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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.

Obituaries of Troopers from the 1st Alabama

Tombstone Combined Service Record

John Potter
Another Soldier Dead.

John Potter, aged 80, died at his home near Jasper, last Sunday. He served in Cos. C. and H., 1st Alabama Cavalry, during the Civil War. His funeral took place on Monday afternoon under the auspices of Post 35 [53] G. A. R. [Grand Army of the Republic] at the Lasater graveyard. He had been married three times and left a widow and two children.

Sequachee Valley News newspaper
Sequatchie, Tennessee,
Thursday, November 10, 1910

Notes for John Potter's newspaper obituary:

John Potter served the 1st Tennessee/Alabama Independent Vidette Cavalry, Company C, USV as a private; and

1st Alabama Cavalry, Company H, USV as a Corporal during the Civil War.

His funeral took place on Monday afternoon under the auspices of James G. Spears, Post 53, Grand Army of the Republic, Jasper, Marion County, Tennessee. He was elected and mustered a member May 14, 1898.

He died November 6, 1910, and he was buried November 7, 1910 in Lasater Cemetery, Jasper, Marion County, Tennessee.

He was married three times: 1st wife, Louisa Cooper; 2nd wife, Hannah Bridget Nelson; 3rd wife, Josie A. Baker.

Josie A. Baker was widow left at his death.

The two children left at his death were Johnnie Lindsey Potter, son by Hannah Bridget Nelson Potter, and Horace Gordan Potter, son by Josie A. Baker Potter.

Submitted by Johnny L.T.N. Potter

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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