19, 1860, d. December 2, 1897
          William Marion Alford   b. May 21, 1866, d. September 13, 1871
          Henry Madison Alford   b. December 8, 1868, d. August 14, 1869

               Children of William David Alford and Rebecca Ann Sharp:
          John Ewing Alford+   b. May 22, 1871, d. 1942
          Thomas Franklin Alford+   b. March 13, 1874, d. 1954
          Robert Newton "Bob" Alford+   b. November 3, 1877, d. after 1933


            Mary Ellen Brewer (F)
            b. September 14, 1835, d. February 23, 1869, #676
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                 Mary Ellen Brewer was born on September 14, 1835 at Pike County, AR. [One source has the birth place as Howard County, Arkansas.]. She was the daughter of James Stephenson Brewer and Zerilda "Serilda" E. White.
                 She was enumerated with James Stephenson Brewer on the Pike County, AR census dated October 25, 1850; Mary E. was shown at age 13 as a white female born in Arkansas. She attended school within the year. Mary Ellen Brewer married William David Alford, son of Madison Ewing Alford and Nancy Orrick, on May 15, 1859 at Pike County, AR.
                 She was enumerated with William David Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated September 6, 1860; M.E. was shown at age 24 as a white female born in Arkansas. Mary Ellen Brewer died on February 23, 1869 at Pike County, AR, at age 33.

                 Children of Mary Ellen Brewer and William David Alford:
            James Albert Alford   b. November 19, 1860, d. December 2, 1897
            William Marion Alford   b. May 21, 1866, d. September 13, 1871
            Henry Madison Alford   b. December 8, 1868, d. August 14, 1869


              Rebecca Ann Sharp (F)
              b. November 24, 1840, d. December 31, 1898, #677
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                   Rebecca Ann Sharp was born on November 24, 1840 at Greenville County, TN. She was the daughter of John Sharp and Mary Ann Newell. Rebecca Ann Sharp married William David Alford, son of Madison Ewing Alford and Nancy Orrick, on August 18, 1870 at Pike County, AR.
                   She was enumerated with William David Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated June 11, 1880; Rebecca A. at age 39 was shown as a married white female born in Tennessee, wife of W.D. Her father was born in Tennessee and her mother was born in Georgia. Rebecca Ann Sharp died on December 31, 1898 at Murfreesboro, Pike County, AR, at age 58. She was buried at Murfreesboro Cemetery, Murfreesboro, Pike County, AR.

                   Children of Rebecca Ann Sharp and William David Alford:
              John Ewing Alford+   b. May 22, 1871, d. 1942
              Thomas Franklin Alford+   b. March 13, 1874, d. 1954
              Robert Newton "Bob" Alford+   b. November 3, 1877, d. after 1933


                Mary A. "Mollie" Brewer (F)
                b. circa 1845, #678

                     Mary A. "Mollie" Brewer was born circa 1845. She married William David Alford, son of Madison Ewing Alford and Nancy Orrick, on November 16, 1899 at Pike County, AR. [ He was 64. She was 54. Prior to the wedding he lived in Pike County and she lived in Howard County.].
                     She was enumerated with William David Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated June 28, 1900; She was shown at age 55 a married white female wife of David born December 1844 in Tennessee. She was his third wife. Her father was born in North Carolina and her mother was born in Tennessee.
                     She was enumerated with William David Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated May, 1910; Mary M. was shown at age 65 as a married white female, wife of William D. born in Tennessee. Her father was born in North Carolina and her mother was born in Tennessee. She had been married twice, the last time for 10 years and she had one child. The census entry does not indicate if the child was alive at the time of the census.


                  James Albert Alford (M)
                  b. November 19, 1860, d. December 2, 1897, #679
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                       James Albert Alford was born on November 19, 1860 at Pike County, AR. He was the son of William David Alford and Mary Ellen Brewer.
                       He was enumerated with William David Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated June 25, 1870; James A. was shown at age 9 as a single white male born in Arkansas.
                       He was enumerated with William David Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated June 11, 1880; James A. was shown at age 19 as a single white male born in Alabama, son of W.D. His father and mother were both born in Alabama. James Albert Alford died on December 2, 1897 at Murfreesboro, Pike County, AR, at age 37. He was buried after December 2, 1897 at Murfreesboro Cemetery, Murfreesboro, Pike County, AR.


                    William Marion Alford (M)
                    b. May 21, 1866, d. September 13, 1871, #680
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                         William Marion Alford was born on May 21, 1866 at Pike County, AR. He was the son of William David Alford and Mary Ellen Brewer.
                         He was enumerated with William David Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated June 25, 1870; William Marion was shown at age 4 as a single white male born in Arkansas. William Marion Alford died on September 13, 1871 at Pike County, AR, at age 5.


                      Henry Madison Alford (M)
                      b. December 8, 1868, d. August 14, 1869, #681
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                           Henry Madison Alford was born on December 8, 1868 at Pike County, AR. He was the son of William David Alford and Mary Ellen Brewer. Henry Madison Alford died on August 14, 1869 at Pike County, AR, at age 0.


                        John Ewing Alford (M)
                        b. May 22, 1871, d. 1942, #682
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                             John Ewing Alford was born on May 22, 1871 at Pike County, AR. He was the son of William David Alford and Rebecca Ann Sharp.
                             He was enumerated with William David Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated June 11, 1880; John E. was shown at age 9 as a single white male born in Alabama, son of W.D. His father was born in Alabama and his mother was born in Tennessee.
                             Between 1890 and 1894 he was a teacher in Hempstead and Pike Counties. John Ewing Alford married Occo Mauney, daughter of Millard Morehead Mauney and Elizabeth L. "Betty" Owens, on July 21, 1897 at Pike County, AR. [He was 26. She was 21. Both people were residents of Pike County prior to the wedding.].
                             He was listed as a head of household on the Montgomery County, AR census dated June 1, 1900. He was found in Caddo Township, Page 17, Dwelling 3, Family 3; He was shown at age 29 as a married white male born in May 1871 in Arkansas. His father was born in Alabama. His mother was born in Tennessee. His occupation was physician. He owned his home with a mortgage. He had been married two years and had no children.
                             He was listed as a head of household on the Montgomery County, AR census dated 1910. He was found in Gap Township, Page 291B, Dwelling 58, Family 59; John E. was shown at age 38 as a married white male born in Arkansas. His father was born in Alabama and his mother was born in Tennessee. He was shown as a physician. He was listed as being married for 12 years.
                             He was the subject of the following sketch at The Centennial History of Arkansas,:
                             "Dr. John E. Alford, physician and surgeon, successfully practicing in Okolona, Arkansas, was born near Kirby, in Pike county, this state, May 22, 1871. His father, Dr. W.D. Alford, was born in Alabama and came to Arkansas with his parents when a small boy.
                             "The grandfather, the Rev. Ewing Alford, after serving in the Mexican war, being on active duty in Texas, came to Arkansas. In the early '40s he had removed from Texas to Pike county, this state, and cast in his lot with the pioneer settlers of that locality.
                             "The family comes of English ancestry and was established on American soil before the War of 1812, the first representative of the name settled in Virginia and afterward participating in the second war with England under General Jackson, taking part in the battle of New Orleans. Thus for considerably more than a century the Alford family had been found on this side of the Atlantic and for more than two-thirds of a century has been represented in Arkansas.
                             "Dr. W.D. Alford, father of Dr. John E. Alford, is still living at the notable age of eighty-seven years, his home being in Murfreesboro, Arkansas, where he formerly engaged in the practice of medicine for a long period but is now retired. He was at one time county treasurer of Pike county for two terms and during the Civil war he served as head steward in a hospital at Little Rock, where he was stationed when the city was captured by the Federal troops under General Steele. He was with the army throughout the four years' period of the war.
                             "His wife, who bore the maiden name of Rebecca Sharp, died in Murfreesboro, Arkansas in 1898 at the age of fifty-eight years. She was born near Greenville, Tennessee, and the Sharp family removed from that state to Pike county, Arkansas in 1840, being also numbered among the early pioneer settlers of that locality. The Sharp family is of Irish lineage, the grandfather of the Doctor having come from Ireland to America in the 30s. He fought under General Jackson in the Seminole Indian war in Florida. It was near Murfreesboro, Arkansas, in 1870, that Rebecca Sharp became the wife of Dr. W.D. Alford and to them were born three sons, all of whom are living.
                             "Dr. John E. Alford, the eldest of the family, was educated in the common schools of Pike county and in the high school at Murfreesboro, after which he took up the profession of teaching, which he followed in Hempstead and Pike counties for four or five years, or until 1894.
                             "In that year he began studying medicine in the Barnes University of St. Louis, Missouri and later was graduated from the Gate City Medical College at Texarkana, Texas winning his M.D. degree in 1906. From the time when he began the study of medicine in 1894 he was engaged in practice in Pike, Montgomery and Clark counties, although he did not obtain his professional degree until 1906.
                             "His medical education was acquired through his own efforts, his earnings supplying him with the money necessary to meet his tuition and other expenses of his college course. In 1906 he opened an office in Black Springs, Montgomery County, Arkansas where he remained until 1908 and then went to Polk county, this state.
                             "A little later he located at Caddo Gap [Montgomery County], where he continued from 1909 until 1918, successfully practicing medicine there. In the latter year he came to Okolona [Clark County] where he has remained and here he is successfully and extensively engaged in the general practice of medicine and surgery. He is also serving as health officer of Okolona and during the World war he was a member of the Volunteer Medical Corps.
                             "Dr. Alford was united in marriage to Miss Occo Mauney, a daughter of M.M. Mauney of Murfreesboro, Arkansas, the wedding being celebrated July 21, 1897. They are parents of a son and a daughter; Millard Williams, nineteen years of age who is attending the Henderson-Brown College at Arkadelphia, Arkansas where he is studying for a Bachelor of Arts degree and is also editor in chief of the Star, a college manual; and Alice Dell, who graduated from the Okolona high school in 1922.
                             "Dr. Alford is a Mason belonging to Rob Mori Lodge No. 106, AF. & A.M. of Okolona of which he is past worshipful master, while at the present time he is serving as secretary. He was raised a Mason in Pike Lodge No. 91 at Murfreesboro in 1899. His religious faith is that of the Methodist Episcopal church, South, and along professional lines he is connected with the Clark County Medical Society and the Arkansas State Medical Society He has reached high standards in his profession and his ability is constantly increasing as the result of his experience, his wide study and thorough investigation. He holds to the highest ethical standards of his profession and he command the respect of his professional brethren and of the laity as well." John Ewing Alford died in 1942. He was buried after 1942 at Murfreesboro Cemetery, Murfreesboro, Pike County, AR.

