Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sunday Obituary – Mrs. William Brady

Mrs. Bridget Brady, wife of William Brady, a highly esteemed resident of this city, passed away late last evening at her home at 157 Hawkins street. She had been ill for some time and her recovery had been doubtful although during the past few days she was apparently better. Death resulted from a complication of the disease.

She was a woman of many sterling qualities that won her many friends and endeared her to all with whom she came in contact. Genuine expressions of grief were heard when the news of her death became known. She was a devout Catholic and worked zealously in the interests of St Mary’s church. She was a member of Star Hive, L. O. T. M. As a kind wife and loving mother she will be mourned by her family.

She is survived by a husband and six children, five daughters and, Mrs. N. D. McGrath, Mrs. William Halse, Mrs. William Larkin and the Misses Helena and Bridget Brady and one son, E H Brady of Philadelphia. She also leaves a sister, Mrs. Anne Murphy of this city. The funeral arrangements are in charge of Stapleton Bros., the undertakers.


"Mrs. William Brady: Died at Her Home on Hawkins Street Last Evening." Evening
Sentinel [Ansonia, Connecticut] 03 Aug 1914.



 Bridget H O'Reilly, Wife of William Brady

Note: When her husband died his obituary said he was survived by four daughters. The obituary above says Bridget had five daughters. Adding other clues, like tombstone inscriptions has led us to believe Bridget was married previously and had one daughter, Mary Hart O’Reilly, usually called Mary Hart Brady and usually listed as William’s daughter.

1 William Brady b: 1 Oct 1848 Ireland, d: 4 Oct 1926 New Haven, CT
... + Bridget Hart O’Reilly b: c 1852 Ireland, d: 2 Aug 1914 New Haven, CT
......2 Mary Brady b: c 1873 Ireland [probably a daughter from Bridget’s 1st marriage]
......2 Katherine V Brady b: May 1879 CT, d: Unknown
...... + William Halse m: 18 Oct 1909 New Haven, CT
.........3 Marion Halse b: 1913 New York, NY
.........3 Mildred Halse b: 1901 New York, NY
......2 Bridget Brady b: Dec 1881 CT, d: Unknown
...... + Milo Chaffee
......2 Ann Brady b: 10 Apr 1883 New Haven, CT
...... + William F Larkin b: 14 Oct 1883, d: 22 Jul 1959
.........3 William N Larkin b: 9 Feb 1914, d: 15 Apr 1996
......... + Evelyn A Sommers b: 2 Aug 1912, d: 27 Oct 1995
............4 William N Larkin b: 27 May 1943, d: 20 Jan 2005
............ + Georgina Coates b: 10 Apr 1941, d: 15 Jan 1995
............4 Jeffrey B Larkin
......2 female Brady b: 19 Feb 1885 New Haven, CT, d: 19 Feb 1885 New Haven, CT
......2 Helena C. Brady b: 3 May 1886 New Haven, CT, d: 26 Feb 1972
......2 Eugene Hart Brady b: 13 Mar 1888 New Haven, CT


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks; Week 46; Johannes Ritter

This prompt comes from Amy Johnson Crow at her blog, No Story Too Small. She suggests we write once a week about a specific ancestor. I began with my grandparents and am working my way back in time through the generations of my direct ancestors.

Johannes Ritter, Jr.
8 August 1771 PA – 15 May 1864 OH
My 4x great grandfather

Johannes Ritter was born 8 August 1771 in the United States before our country was the United States. He was just a child at the time of the Revolutionary War. He lived through the War of 1812 and the Civil War. He probably had many stories to tell about those times. One can only wish there had been a genealogist with a tape recorder or even a quill pen to preserve those stories for us.

Johannes Ritter was the second child of Johannes Ritter, Sr. & Maria Elisabeth Keck. He was baptized at the Jerusalem Lutheran and Reformed Church in Allentown, PA.[1],[2]  His known siblings were: Catherine, Anna Margaretha, Johann Heinrich, Johann Philip, Christian, Jacob, Maria Barbara & Mary Magdelena.

Johannes married Anna Mariah [surname unknown] on 26 February 1795. "Early in the spring of 1796, John Jr. and his new bride left Salisbury Township, Northampton County, PA with his parents, two brothers and three sisters. Together they made the 120 mile journey to Beaver Dam Township, Northumberland County, PA. There, John Jr. helped build his parents new log house at 'Fallowfield' and lived with them in it for a short time until he was settled into his own house."[3]

"On the 10th of May 1822 they sold their 119 acres in Beaver Township, Union County. PA to Jacob Maurer Jr. and started for Ohio with nine of their twelve children."[4] For reasons unknown to us Johannes and Anna Mariah left Pennsylvania with some of their children for Ohio. Their youngest son, Isaac Ritter, was born in Ohio.

