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G.F. Alford George Frederick Alford
Full Name: George Frederick Alford
Date of birth: August 4, 1836
Date of death: November 13, 1907

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 11 Aug 8, 1866 - Feb 7, 1870 11th (1) (2) (3)     Sumpter / Trinity   Anderson, Houston, Trinity
H 11 Nov 4, 1861 - Nov 2, 1863 9th     Newport / Trinity   Anderson, Houston, Trinity

(1) Roster of 11th Legislature, House of Representatives, "Texas Legislative Proceedings," 8/11/1866, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(2) Sumpter, a ghost town five miles east of Groveton in central Trinity County, served as the first seat of government after the county was established in February 1850. Handbook of Texas Online.
(3) Not present at organization of the House on 8/6/1866. George F. Alford sworn 8/8/1866, p. 10. House Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Portrait, 9th Legislature, Regular Session. House Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Obituary and photo, General George F. Alford, "Texas Pioneer Dies," 11/15/1907, p. 14. Member of the Legislature from Anderson County. Dallas Morning News.
  • Biographical sketch, General George Frederick Alford. Lewis Publishing Company, Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas, 1892, pp. 745-753, crediting Dallas Public Library. Born 8/4/1836 in New Madrid, Missouri, married Annie Marie Maulsby on 2/16/1857. "In January, 1859, they moved to their large cotton plantation, at Alford's Bluff, Trinity county, and in the fall of that year the General was elected one of the judges of that county . . . He was three times a member of the Texan Legislature, representing the Ninth Senatorial District, composed of the counties of Anderson, Houston and Trinity." Moved to Galveston in 1866 and Dallas in August 1877. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Obituary, "General Alford Is Found Dead," The Austin Statesman, 11/15/1907, p. 1. "Before the war he served in the Texas legislature from Palestine. After the war he was prominent in business in Galveston." Born in Missouri, died 11/13/1907 in Dallas. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Adjutant General on the staff of Gen. Hamilton P. Bee. Biographical sketch, pp. 145-146. Born 8/14/1836 in New Madrid, Missouri. Texans Who Wore the Gray, 1907.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1860 - George F. Alferds, Western District, Trinity County, age 23, born circa 1837 in Missouri, farmer, living in household with Anny M. Alferds (age 22).
    Census of 1870 - T.F. Alford, Galveston, Galveston County, age 34, born circa 1836 in Mo. (Missouri), living in household with Ann Alford (age 33).
    Census of 1880 - Geo. F. Alford, Dallas, Dallas County, age 44, born circa 1836 in Missouri, merchant, wife Annie M.
    Census of 1900 - Geo. J. Alford, Dallas, Dallas County, age 63, born August 1836 in Missouri, roomer, real estate dealer. FamilySearch. 1860 1870 1880 1900
  • George F. Alford, birth date 8/4/1836 in New Madrid, Missouri, death date 11/13/1907, burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Dallas. Includes obituaries from The Batesville Herald, 11/21/1907, and Rains County Leader, November 1907. Find a Grave.
  • George Frederick Alford, son of George G. Alford, mentioned in ALFORD'S BLUFF, Trinity County. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. G.F. Alford, 11th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 11th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, south wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    11th R.S. - 1866
    Indian Affairs  
    Texas State Penitentiary  
    9th R.S. - 1861
    Counties and County Boundaries (Chair) 
    Slaves and Slavery  

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