I hope someone has some information on this family. First I am looking to confirm the parents of JANE RAEFORD m WILLIAM GOFF April 21,1840 in Mobile, Al. According to census Jane was born Abt. 1820 in Alabama. This is what I have found so far.
Georgia Passport for Matthew Raiford and son John in 1811.
Mobile Marriages (only Family in Mobile) JANE RAEFORD m WILLIAM GOFF 4/21/40 SUSANNAH RAIFORD m MICAJAH CLARK 4/12/1847 DUDLEY RARFORD m CHRISTINNA MILLER 1/14/1839 ISABELLA RAYFORD m SAMUEL CRENSHAW 12/6/1847 WILLIAM RAEFORD m ELIZABETH TUCKER 5/27/1845
1850 Mobile Census MAT RAIFORD 60 b.SC Mary51 b.SC M.L.18 b.AL M.Clark27 b.Al Susanna24 b.Al Samuel Crenshaw 21 b.AL Isabella20 b.AL E.L. Clarke3 b. AL J.M.8/12 b. AL M. Crenshaw 7/12 b.AL
Wm. M Rayford25 b.AL Elizabeth21 b.Al Edward3 b. Al Virginia10/12 b. AL Ella16 b. AL (Shows Male F WAS ERASED)
William Goff35 b Ga Jane28 b AL Henry Jeff10 b AL Wm. Thomas7 b Al Alfred Lewis5 b Al James Irvin2 b AL
Since there are 3 females living with Matthew in 1840 they must be Susannah, Isabella, and wife Mary. Jane is recently married and must be living with William's parents since he is not listed as head of household in 1840. Dudley and wife are listed in 1840. M.L is 18 in 1850. So what are the names of the other 3 males living with Matthew in 1840? WHERE DID THE JOHN FROM THE PASSPORT GO? IS THAT A DIFFERENT,OLDER MATTHEW IN PASSPORT? IS ANYONE RESEARCHING THIS LINE? CAN ANYONE PROVE MATTHEW IS JANES FATHER? PLEASE HELP. ThanksCindy