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AAFA BIOGRAPHIES and AUTOBIOGRAPHIES
of "Alfords" and Spelling Variations
A major purpose of AAFA is to document the history of our family. In support of this effort, we collect biographies of historical "Alfords." These are found in books, periodicals, and sometimes unpublished documents. County histories are great sources.
We also want to preserve the history of present day AAFA members whose name is Alford (or a spelling variation), as well as "Alford" ancestors of members. You can make a positive and worthwhile contribution to AAFA and Alford history by participating in this project.
Here's what you can do:
1. If your last name or maiden name is Alford (or, of course, a spelling variation), write your autobiography.Send or email your document to AAFA for publication here. There is no limit on length and there is no particular format. Look at the autobiographies and biographies below for inspiration.
2. If your father's last name is Alford, write his biography (or ask him to). His siblings are also great subjects for biographies.
3. If your father's name was not Alford, write a biography of your most recent Alford ancestor: mother, grandparent, etc.
4. When you find a biography or biographical sketch of an historical Alford, make a copy.
Suggested subjects to be included are early childhood interests; education at all levels; hobbies from childhood to present; participation in various organizations; military service in sufficient detail to identify units served with, assignment stations, duties, etc.; religious affiliation and service performed; vocation, occupations, talents, skills; medical history; physical descriptions; places of residence and property ownerships; and anything else that might come to mind.
If you include photographs, please send copies (not originals unless absolutely necessary). All photos will be returned.
We hope all AAFA members will consider this project a wonderful way to share in the preservation of our Alford heritage for posterity!
In her Editor's Farewell in AAFA ACTION #46, Fall 1999, Pamela Alford Thompson introduced us to the idea of writing summary partial autobiographies under the headings of "Getting To Know." All of those done to date are listed below as (GTK). We are a long way from finished. How about something from you?
AAFA #0004, Marion Elmer "Mike" (M.E) Alford, 1919 FL - 2015 VA (GTK)
AAFA #0006, Christie Wilson Alford Baldwin, 1906 TN - 2008 OK (GTK)
AAFA #0010, William "Bill" A. Mitchiner, 1911 NC - 2006 NC
AAFA #0011, Captain Lodwick Houston Alford, 1914 GA - 2007 GA (GTK)
AAFA #0019, Gilbert K. Alford, Jr., 1926 SC - 2013 MO (GTK)
AAFA #0021, James P."Posey" Alford, 1921 TX - 2018 TX (GTK)
AAFA #0030, Pamela Alford Thompson (GTK)
AAFA #0295, Captain Zeb Dickey Alford, 1925 MS - 2009 TX (GTK)
AAFA #0303, Doris Alford Vetri (GTK)
AAFA #0364, Katherine Bailey Alford Echols, 1909 NC - 2001 NC. Her memoirs previously published in AAFA ACTION #41, Summer 1998, pg 37.
AAFA #0509, Robert Sherwood Alford, 1924 FL - 1995 FL (GTK)
AAFA #0633, Dr. Richard M. Alford, 1925 IL - 2009 ID (GTK)
AAFA #1104, Bessie Mae Alford Lewis, 1905 NC - 2009 NC (GTK)
AAFA #1163, Stephanie Alford (GTK)
AAFA #1171, Debra Kaye McKrill (GTK)
HISTORICAL BIOGRAPHIES OF ALFORDS
(AND SPELLING VARIATIONS)
Abner Acel Alford, M.D., 1854 AR - 1927 AR
Adron Corbett Alford, 1893 TX - 1970 TX
Albert Alford, 1833 MO - 1921 OR
Albert Clay Alford, 1903 KY - 1998 KY
Albert "Burt" Wright Alvord, 1867 CA - ?? (last known in 1910 Panama), Lawman-Turned-Outlaw
Alexander Marshall Alford, 1849 GA - 1934 AL
Alfred Cecil Alford, 1875 KS - 1899 Philippines (son of Daniel Stillman Alford)
Allen C. Alford , 1828 NY - 1907 NY
Charles Alford, ca 1752 - ca 1819 of Garrard Co., KY
Charles Alford and Mary Elizabeth Tipton, 1790 NC - 1858 IL (per J. J. Johnson)
Clarence Walworth Alvord, 1868 MA - 1928 Italy
Clark Baker Alford, M.D., 1839 NY - 1928 CA
Clifford O. B. Alford, M.D., 1894 AL - 1928 AL (per G. Wayne Parrish)
Corrington L. and Loyal A. Alford, 1836 OH and 1814 VT - 1883 IN
Daniel Lee Alford, 1876 TX - 1964 TX
Daniel Stillman Alford, 1848 CT - 1904 KS (father of Alfred Cecil Alford)
Daniel Webster Alford, 1874 FL - 1931 FL
Dean Albert Alvord, 1856 NY - 1937 FL
Egbert Benson Alford, 1859 AL - 1933 TX (father of John Rogers Alford)
Frederick Fergus Alford, 1899 TX - 1964 TX
Green Haywood Alford, 1820 NC - 1877 NC
Henry Dwight Alvord, 1823 NY - 1910 IA
Henry Elijah Alvord, 1844 MA - 1904 MO, Chief of the Dairy Division, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (DC)
Jacob Andrew Alford, 1865 IL - 1939 WA (son of Andrew J. Alford, 1836 Norway - 1878 IL)
Jeptha Martin Alford, 1862 LA - 1948 LA
John Quincy Adams Alford, 1814 GA - 1899 TX
John Morris Alford, Rear Admiral, 1915 IL - 1988 DC
John Rogers Alford, Sr., 1885 TX - 1960 TX (son of Egbert Benson Alford)
Joseph David Alford, 1843 AR - 1910 OK
Julius Caesar Alford, 1799 GA - 1850 AL, War Horse of Troup, GA
Kenneth J. Alford, 1881 England - 1945 England
Martha Ann Yager Alford, 1831 KY - 1918 MO
Nathaniel Cushman Alford, 1834 ME - 1916 CO
Robert F. Alford, 1833 TN - 1887 TX, (per J. J. Johnson)
Robert W. Alford, 1871 TX - 1933 TX
Thomas Alford, 1802 VA - 1892 OR, Early Oregon Pioneer
Thompson Thornton Alford, 1827 KY - 1918 MO
Wiley Walton Alford, 1811 GA - 1878 FL
William "Billy" Charles (or Crawford) Alvord, 1863 MO - 1927 FL, Baseball Player