The Bible records for this family indicate the oldest daughter Polly E b. Mar 7 1819 and no other entries for her in family records. Second daughter Sally L. b. Oct 18 1824 must have died before 1932. Third daughter also named Sally L. b. May 24 1832.
The son/sons who went ahead into the settlement-- family of Orman or part of itis found in Butte Co. CA in the 1850 census as follows: Page 43, House and Family 13 Polly Alfred60 FNY[widow of Ormon] Samuel27 MNY Henry22 MNY[right age to be nephew of Orman.] Lamira18 FNY
This family group returned to Kendall County Illinois in 1852.
Polly, Ormons wife, died Feb 4, 1877 and is buried in the Plattvile Cemetery. Lamira died Jun 29 1881 and is buried in the Plattville Cemetery. Lamira never married and spent the last years of her life as a cargiver for her Uncle Clark B. Alford.
Kendall County Record-Yorkville IllinoisMarch 10, 1915
Samuel W. Alford Samuel W. Alford was born near Burlington, Vt., January 13, 1823 and died in Garden Grove, Calif. February 18, 1915, aged 92 years, 1 month, 5days. He lived to young manhood near Plattsburg, New York. He made his first trip west at the age of nineteen. In 1849 he went to California. Returning with his mother and sister in 1852 he settled on a farm north of Plattville where he lived nearly fifty-nine years. On October 28, 1858 he married Elizabeth Fisk of Plattsburg, New York. She died June 8, 1910. There were born to them six daughters and one son. One daughter died in infancy, one at the age of 29 and the son at the age of 19. There remain four daughters - Miss Amoret Alford of Port Byron, Ill., Mrs Luraet Howland of Edgewater, Colorado, Miss Laura and Miss Nettie of Garden Grove, California. There are five grandchildren --- Charles, Laura, Martha, Stephen and Ruth Howland. Mr. Alford came to Garden Grove three years ago where he has lived a quiet Christian life. The funeral services were held at the Free Methodist church, the pastor, Rev. Mr. Anderson, being assisted by Rev. Mr. Thomas of the Baptist church and Rev. Mr. Morgan of the Mennonite church. Interment was at Westminster cemetery Orange county, California, February 20, 1915. --- Garden Grove Exchange.
Orman Franklin Alford b. 1821 d. 1910 stayed in Illinois while his family went California. Additional data available on this famliy.