Ancestry of Isaac Alford
b. 1774-1779, Wake Co., NC, moved to TN, IL, MO, TX
came to Texas 5 Dec 1839
d. in Austin Co., TX, 1857

Son of John Alford (son of Julius) and Chloe Pope
6 Generations Only

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NEW KENT CO., VA, by 1682

We trace our Alford lineage back through Isaac Alford, his father John Alford, his father Julius Alford, his father James Alford in New Kent Co., VA, when his father John Alford (Sr.), Wm. Stone, and Wm. Millington were granted a 410 acres patent on the south side of York River, beg.g &c. a corner tree of a dividend of land formerly surveyed and patented by Col. Hammon, standing in the Slashes of Coshockahick. John Sr's father was probably William Alford, transported from England in 1666 by John Davis.

Through Isaac Alford's mother Chloe Pope, he descended from Charlemagne, Emperor of the West, King of the Franks (0742-0814), as can be seen in his full pedigree in my data on rootsweb.com (click the GEDCOMS button below). The lineage of Isaac Alford's ancestor Thomas Lawrence I (above, 1539-1583) can be followed back to before Charlemagne. Isaac's wife Alice Wright also descended from Charlemagne.

The first of our Alford family who came to Texas was Winfield Alford. He signed into Stephen F. Austin's Register of Colonists in 1832, with his wife Eliza with two children from Illinois. By 1838-39, Winfield's father Isaac Alford, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, and their children joined him in Texas. It is doubtful that Isaac's wife made it to Texas, as his Class 3 Headright grant was at the rate of a single man.

William Pope arrived in Nansemond Co., VA, 1634, md. Marie Bozman in 1660, and patented 200 acres in Nansemond in 1662. They had three sons William, Henry, and John; and a daughter Alse. He died in 1706, having made a return visit to Bristol shortly before his death, according to his son William.

 

Generation One

1. Isaac1 Alford (John, #2) was born bet. 1770-1774, according to census records, in Bute Co., NC before Franklin Co. was formed 1778 from Bute Co. He probably married Alice Wright, daughter of Wingfield Wright Jr. and Patience Nicholson, circa 1795? at Halifax Co., NC; Though unproven, Alice's foster father James Wright (married to Alice's sister Nancy) was in the same places at same time as Isaac Alford and two of Isaac's sons were named Winfield and Wright Alford. (There were several Wingfield Wright descendants of a Wright marriage to Ruth Wingfield and the family has been carefully studied; See WINGFIELD-WRIGHT Ancestry.) He probably married 2nd Fanny Sweeney on 19 Sep 1832 at Pike Co., IL; this Isaac Halford is presumed to be 2nd marriage of our Isaac; no other evidence. No wife is mentioned on his Texas documents but his Texas Land Grant was that of a married man. He died circa 1857 at Washington Co., TX, intestate, and his estate had a lengthy administration interrupted by the Civil War, with no widow mentioned. Children named in Final Settlement were:

He appeared on the census of 1800 at Franklin Co., NC; 2 males under 10, 1 male 16-26, 1 male 26-45, 2 females under 10, 1 female 10-16, 2 females 16-26, 1 female 26-45. He appeared on the census of 1810 at Franklin Co., NC; 2 m. under 10, 1 m. 26-45, 3 f. under 10, 1 f. 26-45. He appeared on the census of 1830 at Pike Co., IL; Isaac age 50-60, wife 40-50, children 2 males 10-15, 1 male 15-20, 1 male 20-30, 1 female 5-10. Winfield Alford and Alonzo D. Alford listed, sons-in-law Archibald Whitley and Thomas Whitley.

Their children were:

Alonzo D. Alford (relationship unproven), b. 1790-1800, was neighbor in 1830 census of Pike Co. IL with Isaac, Winfield, and Whitley sons-in-law. Not mentioned in Isaac's estate.

