Yes Colleen I think there is probably a connection, there was a James also, son of William. William Gafford was born 1813 in Tennessee, married Sarah Ann Clark on December 23, 1837. William and Sarah had nine children. Two of their sons, William Jefferson Gafford and James Polk Gafford were confederate soldiers during the Civil War. James Polk Gafford was born September 1, 1840 died December 27, 1910. He married Missouri Ann Lindsey died May 12, 1917. Both are buried at the Pleasantview Cemetery (aka Center Point Baptist Church Cemetery).James Polk Gafford and Missouri Annhad 9 children. I don't have a list of their children. ( the information above is from the History of Houston County book 1996 edition). It contains a lot more information on the Gaffords.