A John W. Alford born circa 1820 in Mississippi migrated to Morehouse Parish, La. by 1850. He married Clarissa Davenport and they had several children--only 2--Greenwood and Jasper called Jap. Greenwood died as a very young man--and Jap died in Mer Rouge, Morehouse Parish, La in 1920. His parents are also "unknown"--though he was related to Warren Alford who also migrated to Morehouse Parish.