Margaret Ann Rucker

Margaret Ann Rucker (maiden name: Scott) was born on January 29, 1832, in Lynchburg, Virginia. She married William Parks Rucker on October 28, 1852, in Campbell County, Virginia. They had five children: Hedley, born in 1853; William, born in 1855; James, born in 1856; Mary, born in 1858; and Edgar, born in 1861. Following the war, the family lived in West Virginia. After her husband died on January 3, 1905, in Lewisburg, Rucker lived with their son, James, and his family in Lewisburg and began receiving a pension that increased to $25 a month by 1906 due to a special act of Congress. She received a pension until her death on May 2, 1914, in Lewisburg, West Virginia, where she is buried with her husband.


Margaret A. Rucker to Abraham Lincoln

Name:Rucker, Margaret Ann
Alternative names:
  • Scott, Margaret Ann (alternative name)
  • Spouse
  • UVA (Union)
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Person 1Person 2NumberRelation Type
Rucker, William ParksRucker, Margaret Ann826692application-widow
Rucker, William ParksRucker, Margaret Ann598592certificate-widow
Birth date:1832-01-29
Birth date certainty:Certain
Birth place:Lynchburg, VA
Death date:1914-05-02
Death place:Lewisburg, WV
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Person 1Relation TypePerson 2
Rucker, Margaret Annparent ofRucker, Hedley Scott
Rucker, Margaret Annparent ofRucker, William Waller
Rucker, Margaret Annparent ofRucker, James Thomas
Rucker, Margaret Annparent ofRucker, Edgar Parks
Rucker, Margaret Annparent ofRucker, Mary Clifton
Rucker, Margaret Annwife ofRucker, William Parks

Pension Records for William P. Rucker, RG15, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.; United States Federal Census, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, and 1910, accessed through; "Margaret Ann Scott Rucker," (