Thanks John for all this info I had see some stuff on Doris Johnson's site on Alfords. I myself was raised in Franklin & Wake County and now live in Granville County, NC what is weird to me is seeing all the Alford's in the Granville County area from the past and now seems like I am the only one here now. There are still a lot of Alford's in Franklin County most my family. But before my G -Grandpa Garland (Dawk)& his brother James (Doke )Alford families I never knew and never heard of them just these two. I have met all of Doke's children which they were much older than I but just visited Prue & Bittis (Dokes kids) about a year or so ago Bittis has died since then but Prue still lives. Again thanks for taking the time to respond.