My husband's great grandfather was Alford Alpha Layton. He was born in Washington Co. Ga in 1828. His parents are unknown but according to some records His parents were born in NC. I know this is Brookins gen forum but bear with me.The next record of Alford /Alfred A. Layton is in Muscogee Co Ga. where the census(1850) taker spelled his name Laython. He was living with a free slave and others by the name of Brookin. Now we know that many times slaves took the names of their owners.According to some records, Benjamin Brookins had about 7 slaves. I am trying to fill the gaps. Young AA Layton was 22 yrs. old, white and from Washington Co. Ga. Cannot find anything on him prior to 1850. Would appreciate any guidance. Can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.