Sgt Enoch A Rucker was born 21 February 1843 in Franklin County, Georgia, United States to Wyley Rucker (1809-1862) and Elizabeth Amanda Gowder (1816-) and died 12 March 1920 Shaw, Saline County, Arkansas, United States of unspecified causes. He married Tabitha Catherine Chastain (1842-1870) 3 February 1861 in Banks County, Georgia, United States.

Enoch married his wife, Tabitha Catherine Chastain (1842-1870) only just shortly before the start of the Civil War. Just a few months later he enlists in Company A, 24th Georgia Infantry Regiment with two of his cousins, Armour Mack Rucker (1844-1932) and Moses Rucker (1840-1862).

Their first child was born in 1861, but their second child not until July 1864. The 24th Georgia saw active duty almost the entire duration of the war.

Military Record: Enlisted in Company A, 4th Sergeant - 2nd Lt, 24 Aug 1861


Offspring of Sgt Enoch A Rucker and Tabitha Catherine Chastain (1842-1870)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Lucy Tahlulla Rucker (1861-1935)
William Enoch Rucker (1864-1928)
John Weston Rucker (1866-1900)
Wyly R Rucker (1868-)
Ester Jane Rucker (1869-1925)


Vital Records

Banks County Marriage Records

  • Rucker, Enoch A and Miss T.C. Chastain 3 Feb 1861 William H Turk JP


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