Thomas Lafayette Alford and Columbus Alford were born to Julius Alford b. 1805 and Elizabeth Gay b. 1808. They married in 1827. Elizabeth died abt. 1847. Julius moved with the younger children to South Alabama. The John and Margaret Gay you find Columbus living with in the 1850 census is Elizabeth's parents. The James and Mary Gay you find Thomas living with in the 1850 census is Elizabeth's brother. Julius Alford is the son of Job Alford (1763-1850). Job Alford is the son of Julius Alford (Sep 1717-Nov 1771). Julius Alford is the son of James Alford b. 1688 Jamestown, Va. James Alford is the son of John Alford (1645 England-14 Mar. 1710 St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., Va). John Alford is the son of William Alford 1620 England-11 Feb 1710 St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., Va. The Alfords were transported to Virginia from England by John Davis.