John Alford (1645-1710VA) Tentative Genealogy First Three Generations 1. John Alford born Abt __ 1645, Probably Virginia,(1) married _____ _____. John died Mar 14 1710, New Kent County, Virginia.(2) The following is a summary of the John Alford entries in the St. Peter's Parish Vestry book (V) and Register (R). Obviously covers at least two John Alfords. 8th day of a month not identified in 1686 allowed John Alferd for nursing a bastard Child until December 17 next 1000 pounds. (Vpg 7) October 5, 1687 allowed Mr. John Alford for nursing a bastard Child 1000 pounds. (Vpg 11) October 5, 1687 in a separate entry "It is ordererd that Mr Jno Allford now haveing a bastart Child in keeping and having Recd two thousand [pounds?] tobb and Ck doth now discharte ye Parish from ye sam [ ] and is Likewise ordered by this vestry to keep the Sd Child to serve according to Law and to discharge the Parish from ye same." (Vpg 13) October 3, 1698 "Mr John Alford aploying him selfe to this vestry for help to Cleer the Roades in his prescits is ordered all the tithables which formerly belonged to David Clarkson and with in his preseits." (Vpg 62) March 4 1702 "whereas Mr John Alford and Mr. will major mad Complaint to this vestry that they have never had their Lands possesioned according to Law the orders being Lodged in the hands of Coll John Lightfoot who never put the Same in Execution Therefore ordered that John wilson, John Lightfoot Esq Mr. will major mr John Alford Dan Parke Esq and william millington forth with goe on prossesioning and rea marke Each others bounds and make returne of this order to the next vestrey." (Vpg 82,83) Sometime in May 1708 - William Hodkison servant of Mr. John Alfrods deceased. (Vpg 432 and Rpg 61) March 14 1710 John Alford Senr Departed this Life. (Rpg 53) August 4 1717 Frances Daughter of John Alford born. (Vpg 449 repeats Vpg 450 and Rpg 78 repeats Rpg 74) November 18 1717 (two entries) (Vpg 164) Allowed John Alford for Mary Design &. 300 pounds. Allowed John Alford for Carrying away Rebb Barber 600 pounds. June 22 1719 Cuffee A Negro of John Alford born. (Vpg 450 and Rpg 74) July 1 1719 Elizabeth Daughter of John Alford born. (Vpg 450 and Rpg 74) June 21 1721 Lucy a negro beloinging to John Alford born. (Vpg 450 and Rpg 74)
August 21 1723 Isaac Alford Son of John Alford departed this life. (Vpg 420 and Rpg 53) January 1726 Jenny a negro girl of John Alford born. (Vpg 451 and Rpg 75) May 2 1726 John Alford Dyed. (Vpg 420 and Rpg 54) The late Tressie Bowman, publisher of the ALFORD FAMILY BULLETIN in a family group record provided to AAFA used the St. Peter's Parish Register and Boddie to compile a family as is shown in this record. Although the church record does prove a John Alford had the children listed there is nothing to prove it was the John who died in 1710. Chamberlayne, C.G., THE VESTRY BOOK AND REGISTER OF ST. PETER'S PARISH, New Kent and James City Counties, Virginia 1706-1786, 1937, Reprint 1989 mentions Mrs. Alford four times: Pg 156 The Vestry which met November 16 1713 allowed Mrs. Alford 400 pounds for "Keeping Mary Design & her Child 4 Mon" Pg 159 The Vestry which met December 7 1714 allowed Mrs. Alford 1400 pounds for "Keeping Mary Design & Child &" Pg 162 The Vestry which met April 27 1715 "Richard Brooker Appeared at this Vestry and Agreed to Keep Mary Design for one year for Three hundred pounds of Tob Provided Mrs Alford Do not Keep her for ye same." Pg 163 The Vestry which met November 21 1715 allowed Mrs. Alford 688 pounds "for Keeping Mary Design." Pg 164 The Vestry which met November 18 1717 allowed John Alford 300 pounds "for Mary Design &." Pg 350 "Elisabeth Daughter of Daniel Design by Mary his Wife Bapt, 8br: ye 27" [This would be August the 8th month but the year was not shown. It was listed between 1710 and 1714.] Pg 428 "Mary Design Died July 15th, 1722" Children: + 2. i Elizabeth Alford born Est __ 1683. + 3. ii James Alford born Abt __ 1687. 4. iii William Alford born Est __ 1690, Probably Virginia,(3) died Feb 11 1710, New Kent County, Virginia.(4) + 5. iv Mary Alford born Est __ 1691. + 6. v John Alford born Est __ 1693.
