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FIRST FOUR GENERATIONS (note still under construction)


FIRST GENERATION

1. John RUCKMAN I1,2,3,4,5,6,7 was born in 1590 possibly in Merstham, Surrey Co., England. Not sure this is the John Ruckman born 1590 in Surrey Co., England, need to establish as fact. He was christened on Mar 26 1590 in Merstham, Surrey Co., England. He immigrated on Oct 8 1635 to On ship "Abgail" from Plymouth, England to Boston, Mass..8,9,10 He wrote a will on Mar 13 1650 in Gravesend, Long Island, New Netherlands (now New York). Abstract of John Ruckman's will-
To son John Ruckman, all property. Appointing James Hubbard and William Bowne and Edwards Browse executors. Mr. Bowne to have charge of son until he comes of age. If son dies, estate to John Bowne and James Bowne, sons of William Bowne. Witnessed Deborah Moody, John Tilton. (Gravesend Records, Liber 1, pg 39).
A note of intrest concerning William Bowne, he had lived in Salem before moving to Gravesend and latter moved to Middletown, New Jersey. His son John Bowne (born 1630 and died 1683/84) married Lydia Holmes, their granddaughter married Mordecai Lincoln Jr., an ancestor of president Abraham Lincoln. Lydia Holmes' brother Samuel bought John Ruckman Jr.'s plantation in Gravesend May 3, 1665.

He died before May 2 1650 in Gravesend, Long Island, New Netherlands (now New York).
He had an estate probated on May 2 1650 in Gravesend, Long Island, New Netherlands (now New York).11,12 He came to Plymouth Colony on the ship "Abigail" (under master Richard Hackwell of London) leaving the port in Plymouth, England about August 1, 1635 and landing in Boston on October 8, 1635. The ship experienced an outbreak of smallpox. A John Ruckman is recorded in the town of Sandwich, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts on a list of those admitted to the freedom of the colony of New Plymouth and those who took an oath of fidelity and those able to bear arms in 1643. He is also recorded in the town of Lynn before 1644. He was a follower of Lady Deborah Moody (the anabaptist) who left Plymouth Colony in June of 1643 because of religious differences over baptisms. She and her followers settled at Gravesend on Long Island in the New Netherlands (now New York). The settlement was divided into 28 shares (each share getting a town lot and a plantation lot). John Ruckman was one of the 28 and received his grant for a plantation lot on November 18, 1646 which he sold shortly afterwards to Thomas Applegate recorded in the Gravesend records January 1, 1651. In September of 1647 John Ruckman and Richard Uzell bought fron Roger Scott the plantation formerly owned by Robert Pennoyer and on September 4, 1649 they bought a house and lot also formerly of Robert Pennoyer. Lady Moody was a witness to John Ruckman's will, dated March 13, 1650 and proved May 2, 1650 which only mentioned son John.
"This Old Monmouth of Ours" by Wm. Hornor list 3 possible children 1. Samuel, 2. Thomas and 3. John. but believe these are his grand children thru his son John.

Although the ship came from England, it does not mean that John Ruckman was born in England. England served as a collecting place for religious dissenters from around northern Europe. Some family traditions place the origins of the Ruckman family in Wales.

A George Ructman named in the James Hampton estate in Sandwich in 1637?(Note "The Pioneers of Mass., by Charles henry Pope lists George Ruckman as a creditor of Thomas Hampton of Sandwich in 1637.)


He was married to Elizabeth ?(RUCKMAN) before 1626 in England?. Name from ship Abigail's passenger list. No other record found concerning Elizabeth. Elizabeth ?(RUCKMAN) was born in 1604 in England?. She died before 1650. No record of her except the ship passenger list giving her age as 31 in 1635. No mention of her in her husband's will in 1650.
John RUCKMAN I and Elizabeth ?(RUCKMAN) had the following children:

    +2    i.    John RUCKMAN II.



SECOND GENERATION

2. John RUCKMAN II13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28 was born in 1635 in England?.29,30,31 The birth date from the passenger list would have him born in 1626. It doesn't match up with his becoming legal age in 1655 when his guardians were dismissed. Possible the son John age 9 in 1635 died during the ship's passage (there was a smallpox outbreak on board) or soon after landing and John Sr. had another son he named John (common pratice at the time) or the passenger list was wrong and he was 9 months old and not 9 years. Since his guardians were dismissed in 1655 he was probably born 1635-1637. He died after 1703 in Middletown, Monmouth Co., New Jersey. A memorandum added to the deed for land given to his son John in March of 1702/3 was dated Sept. 7, 1710 and states John appeared before Thomas Gordon and aknowledged the deed as his act. He was buried in Ruckman's Hill, Middletown, Monmouth Co., New Jersey.32,33,34,35 In 1980 the Beekman descendants still owned 160 acres of John Ruckman's original place including the spring, but it was for sale for 5 million dollars with plans to build condominiums on the place. In 1655 he came of age when his guardians were dismissed (he would have been 29 or 30 years old if born in 1626).
In 1657 he was listed on a town clerks list (Gravesend) as having 7 "Morgens" of land under tillage.
In 1663 he was one of a group of Englishmen from Gravesend who were caught by the Dutch trying to purchase land in New Jersey from the Indians. In 1664 the New Netherlands was turned over to the English and the new English governor allowed the New Jersey purchase.
May 3, 1665 he sold part of his plantation (lot # 22) in Gravesend to Samuel Holmes. December 30, 1667 on page 1 of the Town Book of Middletown he is listed as owning lot #1 (out of 36).
Dec. 28, 1669 present at a court held at Portland Point.
1676 listed "John Ruckman and wife 200 acres"
June 12, 1677 Patent to John Ruckman of Middleton for 255 acres in 5 parcels.
Mar.2, 1687 "John Ruckman's hill" mentioned in road report.
Sept. 27, 1687 served on Grand Jury in Middletown.
January 2, 1687/88 Patent to John Ruckman of Middletown, for 100 acres at Sho;; Harbour.
Sept. 23, 24 & 25, 1691 served on Grand Jury at Shewsbury, NJ
The only definate children I've found so far is John Jr., Samuel, Jonathan, and Thomas all of whom were sold/given land by their father in Middletown between 1701 and 1703.
Dec. 10,1701 John Ruckman Seniour of Middletown...natural affection I have for my son Thomas...conveyed 4 1/2 acres part of his home lot and joins to the house his son Thomas now lives in.
November 14,1702 granted land to his son "Jonathan Ruckman of the Town of Middletown in the County of Monmouth" 100 acres " in the bounds of Middletown... at a place commonly called shole harbour".
March 1702/03 John Ruckman of Middletowne in County of Monmouth..Yeoman.. in consideration of the love and goodwill.. which I bear towards my loving son John Ruckman of the aforesaid towne... granted him 60 acres in the "bounds of Middletowne".
April 26, 1703 John Ruckman Sr. of Middletown in the county of Monmouth along with his wife Sarah granted Samuel Ruckman their son, 118 acres of land and meadow being in the bounds of Middletown.
"This Old Monmouth Of Ours" by Wm. Hornor list John's children as 1. John , 2. Sarah, 3. Samuel and 4. Thomas.
Dorothy Roberts Note: Deputy-Patentee of Monmouth-Middletown, NJ in 1665 - Lots 1 & 3. Member Baptist Church.


He was married to Sarah ?(RUCKMAN) about 1660 in probably Gravesend, Long Island, New York. Sarah ?(RUCKMAN) was born about 1640. She died after 1703. Probably a daughter of one of the other settlers at Gravesend? John RUCKMAN II and Sarah ?(RUCKMAN) had the following children:

    +3    i.    John RUCKMAN III.
    +4    ii.    Jonathan RUCKMAN.
    +5    iii.    Sarah RUCKMAN.
    +6    iv.    Thomas RUCKMAN.
    +7    v.    Samuel RUCKMAN.



THIRD GENERATION

3. John RUCKMAN III36,37,38,39,40,41,42,43,44,45 was born about 1660 in probably Gravesend, Long Island, New York. He died after 1715. First record is from "Town Book of Middletown"- Nov.9, 1688 Thomas Whitlock Sr., of Middletown, sold for L3-12-0, to John Ruckman Jr. of same place, eight acres, lying at Mohorus brook, and bounded by lands of John Ruckman Sr., James Grover and the late Edward Tart, which the said Whitlock had received from the Proprietors by patent. Daniel Seabrook a witness.
Sept. 8, 1690 purchased 6 acres from Mordecai Gibbons in Middletown.
June 9, 1692 purchased tract of land from John Reid, deed states John Ruckman Junior was a weaver.
He is listed Dec. 22, 1700 as J. Rockman junior in a land discription.
Moved to Kingwood, Amwell Twp., Hunterdon Co., New Jersey?.
Dec. 22, 1701 Purchased 28 acres bounded by Mahoras brook from Gulsbertsen and his wife Ester. (Possibly his father John Sr. purchased this?)
A memorandum added to the deed for land given to him by father John II in March of 1702/3 was dated Sept. 7, 1710 and states John appeared before Thomas Gordon and aknowledged the deed as his act. Not sure if the John that appeared was John II or John III.
Oct. 13, 1713 his land near Middletown mentioned in a road return. It was next to his brother Samuel's land.

