Dear Lee, I don't know the ancestral information on William but do know that this whole family was in Wright Co. MO (where William died but we have 1867, not 1857?) by 1860.In 1850, they were in Cherokee Co. NC.I have information on descendants but no information on ancestors.That area of NC had both ALFORDS and HALFORDS and Riley is a common HALFORD name.I have been unable to determine if he fits in that family either.I also don't know Jane's maiden name.She and William are both buried in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Wright Co. MO.There surname is spelled ALFERD on the tombstones. I have been unable to find William, Jane or Charles in the 1860 census.Riley and siblings (except William who was already married) were living together and William was living nearby, all in Hartville. Are you sure William was born in Buncombe Co. NC?