|Creator:||Rucker, Tinsley White, 1909-|
|Title:||Tinsley White Rucker IV genealogical collection|
|Quantity:||4.4 Linear feet (7 document boxes, 3 half boxes, 1 oversized box)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of extensive genealogy research done by Tinsley White Rucker. Included are pedigree charts, genealogical society member ancestor charts, copies of reference sources used by Mr. Rucker, and correspondence and applications for numerous hereditary societies. The collection also contains personal correspondence and material used by Rucker in his research. The family names of Rucker, Cobb, Cason, Lanier, Harris, Lamar, Erwin, Tinsley, Lewis, Reade, Cary, and Rootes are included in the research.|
Tinsley White Rucker IV
Born: December 26, 1909 in Warrenton, Georgia
Father: Tinsley White Rucker III
Mother: Elon Augustus Cason
Wife: 1. Lenore Victor Giddings, Married April 5, 1934
Wife: 2. Lorol Roden Bowron Rediker, Married April 7, 1966
Child: Barbara Starr Rucker (adopted)-Mrs. Donald Seaton
Stepchildren: John Michael Rediker
Stepchildren: Diane Rediker-Mrs. William Slaughter
Education: Public Schools in New York
Education: Cynwyd School in Bala-Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
Education: Episcopal Academy in Overbrook, Pennsylvania
Education: Massachusetts Institute of Technology-B. S. in Building Construction in 1931
Church: St. Mark's Episcopal in Jacksonville, Florida
Military Service: Retired 2nd Lt. Reserve Coast Artillery Corps
Military Service: Retired 2nd Lt. 108th Field Artillery, Pennsylvania National Guard
Career History: G. W. Smith W. W. Co.-Factory Manager 1931-34
Career History: Factory Insurance Assoc.-Inspection Engineer 1934-37
Career History: Mengel Co.-Factory Manager 1937-41
Career History: General Plywood Corp.-Vice President 1941-49
Career History: Dixon Powdermaker Furniture Co.-President 1949-79
Brief Genealogy: Cornelius Rucker/Mary White
Brief Genealogy: John Rucker/Betsy Tinsley
Brief Genealogy: Joseph Rucker/Margaret Houston Speer
Brief Genealogy: Tinsley White Rucker/Sarah Elizabeth Harris
Brief Genealogy: Tinsley White Rucker II/Sarah Mildred Cobb
Brief Genealogy: Tinsley White Rucker III/Elon Augustus Cason
Brief Genealogy: Tinsley White Rucker IV
The Tinsley White Rucker IV Genealogical Collection was acquired by the University of Georgia's Hargrett Library on June 26, 1985. It was donated by Mrs. Tinsley White Rucker IV. The collection was organized by Mr. Rucker into many labelled notebooks containing sections with folder headings. An effort was made to retain this order, although many duplicate copies were combined or removed. Most of the folder headings and spellings are the ones used by Rucker.
The Tinsley White Rucker IV Genealogical Collection consists of 11 boxes. Box 1 contains folders 1:1-1:14. Folder 1:1 contains copies from the Hereditary Register describing hereditary societies. Folder 1:2 contains Rucker's personal list of memberships in hereditary societies. Folders 1:3-1:14 contain Rucker's hereditary society applications and correspondence and are arranged in alphabetical order. Box 2 contains folders 2:1-2:8, which continue the listing of hereditary societies, beginning with the Order of the Crown of Charlemagne. Folder 2:8 contains information about societies, other than hereditary, to which Rucker belonged. Box 3 contains folders 3:1-3:16. Folders 3:1 and 3:2 contain National Genealogical Society Members' Ancestor Charts (MAC). Folders 3:3 and 3:4 contain MAC of John Addison Cobb and his wife Sarah Robinson Rootes. Folder 3:5 contains MAC of Laura B. R. Cobb. Folder 3:6 contains MAC of Mildred M. L. Cobb.