He was married to Sarah TARRT (daughter of Edward TARRT and ???? ?(TARTT)) before Sep 2 1688 in Middletown, Monmouth Co., New Jersey.46 Sarah TARRT was born about 1660. Possible daughter of Edward Tartt, town clerk and neighbor of John Ruckman 2nd of Middletown. Edward died in 1688.
Calendar of New Jersey Wills Vol. 1 (1670-1730)
"1688, Sept.2. Tarrt, Edward, of Monmouth Co.; will of. Divides real and personal estate between Margery Joebes, John Rutman junior, Thomas Renshall, Sara Rutman, John Wilson junior, sister Elizabeth and her daughters. Executors- James Grover and John Wilson junior. Witnesses- John Throckmorton and John Stout. Proved September 25, 1688. NJ Archives, XXI., p. 131. John RUCKMAN III and Sarah TARRT had the following children:

    +8    i.    William RUCKMAN.
    9    ii.    John RUCKMAN IV was born about 1695 in Middletown, Monmouth Co., New Jersey. "Jno Rugman Jun'r" listed in Colonel Thomas Farmers Seventh Company of Militia in 1715. The Seventh was composed primarily of men from Amwell Township, Hunterdon Co.. In so far as John Ruckman (b. 1635) died about 1705, in 1715 his son John's son John would be refered to John "Jun'r".
    +10    iii.    
Thomas RUCKMAN.

4. Jonathan RUCKMAN47,48,49,50,51,52,53,54,55 was born about 1676 in probably Gravesend, Long Island, New York. He died about 1741. Established Somerset Co. Ruckman line.
1700 listed in a petition (for him to be of legal age at this time he would have been born 1673-1678)
Nov. 2, 1702 granted 100 acres in the bounds of Middletown at Shole Harbour from his father.
Jan. 1702/03 registered his ear mark with the Middletown clerk.
Sept. 22, 1708 his land at Shole Harbour mentioned in a road report.
Oct.21, 1710 "Jonathan Ruckman of Middletowne... Yeoman" purchased 150 acres "at Mount Amwell in the County of Burlington" (later called Hunterdon Co.)
Dec. 28,1710 listed as a resident "of the Township of Middletowne" he sold 100 acres at "sholl harbore".
Jan. 31,1713 "Jonathan Ruckman Yeoman" farm let 20 acres of land "at Middletown" to one "Jacob Daniell".
April 1716 listed as owing the estate of John Bowne.
April 7, 1715 "Jonath[an] Ruckman of the Township of Middletown... Yeoman" purchased several tracts of land "in the Bounds of Middletown" from his brother John Ruckman Jr.. Land was located aside "Mohoras Brook" and "shoal harbour Creek".
In 1725 was still in Monmouth County and was mentioned in an ejectment case before the New Jersey Supreme Court concerning the land let to Jacob Daniel in 1713.
July 26, 1738 had an account with a Jonathan Eldridge at the Janeway store in Somerset Co., New Jersey. On this day they purchased rum, powder and shot. The account continued till May 9, 1740 and in July of 1741 charges were brought against them for failure to pay their debt.
Feb. 1740 chared with not paying debt to Janeway store. Judge resided in Readington Twp., Hunterdon County. Several court dates related to this, the last in August 1741. His partner Jonathan Eldridge was in court again in Oct. of 1741, but Jonathan Ruckman not mentioned, possible he had died between Aug. and Oct. court dates.

He was married to ???? ELDRIDGE? about 1702. Jonathan RUCKMAN and ???? ELDRIDGE? had the following children:

    +11    i.    David RUCKMAN.

5. Sarah RUCKMAN37 was born on Oct 4 1667 in Middletown, Monmouth Co., New Jersey.56 She died before 1727. Not mentioned in husbamd's will dated Mar. 18,1726/27. Possible line of Cibdy Torres Owens (cindyo@staffnet.com).
Some info from Allen Donald Tallman's rootsweb gedcom (mama@slkc.uswest.net) (1-00).
Some info from Dale Robinson's rootsweb gedco. (dale.robinson@deseretonline.com) (1-00).



She was married to Eleazer COTTRELL (son of Nicholas COTTRELL and Martha ?(COTTRELL)) on Oct 27 1685.57,58 Eleazer COTTRELL was born in 1654 in Newport, Rhode Island. He signed a will on Mar 18 1726/27 in Middletown, Monmouth Co., New Jersey.59 He died before Apr 15 1727 in Middletown, Monmouth Co., New Jersey. His will was dated Mar.18,1726/27 and an inventory was done on Apr. 15,1727- he died sometime between those dates. Sarah RUCKMAN and Eleazer COTTRELL had the following children:

    12    i.    Nicholas COTTRELL was born about 1689 in New Jersey.
    +13    ii.    Smith COTTRELL.
    14    iii.    Ruth COTTRELL was born about 1693.
    15    iv.    Mary COTTRELL was born about 1695 in New Jersey.

6. Thomas RUCKMAN60,61,62 was born about 1670 in Middletown, Monmouth Co., New Jersey. He signed a will on May 10 1714 in Freehold, Monmouth Co., New Jersey. Will mentions wife Rachel and three oldest daughters- Rachel, Sarah and Ruth; oldest son John; youngest son Thomas; and youngest daughters Hannah and Mary. Son John land in Freehold, son Thomas land in Amwell. Witnessed by John Ruckman (his brother?), Benjamin Lawrance and Thomas Cox. He died about 1715 in Freehold, Monmouth Co., New Jersey. He had an estate probated on Nov 22 1715 in Freehold, Monmouth Co., New Jersey.63 Will witnessed by a John Ruckman-possibly his brother.
Dec. 22, 1701 Thomas' father John Ruckman Senoir of Middletown deeded him 4 1/2 acres in Middletown, Monmouth Co., NJ.
Dec. 15, 1702 purchased from William Dockwra of London, 150 acres near "Crosswecks" and 150 acres of meadow on Rocky Brook for 75 pounds.
May 28, 1713. deed. Nathan Allen of Mansfield, Burlington Co., New Jersey to Thomas Ruckman of Freehold, yeo. for L-32. from New Jersey Genealociacal Society John G. Wood Collection.
In his will Thomas left his land in Freehold, Monmouth Co. to his oldest son John and the land in Amwell Twp., Burlington Co. (now Hunterdon Co.) to his youngest son Thomas.
In 1718 son John sold the land in Monmouth and bought land next to his brother Thomas in Amwell Twp.. Son Thomas sold his land in Amwell twp. in 1756 (after his brother John died) and moved out of the area.

He was married to Rachel ?(RUCKMAN) about 1696. Rachel ?(RUCKMAN) was born between 1670 and 1680. She died after 1716. Thomas RUCKMAN and Rachel ?(RUCKMAN) had the following children:

    +16    i.    John RUCKMAN.
    +17    ii.    Thomas RUCKMAN.
    18    iii.    Rachel RUCKMAN was born between 1697 and 1715. Under the age of 18 in Nov. of 1715.
    19    iv.    
Sarah RUCKMAN was born between 1697 and 1715. Under the age of 18 in Nov. 1715
    20    v.    
Ruth RUCKMAN was born between 1697 and 1715. Under the age of 18 in Nov. 1715. Possibly the Ruth listed in the Hunterdon Co. Court of Common Pleas Vol. II page 303. Court session from Aug. 9, 1728. Case # 2845, Ruth Ruckman vs Richard London for defamation which was discontinued.
    21    vi.    
Hannah RUCKMAN was born between 1697 and 1715. Under the age of 18 in Nov. 1715.
    22    vii.    
Mary RUCKMAN was born between 1697 and 1715. Under the age of 18 in Nov. 1715, she was the youngest daughter.
    23    viii.    
James RUCKMAN was born in 1716 in New Jersey. Not listed in father's will, born after his father died.

7. Samuel RUCKMAN64,65,66,67 was born about 1675 in Middletown, Monmouth Co., New Jersey. He died after 1752. ancestry.com has this Samuel d. 1770 near Kirby, Hampshire Co., Va. (WVa) with a bd of 1680. On April 26, 1703 his father gave him 118 acres in Middletown, Monmouth Co., New Jersey.
Oct. 1713- Samuel's land described in a road return for Middletown. Living next to John Ruckman, his brother.
Aug. 1, 1715- Samuel and his wife Mary sold Andrew Wilson 30 acres of the land given to him by his father John Ruckman. Andrew Wilson mentions the land in his will (Nov. 30,1731) in which he leaves the thirty acres to his son James Wilson.
Oct 19, 1724- Samuel charged by the "Exrs of Bown" with a debt of L34-3-11 in the
Hunterdon County Court of Common Pleas.
March 15, 1726 "Samuel Ruchman otherwise called Samuell Rutman of Amwell in the County of Hunterdon...Yeoman" signed a bill to one John Dagworthy.
Oct. 1727- Samuel witnessed the will of Daniel Leet of Amwell. Lib. B, pg 476
May 1729- Samuel Ruckman charged with a debt by John Burcham.
Apr. 1733 Samuel obtained a mortgage on a 312 acre farm in Amwell Twp., Hunterdon Co., New Jersey- which he paid on till it was paid off on Apr. 30, 1741.
Aug. 1752- "Samuel Ruckman of the Township of Bethlehem, County of Hunterdon... Yeoman"- was charged with a "Breach of Covenant" with John Burcham.



