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Descendants of George Rufty

 

Generation No. 1

1. GEORGE1 RUFTY was born ABT 1774, and died ABT 1850 in Alexander County, NC. He married SOPHIA COBBLE (CAUBLE) 16 Apr 1807 in Rowan Co., NC. She was born ABT 1793, and died ABT 1850.

Notes for GEORGE RUFTY:

Military service with local militia patrolling town of Salisbury in 1811. George Rufty was listed in the Rowan County 1810 census. Page #89.

 

April 15, 1998
131 7th St. N.W
Taylorsville, NC 28681

Mr. Danny Patterson
Spencer, NC 18159

Dear Mr. Patterson,

In reference to the Ruftys--

I had a handwritten note in reference to Hans Rughty who landed Aug. 13 (or 17), 1750 on the Bennett Galey in Philadelphia. Along with this note was a notation of William, Joseph, Edward, and George.

I have found a copy of the ship's manifest, and the fact that the names listed were certainly "Rufty" names I thought maybe I could find some connection--but, so far, no luck.

By talking to a friend, those who landed in Philadelphia often settled in Berks, Lancaster or York counties before leaving Phil. Also a book The story of the Pennsylvania Germans in Rowan and Cabarrus it lists other counties in Pa.:

Montgomery, Leheih, Northampton, Monroe, Lebanon, Dauphin, Cumberland and Adams. Since you have internet you might could check there--as the book says that both Germans and the Swiss settled in Rowman and Cabarrus between 1750 and 1775.

I have found a deed from George Rufty, Sr. to Mary Shaw (1851), and have otherwise come up with a listing of George and Sophia's children. George also is listed as conveying land to Wiley and John Rufty in a deed I found.

At this point I am writing a narrative on the "tall tales" of the family leading up from George, Sr. to James H. Rufty and then down, somewhat correlating other information on George's sons. As I told you on the telephone I am most anxious to somehow link George, Sr. with his roots. If you can help on this let me know.

Also, Mr. Jim Stikeleather has done extensive genealogical work on the Rufty's. I helped him secure some pictures and have copies of some of his work, but I could not let it be copied without his permission. You might want to see it, though.

Mr. Stikeleather is of the opinion that the Ruftys came from Switzerland, and when I was in Lucerne a couple of years ago I found people by the names of Rueff, Ruef, and Ruefti in the phone 'book. (Since I couldn't speak their language I didn't call.)

I have low vision and cannot drive out of town, so I am limited in my research. If you find out anything, let me know.

Mrs. Merl Rufty

(828)632-2105

Children of GEORGE RUFTY and SOPHIA (CAUBLE) are:

2. i. William2 Rufty, b. ABT 1807; d. 8 Feb 1878.

3. ii. Edward Rufty, b. 17 Jan 1808; d. 4 Apr 1878, Rowan County, NC.

iii. Samuel Rufty, b. ABT 1810; d. Unknown.

iv. George Rufty, b. 1813; d. 1880; m. Carolyn Orton; b. 1820; d. 1900.

v. John Rufty, b. 26 Sep 1814; d. 1 Jun 1895, Alexander Co., NC; m. Rosina Mary Kluttz, 13 Jan 1847, Rowan Co. NC; b. 5 Dec 1828; d. Unknown, Alexander Co., NC.

vi. Michael Rufty, b. 24 Jan 1823; d. 30 Sep 1906.

vii. Peter Rufty, b. 5 Feb 1828; d. 16 Nov 1858.

viii. James H. Rufty, b. 6 Feb 1833; d. 1 Feb 1907.

ix. Mary Rufty, d. Unknown; m. Robert Matheson; d. Unknown.

x. Fanny Rufty, d. Unknown; m. Hugh Millhollan; d. Unknown.

4. xi. Maltilda Rufty, b. 1819, North Carolina; d. 18 May 1890, Fannin County, Ga..

 

Generation No. 2

2. WILLIAM2 RUFTY (GEORGE1) was born ABT 1807, and died 8 Feb 1878. He married ANNA MAY. She was born ABT 1817, and died Unknown.

Notes for WILLIAM RUFTY:

William, one of the Rufty sons that stayed in Rowan Co., NC. settled "above" town in the Franklin Township.

Child of WILLIAM RUFTY and ANNA MAY is:

5. i. Nanny3 Rufty, b. 5 Jan 1841; d. 5 May 1893.

 

3. EDWARD2 RUFTY (GEORGE1) was born 17 Jan 1808, and died 4 Apr 1878 in Rowan County, NC. He married ELIZABETH BROWN 15 May 1832 in Rowan Co., NC, daughter of HENRY BROWN and ANNA AGNER. She was born 25 Oct 1813 in Rowan County, NC, and died 19 Oct 1873 in Rowan County, NC.

