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Mary Rucker (#48059482)
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Cathy & Thomas
Rucker Family at Grace Hill Cem
The weather was temperate enough to travel to Perry. We reviewed Section E and the Rucker burials. I am convinced that Allen J. is, in fact H.A. There is no headstone for the infant who had to have been born to Allen and died in 1901.

I did a pan photo of their burial area if you want it. There are two burials nearby, but those do not appear related.

Added by Cathy & Thomas on Jan 18, 2015 8:03 PM

Cathy & Thomas
Rucker's at Grae Hill
Thinking the same exact thing about the identities.

Added by Cathy & Thomas on Jan 13, 2015 7:23 AM

Cathy & Thomas
Rucker Family at Grace Hill
Mary, we have been archiving that cemetery. Have no other information. We are in the process of trying to get all the listings up and about 6,000+ pics. Might check back. Seems very likely that those Rucker's are some relation. Not convinced that the master list is all that accurate, although it is far, far better than most we have worked with.

Added by Cathy & Thomas on Jan 12, 2015 9:04 PM

David Schram
RE: Joyce Tinder
I did not know and never met Joyce.

Added by David Schram on Dec 17, 2014 7:35 PM

David Schram
RE: Joyce Tinder
Mary, I worked with your Uncle Don for many years. He was a great carpenter and friend.

Added by David Schram on Dec 17, 2014 6:58 PM

Allison Ferris Pierce
Memorial #69274026
Thank you for the obituary for John King. What is the name & issue date for the newspaper in which it appeared, please?

Added by Allison Ferris Pierce on Dec 11, 2014 5:42 PM

Ernie Wright
I don't know if we have talked before , I have a Captian Isaac M. Rucker b.1829 VA.that m. Susannah Ball from Mason,County WV, the family settled in Gallia,County,OH. I have some of their descendants , but I don't have anything on Isaacs ancestors.

Added by Ernie Wright on Dec 07, 2014 6:55 AM

Ernie Wright
Alva Koontz
No connection to Alva , I will delete my memorial .

Added by Ernie Wright on Dec 07, 2014 6:50 AM

Darrell Rucker
Joseph B Rucker
Hi Mary,
I sent this information to whoever is in charge of this Memorial. They had his death date as 1895. I pointed out that in their photo of his tombstone he died in 1892. Their only response was to take down the picture and fix death date! I have a copy of the tombstone photo taken down. the story:

I don't think I am related to J B Rucker. But while reading old newspapers for clues on my gggrandfather's (Elliott Rucker 1814-1889) parents, I often get distracted by stories about other Ruckers. These facts about this murder come from several different papers. I can send you copies if you like. Rucker was shot at 8 pm as he was walking home. The electric lights in the town square had just come on. "Rucker had bitterly denounced lawlessness in Pulaski, and his fearlessness brought him many enemies among outlaws". Somerset's ex Chief of Police John C Anderson was charged with the murder. Anderson had resigned two months earlier to go into the saloon buisiness. Rucker had written several times about Anderson's illegal conduct and had recieved many threats from him. Anderson's black hat was found near the murder scene. His saloon partner said Anderson had skipped town with all the money he could rake up. Anderson was located three years later in Canada. Officers were sent to get him. I don't know if he was returned, convicted or lynched. One story stated. "Pulaski county is shaken and lawlessness will now be wiped out." None of Rucker's family member's names were ever mentioned. His wife and two of his daughters were at his death bed.
His tombstone (erected by the town) looks like it is over 20 feet tall.
In their profile at the time they said they had added 20,000 memorials and they owned the copyrights to all of their photos. My email is I could send you a copy of pic. I think I might get sued if I posted back on the memorial. Darrell Rucker

Added by Darrell Rucker on Nov 21, 2014 12:53 PM

RE: Foldens
Hello Mary,
I'm sorry, but I married into the Folden "klan".Opps, NOT sorry I married a Folden, but sorry I can not help you more. Although I do quite a bit of my own genealogy, I have not been able to get my husband interested in doing his. His name is Charles Warner Folden, Jr. His dad was a Charles Warner as well as his Great grandfather. (It skipped a generation) Don't know if that helps you any.

Added by JANET NELSON FOLDEN on Oct 05, 2014 1:27 PM

RE: Thank you
Thank yoy, Kind regards..

Added by Johan on Sep 28, 2014 3:38 PM

B Donally
RE: Penuell McClure Keepers
Thanks I'll try that. I do have pictures of those Keepers graves and I'll get them posted on Find A Grave asap.

Added by B Donally on Sep 25, 2014 9:47 AM

B Donally
Penuell McClure Keepers
Mary-I was in Anderson, IN at Maplewood Cemetery last week visiting Melvina Keepers, Vera Keepers, and my Rose family ancestors. I called the office and asked them to give me the location of Penuell's gravesite and they did not have a listing for him. Do you have any information? I know exactly where Melvina (his wife) and also Vera are buried, as well as his son Charles Keepers. I am hoping to return next year and would like to visit his site if possible. I do have a map of Maplewood.

