It has taken five years, but I finally found him!I found Winfield Scott ALFREY in the 1860 census of Pulaski Co., IL, Caledonia P.O. page 408, with his parents: Joseph Alfrey age 38 born IN, and Theresa age 39 born PA.They had children: James D. age 13, Mary E. age 12, Arabella age 11, Winfield Scott age 8, Joseph F. age 6, Tabitha age 3, and Ellen age 2.
So Scott's mother, Theresa Unknown, was born in PA.At least he got that right!I have not been able to find the marriage of Joseph Alfrey and Theresa.Scott said his father was from Scotland, but I think their ancestors were from Scotland.Jefferson County, IN is where his parents lived in 1850 (Milton twp., page 200), and that county, as well as Switzerland County, was full of Scottish immigrants in the mid eighteen hundreds.In fact the name Caledonia is a Scottish word, so maybe that part of Pulaski, IL was also settled by the Scottish!
I believe that Joseph was the son of John Alfrey, also in the 1850 census of Milton twp., Jefferson co., IN, on page 199.John, age 53, was born in IN, and was enumerated with another family as a laborer.His wife may have been Mary Polly MUNFORD/MANFORD, whom he married in 1815.John and Polly also had a son named Ambrose J. Alfrey b abt 1824 Jefferson Co., IN, died abt 1848 Jeff. Co., IN.Ambrose's wife was Sarah Vestal.She and children Caroline and Lovina are in the 1850 census of Jefferson County, Shelby twp.,IN,p 219.
John may have been the son of James and Christina Alfrey of Nicholas Co.,KY and Switzerland Co., IN.See Ancestry World Tree Project: Boyd, Alberthal and Denny Genealogy.
If you can "connect the dots" with any of what I have surmised, please let me know!Thanks!