Notes for EDWARD RUFTY:

Edward, one of the Rufty sons that stayed in Rowan Co., NC. settled "below" town on Dutch Second Creek in the Providence Township. He was listed in the Rowan County ?? census

Children of EDWARD RUFTY and ELIZABETH BROWN are:

i. Mary Ann3 Rufty, b. 15 Feb 1833, Rowan Co., NC; d. 31 May 1834, Rowan Co., NC.

ii. Jane Sophia Rufty, b. 7 Oct 1834, Rowan Co., NC; d. 8 Jun 1925, Gold Hill, NC; m. Emanuel Reed Misenheimer; b. 22 Feb 1832; d. 25 Feb 1904.

Notes for Jane Sophia Rufty:

WFT CD#5 has additional information on Jane Sophia Rufty.

iii. Lucetta Rufty, b. 22 Dec 1835; d. Unknown; m. Silas Wyatt; b. 1838; d. ABT 1860.

iv. Milas Alexander Rufty, b. 1838; d. 13 Jul 1862, Richmond, Va..

Notes for Milas Alexander Rufty:

Milas Rufty enlisted June 15, 1861, wounded at Malvern Hill, Va. July 1, 1862 died of wounds near Richmond, Va. He was Private in Company D, Reg. 7, Rowan.

6. v. James Rufus Rufty, b. 13 Feb 1839; d. 17 Aug 1910, Gold Hill, NC.

vi. Amanda Rufty, b. 12 Oct 1841; d. 10 Sep 1911.

7. vii. Milton Cleveland Rufty, b. 2 Feb 1849; d. 6 Jul 1912, Salisbury, NC.

8. viii. Thomas Rufty, b. 7 Nov 1851, Rowan Co., NC; d. 26 Oct 1902, Rowan Co., NC.

9. ix. John Lewis Rufty, b. 22 Dec 1854, Rowan County, NC; d. 14 Oct 1929, Salisbury, NC.

 

4. MALTILDA2 RUFTY (GEORGE1) was born 1819 in North Carolina, and died 18 May 1890 in Fannin County, Ga.. She married ALFRED FRANKLIN ORTON in North Carolina, son of JAMES JR. and REBECCA HUGHEY. He died 26 Jun 1889 in Fannin County, Ga..

Children of MALTILDA RUFTY and ALFRED ORTON are:

i. James R.3 Orton, b. 30 Mar 1837, Iredell County, NC; d. Unknown; m. Martha A. Legg, 13 Mar 1861, Fannin County, Ga.; d. Unknown.

ii. George Newton Orton, b. 7 Oct 1838, Iredell County, NC; d. Unknown; m. Martha Ann Farmer, 1 Feb 1866, Fannin County, Ga.; b. 1846, Va.; d. Unknown.

iii. Abner Orton, b. 5 Mar 1840; d. Unknown.

iv. John Orton, b. 5 May 1842, NC; d. Unknown.

v. Sidney Orton, b. ABT 1845; d. Unknown.

vi. Edward Orton, b. 11 Jan 1847, Ga.; d. Sep 1860, Fannin County, Ga..

vii. Eliza Orton, b. 18 Apr 1848; d. Unknown.

viii. Clarrisa Orton, b. 1850; d. Unknown.

ix. Rebecca Mandy Orton, b. ABT 1852; d. Unknown.

x. Alfred Ervin Orton, b. ABT 1854; d. Unknown.

xi. Sopha Matilda Orton, b. ABT 1855; d. Unknown.

xii. Samuel Franklin Orton, b. 19 Aug 1857; d. Unknown.

xiii. Mary Adaline Orton, b. 1859; d. Unknown.

xiv. David Orton, b. 3 Feb 1861; d. Unknown.

xv. Elisha Orton, b. ABT 1863, Morganton, Fannin County, Ga.; d. Unknown.

 

Generation No. 3

5. NANNY3 RUFTY (WILLIAM2, GEORGE1) was born 5 Jan 1841, and died 5 May 1893. She married JACOB LYERLY, son of ANDREW LYERLY and MARGARET LYERLY. He was born 10 Mar 1830, and died ABT 1870.

Child of NANNY RUFTY and JACOB LYERLY is:

10. i. Harriet4 Lyerly, b. 23 Jan 1864; d. 24 Apr 1935, Rowan County, NC.