Thanks, Becky Donally

Added by B Donally on Sep 24, 2014 10:30 PM

Susan-HCBAR Historic Cemetery Preservation-SRP
Thank you for leaving a flower on Dixie's page (our family's pet). Susan

Added by Susan-HCBAR Historic Ceme... on Sep 05, 2014 10:39 AM

Jackie L. Wolfe
No./...My Gr Mother Kelley side of Kelley's Married some of the Nida's

Added by Jackie L. Wolfe on Sep 03, 2014 9:52 PM

Ernie Wright
RE: John Benton Rucker
Do you know of any connection to Isaac M & Susannah Ball Rucker of Mason County,WV & Gallia County OH ?

Added by Ernie Wright on Jun 05, 2014 9:54 AM

Wyatt rucker
Hi Mary. I just picked up the photo request for Wyatt Rucker.
Did you know that Evergreen cemetery has" Ruckers Tomb " I will go tomorrow and take the picture. I think also buried there are Jane Morris Rucker 1830-1907, Bethel J Rucker 1862-1945 and Wyatt if you are interested in any of these people

Added by Trish on May 30, 2014 10:14 PM

Sarah Rucker
Hi. I'm researching my ancestors Ruben Cline (63268544) and Sarah Rucker Cline (129653848). They died in Linn County Iowa and were buried in Urbana, Benton County, Iowa. I'm wondering if my Sarah Rucker is the same Sarah Rucker who was Ambrose Rucker and Sarah Steele Rucker's daughter Sarah. Some sources say Ambrose's dau Sarah died in 1845, but I have yet to see any primary sources for that.

Do you have any information that may help me make the connection?

Added by kriste01 on May 25, 2014 3:25 PM

B Donally
John Stanley Keepers
Hi Mary! I'm a descendent of the Keepers thru Charles E. Keepers-Verona Keepers Rose-Rebecca Rose Donally. Is the picture of the gentleman on Find a Grave John Stanley?

I'm the descendent who placed the grave marker on Charles Keepers' grave.

Thanks, Becky Donally (

Added by B Donally on May 11, 2014 7:36 PM

Steve Rucker
An Iowa Rucker

My name is Steve Rucker. I live in Monticello, Iowa. We are related. My lineage also goes back to Lemuel Rucker also. My direct lineage goes to Ambrose Rucker's brother Paschal. I have visited Ambrose's grave to pay my respects.

About the same time frame that Ambrose and family settled in Linn County. Four of his nephews and one niece settled outside of Belle Plaine, Iowa, in Benton County about 35 miles southwest of their Uncle Ambrose. One Paschal's sons, Elliot, my great great grandfather, was one of those nephews.

If you search Find a Grave in Oak Hill Cemetery in Belle Plaine, Iowa, every Rucker is from our family. Nancy Blake, also buried there, is the Rucker niece who settled there.

I have written a paper on those Ruckers , if you are ever interested. Good luck with your research.

Added by Steve Rucker on Mar 22, 2014 8:16 PM

Angela Hively
RE: Harriet Augusta Rucker Neal
your welcome, as soon as it warms up, I'm going back to Lawrence chapel, I'm sure there are more Ruckers in the cemetery.

Added by Angela Hively on Mar 05, 2014 11:23 PM

Angela Hively
Harriet Augusta Rucker Neal
Mary, I have transferred. She was related; but only by marriage, on both sides of my family.

Added by Angela Hively on Mar 04, 2014 11:46 PM

RE: William H. Rucker
We're related on your Folden line - the Foldens of Bedford Co., VA.

Added by Kramer on Feb 19, 2014 2:28 PM

Martha Hamilton
Sylvester Rose

Sylvester's father was the younger brother of my gg-grandfather, Rev. Jehu Rose. So, I guess somewhere that makes us some kind of cousin. If you are ever looking for information on the Roses, contact me. I've done a lot of research on that family.

Martha Hamilton

Added by Martha Hamilton on Jan 25, 2014 12:19 PM

"Families Are Forever!" Hendryx Research Team
Ruckers 112970445
Re: Ruckers

I just linked Ambrose, the son of Lemuel and Ann Booton to their memorial. Ambrose is buried on our GG Grandfather Caleb Hendryx' lot at Lafayette Cemetery, Linn Co., Iowa. When we visited his grave in 2007, the grave stone was broken and our cousin repaired the head stone and reset it.

As you know early records are hard to trace, VA, Ohio, etc.

I've done a little research on Ambrose Ruck b. 17 Mar 1787, VA. Trying to figure out IF perchance there is some kind of relationship, but I haven't figured it out yet!

Caleb's parents and siblings are unknown to us. I was hoping that Ambrose was married to Caleb's mother through a 2nd marriage... but I haven't found anything yet.

Ohio records are very scare from 1810-1820...

The Ruckers acquired land in the Ohio River Base about 1804, the map with Surnames is really had to read. I listed the names on his memorial page.

Caleb lived in New London and Clarksfield, Huron, in 1820, 1830.

I'm still perplexed as to why Ambrose is buried on the Hendryx lot with his family.

Keep me posted as you do your research if you run across any Hendryx widows during 1818-1830. Hendricks/Hendrix/Hendryx

I prefer e-mail if you'd like to follow-up.

Thank you!

Added by "Families Are Forever!"... on Jan 23, 2014 1:01 PM


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