Newsletter of the Rucker Family Society
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One of the benefits of membership is our newsletter, usually published quarterly.  Articles are submitted by our members, and cover historical as well as contemporary subjects of interest to our readers.  The newsletter is a useful forum for posing genealogical questions to the other three hundred or so members, allowing us to tap into the collective research efforts of the entire membership.  This is also the place to learn of new books, web sites and other sources of Rucker information.  The officers and Board members use the newsletter to keep the general membership current on Society projects, and upcoming reunions.
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      A more detailed Index begins in v. 20, no. 1, March 2009
v. 8 no. 1          David Irvine Rucker - Texas Ranger
March 1997      Ruckers of the 10th Texas Infantry
                       Ruckersville, GA Highway Marker
                       Rucker Cemetery Records

v. 8 no. 2 & 3    Dr. Henry Cowles Rucker
Summer 1997   The Oklahoma City Bombing
                       Questions and Answers  
                       Election Whiskey
                       E-Mail, Zoom - Zooommm
                       Family Reunions
                       A Success Story from the Internet
                       Proud New DAR Members
                       Jeannie-alogy
                       Civil War Studies
                       Captain Joshua Tinsley Rucker
                       In Memoriam
                       Letter from the Editor
                       Board Meeting Minutes
                       Objectives of The Rucker Family Society

v. 8 no. 4          Family Profile - George Foster Rucker
Dec. 1997         Martha Matilda Rucker Cooper
                       "Wild West Ruckers"
                       Dorothy and Stanton Cain 50th Anniversary
                       "Missing" Poem
                       Questions and Answers
                       In Memoriam
                       Confederate Ruckers Update
                       President's Letter
                       Reunion Highlights
                       Visit to the Grand Ole Opry
                       Terry the Tractor

v. 9 no. 1        Samuel Burkes Rucker Confederate Cavalry
March 1998    Point Lookout Ruckers
                     Letter from Stephanie Routon Tayloe
                     In Memoriam and 50th Anniversary
                     1996 Board of Directors

v. 9 no. 2&3    Family Profile - Jean B. Robinson
Summer 1998 Reunion Photo
                     Rucker Family Society Minutes
                     William Rucker Cemetery, Arno, TN
                     Jeannie - alogy
                     Land of Ambrose Rucker
                     WW I Letter
                     In Memoriam
                     50th Anniversaries
                     Questions and Answers
                     Burial of James Rucker
                     Announcements

v. 9 no. 4        Ancestor Quest:  Watts and Rucker Families
Dec. 1998      Questions and Answers William Parks Rucker
                     In Memoriam
                     Dr. Peggy Rucker
                     Rueben Dawson Rucker Photo Search
                     President's Letter
                     Announcements
                     A James River Tobacco Batteau
v.10 no. 1         Who Was Tavenar Rucker?
March 1999      Spring Cleaning in Amherst Co., Virginia
                       Unknown Rucker Burials
                       Eliza Rucker and William Parker
                       Samuel Rucker
                       Samuel and Diannah Rucker of WV
                       Ruckers of Paducah, KY
                       Claude Lee Rucker Jr, Obituary
                       Doyle and Dorothy Bloomer Anniversary
                       Genealogical Web Sites

v. 10 no. 2        Ambrose L. Rucker of Bedford Co and MO
June 1999        Williamson Co, TN Ruckers Honored
                       Rucker Chapel, Wapella, IL
                       Ruckers of Co. E, 2nd Va Cavalry, CSA
                       Questions and Answers
                       Obituaries
                       Corrections and Updates
                       President's Letter

v. 10 no. 3        Cindi and Keith Meyer Family Profile
Sept. 1999       Roy and Mary Rucker
                       In Memoriam
                       Questions and Answers
                       Terry the Tractor
                       William & Mary Rucker, Shenandoah Co.
                       Notes form the President

