My ancestors are of African American heritage and are from Upson and Pike Counties.
What I have so far: *Ben Alford wed a woman named Sally they had 5 children Alice Alford born sept. 15, 1862 died Apr. 13, 1976 John Alfordborn approx 1857 Merdis Alford born approx 1958 Joe Alford born approx 1860 Nero Alford born July 1856 died 1940 (had 4 wives)marriedParthena Worthyon Dec 2, 1880 had 2 children Herbert Alford born June 1885-died Aug 1967 Leila Alford born May 1893- died 1902
marriedLora Alford on Nov 27, 1896 married Martha Ann Respess Atwater on Mar. 23, 1899 4th wife unknown
*There was a white slave owner, James Atwater, who had a child with a slave (name unknown), the child's name was Nelson Atwater. James also had another son by a different woman, race unknown.
Nelson Atwater married Martha Ann Respess approx. 1889. They had 3 children: Mary Lu Atwater born Nov 1889 died approx. 1905
Minnie Atwater born May 1891 died Jan 1952 married Sammual Elleby and had 5 children Elizabeth Elleby Marion Elleby Sam Elleby Jr Theresa Elleby Hattie Elleby married someone with the last name Taylor
Martha Jane Atwater born Jan 31, 1893 died Feb 16, 1961 married Herbert Alford born June 1885-died 1967 married approx 1911had 13 children Mary Lou Alford Nero Alford Matthew Alford Anderson Alford Eula Alford Millicent Alford Gussie Alford Hazel Alford JD Alford Minnie Alford Dorothy Alford Jewell Alford Shelvie Alford