Hi Cousin Colleen, I recognize you as a member of our Alford association.
We get Edwin's mother by what you might call extrapolation.We have a copy of Edwin's older brother, Needham Judge Alford's bible record.It shows that Jacob was born Aug 15 1761 and Elizabeth Bryant June 20 1765.Needham was born Jul 12 1789.There is no mention of any of Needham's siblings in this record.
Edwin Alford was born Nov 25 1792 and we think that by then Elizabeth Bryant was deceased and Jacob had married Frances Seaborn.
I know of no record that we have found in LA or MS that says specifically who the mother of Edwin was.I think the fact that he named a son "Seaborn" and did not name any sons "Bryant" adds weight to our theory.He did not name any daughters "Frances" but then he did not name any "Elizabeth" either.
If you have not read Hugh Edwin Alford's "In Search of My Alford Ancestors" I suggest you do so.You can find a copy of it on our Alford association website www.alfordassociation.org.