A fellow researcher provides this - subj. not affiliated with the Cumberland Mtn Alfords of nearby SE Ky. There are no records of Alford res. of Claiborne Co Tn after Thomas Alford & fam. moved toward OR in the 1830s. In the Yoakum Cem near Speedwell Tn (hwy 63 in Claiborne Co) is the foll: W.H. Alford Co A 32 Ill Inf w/ no dates. It appears to not be a military marker. Was he of the IL Alfords or was he subsequently found in that state's roster (thru transfer)? Did he die during the war (likely) or subseq. to it (unlikely, since no Alfords lived in that area at the time)? Not the author's kin - informational only for those particularly interested in Illinois ancestors. If not already, he needs to be accounted.