Edwin B Alford 1792 – 1878

Edwin Barksdale Alford b. 25 November 1792 in North Carolina. he was the son of Jacob Alford & Elizabeth Bryant. He married Martha P. Smith on 20 December 1818 in Pike County, Mississippi. Edwin died 10 March 1878 in Pike County, Mississippi at the age of 85. Edwin & Martha are buried in the Edwin B Alford Cemetery, MS.

We find Edwin Alford listed in the 1820 and 1840 United States Census reports for Pike County, Mississippi.  The 1850 Census report shows Edwin as a 58 year old farmer, married to Martha.  The value of the real estate he owned was $2,000.  Five children are listed: Jeptha, Julia, Seaborn, Newton and Martha E.  Sons, Jeptha and Seaborn were farm hands.  The 1870 Census lists several Alfords living next to each other: Julius, Edwin, Jacob and Frank.  Edwin is living alone.  He is 77 and still a farmer.  His land was valued at $1,000 and his personal estate at $500.

….. 1 Edwin Barksdale Alford b: 25 Nov 1792 in NC, d: 10 March 1878 Pike, MS
….. + Martha P. Smith b: 25 March 1802 in SC, m: 20 December 1818 Pike, MS, d: 08 Aug 1861 in Pike, MS
……….. 2 Rev. Warren J Alford b: 12 Sept 1819 Pike, MS d: 12 Nov 1899 MS
……….. + Celia Ann Lewis m: 08 June 1841 in Marion, MS d: 30 Jan 1900
……….. 2 Cynthia Ann Alford b: 11 Dec 1820 in Progress, MS
……….. + Jesse Ball b: 15 November 1808
……….. 2 Ira Payne Alford b: 22 Jan 1822 Progress,Pike County, MS, d: 15 Sept 1901 Washington Parish, LA
……….. + Elizabeth Hope b: 15 Jan 1826, m: 30 Dec 1843, d: 25 Dec 1871 in Washington Parish, LA
……….. + Mary Hughes Parker
……….. 2 William Harmon Alford b: 03 August 1823 in MS
……….. 2 Harriet Jane Alford b: 22 March 1825 in MS
……….. + Tyra Jennings Tynes m: 05 October 1847 in Pike, MS
……….. 2 Lacey Alford b: 24 Sept 1828 in MS
……….. + James Michael Ball
……….. 2 Jeptha Josephus Alford MD b: 2 Aug 1830 in MS, d: 21 Nov 1914 MS
……….. + Fanny Roberts
……….. + Corinne Edwards
……….. 2 Julia Ann Alford b: 21 March 1832 in MS
……….. + John Ratliff McEleveen
……….. 2 Seaborn S. Alford MD b: 15 Aug 1834 in MS, d: 22 Feb 1906
……….. + Anice Ball
……….. 2 Elijah Hayden Alford b: 1836
……….. 2 Juluis Newton Alford b: 14 Nov 1838 in MS, d: 26 May 1916
……….. + Mary Marguerete Brumfield b: June 1846 in LA
……….. 2 Martha Elizabeth Alford b: 8 Aug 1846 in Pike, MS, d: Aft. 1910
……….. + Jessie Alexander Brumfield b: 27 Sept 1838 in LA, d: Aft. 1910
……….. 2 Julia Ann Alford b: 30 August 1856 in MS

Selected Sources:

  • 1820 U. S. Census, Pike County, Mississippi.
  • 1840 U. S. Census, Pike County, Mississippi.
  • 1850 U. S. Census, Pike County, Mississippi.
  • 1860 U. S. Census, Slave Schedule, Pike County, Mississippi.
  • 1870 U.S. Census, Osyka, Pike County, Mississippi, Page 2.
  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Pike County, Mississippi. Deluxe. Norman, Oklahoma: Arphax Publishing Co., 2005.
  • Conerly, Luke Ward and E. Russ Williams. Source records From Pike County, Mississippi 1798
  •  1910. South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1989.
  • Criminger, Adrianne Fortenberry. The Fortenberry Families of Southern Mississippi. South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1984.
  • Parish, Ray and June Sartin. Cemetery Inscriptions, Pike County, Mississippi 1750- 1978. Privately published.

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