Born: 1807-10-29 Caldwell County, Kentucky
Died: 1879-07-02 Round Prairie, Illinois
Flourished: Sangamon County, Illinois
Thomas Rucker married Diadamia Rucker (they shared a common ancestor) in Woodford County, Kentucky, and the couple had six children. They moved to Sangamon County, Illinois, in 1832. In 1860, Rucker was working as a farmer and had amassed $3,000 in real estate and $400 in personal property. Diadamia died in 1863 and Rucker remarried in 1869 to Julia A. Leonard.
John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 631; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Sangamon County, IL, 266; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Sangamon County, IL, 27; Illinois State Journal (Springfield), 10 July 1879, 4:4.