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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

John Jarman Wilhite
John Jarman Wilhite

Age:  18
Birthplace:  Morgan Co., AL
Occupation:  Farmer
Rank at enlistment:  Private
Company Assignment:  G

3/22/1864 Enlisted
Decatur, AL
3/27/1864 Mustered In
Decatur, AL
10/20/1865 Mustered Out
Huntsville, AL
John Jarman Wilhite was born April 21, 1846 in Wilhite's Cove, Morgan Co., AL and died February 27, 1923 in Lacon, Morgan Co., AL. He was the son of Alfred McCoy Wilhite and Elizabeth C. Morris. On October 30, 1866, he married Nancy Adaline Basham, born December 18, 1849 in Basham's Gap, Morgan Co., AL and died February 22, 1890. Their children were: Serrepta A., born August 13, 1867, died July 5, 1869; Leonodos Spurgeon, born August 13, 1870, died March 7, 1895; Elizabeth, born April 27, 1872, died April 25, 1956; Lola U., born September 21, 1874; Dora Mae, born March 9, 1877, died June 6, 1909; Sarah Ida, born June 13, 1879, died March 1, 1963; Zula B., born February 21, 1882, died May 11, 1971; James Alford, born June 1, 1884, died November 19, 1968; Myrtle Alice, born August 30, 1886; and Beulah M., born August 25, 1889. After Nancy's death, John married Virginia Walling on September 14, 1890 and had the following children: Anna Pearl, born December 1, 1891; Thomas Monroe, born July 14, 1893; and Leslie J., born June 17, 1896.

Wilhite Family Cemetery at Lacon, Morgan County, 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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