 

6. JAMES RUFUS3 RUFTY (EDWARD2, GEORGE1) was born 13 Feb 1839, and died 17 Aug 1910 in Gold Hill, NC. He married MARY FRANCES LENTZ 31 May 1866. She was born 20 Jan 1847, and died 25 Jun 1932 in Cabarrus Co., NC.

Notes for JAMES RUFUS RUFTY:

James Rufty enlisted Sept. 24, 1862, Camp Holmes. He was Private in Company K, Reg. 8, Rowan. Military records incated he deserted Oct. 1862, present again Aptil 1863. Detailed to operate his fathers mill in Rowan County, NC from June 26, 1863 - October 1864. Took Oath of Allegiance June 1865.

Children of JAMES RUFTY and MARY LENTZ are:

i. Minnie Augusta4 Rufty, b. 18 Oct 1868; d. 25 Jun 1958; m. John Russell, 24 Feb 1887; b. 23 Apr 1860; d. 25 Oct 1938.

ii. Laura T. Rufty, b. 10 Dec 1870; d. Unknown.

iii. Roxanah Rufty, b. 31 Mar 1873; d. 26 Jul 1927; m. Paul Smith, 7 Aug 1902, Wilkes Co., NC; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

11. iv. Henry Edward Rufty Sr., b. 31 Aug 1876, Gold Hill, NC; d. 19 Jun 1945, Salisbury, NC.

v. Lillie J. Rufty, b. 23 Feb 1879; d. Unknown.

vi. James Milton Rufty, b. 28 Sep 1882; d. Unknown.

 

7. MILTON CLEVELAND3 RUFTY (EDWARD2, GEORGE1) was born 2 Feb 1849, and died 6 Jul 1912 in Salisbury, NC. He married MARY SUSAN CROSSETT 1 May 1876. She was born 2 May 1856, and died 12 Nov 1907.

Children of MILTON RUFTY and MARY CROSSETT are:

i. Ernest R.4 Rufty, b. 26 Feb 1877, Salisbury, NC; d. 19 May 1960, Salisbury, NC.

ii. Hilton Rufty, b. 30 Apr 1878; d. 15 Oct 1933, Richmond, Va..

 

8. THOMAS3 RUFTY (EDWARD2, GEORGE1) was born 7 Nov 1851 in Rowan Co., NC, and died 26 Oct 1902 in Rowan Co., NC. He married CATHARINE BRINGLE 2 Jun 1872, daughter of LAWRENCE BRINGLE and ELIZABETH SHEPARD. She was born 1 Apr 1849 in Rowan Co. NC, and died 6 Jun 1933 in Rowan Co. NC.

Notes for THOMAS RUFTY:

Thomas Rufty & Catherine Bringle lived in the St. Matthews Church area. The old home place was on Dutch Second Creek, now is part of High Rock Lake. The Lawrence Bringle family ran a ferry in this area. Now know as Bringle Ferry Road.

Children of THOMAS RUFTY and CATHARINE BRINGLE are:

12. i. Ada Mayetta4 Rufty, b. 29 Aug 1876; d. 11 Mar 1966.

13. ii. Dora R. Rufty, b. 29 Jan 1879; d. 27 Dec 1961.

14. iii. Oliver Oscho Rufty, b. 6 Jun 1881, Rowan Co., NC; d. 31 Mar 1971, Salisbury, NC.

iv. Edward Lawrence Rufty, b. 20 May 1887; d. 7 Jan 1935, Rowan County, NC.

 

9. JOHN LEWIS3 RUFTY (EDWARD2, GEORGE1) was born 22 Dec 1854 in Rowan County, NC, and died 14 Oct 1929 in Salisbury, NC. He married LAURA J. HUDSON 4 Dec 1879. She was born 22 Feb 1858 in Rowan County, NC, and died 11 Jul 1900 in Salisbury, NC.

Children of JOHN RUFTY and LAURA HUDSON are:

i. Bessie Mae4 Rufty, b. 12 Sep 1880; d. 20 Jun 1881.

ii. Baxter Adams Rufty, b. 11 Jun 1882; d. 19 Mar 1975, Salisbury, NC; m. Josie Curlee; b. 1890; d. Unknown.

iii. Carrie Cleveland Rufty, b. 1 Mar 1885, Rowan County, NC; d. Unknown; m. Albert Bayard Chandler, 14 Aug 1902, Spencer, NC; b. 10 Aug 1880, Danville, VA; d. Unknown.

iv. Maude A. Rufty, b. 1 Apr 1889; d. Unknown.

v. Henry Ray Rufty, b. 11 May 1892; d. Unknown.

vi. Milton Torrence Rufty, b. 5 Dec 1894; d. Unknown.

vii. John Claude Rufty, b. 28 Aug 1897; d. Unknown.

viii. Laura Ruth Rufty, b. 10 Jun 1900; d. 27 Jul 1900, Salisbury, NC.

