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|Last Updated: 09 NOV 2015 by #0197|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 These are found in books, periodicals, and sometimes unpublished documents.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?
Bessie Mae Alford Lewis, AAFA #1104, 1905 NC (GTK)
Christie Wilson Alford Baldwin, AAFA #0006, 1906 TN - 2008 OK (GTK)
Debra Kaye McKrill, AAFA #1171 (GTK)
Doris Alford Vetri, AAFA #0303, 1935 PA (GTK)
Gilbert K. Alford, Jr., AAFA #0019, 1926 SC (GTK)
James P."Posey" Alford, AAFA #0021, 1921 TX (GTK)
Katherine Bailey Alford Echols, AAFA #0364, 1909 NC - 2001 NC. Her memoirs previously published in AAFA ACTION #41, Summer 1998, pg 37.
Captain Lodwick Houston Alford, AAFA #0011, 1914 GA - 2007 GA (GTK)
Marion Elmer "Mike" (M.E) Alford, AAFA #0004, 1919 FL (GTK)
Pamela Alford Thompson, AAFA #0030 (GTK)
Dr. Richard M. Alford, AAFA #0633, 1925 IL (GTK)
Robert Sherwood Alford, AAFA #0509, 1924 FL (GTK)
Stephanie Alford, AAFA #1163 (GTK)
William "Bill" A. Mitchiner, AAFA #0010, NC
Captain Zeb Dickey Alford, AAFA #0295, 1925 MS (GTK)
HISTORICAL BIOGRAPHIES OF ALFORDS
(AND SPELLING VARIATIONS)
Abner Acel Alford, M.D., 1854 AR - 1927 AR
Adron Corbet Alford, 1893 TX - 1970 TX
Albert Alford, 1833 MO - 1921 OR. See also "Albert Alford of Oregon" in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1994, pp. 13-14
Albert Clay Alford, 1903 KY - 1998 KY
Albert "Burt" Wright Alvord, 1867 CA - ?? Outlaw or Lawman?
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
Charles Alford, ca 1752 - ca 1819 of Garrard Co., KY
Charles Alford and Mary Elizabeth Tipton, 1790 NC - 1858 IL - by 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 - by 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 - 1877 NC
Henry Dwight Alvord, 1823 NY - 1910 IA
Henry Elijah Alvord, Chief of the Dairy Division, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, 1844 MA - 1904 MO (DC)
Jacob Andrew Alford, 1865 IL - after 1930, 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 Rogers Alford, Sr., 1885 TX - 1960 TX (son of Egbert Benson Alford)
Rear Admiral John Morris Alford, 1915 IL - 1988 DC
Joseph David Alford, 1843 AR
Julius Caesar Alford, - War Horse of Troup, GA, 1799 GA - 1850 AL
Kenneth J. Alford, 1881 England - 1945 England
Nathaniel Cushman Alford, 1834 ME - 1916 CO
Robert F. Alford, 1833 TN - 1887 TX - by J. J. Johnson
Robert W. Alford, 1871 TX - 1933 TX
Thomas Alford, Early Oregon pioneer, 1802 VA - 1892 OR
Wiley Walton Alford, 1811 GA - 1878 FL
William Charles Alvord, 1863 MO - 1900