v.10 no.4          The Blue Sash        
Dec. 1999        William T. & Verenda S. Rucker Portraits
                       Ambrose L. Rucker Addendum
                       Fort Rucker, Arizona
                       Gen. Daniel Henry Rucker Query
                       Anniversaries and In Memoriam
                       Questions and Answers
                       President's Letter
v.11 no.1           Lila Deis and her Musical Family  
March 2000       Josph Allen Rucker & his Homeplace
                        Letter to the Editor
                        In Memoriam
                        First Rucker Birth of 2000
                        Questions and Answers
                        The Infamous Dr. Rucker
                        Kentucky Rucker Obits. 1787-1854

v.11 no.2           Jack and Dagmar White
June 2002         Brunetta Rucker
                        Raines/Rucker Reunion
                        Obituaries
                        Bayard Chappelear Rucker
                        Dr. Rucker Revisited
                        My Elusive Ancestor  A Poem

v.11 no.3           Those Restless Ruckers
Sept. 2000        Loren and Alice Rucker
                        In Memoriam
                        Questions and Answers
                        Everett, WA Rucker Tomb
                        Terry the Tractor
                        2000 Rucker Reunion, Williamsburg, VA
                        Photo Corner:  Alice and Loren Rucker

v.11 no.4           Five Generations of Sudies
Dec. 2000         Another Sudie Rucker Wood
                        The Rucker Family Society Meeting
                        Alexander Stirling and Ann Alston book
                        50th Anniversary
                        Youngest Reunion Attendee
                        Query: John Rucker & Elizabeth Price
                        Family Letters
                        Editor's Note
                        Photo Corner:  Frances Rucker Mckee
V.12 no. 1       1911 Ephraim Isaac Rucker family photo
March 2001     Life in Lawrence Co., OH
                      Prayer of Ambrose S. Rucker Jr.
                      Joseph [3] Rucker
                      James River Batteau Festival
                      In Memoriam
                      

v.12 no.2          Capt. Angus Rucker
June 2001        Allen Willis Rucker and son
                       A Genealogy Poem
                       Bertha ("Birdie") Rucker
                       Legend of Peter Rucker, Immigrant
                       Alice J. Rucker & Dr. W.L. Suggett
                       Who was Richard E. Rucker?

v.12 no.3          William A. Rucker's War Experiences
Sept. 2001       In Memoriam
                       Five James M. Ruckers
                       Jeannie-alogy
                       Another James M. Rucker
                       Queries from the Internet
                       Howard & Alice Rucker Allen Anniversary   
                       Vance Rucker A Mini-Profile
                       Our Rucker & Balser Heritage book
                       President's Note
                       Photo:  Jason and Catherine Rucker Blake

v.12 no.4          James Fred Rucker Family Profile
Ded. 2001        Ron Payne's TN and MO Booklets
                       Lone Pine Cemetery, Telluride, CO
                       In Memoriam
                       A Black Rucker Society
                       Julius Rucker
                       President's Letter
v.13 no.1            Luther Cecil "Gill" Gillespie
March 2002        Gillespei Family Notes
                         What Happened to Benjamin Rucker?
                         James Madison Rucker
                         Durango, CO Burial Records
                         In Memoriam
                         African-American Ruckers
                         Jeannie-alogy

v.13 no.2            Joseph H. Rucker San Jose, CA Mansion
June 2002          Benjamin Rucker cntd. from v.13 no.1
                         In Memoriam
                         2002 Reunion in Kansas City, MO plans
                         President's Letter
                         Photo Corner:  Clay Family Reunion

v.13 no.3            Robert Sumner Family of Gastonia, NC
Sept. 2002         Wyatt Rucker, Montgomery Co., Ky query
                         Marriage Records of Greenup Co., KY
                         Rucker/Rooker in NC
                         Colorado Research
                         African-American Corner
                         Darius Rucker
                         "Crocodile Hunter's" Wife is a Rucker
                         In Memoriam
                         Photo Corner: Lemuel Rucker's Ohio Grave

