Lucy Stevens, and her mother Tressie, were the focal point of Alford family history and research in the 1970's.
See Tressie's "Alford Family Bulletin."
Before the AAFA was created they supplied Gil Alford, then publishing
"About Alfords" with a wealth of information. Much of that
information came in the way of their letters. Listed below are the early letters from Lucy. Pay particular
attention to the highlighted paragraph in the third letter listed as in provides the transition to another
extremely interesting set of letters.
Gil Alford was making maximum effort to reach all the folks interested in Alford family history in the early
1980's. He had the names of Lucy Stevens and Tressie Bowman and was after both of them - not knowing they were
mother and daughter and they were both quite ill.