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Walked and Indexed by: Cindy Ford
PHOTOS SUBMITTED BY: CINDY FORD 7-30-01
See Additions to listing
The Rightnowar Cemetery is located on privately owned land. It is located in
the northeast quarter of Section 17, McClellan Twp.
The original land entry book for Jefferson County, IL indicates that on Feb.5,1841
George Rightnowar purchased the west half of the northeast quarter which includes
the area where the cemetery is located. On Nov.12,1855, Jerusha Rightnowar purchased
the east half of the northwest quarter.
| Bean, Adam A. 1896 1958
| Bean, Amanda E. 1878 1941
| Bean, George W. 1874 1959
| Bean, Mary A. 1908 1978
| Bean, Sarah L. 1857 1924
| Bean, W.A. 1859 1935
| Brown, Violet Louise Aug.18,1927 Aug.18,1928
| Elliston, Mary D. Dec.30, 1863 July 30,1919
| Elliston, Oliver P. Dec.18,1868 Nov.09,1927
| Ford, Jeptha C. SP/AM Co.A IL Inf.
| Ford, Willa D. April 02,1892 April 08,1932 wife of W.D.
| Giles, Cyrus July 19,1796 Sept.02,1872
| Giles, Mary A. Nov.27,1893 22y 2m 21d
| Giles, Mary E. 1806 1913
| Giles, Thomas May 20,1844 Jan.13,1879
| Grahlherr, Fred 1885 1917
| Grahlherr, Nellie 1889 1964
| Hart, Carmela Sept.10,1916 Jan.27,1998
| Hart, Elmer Eugene Aug.17,1915 Nov.11,1993 Military Marker Navy WWII
| Hicks, Dean Mifflin Jan.10,1913 Jan.28,1913
| Hicks, G.M.D. Nov.24,1845 Dec.30,1905
| Hicks, George P. 1879 No Dates
| Hicks, M.E. April 13,1843 May 13, 1920
Obit | Hicks, Mattie L. 1882 No Dates
| Knox, Betty E. June 20,1927 Jan.24,1982 Pic on stone
| Knox, Louis M. Sr. July 14,1922 No Dates Pic on stone
| Lenington. Parry N. June 02,1881 Oct.13,1894 son of JH&LB
| Mandrall, Sarah Dec.30,1839 No Dates wife of W.
| Mandrall, Wesley Mar.13,1901 64y
| Mandrel, James 1848 1898 closer view
| Mandrel, Jurusaha 1854 1919 closer view
| Rea, John Wesley June 16,1859 May 17,1928
| Rightenour, Nancy E. Jan.02,1879 27y 9m 9d
| Rightenour, Sarah 5m
| Rightenour, Sarah Elizabeth 1840 1880
| Rightenour, Sarah M.
| Rightnowar, Adam Mar.29,1824 Feb.14,1902
| Rightnowar, Ann Eliza Aug.06,1828 July 28,1901 m.Mar.08,1849 wife of Adam
| Rightnowar, Francis 1850 1917
| Rightnowar, Geo. Nov.18,1843 closer view 64y
| Rightnowar, Jerusia Sept.16,1857 closer view 64y
| Rightnowar, Little Ad Nov.27,1844 Jan.09,1907
| Rightnowar, Mary S. Oct.20,1856 No Dates wife of Little Ad
| Rosenberger,Eugene Jan.19,1872 Jan.20,1963
| Rosenberger,Laurada Feb.3,1876 Jan.12,1909
| Rutherford, Elizabeth Mar.03,1852 Nov.10,1923
| Rutherford, Emma B. 1870 1958
| Rutherford, Francis M. 1870 1932
| Rutherford, James Henry Aug.27,1868
| Rutherford, John M. July 27,1850 April 22,1923
| Rutherford, William B. June 05,1861 May 22,1896
| Salyer, Ruth "Hicks" May 16,1904 Nov.10,1918
| Shelton, Sylvia F. June 21,1936 No Dates
Obit | Shelton, William Nov.14,1923 Jan.06,1982 Military Marker WWII
| Stone Broken Jan.20,1840 Jan.04,1871 According to notes this would be King,George"Dan"
| Taylor, John R. Feb.10,1863 Aug.26,1918
| Taylor, M.J. Oct.15,1835 Feb.25,1872 wife of D.B.
