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The late Neill, James L. and Lodwick B Alford, brothers, were importations from North Carolina, and were quite an acquisition to the moral, social and material prosperity of the county - men of high character, and contributed much to the upbuilding of the county; would be glad to have many more similar importations. Neill Alford married a Miss McPherson, settled on the Big Reedy Creek, near where the Reedy Creek Presbyterian Church now stands; by his marriage he had and raised a large family of five sons and ten daughters; William McD., Henry, Robert, John and Walter L. Alford. [The daughter's of Neill Alford mentioned by Mr Sellers are: Mrs. McLucas, Mrs Dubos, Mrs Currie, Mrs. James Berry and Mrs. Benjamin McKibben.] Of James L. Alford's six daughteras only one survives, Dian or Dianna, who married Dr. McLean in upper Marion. Loderick B Alford did not remain long, he went to Tennessee and married there a Miss Hall; after some years he returned with his family to upper Marion, and died there along in the fifties.

--A History of Marion County, W.W. Sellers (1902)
Excerpt transcribed and contributed by Helen Moody, March 2000.



  • 1790 Federal Census, Georgetown District, South Carolina:
    No ALFORDs listed

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