Hi JaNell, I have just started researching the Alford families in Calhoun Co., IL area in the mid 1800's and would be very interested in discussing them with you.
I searching for the parents of Elizabeth Alford b.1837 d.1907; married William Blackwell 1856 in Calhoun Co., IL. I think I found her in 1850 living in Pike Co, IL with her stepfather John Kelso and mother Nancy. Nancy Alford married John Kelso 30 Dec 1841 in Calhoun Co., IL.
I would be very interested to hear if you have been able to connect with Roswell Alford. Another marriage in 1841 Calhoun Co.,IL was Emily Alford married Lewis Swearens. In 1850 census, they are living in Hamburg, Calhoun Co.,IL and have a son named Roswell.