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Capt Albert Nelson Alford
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Birth: Sep. 6, 1841
Texas, USA
Death: Feb. 21, 1921
Wills Point
Van Zandt County
Texas, USA

Albert N. Alford was born at Crockett, Houston Co., TX, on 06 Sep 1841. His father was George G. Alford who moved to Texas in 1835 from southwestern Missouri. The elder Alford was an active participant in the war between the republic of Texas and Mexico and was a member of the staff of General Sam Houston at the battle of San Jacinto. Following the death of his father, Albert lived with an aunt in Missouri until 1852 when he returned to make Texas his home, settling in Palestine.

He enlisted on 01 Apr 1861 and served with the I s TX Cavalry, Co. A during the Civil War. He married first Sarah Cornelia Coleman at Crockett, TX on 05 Dec 1867. Sarah C. was born 22 Jun 1848 and died 08 Nov 1881. He married second Mrs. Lobitha Brooks in December 1885. He died 02 Feb 1921 and is buried at White Rose Cemetery next to Sarah C.

Obituary: "Capt A.N. Alford, for more than forty years a citizens of Wills Point fell into that dreamless sleep on Wednesday evening, February 2, at his home in Wills Point He had been an invalid for several years, unable to leave his home except on rare occasions, but even until a few days before bis death insisted on being assisted about the house. The same dauntless courage that had actuated him on the field of battle, which men were falling on every side, remained with him to the end, but the decrepitude of old age and lessening physical vitality were unequal to further combat with the last enemy of the human race and as the shadows of the evening were lengthening the finger of the Grim Destroyer touched his feeble and emaciated body and his noble heart ceased to beat. Capt. A.N. Alford was born at
Crockett, in Houston county, Texas, on September 6,1841. The war coming on between the states, he enlisted at Palestine on April 1,1861, in Co. A, 1st Texas Cavalry, commanded by Col. John S.
Ford. He was dispatched to New Mexico and Arizona, where they served until Jury, 1862. The command was ordered back to San Antonio and participated in the recapture of Galveston on January 1,1863, and captured Sabine Pass the following February. We hear of this command next at the battle of Plaquemine, in Louisiana, and the capture of Brashier City. Capt Alford's command was next ordered to the Rio Grande, but he remained in Louisiana under General Tom Green and
participated in the battles of Lillow Bayou, Mansfield, Pleasant Hill, etc. Capt Alford received a dangerous wound above the left eye in the battle of Galveston, and was shot in the right shoulder in the battle of Mansfield. He and his family resided in Wills Point since 1878, when they moved here from a farm in Ellis county. After coming here, Capt. Alford entered the hardware and furniture business, which he conducted for 25 years, at the same time owning and managing a large farm four miles north of town. Funeral services were delayed until Saturday afternoon to allow his son, Walter Alford, to come from a distant part of the country to pay the last respects to his departed sire. These were held in the Christian church, which was well-filled by long time neighbors and friends of the deceased. Confederate veterans did not attend in a body, but the presence of many of these was detected by their halting steps and silvery hair.".... obituary from the Wills Point Chronicle, 10 Feb 1921.

(Civil War Veterans of Van Zandt County, Texas Military and Pension Information Biographies and Obituaries Muster Rolls Newspaper Articles Compiled by Sibyl Creasey)
Family links: 
  George G Alford (1793 - 1847)
  Ann Barfield Alford (1807 - 1847)
  Tabitha Jane Cogswell Alford (1855 - 1934)
  Walter Hulbert Alford (1876 - 1930)*
  Elizabeth W. Alford Kraus (1893 - 1981)*
  Frederick Fergus Alford (1899 - 1964)*
  Mary Barfield Alford Cravens (1834 - 1862)*
  George Frederick Alford (1836 - 1907)*
  Albert Nelson Alford (1841 - 1921)
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White Rose Cemetery
Wills Point
Van Zandt County
Texas, USA
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I wish I had gotten to know you, great grandfather. I will probably see you in heaven and then we can talk.
 Added: Dec. 13, 2013

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