You have my interest.I based the first Alfrey's to Eastern KY in the posting, upon Vernon Alfrey's data.The 1956 addition of the Rowan County news stated:
There are few, if any families, with a longer lineage in early Rowan County history than the Aifrey’s and McKenzie’s and many of the present day descendants are related to each other in half a dozen ways.
Back in 1775 two Alfrey boys, John and Sam, came from the Potomac Valley, along with a group of Myers’, Crouch’s and Craig’s (all pioneer families of this area).
John and Sam settled on Licking River just this side of what is now Baldwin McKenzie’s place. Sam built a log house in what is now the corner of Clell Jones’ field.
Two of Sam’s children were Fielding and Adam.
Fielding married Martha Johnson and their children were Sam, Andrew, Frank, Allen, Julia, Ike, Mandy and Bell.
Fielding’s son, Sam, married May Manley; Frank married Jane Hall; Andrew married Ellen Reed; Allen married Alice Lewis; Julia married Dr. Kash; Ike married a Harmon; Mandy married Wiley Roberts; and Bell married Eli Evans.
Sam and Uncle Joe Myers were neighbors on Licking River and together they loaned Rowan County $1,200 in 1858 to build the first jail. Myers kept after the county for his money and interest and was paid. However, Sam was more lenient, and old records show the county defaulted on his part of the, debt.
Fielding’s brother and old Sam’s son, Adam, married Hester Ramey.
They became the parents of George Washington Alfrey who married a Ramey; John who married Ellen Shopire; Isaac who married a Jones; Barbara who married Russell Armstrong; Lou-isa who married (Old) A. J. McKenzie. (There have been three A. J. McKenzies and this was the first); Louis didn’t marry; Mary who married John Oney; and Minerva who married Ben Oney.
A. J. McKenzie and Louisa became the parents of the following children: Ellen who married Milton Foster; W. M. W. who married Laura Johnson the first time, Nora Haney the second time and Lily Haney the third time and lived to be 93; Caroline married young Fielding Alfrey; Little A. J. married Frances Cochran; Harvey married Aline Cochran first and Cara Crager the second time; Clarinda mar-ried Dee Cochran; James never married and drowned in Licking River; Oscar married Etta Mae Ramey; and Z. T. married Patty Elliott.
The chances are that if you have lived in Rowan County for many years you are related to some of the people listed above or their descendants.
Vernon Alfrey, who furnished this family tree, had it all the way to present day, but it numbers hundreds upon hundreds of living people.
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Newspapers are full of in-correct information though.Could there have been two Samuals like the article suggests?