Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Forget Me Not: Barnabas Seaborn Alford, 1928 MS

Barnabas Seaborn Alford

24 Dec 1845 MS – 6 Feb 1928 MS
Son of Seaborn John Alford & Mary Catherine Felder
Husband of Anna Rebecca Norman

Civil War Soldier

Father of:
James Barney Alford, 
Lucius Edwin Alford,
Lewis Wesley Alford,
Homer Hugh Alford,
Norman Alford,
Eunice Lillian Alford, 1882 – 1884,
Carrie Mabel (Alford) Hayes

B. S. Alford

B. S. Alford, one of the pioneer citizens of this community who died at his residence Monday night about 9:30 0’clock was buried in Hollywood Cemetery Tuesday afternoon, following funeral services which were held from the LaBranch Methodist Church. The Rev. E. H. Cooley was in charge of the services. The Rev. C. C. Evans of the Centenary Methodist Church and the Rev. Mr. Campped of the Pearl River Avenue Methodist Church assisted with the service. 

Mr. Alford is survived by his wife Mrs. Anne Norman Alford: and one daughter, Mrs. Carrie Alford Hays, of New Orleans; and five sons, Rev. Luke Alford [Lucius Edwin Alford], of Crystal Springs; J. B. Alford [James Barney Alford] of the Denamn-Alford Company and the J. B. Alford Dry Goods Company; L. W. Alford [Lewis Wesley Alford], of the L. W. Alford Jewelry Store, and Norman Alford, of the McClurg-Alford Furniture Company.

Mr. Alford was one of the few surviving Civil War Veterans. He was born and reared a few miles east of McComb. About twenty years ago he moved here. He was an outstanding man of this community and a distinguished leader in the Christian life of McComb. For many years, he was a member of the La Branch Street Methodist Church and for fifteen years he served in this church as Superintendent of the Sunday School. Mr. Alford was eighty-two years old and he and Mrs. Alford had been married for almost sixty-two years.

On the day of Mr. Alford’s death, T. S. Curtis, brother-in-law of Mrs. B. S. Alford, was buried. This added to the bereavement of both the Alford and Curtis families. Mrs. Ada Carruth, the stepmother of Mrs. L. W. Alford, was buried in the Auburn Cemetery at the hour of Mr. Alford’s funeral here. This was an additional sorrow hearts and the sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Alford.

Three deaths in three prominent families within one week has brought sorrow to many hearts and the sympathy of the entire community goes out to the bereaved ones. 

B. S. Alford. (McComb, MS: Semi-Weekly Journal, 11 Feb 1928) 4; digital image, accessed June 2020).


  1. You win the award for ancestors with the best names!

  2. Wendy, I do love to read the names in posts. Some are full of character!


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