Folder 3:7 contains MAC of Thomas R. R. Cobb. Folder 3:8 contains MAC of John Boswell Cobb. Folder 3:9 contains MAC of Mary Willis Cobb. Folder 3:10 contains MAC of Sarah Martha Cobb. Folder 3:11 contains MAC of Sarah Rootes Whitner and her husband James Warren Howard. Folder 3:12 contains MAC of John Addison Whitner. Folder 3:13 contains MAC of Mary Ann Whitner and her husband Benjamin Charles Milner. Folder 3:14 contains MAC of Thomas Cobb Whitner. Folder 3:15 contains MAC of Martha Mildred Whitner and her husband Willis Justus Milner. Folder 3:16 contains MAC of Charles Frank Milner. Box 4 contains folders 4:1-4:7. Folder 4:1 contains a pedigree chart of Rucker's first four generations and an index by Rucker to the reference sources and the pedigree chart numbers he used in his genealogy research. Folder 4:2 contains pedigree charts of Rucker, Cobb, and Tinsley. Folder 4:3 contains pedigree charts of Rucker, Harris, Lanier, Hunt, and Washington. Folder 4:4 contains pedigree charts of Cobb, Rootes, Lewis, Reade, Smith, and Cary. Folder 4:5 contains pedigree charts of Lamar. Folder 4:6 contains pedigree charts of Cason. Folder 4:7 contains pedigree charts of Montgomery. Box 5 contains folders 5:1-5:8. Folder 5:1 contains pedigree charts of the Washington line to Charlemagne. Folders 5:2 and 5:3 contain pedigree charts of the Reade line to surety and Charlemagne. Folder 5:4 contains pedigree charts of Heron and Neville. Folder 5:5 contains pedigree charts of Neville, Ferrers, and FitzRobert. Folder 5:6 contains pedigree charts of Percy and Plantaganet. Folder 5:7 contains pedigree charts of the Bernard line. Folder 5:8 contains pedigree charts of Charlemagne to Mark Antony. Box 6 contains folders 6:1-6:3. Folder 6:1 contains correspondence and personal notes of Rucker concerning the Rucker data. Folder 6:2 contains copies of legal documents, such as birth and death certificates, pertaining to the Rucker family. Folder 6:3 contains research material used by Rucker. This material is mainly photocopies, but some photographs are included. Box 7 contains folders 7:1-7:5. Folder 7:1 contains correspondence and personal notes of Rucker concerning the Cobb data. Some tombstone photographs are in this folder. Folders 7:2 and 7:3 contain research material and photocopies Rucker used in his research. Folder 7:4 contains correspondence and information about a Cobb reunion held on June 20, 1981 in Athens, Georgia. Folder 7:5 contains Cobb and Lamar data. Several large photocopies and genealogy charts from boxes 6 and 7 are in the oversize box 11. Box 8 contains folders 8:1-8:6. Folder 8:1 contains correspondence and personal notes of Rucker concerning the Cason data. Folder 8:2 contains research material pertaining to Cason. Folder 8:3 contains Harris data. Folder 8:4 contains Lanier data. Folder 8:5 contains Tinsley data. Folder 8:6 contains copies of wills and inventories.
Box 9 contains folders 9:1-9:7. Folder 9:1 contains Rucker's index to the references he used in his research. His abbreviation code is sometimes inconsistent, with some references to authors while other abbreviations appear to be titles, such as GTG (possibly Gone to Georgia by Stewart). The remaining folders in this box are photocopies of the references, and are in alphabetical order by author, editor, or first word of the title when the author is not identified. Box 10 contains folders 10:1-10:4, which continue the alphabetical listing of reference sources. Folder 10:4 contains magazine and journal articles. Box 11 is an oversize box containing Rucker's personal diplomas, certificates and plaques and some unidentified photographs. Some large papers from boxes 6 and 7 are also in this box-Rucker genealogy chart, George Washington, family tree, and photocopies of wills and notes.
Arranged by record type.
Tinsley White Rucker IV genealogical collection. MS 2367. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.