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Peter Rucker

spouse: Elizabeth

NAME.................... Peter RUCKER
BIRTH/PLACE/RECORDS..... abt 1675 Europe
MARRIAGE/PLACE/RECORDS.. abt 1700 VA
DIED/PLACE/BURIAL....... abt 1744 Orange Co VA
PARENTS NAME............ 
GRANDPARENTS............ 

> WIFE.................. Elizabeth
BIRTH/PLACE/RECORDS..... 
DIED/PLACE/BURIAL....... abt 1752 Culpeper Co VA
PARENTS NAME............ 

CHILDREN................ 10 children

 notes:  Final approval of Peter's petition for naturalization was granted on
        8 MAY 1704, leading us to believe he arrived in Virginia in the year 1700.

         The Ruckers lived in Essex County, later moving to Spotsylvania Co.,
        where son John Rucker purchased land for them.

         All of their children were probably born in Essex Co VA, and birth dates
        are estimated.

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* CHILD 1............... John RUCKER b abt 1701
MARRIAGE................. Susannah unk
DIED/PLACE/BURIAL........ JAN 1742 Orange Co VA
CHILD 1..CHILDREN........
                          1. Peter    RUCKER
                              m Elizabeth TERRILL
                          2. John Jr. RUCKER
                              m Eleanor WARREN
                          3. Sarah    RUCKER
                          4. Winiford RUCKER
                          5. Ambrose  RUCKER
                              (served as Colonel)
                          6. Benjamin RUCKER
                              (served as Sheriff, Amherst Co VA)
                          7. Reuben   RUCKER
                          8. Isaac    RUCKER
                          9. Anthony  RUCKER
                         10. Mildred  RUCKER
                              m Stephen HAM
                               12 children
                         11. Pheby    RUCKER
                         12. Margaret RUCKER
                              m Isaac SMITH

 notes:  John RUCKER appears first in Essex Co. Later he moved to Orange Co., 
        now Madison Co., and died there.

        William Crosthwait witnessed one of his land transactions in Spotsylvania Co.
       4 JUN 1734. In the same year, 1734, John deeded to his sister, Mary, wife of
       Wm. Offill, 100 acres of land in St. Mark's Parish, Spotsylvania Deed Book B,
       p. 496.
       
        He was appointed constable from the Rappahannock River to the Parish
       line, including the South Mountains on 4 MAY 1731, Spotsylvania Co.
       Order Book 1730-38, p. 35.
       
        He was sworn to his military commission of Captain for Orange Co.
       22 MAY 1740 (Order Book 1738-41, p. 163).  He was sworn as Commissioner of
       the Peace of Orange Co. on 23 NOV 1741 (Order Book 1741-43, p.51).

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* CHILD 2............... Peter RUCKER b abt 1703

 notes:  Peter probably died at a young age, as the only mention of him was in
        the Frederick Coghill deed, dated 28 Jan 1707/8
        (Deed Book 13, p. 91, Essex Co., VA):
        "...for the kind love and affection I owe unto John, Peter, and Thomas Rucker,
         sons of said Peter Rucker . . .."

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* CHILD 3............... Thomas RUCKER b abt 1705
MARRIAGE................. Elizabeth REYNOLDS
                                  d 1788
                            dau of Cornelius REYNOLDS (II) of Essex Co VA
DIED/PLACE/BURIAL........
CHILDREN................. 
                          1. John RUCKER
                              m Mary BURTON
                          2. Thomas RUCKER
                          3. James  RUCKER
                              m Margaret unk
                               1. Mildred RUCKER
                               2. Lemuel  RUCKER
                               3. Ephraim RUCKER

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* CHILD 4............... Elizabeth RUCKER b abt 1708
MARRIAGE................. James PIERCE
                                d 1778 (W.B. 5, p. 213, Orange Co., VA)

 notes:  They lived in what is now Madison Co., VA, and later moved to Amelia Co.,
        VA, in 1758. 