Kemp Alford (relationship unproven), b. ca 1802, NC, paid poll tax in Austin Co., TX 1848, received Land Grant, died before 1866, TX, no children, not mentioned in Isaac's estate.

Winfield Alford, b. 3 Jan. 1804, Franklin Co., NC, married (1) Eliza Derrington, 28 Feb 1829, Perry Co., IL (mother of all his children. He married (2) Mrs. Catherine Garner, 31 Jul 1868, Gonzales Co., TX. He married (3) Elizabeth Blackburn (Blackman), 20 Apr 1872, Gonzales Co., TX. He died on 12 Nov 1877, Gonzales Co., TX at age 73. SEE WINFIELD ALFORD.

Chloe Alford, b. circa 1807, NC, married Thomas Whitley, 12 Apr 1823, Williamson Co., TN. She died bef 1857, TX. Heirs mentioned in father's estate settlement

Sarah "Sallie" Alford, b. circa 1811, NC, married Archibald Whitley, 8 Nov 1825, Boone Co., MO. They lived 1866 at Austin Co., TX, when father's estate settled.

Hatch Alford, b. circa 1815, Franklin Co., NC, applied for a Texas land grant on same day as his brother Wright. Hatch married Martha Jane LONGLEY (daughter of Joseph Longley and Priscilla Patterson), 25 Dec 1848, Washington Co., TX (her brother Campbell Longley, M.G., officiating and her brothers Caleb and Posey gave her away). Hatch was wounded in a leg in the Civil War, and he died circa 1867 from blood poisoning caused by hitting the leg on a stump while plowing a new field. He left four orphan children. (Copy of LICENSE in ALFORD Family.)

Wright Alford, b. circa 1820, NC. He married (1) Susan Grimes, 1 Jul 1845, Washington Co., TX. He married (2) Anna Maria Kemp, 6 Dec 1852. He had Texas land grant, applied on same day as brother Hatch. Last known address was 1870 census, Eagle Lake, Colorado Co., TX.

 

Generation Two

2. John2 Alford (Julius, #4) was born between 1740 and 1750 at Franklin Co., NC; based on 70-80 y.o. male in Abraham Alford's household, 1830 census. He married Chloe Pope (see #3), daughter of John Pope and Sarah Pope, circa 1773 at Franklin Co.?, NC. He died between 1830 and 1840 at Greene Co., AL; if 70-80 y.o. male in son Abraham's household in census.
He and Chloe Pope appeared on the census of 1790 at Franklin Co., NC; 5 males under 16, 3 males over 16, 5 females. He appeared on the census of 1800 at Franklin Co., NC; 1 male 10-16, 1 male 16-26, 2 males 26-45, 1 male 45+, 1 female 16-26. He appeared on the census of 1810 at Franklin Co., NC; 1 m. under 10, 3 m. 10-16, 1 m. 45+, 1 f. under 10, 1 f. 10-16, 1 f. 16-26, 1 f. 45+. He appeared on the census of 1820 at Frankin Co., NC; Tax List. He and Abraham Alford appeared on the census of 1830 at Greene Co., AL; Alford, Abram, 1 m. under 5, 1 m. 15-20, 1 m. 40-50, 1 m. 70-80; 1 f. under 5, 2 f. 50-10, 1 f. 40-50, 2 m. slaves under 10, 1 m. slave 10-24, 1 f. slave under 10, 2 f. slave 10-24 = total 17 persons. I believe the 70-80 y.o. male was Abraham's father John ALFORD.

