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John Seaborn Alford (1807 - 1897)

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John Seaborn Alford
Born in Washington Parish, LAmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died in Washington Parish, LAmap
Profile last modified | Created 19 Oct 2012
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John Seaborn Alford in 1834 married Margaret Brumfield b. Feb 9 1819, Pike Co., MS, (daughter of Willis Brumfield & Virginia Nancy Holmes) d. Sep 8 1885, Washington Pa., LA, buried: Alford Cemetery, Washington Pa., LA[1] Children:

  1. Madison Alford b. 1837 LA
  2. Frances Jane Alford b. Aug 20 1838 LA
  3. Thomas Marshall Alford b 29 Sept 1839 LA
  4. Emily S Alford b 27 August 1841 LA
  5. Sarah E Alford b 11 October 1842 LA
  6. Seaborn Lochran Alford b 19 May 1844 LA
  7. Martha Alford b 1845 LA
  8. Willis Jacob Alford b 30 May 1847
  9. Isaac E Alford b. September 1848 LA
  10. John Griffin b 20 March 1850 LA
  11. Mary Alford b 25 March 1852 LA
  12. Lavesta Alford b 1854 LA
  13. Jesse B Alford b 29 December 1855 LA
  14. Hugh Ginn Alford b4 My 1857 LA
  15. Cynthia Elizabeth Alford b 20 December 1858 LA
  16. Jeptha Martin Alford b 22 July 1862



Family Lore

There is a myth among Alfords that John Seaborn and Seaborn John were born at sea and that is the source of their name. This is false. Seaborn was their mother's maiden name. It is not known if the twins appeared to be identical.

twin of Seaborn John Alford Alfords in Washington Parish are usually either Seaborn John Alfords or John Seaborn Alfords He is buried in the Alford cemetery on the Iddo Alford farm in Washington Parish, LA It was his farm until his death.

  • oral history from Jack Alford (great grandson) & his father, Otis Jerome Alford (grandson)

Alford American Family Association facebook page is a closed page but it is easy to join. Just ask. Other relatives of John Seaborn and Seaborn John, including a member who lives on John Seaborn Alford's old farm to this day, are on the page. It is a page for any Alford or relative of an Alford living anywhere in the world, not limited to Louisiana origin Alfords.

If you travel to Washington Parish LA around Amite and Franklinton, you are amidst his descendants. Businesses have the name Alford in them. It is Alford Central in Washington Parish Louisiana. There are also a lot of Alfords in nearby Pike County MS.

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On 25 Aug 2014 at 22:33 GMT Jean (Gallagher) Alford wrote: is a free website run by the Alford family. There's a lot of info on John Seaborn Alford, my husband's great grandfather, & his twin Seaborn John ALford, as well as all their descendants. You don't have to join to access all info. It goes a lot further back than John Seaborn & a lot wider too. We figured out that my niece recently married my husband's third cousin's grandson. My brother was in business with the young man's stepfather in Amite LA. Spit on a windy day in Washington Parish LA & you will hit several Alfords. John Griff Alford was one of Jessie's brothers & my husband's grandfather. The LA Alford's originally came from NC on time for the twins to be born there in 1807.

John is 15 degrees from Caryl Ruckert, 14 degrees from Harriet Stowe and 15 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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