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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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Obituary
John Potter
John Potter

Age:  23
Birthplace:  Dekalb Co., AL
Occupation:  Farmer
Rank at enlistment:  Private
Rank at Discharge:  Corporal
Company Assignment:  H

12/22/1864 Enlisted
Stevenson, AL
12/22/1864 Mustered In
Nashville, TN
4/1/1865 Promoted
to corporal.
10/20/1865 Mustered Out
Huntsville, AL
Notes:
John also served in Co. C, 1st AL Vidette Cav. USA. He married Louisa Cooper of Valley Head, AL and had five children: Mary Elizabeth, born April 3, 1869, married James Denney; Samuel Franklin, born October 24, 1873, married Ruth Elizabeth Collins; Tennessee H., born May 3, 1877, married James Wilce Collins; Doria Elizabeth, born March 22, 1882, married Charles Churchill Collins; and Alice P., born April 3, 1884. Louisa died July 1885 in Kimball, TN and on April 28, 1895, John married Anna Bridget Nelson who died March 5, 1901. On December 10, 1904, John married Josie A. Baker who died June 30, 1916. John stated he was kidnapped by the Confederate Army and taken by force in the Georgia State Troops under Captain Howe. He died November 6, 1910 and is buried at Lasater Cemetery near Jasper, TN.

Buried:
Lasater Cemetery, Marion County, TN

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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