                             Children of John Ewing Alford and Occo Mauney:
                        Millard Williams Alford   b. 1903
                        Alice Dell Alford   b. circa 1905


                          Occo Mauney (F)
                          b. June, 1876, d. 1956, #683
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                               Occo Mauney was born in June, 1876 at Pike County, AR. She was the daughter of Millard Morehead Mauney and Elizabeth L. "Betty" Owens. Occo Mauney married John Ewing Alford, son of William David Alford and Rebecca Ann Sharp, on July 21, 1897 at Pike County, AR. [He was 26. She was 21. Both people were residents of Pike County prior to the wedding.].
                               She was enumerated with John Ewing Alford on the Montgomery County, AR census dated June 1, 1900; She was shown at age 23 as a married white female born in June 1876 in Arkansas. Her parents were born in Arkansas.
                               She was enumerated with John Ewing Alford on the Montgomery County, AR census dated 1910; Occo was shown at age 33 as a married white female born in Arkansas, wife of John E. Her father was born in Arkansas and her mother was born in Arkansas. She was shown as being married for 12 years. She is shown as having had three children and two of them were living at the time of the census. Occo Mauney died in 1956. She was buried after 1956 at Murfreesboro Cemetery, Murfreesboro, Pike County, AR.

                               Children of Occo Mauney and John Ewing Alford:
                          Millard Williams Alford   b. 1903
                          Alice Dell Alford   b. circa 1905


                            Millard Williams Alford (M)
                            b. 1903, #684
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                                 Millard Williams Alford was born in 1903 at Pike County, AR. [One source has the birth date as about 1914.]. He was the son of John Ewing Alford and Occo Mauney.
                                 He was enumerated with John Ewing Alford on the Montgomery County, AR census dated 1910; Millard F. was shown at age 7 as a single white male born in Arkansas. His father was born in Arkansas and his mother was born in Arkansas. He was listed as the son of John E. and Occo. Millard Williams Alford was educated circa 1933 at Arkadelphia, Clark County, AR; Henderson-Brown College; Also editor in chief of the Star, a college manual (year book).


                              Alice Dell Alford (F)
                              b. circa 1905, #685
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                                   Alice Dell Alford was born circa 1905. She was the daughter of John Ewing Alford and Occo Mauney.
                                   She was on the Montgomery County, AR census dated 1910; Alice was shown at age 5 as a single white female born in Arkansas. Her father was born in Arkansas and her mother was born in Arkansas. She was listed as the daughter of John E. and Occo. Alice Dell Alford was educated in 1922 at Pike County, AR; Graduated High School.


                                Thomas Franklin Alford (M)
                                b. March 13, 1874, d. 1954, #686
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                                     Thomas Franklin Alford was born on March 13, 1874 at Pike County, AR. He was the son of William David Alford and Rebecca Ann Sharp.
                                     He was enumerated with William David Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated June 11, 1880; Thomas F. was shown at age 6 as a single white male born in Alabama, son of W.D. His father was born in Alabama and his mother was born in Tennessee. Thomas Franklin Alford married Eletha J. Davis, daughter of John Franklin Davis and Emily Salina Haynes, on April 11, 1899 at Pike County, AR.
                                     He was listed as a head of household on the Howard County, AR census dated June 22, 1900. He was found in Sulphur Springs Township, Page 458B, Dwelling 178, Family 182; He was shown at age 26 as a married white male born in March 1874 in Arkansas. His father was born in Alabama. his mother was born in Tennessee. His occupation was physician. He owned his farm free and clear of a mortgage. He had been married for one year and the only child born at the time was still living.
                                     He was listed as a head of household on the Pike County, AR census dated April 21, 1910. He was found in Thompson Township, page 344a, sheet 5a, ED 96, dwelling 94, family 95; Thomas F. was shown at age 36 as a married white male born in Arkansas. His father was born in Alabama. His mother was born in Tennessee. His occupation was physician in general practice. He worked on his own account. He owned his house free of a mortgage. He could read and write and he spoke English. He had been married one time for eleven years at the time of the census.
                                     He was listed as a head of household on the Pike County, AR census dated January 7, 1920. He was found in Thompson Township, page 29a, sheet 7a, ED 94, Dwelling 125, Family 136; Tom F. was shown at age 44 as a married white male born in Arkansas. His father was born in Alabama. His mother was born in Tennessee. His occupation was physician in general practice. He owned his house free of a mortgage. He worked on his own account. He could read and write and he spoke English.
                                     He was the subject of the following sketch at The Annals of Arkansas,:
                                     "The 'country doctor' is a figure of heroic proportions. A hero of song and story, he has a living counterpart in thousands of fine doctors, who turn their backs on the city and the regular hours and large fees of specialization to dedicate their lives to the service of their friends and neighbors in the smaller towns. Thomas F. Alford is such a man. To him, as to his father before him, the warm friendliness and neighborliness of small-town folks appeared more desirable than the hurry and coldness of city dwellers.
                                     "Thomas F. Alford was born in Pike County on March 13, 1874 one of the three sons of Doctor and Mrs. William David Alford. His brothers, now deceased, were Doctor John E. Alford of Okolona, and Robert N. Alford formerly County Treasurer and prominent political leader of Purcell, Oklahoma. Doctor William Alford was born in Alabama the son of Ewing Alford, a Methodist minister and farmer. Dr. Alford moved to Pike County when he was a very small boy and early in life he learned to love the people who make up the small towns and communities of America. The contribution which a man of medicine can make to the health, welfare and prosperity of his community is immeasurable, so William Alford chose medicine as a career. He was one of the first doctors in the area and he practiced for fifty years. He was a "country doctor" of the old school who never refused a call by day or night, who through rain or snow, heat of day or chill of winter night, drove his patient horse for miles to bring his skill to aid some sufferer. His long, useful life came to an end in 1923.
                                     "From his father, Thomas F. Alford inherited the same love of the small-town people. He attended Barnes University in St. Louis, Missouri, and was later graduated from the University of Arkansas Medical School in 1905. His first practice was in Howard County where for six years he worked day and night to cure the ills of his fellow men. After his years in Howard County, Doctor Alford moved to Murfreesboro, and there until the present time he has ministered to the sick of his community, becoming at one and the same time the doctor and the friend of those he served.
                                     "Doctor Alford has always found time in his active professional life to take a real interest in the affairs of his community. He has been a longtime member of the school board where his keen wit and genuine concern have wrought many beneficial changes over the years. For as many years he has been an active member of the Town Council. During both World Wars he served as Selective Service Board Examiner, and he has been the County Health Officer. Doctor Alford is a member of both the American and the Arkansas Medical Associations. He belongs to the Masonic fraternal order and is a past master of Pike Lodge No. 91. He is active in the Methodist Church in his community.
                                     "In 1899 Doctor Alford was married to Eletha Davis, the daughter of John F Davis, a farmer and merchandise man of Pike County. Their son, Doctor Harold D. Alford, is one of America's leading scholars and educators and has been the recipient of many honors. Doctor Harold Alford received his A.B. degree from Hendrix College. Pursuing his education still further, he was awarded his M.A. degree from the University of Chicago, having previously attended the University of Colorado. He went on to Columbia University where he was awarded his Ph.D. Doctor Harold Alford is now head of the Department of Elementary Education at New York State Teachers College in Oswego, New York. The subject has twin daughters, Martha (now Mrs. O.L. Baber of Waldron) and Mary (now Mrs. Mary Grizzard and a teacher in the Murfreesboro schools). The youngest daughter, Emily Ruth, now Mrs. Chas. W. Darnall, lives in Lufkin, Texas. All three daughters have college degrees (A.B.). There are five grandchildren.
                                     "Doctor Alford still goes about his practice as before. No longer is his carriage drawn by a horse, but the same kindly, friendly attention that he bestowed when he first started practice is present. Citizens know him not only as a doctor and a true friend but also as the president of the Pike County Bank. He has trod his father's footsteps faithfully and well. The long years of service which Doctor Alford has rendered to his friends and neighbors and his charming personality combine to make a place for him in the hearts of the people of his section which no one else can ever occupy." Thomas Franklin Alford died in 1954 at Pike County, AR. He was buried at Murfreesboro Cemetery, Murfreesboro, Pike County, AR.

                                     Children of Thomas Franklin Alford and Eletha J. Davis:
                                Harold D. Alford Ph.D.   b. January, 1900
                                Genevieve Cora Alford   b. April 5, 1902, d. August 6, 1903
                                Mary T. Alford   b. circa 1906
                                Martha N. Alford   b. 1906
                                Emily Ruth Alford+   b. circa 1915


                                  Eletha J. Davis (F)
                                  b. 1875, d. 1961, #687
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                                       Eletha J. Davis was born in 1875 at AR. She was the daughter of John Franklin Davis and Emily Salina Haynes. Eletha J. Davis married Thomas Franklin Alford, son of William David Alford and Rebecca Ann Sharp, on April 11, 1899 at Pike County, AR.
                                       She was enumerated with Thomas Franklin Alford on the Howard County, AR census dated June 22, 1900; She was shown at age 24 as a married white female born in December 1875 in Arkansas. Her father was born in Arkansas. Her mother was born in Georgia.
                                       She was enumerated with Thomas Franklin Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated April 21, 1910; Eletha J. was shown at age 34 as a married white female, wife of Thomas F., born in Arkansas. Her father was born in Arkansas. Her mother was born in Georgia. She could read and write and she spoke English. She had been married one time for eleven years. She had four children, three of whom were still living at the time of the census.
                                       She was enumerated with Thomas Franklin Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated January 7, 1920; Eletha was shown at age 43 as a married white female, wife of Tom F., born in Arkansas. Her father was born in Arkansas. Her mother was born in Georgia. She could read and write and she spoke English. Eletha J. Davis died in 1961 at AR. She was buried at Murfreesboro Cemetery, Murfreesboro, Pike County, AR.

                                       Children of Eletha J. Davis and Thomas Franklin Alford:
                                  Harold D. Alford Ph.D.   b. January, 1900
                                  Genevieve Cora Alford   b. April 5, 1902, d. August 6, 1903
                                  Mary T. Alford   b. circa 1906
                                  Martha N. Alford   b. 1906
                                  Emily Ruth Alford+   b. circa 1915


                                    Harold D. Alford Ph.D. (M)
                                    b. January, 1900, #688
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                                         Harold D. Alford Ph.D. was born in January, 1900 at Pike County, AR. He was the son of Thomas Franklin Alford and Eletha J. Davis.
                                         He was enumerated with Thomas Franklin Alford on the Howard County, AR census dated June 22, 1900; He was shown at age 4 months as a single white male born in January 1900 in Arkansas. His parents were born in Arkansas.
                                         He was enumerated with Thomas Franklin Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated April 21, 1910; Harold D. was shown at age 10 as a single white male, son of Thomas F., born in Arkansas. His parents were born in Arkansas. He could read and write and he spoke English. He attended school within the past year.
                                         He received an A.B. Degree from Hendrix College.
                                         He was enumerated with Thomas Franklin Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated January 7, 1920; Harold D. was shown at age 20 as a single white male, son of Tom F., born in Arkansas. His parents were born in Arkansas. He could read and write and he spoke English. He attended school within the past year.
                                         He received an M.A. degree from the University of Chicago; He had previously attended the University of Colorado.
                                         He received a PhD from Columbia University.
                                         He was the Head of the Department of Elementary Education at NY State Teachers College in Oswego, NY.


