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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
Crossed Sabers
James C Lowery/Lowry

Age:  37
Birthplace:  Surry Co., NC
Occupation:  Farmer
Rank at enlistment:  Sergeant
Company Assignment:  A

1/10/1864 Enlisted
Camp Davies, MS
2/5/1864 Mustered In
Memphis, TN
2/5/1864 Promoted
to sergeant.
4/15/1865 Killed in Action
Huntsville, AL
James Lowry married Nancy Utley July 28, 1857 in Morgan Co., AL and had the following children: Thomas L., born June 18, 1858; Mary E., born September 15, 1860; and Jesse Sherman, born November 22, 1865. Apparently James had been married earlier, as an affidavit in Nancy's pension papers states, "The said James C. Lowry left one child named Celia A. by a former marriage, who was nineteen years old in November 1867." According to the 1860 Lawrence Co., AL Census, Celia was living with James and Nancy Lowry. Nancy J. Lowry died October 8, 1907.

Nancy Utley was the oldest sister of Reed C. Mayfield, so James was Reed's brother-in-law during the war.

Celia married Reed C. Mayfield in 1868, so James was also serving with his future son in law during the war.

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.

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