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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.

1st Alabama Cavalry Searchable Roster
William A Jackson
William A Jackson

Age:  34
Birthplace:  Hall Co., GA
Rank at enlistment:  Private
Company Assignment:  D

6/1/1863 Enlisted
Glendale, MS
6/1/1863 Mustered In
Glendale, MS
1/4/1864 Discharged
For disability "near blind."
William A "Billy" Jackson was born in August 1828 in Hall Co., GA.

His first wife was Martha Canaday and they had three children: William Tyre, born 8 May 1850; Luther Greenbury, born 8 August 1852; and Leonard Jackson, born 7 April 1855. Martha died in May 1857.

He married Hannah Hollon Grissom in 1860, and they had six children: Sarah Adeline, Andrew, John, Aaron, Robert, and Marion A.

William died 23 June 1910 and is buried at Wesley's Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery in west Lauderdale Co., AL.

Wesley's Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery in west Lauderdale Co., AL.

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.

Picture submitted by Jay Jackson.

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