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About 1828 in Washington County, Georgia was born Alford Alpha LAYTON.
His parents are unknown but are rumored to have been born in North Carolina.There is no trace of him as yet in that area of Georgia or any known siblings.
Then in the 1850 census there is a Alfred Laython, age 22 in Muscogee County, Georgia.This may be him but so far I have not proven this. Through the years later, there have been documents with his first name spelled Alfred. At this time in Muscogee, Georgia he was living with a free black and his wife and child by the name of Rueben Brookin.
Back in Washington County Georgia there was a major slave owner by the name of Benjamin Brookins. As I am sure you know that many slaves took their owners last name. Coincidence?
Looking for Alford Alpha Layton. He is sometimes in some records as Alfred and sometimes as Alpha(Confederacy records).He was born in Tennille,Ga(Washington Co) in approx 1828. I cannot find his mother or father who were possibly born in NC. I have checke
most records. I do find what may be him is Muscogee Co,Ga living with a free black(Rueben Brookins) & his family in 1850 census but his name is spelled Alfred Laython. He was 22 which would be correct. Then 1860 census in Crenshaw Co Al. where he lived until he died abt. 1910(have been to the grave site). He served in the Civil War and wounded in the battle of Peachtree. Any help would be appreciated.
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