He was married to Mary ?(RUCKMAN) before Aug 1 1715. Samuel RUCKMAN and Mary ?(RUCKMAN) had the following children:

    +24    i.    Samuel RUCKMAN.
    +25    ii.    Thomas RUCKMAN.



FOURTH GENERATION

8. William RUCKMAN68 was born about 1690. Possibly the father of Joseph of both Guilford Co. NC and Bucks Co., PA and Thomas (listed as son of John III) of Bucks Co., Pennsylvania? Oldest Ruckman Quaker I've found and Joseph and Thomas both Quakers?
Some info from Robert Giggs (RobertGibbs@prodigy.com) , 1217 Leisure World, Mesa, AZ 85206-3077 (3-5-97) lists William as Joseph's father- no sources listed tho. His line of descent-William>Joseph>Hannah mar Jesse Dillion.

He was married to Esther ?(RUCKMAN) before 1718. William RUCKMAN and Esther ?(RUCKMAN) had the following children:

    +26    i.    Joseph RUCKMAN.
    27    ii.    Sarah RUCKMAN was born on Mar 15 1718 in Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.
    28    iii.    John RUCKMAN69,70 was born about 1731. He died before Jun 29 1762 in Virginia.71 Possible son based on his brother being Thomas Ruckman of Northampton Co. PA.
    +29    iv.    
Thomas RUCKMAN.

10. Thomas RUCKMAN72 was born in 1700. Quaker.
Info on line from Henry Sutliff.

He was married to Sarah BYE (daughter of John BYE and Sarah PEARSON) in 1746 in Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. Sarah BYE was born on Jan 27 1707.73 Thomas RUCKMAN and Sarah BYE had the following children:

    30    i.    Jonathan RUCKMAN was born on Dec 12 1747 in Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.74,75,76 Claimed by some to be the Jonathan who married Sarah Allen in Somerset Co. NJ, but it's more likely that that Jonathan was the son of David, the son of Jonathan as that branch of the family lived in Somerset Co..
    +31    ii.    
Sarah RUCKMAN.

11. David RUCKMAN was born about 1715 in Middletown, Monmouth Co., New Jersey. He died in May 1771 in Warren Twp., Somerset Co., New Jersey.77 David's second wife, Elizabeth, signed a statement renouncing her appointment as administrator of David's estate on May 22, 1771 in Somerset Co., Province of East New Jersey in favor of her son-in-law Jonathan Ruckman.
On May 23, 1771 Jonathan Ruckman and Richard Perry of Somerset Co. New Jersey posted a one thousand pound bond and Jonathan was appointed administor of the estate of David Ruckman. He was a cooper.
August 5, 1747 "David Ruckmon" and "Serviah Ruckmon" listed among the first members of the Baptist Church at Scotch Plains, New Jersey.
July 1762 chastised by the authorities of his church for "his Drinking & fighting".
September 1762 chastised again by his church leaders for "Fighting and Useing of bad language.. Unbecomeing his Profession".
Nov. 1762 the church seeing no improvement in his behavior adjudged him "Ripe for Excommunication".
Oct. 1768 David was described as a resident of the Borough of Elizabethtown in the County of Somerset when he gave a mortage to Richard Penny for 7 acres of land "lying on Stoney hill". NOTE Richard Peny later made co-administrater of David's estate with Jonathan Ruckman in May of 1771- possible this Richard Peny was married into the family?

He was married to Serviah ?(RUCKMAN) before 1747. Serviah ?(RUCKMAN) died before 1765. David RUCKMAN and Serviah ?(RUCKMAN) had the following children:

    32    i.    Patience RUCKMAN was born about 1747.
    +33    ii.    Jonathan RUCKMAN.
    +34    iii.    David RUCKMAN.

He was married to Elizabeth ?(RUCKMAN) before 1765. David RUCKMAN and Elizabeth ?(RUCKMAN) had the following children:

    +35    i.    William RUCKMAN.
    +36    ii.    Thomas RUCKMAN.

13. Smith COTTRELL was born about 1691. She died before 1727.

She was married to John DAVIS before 1726.

16. John RUCKMAN78,79 was born about 1697 in Middletown, Monmouth Co., New Jersey. Oldest son, was under age of 21 in Nov. of 1715. Sold and purchased land in 1718 so would have had to have been over 21 then. He signed a will on Dec 24 1749 in Kingwood, Amwell Twp., Hunterdon Co., New Jersey.80 Mentions only wife name (Susannah). Executor William Allen. Witnessses Jonathan Stout, Thomas Ruckman (brother and neightbor?) and Uriah Bonham. He died in 1750 in Hunterdon Co., New Jersey. He had an estate inventory on Jan 25 1750 in Kingwood, Amwell Twp., Hunterdon Co., New Jersey.81 Inventory mentions one coat given to oldest son John. He had an estate probated on Feb 2 1750 in Hunterdon Co., New Jersey. He Estate Account filed on Apr 15 1767 in Hunterdon Co., New Jersey.82 Mentions cash paid to-Joseph Ruckman on Nov. 7, 1757; Thomas Ruckman on Sept. 13,1762; and to Thomas Price who married the eldest daughter paid on Sept. 13, 1762. He was the oldest son.
Aug. 14, 1718 sold two tracts of land near Crosswicks to Nicholas Stephens. Described as "John Ruckman Son of the late deceased Thomas Ruckman of Freehold"
Aug. 14, 1718 purchased from Nicholas Stephens 416 acres in Mount Amwell, Burlington Co. (now Amwell Twp., Hunterdon Co.) next to his brother Thomas who had inheirted land in Amwell from his father.
1738 voting list, Hunterdon Co.- Jno. Ruckman of Amwell voted for John Emley, Benj. Smith. His brother Thomas voted for the same candidates.
1741, Apr. 14- took out a mortage for 15 Pounds from the Hunterdon Co. Loan Office on 132 acres situated in Bethlehem Twp., Hunterdon Co..
1742, July 31- Hopewell Baptist Church records list John Ruckman (listed as new member between Apr.22,1738 and Sept 1739) as one of several people dismissed from the Hopewell Church so they could form their own baptist church in Kingwood Twp., Hunterdon Co. about 1742.
1744, Sept 1 John Ruckman was baptised at the Church of Christ at Bethleham, Bethlehem Twp. (now Kingwood Twp.) Hunterdon Co..
Possible he also had a son James and a son Joseph?

Susannah ?(RUCKMAN) was born between 1710 and 1720. She died after 1750. "This old Monmouth of Ours" by William Horner gives Sarah as the wife of John that died in 1750. Had John listed tho as son of John II-unlikely since he had minor children at time of death and was born abt 1660. John RUCKMAN and Susannah ?(RUCKMAN) had the following children:

    +37    i.    (oldest dau) RUCKMAN.
    +38    ii.    John RUCKMAN Sr.
    +39    iii.    Samuel RUCKMAN.
    +40    iv.    Thomas RUCKMAN.
    +41    v.    Susannah RUCKMAN.

17. Thomas RUCKMAN83,84 was born about 1705. He died after 1756. He was the youngest son listed in his father's will in 1714 (under age of 21).
1715 Inheirted land in his father will in Amwell Twp., Hunterdon Co.
Oct.18, 1727-Hunterdon Co. Court of Common Pleas (vol.3 page 219) Was a plantiff in two suits- one (case #2186) against a J(a?). Tuher/Tuker for 200 pounds and another (case 2187) against a Fredrick Debough for 50 pounds, both cases dismissed by order of the plantiff. On the same day there was a case (#2183) of J(a?). Tuher/Tuker vs John Ruckman, probably Thomas' brother for 50 pounds with results listed as "Like Rule".
May 6, 1733 Mortgaged 100 acres for 15 Pounds with the loan office of Hunterdon Co. (loan till Mar. 25, 1749 payment 18 shillings and nine pence once each year)
Oct. 1736 appears in Court of Common Plea records- Owned (Bonn.?) Bard bond debt of L 49:16:3 int. from March 24 1735 (...) cash first (loaned?) L4:5:6 cash price L0:15:6
Apr. 15, 1742 include in a list of Freeholders who were possible jurors for the perjury trail of Rev. William Tennent in Hunterdon Co.. A freeholder at the time usually meant a male over 25 years of age who had aquired right to and was in possession of at least 50 acres, and had cultivated at least 10 acres or who lived in a borough with a house and 3 acres or had a house and land only rented if he could prove he had 50 pounds in stock of his own.
Before July 14,1748 Thomas sold 7 acres of his 420 acre tract to a Johnnes Shaver who on July 14, 1748 sold it to Jonathan Stout for 120 pounds. Sale witnessed by Thomas Ruckman.
July 13, 1756 Thomas and wife Elizabeth sold land in Amwell, Hunterdon Co. to Jusiah Higgins., Thomas and his wife described as "late of the Township of Amwell" meaning they had moved out of the area before this date.
Witnessed will of his brother John in 1749 in Amwell Twp., Hunterdon Co.- as did Jonathan Stout.