                                      Genevieve Cora Alford (F)
                                      b. April 5, 1902, d. August 6, 1903, #689
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                                           Genevieve Cora Alford was born on April 5, 1902 at Pike County, AR. She was the daughter of Thomas Franklin Alford and Eletha J. Davis. Genevieve Cora Alford died on August 6, 1903 at Pike County, AR, at age 1. She was buried after August 6, 1903 at Murfreesboro Cemetery, Murfreesboro, Pike County, AR.


                                        Martha N. Alford (F)
                                        b. 1906, #690
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                                             Martha N. Alford was born in 1906 at Pike County, AR. [She and Mary are twins.]. She was the daughter of Thomas Franklin Alford and Eletha J. Davis. Martha N. Alford married O. L. Baber.
                                             She was enumerated with Thomas Franklin Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated April 21, 1910; Martha N. was shown at age 4 as a single white female, daughter of Thomas F., born in Arkansas. Her parents were born in Arkansas.
                                             She was enumerated with Thomas Franklin Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated January 7, 1920; Martha was shown at age 14 as a single white female, daughter of Tom F., born in Arkansas. Her parents were born in Arkansas. She could read and write and she spoke English. She attended school within the past year.
                                             She received an A.B. degree.
                                             She lived at Waldron, Scott County, AR.


                                          Mary T. Alford (F)
                                          b. circa 1906, #691
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                                               Mary T. Alford was born circa 1906 at Pike County, AR. [She and Martha are twins.]. She was the daughter of Thomas Franklin Alford and Eletha J. Davis.
                                               She was enumerated with Thomas Franklin Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated April 21, 1910; Mary T. was shown at age 4 as a single white female, daughter of Thomas F., born in Arkansas. Her parents were born in Arkansas.
                                               She was enumerated with Thomas Franklin Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated January 7, 1920; Mary T. was shown at age 14 as a single white female, daughter of Tom F., born in Arkansas. Her parents were born in Arkansas. She could read and write and she spoke English. She attended school within the past year.
                                               She received an A.B. degree.
                                               She was a Teacher in Murfreesboro, Pike County, AR. Mary T. Alford married L. M. Grizzard on July 25, 1928 at Pike County, AR. [He was 25. She was 22. Prior to the wedding he lived in Delight, Pike County and she lived in Murfreesboro, Pike County. ].


                                            Robert Newton "Bob" Alford (M)
                                            b. November 3, 1877, d. after 1933, #692
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                                                 Robert Newton "Bob" Alford was born on November 3, 1877 at Pike County, AR. He was the son of William David Alford and Rebecca Ann Sharp.
                                                 He was enumerated with William David Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated June 11, 1880; Robert N. was shown at age 4 as a single white male born in Alabama, son of W.D. His father was born in Alabama and his mother was born in Tennessee.
                                                 He was enumerated with William David Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated June 28, 1900; Robert N. was shown at age 22 as a single white male, son of William D. born November 1877 in Arkansas. His father was born in Alabama. His mother was born in Tennessee. His occupation was school teacher. Robert Newton "Bob" Alford married Ollie Leolia Power, daughter of Stephen Wesley Power and Nancy Leona Thompson, on October 6, 1901 at Pike County, AR. [He was 23. She was 21. Prior to the wedding he lived in Howard County and she lived in Pike County.].
                                                 He served as County Clerk of Pike County from 1908 until 1912.
                                                 He was listed as a head of household on the Pike County, AR census dated April 15, 1910. He was found in Thompson Township, page 340a, sheet 1a, ED 96, Dwelling 3, Family 3, Washington Street; He was shown at age 32 as a married white male born in Arkansas. His father was born in Alabama. His mother was born in Tennessee. His occupation was Circuit Court Clerk. He worked for a wage. He owned his house free of mortgage. He could read and write and he spoke English. He had been married one time for eight years.
                                                 He was a Vice-President of Farmers and Merchants Bank.
                                                 He lived in Purcell, McClain County, OK in 1917.
                                                 He was listed as a head of household on the McClain County, OK census dated January 10, 1920. He was found in Purcell Township, page 198b, sheet 9b, Dwelling 158, Family 165; Robert was shown at age 41 as a married white male born in Arkansas. His father was born in Arkansas. His mother was born in Virginia. His occupation was County Treasurer for McClain County. He worked for a wage. He rented his house. He could read and write and he spoke English. Robert Newton "Bob" Alford died after 1933 at McClain County, OK. He was buried at Hillside Cemetery, Purcell, McClain County, OK.

                                                 Children of Robert Newton "Bob" Alford and Ollie Leolia Power:
                                            Florence Orpelia Alford   b. July 16, 1902, d. September 27, 1903
                                            Ruby Thelma Alford   b. September 18, 1904, d. April 25, 1927
                                            Charles T. "Charlie" Alford   b. circa 1908
                                            Robert Harlan Alford   b. circa 1910
                                            Lloyd Alford   b. October, 1916


                                              Ollie Leolia Power (F)
                                              b. June 2, 1880, #693
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                                                   Ollie Leolia Power was born on June 2, 1880 at Pike County, AR. She was the daughter of Stephen Wesley Power and Nancy Leona Thompson. Ollie Leolia Power married Robert Newton "Bob" Alford, son of William David Alford and Rebecca Ann Sharp, on October 6, 1901 at Pike County, AR. [He was 23. She was 21. Prior to the wedding he lived in Howard County and she lived in Pike County.]. Ollie Leolia Power died at McClain County, OK.
                                                   She was enumerated with Robert Newton "Bob" Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated April 15, 1910; Ollie L. was shown at age 24 as a married white female, wife of Robert N., born in Arkansas. Her father was born in South Carolina. Her mother was born in Tennessee. She could read and write and she spoke English. She had been married one time for eight years. She had four children, three of whom were still living at the time of the census.
                                                   She was enumerated with Robert Newton "Bob" Alford on the McClain County, OK census dated January 10, 1920; Ollie was shown at age 39 as a married white female, wife of Robert, born in Arkansas. Her father was born in South Carolina. Her mother was born in Tennessee. She could read and write and she spoke English.

                                                   Children of Ollie Leolia Power and Robert Newton "Bob" Alford:
                                              Florence Orpelia Alford   b. July 16, 1902, d. September 27, 1903
                                              Ruby Thelma Alford   b. September 18, 1904, d. April 25, 1927
                                              Charles T. "Charlie" Alford   b. circa 1908
                                              Robert Harlan Alford   b. circa 1910
                                              Lloyd Alford   b. October, 1916


                                                Ruby Thelma Alford (F)
                                                b. September 18, 1904, d. April 25, 1927, #694
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                                                     Ruby Thelma Alford was born on September 18, 1904 at Murfreesboro, Pike County, AR. She was the daughter of Robert Newton "Bob" Alford and Ollie Leolia Power.
                                                     She was enumerated with Robert Newton "Bob" Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated April 15, 1910; Ruby T. was shown at age 5 as a single white female, daughter of Robert N., born in Arkansas. Her parents were born in Arkansas.
                                                     She was enumerated with Robert Newton "Bob" Alford on the McClain County, OK census dated January 10, 1920; Thelma was shown at age 15 as a single white female, daughter of Robert, born in Arkansas. Her parents were born in Arkansas. She could read and write and she spoke English. She attended school within the past year. Ruby Thelma Alford was graduated on May 11, 1924 at Purcell, McClain County, OK. She died on April 25, 1927 at Purcell, McClain County, OK, at age 22.


                                                  Florence Orpelia Alford (F)
                                                  b. July 16, 1902, d. September 27, 1903, #695
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                                                       Florence Orpelia Alford was born on July 16, 1902 at AR. She was the daughter of Robert Newton "Bob" Alford and Ollie Leolia Power. Florence Orpelia Alford died on September 27, 1903 at Murfreesboro, Pike County, AR, at age 1. She was buried after September 27, 1903 at Murfreesboro Cemetery, Murfreesboro, Pike County, AR.


                                                    Charles T. "Charlie" Alford (M)
                                                    b. circa 1908, #696
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                                                         Charles T. "Charlie" Alford was born circa 1908 at AR. He was the son of Robert Newton "Bob" Alford and Ollie Leolia Power.
                                                         He was enumerated with Robert Newton "Bob" Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated April 15, 1910; Charles T. was shown at age 2 as a single white male, son of Robert N., born in Arkansas. His parents were born in Arkansas.
                                                         He was enumerated with Robert Newton "Bob" Alford on the McClain County, OK census dated January 10, 1920; Charlie was shown at age 12 as a single white male, son of Robert, born in Arkansas. His parents were born in Arkansas. He could read and write and he spoke English. He attended school within the past year.


                                                      Robert Harlan Alford (M)
                                                      b. circa 1910, #697
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                                                           Robert Harlan Alford was born circa 1910 at AR. He was the son of Robert Newton "Bob" Alford and Ollie Leolia Power.
                                                           He was enumerated with Robert Newton "Bob" Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated April 15, 1910; Robert H. was shown at age 4 months as a single white male, son of Robert N., born in Arkansas. His parents were born in Arkansas.
                                                           He was enumerated with Robert Newton "Bob" Alford on the McClain County, OK census dated January 10, 1920; Harlan was shown at age 10 as a single white male, son of Robert, born in Arkansas. His parents were born in Arkansas. He could read and write and he spoke English. He attended school within the past year.