 

Generation No. 4

10. HARRIET4 LYERLY (NANNY3 RUFTY, WILLIAM2, GEORGE1) was born 23 Jan 1864, and died 24 Apr 1935 in Rowan County, NC. She married GEORGE FRANKLIN LEMLY 28 Mar 1880 in Rowan County, NC, son of PHILIP LEMLY and MARGARET HARKEY. He was born 19 Jan 1856, and died 27 Jul 1891.

Children of HARRIET LYERLY and GEORGE LEMLY are:

15. i. Nanny Mary Lizer5 Lemly, b. 1 Oct 1885, Rowan Co., NC; d. 26 Jul 1953, Salisbury, NC.

ii. Chalmers Cleveland Lemly, b. 1 Oct 1885; d. 28 Feb 1930, Rowan County, NC.

16. iii. Melanothon Lee Lemly, b. 3 Feb 1882, Rowan County, NC; d. 3 Jan 1957, Rowan County, NC.

 

11. HENRY EDWARD RUFTY4 SR. (JAMES RUFUS3 RUFTY, EDWARD2, GEORGE1) was born 31 Aug 1876 in Gold Hill, NC, and died 19 Jun 1945 in Salisbury, NC. He married HELEN AMELIA ROTHROCK 8 Apr 1900 in Salisbury, NC, daughter of LEWIS ROTHROCK and JOAN HEARNE. She was born 2 Jul 1878 in Rowan County, NC, and died 13 Mar 1941 in Salisbury, NC.

Children of HENRY SR. and HELEN ROTHROCK are:

17. i. Henry Edward Rufty5 Jr., b. 7 Jun 1901, Gold Hill, NC; d. 12 May 1993, Salisbury, NC.

18. ii. Lewis Rothrock Rufty Sr, b. 2 Jun 1905, Spencer, NC; d. 18 Mar 1937, Salisbury, NC.

19. iii. Francis Donald Rufty, b. 27 Jun 1908, Salisbury, NC; d. 30 Oct 1954, Salisbury, NC.

20. iv. Archibald Caldwell Rufty Sr., b. 27 Jun 1914, Salisbury, NC; d. 5 Mar 2002, Las Vegas, NV.

v. Joe Hearne Rufty, b. 21 Jul 1917, Salisbury, NC; d. 2 Jun 1944, Anzio Beach, Italy.

Notes for Joe Hearne Rufty:

Joe Hearne Rufty killed in action in Anzio, Italy in World War II, buried in Nettuno, Italy. He served in Patton's Army through the North Africa campaign and the Itialian Campaign.

 

12. ADA MAYETTA4 RUFTY (THOMAS3, EDWARD2, GEORGE1) was born 29 Aug 1876, and died 11 Mar 1966. She married ROBERT JOHN BLAIR 6 Nov 1898. He was born 20 Jul 1873, and died 12 Mar 1924.

Children of ADA RUFTY and ROBERT BLAIR are:

i. Mary Harkness5 Blair, b. 20 Feb 1900; d. Unknown; m. Robert Marshall; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

ii. Ada Catherine Blair, b. 13 Nov 1904; d. 25 May 1996, Salisbury, NC; m. Marsden Petit; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

iii. Charles Thomas Blair, b. 9 Oct 1906; d. Unknown.

iv. Roberta Jean Blair, b. Private.

 

13. DORA R.4 RUFTY (THOMAS3, EDWARD2, GEORGE1) was born 29 Jan 1879, and died 27 Dec 1961. She married JOHN MORGAN 13 Feb 1900, son of E.C. MORGAN and JESSE MORGAN. He was born 27 May 1871, and died 19 Feb 1956.

Children of DORA RUFTY and JOHN MORGAN are:

i. Everette5 Morgan, b. 2 Apr 1901; d. Unknown; m. Virginia Newsome, Private; b. Private.

ii. Dorothy Lorraine Morgan, b. Private; m. Hub Newsome, Private; b. Private.

iii. Alfred Morgan, b. Private.

 

14. OLIVER OSCHO4 RUFTY (THOMAS3, EDWARD2, GEORGE1) was born 6 Jun 1881 in Rowan Co., NC, and died 31 Mar 1971 in Salisbury, NC. He married NANNY MARY LIZER LEMLY 2 Jul 1904 in Salisbury, NC, daughter of GEORGE LEMLY and HARRIET LYERLY. She was born 1 Oct 1885 in Rowan Co., NC, and died 26 Jul 1953 in Salisbury, NC.