Second Generation 2. Elizabeth Alford (1.John1) born Est __ 1683, Probably Virginia, married Nov 3 1698, in New Kent County, Virginia,(5) Jacob Winfrey. Elizabeth died Mar 27 1714. There is nothing that says the Elizabeth who married Winfrey was the daughter of John Alford - particularly this John Alford. Children: 7. i John Winfrey born ___ __ 1699, New Kent County, Virginia. 8. ii Jane Winfrey born ___ __ 1701, New Kent County, Virginia. 9. iii Jacob Winfrey born ___ __ 1704, New Kent County, Virginia. 10. iv Eleanor Winfrey born ___ __ 1707, New Kent County, Virginia. 11. v Henry Winfrey born ___ __ 1710/11, New Kent County, Virginia.
3. James Alford (1.John1) born Abt __ 1687, Probably New Kent County, VA, married _____ _____. James died Abt __ 1730, New Kent County, Virginia.(6) Birth and death dates are estimates based on other recorded events in New Kent County, VA in the St. Peter's Parish Register. PLEASE NOTE: It is not proven that he was the son of John Alford but there is strong circumstantial evidence indicating that he is. In various entries of the St. Peter's Parish Vestry Book and Register his presence was mentioned: September 6, 1710 his account was allowed 420 pounds for keeping a Parish child. (pg 143) November 16 1713 his bill was credited with 350 pounds. (pg 156) September 29 1721 allowed 76 1/2 pounds for an Overlist. (pg 180) February 7 1713 when son James was born. (pg 354) August 28 1715 when son Warren was born. (pg 354) September 1717 when son Julius was born. (pg 449) September 29, 1718 as surveyor of ye highways. (pg 168). Children: + 12. i Goodrich Alford born Abt __ 1708. + 13. ii Lodwick Alford born Abt __ 1710.
14. iii James Alford, Jr. born Feb 7 1713, New Kent County, Virginia. Nothing more is mentioned about this James Alford in the New Kent County records. There is a possibility that he was the same James Alford who married a Lucy Bailey (there was also a Lucy Bailey in New Kent County) and later appeared with family in Louisa and Goochland Counties. 15. iv Warren Alford born Aug 28 1715, New Kent County, Virginia. + 16. v Julius Alford born Sep __ 1717. 5. Mary Alford (1.John1) born Est __ 1691, New Kent County, Virginia, married Oct 21 1711, in New Kent County, Virginia, Robert Wood. Children: 17. i Abel Wood born May 27 1712. 6. John Alford (1.John1) born Est __ 1693, New Kent County, Virginia, married Grace _____. John died May 2 1726, New Kent County, Virginia.(7) See the list of "John Alford events" in the record of his supposed father. The St. Peter's Parish Register proves that John was married to Grace and his death date. It shows that they had children: Frances, Isaac, Elizabeth, Unity and Charity. It also shows that Grace later married Michael Harfield. John Alford identified the last three children in his will signed May 1, 1726. At that time John owned nine slaves and they were given to the daughters in the will. In a court case in Halifax County, September 1771, John Bates was seeking a settlement involving the slaves and the will was introduced as evidence. The court case goes on to say "We find that a certain John Bates intermarried with Elizabeth Alford a legatee therein named . . ." Entries about Grace in the St. Peter's Parish Vestry Book and/or Parish Register. Dec 16 1724 3:00 a,m. Unity Daughter of _____ Alford & Grace born. (Rpg 74 and Vpg 451) (John's will proved he was the father of Unity) Dec 16 1724 noon Charity Daw _____ born (Rpg 74 and Vpg 451) (The register does not make it clear that they are twins but it seems obvioius. John's will proves her as a daughter.) May 15 1726 Tom a negro belonging to Grace Alford Dyed. (Rpg 54 and Vpg 420) February 14 1727 After John Alford's death Grace married Michael Harfield (Rpg 48 and Vpg 413) Jul 26 1727 as Grace Harfield gave birth to Frances (Vpg 467) July 8 1734 as Grace Harfield gave birth to David- son of Michael (Rpg 113 and Vpg 517).
