Alonza Pinson Shores was born September 1845 in Tennessee. He was 5th of the 10 children born to Reuben A. Shores and Lucinda Woodruff Shores. Siblings: Amzey Alexander Shores (1835), Celia Elizabeth Shores [Hannah] (1839), Amanda Vina Shores [Holland] (1841), Abner P. Shores (1844), William A. Shores (1848), Dau. Shores (1849), Jennettie Shores [Walker] (1851), Rebecca Frances Shores [Callahan](1854)and Laura J. Shores. The family moved from Tennessee to Georgia between 1848 and 1850. He married Mary Elizabeth Denson on 7 April 1870 in Floyd County, Georgia. Children: James Allen Shores (1871-1945), Mary F.J. Shores (1873), George R. Shores (1875), James T. Shores (1877), Susan E. Shores, 1879.