In 1850 Johannes Ritter, Jr. was in Wayne Township, Wayne County, Ohio. He was 80 years old. His sons, John and Jacob, were in the same area. He owned 80 acres of improved land and another 40 acres of wooded land. His farm was valued at $4,500 and his farm machinery was valued at $100. John owned four horses, seven milk cows, eight other cattle, twenty-five sheep and twenty-two swine. He made 700 pounds of butter. The farm produced 200 bushels of wheat, 500 bushels of Indian corn, 500 bushels of oats, 105 pounds of wool, 60 bushels of sweet potatoes, 30 bushels of buckwheat, 25 tons of hay, 6 bushels of clover and 2 bushels of flax seed.[5]

In 1860 Johannes Ritter, Jr. was living in Jackson Township in Ashland County, Ohio with his daughter, Margaret Ritter Hartsel and her seven children. Margaret’s real estate was valued at $2,400 and her personal estate was valued at $300. John was 91 years old.[6] We can imagine the many changes he had seen in our country since his birth in 1771. He died in 1864 at the age of 92.[7]

1 Johannes Ritter Jr. b: 8 Aug 1771 Salisbury, Lehigh, PA, d: 15 May 1864 Albion, Ashland, OH
... + Anna Mariah Ritter b: 12 Dec 1777 PA, m: 26 Feb 1795 PA, d: 30 Apr 1842 in Wayne, Wayne, OH
......2 John Ritter b: 1796 PA, d: 6 Jul 1887 Wayne, Wayne, OH
...... + Catherine Treaster b: c 1801 PA, m: Abt. 1820, d: 21 Feb 1865 OH
......2 David Ritter b: 28 Apr 1798 West Beaver, Snyder, PA, d: Unknown
......2 Jacob Ritter b: 19 Nov 1799 West Beaver, Snyder, PA, d: 8 Jan 1879
...... + Mariah A. Hartzel b: c 1796 PA, d: Unknown
......2 Elisabeth Ritter b: 1801 Beaver Twp., Northumberland, PA, d: c 1824
...... + Henry Knepp
......2 Henry Ritter b: 18 Jan 1803 Beaver Twp., Northumberland, PA, d: 12 Jul 1894
...... + Mary Harpster b: Abt. 1812 PA, m: 25 Aug 1824, d: c 1880
......2 Anna Maria Ritter b: 23 Aug 1805 Beaver Twp., Northumberland, PA d: Unknown
......2 Theobald Ritter b: 26 Jul 1808 Beaver Twp., Northumberland, PA, d: 22 Feb 1878
...... + Catherine Hartzel
...... + Ruth Fishbaugh
......2 Barbary Ritter b: 3 Dec 1810 Beaver Twp., Northumberland, PA, d: 12 Feb 1895
...... + Frederick Miller b: Abt. 1803 MD, m: May 1836, d: Unknown
......2 Frederick Ritter b: 26 Nov 1812 Beaver Twp., Northumberland, PA, d: 23 Sep 1898
...... + Elizabeth Kope m: 19 Apr 1838
......2 Margaretha Ritter b: 20 Oct 1813 Beaver Twp., Union, PA, d: 17 Nov 1896
...... + Peter Hartsel b: 1819, m: 20 Sep 1840, d: Unknown
......2 George Ritter b: Abt. 1816 Beaver Twp., Northumberland, PA, d: 1847
...... + Sarah
......2 Philip Ritter b: 10 Mar 1820 in Beaver Twp., Northumberland, PA, d: 07 Jun 1898
...... + Louisa Ann Kope m: 1 Dec 1844
...... + Martha Gillander
......2 Isaac Ritter b: 1823, d: 05 Aug 1880 Chester, OH
...... + Isabell Fisher b: 5 Apr 1828 in Bethlehem, Stark, OH, m: 16 Nov 1848 Plain Twp., Wayne, OH, d: 08 Mar 1870 Chester, Wayne, OH


