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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

Armstead E Blevins
From The Cullman Democrat 18 Dec 1924
Submitted by Robin Sterling

Pioneer Minister Buried. Rev. Arm Blevins, one of the oldest and most respected ministers in the county, died at his home on Bremen Route 1, on Monday. He was 83 years of age at the time of his death. He was preceded in death by his wife, who passed away two years ago. Mr. Blevins spent his long life mostly in this county. The funeral was conducted by the Masons and he was buried Wednesday in the Blevins cemetery in Bremen.

From History of Methodism in Alabama and West Florida, by Marion Eliza Lazenby, 1960, North Alabama Conference and Alabama-West Florida Conference of the Methodist Church, page 698
Submitted by Robin Sterling

A.E. Blevins enlisted March 1, 1865, in the Union Army and was mustered out in October 1865. In 1867 he was born of the spirit and united with the M.E. Church. He was licensed to preach in 1890. He served from 1897 until 1913, when he retired. He loved the church and went cheerfully to every charge to which appointed.

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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