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This page features information about one of the most controversial of all Alford ancestors. For years, especially during the 1980's, it was frequently seen: he had three wives and 21 children.
Family Group Records Genealogy Will Timeline Published Items
The genealogy of this Lodwick Alford is fragmented
on the Genealogy page. He is first listed as part
of the genealogy of his grandfather John Alford
(JOH645VA) and then he has a three generation
listing identified to his name, and finally under
each of his children there are links to the
descendants of these children. See them all by
going to the link below and scanning down about
three screens until you see the outline like
TAKE A LOOK
Several versions of his will were circulating
in the 1980s. Finally, one was found in the
North Carolina archives which is considered
the official version.
There will be several of these:
Our first real look at Lodwick was published in
April 1983. (Select NR 3 on the "About Alfords" page.)
In 1989 it seemed like it was time to take another
look at Lodwick, so Gil Alford put together a paper
which included most of what was known and what was
thought to be known about several Lodwick Alfords.
That nine page paper was sent to several associaties
for their review and comment. Listed below is the
original unmarked-up paper as well as marked-up
copies from some of the associates who responded
(still being scanned and processed). Next came a
presentation about Lodwick at the 1990 Raleigh
meeting by Christie Alford Baldwin. She later
"reduced" the presentation to a book which is being
scanned to add here.
The original unmarked-up copy.
Ruby Alford Heard's marked-up. copy.