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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

Robert Guttery
Robert Guttery

Age:  32
Rank at enlistment:  Private
Company Assignment:  L

9/25/1863 Enlisted
Fayette Co., AL
9/25/1863 Mustered In
Glendale, MS
9/28/1864 Mustered Out
Rome, GA
Submitted by Layne Holley

Robert Franklin Guttery was the father of William "Will" Guthrie. Robert was born July 1, 1831 in Walker County, Alabama. He was the son of Reverend Johnson Guttery and Mary Wilson. Robert Guttery married Gracie Frances Nesmith December 16, 1852 in Jasper, Walker County, Alabama. Gracie Nesmith was the daughter of William Nesmith and Martha "Patsy" O'Rear. Robert claimed this marriage record existed in a family Bible. The Court House in Walker County burned and records were destroyed by fire. Robert and Gracie Guttery are known to have had nine (9) children: Mary Ann, Johnson, Orlena, Alexander, William "Will", Lieuticia F., Sarah E., John H. and Nancy Jane.

Robert F. Guttery received a land patent on the first day of December, 1859. He received 39.88 acres of land in Walker County, Alabama (certificate # 28305). He was a Private in Company L, First Alabama Cavalry, United States Volunteers, during the Civil War. Due to an illness, which he claimed he received during his time in the military, Robert F. Guttery eventually lost the use of his sight. The date of his death is unknown but Robert F. Guttery is buried at the Second Creek Cemetery, Second Creek, Lawrence County, Tennessee.

this issued Colt revolver has ben identified to Robert Guttery. It is in the possession of a private collector.

Second Creek Cemetery, Second Creek, Lawrence County, Tennessee

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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