                                                        John M. Alford (M)
                                                        b. May 14, 1837, d. May 2, 1874, #698
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                                                             John M. Alford was born on May 14, 1837 at AL. He was the son of Madison Ewing Alford and Nancy Orrick.
                                                             He was enumerated with Madison Ewing Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated November 16, 1850; John M. was the second eldest son at age 13. He is a white male born in Alabama.
                                                             He was enumerated with Madison Ewing Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated September, 1860; J.M was 28 years old, a white male born in Arkansas and son of Nancy and M.E.
                                                             He began his military service in the Civil War on August 10, 1861 when he along with two of his brothers joined Company G Fourth (McNair's) Arkansas Infantry Regiment, the original Pike County Blues. [One source indicates the enlistment was at Mount Vernon, Missouri on November 17, 1861.] He fought in several battles including Murfreesboro, TN where brother, Andrew Jackson was wounded. Family legend has it that John tended to Andrew while he recovered from the wound. John was shown as being assigned to the hospital through February 28, 1863. His rank was private. He and Andrew deserted while stationed at Meridian Mississippi on January 20, 1864.
                                                             After January 20, 1864 he served Murfreesboro, Pike County, Arkansas as a Methodist Minister. John M. Alford married Lorinda Lovana "Aunt Ren" Alford, daughter of David Winston Alford and Mary Ann McMenis, in May, 1870 at Pike County, AR. [She was his first cousin.].
                                                             He was enumerated with Madison Ewing Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated June 25, 1870; John H. was shown at age 33 as a married white male born in Arkansas. He was married in May of 1860. He and his wife were living with his parents. He was shown with the occupation of a farm laborer. John M. Alford died on May 2, 1874 at Pike County, AR, at age 36.
                                                             "Capt. J.C. Ray and Mr. J.P Hulsey left this place (Arkadelphia) one day last week for Pike County, for the purpose of capturing the desperado Ambrose H. White, charged with murder, and who escaped custody, and has since set the authorities at defiance. They state he was captured just before their arrival there by two brothers named Cox, and afterward in attempting to escape, was shot and killed by one of the Coxes. The circumstances of the capture and killing were substantially as follows: It appears that White had been on terms of criminal intimacy for some time past with a girl that one of the Cox boys wished to marry, but the girl preferring White, was preparing to leave the country with him. This excited the anger (of) Cox, and he, with his brother, agreed upon White's capture. Being on intimate terms with him, they rode up to the house of the girl where White was, and he, being unsuspicious of danger, greet(ed) them kindly. He was sitting on a chair with his gun across his lap, and while one of the Coxes engaged him in conversation, the other got behind him, and at a favorable moment, seized him from behind and pinioned his arms, while the other presented a revolver at his breast and disarmed him. White then tried to beg off, promising to leave the country and not harm them. They refused to release him. When White asked the privilege of getting a drink of water, when on the way to the well, he broke to run, and was shot by one of the Coxes through the body, but ran some distance before he fell. Cox then ran up to him. When White begged him not to shoot him, as he was already a dead man, Cox replied, 'No d--n you, you might get up, so look out for your head, here goes' and fired shooting him through the temple, killing him instantly. The other Cox had his hands full in managing the girl, who showed pluck and disposition to defend White with her life. Pike County is thus rid of a very desperate and dangerous man, and though his taking off was to satisfy personal revenge rather than violated law, the people of that county have reason to be glad of it. If Pike County can now get rid of the Coxes, it would be all the better for it. A coroner's inquest was held on the body, and the jury returned a verdict in accordance with the above facts."
                                                             He was the subject of the following sketch at Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas, pages 309-310,:
                                                             "The Rev. John Alford, a highly respected citizen of this county, was shot and killed while standing in the doorway of his home in Murfreesboro, on April 30, 1874. Positive proofs as to who did this deed were lacking; yet suspicion pointed to W.R. Hall and A.H. White. Hall was arrested first, and after preliminary examination, was placed in jail, from which he was promptly released by his friends. He left the county, and has never returned. White was afterward arrested on indictment and placed in jail, but was permitted to go out under guard. He had been privately furnished with a revolver, and one day he made an assault on the guard and succeeded in making his escape. A reward of $1,000 was offered for his capture, but for over a year he roamed at large. In July, 1875, two of his friends, J.J Cox and H.D. Cox, concluded to hand him over to the authorities for the reward, but in attempting to secure his capture they killed him."


                                                          Lorinda Lovana "Aunt Ren" Alford (F)
                                                          b. September 26, 1852, d. October 8, 1941, #699
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                                                               Lorinda Lovana "Aunt Ren" Alford was born on September 26, 1852 at Pike County, AR. [Her birth month is shown as FEB in the 1900 Pike County AR Census (it would be easy to misread a hand-written SEP as FEB).]. She was the daughter of David Winston Alford and Mary Ann McMenis.
                                                               She was enumerated with David Winston Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated August 18, 1860; L.L. was shown at age 8 as a female born in Arkansas. Lorinda Lovana "Aunt Ren" Alford married John M. Alford, son of Madison Ewing Alford and Nancy Orrick, in May, 1870 at Pike County, AR. [She was his first cousin.].
                                                               She and John had no children but Lorenda raised a boy named Kenneth Terrell as her own child.
                                                               She was enumerated with Madison Ewing Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated June 25, 1870; Lorinda L. was shown at age 17 as a married white female born in Arkansas. She was married to John M. in May.
                                                               She was enumerated with Rebecka Parker on the Pike County, AR census dated July, 1880; A.W. was shown at age 27 as a widowed white female born in Arkansas. Her father and mother were both born in Alabama. Her husband, John was murdered in 1874. The A.W. is assumed to be the census takers interpretation of her well-known nickname, Aunt (W)Ren.
                                                               She was enumerated with William Stroope on the Pike County, AR census dated June 2, 1900; Lorenda L. was shown at age 47 as a widowed white female born in Arkansas. Her occupation was housekeeper. Her father was born in Alabama and her mother was born in Tennessee. Lorinda was shown as being born in February 1852.
                                                               She was enumerated with William David Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated May, 1910; Lorinda was shown at age 60 as a widowed white female, born in Arkansas. Her father and mother were both born in Alabama. Lorinda is the sister-in-law of William D.
                                                               She was listed as a head of household on the Pike County, AR census dated January 7, 1920. She was found in Clark Township, page 271b, sheet 15b, ED 91, dwelling 53, family 55; Lorinda L. was shown at age 67 as a widowed white female born in Arkansas. Her parents were born in Alabama. She rented her house. She could neither read nor write but she spoke English.
                                                               She was listed as a head of household on the Pike County, AR census dated April 9, 1930. She was found in Clark Township, Page 169B, Sheet 5B, ED 55-4, Dwelling 102, Family 111; Lorinda was shown at age 76 as a divorced white female born in Arkansas. her parents were born in Arkansas. She had no occupation. She rented her house on Harper Street. Her rent was $15 per month. She did not own a radio.
                                                               Living with her was Kenneth Terrell shown at age 24 as a single white male born in Arkansas. His parents were born in Arkansas. His occupation was lineman for the telephone company. He worked for a wage. He could read and write and he spoke English. Lorinda Lovana "Aunt Ren" Alford died on October 8, 1941 at Glenwood, Pike County, AR, at age 89. The following obituary was published in The Glenwood Herald, Glenwood, Pike County, AR, on October 9, 1941:
                                                               Glenwood's oldest citizen is dead. Mrs. Lorenda Alford, aged 89, widow of the late John Alford, died at the home of her cousin, Tom Alford, at 12:30 Wednesday, October 8th. She had been in failing health since an attack of flu and pneumonia last winter.
                                                               She was a sister of the late Billy Alford, who died recently at New Hope. She was born near Kirby, September 26, 1852, the daughter of Winston and Mary Ann Alford. She was the last member of her immediate family. She was a member of the Methodist church. Was born and lived her entire life in Pike County where she was widely and affectionately known as "Aunt Ren". She had no children of her own but raised a boy who has always seemed like a son. Kenneth Terrell whom she took in her home when an infant and raised to manhood. She had lived over 25 years in Glenwood.
                                                               Funeral services were held Thursday morning (today) at the Methodist church in charge of the Rev. S.K. Burnett and burial in the Liberty cemetery at New Hope at 2:30 p.m.
                                                               No words can adequately express the place "Aunt Ren" held in the hearts of her many friends here and over the county and we shall miss her for a long time to come. Several nieces and nephews survive. She was buried on October 9, 1941 at Liberty Cemetery, Newhope, Pike County, AR. [Her grave marker indicates she died in 1940. Her name is shown as Aunt Wren on the marker. The stone was placed by her cousin T.E. Alford].


                                                            James H Alford (M)
                                                            b. January 12, 1839, d. December 17, 1897, #700
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                                                                 James H Alford was born on January 12, 1839 at Harrison County, TX. He was the son of Madison Ewing Alford and Nancy Orrick.
                                                                 He was enumerated with Madison Ewing Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated November 16, 1850; James was listed as the third child at age 11. He was a white male born in Texas.
                                                                 He was enumerated with Madison Ewing Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated September, 1860; J.H. was 21 years old, a white male born in Texas and son of Nancy and M.E. James H Alford married Sarah ______, daughter of Jesse McClure and Jane ______, circa 1863 at Pike County, AR. [Bride is shown in Reconstructed Pike County Marriages as Sarah ......].
                                                                 One source indicates that after the death of James, Sarah married his widowed brother, Andrew J. but this is not very likely since Andrew is listed in the 1900 Chickasaw Nation Census as a Widower and James is listed as a widower in the 1880 Pike County census indicating that his wife, Sarah is dead.
                                                                 The mother of Robert, the youngest son of James H. Alford was shown in the 1880 Pike County census to have been born in Alabama. The mother of the other children was shown as being born in Mississippi. Was this situation just an error on the part of the census taker? Or do we have two women involved? Research continues.
                                                                 It is also unlikely that James and Andrew married the same Sarah. Since James is shown still married to Sarah in the 1870 Pike County AR Census and Andrew's first child was born in 1869. Nothing indicates Andrew married more than once and he continued to have children with Sarah until 1881.
                                                                 James enlisted in Company A, Fourth Arkansas Calvary Regiment, United States of America on December 25, 1863 at Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas. He was shown to be 25 years old and was born in Panola County, Texas. His rank was private.
                                                                 He was listed as a head of household on the Pike County, AR census dated June 30, 1870. He was found in Antoine Township Red land Post Office, Page 201, Dwelling 34, Family 34; James H. was shown at age 31 as a married white male born in Texas. His was a farm laborer and owned no property.
                                                                 He was listed as a head of household on the Pike County, AR census dated June 22, 1880. He was found in Antoine Township, page 30, Redland Post Office, Dwelling 229, Family 229; James was shown at age 41 as a widowed white male born in Texas. His father was born in Alabama. His mother was born in South Carolina. His occupation is farmer. He has been unemployed for 12 months. James H Alford died on December 17, 1897 at age 58.

                                                                 Children of James H Alford and Sarah ______:
                                                            Joseph F. Alford   b. 1864
                                                            Samantha L. Alford   b. 1867
                                                            Andrew Alford   b. 1871
                                                            Robert Alford   b. 1876


                                                              Sarah Brown (F)
                                                              b. circa 1844, d. circa 1891, #701
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                                                                   Sarah Brown was born circa 1844. She was the daughter of _____ Brown and Elizabeth McClure. Sarah Brown married Thomas Masipy White circa 1858 at Pike County, AR. Sarah Brown married Andrew Jackson Alford, son of Madison Ewing Alford and Nancy Orrick, after January 20, 1864 at Pike County, AR.
                                                                   She was enumerated with Andrew Jackson Alford on the Lamar County, TX census dated June 25, 1880; Sarah was shown at age 35 as a married white female, wife of Andrew, born in Texas. Her father was born in Texas. Her mother was born in South Carolina. Her occupation was keeping house. She could neither read nor write. Sarah Brown died circa 1891.

