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James Perry Alford

Full Name: James Perry Alford
Birth date: November 18, 1820
Death date: July 1, 1904

Terms of Service

  • House, 9th (1) Legislature
    2/2/1863 - 11/2/1863
(1) James P. Alford, sworn 2/2/1863, succeeded Richard M. Gano. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Other Resources

  • Obituary, "Col. J.P. Alford Dead: Resident of Tarrant County for Nearly Half a Century," 7/3/1904, p. 10. Death date 7/1/1904. Born in Wilson County, Tennessee, moved to Bowie County, Texas in 1836, married Minerva C. Maulding 5/23/1844, moved to Tarrant County in 1858, with a few years spent in Cisco, Eastland County. Dallas Morning News .
  • J.P. Alford, death date 7/1/1904 in Tarrant County. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • Confederate States Army, 2nd Lieutenant, Company K, 20th Texas Cavalry. Military grave marker, James P. Alford, birth date 11/18/1820, death date 7/2/1909, burial in Pioneers Rest Cemetery in Fort Worth, Tarrant County. Find a Grave .
  • Obituary, James P. Alford, 7/2/1904, p. 2. Fort Worth Star-Telegram .
  • Photo, "Brave Pioneers Who Blazed the Way for Tarrant's Present Greatness," 12/15/1912, Part Four, p. 1. Fort Worth Star-Telegram .
  • ALFORD, JAMES PERRY (1820–1904). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Texas State Troops, Private, Tarrant County Rifles. Confederate States Army, 1st and Junior 2nd Lieutenant, 20th Texas Cavalry under Col. Thomas Coke Bass. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Mentioned in biographical sketch of son Robert W. Alford, Volume III, pp. 346-347. "James P. Alford settled in Fort Worth a few years after the military post was established there . . . While at Fort Worth he was elected a member of the Legislature, and he journeyed to Austin on horseback in the absence of any other means of communicating with the capital." Wife Minerva (Maulding) Alford. History of Texas; Fort Worth and the Texas Northwest Edition 1922.
  • Alford, Jas. P.: Confederate Service Record, 1904, United Confederate (Civil War) Veterans Records, 1863-1967 and undated. Born 11/18/1820 in Wilson County, Tennessee. Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library. Texas Tech University Libraries .

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