RUCKMAN, HOUCK, WALKER
Posted By: Marilyn Holmes
Date: 4/23/2017 at 10:49:32
History of Marion County.
RUCKMAN, AMOS--Retired farmer, Sec. 11, P.O. Red Rock. Was born in Barren county, Kentucky, February 17, 1806. In 1852 he moved to Marion county, Iowa. Entered land on which he now resides. He has been a hard working, honorable and an upright man. He and his son, E.B., possess 845 acres of land. He was justice of the peace two years, 1857-58. He was married to Miss Amanda T. Houck, a native of Barren county, Kentucky, January 14, 1836. They have three sons, two of whom were killed in the late war, 1863: John L. and Joseph. E.B. RUCKMAN, the only living son of Amos Ruckman, is now living with his parents. He was born April 28,1837, in Barren county, Kentucky. He came to Marion county with his parents at the time before mentioned. He is now one of the most influential farmers and stock-raisers in Marion county. He has recently purchased some of Kentucky's finest bred cattle. He was a surveyor for a term of three years, 1863-66. He was married to Miss charity Walker, of Ross county, Ohio, March 17, 1859. Nine children were the fruit of this union, eight of whom are living: Robert Q. (born December 20, 1859), Mary E. (born October 9, 1861), Eliza J. (born December 28, 1863), John L. (born January 25, 1865), Joseph I. (born July 4, 1870), Zaccheus (born April 4, 1873), Martha S. (born January 29, 1876), Wm. Clyde (born May 17, 1878), Hannah (deceased, born February 8, 1866. Her death was caused by lightning, May 25, 1878). Mrs. Charity Ruckman's death occurred in January 1881.
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