While I am from Texas looking for N.C. relative/connection I don't think I have your answer but perhaps there may, however doubtful, be a connection. I have a GG Grandfather Jeptha Alford 1797-1869 who was born N.C. and I don't have any of his siblings or ancestors information but sure would like to find some. His son James Richard Alford 1821-1889 was my G Grandfather. I have an Uncle James Richard Alford 1888-1954 who was a Grandson of the 1821 J.R.A. If you see anything there, however questionable, contact me.