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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
Joseph M Palmer
Joseph M Palmer

Age:  39
Rank at enlistment:  Private
Company Assignment:  A

10/1/1862 Enlisted
Corinth, MS
10/14/1862 Mustered In
Corinth, MS
10/19/1863 Mustered Out
LaGrange, TN
Notes:
Joseph McKissick Palmer was the husband of Permelia Brown Palmer. It was originally thought that Permelia was a Mitchell and brother of James “Jim” Mitchell. Joseph was born about 1827 in Georgia and died June 13, 1881. He was thought to have died July 21, 1900, but Olva Nichols Jones, in completing a DAR Application, found proof of his actual date of death. She also found proof that his wife, Permelia’s, maiden name was “Brown” rather than Mitchell. Joseph is buried at Mt. Zion Cemetery on County Highway 102, ten miles north of Hamilton. The Joseph Palmer family lived just southwest of the junction of present-day County Highway 156 and County Highway 25. Children of Joseph and Permelia (Brown) Palmer were: Elizabeth, born 1846, married Mathew H. Glenn; William, born 1848; John, born June 25, 1850, Marion County, Alabama, died November 10, 1915, Marion County, buried Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, married Mary Molly Brown; Frances, born 1853; Elmira, born 1855; Benjamin, born 1858/9; and Pinkney Palmer, born 1862. (Family information submitted by E. Eugene Gann and Olva Nichols Jones.)

Buried:
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Marion 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 Michael E. Palmer.

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