Jenetta Richards became the first person in England to be confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A year after her baptism she married Willard Richards who was ordained an Apostle while on his mission.
Jenetta died on July 9, 1845 in Nauvoo. She was only 27 years old when she passed away. Jenetta was buried about 20 feet SW of the Richards home on White Street. Gray stones with inscriptions were placed both above and below the casket.
In 1868, and excavation was being made near the home of the Richards and they found Janetta's tombstone and coffin. It was moved to the SW corner of the lot. In the early 1900's the coffin was moved again to it's present location which is part of an old burying ground.
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"Sacred Places Ohio and Illinois" by La Mar C. Berrett, keith W. Perkins and Donald Q. Cannon P. 123 and 168