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* CHILD 5............... Margaret RUCKER b abt 1710
MARRIAGE................. Isaac TINSLEY abt 1730 VA
                               b abt 1705 New Kent Co VA
                               d AUG 1777 Amelia Co VA
                            son of Thomas Jr. TINSLEY and Sarah JACKSON
CHILDREN.................
                          1. Martha TINSLEY b ca 1730 VA d bef 1770 VA
                               m Anthony FOSTER abt 1750 VA
                                            b 1727 Spotsylvania Co VA
                                1. Achilles FOSTER b 1751 Orange Co VA
                                2. Joel     FOSTER b 1760 Orange Co VA
                                3. Fielding FOSTER b 1762 Orange Co VA

                          2. Sarah TINSLEY b ca 1730 Orange Co VA
                               m William FORD VA
                                1. William FORD Jr. b ca 1770 VA
                                2. Charles FORD     b ca 1770 VA
                                3. Sally   FORD     b ca 1780 VA

                          3. Thomas TINSLEY b ca 1730 Orange Co VA
                                            d 1778 Prince Edward Co VA
                               m Mary RANSOM ca 1753 VA
                                1. Tabitha TINSLEY b 17 FEB 1757 Amelia Co VA
                                2. James   TINSLEY b 29 MAR 1759 Orange Co VA
                                3. Maider  TINSLEY b        1760 Amelia Co VA
                                4. Ransom  TINSLEY b        1762 Amelia Co VA
                                5. William TINSLEY b        1764 Amelia Co VA
                                6. Angelica TINSLEY b       1766 Amelia Co VA
                                7. Thomas JrTINSLEY b       1768 Amelia Co VA
                                8. David    TINSLEY b       1770 Amelia Co VA
                                9. Isaac    TINSLEY b       1772 Prince Edward Co VA
                               10. Jane     TINSLEY b 21 APR 1776 Prince Edward Co VA

                          4. Isaac TINSLEY Jr b 1736 Orange Co VA d OCT 1782 SC
                              m Elizabeth GOLDING 1752 Orange Co VA
                               1. Isaac     TINSLEY b 1754 Culpeper Co VA
                               2. Golding   TINSLEY b 1756 Culpeper Co VA
                               3. Margaret  TINSLEY b 1757 Culpeper Co VA
                               4. James     TINSLEY b 1759 Culpeper Co VA
                               5. Preston   TINSLEY b 1761 VA
                               6. William J.TINSLEY b 1763 VA
                               7. Reuben Rucker TINSLEY b 1767 VA
                               8. John      TINSLEY b 1769 VA
                               9. David     TINSLEY b 1771 Culpeper Co VA
                              10. Elizabeth TINSLEY b 1773 Culpeper Co VA
                              11. Thomas    TINSLEY b 1775 Hanover Co VA
                              12. Mary      TINSLEY b 16 APR 1776

                          5. Elizabeth TINSLEY b ca 1740 Orange Co VA
                                               d 1799 Amelia Co VA
                              m Joshua CHAFFIN 1769 Caroline Co VA
                                               b 22 OCT 1748 Cumberland Co VA
                               1. John    CHAFFIN b 12 MAR 1774 VA
                               2. Jinney  CHAFFIN b        1776 VA
                               3. Tinsley CHAFFIN b        1778 VA
                               4. Betsey Tinsley CHAFFIN b 1779 VA
                               5. Nancy   CHAFFIN b 27 NOV 1780 Amelia Co VA

                          6. James TINSLEY b 1743 VA d AUG 1783 SC
                               m Nancy unk

                          7. Philip TINSLEY b 1746 VA d 1779 SC
                               m Ann unk abt 1764 VA
                                1. James TINSLEY b 8 AUG 1764 Rose Hill VA
                                2. William TINSLEY b 1766 VA
                                3. Abraham TINSLEY b 1770 VA
                                4. Sarah   TINSLEY b 1772 VA