                                                                   Child of Sarah Brown and Thomas Masipy White:
                                                              Stephen J. W. White   b. circa 1861

                                                                   Children of Sarah Brown and Andrew Jackson Alford:
                                                              Daniel E. Alford   b. before 1866
                                                              M. E. Alford   b. 1866, d. February, 1880
                                                              Sarah Lavicie "Vicie" Alford+   b. October, 1867, d. circa 1950
                                                              Nancy Jane Alford+   b. 1871, d. December 11, 1904
                                                              L. W. Alford   b. 1874
                                                              E. E. Alford   b. 1875
                                                              G. E. Alford   b. 1878
                                                              Samuel M. Alford+   b. January, 1878
                                                              William A. Alford   b. 1879
                                                              Robert T. Alford   b. May, 1881


                                                                Joseph F. Alford (M)
                                                                b. 1864, #702
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                                                                     Joseph F. Alford was born in 1864 at Pike County, AR. He was the son of James H Alford and Sarah ______.
                                                                     He was enumerated with James H Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated June 30, 1870; Joseph F. was shown at age 5 as a single white male born in Arkansas.
                                                                     He was enumerated with James H Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated June 22, 1880; Joseph was shown at age 16 as a single white male, son of James, born in Arkansas. His father was born in Texas. His mother was born in Mississippi. His occupation is farm laborer. He has been unemployed for 12 months. He could not write.


                                                                  Samantha L. Alford (F)
                                                                  b. 1867, #703
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                                                                       Samantha L. Alford was born in 1867 at Pike County, AR. She was the daughter of James H Alford and Sarah ______.
                                                                       She was enumerated with James H Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated June 30, 1870; Samantha L. was shown at age 2 as a single white female born in Arkansas.
                                                                       She was enumerated with James H Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated June 22, 1880; Samantha was shown at age 13 as a single white female, daughter of James, born in Arkansas. Her father was born in Texas. Her mother was born in Mississippi. Her occupation is keeping house. She has been unemployed for 12 months. She could neither read nor write.


                                                                    Andrew Alford (M)
                                                                    b. 1871, #704
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                                                                         Andrew Alford was born in 1871 at Pike County, AR. He was the son of James H Alford and Sarah ______.
                                                                         He was enumerated with James H Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated June 22, 1880; Andrew was shown at age 9 as a single white male, son of James, born in Arkansas. His father was born in Texas. His mother was born in Mississippi. He was shown at home. He could neither read nor write.


                                                                      Robert Alford (M)
                                                                      b. 1876, #705
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                                                                           Robert Alford was born in 1876 at Pike County, AR. He was the son of James H Alford and Sarah ______.
                                                                           He was enumerated with James H Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated June 22, 1880; Robert was shown at age 4 as a single white male, son of James, born in Arkansas. His father was born in Texas. His mother was born in Alabama. He was shown at home. He could neither read nor write.


                                                                        Andrew Jackson Alford (M)
                                                                        b. May 12, 1842, d. 1910, #706
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                                                                             Andrew Jackson Alford was born on May 12, 1842 at Murfreesboro, Pike County, AR. He was the son of Madison Ewing Alford and Nancy Orrick.
                                                                             He was enumerated with Madison Ewing Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated November 16, 1850; Andrew was listed as the fourth child at age 8. he was born in Arkansas.
                                                                             He and two of his brothers traveled to Mount Vernon, Missouri to enlist in Company G, Fourth (McNair's) Arkansas Infantry Regiment, the original Pike County Blues. One source says he enlisted on August 10, 1861 and another say the date was November 17, 1861. He served as 5th Sergeant of the unit. The 4th Arkansas Infantry saw much action in the Civil War as noted in the following historical sketch.
                                                                             "Organized and mustered into Confederate service under the command of Colonel Evander McNair at Miller's Springs, Lawrence County, MO on August 17, 1861; an 11th, unlettered company was mustered in on November 11, 1861 and which was later detached to become Company H of the 16th Arkansas Infantry on December 4, 1861. Co. A was the "Calhoun Escopets"; Co. B the "Hempstead Hornets"; Co. C the "Caddo Rifles"; Co. D was the "Bright Star Rifles"; Co. E the "Confederate Guards"; Co. F the "Montgomery Hunters"; Co. G the "Pike County Blues"; Co. H, the "Polk County Invincibles".
                                                                             The 4th Arkansas was assigned to McCulloch's Brigade in northwest Arkansas in late August, 1861. Served in the Indian Territory, September-October 1861. Reassigned to McIntosh's Brigade, McCulloch's Division of Van Dorn's Army of the West in February, 1862. Fought at Leetown battlefield at Pea Ridge on March 7-8, 1862. Reconsolidated at Van Buren, Arkansas, then marched overland to Des Arc where the regiment was transported by steamboat to Memphis in an attempt to unite the Army of the West with the Confederate Army of Mississippi to attack Grant at Pittsburgh Landing TN, but arrived too late for the Battle of Shiloh. Reorganized at Corinth, MS on May 8, 1862. Served in Price's Division, Army of the West in the Corinth Campaign in May-June, 1862, then participated in battles of Richmond, and Perryville KY in August and October of 1862, respectively. In December, 1862, reassigned to McNair's Brigade, McCown's Division where it fought in the battles of Stones River (Dec. 31, 1862-Jan 3, 1863), the siege of Jackson MS in July, 1863; Chickamauga (Sep 19-20, 1863); Siege of Chattanooga (Sep.-Nov. 1863); the Atlanta Campaign, Dug Gap, Resaca, New Hope Church, Kennesaw Mountain, Peach Tree Creek, Atlanta, Ezra Church, the siege of Atlanta, Jonesboro, and Lovejoy's Station. Consolidated with the 4th and 34th Arkansas Infantry in the summer of 1863. Reassigned to D.H. Hill's Brigade for Hood's Tennessee Campaign where it fought at Spring Hill, Franklin, Nashville, and Sugar Creek. Engaged in the Carolinas Campaign in early 1865, and at the last battles of the Army of Tennessee at Avarasboro and Bentonville on March 19-21, 1865. Survivors were apparently consolidated along with those of the 4th Infantry Battalion, 9th, and 25th Arkansas Infantry regiments and the 1st and 2nd Arkansas Mounted Rifles regiments and renamed as the 1st Mounted Rifles Consolidated Regiment at Smithfield, NC on April 9th, 1865. Surrendered two weeks later with LTG Joe Johnston's Army of Tennessee near Durham, North Carolina.
                                                                             Officers [of the unit were] Col. Evander McNair. Field Officers: Lt. Col. (later Col.) Henry G. Bunn, Maj. (later Lt. Col) James H. May, Maj. Joseph B. McCulloch, Lt. Col. Samuel Ogden"
                                                                             Andrew was wounded in the battle of Murfreesboro, Tennessee on July 13, 1862. [One source says he was wounded on December 31, 1862.] (Richard Alford reports that two of Andrew's nieces have said that Andrew had a visible wound in the back of his neck. It is also said that John tended Andrew in the hospital after he was wounded.)
                                                                             The following family legend (relayed by Donald Alford) is told about the three brothers that fought with the 4th Arkansas - "William D., John M. and Andrew J. traveled to south Missouri to enlist in the 4th Arkansas Confederate infantry. Andrew was shot in the neck in the battle of Murfreesboro, Tennessee and lay in a large stump hole for an extended time (thought to be as long as three days) before being found by his Confederate comrades. When you review his service record, you see that he was in and out of the infirmary several times during the remainder of his service. It was said that the neck injury 'bothered' Andrew through the remainder of his life."
                                                                             The service records for John and Andrew conclude on January 20, 1864 with the statement 'deserted in Meridian, Mississippi'. The rest of the story from the family legend is, " they had not been paid for more than a year. They had been fighting for three years without leave. While encamped at Meridian, they requested leave to visit their family in Pike County, Arkansas and were denied, so they 'walked away...all the way to Pike County'. It may have been fortunate that they did, because, after they left, the 4th Arkansas was loaded on a train and transported to Georgia where they fought in the disastrous Battle of Atlanta....suffering over 50% casualties!"
                                                                             He was enumerated with Madison Ewing Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated September, 1860; A.J. was 18 years old, a white male born in Arkansas and son of Nancy and M.E. Andrew Jackson Alford married Sarah Brown, daughter of _____ Brown and Elizabeth McClure, after January 20, 1864 at Pike County, AR.
                                                                             Since it is unlikely that Andrew married before he left to join Company G, 4th Arkansas Infantry. And since he was wounded in the battle of Murfreesboro, TN on July 13, 1862. And since family legend says he had been fighting and was not paid for three years. And since he deserted on January 20, 1864. We can conclude that he didn't marry until after he arrived back in Pike County AR sometime later that year, 1864.
                                                                             It appears that Andrew married Sarah Brown after she had been previously married to a Thomas Masipy White (in 1858). They had at least one child, Stephen J. W. White age 19 who appears as a stepson in the 1880 Lamar County TX Census.
                                                                             One source said there is also another adult Sarah listed with the family in the 1880 census. However, the copy of the 1880 Census that I have does not list any other Sarah save the wife of Andrew and his own daughter Sarah L. Andrew Jackson Alford appeared as head of household in the census enumerated 1870 at Gonzales County, TX. Information was found on Page 461, #3 Precinct Belmont.
                                                                             He was listed as a head of household on the Lamar County, TX census dated June 25, 1880. He was found in Precinct 1, page 46, ED 73, Dwelling 401, Family 417; Andrew was shown at age 36 as a married white male, born in Arkansas. His parents were born in South Carolina. His occupation was farmer.
                                                                             He was granted an 80 acre homestead in Pike County Arkansas by the United States General Land Office on 6/5/1889.
                                                                             He was granted an 80 acre homestead in Pike County Arkansas by the United States General Land Office on 10/16/1895.
                                                                             He was enumerated with Jefferson Davis Allen on the Chickasaw Nation, I.T. Census dated June 21, 1900; Andrew Alford was shown at age 58 as a widowed white male, father-in-law of Jefferson Davis, born in May 1842 in Arkansas. His parents were born in Tennessee. His occupation is farm laborer. He had been unemployed for 8 months in the pas year. He could read and write and he spoke English.
                                                                             Andrew believed he was of Cherokee descent and filed the following application with the Guion Miller Commission in 1906.

                                                                        Eastern Cherokees Application - Andrew J. Alford
                                                                        _____________
                                                                        No. 3079

                                                                        Eastern Cherokees
                                                                        Application
                                                                        of
                                                                        Andrew J. Alford

                                                                        For share of money appropriated for the Eastern Cherokee Indians by the Act of Congress approved June 30, 1906 in accordance with the decrees of the Court of Claims of May 18, 1905 and May 28, 1906.
                                                                        _____________
                                                                        Commissioner of Indian Affairs
                                                                        Washington, D.C.