He was married to Elizabeth ?(RUCKMAN) before 1756. Elizabeth ?(RUCKMAN) died after 1756.

24. Samuel RUCKMAN was born between 1710 and 1720. He died before Jun 1769 in Hunterdon Co., New Jersey. Hunterdon Co., New Jersey Mortage Book 1 page 95 discription of William Allen's mortage and property boundries mentions west side was bordered by the Late Samuel Ruckman, being recorded June 10, 1769.

He was married to ???? ?(RUCKMAN).

25. Thomas RUCKMAN85,86 was born in 1721. Moved to Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania before 1748.

He was married to Susanna JONES on Jul 2 1761 in Hunterdon Co., New Jersey. Info from posting on Ruckman Forum by Charles E. Heare (6-11-2000) also has this Thomas as marrying 1st Sarah Bye in 1746 and moving to Hampshire Co., VA but doesn't seem to fit. Thomas RUCKMAN and Susanna JONES had the following children:

    +42    i.    James RUCKMAN.

SOURCES

1. Edited by Nathaniel B. Shurtleff. "Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England" Miscellaneous Records 1633-1689. Massachusetts Legislature printed by William White, Boston, 1857. Page 184 (concerning lists of those admitted to the freedom of the colony, together with those who took the oath of fidelity and those able to bear arms in the year 1643)
"Sandwich- John Ruckman".
2. Teunis G. Bergen. "Register in Alphabetical Order of the Early Settlers of Kings County, Long Island, N.Y. from it's First Settlement by Europeans to 1700". S.W. Green's Son, New York 1881.
Page 14 (concerning genealogy of Thomas Applegate)
"Thomas, in N.A. as early as 1641, bought John Ruckman's patent in Gd, Nov. 12, 1646, as per Gd. rec."
Page 208 (concerning division of town lots at Gravesend)
"By an agreement entered into at 'Amersfoort' while Lady Mody and her associates were located there during the Indian war, as per Lib. 2 of Gd rec., it was concluded that in the settlement of Gd each associate should be accommodated with a certain quality of land within a certain fence to be erected, which said land should be divided into 28 shares or parts, each to receive a part and also a building-plot. Under this plan in 1646 plantation-lots were granted to" then list which included John Ruckman.
3. "Genealogies of Long Island Families" from the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record.
Page 159
"The first town minutes of Gravesend, now carefully preserved in the Supere Court Building in Brooklyn, were badly damaged in times past, and only parts of the first few pages are left. They appear to be concerned with the distribution of planter's lots, that is, farms of some forty acres each. Quite probably house lots had previously been assigned and built upon. The names William Throne, Edward Brown, Lady Deborah Moody, Sergeant James Hubbard, Richard Stout, John Ruckman and William Bowne are all found in Lynn records prior to 1644."............"There can be little doubt that William Throne and the others who received planter's lots were associates of Lady Deborah Moody in the founding of Gravesend in 1643. Presumably all except Baxter were among the forty men who defended the settlement against the Indian attacks the same year, and among the twenty-eight who signed the Amersfort agreement soon afterwards.".
4. Selected and Introduced by Gary Boyd Roberts. "English Origins of New England Families" from the New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc., Baltimore 1985. Second Series, Volume I, page 361. br>5. William S. Horner. "This Old Monmouth Of Ours". Clearfield Co. (reprint). Page 182
"RUCKMAN, John (1) is supposed to have been of English origin. He was of Sandwich in 1644, removing to Gravesend, where he died about 1650. His children are thought to have been-Samuel (2), Thomas (3), and John (4).".
6. Victor Cooper. A Dangerous Woman- The Life and Times of Lady Deborah Moody (1586-1659?). Heritage Books, Inc., Bowie Maryland, Published 1995.
Page 98 (concerning her followers)
"Also from Lynn were Edward Browne, Richard Stout, John Ruckman and William Bowne."
Page 110 (concerning distribution of "planters lots")
"At a cost of fifty guilders each they were allocated to applicants who included a number of persons mentioned in Lynn records prior to 1644- William Thorne, Edward Browne, Lady Deborah Moody, James Hubbard, John Ruckman and William Bowne."
Page 111 (first election of town officers September 7, 1646)
"John Ruckman was appointed collector for the poor.".
7. Teunis G. Bergen. "Register in Alphabetical Order of the Early Settlers of Kings County, Long Island, N.Y. from it's First Settlement by Europeans to 1700". S.W. Green's Son, New York 1881.
Page 245 (concerning the genealogy of John Ruckman)

"RUCKMAN, John, (sup. English) among the first settlers of Gd, where he obtained Nov. 18,1646, a grant for a plantation-lot, which he sold shortly after to Thomas Appelgate, as per twon rec. His will is d. Mar.13,1650, and pro. May 2 of the same year, in which he devises his property ti his s. John, appointing Wm Bowne his guardian. If s. dies a minor, he devises his property to John and James sons of said Wm Bowne. Signed his name 'John Ruckman'.".
8. Samuel G. Drake. "Results of some Researches among the British Archives for Information Relative to the Founders of New England" made in the years 1858,1859 and 1860. Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore 1969. Page 32-34 (passengers on the "Abigail" JUne 1635, Rookeman listed on page 34) "In the Abigail p'red: p'r Cert: from the minister of their Conformitir and from the Justices that they are no Subsedy men:"
John Rookeman 45
Elizabeth Rookeman 31
Jo: Rookeman 9.
9. Charles Edward Banks. "The Planters of the Commonwealth. A study of the Emigrants and Emigration in Colonial Times: to which are added Lists of Passengers to Boston and the Bay Colony; the Ships which brought them; their English Homes, and the Places of their settlement in Massachusetts 1620-1640". Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore 1972. Pages 161-167 (passengers on the "Abigail" Rookman on page 166) "Abigail of London, Richard Hackwell, Master. She listed passengers for New England from June 4 until July 24, and sailed from Plymouth, as her last port of departure, about August 1, with two hundred and twenty persons aboard and many cattle. She arrived at Boston about October 8, infected with smallox."
John Rookman 45
Mrs. Elizabeth Rookman 31
John Rookman 9.
10. Selected and Introduced by Gary Boyd Roberts. "English Origins of New England Families" from the New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc., Baltimore 1985.
Page 361 (concerning 1635 trip of "Abigail" and abbreviations used for John. Jonathan and Joseph)
"Among others listed for the same trip of the Abigail were (Hotten's List): Jo: West, Jo: Freeman, John Rookeman, 45 years, Jo: Rookeman, 9 years,".
11. Selected by Henry B. Hoff. "Long Island Source Records" from the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore 1987. Page 105 (abstract of John Ruckman's will)
"Will of John Ruckman of Gravesend. Dated March 13, 1650. Proved May 2, 1650. To son John Ruckman, all property. Appointing James Hubbard and William Bowne & Edward Browse Executors. Mr. Bowne to have charge of son until he comes of age. If son die, Estate to John Bowne and James Bowne, sons of William Bowne. Witness: Deborah Moody, John Tilton.
(Gravesend Records, Liber 1, Page 39)".
12. John E. Stillwell. "Historical and Genealogical Miscellany". Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore 1970. Page 30 (Concerning William Bowne)
"The 13th of Mch., 1650, John Ruckman, of Gravesend, by his will, made him one of the trustees of his minor son, who came of age, in 1655, when his guardians were dismissed.".
13. Edited by William Nelson. "Patents and Deeds and Other Early Records of New Jersey, 1664-1703". Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore 1976. Page 27 (East Jersey Patents, Etc., Liber No. 1, page 170)
"1677 June 12, Do. To John Ruckman of Midleton for 255 a. in 5 parcels"
Page 110
"1687-8 Jan.2. Patent to John Ruckman of Middletown, for 100 acres at Sholl Harbor, N.W. grantee, N.E. and E. Gerat Wall, S. John Smith, W. unsurveyed land and Thomas Whitlock page 265"
Page 138 (concerning John Wilson Jr. land 6-25-1688)
bordered on west by John Ruckman
Page 190 (concerning Thomas Gordon land 5-24-1690)
bordered on east John Ruckman
Page 196 (concerning sale of Jarrat Wall's land 2-12-1691/92)
bordered on south by John Ruckman
Page 200 (concerning sale of John Wilson Sr.'s land 5-17-1692)
bordered N.W. John Rockman
Page 200 (concerning sale of John Wilson Jr.'s land 12-24-1692)
bordered S.W. by John Ruckman
Page 294 (concerning sale of Robert Hamilton's land 6-28-1697)
bordered S. by John Ruckman
Page 296 (concerning sale of John Wilson Sr.'s land 5-8-1699)
bordored N.W. John Ruckman.
14. John E. Stillwell. "Historical and Genealogical Miscellany". Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore 1970. Vol IV page 224
"1688, Nov. 9. Daniel Seabrook was a witness to the sale of lands made by Thomas Whitlock to John Ruckman, Jr., in Middletown, N.J."
Vol V page 392
"1688, Nov. 9. Thomas Whitlock, Sr., of Middletown, sold for L3-12-0, to John Ruckman, Jr., of the same place, eight acres, lying at Mohorus brook, and bounded by the lands of John Ruckman, Sr., James Grover and the late Edward Tart, which the said Whitlock had received from the Proprietors by patent. Daniel seabrook, a witness.".
15. William S. Horner. "This Old Monmouth Of Ours". Clearfield Co. (reprint). Page 182
"John Ruckman (4), was a Baptist, and one of the Gravesend men. He was awarded Middletown Lot No. 1, afterwards the site of the residence of the late Judge Beekman, and out-lot No. 3. He is supposed to have been born in 1644. He was a Deputy-Patentee. His children were- John (11); Sarah (12), born Oct. 4, 1667, married 10-27-1685, Eleazer Cottrell; Samuel (13); and Thomas (14).
John Ruckman (11) son of John (4), is said to have died in 1749. The given-name of his wife was Sarah. He removed to Hunterdon County, and was father of both sons and daughters.
Thomas Ruckman (14) son of John (4), was of Freehold, where he died cir. 1715. His children were Rachel (15), Sarah (16), Ruth (17), Hannah (18), and Mary (19)."
NOTE: It's also claimed he had a son James born early 1716 after his death.
16. Norma Lippincott Swan. Ellis Index to the History of Monmouth County New Jersey by Franklin Ellis, 1885. Jerseyana Club, Shrewsbury, New Jersey- printed by Brookdale Community College Press, Lincroft, New Jersey, 1973. Page 181
Ruckman (Rucman), John,original settler of Monmouth County page 64
associate Monmouth patentee, 1670 page 64
fined for "contempt and misbehavior" in Sessions Court,Middletown,1701 page 99
hill of, on road from Shewsbury to Swimming River,1687 page 371
mentioned in road records, 1687 page 372
settled around Cocowder Spring, 1706 page 374
owned original Middletown lot, 1667 page 521
buried at foot of hill, northeast of Cocowder Spring page 524
organizer, Middletown Baptist Church, 1668 page 527
Ruckman,Jonathan, mentioned in road records, 1708 page 375
Ruckman's Hill, named for John Ruckman's poplar field lot page 524.
17. Edwin Salter. A History of Monmouth and Ocean Counties Embracing a Genealogical Record of earliest Settlers in Monmouth and Ocean Counties and their Descendants. E. Gardner & Sons, Publishers, Bayonne, New Jersey 1890. page "L"
"RUCKMAN- John Ruckman is named among those who paid for shares of land in Monmouth in 1667 and the same year he was awarded town lot number one in Middletown. The name John Ruckman appears at Sandwich, Mass. 1644, mentioned with Peter Gauntt, George Allen, Richard Kirby and others whose descendants subsequently came to New Jersey. He was probably the same subsequently named at Gravesend, L.I., where he sold a share of land to Thomas Applegate Nov. 1646. His will was dated March 13,1650, and proved May 2d, of the same year. Samuel, Thomas and John Ruckman named in the early years of the Monmouth settlement, 1700-1715 and thereabouts, were probably his sons. The will of Thomas Ruckman, of Monmouth, was dated May 20,1714, and names w. Rachel and seven children."
NOTE: Thomas was a son of John II, not his brother.
18. John E. Stillwell. "Historical and Genealogical Miscellany". Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore 1970. Vol II page 182
"July the 7th 1677 At a legall Towne meting it was by the major part then present voated for James Grover Juner and John Ruckman to be fence vewiers for this present yeare Testis Richard Hartshorne Towne clarke"