[1] Neimeyer, Stoudt, Rath, Reinhard, and Kemmerer. History of Jerusalem Lutheran and Reformed Church. Allentown, PA: H. Ray Haas & Company Publishers, 1911. page 122.
[2] Humphrey, John T. Pennsylvania Births, Lehigh County 1734 - 1800. Washington, D. C.: Humphrey Publications, 1992.
[3] The Ritter Family. Privately Printed, 1999.
[4] Ibid.
[5] 1850 United States Agricultural Schedule, Wayne  Township, Wayne County, Ohio, Microfilm #T1159, Roll 11, Line 22; National Archives and Records Administration, National Archives Building, Washington, D. C. Farmer, John Ritter, Sr.
[6] 1860 US Census, Jackson Township, Ashland Co., Ohio. Margaret Hartsel and Johannes Ritter.
[7] The Ritter Family. Privately Printed, 1999.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Census Sunday – Moses Brown & Elizabeth Monroe

Moses Brown
16 Jan 1820 MS – 22 April 1912 Iowa
Son of Moses Brown & Nancy Perkins
My half 3rd Great grand Uncle


1850 US Census, Michigan, Cass, LaGrange
Moses Brown, 34 b MS; blacksmith
Elizabeth, 26 b VA
Children: Leonard, 8 b OH; Mary A., 4 b MI; Nathaniel, 2 b MI; and Alonzo 3 months old b MI

1860 US Census, Michigan, Cass, Calvin
Moses Brown, 42 b MS; blacksmith
Eliz, 37 b VA
Children: Leonard, 16 b OH, blacksmith; Mary, 14 b MI; Alonzo, 10 b MI; Louisa, 7 b MI; Nancy, 6 b MI; Aaron, 4 b MI; Harriet, 2 b MI.

1880 US Census, Iowa, Polk, Mitchellville; SD 3, ED 116, Sheet 4
Moses Brown, 60 b MS; blacksmith
Elizabeth, wife, 55 b VA, keeping house
Children: Aaron, 22 b MI, blacksmith; Moses M, 20 b MI, Laborer; Clarence, 13 b MI; Sarah, 10 b Iowa.
Grandson, Samuel Fletcher, 8 b Iowa.

1900 US Census, Iowa, Polk, Beaver; SD 80, ED 60, Sheet 4 B
Moses Brown, 80 b Jan 1820 MS, blacksmith; father b NC; mother b SC
Elisabeth, wife, 76 b May 1824 VA
Clarence, son, 35 b May 1865 MI; day laborer

1910 US Census, Iowa, Polk, Beaver; SD 7, ED 63, Sheet 1B
Moses Brown, 90 b MS
Elizabeth, 86 b VA; mother of 13/7 living

Clarence, 42 b MI; salesman at meat market

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Treasure Chest Thursday – Grandma’s Blue Plates



These blue plates, bowls & cups were owned by my paternal grandmother, Ivy R MarkBrown. The platter has a different pattern but coordinates well. My aunt & uncle recently shared some of Ivy’s treasures with the family in a ‘No Tag Tag Sale’ that allowed family members to select items once owned and used by Ivy.



I know my Grandmother’s favorite color was blue so I am not surprised she liked these plates. They look well used and they make me wonder about those special pieces of china and glassware I have that spend most of the time in the glass front cabinet, too fragile to handle. I should pull them out more often. After all isn't every day of our lives unique, special and deserving of that delicate china plate and crystal wine glass?

These were manufactured by the Johnson Brothers, like the four pink plates owned by my grandmother and mentioned in an earlier post.



I passed these plates on to our son & daughter-in-law. Our daughter-in-law has teacups for each of her great grandmothers and was delighted to have these items from Adam’s great grandmother. It is good to know they are being passed down in the family.




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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks; Week 46; Jacob Ott III

This prompt comes from Amy Johnson Crow at her blog, No Story Too Small. She suggests we write once a week about a specific ancestor. I began with my grandparents and am working my way back in time through the generations of my direct ancestors.

Jacob Ott III
1774 SC – 1836 LA
My 4x great grandfather

My Ott family came from Siwtzerland. Melchoir Ott arrived in South Carolina in 1735.[1] He was on one of three shipsloads of German and Swiss immigrants who settled in Orangeburgh Township between 1735 and 1737.[2] Melchoir was the great grandfather of Jacob Ott III.[3]

The 1790 Census shows two Jacob Otts in Orangeburgh.[4] In 1800 Jacob Ott Sr. and Jacob Ott, Jr. were still in Orangeburgh.[5] They were living between Edisto River & Creek of four holes.[6]