Notes for OLIVER OSCHO RUFTY:

O.O. Rufty was raised at the old Wilhelm-Rufty Mill, owned and operated by his father on Dutch Second Creek in the St. Matthews Church community. He has owned a General Store in Salisbury, NC since 1933. His business was a family affair. Family history at: www.rowancounty.info/rowanroots

Children of OLIVER RUFTY and NANNY LEMLY are:

21. i. Helen Ona5 Rufty, b. 29 Apr 1905, Salisbury, NC; d. 28 Feb 1966, Salisbury, NC.

ii. Thomas Rufty, b. 15 Feb 1907, Rowan Co., NC; d. 20 Jan 1911, Salisbury, NC.

22. iii. Mary Florence Rufty, b. 24 Dec 1908, Salisbury, NC; d. 10 Oct 1989, Salisbury, NC.

iv. Addie Catherine Rufty, b. 1 Apr 1911, Salisbury, NC; d. 5 Jan 1989, Salisbury, NC.

23. v. Oliver James Rufty, b. 27 Aug 1913, Salisbury, NC; d. 30 Apr 1995, Salisbury, NC.

24. vi. Raymond Wilson Rufty, b. Private.

vii. Earnest Ray Rufty, b. 24 Sep 1917, Salisbury, NC; d. 22 Feb 1920, Salisbury, NC.

25. viii. Virginia Dare Rufty, b. 14 Oct 1919, Salisbury, NC; d. 16 Dec 2002, Salisbury, NC.

ix. Fred Council Rufty, b. 21 Oct 1921, Salisbury, NC; d. 1 Mar 2002, Salisbury, NC; m. Ruth Beatrice Schenck, 9 Dec 1943; b. 25 Jul 1925, Rowan County, NC; d. 11 Sep 2001, Salisbury, NC.

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Notes for Fred Council Rufty:

Fred Rufty enlisted in the Army in 1943 and was discharged in 1946. He served in the 618th. Ammunition Company, 6th. Eng. Special Brigade. He took part in the invasion at Normandy, France & Germany. He served with Captain Meekinger. His rank was T/5. Citations: Croix De Guerre; with palm; Victory metal; EAMET campaign medal with 3 bronze stars; good conduct metal; distinguished unit badge; meritorious unit award; bronze arrowhead.

Interview with Mr. Rufty:

Rose Post interviewed Fred Rufty.

"On D-Day," Post wrote, "Fred Rufty went ashore with the 6th Engineer Special Brigade, 12 men attached to an ammunition company and responsible for setting up a depot and issuing the ammunition that helped other soldiers take a continent back."

"I went over from England in an LST," a landing ship transport, he said. "I don't know what port I left from.

"I didn't know the date. But my father's birthday was June the 6th, and I figured that would be the date. I wrote him and told him so in the code we used at the store."

(Like all other storekeepers of that day, O.O. Rufty had his own marking code.)

Rufty told Post that the scariest part was waiting to go ashore.

"One minute you could look up and see the sky, and the next minute it was like you were down between mountains of water. you could see nothing but water.

"And then you could see part of the brigade coming in and getting killed. And we could see the flamethrowers."

Bodies littered the beach -- and floated in the water.

"And the battleship was firing over the top of us."

"We went in at H-plus 240."

The first men hit the beaches at 6 a.m. Rufty went in at 10 a.m.

"I was glad to get on the ground again.

"I didn't see any live Germans at all. What was there was killed. The flame throwers just went in and burned everything."

Rufty stayed on the beach for two weeks.

"I woke up one time, and pieces of fragments were falling on my shelter half. It just burned a little bit of it. Anytime anything like that happened, when a lot of fire was going on -- I slept with my helmet on -- and when something like that happened, I'd pull it over my face."

Rufty didn't keep that helmet.

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26. x. Ruth Rufty, b. Private.

27. xi. Harold Edwin Rufty, b. 25 Jun 1926, Salisbury, NC; d. 19 Jan 1999, Salisbury, NC.

28. xii. Charles William Rufty, b. Private.

 

Generation No. 5

15. NANNY MARY LIZER5 LEMLY (HARRIET4 LYERLY, NANNY3 RUFTY, WILLIAM2, GEORGE1) was born 1 Oct 1885 in Rowan Co., NC, and died 26 Jul 1953 in Salisbury, NC. She married OLIVER OSCHO RUFTY 2 Jul 1904 in Salisbury, NC, son of THOMAS RUFTY and CATHARINE BRINGLE. He was born 6 Jun 1881 in Rowan Co., NC, and died 31 Mar 1971 in Salisbury, NC.