Children: 18. i Frances Alford born Oct 4 1717, New Kent County, Virginia, died Apr 27 1726, New Kent County, Virginia. 19. ii Isaac Alford born Est __ 1718, New Kent County, Virginia, died Aug 21 1723, New Kent County, Virginia. + 20. iii Elizabeth Alford born Jul 1 1719. 21. iv Unity Alford born Dec 16 1724, New Kent County, Virginia. 22. v Charity Alford born Dec 16 1724, New Kent County, Virginia.(8)
Third Generation 12. Goodrich Alford (3.James2, 1.John1) born Abt __ 1708, New Kent County, Virginia, married Sarah _____. Goodrich died ___ __ 1753, Edgecombe County, North Carolina. Children: 23. i Sarah Alford born ___ __ 1733, New Kent County, Virginia. 24. ii Lucy Alford born Feb 25 1738, New Kent County, Virginia. 25. iii Susannah Alford born Oct 5 1739. 13. Lodwick Alford (3.James2, 1.John1) born Abt __ 1710, New Kent County, Virginia,(9) married (1) Elizabeth Cade, born Apr 29 1717, New Kent County, Virginia, (daughter of Robert Cade and Susanna Crump) died May 29 1735, New Kent County, Virginia, married (2) Susanna Cade, born Sep 25 1718, (daughter of Robert Cade and Susanna Crump) married (3) Unknown. Lodwick died ___ __ 1800, Franklin County, North Carolina.(10) There has long been a family tradition- reinforced by some DAR records- that Lodwick married a Rebecca Ferrell. Nothing has been found to support this idea. A North Carolina court record lists his wife as Sarah and some believe he married, Sarah the widow of his brother Goodrich. It appears that the daughters of Goodrich were mentioned in Lodwick's will. There is nothing to indicate the mother of any of the children other than William, Elizabeth and Jacob whose births are recorded in St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, VA. There are some in the family who believe Elizabeth was a Cade. The records do prove that such a person was available for the marriage and from all indications the Alfords and Cades were very close. See also the record on Sussana Cade, the younger sister of Elizabeth, and the next supposed wife of Lodwick. There are some who think Susanna was a Hartley but there is no evidence to support the idea. Others think she was a Cade with Lodwick turning to his late wife, Elizabeth Cade's, sister to help with the raising of young William Alford. See the comments about sister Elizabeth Cade the supposed previous wife of Lodwick.
Children by Elizabeth Cade: 26. i William Alford born Jul 31 1734, New Kent County, Virginia,(11) baptized: Aug 2 1734, New Kent County, Virginia, married _____ _____. William died Apr 21 1825, Hancock County, Georgia.(12) His will was probated May 2, 1825. A newspaper obituary styled him as a 84 year old Revolutionary War Soldier. It is just possible the person providing the data for the obit did not know his date of birth or his true age. PLEASE NOTE: It has not been proven that this William Alford was the son of Lodwick Alford. It is only a possibility at this time. Some would say it is a probability. Seems likely that Owens and Wilkens will prove to be the same person. This family needs much more research and work. Note the significant differencs between the age of William and the estimated birth of the children. It may be worse than it looks. Martha was previously estimated to have been born in 1789 but the 1850 census suggests she was born in 1814 which would make her father about 80 at the time she was conceived. Children by Susanna Cade: 27. ii Elizabeth Alford born Dec 22 1736, New Kent County, Virginia,(13) baptized: Feb 6 1739, New Kent County, Virginia, married William Lane. 28. iii Jacob Alford born Dec 12 1738, New Kent County, Virginia,(14) baptized: Feb 18 1738, New Kent County, Virginia,(15) married Abt __ 1758, in North Carolina,(16) Mary Pace, born Feb __ 1740, (daughter of George Pace and Obedience Worekan) died Aft __ 1810, Robeson County, North Carolina, buried: Fulmore Cemetery, Robeson County, NC. Jacob died Abt __ 1814, Robeson County, North Carolina.