Friday, February 4, 2011
#62 - Ezekiel Rutherford, Headstone in Hebron Cemetery, Morgan County, Illinois
Ezekiel Rutheford (#62) died on Valentine's Day, February 14, 1856. [Although we don't know for certain that the Rutherfords celebrated Valentine's Day, Valentines began being exchanged in the US in the late 1700's, and commercially production of Valentine Cards began in the US in the 1840's (From: History.com)] Ezekial is buried in Hebron Cemetery in Morgan County, Illinois.
Ezekiel was married to Sarah Johnson. His father was John T. Rutherford, a Patriot in the Revolutionary War. Ezekiel's will is posted and transcribed in a separate entry in this blog.