                                                                        Sir:

                                                                        I hereby make application for such share as may be due me of the fund appropriated by the Act of Congress approved June 30, 1906, in accordance with the decrees of the Court of Claims of May 18, 1905 and May 28, 1906, in favor of the Eastern Cherokees. The evidence of identity is herewith subjoined.

                                                                        1. State full name - A.J. Alford

                                                                        2. Residence: Crowder City

                                                                        3. Town and post office: Crowder City

                                                                        4. County: Choctaw Nation

                                                                        5. State: Indian Territory

                                                                        6. Date and place of birth: May 12th 1842, Murfreesboro, Ark.

                                                                        7. By what right do you claim to share? If you claim through more than one relative living in 1851, set forth each claim separately: Nancy Orrick my mother.
                                                                        8. Are you married? Yes, wife is dead.

                                                                        9. Name and age of wife or husband: Sarah Brown age now 62. 47 at death.
                                                                        10. Give names of your father and mother and your mother's name before marriage.
                                                                        Father - M.E. Alford
                                                                        Mother - Nancy Alford
                                                                        Maiden name: Orrick

                                                                        11. Where were they born?
                                                                        Father: Morgan County, Alabama
                                                                        Mother: Jackson County, Alabama

                                                                        12. Where did they reside in 1851 if living at that time?
                                                                        Father: Pike County, Arkansas
                                                                        Mother: Pike County, Arkansas

                                                                        13. Date of death of your father and mother -
                                                                        Father: in fall of 1876 Mother: fall of 1874

                                                                        14. Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so
                                                                        state when and where: No

                                                                        15. Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and if not living, the date of death:
                                                                        Name Born Died
                                                                        (1) W.D. Alford 1839 Living
                                                                        (2) J.M. Alford 184- Died 1874
                                                                        (3) J.H. Alford 1840 Died 1898
                                                                        (4) Martha L. Alford 1844 Living
                                                                        (5) Mary J. Alford 1847 Ded (sp)
                                                                        (6) Sarah Alford 1849 Dead

                                                                        16. State English and Indian names of your grandparents on both father's and mother's side, if possible: William Orrick, English. Cela Orrick Indian and English.

                                                                        17. Where were they born? Borne (sp) State of Alabama.

                                                                        18. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time? Grandmother dead.
                                                                        Grand Father resided Pike Co., Arkansas.

                                                                        19. Give names of all their children, and residence, if living; if not living give dates of death.
                                                                        (1) T.L. Orrick, Tarrant Co., Texas
                                                                        (2) E.M. Orrick, Tarrant Co., Texas

                                                                        20. Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so state when and where. No

                                                                        21. To expedite identification, claimants should give the full English and Indian names, if possible, of their paternal and maternal ancestors back to 1835: My Gran (sp) Father and own father both English. My Grandmother was Scotch and Cheroke (sp) Indian.

                                                                        Remarks.

                                                                        Under this heading the applicant may give any additional information that he believes will assist in proving his claims.

                                                                        My mother's first cousins names are Adarh. William and Calvin Adarh they now live at Tahlequah and have got their Land and are enrolled as Cherokee citizens.

                                                                        Note - Answers should be brief but explicit; the words "Yes," "No," "Unknown," etc., may be used in cases where applicable. Read the questions carefully.

                                                                        I solemnly swear that the foregoing statements made by me are true to the best of my knowledge and belief.

                                                                        (Signature) A.J. Alford

                                                                        Subscribed and sworn to before me this 13 day of Nov. 1906.

                                                                        T.J. Rice, Notary Public.

                                                                        My commission expires
                                                                        Sept. 7th 1910.
                                                                        _____________
                                                                        Affidavit.

                                                                        The following affidavit must be sworn to by two or more witnesses who are well acquainted with the applicant.

                                                                        Personally appeared before me, Geo. W. Adams and J.H. Bynum, who, being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with A.J. Alford, who makes the forgoing application and statements, and have known him for 9 years and 10 years, respectively, and know him to be the identical person he represents himself to be, and that the statements made by him are true, to the best of their knowledge and belief, and they have no interest whatever in this claim.

                                                                        Geo. W. Adams
                                                                        J.H. Bynum

                                                                        Subscribed and sworn to before me this 13th day of Nov. 1906.

                                                                        T.J. Rice, Notary Public.

                                                                        My commission expires
                                                                        Sept. 7th 1910.

                                                                        Note - Affidavits should be made, whenever practicable, before a notary public, clerk of the court, or before a person having a seal. If sworn t before an Indian agent or disbursing agent of the Indian service, it need not be executed before a notary, etc.
                                                                        _____________
                                                                        Crowder Citty (sp), I.T.

                                                                        February 1st (1907)

                                                                        Kind sir, as you have my claim on file for Eastern Cherokee right, (if it) is all right in the claim, why not my children hold a right. I have five children living. My oldest son Daniel E. Alford has three children. Next one Samuel M. Alford has 4 children. Next one Robert T. Alford single. Sarah L. Allen married has 6 children. Nancy J. Allen has 5 children but she is dead. Please let me no (sp) if my children can hold a right if I hold it. Please let me no (sp) as soon as you can, so if they can get it, they can make out their claim and send them up. Yours truly.

                                                                        A.J. Alford
                                                                        Crowder Citty (sp), I.T.

                                                                        To the Department of the Interior of the Indian Affairs.
                                                                        _____________
                                                                        Eastern Cherokees.
                                                                        App. No. 3079

                                                                        February 6, 1907

                                                                        A.J. Alford,
                                                                        Crowder,
                                                                        Indian Territory.

                                                                        Sir:

                                                                        Replying to your letter of February 1, 1907, you are advised that if your children claim only through you to be Eastern Cherokees, they should not file applications as you already have an application on file in this Office.

                                                                        However, if their deceased mother was also an Eastern Cherokee and on the Rolls of 1851, or a legal representative of some one who was so enrolled with the Eastern Cherokees at that time, they should file applications claiming through her.

                                                                        Very respectfully,

                                                                        Chief Clerk.
                                                                        _____________
                                                                        No. 3079

                                                                        Eastern Cherokees
                                                                        Supplemental Application
                                                                        of
                                                                        Andrew J. Alford
                                                                        For Minor Children

                                                                        For share of money appropriated for the Eastern Cherokee Indians by the Act of Congress approved June 30, 1906 in accordance with the decrees of the Court of Claims of May 18, 1905 and May 28, 1906.
                                                                        _____________
                                                                        Supplemental Application for Minor Children

                                                                        Special Commissioner of Court Claims
                                                                        601 Ouray Building
                                                                        Washington, D.C.

                                                                        Sir:

                                                                        I hereby make application for such share as may be due my minor children of the fund appropriated by the Act of Congress approved June 30, 1906, in accordance with the decree of the Court of Claims of May 18, 1905 and May 28, 1906, in favor of the Eastern Cherokees, and I ask that this may be made part of my original application No. 3079.

                                                                        1. State your full name: Andrew J. Alford

                                                                        2. Residence and post office: Crowder, Ind. Tery.

                                                                        3. County: Pittsburg

                                                                        4. State: Ind. Tery.

                                                                        5. Date and place of birth: May 12th 1842

                                                                        6. Are you married? (Wife dead)

                                                                        7. Name and age of wife or husband: Sarah Alford, 63.

                                                                        8. To what tribe of Indians, if any, does he belong? Cherokee

                                                                        9. Names of all your children who were living on May 28, 1906:

                                                                        The children named below are grand children & kin (children of)
                                                                        Samuel M. Alford my son.
                                                                        Name Age Born
                                                                        (1) Charles A. Alford 9 1898
                                                                        (2) James F. Alford 7 1900
                                                                        (3) Joseph M. Alford 4 1903
                                                                        (4) Albert S. Alford 2 1905

                                                                        All living at this date.

                                                                        10. Were they ever enrolled for money, annuities, land or other benefits? If so, state when and where, and with what tribe of Indians. No

                                                                        Remarks.

                                                                        Under this heading the applicant may give any additional facts which will assist in proving his claim.

                                                                        As stated above the children named are my grand children & the children of Samuel M. Alford.

                                                                        I solemnly swear that the foregoing statements made by me are true to the best of my knowledge and belief.

                                                                        (Signature) A.J. Alford

                                                                        Subscribed and sworn to before me this 1st day of May. 1907.

                                                                        J.C. O'Neal, Notary Public.

                                                                        My commission expires
                                                                        November 28, 1910.

                                                                        Witness

                                                                        W.B. _____
                                                                        J.A. Gragg
                                                                        _____________
                                                                        Byars & O'Neal
                                                                        The Land Men. Notary in Office.
                                                                        Collecting A'gcy

                                                                        Crowder, Okla., 6/1/07

                                                                        Guyon Miller
                                                                        Special Com.
                                                                        Washington, D.C.

                                                                        Dr. Sir: Please find enclosure, and if this information is not conclusive, you will readily understand what we need in way of blanks which you will please furnish that we may complete the evidence.

                                                                        Yours truly,

                                                                        Andrew J. Alford
                                                                        _____________
                                                                        Cumberland, Ind. T.
                                                                        June 18th 1907

                                                                        Special Commissioner of Court Claims
                                                                        601 Ouray Building
                                                                        Washington, D.C.

                                                                        Dear Sir -

                                                                        I desire to make proof by affidavit that Mrs. Sariah (sp) Allen and Mrs. Nancy Allen (deceased) are the children of A.J. Alford whose application as an Eastern Cherokee is no on file in your office and No. 3079. Kindley send me 4 of the necessary blanks.

                                                                        Yours verry (sp) truly,

                                                                        E.S. Hurt (Attorney)
                                                                        _____________
                                                                        App. #3079

                                                                        November 27, 1907

                                                                        Andrew J. Alford,
                                                                        Crowder City, Okla.

                                                                        Sir:

                                                                        Relative to your application filed in this office for share of money appropriated for the Eastern Cherokee Indians, will say that the name of your mother, Nancy Alford, does not appear upon the roll of 1851. Neither do the names of William Arrick (sp) and Cela Arrick (sp) appear upon the rolls of 1835 or 1851. Do you know of any reason why your mother and her parents were not enrolled in 1851? Can you furnish this office with the names of your mother's great grandfather and great grandmother? Where were said grandparents of your mother living in 1835? If in the west, when did they move there? Was your mother Nancy Alford, a full-blood Cherokee Indian, or to what race did she belong?

                                                                        An early reply will be appreciated.

                                                                        Very respectfully,

                                                                        Special Commissioner.

                                                                        LBD/AIL
                                                                        _____________
                                                                        Spring Garden Insurance Company
                                                                        Philadelphia

                                                                        Agency At Crowder Okla. 12/7/1907

                                                                        Guion Miller
                                                                        Washington, D.C.
                                                                        _____________.

