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From “Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888,” published by H.H. Hardesty, we find this entry for Alexander Stafford, who resided at Gilbert Creek in Logan (now Mingo) County, West Virginia:

Son of John and Levisa (Spratt) Stafford, was born March 7, 1854, in Logan county, W.Va. His parents are now deceased. On May 3, 1882, Mr. Stafford was united in marriage with Loventia A. Alderson. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Stafford are three in number, born in the order named: John E., born Oct. 2, 1884; Lura D., born Oct. 25, 1887; and Earl D., born May 17, 1889. Mrs. Stafford was born Nov. 16, 1862, in Logan county, W.Va. Mr. Stafford was engaged in mercantile pursuits from 1884 until 1888, and is at present filling the position of postmaster at Gilbert Creek, Logan county, W.Va., in connection with which he is also engaged in farming. Post office address, Gilbert Creek, W.Va.

Source: Dr. R.A. Brock, Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888 (Richmond, VA: H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, 1888), p. 840.

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