(17) His will was dated July 4, 1794. Contents need to be included here. Some family tradition says he is buried in the Fulmore, sometimes called Ashpole, cemetery in Robeson Co. NC but there are no stones or other evidence of his burial there. Children by Unknown: 29. iv Lodwick Alford born Abt __ 1740.(18) It seems a good possibility that this Lodwick Alford is the same Lodwick Alford later known as James Lodwick Alford of Wake County. He is the subject of a separate genealogy. 30. v James Alford born May 20 1740, Virginia or North Carolina,(19) married Dec 14 1769, in North Carolina, Winifred Luraner Boykin. James died Nov 12 1812, Hancock County, Georgia.(20) The family moved from New Kent County, Virginia to North Carolina at just about the time he was born. WILL OF JAMES ALFORD 1740 NC/VA (Some paragraphing, punctuation and emphasis added.) In the name of God, Amen. This 29th day of July 1812, I James Alford, of Hancock County, being well in health of body of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and declare this to be my last will and testament in the manner and form following, viz:
Imprimis: I lend to my beloved wife Luraner Alford the use of my plantation whereon I now live with the following negroes viz: Sam, Peter, Sally, Chilpah, Amy, Crredia and Milly together with a horse, bridle and saddle, the household of kitchen furniture and plantation tools, stock of every kind during her natural life (and after paying out the following legacies) my will and desire is, after her death that all the negroes mentioned above, except the negro girl Milly whom I intend for my daughter Phereba, be divided equally amongst all my children. Item: I give and bequeath to my son Collin Alford fifty dollars together with all that he has already received. Item: I give and bequeath to my son Kinchen Alford fifty dollars together with all that he has already received. Item: I give and bequeath to my son-in-law Solomon Locket fifty dollars together with what he has already received. Item: I give and bequeath to my son-in-law John Bush fifty dollars together with what he has already received. Item: I give and bequeath to my son-in-law Collen Wooton fifty dollars together with what he has already received. Item: I give and bequeath to my son-in-law Redman Thornton fifty dollars together with all that he has already received. Item: I give and bequeath to my son Allen Alford the following named, viz: Sue, Ned, Hampton, Marlin (balance of page is not legible, and it cannot be determined if a new item begins) .....Bird and others (or Whitfield) beginning at a post oak running with Bird line to a branch, thence down the branch to a post oak, thence Whitfield's line to Powels Creek, thence with Davenport line to John Wilson's to Powels Creek, thence Matthew Howells to a corner hickory, thence his line to Kinchen Alford's line thence with line belonging to Clark place to the beginning, together with what he has already received. Item: I give and bequeath to my son Willie Alford the land and plantation on which I now live including Clarks place together with the following negores viz: Jim the blacksmith, Sampson, Little Jim, Soloman, Tomes and Clary; a horse, saddle and bridle, four cows and calves, four sows and pigs, the still with all its apperatus, two feather beds and furniture, the blacksmith tools (and after the aforementioned legacies is paid out at the death of my wife all the plantation tools and all the stock of every kind the house hold and kitchen furniture and everything belonging to the plantation. Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter Phereba the following negroes viz: Jude and her three children, Pink Phillis and Bob. Also her two twins and Jerry (and Milly after the death of my wife) together with what she has already received.