Children of John2 Alford and Chloe Pope (see #3) were as follows:
1 i. Isaac1 Alford.
ii. John Alford (Jr.); b. circa 1776 at Franklin Co., NC; m. Nancy Wright 1 Sep 1801 at Franklin Co., NC; d. before 1850 at NC.
iii. Jacob Alford; b. circa 1781 at Franklin Co., NC; m. Milbria Gray circa 1802; d. after 1850? at Lauderdale Co., MS; if he was the 67 y.o. "unknown" Alford in census.
iv. Patty Alford; b. circa 1783? at NC; may be John and Chloe's daughter since Isaac was bondsman on her marriage to Daniel Howel; m. Daniel Howell (Jr.), son of Daniel Howell Sr, 28 Jul 1801 at Franklin Co., NC; Isaac Alford was bondsman, witnessed by Thomas Brickell.
v. Abraham Alford; b. circa 1787 at Franklin Co., NC; per 1850 Greene Co. AL census; m. Linea/Lenor "Linny" Williams, daughter of Simon Williams and Elizabeth _____, circa 1807 at AL; m. Lenor/Linea Pippin, daughter of John Barr Pippin and Rebecca _____, circa 1807 at Franklin Co., NC; NOTE: The Pippin family claims this was Linney's last name, that she was daughter of John Barr Pippin and wife Rebecca _____, and that she married Abraham Alford; others claim Linney's last name was Pippin was Williams with different parents; d. between 1850 and 20 Jan 1854 at AL; Choctaw or Greene Co., AL?
vi. Thomas Alford; b. circa 1795 at NC; m. Disa _____ circa 1825; d. after 1880.
vii. Bethena Alford; b. circa 1805 at Franklin Co., NC; from 1850 Greene Co. AL census; m. Peleg P. Pippin, son of John Barr Pippin and Rebecca _____, 10 Jan 1828 at Greene Co., AL.

3. Chloe2 Pope (John, #6) was born circa 1755 at Halifax Co., NC; probable place. She married John Alford (see #2), son of Lucy _____, circa 1773 at Franklin Co.?, NC. She died before 1800 at Franklin Co., NC; not in census.
She and John Alford appeared on the census of 1790 at Franklin Co., NC; 5 males under 16, 3 males over 16, 5 females.

 

Generation Three

4. Julius3 Alford (James, #8) married Lucy _____ (see #5). He was born in Sep 1717 at St. Peters Par., New Kent Co., VA; Julius son of James Alford born in Sept. 1717. He died before Nov 1771 at Bute Co., NC.
He left a will written 13 Jul 1768 at Bute Co., NC

 Last Will and Testament of Julius ALFORD of Bute, St. John's Parish, wife Lucy, horse bridle and saddle, feather bed, furniture . . .
Son John, all land in Bute County on south Crooked Creek and north side (and other items) . . .
Son Isaac, the land and plantation on north side Crooked Creek below Ferrells Road, and to mouth of Bright Branch, 6 cows, calves, Piggs, 1 Breading Mare. . .
Son Goodrich, plantation John ROSE lives on.
Son Jacob, land and plantation where I live, on Rar River.
Son Job, 50 pounds.
Daughter Patty, bed and furniture.
Daughter Sarah, bed and furniture.
Schooling of my children . . . after wife's death equal division.
My brother Lodowick, an Executor and his son James, an Executor. Witnesses: James ALFORD, Thos. X GAY, John X ARRINDELL
Julius X ALFORD
(mark)
Probated Nov 1771, Bute Co., NC; Will of Julius ALFORD, deceased, was presented in Bute County court November 1771 by James ALFORD and Thomas GAY. Letters Testamentary were granted to Lodowick ALFORD and James ALFORD, his Executors.

Children of Julius3 Alford and Lucy _____ (see #5) were as follows:
2 i. John2 Alford.
ii. Isaac Alford; m. Mary Alford, daughter of Lodowick Alford and Rebecca Ferrell; b. circa 1748.
iii. Goodrich Alford; m. Sarah _____ before 1734; b. circa 1750 at NC.
iv. Polly Alford; b. circa 1753 at NC.
v. Sarah Alford; b. circa 1756 at NC.
vi. Jacob Alford; b. 15 Aug 1761 at Bute Co., NC; m. Elizabeth Bryant circa 1780 at NC; 1st wife; m. Frances Seaborn circa 1792 at Cumberland Co., NC; 2nd wife; d. 16 Jul 1824 at Washington Par., LA, at age 62.
vii. Job Alford; b. circa 1763 at NC; d. after 1850 at GA; probably.