v.13 no.4            Kansas City Rucker Reunion Recap
Dec. 2002          Westward the Ruckers, Central Missouri
                         Reunion Meeting Minutes
                         The Trip Home; following the wagon train West
                         Santa Fe, NM Ruckers
                         African-American Corner
                         In Memoriam
                         Photo Corner:  James & Estelle McDaniel 
v.14 no.1         Clinton Allen Rucker
March 2003     Rucker Chapel, Santa Clara, CA
                      Who were Benjamin & Anna Rucker
                      Source of the Name "Rucker"
                      Nathaniel M. & Alice Rucker Photo
                      Lucretia Rucker's Tombstone Query
                      Michael John Neill
                      In Memoriam
                      
v.14 no.2         George "Nap" Rucker, baseball ace
June 2003       Rookers of NC
                      Rucker Owned Businesses
                      1880 Federal Census Ruckers
                      In Memoriam
                      
v.14 no.3&4     Steven Liss Rucker
Winter 2003    Edmund Rucker Agee
                      John & Ruth Rucker
                      Bill Rucker   
                      Jasper Newton Rucker Bible
                      Slave Schedules
                      Steve Rucker, Research Nurse
                      Legends of Peter Rucker's Arrival
                      In Memoriam
                      Addison Wedding and Photo
v.15 no.1           High Water on the James
March 2004       Rucker Ancestral Photos on the Web
                        In Memoriam
                        Mike Rucker, Carolina Panther player
                        Dr. J.J. Rucker
                        Dewberry Family Book
                        President's Note

v.15 no. 2          Lemuel or Samuel  Deciphering Old Handwriting
June 2004         James E. Rucker, Troup, TX Query
                        Mohave Co., AZ Marriage Records
                        Kentucky Marriages 1797-1865
                        Denton Co., TX Rucker Cemetery
                        Oak Hill Cemetery, Benton Co,. IA
                        Researching the War Between the States
                        In Memoriam
                        Cemetery Etiquette

v. 15 no.3&4      The Rucker Family Reunion 2004 
Sept/Dec 2004  Society Meeting Minutes 2004
                        In Memoriam
                        If Walls Could Talk: Portrait of English Life
                        African-American Rucker Webpage
                        Denton, TX Rucker Cemetary
                        Registrar's Note:  Membership Database
v.16 no.1&2     Johnny Rucker, Crabapple Comet
Mar/Jun 2005   "Sholto" & Meriwether Connection
                      In Memoriam
                      James Rucker, Madison Co., TN
                      Errata to Sudie Rucker Wood's book
                      Rucker Towns and Villages
                      Rucker, California
                      President's Letter
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v.16 no. 3         Our Alaskan Bush Cousins
Sept 2005         European Rucker Roots
                        In Memoriam
                        Arizona's Camp Rucker
                        Why yDNA!: Rucker DNA project
v.16 no. 4      "Rucker Noses" poem
Dec. 2005      To "Ruckerize"
                     Esther Rucker, Colonial Woman's Will
                     Lillian (Hill) Rucker & brother, Luther
                     Ruckersville, GA
                     Greenup Co,. KY Ruckers, 1810
                     Amos Rucker, Black Confederate
v. 17 no. 1        Rucker Realty
Mar 2006         Edward Woodruff Taylor
                      Claudia Rucker Stone Interview
                      Susan Pritchard Rucker 
                      Freeman Pillow Jordan Jr.
                      Elizabeth [2] Rucker and James Pierce
                      Nannie P. Rucker wedding notice, 1871
v. 17 no.2        Rucker Realty Co, California
June 2006       John and Joe Rucker graves, Ruckersville
                      Amos Rucker, revisited
                      Errata to Sudie Wood's Rucker book
                      Ephraim [4] Rucker
                      Benjamin Rucker, Rev. War veteran 
v. 17 no. 3&4   James [5] W. Rucker
Sep/Dec 2006  2006 Rucker Reunion
                       Annual Meeting Minutes
                       Frank E. Bazler Profile
                       Errata to Sudie Wood's Rucker book
                       The "Air-Forcer", a Rucker invention 
                       Rucker surname DNA project
                       
