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Mary Rucker (#48059482)
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Hi, I am gathering my ancestors on Find A Grave and am a descendent of Eleanor Thomas b. 1820 and Jehu "John" Rucker b. 1816, both from Ohio. The ancestral connection to Peter Rucker of Virginia, the first Rucker to arrive in America, has finally been made.

My ancestral trail is Peter Rucker (Virginia) to Lemuel Rucker (Virginia, Ohio) to Ambrose Rucker (Virginia, Ohio, Iowa) to Jehu Rucker (Ohio) to Benjamin Rucker (Ohio, Nebraska, Arkansas) to Allen Rucker (Ohio, Nebraska, Oklahoma) to Albert Rucker (Nebraska, Oklahoma, California, Arizona)

I have a virtual cemetery with non related Ruckers in it. If you find one in there that is your Ancestor I will be glad to transfer the memorial to you.

Feel free to leave a message with any information or questions.

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 • 148 Memorials Added
 • 214 Memorials Managed
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Virtual Cemeteries
Amborse Rucker b. 1787 (11)
Benjamin F. Rucker b. 184... (26)
Jehu "John" Rucker b. 181... (9)
John W. Rucker b. 1855 (31)
Keepers (16)
Lemuel Rucker b. 1754 (6)
Martha and Rachel Rucker ... (10)
Pets (3)
Rucker-Connection Unknown (92)
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Alvin Oglesby, Carolyn McKinne..., John C. Anderso..., L Bruns, MarLa, monumentdesigne..., Robert, Steve Rucker, Stoneseeker, Terri D, Tom, Traie Shelhart, Valerie Neal
Messages left for Mary Rucker (25)[Leave Message]
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
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