John Alford (who married Chloe Pope) was the son of Julius Alford (son of James) and brother of my 4 gr grandfather, Job Alford.I am attaching some info below, but the Alford Familiy Assoc. Website has much more.
(1) James Alford, probable son of John Alford, Sr., was born in 1687 in New Kent County, Virginia (St. Peter’s Parish).In about 1707 he married an unknown spouse in New Kent County.On September 6, 1710 he was awarded 420 pounds by St. Peter’s Parish for keeping a foster child.On September 29, 1718, James was listed in the parish register as a highway surveyor.He died about 1730 in New Kent County.James had the following children:
(2) Goodrich(1708-11/1753)b. New Kent County, Va.M. Sarah ?
(3) Lodwick(1710-1789)b. New Kent County, Va.M. Susannah Cade
(3a) James, Jr.(2/7/1713-5/26/1782)b. New Kent County, Va.M. Lucy Bailey
(4) Warren(8/28/1715-aft 1786)b. New Kent County, Va.M. unknown
(5) Julius(9/1717-1771)b. New Kent County, Va.M. Lucy ?
(5) Julius Alford, son of James Alford, Sr., was born in September 1717 in New Kent County, Virginia.He grew up there, but as a young adult moved to Bertie County, North Carolina around 1739, with his brothers, Goodrich, Lodwick, and Warren.In 1741 Julius Alford, a North Carolina militiaman in 1754, was cut into newly formed Edgecomb County, then in 1746 cut into Granville County, then in 1764 cut into Bute County, and finally into newly formed Franklin County in 1779.In 1745 Julius married Lucy (maiden name unknown) in then Edgecomb County, North Carolina.On March 1, 1753 Julius served as a witness to the purchase of land near Bear Swamp by his brother, Lodwick.On June 1, 1754, Lodwick sold 200 acres of land to Julius on the Tar River.On May 26, 1764, Julius made three separate purchases totaling 460 acres on the southside of Crooked Creek from Zachariah, Samuel, and Jeptha Wright.Julius and his brothers had moved to two areas in what was then Bertie County in northern North Carolina: Julius in the Crooked Creek-Tar River area of current Franklin County, near the town of Bunn, and in the case of Lodwick and Warren, in the junction area of the Tar River and Cypress Creek.Lodwick and Julius’s lands were very close to each other, if not adjacent.Some of the children of the two latter brothers went west to settle in the Little Creek area just across the county line in nearby Wake County.Both of these areas were homes to substantial Alford settlements between 1740 and 1820. In July of 1768 Julius filed his will in St. John’s Parrish of then Bute County (now Franklin).His brother, Lodowick, and nephew, James, were listed as excecutors.He died in November of 1771 at the age of 54.Lucy, his wife, died between 1790 and 1800.Julius and Lucy Alford had the following children:
(6) John(1747-1832)b. Granville Co., NCm. Chloe Pope
(7) Isaac(1748-1843)b. Granville Co., NCm. Mary Alford
(8) Goodrich(1750- abt 1833)b. Granville Co., NCm. unknown
(9) Mary (Polly)(1753-?)b. Granville Co., NCm. unknown
(10) Sarah(1756-?)B. Granville Co., NCm. unknown
(11) Jacob(8/15/1761-7/18/1824)b. Granville Co., NCm. Frances Seaborn
(12) Job(1763-1851)b. Granville Co., NCm. Sarah Turner