My father’s family tree has roots that stretch back to the Alford family. My great grandmother was Rose Ella (Brumfield) Brown, born 18 July 1867 in  Mississippi. Her mother was Martha Elizabeth Alford [daughter of Edwin Barksdale Alford & Martha P. Smith].

Read more about these Alfords:


Selected Sources:
  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Pike County, Mississippi. Deluxe. Norman, Oklahoma: Arphax Publishing Co., 2005. [Other counties available from publisher]
  • Clawson, Alma Dell Magee, Fields of Bloom. Privately Printed, 1972.
  • Conerly, Luke Ward. Pike County Mississippi, Pioneer Families & Confederate Soldiers, 1798 – 1876. 2008 Edition. Madison, Georgia: Southern Lion Books, 1909.
  • Conerly, Luke Ward, Source records from Pike County, Mississippi 1798 – 1910. South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1989.
  • 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.
  • Haymon, Serena Abbess. Pike County, Mississippi School Census, 1885.  Greenwell Springs, LA.
  • Haymon, Serena Abbess. Pike County, Mississippi School Census, 1890.  Greenwell Springs, LA.
  • Heard, Ruby Alford and Gil Alford, ‘Early Mississippi Alfords,’ AAFA (1990) p. 35and (1991) p. 22.
  • Magee, Zuma Fendlason. Selected Obituaries from Louisiana (Washington & Tangipahoa Parishes) and from Mississippi (Pike, Walthall & Marion Counties). Volume II. Franklinton, Louisiana: Privately printed, 1976. From Franklinton Library, LA.
  • Parish, Ray and June Sartin. Cemetery Inscriptions of Pike County, Mississippi.
  • Saunders, Carolyn Alford. “Getting to Know Warren Jackson Alford.” AAFA Action Official Publication of the Alford Maerican Family Association XIX(2006): 6 – 7.
  • Saunders, Carolyn Alford. My Alford Heritage. Texas: Morgan Printing, Limited Edition, 2005.
  • Williams, E. Russ. Abstracts of Obituaries from the Minutes of the Magee’s Creek Baptist Association (Mississippi and Louisiana), 1882 – 1924. Monroe, Louisiana: Privately printed, 1978. From the Louisiana Archives, Baton Rouge, LA.
  • Williams, Jr., Ernest Russ. A Potpourri of Historical Data concerning the Founding Families and Individuals of Washington Parish, Louisiana, 1798 – 1860. Monroe, LA: Northeast Louisiana University, 1990. FHL 976.311

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One Response to Alford

  1. Christie Myers Garrett

    What a wonderful website and tribute to your ancestral family! Just happened on your site this evening while doing a search for my Brumfield family. Added a great deal thanks to you sharing online!
    I have an Ancestry tree of about 25K people which is public. Take a look when you have time! Did the family finder DNA testing and have taken screen shots and uploaded them to my tree. Have DNA matches to William Stark Kelly/Margaret Durham, John Brumfield/Margaret “Peggy” Kelly, Benjamin Colclough/Rachel Bolling, Isaac Brumfield/Elizabeth Betsy Stovall Holmes, Elisha Warren Holmes & Sarah Sally Stovall. What I have been addressing so far would be my Dad’s side. But then descendants of my Mom’s Alford’s from up in Virginia migrated down and married into my Dad’s Brumfield’s! So interesting and so exciting to see how the ancestral tapestry is woven together! My Mom is 83 and still living; it is fun to share with her these new finds! The newest DNA family finder testing has exposed the old frontier of our ancestry into the new day and age! LOL Highly encourage everyone to do it! For 10 years, I had looked for my second Grandmother’s Wiggins line. Thanks to this new type of DNA testing where we as women can get results, I have her line back to my 9th Great-Grandmother who was Angelica Bray, wife of a councilman in Williamsburg, VA. She was taken as a hostage by Nathaniel Bacon’s men along with the other wives and became known as one of the “white aprons”. No shots were fired as the women flailed their aprons in the air to warn their side not to shoot! The DNA matches are going back to the 1640’s for both my Mom and myself! Martha Dandridge Washington is my 1st Cousin 7 times removed! And a few Presidents! LOL So many neat things found thanks to this new “spit” test! Highly recommend! Hoping you will do it and find those long lost ancestors as well! It is well worth the money! And it goes on sale! Take a look at some of my screen shots and you will get the idea of the work, Ancestry does for you!
    Again, thank you so very much!
    Christie Jeane Myers Garrett

    CHRISTIE MYERS GARRETT Family Tree ( tree)

    MOSES BRUMFIELD II (1690 – 1759)
    is your 7th great grandfather
    CHARLES (C-5G) BRUMFIELD (1750 – 1826)
    JOHN B. BRUMFIELD (1768 – 1835)
    ISAAC BRUMFIELD (1801 – 1862)
    son of JOHN B. BRUMFIELD
    LUCY JANE BRUMFIELD (1830 – 1912)
    daughter of ISAAC BRUMFIELD
    WILLIAM WALTER “Will” MAY (1871 – 1936)
    ROGENIA LINEA LINNY MAY (1896 – 1983)
    daughter of WILLIAM WALTER “Will” MAY
    REV. ROBERT VERNON MYERS (1931 – 2011)
    You are the daughter of REV. ROBERT VERNON MYERS

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