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  • Julius Alford (1805 - 1849)
    Julius Charles Alford Birth: 1805 - Wake, North Carolina, USA Death: To Sep 1849 - Georgia, USA Parents: Jobel Alford, Sarah Ann Alford (born Turner) Siblings: Peyton Alford, Matilda Owens (b...
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    Thomas Lafayette Alford (1834 - 1899)
    Thomas Lafayette Alford (1834 - 1899) Son of Julius Charles and Elizabeth Gay Alford husband of 1) Sarah Alice Elizabeth Hunter 2) Frances Ann Blankenship and 3) Samantha J. Phillips Referenc...
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    Sarah Ann Elizabeth Alford (1834 - 1879)
    Sarah Ann Elizabeth (Hunter) Alford (1834–1879) Parents: Almond Pierce Hunter (1800–1875) & Mary Polly Shipp Hunter (1812–1887) Spouse: Thomas Lafayette Alford References
  • Lucy Anne Pool (1849 - 1939)
  • Solomon Newton Pool (1848 - 1916)

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Georgia is a state located in the southeastern United States. It was established in 1732, the last of the original Thirteen Colonies. Named after King George II of Great Britain, Georgia was the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution, on January 2, 1788. It declared its secession from the Union on January 19, 1861, and was one of the original seven Confederate states. It was the last state to be restored to the Union, on July 15, 1870. Georgia is the 24th most extensive and the 8th most populous of the 50 United States. From 2007 to 2008, 14 of Georgia's counties ranked among the nation's 100 fastest-growing, second only to Texas. Georgia is known as the Peach State and the Empire State of the South. Atlanta is the state's capital and its most populous city.

Georgia is bordered on the south by Florida; on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and South Carolina; on the west by Alabama; and on the north by Tennessee and North Carolina. The northern part of the state is in the Blue Ridge Mountains, a mountain range in the Appalachian Mountain system. The central Piedmont extends from the foothills to the fall line, where the rivers cascade down in elevation to the continental coastal plain of the southern part of the state. The highest point in Georgia is Brasstown Bald, 4,784 feet (1,458 m); the lowest point is the Atlantic Ocean. Georgia is the most extensive state east of the Mississippi River in terms of land area, although it is the fourth most extensive (after Michigan, Florida, and Wisconsin) in total area, including expanses of water that are part of state territory.