Hi Judie, I have just started searching for Elizabeth Alford's parents and I think I have found her in the 1850 census living in Pike Co., IL with her stepfather, John Kelso, and mother, Nancy Unknown. Would love to share more info with you. I'm researching for a cousin whose grandmother was Lurena Blackwell Craigmiles. She has several old photos we are trying to identify. How are you connected?