I have had many queries as to the fact of two wives for Alfred. I have him on the census with the same wife listed at times as Dorthy Ann, or Dorthey, but most times she was called Dortha, probably shortfor Dorthy. There was one wife for him, he died in Coleman Co Tx in 1879. Dortha then married a widower Wm. King and he had children(young) and she raised them , that may be where everyone is getting confused. They raised their family in Victoria Co Tx. Appreciate hearing from others who join in this family, also email address of Lucille Richins and Alice Brandhorst.Dortha was the d/o Thomas Sheffield sometimes spelled Shuffield and Nancy Beasley.