Item: I do make, ordain, constitute and appoint my wife Luraner Alford Excutrix and my sons Collin Alford and Allen Alford and my sons in law Solomon Locket and John Bush Executors of this my last will and testament and hereby discontinue and make void all other wills and anywhere heretofore made do make and declare this and this only to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this day written above. JAMES ALFORD Signed Sealed Published and Declared in presence of Elijah Gourdon Thomas Howell Benjamin Read This last will and testament of James Alford Deceased was proven in open court by the oaths of Elijah Gourdon and Thomas Howell two of the subscribing witnesses and ordered to be recorded this 7th February 1814. Samu. H. Jones Dep Clk Co Some spell her (wife) name Lurania or Lurana. 31. vi Julius Alford born Est __ 1750, North Carolina,(21) married Abt __ 1773, in North Carolina, Rebecca Jackson, born Abt __ 1748, North Carolina, died Aft __ 1825, Greene County, Georgia. Julius died Aug 25 1820, Greene County, Georgia. The date of his death is questionable. His will was written in 1819 and probated in the September 1820 court pretty fast probate. 32. vii Susannah Alford born Abt __ 1765, Granville Co., North Carolina,(22) married Abt 1784, in North Carolina, William Hobbs, born Abt __ 1760, Granville Co., North Carolina, died Jan __ 1837, Lincoln Co., Tennessee.(23) Susannah died Oct 31 1835, Iredell Co., North Carolina, buried: McKendree Cem, Iredell Co., NC. 33. viii Warren Alford. 34. ix Winny Alford married _____ Rogers. 35. x Anslem Alford. 36. xi Lemuel Alford born Est __ 1765,(24) married Sep 21 1790, in Franklin County, North Carolina, Clary Jones. Name may have been Samuel. Appears differently in various records but in his father Lodwick's will, which identifies him as a son, appears to be Samuel. Court records dealing with him as Lodwick's guardian show both and marriage record appears to be Lemuel.
We do not have proof that it was Lodwick's Lemuel who married Clary Jones but he is the only one known to be around at the time. 37. xii Goodrich Alford. 38. xiii Mary Alford born Bute County, North Carolina,(25) married Isaac Alford, born Est __ 1748, Bute County, North Carolina,(26) (son of Julius Alford and Lucy _____) died Franklin County, North Carolina ?. Mary died Franklin County, North Carolina. There is no valid information on the birth, marriage and death date of Isaac. The will of Julius Alford proves that he had a son Isaac and his birth could range anywhere from 1740 to 1770. The will of Lodwick Alford proves that he had a daughter named Mary and a grandson named Bailey. Court records prove that an Isaac and Mary Alford, daughter of Lodwick, were married and that they were cousins. This Isaac could be the same one who went to Texas with his children Winfield, Sarah, Chloe, Hatch and Wright. 39. xiv Kinchen Alford born ___ __ 1768, Bute County, North Carolina,(27) married May 16 1789, in Franklin County, North Carolina, Linda Williams. Kinchen died Aft __ 1850, Franklin County, North Carolina.(28) The following is a transcription taken from LDS LIbrary microfilm 0018914, Franklin Co., NC 1848-1859 Book O, p 153. [Upper case letters added by compiler for emphasis.] In the name of God Amen. I Kinchen Alford, of the county of Franklin and State of North Carolina, being of sound mind and memory, do make and constitute this my last will and testament. 1. That my executor or administrator out of the proceeds of my estate pay my burial expenses as well as all of my just debts. 2. That my wife Sinny Alford should she survive me have the use during her natural life of our residue of my estate. 3. I bequeath to WILLIAM ALFORD $232 to bear interest from the 31st Jan 1848. 4. To SIPPY ALFORD the sum of $232 to bear interest from 31st Jan 1848. 5. To KINCHEN ALFORD the sum of $232 to bear interest from 31st Jan 1848. 6. To ELIZABETH WILLIAMS, wife of M. D. Williams, the sum of $232 and ? from the 31st Jan 1848. I loan during her natural life and at her decease I give the same to her children then living. 