5. Lucy _____3 married Julius Alford (see #4), son of James Alford. She was born circa 1720. She died after 1790.

 

6. John3 Pope (William, #12) was born circa 1718 at NC. He married Sarah Pope (see #7), daughter of John Pope (Maj.) and Mourning McKinney, circa 1739 at Edgecombe Co., NC; 2nd cousins. He died circa 1794 at Franklin Co., NC; when will was recorded.
He lived in 1765 at Granville Co., NC; was "of Granville Co." on two Warren Co. deeds. He left a will on 13 Aug 1785 at Franklin Co., NC.

Franklin Co., NC

Will of JOHN POPE: To son William POPE I have already given his full legacy of 7 cattle, 1 feather bed and furnite, 1 rifle gun. To daughter Ann SMITH I have already given her full legacy of 2 cows and calves, 1 feather bed and furniture, some pewter. To son Charles POPE I have already given his full legacy of 400 acres, 1 mare, 7 cattle, 1 feather bed and furniture. Lend to wife the rest of estate during her life or widowhood; at her death it to go to son-in-law John ALFORD who is to pay debts and funeral expenses. Executors: Son-in-law John ALFORD, Richard SMITH. His mark. Witnessed: R? Norris, Richd. SMITH. Recorded 1794.

Children of John3 Pope and Sarah Pope (see #7) were as follows:

i. William2 Pope; b. circa 1740 at Edgecombe Co., NC; d. after 26 Jan 1818 at Wake Co., NC.
ii. John Pope Jr; b. circa 1742? at NC; appears to be son of JOHN and SARAH because (as John POPE Jun.) he witnessed a Warren Co. deed in 1766 from John POPE to Shemuel Kearne; d. before 1785 at NC; may have died before his father, was not mentioned in father's will so probably predeceased him.
iii. Ann Pope; b. circa 1743 at Edgecombe Co., NC; m. Richard Smith before 13 Aug 1785; d. before May 1787 at Halifax Co., NC.
iv. Charles Pope; b. circa 1744 at Edgecombe Co., NC; m. Eleanor Wright, daughter of Wingfield Wright (Sr.) and Nelly _____ , circa 1761; because they had sons old enough to be deed land in 1784; d. circa 1810. 3 v. Chloe Pope.

7. Sarah3 Pope (John, #14) was born circa 1722 at Edgecombe Co., NC; the Major sold land to his 2nd cousin John POPE for 5 pounds -- the same price our ancestor John POPE put on Gift Deed to his son Charles POPE -- indicating a close relationship and that they were parents of Sarah. She married John Pope (see #6), son of William Pope Jr. and Sarah? _____, circa 1739 at Edgecombe Co., NC; 2nd cousins.

 

Generation Four

8. James4 Alford (John, #16) was born circa 1688 at Jamestown, VA; son of William or John ALFORD Sr. who died 1709/10?

Children of James4 Alford include:
i. Goodrich3 Alford; m. Sarah _____; m. Sarah _____; b. circa 1708; d. circa 1753 at Edgecombe Co., NC.
ii. Lodowick Alford; m. Rebecca Ferrell, daughter of John Ferrell Sr. and Ann _____; 3rd wife, unproven but her father's will named three daughters surnamed Alford, Rebecca is said by descendants to be maternal ancestor; m. Elizabeth Cade, daughter of Robert Cade and Susanna Crump; 1st wife; m. Susanna Cade, daughter of Robert Cade and Susanna Crump; 2nd wife; b. circa 1710 at St. Peters Par., New Kent Co., VA; birth estimated, his presence is proven by several entries in St. Peter's Par. Register; baptized 2 Aug 1734 at St. Peter's Par., New Kent Co., VA; d. before Mar 1799.
iii. James Alford (Jr.); m. Lucy Bailey at New Kent Co., VA; probable; b. 7 Feb 1713 at St. Peters Par., New Kent Co., VA; James son of James Alford born ffebruary 7, Xned April 12, 1713.
iv. Warren Alford; b. before 28 Aug 1715 at St. Peters Par., New Kent Co., VA; Warren Son of James Alford Baptised August 28th 1715.
4 v. Julius Alford.

