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It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of Glenda McWhirter Todd. She passed away on September 3, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was a historian, genealogist, and author who prided herself on being a descendant of Andrew Ferrier McWhirter of the 1st Alabama Cavalry, USV. Her work over the past two decades and her dedication to the 1st Alabama Cavalry has created a legacy that will last for years to come.

Her life's work has touched thousands of people through the years, and I am glad that I had the pleasure to work with her as long as I did. My hope is that her work will live on for years to come to educate and inspire a new generation.


1st Alabama Cavalry Searchable Roster
Mason Davis
Mason Davis

Age:  20
Birthplace:  Surry Co., NC
Occupation:  Farmer
Rank at enlistment:  Private
Company Assignment:  I

8/18/1862 Enlisted
Huntsville, AL
8/18/1862 Mustered In
Huntsville, AL
1/27/1863 On Detached Service
Reedyville, TN

Working as courier.
7/19/1865 Mustered Out
Nashville, TN
Notes:
Was also detached as a teamster/ambulance driver.

Mason was born 31 December 1842 to Joshua Davis and Kisiah Stanfield.

He was the brother of Jesse Davis and Robert Davis, also members of the First.

He married Christen Ann Young on 20 November 1870 at Blue Earth Lake, MN. They had two children: Ida Lucinda and Gerome.

After Christen's death, Mason then married Emma Jane Anthony and they had five children: Jasper Newton, Lamuel, Grant E., Ettie, and Nettie.

Mason died 23 December 1917 in Janesville, MN.

Buried:
Janesville Cemetery, MN

Database created and maintained by Ryan Dupree.

Service records compiled by Glenda Todd and used with her permission. This and other information about the history of the First and the men who fought with the unit can be found in her book, First Alabama Cavalry, USA: Homage to Patriotism.

Picture submitted by RB Hall & MS Gallea.

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