Notes for OLIVER OSCHO RUFTY:

O.O. Rufty was raised at the old Wilhelm-Rufty Mill, owned and operated by his father on Dutch Second Creek in the St. Matthews Church community. He has owned a General Store in Salisbury, NC since 1933. His business was a family affair.

Family history at: www.rowancounty.info/rowanroots

Children are listed above under (14) Oliver Oscho Rufty.

16. MELANOTHON LEE5 LEMLY (HARRIET4 LYERLY, NANNY3 RUFTY, WILLIAM2, GEORGE1) was born 3 Feb 1882 in Rowan County, NC, and died 3 Jan 1957 in Rowan County, NC. He married CORA KING LEMLY 26 Nov 1907 in Rowan County, NC. She was born 10 Jan 1887 in Rowan County, NC, and died 24 Sep 1959 in Rowan County, NC.

Children of MELANOTHON LEMLY and CORA LEMLY are:

i. Margaret Lee Lemly6 Baldini, b. Private; m. Anthony Baldini, Private; b. Private.

ii. William Thomas Lemly, b. Private.

iii. Irving Council Lemly, b. 13 Oct 1919, Rowan County, NC; d. 27 Feb 1993, Durham, NC.

 

17. HENRY EDWARD RUFTY5 JR. (HENRY EDWARD RUFTY4 SR., JAMES RUFUS3 RUFTY, EDWARD2, GEORGE1) was born 7 Jun 1901 in Gold Hill, NC, and died 12 May 1993 in Salisbury, NC. He married FRANCES WILLIE LEE WOOD Private, daughter of JAMES WOOD and EMMA COUGHENOUR. She was born Private.

Children of HENRY JR. and FRANCES WOOD are:

i. Henry Edward6 Rufty III, b. Private; m. Janice Fay Sloop, Private; b. Private.

ii. Donald Lee Rufty, b. Private; m. Lynn Marie Stranger, Private; b. Private.

 

18. LEWIS ROTHROCK RUFTY5 SR (HENRY EDWARD RUFTY4 SR., JAMES RUFUS3 RUFTY, EDWARD2, GEORGE1) was born 2 Jun 1905 in Spencer, NC, and died 18 Mar 1937 in Salisbury, NC. He married LUCILLE RIGGSBEE. She was born 18 Apr 1908 in Greensboro, NC, and died 7 Jan 1981 in Durham, NC.

Children of LEWIS SR and LUCILLE RIGGSBEE are:

i. Henry Edward6 Rufty, b. Private; m. Marie Elizabeth Trexler, Private; b. Private.

ii. Lewis Rothrock Rufty Jr, b. Private; m. Florine Martin, Private; b. Private.

iii. Ruth Gretchen Rufty, b. Private.

 

19. FRANCIS DONALD5 RUFTY (HENRY EDWARD RUFTY4 SR., JAMES RUFUS3 RUFTY, EDWARD2, GEORGE1) was born 27 Jun 1908 in Salisbury, NC, and died 30 Oct 1954 in Salisbury, NC. He married MAMIE LASSITER Private. She was born Private.

Children of FRANCIS RUFTY and MAMIE LASSITER are:

i. Amelia Ann6 Rufty, b. Private; m. (1) Clallan Ray Combs, Private; b. Private; m. (2) Daniel Long, Private; b. Private.

ii. Thomas Donald Rufty, b. Private; m. (1) Carol Ann Duvall, Private; b. Private; m. (2) Marianne Sheeran, Private; b. Private.

 

20. ARCHIBALD CALDWELL RUFTY5 SR. (HENRY EDWARD RUFTY4, JAMES RUFUS3 RUFTY, EDWARD2, GEORGE1) was born 27 Jun 1914 in Salisbury, NC, and died 5 Mar 2002 in Las Vegas, NV. He married (1) ELINOR BAKER ROSS 25 Apr 1942 in Salisbury, NC, daughter of JOEL ROSSER and GRACE MCCUBBINS. She was born 12 Apr 1920 in Seoul, Korea, and died 17 Oct 1953 in Salisbury, NC. He married (2) FRANCES HOUSTON FULK Private, daughter of CLAUDE FULK and MINNIE CULP. She was born Private.

Notes for ARCHIBALD CALDWELL RUFTY SR.:

Archibald Rufty joined the US Army 6 March 1942. He graduated Officers candidate school, field artilliary school; he was assigned to Counterintelligence Corps at its headquaters in Washington, DC. He was discharged as a Captain in Sept. 1945. He returned to Rowan County and resumed the practice of law. He practiced law in Salisbury until he was drafted into the U.S. Army at the beginning of World War II. He rose to the rank of captain, serving from 1942 until 1945 in counter-intelligence work. Except for the three years in service, he practiced law in Salisbury until he moved to Las Vegas in 1989.

