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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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Tombstone Story Obituary
John H Walling
John H Walling

Age:  22
Birthplace:  Madison Co., AL
Occupation:  Farmer
Rank at enlistment:  Corporal
Company Assignment:  C

12/1/1862 Enlisted
Corinth, MS
12/22/1862 Mustered In
Corinth, MS
1/1/1863 Promoted
to corporal.
12/17/1863 Mustered Out
Memphis, TN
Dr. John Henry Walling was born on 30 March 1840 in Whitesburg, Madison Co., AL. He was the great-grandson of William Walling, a Revolutionary War veteran of the South Carolina Militia. He married Elender Anditon on 13 August 1858 in Marion County, AL. Their marriage would produce seven children, although only two would survive to adulthood, Edmonia and Eugene.

Following the war, John worked as the postmaster of Morgan Co., AL and as a doctor, surgeon, and druggist in Morgan and Cullman, AL for more than 50 years. He was a delegate to the Alabama Medical Association and also performed physicals on World War I soldiers departing from Morgan and Cullman County. He would continue to practice medicine into his nineties. He was a Mason and also donated land for the Vinemont Church of Christ.

He was posthumously selected as one of the top 100 citizens of Cullman County during the 20th Century for his care to children and the needy.

He died 30 April 1935 at the age of 95 and is buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Vinemont, Cullman Co., AL.

Mt. Zion Cemetery, Vinemont, Cullman 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 Rodger D Walling.

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