v. 18 no.1         The Antarctica Marathon
March 2007      Edward A. Rucker of Chicago Title
                       William and Anna Rucker Memorial
                       The Best Seat in the House Review
                       In Memorium
                       Invitation to 2008 Reunion
                       2006 Wood Family Reunion
                       Salt Lake City 2006 Reunion Pictures
v. 18 no. 2        Robert Malcolm Rucker, artist      
June, 2007       Rucker's Air Forcer Pump
                       In Memoriam 
                       Margaret Rucker O'Brien
                       Photo Corner: "Grannee" Rucker
                       Rucker Mason Farm, Cannon, TN
                       James I. Rucker farm, Flint Hill, VA
v. 19,no.1&2   Eugene Chester Rucker, WWI Casualty
Mar/Jun 2008  Frank Rucker, Rockingham Co. Va query
                     Rucker DNA project update
                     In Memorium
                     Gen. Daniel Henry Rucker, USA
                     Fort Rucker, Alabama
                     Sandy Creek Baptist Ch., Amelia Co., Va
v. 19,no. 3&4  Rebecca Fox in Memoriam
Sept/Dec '09   Charlottesville Reunion Recap
                      2008 Annual Meeting Minutes
                      Elbert Rucker, 1879 to 1965
                      Dr. William Parks Rucker, Part I
v. 18 no. 3       Henry Cowles Rucker, Jr.
Sept 2007       Ahmed Rucker, Q&A
                      "Grannee" Amanda Ann Rucker
                      Rucker Mason Farm, Cannon, TN
                      In Memoriam
                      Saint Clair Rucker family photos
v. 20, no. 1       Ruckers Help in Iraq
March 2009      Rucker Marries the Veep
                       In Memoriam:  Mike Dewberry
                       Ruckers at VMI
                       Rucker's Tomb:  The Band
                       Rucker Geographical Sites
                       Dr. William Parks Rucker, Part II
                       Newsletter Index:  volumes 1 and 2
v. 20, no.2       Rocky Rucker
June, 2009      Justice Joseph Lamar Rucker
                      In Memoriam
                      Dr. William Parks Rucker, Part III
                      Jeannie-alogy
                      "Rucker Family Genealogy" errata
                      Newsletter Index:  volumes 2 and 3
v. 20, no. 3      James Monroe Rucker
Sept 2009       "The Sphere and the Cylinder" book
                      In Memoriam
                      Dr. William Parks Rucker, Part IV
                      2000 census Rucker first names
                      Newsletter Index:  volumes 4 and 5
v. 1 no. 1         Rucker Reunion 1990
May 1990        Sudie Rucker Wood's Death
                      Jeannie-alogy
                      Officers and Board Members
                      Reunion Committee Members

v. 1 no. 2         President's Letter
Aug 1990        Organizational Meeting
                      Edward Walter Rucker IV
                      Jeannie-alogy
                      Reunion Pictures
                      Request for Rucker Lineage

v. 1 no. 3         Anna Durrer Watson
Nov 1990         Tips for Genealogists
                      Peter Ruckers' Shipwreck
                      Reunion Pictures
v. 2 no. 1         Michael Price Rucker family
Feb 1991         Harriet Allen Jones family
                      Drownings of Rucker ancestors
                      The Coghill connection
                      Rudy Rucker, author
                      
v. 2 no.2          Vixella Rucker White Family
May 1991        George Rucker's "Pleasant Vale"
                      Daniel H. Rucker family picture
                      Rucker Realty
                      In Memoriam


v. 2 no.3          Joseph Herman Rucker Family
Aug 1991        Howard and Alice Rucker Allen
                      Cemetery Repair Fund
                      "Nap" and "Johnny" Rucker
                      Anniversaries

