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Rucker, John

Rucker, John

Male 1680 - 1742  (62 years)

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  • Name Rucker, John  [1
    Born 3 Jan 1680  Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Name Johann 
    Reference Number I74181 
    Died 28 Jan 1742  Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Little Fork Burying Ground, Rixeyville, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I74181  Caswell County
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2022 

    Father Rucker, Peter,   b. 1659, Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1742, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother [Rucker], Elizabeth Unknown,   b. 1660, Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1752, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F49149  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family [Rucker], Susannah Unknown,   b. 1684,   d. 1742  (Age 58 years) 
    Children 
     1. Living
    +2. Living
     3. Living
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    +5. Rucker, Colonel Ambrose,   b. 13 Apr 1724, King and Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1807, Amherst County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F49148  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Jan 1680 - Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Jan 1742 - Orange County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Ruckersville Historical Marker
    Ruckersville Historical Marker

  • Notes 
    • John Rucker (1680-1742)

      Ruckersville Historical Marker

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      Historical Marker: A descendant of the Huguenot immigrant Peter Rucker, John Rucker (d. 1794) settled east of here on Rippin’s Run, and built Friendly Acres, the first of many Rucker family dwellings in the area. He founded the village of Ruckersville, naming it for his uncle, Captain John Rucker, who was instrumental in selecting the site for St. Mark’s Parish Church just west of here in 1732.
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      He was the son of Peter Rucker (1661 Ger.-1743 Va.) & Elizabeth Fielding Rucker (1660 Eng.-1752 Va.) [her maiden surname is not known]. He arrived in Virginia Colony in 1702 with his parents and approx 8 of his sibblings. They settled in Essex Co., Va. which later became Spottsylvania Co. in 1720. Then in 1734 this portion became Orange Co., Va. He meet and married Susanna L. Phillips (1684 Va.-1742 Va.) in 1702. Her parents were William Phillips (1640 Eng.-1725 Va.) & Susannh Williams Phillips (c1658 Eng.-c1726 Va.). John & Susanna Rucker were members of the Saint Mark's Parish Church and were the parents of 12 children. Their children were: Peter, Phoebe, Margaret, Winiford, Mildred, Rueben, Ambrose, John Jr., Isaac, Anthony, Benjamin & Sarah. There is a discrepancy for some of their birth dates. John was a Captain in the Spottsylvana Co./Orange Co. Militia. John & Susanna are believed to be buried in the old St. Mark's Parish Churchyard. It is now called the Little Fork Church which stands in Culpepper Co., Virginia.

      Source: Find A Grave Memorial #118456319, Captain Johann (John) Rucker (1680-1742), Little Fork Burying Grounds, Rixeyville, Culpeper County, Virginia.

      According to the Rucker Society, Suannnah was not Susannah Phillips as written in the Whitley book.
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      A descendant of the Huguenot immigrant Peter Rucker, John Rucker (d. 1794) settled east of here on Rippin’s Run, and built Friendly Acres, the first of many Rucker family dwellings in the area. He founded the village of Ruckersville, naming it for his uncle, Captain John (Johann) Rucker, who was instrumental in selecting the site for St. Mark’s Parish Church just west of here in 1732.
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      Wood, Sudie Rucker. The Rucker Family Genealogy With Their Ancestors, Descendants and Connections. Richmond: Old Dominion Press, Inc., 1932.
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      [Note to anyone that thinks that Peter Rucker was married to Elizabeth Fielding, and John Rucker was married to Susannah Phillips: Edythe Whitley has admitted that she was young when she wrote her book in 1927 and has acknowledged these statements to be mistakes. See "Rucker Ruckus," Vol. 1, Issue 1, page 1.]

      Source: The Rucker Society Newsletter, Volume 2, Number 1, February 1991.

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Find A Grave Memorial #118456319, Captain Johann (John) Rucker (1680-1742), Little Fork Burying Grounds, Rixeyville, Culpeper County, Virginia.