I have tracked down all your references and I thank you for telling me about The Alford American Family Association.In the cemetery record it states that Charles L. Alford's father is James Alford b. 1793 in VA and his direct ancestor is John ALford b. 1696 in MD.Using Familysearch.org, I found a James Alford b. abt 1793 (so far, so good); son of Joseph b. unknown; son of John b. abt 1740; son of John b. 1695 (not 1696) in VA (not MD).So, my questions is. . .could the cemetery record have made a mistake by putting John's birth location as MD instead of VA? I'm used to dates being a year off.I can tell you have an amazing knowledge of "where to look."Thanks for your help and response.