I am also working on these families Gayler/Rucks...Mary T. Jemima Rucks was the daughter of William Rucks (b. 1777 Chesterfield Co, VA d. Bfr 1960 Cherokee Co, AL) and Jane Berry (b. 1790 NC d. Bfr 1860 Cherokee Co, AL) They married abt 1804 in SC...they had four sons and three daughters.
Jesse was the son of Jesse Gayler/Gaylor Sr. (b. Abt 1782 NC d. Bfr 1830 Campbell Co, TN) and Julia York.
I am related to Jemima through my grandfather A. R. Rucks and I live in Winslow, AR, and am currently working on a history for the local museum.
Jesse and Jemima are both resting peacefully in Mt. Gayler Cemetery on property they settled when they came here in 1878.