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James Rucker

Birthplace: Essex County, Virginia
Death: Died in Greenbriar, Virginia, USA
Place of Burial: Greenbriar, VA
Immediate Family:

Son of Peter Rucker and Elizabeth Rucker
Husband of Margaret Elzaphan
Father of Augustine Rucker
Brother of John Rucker, Sr.; Peter Rucker, Jr; Thomas Rucker, I; Elizabeth Rucker Pierce; William Rucker, I and 4 others

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About James Rucker

Son of Elizabeth and Peter Rucker Husband to Margaret

Father to James, Ephraim, Wyatt, Samuel, Elzaphan, Mildren, Augustine and Lemuel

JAMES RUCKER 1700's - James and Margaret owned land west of his brother John Ruckers 977 acre patent. They bought and sold several tracts in Culpeper County. James fought in the French and Indian War.

1770 - About 1770 James and Margaret sold their land in Culpeper County and y settled in Augusta County, Virginia. They lived for a time in Warm Springs, Virginia. James led a group of settlers through the Allegheny Mountains via Rucker's Pass or Rucker's Gap, near the northwest corner of present Alleghany County, Virginia. James and Margaret sold tracts of land in Augusta and Bath counties.

1776 James was a Colonel in the American Revolution. James and Margaret's sons also fought in the Revolutionary War.

1782 - James on George Pooges' list of "Heads of Families of Bath County." James Rucker Sr., James Rucker Jr. and Wyatt Rucker were living in Greenbrier River Section of Bath County. James Rucker, Sr. patented and bought land in Augusta and Bath (later Greenbrier) Counties on the Middle Fork of the Greenbrier River, some of which he deeded to his sons.

To the east of the river near the southwest corner of Bath County is a pass called 'Rucker Pass through the Alleghany Mountains into Greenbrier County. James Rucker Sr. deeded land to has sons Berryman and James Jr. for the use of their mother.

(Source: "Samuel Richardson & Josiah Ellsworth" by Ruth Ellsworth, 1974 p. 194-196)

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James Rucker's Timeline

Essex County, Virginia
Age 27
Culpeper, Culpeper, VA, USA
Age 81
Greenbriar, Virginia, USA
June 4, 1991
Age 81
June 5, 1991
Age 81
June 5, 1991
Age 81
Greenbriar, VA