7. To after the decease of my wife Sinney Alford that my estate left her as foresaid be sold and this amount stated before be paid out of the smae and that the residue be equally divided between my lawful heirs with the exception of Burgess Mullins and his heirs. 8. I appoint Bryant Yound and SIMON ALFORD my executors to hereby make all and all former wills by me made Executor under my hand. 15th day of Nov 1848 Kinchen Alford Codicil to the Foregoing Will Whereas, I KINCHEN ALFORD, having made my last will of testament, in writing bearing date the 15th day of Nov 1848 I have hereby made sundry ??? bequest according to the then existing circumstance of my estate, but which circumstances having now changed. I do by this my writing, which I hereby declare to be a codicil to my said will to be taken and ? ? ? ?. I direct that the sum of $220.72 only be paid to each of my sons and daughter (that is to say) William, Sippy, Kinchen, and Elizabeth in full, instead of the sum of $232 as directed in said part of my will. But that they shall have the interest on
this sum of $232 up to the present date and afterward in this part of my last will and testament of $220.72 up to the final settlement of the whole to be disposed of by my executors as directed in said part of my will and testament of which this codicil is a part executed in my hands and made this 5th day of Feb 1851. Kinchen Alford The following is the compiler’s transcript of a photocopy of the document described. This Indenture made this Twenty Third of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty four between KINCHEN ALFORD of the County of Franklin and State of North Carolina of the one part and SIMON ALFORD his son of the County and State aforesaid of the otehr part Witnesseth that I the said KINCHEN ALFORD for divers good causes _______ moving me, but more Especially for the natural Love and tender affection that I have to my son SIMON, I the said KINCHEN ALFORD doth hereby give grant Convey and Confirm unto him the said SIMON ALFORD to him and his heirs and assigned forever one certain tract or parcel of Land Lying in the County and State aforesaid and on the beaver dam branch and bounded as follows beginning at a poplar which is Jones and Thorps Corner & running North to Thorps corner & then running East Thorps Line and then south to Bunns Line containing one hundred acres be the same more or less. The same to contain be the same more or less together with all the improvements thereunto belonging to enjoy free and clear forever and I the said KINCHEN ALFORD doth hereby warrant and forever defend a good Lawfull Right Title and Interest unto the said land and premisis before mentioned unto him the said SIMON ALFORD to him his heirs and assigns forever against any person or persons whatever holding or claiming any Rights Title or Interest unto the above mentioned land and premises. signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us. W. S. Cheves His Mark - KINCHEN ALFORD his mark Duncan Bunn State of North Carolina Franklin County I Young Patterson Clerk of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for the County aforesaid certify that the execution of the foregoing Deed of Gift is proven before me at my office by the oath of William S. Cheves a subscribing witness thereto, therefore let it be Registered this 7th day of October AD 1856. Y. Patterson CCC The foregoing Deed is truly registered this 7th day of October AD 1856. Attest. P Yound PR.
16. Julius Alford (3.James2, 1.John1) born Sep __ 1717, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, VA,(29) occupation Farmer, married Lucy _____, died Aft __ 1790.(30) Julius died ___ __ 1771, Bute County, NC.(31) The source cited for the birth gives only the month and year. From a source not known at this time the date of the 4th crept into the files. It has been removed until the source can be determined. At the Vestry held for St. Peter's Parish October 5, 1735 it was ordered that "At the Petition of Wm. Paisley and Overseer of the High Road from the Old Church to Mr. Chamberlaynes Ordinary, That he have Wm. Atkinsons Titheables, Stephen Brooker, Lodowick Alford, Goodrich Alford, and Julius Alford, Micha. Harfields Tiths Ricd. Ross Majr Dandridge's, John Lightfoots, & Colo Custis's Tiths at the Quarr. and upon the River."
