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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 T Duckett
John T Duckett

Age:  24
Birthplace:  McNairy Co., TN
Occupation:  Farmer
Rank at enlistment:  Private
Company Assignment:  A

9/8/1862 Enlisted
Iuka, MS
10/1/1862 Mustered In
Corinth, MS
12/18/1862 Promoted
to corporal
9/16/1863 Mustered Out
Corinth, MS
Notes:

John T Duckett born on 14 September 1838 to Mahala Massengil and Rignal Odell Duckett.

After he mustered out of service, he lived in Cairo, IL where he married his first wife, Nancy Wilhoit. His second wife was Mary Chasteen. In total, he would have 11 children.

From 1865-1890, he resided in Cullman, Morgan, Blount, and Cherokee Counites in Alabama.

In 1900, he moved to Whitfield Co., GA where he lived the rest of his life until his death on 5 April 1913 in Whitfield Co., GA.

Buried:
Deep Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Dalton, Whitfield Co, GA

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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