Page 158 (1669)
"May the 23d: James Ashton Jonathan Hulmes: and John Rucman were chosen to asist James Grover in Laying out the meadows and acordingly tendred their asistance at the day apoyntd at James Grovers House x Testis;Edw: Tartt Town Clearke".
19. History of Monmouth County, New Jersey (1664-1920) 3 vols. Lewis Historical Publishing Co., New York and Chicago. page 52
The following list embraces nearly all those who were at that time (1664) residents, or owners of the lands, of the Indian purchases, giving, as far as known, the previous residence of each:
From Long Island- John Ruchman (among 31 names listed)
page 53
The patentees met July 8, 1670, at Portland Point and voted to admit as associates those were first and principal in the purchase of the three necks Newasink, Navarumsunk, and Portapeck. The associates chosen were..
John Ruckman (among nineteen names listed)
page 322
Old Middletown village, situated on the western part of the township, was the scene of the first settlement made by the Monmouth patentees and their associates. It was not however laid out as a village until 1677, when it was divided into thirty-six lots to the following persons:John Rueman who was a famous hunter, and on his lot, which was numbered 1, was Cocowder Spring, a favorite stopping place for the Indians, as it was noted for its excellent water.
20. Edited by William Nelson. "Patents and Deeds and Other Early Records of New Jersey, 1664-1703". Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore 1976. Page 321 (concerning land of William Lawrance 12-22-1700, Liber G page 239)
bordered E. by J. Rockman junior.
21. John E. Stillwell. "Historical and Genealogical Miscellany". Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore 1970. Vol. III
Page 30 (concerning William Bowne)
"the 13th of Mch., 1650, John Ruckman, of Gravesend, by his will, made him one of the trustees of his minor son, who came of age, in 1655, when his guardians were dismissed."
Page 308 (concerning Samuel Holmes)
"1665, May 3. He bought John Ruckman's plantation in Gravesend.".
22. Teunis G. Bergen. "Register in Alphabetical Order of the Early Settlers of Kings County,
Long Island, N.Y. from it's First Settlement by Europeans to 1700". S.W. Green's Son, New York 1881. Page 145 (concerning Holmes genealogy)
"May 3, 1665, he bought of John Ruckman plantation-lot No. 22 in Gd."
Page 344 ("list of what land every man hath in tillage ter yeare in Gravesend" for 1657)
John Ruckman 7 Morgens
NOTE: 7 Morgens is about 14 acres.
23. Norma Lippincott Swan. Ellis Index to the History of Monmouth County New Jersey by Franklin Ellis, 1885. Jerseyana Club, Shrewsbury, New Jersey- printed by Brookdale Community College Press, Lincroft, New Jersey, 1973. Page 181
Ruckman (Rucman) John, originl settler of Monmouth County page 64
associate Monmouth patentee, 1670 page 64
fined for "contempt and misbehavior" in Sessions Court, Middletown, 1701 page 99
hill of, on road from Shewsbury to Swimming River, 1687 page 371
mentioned in road records, 1687 page 372
settled around Cocowder Spring, 1706 page 374
owned original Middletown lot, 1667 page 521
buried at foot of hill, northwest of Cocowder Springs page 524
organizer, Middletown Baptist Church, 1668 page 527
Ruckman, Jonathan, mentioned in road records, 1708 page 375
NOTE:Probably his son John III
Ruckman's Hill, named for John Ruckman's poplar field lot page 524.
24. Edwin Salter & George Beekman. Old Times In Old Monmouth. Genealogical Publishing Co., 1980 reprint, Baltimore MD
Originally pub. Freehold, NJ 1887. page 253
" Att a Court of Sessions held at Shrewsbury the 23-24-25 of September 1691. The Court consisting off"....
"Grand Jurymen".....
"John Ruckman" with 13 others.
" The Grand Jury above written, did all take their engagements and had their charge given them, from the President of the Court and so withdrew.
The Grand Jury came into Court again. They being cald over, every man answering to their names. Their Foreman delivered in the following indictments:
Imprimis. That there was a woman called Mary Wright, inhumanly murthered by one negro Cesar, a servant of Mr. James Merling, of Middletown.
2d. That Stephen Cook and William Goodbody did unlawfully range the woods, and mark horsekine, contrary to law.
3d. That Mr. Anthony Pintar, (Pintard) did Deale very fraudulently, with his weights and measures.
4th. That Thomas Renshall was lately grievously abused, by Mr. Peter Jollis at or near the house of said Thomas Renshall, in Middletown. The abuse was with blows."....
25. Richard S. Hutchinson. Monmouth County New jersey Deeds Books A, B, C, & D. heritage Books, Bowie, MD; in 2000. page 3
Monmouth County Deeds Book "A" page 19
"28 December 1669- At a court held a Portland Point- present: John Bowne, James Grover, Richard Gibbins, Richard Stoutt, Wm bowne, John Ruskman [Ruckman written above in pencil]- Pattenties; James Bowne, Jonathan Hullmes, Edward Smith, Richard Lipincott, Jahn Hance- Dep(ties) & Overseers; James Ashton- Constable.".
26. Ibid. page 6
Deed Book A page 33 (from sometime in 1670)
"[A list off names of the names of the purchassers off Newasink, Narumsunk, & Pootapeck. The number behind each name indicates that number of shares each purchased.]"
.............."John Ruskman [Ruckman written to the side]-1".
27. Ibid. page 7
Deed Book A, page 36 8 July 1670 [List of names of Pattentees]
"Wm. Bowne, Tho. Whittlock, John Wilson, Jno. Ruskman," ..................
28. Ibid. page 43
Deed Book B page 53
"ATT A COURT OF SESSIONS HELD IN MIDLETONE...27 SEPT 1687"
......"Grand Jury men impannelled-"... "John Ruckman,"
[Actions heard- Richard hartshorne...against Thomas Snosell.].
29. Selected and Introduced by Gary Boyd Roberts. "English Origins of New England Families" from the New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc., Baltimore 1985. page 361
"Among others listed for the same trip of the Abigail were (Hotten's List:".... "John Rookeman, 45 years, Jo: Rookeman 9 years,"
This trip of the Abigail sailed in 1635, making John Jr. birth year as 1626.
30. Samuel G. Drake. "Results of some Researches among the British Archives for Information Relative to the Founders of New England" made in the years 1858,1859 and 1860. Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore 1969. page 34
"In the Abigall p'red: p'r Cert: from the minister of their Conformite and from the Justices that they are no Subsedy men:".... "John Rookeman 45 Elizabeth Rookeman 31 Jo: Rookeman 9".
31. Charles Edward Banks. "The Planters of the Commonwealth. A study of the Emigrants and Emigration in Colonial Times: to which are added Lists of Passengers to Boston and the Bay Colony; the Ships which brought them; their English Homes, and the Places of their settlement in Massachusetts 1620-1640". Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore 1972. page 166
Passengers on the Abigail of London, Richard Hackwell, Master. Listed passengers for New England from June 4 until July 24 and sailed from Plymouth (her last port of departure) about August 1 with 220 persons aboard and many cattle. Arrived in Boston about October 8, 1635 infected with smallpox.