In his will Julius makes his Brother Lodwick Alford, and his son James, the executors of his will. Children are listed as they appear in the will except the females were last. The two females were bequeathed about the same thing. Children: 40. i John Alford born Est __ 1747, North Carolina, married Chloe Pope. John died After 1830, Greene County, Alabama. 41. ii Isaac Alford born Est __ 1748, Bute County, North Carolina,(32) married Mary Alford, born Bute County, North Carolina,(33) (daughter of Lodwick Alford and Unknown) died Franklin County, North Carolina. Isaac died Franklin County, North Carolina ?. There is no valid information on the birth, marriage and death date of Isaac. The will of Julius Alford proves that he had a son Isaac and his birth could range anywhere from 1740 to 1770. The will of Lodwick Alford proves that he had a daughter named Mary and a grandson named Bailey. Court records prove that an Isaac and Mary Alford, daughter of Lodwick, were married and that they were cousins. This Isaac could be the same one who went to Texas with his children Winfield, Sarah, Chloe, Hatch and Wright. 42. iii Goodrich Alford born Est __ 1750, North Carolina. He is thought to be the Goodrich who moved to Georgia. Though he and his unnamned wife were enumerated in 1820 Jones County at age 45 or over there were no children listed. He was always listed as Goodridge in Georgia. 43. iv Polly Alford born Est __ 1753, North Carolina. 44. v Sarah Alford born Est __ 1756, North Carolina. 45. vi Jacob Alford born Aug 15 1761, Bute County, North Carolina, occupation Farmer, married (1) Abt __ 1785, in North Carolina, Elizabeth Bryant, born Jun 20 1765,(34) died ___ __ 1789-92, Cumberland County, North Carolina, married (2) Abt __ 1792, in Cumberland County, NC,(35) Frances Seaborn, born Abt 1766, Virginia,(36) died Aft __ 1860, Washington Parish, Louisiana.(37) Jacob died Jul 16 1824, Washington Parish, Louisiana.(38) Though born in Bute County, North Carolina, Jacob lived in Franklin County after some reorganization of counties and later moved to Cumberland County where he was enumerated in 1790. Before 1795 he moved to Montgomery County, Georgia where tax and land records show he lived until about 1806. By 1807 he was in Louisiana where his twin sons were born. Louisiana land records prove that he had settled on land in what was to become Washington Parish by December 1807. He was given headrights on 641.32 acres in what was to become Section 54 with the north boundary on what was to become the state line and the eastern boundary on the Bogue Chitto River. 1850 census of several children show them born in Georgia. 46. vii Job Alford born Abt __ 1763, North Carolina,(39) married Unknown. Job died Aft __ 1850, Probably Georgia. He was listed in the will of his father and it is assumed it was he who later appears in Georgia [know of no other Job Alfords of that period]. Sons Turner and Julius C. Alford were in same county in 1830. See summary of census data below. JOB
ALFORD FAMILY CENSUS SUMMARY: 1800 & 1810 GA Census lost. 1820 Jones County Job had three sons and three daughters 1830 Talbot County only one daughter was with family. 1840 Not found in census. 1850 was with daugher Elizabeth and granddaughter Rebecca. PROBABLE SON PEYTON ALFORD 1820 Jones County had four sons and two daughters 1830 Jones County four sons and three daughters 1840 Talbot County three sons and one daughter SON TURNER ALFORD 1820 probably still with Job's family 1830 Talbot County with two sons 1840 Harris County with four sons and three daughters SON WILLIAM H. ALFORD 1820 & 1830 probably still with Job's family 1840 Harris County with two sons and two daughters POSSIBLE SON JULUIS C. ALFORD 1820 probably still with Job's family 1830 Talbot County with no children 1840 Talbot County with three sons and two daughters POSSIBLE SON CLINTON ALFORD 1820 probably still with Job's family 1830 Talbot County with two sons and one daughter 1840 Muscogee County with three sons and two daughters 20. Elizabeth Alford (6.John2, 1.John1) born Jul 1 1719, New Kent County, Virginia,(40) married John Bates, IV, born ___ __ 1717, York County, Virginia,(41) (son of John Bates, III and Susannah Fleming) died ___ __ 1765, Halifax County, Virginia. Elizabeth died ___ __ 1757. See comments on the record of her father concerning the court case and his will. Children: 47. i Susanna Bates born Abt __ 1720, married John Fuqua. 48. ii John Bates, V born ___ __ 1736, Halifax County, Virginia, married ___ __ 1760, in Halifax County, Virginia, Chloe Ann Mayes, born ___ __ 1724, Halifax County, Virginia, (daughter of William Mays and _____ _____). John died ___ __ 1777, Halifax County, Virginia. 49. iii Ursula Bates married Abt __ 1738, in Goochland County, Virginia, John Wall. 50. iv Elizabeth Bates born Halifax County, Virginia, married Dec 12 1762, in Halifax County, Virginia, Charles Wall, occupation Captain. 51. v Anne Bates born Halifax County, Virginia, married Jul 7 1769, in Halifax County, Virginia, John Greenwood. 52. vi Hanna Bates married Samuel Fuqua. 53. vii Joseph Bates. 54. viii Unity Bates born ___ __ 1754, Virginia,(42) married William Carter, born Abt __ 1759, Virginia, died ___ __ 1848, Kentucky. Unity died ___ __ 1824, Kentucky. ENDNOTES 1
His date of birth is nothing more than a guess- as is his place of birth. See also Boddie, John HISTORICAL SOUTHERN FAMILIES, Vol XII, page 57-58. 2
The Parish Register of Saint Peter's New Kent County, Virginia 1680-1787 published by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the state of Virginia, 1904,
Richmond. Reprinted by Heritage Books, 1988 53 3
There is no real basis for this estimated date of birth.
