We have John Lewis Alford (son of John Alford and Margaret Alford of a different line) born Dec. 10, 1802, Monroe Co. VA (became WV in 1863).He married Eliza Brawley, 1834 in Darke Co. OH.I believe his family was living in Preble Co. OH at that time.They moved to Hancock Co. IN before any children were born.He died Apr 9, 1883, Hancock Co. IN. Eliza died Feb. 19, 1865. Their children were:
John, born Jun. 10, 1835
Samuel, born Jan. 6, 1837, Hancock Co. IN
Nancy Jane, born Oct. 12, 1838, Hancock Co.
Margaret Ann, born c1843, Hancock Co.
Monroe, born Jun. 29, 1846, Hancock Co.
David H., born Dec. 18, 1848, Hancock Co.
Harvey L., born Nov. 30,1852, Hancock Co.
Freemont, born c1858, Hancock Co.
Rosetta, born 1862, Hancock Co.
We have that Samuel married Mary Massie Fuqua, Sept. 9, 1855, Hancock Co. and he died Mar. 24, 1924, Eden, Hancock Co. IN.Samuel's known children (only from cenus and cemetery records) were: Lafayette (1856), Marion Bruce (1858), Ann Eliza (1860), John L. (1862), William P/J (1865) and Sheldon A. (1868).We don't have the 1880 census so there were probably more. We have Mary Fuqua Alford died Jul 10, 1891, and Samuel married Sarah A. McCorkhill, Mar. 30, 1893.Samuel died Mar. 24, 1924. Samuel and Mary are buried in Eden Cemetery, Hancock Co. IN.Please let's compare notes and share our findings.