Sarah: I don't know if this will help you but my great-great grandfather and great-great grandmother were Alfords from the Ironton, Ohio area. There names were Stephen and Rebecca(Hoback) Alford, they had ten children and moved to the Nehawka NE(not "New Hawks")area in the 1870's. Two of their sons were Albert and James.They are buried at the Mount Pleasant Cemetary in Nehawka, Nebraska. If this is a branch of the family that you are interested in let me know. You can find information on these people in the Ironton Register newspaper through the Lawrence County, Ohio Genealogy website on the U.S. Gen Web site.