We received information today which takes our family back to 1715. Our info states that John Ellis Alford (born April 1870) married Ellen Atkinson ( born Aug. 16,1878) in 1900. That would be the Atkinson connection. John was born to Daniel Merdock (Dock) Alford (born Feb. 15, 1847) and Cady Ann Harrelson (born Jan. 1846). They were married on Feb. 26, 1868. They had 4 children; John Ellis, Warren Cicero, Dr. Neil and Willie. Our info goes back to our Great, Great,Great,Great,Great,Great Grandfather.