Does anyone have a connection between the Alford and Ridley family names?
The Ridley name shows up in our research when Martha Lynn Alford (b. abt. 1822 in GA) and Elcan Hand McNeil (b. 1810 in TN) named their son Anderson Ridley McNeil (b. 1854). I haven't been able to get back beyond them so far.
I'm guessing Ridley was a family name previous to 1854.
Thanks for any information anyone might be able to share!