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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.

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John Rufus Jefferson
John Rufus Jefferson

Rank at enlistment:  Bugler
Company Assignment:  A

John R Jefferson was born 17 October 1844 in Talladega, AL to Lidia Tines and Campbell Jefferson.

He married Lidia Etta Allman in 1875 in Ashville, AL. They had eight children: Daisy Ethel, Wes, Van, Thomas Campbell, Joe, Ellen, Mittie, and Mattie.

He died 11 December 1925.

East Dora Cemetery, Dora, Walker 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 Gerald Jefferson.

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