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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

Robert A Godsey
Submitted by Robin Sterling
The Winston New Era, 3 Mar 1911

A Good Man Gone. On last Saturday night, Mr. R.A. Godsey, one of our oldest and best citizens departed this life and his spirit went to dwell with the redeemed on heaven’s peaceful shore. He had suffered for several months with indigestion and bore his afflictions patiently. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church and was prominent in its counsels. He was the father of a large family of boys who are now good and noble citizens with families of their own, and a large host of other relatives with whom the Era force mourns his departure from the state of earthly existence, and with whom we rejoice in the assurance that he wears a faithful servants crown in the paradise above. He was about 71 years old and will be greatly missed by our people. He was buried at Friendship near Ashridge, Monday.

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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