| Taylor, S.C. April 28,1861 Oct.14,1864 dau of D&M
| Taylor, Zelda April 11,1876 May 01,1958
| Terry, Thelma 1906 1926
| Wells, Anna April 01,1888 Jan.10,1889
| Wells, Eliza Nov.16,1886 Nov.19,1886
| Wells, G.D. April 22,1854 Aug.08,1929
| Wells, James L. Nov.28,1875 May 10,1946
| Wells, Lavina Nov.14,1856 Feb.08,1928
| Wells, Luela May 21,1890 Dec.31,1890
| Wells, Meda R. Mar.03,1892 Aug.17,1915
| Wells, Veda Mar.03,1892 Aug.03,1892
The following were sent to me by Jerry Rightnour
from records compiled by Doris "Rightnowar" Brown.
Bean, W.A. Unmarked b.1859 d.1935 s/o Peter A.Bean
Bean, Charles E. b.1903
Bean, Robert K. b.1941 d.1941 stillborn s/o Arthur E.&Wanda"Wilfong" Bean
Submitted By: Betsy Bean Way, daughter of Alfred Arthur Bean
The still born son of my father and Wanda "Wilfong" Bean
was Roger Kent and he is buried with Wanda at Bethel Cemetery in Mt. Vernon.
Two of my dad's infant brothers, Donald and Charles are buried at Rightnowar.
They were previously in unmarked graves, but before my father died in 2008
he had a headstone erected.
Bean, Stanton b.1885 d.1904 s/o Adam & Sarah "Dees" Bean
Bean, There are seven infant children of Adam & Sarah "Dees" Bean buried here
Braiden, Dirusha b.1859 d.1896
Flanagan, Bonnie Ann 8 days d/o Alva & Antoinette"Wilson"Flanagan
Gilbert, Ida F. b.1902 d.1913
Giles, Mary J. b.1857 d.1878 d/o Cyrus Gilbert
Hamlin, Martha E. b.1880 d.1926 w/o Homer d/o David B.& Sylba"Russell"Taylor
Hirons, Martha Jerusha"Rightnowar" w/o James d/o George & Nancy"Overbay" Rightnowar
King, Gemima Goss"Rightnowar" b.1832 d.1896 d/o George & Jerusha
King, George "Dan" b.1840 d.1871 husb/o Gemima Civil War
King, Adam Oliver b.1867 d.1898 s/o GR & Gemima husb/o Laura "Bravard"
Lennington, Sarah D. "Bean" Unmarked b.1857 d.1879 dau. of Wm.K.&M.C.Bean w/o Perry W.
Loman, Oscar Unmarked b.1906 h/o Martha Ellen "Rightnowar"
Loman, Willie & Wilson Unmarked children of Oscar & Martha Loman
Reynolds, Martha Alice "Rightnowar" & Baby d.1866 wife & Son of Jackson Reynolds
Rightnowar, John Unmarked b.1864 d.1916
Rightnowar, John Harve Unmarked b.1840 d.1906
Rightnowar, Hattie M. Unmarked b.1866 d.1905 w/o Sam Rightnowar
Rosenberger, Eugene b.1882 d.1963 s/o Victor & Mary J."Robinson"
Rosenberger, Laurada b.1876 d.1909 w/o Eugene d/o James & Jerusha A."Rightnowar"Mandrell
Vaughn, Susan W. "Laney" Bean b.1855 d.
Vaughn, Virnie b.1889 d.1890
Wells, Martha E. b.1857 d.1882
Wells, Nancy P. b.1851 d.1911
Wells, Omer 5-10-1880 4-28-1951
Wells, Neva d/o Omer & Hattie Wells
Wells, Adam "Add" b.1885 d.1948 s/o George Duff & Lavina
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