"John Rookman 45 Mrs. Elizabeth Rookman 31 John Rookman 9".
32. History of Monmouth County, New Jersey (1664-1920) 3 vols. Lewis Historical Publishing Co., New York and Chicago. page 324
John Ruckman, one of the original owners was a great hunter; he was buried at the foot of the hill, northeast of the spring, the property afterwards passed into the hands of John Taylor, the sheriff, upon which he built a mansion and which was remodeled as late as 1845.
33. Henry C. McLean. Graveyards of Middletown Twp. (Monmouth Co., New Jersey). page 24
The grave of John Ruckman, one of the early settlers of Middletown, N.J., is on the farm of Edwin L. Beekman of Middletown, situated near the foot of Ruckman's Hill. There is no marker to the grave.
An old Indian spring known as Cocowder Spring is on this same property.
34. Ernest W. Mandeville. The Story of Middletown. page 33
Of those first settlers tradition names the location of some graves. Some are lost. Ruckman was buried by a pleasant spring near his home in "Mountainy Field", but as Dr. Stillwell says in his "Old Grave Yards", "they were buried on their lands and new owners drove the plough over the spot and obliterated all vestige".
35. Edwin Salter & George Beekman. Old Times In Old Monmouth. Genealogical Publishing Co., 1980 reprint, Baltimore MD
Originally pub. Freehold, NJ 1887. page 266 refering to John Ruckman
"Cochowder Brook. The brook has source at Cochowder Spring among the Middletown Hills, a spring famous among the Indians and first settlers for its medecinal properties. John Ruckman Sr. was the first settler on and owner of the lands around the spring. He was a celebrated hunter and for his influence with the Indians. He was buried at the foot of the hill, just northwest from the spring, but all traces of his grave are gone. This land was about 1792 sold at a sheriff's sale to a family name of Taylor, and later to Crawford.".
36. Edited by William Nelson. "Patents and Deeds and Other Early Records of New Jersey, 1664-1703". Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore 1976. page 321 East Jersey Deeds, etc., Liber G
"1700 Dec. 22. Confirmation to William Lawrance of Midletown, holding I-20 of I-24 share of the Province, in full for his second dividend, of; I, 10 acres, W. of Wakake Creek and Richard Hartshorn, N. said Hartshorn, E. J. Rockman junior and J. Wilson junior, S. J. Wilson senior;".... "page 239".
37. John E. Stillwell. "Historical and Genealogical Miscellany". Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore 1970.
38. East Jersey Deeds. Original Records. Book I page 356
March 1702/03
"John Ruckman of Middletowne in the County of Monmouth and (Province) of East New Jersey...Yeoman...in consideration of [the] Love and goodwill... which I bear towards my loveing son John Ruckman of the aforesaid Towne".. granted him 60 acres "in the bounds ofMiddletowne".
39. George C. Beckman. Early Dutch Settlers Of Monmouth. FHL # 974.946 D2b. page 121 (concerning the Hendricks or Hendrickson Family and land bounded by Mahoras brook)

"Daniel hendrickson conveyed 28 acres of this tract to Gybertsen or Gulsbertsen as the name is spelled, who with Ester his wife, by deed dated December 22d, 1701, conveys it to John Ruckman.".
40. Edwin Salter & George Beekman. Old Times In Old Monmouth. Genealogical Publishing Co., 1980 reprint, Baltimore MD
Originally pub. Freehold, NJ 1887. page 259
" At a Court begun and held at Middletown on ye 31st day of August, 1699, by virtue of an act of the Assembly , 'Impowering for ye trying of all negro slaves." ...
"The Grand Jury Impaniled for ye present service was these."
"John Ruckman, Jr." among with 13 others.
" A negro named Tom is indicted, tried and convicted of rape on a white woman named Grace Wood. The Court sentence him to death.".
41. Ibid. page 170 & 171

" Memorandum: This 13th day of October, 1713, then laid out several driftways in Middletown bounds,".....
..."to the old Ford of Majoras brook; and then along the southside of Andrew Wilson's to Samuel Ruckman's; and between him and Wilson to John Ruckman's, and between John and Samuel Ruckman's to Middletown.".
42. Richard S. Hutchinson. Monmouth County New jersey Deeds Books A, B, C, & D. heritage Books, Bowie, MD; in 2000. page 74
Deed Book C page 42 John Reid to John Ruckman, Junior
"9 June 1692-...John Reid...County of Monmouth... East new jersey... [for 3 pounds, 10 shillings sold to] ... John Ruckman Junior of the same county, Weaver... all that tract of land... [adjoining land owners or names- South of the 9 acres of John Wilson Junir, East by John Ruckman Senir & North by Robert Hamilton & West by Morhorn's brook]... granted... to ...John reid... from Thomas Gordon on 3 June 1692... [Signed- John reid; witnesses- Robert Hamilton, Elisha Lawrence; acknowledged before Andrew Bown, John Hance on 27 September 1693.]".
43. Ibid. page 75
Deed Book C page 43 Mordecai Gibbons to John Ruckman, Junior
"8 September 1690- ...I Mordecai Gibbons of Middletown...East Jersey gent... sell... unto John Ruckman Junir of the same town ... meadow... [6 acres] .. in ... Middletown ... [adjoining land owners or names- West by Shoale Harbour creek, east by upland of John Ruckman Senir & Garret Wall, North by 1 acre formerly of Thomas Cox, south by meadow of John Ruckman senir] ... [for 5 pounds] ... formerly paid to my father Mr. Richard Gibbons of ye said town ...; [Signed-Mordecay Gibbons; witnesses- Samuell Leonard, Obidiah Bown, Garett Wall; acknowledged - 27 September 1693 before Andrew Bown, John Hance]".
44. Ibid. page 75
Deed Book C page 44 Thomas Whitelock Senior to John Ruckman, Junior
"9 November 1688- ...I, Thomas Whitelock Sen of Middletown, Yeoman, for... [3 pounds, 12 shillings] ... already received of John Ruckman Junir ... [of the same place] ... sell unto him ...All that lot ... [8 acres] ... upon Mohorn's brook West, upon land of Ruckman Sen'r East and between the land of James Grover south & land of late Edward Tart's... ; [Signed- Thomas Whitelock made his mark when signing; witnesses- Daniell Seabrook, Ia. Fullertone.]".
45. Ibid. page 135
Deed Book D page 206 Memorandum Of Drift Ways
"13 October 1713- Then laid out several drift ways in Middletown... from Middletown to Chinqnorers... [adjoining land owners or names- fences of James Hubards & Cornelius Covenhoven, Hop Brook, the line between benjamin Stout & Hendrick Henderson, Joseph Golder, Obidiah Bown, Mohoras Run, from Daniel to Hendrick Hendrickson, John Wall, Tho. Smith, Cornelius Dorn, Tilton, Wakeck Landing, line between hendrickson and Peter Wikoff, Andrew Wilson, Samll Ruckman, John Ruckman]...' [Signed- John Reid, Obadiah Bowne, John hebron - Commissioners.]".
46. Edited by William Nelson. New Jersey Archives First Series Vol XXIII Calendar Of New Jersey Wills Vol I 1670-1730. The Press Printing And Publishing Co, Patterson, NJ, 1901. Page 452
"1688 Sept.2. Tarrt, Edward, of Monmouth Co.; will of. Divides real and personal estate between Margery Joebes, John Rutman junior, Thomas Renshall, Sara Rutman, John Wilson junior, sister Elizabeth and her daughters. Executors--James Grover and John Wilson junior. Witnesses--John Throckmorton and John Stout. Proved September 25, 1688. N.J. Archives, XXI., p.131".
47. William A. Whitehead. Documents Relating To The Colonial History Of The State Of New Jersey. Daily Advertiser Printing House, Newark, N.J., 1881. Vol. II 1687-1703
Pages 322-326 (Ruckman's listed on 326)
A remonstrance of the inhabitants of East Jersey to the King, against the acts of the proprietors, and asking for the appointment of a competent Governor.