Children of ARCHIBALD SR. and ELINOR ROSS are:

i. Elinor6 Rufty, b. 16 Apr 1943; d. 16 Apr 1943, Salisbury, NC.

ii. Joe Hearne Rufty, b. 23 Feb 1945, Salisbury, NC; d. 29 Jan 1970, Hue, South Vietnam; m. Jane English, Private; b. Private.

Notes for Joe Hearne Rufty:

Joe Hearne Rufty killed in action in Vietman, He was a 1st. Lt.

iii. Bruce Ross Rufty, b. Private.

Children of ARCHIBALD SR. and FRANCES FULK are:

iv. Frances Mary6 Rufty, b. Private; m. Robert James Parkton, Private; b. Private.

v. Archibald Caldwell Rufty Jr., b. Private; m. Diane Margaret Beck, Private; b. Private.

 

21. HELEN ONA5 RUFTY (OLIVER OSCHO4, THOMAS3, EDWARD2, GEORGE1) was born 29 Apr 1905 in Salisbury, NC, and died 28 Feb 1966 in Salisbury, NC. She married WILLIAM LEROY HOLSCLAW, son of DANIEL HOLSCLAW and LUNA TEETER. He was born 28 Dec 1902, and died 9 Sep 1958 in Salisbury, NC.

Children of HELEN RUFTY and WILLIAM HOLSCLAW are:

i. Mary Elizabeth6 Holsclaw, b. Private.

ii. Sarah Holsclaw, b. 14 Sep 1939, Salisbury, NC; d. 21 Dec 1996, Charlotte, NC; m. James Emerson, Private; b. Private.

 

22. MARY FLORENCE5 RUFTY (OLIVER OSCHO4, THOMAS3, EDWARD2, GEORGE1) was born 24 Dec 1908 in Salisbury, NC, and died 10 Oct 1989 in Salisbury, NC. She married JOHN CRAIGE SIFFORD 25 Dec 1937, son of JOHN SIFFORD and AMANDA PENNINGER. He was born 12 Apr 1901 in Cabarrus County, NC, and died 13 Nov 1957 in Salisbury, NC.

Notes for JOHN CRAIGE SIFFORD:

John Sifford did not serve in the military. He was "block captain" to check on lights out, and dark shades, etc.

Children of MARY RUFTY and JOHN SIFFORD are:

i. Eleanor Elaine6 Sifford, b. Private.

ii. John Stanley Sifford, b. 5 Jan 1947, Salisbury, NC; d. 5 Jan 1947, Salisbury, NC.

 

23. OLIVER JAMES5 RUFTY (OLIVER OSCHO4, THOMAS3, EDWARD2, GEORGE1) was born 27 Aug 1913 in Salisbury, NC, and died 30 Apr 1995 in Salisbury, NC. He married NELL GARNET HARTLINE 25 Nov 1937, daughter of AMOS HARTLINE and MYRTLE HARTLINE. She was born 17 Sep 1915 in Salisbury, NC, and died 22 May 1999 in Salisbury, NC.

Notes for OLIVER JAMES RUFTY:

Oliver Rufty enlisted in the Army on April 5, 1944 and was discharged on May 23, 1946. He served in the417th. 2nd. Quartermaster Depot. He took place in the invasion of Luzon, Phillipines (Manila). He was Technician Fourth Grade.

Child of OLIVER RUFTY and NELL HARTLINE is:

i. Rita Gail6 Rufty, b. Private.

 

24. RAYMOND WILSON5 RUFTY (OLIVER OSCHO4, THOMAS3, EDWARD2, GEORGE1) was born Private. He married ANNIE ELIZABETH KLUTTZ Private, daughter of GEORGE KLUTTZ and LULA SLOOP. She was born 3 Jun 1918, and died 9 Jun 1993 in Salisbury, NC.

Children of RAYMOND RUFTY and ANNIE KLUTTZ are:

i. Esther6 Rufty, b. Private; m. Richard Cordell Hodgin, Private; b. Private.

ii. Ruby Rufty, b. Private; m. James Chalmers Ritchie Rutherford, Private; b. Private.

iii. Luann Rufty, b. Private; m. Kenneth Allen Bridle, Private; b. Private.

iv. Raye Rufty, b. Private.

