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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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David Guthrey

Age:  23
Birthplace:  Cherokee Co., AL
Occupation:  Farmer
Rank at enlistment:  Private
Company Assignment:  B

3/16/1864 Enlisted
Decatur, AL
4/17/1864 Sick in Hospital
Decatur, AL
Was the brother of William and James Guthery.

Descendant Lem Guthery adds: David Guthery Jr was killed 25 Apr 1864.

In 1864, Cynthia Jane (Milligan) Guthery, wrote a letter to Washington, D.C. from Newburgh, Indiana (Warrick Co.), requesting a Pension from David's service in the Civil War. The letter is filed with David's Pension record. She stated that she was the wife of David Guthery when he was killed in the war and gave their date of marriage and the birth and death of their only child. In 1870 she wrote another letter from Gibson County, Indiana. Also in this file are sworn statements by James Milligan, F.M. Halbrooks, Nancy Milligan and Dorcas Ann Halbrook, each one stating that this person, Cynthia Jane Guthery was who she claimed to be and that they were present when she married David in Winston Co. Alabama.

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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