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Rucker Family in America

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  • Sarah W Wingo (1740 - 1779)
  • William Rucker, I (1713 - 1794)
    Moved to Raleigh Parish in Amelia Co, VA from St. Mark's Parish in Culpepper Co. around 1758-1762. 25 May 1761 - The following persons are sworn as Grandjurymen, William BARR, William ROOKARD, Willia...
  • Peter Johann Rucker (1661 - 1743)
    The web-based trees, as well as the Geni trees for this family seem to lack a great deal of documentation, especially about Peter Rucker's ancestry. The Rucker Family Society ( ), does not believe that...
  • Elizabeth Rucker (1660 - 1752)
    The maiden name of Elizabeth, wife of Peter Rucker, is not known. Many people over the years have believed that she was a Fielding, with possible parents Edward Fielding and Elizabeth Polteney of Brist...
  • Captain Johann Rucker, Sr. (c.1680 - 1742)
    1st Lt/Capt in the French and Indian War under the command of General Lafayette. Killed in the war. m. Susannah Phillips, daughter of William Phillips and Susannah Lloyd [many trees have him marrie...

This project will include all of the descendants of immigrant Peter Rucker as well as African-American families bearing the Rucker name. We will attempt to discover and verify the ancestry of Peter Rucker, a Huguenot immigrant to Virginia who was naturalized in 1704. Any Rucker descendants or researchers are welcome to join this project.

We respect the work of the Rucker Family Society; their website is

NOTE FROM CURATOR (Pam Wilson): I am starting by trying to just get all the assorted duplicate profiles merged into one. I'm finding that the dates provided for people vary WIDELY--they are "all over the place" and seem to reflect a lack of common sourcing. So (1) first, we will merge everyone into the single unified Rucker tree based on getting the correct people placed under the correct parents and married to the correct spouses, then (2) we will work on researching and verifying data about each person--dates and locations of birth and death, marriage(s), children, and adding archival data to their master profiles.

We welcome anyone who would like to help with this. If interested, please "follow" this project and contact Pam Wilson, Managing Curator.