                                                                             On February 2, 1870 Andrew Jackson wrote a note to the Guion Miller Commission seeking to have his rights as a claimant transferred to his children.

                                                                             "Kind sir, as you have my claim on file for Eastern Cherokee right, [if it] is all right in the claim, why not my children hold a right. I have five children living. My oldest son Daniel E. Alford has three children. Next one Samuel M. Alford has 4 children. Next one Robert T. Alford single. Sarah L. Allen married has 6 children. Nancy J. Allen has 5 children but she is dead. Please let me no (sic) if my children can hold a right if I hold it. Please let me no (sp) as soon as you can, so if they can get it, they can make out their claim and send them up. Yours truly, A.J. Alford, Crowder Citty (sic), I.T."
                                                                             Why does he only list these 5 children? Did he forget about M.E. (born 1866), L.W. (born 1874), E.E. (born 1875), G.E. (born 1878) and William A. (born 1879)? Did they die before having children of their own? Is it possible they are not his children? If not his, then to whom do they belong?
                                                                             They are all listed as being born in Arkansas. Yet there is no indication Andrew and his family were in Arkansas in the 1870s. We know he was in Texas in 1867 because he had a child born then. We know he was in Lamar County TX during the 1880 Census. We know he was granted land in Pike County AR in 1889 and again in 1895. And we know he was in Indian Territory from June 22, 1900 until September 5, 1908.

                                                                             Andrew filed an appeal in 1908 because the first application was rejected. [The following information is extracted from CHEROKEE BY BLOOD: Records of Eastern Cherokee Ancestry in the U.S. Court of Claims: 1906-1910:Volume 2: Applications 1551 to 4200: Compiled by Jerry Wright Jordan: Heritage Books, Inc.
                                                                        _____________
                                                                        3079 Andrew J. Alford and 4 children, Crowder City, Okla. Rejected. Neither applicant nor ancestors were enrolled. Went west in1835 from Alabama to Arkansas. Does not establish fact of descent from a person who was a party to the treaties of 1835-6 and 1846. Misc. Test. 2625.

                                                                        "My name is Andrew J. Alford: my post-office is Crowder City, Okla; I was born in Pike Co. Arkansas in 1842; I claim relationship to the Cherokee Indians through my mother, whose maiden name was Nancy Orrick who was one-eight; she was born in Alabama in either Cherokee County or Jackson County; I do not know what year; my mother through her mother, whose maiden name was Celia Strickland; my people moved from Alabama to Arkansas in 1835; my parents did not come west with the Indians; I do not know of any enrollment of my people, although I remember when a boy my grand-father sending in the name of Strickland to be enrolled as a Cherokee Indian; we never received any money or land from the government."

                                                                        SIGNED: Andrew "X" J. Alford, McAlester, Okla., Sep 5, 1908.

                                                                        EXCEPTION CASE. Rejected. Total number of exceptions filed in this group - - 3. Original recommendation renewed.]

                                                                             He was enumerated with William Anderson Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated April 20, 1910; Andy J. was shown at age 67 as a widowed white male, uncle of William A., born in Arkansas. His parents were born in Alabama. He could read and write and he spoke English. Andrew Jackson Alford died in 1910 at Pike County, AR.

                                                                             Children of Andrew Jackson Alford and Sarah Brown:
                                                                        Daniel E. Alford   b. before 1866
                                                                        M. E. Alford   b. 1866, d. February, 1880
                                                                        Sarah Lavicie "Vicie" Alford+   b. October, 1867, d. circa 1950
                                                                        Nancy Jane Alford+   b. 1871, d. December 11, 1904
                                                                        L. W. Alford   b. 1874
                                                                        E. E. Alford   b. 1875
                                                                        G. E. Alford   b. 1878
                                                                        Samuel M. Alford+   b. January, 1878
                                                                        William A. Alford   b. 1879
                                                                        Robert T. Alford   b. May, 1881


                                                                          Sarah Lavicie "Vicie" Alford (F)
                                                                          b. October, 1867, d. circa 1950, #707
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                                                                               Sarah Lavicie "Vicie" Alford was born in October, 1867 at TX. She was the daughter of Andrew Jackson Alford and Sarah Brown.
                                                                               She was enumerated with Andrew Jackson Alford on the Lamar County, TX census dated June 25, 1880; S.L. was shown at age 11 as a single white female, daughter of Andrew, born in Texas. Her father was born in Arkansas. Her mother was born in Texas. She was shown at home. She could neither read nor write. Sarah Lavicie "Vicie" Alford married Jefferson Davis Allen, son of _____ Allen, circa 1888.
                                                                               She was enumerated with Jefferson Davis Allen on the Chickasaw Nation, I.T. Census dated June 21, 1900; Sarah V. (should be L.) was shown at age 32 as a married white female, wife of Jefferson Davis, born in October 1867 in Texas. Her father was born in Arkansas. Her mother was born in Tennessee. She could read but not right and she spoke English. She had been married for 12 years. She had six children, all were living at the time of the census.
                                                                               There has been some question in the past regarding the date Sarah died. One source indicated it was before 1900 but extant documentation, including an entry in the 1900 Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory Census which shows Sarah still living on June 22, 1900.
                                                                               On February 1, 1907 her father Andrew sent the following letter to the Department of the Interior of the Indian Affairs. It enumerates his children and states that Nancy Jane is dead. The others are stated as still living. "Kind sir, as you have my claim on file for Eastern Cherokee right, (if it) is all right in the claim, why not my children hold a right. I have five children living. My oldest son Daniel E. Alford has three children. Next one Samuel M. Alford has 4 children. Next one Robert T. Alford single. Sarah L. Allen married has 6 children. Nancy J. Allen has 5 children but she is dead. Please let me no (sp) if my children can hold a right if I hold it. Please let me no (sp) as soon as you can, so if they can get it, they can make out their claim and send them up. Yours truly, A.J. Alford, Crowder Citty (sp), Indian Territory."
                                                                               In a private e-mail I received information from Sarah's sister's great-granddaughter that states "I have one photo that proves Sarah didn't die until after 1928. The photo is dated Sept 1928 family reunion. It shows Sarah and J.D. with several of the kids." Sarah Lavicie "Vicie" Alford died circa 1950.

                                                                               Children of Sarah Lavicie "Vicie" Alford and Jefferson Davis Allen:
                                                                          Ellen Allen+   b. May, 1889
                                                                          Benjamin Allen   b. August, 1890
                                                                          John Allen   b. January, 1892
                                                                          Luther Allen   b. July, 1894
                                                                          Ada Allen+   b. June, 1896
                                                                          Jefferson Allen   b. February, 1900


                                                                            Nancy Jane Alford (F)
                                                                            b. 1871, d. December 11, 1904, #708
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                                                                                 Nancy Jane Alford was born in 1871 at AR. She was the daughter of Andrew Jackson Alford and Sarah Brown.
                                                                                 She was enumerated with Andrew Jackson Alford on the Lamar County, TX census dated June 25, 1880; N.J. was shown at age 9 as a single white female, daughter of Andrew, born in Arkansas. Her father was born in Arkansas. Her mother was born in Texas. Nancy Jane Alford married James Walter Allen, son of _____ Allen, on August 21, 1888 at Paris, Lamar County, TX. [Barbara Denney has a copy of the marriage license.]. Nancy Jane Alford died on December 11, 1904 at Cumberland, OK. [One source indicates she died in Chicota, Lamar County, TX.].

                                                                                 Children of Nancy Jane Alford and James Walter Allen:
                                                                            Claudie Allen   b. 1891, d. 1924
                                                                            James Franklin Allen   b. 1894, d. 1958
                                                                            Mattie Lee Allen+   b. March 3, 1895, d. August 13, 1972
                                                                            Liza Ann Allen   b. March 2, 1899, d. October 6, 1900
                                                                            Robert Simon Allen   b. 1901, d. 1976
                                                                            William T. Allen   b. 1902, d. 1902
                                                                            Walter Marion Allen   b. 1903, d. 1954


                                                                              L. W. Alford (M)
                                                                              b. 1874, #709
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                                                                                   L. W. Alford was born in 1874 at AR. He was the son of Andrew Jackson Alford and Sarah Brown.
                                                                                   He was enumerated with Andrew Jackson Alford on the Lamar County, TX census dated June 25, 1880; L.W. was shown at age 7 as a single white male, son of Andrew, born in Arkansas. His father was born in Arkansas. His mother was born in Texas.


                                                                                E. E. Alford (F)
                                                                                b. 1875, #710
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                                                                                     E. E. Alford was born in 1875 at AR. She was the daughter of Andrew Jackson Alford and Sarah Brown.
                                                                                     She was enumerated with Andrew Jackson Alford on the Lamar County, TX census dated June 25, 1880; E.E. was shown at age 5 as a single white female, daughter of Andrew, born in Arkansas. Her father was born in Arkansas. Her mother was born in Texas.


                                                                                  G. E. Alford (M)
                                                                                  b. 1878, #711
                                                                                  Pop-up Pedigree

                                                                                       G. E. Alford was born in 1878 at AR. He was the son of Andrew Jackson Alford and Sarah Brown.
                                                                                       He was enumerated with Andrew Jackson Alford on the Lamar County, TX census dated June 25, 1880; G.E. was shown at age 3 as a single white male, son of Andrew, born in Arkansas. His father was born in Arkansas. His mother was born in Texas.


                                                                                    Samuel M. Alford (M)
                                                                                    b. January, 1878, #712
                                                                                    Pop-up Pedigree

                                                                                         Samuel M. Alford was born in January, 1878 at AR. He was the son of Andrew Jackson Alford and Sarah Brown.
                                                                                         He was enumerated with Andrew Jackson Alford on the Lamar County, TX census dated June 25, 1880; Samuel M. was shown at age 2 as a single white male, son of Andrew, born in Arkansas. His father was born in Arkansas. His mother was born in Texas. Samuel M. Alford married Della "Lela" Davis on April 26, 1898 at Chickasaw Nation, Cumberland Township, I.T.. Samuel M. was 20. Della was 17. W.D. Wilder, M.G. is listed as officiator.
                                                                                         In 1900 he was working as a Coal Miner.
                                                                                         He was listed as a head of household on the Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory census dated June 4, 1900. He was found in Township 1, North Range 10 East, page 134b, sheet 5b, ED 104, dwelling 97, family 97; Samuel was shown at age 21 as a married white male born in January 1878 Arkansas. His father was born in Arkansas. His mother was born in Tennessee. His occupation was coal miner. He rented his house. He could read and write and he spoke English. He had been married for two years. Also shown in the household was Charles Edwards at age 30 as a widowed white male born in October 1869 in Missouri. His parents were born in Missouri. His occupation was coal miner. He could read and write and he spoke English.
                                                                                         He was listed as a head of household on the Pittsburg County, OK census dated May 2, 1910. He was found in Canadian Township (part of), page 74b, sheet 11b, ED 215, dwelling 216, family 216; Samuel was shown at age 32 as a married white male born in Arkansas. His father was born in Arkansas. His mother was born in Tennessee. His occupation was farmer on a general farm. He worked on his own account. He could read and write and he spoke English. He had been married one time for 13 years.