                          8. David (Rev) TINSLEY b 1749 Orange Co VA
                                                 d OCT 1801 Columbia Co GA
                               m Catherine BYRD
                                1. Elizabeth   TINSLEY b ca 1770 VA
                                2. Susannah    TINSLEY b ca 1770 VA
                                3. Hannah Bird TINSLEY b ca 1780 VA
                                4. Nancy Smith TINSLEY b ca 1780 VA
                                5. Frank Armstead TINSLEY b ca 1780 VA
                                6. Peggy       TINSLEY b ca 1780 VA
                                7. James       TINSLEY b 1793 GA

 notes: Isaac TINSLEY;
        1727 bought 100 acres in Spotsylvania Co,VA;
        1735, 17Jun-Thomas Jackson deed land to Isaac, Orange Co
        1736, Orange Co,VA Deed Bk 1&2, John Rucker to Isaac and Margaret, 
        all of Orange Co.;
        1739 tithe list, Orange Co.
        1758 moves to Amelia Co VA

        Isaac TINSLEY's Last Will & Testament
        Will dated 13 MAR 1776, Amelia Co VA. Executors: William Ford,
        Joseph Jackson, Joseph Chaffin. Witnesses: David White, Saml. Allen,
        David TINSLEY. Wife: Margaret TINSLEY. Issue not named in will.
        (Will of Isaac TINSLEY. Will Book No. 2. Amelia Co., VA. p. 235.)

        Inventory of estate dated 5 SEP 1777, Amelia Co VA. Witnesses:
        Alex. Walker, Isham Clement, Richd. Phillips. (Inventory in the Estate of
        Isaac TINSLEY. Will Book No. 2, Amelia Co., VA. p. 265.)

        Thomas TINSLEY; 1768 poll Amelia Co.
                        28 AUG 1777-sells 200 acres in Amelia Co. to Joshua CHAFFIN

        Rev. David TINSLEY; Pastor at Powhatan Ch, then Chesterfield (now Powhatan Co)
        jailed for 4 mos. c.1771 Meherrin Baptist Ch-Lunenberg Co.
        1785 to Georgia.

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* CHILD 6............... William RUCKER b abt 1713
MARRIAGE................. Honar unk
DIED/PLACE/BURIAL........ 1794 Amelia Co VA

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* CHILD 7............... Mary RUCKER b abt 1720
MARRIAGE................. William OFFILL abt 1740
DIED/PLACE/BURIAL........
CHILDREN................. 4 children

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* CHILD 8............... James RUCKER b abt 1723
MARRIAGE................. Margaret unk
DIED/PLACE/BURIAL........ aft 1794 Greenbrier Co VA

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* CHILD 9............... Ephraim RUCKER b abt 1725
MARRIAGE................. Margaret VAWTER
                            dau of John VAWTER and Margaret NOEL of Essex Co VA
DIED/PLACE/BURIAL........ DEC 1796 Madison Co VA
CHILDREN................. 2 known children
                           1. Mary RUCKER
                               m William VAWTER b 1757 d 1823
                                 son of David VAWTER and Mary OFFILL
                                gson of William OFFILL and Mary RUCKER
                           2. Elliot RUCKER

 notes: Elliot served in the Virginia House of Delegates.

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* CHILD 10.............. Ann RUCKER b abt 1727
MARRIAGE................. Shem COOK

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 Sources:  The Journals of the House of Burgess, 1702-1712, page 74,
          Monday, May 8, 1704,
          " Upon consideration of the report of the said committee, upon the
           petition of Peter RUCKER, Cypian PROU, and others - praying to be
           naturalized, the house agrees to the naturalization." 

           Peter Rucker's Will was dated 18 Jan 1742/1743, and proved 23 Feb
          1743/1744 (Will Book 1, p.299, Orange Co., VA).

           Names of children are from Will of Peter Rucker, except for sons John,
          who predeceased his father by one year, and Peter.

           William "Offell", husband of Mary RUCKER, served as a witness to the
          will of Peter Rucker.

           Deed Book B, p.493, 5 Feb 1733/34, Spotsylvania Co., VA, 420 acres was
          deeded to Peter and Elizabeth Rucker from son, John Rucker.

           Will of John Rucker, Orange County, VA
           Will Book 1, p. 248, Probated Jan. 28, 1742

           Rucker Family Society
           Research of Alice Rucker Allen, Austin, TX.
           The Rucker Family Genealogy, Sudie Rucker Wood, 1932
           The Underwood Family from Madison County, Virginia, By Ben H.Coke