John Ruckman
John Ruckman
Johna Ruckman
Note: this would be Johna (Jonathan) his father John and his brother John.
48. Norma Lippincott Swan. Ellis Index to the History of Monmouth County New Jersey by Franklin Ellis, 1885. Jerseyana Club, Shrewsbury, New Jersey- printed by Brookdale Community College Press, Lincroft, New Jersey, 1973. Page 181
Ruckman, Jonathan mentioned in road records, 1708 page 375.
49. East Jersey Deeds. Original Records. East New Jersey Deed Book I pages 359-360
"This indenture made the fourteenth day of November in the first year oh her Majestys Reign Anne over England, Scotland, France? and Ireland Queen Anno Dom 1702. Between John Ruckman of Middletown in the County of Monmouth and Province of East New Jersey the one part and Jonathan Ruckman of the Town of Middletown and County and Province afores-d of the other part...." for the sum of 20 pounds John sells to Jonathan 100 acres at Sholl Harbor.
50. John E. Stillwell. "Historical and Genealogical Miscellany". Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore 1970. Vol. II page 201 "Record Of ear Marks" of Middletown, N.J.

"Janawary:14th: 1702
Then Jonathan Ruckman gaue in hif Earmark to be Recorded viz: a peice Cut of the hind fide the top of the near Ear makeing it both neroer and fhorter [In another hand.] and a crop off the top of the off Ear
Entred pr me Elifha Lawrence town Clark".
51. Edwin Salter & George Beekman. Old Times In Old Monmouth. Genealogical Publishing Co., 1980 reprint, Baltimore MD
Originally pub. Freehold, NJ 1887. Page 169
"September ye 22d, 1708. Also, a road laid out of two rods wide, begining in ye road by James Grover's, in Middletown: thence along ye road as it goes to Shole Harbour, until it comes to ye head of ye bogge meadow: thence up ye barren hill. the most direct and convenient way along ye way now marked, along the east side of Jonathan Ruckman's field till it comes to the old path.
Elisha Lawrence, Obadiah Bowne, Commissioners.".
52. Orginial Records.. West Jersey Deed Book. West Jersey Deed Book AAA pp352-
Oct.21, 1710 "Jonathan Ruckman of Middletowne... Yeoman" purchased 150 acres "at Mount Amwell in the County of Burlington" (later to become Hunterdon Co.) from Nathan Allen of Mansfield, Burlington Co.
53. East Jersey Deeds. Original Records. East Jersey Deed Book I page 394-
December 28,1710 "Jonathan Ruckman of the Township of Middletowne in the County of Monmouth in the Province of East New Jersey" sold to John Wilfor also of Middletown for 50 pounds the 100 acres at Sholl Harbor.
54. Ibid. East Jersey Deed Book D-2, pp 229-
April 7, 1715 Jonathan Ruckman of Middletown purchase several tracts of land from his brother John Ruckman Jr. of Middletown, for 230 pounds, located aside "Mohoras Brook" and "shoal harbour creek".
55. Richard S. Hutchinson. Monmouth County New jersey Deeds Books A, B, C, & D. heritage Books, Bowie, MD; in 2000. page 132
Deed Book D page 199 A Record Of Highways
"22 September 1708- Also a Road laid out of two road wide... [adjoining land owners or names- James Grover's in Middletown, the road to Shoale harber, Jonathan Ruckman's field] ...; [Signed- Elosah Lawrence, Obadiah Bowne- Commissioners.]".
56. William S. Horner. "This Old Monmouth Of Ours". Clearfield Co. (reprint). Page 182 (concerning children of John Ruckman II (4))
"Sarah (12), born Oct. 4, 1667, married 10-27-1685, Eleazer Cottrell".
57. Ibid. Page 182 (concerning children of John Ruckman II (4))
"Sarah (12), born Oct. 4, 1667, married 10-27-1685, Eleazer Cottrell".
58. Ibid.
59. Edited by William Nelson. New Jersey Archives First Series Vol XXIII Calendar Of New Jersey Wills Vol I 1670-1730. The Press Printing And Publishing Co, Patterson, NJ, 1901. Page 112
"1726-7 March 18. Cottrill, Cotterell, Eleazer, of Middletown, Monmouth Co., yeoman: will of."
Mentions children- Nicholas, Gershom, Sarah Smith, Ruth and Mary and daughter deceased who married John Davis(?). Grandsons- John Macklin and John (son of Richard Stanley). Proved April 20, 1727. Inventory April 15, 1727.
60. William S. Horner. "This Old Monmouth Of Ours". Clearfield Co. (reprint). page 182-list 4 children of John Ruckman-1. John d. 1749, 2.Sarah b. 10-4-1667, 3.Samuel and 4.Thomas of Freehold d. 1715.
61. Monmouth Co. New Jersey Deed Books. Orginial records. Book E pages 40-41a
December 10,1701.
"John Ruckman Seniour of Middletown" "natural affection I have for my son Thomas"conveyed 4 1/2 acres part of his home lot and joins to the house of his son Thomas now lives in

December 22, 1701 Mortgage indenture John Gilbertson and his wife Ester of Middletown selling land to Thomas Ruckman of Middletown paid 20 pounds for 28 acres of uplands and marsh, another tract (50 acres?) of land at Sholl Harbor.
62. Richard S. Hutchinson. Monmouth County New jersey Deeds Books A, B, C, & D. heritage Books, Bowie, MD; in 2000. page 130
Deed Book D page 188 William Dockwra to Thomas Ruckman
"15 December 1702- William Dockwra of London, March't... [sold to] ... Thomas Ruckman... Middletowne... Monmouth... East New jersey... whereas ... Dockwra... appointed ... Richard Salter... to be his Attorney to sell... his land ... with ye consent of Andrew Bowne... by a certain Instrument... [dated 25 March 1701] ... Witnesseth that... Dockwra by his said Attorneey ... [sold for 75 pounds to] ... Thomas Ruckman .. All that tract of Land... neare Crosswecks... [adjoining land owners or names- Doctor Johnstone's Great meadow]... [150 acres]... also... [150 acres] ... also a piece of meadow on Rocky Brook....; [Signed -Andrew Bowne, Richard Salter; witnesses- Richard Hartshorne, Safety Grover, Wm. Bowne; 26th February 1705- Salter acknowledged the above deed before Jno Bowne; recorded - 14 June 1707.]".
63. Original Records. Book 2 pp 53-54
Mentions "Rachel my dearly beloved wife"; three daughters under 18 to get 10 pounds each from wife when they turn 18 Rachel, Sarah and Ruth; "oldest son John" land in freehold; "youngest son Thomas" land in Amwell; Son John to pay 10 pounds each to daughter Hannah and "youngest daughter Mary" when they become 18; if either son dies before age 21 land to be sold and divided equally amongest 5 daughters.
Witnessed by among others John Ruckman (probably his brother).
64. Photocopy of mortage indunture for land from his parents John Ruckman Sr.
and Sarah of Middletown (April 25, 1703).
65. Wilfred Jordon (974.8D20 ? 1954). Colonial and Revolutionary Familes of Pennsylvania? (working off photocopy). page 41 & 42 concerning Cassatt-Fell line

Gives line from John Ruckman Fell back to John Ruckman I as
John Ruckman Fell> Amanda Ruckman> John Ruckman> James Ruckman> Thomas Ruckman> Samuel Ruckman> John Ruckman II> John Ruckman I.
66. Edwin Salter & George Beekman. Old Times In Old Monmouth. Genealogical Publishing Co., 1980 reprint, Baltimore MD
Originally pub. Freehold, NJ 1887. page 170 & 171

" Memorandum: This 13th day of October, 1713, then laid out several driftways in Middletown bounds,".....
..."to the old Ford of Majoras brook; and then along the southside of Andrew Wilson's to Samuel Ruckman's; and between him and Wilson to John Ruckman's, and between John and Samuel Ruckman's to Middletown.".
67. Richard S. Hutchinson. Monmouth County New jersey Deeds Books A, B, C, & D. heritage Books, Bowie, MD; in 2000. page 135
Deed Book D page 206 Memorandum Of Drift Ways
"13 October 1713- Then laid out several drift ways in Middletown... from Middletown to Chinqnorers... [adjoining land owners or names- fences of James Hubards & Cornelius Covenhoven, Hop Brook, the line between benjamin Stout & Hendrick Henderson, Joseph Golder, Obidiah Bown, Mohoras Run, from Daniel to Hendrick Hendrickson, John Wall, Tho. Smith, Cornelius Dorn, Tilton, Wakeck Landing, line between hendrickson and Peter Wikoff, Andrew Wilson, Samll Ruckman, John Ruckman]...' [Signed- John Reid, Obadiah Bowne, John hebron - Commissioners.]".
68. John T. Humphrey. Pennsylvania Births Bucks County 1682-1800. Humphrey Publicans, Washington DC , 1993. List child of William Ruckman and Esther (quaker date)

Sarah Ruckman 15, 3mo, 1718 (2).
69. F. B. kegley. Kegley's Virginia Frontier - The Beginning Of The Southwest The Roanoke Of Colonial Days 1740-1783. The Southwest Virginia Historical Society, Roanoke, Virginia MCMXXXVII. page 75 (Settlements on the North Branch of the James)

