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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

Tombstone Combined Service Record

James Taylor
James Taylor was born in 1836, died March 04, 1898. He is buried in Taylor Cemetery off Hwy 25, near Hamilton, Marion County, Alabama. He married Elvira A. Mitchell, a sister to Francis Marion Mitchell. Her husband's brother is Allen J. Taylor of 1st Alabama Cavalry. He is buried is Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Marion County, near Hamilton, Alabama. Allen J. married , Martha E. (Mitchell). James and Elvira's children were: Ulyses, Ressa, Sarah, Luiza, Mary E., James A., George M., William and Thomas. Elvira was killed during a tornado in Marion County, Alabama, April 20, 1920, so were two of their children, James and Thomas. There was also a grandson, age 10, and a daughter in-law killed the same time. James and Allen are the sons of James and Sarah (Smith) Taylor. (Information submitted by Olva (Nichols) Jones)

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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