We are familiar with James and also show him called Captain but do not have the reason.I'd guess that he was a captain in the militia but it might just have been an honorary title given him for his leadership.
I'm with the Alford American Family Association, Inc. and we have an extensive genealogy compiled on this branch of the family.Perhaps you can tell me where Joseph McClure Alford, nephew of James Alford and Hannah Baker, got his middle name.
I sense you are a descendant of this bunch and we would like to have all you will share with us on descendants that we do not have - keeping in mind that we have long range plans to put much of the genealogy on our web site and published in a book.
I suppose you have the Alford ancestry on back to John who died 1748 in Frederick Co. VA.That is as far back as we go.
.. Gil Alford, AAFA, Inc. co-founder & past president.