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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
James R Linley/Lindley
James R Linley/Lindley

Age:  36
Birthplace:  Walton Co., GA
Occupation:  Farmer
Rank at enlistment:  Private
Company Assignment:  E

12/20/1862 Mustered In
Huntsville, AL

MO Roll shows age as 29.
10/4/1864 Enlisted
Rome, GA
10/4/1864 Mustered In
Rome, GA
10/20/1865 Mustered Out
Huntsville, AL
James Robert Lindley was born in 1828 to Thomas and Sarah Elizabeth New Lindley, originally from Laurens Co., SC. The family moved to Randolph Co., AL in 1848, but James remained in Carroll Co., GA where he married Elizabeth about 1849 and then emigrated to Randolph Co. They had the following children: William Franklin, Thomas M., Nancy Ann, Amos, James Pinkney, and Sherman. James was wounded twice during the war for which he later received a pension. After the war was over, James, his brother Thomas Mark and several other men from Randolph Co. were forced to live in the surrounding woods for about three weeks due to the animosity between the USA and CSA soldiers. Their families finally convinced their neighbors to leave them alone. Elizabeth died in 1879, leaving James with a small child. He then married Lavinia Halpin Mize who was the widow of James Robert Mize, nephew of James. Lavinia died June 8, 1909 and is buried at Union Hill Church Cemetery.

Union Hill Cemetery, Randolph 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.

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