Thank you for your help with my Alford research.Have double checked Nancy Alford's date of birth and it is actually 1872, (not 1877) in Arkansas Co, AR.She married John Henry Gilbert Armstrong (b. 5/17/1857 Newport, Jackson Co. AR) in DeWitt, AR on 5/28/1889.He was a farmer/nurseryman and they seem to have been fairly transient, having numerous kids along the way:Willie Ethel b. 4/17/1890 Pope Co., AR; Johnnie b. 7/26/1891 d. 1891 Russellville, AR; Charles Spurgeon Armstrong b. 10/15/1892 Clarksville, TX; Alice Myrtle b. 11/22/1894 Clarksville, TX; Olive Ruth (my grandmother)b. 7/31/1897 McKinney, TX; Esther Jewell b.1899 d. 1899 Farmerville, TX; Twins - Leslie Haywood & Esther Beulah b. 7/6/1900 Farmerville, TX; Paul Gardner b. 1/18/1904 McRae, AR d. 6/1911 in Oklahoma; Doyal Dean b. 4/30/190? McRae, AR; Maybel Irene b. 5/4/1908 McRae AR; Ray Theodore b.7/23/1910 McRae, AR. I am assuming that it was her father's brother who came to retrieve her based on a childhood recollection of mine, which could well be faulty.When I was about 10, I spent an afternoon with her, enchanted by her stories.My grandmother, Olive, also used to tell the same story, remarking that it was a great adventure for little Nancy to ride that big old horse all the way back to AR with her uncle and that it was sadly ironic that her Nancy had lost 2 sets of parents to influenza. Have a feeling influenza was a bit of a "catch all" diagnosis. I have run across another possible pair of parents for Nancy Alford.Not too far away in White Co. AR, marriage records show a George W. Alford wed Mary Chandler 1/20/1871 (the year before Nancy was born). Jackson Co, AR records, where Nancy's husband John Henry Gilbert Armstrong was born 5/17/1857 show a marriage between John Gilbert Armstrong,29 to Lucinda Tayman,33 6/21/1855 - seem likely candidates to have been the neighbor couple (and parents of her future husband) who took Nancy in when her aunt & uncle died. (White Co is adjacent to Jackson Co.) As you can probably tell, I'm new at this, but must say am finding it facinating. Pointers and information are greatly appreciated!