D. M. ALFORD, publisher of the Bedford County Times, was born November 30, 1861, and is the son of A. J. and Margaret (Russell) ALFORD, both of whom are natives of Lincoln County, Tenn., though now living in Shelbyville, Tenn.

Our subject is a practical printer, and as such has filled responsible positions on the Fayetteville Express, Shelbyville Gazette, Chattanooga Times and Murfreesboro News. In February, 1886, he engaged with William RUSSELL in the publication of the Bedford County of Times, which paper he is a publisher, and has succeeded in building up a good newspaper.

Transcribed by Kathryn Hopkins

Source: Goodspeed Publishing Co. History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present: Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Maury, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson, Bedford & Marshall Counties, Besides a Valuable Fund of Notes, Reminescences [Sic], Observations, Etc., Etc. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1988.