AAFA TENNESSEE BIBLE AND FAMILY RECORDS Alford Family Bible
By Lynn D. Shelley, #0484
(Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1998, pp. 66-71)
The following Bible records were found in published sources at the TN State Library and Archives
or sent to AAFA by the named source.
From TENNESSEE BIBLE RECORDS, VOL III, 1961.
By the Knoxville Chapter, Daughters of the American Colonists, pages 78-83 [three related Bibles].
In the possession of Carl Alford, Route 2, Lenoir City, TN.
Publisher: John C. Winston & Co., Philadelphia PA, Chicago, IL and Toronto, Ontario.
ALFORD FAMILY BIBLE
This certifies that the Rite of Holy Matrimony was celebrated between Charles F. Alford of
Lenoir City and Laura V. Crox of Loudon on March 7, 1886, at H. A. Crox's by Jackson West
Mary Alford and John Harrison was married January 26, 1909
Charles F. Alford borned Nov. 26, 1865
Laura V. Crox borned March 20, 1868
Benjamin F. Alford borned Thursday Feb. 15, 1887
Mary Elizabeth Alford borned Saturday, July 27, 1889
Martha Malinda Alford borned Monday, April 27, 1891
Nellie Eugenia Alford borned Wednesday, May 16, 1894
William Hobart Alford borned Saturday, April 17, 1897
Robert Cannon Alford borned Monday, July 17, 1899
Walter Scott Alford borned Friday, Nov. 29, 1901
George Washington Alford borned July 19, 1906
Henry Alfred Alford borned Tuesday, March 22, 1904
John J. Alford, b. Sep. 12, 1908
Carl Alford was borned Feb. 26, 1912 [put here for chronological order; found on marriage page above]
Martha Malinda Alford, died Friday night at 10 o'clock, May 24, 1895
Charles F. Alford died May 12, 1947, buried New Providence
Laura Virginia Crox Alford died Mar. 2, 1951, buried New Providence
AAFA NOTES:This was the Bible of Charles F. Alford and wife Laura Virginia Crox. Charles F. was the youngest son of
Robert Cannon Alford and his second wife Margaret J. Mourfield. They are descendants of John Alford and Jane
McElhattan who married in Grainger County, TN, on Jan 13, 1811. John was an 18-year-old orphan (born in NC)
bound out to Thomas Mann in November, 1804, also in Grainger County, TN. Efforts to discover his parents
have not been successful thus far. There are several other east TN families that appear closely related but
no connections have been proved yet. Benjamin F. Alford whose birth is listed here was the father of AAFA
past President Benjamin F. Alford, Jr., AAFA Member #0447.