I would like to find out any information (if you have any) about "Irish" John Alford (b. in Moneghan, Ireland. d. about 1810 in Rockingham Co., VA), his son Thomas Alford (b. about 1755. d. about 1832 in Rockingham Co., VA) and Thomas' daughter Ellen (b. about 1807 in Botetourt Co., VA).
Ellen's son (illegitimate?), Robert Alford (Allford) was my great great great grandfather. He was born 17 Feb. 1828 in Augusta Co., VA. He served in the 12th VA Cavalry as a teamster. He was a pow in Lookout Point MD from 4/5/1856 to 6/23/65. He married Melvina (Lavinia) Rodgers on 25 Feb 1850. Ellen's name appears on his marriage bond. he died 24 June 1888 in Augusta Co., VA
His son Frances "Marion" Alford was born on 26 Sept. 1857 and d. on 29 Apr 1933. He married Pelina C. Davis on 11 Sept 1879 in Augusta Co., VA.
His son Francis "Luther" Alfordwas born 28 Feb 1880. Looks like he was born only 5 months after his parent's marriage. hmmm... He married Lottie Frances Claytor on 1 Oct 1905 in... you guessed it, Augusta Co., VA. He died 1 Dec. 1944.
His youngest son, was Robert Ray Alford. He was born 1 Sept 1923 in Augusta Co., VA. He married Gladys Wilda Adamson in 13 Jan 1945. He died in 1959.
Thier second son is my dad, Steven Bruce Alford, born 2 Nov 1947 in Rockingham Co. VA He married Lesley Emery Alford on 29 Nov 1968.
I was born 18 Jan 1974 in Richmond, VA. I married Lori Hawk on 17 Jun 1995. Our daughter Grace Caroline was born 15 Sept 1999.