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XV. Harrison Rightmire
Section 1. Harrison Rightmire and Amy Critchfield
(Harrison2 Rightmire, James1, Sr.)
(2) Harrison Rightmire, the tenth child of
James Rightmire, Sr. and Elizabeth Daugherty, was born in the year of
1816 in Ohio. Although it is clear from the will of James, Sr. quoted
earlier, that Harrison went by the name, "Harrison", his actual
name may have W. Harrison Rightmire. Harrison signed the will of his father-in-law,
Joseph Critchfield, as W. Harrison Rightmire:
"To the Honorable Judges of the Court of Common Pleas
of the County of Knox, Ohio, we the children and heirs of Joseph Critchfield
deceased, have mutually agreed that Lewis Critchfield and Perus Critchfield,
sons of said deceased, shall be the administrator of said estate and pray
your honors to appoint them administrators as witness by our names."
"10 Nov. 1851"
Signed: "Nathaniel Crichfield, Mesheck Crichfield,
John Critchfield, George Crichfield, James Rightmire, Leidia Rightmire,
Hannah Rightmire, W. H. Rightmire, Amy Rightmire"
The "Amy Rightmire" who signed the will was Harrison's
wife and the daughter of Joseph Critchfield. Harrison married Amy
Critchfield sometime before 1843, although we have no reference
to specifically when or where. Amy Critchfield was born in 1817 in Ohio.
Harrison died in 1903 at the age of 84. He was buried in
the Old Jelloway-Drake Cemetery, Howard Twp, Knox Co., Ohio. This cemetery
is 1/2 mile west of Junction of Cornish Rd (Township Road 242) and Magers
Rd. (County Road 35). The Cemetery Records Of Knox County, Ohio--Volume
1 has the following information:
Rightmire, Harrison, born 1816, died 1903
Rightmire, Amy, wife of Harrison Rightmire, born 1817 died 1907
Rightmire, Isaac, son of Harrison and Amy, born 1847 died 1882
Amy and Harrison had eight children:
(3) Lydia Rightmire, born in 1843, married
Solomon Headington. Section 2 covers Lydia, Solomon
and their family.
(3) George Rightmire was born in 1845. His
wife is Sarah Rightmire, but we have no record as to what
her maiden name was or when they were married. Sarah was born in 1856.
Ohio Death Certificate Index 1913 to 1937 reports that George Rightmire
died on September 25, 1924, and Sarah died on November 12, 1924, less
than two months after George. They are buried in Workman Cemetery, Union
Twp. Knox County, Ohio.
(3) Isaac Rightmire was born in 1847 and
died in 1882. He was buried in the Old Jelloway-Drake Cemetery, Howard
Twp, Knox Co., Ohio, along with his mother and father. The Cemetery
Records Of Knox County, Ohio----Volume 1 simply report:
Son of Harrison and Amy
Isaac Rightmire, born 1847, died 1882
(3) William Rightmire was born in about
1849. We know very little about him. The note from Dianna Suarez is
about the only information we have about William's life:
"A William Rightmire was living with Solomon Headington
and Lydia Rightmire during the 1870 Winnesheik Co., Census was 19 years
old, born in Ohio and listed as a farm laborer. Solomon is listed as
a farmer and born in Ohio. Lydia is also listed as born in Ohio. There
are several other Headingtons listed in the same area."
Although we can't be sure, it is possible that William
worked on the farm with his sister and brother-in-law as a farmer. The
Ohio 1910 Census Miracode Index lists a William Rightmire, age 60, in
Knox County. They also list "Nency", age 50, as his wife.
I believe this was really intended to be Nancy.
(3) Winfield Scott Rightmire was born on
August 31, 1852. Winfield married Mary Alice Colopy ("Grandma")
in Knox County, Ohio on July 3, 1886. Section 3 covers Winfield
Scott, Mary Alice and their families.
(3) Mary E. Rightmire was the sixth child
of Amy and Harrison Rightmire. She was born in 1855. Mary married Anthony
Welker on November 02, 1875 in Knox County, Ohio. Mary and Anthony
had three children:
(4) Ada Welker, born on November 27, 1876
in Howard Township, Knox County, Ohio.
(4) Burgess Welker, born on October 01, 1878 in Howard
Township, Knox County, Ohio.
(4) Francis D Welker, born on November 24, 1881 in Howard
Township, Knox County, Ohio.
(3) Joshua Rightmire was born in 1859, the
seventh child of Amy and Harrison. He was a younger brother of Grandpa
Winfield, and an uncle of Dad's. Again, I have no further information
(3) Ida Rightmire, born in 1862. Ida Rightmire
never married. Her story is told in Section 4.