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Alman Barnard Davenport Price

Obituary of Z. T. Davenport, Valley Head, Alabama.

Z. T. Davenport was born near Valley Head, Ala., November 17, 1845, and died January 6, 1922. Early in 1863 he enlisted in the service of his country and was a member of Company A, 1st Alaabama Battalion Cavalry, in which he served faithfully to the end of the struggle. He was in the battle of Selma, Ala., under General Forrest, which was fought after the surrender at Appomattox.

He was married to Miss Amanda Alman, December 14, 1871. To this union were born two children, a son and daughter. The daughter, Mrs. Jesse Barnard, is still living.

In 1883 Comrade Davenport joined the M. E. Church, South. He and the writer became attached to each other when small boys and had been lifelong friends. He was a man of veracity, industry, economy-true to his family, true to his Church, and true to his country. He was always cheerful and spread sunshine wherever he went. He was a member of Camp Estes, No. 1659, U. C. V., was regular in his attendance, and was always the life of the occasion. For several months prior to his death he was a great sufferer, but he bore it all patiently and died peacefully and triumphantly.

He leaves a daughter, two grandsons, several brothers, and a host of friends to mourn his loss.

Clothed in his Confederate uniform, he was laid to rest in the Valley Head Cemetery, there to await the resurrection morn.

[J. M. Price, Adjutant Camp Estes No. 1659, Fort Payne, Ala.]

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, March, 1922.

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