Thank you for the in formation. David Alford was born in VA abt 1814 he married Mary Crowson 7 Jul 1836 Noxubee, Co., MS. His family are the only Alford's on the 1850 Houston Co., TX census. I am glad to know about George, since I had assumed David and his family were the first. Do you know if David Turner Alford was related to George? I did see a Frank Alford on the 1900 census. He and his children are enumerated in a different household from Annie. Thanks again for your help.