Hello Jim. I descend from Miranda L. (Alford), (d/o Alice K.(McTyer) and James Alford) and William S. Wilson (s/o Cynthia (Lyles) and James A. Wilson) through their son Edwin/Edward Wilson.
I have Miranda and William's children as: James M. Wilson (1835 MS / c1858) m: Nancy J. Howell William Wallace Wilson (1837 / 1862) Cynthia Camilla Wilson (1840 / 1883) m: William S. Newman Edwin/Edward Wilson (1842 / 1915) m: Margaret Elizabeth McNeal John P. Wilson (1844 / 1928) m: Eliza Barker
Information on Alford family is abundant online.You just need to sort through the Johns, Jacobs, Lodowick, etc. to determine if they are your line.Not always an easy task.On the Wilson's side, I haven't been able to find much.I haven't determined what happened to William S.I have an abstract of a 1978 query stating William left MS c1849 for Texas.This is very possible, because one of his brothers moved his family to Texas.This could also explain why Miranda was listed as head of household on the 1850 Copiah Co. MS census.Anyway, I would be interested in sharing information with you.