Many people seem to be posting that Abraham and Elizabeth are the parents of John and Barbara and James and Christina. That Abraham and Elizabeth were born in VA in the 1740's.This is probably coming from the erroneous records on LDS to that effect.Elizabeth Alfrey was alive in the Ripley Co., IN 1850 census and was listed as 75 years old in 1850.She was born 1775 in Maryland.By children's birth dates and tax records, Abraham was born about 1772 also in Maryland.He was a comtemporary of James Alfrey, wife ChristianaPreston and John Alfrey, wife Barbara Green. All three have children with similar names and born of similar ages.Census records indicate Abraham was of the 1770 generation NOT 1740. These three appear to be brothers all appearing first in Hardy Co., WV and in KY by 1800 tax lists.There was a fourth brother, Joseph Alfrey who married Mary Keller in 1799 in Hardy Co., WV.Joseph stayed in WV and did not come to KY. The WV branch continued to spell the name Allfree.By naming patterns of childrens family order it is more likely that the father of the 4 brothers was a John Alfree born about 1733, wife could likely be a "Rebecca."This last can just be speculation at this point until it is proven, but for sure Abraham and Elizabeth are NOT the parents of the John and James.
When Abraham died in Fleming Co., KY on 5 Dec 1831, his widow Elizabeth joined her two sons William E. Alfrey (wife Jane Cruzon) and John Alfrey (wife Charity Myers) in Cross Plains, Brown Twp., Ripley county, IN. She brought the rest of her minor children with her.Ambrose J. Alfrey was her youngest child.He is NOT the son of John Alfrey (wife Mary Manford) of Switzerland county.He is the brother of John and William of Ripley county, IN.He is listed as Ambrose J. Alfrey b. about 1817 in Bath Co., KY, married Sarah Vestal 12 Dec 1843 in Jefferson Co. IN died in Ripley Co. between 1847 to 1849 as his second daughter Emma Caroline Alfrey was born 1848 in Cross Plain as was her elder sister, my great grandmother, Lavina Mary Alfrey who was born in 1844.
Most likely his name was Ambrose Lewis Alfrey and the initial "J" is a mistranscription of "L" because his marriage record to Sarah Vestal appears twice once as AmbroseJ or L and once as Lewis Alfrey.