"The Otts from whom Jacob descended settled in Orangeburg, South Carolina, and from there, Jacob emigrated to Louisiana about 1808. He first settled a Spanish Grant, which was located near what is now Amite, Louisiana."  About “1812, Jacob moved to the Burch headright, located southeast of the village of Mt. Hermon, Louisiana, in what is now Washington Parish. Here he built a large house and acquired numbers of slaves to help in cultivating the eight hundred acres which comprised this estate."  In “1830, Jacob Ott moved again.  This time to the Busby headright, which he and his son, Charles, purchased together. This headright is located in Washington Parish, Louisiana, on Silver Creek, about two miles north of Mt. Hermon, Louisiana.  Here the father and son worked together, raising cotton and operating a water mill.  Jacob Ott died on this site in 1836, and the entire estate, six hundred acres, was taken over by his son Charles.  The other heirs received their part in slaves.  The land which comprised this estate is, at the present time, in the possession of descendants of Jacob Ott."[7]



1 Jacob Ott III b: 1774 in Orangeburg, SC, d: 1836 Mount Hermon, Washington, LA
... + Margaret Jackson
......2 Isaac Ott b: 14 Jun 1798, d: c 1798
......2 Charles Ott b: 1799, d: 1867
......2 Jessie Ott b: 1802, d: 1876
......2 Naomi Ott b: 1805, d: 1855
......2 Sarah Ott b: 1808, d: 1868
......2 Samuel Ott b: 1811, d: 1831
......2 Charlotte Temple Ott b: 1815 LA, d: 1895
...... + Nathaniel Brumfield b: 1813 Washington Parish, LA, m: 1835, d: 8 Feb 1852 LA
.........3 Martin Penn Brumfield b: 15 Mar 1837 LA, d: Apr 1862 VA
.........3 Jessie Alexander Brumfield b: 27 Sep 1838 LA, d: 27 May 1914 MS
......... + Martha Elizabeth Alford b: 08 Aug 1846 Pike, MS, d: Aft. 1910
.........3 John D. Brumfield b: 29 Jul 1842 LA, d: 01 Apr 1903
......... + Zadie Martin
.........3 Sarah Lucy Brumfield b: 21 Nov 1845 LA, d: 1926
......... + Isaac Roberts
.........3 Laura Brumfield b: 19 Apr 1851 LA, d: 25 Sep 1936
......... + Needham W. Alford b: 18 Jun 1848, d: 22 Nov 1922
...... + Elijah Brumfield b: 1805 York, SC, d: Aft. 1860
.........3 Charlotte Angelina Brumfield b: 07 Aug 1855, d: 1936
.........3 Courtney Rebeccca Brumfield b: 11 Apr 1857
......2 Jacob Ott b: 1817, d: 1869
...... + E.
.........3 Sarah Ott b: Abt. 1845
.........3 Josiah Ott b: Abt. 1849
... + Ott
......2 Joel Ott d: 1879


[1] Salley, Jr., Alexander S. The History of Orangeburgh County South Carolina. Baltimore, MD: Regional Publishing Company, 1969.
[2] Culler, D. M.(1995). Orangeburgh District, 1768-1868: history and records. Spartanburg, S.C.: Reprint Company
[3] Pedigree Chart for Roy Brown; 1700's to 1948; Compiled by Zelda Marie Alford Fortenberry.
[4] Jarrell, Lawrence E. Early Orangeburgh South Carolina Census. High Point, North Carolina: Alligator Creek Publications, 1998.
[5] Teeples, G. Ronald, Ronald Vern Jackson, and Richard Moore. South Carolina 1800 Census. Provo, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems, 1973. page 405.
[6] Jarrell, Lawrence E. Early Orangeburgh South Carolina Census. High Point, North Carolina: Alligator Creek Publications, 1998.
[7] Wallis, R. O. (1967). Descendants of Jacob Ott of South Carolina and Louisiana. Bogalusa, LA: R.O. Wallis.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Sunday Obituary – William Brady of Derby, CT

Highly Respected Resident of This City Succumbed This Morning

Death claimed one of Derby’s well known residents this morning at Griffin hospital when William Brady, who was a resident of this city for many years, succumbed after a short illness due to general disability. The deceased was born in County Cavan, Ireland, and came to this city when a young man.

He was a faithful communicant of St. Mary’s church and a member of the Foresters of America. He is survived by his four daughters and one son: Mrs. William Halse of Brooklyn, New York, Mrs. H. Milo Chaffee and Mrs. William F. Larkin of Shelton, Miss Helena Brady of Brooklyn, New York and Eugene Brady of South America.

