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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

Picture Tombstone Combined Service Record

William J/W Stallings

Submitted by James David Durham

STALLINGS AS POSTMASTER AT IDER

The William J. Stallings family came from Randolph County, Alabama, a short time before 1890 in a steer wagon. They lived one year in Section, Alabama, then came to Ider to live.

Mr. William J. Stallings was appointed postmaster of the Ider Post Office October 10, 1890. He was assisted by his daughter, Ida Stallings, who later married George York. William was postmaster from October 10, 1890, to September 29, 1892. He received his second appointment 1895-1900.

The years from 1877 to 1890 are rather vague to people living now, but when Ida Stallings and her father took over the post office "going to Ida's to get the Ider mail made an impression."

In 1890 Mr. W. J. Stallings moved the post office to the west side of Ider, near the place where the ball diamond was later built.

The big pecan tree which stood in their yard was blown down July, 1971.

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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