I have been searching for over a year, and have been unable to find any mention of my great-great grandfather Silas Alvord. The information I have is sketchy at best, taken mostly from a couple of old letters and photos. Silas Alvord was born 1832, died May 06,1899. He married Elsie Robinson, born 1837. Their daughter Inez Ruth (born June 19,1864) was photographed by J.Cedley of Medina,NY and married in North Ridgeway,NY. Witnesses at her marriage included her sister, Helen (Bowen) and brother Arza Alvord. An old letter sent by Elsie to Inez Ruth (now in Canada) speaks of their farm just outside of Medina, where they raised horses and chickens. I am fairly confident in my belief that this family lived in Orleans County, NY., but am frustrated by my inability to find any mention of them at all, including in census indexes. Any suggestions or information would be greatly appreciated.