I received a recent email from a person who had visited Alford Scotland, near Aberdeen. According to his info, there are no Alfords there now. Interesting. I have scraps of info suggesting that the family may have emigrated to the Irish Plantations in the 17th century, perhaps in County Monaghan where "Irish John" emigrated from to VA in the 18th Century. leaving no Alfords in Monaghan. So,family historians, the question on the floor is, "Where did the Alford Alfords come from and where did they go". I look forward to your replies. Charles Alford.