I grew up in Houston County and will attempt to answer your question. Two Alford family's came to Houston County. The first, George Alford with a wife and four children came in 1837 and lived there 10 years, dying in 1847. His young children returned to New Madrid, Missouri and never again lived in Houston County. Francis Alford with wife and 8 children came from Mississippi in 1879. He died enroute. Their two oldest sons Frank(my Grandfather) and Charles remained in Houston County. In 1897 Frank married Annie Alfred(2nd wife) and produced one son(Mayfield). The other names mentioned in your message are from the Alfred family. General George Alford was Quarter Master General for General Sam Houston at the battle of San Jacinto. Francis Alford was a Methodist Minister.