The St. Peter's Parish Register give this date for death of William Alford but it does not specifically identify which William. There was another William, a contemporary of John Alford, Wm's supposed father- it could have been him. 5
St. Peter's Parish Register. 52
Tressie Bowman's family group sheet shows he died there in 1721 but not source is given.
The Parish Register of Saint Peter's New Kent County, Virginia 1680-1787 published by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the state of Virginia, 1904, Richmond. Reprinted by Heritage Books, 1988 54 8
Was she the Charity who married George Porter and had son William born Dec 2, 1760?
His birth date is estimated. His presence is proved by several entries in the St. Peter's Parish Register, New Kent County, VA. His birth in VA is assumed. 10
There is a will and court records to support the death of a Lodwick in Franklin County at about this time. 11
His birth was recorded in the St. Peter's Parish Register in New Kent Co. VA
His death, as 84 year old RW soldier, was reported in a Georgia newspaper.
Her birth was recorded in the St. Peter's Parish Record in New Kent Co. VA.
The Parish Register of Saint Peter's New Kent County, Virginia 1680-1787 published by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the state of Virginia, 1904, Richmond. Reprinted by Heritage Books, 1988 137 15
The St. Peter's Parish Register give this date for death of William Alford but it does not specifically identify which William. There was another William, a contemporary of John Alford, William's father- it could have been him. 137 16
Marriage date is an estimate at best.
Harllee, William Curry, KINFOLKS A Genealogical and Biographical Record of etc 1934: New Orleans, LA 1456 - 20fA 18
Proved as a son by father's will.
Some say born on 22nd and some say 1741. The will of his uncle Julius Alford who died 1771 and the St. Peter's Parish Register combined prove him to be a son. Tax records also support this. Nothing is known to fix the date of birth.
Some say November 6.
Tax rolls prove him as a son of Lodwick but there is nothing on date of birth.
Lodwick's will proves her as a child.
Date is only approximate
Proved as a son by Lodwick's will.
Proved as a daughter by Lodwick's will.
Isaac was listed as a son in Julius' will.
He was identified as a child of Lodwick in Lodwick's 1792 will. His age is based on the 1850 Franklin County, NC census. 28
Copies of his will are available but the date of death is not known.
National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, THE PARISH REGISTER OF ST. PETER'S PARISH NEW KENT COUNTY, VIRGINIA, 1680-1787, 1904. Reprinted 1988 Heritage Books, Inc. 78 30
Lucy was enumerated in the 1790 census of Franklin Co. NC.
His will was written July 14, 1768 and proved in the November 1771 session of the Bute County Court. A copy of the will is in AAFA files. Bute County was cut into Warren and Franklin County in 1779. 32
Isaac was listed as a son in Julius' will.
Proved as a daughter by Lodwick's will.
Birth based on Needham Judge Family Bible.
Place shown is only probable
Birth place is only probable.
She and her son Joseph were enumerated in the 1860 census.
His birth and death dates are recorded in the Needham Judge Alford family Bible. Places of birth and death assumed based on circumstances. 39
Census 1850 Georgia, Harris County. Enumerated as Jobel.
The Parish Register of Saint Peter's New Kent County, Virginia 1680-1787 published by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the state of Virginia, 1904, Richmond. Reprinted by Heritage Books, 1988 74
Most of the data on this family and it's members came from a Bates web site. http://www.geocities.com/CollegePark/Union/6293/ 42
This data comes from descendant Lena (Mrs. Claude) Jenkins [CMJ]
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