v. 2 no. 4         Treasurer's Report
Nov 1991         Washington state Rucker Reunion
                      Rod and Lou Mason Family
                      Rucker Harpsichords
                      Luther and Lillian McWhorter
                      Naturalizations
v. 3 no. 1          Warner Rucker Family
Feb 1992          Rucker Harpsichords, Part II
                       Susannah and John Rucker
                       Peter Rucker's Arrival Legends
                       Ancestor Hunting
                       Hans Rucker Lineage

v. 3 no. 2          1992 Reunion Letter         
May 1992         Middle Names
                       Rucker Harpsichords, Part III
                       North Carolina Reunion
                       Batteau Festival
                       Colonial Innkeepers

v. 3 no. 3          Mary Wright, James E. Edwards
Aug 1992         Rucker-Eaves House
                       Minnie Rucker Bazler
                       Doris and Bill Camden
                       Rucker Reunion 1992

v. 3 no. 4          1992 Rucker Reunion
Nov 1992          Rucker family history reprints
                       Minutes of the Reunion Meeting
                       In Memoriam
                       Rucker Family Genealogy Errata
                       Palatines in America

v. 4 no. 1          Florence Rucker Collins
Mar 1993          Rucker Family Genealogy Errata
                       European Research
                       Colby Rucker marker
                       Mary Lane Rucker
                       Reprints of Sudie Wood's book
                       Alaska Highway

v. 4 no. 2          Hannon and May Rucker Family
Jun 1993          Ambrose [5] Rucker McDaniel
                       Board Meeting, Peaks of Otter
                       Rucker's Church
                       Thomas Jefferson's 250th birthday
                       Wingfield Family Society

v. 4 no. 3          Rucker Mansion Salvation
Sept 1993        Everett, WA Rucker sites 
                       Elzaphan [5] Rucker
                       Dewberry/Rucker Memorial Marker
                       Ambrose S. Rucker Memoriam
                       "Rucker Heritage" book
                       The Oregon Trail Project

v. 4 no.4           The Ruckers of Hill Crest Farm
Dec 1993         Osterlags 60th Anniversary
                       Sudie Rucker Wood errata
                       In Memoriam
v.5 no. 1          William Casseday Rucker Family
Mar 1994         Jeannie-alogy
                      In Memoriam
                      Rucker Reunion 1994
                      
v.5 no. 2          Otis Rucker, Tobacco Auctioneer     Jun 1994         In Memoriam
                      Jeannie-alogy
                      Rucker Reunion 1994
                      Boonsboro Country Club

v. 5 no. 3         Society Meeting Minutes
Sep 1994        Lynchburg, VA Reunion
                      Clayton Rucker - WWII
                      Rucker Books and Authors
                      Joseph Moore Rucker, Civil War

v. 5 no. 4         William Browning Rucker
Dec 1994        Gerald Benton Rucker
                      In Memoriam
                      John & Ruth Rucker Anniversary
v. 7 no. 1         Ed & Marita Taylor
Mar 1996        In Memoriam
                      Abner & Anthony Rucker
                      Nancy Morton
                      Absolom Rucker's wife
                      Rucker Reunion 1996

v. 7 no. 2         Roland & Joyce Pittman
Jun 1996         James River Batteau Festival
                      Lynchburg, VA Rucker Mansion
                      In Memoriam
                      Jeannie-alogy:  GA Rucker

v. 7 no. 3         Lewis M. "Jack" White
Sep 1996        Joshua Rucker, genealogist
                      Michael Androngoon de Rutger
                      Care of Old Books and Bibles
                      In Memoriam
                      Rucker Reunion 1996
                      John Rucker Lake

