My grandfather Green B. Alford,aka "GB", was born 1876 in Dallas Co. Missouri. He married Mary E. Tibbs and they are in the 1900 Federal Census for Dallas Co. with a son Clyde. There is no record of "GB" before that date but there is a record of an Ervin G. Alford born "about" 1877 in Dallas Co. MO.. Ervin went on to marry a Mary E. Tibbs in 1897. There is no record I can find of "Ervin" Alford after that date. Are Green B. "GB" Alford and Ervin G. Alford the same person who changed his name? It seems odd that two different "Alford" men, about the same age, would marry two different "Mary E. Tibbs" about the same time in Dallas Co. MO. Too much coincidence? Does anyone have any information related to this??