Rightmire Family Web Site
2. The Lydia Rightmire and Solomon Headington Family
(Lydia3 Rightmire, Harrison2, James1, Sr.)
(3) Lydia Rightmire was born in 1843. We know a little bit about Lydia from her great, great, granddaughter, Dianna Suarez. Several months ago, Dianna sent the following email:
"Lydia Rightmire....may be the older sister of your
grandfather, Winfield Scott Rightmire.
I later received the following update on Lydia from Dianna:
"The William Rightmire that 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."
"My great, grand mother, Laura Headington did have two brothers named Charlie and Burt. One change is that we didn't know when Lydia died until my Mom visited the Rockvale, Montana cemetery where Solomon Headington is buried (1906) and next to him was 'Lydia' 1843-1921."
Dianna referred to a William Rightmire. I believe the William Rightmire staying with Lydia and Solomon during the 1870 census was Lydia's and Winfield Scott's brother. William was born around 1849-51, so he would have been about 19-21 when the census was taken. I believe Winfield's brothers were Ohio farmers.
Dianna later provided a web site on the Descendants of Benjamin Headington which provided considerable information on Lydia and on one of her daughter's, Laura (FamilyTreeMaker.com/Users). Most of the following is taken from that source. Lydia and Solomon had at least six children:
As noted above, Lydia died in 1921 and is buried in the Rockvale, Montana Cemetary where Solomon Headington, her husband, is buried. He had died earlier on April 14, 1906.
Shown below is a picture of George, Charles, Burt, Eva, Laura and Cora. This picture was sent to me by Dianna Suarez. As mentioned, Laura is Dianna's great, grandmother. The only additional information I have is on Laura Olive Headington.