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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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George W Whitehead
George W Whitehead

Age:  17
Birthplace:  Marion Co., Al
Occupation:  Farmer
Rank at enlistment:  Private
Company Assignment:  K

12/25/1863 Enlisted
Camp Davies, MS

Traveled 100 miles from Marion Co., Al to Camp Davies, MS to enlist.
2/19/1864 Sick in Hospital
Memphis, TN

in Adams USA Hospital.
4/6/1864 Returned
to duty.
7/19/1865 Mustered Out
Nashville, TN
George was born July 4, 1846 at Glen Allen, AL and died February 15, 1937 at Littleville, Winston Co., AL. He first married Mary Jane Tidwell, daughter of Andrew J. Tidwell, on February 7, 1868 in Fayette Co., AL and had seven children: Martha Alice, born 1869; Margaret Lorena, born 1871; William Andrew "Bud", born September 29, 1872, married Ida Carr December 9, 1894, died July 10, 1935; Andrew J., born 1875; Isadora "Icey", born 1876, married George Gaskin; James, born February 17, 1877, died March 13, 1877; and Mary O., born August 20, 1878, died September 17, 1878. After Many Jane's death George married Jane Herren, daughter of Aaron Herren, about 1880 and had the following children: Archiball W., born November 16, 1880, married Sarah Collier, died March 26, 1922; Charity, born April 17, 1882, married Luther Wise, died November 13, 1930; Luciller (Drucilla), born December 5, 1883, married Griffin Bailey; John Thomas, born April 7, 1887, married Fleddie Hamby, died July 30, 1968; Jessie Green, born February 10, 1888, married Scular Robinson, died July 1, 1938; George Harrison, born October 19, 1889, died October 20, 1918; Armendia Missouri, born April 13, 1891, married Lonnie Batchelor; Ollie Mae, born March 29, 1893, married Port Mahall, died September 20, 1945; Dolly Jane, born May 20, 1895, married Dozier Engel, died June 1, 1988; and Joseph McKinley, born February 28, 1898, married Pearl Hipp, died November 2, 1925. George is buried in Littleville Cemetery, two miles east of Haleyville, AL.

Littleville Cemetery, Winston 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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