                                                                                         Children of Samuel M. Alford and Della "Lela" Davis:
                                                                                    Charles A. Alford   b. December, 1898
                                                                                    James F. Alford   b. after June 4, 1900
                                                                                    Joseph M. Alford   b. 1903
                                                                                    Albert S. Alford   b. 1905
                                                                                    Nellie Alford   b. circa 1908
                                                                                    Ellen Alford   b. circa December, 1909


                                                                                      William A. Alford (M)
                                                                                      b. 1879, #713
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                                                                                           William A. Alford was born in 1879 at AR. He was the son of Andrew Jackson Alford and Sarah Brown.
                                                                                           He was enumerated with Andrew Jackson Alford on the Lamar County, TX census dated June 25, 1880; W.A. was shown at age 1 as a single white male, son of Andrew, born in Arkansas. His father was born in Arkansas. His mother was born in Texas.


                                                                                        Martha L. Alford (F)
                                                                                        b. March 23, 1844, #714
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                                                                                             Martha L. Alford was born on March 23, 1844 at Pike County, AR. She was the daughter of Madison Ewing Alford and Nancy Orrick.
                                                                                             She was enumerated with Madison Ewing Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated November 16, 1850; Martha was listed as the fifth child. She was a white female, age 6 born in Arkansas.
                                                                                             She was enumerated with Madison Ewing Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated September, 1860; M.L. was 16 years old, a white female born in Arkansas and daughter of Nancy and M.E.
                                                                                             She was enumerated with Madison Ewing Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated June 25, 1870; Martha L. was shown at age 25 as a single white female born in Arkansas.
                                                                                             She was enumerated with Pleasant J. Henry on the Pike County, AR census dated June 22, 1880; Martha Alford was shown at age 34 as a single white female born in Arkansas. Her father was born in Alabama. Her mother was born in South Carolina. She was shown at home. She could read and write.

                                                                                             Child of Martha L. Alford:
                                                                                        Mary L. Alford   b. January 11, 1870, d. February 19, 1895


                                                                                          Mary Jane Alford (F)
                                                                                          b. May 12, 1846, #715
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                                                                                               Mary Jane Alford was born on May 12, 1846 at Pike County, AR. She was the daughter of Madison Ewing Alford and Nancy Orrick.
                                                                                               She was enumerated with Madison Ewing Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated November 16, 1850; Mary was listed as the sixth child. She was a white female, age 4 born in Arkansas.
                                                                                               She was enumerated with Madison Ewing Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated September, 1860; M.J. was 14 years old, a white female born in Arkansas and daughter of Nancy and M.E.
                                                                                               She was enumerated with Madison Ewing Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated June 25, 1870; Mary J. was shown at age 22 as a single white female born in Arkansas. Mary Jane Alford married William Franklin.
                                                                                               She was enumerated with Pleasant J. Henry on the Pike County, AR census dated June 22, 1880; Mary F. Franklin was shown as a married white female, wife of William Franklin, born in Arkansas. Her father was born in Alabama. Her mother was born in South Carolina. Her occupation was keeping house. She could read but not write. The census taker noted that she was suffering from a fever on the day of the census.


                                                                                            Sarah Ann Alford (F)
                                                                                            b. November 19, 1848, d. June 17, 1880, #716
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                                                                                                 Sarah Ann Alford was born on November 19, 1848 at Pike County, AR. She was the daughter of Madison Ewing Alford and Nancy Orrick.
                                                                                                 She was enumerated with Madison Ewing Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated November 16, 1850; Sarah was listed as the seventh child. She was a white female, age 2 born in Arkansas.
                                                                                                 She was enumerated with Madison Ewing Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated September, 1860; S.A. was 11 years old, a white female born in Arkansas and daughter of Nancy and M.E.
                                                                                                 She was enumerated with Madison Ewing Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated June 25, 1870; Sarah A. was shown at age 20 as a single white female born in Arkansas. Sarah Ann Alford died on June 17, 1880 at age 31.


                                                                                              Nancy L. Alford (F)
                                                                                              b. August 5, 1851, d. January 23, 1852, #717
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                                                                                                   Nancy L. Alford was born on August 5, 1851 at Pike County, AR. She was the daughter of Madison Ewing Alford and Nancy Orrick. Nancy L. Alford died on January 23, 1852 at Pike County, AR, at age 0.


                                                                                                Eliza Ellen Alford (F)
                                                                                                b. December 13, 1852, d. December 15, 1852, #718
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                                                                                                     Eliza Ellen Alford was born on December 13, 1852 at Pike County, AR. She was the daughter of Madison Ewing Alford and Nancy Orrick. Eliza Ellen Alford died on December 15, 1852 at Pike County, AR, at age 0.


                                                                                                  Doctor Abner Acel Alford (M)
                                                                                                  b. January 13, 1854, d. May 14, 1927, #719
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                                                                                                       Doctor Abner Acel Alford was born on January 13, 1854 at Pike County, AR. He was the son of Madison Ewing Alford and Nancy Orrick.
                                                                                                       He was enumerated with Madison Ewing Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated September, 1860; A.A. was 6 years old, a white male born in Arkansas and son of Nancy and M.E.
                                                                                                       He was enumerated with Madison Ewing Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated June 25, 1870; Andrew A. was shown at age 16 as a single white male born in Arkansas. He was working as a farm laborer. Doctor Abner Acel Alford married Harriet Jane Brewer, daughter of Henderson "Henry" Brewer and Elizabeth L. Brown, in 1871 at Pike County, AR.
                                                                                                       He was listed as a head of household on the Pike County, AR census dated June 24, 1880. He was found in White Township, page 472b, ED 126, Dwelling 21, Family 21; Abner was shown at age 27 as a married white male born in Arkansas. His parents were born in Tennessee. His occupation was farm hand. He could read and write.
                                                                                                       He was listed as a head of household on the Pike County, AR census dated June 12, 1900. He was found in White Township, page 110A, ED 93. Dwelling 81, Family 81; A.A. was shown at age 46 as a married white male, born in January 1854 in Arkansas. His parents were born in Alabama. His occupation was physician. He was married 29 years. He could read and write and he spoke English.
                                                                                                       He was listed as a head of household on the Pike County, AR census dated April 27, 1910. He was found in White Township, page 360a, ED 97, Dwelling 119, Family 119; A.A. was shown at age 56 as a widowed white male born in Arkansas. His parents were born in Alabama. His occupation was doctor and his field of work was medicine. He worked on his own account. He owned the farm where he lived free and clear of a mortgage. He could read and write and he spoke English. Doctor Abner Acel Alford married Elsie Annis Bissell after April 27, 1910.
                                                                                                       He was listed as a head of household on the Pike County, AR census dated January 22, 1920. He was found in White Township, page 8b, ED 97, Dwelling 131, Family 131; Abner A. was shown at age 66 as a married white male born in Arkansas. His parents were born in Alabama. His occupation was physician. he worked on his own account. He could read and write and he spoke English. Doctor Abner Acel Alford died on May 14, 1927 at Pike County, AR, at age 73. He was buried at Liberty Cemetery, Newhope, Pike County, AR.

                                                                                                       Children of Doctor Abner Acel Alford and Harriet Jane Brewer:
                                                                                                  Joseph David Alford+   b. July 23, 1872
                                                                                                  Lucinda Jane Alford+   b. August 24, 1874
                                                                                                  John Washington Alford   b. January 6, 1876, d. before 1880
                                                                                                  Nancy Rebecca Alford+   b. January 28, 1878, d. June 20, 1967
                                                                                                  Sarah Eliza Alford   b. February 3, 1883
                                                                                                  Abner Ewing Alford Sr.+   b. February 21, 1885, d. August 4, 1966
                                                                                                  Charles Andrew Alford   b. March 16, 1888
                                                                                                  Martha Elizabeth "Mattie" Alford   b. August 5, 1890
                                                                                                  James William "Bud" Alford   b. June 17, 1895, d. August 20, 1921

                                                                                                       Children of Doctor Abner Acel Alford and Elsie Annis Bissell:
                                                                                                  Ira C. Alford   b. December 1, 1919, d. December 4, 1919
                                                                                                  Gilbert Alford   b. March 11, 1921, d. January 19, 1987?
                                                                                                  Donovan L. "Don" Alford   b. October 14, 1925, d. October 14, 1987


                                                                                                    Harriet Jane Brewer (F)
                                                                                                    b. July 2, 1854, d. November 4, 1906, #720
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                                                                                                         Harriet Jane Brewer was born on July 2, 1854 at Pike County, AR. [One source has the birth day as 26.]. She was the daughter of Henderson "Henry" Brewer and Elizabeth L. Brown. Harriet Jane Brewer married Doctor Abner Acel Alford, son of Madison Ewing Alford and Nancy Orrick, in 1871 at Pike County, AR.
                                                                                                         She was enumerated with Doctor Abner Acel Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated June 24, 1880; Harriet was shown at age 24 as a married white female, wife of Abner, born in Arkansas. Her father was born in Tennessee. Her mother was born in Alabama. Her occupation was keeping house. She could neither read nor write.
                                                                                                         She was enumerated with Doctor Abner Acel Alford on the Pike County, AR census dated June 12, 1900; Harriet J. was shown at age 45 as a married white female, wife of A.A., born in July 1854 in Arkansas. Her father was born in Arkansas. Her mother was born in Tennessee. She was married 29 years. She had eleven children, 8 of whom were still living at the time of the census. She could read and write and she spoke English. Harriet Jane Brewer died on November 4, 1906 at Pike County, AR, at age 52. She was buried at Liberty Cemetery, Newhope, Pike County, AR.

                                                                                                         Children of Harriet Jane Brewer and Doctor Abner Acel Alford:
                                                                                                    Joseph David Alford+   b. July 23, 1872
                                                                                                    Lucinda Jane Alford+   b. August 24, 1874
                                                                                                    John Washington Alford   b. January 6, 1876, d. before 1880
                                                                                                    Nancy Rebecca Alford+   b. January 28, 1878, d. June 20, 1967
                                                                                                    Sarah Eliza Alford   b. February 3, 1883
                                                                                                    Abner Ewing Alford Sr.+   b. February 21, 1885, d. August 4, 1966
                                                                                                    Charles Andrew Alford   b. March 16, 1888
                                                                                                    Martha Elizabeth "Mattie" Alford   b. August 5, 1890
                                                                                                    James William "Bud" Alford   b. June 17, 1895, d. August 20, 1921



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