The body was removed to the home of his daughter, Mrs. William F. Larkin of 108 Howe avenue where funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 8:30 o’clock and a 9 o’clock at St. Joseph’s church. Undertaker Thomas F. Stapleton has charge of the arrangements.

"William Brady; Highly Respected Resident of This City Succumbed This Morning." Evening Sentinel [Ansonia, Connecticut] 05 Oct 1926, 9.



William Brady was my 2nd great grand uncle on my mother's side of the family.

1 William Brady b: 1 Oct 1848 Ireland, d: 4 Oct 1926 New Haven, CT
... + Bridget Hart b: c 1852 Ireland, d: 2 Aug 1914 New Haven, CT
......2 Mary Brady b: c 1873 Ireland [probably a daughter from Bridget’s 1st marriage]
......2 Katherine V Brady b: May 1879 CT, d: Unknown
...... + William Halse m: 18 Oct 1909 New Haven, CT
.........3 Marion Halse b: 1913 New York, NY
.........3 Mildred Halse b: 1901 New York, NY
......2 Bridget Brady b: Dec 1881 CT, d: Unknown
...... + Milo Chaffee
......2 Ann Brady b: 10 Apr 1883 New Haven, CT
...... + William F Larkin b: 14 Oct 1883, d: 22 Jul 1959
.........3 William N Larkin b: 9 Feb 1914, d: 15 Apr 1996
......... + Evelyn A Sommers b: 2 Aug 1912, d: 27 Oct 1995
............4 William N Larkin b: 27 May 1943, d: 20 Jan 2005
............ + Georgina Coates b: 10 Apr 1941, d: 15 Jan 1995
............4 Jeffrey B Larkin
......2 female Brady b: 19 Feb 1885 New Haven, CT, d: 19 Feb 1885 New Haven, CT
......2 Helena C. Brady b: 3 May 1886 New Haven, CT, d: 26 Feb 1972
......2 Eugene Hart Brady b: 13 Mar 1888 New Haven, CT


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks; week 44; Jacob Alford in NC & LA

This prompt comes from Amy Johnson Crow at her blog, No Story Too Small. She suggests we write once a week about a specific ancestor. I began with my grandparents and am working my way back in time through the generations of my direct ancestors.

Jacob Alford
15 August 1761 NC – 16 July 1824 LA
My 4x great grandfather

Jacob Alford was the son of Julius Alford & Lucy Newton.[1],[2] His siblings were: John, Isaac, Goodrich, Polly, Sarah & Job. He was born in Granville Co., NC which changed to Bute Co. in 1764 and changed to Franklin Co. in 1779. Without moving, he lived in three different counties.[3]

Julius, Jacob's father, died when Jacob was ten years old. His father remembered Jacob in his will writing, "...I give to my well beloved son Jacob the land and plantation whereon I now live lying on both sides of the Tar River, together with six cows and calves, six sows and pigs and one breeding mare to him and his heirs forever."  His father's will also stated that Jacob's mother had the use of the family land and plantation "during her life or widowhood."[4]

"On December 16, 1784 records showed "Jacob Alford of Franklin County" sold seventy-five acres of land lying on the east bank of the Tar River, 'being part of a tract of land that Julius Alford willed to Jacob, his son,' to a Robert Melton (Milton).  Witnessing the sale were Ansel Alford and Jacob's mother, Lucy Alford.  Jacob had moved from Franklin County by December 18, 1789, as a bill of sale to a Simon Williams referred to Jacob as 'late of Franklin County.'  In this sale Jacob sold his  'right, title, and claim' to his father's estate, but the stipulation of the sale guaranteed the land could not be 'received' until after his mother's decease."[5]

Jacob’s first wife was Elizabeth Bryant. They were married c 1785 in NC. They had seven children. Jacob’s second wife was Frances Seaborn. They were married c 1792 in NC. They had six children.[6],[7]

From North Carolina Jacob and family headed south to Montgomery Co., Georgia for a few years. His sons, Julius C. Alford [c 1798][8] and William Alford, were born in Georgia [1800].[9] He was granted 450 acres of land in Montgomery County, Georgia, in February 1802.[10]
He finally established a home in Louisiana. “Jacob Alford settled a tract of land in the Warnerton area of Washington Parish, Louisiana, by December, 1807.”[11]  Twins, John Seaborn & Seaborn John Alford were born 11 October 1807 in LA.[12]

