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Chapter X. Sarah Rightmire and Moses Thompson
(Sarah2 Rightmire, James1, Sr.)

(2) Sarah Rightmire was the fifth child of Elizabeth and James Rightmire, Sr. She was probably born in 1810 in Ohio, although this was deduced indirectly from census data rather than from any direct source. She probably was the first child born after James, Sr. and Elizabeth moved to Ohio.

A marriage record book for Knox County shows that Moses Thompson married Sarah Rightmire on April 5, 1832. They were married by John Welker, Justice of the Peace.

A cemetery book shows Moses Thompson is buried in Hollister Cemetery, Knox Co., Ohio, near Millwood, Union Twp. Recently, Carol J. White found Hollister Cemetery and was able to take a picture of Moses Thompson's grave. A copy of this picture is shown on the next page. The picture is barely readable, but in the original picture, one can make out the following:

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Moses died February 25, 1845 at the age 50 years old. Moses, therefore would have been born in about 1795. Sarah was widowed by 1845, at the age of 30. In the 1850 census for Coshocton Co., Ohio, Sarah Thompson, was living with John and Mahala Rightmire Trott. In the 1860 Hardin Co., Ohio, census, Sarah Thompson, age 50, born Virginia, is living with Mahala Rightmire Trott (as head of household) in the immediate vicinity of Benjamin Rightmire.

A picture of Moses Thompson's gravestone is shown on the next page.

Moses Thompson's Gravestone

Picture by Carol J. White