 

25. VIRGINIA DARE5 RUFTY (OLIVER OSCHO4, THOMAS3, EDWARD2, GEORGE1) was born 14 Oct 1919 in Salisbury, NC, and died 16 Dec 2002 in Salisbury, NC. She married GUY LEONARD DEAL 25 Feb 1946, son of LEROY DEAL and ESSIE CORRIHER. He was born 13 Oct 1910 in Rowan Co., NC, and died 5 Jul 2001 in China Grove, NC.

Notes for GUY LEONARD DEAL:

Guy Deal did not see military service. He was a Rowan County farmer. He received an "agrie deferrment." Received in letter May 29, 1998 from my aunt Dare. "Guy had to raise enough points for his self and several more men to work on the farm to help feed the soldiers. He worked on the farm all day and graded sweet potatoes at night, so when that big truck came by the next morning to go directly to camps. As always: Dare Rufty Deal

Children of VIRGINIA RUFTY and GUY DEAL are:

i. Oscho Roy6 Deal, b. Private; m. Martha Jane Myers, Private; b. Private.

ii. Leonard Lee Deal, b. 6 Nov 1954, Rowan Co., NC; d. 15 Jun 1955, Rowan Co., NC.

 

26. RUTH5 RUFTY (OLIVER OSCHO4, THOMAS3, EDWARD2, GEORGE1) was born Private. She married JOHN WILLIAM PATTERSON SR. Private, son of LOUIS SR. and EFFIE MICHAEL. He was born 3 Sep 1914 in Concord, NC, and died 22 Jul 1995 in Salisbury, NC.

Notes for JOHN WILLIAM PATTERSON SR.:

John Patterson was unable to serve in the military due to medical problems. He did work Wright's Automatic Machine Shop, Durham, NC. They built bomb sights for military aircraft.

Family history at:

www.rowancounty.info/rowanroots/

Children of RUTH RUFTY and JOHN SR. are:

i. Mary Harriet6 Patterson, b. Private; m. Robert Calvin Kluttz, Private; b. Private.

ii. John William Patterson Jr., b. Private; m. Cindy Ruth Workman, Private; b. Private.

iii. Daniel Michael Patterson, b. Private; m. Jatana Lynne Smith, Private; b. Private.

iv. Thomas Rufty Patterson Sr., b. Private; m. Carolyn Jane Seay, Private; b. Private.

 

27. HAROLD EDWIN5 RUFTY (OLIVER OSCHO4, THOMAS3, EDWARD2, GEORGE1) was born 25 Jun 1926 in Salisbury, NC, and died 19 Jan 1999 in Salisbury, NC. He married BARBARA MORRIS Private, daughter of DEWEY MORRIS and ADDIE BANKS. She was born Private.

Notes for HAROLD EDWIN RUFTY:

Harold Rufty served in the Army in World War II. Artillery Observation Battalion. HQBTRY 14th. FAO BSN BN. His commanding General was Patton. He served from April 28, 1945 thru September 26, 1946. He served in Germany as Corporal, prison guard and truck driver. He received decorations & citations, EAME service metal, good conduct metal, WWII victory metal & ETO occupation ribbon.

Children of HAROLD RUFTY and BARBARA MORRIS are:

i. Addie Cathleen6 Rufty, b. Private.

ii. Bonnie Starr Rufty, b. Private; m. (1) George Follett Wilson IV, Private; b. Private; m. (2) Dorman McGowan, Private; b. 23 Dec 1949, Portsmouth, Va.; d. 6 Nov 1996, Salisbury, NC; m. (3) James Emerson, Private; b. Private.

iii. Melonie Ann Rufty, b. Private; m. Bradford Alexander Beaver, Private; b. Private.

iv. Oliver Oscho Rufty II, b. Private; m. Victoria Anne Gotwald, Private; b. Private.

v. Barbara Jean Rufty, b. Private; m. David Parker, Private; b. Private.

 

28. CHARLES WILLIAM5 RUFTY (OLIVER OSCHO4, THOMAS3, EDWARD2, GEORGE1) was born Private. He married JEAN SPAKE Private, daughter of WILLIAM SPAKE and VIRGINIA MILLER. She was born Private.

Children of CHARLES RUFTY and JEAN SPAKE are:

i. Tzena6 Rufty, b. Private; m. Charles Laster Wicker, Private; b. Private.

ii. Lisa Rufty, b. Private; m. John Edmund Wear Jr., Private; b. Private.

iii. Sheila Rufty, b. Private; m. Terry Hazlett, Private; b. Private.

iv. Lorna Rufty, b. Private; m. Barry Medinger Sr., Private; b. Private.

v. Sabrina Rufty, b. Private; m. (1) Charles Roberson, Private; b. Private; m. (2) Jack Edlow, Private; b. Private.

 


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