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  • Name Rucker Mauldin 
    • Rucker Mauldin was born in Virginia (or maybe North Carolina), not Maryland because that was where his Father and Grandfather lived (Ambrose and Christopher Smith). His mother, Elizabeth Mauldin, grew up in Spotsylvania, VA. I believe that she knew Rucker’s Dad, Christopher Smith when she was a child because they lived in the same general area. Rucker’s grandfather, Ambrose Joshua Smith, was Constable (sheriff) of Louisa Co, VA and records prove he owned over 4000 acres of land just above Charlottesville in the 1740s. They moved to Chatham, North Carolina – not sure which year – so it’s possible Rucker was born in Chatham, North Carolina because Christopher moved there. - Ed Mauldin
    Born 18 Jan 1767  Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Although my records show otherwise, I now believe that Rucker was born in 1767, not 1760. His records (and tombstone at Pickin’s Chapel, SC) were falsified by a genealogist to gain entry for a lady into DAR. There is no record of Rucker having fought in the Revolutionary War and the DAR no longer recognizes him as a qualifying ancestor. - Ed Mauldin
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Jan 1846  Pickens County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Pickens Cemetery, Anderson County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I83229  Smith Smyth Schmidt Smythe Smitt
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    Smith Branch: Rucker Mauldin b 1767 m Nancy Smith Posey (Kit# 3505****/ ), Smith Branch: Rucker Mauldin m Nancy Posey (Kit# 9090****/ )
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    Father Christopher Smith,   b. 25 Mar 1728, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1818, Pendleton County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Mauldin,   b. 1730, Chatham County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Not married 
    Notes 
    • Research of Linda Smith Cheek

      Christopher Smith and Elizabeth Mauldin were not married. Elizabeth was a sister to Mary Mauldin wife of Christopher Smith. Christopher and Elizabeth had illegitimate son Rucker who went by the name of Rucker Mauldin. It was said that Rucker Mauldin knew who his father was. Christopher and wife Mary Mauldin Smith also had a son named Rucker Smith who died 1805 in Edgefield District SC and lived near Rucker Mauldin. Rucker Mauldin descendants test same yDNA as Christopher Smith.

      This is the line of Neil Smith and I thought it was my line for many years until YDNA came out. I do not research this line anymore. Neil Smith has taken it up. LSC
    Family ID F33845  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Susannah Ann Miller,   b. 10 Mar 1769,   d. 1806  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 23 Dec 1784  Union County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • The Smiths and many other Louisa Co Virginians moved to Chatham, NC area – not sure which year. Rucker’s grandfather, Ambrose Joshua Smith died there in an Indian raid in 1758. There are land records to prove that Christopher was there also. Then, Christopher moved to Pickins (Anderson), SC area. That is where Rucker met and married Susannah Miller. I have them married in 1784 (she would have only been 15) but I can’t prove that. - Ed Mauldin
    Children 
     1. Mildred Mauldin,   b. 6 Nov 1785, Chatham County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Union Co., ILL Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Laban Mauldin,   b. 4 Feb 1787, Union County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1869, Pickens County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +3. Francis Marion Mauldin,   b. 26 Dec 1789, Pendleton,SC,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1860, Tate, Pickens County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     4. Allen Mauldin,   b. 1791,   d. 1876, Pickens County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     5. Lewis Mauldin,   b. 7 Oct 1793, Union District, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1847, Philadelphia, Neshoba County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     6. Ransom Mauldin,   b. 18 Jan 1796, Union District, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Nancy Mauldin,   b. 24 Dec 1797, Union District, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1839, Pickens County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     8. Mary Mauldin,   b. 11 Jun 1800
     9. Rucker N Mauldin,   b. 18 Sep 1802, Anderson County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1880, Anderson County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     10. Elizabeth Mauldin,   b. 25 Apr 1805
    Last Modified 13 Jun 2022 Help 
    Family ID F30590  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Nancy Posey,   b. 22 Mar 1769,   d. 1 Dec 1849, Anderson County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married c 1806  Union County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (Family) 1810  Pendleton, SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (Family) 1820  Pendleton, SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (Family) 1830  Pickens County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (Family) 1840  Pickens County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Osborne Mauldin,   b. 8 Jun 1809
     2. Benjamin Franklin Mauldin,   b. 4 May 1811, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1887, Pickens County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
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    Descendant of Rucker Mauldin/Christopher Smith
    Documents
    Rucker Smith 1800 Union Co SC census
    Rucker Smith 1800 Union Co SC census
    Last Modified 13 Jun 2022 Help 
    Family ID F30490  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Jan 1767 - Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Dec 1784 - Union County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - c 1806 - Union County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (Family) - 2 m under 10 3 m 16-25 1 m 25-44 2 f under 10 2 f 10-15 1 f 26-44 - 1810 - Pendleton, SC, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (Family) - 1 m under 10 1 m 10-15 1 m 16-25 1 m 45 and over 1 f 10-15 1 f 16-25 - 1820 - Pendleton, SC, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (Family) - 1 m 15-19 1 m 20-29 1 m 60-69 1 f 60-69 - 1830 - Pickens County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (Family) - 1 m under 5 2 m 20-29 1 m 70-79 1 f 20-29 1 f 70-29 - 1840 - Pickens County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Jan 1846 - Pickens County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Pickens Cemetery, Anderson County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Rucker Mauldin

    Documents
    Rucker Mauldin 1790 Union Co SC
    Rucker Mauldin 1790 Union Co SC
    Rucker Mauldin Bible
    Rucker Mauldin Bible

  • Notes 
    • I believe Rucker’s father was Christopher Smith and that his mother was Elizabeth Mauldin, sister of Christopher’s wife, Mary. I can prove that by my DNA match to other “Smiths,” and I also have a letter that semi-proves my theory that Rucker’s mother never married so had to give him her last name – “Mauldin.” - Ed Mauldin


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