William Stanford is my oldest known Stanford ancestor. Direct evidence of his vital information remains a mystery. Census records lead me to believe that he was born in the Carolinas about 1820 and died in Alabama between 1900 and 1910. The 1870 census shows that most people with the Stanford surname, in Barbour county, over the age of 40, were born in the Carolinas.
The power of writing this blog about my 4x great grand father and divine intervention has shown me that I indeed have direct evidence. I just found marriage evidence. Folks, it is strange and delightfully overwhelming at the same time. Here is the blow by blow: Read the rest of this entry »