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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

Noah (Charles) S (Noah) Shook
Charles Noah Shook used the alias of Noah S. Shook during the war. He Enlisted as Private in Co. C in Corinth, MS at age 21 on 20 Feb 1863 in Corinth, MS. He was mustered in 25 Feb 1863 in Corinth, MS. One record states he was captured and taken prisoner of war by the enemy on 28 June 1863 but several affidavits from comrades stated he was killed by Southern soldiers in a fight near Cherokee, AL on 11 Jun 1863. Before the war Charles was married to Martha E. Hallmark on 7 Feb 1860 by David McClung on the county line at Jim Gipson’s house. Martha was the daughter of George W. and Martha Bryan Hallmark. George was born about 1815 in Blount Co., AL and died 1880 in Mississippi. Martha Bryan died 7 Feb 1937. Charles and Martha Hallmark Shook had two children; Noah Washington Shook, born 10 Jan 1861 in Franklin Co., AL and died 18 Oct 1924 in Booneville, Prentiss Co., MS; and Sarah Adaline Shook, born 24 Jan 1863 in Franklin Co., AL and died 10 Aug 1947 in Winborn, MS.

Charles Noah and Michael Shook were the sons of Noah and Charity Dickenson Shook who were married 29 Apr 1824 in Blount Co., AL. Noah was born about 1803 in North Carolina and died in 1870 in Tishomingo Co., MS. Charity was born about 1809 in South Carolina and died 1870 in Tishomingo Co., MS. Noah was the son of George and Mary Shook. George was born 1758 in Williams Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania and died 10 Jul 1829 in Burke County, North Carolina. George was the son of George Schuk, born 1724 in Northampton, PA and died 1813 in Lyles Creek, Lincoln County, North Carolina. It is not known who his wife was. He was the son of Johannes George Schuck and Rosina Barbara Behard. Johannes was the immigrant ancestor and was born 1694 in Edelak, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany and died 29 Dec 1767 in Northampton, PA. Rosina was born 1695 in Palatinate, Germany and died 1746 in Williams Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania. They were married 1717 in Mosbach, Palatinate, Germany. (Researched and written by Glenda McWhirter Todd) Please advise if you have additions or corrections.

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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