My ggggrandfather John Holford/Holeford/Alford b. (Warren Co., N.C.?) ca.1761, d. ca. 1832/40, Overton Co., Tn. m. Sarah__? b. ca. 1790, 1st. son Matthew, b. 1808, N.C. There were seven other children. He received a land grant in the name of John Alford dated 26 Nov., 1789, Warrant No. 2165 from the state of N.C. It was passed down in the family that John had changed spelling of his name after the Rev. War. All legal papers in Tn. spelled the name Holford or Holeford. Do you have any clues as to John's parents?