|Birth: ||Jun. 21, 1805|
|Death: ||Aug. 3, 1871|
Contra Costa County
Son of John Alford (1763-1851) and Eleanor Hoge (4-5-1769 to 12-1814).
In Memory of
Landy and Sarah (Married 1826)
Pioneers of 1846. Landy & Sarah Alford traveled from Missouri joining up with the Donner Party, but taking a different route over the mountains.
The Alfords settled here in Suisun Valley.
Landy & Sarah Alford donated five acres of land for the church and cemetery in 1856. In the Alford family plot, lies an old and crumbling field stone inscribed with the words "In Memory of Landy and Sarah Alford, pioneers of 1846." The Alford's had 10 children: Nancy, Lucinda, Adeline, Mary, Margaret, Charles, Lousia, Delila, Sarah, and William.
It is said that Sarah Alford (Mother) is buried here in Rockville. She divorced Landy and he is said to be buried in Round Valley in Contra Costa County, CA. Their daughter, Sarah, William, Sarah and son William are buried together here.
Although the cemetery dates back to 1851, the earliest stone found during the 1983 Survey was that of John Blake, born in Giles County, Virginia, died in Suisun Valley Sept.5, 1852.
Mrs.Alford died at the age of 88 years.
Landy Alford died on 8-3-1871 Aged 66 years. Buried at "Round Valley" in Contra Costa County.
Partial obit: published in the CC
Gazette 12 Aug 1871: In Round Valley, Contra Costa County, August 4th,1871
Mr Landa Alford, in the 67th year of his age.
Sarah Duke Alford (1811 - 1896)*
Nancy Alford Barbour (1829 - 1869)*
Adeline Alford Pangburn (1833 - 1907)*
Sarah Alford (1854 - 1856)*
Note: Marker found OS Plot 282. US CROSS STONE #12
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Record added: May 03, 2006
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