"November 28, 1751, John Ruckman, 200 acres on Buffalo Creek."


page 145

mentioned in a road crew in March of 1753
(same listing as in Augusta County Court Records Order Book No. III March 21, 1753 page 415).
70. Chalkley. Chalkley's Chronicles. Vol. 3 PP 300-309
page 108
"28th November, 1751. James Patton to John Ruckman, 280 acres by patent as above. Buffalo Creek of James.".
71. F. B. kegley. Kegley's Virginia Frontier - The Beginning Of The Southwest The Roanoke Of Colonial Days 1740-1783. The Southwest Virginia Historical Society, Roanoke, Virginia MCMXXXVII. page 339
"June 29, 1762. William Davis of Philadelphia, from Thomas Ruckman of Northampton, Pa. eldest brother and heir-at-law of John Ruckman, deceased of Augusta, 280 acres at the head of Buffalo Creek of James. Au. Deed Bk. 10, 410.".
72. John T. Humphrey. Pennsylvania Births Bucks County 1682-1800. Humphrey Publications, Washington DC, 1993. "Ruckman
Achsah 18 8mo 1752 Joseph Sarah (White) 5
Hannah 20 3mo 1754 Joseph Sarah (White) 5
Isaiah 9 1mo 1759 Joseph Sarah (White) 5
Jonathan 12 12mo 1747 Thomas Sarah [Bye] 5
Martha 29 5mo 1757 Joseph Sarah (White) 5
Mchelabed 21 11mo 1755 Joseph Sarah (White) 5
NOTE: This is from the Buckingham Monthly Meeting Records.
Sarah 15 3mo 1718 William Esther 2
Sarah 8 7mo 1749 Thomas Sarah [Bye] 5
Sarah 23 5mo 1761 Joseph Sarah (White) 5"
NOTE- The two listings for Thomas and Sarah has Bye written in by hand.
73. Arthur Edwin Bye. History Of The Bye Family and Some Allied Families. Correll Printing Co., Easton Pa. 1956. page 325
"II. Sarah, born January 27, 1707, married 1746, Thomas, son of John Ruckman of Middletown, Monmouth County, N.J. Thomas and Sarah removed to Virginia where they established the village of Ruckman, and had many descendants, among others, Jonathan, born 1747, and Sarah."

page 345 Notes to Chapter 19
"3. The first ancestor of the Ruckman family in America was John who settled at Plymouth, Massachusette, 1644. His son, John, removed to Monmouth, New Jersey, and had a son, John III, father of Thomas who married Sarah Bye. The Ruckman's homestead in Solesbury became known as Ruckman's Corners; the original house is still standing.".
74. John T. Humphrey. Pennsylvania Births Bucks County 1682-1800. Humphrey Publications, Washington DC, 1993. Page?
RUCKMAN, Jonathan 12 12mo 1747 Thomas Sarah [Bye] 5.
75. Orginial Record. The Book Of Births and Burials and Marriage Certificates For Buckingham Monthly Meeting. page ?
"Jonathan Ruckman son of Thomas Ruckman & Sarah his wife was born ye 12th day of ye 12th month 1747
Sarah Ruckman their daughter was born ye8th day of ye 7th month 174 (9)".
76. Anna Miller Watring. Bucks County, Pennsylvania Church Records Of The 17th & 18th Centuries Vol. 3. page 178
"Children of Thomas and Sarah Ruckman: Jonathan Ruckman b. 12th day of the 12th month, 1747; Sarah Ruckman b. 8th day of the 7th month, 1749.".
77. Copy of Elizabeth's renouncment.
Copy of Jonathan's posting of bond and appointment. 399 R.
78. Orginial Records.. West Jersey Deed Book. Book D, pp. 90-92
"This Indenture made this fourteenth day of August the fifth year of the Reign of our Sovorign Lord George by the grace of God of Great Brittain (.....), Ireland King (....) of the faith and in the year of our Lord according to tha account (...) in England one thousand seven hundred and eighteen.
Between Nicholas Stevens [Stephens] of the county of Hunterdon within the western Division of Novei {Cosria), Yeoman on the one part, and John Ruckman of Freehold in the county of Monmouth in the Eastern Division of the province of New Jersey on the other part..."
"four hundred and Sixteen acres...."
"township of mount Amwell in the County of Burlington" [Now Amwell twp. Hunterdon Co.]
"begining Thomas Ruckman's corner post".
79. Orginial Records.. Monmouth County Deed Book. Book F pp 96-98
"John Ruckman to Nicholas Stephens} This indenture made this fourteenth day of august in the fifth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George by the Grace of God of Great Brittain France and Ireland King Defender of the faith anno Domini One Thousand Seven hundred and eighteen. Between John Ruckman Son to the late deceased Thomas Ruckman of Freehold in the County of Monmouth in the Eastern Division of the Province of New Jersey of the one part Yeom,an and Nicholas Stephens of the County of Hunterdon within the Western Division of Nova (Cosaria) Yeoman of the other part......" "That tract of land being situtated lying and being near Cosswicks in the Province aforesaid Begining at a great white oak tree marked on two sides standing at the east corner of Doctor Johnston's great meadow".
80. Edited by A. Van Doren Honeyman. Calendar of New Jersey Wills, Administrations, Etc. Vol II 1730-1750. The Union-Gazette Association, Somerville, NJ 1918. Page 408
"1749, Dec. 24. Ruckman, John, of Hunterdon Co.; will of. Wife, Susannah, and William Allen, executors. Sons and daughters mentioned but not named. Witnesses--Jonathan Stout, Thomas Ruckman, Uriah Bonham. Proved Fe. 2 1749/50. Lib. 6, p.337.".
81. Ibid. Page 408
"1749/50, Jan. 25. Inventory, L86.12.6; made by Jonathan Stout and Charles Wolverton.".
82. Ibid. Page 408
"1767, April 15. Account of William Allen, acting executor, names Jonathan Stout, William Carrell, John Reading, Esq., G. Fox, Jonathan Pettit (for weaving), Joseph Yard, Esq., Jno. Burcham, Jno. Opdyke, Robert Evans, Andrew Anderson, Joseph Ruckman, Jacob Rush, Uriah Bonham (for writing the will), Thomas Ruckman, J. Warrel, Esq., Thomas Price (who married eldest daughter of deceased).".
83. The Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey. Vol. 37 May 1962 Number 2 (Whole number 146)
Pages 49-54 (Hunterdon County Freeholders, 1741 by Norman C. Wittwer)
Concerning perjury trail of Rev William tennent
"The following list which was found in the papers of the then Chief Justice Robert Hunter Morris (Rutgers University Library) appears to be the enumeration of freeholders from which the jury was selected for the perjury trail..." "Typical among the variously specified qualifications for freeman or freeholder were those embodied in the Fundamental Constitutions for the Province of East Jersey in 1683 in which 'The persons qualified to be Freeman... shall be every Planter and Inhabitant dwelling and residing within the Province, who has acquired rights to and is in possession of Fifty Acres of Ground, and hath cultivated ten Acres of it; or in Boroughs, who have a house and three Acres; or have a House and Land only hired, if he can prove he have Fifty Pounds in Stock of his own..."
Pg 54 Amwell Township- Thomas Ruckman.
84. Orginial Records. West Jersey Deeds. Book Y pp 524-527
Land Indenture- Thomas Ruckman to Josiah Higgins . July 13,1756.
"Thomas Ruckman & Elizabeth his wife, late of the Township of Amwell in the County of Hunterdon in the Western Division of the Province of New Jersey" 380 acres of land for 1,000 pounds to Josiah Higgins. Land having been part of 420 acres purchased by Thomas Ruckman [deed makes it appear Thomas Ruckman & Elizabeth bought this land, but it was Thomas' father Thomas) from Nathan Allen Oct. 25, 1710. Land was originally part of a 5,000 acre tract located above the falls of Deleware by Hon. Andrew Hamilton agent for the West New Jersey Society to Benjamin Field on May 19, 1701. Also mentions a lot of land said Ruckman lately sold to Benjamin Smith adjoining it.
85. Panorama- The Magazine Of Bucks County- Vol. 10 # 12 Dec. 1968. What's In A Name by Sheila W. Martin
page 8
"The Ruckman family came from England to Massachusetts originall but fled to Long Island in 1643 because of religious persecution. Later on they moved to Monmouth County, New Jersey where John Ruckman's grandfather Thomas was born in 1721. He married Susanna Jones and moved to Plumstead, Bucks County where John's father James was born in 1748. James a hard working farmer, married Mary Hart, sister of Col. William Haert, after whom Hartsville was named. They had 12 children, among whom was John, born February 20, 1777.".
86. Wilfred Jordon (974.8D20 ? 1954). Colonial and Revolutionary Familes of Pennsylvania? (working off photocopy).
page 41 & 42 concerning Cassatt-Fell line
Gives line from John Ruckman Fell back to John Ruckman I as,
John Ruckman Fell> Amanda Ruckman> John Ruckman> James Ruckman> Thomas Ruckman> Samuel Ruckman> John Ruckman II> John Ruckman I.