Jacob had headrights to over six hundered acres on the Bogue Chitto River, north of Franklinton. Most of the settlers there had taken up their land before 1810 and none later than 1815. [13], [14] The northern boundary of his property was the line between the Mississippi Territory and Spanish West Florida.  The eastern boundary was the Bogue Chitto River."[15], [16]



1 Jacob Alford b: 15 Aug 1761 NC, d: 16 Jul 1824 Washington Parish, LA
... + Elizabeth Bryant b: 20 Jun 1765, m: c1785 NC, d: c 1793
......2 Lucy Alford b: c 1784
......2 Jacob Alford b: c 1788
......2 Needham Judge Alford b: 12 Jul 1789 NC, d: 19 Sep 1869 in Texas
...... + Martha Waddell b: 15 May 1798 SC, m: 18 Feb 1815 in Franklin, MS
......2 Sarah Alford b: Abt. 1791
...... + Rubin Pierce b: 1780, m: c 1820, d: 1841
......2 Edwin Barksdale Alford b: 25 Nov 1792 NC, d: 10 Mar 1878 Pike, MS
...... + Martha P. Smith b: 25 Mar 1802 SC, m: 20 Dec 1818 Pike, MS, d: 08 Aug 1861 Pike, MS
......2 Nancy Alford
......2 Moses Alford
... + Frances Seaborn b: 29 Sep 1766 VA, m: c 1792 Cumberland, NC, d c 1860 Washington Parish, LA
......2 Lucy Alford b: Abt. 1796, d: 24 May 1841 Sabine Parish, LA
...... + William Maines
......2 Julius C. Alford b: Abt. 1798, d: c 1880 Sabine Parish, LA
...... + Elizabeth Waddell m: c 1828
......2 William Alford b: 1800 GA
...... + Eveline Ginn b: 1808 MS
......2 Seaborn John Alford b: 11 Oct 1807, d: 7 Feb 1884 Pike, MS
...... + Mary Catherine Felder
...... + Mary S. Kirk
......2 John Seaborn Alford b: 11 Oct 1807, d: 15 Nov 1891 Washington Parish, LA
...... + Margaret Brumfield b: 9 Feb 1819 in Washington, LA, d: 8 Sep 1885
......2 Martha Alford b: c 1819





[1] Pedigree Chart for Roy Brown; 1700's to 1948; Compiled by Zelda Marie Alford Fortenberry.
[2] The Alford American Family Association; http://alfordassociation.org/gen_john1710_va.html; Needham Judge Alford Family Bible.
[3] Saunders, Carolyn Alford. My Alford Heritage. Austin, Texas: Morgan Printing, 2005.
[4] Ibid.
[5] Ibid.
[6] Conerly, Luke Ward, and E. Russ Williams. Source Records from Pike County, Mississippi 1798 - 1910 and Misc. Legal and Family Records Pertaining to the Areas of Pike and Walthall Counties, MS. Reprint. Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1989.
[7] Pedigree Chart for Roy Brown; 1700's to 1948; Compiled by Zelda Marie Alford Fortenberry;
[8] 1850 US Census, Sabine, LA; Julius C Alford family.
[9] 1850 US Census, MS, Pike, Police District 1. William Alford family.
[10] Heard, Ruby Alford, Gil Alford. "Early Mississippi Alfords." AAFA Action: The Official Publication of the Alford American Family Association III (1990):p. 35.
[11] Conerly, Luke Ward, and E. Russ Williams. Source Records from Pike County, Mississippi 1798 - 1910 and Misc. Legal and Family Records Pertaining to the Areas of Pike and Walthall Counties, MS. Reprint. Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1989.
[12] Creel, Bevin J. A Patriot's Legacy: The Family of Richard Dillon and Ann Lawrence From Bertie County, North Carolina To Southern Mississippi and Louisiana. Franklinton, Louisiana: Privately Printed, 2002.
[13] Kerns, Gloria Lambert. Washington Parish, Louisiana Records, 1810 - 1898. Baker, Louisiana: Folk Finders, 1983, Page 26; Washington Parish Headrights.
[14] Heard, Ruby Alford, Gil Alford. "Early Mississippi Alfords." AAFA Action: The Official Publication of the Alford American Family Association III (1990):p. 35.
[15] Heard, Ruby Alford, Gil Alford. "Early Mississippi Alfords." AAFA Action: The Official Publication of the Alford American Family Association III (1990):p. 35.
[16] The Alford American Family Association; <http://alfordassociation.org/gen_john1710_va.html>