I believe you may have a mistake in your geneology.I am descended from the Walton County Alfords and have done substantial first hand research.I do not believe that Francis Marion Alford (b. 9/6/1867 in Walton County, Fla.) is the father of Francis Luther Alford (b. 2/28/1880 in Va.)First of all Francis Marion Alford was only 13 years old at the time of Francis Luther's birth.But here are my real reasons not to believe it: 1) Richard Francis Alford (who is 89 and still lives in Darlington area is a grandson of Francis Marion and his wife Ada Davis, and has no record of a Francis Luther Alford in the family, 2) there is no record of a Francis Luther in the census records in Walton County for Francis Marion Alford, 3) and to anyone's knowledge, Francis Marion (also known as "Buddie")never left the immediate area where he lived in Walton County).There were 3 other Francis Marion Alfords in the area, one was my gr. grandfather and one was my gr. gr. grandfather.I have no record of them having a son named Francis Luther.I would love, however to know where your connection is, if any.You may also get other responses that may help you.Where did you get the connection to Francis Marion Alford?It does raise my curiosity.