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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.


Stories about Troopers from the 1st Alabama

Combined Service Record

James J Kennedy
James J. Kennedy was the son of David Stephenson Kennedy, born 1797 in TN, died October 1, 1862 in Marion Co., AL, and Elizabeth Littrell, born 1800, died October 1, 1862 in Marion Co., AL and the brother of William S. Kennedy, below. He married Malinda Jones (1840-1910) and had the following children: Maude A., Joseph P., Thomas A., Mary Ella, Eva A., Charalotty D., Jennie M., and Benjamen F. Kennedy. James was born April 4, 1835 in Marion Co., AL, married February 11, 1865 in Marion, IL and died December 12, 1905 in Marion, IL.

According to the Nashville Daily Union dated March 4, 1863, David Stephenson Kennedy was "hanged to death, old and loyal citizen of Marion County, Alabama". He was hanged by Confederate Forces commanded by Colonel Phillip D. Roddy.

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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