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Carolina Anita Rucks (#40492876)
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Bio Photo The final resting places of my family on this earth hold a special place in my heart. There is no feeling to compare to finally finding an ancestor's grave after months or years of searching. When I am standing there I am humbled by the thought that this is where my family gathered together 25,55, or 155 years ago and still we go on. Some say that family is forever. Perhaps that is true. We are only here a short period of time. When I am alone among my departed family members there is a certain comfort I feel that some part of them is present at the moment and that life really never ends.
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RE: Peter Michael Norman
You're welcome. What a small world it is. I am also related to Peter. He's my 3rd cousin 1X removed.
Added by Janis on Oct 25, 2014 6:41 AM
Roberta Moody
You are very welcome. Richard and I were both impressed with the sensitivity and respect you expressed in your bio for the resting places of departed family members. Stay well and never stop searching. Our families are out there just waiting to be found and brought into the comforting circle of loved ones.
Added by Roberta Moody on Oct 06, 2014 8:20 PM
John Sims Jackson
I see that you added a note to John Sims Jackson on Aug. 3, 2014 that he was your g-g-grandfather. John's brother William Nathan Jackson was my great grandfather. I have the name and phone number for one of John's descendants (through the Griffin line) who lives in Bowdon, GA, where I grew up. I also have info on John's parents and their ancestors. You may reach me by direct e-mail at Look forward to hearing from you.
Added by Toney on Sep 16, 2014 9:02 PM
Nancy Cornelius
Rucks family in Skirum cemetery
Thanks for the help. My family are the Brumbeloe family in this cemetery. By family history I know most of the people in Skirum cemetery are related. When you add extra information to the memorials it helps people like me connect to them. There is only one Rucks that I have not photo, but I do not believe she has passed from this life. Most of the cemetery has a photo, unless they have not died or I could not find a stone. I found one person in another cemetery. Again, Thanks for your help.
Added by Nancy Cornelius on Aug 30, 2014 8:20 AM
Anita Callie Sullivan Bass was my Aunt. are you related to her?
Added by Sara on Jul 27, 2014 2:26 PM
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I was very moved by your experience when finding a grave of a loved one, may I share this if. I give you credit.mThis is how. I feel but you say it so much better than I could.
Added by Sara on Jul 27, 2014 2:23 PM
Van Moore
I have linked Van with his father. Since he is your family, I will transfer him to you if you want.
Added by Janis on Jul 23, 2014 8:36 AM
Judy Annis
Luther William Lasseter
I have found some duplicates in the Cook Cemeteries, and I am correcting them as discovered. The dup of your memorial has been deleted. I have not found a memorial for his wife Marian. Please posted it if you have that info. Most of her are buried at Fellowship Cem, Cook, GA; however, their memorials have been posted a a person listing unknown cem. I have requested her to select Fellowship Cem, rather than, Unknown Cem.

Added by Judy Annis on May 30, 2014 12:10 PM
Rick Frederick
Josiah Rucks of Caswell County, NC
Josiah Rucks (1814- )

The 1850 US Census (Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina) listed, in addition to Rucks family members, John S. Grasty (25/clergyman), Thos. J. Brown (45/Clerk of Superior Court), and Calvin Lea (15/student).

By the time of the 1860 US Census, Josiah Rucks and his wife Sallie were operating a hotel in Yanceyville and had twenty guests. Source: 1860 US Census (Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina). This is thought to be what eventually became known as the Kerr Hotel on West Main Street in Yanceyville. See: Kerr Hotel.

Adjacent to the hotel building is a smaller story-and-a-half structure owned by Josiah Rucks that later became the law office of Emerson Scarborough. See: Josiah Rucks House and Katharine Kerr Kendall Article

See Also: Historic District Walking Tour

Note the following provided by the Caswell County Historical Association:

The brick Kerr Hotel is thought by Katherine Kerr Kendall (who grew up in the building) to have been built under the supervision of Josiah Rucks. Ibzan Rice is known to have obtained a tavern license in 1838 for operation from the building. Upon Rice's death in 1848, Rucks apparently took over the tavern and added to it. However, he was never able to pay for it, and in 1858 joined with the Rice heirs to convey the title to Dr. Bedford Brown, Jr. This son of the U.S. Senator Bedford Brown of Rose Hill (an historic home west of Yanceyville) practiced medicine in this building until he became a surgeon of the Confederacy, and later a prominent physician in Alexandria, Virginia. Apparently, the Rucks continued to operate the tavern until the family left Yanceyville during Reconstruction. A Confederate veteran, John Kerr, operated the hotel from around 1890 well into the 20th century. The house is on the National Register as the birthplace of Congressman John Kerr, and has entertained many distinguished guests.

1850 United States Federal Census
Name: Josiah Rucks
Age: 34
Birth Year: abt 1816
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1850: Yanceyville, Caswell, North Carolina
Gender: Male
Family Number: 16
Household Members: Name Age
Josiah Rucks 34
Sallie A Rucks 33
Ann A Rucks 3
Virginia Rucks 2
William J Rucks 0
John S Grasty 25
Thos J Brown 45
Calvin Lea 15

1860 United States Federal Census
Name: Josiah Rucks
Age in 1860: 44
Birth Year: abt 1816
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1860: Yanceyville, Caswell, North Carolina
Gender: Male
Post Office: Yanceyville
Household Members: Name Age
Josiah Rucks 44
S A Rucks 42
A A Rucks 14
M V Rucks 12
J D Rucks 8
J H Owen 30
A S Dunton 35
T Hornbuckle 18
F Hornbuckle 22
Wesley Evans 17
R Mcqueen 35
J Mcqueen 25
J Mcqueen 1
C Sheredan 30
P Denny 50
Jno Morris 21
L H Woods 28
M Dickens 25
Hart Dickens 18
Richd Grubbs 50
J M Piles 21
H M Werren 25
Jno Long 55
F Hickey 25
Jesse Hood 25
Added by Rick Frederick on Jan 28, 2014 10:08 PM
e rich
Hudson family of Crawford Co. GA
Could you send me an email to talk about the Hudson family research.
Added by e rich on Oct 31, 2013 1:12 PM
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