Louisa Orville Rucker (Winchester) (1809 - 1888) Icn_world

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OUISA ORVILLE WINCHESTER, b 16 Mar 1809 at Cragfont near Gallatin, TN, d 15 Oct 1888 and is buried at Cragfont. She m on 25 Oct 1826 in Sumner Co, TN, Dr Edmund Rucker of Birmingham (b Rutherford Co, TN, ca 1800, d Nov 1861, Marengo Co, Al, son of Thomas Rucker of Amherst Co, VA, whose will was dated 2 Nov 1839, Rutherford Co, TN, Will Bk 12, p309).

Dr Rucker and Louisa settled in DeKalb Co, TN, where he practiced medicine. All their children were born here. The authority on this branch, Mrs Louise Berry, tells of Dr Rucker's death in 1861. He had sent his wife Louisa and the children remaining at home to stay at Cragfont during the Civil War - "an act that saved their lives, for he was tied to a post and made to watch his home (there were two nice residences there in De Kalb Co) burn to the ground. He walked 70 miles to his daughter's (Josephine Boddie) and died two days later from hunger and exhaustion". A quilt made by Louisa for her granddaughter Florence Gayle Klipple, is on display at Cragfont.

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