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
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.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with John by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with John:
www.alfordassociation.org 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.