v. 7 no. 4         Society Meeting Minutes
Dec 1996        Elberton, GA Rucker Reunion
                      In Memoriam
                      Obituary Submission Guidelines
                      50th Rucker Wedding Anniversaries
v. 6 no. 1       Sidney Oliver Dewberry Family 
Mar 1995       Jeannie-alogy
                    In Memoriam
                    "Spirits of our Ancestors"
                    Some Bedford Co., VA Burials
                    Questions and Answers

v. 6 no. 2       Reuben Rucker, Ruckersville, KY
Jun 1995       Clark Co., KY Rucker graveyard
                    Peter [1] Rucker, Immigrant
                    John [7] Elzy Rucker, Civil War Vet
                    Society Meeting Minutes
                    Colby Rucker Marker, Grainger, TN
                    GA Land Lotteries

v. 6 no. 3       Willard Rucker & War Dog, "Chips"
Sep 1995       Ellen Rucker Theisz
                    Peter [1] Rucker's Arrival
                    Forrest [Gump] Rucker
                    In Memoriam
                    Hazards of Old Film
                    Two Jeremiah Ruckers
                    
v. 6 no. 4       Elizabeth Rees Shearer
Dec 1995       In Memoriam
                     Richard & Hazel Rucker 
                    Dr. Sam Rucker estate, Moneta, VA
                    "A Family Tree" poem 
Archived Issues of the RFS Newsletter
v. 20, no. 4      Rucker Surname DNA Project
Dec. 2009       Google books and Genealogy
                      Query: Jonathan "Tony" Rucker
                      Query: Otis Gray Rucker
                      Corrections to Sudie Wood's book
                      Newsletter Index: volumes 5 and 6
v. 21, no. 2       Otis Grey Rucker, Auctioneer
June 2010        Ruckers in Fiction: Mark Twain
                       Dollarhide's Five Rules
                       William Henry Rucker
                       Maj. L.H. Rucker and the Klondike
                       Lt. John Anthony "Tony" Rucker
                       Newsletter Index: volumes 7 and 8
v. 21, no. 3             RFS Reunion Plans
Sept. 2010             Lynchburg Batteaux Festival
                             Belle Grove, Fauquier Co., VA
                             John Rucker Scholarship
                             Presley Rucker's Burglar Alarm
                             Ahmed Rucker Part I
                             In Memoriam

v. 21, no. 4      2010 Reunion Report
Dec. 2010       The Rucker Ambulance Wagon
                      Ahmed Rucker Part II
                      Elk Hill Farm, Amelia Co., VA
                      Henry Cowles Rucker's Elk Hill 
                      Paul Mize Becomes a Rucker
                      Newsletter Index: volumes 8 to 10
v. 22, no. 3             Henry Allan Rucker
Sept. 2011              Mike Rucker, Marathoner
                             In Memoriam
                             Gen. Daniel Henry Rucker
                             Ruckers in "Gunsmoke" Series
                             Newsletter Index: volume 12, 13
v. 22, no. 4      2012 Rucker Reunion
Dec. 2011       Rucker-Dearing Feud: Amherst, VA
                      In Memoriam
                      Moses Peter Rucker Autobiography
                      Newsletter Index: vol. 13 to 15, no. 1
v. 22, no. 1,2   A Tale of Six Sudies
Mar/Jun. 2011 A World of Names
                      RFS Grows to 1,000 Members
                      How Much Was It Worth?
                      Ruckers in the News
                      Ruckersville Church Burns
                      In Memoriam
                      Gen. Daniel Henry Rucker, Part I
                      Newsletter Index: volumes 10 to 12
v. 23, no. 1    Lucy Naomi Haynie
Mar, 2012     Moses Peter Rucker Autobiography II
                      Sue and Rick Young & Wright Bros.
                      Sid Dewberry ASCE announcement
                      Newsletter Index: vol. 15 to v. 16, no. 2                
v. 23, no. 2    The Richmond Reunion
Jun. 2012       Moses Rucker Autobiography III
                        Rucker Village, Georgetown College
                        Mike Rucker Marathons
                        Newsletter Index: v. 16, no. 3 to v. 18, no. 2