 

12. William4 Pope Jr. (William, #24) married Sarah? _____ (see #13). He married Mourning McKinney, daughter of Barnaby McKinnie (Col.) and Mary Exum. He was born circa 1685 at Nansemond Co., VA.

Children of William4 Pope Jr. and Sarah? _____ (see #13) were as follows:
6 i. John3 Pope.
ii. Edward Pope; b. circa 1720.

13. Sarah? _____4 married William Pope Jr. (see #12), son of William Pope Sr. and Mary _____ . She was born circa 1698.

 

14. John4 Pope (Maj.) (Henry, #28) married Mourning McKinney (see #15), daughter of Barnaby McKinnie (Col.) and Mary Exum. He was born in 1699 at Bertie Pct., NC. He died circa 1757 at Edgecombe Co., NC.

Children of John4 Pope (Maj.) and Mourning McKinney (see #15) were as follows:
7 i. Sarah3 Pope.
ii. Henry Pope; b. 1723 at Edgecombe Co., NC; d. 1764.
iii. Daughter Pope; m. Aaron Etheridge; b. circa 1724.
iv. Winifred Pope; b. circa 1725? at Edgecombe Co., NC; d. 1762.
v. Barnaby Pope; b. circa 1728?; d. 1795.
vi. Lewis Pope; b. circa 1730? at NC; d. 1804.
vii. Jesse POPE; b. circa 1739 at Bertie Pct., Chowan Co., NC; m. Mary (Nancy) Fort, daughter of Elias Fort and Olive Pittman, Feb 1751/52 at NC; d. 17 Dec 1818 at Wilkes Co., GA.
viii. Samuel Pope; b. 1756.

15. Mourning4 McKinney (Barnaby McKinnie, #30) married John Pope (Maj.) (see #14), son of Henry Pope and Sarah Watts. She married William Pope Jr., son of William Pope Sr. and Mary _____. She was born circa 1709 at Bertie Pct., NC. She died circa 1745 at Edgecombe Co., NC.

 

Generation Five

16. John5 Alford Sr. (William, #32) was born circa 1645 at VA or England? He died on 14 Mar 1710 at St. Peter's Par., New Kent Co., VA; "John Alford Senr Departed this Life."

Children of John5 Alford Sr. include:
i. John4 Alford Jr; b. circa 1680 at VA; date is guesstimate, paternity not proven; m. Grace _____ circa 1707; guesstimate date, 1st husb; d. 2 May 1726 at St. Peters Par., New Kent Co., VA.
ii. Elizabeth Alford; b. circa 1682; guesstimate; m. Jacob Winfrey 3 Nov 1698 at St. Peters Par., New KentCo., VA; Jacob Winfrey and Eliz. Alford, married Nov. 3, 1698; d. 27 Mar 1714 at St. Peters Par., New Kent Co., VA.
8 iii. James Alford.
iv. Mary Alford; b. circa 1691 at New Kent Co., VA; m. Robert Wood 21 Oct 1711 at New Kent Co., VA.

24. William5 Pope Sr. (William, #48) was born on 15 Aug 1662 at Isle of Wight Co., VA. He married Mary _____ (see #25) before 1685? He died in 1708 at VA. He died in 1749.

Children of William5 Pope Sr. and Mary _____ (see #25) all b. at Nansemond Co., VA, were as follows:
12 i. William4 Pope Jr.
ii. Edward Pope; b. circa 1688.
iii. John Pope; b. circa 1691.

