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Posted: 1089306501000
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Surnames: Cable, Rucker
James Wyatt Hodge Rucker and Alice Helen (Cable) Rucker had a total of six children, but all I'm aware of are two other boys named Leonard and Wilford. I have no information on middle names, birth or deaths for them. Alice H Cable was enumerated in the 1910 Okmulgee, Oklahoma Census with her son, James Wyatt Hodge Rucker and his family. She was 65 yrs old and it states that she had six children with two living. Our family has papers that Alice Cable wrote to an attorney named J. Bass, in Lake Providence, LA. trying to get a pension from her husbands service in the Civil War. According to these papers written by Alice, James Wyatt Hodge Rucker joined Tom Gaddis's (?) Co. of Calvary in Jan 1860 in Lake Providence. He served six months. JWH Rucker was stabbed by a man named Nick Ingram in John Tomkins drug store, but it doesn't say what year this occured. She states that this stabbing prevented his return to the Civil War, but also states that he later joined the 31st LA Regiment with Capt. James Draughn Co. (Col. James Morrison's regiment.)at Floyd, in Carroll Parish in April 1861. He served until the burning of his cotton on their plantation. It also said that
J W H Rucker was granted a furlow by James Dunn, who was Captain of Co. and returned home to save his property.The papers state that while home, he hired a substitute, by name of D. McRea, giving him $5,000 to serve the entire war (I'm not sure what that means.) It states that in 1871, D. McRea sold the home of J W H Rucker to pay the debt of his services.It also states that the Rucker family lost their Plantation and 8,635 acres due to the Civil War.
James Wyatt Hodge Rucker and Alice (Cable) Rucker were the Grandparents of Nadell Ariadne Rucker, (my Grandmother) who was born June 9, 1899 in Winn, Alexandria, Rapides Parish, LA.. Nadell A. Rucker was a daughter of J W H Rucker, the son of Alice and her husband JWH Rucker. A bit confusing with the same (JWH Rucker) names, but hope it's clear for you to understand.
Alice moved to Texas in her later years and is buried in Luling, Texas. Her son passed away in Fort Worth, Texas.
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