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 Jefferson County Illinois
Rightnowar Cemetery

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Walked and Indexed by: Cindy Ford July 25,1999
PHOTOS SUBMITTED BY: CINDY FORD 7-30-01

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.

*May Not Be a Complete Transcription*


Bean, Adam A. -- 1896 -- 1958
Bean, Amanda E. -- 1878 -- 1941
Bean, Charles E. -- b.1903 [Src: Jerry Rightnour from records compiled by Doris Rightnowar Brown]
Bean, George W. -- 1874 -- 1959
Bean, Mary A. -- 1908 -- 1978
Bean, Robert K. -- b.1941 -- d.1941; stillborn s/o Arthur E.&Wanda"Wilfong" Bean **CORRECTION** 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, Sarah L. -- 1857 -- 1924
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
Bean, W.A. -- Unmarked b.1859 -- d.1935 -- s/o Peter A.Bean [Src: Jerry Rightnour from records compiled by Doris Rightnowar Brown]
Bean, W.A. -- 1859 -- 1935
Braiden, Dirusha -- b.1859 -- d.1896
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
Faulkner, James L. -- July 23, 1937 -- March 7, 2005 -- [Src: Obit]
Flanagan, Bonnie Ann -- 8 days d/o Alva & Antoinette "Wilson" Flanagan
Ford, Jeptha C. -- SP/AM Co.A IL Inf.
Ford, Willa D. -- April 02,1892 -- April 08,1932 -- wife of W.D.
Gilbert, Ida F. -- b.1902 -- d.1913
Giles, Cyrus -- July 19,1796 -- Sept.02,1872
Giles, Mary A. -- Nov.27,1893 -- 22y 2m 21d
Giles, Mary E. -- 1806 -- 1913
Giles, Mary J. -- b.1857 -- d.1878 -- d/o Cyrus Gilbert
Giles, Thomas -- May 20,1844 -- Jan.13,1879
Grahlherr, Fred -- 1885 -- 1917
Grahlherr, Nellie -- 1889 -- 1964
Hamlin, Martha E. -- b.1880 -- d.1926 -- w/o Homer d/o David B.& Sylba"Russell"Taylor
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
Hicks, Mattie L. -- 1882 -- No Dates
Hirons, Martha Jerusha"Rightnowar" -- w/o James d/o George & Nancy"Overbay" Rightnowar
King, Adam Oliver -- b.1867 -- d.1898 -- s/o GR & Gemima husb/o Laura "Bravard"
King, Gemima Goss"Rightnowar" -- b.1832 -- d.1896 -- d/o George & Jerusha
King, George "Dan" -- b.1840 -- d.1871 -- husb/o Gemima Civil War
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
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
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
Reynolds, Martha Alice "Rightnowar" & Baby -- d.1866 -- wife & Son of Jackson Reynolds
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, Hattie M. -- Unmarked b.1866 -- d.1905 -- w/o Sam Rightnowar
Rightnowar, Jerusia -- Sept.16,1857 -- closer view 64y
Rightnowar, John -- Unmarked b.1864 -- d.1916
Rightnowar, John Harve -- Unmarked b.1840 -- d.1906
Rightnowar, Little Ad -- Nov.27,1844 -- Jan.09,1907
Rightnowar, Mary S. -- Oct.20,1856 -- No Dates -- wife of Little Ad
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
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
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
Vaughn, Susan W. "Laney" Bean -- b.1855 -- d.
Vaughn, Virnie -- b.1889 -- d.1890
Wells, Adam "Add" -- b.1885 -- d.1948 -- s/o George Duff & Lavina
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, Martha E. -- b.1857 -- d.1882
Wells, Meda R. -- Mar.03,1892 -- Aug.17,1915
Wells, Nancy P. -- b.1851 -- d.1911
Wells, Neva -- d/o Omer & Hattie Wells
Wells, Omer -- 5-10-1880 4-28-1951
Wells, Veda -- Mar.03,1892 -- Aug.03,1892



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