25. Mary _____5 Pope was born circa 1665. She married William Pope Sr. (see #24), son of William Pope and Marie Bozman, before 1685?

 

28. Henry5 Pope (William, #48) was born on 30 Nov 1663 at Nansemond Co., VA. He married Sarah Watts (see #29), daughter of John Watts and Alice English, in 1697 at Isle of Wight Co., VA. He died on 28 May 1728 at Isle of Wight Co., VA, at age 64.

Children of Henry5 Pope and Sarah Watts (see #29) were as follows:
i. William4 Pope; b. circa 1698 at Nansemond Co., VA.
14 ii. John Pope (Maj.).
iii. Henry Pope II; b. circa 1700 at Nansemond Co., VA.
iv. Richard Pope; b. circa 1702 at Nansemond Co., VA.
v. Jacob Pope; b. circa 1704 at Nansemond Co., VA.
vi. Joseph Pope; b. circa 1706 at VA.
vii. Samuel Pope; b. circa 1707.
viii. Thomas Pope; b. circa 1708.
ix. Mourning Pope; b. circa 1710.
x. Mary Pope; b. circa 1712 at VA.
xi. Jane Pope; b. circa 1715 at VA.

29. Sarah5 Watts (John, #58) was born circa 1664 at VA. She married Henry Pope (see #28), son of William Pope and Marie Bozman, in 1697 at Isle of Wight Co., VA.

 

30. Barnaby5 McKinnie (Col.) (Michael MacQuinay, #60) was born in 1673 at Isle of Wight Co., VA. He married Mary Exum (see #31), daughter of Jeremiah Exum and Ann Lawrence, in 1703 at Isle of Wight Co., VA. He died in 1739 at Edgecombe Co., NC.

Children of Barnaby5 McKinnie (Col.) and Mary Exum (see #31) were as follows:
i. Barnabee4 McKinne Jr; b. circa 1703? at Isle of Wight Co., VA; ?; d. Nov 1736 at Edgecombe Co., NC.
ii. John McKinnie; b. circa 1704 at Isle of Wight Co., VA.
iii. Richard McKinnie; b. circa 1705 at Isle of Wight Co., VA; d. before Aug 1755 at Edgecombe Co., NC.
iv. Robert McKinnie; b. circa 1706 at Isle of Wight Co., VA.
v. Patience McKinnie; b. circa 1708 at Isle of Wight Co., VA.
vi. Mary Jane McKinnie; b. circa 1708 at Isle of Wight Co., VA.
15 vii. Mourning McKinney.
viii. Christian McKinnie; b. circa 1711 at Bertie Pct., Chowan Co., NC; ?
ix. Ann McKinnie; b. circa 1713 at Bertie Pct., Chowan Co., NC; ?
x. William McKinnie; b. circa 1715 at NC.
xi. Sarah McKinnie; b. circa 1717 at NC.

31. Mary5 Exum (Jeremiah, #62) was born circa 1679. She married Jacob Ricks on 14 Oct 1699 at Chuckatuck, VA. She married Barnaby McKinnie (Col.) (see #30), son of Michael MacQuinay and Elizabeth _____, in 1703 at Isle of Wight Co., VA.


Generation Six

32. William6 Alford was born circa 1620 at England. He died on 11 Feb 1710 at St. Peters Par., New Kent Co., VA; "William Alford Departed this life ffebry ye 11th, 1709/10" -- not proven to be the same William, but I Doris Johnston believe so.

Children of William6 Alford include:
16 i. John5 Alford Sr.
ii. William Alford; b. circa 1660 at England.

 

48. William6 Pope (Richard, #96) was born circa 1634 at Bristol, England. He married Marie Bozman (see #49) in 1660 at VA. He died in 1706 at Nansemond Co., VA; returned to Bristol, England, for visit just before his death, as stated by son William.
He was family in Quaker records.

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