I am also an Alford researcher form the smae line as Charles Mesurac.Where did you get the information that mary Ann elizabeth and john Lafayette Alford were twins.I am not saying they were not; just that I have two seperate birthdays from there tombstones.Mary Ann (b. 9/23/1848) and John L. (10/22/1847), and Sarah in 1849.I understand that sometimes people back then were dead wrong about there own birthdays, but I would think they would remember if they were twins.But John died early before Mary went to texas, so the family out there may have lost track of what was on John's tombstone back in Georgia.
Here is what i have on the children of William Henry Alford, son of Job Alford:
William Henry Alford was Job’s 5th son.He was born in 1811 in Wake County, North Carolina, shortly before the family left for South Carolina and then Georgia.Most people called him “Bill.”He came to Jones County, Georgia, as a young child, with his family around 1817.In 1823, as a preteen, he moved with his parents to the Redbone District (555) of Upson County, Georgia, northeast of Thomaston, where he lived until 1828, when the family moved to the Black Ankle District (494), southeast of Thomaston.In the 1829 the family moved to the Dupree’s District of Talbot County, Georgia.In 1830 he was still living with his parents in nearby Talbot County, Georgia.“Bill” was married on December 29, 1831 to Sarah Elizabeth “Betsy” Stilwell (1809-bef 1880), daughter of Shadrick Stillwell, in nearby Upson County, Georgia, by Zachariah H. Gordon, Minister of the Gospel.In 1832 he drew land in Talbot County in the 1832 Cherokee Land Lottery, where he settled with his newly married wife.He moved to Harris County, Georgia around 1833 (letter addressed to him at Hamilton Post Office in 1833), where he was still living according to the 1840 and 1850 Harris County (just north of Columbus, Ga.) censusThe 1850 census shows him living next door to his oldest son, Thomas Jefferson Alford, as well as owning 300 acres of land.William probably lived in Harris County through at least 1863 (listed on the 1860 Harris County census in Mountain Hill), as some of his children moved from there to Bartow County, Georgia (near Rome) after the Civil War around 1866.There is some uncertainty about William’s whereabouts after the Civil War.Elizabeth Stilwell Alford was shown living in Hamilton, Ga. as head of household on June 30, 1870.William could possibly have died during the Civil War or soon thereafter.There is also an unproven family legend that “Bill” drowned in the Chattahoochie River near Columbus. His granddaughter-in-law passed on the story that he had drowned in 1834 to her daughter Laura Alford White.It is my guess that she meant 1864, since William Henry was definitely alive until 1860, but missing from 1870 and thereafter.William Henry Alford had the following children:
(48) Thomas Jefferson(1832-aft 1893)b. Upson County,Ga.m. Mary E. Adams
(49) Amanda L.(1835- aft 1887)b. Upson County, Ga.m. Benjamin Young
(50) William Floyd(11/2/1837-9/22/1913) b. Harris Co., Ga.m. Mary Jane Cash
(51) Miranda Elizabeth(10/1840-abt 1915) b. Harris Co., Ga. m. Oliver Naramore
(52) Matilda Laura “Lulu”(1843-aft 1887)b. Harris County, Ga.m. unknown
(53) Job L.(1/19/1846-12/28/1873) b. Harris County, Ga.m. Never Married
(54) John N. Lafayette(10/22/1847-1/1/1881) b. Harris Co., Ga.m. Laura E. Watson
(55) Mary Ann E.(9/23/1848-1/15/1894)b. Harris Co., Gam. Newton H. Cash
(56) Sarah(1849-aft 1860)b. Harris Co., Ga.M. unknown
(55) Mary Ann Elizabeth Alford, daughter of William Henry Alford, was born on September 23, 1848 in Harris County, Georgia and grew up there.On January 5, 1865 she married Newton Hamilton Cash (2/22/1841-9/18/1895) in Harris County.In 1870, Newton and Mary were living with Newton’s father, James Cash, in Harris County (Hamilton).Around 1870 they moved to Bartow County, Georgia.In 1880 the family shows in the Stilsboro area of Bartow County, Georgia.Around 1887 Mary Ann and her family moved to Cass County, Texas.She died January 5, 1894 in Bloomburg, Texas (Cass County).Her husband died a year later, also in Cass County. Mary Ann and Newton Cash raised several children, including Osceola Cash (10/1866-aft 1900 / m. Alma ?), William O. Cash (5/1868-aft 1920 / m. Mary Colquitt), Thomas Jefferson Cash (5/15/1875-4/1/1940 / m. Elizabeth Ensley / d. Atlanta, Texas), and Roxie E. Cash (1871-aft 1920) / m. William L. Spell / children: Mary Spell, William Spell, Joseph Spell, and Robert Spell).
Please let me know if I have any errors in the Cash family, and help me fill some holes.
Also,did Sarah or Matilda "Lulu" Alford go to Texas also?
I don't have anything on them after 1880.I will be happy to send you more on the Alfords if you like.